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  • Danger in the Shadows

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Dee Henderson
    • Narrated By Tom Stechschulte
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Sara Walsh is unsure of her own safety. Every day when she leaves her job as a writer, she takes a different route to avoid patterns in her routine that could put her life in jeopardy. Ever since she and her sister were abducted as children, and her sister was murdered, Sara has been forced to live in a paranoid world where a faceless man could be stalking her every move. But this man is no apparition. He¿s real and he¿s obsessed with finding her ¿ and killing her.

    Deborah says: "Excellent story, great narrator."
    "please don't waste your $$"

    This is one of the worst books I've listened to in a long time. I don't usually write reviews, but i felt compelled to save others from wasting their time if I was able. The main character is a pathetic, schizophrenic woman and I can't imagine what a football star would ever see in her. The character development is flat, the plot moves at a snail's pace, and the recounting of the character's thoughts is repetitive and obvious. Plus, they seem to think their faith in God will make them bullet-proof. Please. God helps those who help themselves and all that. Please don't waste your money or your Audible credit on this audiobook.

    5 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • A Knight in Shining Armor

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Jude Deveraux
    • Narrated By Steve West
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Once upon a a fair maiden lay weeping upon a cold tombstone, her heartfelt desire was suddenly made real before her: Tall, broad of shoulder, attired in gleaming silver and gold, her knight in shining armor had come to rescue his damsel in distress.... Hailed worldwide as one of the most romantic novels of all time, Jude Deveraux's dazzling best seller "will capture your heart - and hold it" (Daily Herald, Chicago) with its breathtaking tale.

    Amazon Customer says: "Well worth the wait!"
    "Don't waste your $$"

    The main character in this story is one of the most annoying, pathetic characters it has ever been my misfortune to read about/listen to. She is weepy, whiny, incompetent (she finds English coins "too confusing"), and wants to return to a boyfriend who consistently criticized and disparaged her. Apparently she can not find a shred of independence or confidence within herself, but has to hook up with another (albeit nice) man to gain some much-needed self-esteem. Shame on you, Jude Deveraux, for creating such a spineless female character.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Kingdoms and the Elves of the Reaches

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Robert Stanek

    After the Great War that divided the peoples, the kingdoms of men plunged into a Dark Age that lasted 500 years. To heal the lands and restore the light, the great kings decreed that magic and all that is magical, be it creature, man, or device, shall be cleansed to dust. The cleansing raged for so long that no human could recall a time without it and it is in this time that the Dark Lord Sathar returned from the dark beyond.

    Will says: "Excellent -- one of the best!"
    "interesting fantasy, poor narration"

    It's interesting that the reviews of this audiobook are so polarized: many 5's & many 1's but not much in between.

    I somewhat agree with the 5 star ratings that this is a pretty good fantasy series. However, my 11-year-old son and I have listened to many, many kids' Audible fantasy audiobooks, and there are many more out there that I would recommend over this series (the Abhorsen series by Garth Nix is my personal all-time fav, His Dark Materials by Phillip Pullman, Ender's Game, Charlie Bone by Jenny Nimmo, The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart).

    I also agree with the 1 star ratings in that the narration of the book is extremely off-putting. The tone, cadence, uneven volume, and the bizarre and affected accent of the narrator make this extremely annoying to listen to. Furthermore, bad editing occurs when the story shifts from one character's storyline to the next, and there is no pause in the narration to clue in the listener.

    If you've listened to all the audiobooks I've recommended above, this is a good purchase. If not, give one of those a try first.

    6 of 10 people found this review helpful

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