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  • Firebrand

  • By: Kristen Britain
  • Narrated by: Ellen Archer
  • Length: 27 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 609
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 558
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 557

Zachary Davriel Hillander, High King of Sacoridia, rues how much he has had to give up to lead his realm, including the freedom to live and love as he chooses. When an embassy from Eletia arrives to propose a joint venture between their realms to seek out an old ally in the north, he is dismayed to learn that the one Sacoridian they have in mind to accompany their guide is the woman he truly loves but cannot have: Green Rider Karigan G'ladheon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ellen Archer is great, but has a rough start

  • By Scorch on 04-24-17

Still love the green rider series, and can’t wait for the next book.

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

Reviewed: 04-03-18

I wish this one wasn’t so violent, and the ACTUAL torture of our hero, also, the fact that she has become so small minded and irritable, it’s tough when you make the hero unlikable. But the book was good and I look forward to more.

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  • The Year of Living Danishly

  • Uncovering the Secrets of the World's Happiest Country
  • By: Helen Russell
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,934
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,728
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,722

When she was suddenly given the opportunity of a new life in rural Jutland, journalist and archetypal Londoner Helen Russell discovered a startling statistic: the happiest place on earth isn't Disneyland but Denmark, a land often thought of by foreigners as consisting entirely of long, dark winters, cured herring, Lego and pastries. What is the secret to their success? Are happy Danes born or made?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting content. Unfortunate delivery.

  • By Jennifer Soudagar on 11-13-15

LOVED!!!

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

Reviewed: 02-06-18

I don’t know what the other reviewers were complaining about, this book was funny, warning and a wonderful exciting look into another culture. I loved the performance of the reader, she’s become a lovely friend on my long commutes to and from work. I feel very inspired to visit Denmark and try to live a little more Danishly myself!

  • Brave New World

  • By: Aldous Huxley
  • Narrated by: Michael York
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14,446
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12,638
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12,690

When Lenina and Bernard visit a savage reservation, we experience how Utopia can destroy humanity.

Cloning, feel-good drugs, anti-aging programs, and total social control through politics, programming, and media: has Aldous Huxley accurately predicted our future? With a storyteller's genius, he weaves these ethical controversies in a compelling narrative that dawns in the year 632 A.F. (After Ford, the deity). When Lenina and Bernard visit a savage reservation, we experience how Utopia can destroy humanity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • “Oh, Ford, Ford Ford, I Wish I Had My Soma!”

  • By Jefferson on 10-03-11

Performance or content?

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

Reviewed: 01-28-18

I love and respect Michael York, he is an English national treasure, but frankly, the tone and tambour of the character’s voices in this performance made me need long breaks between listens. Interesting book, but I wouldn’t listen to this recording again.

  • The Mists of Avalon

  • By: Marion Zimmer Bradley
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 50 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,387
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,000
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,010

A posthumous recipient of the World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement, Marion Zimmer Bradley reinvented - and rejuvenated - the King Arthur mythos with her extraordinary Mists of Avalon series. In this epic work, Bradley follows the arc of the timeless tale from the perspective of its previously marginalized female characters: Celtic priestess Morgaine, Gwenhwyfar, and High Priestess Viviane.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Davina Porter brings an old favorite back to life!

  • By Carolina on 07-13-12

Wonderful!!!

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

Reviewed: 01-10-18

Excellent performance of an excellent book. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a well written piece of fiction.