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  • The Prince Warriors

  • By: Priscilla Shirer, Gina Detwiler
  • Narrated by: Vikas Adam, Nora Hunter, Andrew Eiden
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 169
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150

Xavier, Evan, and their friends have typical lives until they enter a mysterious land called Ahoratos. There they meet their guide, Ruwach, who offers wisdom and direction as the kids' initial adventure begins - an adventure filled with armor and danger and a very real enemy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Suitable action/adventure for me and my 7YO

  • By JMK in Texas on 07-01-17

Solid start to a series

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

Reviewed: 02-17-19

I was previewing this for my kids.

I LOVED the storyline, character development, and relatability of the characters. I think my kids will connect.

The narration is good, but the sound effects in the background completely take away from a well written book. Tense portions are made a little chaotic with music and sounds that drown out narration.

Hoping it changes in books 2-4.

Overall fun read:)

  • Civil War

  • A litRPG Adventure (The Rogue Dungeon, Book 2)
  • By: James Hunter, eden Hudson
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 725
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 679
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 677

Roark von Graf - former noble and hedge mage, current mid-level mob in a MMORPG - has his sights set on taking down the tyrannical dungeon lord. But the reigning troll despot is nearly as devious as Roark, and his followers are at a much higher level. With forever-death on the line, civil war breaks out in the Citadel, pitting Roark’s new regime against Azibek’s horde of loyalists. To survive, Roark will have to outfox the dungeon lord, forge new, dirtier weapons and shady alliances, and above all, evolve....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love it!

  • By Max on 02-01-19

For the RPG geek inside

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

Reviewed: 02-12-19

I absolutely LOVED playjng MMO games and fell for this series early. So clever and idea and wonderfully written in an engaging & accessible way.

I was worried that “leveling up” would be boring, but even that is read well!

I’d highly suggest this if you are familiar with the MMO RPG world. You’ll love it and be counting days to book 3!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Library of Souls

  • The Third Novel of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children
  • By: Ransom Riggs
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 14 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,607
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,996
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,984

Time is running out for the Peculiar Children. With a dangerous madman on the loose and their beloved Miss Peregrine still in danger, Jacob Portman and Emma Bloom are forced to stage the most daring of rescue missions. They'll travel through a war-torn landscape, meet new allies, and face greater dangers than ever. Will Jacob come into his own as the hero his fellow Peculiars know him to be?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This version doesn't have the Vintage photos

  • By VJayD on 09-25-15

Great Story on Snails Pace

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

Reviewed: 08-23-16

Where does Library of Souls rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I'd put this near the middle of my library of books to listen to. Kirby Heyborne labors through this book (and the 2nd in the series) at a pace that's difficult to listen to. It's so slow and over dramatized... when he get's into a character who's excited, the yelling becomes overbearing and constantly adjusting the voluming becomes frustrating.

When I switched to listening at a 1.25X pace, the book became new and enjoyable.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Library of Souls?

Family tension always deepens a book, and Ransom does an amazing job of playing the dynamic tension up without going overboard.

  • Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore

  • A Novel
  • By: Robin Sloan
  • Narrated by: Ari Fliakos
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9,579
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,765
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,746

The Great Recession has shuffled Clay Jannon out of his life as a San Francisco Web-design drone - and serendipity, sheer curiosity, and the ability to climb a ladder like a monkey has landed him a new gig working the night shift at Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore. But after just a few days on the job, Clay begins to realize that this store is even more curious than the name suggests. There are only a few customers, but they come in repeatedly and never seem to actually buy anything....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A light, fun, easy listen

  • By january on 11-04-12

A modern ancient adventure

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

Reviewed: 06-19-16

Sometimes you just need a simple read that makes you smile and wonder at the same time. I felt like this book did a amazing job of balancing the adventure and puzzles of a classic mystery with the humor and technology expected in novels today.

Excellently read with wit and inflection at just the right times.

I'd highly suggest this!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Churchill

  • By: The Great Courses, J. Rufus Fears
  • Narrated by: J. Rufus Fears
  • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 736
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 670
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 665

In these 12 inspiring lectures, Professor Fears presents a well-balanced portrait of Churchill that does not whitewash his flaws. Yet he also draws on the most recent historical scholarship and material from Churchill's writings and speeches to make the case that Churchill belongs with Pericles of Athens and Abraham Lincoln as one of the greatest statesmen in the history of democracy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Churchill

  • By Francisco on 07-12-13

SO DRY

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

Reviewed: 11-19-13

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

i've listened to other "great courses" and really enjoyed them. prof. fears was amazingly dry...

Would you recommend Churchill to your friends? Why or why not?

i would not recommend this course, i'd probably direct people towards a simple biography instead.

How could the performance have been better?

passion about the subject you're teaching is always a plus.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Power of Habit

  • Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
  • By: Charles Duhigg
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53,065
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,904
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,661

In The Power of Habit, award-winning business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. Distilling vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives that take us from the boardrooms of Procter & Gamble to the sidelines of the NFL to the front lines of the civil rights movement, Duhigg presents a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nice! A guide on how to change

  • By Mehra on 04-22-12

boys reading girls can be funny

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

Reviewed: 03-18-13

What did you love best about The Power of Habit?

The multiple illustrations across so many facets of life makes this books super understandable, even though it's rich in content.

What did you like best about this story?

The flow of this book is great. A thought is brought up and completed well with stories and scientific support.

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

I haven't listened to him, but I know that when he reads the girl parts, it's hysterical...

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I very much enjoyed listening to how little habits can influence big things, the little wins are bigger than we think.

Any additional comments?

This was an amazingly written and well read book. I'd highly suggest it for anyone... whether they struggle with unwanted habits or are extremely self-disciplined, they'll enjoy the practical nature of this book both individually and in a social context.