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Tracey

Murfreesboro, TN, United States | Member Since 2009

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  • Shadow of Night

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Deborah Harkness
    • Narrated By Jennifer Ikeda
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6398)
    Performance
    (5754)
    Story
    (5757)

    Now, picking up from A Discovery of Witches' cliff-hanger ending, Shadow of Night plunges Diana Bishop and Matthew Clairmont into Elizabethan London, a world of spies, subterfuge, and a coterie of Matthew's old friends, the mysterious School of Night that includes Christopher Marlowe and Walter Raleigh. Here, Diana must locate a witch to tutor her in magic, Matthew is forced to confront a past he thought he had put to rest, and the mystery of Ashmole 782 deepens. Deborah Harkness has crafted a gripping journey through a world of alchemy, time travel, and magical discoveries.

    Hallie says: "Even better than A Discovery of Witches"
    "Beautiful book!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Shadow of Night the most enjoyable?

    I absolutely loved the scenes of unexpected meetings with family members. I was so happy Diana had the opportunity to meet Phillippe. I also loved meeting the various famous people from the 16th century such as Kit Marlowe and Queen Elizabeth. Deborah Harkness did a fabulous job bringing them to life!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My favorite character is Diana (no surprise there). I love the way she always wins over Matthew's family & friends despite their prejudices. She inspires fierce loyalty in the people she brings into her circle.


    Any additional comments?

    I highly recommend this series. Diana and Matthew's story is one of the most unique I've read in a long time. If you love Diana Gabaldon you will love this series as well.

    16 of 19 people found this review helpful
  • Magic Rises

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Ilona Andrews
    • Narrated By Renee Raudman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1173)
    Performance
    (1066)
    Story
    (1076)

    Mercenary Kate Daniels and her mate, Curran, the Beast Lord, are struggling to solve a heartbreaking crisis. Unable to control their beasts, many of the Pack’s shape-shifting children fail to survive to adulthood. While there is a medicine that can help, the secret to its making is closely guarded by the European packs, and there’s little available in Atlanta. Kate can’t bear to watch innocents suffer, but the solution she and Curran have found threatens to be even more painful. The European shape-shifters who once outmaneuvered the Beast Lord have asked him to arbitrate a dispute - and they’ll pay him in medicine.

    Melissa says: "Great addition to the story"
    "Latest Kate Daniels is not to be missed!"
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    No spoilers here but will just say this has been the most exciting book in the series so far. The storyline advances to a level that left me satisfied & dying for the next installment!. Some authors only give you a nugget at a time to stretch out their books but not so with this author. This is by far my favorite UF series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Blood Bargain: Blood Lines, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Maria Lima
    • Narrated By Maria Lima
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    Keira Kelly has settled in with handsome Adam Walker, but happy-ever-after is not so easy when your vampire lover seems determined to deny his true nature. With Adam starving himself of blood and growing weak, Keira needs to work out how to persuade him to take care of himself, something she's finding difficult to do - even with the advice of her brother Tucker, a millennium-old ex-Viking shapeshifter. And people have started disappearing in the Rio Seco area, making Keira worry about what this could mean, both for her friends in Rio Seco and to the community she and Adam have been creating at the ranch.

    Tracey says: "Author's narration improved from first book"
    "Author's narration improved from first book"
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    I wrote a negative review regarding the author's performance as a narrator on the first book. While it is true the narration was bad, I decided to give book 2 and 3 a chance. I found that the narration improved with the second & third installments. The story line is interesting and the character development has progressed to the point that I am hooked. I will buy the 4th & 5th installments when they are complete.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Matters of the Blood (Blood Lines, Book 1)

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Maria Lima
    • Narrated By Maria Lima
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (20)

    A member of a powerful paranormal family, Keira elected to stay among humans in the Texas Hill Country when the rest of the clan moved (lock, stock, and grimoire) to Canada. But family duty means still having to keep an eye on cousin Marty - a genetic aberration who turned out 100% human, poor guy. And recently Keira's been having violent dreams - or are they visions?

    Tracey says: "Narration is horrible"
    "Narration is horrible"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I can't in all honesty recommend this audiobook simply because of the author's narration. It is horrible! It's so boring I had to keep listening to parts of the book over & over because my mind would wander & I kept getting lost. It sounds like a librarian reading out loud to children for story hour. This was a really good book & I wish the author would consider having a professional narrator re-record the books. I think I will be getting a refund & will just buy the books on my Nook. Audio books are expensive & people should be able to listen to a narrator who can bring the book to life. I own over 200 audiobooks that I've listened to multiple times because the narrators are more like actors & make it a great experience.


    Any additional comments?

    Other than the narration I think the book is definitely worth reading. Save your money/credits & buy the ebook or paperback.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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