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Williamsport, PA, USA | Member Since 2014

  • 6 reviews
  • 61 ratings
  • 363 titles in library
  • 2 purchased in 2015

  • Tigana

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Guy Gavriel Kay
    • Narrated By Simon Vance

    Tigana is the magical story of a beleaguered land struggling to be free. It is the tale of a people so cursed by the black sorcery of a cruel, despotic king that even the name of their once-beautiful homeland cannot be spoken or remembered.

    But after years of devastation, a handful of courageous men and women embark upon a dangerous crusade to overthrow their conquerors and bring back to the dark world the brilliance of a long-lost name: Tigana.

    Robert says: "Says a lot about who we are."
    "Good narration, great story"

    I really enjoyed listening to this book and got a good feel for the characters. It was unusual to be hoping for some of the "evil" characters to come out of it okay. There were some that you wanted to be beaten and I kept wanting the author to find a way to have a happier outcome for some of the others.
    Overall, I would listen to this book repeatedly and believe I would find things I missed with each listening.

    10 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • Lucky Charm

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Carly Phillips
    • Narrated By Renée Raudman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Long ago, as revenge on a Corwin who stole her son's fiancée, a witch proclaimed an eternal curse that every Corwin male who married for love would be destined to lose his woman and his fortune...

    Rachel says: "Okay story, less impressive reading."
    "Okay story, less impressive reading."

    Although I like Carly Phillips books as reads, I was less than impressed with the reading of this series. Over dramatized and completely unrealistic. If I hadn't wanted to get good use out of my credits, I would have skipped finishing this book. I think I would have enjoyed it more if I'd just bought the book and read it myself.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Born in Fire: Born In Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Fiacre Douglas
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Maggie Concannon is a glassmaker whose exquisite works are more than mere objects of beauty: they are reflections of her own true nature. One man has seen the soul in her art, and vows to help this complex woman build a lucrative career.

    Robbie says: "Ho hum"
    "Good book, less than good narrator"

    I really enjoyed the book but the narrator wasn't what I'd hoped for. I also think a female narrator would have been a better choice. I couldn't decide what exactly the accent was since at times it was kind of a mix of Irish, Jamican with maybe a touch of India. I know I should be able to focus just on the story itself but it really was a distraction.
    I very much enjoyed the Irish Jewels trilogy by the same author since the narrator was so much better.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Time Traveler's Wife

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Audrey Niffenegger
    • Narrated By Fred Berman, Phoebe Strole

    Clare and Henry have known each other since Clare was six and Henry was 36. They were married when Clare was 23 and Henry was 31. Impossible but true, because Henry is one of the first people diagnosed with Chrono-Displacement Disorder: periodically his genetic clock resets and he finds himself misplaced in time, pulled to moments of emotional gravity from his life, past and future. His disappearances are spontaneous, his experiences unpredictable, alternately harrowing and amusing.

    Scott says: "Epic Drama & Love Story through Time Travel"

    I found this book to be very confusing, trying to keep up with the who knew whom when. I was somewhat unimpressed with the ending of the book as well. I got this because the overall reviews were that this was a very good romantic book, but it is hard to follow. In retrospect, I wouldn't have purchased this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dark Moon Defender: The Twelve Houses, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Sharon Shinn
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    The Rider Justin is sent to the small town of Neft, so he can spy on the nearby Lumanen Convent where the Daughters of the Pale Mother reside. He quickly learns that Coralinda Gisseltess, the leader of the Daughters, is indeed persecuting mystics and the people who shelter them. Even more quickly, he falls in love with Ellynor, one of the convent novices. But the courtship is perilous in the extreme.

    shirley says: "Disappointing change in narrator."
    "great series"

    I've listened to all 5 books in this series and really enjoyed all of them (okay, I was a little put off in book 2 by the lack of morals by the main character, but since she did what she could to rectify the situation I forgave her).
    I do wish that they would have the readers listen to previous books so they'd have an idea of the accents used.
    I also hate that it made Kirra sound like a simpering idiot.
    But I do like all the story lines and have listened to all 5 books at least 3 times. Nice light romances (which I didn't think I'd like but have now started looking for similar books).
    If you can ignore the change in accents, all the books in this series are well worth listening to.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Eragon: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Christopher Paolini
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    When Eragon finds a polished blue stone in the forest, he thinks it is the lucky discovery of a poor farm boy; perhaps it will buy his family meat for the winter. But when the stone brings a dragon hatchling, Eragon realizes he has stumbled upon a legacy nearly as old as the Empire itself.

    Mary S. Murray says: "Delightful and Enjoyable"
    "Good book,but"

    I really am enjoying this series but I'm having a little trouble with the dragon's voice. To me, it sounded far too much like the Cookie Monster. I have to keep pushing that thought out of my mind as I listen.
    But considering the author was in his teens when he wrote this, I'm certainly not complaining. I did notice some similarities in dragon characteristics to Anne McCaffery's Dragon Rider books (which is okay as I love those books as well).
    Didn't see the movie so I'm interested in seeing how the series ends. All in all, well worth the listen.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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