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  • American Pharoah

  • The Untold Story of the Triple Crown Winner's Legendary Rise
  • By: Joe Drape
  • Narrated by: Aaron Abano
  • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,006
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,823
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,814

History was made at the 2015 Belmont Stakes when American Pharoah won the Triple Crown, the first since Affirmed in 1978. As magnificent as the champion is, the team behind him has been all too human while on the road to immortality.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An Audible freebie after 2018 Kentucky Derby

  • By Wayne on 05-29-18

American Pharoah

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

Reviewed: 05-14-18

I did not know what to expect from this book since I took advantage of Audible's free download in honor of Audible running the Kentucky Derby. I really enjoyed it and it is a great book. I admit I am a horse lover who was hooked on thoroughbreds as a child. Great story and a great listen!

  • Shadow Princess

  • The Taj Mahal Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Indu Sundaresan
  • Narrated by: Sneha Mathan
  • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69

Critically acclaimed author Indu Sundaresan returns to 17th-century India as two princesses struggle for supremacy of their father's kingdom. Trapped in the shadow of the magnificent tomb their grief-stricken father is building for his beloved deceased wife, the emperor's daughters compete for everything: control over the imperial harem, their father's affection, and the future of their country.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great story

  • By Nancy Young on 07-03-16

shadow princess

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-21-16

Love this book and the narrator. Employs all the senses. I hope for more from this author.

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  • City of Night

  • The House War, Book 2
  • By: Michelle West
  • Narrated by: Eva Wilhelm
  • Length: 21 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 158
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161

Times are truly desperate within Averalaan's hundred holdings, and Jewel MArkess and her den are finding it hard to survive. Then suddenly their mentor, Rath, orders them to avoid the ancient Undercity beneath Averlaan's streets, cutting them off from their main source of income. Yet Rath himself refuses to heed the warnings of Jewel's seer dreams. Instead, he allies with the mages of the Order of Knowledge in a secret war against demonic foes, knowing he'll be targeted for death - or worse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By TheKtribe on 05-07-18

City of Night

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-04-15

I am hooked by this series and find myself looking for the next one. There is a Sun Sword Series which happens between books 4 and 5 and Audible does not carry these. So when you get there you are not missing a book just keep going!

  • House Name

  • The House War, Book 3
  • By: Michelle West
  • Narrated by: Eva Wilhelm
  • Length: 30 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144

Once, Jewel was an orphan, struggling to survive in the slums of the realm until she was rescued by Rath and sent to live at House Terafin - the most powerful of the ruling Houses in the Essalieyan Empire. But as Jewel finds her place within the House, she becomes crucial to the Empire's survival in the demonic war that's about to begin....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A worthy continuation of the series

  • By richard on 09-27-13

House Name

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-04-15

Another great series by Michelle West/Sagara. I am enjoying the listen.
I also like the length of these books. Worth the credit!

  • The Hidden City

  • The House War, Book 1
  • By: Michelle West
  • Narrated by: Eva Wilhelm
  • Length: 27 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 246
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 226
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 230

Orphaned and left to fend for herself in the slums of Averalaan, Jewel Markess - Jay to her friends - meets an unlikely savior in Rath, a man who prowls the ruins of the undercity in search of artifacts and treasure. Nursing Jay back to health is an unusual act for a man who renounced his own family long ago, and the situation becomes stranger still when Jay begins to form a den of other rescued children in Rath’s home. But worse perils lurk beneath the slums....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An unexpected gem.

  • By Richard on 09-17-13

The Hiidden City

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-04-15

I have been searching for another series to read and this is it. I really enjoy the story line.

  • Skirmish

  • The House War, Book 4
  • By: Michelle West
  • Narrated by: Eva Wilhelm
  • Length: 28 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112

At long last, Jewel is preparing to announce her candidacy to become the next Terafin and claim the House Seat. But it is a decision that has her targeted by demons who will stop at nothing to destroy Jewel and her allies as the House War begins....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Insert Sun Sword Series here....

  • By Susan on 05-14-15

Skirmish

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

Reviewed: 09-04-15

I am hooked on this series. I really like the story line. Sometimes the facial expressions do not vary much "Her/his brows rose" but I still enjoy it!

  • Battle

  • The House War, Book 5
  • By: Michelle West
  • Narrated by: Eva Wilhelm
  • Length: 33 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111

The weeks since Jewel Markess ATerafin has been acclaimed ruler of her House have not been peaceful; four assassination attempts have been made on her life, and one of the most important members of her House Council has been forced to retire, leaving a seat empty at a time when she requires trusted allies. The war in the distant South has ended; the armies, victorious, have returned to Averalaan. During the victory parade of the Kings' armies, the fifth assassination attempt occurs - in full view of the Ten, the Kings, and thousands of spectators.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fantastic addition to a great series

  • By Kindle Customer on 07-30-13

Battle

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

Reviewed: 09-04-15

Great book but it starts at a later date and I kept searching for what I missed in the previous books! Found out that there is a whole other series of books called the Sun Sword Series. That story takes place between book 4 and 5 which are not on audible. I do hope that audible will add them in the future.

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  • Embers at Galdrilene

  • Dragon's Call, Book 1
  • By: A. D. Trosper
  • Narrated by: Valerie Gilbert
  • Length: 17 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 181
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 170
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 170

The war between the Guardians and the Shadow Riders ended in total devastation. The final battle killed all the dragons and left nothing but fields of ash. A small clutch of dragon eggs was all that remained to provide hope for the future. Five hundred years later, the ability to use magic is a death sentence and dragons are remembered as a curse. But the unhatched dragons sing for their riders...and six lives will be changed forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Magical Journey

  • By Ashley Fontainne on 01-23-14

Dragon's Call series - Embers

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

Reviewed: 06-24-15

If you like dragon fantasy a good read. The narrator is robotic for one character but my theory is there is a reason for this and it deals with deep loss. Don't let that stop you from listening. Search for the second book under Tears of War it is not linked in the series. I don't see any mention of the third book yet. If you like Robin Hobb's Dragon books you might like these books.

  • Dark Moon Defender

  • The Twelve Houses, Book 3
  • By: Sharon Shinn
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 19 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 396
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 239
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 241

The Rider Justin is sent to the small town of Neft, so he can spy on the nearby Lumanen Convent where the Daughters of the Pale Mother reside. He quickly learns that Coralinda Gisseltess, the leader of the Daughters, is indeed persecuting mystics and the people who shelter them. Even more quickly, he falls in love with Ellynor, one of the convent novices. But the courtship is perilous in the extreme.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing change in narrator.

  • By shirley on 03-05-09

Dark Moon Defender

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

Reviewed: 05-25-15

Love the series. Each character gets a storyline in subsequent books and interacts with the other characters. Worth listening to!

  • Cast in Flame

  • Chronicles of Elantra Series, Book 10
  • By: Michelle Sagara
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 16 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 674
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 606
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 605

Kaylin returned from the West March in one piece. Now that piece is fraying. She's not at home in the Imperial Palace - and she never intends to be. All she wants is normal garden-variety criminals and a place of her own. Of course, normal in her new life involves a dragon as a roommate, but she can handle that. Kaylin can't as easily handle the new residents to the city she polices, because one of them is Nightshade's younger brother. On a night when she should be talking to landlords in perfectly normal buildings, she's called to the fief - by Teela.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • still a good listen...but...

  • By Cheri on 08-28-14

Cast in Flame

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

Reviewed: 09-08-14

I really enjoy the writing style of Michelle Sagara and this series is very good. I just finished book 10 - Cast in Flame - the newest release of the series, and find myself wanting another book. Michelle Sagara I hope you continue to write more in this series! The narrator, as always, is very good.