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  • Girl Vs

  • Sinister Skies
  • By: Xela Culletto
  • Narrated by: Tonia Blake
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

Before the Vela invasion, Rhyan's biggest concern was getting through a day of school. But when she is thrust into the madness of a kill-or-be-killed world, her true strength emerges and a deadly warrior is unleashed. Stumbling through the new morals of a post-apocalyptic world, she learns to depend only on herself. As she gets closer to discovering what the aliens actually want, her lethality becomes unmatched, and she soon learns the extent she'll go to in order to survive.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Girl Vs

  • By JEYCEE on 07-12-18

it was ok

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

Reviewed: 08-26-18

The story had potential and it was well written but one theme kept prevaing to the point that it was predictable and unenjoyable. There wasn't really any satisfying outcomes or "ups" to make you feel like you wanted to keep reading. It also left you hanging without the satisfaction of a decent cliff hanger. The reader did a fine job.

  • Emissary

  • By: Chris Rogers
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays
  • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

On a desperate mission to save his entire race from extinction, Emissary Ruell travels to Earth equipped with his two most powerful bargaining currencies - health and longevity - hoping to convince the most powerful leader in the free world that collaboration can save both of their civilizations. Having no way to communicate directly with humans, Ruell must inhabit President Addison Hale's body to carry out his mission.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating read, from big to little

  • By Matthew on 03-20-15

Not what I expected.

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

Reviewed: 06-11-15

I received this book free in exchange for an honest review. My genre of choice is sci-fi, witch is why I picked this title. I only rated it 3 stars because it was more of a political intrigue/police investigation witch held no interest for me. The storyline around Longshadow was one of the hardest because of the brutal violence in one particular section yet his story was also the most compelling. If I could give this book a movie rating it would definitely be R, for graphic violence and language, both of witch I try to avoid. I need to remember to ask this before I request the book. The narrator was good but at times when it was pertinent to be "speaking" loud as through a mega phone and such, it blasted so loud I was grateful I wasn't driving or I probably would have jumped so hard and gotten into an accident. Thankfully those spots were minimal if unpleasant.

  • The Renegades of Pern

  • Dragonriders of Pern
  • By: Anne McCaffrey
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 622
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 499
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 504

As long as the people of Pern could remember, the Holds had protected them from Thread, the deadly silver strands that fell from the sky and ravaged the land. In exchange for sanctuary in the huge stone fortresses, the people tithed to their lord Holders, who in turn supported the Weyrs, whose dragons were Pern's greatest weapon against Thread.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • one of my favorite authors

  • By Margaret on 02-25-10

amazing

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

Reviewed: 01-30-15

Anne McCaffery is undoubtedly one of the best writers of sci fi/fantasy that has ever lived. She gives her characters such depth that you feel that you know them as a real person. She can conjure up such strong feelings that you can rejoice as well as weep for and with them. It's amazing how she can weave a story from so many perspectives without losing any integrity in the process. Her stories are the standard to which most of my book choices are based on.

  • The Masterharper of Pern

  • By: Anne McCaffrey
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 14 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 789
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 616
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 625

In a time when no Thread has fallen for centuries - when, indeed, many are beginning to dare to hope that Thread will never fall again - a boy is born to Harper Hall. His name is Robinton, and he is destined to be one of the most famous and beloved leaders Pern has ever known.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Generally very enjoyable, some minor flaws

  • By Jersey Girl on 06-02-09

Excellent as usual

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

Reviewed: 01-19-15

all of her books are a must read in this one is no exception. Thanks to the outpouring of fans she has brought back, Robinton , the Master Harper of Pern. This story invokes tears of joy, sadness and pain, as well as cheers of triumph. The narrator does a fair job I'm not a big fan of his female voices but it doesn't detract much from the story.

  • At Last, Goodbye

  • By: Glynn James
  • Narrated by: Andrea Emmes
  • Length: 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

Ten years after the apocalypse destroyed the world that she knew, a survivor returns to her home town, hoping to piece together the bits of her past that have troubled her so much ever since.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Emotional Ride

  • By A. Kessel on 09-18-14

I'd rather it not be a short story

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

Reviewed: 01-09-15

Great idea with a lot of potential, then it was over. I also prefer happy endings.

