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Narre Warren, Australia
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  • The Lightning-Struck Heart

  • By: TJ Klune
  • Narrated by: Michael Lesley
  • Length: 19 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,465
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,398
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,390

Once upon a time, in an alleyway in the slums of the City of Lockes, a young and somewhat lonely boy named Sam Haversford turns a group of teenage douchebags into stone completely by accident. Of course, this catches the attention of a higher power, and Sam's pulled from the only world he knows to become an apprentice to the king's wizard, Morgan of Shadows.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely brilliant

  • By Rain on 12-23-15

So much SASS!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-25-17

TJ Klune you brilliant bastard, you've done it again. My new favorite fantasy-romance novel. I'm in love with these characters and I will be re-listening to this often.
The sass and humor had me laughing out loud. In public. Like a crazy person.

I am looking forward to the sequel ardently.

  • Daughter of Dragons

  • The Legacy of Dragons, Book 1
  • By: Jack Campbell
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,877
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,679
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,667

The world of Dematr had been locked unchanging for centuries by the Great Guilds, most people living in a world of oil lamps, crossbows, and horse cavalry, the Mechanics reserving to themselves the technology for steam locomotives, rifles, and far-talkers while the Mages treated all others as if they were nothing - until Master Mechanic Mari, dragon slayer and pirate queen, and Master of Mages Alain raised the army of the new day to free their world.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Teen emotion

  • By Ray on 08-28-17

Jack Campbell = The Master

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-04-17

This Author never disappoint.

- Great characters
- Beautiful, evolving world
- Lovely romance
- Family connections

I can't get enough. The twist in the last few seconds was gold. I look forward to much more from this excellent writer.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Dance with the Devil

  • By: Megan Derr
  • Narrated by: Paul Morey
  • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114

In a world of demons, goblins, witches, sirens, werewolves, vampires, and so much more, it can be difficult to determine who is guilty of what and why. Chris White is a detective who fearlessly investigates this supernatural world, himself a unique product of it. He will take any case brought to him, but has a particular affinity for helping those who inhabit the poor districts of his city. From strange rituals and runaway vampires, to fighting sorcerers and confronting a demon lord, this paranormal detective will face any challenge-even a dance with the devil.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A cosy read.

  • By Joycinta on 12-13-16

A cosy read.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-13-16

What a lovely book to curl up with.

A little confusing at first as you get used to the jumping story line and the start was slow...

But persevere!

Because the book is a lovely little gem. I felt very satisfied at the end and while it's no masterpiece it is an easy listen and a ray of light on a dreary day.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Drawn Together

  • By: Z. A. Maxfield
  • Narrated by: Greg Boudreaux
  • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 258
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 247
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 247

Rory's just a simple southern boy from St. Antoine's Parish, Louisiana, but he knows what he wants - the girl of his dreams, reclusive and mysterious artist Ran Yamane. He's loved her since junior high school, and now he has the chance to meet her. He chucks everything and travels 1,500 miles to Anime Expo in Long Beach just so he can tell her. He's determined that nothing and nobody are going to stand in his way. Turns out, Ran Yamane isn't a girl, but he gets that a lot.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Almost Perfect !!!

  • By HB on 11-16-16

4.5/5 : Great for what it is.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-27-16

This is an adorable fluffy romance between two interesting and desirable men who have sweet, mild sex. There are a few eye roll moments but this is not to cringy a book. It's fun and delivers a happy ending that leaves your heart warmed.

I'll be looking for more from this author. Well done.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • An Unwelcome Quest

  • Magic 2.0, Book 3
  • By: Scott Meyer
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,593
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13,550
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,536

Ever since Martin Banks and his fellow computer geeks discovered that reality is just a computer program to be happily hacked, they've been jaunting back and forth through time, posing as medieval wizards and having the epic adventures that other nerds can only dream of having. But even in their wildest fantasies, they never expected to end up at the mercy of the former apprentice whom they sent to prison for gross misuse of magic and all-around evil behavior.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I LIKED YOU TWO BETTER WHEN,

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 12-24-15

Unnecessary

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-15-16

The characters are always fun together but nothing changed for them, the story was unnecessary, and it was a big let down from the series start.

As always I loved the dialog but the voice actor seems to have forgotten some of the voices he was doing in book 1 and 2 and a lot of side characters all just started to sound like Jimmy.

Speaking of Jimmy, what the hell was that? What an unsatisfying end to such a big build up. And what happens to future Phillip? why do we never see anyone but future Brit?

Where were the Beta readers for this? Oh well. For those of you, like me, with completion issues there is enough humour in this book to get through it. Just barely.

  • We Are Legion (We Are Bob)

  • Bobiverse, Book 1
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53,513
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 50,240
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50,152

Bob Johansson has just sold his software company and is looking forward to a life of leisure. There are places to go, books to read, and movies to watch. So it's a little unfair when he gets himself killed crossing the street. Bob wakes up a century later to find that corpsicles have been declared to be without rights, and he is now the property of the state. He has been uploaded into computer hardware and is slated to be the controlling AI in an interstellar probe looking for habitable planets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ignore the Publisher's Summary! This is Amazing!

  • By PW on 04-12-17

What a sci-fi should be.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-02-16

Excellent writing and an adventure filled with surprises and intrigue. Finally! A book without a sagging middle. I couldn't stop listening.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Neverwhere

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169

Under the streets of London there's a world most people could never even dream of: a city of monsters and saints, murderers and angels, and pale girls in black velvet. Richard Mayhew is a young businessman who is about to find out more than he bargained for about this other London. A single act of kindness catapults him out of his safe and predictable life and into a world that is at once eerily familiar and yet utterly bizarre.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A WHOLE NEW WORLD TO DISCOVER

  • By lynn on 08-07-13

Well written, though a little dark for my taste.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-02-16

I usually prefer a lighthearted story or one with more comedy but even though it wasn't exactly to my taste I could not rate it lower. A wonderful tale with many excellent twists and outstanding characters. Neil Gaiman is exceptionally talented.

  • Off to Be the Wizard

  • By: Scott Meyer
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,931
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,444
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,445

It's a simple story. Boy finds proof that reality is a computer program. Boy uses program to manipulate time and space. Boy gets in trouble. Boy flees back in time to Medieval England to live as a wizard while he tries to think of a way to fix things. Boy gets in more trouble. Oh, and boy meets girl at some point.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hang in there

  • By Kelly Pivik on 03-04-17

What an adventure!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-02-16

Funny, lighthearted and a pure delight.

Suitable for tweens and up.

I had a great time reading this.

Highly recommend.

  • Doctor Who: The Stone Rose

  • By: Jacqueline Rayner
  • Narrated by: David Tennant
  • Length: 2 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,101
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 830
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 823

Mickey is startled to find a statue of Rose in a museum; a statue that is 2,000 years old. The Doctor realises that this means the TARDIS will shortly take them to Ancient Rome, but when it does, he and Rose soon have more on their minds than sculpture.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • YOUR MY LUCKY PANTS

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 10-30-15

Best book I've listened to in months!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-20-16

What a treasure. David Tennant was perfection in his narration of this excellent novel. It's rich with humor, surprises and nonsense. All who fans add this to your 'must read'.

  • Where the Wild Things Bite

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,791
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,580
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,564

Delivering a rare book to a valued customer is definitely part of mild-mannered archivist Anna Whitfield's job description. You know what isn't? Protecting her precious cargo from midflight theft by the very pilot who is flying her to Half-Moon Hollow...while trying to appear as unappetizing as possible to the only other passenger, a vampire. Undead bookstore owner Jane Jameson could be waiting a very long time for her book. Possibly forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great adventure

  • By Troublemer on 07-29-16

A uplifting read.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-30-16

One of the best books she's written recently. Molly Harper is the queen of the cosy romance.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful