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  • Iron Crowned: Dark Swan, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Richelle Mead
    • Narrated By Jennifer Van Dyck
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    New York Times best-selling author Richelle Mead takes readers back to the Otherworld, an embattled realm mystically entwined with our world--and ruled by one woman's dangerous choice. Shaman-for-hire Eugenie Markham is the best at banishing entities trespassing in the mortal realm. But as the Thorn Land's queen, she's fast running out of ways to end the brutal war devastating her kingdom. Her only hope: the Iron Crown, a legendary object even the most powerful gentry fear.

    Cheryl says: "Sorry I used my last credit this month on this one"
    "Do NOT Waste Credit"
    Would you try another book from Richelle Mead and/or Jennifer Van Dyck?

    absolutely not, unless I fell prey to an unknown tendency towards masochism

    Has Iron Crowned turned you off from other books in this genre?


    Which character ??? as performed by Jennifer Van Dyck ??? was your favorite?


    What character would you cut from Iron Crowned?

    All of them

    Any additional comments?

    The saddest moment in this book was realizing since it was narrated in First Person that the character I most wanted to immediately die, the Narrator, aka, the heroine of the novel, wouldn't. To keep listening past the first couple of hours, was perhaps masochistic. I kept on with it, hoping she'd grow the spine/balls that one would logically expect...but no...she dissolved into fumbling incompetence and the banality of the storyline grew in direct proportion.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Once in a Blue Moon

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Simon R. Green
    • Narrated By John Keating

    Twice upon a time, Prince Rupert and Princess Julia saved the Forest Kingdom. They have earned the right to live happily ever after. But there' s a blue moon on the rise... Hawk and Fisher, famous for their years of keeping the peace in Haven, are really quite happy being legends. They gave up the hero business when they decided they'd grown too old for it. Now they run the Hero Academy, training young hopefuls to be heroes. Legends never die, but it seems they cannot retire, either.

    Daniaell says: "Hysterical, Enthralling, Well written and read!"
    "Cotton Candy spiked with razor blades"

    Not my cup of tea. Didn't finish it. Lost interest about halfway through after one too many discordant notes. You're muddling through, mostly inadvertently tallying the count as one more 'borrowed' story item/theme/scene appears and then WTF?! as the cartoonish plot point registers and you realize that it's actually some seriously screwed up stuff. The characters are unsurprisingly 2 dimensional. It would probably make a great movie for horror fans with the right treatment.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Horse Dancer

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Jojo Moyes
    • Narrated By Julia Franklin

    Sarah's grandfather was a horseman of rare talent - only the exceptional are allowed into France's elite riding academy, Le Cadre Noir. But life took an unexpected turn, and now from a council estate in east London, the Captain hopes to train his granddaughter towards a better life.

    Kaelin says: "Wow! Amazing story start to finish"
    "Unrelenting trauma followed by a Disney ending"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    You'll need to enjoy unrelenting trauma unbroken by any moments of calm in which to catch your breath.

    Has The Horse Dancer turned you off from other books in this genre?

    If this genre is "drama", then yes. If this genre is "horse stories", then it's has increased my wariness which was already pretty elevated.

    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    The narrator did a good job with accents.

    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Horse Dancer?

    This is best read in print so that you can skim through approximately 80% of the book. It only became interesting in the last 5 hours, and that should have been abridged as well.

    Any additional comments?

    I've teetered towards buying this book for the last year and was swayed by the positive reviews. I really should have trusted my instincts. But I really hoped it was going to be one of those books that you are leery of and which after reading you wish that you'd read it sooner. It wasn't.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tricked: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Kevin Hearne
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Druid Atticus O’Sullivan hasn’t stayed alive for more than two millennia without a fair bit of Celtic cunning. So when vengeful thunder gods come Norse by Southwest looking for payback, Atticus, with a little help from the Navajo trickster god Coyote, lets them think that they’ve chopped up his body in the Arizona desert. But the mischievous Coyote is not above a little sleight of paw, and Atticus soon finds that he’s been duped into battling bloodthirsty desert shape-shifters called skinwalkers.

    Nicholas says: "Hooked in an Instant"
    "Excellent expansion of the Iron Druid Chronicles"
    Would you listen to Tricked again? Why?

    Absolutely! Each time something new a joke, a literary or mythological reference pops out and increases the enjoyment.

    What was one of the most memorable moments of Tricked?

    It's hard to pick just one, but the betrayal sticks out in my mind as it creates a new arc in the's completely unexpected yet how Atticus handles the situation educates the reader on how he has survived this long.

    What does Luke Daniels bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

    The voices, the intonation, the pacing of the story is unique and so much better than when I read it in print. This maybe because only this one have I also read the print edition. After reading the print edition, I bought the audible version just to listen to Luke Daniels' interpretation of my favorite characters.

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


    Any additional comments?

    I've read on Mr. Hearne's blog/website that he plans for 9 books (an important number in cycles, especially Irish) so I am eagerly awaiting books 5-9. I hope that if 9 ends the Iron Druid Chronicles that he will write another Cycle!

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Pale Demon: The Hollows, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Kim Harrison
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Condemned and shunned for black magic, Rachel Morgan has three days to get to the annual witches' conference and clear her name, or be trapped in the demonic ever-after - forever after.

    But a witch, an elf, a living vampire, anda pixy in one car, going across the country? Talk about a recipe for certain disaster, even without being the targets for assassination.

    Alexi Rain says: "A comment on Credits"
    "Better than the last book"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Pale Demon to be better than the print version?

    Probably not, but certainly more convenient. The narrator took a bit of getting used to as I'd already read in print the earlier book in the series, but once adapted to her characterization (not the voice I'd pictured Jenks as having, but it worked well) it was a pleasurable listen.

    What did you like best about this story?

    It tied up loose ends, Rachel develops in this story instead of spinning her wheels in a repeat of the

    Which scene was your favorite?


    Any additional comments?

    The price was outrageous, 2 credits it is not worthy of, I wouldn't spend that much again on it if I had to do over. I'd buy the book in print instead. That said, this is alot better than I thought it would be as I was getting tired of Rachel et al simply repeating themselves with no character growth. Now I have hope for this series! However, I'll buy the next one in print if the credit cost remains 2 credits.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wolfsbane and Mistletoe: Hair-Raising Holiday Tales

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Charlaine Harris (author and editor), Toni L. P. Kelner (author and editor), Keri Arthur, and others
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews, Tanya Eby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Let’s face it - the holidays can bring out the beast in anyone. They are particularly hard if you’re a lycanthrope. Charlaine Harris and Toni L. P. Kelner have harvested the scariest, funniest, saddest werewolf tales, by an outstanding pack of authors, best heard by the light of a full moon and with a silver bullet close at hand.

    ShySusan says: "Pretty good anthology"
    "Not worth the bother"
    What would have made Wolfsbane and Mistletoe better?

    Better stories.

    What three words best describe MacLeod Andrews and Tanya Eby ???s performance?

    proficient, characterization, consistency

    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Wolfsbane and Mistletoe?

    Almost all of them

    Any additional comments?

    The stories were just

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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