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Laura

Yardtigress

Dearing, GA, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • 38 reviews
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  • Magic Casement: A Man of His Word, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Dave Duncan
    • Narrated By Mil Nicholson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (108)
    Performance
    (101)
    Story
    (104)

    Princess Inos lived an idyllic life in her fathers' sleepy, backwater kingdom, and she was best friends with her childhood companion, the stableboy, Rap. But when a prophecy seemed to say Inos should be married, she was exiled to the Impire to learn to be a lady. She was far away when Rap's magical talents began to emerge, and it was he who told her of the fate awaiting them both.

    Sean Dustman says: "One of my favorite Fantasy Series"
    "I love this series!!"
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    I first read this series long ago. I have been waiting for ages for it to come out in audio format. It is as good as I remember. I couldn't put it down. I am hoping for the last book to come out soon. This is one I could listen to over and over.

    2 of 2 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
    (3810)
    Performance
    (2159)
    Story
    (2193)

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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Atlas Shrugged

    • UNABRIDGED (63 hrs)
    • By Ayn Rand
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (4902)
    Performance
    (2894)
    Story
    (2901)

    In a scrap heap within an abandoned factory, the greatest invention in history lies dormant and unused. By what fatal error of judgment has its value gone unrecognized, its brilliant inventor punished rather than rewarded for his efforts? In defense of those greatest of human qualities that have made civilization possible, one man sets out to show what would happen to the world if all the heroes of innovation and industry went on strike.

    Mica says: "Hurt version decidedly superior"
    "Looks like its coming true"
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    This book is very long and I think it could have been shorter. I thought it was slow, but could not stop listening. It's scary that some of the things in it are coming true today. This is a conservative book, showing what could happen when progressives go wild.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Cat Who Dropped a Bombshell

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Lilian Jackson Braun
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    Overall
    (243)
    Performance
    (67)
    Story
    (67)

    While the town of Pickax is swept up in its sesquicentennial celebrations, Koko has developed a strange new hobby: He drops himself from balconies, occasionally landing in the oddest of places. When a young man comes to visit his wealthy relatives, Koko plummets straight onto his head!

    Mystery Beading Cat says: "Disappointing"
    "Love the cat who books"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    What can I say, I love all this Cat Who books. They are a light listen, murder and backstory without the gore, and I love cats.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Time Travelers Never Die

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Jack McDevitt
    • Narrated By Paul Boehmer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (250)
    Performance
    (133)
    Story
    (136)

    When physicist Michael Shelborne mysteriously vanishes, his son Shel discovers that he had constructed a time travel device. Fearing his father may be stranded in time---or worse---Shel enlists Dave Dryden, a linguist, to accompany him on the rescue mission.

    Dave Cole says: "meh."
    "Give it a try"
    Overall
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    I got this book when I first started with Audible, one of their $4.95 books. I figured what the heck if I don't like it its only five bucks. I was pleasantly surprised, it was an interesting story with a twist. It's one I can listen to more than once.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Lost Angel: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Javier Sierra
    • Narrated By James Langton, Zilah Mendoza
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (18)

    In approximately seventy-two hours, a little-known Middle Eastern terrorist group plans to bring about the end of the world. Convinced that they are the descendants of angels, they believe they are on the verge of at last being returned to heaven. Central to their plan is the kidnapping of Martin Faber, an undercover American scientist whose research has led him to an extraordinary secret. Martin’s only hope for survival is his young wife, Julia Alvarez - a woman born with a rare psychic gift. But she must find the courage to save her husband, while running from governments and extremists....

    Laura says: "Waste of time"
    "Waste of time"
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    After three hours of listening I just couldn't stand it anymore. This story is so slow, even my pod fell asleep.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The First Commandment

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Brad Thor
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (588)
    Performance
    (482)
    Story
    (477)

    When the president of the United States is blackmailed into releasing five detainees from Guantanamo Bay, a sadistic assassin with a vendetta years in the making is reactivated. Suddenly, the people closest to counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath are being targeted and he realizes that somehow, somewhere he has left the wrong person alive. With his life plunged into absolute peril, and the president ordering him to stay out of the investigation, Harvath must mount his own covert plan for revenge.

    Tara says: "Went Fast"
    "Still like Scot"
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    Another good thriller with Scot. I am never disappointed with the story's or the ending.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Crewel World

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Monica Ferris
    • Narrated By Susan Boyce
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (246)
    Performance
    (204)
    Story
    (205)

    When Betsy Devonshire arrived in Excelsior, Minnesota, all she wanted was to visit her sister Margot and get her life in order. She never dreamed her sister would give her a place to stay and a job at her needlecraft shop. In fact, things had never looked so good - until Margot was murdered. In a town this friendly, it's hard to imagine who could have committed such a horrible act, but Betsy has a few ideas. There's an ex-employee who wants to start her own needlework store. And there's the landlord who wanted Margot out. Now Betsy's putting together a list of motives and suspects....

    Sara says: "British style mystery set in America"
    "Liked it"
    Overall
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    If you are not a needlework fan then another series might be more to your liking. It takes a few chapters to get into the mystery, and before the mystery most of the talk is between the characters about yarn and needlework. I enjoyed it and will purchase more, a good listen and the murder is gross and sick as in some.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Bronze of Eddarta: Gandalara, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Randall Garrett, Vicki Ann Heydron
    • Narrated By Paul Boehmer
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (14)

    Somewhere in Eddarta, stolen by a treacherous assassin, lay the Ra'ira, the most precious jewel of the burning desert world of Gandalara. Armed with the steel sword of Serkajon, Rikardon and his telepathic warcat Keeshah seek the sacred stone. With the aid of Tarani, a beautiful illusionist with a mysterious past, they make a daring raid on Eddarta's royal citadel - to rescue the gem before its awesome powers can be used for destruction.

    Laura says: "It still has it"
    "It still has it"
    Overall
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    The story continues, all the ups and downs of a good tale. I think these books are a must have item.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Glass of Dyskornis: Gandalara, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Randall Garrett, Vicki Ann Heydron
    • Narrated By Paul Boehmer
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (18)

    For Ricardo Carillo, taking over the life of the swordsman Markasset on the desert world of Gandalara had its compensations: a strong young body, a beautiful fiancée, and a mighty telepathic warcat named Keeshah, who obeyed his every command. It also had its problems. Markasset had many enemies, and one was out for blood. So Ricardo and Keeshah left Raithskar to join the Sharith (the warrior brotherhood of warcat riders). But trouble followed....

    Laura says: "Just as good as I remember."
    "Just as good as I remember."
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    Glad this finally arrived as an audio book. I still have the paperback editions of all of these. I read them over and over. These are just as good. The story continues to build, as each book gives you a little more. Well worth it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Steel of Raithskar: Gandalara, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Randall Garrett, Vicki Ann Heydron
    • Narrated By Paul Boehmer
    Overall
    (26)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (24)

    When the fireball hit the cruise ship, Ricardo Carillo was already on his way out - a terminally ill language professor. He regained consciousness as a well man in the desert...only it wasn't a desert on Earth, and he was called Markasset, a master swordsman, son of a powerful leader, and a man on the run, accused of murder and the theft of a precious, sacred jewel. With the aid of Keeshah, a great war-cat with which he shared a telepathic link, he set out to clear his newfound name....

    Laura says: "So glad these have come to audio books"
    "So glad these have come to audio books"
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    I bought this series when they first came out in paperback. I just loved them, and when I saw that they had come to audible, I couldn't wait till they all were available. This first one sets the stage and introduces the characters to you. The story is good, but you can tell that there is more to come. I don't want to spoil it, but I do love the big cats. I'll take one when they are available. I think they story improves with each book. Of course when they came out in paperback, it was only once a year. Really glad I didn't have to wait that long again.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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