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  • Late for the Wedding

  • By: Amanda Quick
  • Narrated by: Josephine Bailey
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 201
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122

Not many detectives stumble across a crime in the midst of a late-night tryst. But that's exactly what happens to Lavinia Lake and Tobias March, the prickly and passionate pair from Slightly Shady and Don't Look Back, when their weekend getaway at a posh country house turns into a full-fledged manhunt for a killer who targets wealthy older men who are about to wed young beauties.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Late for the Wedding

  • By Irisandu2 on 04-09-05

well written well read

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

Reviewed: 01-06-19

this third book in the Lake Marsh series left me looking for more
entertaining story with enough twists to keep me going

  • Journeymage

  • The Spellmonger Series, Book 6
  • By: Terry Mancour
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 16 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,794
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,486
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,465

What does the most powerful wizard in the world do after the war? Despite the hordes of goblins still ready to ravage human lands, King Rard has signed a treaty with them, so Minalan is forbidden from taking advantage of their weak state. Most would take a well-deserved rest over the summer…but Minalan and his household are busy repaying a favor owed to the tribal Kasari for their help in the war, and the Spellmonger pays his debts. So Minalan spends his summer sneaking 2,000 Kasari children through enemy lines and some of the roughest territory in the Five Duchies toward salvation. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Fantasy Series of its Time

  • By Michael Sofis on 07-13-18

The Spellmonger Keeps His Word

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

Reviewed: 12-05-18

Often, books in a long series lose focus or the characters become stale and predictable. Not so in this sixth book on the series. After heroic action in defeating the forces of the dead god the Spellmonger could have retired to his domain for a well deserved rest. Instead he is moved to honor his word to an ally the rest of the kingdom despises as bandits and barbarians. With divine intervention, he devises a complex and doable plan to escort 2000 children from lands near the Penumbra to safety with relatives hundreds of miles away. The challenges, the adventures, the growth of all three of his apprentices, his own brush with death combine to weave a rich tale. He encounters sidelined dukes, deities, and fell enemies.

  • Spellmonger

  • Spellmonger, Book 1
  • By: Terry Mancour
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 18 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,747
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,271
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,252

Minalan gave up a promising career as a professional warmage to live the quiet life of a village spellmonger in the remote mountain valley of Boval. It was a peaceful, beautiful little fief, far from the dangerous feudal petty squabbles of the Five Duchies, on the world of Callidore. There were cows. Lots of cows. And cheese. For six months things went well. Then one night Minalan is forced to pick up his mageblade again to defend his adopted home from the vanguard of an army of goblins bent on a genocidal crusade against all mankind. And that was the good news.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Shockingly good, best book in years

  • By Zer0Sum on 05-11-17

A New Fantasy World

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

Reviewed: 11-10-18

Enjoyed this tale in the best tradition of sword and sorcery fiction. I've read all of the available Audible installmentz and can't wait gir the next one.

  • The Bartered Brides

  • Elemental Masters, Book 13
  • By: Mercedes Lackey
  • Narrated by: Gemma Dawson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 54

Even as they mourn the loss of their colleague, psychic Nan Killian, medium Sarah Lyon-White, and Elemental Masters John and Mary Watson must be vigilant, for members of Moriarty’s network are still at large. And their troubles are far from over: in a matter of weeks, two headless bodies of young brides wash up in major waterways. A couple who fears for their own recently-wedded daughter hires the group to investigate, but with each new body, the mystery only deepens. The more bodies emerge, the more the gang suspects that there is dangerous magic at work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sherlock Holmes type adventure

  • By T. M. Owen on 01-04-19

enjoyable fantastical read.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-21-18

narrator did a great job with a variety of characters. dialects. and accents. lackey builds on exusting characters from other elemental masters books. i was just wondering if we werepuld see Nan and Sarah again when i saw the preorder message both on Amazon and Audible. i ordered both versions. very satisfying tale. credible villains and heros. will listen to and read again

  • Desire

  • By: Amanda Quick
  • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 341
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196

Upon her father's death, beautiful, headstrong Lady Clare knew that she must wed, for the protection of the Isle of Desire now fell to her. Yet when her guardian's choice of prospective husband rode through her castle gates, she felt utterly betrayed. All sinewy muscle and savage steel, Sir Gareth of Wyckmere was not the poet she'd requested but a fearsome knight whose only interest was in war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • She's Back!

  • By Ginger on 09-14-10

looking back 20 years - my how the author has grow

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

Reviewed: 10-04-18

While there were a few surprises. this story followed the tried and true formula. i love Amanda Quick and probably read this when it first came out but it wasn't satisfying this time. i didn't care fir the reader. nade a melodrama even more melodramatic

  • Year One

  • (Chronicles of The One, Book 1)
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,173
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,863
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,829

It began on New Year's Eve. The sickness came on suddenly, and spread quickly. The fear spread even faster. Within weeks, everything people counted on began to fail them. The electrical grid sputtered; law and government collapsed - and more than half of the world's population was decimated. Where there had been order, there was now chaos. And as the power of science and technology receded, magic rose up in its place. Some of it is good, like the witchcraft worked by Lana Bingham, practicing in the loft apartment she shares with her lover, Max.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Magical Apocalypse "Lite"

  • By Kitty on 12-07-17

A Dark Dystopian Twist for Nora Roberts

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

Reviewed: 08-29-18

Over the last score of years, Robert's fantasy trilogies had taken on a predictable pattern : three men three women, unlikely pairings, individual trials leading to individual battles and final triumph. I almost didn't buy this one because I expected more of the same. The first volume of The One breaks all of these patterns. Named characters die, dark deadly deeds are done. The deadly plague rages and evil is released. The bad are truly bad, while the good are more nuanced. For the first time in quite a while I am impatient for book 2.

  • The Hob's Bargain

  • By: Patricia Briggs
  • Narrated by: Jennifer James Bradshaw
  • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 375
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 336
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 334

Beauty and The Beast. Hated and feared, magic was banished from the land. But now, freed from the spells of the wicked bloodmages, magic-both good and evil-returns. And Aren of Fallbrook feels her own power of sight strengthen and grow…. Overcome by visions of mayhem and murder, Aren vows to save her village from the ruthless raiders who have descended upon it-and killed her family. With the return of wildlings to the hills and forests, she strikes a bargain with the Hob, a magical, human-like creature imbued with the power of the mountains.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • The physical book is better than the audiobook.

  • By Jane on 03-30-12

Rich story line. a strong innovative plot

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

Reviewed: 08-27-18

I've re-read this book several times and see something new each time. The characters are complex and interesting. The story line moves along at a strong pace. The magic is innovative while calling on deep traditions. Even the bad guys are complex

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  • Four Weddings and a Sixpence

  • An Anthology
  • By: Julia Quinn, Elizabeth Boyle, Laura Lee Guhrke, and others
  • Narrated by: Mary Jane Wells
  • Length: 11 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 133
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 124

Beloved authors Julia Quinn, Elizabeth Boyle, Laura Lee Guhrke, and Stefanie Sloane deliver the stories of four friends from Madame Rochambeaux's Gentle School for Girls who find an old sixpence in their bedchamber and decide that it will be the lucky coin for each of their weddings…

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful

  • By Linda on 12-29-16

four winning novellas

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

Reviewed: 07-10-17

despite four separate authors, the story lines moved along well and made sense. each character sketch was well drawn. the weakest story was the third one. i can't imagine such a rapid capitulation from loyal loving daughter to realist with no resentment for the oer st on who forced her eyes open

  • Only Beloved

  • By: Mary Balogh
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 565
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 518
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 513

For the first time since the death of his wife, the Duke of Stanbrook is considering remarrying and finally embracing happiness for himself. With that thought comes the treasured image of a woman he met briefly a year ago and never saw again. Dora Debbins relinquished all hope to marry when a family scandal left her in charge of her younger sister. Earning a modest living as a music teacher, she's left with only an unfulfilled dream. Then, one afternoon, an unexpected visitor makes it come true.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best series yet...

  • By Patricia R. on 05-17-16

Grand Finale for Survivors' Series

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

Reviewed: 07-09-17

I think it would be difficult to fully develop characters over a 7 book series where each principle has his or her own book. In this final book, Balogh provides another rich character development. The characters are rich and complex, while some repetition of events in prior books is inevitable, Balogh handled these well and unobtrusively.
Even though I've waited, sometimes impatiently, for each new installment, I'm sorry to see the end of this series.

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  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Book 6

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 18 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 37,440
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 34,445
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 34,370

When Dumbledore arrives at Privet Drive one summer night to collect Harry Potter, his wand hand is blackened and shrivelled, but he does not reveal why. Secrets and suspicion are spreading through the wizarding world, and Hogwarts itself is not safe. Harry is convinced that Malfoy bears the Dark Mark: there is a Death Eater amongst them. Harry will need powerful magic and true friends as he explores Voldemort's darkest secrets, and Dumbledore prepares him to face his destiny....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Masterful Narration Continues

  • By Gina on 05-13-16

Great characterizations

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

Reviewed: 01-15-16

The narrator managed voices of characters successfully. it's difficult to find a way to represent characters' voices when their screen voices are as well known as these

0 of 2 people found this review helpful