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  • Joust

  • Dragon Jousters, Book 1
  • By: Mercedes Lackey
  • Narrated by: Ryan Burke
  • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 157

The first audiobook in this thrilling new series introduces us to a young slave who dreams of becoming a jouster - one of the few warriors who can actually ride a flying dragon. And so, in secret, he begins to raise his own dragon.... 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • When I read this book origionally it dragged and I never finished it...

  • By Kindle Customer on 03-30-19

When I read this book origionally it dragged and I never finished it...

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-30-19

But when I saw it was new on Audible, I decided to give it another try. Afterall it is a Mercedes Lackey book. Really glad I did because the excellent narration brought this book alive and made it a rare and wonderful treat. Very happy I tried it again and look forward to the rest of the series to come on Audible! Can't wait!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Petaybee Trilogy

  • Powers That Be, Power Lines, and Power Play
  • By: Anne McCaffrey, Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
  • Narrated by: Marina Sirtis
  • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50

Day by day, the sentient planet is learning to recognize and understand the meaning of outside stimuli, to communicate its own needs and desires...even to use human speech. The Petaybeans have their hands full trying to protect their beloved planet from the sudden influx of tourists. Then some of Petaybee's staunchest champions are kidnapped.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • missing sections of stories

  • By Anonymous User on 08-20-17

The company took a wonderful collection of books,

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

cut the guys out of them and ruined a story from my favorite authors.

The mystery and occur base of the stories is greatly wounded. Thank goodness for a great reading by a distinctive and wonderful actress.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Three Wishes

  • By: Barbara Delinsky
  • Narrated by: Jen Taylor
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 66

What if wishes really could come true? It’s the question facing waitress Bree Walker when she awakens in the hospital following a blizzard in sleepy Panama, Vermont. While she can’t recall the near-tragedy that landed her there, she’s overcome with the certainty that she has been granted three wishes. One seems to have come true already: At her side is renowned author Tom Gates, the accident’s only witness, who came to Panama to make sense of his fame - and who now makes Bree his cause.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good, but sad!

  • By CCB on 01-08-12

Great love story with a supernatural bent...

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

Very good and unusual way to introduce two lonely people to one another. A wonderful slow, smoldering romance and unusual ending for a Delinsky novel. Wonderful writing, great character building, and a touch of the supernatural!

  • Komarr

  • A Miles Vorkosigan Novel
  • By: Lois McMaster Bujold
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,934
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,335
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,344

Komarr could be a garden with 1,000 more years' work, or an uninhabitable wasteland if the terraforming fails. Now, the solar mirror vital to the terraforming of the conquered planet has been shattered by a ship hurtling off course. The emperor of Barrayar sends his newest imperial auditor, Lord Miles Vorkosigan, to find out why.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • More of a set up book for the rest of the series

  • By Nathan on 03-25-08

One of the best in the series

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

Reviewed: 05-06-17

Buljods humor and mastery of verbal pratfalls really give this story a unique tone. This, as well as a great character interactions and a nice science based mystery makes this a good read.

  • Heartburn

  • By: Nora Ephron
  • Narrated by: Meryl Streep
  • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,732
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,494
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,478

Is it possible to write a sidesplitting novel about the breakup of the perfect marriage? If the writer is Nora Ephron, the answer is a resounding yes. For in this inspired confection of adultery, revenge, group therapy, and pot roast, the creator of Sleepless in Seattle reminds us that comedy depends on anguish as surely as a proper gravy depends on flour and butter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just a treasure

  • By David Shear on 07-10-13

Absolutely HATE this type of book.

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

Reviewed: 12-19-15

A friend recommended this author as funny and enchanting. I guess some people find this kind of puff-headed writing as funny and enchanting, but I do not. I found very little interesting and found the story quite stupid.

I will never again buy another one of this author's books.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The First Bird, Episode 1

  • By: Greig Beck
  • Narrated by: Sean Mangan
  • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 495
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 459
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 454

When a fame-hungry scientist brings an impossible, living specimen of a creature long thought extinct back from the wild jungles of South America he unwittingly brings along a passenger. Something with the potential to destroy every living thing on our planet. The infestation begins, rapidly overtaking medical resources and resisting all treatment.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Episode 1 was good but # 2 & 3 are not

  • By Laura on 11-02-13

Intregued as to where this story is going now!

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

Reviewed: 03-11-14

Anthropology, Amazon forest site, paleo-bird link as well as the hook of an ancient disease getting a new foothold in the modern world! The ,author has hit four of my six most interesting subjects just with this one story!

Where is part 2!?

The narration of the story made me feel I was along during the trek through the forest and I want to get back to it. Please!

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

  • A Novel
  • By: Deborah Moggach
  • Narrated by: Juliet Mills
  • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 238
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 210
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 209

When Ravi Kapoor, an overworked London doctor, reaches the breaking point with his difficult father-in-law, he asks his wife: “Can’t we just send him away somewhere? Somewhere far, far away.” His prayer is seemingly answered when Ravi’s entrepreneurial cousin sets up a retirement home in India, hoping to re-create in Bangalore an elegant lost corner of England. Several retirees are enticed by the promise of indulgent living at a bargain price, but upon arriving, they are dismayed to find that restoration of the once sophisiticated hotel has stalled....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved every minute of this book!

  • By susan on 03-20-12

Disappointing after seeing the movie.Very negative

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

Reviewed: 04-15-13

Tone of the book is very different than that of the movie and I am sorry I saw the movie before reading the book. Book characters are very one dimensional, quite the ideal of the little old men and women. Much criticism of the British health system, which is true, but no positives about it at all. Cynicism everwhere and just not the type of book I prefer to read. Really had to buckle down and force myself to finish the book. Good ending, however, despite the negativity of the book as a whole.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Host

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephenie Meyer
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 23 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,150
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,450
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,496

Earth has been invaded by a species that takes over the minds of human hosts while leaving their bodies intact. But Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unique Perspective, Awesome job.

  • By Mighty_Cranium on 12-29-09

A new twist on the age old love triangle via scifi

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

Reviewed: 02-26-13

Well written story with great characters and insights in different points of view. Love the well fleshed out story line and the unique outlook from both the aliens and the humans. Definitely recommended to all my friends.

  • Barrayar

  • A Vorkosigan Adventure
  • By: Lois McMaster Bujold
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,445
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,866
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,865

In the wake of interplanetary war, former commander Cordelia Naismith has deserted her own planet to marry the leader of the defeated enemy, Aral Vorkosigan. On his home planet of Barrayar, two rival factions are eyeing the recently vacated throne, and Aral, recently appointed Regent of Barrayar by the Emperor on his deathbed, must stand between them. Lord and Lady Vorkosigan, Aral and Cordelia struggle to establish stability in a fragile government thrown into confusion by the transition of power.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lois Bujold always delivers!

  • By Karen S. Coyle on 02-04-10

Great sequel to Shards of Honor. Wonderful!

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

Reviewed: 02-09-13

Author follows up the relationship begun in Shards of Honor and spins a wonderful tale of family building, politics and political intregue. Cordelia is a one woman tour de force dedicated to her family and finishing problems she did not start but impact her life and her family.

Bujold delivers -- again.

  • Foundation

  • Valdemar: Collegium Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Mercedes Lackey
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,087
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 847
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 854

In this chronicle of the early history of Valdemar, Mercedes Lackey's best-selling world, a 13 year-old orphan named Magpie escapes a life of slavery in the gem mines when he is chosen by one of the magical Companion horses of Valdemar to be trained as a Herald. Thrust into the center of a legend in the making, Magpie discovers talents he never knew he had - and witnesses the founding of the great Heralds' Collegium.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • great for kids

  • By Wyonia on 10-17-08

Backstory for the start of the 'modern' collegiums

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

Reviewed: 01-21-13

All new characters, set in the time of King Kiril of Valdemar; quite a while before the Arrows of the Queen happenings. Talks about the building of all three collegiums, the new classroom base for training Heralds. Great character and world building with wonderful characters from all three collegia and a continuing story of how Mags, an orphan, becomes a trainee Herald.

Very good voice and character narration and quite entertraining.