Category Archives: Paranormal

2016 Paranormal Finalists and Reviews

The following audiobooks were nominated in the 2016 Paranormal Category. Reviews will be posted as they come in.

This category will be judged by Dee from Dee’s Book Blog. Would you like to join her? Send an email to armchairaudies@gmail.com.

Here are the nominees:

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  • The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich, read by Charlotte Parry, and Christian Coulson
  • Hounacier by Seth Skorkowsky, read by R.C. Bray
  • Lycan Fallout 2 by Mark Tufo, read by Sean Runnette
  • Seven Years by Dannika Dark, read by Nicole Poole
  • White Trash Zombie Gone Wild Vol 5 by Diana Rowland, read by Allison McLemore

2015 Paranormal Nominees and Reviews

The following audiobooks were nominated in the Paranormal Category. Reviews will be posted as they come in.

This category will be judged by Dee from Dee’s Book Blog. Would you like to join her? Send an email to armchairaudies@gmail.com.

Here are the nominees:

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  • Damoren by Seth Skorkowsky; Narrated by R.C. Bray from Audible, Inc.

“Monsters, demons and holy weapons – what a ride.  I can’t wait for more in the series and hopefully, RC Bray will be the narrator – I can’t imagine anyone else doing the books.” ~ Dee’s Book Blog

Dee’s Book Blog’s Full Review

  • The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey; Narrated by Finty Williams from Hachette Audio

“A rare book where the hype I’d heard prior almost lives up to the listening experience.  But my one word of advice – take the blurb and just ignore you – because you are in for so many twists and turns.  Flinty Williams was a solid narrator and I’ll be checking out more by her in the future.”

Dee’s Book Blog’s Full Review

  • Pleasure of a Dark Prince by Kresley Cole; Narrated by Robert Petkoff from Simon & Schuster

“When it comes to audiobook listening, there are a few narrators that I will pick up book description unseen because I have had such a good experience with them previously. Robert Pekhoff is one of them – his narration has the ability to make my knees go weak in places (which is potentially bad when you are listening while on the treadmill). He also has the ability to make all the characters sound unique in their own way, which is impressive when you consider that this is book 9 in a series and each book has a variety of different characters and many of them appear in other books. I have no idea how he manages to keep them all straight.”

Dee’s Book Blog’s Full Review

  • A Second Chance by Jodi Taylor; Narrated by Zara Ramm from Audible, Inc.

“Zara Ramm was a new to me narrator, but I can safely save (as with several other narrators nominated in the paranormal category), it won’t be my last time listening to her. In fact, I’ve already purchased the first book in this series, as well as several freebies that are available (what can I say, I only have a slight problem with freebies)…i think one of the good things about how well her narration tied into the novel was that it was told from a female POV, so having one who was well modulated and articulate (as Max was, since she is a historian and a department leader) worked well. There were times during the narration I was laughing so hard at the antics of Max and her crew (and no, not just the cheese rolling), that I thought I was going to have to pull the car over so as to avoid an accident.”

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  • Suffer the Children by Craig Dilouie; Narrated by R.C. Bray from Tantor Media

“What if a pint of blood would only guarantee another hour of time with your little one? How far would you go? If I was a parent I can only imagine that I would be happy to do anything for my child survival, would you? DiLouie masterfully crafts a twisted take on the typical vampire story. Making the listener ask themselves those very questions.” ~ Audiobook Reviewer

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  • Yesterday’s Gone, Season One by Sean Platt, David Wright; Narrated by R.C. Bray, Chris Patton, Brian Holsopple, Ray Chase, Maxwell Glick, Tamara Marston from Podium Publishing

“What’s scary about this story is how it all happens, in the night, suddenly, and without anything or anyone to hang on to. So there aren’t any big explosions in this apocalyptic book, but like books that are apocalyptic in nature the survivors of this weird evening have to figure out what is going on and why they are left over.” ~ Audiobook Reviewer

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2014 Paranormal Nominees and Reviews

The following audiobooks were nominated in the Paranormal Category. Reviews will be posted as they come in.

This category is currently waiting an Armchair Audies judge. Would you like to join the crowd? Send an email to armchairaudies@gmail.com.

Here are the nominees:

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  • Ever After (The Hollows, Book #11; by Kim Harrison; Narrated by Marguerite Gavin; HarperAudio)
  • Inferno (Chronicles of Nick, Book #4; by Sherrilyn Kenyon; Narrated by Holter Graham; Macmillan Audio)
  • Red Moon (by Benjamin Percy; Narrated by Benjamin Percy; Hachette Audio)
  • Reviver (by Seth Patrick; Narrated by Ari Fliakos; Macmillan Audio)Warbound; by Larry Correia; Narrated by Bronson Pinchot; Audible, Inc.

2013 Paranormal Nominees and Reviews

The following audiobooks were nominated in the Paranormal Category. This category is being reviewed by Bob from The Guilded Earlobe. Would you like to join the crowd? Sign up here.

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The Bride Wore Black Leather by Simon R. Green and narrated by Marc Vietor

Reviews

The Guilded Earlobe

For fans of the series, The Bride Wore Black Leather should be a lot of fun, completing the story in the style of the previous novel. For me, though, this final novel highlighted many of my issues with the earlier novels and stripped away the one aspect of the series I really liked.

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Gunmetal Magic by Ilona Andrews and narrated by Renée Raudman

Reviews

The Guilded Earlobe

Gunmetal Magic managed to defy my expectations. Despite some issues with the romantic storyline, it was a fast, fun urban fantasy tale full of some badass action, crazed death cults, angry old gods and enough dark humor and likable characters to keep me smiling for most of the listen.

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My Life as a White Trash Zombie by Diana Rowland and narrated by Allison McLemore

Reviews

The Guilded Earlobe

My Life a a White Trash Zombie is an engaging, coming to death tale. It’s an atypical zombie novel that focuses more on character than on any expectation you may have about Zombies. Diana Rowland’s tale is the rare zombie book that I would recommend to my non-zombie loving friends before my hordes of zombie enthusiasts, a fun character study, with a well executed bit of mystery and maybe even some romance along the way.

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Spellbound by Larry Correia and narrated by Bronson Pinchot

Reviews

The Guilded Earlobe

Spellbound left me simply breathless. Larry Correia has taken classic fantasy tropes and blended them into something that is almost its own new genre. The Grimnoir Chronicles with its blending of Superheroes, Steampunk and Alternate History is a series you simply cannot miss. Bronson Pinchot’s performance in Spellbound is easily my favorite performance by a narrator this year.

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Vampire Empire – The Greyfriar by by Clay Griffith and Susan Griffith and narrated by James Marsters

Reviews

The Guilded Earlobe

The Greyfriar is a rollicking fun start to a series with great potential. With a lot of vicious Vampires and adventurous derring-do, the first installment of the Vampire Empire lives defies expectations and breaths new life into the Vampire subgenre. Marsters’ narration combined with the fun feel of this novel makes its translation to audiobook seamless, and should win the authors whole new slew of loyal fans.