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  • Rogues

  • By: John Conroe
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,342
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,178
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,174

Demon Accords number 10. When a hunter is brutally mauled in northern Maine, it's presumed that a black bear is the killer. But an astute local deputy suspects a more supernatural element. His call for assistance is answered by the supernatural community sending one of their very best. If it takes a thief to catch a thief, who do you use to catch a werewolf? But nothing is ever simple in the preternatural world. There's more here than meets the eye... nose... ear... or fang.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Series.

  • By Robert on 08-25-16

Not that good

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

Reviewed: 09-05-16

Not as good as the others. 3rd person POV appearing when this series was mainly first person killed me. Chris back as main character please?

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Rise of Legends (The Kin of Kings: Book 2)

  • By: B.T. Narro
  • Narrated by: Brad C. Wilcox
  • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 340
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 304
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 305

Basen's unique skill with energy leaves him hunted by a psychic of legendary power. But that becomes the least of his troubles when an enemy army of unknown numbers, loyal to a murderous pretender to the throne, surrounds the Academy where Basen has honed his talents. As he begins uncovering the truth about his enemies, it does little more than show him how powerful they really are.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good story

  • By Kindle Customer on 02-17-17

Bad. Not even as good as book 1.

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

Reviewed: 08-13-16

This was just bad. Sorry. The war idea should've waited until book 4 or something.
The idea where Basin could rise in an academy setting, showing off his unique abilities with wand and sword should've been more of a focus. As he gains the respect of his peers. But it seems like the author wanted to throw in this war. War-- we as fantasy authors overuse this objective.
The idea that Sonya was the first woman in the academy, rising up to be a legend. And even as a potential rival for Allabel.
There was so much potential in this but it was bogged down with boring backstory, history, awful scenes.

This book just seems like it was too early. And it was predictable. Way too predictable. Sonya is basically a necromancer. I immediately knew Alex was coming back --and it seems like Steph suddenly knowing how to make a potion that erases memories--- *sigh*

I'm stopping there for now. I'm done with this series. There wasn't enough here to make me really care about the academy. There should've been more.
A rival for Basin? More time in the academy before the war come in? Maybe some warning that Tackery existed in the first place? Maybe it should've been mentioned a little bit before, I don't know.
The takeover came out of nowhere.
Nevermind. What's written is written. This is my opinion. The first book was way better.
The performance of this just didn't work. Boring. And what's with Cleave's voice? Monotone, really? A lot of the performance was monotone, probably because even the narrator was like, "wtf?"

  • Spell Blind

  • The Case Files of Justis Fearsson, Book 1
  • By: David B. Coe
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 595
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 550
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 553

Justis Fearsson is a private investigator on the trail of a serial killer in Phoenix, Arizona. Justis is also a weremyste - a person with a wizard’s gifts and the ability to see into the paranormal world. Unfortunately, weremystes also tend to go crazy on the full moon - which is why Justis is no longer a cop. Hard to explain those absences as anything but mental breakdown. But now an old case from his police detective days has come back to haunt him, literally, as a serial killer known as the Blind Angel strikes again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great new entry into the Urban Fantasy landscape

  • By The Bookwyrm Speaks on 08-18-15

Awesome

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

Reviewed: 07-23-16

The bout between he and Red was awesome! My anger at Billy vanished when she came back to Justis. Red vs. Blue idea was clever. Reading on!

  • Staked

  • The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 8
  • By: Kevin Hearne
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,611
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,915
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,881

When a Druid has lived for 2,000 years like Atticus, he's bound to run afoul of a few vampires - make that legions of them. Even his former friend and legal counsel turned out to be a bloodsucking backstabber. Now the toothy troublemakers - led by power-mad pain-in-the-neck Theophilus - have become a huge problem requiring a solution. It's time to make a stand.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I have to agree. . .

  • By Jessica on 02-04-16

One of the best series ever

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

Reviewed: 06-02-16

This is one of the best series I've ever listened to. One of the best urban fantasies ever.

  • The Hero of Ages

  • Mistborn, Book 3
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 27 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 36,180
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 32,020
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 32,005

The conclusion of the Mistborn trilogy fulfills all the promise of the first two books. Revelations abound, connections rooted in early chapters of the series click into place, and surprises, as satisfying as they are stunning, blossom like fireworks to dazzle and delight. It all leads up to a finale unmatched for originality and audacity that will leave listeners shaking their heads in wonder, as if awaking from an amazing dream.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well concluded!

  • By Julio Marchini on 01-12-09

The entire trilogy is incredible. So sad it ended.

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

Reviewed: 05-28-16

From start to finish, from book one to book three, Mistborn was an enjoyment. I loved the Reckoners, but this was even better. Way better. And the narrator did a really good job.
--Sadly, the ending was lacking. Like it needed about 1-2 more chapters taking place about a few days later or something. I won't spoil it here though.
I was going to continue the series until I read the description closely. 300 years later? Really? Not going to tell us how Spook built society from ground up? Or what happened to the characters...
That nickpicking aside, this triology is one of the best. You'll get attached to the characters and the plot easily.

  • The Final Empire

  • Mistborn Book 1
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 24 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46,980
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 41,666
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,667

For a thousand years the ash fell and no flowers bloomed. For a thousand years the Skaa slaved in misery and lived in fear. For a thousand years the Lord Ruler, the "Sliver of Infinity," reigned with absolute power and ultimate terror, divinely invincible. Then, when hope was so long lost that not even its memory remained, a terribly scarred, heart-broken half-Skaa rediscovered it in the depths of the Lord Ruler's most hellish prison.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 2nd to the Storm-light Archives.....

  • By Mitchell on 03-30-18

Top tier book

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

Reviewed: 05-02-16

this was one of the greatest books I've ever listened to. Brandon Sanderson is definitely one of my favorite authors.