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  • The Darkling Thrush

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Josh Lanyon
    • Narrated By Max Miller
    Overall
    (139)
    Performance
    (131)
    Story
    (129)

    Fed up with his desk duty in the Imperial Arcane Library, book hunter Colin Bliss accepts a private commission to find The Sword's Shadow, a legendary and dangerous witches' grimoire. But to find the book, Colin must travel to the remote Western Isles and solve a centuries' old murder.

    Tony Squared says: "A Magical Story"
    "Interesting story"
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    Would you try another book from Josh Lanyon and/or Max Miller?

    I have most of JL's books, in multiple formatsAs for the narrator, probably, I had some issues with two of the voices in this book, but the rest was good, they did ruin my enjoyment a bit though as I got dragged out of the story when they happened


    What other book might you compare The Darkling Thrush to and why?

    Ummm, no idea


    How could the performance have been better?

    It wasn't bad, just not my thing, vocal wise


    Did The Darkling Thrush inspire you to do anything?

    Read the ebook


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Among the Living: PsyCop, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Jordan Castillo Price
    • Narrated By Gomez Pugh
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (79)
    Performance
    (76)
    Story
    (77)

    Victor Bayne, the psychic half a PsyCop team, is a gay medium who's more concerned with flying under the radar than in making waves. He hooks up with handsome Jacob Marks, a non-psychic (or "Stiff") from an adjacent precinct at his ex-partner's retirement party, and it seems like his dubious luck has taken a turn for the better. But then a serial killer surfaces who can change his appearance to match any witness' idea of the world's hottest guy.

    Jesi Lea Ryan says: "Perfect narrator for one of my favorite books!"
    "Favourite"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Among the Living to be better than the print version?

    Not better, different, and I love both


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Among the Living?

    That is a huge spoiler, so my next best is Vic and Jacob meeting for the first time


    What does Gomez Pugh bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The voice of Vic


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

    YES


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Cut and Run

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Abigail Roux, Madeleine Urban
    • Narrated By Sawyer Allerde
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (538)
    Performance
    (413)
    Story
    (414)

    An erotic gay romance, a suspenseful thriller.... A series of murders in New York City has stymied the police and FBI alike, and they suspect the culprit is a single killer sending an indecipherable message. But when the two federal agents assigned to the investigation are taken out, the FBI takes a more personal interest in the case. Special Agent Ty Grady is pulled out of undercover work. He's cocky, abrasive, and indisputably the best at what he does.

    Zion says: "Stunned and surprised."
    "Fantastic"
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    Story
    What did you love best about Cut and Run?

    Ty & Zane


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Cut and Run?

    Ty in the wall


    Did Sawyer Allerde do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    He did OK, not the best narrator I've heard, but not bad either


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I didn't exactly cry, but I was worried a few times


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dragonsong: Harper Hall Trilogy, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Anne McCaffrey
    • Narrated By Sally Darling
    Overall
    (1151)
    Performance
    (636)
    Story
    (659)

    Dragonsong is the spellbinding tale of Menolly of Half Circle Hold, a brave young girl who flees her seaside village and discovers the legendary fire lizards of Pern. All her life, Menolly has longed to learn the ancient secrets of the Harpers, the master musicians of Harper Hall. When her stern father denies her the chance to make her dream come true, Menolly runs away from home. Hiding in a cave by the sea, she finds nine magical fire lizards who join her on a breathtaking journey to Harper Hall.

    Euryleia says: "One of my favorites"
    "Good for a night when you can't sleep"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    YES, the narrator, she speaks soooo slooowly, nothing about the book itself though


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Dragonsong: Harper Hall Trilogy, Volume 1?

    Hmmm, not sure, there are so many


    How could the performance have been better?

    Another narrator


    Could you see Dragonsong: Harper Hall Trilogy, Volume 1 being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    YES, YES, YES
    And I don't care, as long as they can act


    Any additional comments?

    I love the Harper Hall trilogy, I've loved it for close to 30 years, but I recommend you get a paper- or ebook instead of this one

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Skin Game: A Novel of the Dresden Files, Book 15

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4306)
    Performance
    (4098)
    Story
    (4079)

    Harry Dresden, Chicago's only professional wizard, is about to have a very bad day.… Because as Winter Knight to the Queen of Air and Darkness, Harry never knows what the scheming Mab might want him to do. Usually, it’s something awful. He doesn’t know the half of it… Mab has just traded Harry’s skills to pay off one of her debts. And now he must help a group of supernatural villains - led by one of Harry’s most dreaded and despised enemies, Nicodemus Archleone - to break into the highest-security vault in town, so that they can then access the highest-security vault in the Nevernever.

    D says: "Hold onto your staff; Harry’s back."
    "Not my Harry"
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    Would you try another book from Jim Butcher and/or James Marsters?

    I like the series, but James Marsters is wrong for the audio, maybe other books would work, but no more Harry Dresden


    What was most disappointing about Jim Butcher’s story?

    I was bored


    How could the performance have been better?

    Another narrator


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Skin Game?

    None


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • When the Bough Breaks: An Alex Delaware Novel, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Jonathan Kellerman
    • Narrated By Alexander Adams
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (312)
    Performance
    (272)
    Story
    (268)

    Dr. Morton Handler practiced a strange brand of psychiatry. Among his specialties were fraud, extortion, and sexual manipulation. Handler paid for his sins when he was brutally murdered in his luxurious Pacific Palisades apartment. The police have no leads, but they do have one possible witness: seven-year-old Melody Quinn.

    Leigh says: "Enjoyable...."
    "Not for me"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I don't think any of my friends read this genre


    Has When the Bough Breaks turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Not at all


    What does Alexander Adams bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Not Alexander Adams as such, but I get different visuals from audiobooks than I do when I read on my own


    Do you think When the Bough Breaks needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    I don't know, I didn't finish the book


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Engines of God

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Jack McDevitt
    • Narrated By Tom Weiner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (276)
    Performance
    (188)
    Story
    (193)

    Humans call them Monument-Makers. An unknown race, they left stunning alien statues scattered on distant planets throughout the galaxy, encoded with strange inscriptions that defy translation. Searching for clues about the Monument-Makers, teams of 23rd century linguists, historians, engineers and archaeologists have been excavating the enigmatic alien ruins on a number of planets, uncovering strange, massive false cities made of solid rock. But their time is running out.

    Michael G. Kurilla says: "Conceptually intriguing, but uneven writing style"
    "OK story"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Probably a different narrator


    Would you be willing to try another book from Jack McDevitt? Why or why not?

    Yes, the story was well enough written


    What didn’t you like about Tom Weiner’s performance?

    I kept falling a sleep


    What character would you cut from The Engines of God?

    None, I think they all had a purpose in the story


    Any additional comments?

    No

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Road

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Cormac McCarthy
    • Narrated By Tom Stechschulte
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5825)
    Performance
    (2432)
    Story
    (2465)

    America is a barren landscape of smoldering ashes, devoid of life except for those people still struggling to scratch out some type of existence. Amidst this destruction, a father and his young son walk, always toward the coast, but with no real understanding that circumstances will improve once they arrive. Still, they persevere, and their relationship comes to represent goodness in a world of utter devastation.

    Darwin8u says: "My wife says he's that Cold Desert Writer I love."
    "Highly overrated"
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    Would you try another book from Cormac McCarthy and/or Tom Stechschulte?

    No to Cormac McCarthy
    Yes to Tom Stechschulte


    What could Cormac McCarthy have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Not written it I guess


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    Despite the lack of grammar, quite good narration, I'm impressed


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Mostly WTF?


    Any additional comments?

    A world like this is not possible, without insects and flowers/trees, the world would be empty of all life in 2 years, ALL LIFE

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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