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  • Last Best Hope

  • By: T.C. Butts
  • Narrated by: Cheril Lee
  • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 35

Everyone has a story to tell…I’m Charlie, and this is mine. My life…unremarkable when compared to gods and kings, until the day the sky exploded. Now, everything has changed…life is all new. This is where it took me, and the people whose stories met up with mine. From her home in the Colorado Rockies, reclusive Charlie watches the stunning star-filled sky when fireballs begin to rain down on the city below…Denver is destroyed. When she learns that most of the life on this planet is gone, she takes shelter in a large cave cut deep into the mountainside, and then is joined by other refugees. From that moment on, her life swerves down a path completely unexpected. She reconnects with people, finds love and hope again. Charlie diaries the events following a catastrophic attack on this planet. This is the story of the people who travel that path with her, who become family. Can they keep their humanity…find happiness when the world they knew is shattered forever? As they struggle to find out what is left for the remaining members of the human race, will they someday face the unseen enemy? Will they ever be safe again? Follow Charlie’s journey into a world where survival means more than just staying alive.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Best Hope for a good SciFi

  • By Frode on 08-31-15

waited for something exciting to happen

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

Reviewed: 01-09-15

interesting, I like post apocalyptic stuff and although it teetered between a more realistic view and a sickening sweet big happy family feel. I kept waiting for a climax but wasn't satisfied. I never did find out what really happened and didn't get the Impression that I ever will.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Mall Fairies: Exile

  • By: Conda V. Douglas
  • Narrated by: Michele Carpenter
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

In The Mall Fairies: Exile, the first of the Mall Fairies trilogy, Swoop the fairy lives hidden in the attic of a shopping mall. She loves the safety and ease of living in the fairies' town of High Haven, despite the adults insisting she give up her dream of becoming a Flight Instructor. She's terrified of Outside, where fairies can and do die. Swoop discovers her best friend One Wing in the company of a human, breaking the first law: Never Let the Humans Know Fairies Exist.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • What happens in the mall after closing ... Fairies

  • By Elizabeth L. on 09-10-14

I'm torn

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

Reviewed: 09-06-14

It started slow and didn't grab my interest. I like the undercurrent of loyalty and friendship but I didn't like the rebellion, even if it was done to support the loyalty factor. It seemed to be written maybe for about the 10 year old range but had a little teenage content. The problem that I have with that is that I don't think we need to be pushing dating and relationships on our young people or to run off to Florida because their life isn't going the way they like. As the story developed I liked how barriers of prejudice (fairies hating humans) were being breached. All in all tho, I didn't find this story very good.
The narration was fine, nothing stood out to me which can be a good thing. It felt natural and easy to listen to.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Wings of Memory

  • The Underground Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: Anna Kyss
  • Narrated by: Meghan Lewis
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

When Kiernan leaves England, he hopes to unlock the secrets that could save his people from extinction. But the path to answers is fraught with danger. He never imagines what lay hidden in the Costa Rican rainforest. Shortly after arriving, Kiernan encounters the human girl that he spent months yearning for. Kiernan must decide between his love for Meghan and his budding loyalty to his brother, Avery.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • better than the first book!

  • By karina Larson on 12-13-15

Original spin on old "fairy" tales

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

Reviewed: 09-06-14

Story was good, a tad bit, too predictable in some spots and totally unexpected in others. Kiernan sometimes acts a bit too immature and Meghan still needs more character depth. Wish is just the right amount of childish wonder and enthusiasm. It was interesting to find out more of his history and why he is the way he is. There was a good cliff hanger, I look forward to reading book 3.
Meghan Lewis, the narrator, did a great job of reading the characters so you always knew who was speaking with out needing to make exaggerating changes. There was one character who got on my nerves though, he spoke in a slow bored tone, which fit his character perfect, but he was still annoying!

  • Ravenhill Court

  • By: David R. Beshears
  • Narrated by: Karen Krause
  • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

Journey back to 1964... The man is just a boy. He and his friends find that their neighborhood, a cul-de-sac set into the foothills along the California coast, is not all that it appears. There are strange happenings - some amazing, some terrifying, and all pointing to the fact that this little community of families might just be something other than what the rest of the world perceives it to be.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Halloween book--creepy, fun short read

  • By trish on 10-17-15

Too short

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

Reviewed: 08-20-14

I knew it was a short story and hoped I would like it. Wasn't prepared for it to end though. I liked the twist, and I can often anticipate plots and themes and this one got me, I love that. The narrator did a great job portraying kids, I could easily believe the annoyance and petulance of Julie. I hope there are more Ravenhill Court.

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  • The Preserve: Season 1.0, Volume 1

  • By: Josh Hilden
  • Narrated by: Karen Krause
  • Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

Five strangers dropped alone on a mysterious island littered with strange debris and horrific creatures. A cabal of five powerful shadowy men controlling the life and death "Trials" of these poor souls. This is the world of "The Preserve". In season 1.0 (Episodes 1-6) we are introduced to the individual players in our drama.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting

  • By PowderRiverRose on 01-21-15

Couldn't get past the first few paragraphs

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

Reviewed: 08-17-14

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

If I wouldnt have been assaulted by "F" words. I had two in probably the first few paragraphs.

What could Josh Hilden have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

No "F" words.

What three words best describe Karen Krause’s voice?

I wish I could say, but barely got to hear. I look forward giving her a try in another book.

Any additional comments?

Warning labels four obscene amounts of bad language.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful