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  • Dragon's Code: Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders of Pern

  • Dragonriders of Pern Series
  • By: Gigi McCaffrey
  • Narrated by: Ryan Burke
  • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 73
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 75

The last time Thread attacked Pern, the world was unprepared for the fight - until the Oldtimers appeared. These courageous dragonriders arrived from the past, traveling 400 years to help their descendants survive. But the collision of past and present took its toll. While most of the displaced rescuers adapted to their new reality, others could not abide the jarring change and found themselves in soul-crushing exile, where unhappiness and resentment seethed.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good for a single read

  • By Mary Beth on 10-31-18

The next Pern series

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

Reviewed: 11-30-18

I really enjoyed this book. I look forward to the next book. I hope it will be soon.

  • A Witch in Time

  • A Wicked Witches of the Midwest Fantasy
  • By: Amanda M. Lee
  • Narrated by: Lesley Ann Fogle
  • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90

A storm is raging in Hemlock Cove, but it's nothing compared to the one raging in Aunt Tillie's head. An accident renders Aunt Tillie unconscious in the hospital, and when Bay and Landon fall asleep while sitting vigil, they're transported to a scary world: Aunt Tillie's mind. The couple will be shuttled through time - almost 80 years of it - and witness all of the ups and downs of Aunt Tillie's past. Have you ever wanted to see Aunt Tillie as a child? You're in luck.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must for any fun loving witch.

  • By Mrs J Lenharth on 02-01-17

I'm sick of the bacon talk

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

Reviewed: 07-12-18

I generally enjoy this series however I am finding the constant reference to smelling like bacon loving bacon all is bacon is getting to be annoying. I found for the most part this was a very enlightening story as to a lot of the background. and then at the very end we have this whole bacon scenario and an interaction I found myself uncomfortable with.

  • Murder Most Witchy

  • Wicked Witches of the Midwest, Book 10
  • By: Amanda M. Lee
  • Narrated by: Hollis McCarthy
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96

Life in the Winchester household is hardly settled. That’s true for Bay Winchester more than anybody else. Her boyfriend, Landon Michaels, is away from town on an undercover assignment for the FBI, and Bay is struggling not to let worry and unease rule over her life. Halloween is approaching, after all, and Hemlock Cove is bustling with activity. Bay has her hands full even when her heart feels empty. A chance encounter with Landon while he’s undercover leaves Bay exposed...and furious.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Hated this book!

  • By QB on 01-10-18

not the best of the series

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

Reviewed: 07-10-18

the whole first part of the book is it a boring I have ever read or this case listen to. I don't know how Bay turned into such a whiny self-absorbed creature. this is a woman who has worked as a reporter in a big city and run a Small Town Newspaper. the only thing that got me through that whole beginning part plus the fact that I read a book to the end even if it's bad. the back half of the book finally turned into what I expect from the series.On the whole I was disappointed in this particular book.

  • Recovery of a Colony Ship

  • Colony Ship Eschaton
  • By: John Thornton
  • Narrated by: Alexander Doddy
  • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19

Michael and Jamie live in Dome 17. The last place safe for humans, or any life, on a dying Earth. They are adventurers who have explored other domes, but everywhere else is dead. Will Dome 17 meet the same fate? The committee has a risky plan to try out unproven technologies: a faster than light scout ship, and teleportation. Both technologies have severe limits. Only two people can be carried aboard those FTL scout ships for a one way journey.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Review Recovery of a Colony Ship

  • By Stephen Bergquist on 05-13-17

book review

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

Reviewed: 03-13-18

I found this book to be quite simplistic and not having a whole lot of depth. I did not get strong character sense nor did I get solid World building. I thought the main characters were two dimensional and did not portray a sense of anything but their own personal desires.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Closer to Home

  • Valdemar: The Herald Spy, Book 1
  • By: Mercedes Lackey
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 642
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 579
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 579

Mags was once an enslaved orphan living a harsh life in the mines, until the King's Own Herald discovered his talent and trained him as a spy. Now a Herald in his own right, at the newly established Heralds' Collegium, Mags has found a supportive family, including his Companion Dallen.Although normally a Herald in his first year of Whites would be sent off on circuit, Mags is needed close to home for his abilities as a spy and his powerful Mindspeech gift.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story !!

