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Hassan

5 stars is i love and i will read agani and again. 1 is i hate and i never want to hear about it ever again. YES = :))) - NO= :'(

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  • Carniepunk

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Rachel Caine, Rob Thurman, Kevin Hearne, and others
    • Narrated By Candace Thaxton, Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (142)
    Performance
    (131)
    Story
    (133)

    Come one, come all! The Carniepunk Midway promises you every thrill and chill a traveling carnival can provide. But fear not! Urban fantasy's biggest stars are here to guide you through this strange and dangerous world....

    Hassan says: "Its A Separate 14 Short Stories"
    "Its A Separate 14 Short Stories"
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    When i got this book, I have assumed that all these characters from all these authors will be mixing together, but nope, you have 14 short stories each one is based in a carnival, I will give you a quick review for these stories

    1- Painted Love:
    It was a weird story about a guy with a monkey tattoo who comes alive.. honestly, i was lost during this story. 2 stars.

    2- The 3 lives of lydia by delilah s dawson
    I liked this story, interesting and had a sad but unexpected ending.

    3- The demon barker of wheat street by kevin Hearne
    This was one of the reasons for buying this book, i am a big fan of the Iron Druid series. Here you have your favourite 3 characters, and your usual interesting story. The story itself was fine, they went to a carnival and many things happened there (its a short story, quick and short can't review that much) but narration was the worst, we are used to Luke Daniels's narration, Kirby Heyborne was good, but when he narrated Oberon, it came out a a serious voice, and that was just wrong.. story 5 stars, narration 2 stars (only for this book)

    4- The sweeter the juice by mark henry
    weird post zombie apocalypse short story, which is focused on trans-genders life with no doctors to help, as most died from the zombie apocalypse. Putting that aside, i was really bored from this book, half of it didn't make any sense, and the other half was boring.. and its ending was a bit weird as well.. i thought there would be 10 or 15 minutes left to finish, and all the sudden it ended... 2 stars

    5- The WereWife by Jaye Wells
    I liked this book, the plot was good, and the ending was unexpected. The story here is about a man and his wife who turned into a werewolf and he is trying to deal and live with it, then the carnival comes and he tries to fix what started there. And the narration here was good. 4 stars.

    6- The Cold Girl by Rachel Caine
    Another good story here, it talks about a girl who has a boyfriend for a killer, Before she finds that out they go to the carnival and the carnival help her in their own interesting way. 4 stars.

    7- A Duet with Darkness by Allison Pang.
    This wasn't a bad book, i liked it, but i think this is more appropriate for those who know the series already. 3 stars for me.

    8- recession of the divine by Hillary Jacques
    I didn't like this book much, it was about a girl who was a greek goddess or something and became human and works as an insurance investigator.. thats just weird.. i didn't understand much of this story, and didn't like it at all. 1 star

    9- Parlor Tricks by Jennifer Estep.
    This was the other reason for buying this book. I am a fan of the elemental assassin series. Its a quick story about Gin and her sister go to the carnival to find someone, and they end up finding that someone but not in a good situation 5 stars.

    10- Freak House by Kelly Meding
    Its about a girl who her father was captured by a carnival and she tries to free him with the help of some people she met. i liked this book 3 stars.

    11- The Inside Man by Nicole Peeler
    I haven't read Nicole Peeler's books before, but i did like this one, this book is a part of the Jane True series. When I started this story, i have assumed that i will not understand anything, but nope, it was easy and felt familiar somehow although i didn't hear about this series before. Its a good one. 4 stars.

    12- A Chance in Hell by Jackie kessler
    Another series which i didn't hear about, and this short story was a part of it, and it felt familiar as well. its a bout an ex-demon who became a human. in this short story she goes to the carnival with her friend who gets into trouble. I really liked this one, hope that it will come to audible some time soon. 4 stars.

    13- Hell's Menagerie by Kelly Gay
    This is another short story from a series, but didn't like it much, it took a while to get to know these characters a bit, and the story plot was ok but nothing amazing or great.
    its about 2 kids who go to hell to rescue hell hound pups, which were stolen by a carnival. 3 stars.

    14- Daughter of The Midway by Seanan McGuire
    This is about a mermaid who joined a carnival and had a daughter who is one as well. This carnival goes to Alabama for a show but some people try to take the little mermaid. Not a bad story. 3 stars.

    So this is my longest review i have ever written. I hope you find these reviews quick and useful. If you want a set of magical short stories, then this books is a good choice.

    37 of 39 people found this review helpful
  • The Autumn Republic

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Brian McClellan
    • Narrated By Christian Rodska
    Overall
    (361)
    Performance
    (320)
    Story
    (318)

    Field Marshal Tamas returns to his beloved country to find that for the first time in history, the capital city of Adro lies in the hands of a foreign invader. His son is missing, his allies are indistinguishable from his foes, and reinforcements are several weeks away.

    Hassan says: "Fantastic Trilogy!!!"
    "Fantastic Trilogy!!!"
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    When I started this trilogy, I wasn't sure if it was good or not... but then I re-red the first book and red the short story ones too.... It is good... back story for all the characters throughout the trilogy and fantastic character development. It is a really good series..

    Action sense are the best in this book and too graphical, which is good... too many loses and so many wins as well... there will be moments where your jaw will drop from the shock....

    You get to know so many secrets, and the fate of certain characters.. I do hope that there will be more of powder mage books, I can see future trilogies in futuristic world (like ours now), that would be great.

    Narration was excellent, Christian Rodska did a fantastic job in giving character and life to all the characters , it was really good...

    I am a bit upset that this trilogy is over, but happy that it was a good ending... you will like this final addition to the powder mage trilogy.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Eragon: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Christopher Paolini
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9188)
    Performance
    (4185)
    Story
    (4246)

    When Eragon finds a polished blue stone in the forest, he thinks it is the lucky discovery of a poor farm boy; perhaps it will buy his family meat for the winter. But when the stone brings a dragon hatchling, Eragon realizes he has stumbled upon a legacy nearly as old as the Empire itself.

    Mary S. Murray says: "Delightful and Enjoyable"
    "A Bit Fast, But Good!"
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    How can explain my feelings towards this book... First of all, let me say that this is my second read through this book, which i red few years ago.. going through it again made me wonder about few pointers.. Its a bit fast, not the story plot, but the development of the main character Eragon... having him from a kid who uses a bow and arrow and the ultimate and one of the best sword fighters in a year is a bit too much.. I think it would have been better if it was in the span of several years, not less than one year... It really could have been a two books thing rather than all packed in one... I don't want to talk too much about the things that I didn't like here as it might spoil the story, so will back off.

    The story plot itself is fantastic, and as I already know what will happen, I do think that its a good series.

    Narration wasn't bad, but maybe it could have been better in few ways.. but it was good.

    You get to know all kind of characters in this series, and some of them tend to stand out and can't help yourself fro not liking them... You will understand what I mean when you see them.

    I f you like the kind of book were beings from all sorts of places and magical creatures exists, then you will like this series, specially what will happen later on in the next 3 books and the story matures and the characters develop well.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Captain's Fury: Codex Alera, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3333)
    Performance
    (2299)
    Story
    (2306)

    In his acclaimed Codex Alera novels, best-selling author Jim Butcher has created a fascinating world in which the powerful forces of nature take physical form. For millennia, the people of Alera have used their unique bond with these elementals for protection. Now, as enemies become allies, and friends become bitter foes, a danger beyond reckoning looms. . . .

    Jay says: "Simply Amazing."
    "SO MUCH ACTION!!!! SO GOOD!!!"
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    What a fantastic addition to the series.. The story was full with secrets coming out and new secrets hidden away.. New allies and new enemies. It was just too many things too many emotions packed in one book, and it was amazing.

    As usual action sense were well written and twists and turns were everywhere. Tavi is so grown, he is not that little kid anymore, and unexpected characters become his supporters and trustees.

    Can't stop on talking about how good Kate Reading is in narrating, and she does a great job with book, specially with the number of years between each book, people grow and voices change, and she did a great job in accommodating that.

    Will start reading the next book soon... Can't wait.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Return to Honor

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 19 mins)
    • By Brian McClellan
    • Narrated By Christian Rodska
    Overall
    (27)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (24)

    Captain Vlora is a powder mage in the Adran army. Once the favored, adopted daughter of the field marshal, she is now a pariah amongst those she called her family. Her superior officers would like nothing more than to send her to a far off posting and forget about her, but no one is exempt when there is a war - and powder mages are desperately needed.

    Hassan says: "Quick And Good"
    "Quick And Good"
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    Quick and good read. This short story was based before the 2nd book... The main character here is Vlora, the once loved person, started this trilogy with a mistake and she ended up being hated by everyone. Vlora is tasked to find a traitor who killed an officer and who has important information that could be used against them in the upcoming war. She finds herself in bad situation where most of the army dislikes her and with only 3 days to complete her job.

    I have enjoyed this book because it showed more details in regards to two characters in the trilogy and it showed the thoughts that are going inside Vlora's head.

    Awaiting the 3 trilogy which should come any minute now. ....

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Red Grove: A Short Story in the Dying Lands Chronicle

    • UNABRIDGED (58 mins)
    • By Jacob Cooper
    • Narrated By Michael Kramer
    Overall
    (40)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (30)

    Lord Thannuel Kerr is dead. Lady Moira Kerr is dead. Their twin children, Reign and Hedron, have fled north, hiding amid the Great Glaciers of Gonfrey at the edge of the Realm, protected by a mysterious old woman and her pack of wolves. They believe they are safe, that their presence goes unnoticed. They are wrong.

    1DrummingAddict says: "Great addition"
    "Really Short And Quick!!!"
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    The Red Grove was a good and quick listen.... It mainly showed how the twins lived with the mysterious old woman up north with her pack of wolves; and what kind of challenges they went through.. It was a good read as in the first book, not much was shown during their stay there.

    If you are a fan of this first book, you must read this short story

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Cursor's Fury: Codex Alera, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3491)
    Performance
    (2437)
    Story
    (2443)

    The power-hungry High Lord of Kalare has launched a rebellion against the aging First Lord, Gaius Sextus, who with the loyal forces of Alera must fight beside the unlikeliest of allies - the equally contentious High Lord of Aquitaine. Meanwhile, young Tavi of Calderon joins a newly formed legion under an assumed name even as the ruthless Kalare unites with the Canim, bestial enemies of the realm whose vast numbers spell certain doom for Alera.

    Readalot says: "Great series"
    "Really Enjoying This Series"
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    This series is getting better and better..... Tavi keeps on growing up and learning and gaining more responsibilities.. He becomes an important tool to the first lord and gets to be in interesting places. I do enjoy how the characters develop in this series and the gap of few years between books to allow the character to develop and grow in a reasonable pace.

    I thought the previous book was an eventful one, but its nothing comparing to this book's events. Oh how so many things... So many secrets and so many OH moments... And the ending was a really really good one. Will start listening to the next book really soon,.. So excited

    By the way, I do like the narrator, Kate Reading is a really gifted narrator and the voices of the characters change with the years.. Tavi's voice is not the same way it was in the first book, it does sound right for the age he is in.. Fantastic job.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Murder at the Kinnen Hotel: A Powder Mage Novella

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Brian McClellan
    • Narrated By Julie Hoverson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (24)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (23)

    Special Detective Constable Adamat may be the most capable young investigator in all of Adopest. He's sharp, thoughtful, and his particular sorcery gives him a flawless memory. A transfer to the First Precinct seems like the perfect opportunity to showcase his abilities and advance his career. But things work differently in the First Precinct. The murder of a businessman's mistress quickly pulls Adamat into an unexpected world of conspiracy and politics where he's forced to use all his wits to stay one step ahead of unseen enemies....

    Hassan says: "Its All About Adamat"
    "Its All About Adamat"
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    So if you are familiar with the series you know who Adamat is, if you didn't, then it would be better for you to start reading the series at first then come to this short story.

    It tells the story of Adamat's career as a detective and the challenges in a particular case... Its quiet enjoyable and not too long.

    Narration was ok, but it would have been better if it was the same narrator as in the trilogy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Exile: Star Force, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By B.V. Larson, David VanDyke
    • Narrated By Mark Boyett
    Overall
    (707)
    Performance
    (621)
    Story
    (620)

    Lost and cut off from Earth, the crew of the starship Valiant seeks a way home. In the 11th book of the Star Force series Cody Riggs collides with the overwhelming power of the Ancients. They fly incomprehensible ships and consider humans to be curiosities. Caught between ghosts of the past and demons of the present, Cody is abandoned by everyone. His girl, his crew, and even his ships change sides, exiling him in the cold depths of space.

    Dennis says: "Exile the 11th 5 STAR book in the Series!"
    "Good Addition"
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    Good addition to the series... but a bit of toooo many different things in it.... so many events, so little sense they made some times.... you get to learn more about the ancients and what they did.... It had a good collection of unexpected events as well... and some old school stuff happened..... when you finish reading this book you will understand what i meant by sooooo many events...

    The ending of this book is quite good.. wonder how things will change and continue from now.

    Is it my favourite addition? No.. was it bad?? No

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Bound by Flames: Night Prince, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Jeaniene Frost
    • Narrated By Tavia Gilbert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1133)
    Performance
    (1031)
    Story
    (1032)

    Leila's years on the carnie circuit were certainly an education. What she didn't learn: how to be a vampire, or how to be married to the most famous vampire of them all. Adjusting to both has Leila teetering on a knife edge between passion and peril, and now the real danger is about to begin...

    Hassan says: "Fantastic!!"
    "Fantastic!!"
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    What a great addition to the series... So good!!! It was satisfying and really packed with events, you won't expect them.

    You always get these damn funny points here and there, and there are loads of the characters you love

    Narration is great as always.. Great addition to the series.. Wonder whats next.....

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Styxx: Dark-Hunter, Book 22

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Sherrilyn Kenyon
    • Narrated By Fred Berman
    Overall
    (785)
    Performance
    (744)
    Story
    (747)

    Centuries ago Acheron saved the human race by imprisoning an ancient evil bent on absolute destruction. Now that evil has been unleashed and it is out for revenge. As the twin to Acheron, Styxx hasn’t always been on his brother's side. They've spent more centuries going at each other's throats than protecting their backs. Now Styxx has a chance to prove his loyalty to his brother, but only if he's willing to trade his life and future for Acheron's.

    C. Mendez says: "Stick with it..."
    "Oh Styxx... It Was Hard, Feel So Bad For You"
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    Styxx Styxx Styxx.. Had no Idea of his side of events when I red the Acheron book... This book is so emotional, when you listen to Styxx's story you will be shocked of how it was and for how long it was like that... Sherrilyn did a good job of hiding his story , I had no idea....

    So many events are in this book... and so many after and after-after events.. I can see why its so far down the line in this series, so many things that happened in previous books are included here too.. .And oh dear how many surprises you get here, prepare for them.

    Absolutely loved this addition, and finally I'm where everyone else is at in this series, took me a while to get here as I have started this series recently.

    Now will wait and see what will come up next.

    Fantastic book!!!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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