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J. Owel

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Northern VA USA | Member Since 2012

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  • Magic's Pawn: The Last Herald Mage, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Mercedes Lackey
    • Narrated By Gregory St. John
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (262)
    Performance
    (241)
    Story
    (241)

    In Magic's Pawn, an ancient age in the history of Valdemar comes to life - an age when the kingdom was ravaged by the ungoverned fury of bandit warlords, ferocious ice dragons, and the wild magic of wizards. A new addition to Lackey's Valdemar kingdom - and her most powerful series to date!

    Susan L. Rock says: "Finally Getting To the Classics!"
    "Don't overlook this older gem!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Magic's Pawn to be better than the print version?

    Well, no, but it's great to have an audio version finally.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Vanyel, because he's such a human, flawed hero and his journey is epic.


    What about Gregory St. John’s performance did you like?

    He did a great job making all the characters' voices distinct.


    Any additional comments?

    Great gay role model for teens!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Magic's Price: The Last Herald Mage, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs)
    • By Mercedes Lackey
    • Narrated By Gregory St. John
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (133)
    Performance
    (123)
    Story
    (123)

    The Herald-Mage, Vanyel, and his Companion, Yfandes, are alone responsible for saving the once-peaceful kingdom of Valdemar from the forces of a master who wields a dark, forbidding magic. And if either Vanyel or Yfandes falters, both Valdemar and its Herald-Mage must pay the ultimate price.

    Linda says: "excellent"
    "Vanyel is an old friend of mine, love this series"
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    Where does Magic's Price rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Very high!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Vanyel, of course!


    Which character – as performed by Gregory St. John – was your favorite?

    At first, I wasn't sure I'd like the performance. I'd heard Vanyel's voice in my head for years and this wasn't it, but Gregory St. John won me over.


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

    Definitely


    Any additional comments?

    This series is older, but don't overlook it. Vanyel is an amazing character and his journey is wonderful for teens (which I was when I first read it) and adults alike. A very positive gay role model for teens.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Etiquette & Espionage: Finishing School, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Gail Carriger
    • Narrated By Moira Quirk
    Overall
    (1035)
    Performance
    (952)
    Story
    (959)

    Fourteen-year old Sophronia is the bane of her mother's existence. More interested in dismantling clocks and climbing trees than proper etiquette at tea - and god forbid anyone see her atrocious curtsy - Mrs. Temminnick is desperate her daughter become a proper lady. She enrolls Sophronia in Mademoiselle Geraldine's Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality.

    But little do Sophronia or her mother know that this is a school where ingenious young girls learn to finish all right - but it's a different kind of finishing.

    Lynne Phelps says: "Fans of the Parasol Protectorate, Rejoice!"
    "Engaging and entertaining"
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    Where does Etiquette & Espionage rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the best


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters, especially the main character Sophronia, were wickedly funny and engaging.


    What about Moira Quirk’s performance did you like?

    Her delivery was spot-on.


    Any additional comments?

    Anyone wanting a fun, steampunky adventure should download this book!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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