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  • To Kill a Kingdom

  • By: Alexandra Christo
  • Narrated by: Jacob York, Stephanie Willis
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,025
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 955
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 953

Princess Lira is siren royalty and the most lethal of them all. With the hearts of 17 princes in her collection, she is revered across the sea. Until a twist of fate forces her to kill one of her own. To punish her daughter, the Sea Queen transforms Lira into the one thing they loathe most - a human. Robbed of her song, Lira has until the winter solstice to deliver Prince Elian's heart to the Sea Queen and or remain a human forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fun fantasy ride

  • By R. Havens on 04-17-18

Amazing performances!

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

Reviewed: 10-31-18

Amazing work from the voice actor and actress! Story was a bit disjointed and dragged in a few places, but overall, very entertaining and completely unique. Captivating performances drew me in and held my attention the entire time.

  • Children of Blood and Bone

  • By: Tomi Adeyemi
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 17 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,390
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,829
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,808

Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie's Reaper mother summoned forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope. Now Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully Written

  • By Samantha on 03-09-18

Awesome Ending

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

Reviewed: 06-21-18

First of all, I loved this book as a metaphor for current events. Such a poignant way to address racism and police brutality. The pacing was a little awkward in the middle, and I found myself having to increase my listening speed to make it through. No spoilers, but the love interest subplot was very tedious. The ending made up for almost everything, though - Had me holding my breath right up until the last second!

  • The Clockwork Dynasty

  • A Novel
  • By: Daniel H. Wilson
  • Narrated by: David Giuntoli, Claire Coffee
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 183
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 165
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 165

In the rugged landscape of Eastern Oregon, a young scientist named June uncovers an exquisite artifact - a 300-year-old mechanical doll whose existence seems to validate her obsession with a harrowing story she was told by her grandfather many years earlier. The mechanical doll, June believes, is proof of a living race of automatons that walk undetected among us to this day. Ingeniously hidden inside the ancient doll is a lost message, addressed to the court of Peter the Great, czar of Russia.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great concept!

  • By Jason on 03-25-18

Fun Listen

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-13-18

Enjoyable and engaging! Plot was a bit incoherent at times, and got lost in its own descriptions of violence, but overall an engaging story.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Obsidio

  • The Illuminae Files, Book 3
  • By: Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
  • Narrated by: Olivia Taylor Dudley, Carla Corvo, full cast
  • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,225
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,156
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,152

Kady, Ezra, Hanna, and Nik narrowly escaped with their lives from the attacks on Heimdall station and now find themselves crammed with 2,000 refugees on the container ship Mao. With the jump station destroyed and their resources scarce, the only option is to return to Kerenza - but who knows what they'll find seven months after the invasion? Meanwhile Kady's cousin, Asha, survived the initial BeiTech assault and has joined Kerenza's ragtag underground resistance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Live a life worth dying for

  • By Jessica M. Henn on 03-17-18

Great finish!

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

Reviewed: 03-18-18

I struggled a bit with some of the more excessive descriptions of violence, but otherwise, it was an awesome listen. Very satisfying ending!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • The Ables

  • By: Jeremy Scott
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Scott
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,994
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,865
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,865

It wasn't the sex talk he expected. Phillip Sallinger's dad has told him he's a custodian - a guardian - and his genetically inherited power is telekinesis. He'll learn to move objects with his mind. Excited to begin superhero high school until he discovers he's assigned to a special-ed class for disabled empowered kids, he suddenly feels like an outsider.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The reading was way too fast! I love this book.

  • By javion on 05-18-15

Fun and original!

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

Reviewed: 10-14-17

Another great take on a classic superhero story! Lots and lots of emotional twists and turns, great storytelling. Totally unique narration. Sticks with you!

  • The Reader

  • By: Traci Chee
  • Narrated by: Kim Mai Guest
  • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 66

Sefia knows what it means to survive. After her father is brutally murdered, she flees into the wilderness with her aunt Nin, who teaches her to hunt, track, and steal. But when Nin is kidnapped, leaving Sefia completely alone, none of her survival skills can help her discover where Nin's been taken, or if she's even alive. The only clue to both her aunt's disappearance and her father's murder is the odd rectangular object her father left behind, an object she comes to realize is a book - an item unheard of in her illiterate society.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • the childlike narration

  • By H. Walker on 02-03-17

Intense, but great story.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-14-17

Super interesting premise. A bit hard to follow at times, but the prose and narration were hypnotic. Needless/excessive violence at times, but overall a great listen.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Incarceron

  • Incarceron Series, Book 1
  • By: Catherine Fisher
  • Narrated by: Kim Mai Guest
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 412
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 229
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 232

Incarceron is a prison so vast that it contains not only cells, but also metal forests, dilapidated cities, and vast wilderness. Finn, a 17-year-old prisoner, has no memory of his childhood and is sure that he came from Outside Incarceron. Very few prisoners believe that there is an Outside, however, which makes escape seems impossible.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Exciting and imaginative

  • By Laurene on 04-17-10

Just Okay.

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

Reviewed: 10-14-17

Interesting and enjoyable, but very forgettable. Twist at the end was very bizarre. Held my interest enough to finish, but didn't enthrall me.

  • Gemina

  • By: Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
  • Narrated by: Carla Corvo, Steve West, full cast, and others
  • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,713
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,598
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,590

The sci-fi saga that began with the breakout best seller Illuminae continues onboard the Jump Station Heimdall, where two new characters will confront the next wave of the BeiTech assault. Hanna is the station captain's pampered daughter, Nik the reluctant member of a notorious crime family. But while the pair are struggling with the realities of life aboard the galaxy's most boring space station, little do they know that Kady Grant and the Hypatia are headed right toward Heimdall, carrying news of the Kerenza invasion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nonstop roller coaster ride

  • By Still Blooming on 01-11-17

Great sequel!

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

Reviewed: 10-14-17

Definitely better than the first! Amazing special effects, great narration and creative storytelling. Suspense kept me going.

  • Wolf by Wolf

  • By: Ryan Graudin
  • Narrated by: Christa Lewis
  • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 270
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 254
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 254

The year is 1956, and the Axis powers of the Third Reich and Imperial Japan rule the world. To commemorate their Great Victory over Britain and Russia, Hitler and Emperor Hirohito host the Axis Tour: an annual motorcycle race across their conjoined continents. The victor is awarded an audience with the highly reclusive Adolf Hitler at the Victor's ball.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A well-deserved five star listen

  • By Canadian eReader on 12-12-15

Pulse pounding!

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

Reviewed: 10-14-17

Easily one of the best things I've downloaded in five years of Audible membership! Literally made my pulse pound - suspense and beautiful interplay of fiction and history.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Their Fractured Light

  • By: Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner
  • Narrated by: Kim Mai Guest, MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 15 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 243
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 232
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 233

A year ago, Flynn Cormac and Jubilee Chase made the now infamous Avon Broadcast, calling on the galaxy to witness for their planet and protect them from destruction. Some say Flynn's a madman; others whisper about conspiracies. Nobody knows the truth. A year before that, Tarver Merendsen and Lilac LaRoux were rescued from a terrible shipwreck - now they live a public life in front of the cameras and a secret life away from the world's gaze.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Third in series, must read in order

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-06-16

Great finish!

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

Reviewed: 10-14-17

Absolutely incredible finish to a great trilogy. Tied everything together beautifully. Satisfying end! This trilogy was a great listen.