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Zulu

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  • The Last Hunter - Descent: Antarktos Saga, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Jeremy Robinson
    • Narrated By R. C. Bray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (277)
    Performance
    (254)
    Story
    (256)

    "I've been told that the entire continent of Antarctica groaned at the moment of my birth. The howl tore across glaciers, over mountains and deep into the ice. Everyone says so. Except for my father; all he heard was Mother's sobs. Not of pain, but of joy, so he says. Other than that, the only verifiable fact about the day I was born is that an iceberg the size of Los Angeles broke free from the ice shelf a few miles off the coast."

    Gary says: "Ready to sit on the edge of your chair???"
    "Brainwashing a young boy with harsh lessons"
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    This is the story of a young boy who was the only person born on Antarctica and somehow became a part of the land. His family leaves Antarctica shortly after he's born but surprises him with a trip back. He had been fascinated with the continent and had always wanted to visit it. As soon as he steps off the plane he fells like he's home. He's able to leave the plane without a coat and not feel the cold.

    Shortly after they return the young boy is kidnapped and taken underground where there's another world. His "brainwashing" is harsh lessons and soon he forgets his previous life. Although he still retains some knowledge of before, he doesn't know why he knows certain things. You follow him as he learns from another hunter how to be the last hunter of Antarctica.

    The narrator brought the story to life and was a perfect fit for the book.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Soulkeepers: The Soulkeepers Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By G. P. Ching
    • Narrated By Jeffrey Kafer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (73)
    Performance
    (68)
    Story
    (66)

    When fifteen-year-old Jacob Lau is pulled from the crumpled remains of his mother's car, no one can explain why he was driving or why the police can't find his mother's body. Made a ward of his uncle and thousands of miles from home, a beautiful and mysterious neighbor, Dr. Abigail Silva, offers to use her unique abilities to help him find his mom. In exchange, she requires Jacob to train as a Soulkeeper, a gifted warrior charged with protecting human souls. He agrees to her demands, desperate for any clue to the mystery of his mother's disappearance.

    med c says: "It's Incredible !!!"
    "Not my genre"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This is mainly for young teens since the main characters are in their teens. While I like some YA books, this one had too many references to religion and faith than I usually like. Other than that it was a pretty good story, although I won't be continuing the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Influential Magic: Crescent City Fae, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Deanna Chase
    • Narrated By Gabra Zackman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (49)
    Performance
    (44)
    Story
    (43)

    It's tough being a faery in New Orleans, a city fraught with vampires...especially when their very existence drains your life force. Willow Rhoswen, owner of The Fated Cupcake and part-time vampire hunter for the Void is having a rough week. Four years after her twin brother's mysterious death, Willow's life is threatened and the director saddles her with a new partner-her ex-boyfriend, David. To her horror, he's turned vamp, which causes her physical pain whenever she touches him

    So, I Read This Book Today says: "A potential new favorite on my UF shelf"
    "Too irritating"
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    What would have made Influential Magic better?

    Make the main character stop and think before jumping to so many wrong conclusions. She also used poor judgement and didn't seem to have any sense at all. She just wasn't a very likeable character to me.


    Has Influential Magic turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Knight Awakened: Circle of Seven, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Coreene Callahan
    • Narrated By Suzan Crowley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (311)
    Performance
    (289)
    Story
    (288)

    Warlord Vladimir Barbu has seized control of Transylvania, but his claim to the throne remains anything but certain. The king of Hungary opposes his rule, his people despise him, and the high priestess needed to crown him has vanished without a trace. Refusing to see his ambitions thwarted, he hires an assassin to hunt her down.… Killing is the only life Xavian Ramir knows. But now the elite assassin wants out, vowing to start anew after one last job.…

    CAROLYN says: "BOOK 1 of 7 & A MYTHICAL MASTERPIECE"
    "Way too slow"
    Overall
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    If you like books that drag with a lot of introspection and any action or something happening being far and few between then you'll like this book. I liked the two main characters but otherwise it was pretty boring except for a few snatches of action. Unfortunately this is one series I won't be continuing.

    Narrator: Just because the words say someone whispered or something was said in a low voice doesn't mean you have to drop your voice so low the listener can't hear what you're saying unless there is no other noise around, which unfortunately doesn't happen when you're driving down the road and have the volume turned up as high as you can and you still can't hear what's being said. Occasionally I could get my volume up high enough to hear what was being whispered, but then I'd have to hurry and turn it down again once she got back to a normal voice. After a while I didn't bother.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Whodunnit?: Murder on Mystery Island

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Anthony E. Zuiker
    • Narrated By Gildart Jackson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1260)
    Performance
    (1128)
    Story
    (1138)

    Ten excited co-workers arrive at the beautiful Avondale Resort on a remote island in the middle of the Caribbean, having been told that they are being rewarded for their hard work and productivity. But their relaxing tropical getaway soon turns into a murderous nightmare.

    AudioAddict says: "Surprisingly good for a free listen!"
    "No company retreat for me"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This was a free listen for me and was pretty good. I hadn't realized when I listened to this one first that it was actually the second book. Some reference is made to the first book but it can still be considered a standalone.

    10 co-workers are lucky enough (or at least they thought so) to go on a company retreat to a luxury resort on an island where Giles works - who unfortunately had been through this before, the first book. They had the whole resort to themselves. Soon they learn they had been invited to participate in several murder mysteries where they turn out to be the murder victims, and one of them is the actual killer. They're given clues, allowed to investigate one of three places - the crime scene, the morgue or the last known place the victim was before they were discovered. They're allowed to consult with each other after their investigations, which some do and some don't, and then they're given a riddle to solve. Afterwards they are to speak individually into a video camera telling how the murder happened. They then all meet up again to find out who won, who is safe and who is sacred.

    Some of the murders were pretty grisly but luckily the book is pretty fast-paced so the grisly isn't dwelled on.

    The narrator was easy to listen to and did a terrific job, especially with Giles, the butler who had to explain everything. He was even pretty good with the female voices.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Elephant Whisperer: My Life with the Herd in the African Wild

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Lawrence Anthony, Graham Spence
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1669)
    Performance
    (1524)
    Story
    (1534)

    >When South African conservationist Lawrence Anthony was asked to accept a herd of "rogue" wild elephants on his Thula Thula game reserve in Zululand, his common sense told him to refuse. But he was the herd's last chance of survival: they would be killed if he wouldn't take them. In order to save their lives, Anthony took them in. In the years that followed he became a part of their family. And as he battled to create a bond with the elephants, he came to realize that they had a great deal to teach him about life, loyalty, and freedom.

    Tango says: "Beautiful story, beautifully written"
    "Wish I could visit the reserve"
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    The only thing I didn't like about this book was that it eventually had to come to an end. Lawrence Anthony was a wonderful storyteller and Simon Vance did a superb job of reading it. You get a glimpse into what it was like living on a reserve in Africa, the heartaches and the triumphs.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Clean Sweep

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Ilona Andrews
    • Narrated By Renee Raudman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (803)
    Performance
    (734)
    Story
    (734)

    On the outside, Dina Demille is the epitome of normal. She runs a quaint Victorian Bed and Breakfast in a small Texas town, owns a Shih Tzu named Beast, and is a perfect neighbor, whose biggest problem should be what to serve her guests for breakfast.

    Donna says: "A MUST LISTEN. Promising start for a new series."
    "Great series beginning"
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    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of Clean Sweep to be better than the print version?

    Didn't read the print version.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Didn't have a favorite one. I liked all of them - except the bad guys, of course.


    Any additional comments?

    This was an easy listen with a new take on innkeepers, vampires and werewolves, plus a few other creatures and worlds. The narrator did a terrific job and added a lot to the story. Could have wished for a little more romance, but who knows what will happen as the series continues.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wool: Silo, #1; Wool, #1-5

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Hugh Howey
    • Narrated By Amanda Sayle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1778)
    Performance
    (1635)
    Story
    (1651)

    In a ruined and toxic landscape, a community exists in a giant silo underground, hundreds of stories deep. There, men and women live in a society full of regulations they believe are meant to protect them. Sheriff Holston, who has unwaveringly upheld the silo’s rules for years, unexpectedly breaks the greatest taboo of all: He asks to go outside.

    Michael G. Kurilla says: "Post-apocalyptic life in a silo"
    "Not a dystopian fan"
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    Unfortunately I'm not a fan of dystopian novels. At least this one was a little better than the last one I listened to, but I didn't like it enough to finish the trilogy. The beginning was good until (spoiler) the first few characters you came to like in the first few hours or so were killed off. After that it was very slow and not much happening until way into the last half of the book.
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    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Party Crashers

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Stephanie Bond
    • Narrated By Ann M. Richardson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (42)
    Performance
    (39)
    Story
    (39)

    Jolie Goodman never yearned for a life in Atlanta's fast lane. All she wants is a career in real estate, and she's willing to sell shoes at Neiman Marcus over the holidays to make ends meet. But recently, her boyfriend vanished - with her car - and her search for answers leads her to some very exclusive circles. Jolie hooks up with a pair of retail fashionistas who have made crashing society bashes an art form, and soon finds herself rubbing shoulders with the rich and famous...and rubbing other body parts with one of Atlanta's most eligible bachelors!

    Beatrice says: "Fun and entertaining"
    "Not for me"
    Overall
    Performance
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    The story was way too long, not much romance and about all I learned was how to rip off your employer if you work in retail and how to crash parties. I couldn't like either the main character or her friends and really didn't approve of what they were doing.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Supernatural

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By G. A. Aiken, Jacquelyn Frank, Larissa Ione, and others
    • Narrated By Justine Eyre
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (84)
    Performance
    (83)
    Story
    (83)

    From best-selling authors Larissa Ione, Alexandra Ivy, Jacquelyn Frank, and G. A. Aiken comes an anthology of four all-new novellas set in the alluring worlds that each has created.

    Candateshia Pafford says: "Fianlly Kane Story"
    "Some good, some bad"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    It's hard to rate a book that has multiple stories. A couple were part of a series..

    "Vampire Fight Club" and "Darkness Eternal" were my least favorite.

    "Kane" is from the Nightwalkers series and doesn't add really much to the series.

    "Dragon on Top" is part of the Dragon Kin series and was the best story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Storm Born: Dark Swan, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Richelle Mead
    • Narrated By Jennifer Van Dyck
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1057)
    Performance
    (708)
    Story
    (714)

    Eugenie Markham is a powerful shaman who does a brisk trade banishing spirits and fey who cross into the mortal world. Mercenary, yes, but a girl's got to eat. Her most recent case, however, is enough to ruin her appetite. Hired to find a teenager who has been taken to the Otherworld, Eugenie comes face to face with a startling prophecy - one that uncovers dark secrets about her past and claims that Eugenie's first-born will threaten the future of the world as she knows it.

    crazybatcow says: "Sex, fairies and butt-kicking... who needs more?"
    "Will not continue series"
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    The story was interesting enough and I enjoyed the characters but after reading the summaries of the other three books in the series and some of the reviews it doesn't sound like a series that I want to continue listening to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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