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  • Highland Raven

  • The Celtic Blood Series, Book 1
  • By: Melanie Karsak
  • Narrated by: Lesley Parkin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 251
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 223
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 225

Scotland, 1026 - Gruoch, descendant of the line of MacAlpin, should have been born into a life of ease. But fate is fickle. Her father's untimely death, rumored to have been plotted by King Malcolm, leaves her future uncertain and stained by the prophecy that she will avenge her family line. Escaping to one of the last strongholds of the old Celtic gods, Gruoch becomes an adept in arcane craft. Her encounters with the otherworld, however, suggest that magic runs stronger in Scotland than she ever imagined.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Hit by Karsak

  • By Michelle @ In Libris Veritas on 08-25-16

Absolutely stunning!

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

Reviewed: 04-13-18

Nothing like hearing a story in the accent of the people and historically relevant to time and place as well as culture and beliefs. I truly love it!

  • Wicca Herbal Magic

  • A Beginner's Guide to Practicing Wiccan Herbal Magic, with Simple Herb Spells
  • By: Lisa Chamberlain
  • Narrated by: Kris Keppeler
  • Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77

The world of plant life holds limitless possibilities for any witch willing to learn its secrets. In Herbal Magic, best-selling author Lisa Chamberlain brings the ancient knowledge of the magic of herbs to modern Wiccans, witches, and other interested magical practitioners. The variety of uses for herbs - teas, sachets, baths, oils, and charms, to name a few - makes this form of magic more versatile than any other. The spells in Herbal Magic are all centered around the same 13 herbs.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • few herbs mentioned, not in depth at all

  • By Edward of equinox on 02-12-16

I like listening to these!

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

Reviewed: 03-08-18

I listen while I shop for more books online, lay in bed before sleep, or other mundane things so that all this wonderful knowledge seeps right into my brain. I enjoy Lisa Chamberlain’s books because it’s a great way to start with some basics on a new topic or refresh your memory while keeping it short and simple.

  • Wicca: Living a Magical Life

  • A Guide to Initiation, Self-Dedication and Navigating Your Journey in the Craft
  • By: Lisa Chamberlain
  • Narrated by: Kris Keppeler
  • Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

Wicca: Living a Magical Life by best-selling author Lisa Chamberlain was created for new and aspiring Witches who want more insight and ideas for making the transition into full-fledged Witchdom. It can definitely be used as part of your study as you make your way toward initiation/self-dedication, and even includes a step-by-step ritual you can perform when (and if) you feel the time is right. But the information here is valuable whether or not you choose a formal entrance into the Craft.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good book, weird narrator

  • By Average Joe on 02-13-17

The material is great!

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

Reviewed: 03-05-18

This is a really helpful book, full of great teachings and tips. The narrator, however, frequently mispronounces words, slurs her speech or stumbles through sentences. I’m not really sure what’s going on there but it wasn’t enough to make me stop listening to the Audible edition in this case.

  • The Blood Debt

  • Wolf of the North, Book 3
  • By: Duncan M. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,349
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,220
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,207

A blade fit for a hero. An army for a tyrant. A reckoning long awaited, and a tale reaching its end. The riveting conclusion to the Wolf of the North trilogy.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A Most Unsatisfying Ending

  • By Sailfish on 02-01-18

Satisfying but still a bit sad

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-13-18

I didn't want it to end. Rightfully the best book of the three, but truly a timeless masterpiece overall.

  • Jorundyr's Path

  • Wolf of the North, Book 2
  • By: Duncan M. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,815
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,627
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,621

As Wulfric pursues Adalhaid's Blood Debt, he soon learns that the path to revenge is never easy, and the desires of men and the will of gods rarely meet. Aethelman seeks answers to questions long ignored. Rodulf chases power and wealth. From the streets of Elzburg to the dry plains of Darvaros, Wulfric walks Jorundyr's Path and encounters a world larger than he could ever have dreamed of, filled with friends, enemies, and danger - the crucible from which heroes are forged.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Fantasy ADD?

  • By Brian on 09-19-17

I love this series!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-10-18

Simon Vance gives such depth to the characters, I'm really not sure what I'll do with myself when the whole thing is over! This one ends with a cliffhanger! I look forward to more books by Hamilton.

  • The Wolf of the North, Book 1

  • By: Duncan M. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,871
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,622
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,601

A chance encounter with an ancient and mysterious object awakens a latent gift, and Wulfric's life changes course. Against a backdrop of war, tragedy, and an enemy whose hatred for him knows no bounds, Wulfric will be forged from a young boy into the Wolf of the North. This is his tale.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great opening to a series

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-22-17

Emotionally intense!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-05-18

This is the first audio book that has kept me so riveted from beginning to end. I've loved the characters as if they were real and actually cried a few times, another first
for me. The performance by Simon Vance also brings gravity to the characters and you will consistently know exactly who is speaking in the story by character of speech, tone and style. Off to book two!

  • Agent of Enchantment

  • Dark Fae FBI, Book 1
  • By: C.N. Crawford, Alex Rivers
  • Narrated by: Amanda Dolan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 516
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 464
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 463

I thought this would be a simple profiling case. Just another Jack the Ripper wannabe, prowling London’s streets, searching for easy kills. I was wrong. This killer is fae, and he’s as elusive as smoke on the wind. But I’m an FBI profiler, and it’s my job to track him down. It doesn’t matter that one of the main suspects - a lethally alluring fae - is trying to seduce me...or kill me, I’m not sure which. I won’t be stopped, not even when panic roils through the streets of London or when the police start to suspect me.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Solid characters, intriguing plot, unique spin

  • By Megan Clanton on 09-26-17

Kinda slow, then here we go!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-01-17

Not as great of a start as in some of their previous books, but once it took off it was great.

  • End of Days

  • Penryn & the End of Days, Book 3
  • By: Susan Ee
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Davies
  • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,501
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,365
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,364

End of Days is the explosive conclusion to Susan Ee's bestselling Penryn & the End of Days trilogy. After a daring escape from the angels, Penryn and Raffe are on the run. They're both desperate to find a doctor who can reverse the twisted changes inflicted by the angels on Raffe and Penryn's sister. As they set off in search of answers, a startling revelation about Raffe's past unleashes dark forces that threaten them all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I like the Trilogy.

  • By kaya on 12-03-16

Amazing!

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

Reviewed: 11-26-17

Ending still caught me by surprise! I loved it! Worth every minute of the suspense.

  • World After

  • Penryn & the End of Days, Book 2
  • By: Susan Ee
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Davies
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,835
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,659
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,662

In this sequel to the best-selling fantasy thriller Angelfall, the survivors of the angel apocalypse begin to scrape back together what’s left of the modern world. When a group of people capture Penryn’s sister Paige, thinking she’s a monster, the situation ends in a massacre. Paige disappears. Humans are terrified. Mom is heartbroken. Penryn drives through the streets of San Francisco looking for Paige. Why are the streets so empty? Where is everybody?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fan-freakin-tastic!

  • By Katherine on 01-03-14

Narration is excellent by Caitlin Davies

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-24-17

I'm really enjoying this series, but this 2nd installment got a little slow without one of the main characters for most of the entire book. I feel the characters are paired as a team and as such, the story isn't quite as intriguing with one of them missing. It's still an excellent story, however, and the narration by Davies makes it that much more enjoyable.

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  • Magic Bleeds

  • Kate Daniels Series, Book 4
  • By: Ilona Andrews
  • Narrated by: Renee Raudman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 605
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 554
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 553

Kate Daniels cleans up the paranormal problems no one else wants to deal with - especially if they involve Atlanta's shapeshifting community. And now there's a new player in town - a foe that may be too much for even Kate and Curran, the Lord of the Beasts, to handle. Because this time, Kate will be taking on family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What we have been waiting for.

  • By Suzanne on 08-28-17

Can’t get enough of these!

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

Reviewed: 11-22-17

I love this series and Renee Raudman does such a great job of narrating, it’s just unbelievable. This is my favorite series of books by Ilona Andrews so far.

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