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  • Empire of Storms

  • By: Sarah J. Maas
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Evans
  • Length: 25 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,578
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,051
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,055

The long path to the throne has only just begun for Aelin Galathynius. Loyalties have been broken and bought, friends have been lost and gained, and those who possess magic find themselves at odds with those don't. As the kingdoms of Erilea fracture around her, enemies must become allies if Aelin is to keep those she loves from falling to the dark forces poised to claim her world. With war looming on all horizons, the only chance for salvation lies in a desperate quest that may mark the end of everything Aelin holds dear.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Emotional, Stressful and Wonderful

  • By Claudia H on 09-13-16

Great performance and story

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

Reviewed: 11-04-18

This book broke my heart and had me dying for the next one. The performance was great too.

  • The Hundredth Queen

  • By: Emily R. King
  • Narrated by: Lauren Ezzo
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,889
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,681
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,678

As an orphan ward of the Sisterhood in the ancient Tarachand Empire, eighteen-year-old Kalinda is destined for nothing more than a life of seclusion and prayer. Plagued by fevers, she's an unlikely candidate for even a servant's position, let alone a courtesan or wife. Her sole dream is to continue living in peace in the Sisterhood's mountain temple. But a visit from the tyrant Rajah Tarek disrupts Kalinda's life. Within hours, she is ripped from the comfort of her home.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A mix of religion, politics, and magic

  • By LexiLikesLiterature on 07-11-17

Stunning performance and story

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

Reviewed: 11-04-18

Absolutely loved the first installment of this series. I love the sisterhood and world building, plus the narration is great.

  • A Reaper at the Gates

  • An Ember in the Ashes, Book 3
  • By: Sabaa Tahir
  • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham, Katherine McEwan, Maxwell Caulfield, and others
  • Length: 15 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,262
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,177
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,171

Beyond the Martial Empire and within it, the threat of war looms ever larger. Helene Aquilla, the Blood Shrike, is desperate to protect her sister's life and the lives of everyone in the Empire. But she knows that danger lurks on all sides: Emperor Marcus, haunted by his past, grows increasingly unstable and violent while Keris Veturia, the ruthless Commandant, capitalizes on the Emperor's volatility to grow her own power - regardless of the carnage she leaves in her path.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It was okay

  • By Red Steele on 07-04-18

Blew Me Away!

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

Reviewed: 11-03-18

The narrators do an excellent job of capturing the story and characters. As for the plot, it had me gripped from the first page!

  • The Dream Thieves

  • Raven Cycle Series, Book 2
  • By: Maggie Stiefvater
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,270
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,100
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,098

Now that the ley lines around Cabeswater have been woken, nothing for Ronan, Gansey, Blue, and Adam will be the same. Ronan, for one, is falling more and more deeply into his dreams, and his dreams are intruding more and more into waking life. Meanwhile, some very sinister people are looking for some of the same pieces of the Cabeswater puzzle that Gansey is after....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I took Chainsaw out of my dreams ...

  • By Melissa on 10-02-13

Excellent Narration and Story

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

Reviewed: 11-03-18

The narrator does a great job of making the story come to life. Can't wait to start the next book!

  • Beautiful Creatures

  • Beautiful Creatures, Book 1
  • By: Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl
  • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
  • Length: 17 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,901
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,213
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,250

Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she's struggling to conceal her power and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town's oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • warmed over young adult supernatural fiction

  • By BumbleBee 456 on 12-27-12

stunning performance but the story was lacking

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

Reviewed: 08-18-18

I really loved the narration and performance but I was let down in terms of the story. It felt like it wasn't going anywhere half the time and the ending was a little rushed.

  • Furyborn

  • By: Claire Legrand
  • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
  • Length: 17 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 182

When assassins ambush her best friend, Rielle Dardenne risks everything to save him, exposing herself as one of a pair of prophesied queens: a queen of light, and a queen of blood. To prove she is the Sun Queen, Rielle must endure seven elemental magic trials. If she fails, she will be executed...unless the trials kill her first. One thousand years later, the legend of Queen Rielle is a fairy tale to Eliana Ferracora. A bounty hunter for the Undying Empire, Eliana believes herself untouchable - until her mother vanishes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun Action Thrill Ride

  • By Kristy Jewel on 06-01-18

Great performance and story

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

Reviewed: 08-18-18

I really enjoyed the stories of both characters as bd how they connected. I can't wait for the next book so I can see where Eliana's character will go.

  • Jackaby

  • By: William Ritter
  • Narrated by: Nicola Barber
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,472
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,362
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,356

Newly arrived in New Fiddleham, New England, 1890, and in need of a job, Abigail Rook meets R. F. Jackaby, an investigator of the unexplained with a keen eye for the extraordinary - including the ability to see supernatural beings. Abigail has a gift for noticing ordinary but important details, which makes her perfect for the position of Jackaby’s assistant.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • YA Sherlock and his Dr. Who companion - with fae

  • By withherownwings on 02-20-15

Excellent story and performance

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

Reviewed: 05-28-18

The narrator really gave the story that extra something and made the characters come to life. The story was interesting and funny. I loved it!

  • The White Rose

  • By: Amy Ewing
  • Narrated by: Erin Spencer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 771
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 692
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 692

Violet is on the run - away from the Jewel, away from a lifetime of servitude, away from the Duchess of the Lake, who bought her at auction. With Ash and Raven traveling with her, Violet will need all of her powers to get her friends and herself out of the Jewel alive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A huge improvement

  • By Nyx Dominique on 11-19-16

great sequel

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

Reviewed: 05-27-18

I loved the story but I got very annoyed at times with some of the characters. I can't wait to see where the series goes in the last book!

  • Labyrinth Lost

  • By: Zoraida Cordova
  • Narrated by: Almarie Guerra
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 146
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 143

Nothing says Happy Birthday like summoning the spirits of your dead relatives. Alex is a bruja, the most powerful witch in a generation and she hates magic. At her Deathday celebration, Alex performs a spell to rid herself of her power. But it backfires. Her whole family vanishes into thin air, leaving her alone with Nova, a brujo boy she can't trust. A boy whose intentions are as dark as the strange marks on his skin. The only way to get her family back is to travel with Nova to Los Lagos.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good book, non Spanish speaker narrator

  • By Ivonne on 11-15-17

Excellent story and performance

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

Reviewed: 05-16-18

Really love the diversity in this book as well as the worldbuilding. The characters were interesting and the narrator did a great job of bringing them to life!

  • Days of Blood & Starlight

  • By: Laini Taylor
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 15 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,110
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,924
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,936

In this stunning sequel to the highly acclaimed Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Karou must come to terms with who and what she is, and how far she'll go to avenge her people. Filled with heartbreak and beauty, mysteries and secrets, new characters and old favorites, Days of Blood and Starlight brings the richness, color and intensity of the first book to a brand new canvas.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No Sophomore Slump here...Just wow!

  • By Katherine on 11-08-12

Gripping story. stunning performance

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

Reviewed: 05-12-18

This is a great series. The author has a way of building you up then tearing you down. I could not stop listening to this great book. Awesome narration as well!