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Paul ODonnell

Utah, USA
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  • Eragon

  • The Inheritance Cycle, Book 1
  • By: Christopher Paolini
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 16 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,190
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,139
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,223

When Eragon finds a polished blue stone in the forest, he thinks it is the lucky discovery of a poor farm boy; perhaps it will buy his family meat for the winter. But when the stone brings a dragon hatchling, Eragon realizes he has stumbled upon a legacy nearly as old as the Empire itself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Saphira's voice sounds like Yoda!

  • By Kari on 04-27-14

inspiring, Fun, Exciting!

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

Reviewed: 09-29-18

Loved the story and the characters. The narrator made it feel like I was there.

  • Legacy of Chaos

  • The Void Wielder Trilogy Volume 2
  • By: Cesar Gonzalez
  • Narrated by: David A. Conatser
  • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53

Falcon and his friends managed to deal a crippling blow to the Suteckh by stopping their advance. However, Falcon now finds his victory short lived. For the Suteckh are now pursuing their ultimate goal, the complete conquering of planet Va'siel, with renewed vigor. To complicate matter, the mass murderer, Shal-Volcseck, is hounding Falcon at every turn. And there are whispers of a new threat emerging in the small village of Kvitch.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • mixed feelings

  • By Paul ODonnell on 06-30-18

mixed feelings

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

Reviewed: 06-30-18

I liked the story, but i hated that the Holy wielder is portrayed as a whore on the cover of the books.
also, the reader had trouble with young female voices.

  • Finding Family

  • My Search for Roots and the Secrets in My DNA
  • By: Richard Hill
  • Narrated by: David Colacci
  • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74

Finding Family: My Search for Roots and the Secrets in My DNA was a Global Ebook Awards gold medal winner and a Next Generation Indie Book Awards finalist. It is Richard Hill's true and intensely personal story of how he pieced together the long-kept secret of his own origins. This highly suspenseful book is a compelling saga of personal detective work that will appeal to anyone who loves a good mystery. But this isn't fiction.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • But Who's My Real Dad?

  • By Kathy on 05-10-17

Great story and infirmation

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

Reviewed: 06-04-18

WHAT A STORY! Fascinating and inspiring. Also educational as far as DNA genealogy testing available.

  • Death Weavers

  • Five Kingdoms, Book 4
  • By: Brandon Mull
  • Narrated by: Keith Nobbs
  • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,307
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,183
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,180

Cole and his friends have made it to the fourth of the five kingdoms that comprise the Outskirts - Necronum, land of the dead. New allies and new dangers await....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exceptional narrator

  • By Jonathan D. Mackay on 05-17-16

Another winner from Brandon Mull!

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

Reviewed: 02-13-18

The story and the reading were superb. I never tired of it. Safe for kids.

  • The Glass Magician

  • By: Charlie N. Holmberg
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,256
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,018
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,023

Now well into her apprenticeship with magician Emery Thane, 20-year-old Ceony Twill is continuing to discover the joy of paper magic. She adores bringing her spells to life in surprising ways, from learning the power of distortion to creating a beloved paper dog. And she secretly hopes that the romance she foresaw blossoming between her and the peculiar yet strikingly handsome Emery finally becomes real.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun historical fantasy

  • By Kira on 10-30-15

Fast paced good story.

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

Reviewed: 12-21-17

The story was very interesting, and the romance wasn't suffocating. The author balanced it well.
The reader did a superb job with all of the characters and especially with men's voices.
To top it off, the story was clean.

  • Real Love

  • The Truth About Finding Unconditional Love & Fulfilling Relationships
  • By: Greg Baer
  • Narrated by: Greg Baer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92

Why do most of us search our entire lives for loving and happy relationships but rarely find them? What is the secret something that all relationships need in order to thrive? Dr. Greg Baer found the answers to these questions while working with thousands of individuals and couples. In Real Love, he shares his enlightening and practical blueprint for creating successful relationships and reveals the secret to finding and keeping what he calls "Real Love".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Remembering the truest of true

  • By Peia Edgerly on 08-29-17

Life Changing

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

Reviewed: 07-30-17

This author has the insights I have been looking for. Finally the counsel I need!

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  • Mark of the Thief, Book 1

  • By: Jennifer A. Nielsen
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185

When Nic, a slave in the mines outside of Rome, is forced to enter a sealed cavern containing the lost treasures of Julius Caesar, he finds much more than gold and gemstones: He discovers an ancient bulla, an amulet that belonged to the great Caesar and is filled with a magic once reserved for the Gods - magic some Romans would kill for.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By Danielle Johnson on 04-12-15

Fast pace fun

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

Reviewed: 07-14-17

Good, clean fun. I have no hesitation in recommending this book to my grand children.

  • The Iron Trial

  • Book One of The Magisterium
  • By: Holly Black, Cassandra Clare
  • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,336
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,234
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,232

Most kids would do anything to pass the Iron Trial. Not Callum Hunt. He wants to fail. All his life, Call has been warned by his father to stay away from magic. If he succeeds at the Iron Trial and is admitted into the Magisterium, he is sure it can only mean bad things for him. So he tries his best to do his worst - and fails at failing. Now the Magisterium awaits him. It's a place that's both sensational and sinister, with dark ties to his past and a twisty path to his future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Harry Potter it ain't!

  • By Douglas on 09-11-14

Awesome!

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

Reviewed: 06-24-17

I really enjoyed the story. I want to listen to the next one. Great struggle of inner conflict.

  • The End of Infinity

  • A Jack Blank Adventure, Book 3
  • By: Matt Myklusch
  • Narrated by: Norbert Leo Butz
  • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68

Ever since Jack Blank learned that he came from the amazing country of the Imagine Nation, he's known that his fate could go down two very different paths - he could either be the greatest hero the world has ever known, or its greatest villain. Now the final battle is here, and it's time for Jack to discover the direction of his destiny. The action-packed trilogy concludes with more surprises, twists, and adventure than ever - along with the same humor and heart that has brought so many fans to Jack's story.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!

  • By Paul ODonnell on 05-10-17

Excellent!

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

Reviewed: 05-10-17

The reaading was superb. The story was fast moving, exciting and fun. I hope there is a sequel.

  • Jack Blank and the Secret War

  • Jack Blank Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: Matt Myklusch
  • Narrated by: Norbert Leo Butz
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73

Jack and his fellow students are now well into their School of Thought training and are "sidekicking" for official, card-carrying super heroes. But, even though Jack feels more at home in the Imagine Nation, he's still hiding secrets from his friends Skerren and Allegra, both about his shocking connection to their enemy Revile and about his "Top Secret" school assignment, which involves investigating the RÜstov computer virus that affects the Mechas.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Winner!

  • By Paul ODonnell on 05-06-17

Another Winner!

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

Reviewed: 05-06-17

the sequel is as good as the first book. The story is riveting and clean and fun.