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  • The Rogue Queen

  • By: Emily R. King
  • Narrated by: Lauren Ezzo, Scott Merriman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 526
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 455
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 456

Despite the odds, Kalinda has survived it all: Marriage to a tyrant. Tournaments to the death. The forbidden power to rule fire. The icy touch of a demon. That same demon now disguises itself as Rajah Tarek, Kalinda's late husband and a man who has never stopped haunting her. Upon taking control of the palace and the army, the demon brands Kalinda and her companions as traitors to the empire. They flee across the sea, seeking haven in the Southern Isles. To take back the empire, Kalinda will ally with those she distrusts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brace Yourself - No Spoilers.

  • By A Novel Nerd on 02-14-18

Confusing Narrators

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

Reviewed: 07-11-18

You would think that after three books, the narrator's would finally decide/remember how they're pronouncing the names of the main characters....but not in this trilogy.

  • The Fire Queen

  • The Hundredth Queen, Book 2
  • By: Emily R. King
  • Narrated by: Lauren Ezzo, Scott Merriman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 854
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 760
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 761

Though the tyrant rajah she was forced to marry is dead, Kalinda's troubles are far from over. A warlord has invaded the imperial city, and now she's in exile. But she isn't alone. Kalinda has the allegiance of Captain Deven Naik, her guard and beloved, imprisoned for treason and stripped of command. With the empire at war, their best hope is to find Prince Ashwin, the rajah's son, who has promised Deven's freedom on one condition: that Kalinda will fight and defeat three formidable opponents.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fire queen audio issues

  • By Kindle Customer on 03-10-18

Split Narration is Confusing

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

Reviewed: 06-29-18

the split narrative had potential, but was completely ruined by the fact that the new narration for Devin seemed unable to pronounce the names of every other character in the book. Do these narrators even listen to each other?

  • Glass Sword

  • By: Victoria Aveyard
  • Narrated by: Amanda Dolan
  • Length: 14 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,975
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,494
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,490

Mare Barrow's blood is red - the color of common folk - but her Silver ability, the power to control lightning, has turned her into a weapon that the royal court tries to control. The crown calls her an impossibility, a fake, but as she makes her escape from Maven, the prince - the friend - who betrayed her, Mare uncovers something startling: She is not the only one of her kind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved this audiobook

  • By The Mays on 07-08-16

Great Storyline

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

Reviewed: 04-09-18

great storyline. The narrator didn't quite ruin it with the awful British accent, but does well when she speaks normally.

  • Gather ‘Round the Sound

  • Holiday Stories from Beloved Authors and Great Performers Across the Globe
  • By: Paulo Coelho, Yvonne Morrison, Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Angele Masters, Daniel Frances Berenson, Magda Szubanski, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 5,529
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4,859
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 4,857

2017 has been a monumental year for Audible, having just celebrated our 20th anniversary, a milestone that would have never been possible without our wonderful and loyal listeners. One of our major commitments is bringing new and diverse audio experiences to our members, so this year, as our gift to you, we pulled together a collection that reflects a little bit of everything we’ve been up to recently.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Holidays

  • By ZOE R on 12-12-17

A disaster.

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

Reviewed: 12-29-17

the night before Christmas and the small Dickens excerpt for the only semi redeemable parts of This Disaster. The so-called improv comedy was moronic, at best. Terrible, terrible, terrible..

  • Book of a Thousand Days

  • By: Shannon Hale
  • Narrated by: Chelsea Mixon
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154

When Lady Saren defies her father’s command to marry the vicious Lord Khasar, she is sealed in a tower with only her serving maid, Dashti, for company. In their cramped, dark space Dashti pours her thoughts into a daily journal while pitiless solitude engulfs them. At first the girl is optimistic: they have food aplenty, candles for light, and even a visit from Lady Saren’s true love, Khan Tegus - though he can only call to them from outside their walls. But their circumstances soon grow desperate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I can't stop from playing it over and over again

  • By Ashleigh on 07-03-14

Narrator Almost Ruined

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-23-17

Narrators should bve forbidden from sporadically bursting into song during a reading. I love Shannon Hale books but was very disappointed with the overdramatic narrator.

  • Sea of Stars

  • The Kricket Series, Book 2
  • By: Amy A. Bartol
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,891
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,699
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,694

Eighteen-year-old Kricket Hollowell was looking for her place in the world when she discovered that the universe was bigger - and more dangerous - than she had ever dreamed. Now, whisked across space to the planet Ethar, Kricket learns that her genetic ability to see the future makes her a sought-after commodity...and the catalyst for war between her star-crossed parents' clans.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • We get it, she's in love

  • By Eric Nielsen on 05-27-15

At Best, Cheesy & Annoying

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

Reviewed: 07-16-15

Would you try another book from Amy A. Bartol and/or Kate Rudd?

Nope

What was most disappointing about Amy A. Bartol’s story?

The first book had a little bit of a unique story line...moving into this second segment, it felt like the author just wanted to write one sexual encounter after another. The lines were so cheesy, I flinched a few times. .Plus, there is some repetitive, yet bizarre content: multiple times in almost every chapter,, someone is picking up the main character, Kricket, and setting her on their lap. Or some soldier is rubbing her back. There were wierd fillers like that in every chapter (what the heck?). The content became more and more bizarre as the book progressed. The actual plot isn't too bad...but everything in the middle is painfully corny or sexually explicit. Every time the listener believes that they are going to find out what is going to happen (plot-wise), the main characters are stopping everything to have sex. Sexual encounters seem to be the priority, even while fleeing evil psychics, an entire enemy army (oh yeah, and full enemy occupation of their country), and an obsessively jealous, psychopathic suitor. Though I could compliment Amy's imagination, the execution of the storyline is poor, at best.

Would you be willing to try another one of Kate Rudd’s performances?

Probably not-her interpretation of the 2 main characters is partially why I found them to be so annoying.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disgust...as I described before. It got to the point where the lines were so corny, I flinched.

Any additional comments?

Save yourself a credit and move on.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Uprooted

  • By: Naomi Novik
  • Narrated by: Julia Emelin
  • Length: 17 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,227
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,960
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,942

Agnieszka loves her valley home, her quiet village, the forests and the bright shining river. But the corrupted Wood stands on the border, full of malevolent power, and its shadow lies over her life. Her people rely on the cold, driven wizard known only as the Dragon to keep its powers at bay. But he demands a terrible price for his help: one young woman handed over to serve him for 10 years, a fate almost as terrible as falling to the Wood.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Fairy Tale for Grown-Ups (With Terrifying Trees)

  • By Dave on 09-08-16

Terrible narrator. Save yourself the time

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

Reviewed: 07-01-15

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

A narrator who was easier to understand. She had a super thick accent and didn't seem to know how to pronounce some of the words

Has Uprooted turned you off from other books in this genre?

Probably

Would you be willing to try another one of Julia Emelin’s performances?

Never

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Uprooted?

None

Any additional comments?

None

2 of 5 people found this review helpful