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Patti

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  • Foundling: Monster Blood Tattoo, Book One

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By D.M. Cornish
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (98)
    Performance
    (48)
    Story
    (49)

    Set in the realm of the Half-Continent, a land of tri-corner hats and flintlock pistols, the Monster Blood Tattoo trilogy presents a world of predatory monsters, chemical potions, and surgically altered people. Foundling begins the journey of Rossamund, a boy with a girl's name, who is about to begin a dangerous life in the service of the Emperor. What starts as a simple journey is threatened by encounters with monsters - and people, who may be worse.

    Heather says: "Foundling - an adventure tale"
    "Wonderful!"
    Overall

    Such a wonderful gem! All 3 books are worth your listening credits, and this, the first book, doesn't disappoint. If you are tired of listening to "my pretty pony/puppy/fairy" with your kids, then this is the book for all of you! D.M. Cornish has created an entirely believable world, populated with utterly believable characters.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rider: Spirals of Destiny: Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Jim Bernheimer
    • Narrated By Christine Padovan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (180)
    Performance
    (161)
    Story
    (164)

    A unicorn is not supposed to survive the death of its rider, but Majherri did. Now he is a pariah, mistrusted by the Greater Herd. To reclaim his lost honor and status, he will entrust the remnants of his life to a new human female while unraveling the mystery of his continued existence.

    Ruth says: "A Horse Lover's Book-- An Enchanting Fantasy"
    "Don't waste the credit"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Jim Bernheimer and/or Christine Padovan?

    Yes by the author. None by the narrator.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Don't know,. Couldn't finish the book.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I'm not a particularly picky listener, usually if the story is good I can "soldier on." Not so with this book.
    It seemed that she wasn't familiar with the material prior to performing. Accents in wrong places, terrible supporting character voices, stilted narration.


    Did Rider: Spirals of Destiny: Book 1 inspire you to do anything?

    Rip out my ear buds and bang my head against the wall.


    Any additional comments?

    Too bad, I think this is a pretty good YA story, no Mary Sue's. Will look for print version.

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Factotum: The Foundling's Tale, Part Three

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By D. M. Cornish
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (71)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (34)

    Rossamnd Bookchild stands accused of not truly being a human at all, but of being a monster. Even the protection of Europe, the Branden Rose the most feared and renowned monster-hunter in all the Half-Continent might not be enough to save him. Powerful forces move against them both, intent on capturing Rossamnd whose existence some believe may hold the secret to perpetual youth.

    Gayle says: "A Page-Turning Tale!"
    "Happy, Sad, Thankful.."
    Overall

    Happy to finally hear the third installment of this wonderful series.
    Sad when it ended. (Which, by the way, ended exactly as it should).
    Thankful that I stumbled on to such a great author!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ill Wind: Weather Warden, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Rachel Caine
    • Narrated By Dina Pearlman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (348)
    Performance
    (200)
    Story
    (202)

    Joanne Baldwin is a Weather Warden. Usually, all it takes is a wave of her hand to tame the most violent weather. But now, she's trying to outrun another kind of storm: accusations of corruption and murder. So, she's resorting to the very human tactic of running for her life.... Her only hope is Lewis, the most powerful warden known. Unfortunately, he's stolen not one but three bottles of Djinn-making him the most wanted man on earth. Still, she's racing hard to find him-before the bad weather closes in fast.

    Yuriko says: "Good fun and fast listening"
    "Only 10 hours?"
    Overall

    I'm about 1/2 way thru this book and it feels like 10 years...
    I enjoyed Ms. Caines Morganville Vampire series, and was looking forward to more of her writing.
    This book didn't deliver. For a woman in peril story, the pacing and narration is very slow.
    Do we really care if the heroine looks like Prince threw up on her?

    3 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • The Good, the Bad, and the Uncanny: Nightside, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Simon R. Green
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (286)
    Performance
    (164)
    Story
    (169)

    Things were going so well for P.I. John Taylor, that it was only a matter of time before everything hit the fan. Walker, the powerful, ever-present, never to-be-trusted agent who runs the Nightside on behalf of The Authorities, is dying. And he wants John to be his successor-a job that comes with more baggage, and more enemies, than anyone can possibly imagine.

    Patti says: "Please Sir...."
    "Please Sir...."
    Overall

    May I have some more? Marc Vietor Rocks this series!
    This is not the book to start with, though each in the series can stand alone, they really are better read in order... Dark, funny, excellent world building!
    Can't wait to see what's in store for John Taylor now that "Walker" is gone... or is he?

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Dancing on the Head of a Pin: A Remy Chandler Novel, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Thomas E. Sniegoski
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (73)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (41)

    Once he was known as the Angel Remiel, but generations ago Boston PI Remy Chandler chose to renounce heaven and live on earth, where he found a secure place among us ordinary humans. But now, having lost the love of his life, Remy finds himself turning more and more away from his human friends and his everyday existence. He’s begun to seek out dangerous jobs—those that involve the supernatural, those that bring him into contact with his past.

    Patti says: "Angels among us!"
    "Angels among us!"
    Overall

    I read the first book in this series, then when I saw it on Audible, didn't hesitate to purchase. Love the story, unfortunately didn't love Mr. Daniels' narration. Which is such a personal thing. Mr. Daniels interpretation was very spare considering the material. I also had trouble keeping track of various characters in the story as they all tended to sound the same. Not enough of a block to prevent future purchases of this series.. Nice to know even Fallen Angels have the same internal dialogue as the rest of us.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Daemons Are Forever: Secret Histories, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Simon R. Green
    • Narrated By Stuart Blinder
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (331)
    Performance
    (178)
    Story
    (177)

    Eddie Drood's clan has been watching mankind's back for ages. And now he's in charge of the whole kit and caboodle. But it's not going to be an easy gig.

    :J says: "Demons brings it back."
    "Stuart Binder is Pitch Perfect!"
    Overall

    I love Simon R Green Books- Especially the Nightside Series.. & wasn't disappointed in the 1st book of this series. The Man with the Golden Torc.
    Mr. Blinder does a great job of narrating the story...
    Just be prepared to menatally skip past all the whining about "Everything for the Family"...I'm not sure what Mr. Green is doing..His Nightside books also have constant references to John Taylors' "Special Gift," and tho some have complained about that, it hasn't bothered me, until this book. Otherwise, it's a fast paced, rollicking, adventure!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kitty Takes a Holiday: Kitty Norville, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Carrie Vaughn
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (744)
    Performance
    (437)
    Story
    (438)

    After getting caught turning wolf on national television, Kitty retreats to a mountain cabin to recover and write her memoirs. But this is Kitty, so trouble is never far behind, and instead of Walden Pond, she gets Evil Dead.

    Helen says: "A great escape...Kitty takes a holiday!"
    "Wanted to give it more stars....."
    Overall

    I gave the story itself the stars. Love smart, funny, snarky female protangonists, and there are several books in this series, a plus for me!
    Unfortunately, I could not get past the narrator. The story was good enough in the first book to get past Ms. Gavin, and the character was a radio personality... Did not finish this book, and believe me that is rare! Marguerite Gavin sounds like the actress Wendy Malick, and that is the picture I got in my head, not some young (at the time of her attack), slacker girl. Ms. Gavin's narration is a bit too sophisticated for what I picture Kitty to be. Even alone in the cabin in the woods she uses the "Midnight Hour Voice," for internal dialogue. Of course we all have our own mental images... I'll give this series another try.. in print.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Faefever: Fever, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Karen Marie Moning
    • Narrated By Joyce Bean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1488)
    Performance
    (757)
    Story
    (767)

    On a quest to find her sister's killer, Mac is a major player in a deadly game, but with one great advantage: she knows how to find the Sinsar Dubh, an ancient book of magic so dark it corrupts anyone who touches it. What Mac soon discovers is worse than she had imagined. Surrounded by treachery, her enemies indistinguishable from her allies, she can be certain of only one thing: as All Hallows' Eve approaches, her time is running out.

    cmclien says: "Wow!"
    "couldn't finish"
    Overall

    The reader was so bad that I couldn't finish this book...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kitty Goes to Washington: Kitty Norville, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Carrie Vaughn
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (923)
    Performance
    (528)
    Story
    (529)

    The country's only celebrity werewolf, late-night radio host Kitty Norville prefers to be heard, not seen. But when she's invited to testify at a Senate hearing on behalf of supernaturals, her face gets plastered on national television. Kitty has been in hot water before, but jumping into the D.C. underworld brings a new set of problems---and a new set of friends and enemies.

    A User says: "Very Good"
    "Good premise, terrible reader"
    Overall

    Like the premise and the series so far... however, the reader is very distracting! If I continue this series, think I'll just get the book.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful

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