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  • A Dragon of a Different Color

  • Heartstrikers, Book 4
  • By: Rachel Aaron
  • Narrated by: Vikas Adam
  • Length: 21 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,042
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,874
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,865

To save his family from his tyrannical mother, Julius had to step on a lot of tails. That doesn't win a nice dragon many friends, but just when he thinks he's starting to make progress, a new threat arrives. Turns out, things can get worse. Heartstriker hasn't begun to pay for its secrets, and the dragons of China are here to collect. When the Golden Emperor demands his surrender, Julius will have to choose between loyalty to the sister who's always watched over him and preserving the clan he gave everything to protect.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • interesting--but...

  • By MVF on 01-28-18

Book of bad monologues

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

Reviewed: 12-15-17

Most of the book is whiny monologues. Several times the characters spent a long time arguing about not having time to explain. When there is action, it is only described as being indescribable. Then the character has to explain to another how it's indescribable. I am done with this series.

  • From Burning Ashes

  • Collector Series, Book 4
  • By: Stacey Marie Brown
  • Narrated by: Amy Landon
  • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 445
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 414
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 416

In this final installment, Zoey's strength, determination, and trust are put to the ultimate test. In the fight to protect the people she loves and stop DMG from experimenting on fae, humans, and animals to create soldiers, she learns the reality of how far Dr. Rapava will go to achieve his ultimate mission.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sound technicalities, but good conclusion!

  • By BookMama on 11-29-16

Started more problems than solved

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

Reviewed: 01-03-17

The first three books did not have an ending but just stopped. Was hoping this book would wrap it up. Instead opened more questions that make the rest of the series seem insignificant. This book and series would have been great if condensed into a single prequel that introduces what the world looks like after this series. The book and series itself leaves too much to be desired and the writer really needs to work on writing plots.

The characters were great. The bad guy was believable and the side characters were fun and made the story interesting. The Amy Landon did a great job in being clear and changing the voices according to character.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Circle

  • By: Dave Eggers
  • Narrated by: Dion Graham
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8,194
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7,529
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7,549

When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world's most powerful internet company, she feels she's been given the opportunity of a lifetime. The Circle, run out of a sprawling California campus, links users' personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency. As Mae tours the open-plan office spaces, the towering glass dining facilities, the cozy dorms for those who spend nights at work, she is thrilled with the company's modernity and activity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Terrifying look at a techno-destruction of privacy

  • By FinanceBuzz on 01-20-14

Slow and boring

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

Reviewed: 12-19-16

All the characters were hard to connect with. They were all very uncaring and selfish. This is part of the story, but it is hard to get in a book were you don't like any of its characters. It is also clear the main character is being brainwashed and manipulated on multiple accounts. That is the entirety of the story. This is more of a preface than a real story and that really bothers me. The entire book I am expecting it to go into a creepy Utopia and it just drones on. Add that with the calm tones of Dion Graham and it really puts me to sleep. He did a great narration, but was a bad fit for this book.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Eye of the Moonrat

  • The Bowl of Souls, Book 1
  • By: Trevor H. Cooley
  • Narrated by: James Foster
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,419
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,318
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,318

Justan was raised on the outskirts of the Dremaldrian Battle Academy. He watched his father ascend the ranks within the academy to become one of the most respected warriors in the kingdom. The only thing he has ever wanted is to become an academy student and follow the path of his father. Unfortunately, only the best can enter the academy and Justan is a horrible fighter. Everyone tells him that he is more suited to scholarly work than swordplay.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Welcome Addition to the Genre

  • By Matthew on 06-17-15

Story and perfermer was monotone

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

Reviewed: 10-24-16

The story felt like it never starter. Seems like this entire book would be a great set up for the rest of the books but on it's own was just plain slow. The performer was monotone so it all seemed to drone on.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Written in Red

  • A Novel of the Others
  • By: Anne Bishop
  • Narrated by: Alexandra Harris
  • Length: 18 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,692
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,333
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,340

As a cassandra sangue, or blood prophet, Meg Corbyn can see the future when her skin is cut - a gift that feels more like a curse. Meg's Controller keeps her enslaved so he can have full access to her visions. But when she escapes, the only safe place Meg can hide is at the Lakeside Courtyard - a business district operated by the Others. Shape-shifter Simon Wolfgard is reluctant to hire the stranger who inquires about the Human Liaison job.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Original, emotion-driven alternative reality

  • By Mike on 03-10-15

Many unrealistic characters and unfocused plots

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

Reviewed: 06-04-16

The entire group of Others befriended the main character because she delivered the mail while being nice. She was often nice simply because she was to naive to be afraid. If something that simple could change a community to like some humans then there would not be the uncontrollable amount of tension between the groups in the first place. Add in characters come in and out to solve other plots that are barely discussed and you have characters you don't care about solving problems you didn't know much about. The one character that was meant to pull at your emotions turned really whiny so he became annoying. That could be because of the performer.

Many books are awesome because of the characters but this one lame because of them.

  • Storm in a Teacup

  • By: Emmie Mears
  • Narrated by: Amber Benson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 197
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 178
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 178

Mediator Ayala Storme kills demons by night and handles PR by day. She avoids Mediator luncheons and a fellow Mediator who’s been trying to get in her pants for years. She does her job. She keeps her sword clean and her body count high. But when a rash of disappearances leads her to discover that Nashville’s hellkin are spawning a new race of monster on human hosts, Ayala will be the first line of defense against these day-walking killers. That is until one of them saves her life.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Paranormal Urban Fantasy without the explicit sex

  • By Natalie C on 12-03-15

Strong female lead and good story

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

Reviewed: 01-18-16

The story had some holes but was over all a great read. The performance could have been better. She was not able to do more than a couple different voices so the dialog could have been stronger. The main character is a strong female lead that is easy to root for with witty one liners.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Unfettered

  • Tales By Masters of Fantasy
  • By: Terry Brooks, Patrick Rothfuss, Robert Jordan, and others
  • Narrated by: Peter Ganim, Marc Vietor, Bronson Pinchot, and others
  • Length: 20 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,118
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 999
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,010

You define life or it defines you. In Shawn Speakman’s case, it was both. Lacking health insurance and diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2011, Shawn quickly accrued a massive medical debt that he did not have the ability to pay. That’s when New York Times best-selling author Terry Brooks offered to donate a short story that Shawn could sell to help alleviate those bills—and suggested he ask the same of his other writer friends. Unfettered is the result: An anthology built in order to relieve that debt, featuring short stories by some of the best fantasy writers in the genre.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • A TRULY BAD COLLECTION OF DOGS

  • By Randall on 12-21-18

Fell flat

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

Reviewed: 11-19-15

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I would not recommend this book because the short stories were not satisfying. A few of them I could not finish. Some of them seemed like it needed a better introduction so I had no idea what was going on. Have read most of these authors and they are great at novels but seem to be bad at short stories.

13 of 13 people found this review helpful