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AUBURN, MA, United States | Member Since 2013

  • 4 reviews
  • 81 ratings
  • 405 titles in library
  • 11 purchased in 2015

  • Blood Oath

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Christopher Farnsworth
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    The ultimate secret. The ultimate agent. The President's vampire. Zach Barrows is an ambitious young White House staffer whose career takes an unexpected turn when he's partnered with Nathaniel Cade, a secret agent sworn to protect the President. But Cade is no ordinary civil servant.

    colleen says: "Buy It"
    "Pretty good"

    I was pleasantly surprised by how good this book was, although some of the side characters grated on my nerves. The action was well done and not frivolously bloody, and the main character is interesting.
    I hope that if there is another book, the author will flesh out the characters more and give a little more subtlety to the characters.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • A Discovery of Witches

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Deborah Harkness
    • Narrated By Jennifer Ikeda
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library.

    Tim says: "True Blood PG13"
    "Eh... it could be worse..."

    Warning! This is a ROMANCE story, whatever mystery or plot you may be looking for is secondary to a insipid, pathetic, ROMANCE.

    The beginning begins well enough, with the characters intelligently depicted with interesting personalities in a detailed setting. But then, it just degenerates into some fantasy vacation scenerio. I just had to stop listening after chapter 22.

    Its a well written book, and the narrator is great, but unless you like ROMANCE don't bother.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Saints Astray: Santa Olivia, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Jacqueline Carey
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Fellow orphans, amateur vigilantes, and members of the Santitos, Loup Garron-the fugitive daughter of a genetically engineered "wolf-man"-and Pilar Ecchevarria spent their entire lives under military occupation in a cordoned off Texas no-man's-land that used to be called Santa Olivia, now known as Outpost 12.But now they're free, and they want to help the rest of the Santitos escape.

    darswords says: "LOVED IT!"
    If you could sum up Saints Astray in three words, what would they be?

    Boring, Lazy, and Predictable

    Would you ever listen to anything by Jacqueline Carey again?


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

    Susan Ericksen is a great reader. I would have otherwise just put the book down halfway through, but because of her great voice, I at least listened to it as background noise while doing other things.

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


    Any additional comments?

    I never thought Jacqueline Carey was a great writer, but Santa Olivia was pretty good, and it should have ended with that story. Sadly this is another case of an authur trying to milk to death one decent idea.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Accidental Sorcerer: Rogue Agent, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By K. E. Mills
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Gerald Dunwoody is a wizard. Just not a particularly good one. He's blown up a factory, lost his job, and there's a chance that he's not really a Third Grade wizard after all. So it's off to New Ottosland to be the new Court Wizard for King Lional. It's a shame that King Lional isn't the vain, self-centered young man he appeared to be. With a princess in danger, a talking bird who can't stay out of trouble, and a kingdom to save, Gerald soon suspects that he might be out of his depth.

    John Williams says: "A good start to a new series"
    "Wow, this is really bad."

    It started off well enough, and the main character seems interesting at first, but then all the insipid dialog becomes a bit to much. One dimensional characters, a pansy villain, way to much dialog and not enough action... it all adds up into a really bad book. Perhaps it might get better later on but I am not wasting my time trying to finish it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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