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  • Burn Bright

  • By: Patricia Briggs
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,273
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,109
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,111

Charles Cornick is the son of the leader of the North American werewolves - and his father's enforcer. Anna Latham, a rare Omega wolf with a calming presence, is his mate. They go where they are needed, handling problems in werewolf packs throughout the country. But this time the danger is closer to home, as an enemy armed with witchcraft threatens Charles and Anna's own pack.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • You cannot trust anyone it seems.

  • By ShaSha (Lover of Audiobooks!) on 03-07-18

Deception runs deep

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

Reviewed: 03-13-18

Burn Bright
By Patician Briggs
Narrated Holter Grahm
I won this in print and audible. Charles and Anna Cornick are faced with a traitor n the pack while their leader Bram is away. The quest to find the traitor and protect the pack keeps you guessing were the betrayal has come from. Anna continues to gain her own strength as she is nurtured through Charles strength.
Charles and Anna work well together ferreting out the truth. While this story ends with many unresolved questions we know that Patricia will follow with a further engaging story. Well written and well narrated.

  • Repairing the Conestoga

  • The Colony Ship Conestoga, Book 3
  • By: John Thornton
  • Narrated by: Lauren Holladay
  • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

Cammarry and Jerome have only explored a small part of the wrecked Colony Ship Conestoga. The section called the needle ship is in orbit around a strange world, but where are the remaining sections? Using the help of Khin, a man born on the needle ship, and the artificial intelligence system Sandie, Jerome and Cammarry try to get parts of the old ship fixed and functional. But things do not go smoothly. What will they discover? What new things await? How will they locate the lost habitats which made planet-fall somewhere on the unknown planet? What dangers will they encounter as are repairing the Conestoga?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Five Stars!

  • By Lauren on 11-27-17

Life can go on! exciting

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

Reviewed: 03-13-18

Repairing the Conestoga: The Colony Ship Conestoga, Book 3
By John Thornton
Narrated by Lauren Holladay
Book three in series, this book is a fun sci/fi continuing the adventures of Jerome and Cammary.The trials and pitfalls of learning to work together to survive are engaging. In addition to the struggles of surviving there are the self-repairing ship with a mind of its own and set on repairing itself adds to their challenges. Fun listen I look forward to reading the next in the series.
Lauren Holladay adds a great interpretation to the story. She is expressive and really adds to the enjoyment and life of the characters and story.
I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”

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  • an Trodai: Laoghaire

  • By: John Breen Wren
  • Narrated by: Meral Mathews
  • Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3

The fall of Cennetig mac Lorcain in 951 AD in a battle against the High King of Eirinn, Congalach Cnogba, began the succession of three of Cennetig's sons to thrones. Latchna followed his father as King of Thomond and less than three years later, Mathgamain mac Cennetig assumed the throne when Latchna was killed. Mathgamain and his brother, Brian, defeated Ivar of Limerick in 967 AD in the Battle of Sulcoit and Mathgamain took the title, King of Cashel.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The legacy continues

  • By Margaret on 03-25-18

hsitrically exciting story

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

Reviewed: 03-13-18

AnTrodai: Loahaire written by John Breen Wren
Narrated by Meral Mathews
I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”
The historical events in this story are actual events. It is an exciting history if now well known.
Wren traces the history using the fictionalized family lines beginning with Daigh’s grandmother has a prophetic dream predicting that the sons of the family were destined to become great warriors.
Through the warriors’ struggles, falls and continued family, we see history unfold as the historical sons of Cennetig rise and fall to rule the tribes of Ireland. The battles are retold in a narrative style. The stories are exciting, however if the story was revisited and the characters further developed with more dialog and more guiding the reader to visualize the scenes the story could well become a grand novel.
I gave this a 4/5 because historically it is sound and the story is a good one.
I believe Meral Mathews narrated the story well for the material and style.

