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  • Blood Rose Rebellion

  • Blood Rose Rebellion, Book 1
  • By: Rosalyn Eves
  • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 62

Sixteen-year-old Anna Arden is barred from society by a defect of blood. Though her family is part of the Luminate, powerful users of magic, she is Barren, unable to perform the simplest spells. Anna would do anything to belong. But her fate takes another course when, after inadvertently breaking her sister's debutante spell - an important chance for a highborn young woman to show her prowess with magic - Anna finds herself exiled to her family's once powerful but now crumbling native Hungary.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Such a Disappointment

  • By Dora Landa on 04-28-18

Intriguing historical fiction with magic

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

Reviewed: 04-23-18

I really enjoyed this story and am excited to read the second book. The characters are likeable, flawed and realistic people who you grow to care about throughout the book.

The narrator is one of my favorites (read Scorpio Races if you haven't already!) and I knew she would do the story justice.

  • Decluttering at the Speed of Life

  • Winning Your Never-Ending Battle with Stuff
  • By: Dana K. White
  • Narrated by: Dana K. White
  • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 446
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 402
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 396

While the world seems to be in love with the idea of tiny houses and minimalism, real women with real families who are constantly growing and changing simply can't purge it all and start from nothing. Yet a home with too much stuff is a home that is difficult to maintain, so where do we begin? Add in paralyzing emotional attachments and constant life challenges, and it can feel almost impossible to make real decluttering progress.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love this book!

  • By Michelle on 03-01-18

Great Motivator

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

Reviewed: 04-10-18

I'm a big fan of Dana's podcast, although I've only started listening in the last few months. I finally felt like someone "got me", who could address the problems I have. This book isn't for everyone, but if your home is chronically cluttered then it may help.

  • The Fall of Dragons

  • By: Miles Cameron
  • Narrated by: Neil Dickson
  • Length: 26 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 323
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 314
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 313

In the climax of the Traitor Son Cycle, the allied armies of the Wild and the Kingdoms of men and women must face Ash for control of the gates to the hermetical universe, and for control of their own destinies. But exhaustion, treachery, and time may all prove deadlier enemies. In Alba, Queen Desiderata struggles to rebuild her kingdom wrecked by a year of civil war, even as the Autumn battles are fought in the west. In the Terra Antica, the Red Knight attempts to force his unwilling allies to finish the Necromancer instead of each other.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Drags a Bit

  • By VJC3 on 05-22-18

Fantastic Ending to An Amazing Series

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

Reviewed: 11-09-17

If you're unfamiliar with this epic fantasy series be forewarned it isn't for the lighthearted. It's also not something you can listen to while you have a million other things going on around you, kids screaming, etc.

This culmination was everything I could have asked for. Never a dull moment! And the ending was fantastic. Well done, sir!

Neil Dickson is a wonderful narrator too, he really brought the characters to life. I plan on re-reading the series immediately with a physical copy and I know I'll hear his voice the entire time.

  • You Are a Badass

  • How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life
  • By: Jen Sincero
  • Narrated by: Jen Sincero
  • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,943
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,229
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,071

Bestselling author, speaker, and world-traveling success coach Jen Sincero cuts through the din of the self-help genre with her own verbal meat cleaver in You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life. In this refreshingly blunt how-to guide, Sincero serves up 27 bite-sized chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, life-changing insights, easy exercises, and the occasional swear word.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Title misrepresents tone of content

  • By Matt on 07-29-14

Great way to get pumped up about life!

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

Reviewed: 08-31-15

Overall I thought this was great. If you're already familiar with the law of attraction and manifesting, then most of this won't be new to you. However, I still recommend it because of the fun and unique way it's delivered.

Jen does get slightly obnoxious at times, but she's so adamant and fired up about what she's delivering that I quickly got over it. Also if swear words make you uncomfortable, move along.

  • Six Degrees of Assassination: An Audible Drama

  • By: M J Arlidge
  • Narrated by: Andrew Scott, Freema Agyeman, Hermione Norris, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,455
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,345
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,340

On a sullen, cloudy July day ten years since 7/7, the happy, confident and optimistic British Prime Minister is visiting a charity in East London. It’s just two months after the general election which saw John Campbell's government returned to power with a clear majority, the economy is on the mend and the coalition is fast becoming a bad memory. Suddenly, a man appears out of the crowd and shoots him three times in the chest.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Original Drama Pity About the "Music"

  • By lynn on 01-15-15

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 08-23-15

Just like an old school radio show. Loved the sound effects and music. Definitely worth a listen!

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  • Midwinterblood

  • By: Marcus Sedgwick
  • Narrated by: Julian Rhind-Tutt
  • Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 30

Seven stories of passion and love separated by centuries but mysteriously intertwined - this is a tale of horror and beauty, tenderness and sacrifice. An archaeologist who unearths a mysterious artifact, an airman who finds himself far from home, a painter, a ghost, a vampire, and a Viking: the seven stories in this compelling novel all take place on the remote Scandinavian island of Blessed where a curiously powerful plant that resembles a dragon grows. What binds these stories together? What secrets lurk beneath the surface of this idyllic countryside?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not your traditional love story!

  • By Savannah on 08-23-15

Not your traditional love story!

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

Reviewed: 08-23-15

This is a love story that travels backwards through time, and lives many different lives. I love any book that centers around time travel or lives connected through time, and this didn't disappoint! It isn't your traditional love story though as you will soon find out.

The narrator was great, he really brought out the characters and I thought his use of accents added to the story telling.

  • The Story of Human Language

  • By: John McWhorter, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: John McWhorter
  • Length: 18 hrs and 15 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,678
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,425
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,391

Language defines us as a species, placing humans head and shoulders above even the most proficient animal communicators. But it also beguiles us with its endless mysteries, allowing us to ponder why different languages emerged, why there isn't simply a single language, how languages change over time and whether that's good or bad, and how languages die out and become extinct.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You'll Never Look at Languages the Same Way Again

  • By SAMA on 03-11-14

Great set of lectures!

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

Reviewed: 08-14-15

I enjoyed every minute of this lecture series. I basically binge-listened to the whole thing. As always John McWhorter's performance makes this an interesting and engaging topic. Definitely worth a listen!

  • Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue

  • The Untold History of English
  • By: John McWhorter
  • Narrated by: John McWhorter
  • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,643
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,222
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,201

A survey of the quirks and quandaries of the English language, focusing on our strange and wonderful grammar. Why do we say "I am reading a catalog" instead of "I read a catalog"? Why do we say "do" at all? Is the way we speak a reflection of our cultural values? Delving into these provocative topics and more, Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue distills hundreds of years of fascinating lore into one lively history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great for casual linguists

  • By Anderson on 01-11-10

Fun, Interesting, Educational

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

Reviewed: 07-23-15

Fantastic narration by the author! I loved every minute of it. A lot of thought provoking theories. If you're at all interested in the history of English, this is a must read!

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