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  • Annabelle

  • The Four Sisters Series, Book 2
  • By: Audrey Harrison
  • Narrated by: Katie Bunn
  • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 29

Annabelle Johnson has a secret. It could ruin her. But yet, she remained in a darkened room with a gentleman. Perhaps it was because for the first time she felt safe in a gentleman's company. Lord Stannage was a handsome man. A pity then that everyone who met him only noticed his different colored eyes. In a society that only perfection was accepted, he was never going to feel welcomed. Two people, both hurting and afraid, needing each other's strength before their living nightmare can ease.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator kept me from enjoying

  • By Kathleen on 05-12-18

poor character development

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

Reviewed: 02-22-19

Three of the main characters are so self-absorbed and generally idiotic that I found it impossible to sympathize with them. Their actions are repeatedly self-defeating and based on no logic whatsoever. I was unable to finish it.

  • Gaia Codex

  • By: Sarah Drew
  • Narrated by: Sarah Drew
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 74
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74

Both an ancient, "found" wisdom text and a sumptuous, epic novel, Gaia Codex reveals the hidden histories of a world long forgotten, the secret wisdom of an ancient lineage of women, the Priestesses of Astera. Set in a near future of impending societal and environmental collapse, the novel is a tale of hope and remembrance, as well as an inspired vision of humanity's origins and of the potential we hold for conscious evolution.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Story that I might love, but for the narration

  • By Jennifer on 08-11-18

Author's reading is annoying, but a decent story.

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

Reviewed: 02-19-19

It seems like a decent novel, I can't really get through the new age pretentious psuedo-mystical accent that seems to only drop when she does certain voices, almost never. it seems like she's pursing her lips the whole time. Her descriptions are often beautiful but I have to read it in small bites. I like the concepts though.

  • Warmage

  • Spellmonger, Book 2
  • By: Terry Mancour
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 27 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,977
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,362
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,322

After facing a hopeless siege, an implacable foe and an impossible escape, you would think that Minalan the Spellmonger would be able to rest - but the armies of the undead goblin shaman Shereul (known as the Dead God to his human victims) are rolling over the western reaches of the rustic Duchy of Alshar and is headed toward the heart of the Duchy of Castal. Thousands are fleeing for their lives as hordes of goblins pour out of Boval Vale and devastate the rugged fiefs of the Alshari Wilderlands.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • An amazing story, written in a frustrating format

  • By Jared on 07-11-17

well-wrought, clever, idealistic, funny fantasy

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

Reviewed: 02-04-19

Terry Mancour has found a real gem of a protagonist and is obviously having fun following Min through his graceful Ascension. It's a real 'feel-good book, but not trite. it's a lovely world to vacation in, but the dead God and all the goblins make it a little less ideal. I would certainly immigrate immediately. I am already seduced by the innocence and magical potential if this world. The humani came from the sky, they say, I hope that's in my future to arrive in this world. I will read all the books he writes about this mage and his unfoldment.

  • Tool of War

  • By: Paolo Bacigalupi
  • Narrated by: Sunil Malhotra
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150

Tool, a half man/half beast designed for combat, is capable of so much more than his creators had ever dreamed. He has gone rogue from his pack of bioengineered "augments" and emerged a victorious leader of a pack of human soldier boys. But he is hunted relentlessly by someone determined to destroy him, who knows an alarming secret: Tool has found the way to resist his genetically ingrained impulses of submission and loyalty toward his masters....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Reads like an action movie screenplay.

  • By Ryan on 01-02-18

Another Unexpected Story. Bacigalupi<br /> Satisfies.1

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

Reviewed: 12-19-18

I ALWAYS AM TRANSPORTED. IT FEELS LIKE I know Tool, and I lobe all the vibrant and complex characters.

  • The Red Sea

  • The Cycle of Galand, Book 1
  • By: Edward W. Robertson
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 16 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,491
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,855
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,820

When Dante Galand was just a boy, his father, Larsin, sailed away to make his fortune. And never returned. Since then, Dante has become a great sorcerer. A ruler. A destroyer of kings. And he's just learned that his father is living on a forbidden island at the edge of the known world. Where he's dying of a mysterious plague. In the company of his friend, the swordsman Blays, Dante travels to the island. There, his magic can do nothing for his father.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent continuation of the series.

  • By jer361 on 02-13-16

So engaging & imaginative, another excellent book!

