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  • Twisted and Tied

  • By: Mary Calmes
  • Narrated by: Tristan James
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 209
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 197
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197

Deputy US Marshal Miro Jones finally has everything he ever wanted. He's head-over-heels in love and married to the man of his dreams, his partner Ian Doyle, he's doing well at work, and all his friends are in good places as well. Things are all tied up nicely, until they're not. Change has never been easy for Miro, and when situations at work force the team he's come to depend on to break apart, and worst of all, his and Ian's individual strengths put them on two separate paths, he's pretty certain everything just went up in smoke.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect Mary Calmes and Tristan James!

  • By Buscatlady on 07-19-18

Seems like mostly flashbacks

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

Reviewed: 07-24-18

This was extremely short despite being almost 9hrs long. There's a lot of flashbacks in it and the actual story is more like a novella. Great story, but just when it feels like its actually just starting it ends. So 4/5 for this one unfortunately.

I'm torn between recommending this book and not recommending this book. I hate having an incomplete series, so I'd recommend it just based on that, and there's a lot of important details in this book that (if there's another) you'll miss out on if you don't get this one. But is it really worth it? Well, honestly, if Mary Calmes doesn't publish another in the series, then I'd say no and leave book three as the ending.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Beginner's Guide to Wooing Your Mate

  • Being(s) in Love, Book 3
  • By: R. Cooper
  • Narrated by: Robert Nieman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77

Zeki Janowitz has returned to his hometown of Wolf's Paw to start his wizarding career. Unfortunately, Wolf's Paw, a werewolf refuge, follows centuries of tradition and shuns human magic and a very human Zeki. He knows he's in for a struggle, but a part of him has always belonged in the mountain town, or rather belonged to Theo Greenleaf. Years away at school haven't lessened Zeki's crush on the quiet werewolf. He decides now's the time to get the man he's always wanted.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fans of the series will be happy!

  • By Morgan A Skye on 01-20-17

Much better narrator than the first two

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

Reviewed: 12-25-17

I was hesitant to get this because I really love this series and the first two books has bad narrators.... But I think they found a winner with Robert Nieman. This book, with Mr Nieman’s narration, was as good, if not better, than when I read it myself on kindle. I truly do love this series, and for me, it was important for them not to screw up the narration of this book because this is the first book of the series I read.

  • Eden's Gate: The Sparrow

  • A LitRPG Adventure, Book 2
  • By: Edward Brody
  • Narrated by: Pavi Proczko
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,386
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,311
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,305

After accepting the fact that he will never know his old reality again, Gunnar looks forward toward building a new life inside Eden's Gate. It's time to form a guild, gather resources, and earn the acceptance of the Edgewood inhabitants. If only things were that easy. The dark elves aren't thrilled about having humans in Edgewood, the mine isn't vacant, and you can't form a guild without at least a few guild mates.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • good stuff

  • By Cody on 08-06-17

Things are only just beginning to get interesting

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

Reviewed: 10-06-17

Okay, I’m still shocked by the plot twist at the end, so all I can say is that if you liked the first book and are looking to get this one than do it. Eden’s Gate is going to be epic in the next few books.

  • The Sorcerer's Quest

  • The Sorcerer's Saga, Book 1
  • By: Rain Oxford
  • Narrated by: J. Scott Bennett
  • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 332
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 306
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 302

It's not easy being the youngest of seven sons in a family of notorious sorcerers, especially for Ayden Dracre. In a world where sorcerers only practice dark magic and wizards only practice light magic, Ayden has a problem; he is very bad at being bad. Try as he might, all of his spells to cause mayhem go awry. When he finds out that his family has had enough of his mistakes, he decides to take destiny into his own hands.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Humorous quest adventure

  • By Karen R. on 05-07-16

Much better on Audible

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

Reviewed: 09-03-17

I tried to read this book originally on kindle but found it boring. Listening to it I feel that if I hadn't attempted to read it first I might have enjoyed it even more. It's a decent story and I'm looking forward to the second book.

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  • The Land: Founding

  • Chaos Seeds, Book 1
  • By: Aleron Kong
  • Narrated by: Guy Williams
  • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 964
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 904
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 903

Getting eaten alive is the worst! Stabbings, maimings, and corrosive black magic are not that great either, but you really don't want to be a wolf treat! That is the kind of hands on, "teeth on", education you get when you are summoned to the Land.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent LitRPG! Eagerly awaiting book 2!

  • By Ohtochooseaname on 12-03-16

Not what I expected...

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

Reviewed: 12-21-16

Would you listen to The Land: Founding again? Why?

Oh yes, I would definitely listen to it again. I love the way that the author set up The Land. I'm looking forward to book 2.

Any additional comments?

I really liked this book and can't wait for the second to come out, but I have to say that it was not what I expected. The Publisher's Summary given for this book sounds more like the overall summary for the series rather than what takes place in this book. Still a great book, just different from what I had been expecting based on the Publisher's Summary provided.

  • Tournament of Losers

  • By: Megan Derr
  • Narrated by: Michael Stellman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 425
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 404
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 404

All Rath wants is a quiet, peaceful life. Unfortunately, his father brings him too much trouble - and too many debts to pay - for that to ever be possible. When the local crime lord drags Rath out of bed and tells him he has three days to pay his father's latest debt, Rath doesn't know what to do. There's no way to come up with so much money in so little time. Then a friend poses an idea just ridiculous enough to work: enter the Tournament of Losers, where every 75 years, peasants compete for the chance to marry into the noble and royal houses.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Why You Must Read This Story!

  • By Sweet Pea on 08-18-16

Could have been better

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

Reviewed: 08-07-16

This book ended so abruptly that it kind of ruins the rest of the book sadly. Loved the story and wished it had continued on to the inevitable.

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  • Breaking the Shackles

  • The Dragon's Hoard, Book 2
  • By: Mell Eight
  • Narrated by: Albert Black
  • Length: 2 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 25

Separated and abused by the magi, twins Laine and Baine each swore to do whatever it took to break free and save the other. But when Baine arrives at the werewolf village prepared to rescue Laine and return home triumphant, he soon learns that any plan involving a dragon and a werewolf is bound to go awry.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It's a filler

  • By Bryan on 06-17-16

It's a filler

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

Reviewed: 06-17-16

It pains me to write this...but I must be honest that this book was a little disappointing. I feel like the author wrote this as a filler between books. There are points in the story that just don't add up and I feel like things don't progress in a realistic way. If you take the book at face value you'll enjoy it, but if you always look at a book critically like I do then you might not enjoy this as much as you would if you didn't.

  • Family of Lies: Sebastian

  • By: Sam Argent
  • Narrated by: Cornell Collins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 592
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 564
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 561

Sebastian Orwell did the only thing a smart wizard could do when he stumbled upon the wounded Crown Prince: He healed him and dumped him in a tavern where he could continue not being Sebastian's problem. Unfortunately, the prince isn't content with being alive, and he hunts Sebastian down to thank him personally. Not only is Sebastian stuck with the prince's unwanted affections, but he's also confronted by growing evidence linking the assassination attempt to someone from his father's past.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I am impressed.

  • By Belen on 03-10-16

I want more

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

Reviewed: 04-06-16

Would you listen to Family of Lies: Sebastian again? Why?

Yes I would listen to it again, I already have listened to it twice and intend on doing so again later in the week. This is a fantastic story that I just can't get enough of.

If you could take any character from Family of Lies: Sebastian out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Oh, that's a tough one. First one that comes to mind, of course, is Sebastian. But I think that his prince would be more than a little upset with me if I did that. Considering how powerful he is, I don't want to cross him. How about Craven, Sebastian's brother. He's sweet.

  • Organic Chemistry

  • By: Andrew Grey
  • Narrated by: Nick J. Russo
  • Length: 3 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 121

Brendon Marcus lives for his work. A boy genius who fast-tracked his way to college professor by his early 20s, he doesn’t know any other way to be. People confound him. So when Josh Horton, the assistant football coach, pursues him, Brendon isn’t sure what to make of him. Josh has his own problems. His successful parents aren’t particularly happy with his career path, and some of the players don’t like having a gay assistant coach. He begins to have doubts, but Brendon makes the world look a little brighter.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • This is a fun, fluffy read.

  • By Belen on 11-14-15

I WANT MORE

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

Reviewed: 01-01-16

The only thing I can say is that this was a fantastic novel and I wish it didn't have to end. I look forward to listening to more novels written by this author.