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  • Honour Bound

  • Highland Magic, Book 2
  • By: Helen Harper
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 791
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 738
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 728

Integrity Taylor should have been a Clan princess. Instead she's lived a life on the very periphery of society. However, now that she's learned more about her heritage and the magic that she's capable of wielding, she's not going to hide in the shadows any longer. The once-in-a-generation Sidhe Games are going to provide the perfect opportunity for her to win back her birthright, and the fact that she'll be going head-to-head, toe-to-toe, and mouth-to-mouth with golden-haired Byron Moncrieffe might just be the icing on the cake.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I might look in on this series again

  • By andrea on 08-24-16

Amazing

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

Reviewed: 07-03-16

This book was great. Good story, in fact it reminded me a bit of Goblet of Fire. Interesting world, and amazing characters.

Pretty please Audible! Make the next one available too! I want to know how the story ends!

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Uprooted

  • By: Naomi Novik
  • Narrated by: Julia Emelin
  • Length: 17 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,295
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4,968
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,941

Agnieszka loves her valley home, her quiet village, the forests and the bright shining river. But the corrupted Wood stands on the border, full of malevolent power, and its shadow lies over her life. Her people rely on the cold, driven wizard known only as the Dragon to keep its powers at bay. But he demands a terrible price for his help: one young woman handed over to serve him for 10 years, a fate almost as terrible as falling to the Wood.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Narrator?!

  • By D. Hawkins on 07-24-17

Great book!

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

Reviewed: 08-18-15

Well written, fairy tail inspired, fantasy.
Good characters. Mystery and intrigue that kept me interested.

Personally I ended up loving the narration. It felt right with the Russian/eastern European inspired characters and setting. But it took a bit of getting used to.
I recommend listening to the sample before purchasing. To make sure you're OK with the narrators accent.

Great read!

  • Widow's Web

  • Elemental Assassin, Book 7
  • By: Jennifer Estep
  • Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
  • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,354
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,229
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,223

I used to murder people for money, but lately it’s become more of a survival technique. Once an assassin, always an assassin. So much for being plain old Gin Blanco. With every lowlife in Ashland gunning for me, I don’t need another problem, but a new one has come to town anyway. Salina might seem like a sweet Southern belle, but she’s really a dangerous enemy whose water elemental magic can go head-to-head with my own Ice and Stone power.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Be prepared to be put through the emotional ringer

  • By RabidReads on 12-23-12

Paranormal and realistic!

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

Reviewed: 08-27-12

What made the experience of listening to Widow's Web the most enjoyable?

First of all, this is a great series! Gin is such a nuanced character, she can seem both conscientious and heartless at once. The supporting characters are also well developed. And the atmosphere is so well described.
Secondly I think Lauren Fortgang does a great job narrating! All the characters has different ways of speaking. And she brings the story to life.

What other book might you compare Widow's Web to and why?

I don't think anything really can compare to the Elemental assassin series. But if i had to pick, I'd say something like the Jane Yellowrock series or the Vampire for Hire series. Because they are paranormal books with a strong female main character.

Have you listened to any of Lauren Fortgang’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have listened to the previous books in this series. And she is as good as ever!

Any additional comments?

This is a great series, so if you haven't heard the previous books, you should start from the beginning with "Spiders Bite".

3 of 3 people found this review helpful