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  • His Majesty's Dragon

  • Temeraire, Book 1
  • By: Naomi Novik
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,229
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,479
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,483

When HMS Reliant captures a French frigate and seizes its precious cargo - an unhatched dragon egg - fate sweeps Captain Will Laurence from his seafaring life into an uncertain future and an unexpected kinship with a most extraordinary creature. Thrust into the rarified world of the Aerial Corps as master of the dragon Temeraire, he will face a crash course in the daring tactics of airborne battle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent AU period fantasy

  • By Melanie on 07-08-10

A Magical Series

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-24-08

I fell in love with the author's depiction of sentient dragons whose morality rivals those of men. The underlying themes of duty and obedience vs honesty and loyalty resonate with our world today. I only wish the author could continue this series! I look forward to more from Naomi Novik.

9 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • From Dead to Worse

  • Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mystery #8
  • By: Charlaine Harris
  • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
  • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,352
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,626
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,618

The eighth entry in Charlaine Harris' New York Times best selling, Anthony Award-winning series finds Sookie reeling from an explosive attack on the previous month's vampire summit. Many vampires were killed, including several of Sookie's friends. But most pressing for Sookie is the unknown status of her weretiger boyfriend Quinn. Like it or not, everything is changing in the supernatural world - and Sookie is caught in the middle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Seven books in Seven Days

  • By Irenehope on 10-19-08

From Dead to Worse

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-04-08

Harris has done it again! I've read all her books and love her heroine, Suki Stackhouse, a Southern sweetie with the ability to read other people's minds. And wishes she could lose that aspect of herself. Her friends and lovers, and former lovers are all "supers" - supernaturals. From Dead to Worse has Suki discovering a new and very intriguing relative... or two, during a time of upheaval in the world of vamps and were's, and the people who want them dead. This audiobook kept me listening till far into the night and going to work the next day with dark circles under my eyes from lack of sleep. Can't wait till the next book in this series!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful