Ivan has always been one of my favorite characters in the Vorkosigan books. It was nice to see him get his own book. I loved that he managed to get into as much trouble by himself as when Miles gets him into it and also manages to get out of it too. The antics are quite amusing and it's fascinating to see how Ivan actually thinks as opposed to Miles. It was also nice to see cameo's from Gregor, Miles, Lady Alys, and Simon Ilyan. I would like to see more of Byerly in the future and also future adventures of Ivan. Actually, I would just like more books in this universe. Grover Gardner does his usual impeccable job and is one of my favorite narrators. I do look for books he's written.
I guess I'm a bit like Hazel, I want to know what happens to the characters after the end of the book. I thought this book was wonderful. I cried copious amounts of tears for the last two hours of the book, but then, I expected to cry so it didn't really bother me but I hadn't expected to laugh as much as I did. I had a hard time sleeping last night because I laid awake wondering what happened next? I can make some assumptions but as I really liked the characters I would be happier knowing. The book was well written and seemed very honest. I've never known a young person with cancer so I can't say from experience but they seemed very real to me. I'll probably listen to this book again in a few months or so to pick up the things I just didn't catch. I highly recommend this and I'm going to listen to more of his books. This was my first of John Green's. Kate Rudd did a great job as narrator.
I'm really fond of this series. I love Georgie and Darcy and the mysteries they solve. Overall, this wasn't one of my favorite entries but it was still enjoyable. There was a brief cameo by Georgie's grandfather that felt like it was shoehorned in only to be able to see him in the book and Belinda really didn't add much to the story. The mystery itself felt a bit rushed though I did understand the motivations of the killer. I liked seeing so much of Georgie and Darcy together and it's nice that Georgie probably has someone to stay for a while. Jack was a fun character and I hope that he shows up more in the future. Katherine Kellgren did a good job narrating, though sometimes her delivery was a bit over the top. I'm looking forward to the next book in the series.
I think this might have been my favorite entry in the series. There was a lot of action, a lot of romance, and many appearances by the characters we've come to know throughout the whole series. It's nice to see the continued rehabilitation of Mallory and the apparent end of one of the arcs that's been going on over the last several books. The book does end on a bit of a cliffhanger and I can't wait until the next one comes out. Sophie Eastlake as narrator did a fantastic job.
I enjoyed most of the stories in this anthology immensely. It's added some series of books to my to read list. I really enjoyed the story Holly's Balm that revisited characters from Strange Brew. The narrators did a good job and I did like the fact that all the stories weren't read by the same person. I think I'll probably be re-listening to this anthology at some point because I do love short stories.
This is the second book in this series, though you don't really have to have read the first one to enjoy this one. I bought the first one in one of the surprise $4.95 library sales and when I got around to listening to it, I completely enjoyed it. This one is just as enjoyable with a completely different storyline. The storyline was believable and seemed real and I really liked the characters. It was nice to see some of the characters in the first book briefly. The narrator was good though I could hear her breathing and swallowing occasionally. She isn't one who I would go seek out other books read by her but I would definitely listen to her again.
This book really seems to have moved the storyline forward. It was very cool to see all the familiar characters in an unfamiliar setting, it was nice to get them out of Atlanta. It was also interesting to see how another part of the world is dealing with the world shift toward magic. I love how Kate seems to grow in her magic and her personality with every book. She learns how to do something by trial and error, not just a giant leap. The storyline with the bodyguarding reminds a bit of the earlier books but I love how Kate is in charge because she is the one with the experience. I'll miss the character who didn't make it through the book but I can't wait to see what happens next with this. It'll seem like a long time before the next book comes out. Renee Raudman did a fantastic job as usual. Her voices were consistent with the previous books and she manages to make every character sound distinct.
I really enjoyed this book although it started really slowly. I had to push myself to keep with it and I'm very glad that I did. I didn't see the twist coming and the look at London wth supernatural elements was very fun. I much enjoyed the British slang though sometimes I wasn't quite sure what was meant. The narrator did a fabulous job and I very much liked the sound of his voice.
I love how much of Charley and Reyes there is in this book. The murder mystery of the women seemed like it took a backseat to them, which was fine with me. The serial killer (yet another one) was interesting but it's much more fun to look at the relationships between the main characters. I do wish UB would just ask Cookie out already. The book progressed the overarching storyline along with a good amount of new information that only Reyes seems to have known before and of course, Charley gets beat up again. Charley's naming everything in sight is getting a bit overdone but overall I enjoyed listening. I can't wait to see what happens next. Lorelei King did a wonderful job as narrator as always.
I loved this quartet. I've read it multiple times in print and enjoyed the audio versions as well. It is an interesting blending of pixie fairy tales and Norse mythology. I love that the characters grow and change throughout the books and the chanting of the different phobias are funny. The evolution of the storyline from the first book totally ended up in a different place from where I would have thought it was going to go in the last book. Zara is a wonderful main character and I'm happy with the one of her romantic triangle she ends up with. Julia Whelan as narrator did a fantastic job with her accents and characterization throughout her performance. Her
I enjoyed this story. It moved several storylines further down the line and showed some growth in Merit's personal relationships. She seems to be putting her relationship with Mallory back together and it was nice to see her actually have a decent conversation with her father. There wasn't really a whole lot of Catcher in this story but it was great to finally learn what Jeff shifts into. I loved the back story on Peter Cadogan and the return of some people we'd seen before. I can't wait for the next book to come out. Sophie Eastlake did fine as a narrator but I thought she actually did better on the previous book.
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