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Jenny A.

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  • The Fifth Doll

  • By: Charlie N. Holmberg
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,242
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,134
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,130

Matrona lives in an isolated village, where her life is centered on pleasing her parents. She's diligent in her chores and has agreed to marry a man of their choosing. But a visit to Slava, the local tradesman, threatens to upend her entire life. Entering his empty house, Matrona discovers a strange collection of painted nesting dolls - one for every villager.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Unique and Unexpected

  • By B.A. Wilson on 12-30-17

Such a unique magical story

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

Reviewed: 10-31-17

This author never fails to amaze with unexpected unique and fantastical stories. The narrator did an excellent job with the accents.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet

  • By: Charlie N. Holmberg
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 646
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 567
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 569

Maire is a baker with an extraordinary gift: she can infuse her treats with emotions and abilities, which are then passed on to those who eat them. She doesn't know why she can do this and remembers nothing of who she is or where she came from. When marauders raid her town, Maire is captured and sold to the eccentric Allemas, who enslaves her and demands that she produce sinister confections, including a witch's gingerbread cottage, a living cookie boy, and size-altering cakes.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Somewhere Between Bitter and Sweet

  • By Jonas Lee on 07-28-16

What an odd and beautiful story!

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

Reviewed: 06-10-17

This is one of the most beautiful and unique stories I've ever experienced! It was heartbreaking and breathtaking and wondrous. The narration was spot on, she really got the characters in such a perfect way for the story. The end brought tears to my eyes, heart wrenching and joyful! Wow!

  • The Atopia Chronicles, Book 1

  • By: Matthew Mather
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels, Nick Podehl, Angela Dawe, and others
  • Length: 14 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 696
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 620
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 615

In the near future, to escape the crush and clutter of a packed and polluted Earth, the world’s elite flock to Atopia, an enormous corporate-owned artificial island in the Pacific Ocean. It is there that Dr. Patricia Killiam rushes to perfect the ultimate in virtual reality: a program to save the ravaged Earth from mankind’s insatiable appetite for natural resources.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I tried and I tried...

  • By Jeri on 07-10-14

Just kept waiting for a point to the story.....

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-11-17

...and the narration was cartoonish and beyond ridiculous. It was an interesting premise but executed very poorly. If I had actually paid for this book, I would demand my money back.