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  • Lady Midnight

  • The Dark Artifices, Book 1
  • By: Cassandra Clare
  • Narrated by: Morena Baccarin
  • Length: 19 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,141
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,718
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,725

Together with her parabatai, Julian Blackthorn, Emma must learn to trust her head and her heart as she investigates a demonic plot that stretches across Los Angeles, from the Sunset Strip to the enchanted sea that pounds the beaches of Santa Monica. If only her heart didn't lead her in treacherous directions....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • New Players and New Plots

  • By RayRay1974 on 03-14-16

Get this as a prequel to Book 2

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

Reviewed: 06-15-17

Well crafted interesting story, lots of good characters, horrible narrator. I hate to bad-mouth people but perhaps a job reading stock market reports or actuarial tables would be a better fit. I got this book because book 2 is narrated by James Marsters, and I wanted to start at the beginning of the series.

The story and character development are worth spending a credit. But if you occasionally read instead of listen, this would be the one to buy a hard copy.

  • Lord of Shadows

  • By: Cassandra Clare
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 23 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,579
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,368
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,366

Emma Carstairs has finally avenged her parents. She thought she'd be at peace. But she is anything but calm. Torn between her desire for her parabatai, Julian, and her desire to protect him from the brutal consequences of parabatai relationships, she has begun dating his brother, Mark. But Mark has spent the past five years trapped in Faerie; can he ever truly be a Shadowhunter again?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • James Marsters is Amazing

  • By Lanie on 06-08-17

James is the man

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

Reviewed: 06-15-17

I would happily spend a credit to listen to James Marsters read the back of cereal boxes. Having said that, this is also a good story with really interesting characters. The bad news is that you really need to read the first book in the series, and unfortunately it was NOT narrated by James Marsters. The story is good enough that it is worth suffering through the very poor narration. Maybe go for the written version?

At any rate, this is an enjoyable diversion. I guess it is YA but I would not have noticed other than some teen angst in the love interests. I enjoyed it very much.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • One Fell Sweep

  • Innkeeper Chronicles, Book 3
  • By: Ilona Andrews
  • Narrated by: Renee Raudman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,225
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,076
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,077

Dina DeMille may run the nicest Bed and Breakfast in Red Deer, Texas, but she caters to a very particular kind of guest...the kind that no one on Earth is supposed to know about. Guests like a former intergalactic tyrant with an impressive bounty on her head, the Lord Marshal of a powerful vampire clan, and a displaced-and-superhot werewolf; so don't stand too close, or you may be collateral damage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Took It Right to the Edge and Kept Me Enthralled

  • By Sophia Rose on 04-19-17

Starting to get good

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

Reviewed: 02-19-17

This series started out a bit slow especially for one coming from this author and read by one of the best narrators ever. This is book three and I really enjoyed this one. Maybe you need all three to really get your arms around the complex world(s)? I say it is worth the slow start and I'm eagerly looking forward to the next installment.

  • Rock Chick

  • By: Kristen Ashley
  • Narrated by: Susannah Jones
  • Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,942
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,714
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,733

Indy Savage is a former wild child (okay, maybe not so "former") and current used-bookstore owner. Lee Nightingale is a former bad boy and now runs a private investigation service. Toss together a quiet barista with a not-so-lawful side-business, a crazy Vietnam Vet, a pothead, a drag queen, family and friends who will not mind their own business, a few stun guns, and a bag of diamonds, and mix them all up with some shootings, a high-speed chase and car bombs exploding, then hang on for your first wild Rock Chick ride.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A Rockin story

  • By karen on 03-26-14

Maybe it's just me...

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

Reviewed: 01-09-17

I guess I've outgrown arrogant jerks as leading men. I'm as un-PC as you can get but I just couldn't take this dude or the air-head leading lady. I confess I couldn't finish the book so maybe it gets better in the last 9 hours. Maybe someday I'll try again.

  • The Brotherhood of the Wheel

  • By: R. S. Belcher
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 14 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,826
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,716
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,713

In AD 1119, a group of nine crusaders became known as the Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon - a militant monastic order charged with protecting pilgrims and caravans traveling on the roads to and from the Holy Land. In time, the Knights Templar would grow in power and, ultimately, be laid low. But a small offshoot of the Templars endure and have returned to the order's original mission: to defend the roads of the world and guard those who travel on them.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Urban Fantasy at its purest!

  • By kara-karina on 04-11-16

My new favorite author

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

Reviewed: 01-05-17

What a great story! Love the characters, all unique and fully fleshed out, all interesting. Unknown if they would be quite as good without this narrator. Bronson Pinchot is hands-down the best narrator out there. Which is why I tried this author as I don't think he agrees to do boring books. Thank you for a very entertaining ride.