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

Reviewed: 11-01-18

Danté and Blays are like Hadrion and Royce from Michael J. Sullivan's books. This second trilogy didn't grab me as quickly as the 1st but it didn't take long for me to listen to the rest of it, foregoing sleep. It has such delightful and refreshing applications if magic with humor brings light to this world of oppression. The pain of the human condition is no match for the nobility naturally expressed by our less than perfect, complicated friends as we follow along on another epic adventure. After the coming of age of the 'Cycle of Arawn', the deepening of characters is solidified as the fight against becoming jaded, in this world with a dynamic mileiu of archetypes. With evil often in charge and in need of help, We can route for making the right choice even when it is not clear. Throughout this book the author creates such delightful imaginings that are made real. This writer opens people's heart and breaks down the mores and prejudices in a society and world similar to ours, and illustrates what is truly required to be Noble, all the while unraveling a thrilling adventure with genius, strength of character, and unexpected challenges.

  • Strange the Dreamer

  • By: Laini Taylor
  • Narrated by: Steve West
  • Length: 18 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,032
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,831
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,825

The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around - and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old, he's been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance or lose his dream forever.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great until the ending

  • By Shane A. McGarry on 10-23-17

Mesmerizing, Enchanting, and Mystical. Great charm

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

Reviewed: 06-08-18

wonderful Character Development. completely Surprising. Even though it's not a love story perse, it has some superlatively romantic parts. I recommend it, but wish the next book was out already.

  • The Annotated Sword of Shannara: 35th Anniversary Edition

  • A Sword of Shannara Novel
  • By: Terry Brooks
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 27 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 261
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 238
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 238

Thirty-five years ago, Terry Brooks brought to life a dazzling world in The Sword of Shannara. Nineteen more Shannara volumes would follow, making the series one of the most popular fantasy epics of all time. Now comes a fully annotated collector's edition of the novel that started it all - featuring never-before-shared insights into the classic tale and an all-new introduction by the New York Times best-selling author.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • annotation is annoying on audiobook

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-27-17

I enjoyed listening to Terry Brooks annotations -

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

Reviewed: 02-14-18

I really enjoyed Terry Brooks injections most of the time & especially near the end. I missed it in the others. loved the book & am a huge Terry Brooks fan!! Love his writing!

0 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Death of the Banker

  • The Decline and Fall of the Great Financial Dynasties and the Triumph of the Small Investor
  • By: Ron Chernow
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 4 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 553
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 495
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 499

Ron Chernow examines the forces that made dynasties like the Morgans, the Warburgs, and the Rothschilds the financial arbiters of the early twentieth century and then rendered them virtually obsolete by the century's end. As he traces the shifting balance of power among investors, borrowers, and bankers, Chernow evokes both the grand theater of capital and the personal dramas of its most fascinating protagonists.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Severely outdated

  • By Lindsey M Hall on 11-15-17

What a thinly veiled piece of BS. nonsensical crap

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

Reviewed: 01-16-18

Will my review show up with zero stars? This is a prime example of rewriting history, re writing reality by an industry (Finance and Banking-Fiat Money system) that is a parasite on the legitimate economy. This isn't even a whitewashed version of events or creative interpretation. This is a fiction, but not for fun but to deceive you. I wasn't able to read this without a vomit bag. It tries to use the romance of the small investor to distract from its true purpose of defending the elite and hiding their crimes, giving ignorant people sound bites like " the economy of today is more complex and belongs to the small investor, the banking families influence is a thing of the past".... that's all I can write.... but you know this is poorly written propaganda.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Dawn of Wonder Part 1

  • The Wakening, Book 1
  • By: Jonathan Renshaw
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

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
  • amazing. this is 4th time I've read it.

  • By Sharon Lee on 01-04-18

amazing. this is 4th time I've read it.

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

Reviewed: 01-04-18

a brilliant story with solid development that makes me want more. when is the next book coming out? anxiously awaiting the next since it came out. Jonathan, please tell us what happens next.

  • The Disappearance of Winter's Daughter

  • By: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Michael J. Sullivan, Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,742
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,440
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,423

When Gabriel Winter's daughter mysteriously disappears and is presumed dead, the wealthy whiskey baron seeks revenge. Having lived in Colnora during the infamous Year of Fear, he hires the one man he knows can deliver a bloody retribution - the notorious Duster.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • By Mar! A brilliant addition to my favorite Chronicle

  • By Gina on 12-30-17

Another Fabulous Novel by a master

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

Reviewed: 12-28-17

MJS is fun to read and Hadrian and Royce are such a brilliant pairing. Bravo!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful