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Oli

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  • 56 reviews
  • 452 ratings
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  • 82 purchased in 2014
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  • The Indigo Spell: A Bloodlines Novel, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Richelle Mead
    • Narrated By Emily Shaffer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (586)
    Performance
    (529)
    Story
    (535)

    Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets - and human lives. In the aftermath of a forbidden moment that rocked Sydney to her core, she finds herself struggling to draw the line between her Alchemist teachings and what her heart is urging her to do. Then she meets alluring, rebellious Marcus Finch - a former Alchemist who escaped against all odds, and is now on the run.

    Brooke says: "Adrian ADRIAN A D R I A N"
    "Finally!"
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    Richelle Mead is very unpredictable writer in a way that I can't tell if her next book is going to be good or bad. Her stories are always interesting and keep me coming back, but the way she writes sometimes makes me want to scream so loud,it reaches her all the way to Seattle. I started this series with big expectations and got a bit disappointed. I admit, I got so frustrated when I finished previous book that The Indigo Spell was going to decide if I will ever buy her books again. I will. This book was well written , interesting and thankfully angst free. I'm looking forward to the next one.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Archangel's Legion: Guild Hunter Series, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Nalini Singh
    • Narrated By Justine Eyre
    Overall
    (349)
    Performance
    (318)
    Story
    (323)

    Angels are falling from the sky in New York, struck down by a vicious, unknown force. Vampires are dying impossibly of disease. Guild hunter Elena Deveraux and the Archangel Raphael must discover the source of the wave of death before it engulfs their city and their people, leaving New York in ruin and Raphael's Tower under siege by enemy archangels. Yet even as they fight desperately to save the city, an even darker force is stirring, its chill eyes trained on New York . . . and on Raphael.

    Candateshia Pafford says: "Soooo good!"
    "Nalini's best"
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    Of all of her books I read until now, this one was by far the best. Everything in this book worked for me, especially the war against the evil Archangel. I can't wait for the next one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Up from the Grave: Night Huntress, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Jeaniene Frost
    • Narrated By Tavia Gilbert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1569)
    Performance
    (1449)
    Story
    (1443)

    There's always one more grave to dig. Lately, life has been unnaturally calm for vampires Cat Crawfield and her husband, Bones. They should have known better than to relax their guard, because a shocking revelation sends them back into action to stop an all-out war…. A rogue CIA agent is involved in horrifying secret activities that threaten to raise tensions between humans and the undead to dangerous heights. Now Cat and Bones are in a race against time to save their friends from a fate worse than death…because the more secrets they unravel, the deadlier the consequences.

    Julius says: "Missed Kat and Bones"
    "Uh-oh"
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    I'm writing this review well aware that I'm going to be bombarded with unhelpful votes. However, books, like everything else in life are a subject to personal like or dislike and it would be against my principals to lie and say I liked this book. On the contrary, I was extremely disappointed, since this was the last one in the series. I'm hoping Ms. Frost's new series are going to be worth my credits, otherwise I'm done with her.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Lost and Found: The Taken Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Alan Dean Foster
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (255)
    Performance
    (234)
    Story
    (237)

    Not so long ago Marcus Walker was just another young commodities trader in Chicago, working hard and playing harder. But that's all in the past, part of a life half forgotten-a reality that vanished when he was attacked while camping and tossed aboard a starship bound for deep space. Desperately, Walker searches for explanations, only to realize he's trapped in a horrifying nightmare that is all too real. Instead of being a rich hotshot at the top of the food chain, Walker discovers he's just another amusing novelty, part of a cargo of “cute” aliens from primitive planets....

    Ken says: "Alien abduction with a twist"
    "Loved it!"
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    This book reminded me a bit of John Scalzi's way of writing; funny, interesting and with great characters. It's a story about a human abducted by aliens who is trying to figure out why was he abducted, together with many other different aliens. I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Nerd's Guide to Being Confident

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 54 mins)
    • By Mark Manson
    • Narrated By Fleet Cooper
    Overall
    (568)
    Performance
    (505)
    Story
    (501)

    Everyone knows confidence when they see it; but seemingly no one can actually describe what goes into it or how to get it. The Nerd's Guide to Being Confident is an unconventional way of looking at one of the most basic and obvious human traits and what one can do to gain a little more of it without feeling like a phony. Laughter included.

    Anthony A. says: "A More-Than-Pleasant Surprise"
    "Okay"
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    I don’t like to read self-help books unless they are of educational kind(science, art,etc..) Since this one was free (thank you Audible.com), I thought why not. It was less than two hours in length, after all; I could take it.
    It’s a short, interesting read, and in places very funny, about how we shouldn’t let our fears of failure stop us from trying to succeed. It’s a lecture about moral integrity and taking responsibility for our actions that would make us more confident and successful. The point of the book was that we all want something we don’t have, so let’s just be grateful with what we have and learn to enjoy it. Not bad for a self-help book.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Into the Black: Odyssey One

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Evan Currie
    • Narrated By Benjamin L. Darcie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1316)
    Performance
    (1218)
    Story
    (1225)

    Captain Eric Weston and his crew encounter horrors, wonders, monsters, and people; all of which will test their resolve, challenge their abilities, and put in sharp relief what is necessary to be a hero. A first-rate military-science-fiction epic that combines old-school space opera and modern storytelling, Into the Black: Odyssey One is a riveting, exhilarating adventure with vivid details, rich mythology, and relentless pacing.

    C. Hartmann says: "Great, Solid Military SciFi / Evolving Space Opera"
    "I'd buy it if I were you"
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    A well written military sci-fi.
    It’s a story about first human exploration spaceship (kind of like Enterprise from Star Trek) that rescues the only living Alien from a ship full of dead somethings. Alien turns out to be-guess what- a human, and the mystery ensue. I couldn’t put it down. I kept listening when I got home. Highly recommended for fans of military sci-fi.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Going Home: The Survivalist Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By A. American
    • Narrated By Duke Fontaine
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1305)
    Performance
    (1194)
    Story
    (1200)

    If society collapsed, could you survive? When Morgan Carter's car breaks down 250 miles from his home, he figures his weekend plans are ruined. But things are about to get much, much worse: the country's power grid has collapsed. There is no electricity, no running water, no Internet, and no way to know when normalcy will be restored - if it ever will be.

    Randall says: "A page turner, if. . ."
    "So-so"
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    I really don’t know to which genre I should shelve this one. Maybe post apocalyptic, suspense thriller. Maybe just the-end-of-the-world survival guide. This is one book that put me on the path of becoming one of the crazy doom-preppers. Very interesting read, although I’m not sure I would buy the next in the series. Made me just a tiny bit more paranoid than I would like to feel after a good read. No aliens or zombies, just the regular, human catastrophe.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Beekeeper's Apprentice, or On the Segregation of the Queen: Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Laurie R. King
    • Narrated By Jenny Sterlin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (678)
    Performance
    (610)
    Story
    (605)

    In 1915, Sherlock Holmes is retired and quietly engaged in the study of honeybees when a young woman literally stumbles into him on the Sussex Downs. Fifteen years old, gawky, egotistical, and recently orphaned, the young Mary Russell displays an intellect to impress even Sherlock Holmes - and match him wit for wit. Under his reluctant tutelage, this very modern 20th-century woman proves a deft protégée and a fitting partner for the Victorian detective.

    Steph says: "A fabulous new take on Sherlock Holmes"
    "Worth a credit"
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    Young adult, crime, mystery drama. I loved it. I have been a long time fan of books/movies/series about Sherlock Holms, and this book doesn’t disappoint. It was told from the point of view of the girl who is smart enough to become Sherlock’s apprentice and a friend, and the adventure begins. Highly recommended.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer: Mara Dyer, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Michelle Hodkin
    • Narrated By Christy Romano
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (121)
    Performance
    (106)
    Story
    (109)

    Mara Dyer believes life can't get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there. It can. She believes there must be more to the accident she can't remember that killed her friends and left her strangely unharmed. There is. She doesn't believe that after everything she's been through, she can fall in love. She's wrong.

    Oli says: "Not bad"
    "Not bad"
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    An interesting, young adult, paranormal romance. It’s a story about damaged girl who just wants to be normal. We can all relate to that part of our teen-hood in one way or another. The romance was a bit too sugary, but the mystery kept me reading. I will, however, wait until the third book comes out to finish the trilogy.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Star Trek: Into Darkness: Star Trek Movie Novelizations, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Alan Dean Foster
    • Narrated By Alice Eve
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (180)
    Performance
    (169)
    Story
    (168)

    Pioneering director J. J. Abrams has delivered an explosive action thriller that takes Star Trek into darkness. When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one-man weapon of mass destruction. As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.

    Elizabeth says: "Horrible narrator, great story"
    "Change the narrator"
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    I loved the first book and the narrator, and I was looking forward to this one. However, the narrator completely ruined the book. She may not be a bad reader but she was absolutely wrong for this novel. I gave up after two chapters. If you didn't read the first book, you might enjoy this one.
    Sigh. Mega disappointment.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Darkness Rises: Immortal Guardians Series, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Dianne Duvall
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (583)
    Performance
    (553)
    Story
    (554)

    Krysta is used to getting the drop on vampires. Her "special abilities" aren't much, but the plan is simple - she plays helpless pretty young thing to lure them in. Then her shoto swords come out and it's bye-bye, bloodsucker. Until one night she finds herself with an unexpected ally. He's a vampire, all right, but different. Mysterious. Handsome. And more interested in saving her skin than draining it. Etienne has been an Immortal Guardian for two hundred years-long enough to know that Krysta is special.

    NEW NAME says: "They're back!!!!!"
    "Thumbs up!"
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    What can I say, I'm a sucker for aliens. This series has mixed reviews but for some reason it got me from the first book and I got hooked on the interesting story about blood sucking aliens. Characters are totally cliché but the story is very interesting and the reader is giving every character a personality that sometimes lacks in writing. I would recommend this series for people who like to read paranormal romance.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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