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  • Lake Silence

  • By: Anne Bishop
  • Narrated by: Alexandra Harris
  • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,548
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,440
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,434

Human laws do not apply in the territory controlled by the Others - vampires, shape-shifters, and paranormal beings even more deadly. And this is a fact that humans should never, ever forget.... After her divorce, Vicki DeVine took over a rustic resort near Lake Silence - in a human town that is not human controlled. Towns like Vicki's have no distance from the Others, the dominant predators that rule most of the land and all of the water throughout the world. And when a place has no boundaries, you never really know what's out there watching you.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Terrific stand-alone Others novel

  • By Laura on 03-24-18

Pleasantly Familiar, Yet Different

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

Reviewed: 04-13-18

There are definitely parallels between The Others story lines, but for me it was akin to finding a favorite dress in a new color. If you liked the other books and you're not looking something wildly different, you'll enjoy her newest addition to the collection.

  • Vision in Silver

  • A Novel of the Others
  • By: Anne Bishop
  • Narrated by: Alexandra Harris
  • Length: 16 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,748
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,507
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,503

The New York Times best-selling author of The Black Jewels Trilogy transports readers to a world of magic and political unrest - where the only chance at peace requires a deadly price.... The Others freed the cassandra sangue to protect the blood prophets from exploitation, not realizing their actions would have dire consequences. Now the fragile seers are in greater danger than ever before - both from their own weaknesses and from those who seek to control their divinations for wicked purposes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More Please!!!

  • By Sharon on 03-04-15

Book 3 and still great

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

Reviewed: 02-25-16

Alexandra Harris delivers an excellent performance as usual and this installment of The Others novels.

  • Shadows of the Workhouse

  • Call the Midwife, Book 2
  • By: Jennifer Worth
  • Narrated by: Nicola Barber
  • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,913
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,757
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,756

When twenty-two-year-old Jennifer Worth, from a comfortable middle-class upbringing, went to work as a midwife in the direst section of postwar London, she not only delivered hundreds of babies and touched many lives, she also became the neighborhood';s most vivid chronicler. Woven into the ongoing tales of her life in the East End are the true stories of the people Worth met who grew up in the dreaded workhouse, a Dickensian institution that limped on into the middle of the twentieth century.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If you like the PBS series

  • By HODGEPODGESPV on 07-14-15

Powerful and Sad

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

Reviewed: 02-12-15

it was full of the sorrows of the work house yet with glimmer of hope

  • 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 319
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 285
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 285

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

A Swashbuckling Adventure of the First Caliber!

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

Reviewed: 08-09-14

I discovered Mercedes Lackey in middle school, and while not the target audience of the Valdemar series, I was drawn in and have continued to do so some 12 or so years later. This new series is no exception to her rule of wondrous books with magic and adventure! The tale is full of the world building that Lackey excels in, painting a clear view and allowing immersion in it - if you're not fond of details about the ship and life aboard please sail along to another choice in book. There were moments that seemed a little rushed, as a hard copy reader pointed out, there was quick acceptance of her and relationship progression after the reveal - I'm sure due to the fact that the story was soon to wrap up. That being said, the book really was a gem. From the anguish under the rule of a cruel captain, to the desperation of the heroine and crew, to the machinations of an enchantress, and the battles with the sea herself, this book was a grand adventure. I was loathe to cease listening and eager for the commute and activities that provided the time to "read", as such I finished it in about two days.

**if you are looking for a dime store romance novel, please pass this one through. It has the level of romance/ relationship as her various Elementals works - it is present but clean. I confess that I hope this is the intent for all her books in this series, and am very eager to see the next work.

The narrator read at a splendid pace that whisks you away with the fear of whiplash as some others do. She had a great range of characters and kept them straight, without muddling of the characters. I look forward to hearing more works from her.

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  • Home from the Sea

  • Elemental Masters, Book 7
  • By: Mercedes Lackey
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 366
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 340
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 340

In Edwardian Britain, magic is real. And Masters of the Elements control Fire, Water, Air, and Earth... Mari Prothero has lived all her life with her father, Daffyd, in a tiny fishing village on the coast of Wales. Though Daffyd takes his boat out on the sea regardless of weather, Mari has learned not to fear for his safety, for her father is a Water mage. Mari knows that in her family, children are expected to marry at 18, to an appropriate stranger. She, however, has no intention of agreeing to any arranged marriage....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mercedes Lackey Delivers Again

  • By Amanda on 06-08-12

Mercedes Lackey Delivers Again

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

Reviewed: 06-08-12

I couldn't put the book down, the story had me captivated throughout. From start to finish the book is a sweetly woven work that all Lackey fans should enjoy. The narrator did a fine job as well.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful