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Cool another book with Coyote, the scamp (and several 4-letter words, but then.....). There are times when Mercy doesn't really want to be 'interesting', especially to Coyote.
Another amazing entry into the Mercy Thompson series that brings in many of the characters from the past books. There are Coyote and Werewolves and Fae and Vampires and Witches and others Oh My.....
Lorelei King brings this magnificent series of Patricia Briggs' to life and lots of sarcasm.
Whew! Tracking the normal 3 Heroes fulfilling prophecy was easy compared to having 7 Heroes & a few other key characters.
Another excellent addition to the Heroes of Olympus & Olympians books. In addition to the fabulous story line & writing, I am enjoying the growth of each of the characters in not only their powers but also in their confidence, maturity and their trust in one another.
Nick Chamian was good, but it did take a little getting use to due to Joshua Swanson's & Jesse Bernstein's excellent narration of the previous books. Nick was a little flat at the beginning but that improved throughout the book.
What else could Rick Riordan possibly think of to challenge these 7 Heroes & others after this book? This group is going to need serious counseling after this adventure is concluded but.... as the saying goes "What doesn't break you (kill you) makes you stronger".
George Takei does a great 'Twas the Night Before Christmas! Thank you for this wonderful gift.
You move into a new building and like most places there are a few building quirks... well a little more than quirks. So what is the average guy to do.... why of course try to figure out what is going on and enlist the majority of the building tenants to help. What a great way to meet the neighbors.
It was really fun to listen to a story about normal people being thrown into an extraordinary situation. Ray Porter brought the characters in Peter Clines' story to life and gave each of the characters their own voice and personality.
It is definitely not your standard horror story which is a good thing because I have the tendency to turn all the lights on in the house & hide under the covers when listening to those.
If you read the first three books you know the outcome but WOW the details leading up to those three books make this & the first prequel hard books to stop listening to (aka put down). Just when you think all is lost (though you know it is not because you read the first three books) something truly inspired (with a dab of insanity) happens.
Michael J. Sullivan's books with awesome narration by Tim Gerard Reynolds are brilliant, unforgettable, action packed, a discovery of love and self, showing the struggles of the low & mighty and are definitely riveting.
I would start with the original books and then go onto the prequels as they will have more meaning that way; otherwise you will find yourself re-reading the prequels after you finish the original 3 anyway..... oh wait... you will want re-read all of them again & again.
This series goes way beyond 5 stars on all counts.
It took me a little longer to be totally hooked on Griffin's Brotherhood of War series especially after reading his spectacular Corps & Presidential Agent series initially BUT that being said by Book 4 I was totally hooked. I read a few other types of books between book 3 & 4 and discovered within the first few minutes of Book 4 that there are very few authors like Griffin out there who grab your interest and write so elegantly about the victories and failures of events and people.
This is at least the third book of this series that left me with tears of gladness with a pinch of sadness at the end of the book.
I wholeheartedly recommend this series as well as any other writings of W.E.B Griffin. I am also a big fan of the fabulous narration by Eric G. Dove.
I envision a personal ad:
Tall, handsome, powerful, cranky Highland Laird not really looking for a feisty British wife to completely turn his world upside down and give him a true life partner. Desired traits include someone who can ride bareback, hunt, heal, management his territory, make love with abandonment, start wars for his pleasure and complete turn his world upside down.
I really enjoy powerful women and men in stories and especially enjoy when they clash and meld. Julie Garwood's story was a fun listen to from start to finish and narration by Rosalyn Landor was superb.
Audible has found a way to make credits last longer by offering these spectacular deals of the day - the brats. Thank you.
What do you do with a daughter who seems to be in the center of all mischief in the house and has a ghastly curtsy? Why send her to Mademoiselle Geraldine's Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality.
The listener shortly discovers that the school also teaches the young ladies a very useful skill sets all designed to turn out a perfectly groomed & elegantly dressed and mannered ladies who can steal the crown jewels and battle with the king's guards all while not messing her hair or clothing.
I admit it I bought this book because I absolutely loved Gail Carriger's Parasol Protectorate and I was not disappointed.
The Incrementalists authors had a great concept but I would have liked more "meddling' (changing the feelings & beliefs of one person at a time). Sadly the book spent more time on a mystery surrounding a member and a love story instead of what drew me in to purchasing the book: "They cheat death, share lives and memories, and communicate with one another across nations, races, and time. They have an epic history, an almost magical memory, and a very modest mission: to make the world better, just a little bit at a time"
The descriptions of the very individualized storage area where each keeps their memories & reasonings was fascinating and you did get some insight into the owner's personality and thought patterns but I would have liked them to take this a bit further with more examples in the present & past.
Warning: If you are prone to tear up please have some tissues close.
Robert Crais is a master at making you feel the pain of these characters, especially for a crime novel, and MacLeod Andrews brings the story to life with his narration.
This is the story of Scott (human police officer) and Maggie (canine Marine) who both saw their beloved partners fall under enemy fire despite their best and most valiant efforts. They are left with physical and mental scars. Circumstances throw them together and magic happens.
I am definitely going to have to check out other books by Robert Crais.
What a brilliant move by Audible to have a deal of the day. What a great way to be introduced to new authors and even new genre.
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