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  • Legion of the Moonlight, Book 1

  • By: T. A. Crosbarn
  • Narrated by: Don Kline
  • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1

Legion of the Moonlight is a unpredictable interwoven plot of a normal life turned into an intense horrifying story that could almost be true. Guaranteed! A small Northern California town is shaken up when a paranormal force invades the community. It is an unseen force that can and does kill its victims but first it has to find a host. The story is centered around a town where everyone kind of knows each other. When the mysterious deaths start to happen people are running scared and have find out what or who is doing all the gruesome attacks.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Compelling author's voice

  • By Cherry on 07-03-14

Compelling author's voice

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

Reviewed: 07-03-14

What did you love best about Legion of the Moonlight, Book 1?

I love the compelling author's voice and the world building!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yep!

Any additional comments?

This book is meant to be one in a series, so it ends in a cliffhanger. For those of you who does not like cliffhangers, Book 4 is on the way which is the finale of the series. You can then have the option of reading the entire series in one go. The cliffhanger ending is the only reason this book did not get a 5 out of 5 with me. Otherwise, this is a magical read for urban fantasy lovers!

  • Written in Red

  • A Novel of the Others
  • By: Anne Bishop
  • Narrated by: Alexandra Harris
  • Length: 18 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,998
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,688
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,693

As a cassandra sangue, or blood prophet, Meg Corbyn can see the future when her skin is cut - a gift that feels more like a curse. Meg's Controller keeps her enslaved so he can have full access to her visions. But when she escapes, the only safe place Meg can hide is at the Lakeside Courtyard - a business district operated by the Others. Shape-shifter Simon Wolfgard is reluctant to hire the stranger who inquires about the Human Liaison job.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Original, emotion-driven alternative reality

  • By Mike on 03-10-15

book did not translate that well into audio format

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

Reviewed: 08-05-13

Any additional comments?

Review:

I'm not sure if it is Alexandra Harris' reading style which made me like this book a little less than I think I ought to. Or Anne Bishop's writing style in this particular book which did not translate well into an audiobook. Or a lack in the audiobook director's part in the skills and talent department. Or maybe it's me as a reader or a combination of factors... Either way, I find Alexandra Harris' narration hard to follow that I bought a printed copy to read-along with the audiobook format. Don't get me wrong, the words are clear and distinct. The quality of her voice is pleasing to the ears. But Alexandra Harris does not give any indication when the scene changes. No pauses. No change in tone nor diction. Nothing. And that confuses me like hell. It is only after a sentence or two when the story lines no longer make sense that I realised that the people talking has changed. That the scene has changed. And I rewind to see if I missed anything. This made the pace slow that eventually I gave up on the audiobook about three quarters into it and proceeded reading the hardback without the audio. So I would not count the narration into rating this book because I did not really finish listening to the audio format. And I don't think I would be listening to Alexandra Harris again.

I've always been Anne Bishop's fan since I read her book, Sebastian. I like this author's voice! The main reason why this book got bought in the first place. Secondly, I like the cover art. I don't know what Anne Bishop did to please the Cover Art Goddess, but she sure was blessed with this book! Another thing I like about this book is the beautiful world building. But then again, this is Anne Bishop we're talking about here. So of course the world building is masterful! This book was slow going for me at the start mainly due to the audiobook but once I decided to abandon the audio this book just whizzed through and the next thing I knew, I was on the last page... And craving Murder Of Crows (Book 2)!! March come around already!!


Empirical Evaluation:
Story telling quality = 5
Character development = 4.5
Story itself = 5
Ending = 4.5
World building = 5
Cover art = 5
Pace = 4.5(18hours & 33minutes listening time)
Plot = 4.5
(Narration = 2)

Overall Rating: 5 out of 5

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