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  • The FREE Prologue & 5-Chapter Sampler of Steelheart

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 33 mins)
    • By Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By Macleod Andrews
    Overall
    (915)
    Performance
    (812)
    Story
    (818)

    Ten years ago, Calamity came. It was a burst in the sky that gave ordinary men and women extraordinary powers. The awed public started calling them Epics. But Epics are no friend of man. With incredible gifts came the desire to rule. And to rule man you must crush his wills. Nobody fights the Epics...nobody but the Reckoners. A shadowy group of ordinary humans, they spend their lives studying Epics, finding their weaknesses, and then assassinating them. And David wants in. He wants Steelheart - the Epic who is said to be invincible. The Epic who killed David's father.

    AudioAddict says: "So I'm definitely getting the book now..."
    "Just couldn't get into it"
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    Was excited by the lengthy free preview and wanted it to be more. It did not hold my interest and deleted it after 45 minutes. Kid' s POV, monsters, reason to hate them, blah, blah, blah.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Lost Lake

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Sarah Addison Allen
    • Narrated By Janet Metzger
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (513)
    Performance
    (458)
    Story
    (453)

    The first time Eby Pim saw Lost Lake, it was on a picture postcard. Just an old photo and a few words on a small square of heavy stock, but when she saw it, she knew she was seeing her future. That was half a lifetime ago. Now Lost Lake is about to slip into Eby’s past. Her husband, George, is long passed. Most of her demanding extended family are gone.

    Jen says: "Pure Sarah Addison Allen"
    "I really wanted to fall in love with this book"
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    I have fallen in love with previous Allen books and dwelt in that lovely magical atmosphere she is so good at creating. It did not happen for me with this book. It took me 2 tries to even get past the first chapter. I found my mind wandered as I listened and the magic just isn't there for me this time. How interesting that the worst of Allen's books is still better than most other writers on Amazon today.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Storm Front: Virgil Flowers, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By John Sandford
    • Narrated By Eric Conger
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1064)
    Performance
    (942)
    Story
    (924)

    In Israel, a man clutching a backpack searches desperately for a boat. In Minnesota, Virgil Flowers gets a message from Lucas Davenport: You're about to get a visitor. It's an Israeli cop, and she's tailing a man who's smuggled out an extraordinary relic - a copper scroll revealing startling details about the man known as King Solomon. Wait a minute, laughs Virgil. Is this one of those Da Vinci Code deals? The secret scroll, the blockbuster revelation, the teams of murderous bad guys? Should I be boning up on my Bible verses? He looks at the cop. She's not laughing.

    Debbi says: "Still a fan, but..."
    "Loved it!"
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    I enjoyed this book very much. It is funny and engaging and shows a humanity in Virgil we have not seen before. It also was not so bloody or so tragic as to make me squirm. I thought it delightful!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Garden Spells

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Sarah Addison Allen
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1047)
    Performance
    (588)
    Story
    (594)

    The Waverleys have always been a curious family, endowed with peculiar gifts that make them outsiders even in their hometown of Bascom, North Carolina. Even their garden has a reputation, famous for its feisty apple tree that bears prophetic fruit, and its edible flowers, imbued with special powers.

    Generations of Waverleys tended this garden. Their history was in the soil. But so were their futures.

    Together again in the house they grew up in, the Waverley sisters realize they must deal with their common legacy - if they are ever to feel at home in Bascom - or with each other.

    Joihelene says: "I so want to give it 5 stars...!!!!"
    "Beautiful story, not so good narration"
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    This is a good book to read. My listening experience was dulled by the inept performer who mistook volume for acting. When the reader wanted to convey intensity, she shouted. Having just come from hearing The Winter Sea with the superb narration of Rosalyn Landor, I was sorely disappointed with Susan Ericksen's poor reading. Looking forward to other SAA books that do not have this reader.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hunted: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Kevin Hearne
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4159)
    Performance
    (3870)
    Story
    (3871)

    For a 2,000-year-old Druid, Atticus O’Sullivan is a pretty fast runner. Good thing, because he’s being chased by not one but two goddesses of the hunt - Artemis and Diana - for messing with one of their own. Dodging their slings and arrows, Atticus, Granuaile, and his wolfhound Oberon are making a mad dash across modern-day Europe to seek help from a friend of the Tuatha Dé Danann. His usual magical option of shifting planes is blocked, so instead of playing hide-and-seek, the game plan is...run like hell.

    D says: "Another Serving of Hilari-tea"
    "Thank you, Kevin Hearne"
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    I liked that the Atticus we first met 5 books ago was back. Here again is the sweet really old man who cares about the earth and cares about being a Druid and loves his dog. He spent 4 books hanging with the bad boys and getting in trouble and now he is back on track. For me, the best part of these books has been following along while this sweet man shows us the world we suspect exists just below the surface of the mundane world we interact with daily. This book made me laugh out loud more than once and wonder what it would be like to win the race, count on friends, and deal gracefully with a frenemy. I really want to talk with my dog! So, thank you, for great escapist literature, adventure, and the coolest dog ever. And seriously, didn't you always suspect the Greco Roman pantheon were dicks?
    Luke Daniels- dude! You rocked it this time out!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dead Ever After: A Sookie Stackhouse Novel, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Charlaine Harris
    • Narrated By Johanna Parker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2981)
    Performance
    (2713)
    Story
    (2726)

    Number-one New York Times best-selling author Charlaine Harris has won numerous awards for her Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire series, which has been adapted into the hit HBO show True Blood. In this 13th and final book, a murder rocks the town of Bon Temps and Sookie is arrested for the crime. After making bail, she sets out to clear her name - but her investigation only leads to more deaths.

    k says: "Bitter ending? Cleanse your palate."
    "Really wanted to like this book"
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    Would you try another book from Charlaine Harris and/or Johanna Parker?

    No, to reading another Charlaine Harris novel but yes to Johanna Parker. What made Sookie so charming in the first few books was the contrast of Sookie's innocent curiosity and her southern good girl morality with the evils she was busy discovering. She abhorred the violence that became a part of her supernatural influenced life and tried to find the good in every situation no matter how small or mundane that good might be. In this last book of the series, she has lost that goodness and is now insensitive turning to the easy way out of a morally ambiguous situation. It was a let down to say the least. Joanna Parker starts out strong but by the middle of the book she sounds bored with the story. That made two of us. Sookie has lost her sparkle along with her innocence and I lost interest in her half-hearted struggle to survive. Sookie no longer tries to make sense of the supernatural world existing in tandem with her real world. Now she is resigned and uninterested and, as a result, so are we as spectators.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Trapped: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Kevin Hearne
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5024)
    Performance
    (4606)
    Story
    (4631)

    After 12 years of secret training, Atticus O’Sullivan is finally ready to bind his apprentice, Granuaile, to the earth and double the number of Druids in the world. But on the eve of the ritual, the world that thought he was dead abruptly discovers that he’s still alive, and they would much rather he return to the grave. Having no other choice, Atticus, his trusted Irish wolfhound, Oberon, and Granuaile travel to the base of Mount Olympus, where the Roman god Bacchus is anxious to take his sworn revenge - but he’ll have to get in line behind an ancient vampire, a band of dark elves, and an old god of mischief.

    Katherine says: "Trapped"
    "Love the story -miss Luke Daniels"
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    Would you be willing to try another one of Luke Daniels’s performances?

    I loved the series the most when Luke Daniels either remembered what each character sounded like and read with enthusiasm and heart instead of whoever is reading now. This guy sounds like a graduate of the talking-head school of elocution with every sentence weighted for posterity. Kevin. . .get Luke Daniels back, please!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Harbor Nocturne

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Joseph Wambaugh
    • Narrated By R. C. Bray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (111)
    Performance
    (96)
    Story
    (98)

    When Dinko Babich, a young longshoreman, delivers Lita Medina, a young Mexican dancer, from San Pedro Harbor to a Hollywood nightclub, their lives are forever changed. An unexpectedly tender and moving love story develops among the cops and criminals who occupy the harbor, and soon Dinko and Lita are caught up in terror and peril through no fault of their own.

    Ryan says: "This is a Hollywood Station novel."
    "Great story, wonderful characters"
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    Would you try another book from Joseph Waumbaugh and/or R. C. Bray?

    If R.C.Bray is reading it, I'll buy the print version gladly.


    What didn’t you like about R. C. Bray’s performance?

    He does a terrible job on Flotsum and Jetsum's voices. Listeners familiar with previous audio books about Hollywood Division will be disappointed. I am. The opening is rocky and uncertain. Hollywood Nate sounds overdone and smarmy like a bad toothpaste commercial announcer.


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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