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ficken

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  • Heartless: The Parasol Protectorate, the Fourth

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Gail Carriger
    • Narrated By Emily Gray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1422)
    Performance
    (1237)
    Story
    (1239)

    Lady Alexia Maccon, soulless, is at it again, only this time the trouble is not her fault. When a mad ghost threatens the queen, Alexia is on the case, following a trail that leads her deep into her husband's past. Top that off with a sister who has joined the suffragette movement (shocking!), Madame Lefoux's latest mechanical invention, and a plague of zombie porcupines and Alexia barely has time to remember she happens to be eight months pregnant. Can Alexia determine who is trying to kill Queen Victoria?

    Yuriko says: "The fun is BACK!"
    "fun is afoot"
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    Love the latest of the series. Some surprises along the. I recommend this to all the syfi buffs tht are feed up with the mooshy mold that we are such a drone to. Love this adventure in all its proper form.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Christmas Present: A Chronicles of St. Mary's Short Story

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 18 mins)
    • By Jodi Taylor
    • Narrated By Zara Ramm
    Overall
    (46)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (42)

    It's Christmas Eve at St Mary's. And all through the house. Nothing is stirring.... Except for Max, Peterson, and Markham, sneaking out at midnight for an assignment that is very definitely off the books. It was ten years ago tonight that senior historians Bashford and Grey went missing in 12th century Jerusalem. So how did they end up in AD 60 Roman Colchester? Max has a theory. Peterson has a plan. Markham has bacon sandwiches. Colchester has Boudicca and her bloodthirsty Iceni hordes.

    Colonelswife says: "As always, Jodi Taylor rocks"
    "They are at it again at St Mary's"
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    Where does Christmas Present rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Amazing. At least read the first book, One Damn thing after Another before this book to get a feel for several ppl they talk about


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Markham, herding historians like usual


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

    yes perfect performance like all St Mary's books


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

    Short and sweet but should read at least the first book in series, Chronicles of St Mary's before.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • When a Child Is Born: A Chronicles of St. Mary's Short Story

    • UNABRIDGED (32 mins)
    • By Jodi Taylor
    • Narrated By Zara Ramm
    Overall
    (59)
    Performance
    (53)
    Story
    (52)

    The time-travel series that everyone's talking about.... Jodi Taylor's The Chronicles of St. Mary's is back with a short story. It's Christmas Day 1066, and a team from St Mary's is going to witness the coronation of William the Conqueror. Or so they think.... However, history seems to have different plans for them, and when Max finds herself delivering a child in a peasant's hut, she can't help wondering what history is up to.

    ficken says: "Sweet story for any season"
    "Sweet story for any season"
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    Love St Mary's series, sweet story for any season. Have a cup of tea and a good laugh

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Prudence

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Gail Carriger
    • Narrated By Moira Quirk
    Overall
    (334)
    Performance
    (311)
    Story
    (314)

    When Prudence Alessandra Maccon Akeldama ("Rue" to her friends) is bequeathed an unexpected dirigible, she does what any sensible female under similar circumstances would do: she christens it the Spotted Custard and floats off to India. Soon she stumbles upon a plot involving local dissidents, a kidnapped brigadier's wife, and some awfully familiar Scottish werewolves.

    Andrea C says: "Pronunciations and character voices are Different!"
    "Dont give up on Prudence, she's not her mother!"
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    As a big fan of the Parasol Protector series I was disappointed for a while. The narrator doesn't pronounce the names the same as the Parasol narrator and the voices sound very different and disappointing. Don't give up on this book its slow to start and you want to feel sorry for poor Prudence as she is not as smart as her mother. The extensive detail of gowns put me in glazed over state. The best of the book is in the second half and by the end sets us up to anticipate the next of Prudence adventures! Just bare with it for about four hours and the best is to come.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Just One Damned Thing After Another: The Chronicles of St Mary's, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Jodi Taylor
    • Narrated By Zara Ramm
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1438)
    Performance
    (1298)
    Story
    (1298)

    Behind the seemingly innocuous façade of St Mary's, a different kind of historical research is taking place. They don't do 'time-travel' - they 'investigate major historical events in contemporary time'. Maintaining the appearance of harmless eccentrics is not always within their power - especially given their propensity for causing loud explosions when things get too quiet. Meet the disaster-magnets of St Mary's Institute of Historical Research as they ricochet around History.

    Sires says: "Action Adventure Time Travel Novel w/ Good Reader"
    "Wonderful funny book"
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    Liked this book a lot. I don't usually read British authors so this was a new experience. Some slang I didn't understand but got the drift.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Dead Witch Walking

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Kim Harrison
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3456)
    Performance
    (2496)
    Story
    (2505)

    Rachel Morgan is a runner with the Inderland Runner Services, apprehending law-breakers throughout Cincinnati. She's also a witch, one of the many Inderlanders who revealed themselves after a genetically engineered virus wiped out 50 percent of humanity. Witches, warlocks, vampires, werewolves: the creatures of dreams and nightmares have lived beside humans for centuries, hiding their powers. But now they've stopped hiding, and nothing will be the same.

    Patti says: "wildly entertaining"
    "Pay close attention or you will miss something"
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    I had to rewind some of this book to get the story going. Pay close attention to details you will need for the rest of the books. Love this series I am on book three now.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Changeless: An Alexia Tarabotti Novel, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Gail Carriger
    • Narrated By Emily Gray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1753)
    Performance
    (1487)
    Story
    (1495)

    Gail Carriger created a fascinating steampunk vision of Victorian England in her “intoxicatingly witty” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) debut novel Soulless—the first in the best-selling Parasol Protectorate series. Changeless is the second in the series and finds Alexia Tarabotti, now the Lady Woolsey, quite put out after her werewolf husband goes missing. So, armed with her trusty parasol, Alexia boards a dirigible and heads for Scotland to find him.

    Leanna says: "Loved it!"
    "Changeless"
    Overall

    Awesome book...This is a wonderful change from the mooshy books. Excitment and drama! Moving on the next in the series

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Spider's Bite: Elemental Assassin, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Jennifer Estep
    • Narrated By Lauren Fortgang
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2994)
    Performance
    (2334)
    Story
    (2343)

    They call me the Spider. I'm the most feared assassin in the South -- when I'm not busy at the Pork Pit cooking up the best barbecue in Ashland. As a Stone elemental, I can hear everything from the whispers of the gravel beneath my feet to the vibrations of the soaring Appalachian Mountains above me. My Ice magic also comes in handy for making the occasional knife. But I don't use my powers on the job unless I absolutely have to. Call it professional pride.

    Alex says: "Only because..."
    "dragging and dragging"
    Overall

    drags on like a dieing cat. stopped reading half way through and have zero desire to return

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Love in the Time of Dragons: A Novel of the Light Dragons

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Katie MacAlister
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (279)
    Performance
    (219)
    Story
    (217)

    In best-selling author Katie MacAlister’s Love in the Time of Dragons, suburban mom Tully Sullivan wakes up in a far-off place surrounded by strangers—many of them muscular, sexy ones—claiming to be dragons. They insist Tully is a dragon, too, and that she’s committed crimes deserving of death. Now Tully must disprove the allegations before time runs out.

    Leanna says: "He is not a fat dragon!"
    "Keep the dragons series going!!!"
    Overall

    Love this books flashbacks. Putting the dragons past togethor is wonderful. My favorite non person is in this book too...love our furry demon! Nice end..keeps us wanting more. Enjoyed this soo much I could listen to it again.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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