  • The Fellowship of the Ring

  • Book One in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
  • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
  • Length: 19 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 28,313
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,866
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 25,971

The Fellowship of the Ring, the first volume in the trilogy, tells of the fateful power of the One Ring. It begins a magnificent tale of adventure that will plunge the members of the Fellowship of the Ring into a perilous quest and set the stage for the ultimate clash between the powers of good and evil.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • At last - The Definitive Recording!

  • By L. N. on 10-10-12

Best audio version ever released.

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

Reviewed: 07-01-16

This version is unabridged and contains all of the history, poetry, and songs that are necessarily muddying from abridged or dramatic versions. plus all roll in a proper English accent that is necessary for full enjoyment.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Adventures of Tom Stranger, Interdimensional Insurance Agent

  • By: Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: Adam Baldwin
  • Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,948
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,348
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,335

Have you ever seen a planet invaded by rampaging space mutants from another dimension or Nazi dinosaurs from the future? Don't let this happen to you! Rifts happen, so you should be ready when universes collide. A policy with Stranger & Stranger can cover all of your interdimensional insurance needs. Rated "Number One in Customer Satisfaction" for three years running, no claim is too big or too weird for Tom Stranger to handle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Someone owes me a new keyboard

  • By Aimee M on 05-24-16

All the sacred oxen get gored.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-30-16

I found this book funny and refreshingly irreverent. I hope this was an introduction to a new series, I love this author.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Deep

  • A Stage Dive Novel
  • By: Kylie Scott
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,197
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,013
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,016

One by one the members of Stage Dive are falling in love. David, Mal, and Jimmy have all taken the plunge, and now it's Ben's turn - only he refuses to fall into that trap. The sexy bassist enjoys his no-strings-attached lifestyle. But when Ben is forced to keep the one girl he's always had a weakness for out of trouble in Sin City, he quickly learns that what happens in Vegas doesn't always stay there.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • High Expectations for Book 4

  • By Sharon on 04-01-15

Deep wasn't really very deep

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

Reviewed: 04-06-15

Love this series, love the characters, love the narrator. As soon as this book was released I started at the beginning re-listening to the first three books before starting this one. I think poor Ben got short-changed. He didn't really make much of a ripple in the first three books and I don't feel we got to know him any better now. Sort of felt like the author never really knew him either, just wrote the book because obviously he had to have one.

So sorry Ben. But I'm glad you've had your happy ending. I hope Kylie Scott will keep the series going with other characters .... Sam & Martha? Vaughn? Or if she starts a different series I'll buy on her name alone, she's a good storyteller and I expect she'll have a long and fruitful career.

  • 14

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,136
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,325
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 35,329

There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment. Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don’t nag at him too much. At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela’s apartment. And Tim’s. And Veek’s.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't know what to expect...

  • By aaron on 08-27-12

Different, but I liked it

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

Reviewed: 03-13-15

This is a bit of a different genre than my usual. Bought because I was intrigued but It was sitting around in my library for quite a while. Finally picked it up and I'm kicking myself for waiting, it was a darn good story with a fun cast of characters. I wouldn't know how to really classify it doesn't really fit with urban fantasy or sci fi, a little of both. maybe some streampunk and some history too?

The narrator pulls off that most difficult job of reading a story with an ensemble cast and doing distinct and appropriate and consistent voices for each so you can get lost in the story knowing exactly who is saying what and getting all the emotion and interplay between characters not really noticing that you're being read to. Good job! Fun group of voices, he must have had fun coming up with them. Definitely worth a listen.

1 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • The Drowned Cities

  • By: Paolo Bacigalupi
  • Narrated by: Joshua Swanson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 778
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 696
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 700

In a dark future America where violence, terror, and grief touch everyone, young refugees Mahlia and Mouse have managed to leave behind the war-torn lands of the Drowned Cities by escaping into the jungle outskirts. But when they discover a wounded half-man - a bioengineered war beast named Tool - who is being hunted by a vengeful band of soldiers, their fragile existence quickly collapses.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another grim, gripping collapsed-world adventure

  • By Ryan on 09-01-12

Dark, very dark

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

Reviewed: 02-17-15

I think this is a very original story with an interesting setting and characters. Maybe it is just the time of year or maybe just my mood, but I just found this too depressing to finish. For me that is saying a lot because I rarely abandon a book. Maybe it would get better, something good (or at least not so terrible) could possibly happen to one of the principle characters, but I had to quit while I could still move out from the black cloud of depression.

Okay, that's probably a bit of an exaggeration but I'm on to lighter fare. I might like this much better in the spring or summer when there is lots of sunlight and fresh air.