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  • Thornbear

  • Champions of the Dawning Dragons, Book 1
  • By: Michael G. Manning
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,103
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,041
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,043

Gram lives in the long shadow cast by his father, the late hero Dorian Thornbear. Struggling to find his place in a world where politics and wizardry appear to have replaced the need for men of might and main, he must make his own mark. Trapped within the seemingly safe confines of Castle Cameron, Gram faces both love and tragedy. His choices will not only define himself but serve to remind others of his family's legacy and the reason only a fool threatens those a Thornbear protects.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An excellent story by an exceptional author

  • By J P Woollard on 02-28-15

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 12-31-18

Very entertaining! The narrator was very good. I liked the storyline also. Look forward to book 2.

  • Slave, Warrior, Queen

  • Of Crowns and Glory, Book 1
  • By: Morgan Rice
  • Narrated by: Wayne Farrell
  • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 35

Seventeen year old Ceres, a beautiful, poor girl in the Empire city of Delos, lives the harsh and unforgiving life of a commoner. By day she delivers her father's forged weapons to the palace training grounds, and by night she secretly trains with them, yearning to be a warrior in a land where girls are forbidden to fight. With her pending sale to slavehood, she is desperate.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Mixed Review

  • By Rita Rae on 01-10-19

Great book.

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

Reviewed: 03-20-18

Loved it but was mad at the end. I know I have to get the next book in series and cheer her on.

  • A Cry of Honor

  • The Sorcerer's Ring, Book 4
  • By: Morgan Rice
  • Narrated by: Wayne Farrell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 369
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 328
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 332

Godfrey has been poisoned by his brother by a very rare and potent poison, and his fate lies in Gwendolyn's hands, as she does whatever she can to save her brother from death. Gareth has fallen deeper into a state of paranoia and discontent, hiring his own tribe of savages as a personal fighting force and giving them Silver Hall - ousting The Silver and causing a rift in King's Court that threatens to blow up into a civil war. He also schemes to have the fierce Nevaruns take Gwendolyn away, selling her off in marriage without her consent.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great read!

  • By Compute on 02-06-15

ADDICTED

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

Reviewed: 12-25-17

I'm truly hooked on this story! I'm downloading the next book now! I can't wait.

  • Nice Dragons Finish Last

  • Heartstrikers, Book 1
  • By: Rachel Aaron
  • Narrated by: Vikas Adam
  • Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,411
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,985
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,987

Audie Award, Fantasy, 2016. As the smallest dragon in the Heartstriker clan, Julius survives by a simple code: keep quiet, don't cause trouble, and stay out of the way of bigger dragons. But this meek behavior doesn't fly in a family of ambitious magical predators, and his mother, Bethesda the Heartstriker, has finally reached the end of her patience.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Almost shockingly wonderful.

  • By Leon Miller on 07-26-15

Pretty Good

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

Reviewed: 11-30-17

It took me few chapters to get into it but it grew on me. Will read the next book.

  • The Fate's Forsaken Omnibus

  • Books 1-2 and Prequel Novella
  • By: Shae Ford
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 37 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,441
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,359
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,352

Books 1, 2, and the prequel novella of the Fate's Forsaken series. The series follows the adventures of Kael: a young man who is thrust from his home in the Unforgivable Mountains and onto a hero's path. The journey is long, the battles are fierce - nearly all of his companions are outlaws. And Kael's rotten bad luck seems to make everything worse. This is his story.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Good Series

  • By Ariellah on 10-19-15

Intriguing and captivating

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

Reviewed: 06-23-17

What did you love best about The Fate's Forsaken Omnibus?

I really loved the two and half books. I was pulled into the narrative as I listened and Derek Perkins rendition of the story really invokes your imagination to actually make you feel as if you are looking out onto that world through each character's eyes!

What did you like best about this story?

The entire story.

Which character – as performed by Derek Perkins – was your favorite?

Oh, why the dragon girl

  • Slightly Married

  • Bedwyn Saga Series, Book 1
  • By: Mary Balogh
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,144
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,048
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,049

Like all the Bedwyn men, Aidan has a reputation for cool arrogance. But this proud nobleman also possesses a loyal, passionate heart - and it is this fierce loyalty that has brought Colonel Lord Aidan to Ringwood Manor to honor a dying soldier's request. Having promised to comfort and protect the man's sister, Aidan never expected to find a headstrong, fiercely independent woman who wants no part of his protection, nor did he expect the feelings this beguiling creature would ignite in his guarded heart.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Bedwyns have arrived!

  • By L. Brown-Jackson on 10-01-16

Good

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

Reviewed: 12-18-16

I loved the reading. The story was okay. I felt the characters could have had something more to them. However, I did read it pretty much in one session.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Grand Sophy

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Sarah Woodward
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,155
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,871
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,868

Resourceful, adventurous and utterly indefatigable, Sophy is hardly the mild-mannered girl that the Rivenhalls expect when they agree to take her in. Kind-hearted Aunt Lizzy is shocked; stern Cousin Charles and his humorless fiancée Eugenia are disapproving.With her inimitable mixture of exuberance and grace Sophy soon sets about endearing herself to her family, but finds herself increasingly drawn to her cousin. Can she really be falling in love with him, and he with her? And what of his betrothal to Eugenia?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Full Sophy

  • By Carol on 10-17-13

Funny and engaging.

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

Reviewed: 11-11-16

I truly loved the recital and the story was actually very original. The thing I disliked was that it was too short.

  • The Ruby Brooch

  • The Celtic Brooch, Book 1
  • By: Katherine Lowry Logan
  • Narrated by: Teri Schnaubelt
  • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,005
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,865
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,859

As the sole survivor of the car crash that killed her parents, grief-stricken paramedic Kit MacKlenna is stunned to learn her life is built on lies. A legacy from her father includes a faded letter and a well-worn journal. The journal reveals she was abandoned as a baby 160 years ago. The only clues to her identity are a blood-splattered shawl, a locket with the portrait of a 19th century man, and a Celtic brooch with magical powers.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Missed opportunity.

  • By Sanny on 11-18-15

Great Book

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

Reviewed: 04-30-15

I loved listening to the book. there were a few instances where the inflection was wrong but for the most part I felt as if I were right there with the characters.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Ever After Series

  • Paranormal Romance Box Set
  • By: A. C. James
  • Narrated by: Mike Paine
  • Length: 15 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15

Arie Cush has a secret that he thought he'd left behind. When his past follows him to Chicago he must protect someone that reminds him of all the painful memories he's tried so hard to forget. But when every touch from her sets his heart and body on fire, he finds it hard to maintain his aloof façade.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Very Disapointed

  • By Casey Saunders Comer on 11-10-15

Great Story Bad Reading

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

Reviewed: 04-22-15

The story is great but I couldn't finish it because the reading isl terrible. Redo the reading.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful