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  • Blood Song

  • Raven's Shadow, Book 1
  • By: Anthony Ryan
  • Narrated by: Steven Brand
  • Length: 23 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,324
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,383
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,376

The Sixth Order wields the sword of justice and smites the enemies of the Faith and the Realm. Vaelin Al Sorna was only a child of 10 when his father left him at the iron gate of the Sixth Order. The Brothers of the Sixth Order are devoted to battle, and Vaelin will be trained and hardened to the austere, celibate, and dangerous life of a Warrior of the Faith. He has no family now save the Order.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, but the narration did not live up to it.

  • By Anthony on 06-29-16

Decent

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

Reviewed: 10-21-17

I purchased this book because it was ranked in the top 3 of the type of books I listen to and the other 2 books in the top 3 are my top 2 favorite books of all time so I figured I would love it. I was somewhat disappointed. The story was decent. There were moments that I loved however it was somewhat dragging. I wish it was a little more fast paced. The author did a beautiful job with both character and world building without a lot of unnecessary detail. Overall the book was very well written. It had a good premises although at times I found myself a little lost as to what was going on and a few things had loose ends however I have only read the first book so like with many series everything may come together in book two or three. Unfortunately, even though I love this genre, I'm not sure if I will purchase book 2 or 3. Partly in fear that they will have the same dragging pace. The story itself was good and I commend the author for his skill at writting. It did manage to hold my attention throughout the book but as I said I don't know if it did enough to prompt me to try the next in the series. The narrator spoke in clear words so you could easily understand him. However with that being said at times it was difficult understanding who was speaking as there was no variance in one character from another. Instead of "voice acting" it was just read.

  • Godsgrave

  • The Nevernight Chronicle, Book 2
  • By: Jay Kristoff
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham
  • Length: 19 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,405
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,318
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,318

Mia Corvere has found her place among the Blades of Our Lady of Blessed Murder, but many in the Red Church hierarchy think she's far from earned it. Plying her bloody trade in a backwater of the Republic, she's no closer to ending the men who destroyed her familia; in fact, she's told directly that Consul Scaeva is off limits. But after a deadly confrontation with an old enemy, Mia's suspicions about the Red Church's true motives begin to grow.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Holy Moly, buckle up Dorothy ...

  • By J. Jarvis on 09-14-17

Excellence

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

Reviewed: 09-13-17

Masterful and brilliant. Couldn't stop listening to it Another incredible book looking forward to book 3!

  • Nevernight

  • The Nevernight Chronicle, Book 1
  • By: Jay Kristoff
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham
  • Length: 20 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,278
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,141
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,135

Daughter of an executed traitor, Mia Corvere is barely able to escape her father's failed rebellion with her life. Alone and friendless, she hides in a city built from the bones of a dead god, hunted by the Senate and her father's former comrades. But her gift for speaking with the shadows leads her to the door of a retired killer and a future she never imagined.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Just try it....

  • By Devontay on 10-27-16

Great Experience

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

Reviewed: 06-27-17

This is a great book. I caught myself quiet a few times thinking... Do I like this book so much because of the narrator or do I like the narrator because of the book? Either way it was brilliant both from the author and a narrator that gave it the justice warranted for such a work of art. Thank yoh

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  • A Court of Wings and Ruin

  • By: Sarah J. Maas
  • Narrated by: Amanda Leigh Cobb
  • Length: 25 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,204
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,745
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,749

Feyre has returned to the Spring Court determined to gather information on Tamlin's maneuverings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do so, she must play a deadly game of deceit - and one slip may spell doom not only for Feyre but for her world as well.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not that bad!!

  • By Amanda on 05-03-17

Breathtaking

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

Reviewed: 05-06-17

I had been waiting for this to come out and it was worth every minute I had to. Breathtaking if I had to describe it in one word that would be it. I was wary about the new narrator but Amanda did this book justice. Thank you Sarah for yet another of my favorite books. I now have 11 favorites total and your books takes 9 of those slots.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Empire of Storms

  • By: Sarah J. Maas
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Evans
  • Length: 25 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,938
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,382
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,382

The long path to the throne has only just begun for Aelin Galathynius. Loyalties have been broken and bought, friends have been lost and gained, and those who possess magic find themselves at odds with those don't. As the kingdoms of Erilea fracture around her, enemies must become allies if Aelin is to keep those she loves from falling to the dark forces poised to claim her world. With war looming on all horizons, the only chance for salvation lies in a desperate quest that may mark the end of everything Aelin holds dear.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Emotional, Stressful and Wonderful

  • By Claudia H on 09-13-16

Every book gets better!

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

Reviewed: 09-11-16

I absolutely adore the series. Every book keeps getting better and better with more twists and turns and surprises. this Series has easily become my favorite series and I have listened to all of the books over and over again. Yet Sarah J Maas has done it once again with Empire of Storms. Absolutely wonderful, addicting and incredible, made that much better by the narrator. I am not one to right review that give any spoilers however in the words of Celaena Sardothien "What the rutting hell!" I can't believe I have to wait til 2017 for the conclusion of this series!

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl of Fire and Thorns

  • By: Rae Carson
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,297
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,201
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,201

Once a century, one person is chosen for greatness. Elisa is the chosen one. But she is also the younger of two princesses. The one who has never done anything remarkable, and can't see how she ever will. Now, on her 16th birthday, she has become the secret wife of a handsome and worldly king - a king whose country is in turmoil. A king who needs her to be the chosen one. And he's not the only one who seeks her. Savage enemies, seething with dark magic,are hunting her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lovely fantasy!

  • By Alexis on 09-17-13

Slow and underwelming

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

Reviewed: 07-27-16

I honestly I'm not sure if it was the book or whether I had too high of expectations. Almost after every purchase I made with other books this book was recommended to me so finally after passing it over time and time again I thought I'd give it a try. It did enough to keep my interest throughout the book and I absolutely love the narrator and her performance may be the reason why I made it through to the end. I didn't connect with any of the characters I wasn't personally emotionally invested and whether or not they succeeded or failed. I believe that throughout the story I was waiting for something bigger to happen then what actually did. The fact that Audible and Goodreads both suggested this book to me based on things I've purchased and liked made me press on throughout the course of the book and honestly may be the only thing that got me through it besides the fact it was read by one of my favorite narrators.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Crimson Crown

  • A Seven Realms Novel, Book 4
  • By: Cinda Williams Chima
  • Narrated by: Carol Monda
  • Length: 17 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 836
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 762
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 765

In this stunning series conclusion, Queen Raisa ana' Marianna is desperately seeking a way to unite her people and keep peace within the Fells. Meanwhile, relations between the wizards and Clan approach a breaking point. Han Alister, now a member of the Wizard Council, learns the thousand-year-old secret that can unite the people of the kingdom - but he may not live long enough to use it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Favorite Book this Year

  • By Rita on 12-07-12

Best of the series

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

Reviewed: 05-28-16

a wonderful spectacular way of ending such a captivating and loving book series action packed Romance betrayal this had it all perfect ending in every way

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Red Queen

  • By: Victoria Aveyard
  • Narrated by: Amanda Dolan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,099
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,901
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,918

Mare Barrow's world is divided by blood--those with red and those with silver. Mare and her family are lowly Reds, destined to serve the Silver elite whose supernatural abilities make them nearly gods. Mare steals what she can to help her family survive, but when her best friend is conscripted into the army she gambles everything to win his freedom. A twist of fate leads her to the royal palace, where, in front of the king and all his nobles, she discovers a power of her own--an ability she didn't know she had.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Same Story, Better Writing

  • By FanB14 on 09-04-15

Brilliant & Captivating

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

Reviewed: 08-06-15

This book is brilliantly written in every way. Victoria created incredible and captivating characters and created both a beautiful and horrifying world, both full of life and deadly. You feel what the main character feels. It is breathtaking. I cannot wait for a second installment. This first book has easily crossed into my top 5 favorite books. It is unlike any other, no comparison and no equal. So creative and imaginative it made me want to fall into the world she created. I found myself several time throughout the book thinking how absolutely brilliant the writing was. The narrator was smooth and delivered the performance flawlessly.

  • Poison Princess

  • Arcana Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Kresley Cole
  • Narrated by: Emma Galvin, Keith Nobbs
  • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,379
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,203
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,202

She could save the world - or destroy it. Sixteen-year-old Evangeline 'Evie' Greene leads a charmed life, until she begins experiencing horrifying hallucinations. When an apocalyptic event decimates her Louisiana hometown, Evie realizes her hallucinations were actually visions of the future - and they're still happening. Fighting for her life and desperate for answers, she must turn to her wrong-side-of-the-bayou classmate: Jack Deveaux. But she can't do either alone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great new series (for teens and adults too!)

  • By Marc on 10-09-12

Wonderfully imaginative and entrancing

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

Reviewed: 12-24-12

Would you consider the audio edition of Poison Princess to be better than the print version?

This book is wonderfully written, unbelievably creative, amazingly narrated, and overall breathtaking. From just the first few pages I was hooked. I didn't want to even pause it to go to bed. I just finished it and already I am craving the rest of this enticing series. I have never read or listened to anything like it. The story plot and characters are so unique and Kresley Cole not only makes the characters like able but also makes you so entranced by them that you feel like you truly know them and sympathize with them on a deep level. There is danger, fantasy, tarot, adventure, and love that makes this book a must read for any young adult. Just from this first book it has already found its way in my top 3 books of all time and that's saying a lot. Nothing is predictable. The end is the beginning and if you want to know how you must get this book.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Evi of course but jack is also right up there. Characters you will fall in love with and yearn to know more about.

Which character – as performed by Emma Galvin and Keith Nobbs – was your favorite?

Evi since she narrated the book beautifully though the rid bits that Keith did was wonderful and well spoke.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Why change the tag line the book already has one suites to the book perfectly. The end is the beginning.

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