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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
    (16)
    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.

    K. April Holgate says: "Great narrator, tough concept"
    "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 Mall Fairies: Exile

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Conda V. Douglas
    • Narrated By Michele Carpenter
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    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
    Performance
    Story

    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 1 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"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    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
    (6)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    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
    Performance
    Story

    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
    (4)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    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.

    Tara says: "Couldn't get past the first few paragraphs"
    "Couldn't get past the first few paragraphs"
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    Performance
    Story
    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 0 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
    (1066)
    Performance
    (749)
    Story
    (771)

    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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    Story
    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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