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Tracy

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  • Willful Behavior

  • A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery
  • By: Donna Leon
  • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 173
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 152

Mystery lovers everywhere are addicted to Donna Leon's ever-honorable Commissario Guido Brunetti and her portrayal of Venice's beautiful but sinister byways and canals. In Willful Behavior, Brunetti is approached for a favor by one of his wife's students. Intelligent and serious, Claudia Leonardo asks for his help in obtaining a pardon for a crime once committed by her now-dead grandfather.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pronunciation

  • By Lawrence Hicks on 11-06-11

Italy with a British accent

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

Reviewed: 12-24-18

Italian setting, characters and culture. With a British accent?! Narrator good — just a poor match. Doesn’t convey the nuances of previous stories with distractions of mispronunciations etc.

  • The Wise Man's Fear

  • (Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 2)
  • By: Patrick Rothfuss
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 42 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 51,050
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 46,489
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 46,531

"My name is Kvothe. I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well worth your time

  • By Robert on 09-08-11

Potential....but

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

Reviewed: 05-01-18

Almost quit after same folly over and over. It gets old. Plot and characters did eventually get better once he leaves ...and them fizzled at the end. Dena - why? Shes rude and unpredictable. Gross. Ambrose set ups - why and why never seen? I thought he was smart. Meh. Not sure if worth all the time. Since its gone nowhere...time to forget it and move on

  • Five Hundred Years After

  • By: Steven Brust
  • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
  • Length: 21 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148

This is the story of the conspiracy against the Empire that begins in the mean streets of the Underside and flourishes in the courtly politics of the Palace where Khaavren has loyally served in the Guards this past half-millenium.It is the tale of the Dragonlord Adron’s overweening schemes, of his brilliant daughter Aliera, and of the eldritch Sethra Lavode.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Darned good Series!

  • By KSB on 05-06-13

Wow that was great

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

Reviewed: 01-29-18

Great characters, love the narration style, and deep themes with humor. Made me laugh and think. Interview at the end...clever

  • A Fate of Dragons

  • The Sorcerer's Ring, Book 3
  • By: Morgan Rice
  • Narrated by: Wayne Farrell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 498
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 456
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 458

A Fate of Dragons (Book 3 in the Sorcerer's Ring) takes us deeper into Thor's epic journey to becoming a warrior, as he journeys across the Sea of Fire to the dragon's Isle of Mist. An unforgiving place, home to the most elite warriors of the world, Thor's powers and abilities deepen as he trains. His friendships deepen, too, as they face adversities together, beyond what they could imagine.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Well worn tale loosely connected by too many words

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-02-16

Ugh time to move on

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

Reviewed: 02-07-17

Trite repetitive illogical inconsistent irritating predictable etc. book 1 was good 2 eh 3 I cant even finish and this author us definitely "off the list"

  • Desolation

  • Dragonlands Book 4
  • By: Megg Jensen
  • Narrated by: Emily Kleimo
  • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

Tressa's army won the battle, but at a terrible cost. So many lives lost. So many lovers torn asunder. And that was just the beginning. An ancient beast rumbles beneath the Dragonlands, thirsting for blood. Dragon blood. Setting aside her heartbreak, Tressa ventures beyond the Dragonlands to the mysterious realm of Desolation, searching for allies and answers. There, she faces enemies more powerful and devious than she's ever encountered before.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Exciting Turn Of Events

  • By Kindle Customer on 04-24-17

Who wouldn't want to be a dragon?

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

Reviewed: 09-29-16

Good except the completely illogical "resistance" of hazel to become a dragon. Really? People would suffer all kinds of pain for that. Makes no sense.

  • A Feral Darkness

  • By: Doranna Durgin
  • Narrated by: Cris Dukehart
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 61

As a child, dog-loving Brenna Fallon naively invokes an ancient Celtic deity to save her beloved hound - and inadvertently anchors the new-found power at a spring on her family's farm. She doesn't know she's also left an opening for a far more malevolent force. Years later, thanks to the actions of several angry young men, Brenna discovers the terrible potential of that gateway.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great new series

  • By Cynthia on 02-07-18

Did I pay for this?

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

Reviewed: 06-16-16

I literally couldn't get through this stupid story. Not so much the story as the writing and Stupid Characters. Just not that appealing. If I'd gone on it only would have been in false hopes that this lame main character gets eaten or destroyed or whatever by the supposed evil entity. I'm rooting for the monster. Think I'll leave it that way. Save your money

  • Touched by Magic

  • King's Wolf, Book 1
  • By: Doranna Durgin
  • Narrated by: Antony Ferguson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 26

Magic has never been a part of Reandn’s life. Until the people under his care start dying. Until the threat extends to his family - and then turns on him. Someone, somewhere, is trying to draw magic back into Keland, and they don’t care what - or who - is destroyed in the process. But Reandn does.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Children Vanish as Magic Returns to the Realm

  • By Skipper on 05-14-16

Ehh. Not the worst but definitely needs work.

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

Reviewed: 06-01-16

Are you looking for a story that goes on and on and goes no where until the very end which is obviously a set up to do it again in book 2?Characters you can't root for one way or another? Absolutely no humor? Then look no further this is the book for you

  • City of Stairs

  • By: Robert Jackson Bennett
  • Narrated by: Alma Cuervo
  • Length: 17 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 875
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 795
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 801

The city of Bulikov once wielded the powers of the gods to conquer the world, enslaving and brutalizing millions - until its divine protectors were killed. Now Bulikov has become just another colonial outpost of the world's new geopolitical power, but the surreal landscape of the city itself - first shaped, now shattered, by the thousands of miracles its guardians once worked upon it - stands as a constant, haunting reminder of its former supremacy. Into this broken city steps Shara Thivani.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Something Different

  • By Scott Simons on 10-17-14

Unexpected and satisfying

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

Reviewed: 05-02-16

This is not the typical fantasy trope or romp. More thoughtful. The main characters are diverse. Some parts predictable and others unpredictable. Clearly the author has some religious and political messages but not offensive or demeaning. The ending is satisfying without being an obvious hook for the next book. All in all one of the best reads in a while.

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  • Valley of Fire

  • By: Johnny D. Boggs
  • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

Micah Bishop doesn't believe in miracles - until a derringer-packing nun busts him out of jail. But it's not Christian charity that's driving Sister Genevieve - she wants Micah to take her to a place called the Valley of Fire, deep in the most lawless and perilous part of New Mexico Territory. It was here where an order of nuns met their Maker, and it's Sister Genevieve's mission to see that they are given a proper funeral. Or so she claims.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best in a long while

  • By Tracy on 04-11-16

Best in a long while

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

Reviewed: 04-11-16

Fun story with solid characters. Humor. History. Use of language captures the old west. A very satisfying listen.

  • Prince of Fools

  • The Red Queen's War, Book 1
  • By: Mark Lawrence
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 14 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,991
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,792
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,794

The Red Queen is old but the kings of the Broken Empire dread her like no other. For all her reign, she has fought the long war, contested in secret, against the powers that stand behind nations, for higher stakes than land or gold. Her greatest weapon is The Silent Sister - unseen by most and unspoken of by all. The Red Queen's grandson, Prince Jalan Kendeth - drinker, gambler, seducer of women - is one who can see The Silent Sister.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A fantasy odd couple caught up in a bigger game

  • By Lore on 04-10-16

Best book of the year

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

Reviewed: 12-28-15

Lawrence at his best. Not as dark as previous series although that one is outstanding also. Just loved it.

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