  • Masques

  • Aralorn, Book 1
  • By: Patricia Briggs
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren, Patricia Briggs (introduction)
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,850
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,428
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,443

After an upbringing of proper behavior and oppressive expectations, Aralorn fled her noble birthright for a life of adventure as a mercenary spy. Her latest mission involves spying on the increasingly powerful sorcerer Geoffrey ae'Magi. But in a war against an enemy armed with the powers of illusion, how do you know who the true enemy is - or where he will strike next?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Satisfying tale, interesting characters

  • By Tabitha on 10-07-11

Early work of Patricia Briggs

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

Reviewed: 01-16-18

This book is one of Patricia Briggs early works. The story line was enough to keep you entertained but what a difference time and experience make. The story was a bit flat compared with her later work but we all start and improve over time. Interesting to hear her evolution.

  • The Woman Behind the Waterfall

  • By: Leonora Meriel
  • Narrated by: Helen Taylor
  • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

For seven-year old Angela, happiness is exploring the lush countryside around her home in western Ukraine. Her wild imagination takes her into birds and flowers, and into the waters of the river. All that changes when, one morning, she sees her mother crying. As she tries to find out why, she is drawn on an extraordinary journey into the secrets of her family, and her mother's fateful choices.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful Story

  • By Karen M. on 11-16-17

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 01-16-18

This is a stunning book worth listening to. The story centers around a young girl and her view of a difficult world in a small village as the child of a single mother. As the story weaves the tail of how this came to be childhood optimism shines through and leads her mother from the edge of despair.

The prose of the scenery alone is wonderful to hear. The descriptions of villagers reactions and whispers reminds of how gossip can impact lives. This was delightful to listen and leaves you with a great sense of redemption.

  • The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms

  • Inheritance Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: N. K. Jemisin
  • Narrated by: Casaundra Freeman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,677
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,495
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,508

Yeine Darr is an outcast from the barbarian north. But when her mother dies under mysterious circumstances, she is summoned to the majestic city of Sky. There, to her shock, Yeine is named an heiress to the king. But the throne of the Hundred Thousand Kingdoms is not easily won, and Yeine is thrust into a vicious power struggle.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great Writing, Fantastic Worldbuilding

  • By Bleu on 02-02-14

New fantasy

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

Reviewed: 10-27-17

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms: Inheritance Trilogy, Book
By N. K Jemisin
Narrated by Casaundra Freeman
If you enjoy a good fantasy and a story that keeps you eager for every what’s next you won’t be disappointed by Jemisin’s trilogy. This world of barbarian’s magic and abandoned gods is about to undergo great change. The rulers have become indulgent and malicious but there may be one capeable of saving them all.
Yeine Darr is the mixed blood heir to the throne. Having grown up in a distant part of the kingdom she knows very little of the ways of her strange new world when she is called there from Darr shortly after her mother’s death. She will need all the help she can find to survive but who to trust?
If you are looking for the status quo this may not be for you. However, if you are willing to open to a new kind of fantasy this could be for you. I loved the book and the narrator. I found this to be unique and easy to fall into.
“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”

  • The Grey Horse

  • By: R. A. MacAvoy
  • Narrated by: Steve Coulter
  • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

Set against the colorful and magical backdrop of Ireland, The Grey Horse chronicles a time when the Irish people suffered under harsh English overlords who sought to destroy their culture and way of life. Into the Irish town of Carraroe, a magnificent, completely grey stallion appears. The horse brings with him the promise of better times and magical happenings, for he is actually the shape-shifted form of Ruairi MacEibhir, journeyed to a time of danger in order to win the hand of the woman he loves.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good enough irish tale

  • By Ellenaeddy on 03-20-13

a Bit of Irish Magic too good to put down

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

Reviewed: 10-17-17

The Grey Horse
R. A. MacAvoy
Narrator: Steve Coulter
This Story of the Grey Horse is a charming bit of Irish mythology, a touch of romance and a twist of mystery. The pastoral descriptions bring the beauty of the country side of Carraroe to life. Characters Rauiri MacEibhir our hero and the woman he has waited for and loves Mary with the dark hair gives the reader a charming and engaging romance. The horse family that takes Rauiri in an older couple, Anrai O Reachraire an his wife Aine are wonderfully developed supporting characters. Readers are quickly immersed in the life of an 1800’s village and all its inhabitants, gossip, and of course the horses. MacAvoy has a lovely touch bringing the life and magic alive. Definitely a book you can scarcely put down and can enjoy time and again. Steve Coulter’s voice brings the written word to life with wonderful depth.

  • Seeds of Intention

  • By: Andrea Thome
  • Narrated by: Marnye Young
  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

Garrett Oliver has just settled into his job as heir apparent to one of the most renowned master gardeners in the country. After a difficult few years, he's found a home and a renewed purpose at a famed resort in the secluded Smoky Mountains. The stars seem to be aligning for Garrett as he plans a future with his college sweetheart and envisions a simple life with her in the mountains of East Tennessee.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic!!!!

  • By mandy on 09-18-17

Brilliant Romance

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

Reviewed: 10-10-17

Seeds of Intention by Andrea Thorne
Narrated by Maryne Young
This second book in the Hesse Creek series is brilliant. Blackberry Farm resort in Walland, Tennessee provides a beautiful backdrop. Garrett Oliver has passion for his career as a master gardener and Willow Armstrong arrives to manage the rustic resort and care for her father.
The characters are well developed and the story follows the friendship and romance between Garrett and Willow. India and Wyatt from the first installment Walland play supportive roles adding depth to the story. The story blooms like the surroundings as a gentle and well-timed ebb and flow. The prose of the story takes you on a journey celebrating life.
From Garrett and Willow’s first meeting and evening sitting on the porch in rocking chairs you can feel the sparks and honesty in this relationship. Romance at is best with just enough details and not too many.
Maryne Young’s voice just adds another layer of pleasure as you let yourself fall into the story and never want to let it end.
This is great reading or listening for a cozy weekend. I look forward to the next book in the series.
“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”

  • The Dragon of Destiny

  • Dragon Fever, Book 2
  • By: Serena Rose
  • Narrated by: David Quimby
  • Length: 4 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 12

WereDragon Matthew LeMonde always knew his destiny was to find a mate when he least expected it, and this was about to manifest itself in more ways than one. When he met Adeen Cole, there was an insane attraction that neither had ever felt before in their lives. The passion was intense, and the sex was mind-blowing. It seemed that Matthew had finally met the mate he was looking for. However, everything changed the moment that Adeen finally revealed who and what she really was.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I was expecting

  • By Lori on 09-13-17

Shifter genre dating

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

Reviewed: 09-16-17

Any additional comments?

The Dragon of Destiny
By Serena Rose
Narrated by David Quimby
Looking for a momentary escape? If you are a fan of the “Shifter erotica” genre you may enjoy this. That said you can expect a great deal of sex. Matthew LeMonde is a young artist just starting out. He is also a were dragon shifter. As a human, his art is his passion and his first art show is not the only a success he discovers. He falls for a special visitor Adeen Cole. But as he discovers more about Adeen will this be a lifelong mate or another fling?
The story is ok, but I had higher hopes. With further development of the story could have been so much more.
David Quimby did a great job narrating the story.
The story is short, only four hours, so easy to listen to in an afternoon or an afternoon drive.
“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”

  • Vacation

  • By: JC Miller
  • Narrated by: Curt Simmons
  • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

Dr. William Koval, a pragmatist with little faith in humanity, prefers to dwell in the eerily comforting microscopic realm, where he is master of his domain. But his worldview is upended when he decides to go on the English walking tour his wife had been planning before her murder three years earlier. Only when William confronts his past, including his troubled marriage, will he find a way to rejoin the living, to move forward, and perhaps love again. The real journey, he discovers, lies within.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Curt Simmons brings Dr. Koval to life!

  • By Angelina on 09-02-17

Lovely to listen to!

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

Reviewed: 09-16-17

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

Curt Simmon's narration is splendid. His rich voice is pleasing and brings characters to life as if they were friends at your side.

Any additional comments?

William Koval is a broken man. His world had been ordered by his love of research, orderliness and his wife Kath. He believed that his life had been changed in one moment – his wife was murdered by a man off his medication for schizophrenia – senseless. The truth was a bit more complicated although he had denied the realities for some years prior to Kath’s death.
Acceptance can come through many paths. Koval’s decision to go on a English walking tour planned before his wife’s death proves to provide the supports for emotional healing and moving forward from a quirky group of people he finds himself with during the ups and downs of the tour through the beautiful countryside.
The story is relatable and enchanting. Curt Simmons narration provides wonderful qualities bringing the story alive as you listen. I found myself cheering for members of the tour and Koval as the journey moves along. An enjoyable listen.
“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”