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Angela

"There's no limit to the amount of good you can do as long as you don't care who gets the credit"~Dad

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  • The Warlock's Curse

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By M. K. Hobson
    • Narrated By Pat Young
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    The Year is 1910. Eighteen-year-old Will Edwards has landed a prestigious apprenticeship at Detroit’s Tesla Industries, the most advanced scientific research center in the United States. It’s a plum prize for a young man who dreams of a career in the new science of Otherwhere Engineering.

    Angela says: "The Tedious is back..."
    "The Tedious is back..."
    Overall
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes I would recommend it to someone who likes to read series that turn into epics.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    It was not really an ending, nothing was concluded. It left more questions than it answered.


    What about Pat Young’s performance did you like?

    Yes it was ok, some parts sounded a little too "read".


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    NO! again just like the first in the series it starts out tedious. The ending comes hard and fast yet does not answer a lot of questions.


    Any additional comments?

    I look forward to the 4th in this series. I hope some of the questions will be answered.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shattered: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Kevin Hearne
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3125)
    Performance
    (2935)
    Story
    (2931)

    For nearly 2,000 years, only one Druid has walked the Earth - Atticus O’Sullivan, the Iron Druid, whose sharp wit and sharp sword have kept him alive as he’s been pursued by a pantheon of hostile deities. Now he’s got company. Atticus’ apprentice, Granuaile, is at last a full Druid herself. What’s more, Atticus has defrosted an archdruid long ago frozen in time, a father figure (of sorts) who now goes by the modern equivalent of his old Irish name: Owen Kennedy. And Owen has some catching up to do.

    D says: "The third druid"
    "Excellent as always!"
    Overall
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    If you could sum up Shattered in three words, what would they be?

    flowing along nicely


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Always Oberon, his view of the world knows no meat-bounds


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

    He makes the experience very personal. He is an excellent reader, able to individualize every character.


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

    There were some heart-ringing parts and heartwarming parts and parts that make you laugh out loud!


    Any additional comments?

    Hello? Is anyone home? I have bacon...

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Skin Game: A Novel of the Dresden Files, Book 15

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5018)
    Performance
    (4749)
    Story
    (4735)

    Harry Dresden, Chicago's only professional wizard, is about to have a very bad day.… Because as Winter Knight to the Queen of Air and Darkness, Harry never knows what the scheming Mab might want him to do. Usually, it’s something awful. He doesn’t know the half of it… Mab has just traded Harry’s skills to pay off one of her debts. And now he must help a group of supernatural villains - led by one of Harry’s most dreaded and despised enemies, Nicodemus Archleone - to break into the highest-security vault in town, so that they can then access the highest-security vault in the Nevernever.

    D says: "Hold onto your staff; Harry’s back."
    "Worth waiting for"
    Overall
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, James Marsters reads Harry Dresden as if he were Harry himself


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Skin Game?

    Where the Wild Things Are...


    Have you listened to any of James Marsters’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes just as good


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

    Jim Butcher made me laugh, cry, and shout out loud but most of his books do that!


    Any additional comments?

    As always a great job, even 15 books in this series is still excellent

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Blood Bound: Mercy Thompson, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Patricia Briggs
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3151)
    Performance
    (2145)
    Story
    (2147)

    Mechanic Mercy Thompson has friends in low places - and in dark ones. And now she owes one of them a favor. Since she can shapeshift at will, she agrees to act as some extra muscle when her vampire friend Stefan goes to deliver a message to another of his kind. But this new vampire is hardly ordinary - and neither is the demon inside of him.

    Deborah says: "Blood Bound"
    "More rompping and less playing"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Blood Bound: Mercy Thompson, Book 2 to be better than the print version?

    No they are both ranked the same. The narrator is great!


    What other book might you compare Blood Bound: Mercy Thompson, Book 2 to and why?

    It is the same genre as the God Save the Queen series, both pretty lighthearted, an easy read and fun.


    Which character – as performed by Lorelei King – was your favorite?

    She is really terrific as a reader she manages to make each character distinct.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    A Romp rolling good time


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Moon Called: Mercy Thompson, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Patricia Briggs
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4403)
    Performance
    (2924)
    Story
    (2932)

    Mercy Thompson's life is not exactly normal. Her next-door neighbor is a werewolf. Her former boss is a gremlin. And she's fixing a VW bus for a vampire. But then, Mercy isn't exactly normal herself.

    Susan says: "I love this series.."
    "Romp and Play"
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    Where does Moon Called rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Between 1 - 10 I'd say an 8.5.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Moon Called?

    The threat to eat her cat.


    Have you listened to any of Lorelei King’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes she is awesome as a narrator!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I could have if I had the time.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a playful fun book. I wouldn't rank it as a great piece of literature but it is fun and easy to follow.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Hidden Goddess

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By M. K. Hobson
    • Narrated By Suehyla El-Attar
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (31)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (22)

    In a brilliant mix of magic, history, and romance, M. K. Hobson moves her feisty young Witch, Emily Edwards, from the Old West of 1876 to turn-of-century New York City, whose polished surfaces conceal as much danger as anything west of the Rockies. Like it or not, Emily has fallen in love with Dreadnought Stanton, a New York Warlock as irresistible as he is insufferable.

    Dave says: "The Goremance Continues!"
    "Much better..."
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Yes, this book was faster paced than the first concentrating more on the story than establishing the world it takes place in.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The ending was happy and tidy.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Unsure, the scenes all flowed nicely.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    yes


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Native Star

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By M. K. Hobson
    • Narrated By Suehyla El-Attar
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (73)
    Performance
    (55)
    Story
    (57)

    The year is 1876. In the small Sierra Nevada settlement of Lost Pine, the town witch, Emily Edwards, is being run out of business by an influx of mail-order patent magics. Attempting to solve her problem with a love spell, Emily only makes things worse. But before she can undo the damage, an enchanted artifact falls into her possession - and suddenly Emily must flee for her life, pursued by evil warlocks who want the object for themselves.

    Zooomer says: "A bold, inventive, well-written first novel"
    "A slow start"
    Overall
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes for someone who can handle the long almost tedious parts of a book that are deemed necessary to establish the world being developed within the story.


    Would you recommend The Native Star to your friends? Why or why not?

    I would recommend to some who like this sort of thing.


    What about Suehyla El-Attar’s performance did you like?

    She did very well.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    no, absolutely not too much tedious information to listen to in one sitting


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Long Live the Queen: Immortal Empires series, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Kate Locke
    • Narrated By Moira Quirk
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (78)
    Performance
    (75)
    Story
    (74)

    Xandra Vardan thought life would be simpler when she accepted the goblin crown and became their queen, but life has only become more complicated. Everyone - vampires, werewolves and humans - wants the goblins on their side, because whoever has the goblins - wins.

    Robin in Vermont says: "Too much Xandra Drama!"
    "A good ending!"
    Overall
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes it was a fun series.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Aside from the main character I thought the Queen was excellent.


    What about Moira Quirk’s performance did you like?

    She was not as good as the girl who did the first book.


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

    Every moment having to do with her boyfriend. He was not a typical fictional boyfriend with doubts and misunderstandings within the story. He was a solid figure not used as an antagonist. I liked that.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Queen Is Dead

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Kate Locke
    • Narrated By Moira Quirk
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (90)
    Performance
    (88)
    Story
    (88)

    When her brother Val gets in over his head in an investigation of Half-Blood disappearances and goes missing himself, it's up to Xandra, newly crowned Goblin Queen, to get him back and bring the atrocities to light. Xandra must frequent the seediest parts of London, while also coping with what she is, the political factions vying for her favor, and the all-too-close scrutiny of Queen Victoria, who wants her head.

    Angela says: "Loved this series despite the cover art"
    "Loved this series despite the cover art"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Queen Is Dead to be better than the print version?

    I don't know. I did not read it.


    What other book might you compare The Queen Is Dead to and why?

    I am not sure there is anything to compare it to, maybe the Parasol Protectorate books which I loved as well.


    Have you listened to any of Moira Quirk’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    She was an ok narrator not as good as the person who did the first book.


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

    It was just a fun book.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • God Save the Queen: The Immortal Empire, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Kate Locke
    • Narrated By Courtney Patterson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (144)
    Performance
    (137)
    Story
    (137)

    Welcome to the realm of the undead matriarch of a Britain where the aristocracy is made up of werewolves and vampires, where goblins live underground and mothers know better than to let their children out after dark; a world where being nobility means being infected with the Plague (side-effects include undeath), hysteria is the popular affliction of the day, and leeches are considered a delicacy; and a world where technology lives side by side with magic. The year is 2012 and Pax Britannia still reigns. Xandra Vardan is a member of the elite Royal Guard, and it is her duty to protect the aristocracy....

    CasyK says: "We Were Amused"
    "Glad I picked it up!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, it starts out boorish and a bit slow but picks up soon. The story was good. The description of the world is done in a way that you slowly get involved in what is happening.
    And it's nice to see a devoted man in a heroine's life who doesn't spend any time doubting her nor she him.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of God Save the Queen?

    I don't want to give anything away.


    What about Courtney Patterson’s performance did you like?

    Yes but in book 2 it is a different narrator, I wonder how that will be as I am listening to them all back to back.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    idk


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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