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  • Red Sister

  • First Book of the Ancestor
  • By: Mark Lawrence
  • Narrated by: Heather O'Neill
  • Length: 19 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,363
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,146
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,142

From the international best-selling author of the Broken Empire Trilogy comes the first in a brilliant new breakout fantasy series. A searing novel set in a brand-new world, this series follows a young girl who enters a convent where girls are selected to train in religion, combat, or magic. Nona is selected to learn combat and finds herself at the center of an epic battle for empire on the outer reaches of a dying universe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story supported by great narration

  • By jdykes33 on 04-15-17

too many characters? <br />

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

Reviewed: 09-09-18

I found myself hitting reverse too many times to count. It was almost like mumbling at times. and it was difficult to differentiate between characters. Good storyline. Enjoyable charaters but I'm not ordering the next book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Her Last Day

  • Jessie Cole, Book 1
  • By: T.R. Ragan
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,169
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,944
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,931

Ten years ago, PI Jessie Cole and reporter Ben Morrison each suffered a tragedy that changed their lives - and now these two strangers are about to share a nightmare. For Jessie, who makes her living finding missing persons, no case has consumed her more than the disappearance of her younger sister, Sophie. But left alone to raise Sophie's daughter, she realizes that solving the case has become an unhealthy obsession.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • What the?

  • By Vlad E. on 04-21-18

Good storyline

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

Reviewed: 05-26-18

Solid plot with a few twists. I enjoyed the book. I was not expecting that ending...

  • Sting

  • By: Sandra Brown
  • Narrated by: Stephen Lang
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,860
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,606
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,596

When Jordie Bennet and Shaw Kinnard lock eyes across a disreputable backwater bar, something definitely sparks. Shaw gives off a dangerous vibe that makes men wary and inspires women to sit up and take notice. None feel that undercurrent more strongly than savvy businesswoman Jordie, who doesn't belong in a seedy dive on the banks of a bayou. But here she is...and Shaw Kinnard is here to kill her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Children and fireplaces do not mix well!!

  • By shelley on 09-15-17

Not Brown at her best...

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

Reviewed: 10-19-17

Maybe I've been reading her books too long, but I had this plot in the first chapters. Light and easy reading but predictable.

  • Followed by Frost

  • By: Charlie N. Holmberg
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,015
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 931
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 929

Seventeen-year-old Smitha has the wealth, status, and beauty that make her the envy of her town - until she rejects a strange man's marriage proposal, and disastrous consequences follow. Smitha becomes cursed, and frost begins to encompass everything she touches. Banished to the hills, hunted by villagers, and chilled to the very core of her soul, she finds companionship with Death, who longs to coax her into his isolated world. But Smitha's desire for life proves stronger than despair.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Romance Alert

  • By bg on 07-30-16

Frosty storyline

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

Reviewed: 06-15-17

I really enjoyed this book. It had an original, imaginative storyline. The characters were well developed and I enjoyed meeting them.

The narrator did a wonderful job bringing the characters to life. I will be looking for more of her books.

  • The Flood Girls

  • A Novel
  • By: Richard Fifield
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Early
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,640
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,492
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,486

This snappy, sassy redemption story set in small-town Montana is "a wild and crazy debut novel by a talented young writer" (Jackie Collins), filled with an uproarious and unforgettable cast of characters you won't want to leave behind.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Trashy unfunny people

  • By Cathy on 08-11-16

Unresolved ending

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

Reviewed: 01-26-17

The storyline was good... entertaining characters, amends to be made etc. The quick ending reLly lacked, just about everything. I knew it was goingto happen, but why? And then no reflection from the villan, no response from "the ladies" that would pounce on the smallest infractions. I dont want to give the story away but not really believable, not even how the accident happened.

