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  • Dante's Immortality: Beginnings

  • By: Antonio Terzini
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays
  • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,859
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,756
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,758

For those who reside in the outer regions of Aleria, the day of bestowal is what determines their destiny. It is the holy day of the Goddess. The day that allows those of age to step forward and receive their blessing, to embark on the path that she has chosen for them. To receive their Classification, which dictates their strength and ability. For those people, the holy day of bestowal represents fate itself. For Dante, it represents salvation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Amazing story that sucks you in in seconds

  • By Ray Johnson on 05-03-18

LAME! F-BOMBS everywhere!

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

Reviewed: 07-29-18

Let’s write an entire book about LITRPG. My HP and constitution fell as I listened to it. Couldn’t take anymore after all the F-Bombs! Seriously people how this got so many great reviews I’ll never know. It seems written for tweens but all the language threw that out. CRAP WORK AND WRITING. SMH...

  • The Disappearance of Winter's Daughter

  • By: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Michael J. Sullivan, Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,917
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,659
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,643

When Gabriel Winter's daughter mysteriously disappears and is presumed dead, the wealthy whiskey baron seeks revenge. Having lived in Colnora during the infamous Year of Fear, he hires the one man he knows can deliver a bloody retribution - the notorious Duster.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • By Mar! A brilliant addition to my favorite Chronicle

  • By Gina on 12-30-17

Love this series!!!!

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

Reviewed: 12-23-17

We love the banter and personalities of these books! Please keep them coming! Can’t wait for the next one!!!! Please hurry!!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Discovery of Witches

  • A Novel
  • By: Deborah Harkness
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 23 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,324
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,781
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,825

Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A most terrific & non-typical treatment of Witches

  • By Neal on 04-17-14

Harlequin junk!

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

Reviewed: 04-21-17

I don't want to hear about sex scenes in a book! Horrible plot line. Nothing happens except the long drawn out romance... UGH!!!

  • The Cycle of Arawn

  • The Complete Trilogy
  • By: Edward W. Robertson
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 65 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,441
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,567
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,564

The White Tree (book one): In Mallon the dark magic of the nether has been banned for centuries. Its users have been driven out or killed. Its secrets lost. But the holy book of the nethermancers has just been found by a boy named Dante. As he works to unlock the book's power, he's attacked in the street. The nethermancers aren't gone—and they want their book back. Caught between death cultists and the law, Dante fights for his life, aided by his growing skills and a brash bodyguard named Blays.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining and Fun

  • By jazmaan on 09-05-15

Storyline ruined by swearing!

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

Reviewed: 05-16-16

Why does an author feel compelled to use such NASTY language with such a cool storyline? We don't want or need verbal pornography in literacy! I wish there was a warning for such explicit and foul language. Ugh!

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Maelstrom: Book Four of The Tapestry

  • By: Henry H. Neff
  • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
  • Length: 15 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109

Astaroth has been weakened, and the demon Prusias is taking full advantage of the situation to create an empire of his own. His formidable armies are on the move, and Rowan is in their sights. Rowan must rely on Max McDaniels and David Menlo and hope that their combined powers can stop Prusias's war machine before it's too late. But even as perils loom, danger stalks their every move. Someone has marked Max for death and no one is above suspicion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Please produce book 5!

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-14-17

Excellent!

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

Reviewed: 02-18-16

This book is amazing! All how like realistic fiction definitely should listen to this book.

  • The Eighty-Dollar Champion

  • Snowman, the Horse That Inspired a Nation
  • By: Elizabeth Letts
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,438
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,301
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,298

November 1958, New York. Into the rarefied atmosphere of wealth and tradition at the National Horse Show in Madison Square Garden comes the most unlikely of horses—a drab white former plow horse named Snowman—and his rider, Harry de Leyer. They were the longest of all longshots—and their win was the stuff of legend.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • When will this story become a movie

  • By eddie on 01-18-12

Great book

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

Reviewed: 03-18-15

The narrator was great. Very inspirational story. Even better that it is a true story. Good read! Good for the whole family.

  • NPCs

  • By: Drew Hayes
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,833
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,298
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,289

What happens when the haggling is done and the shops are closed? When the quest has been given, the steeds saddled, and the adventurers are off to their next encounter? They keep the world running, the food cooked, and the horses shoed, yet what adventurer has ever spared a thought or concern for the Non-Player Characters? In the town of Maplebark, four such NPCs settle in for a night of actively ignoring the adventurers drinking in the tavern when things go quickly and fatally awry.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable if you manage your expectations

  • By Miachi on 01-23-15

Bad Language!

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

Reviewed: 02-21-15

What disappointed you about NPCs?

I couldn't even finish this thing! YUCK! Why do people feel the need to throw the F*** bomb around in books to establish feelings? What a shame...

What was most disappointing about Drew Hayes’s story?

The language

What didn’t you like about Roger Wayne’s performance?

nothing

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

I would like to have listened to this storyline but when beaten down with swear words. No one needs to hear more swearing in this world.

0 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Water Keep

  • Farworld, Volume 1
  • By: J. Scott Savage
  • Narrated by: Mark Wright
  • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 306
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 282
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 286

Even though ­thirteen-­year-­old Marcus Kanenas is confined to a wheelchair, he sees himself as a survivor and a dreamer. In fact, his favorite dream is of a world far away, a world where magic is as common as air, where animals tell jokes, and where trees beg people to pick their fruit. He even has a name for this place - Farworld. When Marcus magically travels to Farworld, he meets Kyja, a girl without magic in a world where spells, charms, and potions are everywhere, and Master Therapass, a master wizard who has kept a secret hidden for 13 years, a secret that could change the fate of two ­worlds.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I have been looking for a fix since Brandon Mull

  • By james on 12-16-15

Bad writing and bad imagination. Poor voice over.

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

Reviewed: 01-01-14

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Maybe an eight yr old.

What was most disappointing about J. Scott Savage’s story?

Poorly thought out confrontations. Unimaginative resolutions. Lame descriptions. Characters that were too dumb.

How could the performance have been better?

Bad effects that didn't need to be there. For example the voice that did the trees, sounded like a robot!

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Water Keep?

It's a decent story just bad writing throughout. I can't believe he found a publisher as well as wrote two more books. A good editor could have made a big difference!

Any additional comments?

You have been warned! Don't waste your credit! I typically like most YA authors but not this one!

5 of 12 people found this review helpful