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clinton

Auckland, New Zealand | Member Since 2013

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  • Hunted: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Kevin Hearne
    • Narrated By Christopher Ragland
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (76)
    Performance
    (69)
    Story
    (67)

    For a two-thousand-year-old Druid, Atticus O'Sullivan is a pretty fast runner. Good thing, because he's being chased by not one but two goddesses of the hunt - Artemis and Diana - for messing with one of their own. Dodging their slings and arrows, Atticus, his apprentice Granuaile and his wolfhound Oberon are making a mad dash across modern-day Europe to seek help from a friend of the Tuatha Dé Danann. His usual magical option of shifting planes is blocked, so instead of playing hide and seek, the game plan is...

    Tanya says: "Where's Luke Daniels? Like seriously!"
    "awesome as always"
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    What did you love best about Hunted?

    oberon i love that character he is always a highlight


    What does Christopher Ragland bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    christopher ragland is a decent reader he works well with the characters and if this was any other series i would be fine with him however as this series on audible was started with luke daniels who is a phenomenal reader who really brought to life the book ragland is a major downgrade so, also he makes oberon sound like scooby doo which is really annoying.


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

    yes i pretty much did the last 3 books i purchased over a couple of days and pretty much hermited myself away till i had finished them lol


    Any additional comments?

    kevin hearne, audible pretty please bring the next one out and onto audible soon

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Princeps: Imager Portfolio Series, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By L. E. Modesitt Jr.
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (250)
    Performance
    (223)
    Story
    (224)

    The thrilling follow-up to Scholar - in which, after discovering a coup attempt and preventing a bloody civil war, Quaeryt was appointed princeps of Tilbor - begins a new episode in the young Imager's life. Now second only to the governor, and still hiding his powers as an Imager, Quaeryt is enjoying his new position, as well as his marriage to Lord Bhayar's youngest sister, Vaelora, when a volcanic eruption devastates the old capital of Telaryn. He and his wife are dispatched to Extela, Telaryn's capitol city, to replace the governor killed in the eruption.

    Lore says: "Better than Scholar but not great."
    "adore this series"
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    I loved it one of my favorite high fantasy authors and the narrator was great too

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Royal Airs: Elemental Blessings, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Sharon Shinn
    • Narrated By Jennifer Van Dyck
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (132)
    Performance
    (120)
    Story
    (121)

    Josetta is a princess of one of the Five Families. But she is far from the throne, so she is free to spend her days working in the poorest sections of the city. Rafe Adova, an outcast since he was born, lives the life of a career gambler in those slums. He has no ambition other than cheating at the card tables - until the night he decides to help a girl named Corene, who looks like she's stumbled into the wrong bar.

    Lisa says: "Wonderful Sequel"
    "I like this series"
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    I can't wait for the next one this is a very engaging book that is light hearted but slightly cliche but that in no way detracts from the sweetness

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Blue Moon Rising: Forest Kingdom, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Simon R. Green
    • Narrated By John Keating
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (234)
    Performance
    (213)
    Story
    (211)

    Rupert didn't especially want to be a prince. And he certainly never asked to be the second son of a royal line that really didn't need a spare. So he was sent out to slay a dragon and prove himself - a quest straight out of legend. But he also discovered the kinds of things legends tend to leave out, as well as the usual demons, goblins, the dreaded Night Witch - and even worse terrors hidden in the shadows of Darkwood. Rupert did find a fiery dragon - and a beautiful princess to rescue.

    dave says: "Do your self a favor by this book"
    "so very bad"
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    this is just a lot of dribble
    boring pointless story that makes you feel like its going nowhere fast and you just wish it would shut up and end
    waste of a credit
    which is disappointing because of i have read good books from mr green before
    this is not one of them
    dont waste your credit

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Thirteenth Child

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Patricia C. Wrede
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1121)
    Performance
    (1019)
    Story
    (1024)

    Eff was born a thirteenth child. Her twin brother, Lan, is the seventh son of a seventh son. This means he's supposed to possess amazing talent - and she's supposed to bring only bad things to her family and her town. Undeterred, her family moves to the frontier, where her father will be a professor of magic at a school perilously close to the magical divide that separates settlers from the beasts of the wild. With wit and wonder, Patricia Wrede creates an alternate history of westward expansion that will delight fans of both J. K. Rowling and Laura Ingalls Wilder.

    Erin - Audible says: "History, Magic, Teens, & Not An Inkling of Romance"
    "not good at all"
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    i found it boring and dull and not the western magical fantasy it said i should expect all in all this is not a series i am going to pick up

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • First Truth: Truth Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Dawn Cook
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (621)
    Performance
    (392)
    Story
    (397)

    Alissa doesn’t believe in magic. Her father’s stories about the Hold, a legendary fortress where human Keepers learn magic from the enigmatic Masters, are just that—stories. But her mother insists Alissa has inherited her father’s magical ability, so she must go to the Hold to be trained. On her way, she crosses paths with Strell, a wandering musician from the plains.

    Liz says: "Don't be Mislead"
    "decent read"
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    Where does First Truth rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    this is a ok fantasy sometimes a bit predictable but its interesting enough for the first book in a series i would get the next


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Antiagon Fire: Imager Portfolio, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (174)
    Performance
    (157)
    Story
    (159)

    The hard-won battles fought in Imager's Battalion have earned Quaeryt a promotion to commander, as well as an assignment to convince the Pharsi High Council in the nation of Khel to submit to Lord Bhayar's rule, which is key to Bhayar's ambition to unite all of Solidar. Joined by his pregnant wife, Vaelora, who is also Bhayar's sister, Quaeryt leads an army and a handful of imagers deeper into the hostile lands once held by the tyrannical Rex Kharst.

    Lore says: "Quaeryt is promoted and more battles ensue."
    "i really like this series"
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    Where does Antiagon Fire rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    i really like it so quite high ive loved both parts of the imager series definitely one of my faves, ticks all the boxes for me


    Have you listened to any of William Dufris’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    willam dufris is one of the better audio book readers and he always sounds good it makes a book easy to enjoy


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    yes but that would spoil it for others :)


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Ambassador's Mission: Traitor Spy Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Trudi Canavan
    • Narrated By Richard Aspel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (326)
    Performance
    (274)
    Story
    (275)

    Sonea, former street urchin, now a Black Magician, is horrified when her son, Lorkin, volunteers to assist Dannyl in his new role as Guild Ambassador to Sachaka, a land still ruled by cruel black magicians. When word comes that Lorkin has gone missing Sonea is desperate to find him, but if she leaves the city she will be exiled forever, and besides, her old friend Cery needs her help.

    breckoz says: "Been a While"
    "boring"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    a better reader would of been a great start however it would of needed a lot more as well to make it an interesting read


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Tyranny of the Night: The Instrumentalities of the Night, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Glen Cook
    • Narrated By Erik Synnestvedt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (40)
    Performance
    (38)
    Story
    (34)

    Welcome to the world of the Instrumentalities of the Night, where imps, demons, and dark gods rule in the spaces surrounding upstart humanity. At the edges of the world stand walls of ice which push slowly forward to reclaim the land for the night. And at the world's center, in the Holy Land where two great religions were born, are the Wells of Ihrain, the source of the greatest magics.

    Ryan says: "Great Author, Terrible Narrator"
    "so very boring"
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    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    none ... the reader is average and the story yawn inspiring


    Any additional comments?

    a shame the book wasn't good as the blurb made it sound it was very dull don't waste your credit on this dud

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Asking for Trouble

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Kristina Lloyd
    • Narrated By Saskia Reeves
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (114)
    Performance
    (43)
    Story
    (43)

    When Beth Bradshaw - the manager of a fashionable bar in the seaside town of Brighton - starts flirting with the handsome Ilya, she becomes a player in a game based purely on sexual brinkmanship. The boundaries between fantasy and reality start to blur as their relationship takes on an increasingly reckless element. When Ilya's murky past catches up with him, he's determined to involve Beth.

    LeftyMom says: "Crude"
    "just bad"
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    What was most disappointing about Kristina Lloyd’s story?

    i love a kinky story but this is just written so poorly any excitement you get from the situations is ruined by the continuous mentions of prophylactics (dont get me wrong i believe books of this kind do need a mention of them somewhere a disclaimer at the beginning or in one scene, but here its very repetitive and distracting) and other superfluous nonsense that the author just has to mention right then also the character come off as crude and stupid a lot of the time its a train wreck of what could of been an alright idea
    one of the few books off here that i couldn't even finish
    on top of that the narrator has an irritating accent that is rather grating when you are supposed to be reading a sexy novel


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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