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  • Furies of Calderon

  • Codex Alera, Book 1
  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 19 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,451
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,652
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,682

In the realm of Alera, where people bond with the furies - elementals of earth, air, fire, water, and metal - 15-year-old Tavi struggles with his lack of furycrafting. But when his homeland erupts in chaos - when rebels war with loyalists and furies clash with furies - Tavi's simple courage will turn the tides of war.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Oh, how I HATE the horns!!!!

  • By Sarah on 09-14-13

Awsome!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-19-10

Based on previous reviews I had purchased this first book thinking I would have to drudge through it to get to the rest of the books with better ratings. I don't know what the others were thinking but I was NEVER bored. What a great set up to the rest of this ongoing story! Anytime one plans to read/listen to a story of this magnitude one has to expect the first couple of books to be mostly background and set up for the rest. I was pleasantly happy with the whole thing and have already downloaded the second book and though the trumpets blowing are a little odd, they aren't near as bad as everyone else made them sound. I love Jim Butcher, I love the Dresden Files, and now I love the Alera Codex too!

  • First Truth

  • Truth Series, Book 1
  • By: Dawn Cook
  • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
  • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 887
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 641
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 650

Alissa doesn’t believe in magic. Her father’s stories about the Hold, a legendary fortress where human Keepers learn magic from the enigmatic Masters, are just that—stories. But her mother insists Alissa has inherited her father’s magical ability, so she must go to the Hold to be trained. On her way, she crosses paths with Strell, a wandering musician from the plains.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Don't be Mislead

  • By Lizzykafoops on 09-22-12

Off to great start!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-16-10

I am a huge fan of the combination of Kim Harrison (Dawn Cook) and narrator
Margureite Gavin! I have read every Rachel Morgan book that's been out and loved them dearly. I ended up listening to this whole book in two days, yep didn't get anything else done and I am downloading the next one.

17 of 19 people found this review helpful

  • Summer Knight

  • The Dresden Files, Book 4
  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,014
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16,615
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,554

The Winter Queen of Faerie has manipulated Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden into accepting a case to solve a murder and stop a war between the courts of Summer and Winter that could have literally earth shattering consequences. His own soul is up for grabs. Dresden must dig deep to discover that at time a willingness to accept a little help from your friends, be they a cub pack of werewolves, old loves in sheep's clothing, or a battalion of pizza loving dewdrop fairies, is a very good thing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Harry & James are one.

  • By Michael on 10-28-10

Dresden cracks me up!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-07-09

I have to admit that the first book, I debated on whether to go on with the others..I am very glad that I did. The only thing I don't understand is why audible has the first four books and then it skips to 8,9,10.11. What happened to the 3 in the middle? In the first 4 he has a cat...I noticed starting in book 8 he has a dog??? what's up with that? Highly recommend these books no matter what - lot's of fun and very droll.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • The Magician's Guild

  • By: Trudi Canavan
  • Narrated by: Richard Aspel
  • Length: 15 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 181
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 51

Each year, the magicians of Imardin gather to purge the city streets of vagrants. They know that no ordinary low-life can oppose them. But their protective shield is not as impenetrable as they think. Somea, angry and outraged by the treatment of her family and friends, throws a stone at the shield, putting all her rage behind it. She is amazed when it sails unrestricted through the barrier and knocks a magician unconscious.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great reader, wonderful book.

  • By Scott Jacobs on 07-26-05

good

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-03-07

The Story was very good...enough that I bought the second and third books to find out what happened........the narrator grates on the nerves. If you can tolerate the person reading this book it is worth sitting through.

  • Dangerous Tides

  • By: Christine Feehan
  • Narrated by: Alyssa Bresnahan
  • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 771
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 490
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 494

In Dangerous Tides, Dr. Libby Drake uses her incredible healing powers to help mend the emotionally scarred Ty Derrick. But their burgeoning relationship is threatened by a mysterious man who wants to use Libby's talents for his own dark purposes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good. I liked this book.

  • By margaret on 07-19-07

fun

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-25-07

I download these books to kill time in traffic..anything by Christine Feehan is always fun..we are not talking about great literature but engaging never the less. I wasn't too crazy about the narrator; there seemed to be some odd gaps at wierd times when one was waiting for the rest of a sentence but it was a good story..

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Eragon

  • Inheritance, Book 1
  • By: Christopher Paolini
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 16 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,448
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,303
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,391

Fifteen-year-old Eragon believes he is merely a poor farm boy - until his destiny as a Dragon Rider is revealed. Gifted with only an ancient sword, a loyal dragon, and sage advice from an old storyteller, Eragon is soon swept into a dangerous tapestry of magic, glory, and power. Now, his choices could save - or destroy - the empire. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful and Enjoyable

  • By Mary S. Murray on 02-23-04

I LOVE THIS BOOK!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-21-05

Anyone who even remotely likes Harry Potter, Star Wars, or the Lord of the Rings will think this is great!