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Laura

Yardtigress

Dearing, GA, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • 47 reviews
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  • Royal Assassin: The Farseer Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (29 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Robin Hobb
    • Narrated By Paul Boehmer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1928)
    Performance
    (1434)
    Story
    (1453)

    Young Fitz, the illegitimate son of the noble Prince Chivalry, is ignored by all royalty except the devious King Shrewd, who has had him tutored him in the dark arts of the assassin. He has barely survived his first, soul-shattering mission, and when he returns to the court, he is thrown headfirst into the tumult of royal life.

    Gwen says: "Poeticly Written"
    "Better than the 1st book"
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    Story

    I liked this book better than the first book. It had a better story and less filler. Only one more in the series and I hope it gets even better.
    The characters come to life in this 2nd book and seem more alive and interesting. Easier to follow the story in this 2nd book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Elantris

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By Jack Garrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4627)
    Performance
    (3084)
    Story
    (3131)

    Legendary science fiction author Orson Scott Card calls Brandon Sanderson a writer to watch, and Publishers Weekly says his debut is "outstanding." Once the godlike rulers of the capital of Arelon, the inhabitans of Elantris have been imprisoned within themselves, unable to die after the city's magic failed years ago. But when a new prince falls victim to the curse, he refuses to accept his fate.

    Lore says: "What if your body could never heal?"
    "Heady stuff."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    At first I wasn't sure I would like this book. But the story grew and it was very good. Twists and turns and not predictable. I was hoping for more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Coyote: A Novel of Interstellar Exploration

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Allen Steele
    • Narrated By Peter Ganim, Allen Steele
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (632)
    Performance
    (329)
    Story
    (337)

    The crime of the century begins without a hitch. On July 5th, 2070, as it's about to be launched, the starship Alabama is hijacked - by her captain and crew. In defiance of the repressive government of The United Republic of Earth, they replace her handpicked passengers with political dissidents and their families. These become Earth's first pioneers in the exploration of space...

    Michael says: "It gets better"
    "Ok. story. But not good enough"
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    Performance
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    I liked the story ok, but not enough to buy the next book. You might like it, but buy the books one at a time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dune: The Machine Crusade

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (842)
    Performance
    (328)
    Story
    (331)

    More than two decades have passed since the events chronicled in The Butlerian Jihad. The crusade against thinking robots has ground on for years, but the forces led by Serena Butler and Irbis Ginjo have made only slight gains; the human worlds grow weary of war, of the bloody, inconclusive swing from victory to defeat. Get ready for Dune: The Machine Crusade.

    Jr says: "Dune - How We Love Thee!"
    "Good series"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    These books fill in a lot of the backstory for Dune. Well written and grabs you.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cream Puff Murder: A Hannah Swensen Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Joanne Fluke
    • Narrated By Suzanne Toren
    Overall
    (175)
    Performance
    (83)
    Story
    (84)

    Fan-adored author Joanne Fluke always satisfies the cravings of listeners who like their mysteries served with a sugary sweet confection. Hannah Swensen, like most women in Lake Eden, Minnesota, is not a fan of Ronni Ward - the man-stealing gym bunny. So when Ronni turns up lifeless in a Jacuzzi - accompanied by one of Hannah's cream puffs - the long list of suspects begins with Hannah.

    Andra says: "Cream Puff Murder"
    "Yummy"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Another cute mystery starring Hannah Swensen. I like these mysteries, they are enjoyable, any of them is worth it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Story's End

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Marissa Burt
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Evans
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (26)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (24)

    Una and her friends Peter and Indy are desperate to find a way to defeat the enemy. But Una soon discovers that the real key may lie in her own mysterious ties to Story's past - and to the long-forgotten King, who could be Story's only hope for survival.

    Sara says: "A must have."
    "Nice wrap up."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This is the second book, and it wraps up the story nicely. Cute story and good for kids and the kid in the adult.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Storybound

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Marissa Burt
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Evans
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (58)
    Performance
    (47)
    Story
    (48)

    When Una Fairchild stumbles upon a mysterious book buried deep in the basement of her school library, she thinks nothing of opening the cover and diving in. But instead of paging through a regular novel, Una suddenly finds herself Written In to the land of Story - a world filled with Heroes and Villains and fairy-tale characters. But not everything in Story is as magical as it seems. Una must figure out why she has been Written In - and fast - before anyone else discovers her secret. Together with her new friend Peter and a talking cat named Sam, Una digs deep into Story's shadowy past.

    K. Eckert says: "Okay story about wandering into a fairy tale"
    "Very Cute"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I was a little leary about this book, because I bought it on sale. But is was very good, it keep me engaged and I like it.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Star Wars: Darth Plagueis

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By James Luceno
    • Narrated By Daniel Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1634)
    Performance
    (1537)
    Story
    (1535)

    Darth Plagueis: one of the most brilliant Sith Lords who ever lived. Possessing power is all he desires. Losing it is the only thing he fears. As an apprentice, he embraces the ruthless ways of the Sith. Darth Sidious: Plagueis’s chosen apprentice. Under the guidance of his Master, he secretly studies the ways of the Sith, while publicly rising to power in the galactic government, first as Senator, then as Chancellor, and eventually as Emperor. as Chancellor, and eventually as Emperor.

    Mike Naka says: "couldn't stop listening"
    "Fills in"
    Overall
    Performance
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    This story really fills in some of the information you want for Star Wars. This lets you know more about the Sith. A good listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dune: House Atreides: House Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (632)
    Performance
    (417)
    Story
    (419)

    Capturing all the complexity and grand themes of the original, this prequel to the Dune series weaves a new tapestry of betrayal, passion, and destiny into a saga that expands the tale written by Frank Herbert more than 30 years ago.

    Robert says: "Maybe better than original Audible production."
    "These fill in the gaps"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I have always enjoyed the Dune series, but these House Trilogy books have really filled in the gaps in the original books. I also like the pre dune series too.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Joanne Fluke
    • Narrated By Suzanne Toren
    Overall
    (304)
    Performance
    (181)
    Story
    (177)

    In her first foray into the sleuthing game, resourceful, red-headed Hannah Swensen must find the right ingredients to solve two perplexing murders. One chilly morning on her way to The Cookie Jar, Hannah discovers Ron, the dairy delivery man, shot dead in his truck. When she begins to investigate, she suspects the dairy owner. But when he, too, is murdered, Hannah must look further afield for the culprit.

    Kay says: "so disappointed ..."
    "makes you want a cookie"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    These are nice mysteries, and not creepy or gory. The cookie theme is fun and makes you want a cookie

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Pandora's Star

    • UNABRIDGED (37 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Peter F. Hamilton
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4385)
    Performance
    (2682)
    Story
    (2721)

    The year is 2380. The Intersolar Commonwealth, a sphere of stars some 400 light-years in diameter, contains more than 600 worlds, interconnected by a web of transport "tunnels" known as wormholes. At the farthest edge of the Commonwealth, astronomer Dudley Bose observes the impossible: Over 1,000 light-years away, a star...vanishes. It does not go supernova. It does not collapse into a black hole. It simply disappears.

    Devin says: "Great Epic Scifi"
    "Just couldn't get into it"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I have started this book 4 times, I just couldn't get into the story. Nothing grabbed me.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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