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Redding., CA, United States
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  • Changeling

  • A Novel of Sorcery and Society
  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,355
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,277
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,272

If 14-year-old Cassandra Reed makes it through her first day at Miss Castwell’s Institute for the Magical Instruction of Young Ladies without anyone discovering her secret, maybe, just maybe, she’ll let herself believe that she really does belong at Miss Castwell’s. Except Cassandra Reed’s real name is Sarah Smith and up until now, she lived her whole life in the Warren, serving a magical family, the Winters, as all non-magical “Snipes” are bound by magical Guardian law to do. That is, until one day, Sarah accidentally levitates Mrs. Winter’s favorite vase in the parlor.... 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Molly Harper + Amanda Ronconi = perfection

  • By Aimee on 08-24-18

A delight for me and my family!

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

Reviewed: 01-04-19

Can't put a (for ages) with this as every one listen to this with a very happy reaction. My 89yer and my 6yrer and myself loved this enjoyable surprise and a table discussion witch way it might go. High marks from all nine in family so we weight for next book. Yes we liked this.

  • The Consuming Fire

  • The Interdependency, Book 2
  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,515
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,214
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,195

The Interdependency, humanity’s interstellar empire, is on the verge of collapse. The Flow, the extra-dimensional conduit that makes travel between the stars possible, is disappearing, leaving entire star systems stranded. When it goes, human civilization may go with it - unless desperate measures can be taken. Emperox Grayland II, the leader of the Interdependency, is ready to take those measures to help ensure the survival of billions. But nothing is ever that easy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Scalzi and Wheaton or the new dynamic duo?

  • By Donald Arquilla on 10-17-18

Hot Dog!!

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

Reviewed: 01-04-19

Oh my.....the names of the ships!! What a hoot. Waiting for more of this delightful series

  • Exit Strategy

  • By: Martha Wells
  • Narrated by: Kevin R. Free
  • Length: 3 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 909
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 833
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 832

Having traveled the width of the galaxy to unearth details of its own murderous transgressions, as well as those of the GrayCris Corporation, Murderbot is heading home to help Dr. Mensah - its former owner (protector? friend?) - submit evidence that could prevent GrayCris from destroying more colonists in its never-ending quest for profit. But who's going to believe a SecUnit gone rogue? And what will become of it when it's caught?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Please ma'am, may i have moar Murderbot?

  • By Fitzwibble on 10-03-18

Pure Enjoyment

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

Reviewed: 10-02-18

This series is like watching the life of a young boy with great abilities grow into a fine young man but quite different learning to deal with emotion s. Lovely to listen to.. Love this series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Discovery of Witches

  • A Novel
  • By: Deborah Harkness
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 23 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,080
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,480
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,521

Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A most terrific & non-typical treatment of Witches

  • By Neal on 04-17-14

Good but not enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 09-01-18

This is well done but dark. My opinion. Not the story I enjoy so I cannot recommend this ..

  • The Royal Sorceress

  • Royal Sorceress Series, Book 1
  • By: Christopher Nuttall
  • Narrated by: Zehra Jane Naqvi
  • Length: 15 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 41

It's 1830, in an alternate Britain where the "scientific" principles of magic were discovered 60 years previously, allowing the British to win the American War of Independence. Although Britain is now supreme among the Great Powers, the gulf between rich and poor in the Empire has widened and unrest is growing every day. Master Thomas, the King's Royal Sorcerer, is ageing and must find a successor to lead the Royal Sorcerers Corps. Most magicians can possess only one of the panoply of known magical powers, but Thomas needs to find a new Master of all the powers. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun Story

  • By G. M. on 07-12-18

Fun Story

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

Reviewed: 07-12-18

the story is great fun and interesting. But may I say the squeakier voice is terrible. He has had some book I would have enjoyed but for this narrator She does a good job but for the terrible pitch of sound. Sorry

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Queen of Kats

  • By: John G. Hartness
  • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

Remarin is a thief. He was hired to steal a gem. No big deal, right? Yeah, right. He stole the gem, then everything went sideways, and now he's running for his life across rooftops, through sewers, and all over the godsforsaken world trying not to get dead. And who is this kid, Kit, anyway?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyed

  • By G. M. on 07-02-18

Enjoyed

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

Reviewed: 07-02-18

Refreshing and enjoyable with a great adventure and intriguing story that I simply loved the caterer plus being for all in the family. Wish for more like this.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Burden's Edge

  • Fury of a Rising Dragon Series, Book 1
  • By: Sever Bronny
  • Narrated by: Gary Furlong
  • Length: 15 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

Sixteen-year-old Augum Stone is a warlock prodigy suffocating under the weight of expectations. Students idolize him. Nobles plot to exploit him. Commoners think he's a miracle-maker. And with invasion looming, his already war-weakened kingdom expects him to be its champion. But Augum doesn't want to be a pawn in someone else's game. He'll forge his own path: that of the Arcaner - not a warlock or a knight, but a lethal combination of both.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good however not Sever bronny's best book by far

  • By PythonGoad on 11-12-18

DUll

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

Reviewed: 06-27-18

Slow and drawn out dull story. Loved his first story but this was borring. sorry.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Landmoor

  • By: Jeff Wheeler
  • Narrated by: Neil Hellegers
  • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47

Thealos Quickfellow, a Shae from the kingdom of Avisahn, has left his homeland to learn first hand of the threat of the Bandit Rebellion. His life is forever changed when he meets the mysterious Sleepwalker known as Jaerod. For Thealos himself is one of the keys that can open a door to a Silvan artifact which can tame the forbidden side of the Everoot.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • silkerkin is the sequel.

  • By erin on 07-31-18

Great

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

Reviewed: 06-26-18

I never thought to be amazed but I always am. Terrific adventures with a delightful story. A beginning of a new series and it's exciting. Enjoy

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Rise of the Ranger

  • Echoes of Fate, Book 1
  • By: Philip C. Quaintrell
  • Narrated by: Steven Brand
  • Length: 15 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,040
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 979
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 979

Mankind has lorded over the land of Illian for a thousand years, enjoying what was left to them by the elves, as if it were their birthright. A thousand years is a long time for an immortal race to see the error of their ways and realize a truth that has remained unsaid for a millennia - elves are superior! They are faster, stronger, and connected to the magical world in a way that man could never grasp. Illian is their birthright. The six kingdoms of man are fractured, unallied and always clawing at each other's doors for more power.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Worth it

  • By Ali on 03-24-18

Not for me

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

Reviewed: 05-25-18

This jumps all over the place with no development of anything. Quit after a while. I no longer cared what was going on.

  • Wrath of Empire

  • By: Brian McClellan
  • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
  • Length: 23 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 920
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 866
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 863

 The country is in turmoil. With the capital city occupied, half a million refugees are on the march, looking for safety on the frontier, accompanied by Lady Flint's soldiers. But escaping war is never easy, and soon the battle may find them, whether they are prepared or not. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can't get enough

  • By Nathan Jones on 05-29-18

Engageing

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

Reviewed: 05-16-18

I cannot describe this second book in this series. Captivating , spellbinding action, unbelievable adventure and all tied together in a thrilling story of a marvelous world of unusual magic with the talent of Brian McClellan and Christian Rodska. I was drown into this series completely. I can not recommend this enough as I cannot imagine anyone not enjoying and being amazed.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful