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  • Take a Thief

  • A Novel of Valdemar, Book 3
  • By: Mercedes Lackey
  • Narrated by: Paul Woodson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 70

Skif was an orphan who would have died from malnutrition and exposure if he had never met Deke the pickpocket. By the time he was twelve, Skif was an accomplished cat burglar. But it wasn't until he decided to steal a finely tacked-out white horse, which was, oddly enough, standing unattended in the street, that this young thief discovered that the tables could turn on him - and that he himself could be stolen!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great!

  • By Max W. Hayden Jr. on 07-06-19

I liked it

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

Reviewed: 06-15-19

Great background on Skif (one of my favorite characters in the Arrows of the Queen series). Not an abundance of action but a pleasant listen.

  • Keeper of the Lost Cities

  • By: Shannon Messenger
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Kelly
  • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 284
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 264
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 266

Twelve-year-old Sophie has never quite fit into her life. She’s skipped multiple grades and doesn’t really connect with the older kids at school, but she’s not comfortable with her family, either. The reason? Sophie’s a Telepath, someone who can read minds. No one knows her secret - at least, that’s what she thinks.... But the day Sophie meets Fitz, a mysterious (and adorable) boy, she learns she’s not alone. He’s a Telepath too, and it turns out the reason she has never felt at home is that, well...she isn’t. Fitz opens Sophie’s eyes to a shocking truth....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing!

  • By Anonymous User on 11-26-18

amazing

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

Reviewed: 01-03-19

loved it can't wait for the next in the series it was amazing to listen too

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Flowers of Vashnoi

  • An Ekaterin Vorkosigan Novella
  • By: Lois McMaster Bujold
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 375
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 337
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 337

Still new to her duties as Lady Vorkosigan, Ekaterin is working together with expatriate scientist Enrique Borgos on a radical scheme to recover the lands of the Vashnoi exclusion zone, lingering radioactive legacy of the Cetagandan invasion of the planet Barrayar. When Enrique's experimental bioengineered creatures go missing, the pair discover that the zone still conceals deadly old secrets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yay! A Vorkosigan novella

  • By IreneMBBT on 10-24-18

Sweet

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

Reviewed: 10-30-18

I love Miles and his family. Wonderful wit with words of wisdom. Must have read previous books to appreciate the story.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Sungrazer

  • By: Jay Posey
  • Narrated by: Graham Winton
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

In a new Cold War between Earth and the colonies on Mars, when devastating weapons go missing, there's only one team you can call - the Outriders. A crack force of highly specialized super-soldiers, their clone bodies are near-immortal. When a fully-autonomous vessel with orbital strike capabilities goes missing, it's up to the Outriders to track the un-trackable. But when the trail leads them to the influential Martian People's Collective Republic, the operation gets a lot more complicated.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • You roll the dice when you change narrators....

  • By Carpria on 11-26-17

You roll the dice when you change narrators....

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

Reviewed: 11-26-17

In this case, I think they came up craps. Please understand that I think Graham Winton is a fine narrator but, I have real issues with his interpretation of the characters and how he portrays them. I loved Outriders and its narrator. If I had listened to Sungazer without having listened to Outriders, I might feel differently. The story is good and the characters are easy to connect to. Unfortunately, for me, the change of narrators created too much of a distraction.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Written in Red

  • A Novel of the Others
  • By: Anne Bishop
  • Narrated by: Alexandra Harris
  • Length: 18 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,689
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,330
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,337

As a cassandra sangue, or blood prophet, Meg Corbyn can see the future when her skin is cut - a gift that feels more like a curse. Meg's Controller keeps her enslaved so he can have full access to her visions. But when she escapes, the only safe place Meg can hide is at the Lakeside Courtyard - a business district operated by the Others. Shape-shifter Simon Wolfgard is reluctant to hire the stranger who inquires about the Human Liaison job.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Original, emotion-driven alternative reality

  • By Mike on 03-10-15

Wonderful series

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

Reviewed: 04-14-17

I love this series. I cannot tell you why, but it makes me happy.

  • Death Becomes Her

  • The Kurtherian Gambit, Book 1
  • By: Michael Anderle
  • Narrated by: Emily Beresford
  • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,493
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,398
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,398

What you thought you knew about vampires and werewolves is wrong...so very, very, wrong. A thousand years of effort to keep the Unknown World hidden is unraveling and the Patriarch is tired. He needs to find someone to take over. He finds Bethany Anne.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • amazingly refreshing

  • By kevin on 02-15-17

Loved It !!!!

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

Reviewed: 02-10-17

Great listen. Fantastic naration. Engaging characters that I can care about. Lots of action. Cannot wait to listen to the next book.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Ashes of Worlds

  • The Saga of Seven Suns, Book 7
  • By: Kevin J. Anderson
  • Narrated by: David Colacci
  • Length: 19 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,337
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 812
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 818

The culminating volume in The Saga of Seven Suns weaves together the myriad story lines in a spectacular grand finale. Galactic empires clash, elemental beings devastate whole planetary systems, and the factions of humanity are pitted against one another. Heroes rise and enemies make their last stands in the climax of an epic tale eight years in the making. The Saga of Seven Suns is one of the most colorful and spectacular science-fiction epics of the past decade.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved it!!!

  • By Carpria on 07-07-08

I loved it!!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-07-08

For those who read the previous 6 books this was a great final book! Exciting with great narration.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Hard Eight

  • By: Janet Evanovich
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,220
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,483
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,478

Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum, her mentor Ranger, and a host of other - ahem - interesting characters set out to find a missing 7-year-old girl. The search becomes a race among Stephanie's posse, the True Blue Bonds Agency, and the crew of one very scary man named Eddie Abruzzi. Did we mention there's also a killer rabbit on the loose? The world of Stephanie Plum has never been wilder!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bad Bear, Bad Rabbit

  • By M. Giorgi on 06-18-15

Loved it!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-05-03

As someone who just finished "Dreamcatcher", this book was a breath of fresh air. Although few can match Stephen King's character development, this book made me smile and often laugh! Something we all do less and less these days.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful