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  • The Warrior Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: K. F. Breene
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Davies
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,127
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,050
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,049

It is said that when war threatens the world, one individual will be selected by prophecy to lead the Shadow Warriors out of the Land of Mist and reclaim the freedom that has been stolen. Shanti has grown up under the constant threat of war. Since she helped her people defeat a raiding party by using a special power, she's been a hunted woman. Carrying rare abilities and an uncanny fighting aptitude, Shanti is the only hope of salvation for her people.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good read

  • By Edryaidee on 07-03-16

Poor narrator

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

Reviewed: 10-06-18

Great story but the narrator had me forcing myself to listen to the end. ☹️. She sounded like a computer reading to me most of the book.

  • Breakwater

  • The Elemental Series, Volume 2
  • By: Shannon Mayer
  • Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
  • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 375
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 350
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 348

As an Ender, one of my father's Elite guards, it's my job to do as I'm told. When my older sister is sent as an ambassador to the realm of the water elementals - the Deep - I have no choice but to accompany her as her bodyguard. There are only a few things I know for sure. The ocean may be beautiful, but lurking in its depths are monsters to fear, the water I tread is teaming with danger and I am on my own. With no one to help, and no one to trust, I have to find a way to keep my sister safe, and stop a civil war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great series starter but ....

  • By Anne K on 06-05-17

Great series starter but ....

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

Reviewed: 06-05-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

No because there are no further audible versions of the remaining 5 books in the 7 book series!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Larkspur

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

I love Lauren Fortgang's readings! I ordered all that I could find!

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

Yes

Any additional comments?

Loved the first two books in the series BUT not having the final 5 available on audible OR audiobook leaves me hanging and VERY DISAPPOINTED!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Annihilation

  • Alien Invasion, Book 4
  • By: Sean Platt, Johnny B. Truant
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 208
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 193
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 196

What they have lost, we must find. The resistance has nearly been wiped out, its numbers reduced to a scant fraction of what they once were. Meyer has fallen. With hope nearly a memory, something must turn the tide of war. A deadly weapon, known only as Thor's Hammer, brings promise of salvation. Now the scattered remnants of the human race must find the device and recover it before the aliens can discover its location. Because if the rampaging Astral forces beat them to the weapon, the fate of Earth will be sealed.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • No more Ray Porter?

  • By alex clawson on 03-14-18

Great story line but .......

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

Reviewed: 02-23-17

Love the storyline & series, definitely makes me want to grab the next in line, but it could do without all the cussing. Occasionally to make a point is ok but not every couple of sentences

  • Spider's Bite

  • Elemental Assassin, Book 1
  • By: Jennifer Estep
  • Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
  • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,223
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,486
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,495

They call me the Spider. I'm the most feared assassin in the South -- when I'm not busy at the Pork Pit cooking up the best barbecue in Ashland. As a Stone elemental, I can hear everything from the whispers of the gravel beneath my feet to the vibrations of the soaring Appalachian Mountains above me. My Ice magic also comes in handy for making the occasional knife. But I don't use my powers on the job unless I absolutely have to. Call it professional pride.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • How I got to loathe the story

  • By Brian Rygaard Jensen on 06-06-13

More than expected

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

Reviewed: 12-16-16

Given some of the reviews, I didn't know if I would like the book. Glad I gave it a shot. On the the next in the series!!

  • Water

  • Akasha Series, Book 1
  • By: Terra Harmony
  • Narrated by: Emily Gittelman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 20

When Kaitlyn Alder is involuntarily introduced to a life of magic, she becomes part of an organization hell-bent on saving the Earth. Her new found life holds promises of purpose, romance, and friendship, but the organization divides and a rogue member holds Kaitlyn hostage. Now one of the most terrifying men the human race has to offer stands between her and Earth's survival.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Bad! I mean really REALLY bad!

  • By Bubbles on 10-12-13

VERY poor narration

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

Reviewed: 08-19-16

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

No. The narrator is very flat and monotonal. Add to that the producer must have slept through the recording because it sounds like it was read inside a tin can. I forced myself to Chapter 3 but couldn't complete the chapter. I tried listening in the car, on the phone, on my computer. There was no escaping that tinny talking into a can sound which, when added to the poor narration, left me very disappointed in the book.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

I couldn't tell you. I really was hoping to find a new series to begin and the poor quality of the recording and narration left me with no new lead from this author.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Emily Gittelman?

Anyone with a little more experience in how to add life and excitement to a story.

Do you think Water needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

I most definitely would have liked the opportunity to find out. From what I listened to, it was starting off pretty good.

Any additional comments?

I will not give up on the book totally. I have visual problems and rely on audiobooks to "read" and when I find a book that totally grabs my interest and is only available in ebook format, I attempt to find someone to read to me. If I can find someone who will read it to me, I will seek out an ebook version of the book.

  • The Last Girl

  • The Dominion Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Joe Hart
  • Narrated by: Dara Rosenberg
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,209
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,940
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,934

A mysterious worldwide epidemic reduces the birthrate of female infants from 50 percent to less than one percent. Medical science and governments around the world scramble in an effort to solve the problem, but 25 years later there is no cure, and an entire generation grows up with a population of fewer than 1000 women. Zoey and some of the surviving young women are housed in a scientific research compound dedicated to determining the cause.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping story, but missing some details

  • By Ruth Ravve on 06-14-16

Great teen YA read!

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

Reviewed: 07-02-16

Zoe is all in and shows persistence pays off and determination makes you a winner!

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Tall, Dark, and Dead

  • By: Tate Hallaway
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,030
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 929
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 929

Recovering witch Garnet Lacey owns Wisconsin's premier occult bookstore. And a fringe benefit of the job is getting customers like Sebastian Von Traum - piercing brown eyes, a sexy accent, and a killer body. The only thing missing is an aura. Which means he's dead. And that means trouble - something Garnet's a sucker for....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Tall, Dark, Dead & Poorly Edited

  • By Amy J on 08-11-13

Confused

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

Reviewed: 06-21-15

What would have made Tall, Dark, and Dead better?

I loved the story overall but the downloaded version cut off - like running into a brick wall dead end. Literally in the middle of talking it ended. I loaded up the same book on my computer to listen and its a LITTLE longer but still dead ended. Very confused about thr book.