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Delinda

I believe a story should be interesting enough to absorb me, not bore me. I live reality daily. And many times reality is brutal. So I look for a book that makes me forget. It has to absorb me into the pages. Kind of like going on a mini vacation. I like stories that make me laugh. I like stories that make me look for the next episode.

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  • The Sword and the Dragon, Revised: The Wardstone Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By M. R. Mathias
    • Narrated By Chris Dorman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (49)
    Performance
    (46)
    Story
    (43)

    When the Royal Wizard of Westland poisons the king so that his puppet prince can take the throne and start a continental war, a young squire is forced to run for his life carrying the powerful sword that his dying monarch burdened him with from the death bed. Two brothers find a magic ring and start on paths to becoming the most powerful sort of enemies, while an evil young sorceress unwillingly falls in love with one of them when he agrees to help her steal a dragon's egg for her father.

    The Dastard says: "Richly imagined characters in an epic world"
    "This was a pleasant surprise!"
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    What a pleasant surprise! Not exactly your typical dragon story. Started off a bit slow, but not terrible. And, it wasn't what I expected, but it was surprisingly well done. Good enough to keep my mind engaged to see what would happen next. Narrator was a bit on the nasal side, but it didn't bother me too too much. I felt the plot was very well thought out. I do wonder if another part of this trilogy will be written in my lifetime. Since this was off to a good start, I'd give the second book a listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Fairy Godmother: Tales of the Five Hundred Kingdoms, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Mercedes Lackey
    • Narrated By Gabra Zackman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (307)
    Performance
    (274)
    Story
    (279)

    Elena Klovis was supposed to be her kingdom's Cinderella - until an accident of fate left her with a completely inappropriate prince! Determined not to remain with her stepfamily, Elena set out to get a new job - and ended up becoming the Fairy Godmother for the land. But "Breaking with Tradition" was no easy matter. True, she didn't have to sleep in the chimney, but she had to deal with arrogant, stuffed-shirt princes who kept trying to rise above their place in the tale.

    Captain Skurvy says: "An excellent start to a new series"
    "What the fairy flip was that?"
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    Not very good. Failed to carry the story thru in several places. Not a good fantasy book. Not a good romance book. Not a good fairy tale. So what the fairy flip was that? I struggled thru but it was so slow. I was ready to ditch by the 2nd chapter.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Endless Knight

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Kresley Cole
    • Narrated By Emma Galvin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (336)
    Performance
    (321)
    Story
    (317)

    In this seductive follow-up to Poison Princess, #1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole takes us deeper into the dark world of the Arcana Chronicles. With threats lurking around every corner, Evie is forced to trust her newfound alliance. Together they must fight not only other Arcana, but also Bagmen zombies, post-apocalyptic storms, and cannibals

    Katheryne says: "Thrilling!"
    "Wish I had known"
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    I had no ideal I would be lost, if I didn't buy the first book. So I have to get it before I can honestly decide whether this is good or not. The narrator's voice is so squeaky, I'm not sure I can stand it. At first I thought I was listening to a teenage boy whose voice was changing, but no I think that a girl, just a really, really nasal and squeaky voice. This one may be going back . . .

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wuthering Frights: Dulcie O'Neil, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By H. P. Mallory
    • Narrated By Therese Plummer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (83)
    Performance
    (75)
    Story
    (77)

    Fairy and law enforcement agent, Dulcie O'Neil has just discovered that her father is the Head of the Netherworld, and a double-dealing, illegal potions importer. Worse yet, she's now working for him. Knight Vander, Dulcie's boyfriend and Head of the Association of Netherworld Creatures is on to her father, but, in the process, will he discover Dulcie's secret? And if he does, will it mean his life?

    Jenni says: "BEST BOOK SO FAR!!!"
    "Running out of steam"
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    This series is running out of steam. This one wasn't so good. I guess the storyline is hard to stretch or something. I think the narrator's okay, but the get up and go has got up and went.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Everlost

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Neal Shusterman
    • Narrated By Nick Podehl
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (141)
    Performance
    (89)
    Story
    (92)

    Nick and Allie don't survive the car accident...but their souls don't exactly get where they're supposed to go, either. Instead, they're caught halfway between life and death, in a sort of limbo known as Everlost: a shadow of the living world, filled with all the things and places that no longer exist. It's a magical, yet dangerous place where bands of lost children run wild and anyone who stands in the same place too long sinks to the center of the Earth.

    Word Nerd says: "Interesting concept"
    "It grew on me. Not at all what I thought or . . ."
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    Not what I thought or expected. I might stick it out through the two sequels, I might not. Not sure. The story line was a bit disturbing, but Nick Podehl is a great narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Steelheart

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By Macleod Andrews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4540)
    Performance
    (4251)
    Story
    (4269)

    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.

    D says: "He got the idea from a near traffic accident"
    "Great Book!!!"
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    Great book! I fully recommend. Not like anything out there. And that's why its so cool and interesting. Brandon always delivers. Well thought out and I'll be waiting for the next one, if there is one.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Black Arts: Jane Yellowrock, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Faith Hunter
    • Narrated By Khristine Hvam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (611)
    Performance
    (565)
    Story
    (562)

    When Evan Trueblood blows into town looking for his wife, Molly, he’s convinced that she came to see her best friend, Jane. But it seems like the witch made it to New Orleans and then disappeared without a trace. Jane is ready to do whatever it takes to find her friend. Her desperate search leads her deep into a web of black magic and betrayal and into the dark history between vampires and witches. But the closer she draws to Molly, the closer she draws to a new enemy - one who is stranger and more powerful than any she has ever faced.

    Maureen says: "Another great book. Go Faith!"
    "So much better than the last one, Jane is back"
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    The last one, Jane was so weak and out of the norm, I thought I'd never get another book. I don't listen because Jane is a crybaby, I listen because Jane kicks butt and laughs about it. All the sniveling last book just wasn't the character I'd grown to love. But, I'm glad I did. Jane was more like herself this time. Back to being the femme fatal I like to read about. Hooray!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Heart of Venom: Elemental Assassin, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Jennifer Estep
    • Narrated By Lauren Fortgang
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (421)
    Performance
    (388)
    Story
    (380)

    When a terror from the past threatens Gin’s friend and body-disposer, Sophia, Gin will stop at nothing to protect her, even if it means walking straight into a killer’s trap. Meanwhile, the rocky romance between Gin and Owen reaches a turning point - can they reunite and rekindle their love? Or will the things Gin has been forced to do in her line of work as the deadly assassin the Spider keep them apart forever? Assuming, that is, she survives long enough to find out....

    Hassan says: "Its About Sophia!!! A Good One!!!"
    "Good story, great author, great voice actress"
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    I missed really missed that line Gin says about someone "needed to get dead in a hurry". I don't recall that in this book. But it always makes me laugh in the other ones. The voice actress has the perfect accent for the characters in the book. I know many people who have that accent, so it is very believable. And reminds me of people I know. After seeing how choppy and strange a great audio book series becomes when the author suddenly decides to switches narrators, I'd definitely quit reading this if Lauren Fortgang wasn't reading it anymore. To date I've quit buying two series because I couldn't stand the switch.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • A Tale of Two Goblins: Dulcie O'Neil, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By H. P. Mallory
    • Narrated By Therese Plummer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (163)
    Performance
    (147)
    Story
    (152)

    Dulcie O'Neil is a fairy working in law enforcement for the Netherworld. When Knight Vander approaches her with a case regarding comatose victims, she agrees to help him, imagining the most difficult part will be combatting her attraction to him. What Dulcie isn't betting on is the case becoming personal - but all the victims are somehow linked to her. When her best friend falls victim to the Dreamstalker, Dulcie must do everything in her power to ensure her friend's survival, including associating with criminals.

    Laura says: "Two Goblins & no spoilers!"
    "Great follow-up. Interesting characters"
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    Pretty terrific follow-up to the beginning. Some dead time in the middle of the book. By dead time I mean I could tell the author padded the book a bit to drag out the story, but I suffered thru that to see what would happen with the guys. The characters are interesting enough to keep me tuned in. The end was surprising enough to make me rush to buy book 3. Not quite what I thought would happen by the end of the book. Thumbs up for non-predictability.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • First Grave on the Right: Charley Davidson, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Darynda Jones
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2943)
    Performance
    (2335)
    Story
    (2324)

    A smashing, award-winning debut novel that introduces Charley Davidson: part-time private investigator and full-time Grim Reaper Charley sees dead people. That’s right, she sees dead people. And it’s her job to convince them to “go into the light.” But when these very dead people have died under less than ideal circumstances (i.e. murder), sometimes they want Charley to bring the bad guys to justice.

    Lulu says: "Very, Very Funny Book, Suffered from My Bad Timing"
    "This book needs to stay dead . . . really, really"
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    The beginning started out okay. But the farther I got into the book, the more ridiculous it became. An interesting concept, taken way, way too far. I'm definitely sending this one back. Great narrator, but she couldn't help this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Vampire King: The Kings Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Heather Killough-Walden
    • Narrated By Antony Ferguson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (132)
    Performance
    (122)
    Story
    (123)

    It was immediate for Roman. In 3,000 years, he'd never lost control of his emotions, or his heart. But the moment he laid eyes on Evelynne Farrow, he knew she was the woman who haunted his dreams. And everything changed. Everything. Evie Farrow has always loved a good vampire romance. In fact, she makes a living writing them. While sitting in a coffee shop and working on her next mega-hot book, Evie is approached by a tall, dark, and handsome man who could have been pulled directly from one of her novels.

    CAROLYN says: "A VERY ENJOYABLE START TO A NEW PARANORMAL SERIES"
    "Ugh!"
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    Fell apart from the middle to the end. Could have been great, just didn't make it. Don't know what else to say. Save your money.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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