  • By T on 10-19-14

Well written

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

Reviewed: 12-03-17

although this book was well written it was indeed not my favorite of all the herald mags series. I believe it has more to do with the storyline and the content then they writing.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Intrigues

  • Valdemar: Collegium Chronicles, Book 2
  • By: Mercedes Lackey
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 840
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 667
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 667

Mags was an orphan and slave of ‘bad blood’ who toiled in a gem mine all his young life. He would have died before adulthood, had he not been Chosen and taken to Haven to be trained in the new Herald Collegium. Now, Mags was never hungry and never cold. He slept in a real bed in his own room and, most importantly, he had Dallen, who was like another part of himself. And yet, aside from Lena and Bear, both loners like he was, he couldn’t relate to most of the trainees.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good bedtime read and love the narrator!

  • By QueenBee Debbie of SheMakesTheRules on 10-04-11

Very good!

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

Reviewed: 11-28-17

This book is very good especially since it is a middle book of a series

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • 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 1,038
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 808
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 814

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

I love ML's work

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

Reviewed: 11-27-17

as much as I enjoyed the book I was a little confused about some references. I couldn't quite figure out the time frame as Vanyal was apparently still in the forest of Shadows and they talked about boilers which I don't think should have been available until later. but maybe I'm wrong it's still a great book. I'm getting ready to start the second book now

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Death Around the Bend

  • A Lady Hardcastle Mystery, Book 3
  • By: T E Kinsey
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Knowelden
  • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,596
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,423
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,420

When Lady Hardcastle and her maid, Florence, are invited to Lord Riddlethorpe's country estate for a week of motor racing and parties, they both agree it sounds like a perfectly charming holiday. But when one of the drivers dies in a crash during the very first race, they discover that what seemed like an uncharacteristic error in judgement may have a more sinister explanation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well done you, T E Kinsey!

  • By stefani on 06-10-17

and a very enjoyable read

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

Reviewed: 06-12-17

number three was as enjoyable as the other two. kept my interest as a matter of fact I ended up spending the day ( ok since it is Sunday ) listening to this book. did catch on to some of the nuances but missed a lot so the ending did end up being a bit of a surprise.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • In the Market for Murder

  • Lady Hardcastle, Book 2
  • By: T E Kinsey
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Knowelden
  • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,516
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,253
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,242

Spring, 1909, and Lady Hardcastle, amateur sleuth and all-round eccentric, is enjoying a well-deserved rest. But a week after a trip to the cattle market, Spencer Caradine, a local farmer, turns up dead in the pub, face-down in his beef and mushroom pie. Once again, it is up to Lady Hardcastle and her maid, Florence, to solve the case.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Clever intertwining of three fun mysteries

  • By Victoria J. Mejia-Gewe on 02-09-17

Fun read/listening!

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

Reviewed: 06-11-17

I truly enjoyed both reading and listening to this program I have it both on Kindle and on Audible. the interaction between the characters is quite enjoyable and you get a feeling that they really care for one another.They do many twists and turns which makes you have to think about what they're doing and what they're finding out. I love the fact that at some point some one little thing ends up being what sends them in the right direction. I enjoy the writing and I enjoy the books. as a matter of fact as I have book three I'm going to be starting it immediately.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Unbroken

  • A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
  • By: Laura Hillenbrand
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,057
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 32,828
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 32,902

Why we think it’s a great listen: Seabiscuit was a runaway success, and Hillenbrand’s done it again with another true-life account about beating unbelievable odds. On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared.... 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Indescribable

  • By Janice on 12-01-10

A riveting story

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

Reviewed: 05-30-17

I have had the story for a while and have not read it or listen to it. For some reason on this Memorial Day weekend I chose to play this book. I was taking in and held enthralled in the story. Like many of my generation I knew that there were some atrocities in POW camps but like many I didn't have a true understanding of the effects it had on the men that endured it. I new more of the Vietnam prisoner of war camps then I did of those in World War II or even Korea. this was an amazing story and I'm glad that I had an opportunity to experience it. Edward Hermann's voice added much to the story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful