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  • Wild Country

  • The World of the Others, Book 2
  • By: Anne Bishop
  • Narrated by: Alexandra Harris
  • Length: 17 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 697
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 643
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 645

There are ghost towns in the world - places where the humans were annihilated in retaliation for the slaughter of the shape-shifting Others. One of those places is Bennett, a town at the Northern end of the Elder Hills - a town surrounded by the wild country. Now, efforts are being made to resettle Bennett as a community where humans and Others live and work together. But as they reopen the stores and the professional offices and start to make lives for themselves, the town of Bennett attracts the attention of other humans looking for profit. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love slipping into this world

  • By kimbacaffeinate on 03-05-19

should have been about the others

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

Reviewed: 03-06-19

offshoot of the original series nice to hear about the original characters but I was looking 4 something different in the other series which had more to do with a few different shifters and other characters bike the mermaids and other fish guard this was a straight up wolf guard story I'd like the springers

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dead in the Water

  • Gemini, Book 1
  • By: Hailey Edwards
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Einstein
  • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 65

Camille Ellis is the Earthen Conclave's golden girl. Her peculiar talent solves cases with a touch. She isn't afraid of getting her hands dirty, but every bright star casts a shadow, and her deepest scars lurk just beneath the skin. A routine consultation goes sideways when a victim's brother gets involved in the investigation. Riding the edge of grief, the warg will go to any lengths to avenge his sister's death. Even if it means ensuring Cam's cooperation at the jaws of his wolf.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fast paced story

  • By Donna on 11-21-18

too much way to much

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

Reviewed: 11-21-18

stories are said to be told by wordsmiths people who string words together in a way to tell a story I find myself hearing wasted words in this story things said that are a waste someone trying to add color where no color is needed in the story grinds on and on without telling a story and I so tired it's just wearing me out my review is just like this audio version the title says it all but I just kept going on and on and I'm sorry I apologize I'm sorry someone didn't warn me before I purchased this book, well have a good day

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Defender of the Empire: Cadet #1

  • By: Catherine Beery
  • Narrated by: Austin Lee Matthews
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 24

Welcome to the Spectral Empire - a galactic empire enfolding hundreds of colony worlds governed by the Twenty-Five Prime Worlds, who are in turn ruled by the Imperial Council and the Emperor. It is a society of great advancement but broken and under threat.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • fun start

  • By Zenman on 07-31-18

fun start

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

Reviewed: 07-31-18

great start and premise for a series but it dies here after great start that I very much enjoyed I hate to admit I purchased book 2 which was just a rehash of book 1 with nothing much new to go on four book 3 so enjoy book one and leave it there don't ruin it

  • Defender of the Empire: Facades

  • By: Catherine Beery
  • Narrated by: Laurel Schroeder
  • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 17

My name is Rylynn Sinclair, and I have survived the Admiral's Challenge and my first month at the Legion Fleet Academy. I was even made a crewman along with my friends, stationed on the Hail Mary. I was moving up in life, and my focus was on the future.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • this is a mess

  • By Zenman on 07-31-18

this is a mess

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

Reviewed: 07-31-18

this book just eats upon its first paragraphs it repeats itself over and over and reusing the first book again not worth listening to reading waste of time

  • Smarter

  • An Ell Donsaii Story #2
  • By: Laurence E Dahners
  • Narrated by: Laura Bannister
  • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56

Smarter is a near future sci-fi/thriller whose young heroine, Ell Donsaii, we learned in Quicker, has a nerve mutation that makes her an athletic phenomenon, so fast that no one can keep up with her. Like Stieg Larsson's Lisbeth Salander (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo), Ell is a mathematical genius who, while trying to drift off to sleep, instead of counting sheep, has developed a new theory of quantum mechanics. At once shy and concerned about her social skills, yet loved by those around her, she goes to grad school to try to understand experimental physics. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Extremely fine audiobook

  • By Keith LaDue on 01-30-19

for the good

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

Reviewed: 07-21-18

love the series in this book Ell goes to school after another kidnapping attempt but she works out her math and and invention is is made is made even though her teacher isn't helpful and she gets the last laugh love the moral lessons and the fun of every book

  • Skyborn

  • Dragons and Druids, Book 1
  • By: Leia Stone
  • Narrated by: Vanessa Moyen
  • Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 455
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 415
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 418

Sloane Murphy thought hiking the Grand Canyon alone after graduation would be an awesome adventure. Until she slips and starts to plummet to her death. Then the unthinkable happens. She transforms into...a dragon. After flying to safety and trying to convince herself she isn’t having a mental breakdown, the hunters come for her. She runs, somehow managing to stay one step ahead of them. Until her luck runs out. Now the hunters have her, and they intend to kill, not capture.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Dumb lead character but promising story

  • By LexiLikesLiterature on 01-08-18

ooh what a waste

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

Reviewed: 02-27-18

a long wondering story that doesn't make much sense you're not worthy of the second book very disappointed that I listen to this all the way through

  • Star Child

  • Places of Power
  • By: Leonard Petracci
  • Narrated by: Will M. Watt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,075
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,002
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 997

Powers are determined by geographic birth locations, and only the rich and powerful are permitted access to prized sites. SC is the first person born in space. The punishment for unauthorized births is death. Out of fear, SC keeps his strange abilities as his darkest secret. But when his mother is kidnapped by an unknown organization, SC has no choice but to act.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bug

  • By David-Alan Hight on 11-24-17

I'm waiting

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

Reviewed: 02-09-18

strong beginning and middle for the story the ending a little bit weak but the story teller is extremely talented and I'm waiting for book 2

  • Samantha Watkins, Book 1

  • Chronicles of an Extraordinary Ordinary Life
  • By: Aurélie Venem, Stacey E. Battis - translator
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 911
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 840
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 835

Young librarian Samantha Watkins has always been perfectly content with her humdrum existence. Never easily fitting in with anyone anywhere, she feels most at ease in silence, among stacks of books. Sam believes in leaving fantasy and drama to the characters in her beloved novels. But one night when she leaves work late, she finds herself center stage in a tale of vengeance and terror.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding Supernatural Tale

  • By GH on 03-14-16

worth your time

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

Reviewed: 12-24-17

story has lots of twist and turns very enjoyable only wish that there was a part 2 already can't wait to find out how still do as a vampire

  • Written in Red

  • A Novel of the Others
  • By: Anne Bishop
  • Narrated by: Alexandra Harris
  • Length: 18 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,576
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,226
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,233

As a cassandra sangue, or blood prophet, Meg Corbyn can see the future when her skin is cut - a gift that feels more like a curse. Meg's Controller keeps her enslaved so he can have full access to her visions. But when she escapes, the only safe place Meg can hide is at the Lakeside Courtyard - a business district operated by the Others. Shape-shifter Simon Wolfgard is reluctant to hire the stranger who inquires about the Human Liaison job.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Original, emotion-driven alternative reality

  • By Mike on 03-10-15

book 1 should have stopped here

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

Reviewed: 09-11-17

Great first book with a fair end all other are not as well written and way shorter so felt cheated. just finished to the bone

  • Jane

  • Vampire Assassin Series, Books 2-4
  • By: Samantha Warren
  • Narrated by: Emily Gittelman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3

The life she once knew is over. The love of her life is dead (for the second time), and his last act saved her from the same fate. Now Jane has to learn to cope with her new-found abilities and the trials that come along with them.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • switch bait

  • By Zenman on 08-27-17

switch bait

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

Reviewed: 08-27-17

read book,excellent! wanted to learn more on how this character came to be but the books took a totally different course if you're one need to find out how she became a loan assassin this is not going to answer your questions this moves on to tell you how she became a second time bride family member and into a war where it is in a cliffhanger not once owl she became a loan assassin so waste of time and money! you're better off stopping here