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Carolyn

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  • Fledgling: Liaden Universe: Theo Waitley, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Sharon Lee, Steve Miller
    • Narrated By Eileen Stevens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (168)
    Performance
    (152)
    Story
    (154)

    Theo Waitley has lived all her young life on Delgado, a Safe World that is home to one of the galaxy's premier institutions of higher learning. Both Theo's mother, Kamele, and Kamele's onagrata Jen Sar Kiladi, are professors at the university, and they all live comfortably together, just like they have for all of Theo's life, in Jen Sar's house at the outskirts of town.Suddenly, though, Theo's life changes. Kamele leaves Jen Sar and moves herself and Theo back into faculty housing, which is not what Theo is used to.

    Sires says: "A Coming of Age Story in the Liaden Universe"
    "It's kinda complicated"
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    This book is the start of the answer to a Character's comment at the end of I Dare.
    The Narrator caught the sweep of Theo and her complex interactions and the start of her flowering. I'm so delighted to finally have acess to one of my favorite books in the Liaden Universe in audio. I watched this story take shape in the weekly chapter postings.
    This book can stand alone but the rest of the series is enhanced by knowledge of the Agent of Change books.
    Necessity requires that I obtain all the books in this series.
    Only one wish left and that is that the Chap books be produced in audio.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Alexander Outland: Space Pirate

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By G. J. Koch
    • Narrated By Andy Caploe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (25)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (23)

    Captain Alexander Outland of the Sixty-Nine (short for Space Vessel 369, of course) is the best pilot in the galaxy. He’s also a pirate, a smuggler, and loved and loathed by women in umpteen solar systems. His crew of strays and misfits includes an engineer of dubious sanity, a deposed planetary governor, an annoyingly unflappable Sexbot copilot, and a slinky weapons chief who stubbornly refuses to give the captain a tumble.

    Anne Roberts says: "Hilarious!"
    "The new Hero of Space"
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    Be ready to laugh till the tears come. Nap's nobility shines thru even though he trys to hide it. Great story with a lot of action and a cargo of laughs.
    Andy Caploe really captures the flavor of the book.
    Only down side - no sequals as of yet.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Modern Witch: A Modern Witch, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Debora Geary
    • Narrated By Martha Harmon Pardee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (911)
    Performance
    (824)
    Story
    (845)

    Lauren is downtown Chicago's youngest elite realtor. She's also a witch. She must be - the fetching spell for Witches' Chat isn't supposed to make mistakes. So says the woman who coded the spell, at least. The tall, dark, and handsome guy sent to assess her is a witch too (and no, that doesn't end the way you might think). What he finds in Lauren will change lives, mess with a perfectly good career, and require lots of ice cream therapy.

    ShySusan says: "Perfect antidote for vampire & zombie overdoses"
    "Story enhanced"
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    I had recently found this series in print. I'm so happy it is in Audible too! I loved how they delt with the "internet chats" so you knew how the characters were talking. And the Narrator was really spot on with Aervyn. This is a wonderful book. I can't wait for the rest.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • A Discovery of Witches

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Deborah Harkness
    • Narrated By Jennifer Ikeda
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9967)
    Performance
    (7441)
    Story
    (7481)

    Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library.

    haesel says: "Where was this woman's editor?"
    "Wow, so good bought in print too!"
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    I saw this book on sale and the cover and title caught my attention. The blurb looked interesting so I took a chance and I'm glad I did. A well written book, nice pacing and prose. The start was so good that I had to purchase the print edition too! A great first novel and I've got the release date for the 2nd copy on my calendar. I hope there is an audio version of that one too! A satisfying ending yet you are ready for more.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Lost Gospel of Judas Iscariot: A New Look at the Betrayer and Betrayed

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Bart D. Ehrman
    • Narrated By Dennis Boutsikaris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (175)
    Performance
    (79)
    Story
    (76)

    Lost for nearly 1,700 years, newly restored and authenticated, the Gospel of Judas presents a very different view of the relationship between Jesus and Judas. Rather than paint Judas as a traitor, it portrays him as acting at Jesus' request.

    Henry Scalfo says: "Great"
    "A fresh way of looking at an ignored subject"
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    First Bart Ehrman assumes his readers/listeners have a brain and questions. This is not a dumbed down, you will never be able to understand this if I don't dumb it down text. In many ways it is like you the reader were having a conversation in person with the author. It is not filled with esoteric and jargonistic techno-babble. When a specialized term must be used it is defined.
    There is also a nice blend of how the lost gospel came to light and what it went thru as well as what the content tells us about the time it was written.
    If you are looking for the full text of the lost gospel you won't find it here.
    To repeat, if you have a brain and questions about this topic this is the book for you. I've read and listened to many of his books and they are well worth the time and money.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Magic Steps: The Circle Opens, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Tamora Pierce
    • Narrated By Tamora Pierce
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (182)
    Performance
    (149)
    Story
    (156)

    Sandrilene fa Toren has moved to the palace of her uncle, Duke Vedris, to care for him after his recent heart attack. While the two are out riding Sandry sees a boy named Pasco dance a magic spell. To her dismay she soon learns that since she discovered Pasco, she must handle his magical education until a proper teacher can be found. At 14, Sandry feels she is too young for this. Even worse, 12-year-old Pasco refuses to believe he even has magic. But Sandry has greater worries than Pasco....

    William says: "another win for the pierce fans"
    "Charming read for all ages"
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    This audio book does full justice to the wonderfully rich story. I had first read this book when it first came out in print. The audio version just makes it better. Don't let an age rating on this book fool you into passing up a good listen (or read.) Each character was brought to life. I've already got the rest of the series on my wish list and will be getting them in the future.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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