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  • French Silk

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Sandra Brown
    • Narrated By Renée Raudman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (970)
    Performance
    (735)
    Story
    (741)

    Like the city of New Orleans itself, Claire Laurent is a vibrant beauty laced with a mysterious elusiveness. The founder of French Silk, a fabulous lingerie company, she has fought hard to make it a worldwide success. Then a TV evangelist attacks French Silk’s erotic sleepwear as sinful. And when he is killed, Claire becomes the prime suspect. District Attorney Robert Cassidy knows Claire is damning herself with lie after lie about the murder, even as he feels her drawing him into her world and her very soul....

    OLIVIA says: "Sandra Brown at her Best!!"
    "A southern sultry sexy murder mystery"
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    My headline says it all. Set in New Orleans, a who done it, or should I say 'who didn't do it?' cause everyone looks to be a suspect. The story is jam packed with little clues from page to page, but just isn't that easy to figure out. Has some twists and turns, that you don't see coming.
    It's a good listen that wraps you up in the characters, eventually learning their dirty little secrets, and motives for what they do.
    The narrator does an excellent job, with bringing this murder mystery to life.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Best Served Cold

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Joe Abercrombie
    • Narrated By Steven Pacey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2557)
    Performance
    (2369)
    Story
    (2362)

    There have been 19 years of blood. The ruthless Grand Duke Orso is locked in a vicious struggle with the squabbling League of Eight, and between them they have bled the land white. While armies march, heads roll and cities burn, and behind the scenes bankers, priests, and older, darker powers play a deadly game to choose who will be king.

    mohamed says: "as good as the main trilogy"
    "Revenge"
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    Great to have a continuation of the First Law Trilogy. This story brings back a few of the previous characters, so we can see somewhat what they have been up to since the end of the trilogy. I liked that, because I felt the trilogy left us hanging. In First Law, I kinda felt a kinship to some of the characters, wanting them to succeed even though they had their flaws. Not so, with this grouping made up of murderers, assassins, back stabbing scum of the earth characters, doing what they do so well. There's definitely not a good side and and bad side in this First Law world, just tyrants and conspirators fighting to rule the world. Dark and brutal, nonetheless, I find it highly entertaining.
    Steven Pacey is the best!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Wolf of the North, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Duncan M. Hamilton
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3072)
    Performance
    (2880)
    Story
    (2864)

    A chance encounter with an ancient and mysterious object awakens a latent gift, and Wulfric's life changes course. Against a backdrop of war, tragedy, and an enemy whose hatred for him knows no bounds, Wulfric will be forged from a young boy into the Wolf of the North. This is his tale.

    Amazon Customer says: "Great opening to a series"
    "Just didn't click for me"
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    The first of the trilogy concentrates on Wulfric, a chubby wimp of a boy, son of the First Warrior. It spans from him being bullied, overcoming that harassment, dealing with personal loss, making a dangerous pilgrimage to finally become a prominent warrior of his village. Within the tale is the usual unobtainable love interest and the evil villain sworn to getting revenge on Wulfric, all setting up the second story. It's a well written formulaic story, if you enjoy those lengthy coming of age tales. I have enjoyed a few of those, but generally can't get into them, with this one not being the exception. Simon Vance does do an excellent job with the narration.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Prince of Fools: The Red Queen's War, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Mark Lawrence
    • Narrated By Tim Gerard Reynolds
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2569)
    Performance
    (2400)
    Story
    (2404)

    The Red Queen is old but the kings of the Broken Empire dread her like no other. For all her reign, she has fought the long war, contested in secret, against the powers that stand behind nations, for higher stakes than land or gold. Her greatest weapon is The Silent Sister - unseen by most and unspoken of by all. The Red Queen's grandson, Prince Jalan Kendeth - drinker, gambler, seducer of women - is one who can see The Silent Sister.

    Amazon Customer says: "He Does it Again!"
    "A nice jaunt back to the Broken Empire"
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    Set in the Broken Empire, it was nice to experience it again, and getting a short dose of Jorg and company was a real treat. Thanks, Mr. Lawrence. This story centers around Prince Jalen Kendeth, grandson of the Red Queen, and a Norseman warrior Snorri. Magically connected, the unlikely duo set out on a quest to find Snorri's wife and son, a mission of vengeance for Snorri, quite something else for the worthless Prince, who just wants to sever the connection, letting him get back to his life of useless folly. It's a dark tale with Jalen's character adding a good dose of humor, making it a fun read.
    Tim Gerard Reynolds did his usual wonderful job, bringing the authors vision to life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • High Voltage: Fever, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Karen Marie Moning
    • Narrated By Amanda Leigh Cobb, Jim Frangione
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (590)
    Performance
    (551)
    Story
    (549)

    Immortal Faerie and ancient feuds, secrets and sacrifices - a thrilling new chapter in the bestselling Fever series begins, featuring Dani, Ryodan, and other beloved characters, as they battle to save Dublin from the rising of a terrifying evil determined to enslave the human race.

    LOYL-00 says: "High Voltage--bk 10---good story BUT...."
    "Things they are a changing"
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    Dani has been one of my favorite characters of this series for a few books now. Has been fun to see her grow and change into something mega.
    This seems to be the last chapter in that saga, to complete Dani and Ryodan's story. Long awaited, it was somewhat distressing at times, as things looked to be too much of a change for my taste. All and all the story worked.
    As for the narration, I think Phil Gigante was a better fit from the earlier books. Jim Frangione fits for the Black Dagger Brotherhood.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Child of a Mad God: The Coven, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By R. A. Salvatore
    • Narrated By Tim Gerard Reynolds
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (262)
    Performance
    (241)
    Story
    (241)

    From R. A. Salvatore, the legendary creator of Drizzt Do'Urden, comes the start of a brand new epic journey. When Aoleyn loses her parents, she is left to fend for herself among a tribe of vicious barbarians. Bound by rigid traditions, she dreams of escaping to the world beyond her mountain home. The only hope for achieving the kind of freedom she searches for is to learn how to wield the mysterious power used by the tribe's coven known as the Song of Usgar. Thankfully, Aoleyn may be the strongest witch to have ever lived, but magic comes at price.

    Think about this says: "Why did it have to end!!"
    "Why did it have to end!!"
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    Love the Drizzt series, so was anxious to read of this new promising character. I was not disappointed.
    Talmadge, is a frontier trader who has ditched the cities to travel the villages of Loch Beag, a huge lake surrounded by mountains. The tribes on the lake are peaceful, but not the dreaded Usgar who live up on the mountainside, with raiding warriors that invade the lakeside villages, killing, raping, and taking whatever they want. These warriors have an advantage from crystal spears that the witches of the tribe, called the Coven, have infused with magic. We first meet Aoleyn as an orphaned child, being raised by her Aunt who is one of these witches. Aoleyn grows quickly in this first installment, as does her natural power to wield the magic of the crystals. Along the way, she is also learning that the brutal ways of her tribe are just that, brutal.
    There are many other characters that are developed in this story, along with the lifestyle of the Usgar and the gentle tribes of the lake, with Talmadge and Aoleyn in the center. The ending certainly leaves you hanging, my only complaint of starting a new series before it's complete. Luckily, I haven't read the Corona books so can go to those for a prequel to this new magical land.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Last Argument of Kings

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Joe Abercrombie
    • Narrated By Steven Pacey
    Overall
    (4326)
    Performance
    (4006)
    Story
    (3990)

    Logen Ninefingers might have only one more fight in him - but it's going to be a big one. Battle rages across the North, the king of the Northmen still stands firm, and there's only one man who can stop him. His oldest friend and his oldest enemy: It's time for the Bloody-Nine to come home.

    Joe Kraus says: "Anti-Genre within the Genre"
    "Totally attached to these characters"
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    A complete grouping of anti-heroes that attach to you from the first of the trilogy, not letting go, even as the last page is turned. I can't remember a good guy; some trying their hardest, but eventually the reality of the world catches up, and pulls them down. As a listener, I spent all three books questioning just who was right and who was wrong, who was good , who was evil, as every character seemed to change as the story progressed. In conclusion, it turns out not a one of them can be labeled, in any one way. The ending left me somewhat hollow and completely awed, as the characters linger in my mind.
    Steven Pacey has to be one of the best narrators I've ever listened to, his portrayal of Glokta alone deserves an award, let alone the excellence of the remaining cast. I will definitely listen to the other " First Law" books that came after this one, just to hear more from Pacey. Hopefully those books will tie up some remaining threads left behind from Last Argument, cause like Glokta, I still have a few questions.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Before They Are Hanged

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Joe Abercrombie
    • Narrated By Steven Pacey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4716)
    Performance
    (4359)
    Story
    (4349)

    Superior Glokta has a problem. How do you defend a city surrounded by enemies and riddled with traitors when your allies can by no means be trusted, and your predecessor vanished without a trace? It's enough to make a torturer want to run - if he could even walk without a stick.

    Matthew says: "The single best fantasy experience I've ever had"
    "The plot thickens"
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    Binge worthy trilogy.
    Superior Glokta is given the impossible task to defend a city sure to fall, realizing he can trust no one. Plots within plots on both sides of this battle, where you can't tell a good guy from a bad guy, and maybe it doesn't matter with the foe that mankind is facing.
    Ferro, Nine Fingers and Luthar find themselves on a quest that threatens their lives, not finding out it's purpose till nearly the end. The depth of each character grows along the way though, making it a memorable journey. We do discover the background of each, and why Bayaz has chosen a couple of them to accompany him.
    West is given orders to serve under the worthless Prince, keeping him well away from the fighting, or so it was thought, while Three Trees, Dogman and the crew decide to take a different path.
    All and all it's a thoroughly enjoyable ride, with lots of battles, conspiracy, intrigue and a laugh or two, as the saga continues.
    Steven Pacey is excellent!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Blade Itself

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Joe Abercrombie
    • Narrated By Steven Pacey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5645)
    Performance
    (5277)
    Story
    (5267)

    Logen Ninefingers, infamous barbarian, has finally run out of luck. Caught in one feud too many, he's on the verge of becoming a dead barbarian - leaving nothing behind him but bad songs, dead friends, and a lot of happy enemies. Nobleman, dashing officer, and paragon of selfishness, Captain Jezal dan Luthar has nothing more dangerous in mind than fleecing his friends at cards and dreaming of glory in the fencing circle. But war is brewing, and on the battlefields of the frozen North they fight by altogether bloodier rules.

    Jim "The Impatient" says: "YOU CAN NEVER HAVE TOO MANY KNIVES"
    "Fantastic characters!"
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    Anti-heroes all, these characters are completely absorbing to the point of halfway through, I knew I would binge listen to this trilogy. It's 22 hours of character development, and what a great combination of author and narrator. Steven Pacey brings this colorful group to life, with different and distinctive voices, catching the heart of the character perfectly.
    Inquisitor Glokta, once a crown favorite fencer, then captured and returned after 2 years of torture, stole the show. He's become the very intuitive crippled torturer himself, but the reader is right in his thoughts with him, suffering each painful step he takes and getting a chuckle from his insights. Logan Ninefingers, a self proclaimed killer finds himself in the company of The Wizard Bayaz, not knowing what he's doing there, but following along anyway. Capt Jezal dan Luthar just wants to breeze by in life, but finds himself in the middle of a brewing war with the North, and enamored with a woman he knows he should avoid.
    This book was mainly a build-up for something to come in books 2 and 3, but will completely get the reader vested in these characters, so as I said, get ready for a book binge.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • City of Endless Night

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By Rene Auberjonois
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2254)
    Performance
    (2068)
    Story
    (2063)

    When Grace Ozmian, the beautiful and reckless daughter of a wealthy tech billionaire, first goes missing, the NYPD assumes she has simply sped off on another wild adventure. Until the young woman's body is discovered in an abandoned warehouse in Queens, the head nowhere to be found. Lieutenant CDS Vincent D'Agosta quickly takes the lead. He knows his investigation will attract fierce scrutiny, so D'Agosta is delighted when FBI Special Agent A. X. L. Pendergast shows up at the crime scene assigned to the case.

    shelley says: "The allusive Pendergast..,"
    "Back to excellent"
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    This episode of Pendergast was back on track, from the previous let down of Obsidian Chamber. Aloysius seems to be off his game somewhat with Constance out of the picture, but eventually gets back on track as the book progresses. He's teamed up again with Vincent D'Agosta to find out who's been beheading prominent people of the area. Problem is while they are running into brick walls, a Post reporter seems to have cracked the case, putting the city into an uproar. There's plenty of little side stories, creating lots of suspects that thoroughly had me stumped, right up to the big reveal. Always love it, when I feel I have things figured out and it goes in a different direction. Makes the read so much more enjoyable. After 17 books, Pendergast remains one of my favorite characters, that says a lot for this duo, as it is hard to keep a reader interested for so many episodes centering around one personality. That being said, I hope Lincoln and Child don't tire of Pendergast, cause I'm looking forward to the next installment. As with so many of the best in audible books, Rene Auberjonois is Aloysius Pendergast, making the experience so much more memorable, especially in the French restaurant. (I would of had to of skimmed over most of the ordering)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Iron Gold

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Pierce Brown
    • Narrated By Tim Gerard Reynolds, John Curless, Julian Elfer, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5489)
    Performance
    (5174)
    Story
    (5158)

    Ten years after the events of Morning Star, Darrow and the Rising are battling the remaining Gold loyalist forces and are closer than ever to abolishing the color-coded caste system of Society for good. But new foes will emerge from the shadows to threaten the imperfect victory Darrow and his friends have earned. Pierce Brown expands the size and scope of his impressive Red Rising universe with new characters, enemies, and conflicts among the stars.

    says: "Audio needs to be balanced "
    "Maybe I wasn't ready "
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    After starting this story I was quickly reminded how the first trilogy effected my emotional well being. I felt for Darrow's plight and his battle to make a better life for himself and family. But, most of all I remember how it played on my emotions with all the behind the scenes back-stabbing. Just when you thought things couldn't get worse, a secret deal would present itself and the day would be saved. This book seems to be following the same path, with surprises throughout as expected, but the day is still looking gloomy.
    My main problem was seeing the fall of Darrow after 10 years of war. His character is tired, the war has him drained, he's lost perspective. I kept wondering if after getting into this second trilogy if I'd done the right thing by starting it. I liked the ending of the Red Rising trilogy, and perhaps should have left this new dilemma alone, showing all the disillusionment of the enduring war.
    That being said, I have to give it 5 stars, because it's that good, revealing the realistic side of this war from several different perspectives. Survivors all, but not better off for it and maybe not surviving much longer.
    Meh, to the four narrators....I just don't care for multiple narrators in an audible listen. Tim Gerard Reynolds is a master of his craft, so let him shine.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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