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  • Curse of the Gods, Volume 4
  • By: Jane Washington, Jaymin Eve
  • Narrated by: Vanessa Moyen
  • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 764
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 714
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 711

Willa Knight: Dead? Alive? Damned to a state of eternal bad luck? Willa and the Abcurse brothers are back, and more determined than ever to stick by each other. Unfortunately, Staviti has other plans, plans that threaten to change the natural order of the worlds—though nobody really understands why. His agenda may very well affect all beings on Minatsol, even those that thought themselves safe in Topia. Even Willa-invincible-Knight. Unsure with her new place in the worlds, Willa must follow the Abcurses to their new post: Champions Peak, a secluded mountain far from civilization, where the most powerful sols have been summoned to hone their abilities through direct contact with the gods. There is a chance that she might survive her time on the mountain, but it seems like staying alive amidst the powerful occupants of the Peak is the least of her concerns. Her real problem is staying on the mountain at all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This series is not to be missed!

  • By Brianna on 08-22-18

funny

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

Reviewed: 08-24-18

sometimes you just need a light funny and totally crazy book ... this is a romance- funnt book but has some mature scenes

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Hammer of Thor

  • Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 2
  • By: Rick Riordan
  • Narrated by: Kieran Culkin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,342
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,005
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,995

Thor's hammer is missing...again. The thunder god has a disturbing habit of misplacing his weapon - the mightiest force in the Nine Worlds. But this time the hammer isn't just lost, it has fallen into enemy hands. If Magnus Chase and his friends can't retrieve the hammer quickly, the mortal worlds will be defenseless against an onslaught of giants. Ragnarok will begin. The Nine Worlds will burn. Unfortunately, the only person who can broker a deal for the hammer's return is the gods' worst enemy, Loki - and the price he wants is very high.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • It feels like pandering...

  • By Ryuhi on 10-09-16

loved it! funny ... a good listen

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

Reviewed: 02-06-17

the only thing I can deal is that it challenges your brain to pay attention ... while it's not too dark or over the top

  • Cruel Beauty

  • By: Rosamund Hodge
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Knowelden
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 884
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 810
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 819

Since birth, Nyx has been betrothed to the evil ruler of her kingdom - all because of a reckless bargain her father struck. And since birth, she has been training to kill him. Betrayed by her family yet bound to obey, Nyx rails against her fate. Still, on her 17th birthday, she abandons everything she's ever known to marry the all-powerful, immortal Ignifex. Her plan? Seduce him, disarm him, and break the 900-year-old curse he put on her people. But Ignifex is not what Nyx expected. The strangely charming lord beguiles her, and his castle - a shifting maze of magical rooms - enthralls her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dark, Unexpexted, Not your average retelling

  • By Patty on 01-30-14

Dark, Unexpexted, Not your average retelling

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

Reviewed: 01-30-14

Would you listen to Cruel Beauty again? Why?

Definitely, its so much more than a retelling of a fairy tale, it is a story on its own with hints of a familiar tale, yet completely new. It left me wanting more of their struggle and their story... Sequel .... Please!!!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Nyx, I always find myself disliking a weak female protagonist, but not here i loved her she is not the all good, pure girl, take what life gives her in silence, NOPE not here, i loved it how human and real the author makes her seem, i think we can all relate

Which character – as performed by Elizabeth Knowelden – was your favorite?

"The Prince" such a good job with the task.. at the end of the book you realize that it was such a hard task to ... shall we say portray all of his personality

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, I did, the story grabs you and for a moment you think think you can let the computer alone ... only to immediately download it on your phone so you can keep listening while running errands

Any additional comments?

It id so worth one credit, but since i was out of them i spend money for this book and i do not regret it...

17 of 18 people found this review helpful

  • A Hat Full of Sky

  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Stephen Briggs
  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,162
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,364
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,364

Tiffany Aching, the boldest heroine ever to swing a frying pan against the forces of evil, is beginning her apprenticeship in magic. She expects to work hard, learn spells, and become a witch. She doesn't expect to find herself doing chores, caring for the careless, and trying to outthink an ill-tempered nanny goat. There must be more to witchcraft than this!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More Crivens!

  • By Joyce on 01-11-05

So Good... couldn't stop laughing

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

Reviewed: 08-24-12

Would you listen to A Hat Full of Sky: Discworld Childrens, Book 3 again? Why?

loved the story its a good funny read

Which character – as performed by Stephen Briggs – was your favorite?

The Wee Free Men

Any additional comments?

I love all the books in this series... the story is well written... you don't need to have read the last book to understand this one but it helps plus you will have fun listening to it...FYI i listened to it at work while entering non-stop-dull-data and i did have to keep from laughing a loud too much ...people were giving me funny looks down the hall ...