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  • Cast in Oblivion

  • The Chronicles of Elantra
  • By: Michelle Sagara
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 17 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 141
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141

Kaylin wasn’t sent to the West March to start a war. Her mission to bring back nine Barrani might do just that, though. She traveled with a Dragon, and her presence is perceived as an act of aggression in the extremely hostile world of Barrani-Dragon politics. Internal Barrani politics are no less deadly, and Kaylin has managed - barely - to help the rescued Barrani evade both death and captivity at the hands of the Consort. 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Frustrating

  • By Bran on 01-30-19

Could put it down

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

Reviewed: 02-16-19

I've been following this series from the beginning. Sometimes the main character is annoying, but I have overall enjoyed the adventures and action of this world. However, this time it's going now where fast. The book starts having to throw a political dinner party. Different races involved, major war will happen if injury, insult or death occurs. So there is all this talk about what happened in the last many books, a recap (yawn) without making it interesting. And the planning for the party, clothing and jewerly. Then the party happens without much excitement, just more talking. I had listened now for 7 hours. Party just done.. So okay, so I'm waiting for something exciting to happen by now. So they start discussing and arguing about what happened to the party and needing to do the thing they are planning. And talk about it some more. . So they get ready to do this thing and here is more internal and external discussions about doing the thing. It is now 10 hours and still nothing has HAPPENED. I finally had to put it aside out of frustration. I may got back to it at a later point. Sometime.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Koban: When Empires Collide

  • Koban, Volume 7
  • By: Stephen W Bennett
  • Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer
  • Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 699
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 651
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 647

Under threat of destruction or servitude to the Empire, facing the fleets of the Ragnar, Finth, and Thack Delos, and the larger force of the Thandol, Mirikami prepares the Federation for all-out war. The Planetary Union, allied with the Federation, receives a squadron of new technology Federation Scouts equipped with gravity controlled weapons. They conduct a preemptive strike on a Thandol base. The emperor blames it on the Federation, unaware of the PU's existence, and orders simultaneous attacks.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An ending leaving you wanting more

  • By gander on 10-22-17

Koban finale

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

Reviewed: 10-09-17

I really enjoyed this series as a whole. My only wish is that the last few books had the attention to detail and plotting points that the beginning had. There were so many characters at the end that the personal one on one faded a way a bit and with that a tiny bit of my enjoyment. The story got too big maybe? Or needed more books to tell it all? It ended well over all and I was certainly happy with it and it is well worth the adventure if you love Sci-fi. I look forward to what else the authors kicks out.

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2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Chaos Choreography

  • InCryptid, Book 5
  • By: Seanan McGuire
  • Narrated by: Emily Bauer
  • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 487
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 444
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 444

Verity Price is back on the West Coast and getting back into the swing of the family business: cryptozoology. She's rescuing cryptids from bad situations, protecting them from monster hunters, and generally risking life and limb for the greater good, with her ex-Covenant partner/husband, Dominic, by her side. Her ballroom dance career is behind her - or so she thinks.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun

  • By RDC on 06-22-16

Yawning about the continual whine-fest

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

Reviewed: 03-24-17

Sigh. I'm struggling to finish this book. It has nothing to do with the narration, but the story. The constant whining about her life choices, doing what she loves vs what her duties are; complaining about pain, time, winning, dancing (the tedium of dancing numbers and cattiness of other dancers to naseum).. I have stopped and started 3 different times now, I'm So sorry to say. I might be done with this series and stick with October Daye. I love this author, but this was not a good balance of story and charactor goals. Negativity abounds. Will miss the Aislan mice. Hail!!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Silence Fallen

  • A Mercy Thompson Novel, Book 10
  • By: Patricia Briggs
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King, George Newbern
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,309
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,922
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,907

Attacked and abducted in her home territory, Mercy finds herself in the clutches of the most powerful vampire in the world, taken as a weapon to use against alpha werewolf Adam and the ruler of the Tri-Cities vampires. In coyote form Mercy escapes - only to find herself without money, without clothing, and alone in the heart of Europe. Unable to contact Adam and the rest of the pack, Mercy has allies to find and enemies to fight, and she needs to figure out which is which.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Distracted - Unhappy - Disappointed

  • By Rebecca on 08-11-17

The only narrator needed should have been Lorelei

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

Reviewed: 03-19-17

So enjoyed the story, typical twisty turny Patty Briggs all the way, the timeline was just a little weird though flipping and doubling back on itself - I couldn't figure why it was necessary? Just a side note of needing to say how sorry I am for the loss of her husband, Mike, who left this world too soon. Again, the story was enjoyable. The narration choices not so much. This should have only been read only by Lorelei King. She handles all element's of the story perfectly in the last 9 books and splitting Adams voice was actually a detraction I found. The male voice was good and enjoyable, but the performance couldn't match the depth of what Ms. King could have done and so over all the bouncing between narrators jarred and detracted from the overall story immersion experience. It kept pulling me out of the book zone. I consider this a minor bump as I did enjoy it and found it well worth the credit and book experience.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Ember War

  • Publisher's Pack, Books 1-2
  • By: Richard Fox
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 15 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,134
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,802
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,796

The Ember War, book 1: The Earth is doomed. Humanity has a chance. In the near future, an alien probe arrives on Earth with a pivotal mission: to determine if humanity has what it takes to survive the impending invasion by a merciless armada. The probe discovers Marc Ibarra, a young inventor who holds the key to a daring gambit that could save a fraction of Earth's population. Humanity's only chance lies with Ibarra's ability to keep a terrible secret and engineer the planet down the narrow path to survival.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I want to be ARMOUR

  • By bhagat on 04-30-17

I'm hooked!

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

Reviewed: 12-01-16

After listening to one of my favorite narrators read from this series live on Facebook, I had to give it a try. So glad I did. I'm not into much hard core SF war stories, and this is not that, even though it appears that way from the outside. Once you step in, you find the characters are deep and rich in personality without a lot of extra world building data, you just slip in and are a part of it. I found the soldiers and crew so varied and memorable, that I didn't have trouble keeping track of who was who. It was smartly done. I'm invested now into the long haul of seeing how this amazing universe plays out as twisty and surprising as it started out.

1 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Dream Warrior

  • A Dream-Hunter Novel
  • By: Sherrilyn Kenyon
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 712
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 544
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 543

The son of Warcraft and Hate, Cratus spent eternity battling for the ancient gods who birthed him. He was death to any who crossed him. Until the day he laid down his arms and walked into self-imposed exile. Now an ancient enemy has been unleashed and our dreams are his chosen battlefield. The only hope we have is the one god who swears he will never fight again.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Good book horrible reader

  • By Marne Reed on 02-28-09

My ears are BLEEDING

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

Reviewed: 08-12-16

I guess I have to join the bandwagon of the other reviewers on this one. Needs a new narrator, this is terrible. The voice isn't bad, it is the PERFORMANCE. It is like being read a children's story with over emphasis of words in each sentence. Over acting times ten. The narrator pulls you away from the story, instead of enhancing the total experience. It almost seems like the story is being mocked, and you are unable to submerge into universe as you are continually jarred out by the voice of hell.

  • The Obsession

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Shannon McManus
  • Length: 14 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,081
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,639
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,559

Naomi Bowes lost her innocence the night she followed her father into the woods. In freeing the girl trapped in the root cellar, Naomi revealed the horrible extent of her father's crimes and made him infamous. Now a successful photographer living under the name Naomi Carson, she has found a place that calls to her, thousands of miles away from everything she's ever known. Naomi wants to embrace the solitude, but the residents of Sunrise Cove keep forcing her to open up - especially the determined Xander Keaton.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Total Letdown

  • By McChica04 on 07-11-16

Dark and intense

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

Reviewed: 08-05-16

The first part of this story was difficult to endure. Dark and intense - almost too much. The second part was something that was truly enjoyable and very relatable with the PNW. I was able to guess some of the future happenings, but it didn't distract from my enjoyment overall. I gave it big three thumbs up as I couldn't put it down to the end.

  • Whispers Under Ground

  • Peter Grant, Book 3
  • By: Ben Aaronovitch
  • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
  • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,316
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,143
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,125

It begins with a dead body at the far end of Baker Street tube station, all that remains of American exchange student James Gallagher - and the victim's wealthy, politically powerful family is understandably eager to get to the bottom of the gruesome murder. The trouble is, the bottom - if it exists at all - is deeper and more unnatural than anyone suspects...except, that is, for London constable and sorcerer's apprentice Peter Grant.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Lesley's Back!

  • By Tango on 04-06-13

Keeps me guessing

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

Reviewed: 08-05-16

It sure didn't go as I thought it would. Kudos to our author! Narrator was spot on. It was enjoyable, intense and kept me engaged to the end. Will go on with the series once the rest are whisper synced! (hint - hint)

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Moon Over Soho

  • Peter Grant, Book 2
  • By: Ben Aaronovitch
  • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,680
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,488
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,481

Body and soul. The song. That's what London constable and sorcerer's apprentice Peter Grant first notices when he examines the corpse of Cyrus Wilkins, part-time jazz drummer and full-time accountant, who dropped dead of a heart attack while playing a gig at Soho's 606 Club. The notes of the old jazz standard are rising from the body - a sure sign that something about the man's death was not at all natural but instead supernatural.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this Book - Total Imersion

  • By Sheri on 07-30-14

Soho is fun!

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

Reviewed: 08-05-16

Peter our Brit cop that is still learning about the X-files and his own magic, continues to try to solve crime and keep up with his new crazy world! Narrator is spot on. Story is funny and intense. On to the next one!

  • Midnight Riot

  • Peter Grant, Book 1
  • By: Ben Aaronovitch
  • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,745
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,351
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,341

Probationary constable Peter Grant dreams of being a detective in London's Metropolitan Police. Too bad his superior plans to assign him to the Case Progression Unit, where the biggest threat he'll face is a paper cut. But Peter's prospects change in the aftermath of a puzzling murder, when he gains exclusive information from an eyewitness who happens to be a ghost. Peter's ability to speak with the lingering dead brings him to the attention of Detective Chief Inspector Thomas Nightingale....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I LOVE this Book!

  • By Nancy J on 02-26-13

Riot humor

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

Reviewed: 08-05-16

The narrator was really good pick for this character. The dry British humor and story spins kept me on my toes. New young Brit cop meets X-files. Good start to new series. I'm going for the next one!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful