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Amandah

Manti, UT, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • 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?"
    "Loved this story!"
    Overall

    I was introduced to Brandon Sanderson through his work on Robert Jordan's series The Wheel of Time. Being curious how he fared on his own work I purchased Elantris. I was not disappointed. He weaves an almost fairy-tale like story of a cursed city, clashes of politics and religions, and an unlikely love story. I found myself sucked into his world and very satisfied at the end. The characters tend to be a little too cliche but I didn't mind it. The narrator does a great job as well. If you want a great story and don't want to get sucked into a series I recommend this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Folk Keeper

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Franny Billingsley
    • Narrated By Marian Tomas Griffin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    Corinna is a Folk Keeper. Her job is to keep the mysterious Folk who live beneath the ground at bay. But Corinna has a secret that even she doesn't fully comprehend, until she agrees to serve as Folk Keeper at Marblehaugh Park, a wealthy family's seaside manor. There her hidden powers burst into full force, and Corinna's life changes forever.

    Amandah says: "So charming!"
    "So charming!"
    Overall

    A wonderfully enchanting tale that sucks you in from the beginning. If you are in the mood for a story like a fairy tale this is the book for you. Set in a somewhat medieval place this is the story of a young woman that has chosen to live as a boy to watch over "The Folk". A creepy magical people that live beneath people's houses and cause general havoc for everyone when they are not tamed by the Keeper. Corrina, the Folk Keeper, plans to stay and tend the Folk forever when she is visited by a Lord Martin who takes her away to a new life, and a place where she discovers many secrets about herself and the world around her. Just a fun read. I would highly recommend this if you have an afternoon to spend in dreamy repose.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Towers of Midnight: Wheel of Time, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (38 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By Michael Kramer, Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5937)
    Performance
    (3599)
    Story
    (3636)

    The Last Battle has started. The seals on the Dark One’s prison are crumbling. The Pattern itself is unraveling, and the armies of the Shadow have begun to boil out of the Blight. The sun has begun to set upon the Third Age. Perrin Aybara is now hunted by specters from his past: Whitecloaks, a slayer of wolves, and the responsibilities of leadership. All the while, an unseen foe is slowly pulling a noose tight around his neck....

    Jacob says: "Doesn't wrap as nicely as Gathering Storm"
    "Not a disappointment!"
    Overall

    I really enjoyed the latest installment of the WoT. Sanderson has picked up the flag and continued this amazing story. I will tell you one thing this story keeps you guessing. You find yourself going through a myriad of emotions as this book unfolds and by the end I have to admit you do feel a bit like Sam the Hobbit at the Gates of Moridor trying to get in. There is a portion missing out of the recording which didn't make me too happy, but other than that I really loved it.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Frenchman's Creek

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Daphne du Maurier
    • Narrated By John Castle
    Overall
    (90)
    Performance
    (49)
    Story
    (50)

    Seeking peace of mind, Lady Donna de Colomb flees the stews of London and the Restoration court for remote Navaron. There she finds the boundless passion her spirit craves - daring to love the pirate hunted by all Cornwall.

    Tara says: "Spellbinding...I loved every moment!"
    "Like a Dream!"
    Overall

    This is one of my favorite books. I am not a romance novel lover by nature but this is one that many would enjoy. The reader does an excellent job drawing you into the story. You find yourself lost on an estate hidden from the world with the lovely Lady Donna and the mysterious French Pirate that "vacations" on her land. If you would like to have a good read that will carry you away on an adventure and make you think in the end this is the book for you.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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