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  • The Spirit War

  • Eli Monpress, Book 4
  • By: Rachel Aaron
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 17 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 546
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 507
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 505

Eli Monpress is vain. He's cocky. And he's a thief. But he's a thief who has just seen his bounty topped, and he's not happy about it. The bounty topper, as it turns out, is his best friend, bodyguard, and master swordsman, Josef, who has been keeping secrets from Eli.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • why, Luke?

  • By Eileen on 02-22-16

Amazing Series Just Continues to Get Better

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

Reviewed: 12-22-15

When I first started reading this series I thought there was no way the reviews could be right about their quality. I was wrong. This series somehow just gets better as it goes on. The plot is awesome, character development amazing and the narration of this series can't be beat. Love it. On to the next one!

  • Pride and Prejudice

  • By: Jane Austen
  • Narrated by: Rosamund Pike
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 10,153
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,226
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 9,185

One of Jane Austen’s most beloved works, Pride and Prejudice, is vividly brought to life by Academy Award nominee Rosamund Pike ( Gone Girl). In her bright and energetic performance of this British classic, she expertly captures Austen’s signature wit and tone. Her attention to detail, her literary background, and her performance in the 2005 feature film version of the novel provide the perfect foundation from which to convey the story of Elizabeth Bennett, her four sisters, and the inimitable Mr. Darcy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A perfect narration of a perfect book

  • By Akela on 12-09-15

a favorite with excellent narration

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

Reviewed: 12-14-15

I love Pride and Prejudice. I read it at least once a year. When I heard that Rosamund Pike was doing a reading of it I knew that I had to indulge in buying yet another copy. It was completely worth it. If you've never read Pride and Prejudice I recommend starting with this version and narration. It is glorious. if you've read it before and loved it, I'd recommend it as well. Rosamund does the prose justice with her lovely voice and diction.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Muzzled

  • A Kate Turner, DVM, Mystery
  • By: Eileen Brady
  • Narrated by: Caroline Shaffer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 192
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 173

Making rounds to homes one wet spring morning, veterinarian Dr. Kate Turner rescues a family's hamster from a vacuum cleaner then visits an estate whose owners breed champion Cavalier King Charles spaniels. Instead of sharing traditional tea with the couple, she confronts a bloody scene of bodies and 27 blue-ribbon dogs running wild. Police initially suspect a murder-suicide, but when Dr. Kate proves the famous best-in-show champion is missing, a darker reality intrudes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Entertaining

  • By Beatrice on 08-04-15

fun and interesting new series

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

Reviewed: 10-12-15

fun story with an interesting plot line and fun cast of characters. I liked that the story line was about more than just the murder.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Ghost Story

  • A Novel of the Dresden Files
  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 17 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 10,724
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,039
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,995

When an unknown someone shoots him and leaves him to die, Harry Dresden hopes he might be heading to a better place. Unfortunately being dead doesn't make Harry's life any easier. Trapped between life and death, he learns that his friends are in serious trouble. Only by finding his murderer can he save his friends and move on - a feat that would be a lot easier if he had a body and access to his powers. Worse still are the malevolent shadows that roam Chicago, controlled by a dark entity that wants Harry to suffer even in death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best thing I've ever seen a company willingly do

  • By Brooks Hamilton on 04-21-15

such improvement in this performance!

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

Reviewed: 05-08-15

I have listened to all of the Dresden books and was incredibly dissatisfied with the narrator chosen for this book originally (not James Marsters despite the fact he's done all the others). I recognize now that this dissatisfaction colored my perception of this book. Really enjoyed the book and re-listen.

  • One Potion in the Grave

  • Magic Potion Mystery, Book 2
  • By: Heather Blake
  • Narrated by: Carla Mercer-Meyer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 316
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 296
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 295

Carly Bell Hartwell's love potions are always in demand in Hitching Post, Alabama, the wedding capital of the South. When Katie Sue Perrywinkle walks into the Little Shop of Potions, Carly is surprised and delighted to see her old childhood friend. Katie Sue fled her hometown and a troubled family more than a decade ago. But she's not back for a social visit; she's come to settle a score with Senator Warren Calhoun, who is in town for his son's high-profile wedding.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a fun book!

  • By M on 08-20-16

good story building

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

Reviewed: 04-30-15

enjoyed the mystery. I appreciate the way that Blake builds up the story and then gets to the mystery. it's a nice change from the opening murder plot.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • A Crafty Killing

  • Victoria Square Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Lorraine Bartlett
  • Narrated by: Jorjeana Marie
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 201
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 181
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177

The last thing Katie Bonner wanted was to become the manager of Artisans Alley. But when her business partner Ezra Hilton is found bludgeoned to death, she has no other choice. Business under Ezra had been faltering - but was it enough to provoke someone to murder? Only Katie can find the answer.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • very enjoyable

  • By Kindle Customer on 04-06-15

very enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 04-06-15

really enjoyed this start to a new cozy. This narrator always sounds like she has serious sinus problems but that didn't get in the way of my listening. plot was interesting and a bit different. really liked that Katie didn't get everything she wanted. wasn't your typical happily ever after.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Magic Engineer

  • Saga of Recluce Series, Book 3
  • By: L. E. Modesitt Jr.
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 24 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 512
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 470
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 467

The chronicles of the magical island of Recluce continue as young Dorrin, fascinated by forbidden science, goes into exile in the lands of Chaos, where he unwillingly invents devices of war to save his land from the evil Chaos wizards.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I'm a Modesitt fan, but I couln't finish this one.

  • By Suzanne O on 07-27-14

loved it

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

Reviewed: 04-01-15

this was a reread for me, but I lived these books as a teen and am really enjoying them a second time around. I like the magic system and world building though sometimes the time lines can be a bit confusing.

  • The Magic of Recluce

  • Saga of Recluce, Book 1
  • By: L. E. Modesitt Jr.
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 19 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,613
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,469
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,489

Young Lerris is dissatisfied with his life and trade, and yearns to find a place in the world better suited to his skills and temperament. But in Recluce a change in circumstances means taking one of two options: permanent exile from Recluce or braving the dangergeld, a complex, rule-laden wanderjahr in the lands beyond Recluce, with the aim of learning how the world works and what his place in it might be. Many do not survive. Lerris chooses the dangergeld.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Epic Fantasy

  • By Captain Skurvy on 07-04-13

great epic fantasy

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

Reviewed: 02-10-15

I originally read these books in the mid 90s when I was in high school and am now rereading using the audio book. first of all the narration is great. Modesitt uses onomatopoeias a lot and it really works in text and in the audiobook. I feel that on the other side of 15 years this book holds up well as the start of a great epic fantasy series. I'll be continuing my reread using audiobooks.

  • Murder on the Half Shelf

  • Booktown Mystery Series, Book 6
  • By: Lorna Barrett
  • Narrated by: Karen White
  • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 174
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171

The town of Stoneham is a haven for bookstores, but it is sadly lacking in bed-and-breakfasts. Fortunately Pippa and Jon Comfort's Sheer Comfort Inn is about to open, and the couple has offered some locals a free night as a trial run. But it won't be so easy to sleep after Tricia makes two startling discoveries: Pippa's murdered body in the backyard, and the fact that Pippa's husband, Jon, is actually Harry Tyler, a man Tricia loved - and believed dead - for nearly 20 years. Though Harry is the prime suspect, Tricia doesn't believe him capable of murder, even though he's led a life of lies.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't like the new narrator

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-18-15

Okay story ruined by bad narration

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

Reviewed: 12-20-14

Would you try another book from Lorna Barrett and/or Karen White?

I would definitely buy another book from Lorna Barrett, but I have no interest in listening to Karen White ever again. Karen routinely called one of the main characters, and in some instances even the main character, by the wrong name - I don't know if this was a problem with the text or with her narration. But it was confusing. It made it difficult to follow the plot lines or understand what was actually happening. Also her Texas accent for one of the characters was grating.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Karen White?

I liked the previous narrator, Cassandra Campbell.

Any additional comments?

I really enjoy this series, but I feel like the story has started to flounder. Tricia has been questioning how she feels about her life but she is just lamenting about it, she's not doing anything to rectify it.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • It Takes a Witch

  • A Wishcraft Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Heather Blake
  • Narrated by: Coleen Marlo
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 682
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 622
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 625

Darcy Merriweather and her sister, Harper, hail from a long line of witches who have the power to grant wishes using spells. They've come to Enchanted Village in Salem, Massachusetts, to join the family business, but they soon find themselves knee deep in murder.Until three weeks ago, Darcy and Harper were working dead-end jobs and trying to put their troubles behind them.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • An interesting start to the series

  • By K. April Holgate on 11-02-15

Book is okay, narration is awful

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

Reviewed: 06-18-14

What would have made It Takes a Witch better?

If the narrator sounded less effected and nasal the entire experience of listening to the book would have been better.

Would you be willing to try another one of Coleen Marlo’s performances?

Not deliberately.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful