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Glenda

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  • The Privilege of the Sword

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Ellen Kushner
    • Narrated By Ellen Kushner, Barbara Rosenblat, Felicia Day, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (361)
    Performance
    (328)
    Story
    (330)

    Award-winning author, narrator, and screenwriter Neil Gaiman personally selected this book, and, using the tools of the Audiobook Creation Exchange (ACX), cast the narrators and produced this work for his audiobook label, Neil Gaiman Presents. In this exciting new "illuminated production", the author herself reads her own work, supported by a full cast.

    Ann says: "Austen-es​que tale (with swordfight​s!)"
    "Oh no no no!!"
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    I bought both books. I guess it was well done. I hate the stories.

    3 of 16 people found this review helpful
  • To Sail a Darkling Sea: Black Tide Rising, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By John Ringo
    • Narrated By Tristan Morris
    Overall
    (110)
    Performance
    (108)
    Story
    (108)

    With human civilization annihilated by a biological zombie plague, a ragtag fleet of yachts and freighters known as Wolf Squadron scours the Atlantic, searching for survivors. Within every abandoned liner and carrier lurks a potential horde, safety can never be taken for granted, and death and turning into one of the enemy is only a moment away. Yet every ship and town holds the flickering hope of survivors. One and two from lifeboats, a dozen from a fishing village, a few hundred wrenched by fury and fire from a ship that once housed thousands....

    Charles says: "refreshing take on the post apocalyptic world"
    "HOT NEW SERIES"
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    Would you listen to To Sail a Darkling Sea again? Why?

    Oh yes. I stayed up all night with this super treat. A spent the weekend enjoying this adventure.


    What other book might you compare To Sail a Darkling Sea to and why?

    Live Free or Die ...Hot Gate .....


    What does Tristan Morris bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    What words?? He brings life... His strong narration is smooth , alive, easy. One can let him give the mind a very real world. His narration is a joy.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It didn't make me cry, who wants too. It did make me laugh. It's a up-go adventure. It moves fast.


    Any additional comments?

    This is going to be a keeper series and it is a series.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Lion and the Rose: A Novel of the Borgias

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs)
    • By Kate Quinn
    • Narrated By Leila Birch, Maria Elena Infantino, Ronan Vibert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    From the national best-selling author of The Serpent and the Pearl comes the continuing saga of the ruthless family that holds all of Rome in its grasp, and the three outsiders thrust into their twisted web of blood and deceit.…

    As the cherished concubine of the Borgia Pope Alexander VI, Giulia Farnese has Rome at her feet. But after narrowly escaping a sinister captor, she realizes that the danger she faces is far from over - and now, it threatens from within. The Holy City of Rome is still under Alexander's thrall, but enemies of the Borgias are starting to circle.

    Glenda says: "This Lady Can Wright"
    "This Lady Can Wright"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Lion and the Rose the most enjoyable?

    Narration was perfect. The story was a keeper. I fell into the three main character with pure enjoyment.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I don't know. I loved them all. As I said they were a joy to spend time with. It is fiction with a twist of history and a very beautiful love story. No smut. Just pretty.


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    They were talent. They were art in action. They took pride in their performance. A real pleasure.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Oh, I smiled and I laughed.


    Any additional comments?

    I do wish she had more audible books out.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shadow of Freedom

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By David Weber
    • Narrated By Allyson Johnson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (322)
    Performance
    (304)
    Story
    (305)

    There are two sides to any quarrel... unless there are more. Queen Elizabeth of Manticore's first cousin and Honor Harrington's best friend Michelle Henke has just handed the "invincible" Solarian League Navy the most humiliating, one-sided defeat in its entire almost thousand-year history in defense of the people of the Star Empire's Talbott Quadrant. But the League is the most powerful star nation in the history of humanity. Its navy is going to be back – and this time with thousands of superdreadnoughts.

    David Hurwitz says: "Missing: Honor and Nimitz"
    "Gold Peak"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Shadow of Freedom to be better than the print version?

    I have them together. I love the audio.. Always my fav.. Put it with e-book and I have the best of both worlds. The book helps lock in the names for my little brain.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Shadow of Freedom?

    The end. She puts all the bad guys in a line and gets it right. Than she goes for it. Great Series.


    What about Allyson Johnson’s performance did you like?

    She catcher the humor and each personality.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    God bless, Beth. I love you.


    Any additional comments?

    I have enjoyed " The Honor Harrington " series very much. I also love the " Shadow Of Saganami Companion "series and " The Torch of Freedom". All part of the one. I just wish David Weber could write faster. I hop I live long enough for the end. I find I am ready for it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Venus Throw: A Novel of Ancient Rome, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Steven Saylor
    • Narrated By Scott Harrison
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    Rome, 56 BC. The great general Pompey has conquered the East; Julius Caesar is defeating the Gauls; only Egypt, with its strategic granaries and vast treasuries of gold, still eludes the grasp of Rome. The city itself is becoming ever more corrupt, as the last generation of the Roman Republic indulges in political backstabbing, endless lawsuits, scandalous love affairs, and the occasional murder.

    Glenda says: "Love This Series"
    "Love This Series"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I would and have. Off we go with a delightful family, one that grows and grows in numbers", in the height of Roman History. Once a year I go back and listen to this series once again.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    This plot held me for years


    What does Scott Harrison bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He is my pick for this series. He nailed the energy , humor and spirit of this family.


    Who was the most memorable character of The Venus Throw and why?

    I loved the new addition to the family. Our hero does collect them, bless his heart, and the way this story unfolds, develops, and the super ending.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Annihilation: Star Force, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By B. V. Larson
    • Narrated By Mark Boyett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (878)
    Performance
    (821)
    Story
    (822)

    Kyle Riggs is in for a rough ride. In Annihilation, the seventh book of the Star Force Series, nothing goes as planned. The three fledgling human colonies in the Eden System are beginning to take hold, but the forces threatening to root them out are many. The Crustaceans are calling for help, despite the fact they are the sworn enemies of Star Force. Are they potential allies, or vicious tricksters? And why are the oceans of their world heating up?

    Jonathan says: "It could be so much better!!!"
    "Faverts"
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    Heads up to all follower of this great series. You can get Book 8 at amazon as E-book . I hope audible will get on the ball and get this for us. I can not let this series go. Is it good? Well, duh! I gave all 7 a 5.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Extinction: Star Force, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By B. V. Larson
    • Narrated By Mark Boyett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1786)
    Performance
    (1628)
    Story
    (1636)

    In the second book of the Star Force series, Kyle Riggs has another bad year. The Nano ships have a new mission--one that sentences their pilots to death. Meanwhile, the governments of Earth want to steal Star Force's Nano technology for their own. Worst of all, Earth has made a promise to the Macros, and the machines are coming to collect.

    Bill says: "Too much Superhero"
    "inperssive"
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    15 words? Well, let me see. I liked this series. It was well above average. Action packed, fast moving, and very cool. I bought the series and went book by book. I am glade I did.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • 1356: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated By Jack Hawkins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (341)
    Performance
    (304)
    Story
    (307)

    On September 19, 1356, a heavily outnumbered English army faced off against the French in the historic Battle of Poitiers. In 1356, Cornwell resurrects this dramatic and bloody struggle - one that would turn out to be the most decisive and improbable victory of the Hundred Years' War, a clash where the underdog English not only the captured the strategic site of Poitiers, but the French King John II as well.

    Carlos says: "A Classic Story Comes To Life"
    "Good"
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    A good book. Not up to "Agincourt" by Bernard Cornwell and performed by Charles Keating, but how many are? My kind of story.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Walk the Plank: The Human Division, Episode 2

    • UNABRIDGED (39 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    Overall
    (561)
    Performance
    (505)
    Story
    (506)

    Wildcat colonies are illegal, unauthorized, and secret - so when an injured stranger shows up at the wildcat colony New Seattle, the colony leaders are understandably suspicious of who he is and what he represents. His story of how he’s come to their colony is shocking, surprising, and might have bigger consequences than anyone could have expected. Walk the Plank is a tale from John Scalzi's The Human Division, a series of self-contained but interrelated short stories.

    Brian says: "Bad style - at least for audio version"
    "What??"
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    I thought this might be interesting and bought the 1st. one in series. The 2nd. made no sense to me and it is much to short. The story doesn't tie in with the 1st. book No story anywhere. This is not for me.

    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • How to Drive a Dragon Crazy

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By G. A. Aiken
    • Narrated By Morgan Hallett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (69)
    Performance
    (67)
    Story
    (66)

    Some things never go away, like vile enemies, bad ale, and annoying kin. But I thought I was finished with the one dragon I’d have done anything for: Éibhear the Blue, a big, gorgeous, blue-haired beast who thinks the world belongs to him. The world, and apparently, me. So if Éibhear wants to play the caring hero and travel into the most forsaken of Gods forsaken lands to protect the one woman who doesn’t need it - namely me - I’ll let him

    Amazon Customer says: "G.A.Aiken First timers beware"
    "Great Series"
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    This is a great fun loving, oh so funny series. I am happy I stumbled upon it. It is a family of humans, dragons and magic. All in one loving family that fight like cats and dogs. Only two books on audible, I am hoping they will correct this very soon, however, kindle has the book series. Book one is DRAGON ACTUALLY, book2. is ABOUT A DRAGON etc... I am looking forward to all in audio. SOON!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Mongoliad: The Foreworld Saga, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Neal Stephenson, Greg Bear, Mark Teppo, and others
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (143)
    Performance
    (126)
    Story
    (128)

    In the aftermath of the Mongolian invasion of 1241, beleaguered Christians struggle with the presence of a violent horde and a world turned upside down. Apocalyptic fever sweeps through Europe, infecting even the most rational individuals, leaving all to wonder if they are seeing the end times - or an hour when new heroes will emerge from the ruins of cataclysmic defeat.

    G. Sabin says: "An already dense story is reaching critical mass"
    "wounderful writing"
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    The Mongoliad : Book one of THE FOREWORD SAGA was the best so far. I listened to it twice just for the joy of it. Book two is very good also. I am looking forward to book three. Well worth the credit or money not to mention the treat of the adventure . Enjoy

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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