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  • Hero at the Fall

  • By: Alwyn Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Soneela Nankani
  • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71

When gunslinging Amani Al'Hiza escaped her dead-end town, she never imagined she'd join a revolution, let alone lead one. But after the bloodthirsty Sultan of Miraji imprisoned the Rebel Prince Ahmed in the mythical city of Eremot, she doesn't have a choice. Armed with only her revolver, her wits, and her untameable Demdji powers, Amani must rally her skeleton crew of rebels for a rescue mission through the unforgiving desert to a place that, according to maps, doesn't exist. As she watches those she loves most lay their lives on the line against ghouls and enemy soldiers, Amani questions whether she can be the leader they need or if she is leading them all to their deaths.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Suiting Finish

  • By Kelsee Shearer on 11-04-18

If you start with the print, stay with the print.

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

Reviewed: 05-18-18

I read the first two of this series in print, but decided to try the audio for this because I had a long trip coming up. Big mistake in my mind. It took a kick A heroen from being tough to being terminally surprised and really whiny. I just didn't like the way the narrator read the main charecter. Still, if you started with the adio i'm sure it would be fine. She wasn't a terrible narrator it was just too different from the way my imagination had already formed Amani.

Story was good. I sometimes felt like the way she was wrapping things up felt a bid rushed but she did tie up all her endings which I appreciated.

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  • Fire Falling

  • Air Awakens Series, Book 2
  • By: Elise Kova
  • Narrated by: Devan McGaughey
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72

Vhalla Yarl marches to war as property of the Solaris Empire. The Emperor counts on her to bring victory, the Senate counts on her death, and the only thing Vhalla can count on is the fight of her life. As she grapples with the ghosts of her past, new challenges in the present threaten to shatter the remnants of her fragile sanity. Will she maintain her humanity? Or will she truly become the Empire's monster?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Decent fantasy wrapped in a sappy romance

  • By Lord Frisco on 05-30-18

Didn't really care to finish

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

Reviewed: 05-04-18

I struggled with this narrator. Usually I have a hard time with the way a narrator does the voices. This time I was fine with the voices but the actual narration was terrible. I couldn't finish the book.

The story was alright, the romance was a little to prominent and got in the way of the world and the story. The whole 'hot and cold' and 'forbidden yet unresistible' was a little overplayed. Which in combination with the narration made it too difficult to keep going.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Queen's Rising

  • By: Rebecca Ross
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Elise Freeman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184

Brienna desires only two things: to master her passion and to be chosen by a patron. Growing up in Valenia at the renowned Magnalia House should have prepared her. While some are born with a talent for one of the five passions - art, music, dramatics, wit, and knowledge - Brienna struggled to find hers until she chose knowledge. However, Brienna's greatest fear comes true - she is left without a patron. But months later, her life takes an unexpected turn when a disgraced lord offers her patronage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Marvelous

  • By Carolyn Myers on 02-07-18

Enjoyable but predictable

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

Reviewed: 04-18-18

I had a hard time with this one. The writing was so over the top and the narration was so emotionless that the combination drove me batty. I almost gave up three or four times. I'm glad I held on to the end though, because the story did get better eventually. There were no big surprises or plot twists, everything was predictable but I enjoyed the world. My biggest fault with this book was the relationships, Ross didn't show any development for the relationships. They were just there. One stranger meets another and then BAM they are worth dying or killing or being fired over out of no where. I pretty much live for character development, and the lack there of almost made me give the whole thing two stars. But I liked the concepts of the world so I decided on 3. I probably would have enjoyed this book more had I read it and not listened to it though.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Daughter of the Siren Queen

  • By: Tricia Levenseller
  • Narrated by: Marisa Calin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 377
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 362
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 361

Alosa's mission is finally complete. Not only has she recovered all three pieces of the map to a legendary hidden treasure, but the pirates who originally took her captive are now prisoners on her ship. Still unfairly attractive and unexpectedly loyal, first mate Riden is a constant distraction, but now he's under her orders. And she takes great comfort in knowing that the villainous Vordan will soon be facing her father's justice. When Vordan exposes a secret her father has kept for years, Alosa and her crew find themselves in a deadly race with the feared Pirate King.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing Adventure

  • By Aubri on 04-06-18

Satisfactory conclusion to the couplet.

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

Reviewed: 04-14-18

I didn't like the second part of the series as well as the first. It was just as cliche, and with less originality. That being said, I still tore through it with extreme speed. It keeps you interested. My favorite part was the addition of glimpses in the backstory of the crew.

Language was still moderate, but it did get a little steamy. Nothing explicit though. And quite a long of gruesome violence.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Daughter of the Pirate King

  • By: Tricia Levenseller
  • Narrated by: Marisa Calin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 606
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 567
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 567

Sent on a mission to retrieve an ancient hidden map - the key to a legendary treasure trove - 17-year-old pirate captain Alosa deliberately allows herself to be captured by her enemies, giving her the perfect opportunity to search their ship. More than a match for the ruthless pirate crew, Alosa has only one thing standing between her and the map: her captor, the unexpectedly clever and unfairly attractive first mate Riden. But not to worry, for Alosa has a few tricks up her sleeve, and no lone pirate can stop the Daughter of the Pirate King.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW!

  • By pet names on 09-17-17

Cliche but fun

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

Reviewed: 04-14-18

This is pretty much exactly what you'd expect from a pirate princess book. Which makes it an entertaining read, but also annoyingly cliche. I was originally thinking it a three most of the way through the book, but it had a few original twists at the end which bumped it to a 4.

The language is moderate and it doesn't get too steamy that I would consider it inappropriate for high school level.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Mirk and Midnight Hour

  • By: Jane Nickerson
  • Narrated by: Dorothy Dillingham Blue
  • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

Seventeen-year-old Violet Dancey has been left at home in Mississippi with a laudanum-addicted stepmother and love-crazed stepsister while her father fights in the war - a war that has already claimed her twin brother. When she comes across a severely injured Union soldier lying in an abandoned lodge deep in the woods, things begin to change. Thomas is the enemy - one of the men who might have killed her own brother - and yet she's drawn to him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dillingham is perfect for this

  • By Dickie on 09-26-16

Interesting retelling

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

Reviewed: 03-27-18

I wish I found give a 3.5. It was an interesting twist on the Tom Linn story. And it was brave of the author to take on the consent of African “villains” in a civil war south, it would be so easy to be offensive. I’m fond of this fairy tale so I enjoyed the story but it was missing something. The characters weren’t compelling, and the relationships were shallow.

The narration wasn’t terrible. I got used to it eventually, but it was initially quite annoying.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Leviathan

  • By: Scott Westerfeld
  • Narrated by: Alan Cumming
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,431
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,063
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,071

It is the cusp of World War I, and all the European powers are arming up. The Austro-Hungarians and Germans have their Clankers, steam-driven iron machines loaded with guns and ammunition. The British Darwinists employ fabricated animals as their weaponry. The Leviathan is a living airship, the most formidable airbeast in the skies of Europe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Positively Addictive.

  • By Tracy on 05-05-10

Surprisingly delightful

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

Reviewed: 03-15-18

My sister recommended the Leviathan series to me years ago but as a history major I tend to avoid alternate histories. They generally drive me crazy I don't like people playing with historical figures unless they do it really well. Also I wasn't a super fan of the Uglies. I resisted for a long time until I listened to a chapter of the book with her while on a road trip. I was caught up within seconds by Allen Cumming's performance. He does a wonderful job! The first section I listened to was a conversation with multiple genders, ages and nationalities and he preformed them all so well it was better than many full cast audio productions I've listened to. It didn't take long for me to be completely enthralled in the story as well. I love the complexity of Darwinist vs clanker and what it added to the allied sides of the war. I especially loved the authors notes at the end detailing changes Westerfield made and why.

All and all I would say this is one of the best audio books I have ever listened to, as well as being one of the most original stories I've come across in ages. I loved it.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Cry of the Icemark

  • By: Stuart Hill
  • Narrated by: Heather O'Neill
  • Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 185
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 144
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 146

After the death of her beloved father, headstrong princess Thirrin Freer Strong-In-The-Arm becomes warrior queen of her homeland, Icemark, defending it from a formidable invader. Despite Thirrin's bravery and the support of Oskan, the Witch's son, the task proves more difficult than Thirrin ever dreamed. She must assemble a force to rival her opponent. And, in the chill winter of Icemark, she only has until spring to unite the strange beasts and frightening creatures who live just outside her country.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Seriously wheres the sequel?

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-13-17

One of my all time favorites

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

Reviewed: 02-21-18

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I absolutely would. I read Cry of the Icemark when I was just a kid, i loved it then and I love it now. It's a good old fashion high adventure novel. It has comedy and tragedy, action and just a hint of romance.

What did you like best about this story?

I like that the characters are believably flawed.

What does Heather O'Neill bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Overall I liked the narration. There were a few character voices that made me cringe, but they weren't main characters. I loved what she did with the werewolves, and I really enjoyed how well she portrait the main character.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

There were several moments that truly moved me, but I don't want to mention them for fear of spoilers.

Any additional comments?

This book is really well done. It shows the violence of a mid evil/roman world in such a way that is moving but not graphic. I read it with my little sister and some of our younger cousins and it started some great thought provoking discussions for them.

I would like to note that though this is the beginning of a series and the second two books are not available that is in no way a problem. The book is completely wraps itself up.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Renegades

  • By: Marissa Meyer
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Soler, Dan Bittner
  • Length: 16 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,373
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,274
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,272

The Renegades are a syndicate of prodigies - humans with extraordinary abilities - who emerged from the ruins of a crumbled society and established peace and order where chaos reigned. As champions of justice, they remain a symbol of hope and courage to everyone...except the villains they once overthrew. Nova has a reason to hate the Renegades, and she is on a mission for vengeance. As she gets closer to her target, she meets Adrian, a Renegade boy who believes in justice - and in Nova. But Nova's allegiance is to a villain who has the power to end them both.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Like conclusions? This book isn't for you...

  • By Guarding Cross on 11-21-17

It is what it is I just wish I'd known that sooner

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

Reviewed: 01-29-18

If you could sum up Renegades in three words, what would they be?

super hero cliche

What did you like best about this story?

It was fun to read. Once i realized I'd entered a comic book, (which was not what i was expecting) i enjoyed it.

Which scene was your favorite?

I don't know that I had one, although the last few paragraphs were probably the best.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

No.

Any additional comments?

I really struggled with weather or not to give this a three or a four. I enjoyed it, but I had expectations for something....less cliche from Myers. Still i gave it a 4 for being fun.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Scorpio Races

  • By: Maggie Stiefvater
  • Narrated by: Steve West, Fiona Hardingham
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,263
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,164
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,171

With her trademark lyricism, Maggie Stiefvater turns to a new world, where a pair are swept up in a daring, dangerous race across a cliff—with more than just their lives at stake should they lose.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stiefvater at Her Best

  • By Staaj on 07-01-12

Best of both

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

Reviewed: 01-19-18

Scorpio Races is arguably my favorite book. I love the way Stiefvater makes Thisby a place you feel like you’ve been, or maybe even grew up on. I love that the relationships are realistic and the characters feel more like people than well... characters.

The audiobook however is HANDS DOWN my favorite of all time. The readers are great. The first time I listened to it I had already read the book 3 times. I remember being shocked that there were only 2 places the readers emphasized something different than I had imagined when reading. I could listen to this audiobook a dozen times over and then some! Actually, I have. Every time I deep clean my house out comes Scorpio Races to help me forget how much I despise cleaning.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful