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  • Arrow's Flight

  • Heralds of Valdemar series, Book 2
  • By: Mercedes Lackey
  • Narrated by: Christa Lewis
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 303
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 269
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 267

Talia could scarcely believe that she had finally earned the rank of full Herald. Though this seemed like the fulfillment of all her dreams, it also meant she would face trials far greater than those she had previously survived. For now, Talia must ride forth to patrol the kingdom of Valdemar, dispensing Herald's justice throughout the land. But in this realm beset by dangerous unrest, enforcing her rulings will require all the courage and skill Talia could command - for if she misuses her own special powers, both she and Valdemar will pay the price. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can I give 6 stars?

  • By Amy Lee Milner on 05-27-18

The adventure continues..

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

Reviewed: 04-01-19

This second installment of the series allows you to meet others and explains more. Well written and narrated!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Arrow’s Fall

  • Heralds of Valdemar Series, Book 3
  • By: Mercedes Lackey
  • Narrated by: Christa Lewis
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 251
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 228
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 230

With Elspeth, the heir to the throne of Valdemar, now of marriageable age, Talia, the Queen's Own Herald, returns to court. Here, she finds the Queen and heir beset by diplomatic intrigue as various forces vie for control of Elspeth's future. But just as Talia is about to uncover the traitor behind all these intrigues, she is sent off on a mission to the neighboring kingdom, chosen by the Queento investigate the worth of a marriage proposal from Prince Ancar. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just as Good as I remember !

  • By JohnDKBalman on 06-08-18

Great ending

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

Reviewed: 04-01-19

What a great book. Really touches on all emotions. I can't say enough about it!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Arrows of the Queen

  • Heralds of Valdemar Series, Book 1
  • By: Mercedes Lackey
  • Narrated by: Christa Lewis
  • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 400
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 357
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 358

Chosen by the Companion Rolan, a mystical horse-like being with powers beyond imagining, Talia, once a runaway, has now become a trainee Herald, destined to become one of the Queen's own elite guard. For Talia has certain awakening talents of the mind that only a Companion like Rolan can truly sense. But as Talia struggles to master her unique abilities, time is running out. For conspiracy is brewing in Valdemar, a deadly treason that could destroy Queen and kingdom. Opposed by unknown enemies capable of both diabolical magic and treacherous assassination, the Queen must turn to Talia.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • absolutely brillant

  • By Mark Taylor on 04-07-18

Easy to love

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

Reviewed: 03-28-19

The story is easy to listen to and is able to pull emotions from the listener. The narrator is one of the best I've listened to.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Whiskey Ginger

  • Phantom Queen Diaries, Book 1
  • By: Shayne Silvers, Cameron O'Connell
  • Narrated by: Amanda Leigh Cobb
  • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112

Everything was going fine for Quinn MacKenna…until she accidentally stole from Nate Temple. She knows how to drink, fight, and steal dangerous magical artifacts - but not for money. For favors. Because all her life she’s wanted only one thing - a secret so dangerous and well-guarded that no one will give it up. A ticket to the Land of the Fae so she can find her dad and finally get some answers about her past.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hooked on Quinn

  • By Stephy on 02-07-19

Watch out Boston!!

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

Reviewed: 12-17-18

This was amazing! Loved the book and to hear the Irish lilt added to the story's flavor and authenticity. Can't wait for the rest of the series!

  • Nine Souls: A Nate Temple Supernatural Thriller

  • The Temple Chronicles Series, Book 9
  • By: Shayne Silvers
  • Narrated by: Joel Richards
  • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 315
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 289
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 287

Nate Temple has an appointment in Hell. One he can’t reschedule… After recent events, Nate took some much-deserved time off for a little rest and relaxation. But when he finally returns home to attend what should have been a celebration of love, he finds insidious fear infecting the streets of St. Louis. Paranoia. Chaos. Anarchy. It seems every supernatural family in town is sick and tired of Nate and wants to put him in his place. The worst part… all his friends seem to agree.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • To Hell and back

  • By Kimberly Gaul on 07-22-18

To Hell and back

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

Reviewed: 07-22-18

Nate goes on a whirlwind mission after feeling like he was being left behind by so many he's helped in the past.

The story seemed to move slowly in the beginning but as it continued, the realization that this book is setting up for some major power plays and confrontations. Shayne once again gives enough to keep you wanting MORE.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Unchained

  • Feathers and Fire, Book 1
  • By: Shayne Silvers
  • Narrated by: Linnea Sage
  • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 295
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 269
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 270

My name is Callie Penrose - and I'm a rookie spell-slinger from Kansas City. I work part-time for the Vatican Shepherds, hunting monsters for them, but you won't find me in the pews on Sundays. Not really my thing. But when my boss is injured by a werewolf, it's time for me to put my big girl pants on. Because the Spear of Longinus - the one that allegedly stabbed Jesus on the Cross - has surfaced, and it's going up for auction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great book dull reader

  • By Dark on 02-25-18

New kid in Missouri!

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

Reviewed: 02-26-18

Callie is a super cool chick who can host her own in a world of Freaks!

  • War Hammer

  • A Nate Temple Supernatural Thriller, Book 8
  • By: Shayne Silvers
  • Narrated by: Joel Richards
  • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 316
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 295
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 295

Two old dudes want to kill me. Oh, and one of them is my ancestor.... And after centuries of practice, they’re pretty good at the whole murder thing. But at least they want to kill each other just as badly. Now, I’ve taken down a Greek goddess, worn a Horseman’s mask, and I ride a homicidal unicorn who hates rainbows with a passion. Some might say sending two senior citizens to a permanent retirement home should be a breeze. It ain’t. Because that’s not my biggest concern. One of my friends is in danger, or possibly dying, and I need to get her back before her fiancé kills me.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Series

  • By Joshua on 04-14-18

Another amazing book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-23-18

This book will keep you in your toes and guessing no at every turn. Shayne Silvers is a Master with words!

  • Wild Side

  • A Nate Temple Supernatural Thriller Book 7 (Temple Chronicles)
  • By: Shayne Silvers
  • Narrated by: Joel Richards
  • Length: 14 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 346
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 319
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 320

Almost a year has passed since Nate's ex-fiancee woke up a Greek god intent on world domination and war. The problem? He doesn't know which god. And the promised war hasn't started yet. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Completely Hooked On The Series

  • By AShandy on 05-03-18

truly a Wild ride

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

Reviewed: 02-21-18

As Nate's story continues, the adventure becomes more epic and the humor will make you burst out with laughter.

  • Tiny Gods

  • Temple Chronicles, Book 6
  • By: Shayne Silvers
  • Narrated by: Joel Richards
  • Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 351
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 327
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 323

It's almost Nate's birthday, so, he can cry if he wants to. That is, if he lives to see it.... Because a lot of people want him dead: his fiancée, his long-lost ancestor, the good wizards, the dark wizards, and.... Look, it's easier to list who doesn't want to kill him. To prevent a shifter-versus-wizard war, Nate steps in to draw a line in the sand, picking a fight with the deadliest magic slingers on the planet... and then he tries to rob them.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great

  • By corey lockhart on 07-25-18

The rollercoaster continues

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

Reviewed: 02-18-18

Loved this book!!

After everything Nate's been through, he can't seem to catch a break but holds his own once again.

Shayne Silvers keeps you on the edge of your seat with the action and the humor laced throughout may cause bursts of uncontrolled laughter. Joel Richards captures every emotion and character well.

  • Beast Master

  • The Temple Chronicles, Book 5
  • By: Shayne Silvers
  • Narrated by: Joel Richards
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 384
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 361
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 361

The Beast Master has come to town, and he's kidnapping shifter kids for his show. But the Queens of Fae also want a little deep-fried wizard for the holidays. Oh, and Nate is losing that last fingerhold on his sanity: hallucinating and talking to creatures that no one else can see. The demon inside of him is getting stronger, fighting for dominance, and only one of them can survive. But when Nate's extorted to rescue a lethal Chimera child from the Beast Master's Circus, Nate's only option is to partner with his inner demon, risking his very soul.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun Series

  • By Lynch on 10-04-17

Mastery

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

Reviewed: 09-15-17

The plot thickens and it's difficult to identify friend from for. Shayne delivers an awesome book once again!