  • The Summer Dragon

  • First Book of The Evertide
  • By: Todd Lockwood
  • Narrated by: Ali Ahn
  • Length: 17 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 805
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 752
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 752

Maia and her family raise dragons for the political war machine. As she comes of age, she anticipates a dragon of her own to add to the stable of breeding parents. Her peaceful life is shattered when the Summer Dragon - one of the rare and mythical High Dragons - makes an appearance in her quiet valley. Political factions vie for control of the implied message, threatening her aspirations, her aerie, her entire way of life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • 5 star plotline, 2 star main character

  • By Allison on 12-01-16

The dragons sing

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

Reviewed: 11-25-16

I dont know if it was the writting or the narration but i really could hear the dragons talking. Enjoyable storyline with many developed characters... i will be looking for the next book...

  • The Rolling Stones

  • By: Robert A. Heinlein
  • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,442
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,287
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,291

One of Heinlein's best-loved works, The Rolling Stones follows the rollicking adventures of the Stone family as they tour the solar system. It doesn't seem likely for twins to have the same middle name. Even so, it's clear that Castor and Pollux Stone both have "Trouble" written in that spot on their birth certificates. Of course, anyone who's met their grandmother Hazel would know they came by it honestly.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Golden oldie of sci-fi

  • By David on 02-01-16

Do we ever grow up?

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

Reviewed: 09-03-16

Read this book as a child and remembered it fondly so I purchased the book. So glad I did. Enjoyed it even more as an adult. The characters are so much fun. Hazel is a hoot!

  • Some Fine Day

  • By: Kat Ross
  • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal
  • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 632
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 585
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 582

A generation ago, continent-sized storms called hypercanes caused the Earth to flood. The survivors were forced to retreat deep underground and build a new society. This is the story that sixteen-year-old Jansin Nordqvist has heard all of her life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good but not great

  • By Gina on 04-01-15

An enjoyable read

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

Reviewed: 04-19-16

Great book to listen to while working in the house. A light read with a little of everything: scifi., romance, ecological twists, and monsters, too. Looking forward to book two.

  • Find Her

  • By: Lisa Gardner
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,845
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,046
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,013

Flora Dane is a victim. Seven years ago, carefree college student Flora was kidnapped while on spring break. For 472 days, Flora learned just how much one person can endure. Flora Dane is a survivor. Miraculously alive after her ordeal, Flora has spent the past five years reacquainting herself with the rhythms of normal life, working with her FBI victim advocate, Samuel Keynes. She has a mother who's never stopped loving her, a brother who is scared of the person she's become, and a bedroom wall covered with photos of other girls who've never made it home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow, so damn good.

  • By Christine on 02-12-16

a touch of terror

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

Reviewed: 03-23-16

Well written story with just enough terror to keep you reading. I must admit that this topic can easily put me off for numerous reasons but Lisa Gardner managed to keep the story going without getting too graphic or ebnvolved. She actually added some educational aspects about woman dealing with assaults and PTSD. into the story. The book had a twist I didn't see coming, but her books often do.

  • Iced

  • A Dani O' Malley Novel, Book 1
  • By: Karen Marie Moning
  • Narrated by: Phil Gigante, Natalie Ross
  • Length: 14 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,715
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,467
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,476

Dani "Mega" O’Malley plays by her own set of rules - and in a world overrun by Dark Fae, her biggest rule is: Do what it takes to survive. Possessing rare talents and the all-powerful Sword of Light, Dani is more than equipped for the task. In fact, she’s one of the few humans who can defend themselves against the Unseelie. But now, amid the pandemonium, her greatest gifts have turned into serious liabilities.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dude, It exceeded my expectations

  • By Katheryne on 12-02-12

entertaining read

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

Reviewed: 03-10-16

Couldn't decide between an overall 3 or 4 but the narration tilted the scale. The narrators did a good job of the many different characters. The voices and accents different enough that the storyline flowed, a tough job with so many characters.
The book itself was enjoyable with many different characters. And I mean different... from a blood and gut thirsty which to an oversexed hybrid prince. At some points I felt intrigued at others as if i was reading an adolecents book. Overall, I thought it was a good read and would listen to a second book,.