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Jessica Johnson

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  • The Mapmaker's Apprentice

  • Glass and Steele, Book 2
  • By: C. J. Archer
  • Narrated by: Marian Hussey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,231
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,129
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,124

When an apprentice from the Mapmakers' Guild goes missing, Matt and India are employed to find him. Going undercover as a married couple, they discover that not everyone at the guild is what they seem, and the lad's unearthly maps caused jealousy, suspicion and fear. With one of the apprentice's magic maps in their possession, India and Matt must use their wits and India's fledgling, untried magic to find him.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • it was ok.

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-31-17

book 1 narrator was better. still a good story.

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

Reviewed: 03-26-18

although this narrator isn't as good as the first one, is still a very good story.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter

  • By: Theodora Goss
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,748
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,550
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,535

Mary Jekyll, alone and penniless following her parents' deaths, is curious about the secrets of her father's mysterious past. One clue in particular hints that Edward Hyde, her father's former friend and a murderer, may be nearby, and there is a reward for information leading to his capture...a reward that would solve all of her immediate financial woes. But her hunt leads her to Hyde's daughter, Diana, a feral child left to be raised by nuns.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Weird Science

  • By Dubi on 04-26-18

lovely unsuspenseful mystery

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

Reviewed: 07-27-17

interesting style of writing - the heroines commenting on the story throughout was funny and relaxing

18 of 21 people found this review helpful

  • The Elusive Elixir

  • By: Gigi Pandian
  • Narrated by: Julia Motyka
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,071
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 982
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 979

Dorian Robert-Houdin, the three-and-a-half-foot gargoyle chef who fancies himself a modern-day Poirot, is slowly turning into stone, and it's up to Zoe Faust to unravel the alchemical secrets that can save him. When they discover that a long-lost stone gargoyle with a connection to Dorian has reappeared in Europe, the stakes are even higher. From Portland to Paris, Zoe searches for the hidden knowledge she needs, but a cold case that harkens back to 1942 throws her off course.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Very disappointing

  • By Colonelswife on 04-24-17

much better than the 2nd one

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

Reviewed: 06-16-17

it was over before i knew it! can't wait for the next one. enjoyed it.

1 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • The Masquerading Magician

  • An Accidental Alchemist Mystery
  • By: Gigi Pandian
  • Narrated by: Julia Motyka
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,452
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,351
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,343

Deciphering an ancient alchemy book is more difficult than Zoe Faust bargained for. She'd much rather be gardening and exploring her new hometown of Portland, Oregon - but time is running out for living gargoyle Dorian Robert-Houdin. If Zoe isn't able to unlock an unusual alchemy book's secrets soon, the French gargoyle will remain awake but trapped in stone forever.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Redundancy Abounds!!!

  • By Wendy P. Schneider on 04-26-18

good but just a bit redundant

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

Reviewed: 05-17-17

repeats points, hints and clues so often it becomes annoying. other than that. i rather liked it.

0 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • You Are a Badass

  • How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life
  • By: Jen Sincero
  • Narrated by: Jen Sincero
  • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,831
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,132
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,894

Bestselling author, speaker, and world-traveling success coach Jen Sincero cuts through the din of the self-help genre with her own verbal meat cleaver in You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life. In this refreshingly blunt how-to guide, Sincero serves up 27 bite-sized chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, life-changing insights, easy exercises, and the occasional swear word.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Title misrepresents tone of content

  • By Matt on 07-29-14

Sent it to friend after listening to the sample!

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

Reviewed: 02-19-17

She's a bad ass! I've heard it all before from various sources, including Tony Robbins. But her style and charisma really resonated with my inner bad ass.

  • Shadowed Souls

  • By: Jim Butcher - editor, Kerrie L. Hughes - editor
  • Narrated by: Jim Butcher, Julia Whelan, Various
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,532
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,431
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,434

In this dark and gritty collection - featuring short stories from Jim Butcher, Seanan McGuire, Kevin J. Anderson, and Rob Thurman - nothing is as simple as black and white, light and dark, good and evil.... Unfortunately, that's exactly what makes it so easy to cross the line.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It's an Urban Fantasy Anthology, not Dresden

  • By Daniel Sturkie on 12-08-16

some stories were better than others.

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

Reviewed: 01-14-17

I had higher expectations given the other butcher stories. I did like that there were some strong female characters and some of the authors or narrators were pretty good.

  • 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 6,859
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,325
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,319

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

Mesmerizing! My dream job!

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

Reviewed: 08-17-16

I can't believe it's already over. Each book should be 100 hours long! everything was great. not sure why I need 20 words in an optional review but oh well.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Changes: The Dresden Files, Book 12

  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 15 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 18,252
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15,945
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 15,887

Long ago, Susan Rodriguez was Harry Dresden's lover-until she was attacked by his enemies, leaving her torn between her own humanity and the bloodlust of the vampiric Red Court. Susan then disappeared to South America, where she could fight both her savage gift and those who cursed her with it.Now Arianna Ortega, Duchess of the Red Court, has discovered a secret Susan has long kept, and she plans to use it-against Harry.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW. I'm stunned!

  • By Julie on 04-27-10

Great as usual.

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

Reviewed: 03-16-16

I always enjoy the Dresden Files. I don't know that I need 20 words to say it

  • Small Favor

  • The Dresden Files, Book 10
  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 13 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 17,179
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15,136
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 15,069

No one's tried to kill Harry Dresden for almost an entire year, and his life finally seems to be calming down. For once, the future looks fairly bright. But the past casts one hell of a long shadow.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Missing 2 minutes of audio!

  • By Daniel Eggert on 12-15-15

always a great read. lol

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

Reviewed: 02-04-16

twists and turns keep things interesting, to say the least. Just when you think they can take a breath, they're deep in the thick of it again.

  • Proven Guilty

  • The Dresden Files, Book 8
  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 16 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 18,280
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16,093
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 15,990

The White Council of Wizards has drafted Harry Dresden as a Warden and assigned him to look into rumors of black magic in Chicago. Malevolent entities that feed on fear are loose in the Windy City, but it's all in a day's work for a wizard, his faithful dog, and a talking skull named Bob.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Plan of attack

  • By RabidReads on 10-09-15

melted time, as usual

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

Reviewed: 12-19-15

why does it say the review is optional, when it forces you to use 20 words to say you enjoyed the book?