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Michael A. Smith

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  • Flight

  • Crescent Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Alyssa Rose Ivy
  • Narrated by: Amy Rubinate
  • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 401
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 372
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 373

A summer in New Orleans is exactly what Allie needs before starting college. Accepting her dad's invitation to work at his hotel offers an escape from her ex-boyfriend and the chance to spend the summer with her best friend. Meeting a guy is the last thing on her mind - until she sees Levi.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Most Annoying Voice to Marr a Good Story

  • By Lori Stine on 10-23-15

I wanted to like it but couldn't

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

Reviewed: 06-20-18

The story is all about a controlling hot rich kid forcing a girl to be with him. It is played off as charming because he is cute and rich and she does find him attractive. Over and over again he makes her feel forced into stuff. It wasn't romantic at all to me.

  • Persuasion

  • Curse of the Gods, Volume 2
  • By: Jane Washington, Jaymin Eve
  • Narrated by: Vanessa Moyen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,546
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,448
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,442

Willa Knight: Dweller? Bad-ass? Notorious pet to five magical beings? In Blesswood, there are rules, and someone is trying to teach her how to follow them. The only problem is Willa. Which shouldn’t be anything new, since she has been a problem since birth — something her pseudo-sister Emmy would agree on. So it definitely shouldn’t be new, but it is. Because things are starting to happen that have never happened before. Things are starting to get chaotic.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hooked on these books

  • By Alisha McCoy on 11-22-17

can't wait for book 3

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

Reviewed: 10-02-17

So far this series has kept me interested and the story expands entertainingly. The God brothers seem impossible to attain but the main characters imperfections really let me connect to the story.

  • Word of Mouse

  • By: James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
  • Narrated by: Nate Begle
  • Length: 4 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

What makes Isaiah so unique? First, his fur is as blue as the sky - which until recently was something he'd never seen, but had read all about. That's right - Isaiah can read, and write. He can also talk to humans, if any of them are willing to listen! After a dramatic escape from a mysterious laboratory, Isaiah is separated from his "mischief" (which is the word for a mouse family), and has to use his special skills to survive in the dangerous outdoors, and hopefully find his missing family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By momofthree on 06-04-18

perfect for the family!

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

Reviewed: 08-31-17

This was a very cute story. my kids and I quite enjoyed listening to it.

  • Trickery

  • Curse of the Gods, Book 1
  • By: Jaymin Eve, Jane Washington
  • Narrated by: Vanessa Moyen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,563
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,379
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,377

In Minatsol, being a dweller means that you are literally no better than dirt. In fact, dirt might actually be more useful than Willa. Her life will be one of servitude to the sols, the magic-blessed beings who could one day be chosen to become gods. At least her outer village is far removed from the cities of the sols, and she won't ever be forced to present herself to them... Until one small mistake changes everything, and Willa is awarded a position to serve at Blesswood, the top sol academy in the world - a position that she definitely did not earn.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good storytelling with a kinky side!

  • By Marcus W. Lee on 07-04-17

A story you never want to end!

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

Reviewed: 08-15-17

The narrator was very pleasant and captivating but the story was even better. I stayed up half the night listening and then woke up early because I wanted to hear what happened next. I can't wait for the next book in the series to come out!

  • The House of the Four Winds

  • One Dozen Daughters, Book 1
  • By: Mercedes Lackey, James Mallory
  • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 304
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 270
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 270

The rulers of tiny, impoverished Swansgaard have twelve daughters and one son. While the prince’s future is assured, his twelve sisters must find their own fortunes. Disguising herself as Clarence, Princess Clarice intends to sail to the New World. When the crew rebels, Clarice/Clarence, an expert with rapier and dagger, sides with the handsome navigator, Dominick, and kills the cruel captain. Dominick leads the now - outlawed crew in search of treasure in the secret pirate haven known as The House of the Four Winds.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Solid story, but this one is popcorn

  • By Phillip on 09-19-14

over all just an enjoyment to listen to.

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

Reviewed: 12-16-16

The book pulled me in quickly and as I knew it was coming to an end I find myself mourning. I enjoyed the innocent tale of adventure and love on the high sea.

  • Kismet's Kiss: A Fantasy Romance

  • Alaia Chronicles
  • By: Cate Rowan
  • Narrated by: Marie Hélène
  • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 37

In the desert realm of Kad, a deadly epidemic strikes the palace of Sultan Kuramos. Only a magical healer from an enemy land has the skill to save his royal household, but Kuramos never imagined the healer would be a woman. Healer Varene finds her own surprises in Kad. She expects the sultan's arrogance, but not his courage, his selfless care of the ill, or the possibility the epidemic is the hex of a vengeful goddess.

Kuramos's culture condemns Varene's mystical talents. Her presence triggers an insurrection, yet as he and the healer toil for a cure, he loses his heart to her.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • underwhelmed

  • By Michael A. Smith on 11-14-16

underwhelmed

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

Reviewed: 11-14-16

This was the first audio book in a while that I had to force myself to finish. I never managed to get caught up in the story.

  • Winter

  • By: Marissa Meyer
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Soler
  • Length: 23 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,029
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,627
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,630

Princess Winter is admired by the Lunar people for her grace and kindness, and despite the scars that mar her face, her beauty is said to be even more breathtaking than that of her stepmother, Queen Levana. Winter despises her stepmother and knows Levana won't approve of her feelings for her childhood friend - the handsome palace guard, Jacin. But Winter isn't as weak as Levana believes her to be, and she's been undermining her stepmother's wishes for years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • love it

  • By JoAnne Smead on 12-23-15

Fairytale Ending

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

Reviewed: 03-12-16

I didn't want it to end. the narrator draws you in and captures the emotions of the script beautifully!

  • Mastiff

  • The Legend of Beka Cooper, Book 3
  • By: Tamora Pierce
  • Narrated by: Susan Denaker
  • Length: 20 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 875
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 782
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 796

The Legend of Beka Cooper gives Tamora Pierce's fans exactly what they want - a smart and savvy heroine making a name for herself on the mean streets of Tortall's Lower City - while offering plenty of appeal for new readers as well. From the Hardcover edition.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best Tamora Pierce series yet!

  • By Lurath on 11-30-11

Good End

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

Reviewed: 10-24-15

I will miss Becca and her companions. This story made my heart hurt, but without pain then how would you understand joy? I feel this ended the story nicely and left proud of Becca achievements. The narrator did a good job at making the voices diferant, but still fealing real.