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  • Storm Front

  • The Dresden Files, Book 1
  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,703
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,892
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,849

A call from a distraught wife, and another from Lt. Murphy of the Chicago PD Special Investigation Unit makes Harry believe things are looking up, but they are about to get worse, much worse. Someone is harnessing immense supernatural forces to commit a series of grisly murders. Someone has violated the first law of magic: Thou Shalt Not Kill. Tracking that someone takes Harry into the dangerous underbelly of Chicago, from mobsters to vampires....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Story, Distracting Sound Engineering

  • By Tom on 05-20-10

An oldie but a goodie

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

Reviewed: 03-01-15

Storm Front is the first book in The Dresden Files series. It took me a long time to finish she as I had to relisten to parts to understand the world building. Once I got my head around that I quite enjoyed it and have continued with there series. It combines two of my favourite genres crime/detective and paranormal.
Give it a listen!

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  • METAtropolis

  • By: Jay Lake, Tobias Buckell, Elizabeth Bear, and others
  • Narrated by: Michael Hogan, Scott Brick, Kandyse McClure, and others
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 2,677
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2,332
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 2,387

Armed camps of eco-survivalists battle purveyors of technology in this exclusive, original production featuring five sci-fi masters and five all-star narrators.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Painful

  • By AmazonCustomer on 07-29-13

Great sci fi shorts

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

Reviewed: 03-01-15

This is a very entertaining collection of short science fiction stories. Each has a different narrator and author.

  • For the Birds: A Tall Pines Mystery

  • By: Aaron Paul Lazar
  • Narrated by: Hannah Seusy
  • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

What happens when a parakeet named Ruby gets an unexpected mind-meld with Marcella Hollister's quarrelsome mother, Thelma? After Thelma is kidnapped from her hospital bed, Marcella must find her - somewhere in the tall pines of the six-million-acre Adirondack Park. With the help of her Native American husband Quinn and bizarre "tips" from Ruby, Marcella butts heads with quirky bird psychic Earl Tiramisu, much to the chagrin of the FBI, who want her to stay out of the investigation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Fantastic Read!

  • By Lynn Worton on 03-26-16

Tall Pines Mysteries are winners

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

Reviewed: 03-01-15

For The Birds is one of my favourite audiobooks.
It has a great story with a number of twists and red herrings to the mystery. This is coupled with some of the most entertaining characters in a majestic setting.
I never expected my favourite character to be a bird named Ruby but she is delightfully sassy.
This quirky mystery with a senses of humour should be on everyone's TBR list. I can't wait to read the whole series.

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  • Sadie Sapiens

  • By: Jeff Bauer
  • Narrated by: Paula Slade
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

High school, junior year, and Emma is barely getting by, head down as she stays low on the social radar. Sadie, her best friend and constant companion, craves attention and understanding as much as Emma does. The two of them find strength and comfort in their friendship while surviving one crisis after another. Thing is, Sadie only weighs four pounds, stands ten inches tall and talks to Emma by barking. Until Emma notices something very unusual - Sadie displays a high degree of intelligence. Way intelligent.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sadie, the Crusader

  • By Michaela M. Nelson on 12-07-14

Not for the faint hearted

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

Reviewed: 03-01-15

This was not your typical YA book. It deals with themes and scenarios that may be unsettling for some readers. They were certainly very unsettling to me and as it is an audiobook, you can't skim read. There are several scenes where there is animal abuse and it deals with cancer and dying as well.
May people have loved this book but it was not to my taste and I was not expecting it to be so unsettling before I began.
I also felt that the narration did not match the characterisation well.

  • Sanctuary

  • Tall Pines Mysteries, Book 3
  • By: Aaron Paul Lazar
  • Narrated by: Gwendolyn Druyor
  • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

The safest place they know is about to become the most dangerous… Marcella's husband, Quinn "Black Eagle" Hollister, severed ties to his family and friends on the Seneca reservation years ago. He rarely mentions his past-until his young cousin Kitty collapses on the couple's doorstep in the dead of a rainswept night. After two Seneca men break into their home with intent to kill, the Hollisters flee with the mute and injured girl to Tall Pines, their cabin in the Adirondacks.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good mystery

  • By ATX-LH on 02-04-16

Love the Tall Pines Mysteries!

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

Reviewed: 02-21-15

This is the third installment in the Tall Pines Mystery series. I have read (and loved) the first book and I'm running out to find the second book.

The story telling in this series is exceptional. You are drawn in deeply to a multifaceted mystery at the same time you find yourself invested in the lives of the characters. There is wit and charm in these flawed but loveable characters.

Reading these books is fulfilling because just when you think you're at the end or the place where many authors would leaving you hanging because the mystery is solved, Lazar keeps going to finish the stories of the characters. A follow up on how they are after the out come and hint of what is to come next for them. These stories are as much about the people and their relationships as they are about the mysteries.

The narrator did a fantastic job of bring the characters, suspense and emotions come alive in this story. I look forward to listening to more of her work.

There are two reasons I couldn't give this book five stars. They are petty reasons but I feel that I need to be consistent. The first was that my very favourite character, Ruby, was hardly heard from and she was most who I wanted to hear from where I pick up this book. The second reason was the nature of the crime. I know that crimes are not sweetness and light and buy reading mysteries and crime fiction I have to expect to come across the gritty but that is how I feel.

If I reread this book it would be for there characters not the crime where as I have reread For The Birds and it was for both.

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  • The Legendary Adventures of the Pirate Queens

  • By: James Grant Goldin
  • Narrated by: Shiromi Arserio
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

The scene is the Caribbean, 1718: Englishwoman Mary Read is forced to disguise herself as sailor Martin Read; then things get more complicated when she falls in love with another sailor, Peter Meredith, a brilliant man but rather clueless about the sea... who also has no idea that his best friend is a woman. To make matters worse, they're both captured by pirates. To make matters worse yet, one of the pirates is Anne Bonny, Southern belle turned scourge of the Caribbean.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Pirate Adventure!

  • By The Girl Who Reads Too Much on 07-09-15

Avast land lubber! Feast ye ears upon this tale

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

Reviewed: 11-24-14

What did you love best about The Legendary Adventures of the Pirate Queens?

I just loved this tale of Mary Read and Anne Bonny and their pirate adventures.

What did you like best about this story?

Goldin artfully contrasts two very different experiences of women on the high seas. Mary Read is compelled to conceal her sex and masquerade as her late brother, Martin Read. Whereas, Anne Bonny does not need to conceal her. Sex, in contrast she uses it to her advantage and is a legend in herself. The two women come from vastly different backgrounds, express contrasting values yet complement each other to be a fearsome duo.

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

The narrator, Shiromi Arserio, brings the characters and the story to life. Her singing of sea shanties takes this audiobook to the next level.

Any additional comments?

This is a fun and entertaining story of hi jinks on the high seas.

Fairs winds readers!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful