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  • Wings of Shadow: The Underground Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Anna Kyss
    • Narrated By Meghan Lewis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (16)

    Meghan's graduation gift is one that any eighteen-year-old would dream of: traveling abroad to England. Her journey turns into more adventure than expected when Meghan meets the mysterious Kiernan and is introduced to a strange society hidden beneath the streets of London. The fittest win out at the expense of their rivals... When Meghan's life is threatened, she flees the city and seeks sanctuary in a distant village: a place unseen by human eyes for over one hundred years.

    Amy says: "The heroine killed this book"
    "Kept my interest"
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    Good coming of age story with a twist. I love new takes on old legends and myths. It started off by not revealing too much in the beginning, which made you feel a bit like Meghan, let you stew for a while until problems were resolved in a natural manner. The story had a nice flow, likable, believable characters. I like that it wasn't verbose but would have liked to see a little more character development. I enjoyed the narrator, she had believable accents and a pleasant voice. I look forward to listening to the next book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Renegades of Pern: Dragonriders of Pern

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Anne McCaffrey
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    Overall
    (264)
    Performance
    (173)
    Story
    (174)

    As long as the people of Pern could remember, the Holds had protected them from Thread, the deadly silver strands that fell from the sky and ravaged the land. In exchange for sanctuary in the huge stone fortresses, the people tithed to their lord Holders, who in turn supported the Weyrs, whose dragons were Pern's greatest weapon against Thread.

    Margaret says: "one of my favorite authors"
    "amazing"
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    Anne McCaffery is undoubtedly one of the best writers of sci fi/fantasy that has ever lived. She gives her characters such depth that you feel that you know them as a real person. She can conjure up such strong feelings that you can rejoice as well as weep for and with them. It's amazing how she can weave a story from so many perspectives without losing any integrity in the process. Her stories are the standard to which most of my book choices are based on.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Masterharper of Pern

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Anne McCaffrey
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (359)
    Performance
    (231)
    Story
    (239)

    In a time when no Thread has fallen for centuries - when, indeed, many are beginning to dare to hope that Thread will never fall again - a boy is born to Harper Hall. His name is Robinton, and he is destined to be one of the most famous and beloved leaders Pern has ever known.

    Jersey Girl says: "Generally very enjoyable, some minor flaws"
    "Excellent as usual"
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    all of her books are a must read in this one is no exception. Thanks to the outpouring of fans she has brought back, Robinton , the Master Harper of Pern. This story invokes tears of joy, sadness and pain, as well as cheers of triumph. The narrator does a fair job I'm not a big fan of his female voices but it doesn't detract much from the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • At Last, Goodbye

    • UNABRIDGED (25 mins)
    • By Glynn James
    • Narrated By Andrea Emmes
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    Ten years after the apocalypse destroyed the world that she knew, a survivor returns to her home town, hoping to piece together the bits of her past that have troubled her so much ever since.

    A. Kessel says: "An Emotional Ride"
    "I'd rather it not be a short story"
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    Great idea with a lot of potential, then it was over. I also prefer happy endings.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Last Best Hope

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By T.C. Butts
    • Narrated By Cheril Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (18)

    Everyone has a story to tell…I’m Charlie, and this is mine. My life…unremarkable when compared to gods and kings, until the day the sky exploded. Now, everything has changed…life is all new. This is where it took me, and the people whose stories met up with mine. From her home in the Colorado Rockies, reclusive Charlie watches the stunning star-filled sky when fireballs begin to rain down on the city below…Denver is destroyed. When she learns that most of the life on this planet is gone, she takes shelter in a large cave cut deep into the mountainside, and then is joined by other refugees. From that moment on, her life swerves down a path completely unexpected. She reconnects with people, finds love and hope again. Charlie diaries the events following a catastrophic attack on this planet. This is the story of the people who travel that path with her, who become family. Can they keep their humanity…find happiness when the world they knew is shattered forever? As they struggle to find out what is left for the remaining members of the human race, will they someday face the unseen enemy? Will they ever be safe again? Follow Charlie’s journey into a world where survival means more than just staying alive.

    med c says: "Entertaining"
    "waited for something exciting to happen"
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    interesting, I like post apocalyptic stuff and although it teetered between a more realistic view and a sickening sweet big happy family feel. I kept waiting for a climax but wasn't satisfied. I never did find out what really happened and didn't get the Impression that I ever will.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Mall Fairies: Exile

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Conda V. Douglas
    • Narrated By Michele Carpenter
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    In The Mall Fairies: Exile, the first of the Mall Fairies trilogy, Swoop the fairy lives hidden in the attic of a shopping mall. She loves the safety and ease of living in the fairies' town of High Haven, despite the adults insisting she give up her dream of becoming a Flight Instructor. She's terrified of Outside, where fairies can and do die. Swoop discovers her best friend One Wing in the company of a human, breaking the first law: Never Let the Humans Know Fairies Exist.

    Elizabeth L. says: "What happens in the mall after closing ... Fairies"
    "I'm torn"
    Overall
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    It started slow and didn't grab my interest. I like the undercurrent of loyalty and friendship but I didn't like the rebellion, even if it was done to support the loyalty factor. It seemed to be written maybe for about the 10 year old range but had a little teenage content. The problem that I have with that is that I don't think we need to be pushing dating and relationships on our young people or to run off to Florida because their life isn't going the way they like. As the story developed I liked how barriers of prejudice (fairies hating humans) were being breached. All in all tho, I didn't find this story very good.
    The narration was fine, nothing stood out to me which can be a good thing. It felt natural and easy to listen to.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Wings of Memory: The Underground Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Anna Kyss
    • Narrated By Meghan Lewis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    When Kiernan leaves England, he hopes to unlock the secrets that could save his people from extinction. But the path to answers is fraught with danger. He never imagines what lay hidden in the Costa Rican rainforest. Shortly after arriving, Kiernan encounters the human girl that he spent months yearning for. Kiernan must decide between his love for Meghan and his budding loyalty to his brother, Avery.

    Tara says: "Original spin on old "fairy" tales"
    "Original spin on old "fairy" tales"
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    Story was good, a tad bit, too predictable in some spots and totally unexpected in others. Kiernan sometimes acts a bit too immature and Meghan still needs more character depth. Wish is just the right amount of childish wonder and enthusiasm. It was interesting to find out more of his history and why he is the way he is. There was a good cliff hanger, I look forward to reading book 3.
    Meghan Lewis, the narrator, did a great job of reading the characters so you always knew who was speaking with out needing to make exaggerating changes. There was one character who got on my nerves though, he spoke in a slow bored tone, which fit his character perfect, but he was still annoying!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ravenhill Court

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By David R. Beshears
    • Narrated By Karen Krause
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    Journey back to 1964... The man is just a boy. He and his friends find that their neighborhood, a cul-de-sac set into the foothills along the California coast, is not all that it appears. There are strange happenings - some amazing, some terrifying, and all pointing to the fact that this little community of families might just be something other than what the rest of the world perceives it to be.

    AudioBookReviewer says: "laden with unexpected twists and unique elements"
    "Too short"
    Overall
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    I knew it was a short story and hoped I would like it. Wasn't prepared for it to end though. I liked the twist, and I can often anticipate plots and themes and this one got me, I love that. The narrator did a great job portraying kids, I could easily believe the annoyance and petulance of Julie. I hope there are more Ravenhill Court.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Preserve: Season 1.0, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 36 mins)
    • By Josh Hilden
    • Narrated By Karen Krause
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    Five strangers dropped alone on a mysterious island littered with strange debris and horrific creatures. A cabal of five powerful shadowy men controlling the life and death "Trials" of these poor souls. This is the world of "The Preserve". In season 1.0 (Episodes 1-6) we are introduced to the individual players in our drama.

    PowderRiverRose says: "Interesting"
    "Couldn't get past the first few paragraphs"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    If I wouldnt have been assaulted by "F" words. I had two in probably the first few paragraphs.


    What could Josh Hilden have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    No "F" words.


    What three words best describe Karen Krause’s voice?

    I wish I could say, but barely got to hear. I look forward giving her a try in another book.


    Any additional comments?

    Warning labels four obscene amounts of bad language.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Dragonflight: Dragonriders of Pern

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Anne McCaffrey
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1287)
    Performance
    (950)
    Story
    (970)

    On the beautiful planet Pern, colonized for centuries, Land Holders and Craftsmen have traditionally tithed food and supplies to the dragonweyrs to which they are bound. In times past, the mighty telepathic dragons and their riders were the only protection from the dreaded, life-threatening Thread. Now those times may be returning....

    Suzanne says: "Anne Fan...Still"
    "Anne is the Queen of Science Fiction"
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    Would you listen to Dragonflight again? Why?

    Yes, I got an Audible.com account just to get all my Anne McCaffrey books.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Its so hard to pick, but I would say in this particular book, Robinton.


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

    Oh, I dont usually sit still while I am listening unless I am in the car. Listening helps me get things done and makes boring household duties worth doing.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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