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  • Dreamer's Pool

  • Blackthorn & Grim, Book 1
  • By: Juliet Marillier
  • Narrated by: Scott Aiello, Natalie Gold, Nick Sullivan
  • Length: 17 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,031
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,898
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,895

In exchange for help escaping her long and wrongful imprisonment, embittered magical healer Blackthorn has vowed to set aside her bid for vengeance against the man who destroyed all that she once held dear. Followed by a former prison mate, a silent hulk of a man named Grim, she travels north to Dalriada. There she'll live on the fringe of a mysterious forest, duty bound for seven years to assist anyone who asks for her help. Oran, crown prince of Dalriada, has waited anxiously for the arrival of his future bride, Lady Flidais.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful story, pretty solid narration

  • By Anya on 11-19-14

Excellent tale

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

Reviewed: 07-14-17

It took a little time for me to warm up to the characters, and the plot was not difficult to guess at, but somewhere along the way I started caring for the characters and the plot gripped me so much that I found myself staying up way past my bedtime to finish the story. Can't wait to read the next one...

  • Crowned and Dangerous

  • By: Rhys Bowen
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,496
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,229
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,210

Nothing is simple when you're 35th in line for the British crown, least of all marriage. But with love on their side and plans to elope, Lady Georgiana Rannoch and her beau, Darcy O'Mara, hope to bypass a few royal rules....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I always adore Lady Georgiana

  • By Dylan on 03-28-17

Quite enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 06-17-17

I am really enjoying this series, and the romp in good fun and mystery contained in each individual book

  • The Hidden City

  • The House War, Book 1
  • By: Michelle West
  • Narrated by: Eva Wilhelm
  • Length: 27 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 250
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 230
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 234

Orphaned and left to fend for herself in the slums of Averalaan, Jewel Markess - Jay to her friends - meets an unlikely savior in Rath, a man who prowls the ruins of the undercity in search of artifacts and treasure. Nursing Jay back to health is an unusual act for a man who renounced his own family long ago, and the situation becomes stranger still when Jay begins to form a den of other rescued children in Rath’s home. But worse perils lurk beneath the slums....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An unexpected gem.

  • By Richard on 09-17-13

Deep, dark, lovely

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

Reviewed: 03-15-17

I had read this book once before, although not the series, and was very happy to see it on audible. I was drawn in immediately to the story and the characters, The author does a good job making you care about her characters, and the narrator does a good job portraying them. Then narrator did seem to get a little monotonous at times, but I'm not sure if that was entirely her fault, or the fault of the narration itself. The story was long and twisted, and if you aren't already familiar with this world that the author is creating, you needed some description and explanation. This series is a prequel to the Sun Sword series by the same author, but unfortunately it's not on audible. I am looking forward to listening to the rest of the House Wars series.

  • Naughty in Nice

  • By: Rhys Bowen
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,261
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,819
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,784

Lady Georgiana Rannoch has once again been called into service by Her Majesty the Queen. This time she's sent to Nice on a secret assignment that's nothing to sneeze at: recover the Queen's stolen snuff box. As much of an honor as it is to be trusted by Her Majesty, an even greater honor awaits Georgie in Nice - as Coco Chanel herself asks Georgie to model her latest fashion. But when a necklace belonging to the Queen is stolen on the catwalk, Georgie has to find two priceless items-and solve a murder. How's a girl to find any time to go to the casino?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Murder mystery for the delicately nurtured

  • By Marie-Anne on 11-11-11

Fun! Rhys has done it again!

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

Reviewed: 02-26-17

This series is so much fun! Light humor, good mystery, fun characters; what more could a girl ask for?

  • The Shadow Sister

  • The Seven Sisters, Book 3
  • By: Lucinda Riley
  • Narrated by: Jessica Preddy
  • Length: 18 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 581
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 540
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 541

When their father dies, Star D'Aplièse and her six sisters, all adopted by him from the four corners of the world, are left with few clues to their heritage. But Star - the most enigmatic of the sisters - is hesitant to step out of the safety of the close relationship she shares with her sister CeCe. In desperation, she decides to follow her first clue, which leads her to an antiquarian bookshop in London, and the start of a whole new world....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • So disappointing! :(

  • By Elizabeth C. on 12-01-16

Best of the series so far

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

Reviewed: 02-22-17

I enjoyed this book much more than the other two in the series. I'm not sure why that is, except perhaps that the characters and their specific struggles appealed to me more.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Curious Beginning

  • By: Deanna Raybourn
  • Narrated by: Angele Masters
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,297
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,946
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,936

As the city prepares to celebrate Queen Victoria's golden jubilee, Veronica Speedwell is marking a milestone of her own. After burying her spinster aunt, the orphaned Veronica is free to resume her world travels in pursuit of scientific inquiry - and the occasional romantic dalliance. As familiar with hunting butterflies as she is fending off admirers, Veronica wields her butterfly net and a hatpin with equal aplomb, and with her last connection to England gone, she intends to embark upon the journey of a lifetime.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • For fans of Elizabeth Peters and Gail Carriger

  • By L. Williams on 06-29-16

Fun, engaging story

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

Reviewed: 02-14-17

This was a delightful listen, with complex characters and fun plot lines. The narration was excellent. Looking forward to the next book in the series

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl Who Wrote in Silk

  • By: Kelli Estes
  • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
  • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,226
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,933
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,938

Inara Erickson is exploring her deceased aunt's island estate when she finds an elaborately stitched piece of fabric hidden in the house. As she peels back layer upon layer of the secrets it holds, Inara's life becomes interwoven with that of Mei Lein, a young Chinese girl mysteriously driven from her home a century before. Through the stories Mei Lein tells in silk, Inara uncovers a tragic truth that will shake her family to its core - and force her to make an impossible choice.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very intriguing

  • By Claudine on 12-04-15

Excellent story

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

Reviewed: 02-04-17

This was an excellent tale of Chinese American history, f. The narrator did a good job portraying the different characters and adding to the overall sense of emotional tension and drama. I highly recommend it