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  • The Talisman Ring

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
  • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 769
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 669
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 676

The legend of the Headless Horseman and a proposed marriage de convenance both have their impact on the mystery of a golden talisman ring and Lord Lavenham's young heir, Ludovic. Neither Sir Tristram Shield nor Eustacie, his young French cousin, share the slightest inclination to marry one another, yet it is Lord Lavenham's dying wish. For there is no one else to provide for the old man's granddaughter while Ludovic remains a fugitive from justice...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • As good as a play

  • By A on 06-19-11

My Safety Read

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

Reviewed: 08-07-18

I love this book like I love a warm blanket on a cold night. When the world get too much for me, I listen to The Talisman Ring. Over and over. You will not regret this one. If I could only have one Heyer, it’d be this one. If I could only have one romance novel, it’d be this one.

  • Tongues of Serpents

  • Temeraire, Book 6
  • By: Naomi Novik
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,434
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,198
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,192

A dazzling blend of military history, high-flying fantasy, and edge-of-your-seat adventure, Naomi Novik’s Temeraire novels, set in an alternate Napoleonic era in which intelligent dragons have been harnessed as weapons of war, are more than just perennial bestsellers—they are a worldwide phenomenon. Now, in Tongues of Serpents, Naomi Novik is back, along with the dragon Temeraire and his rider and friend, Capt. Will Laurence.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Droning

  • By Joel on 10-04-10

If you love Temeraire, you can't miss it, but...

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-03-10

but... nothing much happens in this book. I got a feeling that the author is building up to something important in the next installment. My least favorite of the series so far.

Simon Vance, you're super awesome. Naomi Novik, I'll read anything you write.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Throne of Jade

  • Temeraire, Book 2
  • By: Naomi Novik
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,348
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,875
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,871

When Britain intercepted a French ship and its precious cargo, an unhatched dragon's egg, Captain Will Laurence of HMS Reliant unexpectedly became master and commander of the noble dragon he named Temeraire. As new recruits in Britain's Aerial Corps, man and dragon soon proved their mettle. But now China has discovered that its rare gift, intended for Napoleon, has fallen into British hands, and an angry Chinese delegation vows to reclaim the remarkable beast.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • fast forward part 2

  • By Nicholas on 10-22-07

Addicted

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-21-08

I wish there were more books like this. Will Lawrence is a terrific hero.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • His Majesty's Dragon

  • Temeraire, Book 1
  • By: Naomi Novik
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,930
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,120
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,123

When HMS Reliant captures a French frigate and seizes its precious cargo - an unhatched dragon egg - fate sweeps Captain Will Laurence from his seafaring life into an uncertain future and an unexpected kinship with a most extraordinary creature. Thrust into the rarified world of the Aerial Corps as master of the dragon Temeraire, he will face a crash course in the daring tactics of airborne battle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent AU period fantasy

  • By Melanie on 07-08-10

Starts a little slow, but hang on

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-21-08

This series starts a little slow, with a lot of training and social interaction. But the premise rocks, and Will Lawrence, with all his stiff pride in the face of all the haphazard folks around him, is a hero to savor. I'm completely addicted.