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  • River of Stars

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Guy Gavriel Kay
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (135)
    Performance
    (124)
    Story
    (123)

    In his critically acclaimed novel Under Heaven, Guy Gavriel Kay told a vivid and powerful story inspired by China’s Tang Dynasty. Now, the international best-selling and multiple award-winning author revisits that invented setting four centuries later with an epic of prideful emperors, battling courtiers, bandits and soldiers, nomadic invasions, and a woman battling in her own way, to find a new place for women in the world - a world inspired this time by the glittering, decadent Song Dynasty.

    David H. Diamond says: "Masterpiece"
    "A methodically told tale of honor"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys historical fiction. It is not high action, so I'd be sure to let them know that this story unfolds very slowly and carefully.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of River of Stars?

    The most memorable moment was when Commander Ren Daiyan has his army poised to take back the Capital City, but he receives orders to withdraw. It is a very tense moment, while he decides if he will follow the command or his heart.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Simon Vance’s performances?

    Simon Vance has a good voice, however, in this case, his pace was just too slow and laid back for some scenes.


    Could you see River of Stars being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    River of Stars would make an interesting series because it incorporates so many characters and rich imagery 12th Dynasty China. There are so many characters and different stories upon which script writers could draw. I don't think it would play out as well for a movie.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Blinding Knife: Black Prism, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Brent Weeks
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (666)
    Performance
    (610)
    Story
    (608)

    Gavin Guile is dying. He'd thought he had five years left - now he has less than one. With 50,0000 refugees, a bastard son, and an ex-fiancée who may have learned his darkest secret, Gavin has problems on every side. All magic in the world is running wild and threatens to destroy the Seven Satrapies. Worst of all, the old gods are being reborn, and their army of color wights is unstoppable. The only salvation may be the brother whose freedom and life Gavin stole 16 years ago.

    David Streeter says: "Much Better"
    "A total rush"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely. I was totally engrossed int this story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Brent Weeks just has a way of creating a rich fantasy world of breath-taking action and vivid characters.


    What about Simon Vance’s performance did you like?

    Mr Vance does an excellent job at breathing life into the characters.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The scenes between Kip and Gavin are always very moving.


    Any additional comments?

    If you love epic fantasy, this is a great series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • PhiLOLZophy: Critical Thinking in Digestible Doses

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Chrissy Stockton, Sarah Heuer
    • Narrated By Theresa McCarthy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (377)
    Performance
    (331)
    Story
    (337)

    A popular question in philosophy is "How do I know I exist?" That seems really boring, though. How about, "How can I use logic to get over my ex?" If you really love wisdom, you love it in all situations - you don't need to be spoon fed unsolved problems in philosophy, because you're already analyzing the US Weekly you’re reading or your kinda significant other. Sarah Heuer and Chrissy Stockton are writers living in Minneapolis who are determined to do something more interesting with their philosophy degrees than talk about dead white guys.

    John B. Hayes says: "The Worst Example of Critical Thinking I've Seen"
    "Disappointing"
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    What would have made PhiLOLZophy better?

    I would have liked for the author to have dug a little deeper and actually gotten philosophical.


    What was most disappointing about Chrissy Stockton and Sarah Heuer ’s story?

    There were just a bunch of random thoughts, without ever seeming to really get philosophical. There seemed to be a lot of whining and a touch of humor. At the end, it just felt like there was very little of value offered.


    Did Theresa McCarthy do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    There really weren't characters in this book.


    What character would you cut from PhiLOLZophy?

    The author?


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Republic of Thieves: Gentleman Bastard Series, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Scott Lynch
    • Narrated By Michael Page
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1249)
    Performance
    (1167)
    Story
    (1171)

    After their adventures on the high seas, Locke and Jean are brought back to earth with a thump. Jean is mourning the loss of his lover, and Locke must live with the fallout of crossing the all-powerful magical assassins the Bonds Magi. It is a fall-out that will pit both men against Locke's own long-lost love. Sabetha is Locke's childhood sweetheart, the love of Locke's life, and now it is time for them to meet again. Employed on different sides of a vicious dispute between factions of the Bonds, Sabetha has just one goal-to destroy Locke forever.

    David says: "A transition and a preface"
    "AWESOME!"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Republic of Thieves the most enjoyable?

    Scott Lynch has this way of building a story. It kind of sneaks up on you until you are on pins and needles to find out what will happen next.


    What other book might you compare The Republic of Thieves to and why?

    I would compare it to the first book of the series, The Lies of Locke Lamora. If you enjoyed that book, chances are that you will enjoy this one. If you did not like, I doubt that you will like this one.


    Have you listened to any of Michael Page’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have not.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Be careful what you wish for


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Spider's Revenge: Elemental Assassin, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Jennifer Estep
    • Narrated By Lauren Fortgang
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1072)
    Performance
    (949)
    Story
    (954)

    Killing used to be my regular gig, after all. Gin Blanco, aka the Spider, assassin-for-hire. And I was very, very good at it. Now, I'm ready to make the one hit that truly matters: Mab Monroe, the dangerous Fire elemental who murdered my family when I was 13. Oh, I don't think the mission will be easy, but turns out it's a bit more problematic than expected. The bitch knows I'm coming for her. So now I'm up against the army of lethal bounty hunters Mab hired to track me down. She also put a price on my baby sister's head. Keeping Bria safe is my first priority.

    Jason says: "Somebody slap me please!"
    "Quite a rush"
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    What did you love best about Spider's Revenge?

    What is not to love? Jennifer Estep has created a great cast of characters, developed a really cool world for them, and allows great action scenes to unfold.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Spider's Revenge?

    I don't want to give anything away, but there are some really great moments between Gin and Owen.


    What about Lauren Fortgang’s performance did you like?

    I think that she does a fantastic job of capturing Gin's personality with her narration.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    What tangled webs are weaved


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Succubus Dreams: Georgina Kincaid, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Richelle Mead
    • Narrated By Elisabeth Rodgers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (971)
    Performance
    (578)
    Story
    (583)

    Some days, a girl just can't catch a break......especially when the girl in question is Georgina Kincaid, a shape-shifting succubus who gets her energy from seducing men. First there's her relationship with gorgeous best-selling writer Seth Mortensen, which is unsatisfying on a number of levels. It's not just that they can't have sex in case Georgina inadvertently kills him (generally a turn-off for most guys). Lately, even spending time together is a challenge.

    Think about this says: "Made me cry"
    "This series is becoming just okay"
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    What did you like best about Succubus Dreams? What did you like least?

    I like the world building and intrigue of this series, but the relationships are annoying. Georgie and Seth bicker constantly throughout this book and at times seem to have very little respect for on another.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Richelle Mead? Why or why not?

    Sure, her books are not awful, just not great.


    What three words best describe Elisabeth Rodgers’s performance?

    Matter of fact


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Probably not, the books are already a bit to chick-lit for my taste. I know that Hollywood would probably strip the intelligent parts out and it would result in another stupid romcom.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Hammered: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Kevin Hearne
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6643)
    Performance
    (6020)
    Story
    (6022)

    Thor, the Norse god of thunder, is worse than a blowhard and a bully - he’s ruined countless lives and killed scores of innocents. After centuries, Viking vampire Leif Helgarson is ready to get his vengeance, and he’s asked his friend Atticus O’Sullivan, the last of the Druids, to help take down this Norse nightmare.One survival strategy has worked for Atticus for more than two thousand years: stay away from the guy with the lightning bolts. But things are heating up in Atticus’s home base of Tempe, Arizona....

    Hallie says: "Love this series!"
    "Geekaliscious!"
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    Would you listen to Hammered again? Why?

    Absolutely! Hammered combines action, humor, and lots of geeky goodness.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Hammered?

    At one point, the main character, Atticus, is having a Spock vs Kirk type debate in his head about which course of action he should choose. Hilarious.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    There is a scene in which Jesus comes to visit Atticus and warn him about the future.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Atticus admits to having squeed over Neil Gaiman I laughed out loud.


    Any additional comments?

    One small criticism is that book ended rather abruptly.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Crimes Against Magic: The Hellequin Chronicles, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Steve McHugh
    • Narrated By James Langton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (441)
    Performance
    (400)
    Story
    (398)

    How do you keep the people you care about safe from enemies you can’t remember? Ten years ago, Nate Garrett awoke on a cold warehouse floor with no memory of his past and the only clues to his identity were a piece of paper with his name on it and a propensity toward magic. Now he’s a powerful sorcerer and a successful thief for hire, but it turns out that those who stole his memories aren’t done with him yet. When they cause a job to go bad, threatening a sixteen-year-old girl, Nate swears to protect her.

    Christopher says: "Excellent World"
    "Great start to an interesting new UF series"
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    Would you listen to Crimes Against Magic again? Why?

    Yes. The story was exciting and action packed. I liked the world building and the characters are interesting.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It had great action without sacrificing plot.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    There was a scene where the main character is getting beat up and his instincts kick in from his forgotten life. It turns out that the is a bad @ss, but really had no idea where it came from.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I wish I had the time push through the entire book all at once. I had to make myself set it aside to go to bed.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Succubus Heat: Georgina Kincaid, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Richelle Mead
    • Narrated By Elisabeth Rodgers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (839)
    Performance
    (524)
    Story
    (526)

    Georgina Kincaid has been a bad, bad succubus, which should be a good thing. But lately, thanks to her foul mood over breaking up with best-selling writer Seth Mortensen, she's been so wicked that Seattle's uber-demon Jerome, decides to "outsource" Georgina to a rival--and have her spy for him in the process.

    Yuriko says: "Another fun read"
    "Sometimes you have to wonder"
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    Would you try another book from Richelle Mead and/or Elisabeth Rodgers?

    Yes on both counts.


    Would you recommend Succubus Heat to your friends? Why or why not?

    That is tough to say. I started out liking this series, and this book is not horrible. However, the male lead in the series has become a douchebag and I kind of want to slap the main characters.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I liked the interaction between Georgie and the farcial Satanic club. They were so silly.


    Could you see Succubus Heat being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    I could see it as a series on Showtime, since it is pretty risque'. I could totally see Mila Kunis as Georgie.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kissed by Darkness: A Sunwalker Saga Novel, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Shéa MacLeod
    • Narrated By Emily Sutton-Smith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (176)
    Performance
    (161)
    Story
    (162)

    Bounty hunter Morgan Bailey is still recouping from her latest vampire kill when she receives a new assignment: hunt down the sunwalker who stole a priceless amulet from a mysterious millionaire. Sunwalkers - vampires who are immune to sunlight - are notoriously difficult to find, let alone kill, but Morgan’s not worried. She’s never met a vampire she couldn’t dust. But when this particular sunwalker comes looking for her…well, all bets are off.

    heather says: "Inconsistent narration but good story."
    "Not bad for a bargain book"
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    Would you try another book from Shéa MacLeod and/or Emily Sutton-Smith?

    This was an okay start to a series. Most of the book was pretty good, but it unraveled a bit at the end. I had not problem at all with the narration.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    I was so frustrated to see the book fall apart at the end.


    Have you listened to any of Emily Sutton-Smith’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have not.


    Was Kissed by Darkness worth the listening time?

    It was a quick listen, so it was worthwhile. The real test will be to see how the next book plays out.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Touch of Twilight: The Third Sign of the Zodiac

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Vicki Pettersson
    • Narrated By Allyson Johnson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (84)
    Performance
    (34)
    Story
    (33)

    On the surface she's a sexy, sophisticated socialite, at home among the beautiful people of the Las Vegas upper crust. But Joanna Archer inhabits another world: a place ordinary humans cannot see . . . a dangerous dimension where an eternal battle rages between the agents of Light and Shadow. And Joanna is both. Stalked by an enigmatic doppelganger from a preternatural realm, Joanna can feel the Light failing - which is propelling her toward a terrifying confrontation with the ultimate master of evil.

    Tonya says: "Good series!"
    "Lackluster"
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    Would you try another book from Vicki Pettersson and/or Allyson Johnson?

    I probably will, but more because I bought several books of the series as a Kindle Daily Deal. I really thought I would like the series, but it is not particularly well written and some of the logic to the plot is seriously lacking.

    I have also not been overly impressed with Allyson Johnson as a narrator. Her voices are overdone and not convincing.


    What was most disappointing about Vicki Pettersson’s story?

    The story utterly lacks plausibility. Many of the plot twists are just kind of silly and unbelievable. The characters are not very likeable, etiher.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    The narration suited the pace of the story.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The premise to this book and the series as a whole has potential. I like the concept.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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