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  • Nimona

  • By: Noelle Stevenson
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Soler, Jonathan Davis, Marc Thompson
  • Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 925
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 869
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 870

Nimona is an impulsive young shape-shifter with a knack for villainy. Lord Ballister Blackheart is a villain with a vendetta. As sidekick and supervillain, Nimona and Lord Blackheart are about to wreak some serious havoc. Their mission: prove to the kingdom that Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin and his buddies at the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics aren't the heroes everyone thinks they are.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Best with audio and the graphic novel together

  • By Comet on 02-07-17

underwhelming

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

Reviewed: 04-21-19

it has one of the most disjointed narratives I've come across, and there's this obnoxious and repetitive guitar rift that's constantly playing.

the main character's lol so random antics where unbelievably cringey, and this it the only kind of female character that noelle Stevenson is capable of writing, this stems from the fact that all of her main characters are basically self insert FanFiction characters.
this book Really hammers in Stevenson's limitations as a writer.

  • Sword Sirens

  • Weatherblight Saga, Book 1
  • By: Edmund Hughes
  • Narrated by: Amy Soakes
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 337
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 318
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 317

Amongst the remnants of the ancient Saidican Empire lies Golias Hollow, an underground community of people who’ve taken refuge from the tainted surface. Completely cutoff from the outside world, the men and women of the Hollow follow the teachings of the prophet Dormiar, sacrificing a select few to the outside each year in a ceremony known as “The Choosing”.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • It's meh, lost interest half way though

  • By David Riemer on 04-04-19

too much sex

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

Reviewed: 04-17-19

I don't mind sex scenes in books but it felt like there was more sex than actual plot.
Also the little bits of story that where wedged between the sex scenes where basically just fallout,but wit swords and sorcery instead of guns and mutation

  • Please Don't Tell My Parents You Believe Her

  • Please Don't Tell My Parents Series, Book 5
  • By: Richard Roberts
  • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
  • Length: 12 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139

Middle school supervillain Penny Akk has defeated every challenge thrown against her. She has bested heroes, villains, weirdos who can't make up their minds, robots, aliens, friends, rivals, enemies, natural disasters, secret admirers, and her own shyness. Now she has only one opponent left. Her own super power... and the other Penny who stole it.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • disappointing

  • By phillip on 02-16-19

disappointing

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

Reviewed: 02-16-19

this was one of the most disappointing endings to a series I have read in a while.
the plot is considerably predictable when halfway through the book they realize they're both penny, I knew there was only 2 ways it could end, and I was right.
90% of this books doesn't feel like a conclusion to a long running series, until like the last couple of chapters, and and even then there's no character development nothing like that at at that would seem to fire the end of a series or an end of a character's Journey instead it just feels like another book that just so happens to end the character's journey in the last couple of chapters.
it really feels like the author got bored of the premise of of the series a kid super built-in after the first book and tried to turn it into all sorts of other things the one exception being the prequel.
with the exception of the first and prequel book the majority of the series has been okay to mediocre but I gave them a pass because there was a possibility that the series could still improve but now it's over and it feels like a hollow conclusion if there had been plans for a 6 and it didn't end the way it did I probably would have been less harsh, because there are a lot of plot threads that where forgotten
also why did penny never attach any sort of high tech body cam to her so that when the copy confessed to being the copy on multiple times as a way of taunting penny she would have proof and evidence that the Penny in her body wasn't the real one.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Spells of Old

  • Ancient Dreams, Book 2
  • By: Benjamin Medrano
  • Narrated by: Gabriella Cavallero
  • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 588
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 557
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 558

Having successfully driven off an assault and freed captives of Kelvanis, Sistina begins fortifying to defend those she cares about from further attacks. Yet with all her power within her halls, she cannot grant those under her protection true freedom. To truly bring hope to her love, Sistina must delve into who she once was, and bring forth every scrap of magic she has to become a shining beacon of hope. Sadly, Kelvanis' plans are only mildly impeded by her efforts up until now, and they will stop at nothing to bring their ends about.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Different Fantasy

  • By garrett on 08-02-17

bad pronunciation problems

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

Reviewed: 06-20-18

overall the book that's fine but the narrator are on the other hand not so much due to the fact that she kept mispronouncing the word leylines it pronounced (lay)lines not (lee)lines

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Ancient Ruins

  • Ancient Dreams, Book 1
  • By: Benjamin Medrano
  • Narrated by: Gabriella Cavallero
  • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 713
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 678
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 676

