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NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR, United States
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  • Uprooted

  • By: Naomi Novik
  • Narrated by: Julia Emelin
  • Length: 17 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,961
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4,651
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,626

Agnieszka loves her valley home, her quiet village, the forests and the bright shining river. But the corrupted Wood stands on the border, full of malevolent power, and its shadow lies over her life. Her people rely on the cold, driven wizard known only as the Dragon to keep its powers at bay. But he demands a terrible price for his help: one young woman handed over to serve him for 10 years, a fate almost as terrible as falling to the Wood.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Narrator?!

  • By D. Hawkins on 07-24-17

The narrator has a distracting accent

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

Reviewed: 04-05-19

The accents are awful. The narrator sounds like she has a brain injury that affected her speech. Very distracting.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Circles in Hell, Books 1-4

  • The Boxed Set Edition
  • By: Mark Cain
  • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
  • Length: 36 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153

Travel with Steve, doomed for eternity to serve as hell’s Mr. Fixit, on a wild ride through the circles of hell in this best-selling, humorous fantasy series. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The trials and tribulations of Hell's Super

  • By K. Ray on 08-31-18

Fun story. Irritating narration at times

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

Reviewed: 03-15-19

The series is amusing — fun idea. But the narration is excruciating on some characters — anytime an accent is required and the succubus — her voice got so irritating I was skipping those sections by the last book.

  • Dietland

  • By: Sarai Walker
  • Narrated by: Tara Sands
  • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 808
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 725
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 725

Plum Kettle does her best not to be noticed because when you're fat, to be noticed is to be judged. She is biding her time at a job answering fan mail for a popular teen girls' magazine until she can afford weight-loss surgery. But lately she is being followed by a girl in outlandish clothes and combat boots.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • funny and thought provoking

  • By Sandy Toes on 01-28-16

Halfway in — so close to home

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

Reviewed: 09-09-18

A little under halfway through and I just need to say something. The book is coming to the tipping point, the point where the vehicle of resolution begins.

This book is borderline painful to listen to — so many shared experiences, feelings I’ve had, despair I’ve been through, thoughts that have run through my head almost verbatim, many eerily similar events which have occurred in my life. But I keep listening. It is cathartic to know I’m not alone.

That said, I’m not sure yet how this book will end. I have ideas of course and I hope I’m wrong. I couldn’t bear it if this book ends with some neatly tied of bow of perfection where she gets the perfect job and the perfect love-life and loves her body just as it is. Because life doesn’t work that way. It would be cruel to begin with such a realistic portrait of what it feels like to be a fat woman in America and especially dealing with women who have never been more than 20 pounds outside acceptable and don’t understand, can’t understand and the way society and men react to you, so cruel if it is given a trite ending where learning to accept herself makes everything all better. Or that some psychological trick makes her lose weight. The author has stayed so true, no matter how painful, thus far so I am cautiously optimistic that she will find an ending that isn’t pap.

I’ll finish the book now and come back and give my impression of the second half. But I just had to get that off my chest.

  • Dawn of Wonder

  • The Wakening, Book 1
  • By: Jonathan Renshaw
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 29 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,948
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 32,857
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,776

When a high-ranking officer gallops into the quiet Mistyvales, he brings a warning that shakes the countryfolk to their roots. But for Aedan, a scruffy young adventurer with veins full of fire and a head full of ideas, this officer is not what he seems. The events that follow propel Aedan on a journey that only the foolhardy or desperate would risk, leading him to the gates of the nation's royal academy - a whole world of secrets in itself. But this is only the beginning of his discoveries.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Instant Favorite

  • By Joe on 03-21-16

Well thought out and engrossing

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

Reviewed: 02-06-18

Excellent narration of a solid story and new world. Interested to see what happens next.

  • The Protectors

  • Royal Institute of Magic, Book 3
  • By: Victor Kloss
  • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
  • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 241
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 242

Ben Greenwood is continuing his apprenticeship at the Royal Institute of Magic, hoping things will be slightly less complicated now that he has advanced to the second grade. Fat chance. Coupled with the sterner challenges that the second grade brings, there is also the small matter of the impending dark elf invasion, making life at the Institute even busier than usual. Ben is the only one who can stop them, by finding Elizabeth's armor and its Guardians.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally comparable to Harry Potter

  • By Dessie on 12-11-17

I was there until the second heroine...

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

Reviewed: 11-14-17

I was there until the second heroine was also incredibly petite, gorgeous, and frail looking. So a hero can be chubby and awkward but a heroine can’t be? So over these delicate flowers who are amazing dynamos beneath but also irrationally emotional at the most bizarre times. It fantasy. So let me imagine the chunky girl is adored and considered beautiful and a heroine. The petite waif being drooled over and cosseted is a pretty stark reality.

  • Geekerella

  • A Novel
  • By: Ashley Poston
  • Narrated by: Eileen Stevens, Tristan Morris
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,397
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,320
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,319

Geek girl Elle Wittimer lives and breathes Starfield, the classic science-fiction series she grew up watching with her late father. So when she sees a cosplay contest for a new Starfield movie, she has to enter. The prize? An invitation to the ExcelsiCon Cosplay Ball and a meet-and-greet with the actor slated to play Federation Prince Carmindor in the reboot. With savings from her gig at the Magic Pumpkin food truck and her dad's old costume, Elle's determined to win - unless her stepsisters get there first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fresh new take on the Cinderella tale

  • By Kathleen Y. Danis on 05-02-17

Couldn’t even finish — frustrating characters and obvious story.

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

Reviewed: 10-12-17

I spent half of the book screaming at the main characters for being spineless and stupid. I finally hit max stupidity and cowardice and had to quit listening. I cannot relate to someone so beaten down they can’t ever stand up for themselves. And the situation was utterly ludicrous. I understand a Cinderella tale is going to have some elements of the fantastical, but this just hit all the wrong notes. The main character was an unlikable whiner who lets everyone walk all over her all the time. You can see the bad things coming a mile off and know she’ll just roll over and take it. Total waste of time.

  • The Monster Hunter Files

  • By: Larry Correia, Jonathan Maberry, Faith Hunter, and others
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman, Bailey Carr, Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 13 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,535
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,312
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,301

For well over a century, Monster Hunter International has kept the world safe from supernatural threats small and large - and, in some cases, very, very large. Now, join us as MHI opens their archives for the first time. From experienced hunters on their toughest cases, to total newbies' initial encounters with the supernatural, The Monster Hunter Files reveals the secret history of the world's most elite monster fighting force.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I LIKE THESE COLLECTIONS

  • By Randall on 01-01-19

Correia and friends write an excellent anthology

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

Reviewed: 10-10-17

Even with the number of writers, the universe is kept tight and the voice consistent. Excellent as always.

12 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • Son of the Black Sword

  • Saga of the Forgotten Warrior, Book 1
  • By: Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 16 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,873
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,170
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,131

After the War of the Gods, the demons were cast out and fell to the world. Mankind was nearly eradicated by the seemingly unstoppable beasts until the gods sent the great hero, Ramrowan, to save them. He united the tribes, gave them magic, and drove the demons into the sea. Ever since, the land has belonged to man, and the oceans have remained an uncrossable hell, leaving the continent of Lok isolated.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Beginning to a new Epic Series

  • By Don Gilbert on 10-31-15

More impressed by Correia each book

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

Reviewed: 10-01-17

Completely different series from MHI and a completely different world. He nails all the required details to make his new universe believable and engrossing. Excited to read more — both of this series and other series by Correia.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Monster Hunter International

  • By: Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 24 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,994
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,532
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,507

Five days after Owen Zastava Pitt pushed his insufferable boss out of a 14th story window, he woke up in the hospital with a scarred face, an unbelievable memory, and a job offer. It turns out that monsters are real. All the things from myth, legend, and B-movies are out there, waiting in the shadows. Some of them are evil, and some are just hungry. Monster Hunter International is the premier eradication company in the business. And now Owen is their newest recruit.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • My second Monster Hunter book

  • By Randall on 06-29-18

Loads of fun

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

Reviewed: 06-17-17

Correia is the rare fantasy author who does humor well in addition to pulse pounding stories. If you like your horror with comedy, this is for you.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Just One Damned Thing After Another

  • The Chronicles of St Mary's, Book 1
  • By: Jodi Taylor
  • Narrated by: Zara Ramm
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,692
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,170
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,164

Behind the seemingly innocuous façade of St Mary's, a different kind of historical research is taking place. They don't do 'time-travel' - they 'investigate major historical events in contemporary time'. Maintaining the appearance of harmless eccentrics is not always within their power - especially given their propensity for causing loud explosions when things get too quiet. Meet the disaster-magnets of St Mary's Institute of Historical Research as they ricochet around History.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Action Adventure Time Travel Novel w/ Good Reader

  • By Sires on 04-13-14

Now for something completely different...

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

Reviewed: 06-02-17

The sort of wit you find in Jasper Fford's "Eyre Affair" and the rest. And like Fford, Taylor takes a subject you know and turns it upside down, to grand effect. Well written and well read.