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  • Water in the Desert

  • A Hunters Unlucky Story
  • By: Abigail Hilton
  • Narrated by: Rish Outfield
  • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

Seven years after the events in Hunters Unlucky, Sauny is leading her own small herd of ferryshaft with Valla as her second in command. When a creasia from Treace's old clutter carries away a live foal, Sauny and Valla chase after him through the arid wastes and slot canyons of the southern mountains. Their task seems relatively straightforward. However, dark secrets lurk in those hills, and the price of rescuing one foal may be higher than anyone imagined.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Unexpected return to Lydian

  • By Nuremon on 08-04-18

Unexpected return to Lydian

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

Reviewed: 08-04-18

This was only the second return to the island of Lydian from Hunters Unlucky and tells the story of two major side characters that were still kids at the end of the novel. They have grown up and are now facing adult problems.
From that description, I wasn’t sure I’d be interested in the story, but I was quickly drawn in to the action and adventure that are hallmarks of Ms. Hilton’s writing and the reason I know that I will always enjoy it. Again she doesn’t disappoint.
Just as with Hunters Unlucky, I look forward to sharing this with my kids who I’m sure will enjoy it with me.

  • Eve and Malachi Complete Series Boxed Set

  • The Eve and Malachi Series
  • By: Abigail Hilton
  • Narrated by: Rish Outfield
  • Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 9

Eve is an inquisitive baby rat who regularly escapes from her cage. One night she meets a strange creature in a glass tank across the room - a boa constrictor named Malachi. The snake is amused by Eve's questions, and he awes her with stories of the wilds where he was caught. What will happen to their fragile friendship when Eve discovers what Malachi eats? Can they devise a solution that will save both Malachi and Eve's family of rats? This is the complete 6-audiobook set of the Eve and Malachi series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great children’s horror

  • By Nuremon on 06-11-18

Great children’s horror

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

Reviewed: 06-11-18

I know that sounds like an oxymoron, but children’s horror is a legitimate genre that is underserved. Think of Secret of NIMH or Coraline, where there is real danger for the characters, but no “adult” content. I’ve been reading the first two books to my kids since they were 3 or 4 and Rush Outfield continues to provide amazing voices to characters that I truly love. The additional 4 stories were also very good. I’m not sure they I love the final story, but I can appreciate how it was done to tie the series closed. All in all a great family story time book.

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  • Secret Things

  • Short Stories from Panamindorah, Volume 2
  • By: Abigail Hilton
  • Narrated by: Abigail Hilton
  • Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

In the beautiful, savage islands of Wefrivain, four teenagers struggle to learn the answers to questions that will reshape their world. Before they became legends, they were just kids. Secret Things is a collection of four stories about characters from The Guild of the Cowry Catchers series - Thessalyn, Silveo, Lu, and Gwain. Whether you're a fan of the books or a newcomer, these tales of redemption, dysfunction, mystery, and wonder will entertain and surprise you.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Cowry Catcher background stories

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-25-14

Fun return to Panamindorah

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

Reviewed: 04-11-18

This is a fun series of short stories that tie back to the characters of the Guild of the Cowry Catchers. While Silvio is the general fan favorite, I really enjoyed Sky Dance, featuring Thessalyn, and Gwain’s short story whose title is escaping me.

I did not appreciate the audio effect on Norm Sherman’s voice for young Silvio in Professionals, but that is a great story and I was able to get past it. I think the only jarring part is that the various stories bounce between full cast and solo read.

I did very much enjoy the audio effects and music in all of the stories. It was just enough to be engaging without overwhelming the reading.

In the end, well worth your time.

  • Jager Thunder: A Story of Black Powder and Panamindorah: Refugees, Volume 2

  • By: Abigail Hilton
  • Narrated by: Rish Outfield, Lauren Harris
  • Length: 17 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 48

While the crew of the Scarlet Albatross struggles to survive her harrowing voyage, Gerard is busy keeping his promise to his father. He and Silveo return to Holovarus for a brief farewell visit. However, chaos is threatening to overwhelm the Great Islands, and even little Holovarus will not be spared. Gerard's father and brother are facing difficult decisions, and they need help. Gerard feels torn between his old kingdom and his new family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • High Tale of Fantacy and Steamy-punky

  • By Zev on 10-26-17

Great read and reading

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

Reviewed: 10-05-17

I have been a fan of Abigail Hilton's Panamindorah works for some time now and this installment does not disappoint.

I think this would be a great book on it's own, but it's even better as a congregate sequel to both the Guild of the Cowry Catchers series and the first Refugees novel, The Scarlet Albatross.

I appreciated that the characters and plot are not always predictable and that makes rereading it so much more rewarding.

Highly recommended.

  • When We Were Young

  • Short Stories from Panamindorah, Volume 3
  • By: Abigail Hilton
  • Narrated by: Lauren Harris, Rish Outfield, Renee Chambliss
  • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

In this collection of short stories from the world of Panamindorah, Silveo meets Basil, Silas meets Percy, Anaroo meets Gwain, Gus meets Silas, and Gerard prepares to meet Thessalyn. Dakar and Theseus are tiny children, caught up in the machinations of others; Glossy makes impossibly difficult decisions for herself and her child; and Marlie struggles with the ghosts of her past and present. All of them will find their places in the world, often far from where they started. For the moment, however, they are doing everything for the first time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful ear candy

  • By GKML on 06-12-17

Good fun in short stories

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

Reviewed: 06-24-17

It was very nice to get a slice of life of several characters from various books that I enjoy. I really enjoy this author and these narrators, but the transition between stories is surprisingly jarring. I didn't really get much out of the author's notes after each story, but I already knew where all of the characters came from. I did enjoy the stories and I will listen to them again.

  • Awake

  • A Hunters Unlucky Story
  • By: Abigail Hilton
  • Narrated by: Rish Outfield
  • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

Keesha is woken from his winter torpor by a surprising visitor to the Dreaming Sea. His old enemy, Arcove, has a problem, and he needs Keesha's help.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Old enemies find common purpose.

  • By Katie Spooner on 05-26-17

Fun romp back in Lydia

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

Reviewed: 05-21-17

Where does Awake rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is a short story, so it isn't fair to compare it to a novel. This was a fun story that I will listen to again in a year or so when I want a quick return to Lydia.

What other book might you compare Awake to and why?

This story has hints of Narnia and Watership Down, and hints of Percy Jackson and Harry Potter. It is a world with unique magic and mythology, but that isn't what keeps drawing me back. It's the characters that drive the stories and that's what pulls you back.

Have you listened to any of Rish Outfield’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Rish's performance is superb, as always. Each species has its own accent and each character their own voice. Add to that amazing narration and it is a joy to listen to.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Towards the end, when a character had a revelation with respect to another character.

Any additional comments?

The only bad thing I'd say about this story is that it assumes that I remember all of the side characters from Hunters Unlucky without providing much of any context. Most of them I eventually figured out, but the story suffers some from not spending a small amount of time on reintroducing the side characters.

  • The Scarlet Albatross: A Story of Airships and Panamindorah

  • Refugees, Book 1
  • By: Abigail Hilton
  • Narrated by: Lauren Harris, Rish Outfield
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 83

Anaroo is an airship slave, destined to spend her days running on a treadmill, winding the great springs of the Scarlet Albatross. When a storm threatens to sink the ship, Anaroo and her fellow slaves seize the opportunity to escape. Now, at last, she can go home. However, the airship nearly sank for a reason - violent unrest among the island kingdoms below. The world is changing, and the surviving inhabitants of the Scarlet Albatross will need to cooperate to survive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a stand alone entry into Abbie's amazing universe

  • By Dana Pearson on 04-21-16

Great performance of a great book

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

Reviewed: 06-15-16

This book is by one of my favorite authors and read by some of my favorite podcasters and it does not disappoint on either front.

Taking place in a closed environment, it would seem to be at risk of being formulaic or predictable. This couldn't be further from the case and is a wonderful book.

  • Crossroads

  • Short Stories from Panamindorah, Volume 1
  • By: Abigail Hilton
  • Narrated by: Abigail Hilton
  • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

Crossroads is a collection of six stories. These stories tie into two series of novels, The Prophet of Panamindorah and The Guild of the Cowry Catchers. Whether you're a fan of the audiobooks or a newcomer, these tales of devotion, betrayal, love, and lust will entertain and surprise you. These are stories of characters at crossroads in their lives, making decisions that define them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great addition to the Paramindorah

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-23-14

Great Short Story Collection for Panamindorah Fans

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

Reviewed: 09-28-14

What did you love best about Crossroads?

The total length of the collection was short and I have heard some of these before as full cast audio, but I still enjoyed the character backstory — especially the stories that were new to me.

What did you like best about this story?

I liked learning more about some of the important charters in The Prophet of Panamindorah and the Guild of the Cowry Catchers.

Which character – as performed by Abigail Hilton – was your favorite?

I think Abbie does an awesome job bringing all of her own characters to life.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

The one criticism about this story is it's length — I listened to it in its entirety in the course of a single long run. It is easy to listen to in one sitting or several commutes since it is a series of short stories.

Any additional comments?

Abigail Hilton's other works are epic fantasy and lend themselves well to relistening. From this vantage point, I'm not sure how many times or how soon I will listen to this again.

  • The Guild of the Cowry Catchers

  • A Story of Pirates and Panamindorah, Complete 5-Book Series
  • By: Abigail Hilton
  • Narrated by: Abigail Hilton, Full Cast
  • Length: 32 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 167
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159

Even villains need a hero. Gerard lost his birthright in his small island kingdom when he married the court minstrel. He fled to the only place that offered protection from his father and his vengeful local deity - the service of the High Priestess. Unfortunately, his superior officer, Silveo, takes an instant disliking to Gerard. Silveo has a reputation for cruelty, cunning, and a biting wit. He's a minority species, and rumors claim that he was once an assassin, who clawed his way to power from a childhood of poverty and abuse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth Every Penny if you Value Fantasy

  • By Shawn D. Kim on 07-11-14

Awesome High Fantasy Redemption Story

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

Reviewed: 09-13-14

What made the experience of listening to The Guild of the Cowry Catchers the most enjoyable?

The full cast experience is well worth the effort. I love this story, but listening to it with each character consistently voiced across the whole narrative brings the story to life.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Gerard — he starts the story having everything and loses it. He learns so much about himself and the world as he picks up the pieces.

Have you listened to any of Abigail Hilton and Full Cast ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I've listened to Abigail Hilton's solo read "The Prophet of Panamindorah", which was also very good. Having a different actor for each character brings the story to life on an entirely different level.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

The book draws you in and you don't want to stop reading, but 32+ hours is just too long for a marathon listening session.

Any additional comments?

I loved this story when it was put out as a podcast. There was a point in books 3-4 where I lost the focus of the story, but that was me trying to understand the changes the characters were experiencing and having trouble separating my feelings from theirs.

  • The Prophet of Panamindorah

  • Complete Trilogy
  • By: Abigail Hilton
  • Narrated by: Abigail Hilton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56

Corry showed up at the orphanage two years ago, wearing strange clothes and speaking a language no one recognized. Corry can remember snippets of another life, but no matter how hard he tries to recall the details, it just keeps slipping away. Then one day, he meets a fauness in an orange grove. She's from a world called Panamindorah, and he can understand her language. In addition, Corry can read a language that no one in Panamindorah has been able to read for 300 years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • talking animals and magical creatures

  • By Sereundine on 03-17-15

Great high fantasy coming of age story

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

Reviewed: 07-14-14

Where does The Prophet of Panamindorah rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I rank The Prophet of Panamindorah very high among audio books I've listened to. The audio is technically good and loud enough to listen to via car speakers and headphones while working out.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Prophet of Panamindorah?

There are several "this world is bigger than I thought" moments in this story that revolve around the main character's coming of age story arc that I love. It is a very neat feeling to think you understand the dynamics of a world and then have the rug pulled out from underneath you.

What does Abigail Hilton bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I haven't read the text version of this story, but I really like the way Abigail Hilton brings her characters and her setting to life, along with well-chosen background music to set the mood.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

High Fantasy Coming of Age Story

Any additional comments?

This is my second time listening to this story (the first time was the podcast) and I had to fight the urge to read ahead in the ebook because I didn't want to stop hearing the story when I went places that I couldn't wear headphones.