Sistina awakened after millennia of dormancy, her memories in tatters and born anew. Residing in the ruins of an ancient city, she finds herself drawn into a war between two elven nations and the slaver kingdom of Kelvanis when she rescues a princess from slavery. With her domain containing hints of forgotten knowledge, Sistina becomes a dungeon, stronghold, and source of hope all at once. And perhaps, just perhaps, she could finally find love in her new life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great premise - Rapey and Unlikable POV characters

  • By Eric on 07-07-17

needed an editor to give it a once over

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

Reviewed: 06-17-18

the story was fine and the narrator did a good job but the author constantly uses the term half sized wrong, half size means that something is half the size it normally is but but the author uses it to mean that something is bigger than normal rather than smaller

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Patch 17

  • By: G. Akella
  • Narrated by: Zach Villa
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 922
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 867
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 867

A new update arrives to the ultra-popular online game, Realm of Arkon. With Patch 17, the level of immersion experienced by players in their gaming capsules has made virtual reality indistinguishable from the real world. But every gamer's dream becomes a nightmare for Roman Kozhevnikov after he gets confined to Arkon against his will. And not just to Arkon, but to its deadliest zone - Demon Grounds. Playing - or rather living - as his character Krian, it's not just about survival for Roman.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Usual LitRPG book, but interesting

  • By Steve on 02-15-17

bad with names

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

Reviewed: 05-16-18

it's pronounced looooo fee that's the only negative that I really have for the book other than that it's fine standard litrpg novel

  • The Valens Legacy

  • By: Jan Stryvant
  • Narrated by: Leland King
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,397
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,268
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,266

In his junior year at college, the only things on Sean's mind are doing his homework and getting out of college to get a real job. A gamer and a bit of a nerd, Sean's philosophy in life has been to keep his head down and get his work done. But when a failed kidnapping attempt leaves him with a gaping hole in his memory, his oldest friend dead, and his mother missing, Sean suddenly finds his whole world turned upside down as he's thrust into the hidden world of magic and the supernatural.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sumtime' s you just want to have fun!

  • By Joel Cagle on 03-22-18

fun furry harem

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

Reviewed: 05-10-18

this book is a fun hero Adventure with Lite litrpg elements, plenty of wild furry sex, and fast paced action scenes.

  • A Knight to Remember

  • By: Bridget Essex
  • Narrated by: Rose Clearwater
  • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 420
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 399
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 398

Holly tells herself that the reason she hasn't asked her girlfriend to move in (after four years of dating) is that she's too busy - but it isn't true. A very book-obsessed librarian, Holly has buried herself in so many romantic and magical stories, that at night, she dreams of a woman who will sweep her off her feet - something her indifferent girlfriend has never done. But one night, during an unusually vicious storm, magic and romance appear in Holly's backyard in the form of a mysterious, gorgeous woman...wielding a sword.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not bad but not my cup of tea

  • By Mai Oest Olesen on 04-22-17

poorly paced

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

Reviewed: 04-18-18

it about 5 and a half hours of faffing about for the main character to break up with her girlfriend . this should have happened in the first few chapters

  • Morningwood: Everybody Loves Large Chests (Vol.1)

  • By: Neven Iliev
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,986
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,730
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,730

Large chests are said to encompass all manner of hopes and dreams. Men covet them. Women envy them. But one fact holds true - everyone wants to get their hands on some big ones. The same holds true for one intrepid adventurer - a strapping young lad by the name of Himmel. Armed with his grandfather's trusty longsword and the dream of being the strongest, he sets out on the journey of a lifetime!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really Entertaining

  • By HeatherY on 11-23-17

badly written and uncompelling

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

Reviewed: 04-09-18

it's a badly written mess. after introducing a new character, and giving them a backstory only to immediately he killed them off a few pages later for the 4th or 5th time I lost interest. also also the introduction of the succubus and how she was tortured to the point of insanity by the main character, and the sexual stockholm syndrome that resulted from it made me feel more than a bit uncomfortable.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Too Many Curses

  • By: A. Lee Martinez
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 323
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 284
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 286

The wizard Margle the Horrendous takes special pride in never killing his enemies. Instead, he transforms them into various accursed forms and locks them away in his castle. It's Nessy's duty to tend this castle. Its a lot of work, but she manages, taking pride in housekeeping talents that keep the castle from collapsing into chaos. But when Margle suddenly dies, everything begins to unravel.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable!

  • By S. Friday on 06-07-11

kobolds do not have fur

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

Reviewed: 02-04-18

its a fine light hearted fantasy novel, but had to take off two stars due to the author not knowing the difference between a gnoll and a kobold.