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  • The Last Wish

  • By: Andrzej Sapkowski
  • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,550
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,801
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,774

Geralt of Rivia is a witcher. A cunning sorcerer. A merciless assassin. And a cold-blooded killer. His sole purpose: to destroy the monsters that plague the world. But not everything monstrous-looking is evil, and not everything fair is good...and in every fairy tale there is a grain of truth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic! I feel lucky to have found this book.

  • By KS on 02-14-16

I really wasn’t a fan.

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

Reviewed: 12-12-18

My friend raves about this book, but everything about it felt abrupt. The story was cohesive, but lacked descriptive words that could have given these stories a more vivid feel. There were little to no feeling or perspectives shown. It was like listening to a monologue written by a creative yet emotionless robot. The reader did fine but it just didn’t seem like there was much to work with. In spite of this, I might have been able to give the author another chance by reading the first in his series; if it weren’t also for the neo-realism / dark and hopelessly depressing feel the book had. I don’t know about other people but I listen to and read books to escape the drudgery of the real world.

  • Last Dragon Standing

  • Heartstrikers, Book 5
  • By: Rachel Aaron
  • Narrated by: Vikas Adam
  • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,320
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,187
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,183

There is no way to write a blurb for this final book without spoiling all of the others. Suffice it to say, mysteries resolve, dragons war, pigeons abound, and Julius must risk himself in ways he never dreamed possible as Bob's grand plan finally comes to fruition.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Finish

  • By Smudge on 03-12-18

This series was Great!

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

Reviewed: 12-07-18

I really enjoyed this whole book series! It was allot of fun. I was dubious at first because I didn’t see how they could possibly make dragons interesting enough to carry a story. Everyone hears dragon and they have a notion what’s coming. Big fire breathing lizards or eragon. Neither of which are very inspiring. This series gave its dragons the D&D angle where they have a human form. Which makes them infinitely more interesting. Over all I loved this series. If I had one criticism it would be that the last two books are a little over explained. A flaw I relate to but still it is annoying. The story makes up for it though! It really is excellent!

  • The Last Sun

  • By: K. D. Edwards
  • Narrated by: Josh Hurley
  • Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 193
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193

Rune Saint John, the last child of the fallen Sun Court, is hired to search for Lady Judgment's missing son, Addam, on New Atlantis, the island city where the Atlanteans moved after ordinary humans destroyed their original home. With his companion and bodyguard, Brand, he questions Addam's relatives and business contacts through the highest ranks of the nobles of New Atlantis. But as they investigate, they uncover more than a missing man: a legendary creature connected to the secret of the massacre of Rune's Court.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly different and chalk full of sass!

  • By Empress Kate on 08-31-18

Holy shit that was so good!!!

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

Reviewed: 10-12-18

I’m going to level. I found this book because I was looking for happy gay stories. Gay media is full of tragic horrible stories, and I hate it. Then I found this. The sample made it sound weird. The reviews weren’t detailed so I wasn’t sure about it. I took a chance. This story if freaking awesome! Yes there is a side gay romance in the book. The main story though is of heroism defeating the bad guy who is doing ding messed up shit with his magic. This world is super awesome and I loved the mystery of who the bad guy was and the question of what really all going on behind the scenes. I can’t wait for the next one!!!

  • 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 614
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 584
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 581

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

This book is Awesome!!!

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

Reviewed: 10-10-18

This book is worth the read! It’s an awesome story, action adventure and romance! & the audio reader did a good job too!

  • Tournament of Losers

  • By: Megan Derr
  • Narrated by: Michael Stellman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 445
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 423
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 423

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
  • Sexy and fun! Megan Derr does it again!!!

  • By Christopher P. on 08-06-16

Super Cute!

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

Reviewed: 10-08-18

This is a really great love story! It’s so refreshing to find literature about love that doesn’t end in tragedy. Most of the gay interest movies are so depressing and sad that this book was a welcome ray of sunshine in the media’s gloomy perspective of gay culture.

  • Witches of London - Lars

  • By: Aleksandr Voinov
  • Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
  • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 33

After a homophobic pagan group rejected him, Lars Kendall is a solitary heathen on the Northern Path, loyal to the gods of the Norse pantheon. But being on his own sucks. So when he finally meets a mixed group of other queer witches and magick users, it’s like finding family. If family involved exploring past lives and casting spells. Rhys Turner quit a stressful job in the city after his high-strung boyfriend of six years walked out. He sold the expensive flat in central London and bought a run-down house out in the suburbs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Character driven romance

  • By AllAboutThoseBooks on 09-16-18

Interesting

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

Reviewed: 10-07-18

This is really just a cute gay love story. It’s got some nice sex scenes, the whole magic thing seemed completely unconvincing but it was unique. It’s worth reading/ listening to. The audio book reader does a phenomenal job!

  • Cast Long Shadows

  • Ghosts of the Shadow Market, Book 2
  • By: Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Bailey
  • Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 288
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 268
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 269

Matthew Fairchild is the Consul’s son and the golden-haired boy of the Nephilim. He has the love of his family and his parabatai James Herondale, and nothing to wish for, except excitement and artistry and beauty that do not seem to fit in with a warrior’s way of life. Matthew gets more than he bargained for at the Shadow Market, where he commits the greatest sin of his life - something he can never tell his parabatai, or any of the honorable Shadowhunters around him.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I’m really not a fan of how these short stories are broken up

  • By SMC on 09-18-18

I’m really not a fan of how these short stories are broken up

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

Reviewed: 09-18-18

I like Mathew Fairchild allot. I don’t like this story. Also I don’t like that all of these short stories are broken up individually. I would rather they were in one book that I could get with a single credit instead of having to either pay out of pocket for each or waist a credit on

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  • Free the Darkness

  • King's Dark Tidings, Book 1
  • By: Kel Kade
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 16 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,246
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,694
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,665

Raised and trained in seclusion at a secret fortress on the edge of the northern wilds of the Kingdom of Ashai, a young warrior called Rezkin is unexpectedly thrust into the outworld when a terrible battle destroys all that he knows. With no understanding of his life’s purpose and armed with masterful weapons mysteriously bestowed upon him by a dead king, Rezkin must travel across Ashai to find the one man who may hold the clues to his very existence.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • What the heck people?

  • By Mbot on 03-12-17

This book was Amazing!!!

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

Reviewed: 08-23-18

The whole time I was reading this I couldn’t stop thinking that maybe Patrick Rothfuss and Brandon Sanderson had gotten together to write this awesome book! I loved it! Definitely going to buy it in hardback for my collection, and from me there’s no higher praise than that.

  • The China Study, Revised and Expanded Edition

  • The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss, and Long-Term Health
  • By: T. Colin Campbell PhD, Thomas M. Campbell II MD
  • Narrated by: Dan Woren
  • Length: 18 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,354
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,195
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,186

More than 30 years ago, nutrition researcher T. Colin Campbell and his team at Cornell University, in partnership with teams in China and England, embarked upon the most comprehensive study ever undertaken of the relationship between diet and the risk of developing disease. What they found, when combined with findings in Campbell's laboratory, opened their eyes to the dangers of a diet high in animal protein and the unparalleled health benefits of a whole foods, plant-based diet.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great, but need PDF with exhibits

  • By Chris on 05-29-17

This Has Changed My Whole World!!!!

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

Reviewed: 07-07-18

I’ve changed my diet and have been following a wfpb diet for about two weeks and I love it! I don’t miss meat at all! I thought I missed cheese so I go some vegan replacements and after I tried them although they were fine I think k I like my food better with out it. I was really missing sugar today and got some watermelon and that was perfect. I’m so sad that this information is more wide spread and taught to the public it could change the whole planet for the better!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Eat, Pray, Love

  • One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India, and Indonesia
  • By: Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,432
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,513
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,515

Around the time Elizabeth Gilbert turned 30, she went through an early-onslaught midlife crisis. She went through a divorce, a crushing depression, another failed love, and the eradication of everything she ever thought she was supposed to be. To recover from all this, Gilbert took a radical step. She got rid of her belongings, quit her job, and undertook a yearlong journey around the world, all alone. This is the absorbing chronicle of that year.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Inner Journey within an External One

  • By YoginiZora on 07-20-06

Good but...

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

Reviewed: 03-20-18

This book was good but a little hippie dippy for me. I’m just not spiritual enough to really appreciate the journey that she went through fully. I still really enjoyed it, and oh man did it make me want to travel. But I think if you aren’t all that spiritual then the movie might be a better choice for you.