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  • Split Feather

  • By: Deborah A. Wolf
  • Narrated by: Kasey Lee Huizinga
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

Siggy J. Alexie is a troubled young woman. Taken from her family as a toddler, abandoned by her adoptive mother into the foster care system as a preteen, she is haunted by a history of abandonment, abuse, and mental health issues. She is also haunted by a demon. Siggy sees ghosts and demons, has conversations with beings she knows aren't really there, suffers from cluster headaches and coffee addiction, and has a hot temper that just won't quit. But then she goes and does something heroic and screws up her rotten life even further.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best New Urban Fantasy in Years

  • By Kindle Customer on 09-19-17

Best New Urban Fantasy in Years

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

Reviewed: 09-19-17

This book was AMAZING. Brilliant narration. The humor, the way the narrator portrays various characters totally brought them to life for me. The pacing and plotting in this book are brilliant. As usual in most urban fantasy, we learn things as the main character does, however the author gives us a strong wonderful female lead who thinks things through, asks questions, acts and makes decisions. There is no romance in this book either, this is pure urban fantasy which was SO refreshing. The character does make comments about good looking guys she meets, but it is all in passing, they have more serious matters on their mind.

I really hope this is a series. Have not read urban fantasy this good since Jim Butcher.

  • Godsgrave

  • The Nevernight Chronicle, Book 2
  • By: Jay Kristoff
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham
  • Length: 19 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,230
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,158
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,159

Mia Corvere has found her place among the Blades of Our Lady of Blessed Murder, but many in the Red Church hierarchy think she's far from earned it. Plying her bloody trade in a backwater of the Republic, she's no closer to ending the men who destroyed her familia; in fact, she's told directly that Consul Scaeva is off limits. But after a deadly confrontation with an old enemy, Mia's suspicions about the Red Church's true motives begin to grow.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Holy Moly, buckle up Dorothy ...

  • By J. Jarvis on 09-14-17

Holy hell. AMAZING.

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

Reviewed: 09-06-17

So good. Amazing. Tgat ending. Oh wow. The Chronicler was right. The mother keeps what she needs. Mever wamted a book 3 more in my life.

  • Spells of Old

  • Ancient Dreams, Book 2
  • By: Benjamin Medrano
  • Narrated by: Gabriella Cavallero
  • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 527
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 500
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 501

Having successfully driven off an assault and freed captives of Kelvanis, Sistina begins fortifying to defend those she cares about from further attacks. Yet with all her power within her halls, she cannot grant those under her protection true freedom. To truly bring hope to her love, Sistina must delve into who she once was, and bring forth every scrap of magic she has to become a shining beacon of hope. Sadly, Kelvanis' plans are only mildly impeded by her efforts up until now, and they will stop at nothing to bring their ends about.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Different Fantasy

  • By garrett on 08-02-17

Great world and story

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

Reviewed: 07-22-17

Fantastic narration great story. There is a focus on demonic transformation and succubi. The author clearly states this though. The story is well paced and very excited for the third novel. I hope we see further novels in this universe.. Sistina is immortal after all.

  • The Never Paradox

  • Chronicles of Jonathan Tibbs, Book 2
  • By: T. Ellery Hodges
  • Narrated by: Steven Barnett
  • Length: 20 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,515
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,365
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,354

The Ferox assault has been escalating, drawing Jonathan into combat more and more frequently. With each passing day, he's grown stronger. He can't be certain, but his attackers seem to be getting...more dangerous? ...and, of course, Heyer is gone, again. Then came the glitch. Unexpectedly pulled from battle, Jonathan finds he cannot recall the final moments of his last confrontation. Convinced that his memory loss was no accident, he must uncover the truth.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hodges Pulls it off

  • By Scott on 08-30-17

Had not felt excitement like this since Golden Son

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

Reviewed: 05-16-17

Have not wanted book three this bad since listening to Golden Son. Loved every minute of the 20 hours of pure enjoyment. The narration is even better than book 1. The effects on the AI voice where the right level between robotic and not getting on your nerves.

My only part of this book that I despise is Leah. I'm not sure how her character will get handled, the author goes to great lengths to show she is in this for family reasons, but I hope we don't get a HEA with her. Riley is a fantastic addition as well as his Mom! Love the Page/Mom combo.

Grant is getting a bit long in the tooth in terms of plot though.

So keen ot see how this wraps up in Book 3!

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Aurora

  • By: Kim Stanley Robinson
  • Narrated by: Ali Ahn
  • Length: 16 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,448
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,268
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,265

A major new novel from one of science fiction's most powerful voices, Aurora tells the incredible story of our first voyage beyond the solar system. Brilliantly imagined and beautifully told, it is the work of a writer at the height of his powers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful

  • By ewreirct on 07-14-15

Like a Train Wreck in Slow Motion, the AI is great

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

Reviewed: 04-28-17

As others have said this is a giant book about why going to space is dumb. Of how intricate our eco system is on earth and how in certain situations you end up with all your bacteria and viruses evolving far faster than you, your food or your animals.

That all sounds horrible, but it is not. The book is beautifully written. And the book is 'written' by the ships AI as an experiment by an Engineer. Slowly the ship becomes better and better at fllowing a narrative and creating it too. Some of its analogies are hilarious. It has the most subtle and a dry very logical wit.

You see the A.I slowly becoming more and more of a 'person' You see the crew go through so many issues and failures. Every single scientific aspect is explored and done very well, but at the same time it is all INTERESTING.

Fantastic narration too.

  • Her Name in the Sky

  • By: Kelly Quindlen
  • Narrated by: Piper Goodeve
  • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 474
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 442
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 441

Seventeen-year-old Hannah wants to spend her senior year of high school going to football games and Mardi Gras parties. She wants to drive along the oak-lined streets of Louisiana's Garden District and lie on the hot sand of Florida's beaches. She wants to spend every night making memories with her tight-knit group of friends. The last thing she wants is to fall in love with a girl - especially when that girl is her best friend, Baker. Hannah knows she should like Wally, the kind, earnest boy who asks her to prom.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great story, well told

  • By Angela Stewart on 05-16-17

Fantastic.

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

Reviewed: 04-17-17

Thos book could have been by numbers. It isnt. sich a great exploration of what it feels like to be young and in love. My only negative is maube the boys in this book are a little too eloquent and mature towards the end. Explores many issues and handles religion especially well.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Nevernight

  • The Nevernight Chronicle, Book 1
  • By: Jay Kristoff
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham
  • Length: 20 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,063
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,938
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,932

Daughter of an executed traitor, Mia Corvere is barely able to escape her father's failed rebellion with her life. Alone and friendless, she hides in a city built from the bones of a dead god, hunted by the Senate and her father's former comrades. But her gift for speaking with the shadows leads her to the door of a retired killer and a future she never imagined.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Just try it....

  • By Devontay on 10-27-16

Amazing story improved by an outstanding narrator

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

Reviewed: 09-17-16

This book is not fast paced. This book has a very specific prose which I personally couldn't get enough of. If the way the book is written turns you off at the start, this is how it is all the way through, personally it was brilliant and refreshing.

And the narration is simple brilliant, each line and voice and the pacing for the various dr humor, the sneakiness between characters, just great.

The ending was fantastic and the Epilogue simple left me hungry for more.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Lightning-Struck Heart

  • By: TJ Klune
  • Narrated by: Michael Lesley
  • Length: 19 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,772
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,688
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,682

Once upon a time, in an alleyway in the slums of the City of Lockes, a young and somewhat lonely boy named Sam Haversford turns a group of teenage douchebags into stone completely by accident. Of course, this catches the attention of a higher power, and Sam's pulled from the only world he knows to become an apprentice to the king's wizard, Morgan of Shadows.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely brilliant

  • By Rain on 12-23-15

Just buy it. Will cause so much laughter. AMAZING.

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

Reviewed: 12-15-15

So I had to stop listening to this book at work. It is just too hilarious. I cannot concentrate, stop grinning like an idiot or laughing.

This is like watching a very fast paced, witty animation. Something like Archer. The dialogue, the voices of the narrator. I've never heard so much wit and humor ina performance. And this is a PERFORMANCE, this isn't just some chap reading a book. This is a guy having amazing fun with the material and entertaining you.

Also the story is great. the characters great.

If I could give it 15 stars for all categories I would.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Taming the Elements

  • The Elwin Escari Chronicles, Volume 1
  • By: David Ekrut
  • Narrated by: Chris MacDonnell
  • Length: 19 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 315
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 288
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 289

A young man, Elwin, seeks to become an elementalist. But with war looming and an accident that could cost him his freedom, Elwin finds himself fleeing for his life and evading the Guardians of Life. The Guardians think Elwin guilty of the most grievous of crimes, and as he trains the gifts of his bloodline, he will discover a secret from long in his past.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful journey!

  • By leanne on 09-27-15

Got a real Wheel of Time vibe from this book.

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

Reviewed: 09-19-15

Great narration, well told story. A little information overload at the start, but everything starts to fall into place. Usually 19 hours is a long book, but this book just flew by. Plenty of tropes, but they are all well executed and interesting. No particular expression is overused either which I was impressed by.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Dragonvein, Book One

  • By: Brian D. Anderson
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,909
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,608
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,611

Carentan, France, 1944 - Ethan Martin, a soldier in the 101st Airborne, is fighting for his life. But soon he will learn what peril truly is when he is ripped from his world and transported to a land of magic, swords, and dragons. And though the Nazis are now far, far away, danger is closer than ever.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting Story but very light on in details.

  • By Kindle Customer on 07-16-15

Interesting Story but very light on in details.

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

Reviewed: 07-16-15

I enjoyed the book, but the pacing was far too fast. Too many things happen to the character and not enough detail or time is spent setting up the premise. For examlpe this is supposed toe a 17 year old boy fighting in WW2. Bam he's in a Fantasy land and really doesn't question much. He can be stubborn and in denial but it is more as a plot device than how a realistic person would think things through. I did not feel like the character fit his description at all either, at no point does he find any use for his supposed parachute Airborne Division training at all. Not once does it give him an edge over any situation. He might as well have just been an orphaned farm boy for how it felt. The magic system is incredible weak and not well explored, by the main character or by anyone else. The main 'romance' aspects to the book focus on a 13 year old girl crushing really hard on our 17 year old MC and him trying to figure out how to tell her its inappropriate. She also falls madly in love with him out of nowhere, it didn't make a lot of sense.

I'm disappointed - I was really looking forward to this. the premise sounded great but the execution was just lacking. Great performance from the narrator though.

129 of 138 people found this review helpful