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Anna

West Long Branch, NJ, United States | Member Since 2009

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  • Captain's Fury: Codex Alera, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3060)
    Performance
    (2054)
    Story
    (2061)

    In his acclaimed Codex Alera novels, best-selling author Jim Butcher has created a fascinating world in which the powerful forces of nature take physical form. For millennia, the people of Alera have used their unique bond with these elementals for protection. Now, as enemies become allies, and friends become bitter foes, a danger beyond reckoning looms. . . .

    Jay says: "Simply Amazing."
    "Wonderful series"
    Overall

    I just love this series, I love all of the characters and care what is happening to each and every one, good and bad! I will be sad if it ends. Soon as I am done, I get the next book.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Spellbound: Book II of the Grimnoir Chronicles

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Larry Correia
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4134)
    Performance
    (3854)
    Story
    (3846)

    Dark fantasy goes hardboiled in Book II of the hard-hitting Grimnoir Chronicles by the New York Times best-selling creator of Monster Hunter International. The Grimnoir Society’s mission is to protect people with magic, and they’ve done so—successfully and in secret—since the mysterious arrival of the Power in the 1850s, but when a magical assassin makes an attempt on the life of President Franklin Roosevelt, the crime is pinned on the Grimnoir.

    Paulette says: "Spellbound is Pure Magic"
    "Unexpected Fun"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up Spellbound in three words, what would they be?

    Fast, Fun, Fantasy


    What did you like best about this story?

    A different story connected to real history.


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

    Well done, voices believable and easy to distinguish.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Art & Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By David Bayles, Ted Orland
    • Narrated By Arthur Morey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (158)
    Performance
    (137)
    Story
    (136)

    Art & Fear explores the way art gets made, the reasons it often doesn't get made, and the nature of the difficulties that cause so many artists to give up along the way. This is a book about what it feels like to sit in your studio or classroom, at your wheel or keyboard, easel or camera, trying to do the work you need to do. It is about committing your future to your own hands, placing free will above predestination, choice above chance. It is about finding your own work.

    Inga Ladd says: "Amazing!"
    "The voice of reason when you want to give up"
    Overall
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Art & Fear to be better than the print version?

    Yes, I can listen to this inspirational self portrait any time I need it, and spend the time painting that I would be reading!


    What did you like best about this story?

    It spoke to thoughts that I have often.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Theft of Swords: Riyria Revelations, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Michael J. Sullivan
    • Narrated By Tim Gerard Reynolds
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5524)
    Performance
    (5088)
    Story
    (5084)

    Acclaimed author Michael J. Sullivan created instant best sellers with his spellbinding Riyria Revelations series. This first volume introduces Royce Melborn and Hadrian Blackwater, two enterprising thieves who end up running for their lives when they’re framed for the death of the king. Trapped in a conspiracy bigger than they can imagine, their only hope is unraveling an ancient mystery - before it’s too late.

    AudioAddict says: "And I didn't think I liked fantasies..."
    "Well written, well told..."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I enjoyed the character irony of thieves being heroes, who were more honest and enlightened then the "ruling" class, and the irony which followed through in the story.


    What does Tim Gerard Reynolds bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The narration was carried out with an effortless transition between characters, both men and women.


    Any additional comments?

    I hope there are more.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Alloy of Law: A Mistborn Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By Michael Kramer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3651)
    Performance
    (3301)
    Story
    (3336)

    Three hundred years after the events of the Mistborn trilogy, Scadrial is now on the verge of modernity, with railroads to supplement the canals, electric lighting in the streets and the homes of the wealthy, and the first steel-framed skyscrapers racing for the clouds.Kelsier, Vin, Elend, Sazed, Spook, and the rest are now part of history—or religion. Yet the old magics of Allomancy and Feruchemy continue to play a role in this reborn world....

    Timothy says: "Pleased, yet wanting more..."
    "New Characters in a Classic Story"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you like about this audiobook?

    Love this new adaption of the Mistborn story. The story is fast moving and the characters are engaging. You care what happens to them. There are also new twists and turns. I am hoping this is the beginning of a whole new series of adventures building onto a new Mistborn dilemma.


    How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

    I loved the new hero and sidekick duo.


    What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

    Nothing, loved the voices, easy to distinguish.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ghost Story: The Dresden Files, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By John Glover
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5883)
    Performance
    (5042)
    Story
    (5035)

    When we last left the mighty wizard detective Harry Dresden, he wasn't doing well. In fact, he had been murdered by an unknown assassin. But being dead doesn't stop him when his friends are in danger. Except now he has nobody, and no magic to help him. And there are also several dark spirits roaming the Chicago shadows who owe Harry some payback of their own. To save his friends - and his own soul - Harry will have to pull off the ultimate trick without any magic....

    Bill says: "Not the best audio book in the series"
    "Favorite"
    Overall

    My favorite author of all time, Jim Butcher, creates full bodied wonderful characters that you can't wait to hear from again and again... Another exciting Dresden story that has you yearning for the next chapter and the next book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Changes: The Dresden Files, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5632)
    Performance
    (4098)
    Story
    (4098)

    Long ago, Susan Rodriguez was Harry Dresden's lover-until she was attacked by his enemies, leaving her torn between her own humanity and the bloodlust of the vampiric Red Court. Susan then disappeared to South America, where she could fight both her savage gift and those who cursed her with it.Now Arianna Ortega, Duchess of the Red Court, has discovered a secret Susan has long kept, and she plans to use it-against Harry.

    Amazon Customer says: "WOW. I'm stunned!"
    "Changes"
    Overall

    Right from the start you are engaged with the characters of all of Jim Butcher's books. I can't put them down and I watch for the next one more like a kid waiting for Christmas morning. Can't wait for Ghost, and am hoping another Codex is on the way too!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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