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R. O'Hare

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Member Since 2006

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  • Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Gregory Maguire
    • Narrated By John McDonough
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4340)
    Performance
    (2018)
    Story
    (2046)

    Heralded as an instant classic of fantasy literature, Maguire has written a wonderfully imaginative retelling of The Wizard of Oz told from the Wicked Witch's point of view. More than just a fairy tale for adults, Wicked is a meditation on the nature of good and evil.

    Suzn F says: "I was not sure for a while then......."
    "Would it never end?"
    Overall

    Yes, finally. It was over.

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Cuckoo's Calling

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Robert Galbraith
    • Narrated By Robert Glenister
    Overall
    (6752)
    Performance
    (6144)
    Story
    (6153)

    After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: his sister, the legendary supermodel Lula Landry, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man.

    Tracey says: "Unbelievable debut mystery set in London"
    "Enjoyed it even more on the 2nd listen"
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    On the 1st listen, I was concentrating on the plot and the twists, and on that listen, I expected the action to come sooner. The 2nd time around, assured that the action was coming, I was able to enjoy the rich character development. The writer paints an intricate the portrait of Strike and his associates, and a vivid landscape of the surroundings. This is a beautifully written book that I expect will hold new surprises on every read. There is just so much there. I am starting "Silkworm" right away.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Storm Warning: The Mage Storms, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Mercedes Lackey
    • Narrated By David Ledoux
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (89)
    Performance
    (79)
    Story
    (82)

    With her phenomenal Mage Winds trilogy, bestselling author Mercedes Lackey captivated fans across the country. Now in the first volume of the series sequel, she continues the same storyline, returning readers to a war-torn Valdemar in preparation to confront an ancient Eastern Empire - ruled by a monarch whose magical tactics by be beyond any sorcery known to the western kingdoms.

    ArtisticFool says: "Great story! Slow narration."
    "Read the books in sequence"
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    The first part of this book brings the reader up to date on characters they have met in the "Arrows" series, the "Last Herald Mage" series, and the "Mage Wind" series. While some time is spent filling the reader in on some details, it is written more to jar a memory than to explain the story. So I wouldn't advise jumping into this book as a newbie.

    It does move slowly at first, but that is mostly to set up the canvas, and then the excitement and intrigue picks up. Another delightful book from Mercedes Lackey.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dead Witch Walking

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Kim Harrison
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3053)
    Performance
    (2133)
    Story
    (2137)

    Rachel Morgan is a runner with the Inderland Runner Services, apprehending law-breakers throughout Cincinnati. She's also a witch, one of the many Inderlanders who revealed themselves after a genetically engineered virus wiped out 50 percent of humanity. Witches, warlocks, vampires, werewolves: the creatures of dreams and nightmares have lived beside humans for centuries, hiding their powers. But now they've stopped hiding, and nothing will be the same.

    Patti says: "wildly entertaining"
    "I tried to like it"
    Overall
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    I missed the point of most of this book. The pacing would slow when describing some little detail, and then gloss over the main points of the book. I found transitions awkward, and frequently found myself how we got from one place to another and what the significance of a particular character was. The story didn't flow for me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Succubus Heat: Georgina Kincaid, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Richelle Mead
    • Narrated By Elisabeth Rodgers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (858)
    Performance
    (540)
    Story
    (542)

    Georgina Kincaid has been a bad, bad succubus, which should be a good thing. But lately, thanks to her foul mood over breaking up with best-selling writer Seth Mortensen, she's been so wicked that Seattle's uber-demon Jerome, decides to "outsource" Georgina to a rival--and have her spy for him in the process.

    Yuriko says: "Another fun read"
    "Follows a forumla, and includes commercials"
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    This series is getting increasingly commercial, and I don't find it as amusing or creative as I did in the past.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Man with the Golden Torc: Secret Histories, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Simon R. Green
    • Narrated By Stuart Blinder
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (611)
    Performance
    (363)
    Story
    (367)

    Meet Shaman Bond, aka Eddie Drood, scion of the ancient Drood family. He is devoted to protecting humanity from the forces of darkness. Protected by the secret weapon received at birth by all members of the Drood family - a magical gold torc (i.e., a neck ring) that turns into a suit of nearly impervious golden armor - Eddie faces arcane dangers with healthy doses of wry self-confidence and sarcasm. Then the family matriarch sends him on a mission that turns out to be a deadly setup.

    Loren says: "entertaining"
    "Entertaining listen"
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    This is my first Simon Green book, and I very much enjoyed it. It was fun fantasy, a creative plot, and likeable heros. I've had a lot of dreary tasks to contend with recently, and this book helped me get through them with a smile. Stuart Blinder was a perfect reader for this. I will be looking for more books in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • One Grave at a Time: Night Huntress, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Jeaniene Frost
    • Narrated By Tavia Gilbert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2628)
    Performance
    (2377)
    Story
    (2367)

    Having narrowly averted an (under)world war, Cat Crawfield wants nothing more than a little downtime with her vampire husband, Bones. Unfortunately, her gift from New Orleans’ voodoo queen just keeps on giving - leading to a personal favor that sends them into battle once again, this time against a villainous spirit. Centuries ago, Heinrich Kramer was a witch hunter. Now, every All Hallows Eve, he takes physical form to torture innocent women before burning them alive.

    Hassan says: "Another GREAT Book!"
    "Another fun listen from Jeanine Frost"
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    Performance
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    I really enjoy this series, and this book follows suit. It was shorter than the others, and wished it hadn't ended so quickly, but I did very much enjoy it!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Feast for Crows: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By Roy Dotrice
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9288)
    Performance
    (8533)
    Story
    (8575)

    Few books have captivated the imagination and won the devotion and praise of readers and critics everywhere as has George R. R. Martin’s monumental epic cycle of high fantasy that began with A Game of Thrones. Now, in A Feast for Crows, Martin delivers the long-awaited fourth book of his landmark series, as a kingdom torn asunder finds itself at last on the brink of peace . . . only to be launched on an even more terrifying course of destruction.

    Pi says: "Jarring change in Dotrice's performance"
    "Plodding, aweful"
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    I tried...I really tried. I got through the other books somehow. But when I resolutely started this book and saw that the author was bringing in new characters and subplots and not even trying to wrap this story up, I freed myself up from this author's gigantic ego and inability to edit anything and gave myself permission to listen to something I liked.

    And life was good again.

    ....And if I never hear of anybody's maidenhood again, that will be all the better.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Breath of Snow and Ashes

    • UNABRIDGED (57 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Diana Gabaldon
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    Overall
    (4095)
    Performance
    (3575)
    Story
    (3554)

    A Breath of Snow and Ashes continues the saga of 18th-century Scotsman Jamie Fraser and his 20th-century, time-traveling wife, Claire. The year is 1772, and the rift between Britain and its American colonies has put a frightening word into the minds of all concerned: revolution. In the backwoods of North Carolina, violence has already reared its ugly head, as cabins have been burned to the ground. To preserve the colony for King George III, the governor pleads with Jamie to bring the people together and restore peace. But Jamie has the burden of knowing that war cannot be avoided.

    B.J. says: "Another terrific listen."
    "Not her best"
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    I thought this book would never get started. The first 1/4 of the book moved very slowly. Plus, there were multiple plots that changed abruptly from chapter to chapter, and I kept thinking I somehow fastforwarded and missed the transition, so I had to relisten to the slowest parts of the book again trying to figure out how I got there. Eventually, this delightful author found her stride the story started to move at a good pace. But I tend think that maybe the abridged version wouldn't have been a bad idea on this one.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Storm of Swords: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (47 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By Roy Dotrice
    Overall
    (16097)
    Performance
    (12581)
    Story
    (12658)

    As opposing forces maneuver for the final titanic showdown, an army of barbaric wildlings arrives from the outermost line of civilization. In their vanguard is a horde of mythical Others, a supernatural army of the living dead whose animated corpses are unstoppable. As the future of the land hangs in the balance, no one will rest until the Seven Kingdoms have exploded in a veritable storm of swords.

    Troy says: "Chapter and part breaks are incorrect"
    "The best book in the series"
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    This book has some interesting characters and a lot of unexpected turns. But overall the series is very long-winded. I'm glad I read it but I can't say I think it's a fabulous series. It's just a series that goes on and on.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Succubus Blues: Georgina Kincaid, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Richelle Mead
    • Narrated By Elisabeth Rodgers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1854)
    Performance
    (1083)
    Story
    (1097)

    Succubus (n.) An alluring, shape-shifting demon who seduces and pleasures mortal men. Pathetic (adj.) A succubus with great shoes and no social life. See: Georgina Kincaid. When it comes to jobs in hell, being a succubus seems pretty glamorous. A girl can be anything she wants, the wardrobe is killer, and mortal men will do anything just for a touch. Granted, they often pay with their souls, but why get technical? But Seattle succubus Georgina Kincaid's life is far less exotic.

    Jessica says: "Another great paranormal series!"
    "Fun listen"
    Overall
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    Engaging characters, a few unexpected plot twists, very well performed. Many explicit sex scenes, so not the book you'd share with the kiddies while driving cross country.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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