You no longer follow Julie

You will no longer see updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can re-follow a user if you change your mind.

OK

You now follow Julie

You will receive updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can unfollow a user if you change your mind.

OK

Julie

USA

ratings
16
REVIEWS
4
FOLLOWING
0
FOLLOWERS
0
HELPFUL VOTES
38

  • Kidnapped

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Robert Louis Stevenson
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (80)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (29)

    In this spirited and romantic saga, a young heir named David Balfour meets his miserly uncle Ebenezer, who has illegally taken control of the Balfour estate. Ebenezer kidnaps David and plots to have him seized and sold into slavery on a ship to the Carolinas. A couple of days into the voyage, a shipwreck throws David together with David Break, a Scotsman returning from political exile in France, and the two of them journey together.

    Kappavpi says: "Great story, great reader."
    "Loved it when I first read it"
    Overall

    Kidnapped is Robert Louis Stevenson's best. I loved it when I first read it, and I loved it now. A good listen if you like stories of the sea.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Kingdoms and the Elves of the Reaches Book II

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Robert Stanek
    Overall
    (549)
    Performance
    (46)
    Story
    (45)

    The epic adventure continues! Unleash the power of your imagination and enter a world you've never dreamed existed. Best-selling author Robert Stanek delivers an epic fantasy adventure that will open your mind and your heart.

    Amy says: "Absolutely Awesome!"
    "One little caveat!"
    Overall

    I agree with all previous reviews of this book, and I have recommended the book to everyone I talk to because it's so good. But I do want to add a caveat. Book one and book two go together. Book one introduces the story. Book two continues it. With that being said, treat yourself to these books! You won't be sorry!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Kingdoms and the Elves of the Reaches

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Robert Stanek
    Overall
    (1076)
    Performance
    (90)
    Story
    (89)

    After the Great War that divided the peoples, the kingdoms of men plunged into a Dark Age that lasted 500 years. To heal the lands and restore the light, the great kings decreed that magic and all that is magical, be it creature, man, or device, shall be cleansed to dust. The cleansing raged for so long that no human could recall a time without it and it is in this time that the Dark Lord Sathar returned from the dark beyond.

    Lawrence says: "What the....?"
    "Highly recommended"
    Overall

    I'm not sure I would say this book was "mystical or magical," but I did find it enjoyable. What I loved most about the book were the descriptive scenes that seemed to come to life and the wonderful characters. You'd have to have neither heart nor soul not to have been touched by sad princess Adrina and Vilmos the boy with the dark gift.

    Beautifully written; beautifully read. I found it entertaining, and I was glad to have the second one to hand when it ended.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Magic Lands: Journey Beyond the Beyond

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Robert Stanek
    Overall
    (105)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (7)

    Magic Lands: Journey Beyond the Beyond is a refreshingly unique fantastic adventure that is suitable for readers of all ages while containing all the icky-gooey-creepy details that are sure to delight! Following the village elder's advice, Ray leaves his home village, setting out for the place lost and deep where he will find a companion for his journey to the stone land and where he will discover that there is no easy path from childhood to manhood.

    Arnold says: "Wild About Magic Lands"
    "Great Fun!"
    Overall

    I got this for my son and daughter (8 and 11). Before they got home from school I meant to just listen to the first chapter (so I could talk about the story with them before they started) but I got so caught up in the story I listened to the whole thing myself.

    Ray and Kerry are wonderful additions to my list of favorite literary characters. The story is a fun list, full of wit and depth, especially when Ray starts to question his reality and grow from his experiences. Stanek has created an incredibly fantastic world. It seems so real.

    I bit of caution as this is very different from Stanek's other works. Stanek's The Kingdoms and the Elves of the Reaches novels are sweeping fantasies with extended casts of characters and wholly imagined world. In those books you get much more immersion and extended storylines.

    Magic Lands, on the other hand, is mostly the story of Ray, a boy who sets off from his village to prove himself a man. Ray's journey is a rite of passage for his people. Ray is the character you come to know and love.

    Very highly recommended.

    30 of 32 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.