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  • The Queen's Pardon

  • Alexis Carew, Book 6
  • By: J.A. Sutherland
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Klett
  • Length: 14 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 139
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 129
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128

Trapped on a hostile world, hunted by pirate bands, and abandoned by her fellow captains, Alexis Carew must lead her small band to safety, even though it seems every hand is set against her. Stalked by pirates in the skies above and shadowy alien figures on the planet below, Alexis must convince former enemies to trust her even as she discovers where the tendrils of her true enemies lead. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By stevekaw on 06-15-19

Great series - best one yet!

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

Reviewed: 02-01-19

Love this series - absolutely love it. It's fun and has lots of action. The narration is excellent as well.

  • The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper

  • By: Phaedra Patrick
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,328
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,090
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,084

Sixty-nine-year-old Arthur Pepper lives a simple life. He gets out of bed at precisely 7:30 a.m., just as he did when his wife, Miriam, was alive. He dresses in the same gray slacks and mustard sweater-vest; waters his fern, Frederica; and heads out to his garden. But on the one-year anniversary of Miriam's death, something changes. Sorting through Miriam's possessions, Arthur finds an exquisite gold charm bracelet he's never seen before.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • sweet, predictable novel of widower's quest

  • By Mark on 01-05-18

Absolutely lovely

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

Reviewed: 01-20-19

I thought it would be too "low key" and boring at first but it didn't take long for me to flow into the story. Absolutely lovely story and the narration was excellent. Highly recommend.

  • A Knight in Shining Armor

  • By: Jude Deveraux
  • Narrated by: Steve West
  • Length: 16 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,321
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,171
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,174

Once upon a time...as a fair maiden lay weeping upon a cold tombstone, her heartfelt desire was suddenly made real before her: Tall, broad of shoulder, attired in gleaming silver and gold, her knight in shining armor had come to rescue his damsel in distress.... Hailed worldwide as one of the most romantic novels of all time, Jude Deveraux's dazzling best seller "will capture your heart - and hold it" ( Daily Herald, Chicago) with its breathtaking tale.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Whiny heroine

  • By Kris on 04-22-16

Doesn't stand up to time ...

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

Reviewed: 01-15-17

I loved this book when I first read it years ago and I really wanted to love this production as well. I guess my tastes have changed because it was hard to finish this audiobook.

The female characters were spineless and the men were jerks. Part of it was the narrator, who has a wonderful voice but his female voices are irritating and very whiny. But I have to put most of the "fault" onto outdated stereotypes of helpless women and rakish men.

  • An Expert in Murder

  • By: Nicola Upson
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,022
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 910
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 908

Revered mystery writer Josephine Tey is traveling from Scotland to London for the final week of her play Richard of Bordeaux, the surprise hit of the season, with pacifist themes that resonate in a world still haunted by war. But joy turns to horror when her arrival coincides with the murder of a young woman she had befriended on the train ride - and Tey is plunged into a mystery as puzzling as any in her own works.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Quite good!

  • By Maine Knitter on 08-12-16

She kept me guessing "who done it" until the end!

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

Reviewed: 10-13-16

The book was well written and beautifully performed. I normal don't care for mysteries because they tend to be trite or obvious. But she kept me guessing and kept my interest right to the end. Well done!

  • Keep Moving

  • And Other Tips and Truths About Aging
  • By: Dick Van Dyke
  • Narrated by: Dick Van Dyke
  • Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,788
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,664
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,662

With a fun and folksy way of addressing its audience, Keep Moving serves as an instruction audiobook on how to embrace old age with a positive attitude. The chapters are filled with exclusive personal anecdotes that explore various themes on aging: how to adapt to the physical and social changes, deal with loss of friends and loved ones, stay current, fall in love again, and "keep moving" every day like there's no tomorrow.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I didn't want it to end

  • By Debbie on 10-25-15

Inspiring and enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 06-23-16

It was quite enjoyable and inspiring and offers wisdom for all ages, young and old(er) alike.

While his age showed somewhat in his performance, the performance was excellent.

My only complaint is that it was somewhat repetitive. Some of that was for emphasis but some of it felt like a filler.

But overall, that was 5 hours of my life well spent.

  • Derik's Bane

  • By: MaryJanice Davidson
  • Narrated by: Nancy Wu
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 81
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 77

Werewolf Derik Gardner must save the world by destroying the reincarnation of history's most wicked sorceress. Unfortunately, the beautiful but ditzy Sara Gunn hasn't a clue that she's the epitome of pure evil. To make matters worse, Derik's falling in love with her.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • rape is not entertaining

  • By woowka41 on 11-02-18

Derik's Bane is so-so. Skip the short story!

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

Reviewed: 11-09-15

What disappointed you about Derik's Bane?

Why in heaven's name would you sneak in the that short story "Monster Love"? I was "OK" with this novel ... not good but it was OK. Then the ugly short-story started. RAPE is not romance.

What was most disappointing about MaryJanice Davidson’s story?

RAPE IS NOT ROMANCE.

What does Nancy Wu bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She is a very good narrator.

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

If you jump past the piece of violent crud at the end, Derek's Bane was ok.

Any additional comments?

MaryJanice Davidson: Rape is Rape. It is not romance and it is not fun or funny. I always thought the Luke and Laura "romance" was sick and I would have thought that we had progressed past this level of sick thinking.

Please do not throw this garbage into any more of your books or you will lose readership.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Jason

  • An Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Novel
  • By: Laurell K. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Kimberly Alexis
  • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 775
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 714
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 718

Jason Schuyler is one of Anita Blake's best friends and favorite werewolves, with benefits. J.J. is his lady love, an old flame from childhood who dances at one of the top ballet companies in New York. She's accomplished, beautiful, and she's crazy about him, too. Neither of them wants to be monogamous, so what could go wrong? J.J. is enthusiastically bisexual, with an emphasis on the female side of things.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • How the mighty have fallen...

  • By Casandra on 01-14-15

Anita Does Everybody? Where did the plot go?

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

Reviewed: 12-06-14

Would you try another book from Laurell K. Hamilton and/or Kimberly Alexis?

Laurell K. Hamilton? Not without reading the reviews first.

Kimberly Alexis' performance was the only thing that made this worthwhile.

What could Laurell K. Hamilton have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

I don't know. Maybe have a story, plot, something other than one sex scene, followed by discussion about the last sex scene, planning then next sex scene. Then the next sex scene ...

What character would you cut from Jason?

Anita. That character deserves more than being the "star" of the metaphysical version of Debbie Does Dallas

Any additional comments?

I'll read the reviews before buying next time.

15 of 17 people found this review helpful

  • How Firm a Foundation

  • Safehold Series, Book 5
  • By: David Weber
  • Narrated by: Charles Keating
  • Length: 28 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,600
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,446
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,454

The Charisian Empire, born in war, has always known it must fight for its very survival. What most of its subjects don’t know even now, however, is how much more it’s fighting for. Emperor Cayleb, Empress Sharleyan, Merlin Athrawes, and their innermost circle of most trusted advisers do know. And because they do, they know the penalty if they lose will be far worse than their own deaths and the destruction of all they know and love.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Weber delivers despite weak narration

  • By Lowe on 09-16-11

What is up with the changes in narrators?

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

Reviewed: 03-25-14

Is there anything you would change about this book?

THE NARRATOR!

Would you be willing to try another one of Charles Keating’s performances?

Great accent. Nice voice. Big "s" issue. Every "s" was disturbing.

This was nothing more than a reading of the book. No acting. No attempts to develop character voices.

Sorry. Boring.

  • By Heresies Distressed

  • Safehold Series, Book 3
  • By: David Weber
  • Narrated by: Jason Culp
  • Length: 24 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,798
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,464
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,472

Now the battle for the soul of the planet Safehold has begun.The Kingdom of Charis and the Kingdom of Chisholm have joined together, pledged to stand against the tyranny of a corrupt Church. The youthful Queen Sharleyan of Chisholm has wed King Cayleb of Charis, forging a single dynasty, a single empire, dedicated to the defense of human freedom.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I want Oliver Wyman back

  • By James on 07-14-09

Oliver Wyman vs Jason Culp. Sorry Jason.

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

Reviewed: 03-17-14

Would you listen to By Heresies Distressed again? Why?

Not until it's re-recorded (if ever!) by Oliver Wyman.

What three words best describe Jason Culp’s voice?

He's a good reader but not as good as Oliver Wyman. Can't stand the accent he chose for Caleb, a poor Scottish Burr that make the Emperor sound unintelligent.

  • Warbound

  • Book III of the Grimnoir Chronicles
  • By: Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 17 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,300
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,830
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,813

Only a handful of people in the world know that mankind's magic comes from a living creature, and it is a refugee from another universe. The Power showed up here in the 1850s because it was running from something. Now it is 1933, and the Power's hiding place has been discovered by a killer. It is a predator that eats magic and leaves destroyed worlds in its wake. Earth is next. Former private eye Jake Sullivan knows the score. The problem is, hardly anyone believes him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Started Strong-Finished Strong

  • By Don Gilbert on 08-07-13

Fantastic end to a fantastic series!

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

Reviewed: 08-09-13

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

A Maz Zing!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Oh, no question: Faye! While Jake, Heinrich, Lance and all the rest are amazing, Faye is the star of the series. That little Okie girl can kick @$$ and take names. Actually, she doesn't bother with the names.

Which character – as performed by Bronson Pinchot – was your favorite?

That's tough. Bronson Pinchot is really the best narrator for having different voices for each character. I'd have to go with Faye and the Iron Guard.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

There were a few "whoops" as a few twists and turns arose but there was only one tear-jerk moment. I know you're going to have to lose somebody in a war but, sob, why couldn't (no spoiler here!) have had a happy ending?!?

Any additional comments?

My only regret is that the series had to end. It was exciting, thought-provoking and emotional. This was a satisfying conclusion and it certainly lived up to the rest of the series. I didn't want it to end.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful