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  • King of Scars

  • By: Leigh Bardugo
  • Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
  • Length: 16 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 265
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 255
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 255

Nikolai Lantsov has always had a gift for the impossible. No one knows what he endured in his country’s bloody civil war - and he intends to keep it that way. Now, as enemies gather at his weakened borders, the young king must find a way to refill Ravka’s coffers, forge new alliances, and stop a rising threat to the once-great Grisha Army. Yet with every day a dark magic within him grows stronger, threatening to destroy all he has built. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • like black velvet and dark chocolate

  • By Shilo on 02-03-19

Great Addition to the Grisha Universe

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

Reviewed: 02-19-19

King of Scars is exciting, amazing and scary. It's filled with suspense, adventure, emotion, danger, ancient magic, discoveries, secrets and shock. I loved seeing everyone again. I will admit that I wanted to read this because I like the universe but mostly because I love Nikolai. But also because this universe is great and I want to know what has happened to the characters and events from both Grisha and Six of Crows series. This book is amazing and I loved it. I love Lauren, she's a great narrator.

  • Tiger's Dream

  • Tiger's Curse Series, Book 5
  • By: Colleen Houck
  • Narrated by: Neil Shah
  • Length: 23 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 21

Stranded in a time and place he never wished for, Kishan Rajaram struggles to forget the girl he loves and the brother who stole her away as he fulfills his divine role - that of assisting the beautiful, yet extremely irritable, goddess Durga. When the wily shaman Phet appears and tells Kishan that Kelsey needs him, he jumps at the chance to see her again, but in saving Kelsey, he discovers that the curse he thought was over is just beginning. As time unravels around him, Kishan realizes that the fates of all those he holds dear lie in his hands.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love Colleen Houck, sad to see the story end

  • By Karisten on 11-30-18

Not What I Expected

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

Reviewed: 01-19-19

The book was not what I expected, it was more of a character development for Kishan than an adventure. The performance was really good but the story not so much.

  • Queen of Air and Darkness

  • The Dark Artifices, Book 3
  • By: Cassandra Clare
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 30 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,325
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,223
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,217

Innocent blood has been spilled on the steps of the Council Hall, the sacred stronghold of the Shadowhunters. In the wake of the tragic death of Livia Blackthorn, the Clave teeters on the brink of civil war. One fragment of the Blackthorn family flees to Los Angeles, seeking to discover the source of the disease that is destroying the race of warlocks. Meanwhile, Julian and Emma take desperate measures to put their forbidden love aside and undertake a perilous mission to Faerie to retrieve the Black Volume of the Dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Phenomenal!!!

  • By Samantha R on 12-08-18

Emotional and Gripping

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

Reviewed: 12-31-18

It was an ending as well as new beginnings in the world of Shadowhunters. It was hard to read this book because there were so many emotions. James Marsters is great, I really like him.

  • Archenemies

  • Renegades, Book 2
  • By: Marissa Meyer
  • Narrated by: Dan Bittner, Rebecca Soler
  • Length: 14 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 634
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 584
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 582

Time is running out. Together, they can save the world. But they each other’s worst nightmare. Nova’s double life is about to get a lot more complicated: As Insomnia, she is a full-fledged member of the Renegades, a syndicate of powerful and beloved superheroes. She works with Adrian’s patrol unit to protect the weak and maintain order in Gatlon City. As Nightmare, she is an Anarchist - a group of of villains who are determined to destroy the Renegades. Nova wants vengeance against the so-called heroes who once failed her when she needed them most.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Overall Good, Pacing a Problem

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-09-18

Super sequel leaving you wanting more

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

Reviewed: 11-24-18

I loved everything about this book. The setting, the story, the characters, and the narrators. OMG I want the next book now. Have to know what happens next. Have to have unanswered questions answered!

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  • Kingdom of Ash

  • By: Sarah J. Maas
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Evans
  • Length: 33 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,860
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,553
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,537

Aelin has risked everything to save her people - but at a tremendous cost. Locked within an iron coffin by the Queen of the Fae, Aelin must draw upon her fiery will as she endures months of torture. Aware that yielding to Maeve will doom those she loves keeps her from breaking, though her resolve begins to unravel with each passing day....With Aelin captured, Aedion and Lysandra remain the last line of defense to protect Terrasen from utter destruction. Yet they soon realize that the many allies they've gathered to battle Erawan's hordes might not be enough to save them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Immensely satisfying and brilliant!

  • By deziree ayala on 10-27-18

To Whatever End

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

Reviewed: 11-09-18

Kingdom of Ash is a masterpiece. That's what I can say about this book. It's a masterpiece and filled with reunions, action, danger, romance, choices, magic, tears, emotion, goodbyes and an ending that left me in tears. Best I've read and the best of Maas. Everything about it was amazing and even the parts that made me cry. Thank you Sarah J. Maas for creating such an amazing series. Elizabeth Evans is incredible as always. I can't believe it's over.

  • Shadow of the Fox

  • Shadow of the Fox Series, Book 1
  • By: Julie Kagawa
  • Narrated by: Joy Osmanski, Brian Nishii, Emily Woo Zeller
  • Length: 14 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124

One thousand years ago, the great Kami Dragon was summoned to grant a single terrible wish - and the land of Iwagoto was plunged into an age of darkness and chaos. Now, for whoever holds the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers, a new wish will be granted. A new age is about to dawn.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Love it!

  • By Anonymous User on 10-24-18

Is there anything that Julie Kagawa can't do?

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

Reviewed: 11-09-18

Julie Kagawa has done faeries, vampires, dragons and now Japanese mythology and she did not disappointment to bring yet another amazing, exciting and fun story to her list. I love Japan and Kagawa has done her research that made this even more awesome. It felt like reading an anime. The setting, the characters, the story, everything. It was so amazing. I loved it. The narrators were great too. Love them.

  • Legendary

  • A Caraval Novel
  • By: Stephanie Garber
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Soler
  • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 796
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 734
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 739

After being swept up in the magical world of Caraval, Donatella Dragna has finally escaped her father and saved her sister Scarlett from a disastrous arranged marriage. The girls should be celebrating, but Tella isn’t yet free. She made a desperate bargain with a mysterious criminal, and what Tella owes him no one has ever been able to deliver: Caraval Master Legend’s true name.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • painfully long and boring

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-16-18

Legendary Amazing

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

Reviewed: 10-12-18

I love this series. It's full of twists, mystery, shock, heartbreak and other things. I love Rebecca Soler, she brings an amazing breathtaking performance of each character. I will say this, I like Scarlett more than Tella.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Caraval

  • By: Stephanie Garber
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Soler
  • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,158
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,018
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,023

Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her beloved sister, Tella, live with their powerful - and cruel - father. Now Scarlett's father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval, the faraway once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show, are over. But this year Scarlett's long-dreamt-of invitation finally arrives. With the help of a mysterious sailor, Tella whisks Scarlett away to the show. Only as soon as they arrive, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval's mastermind organizer, Legend.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • If I were a Caraval player I'd ask for a refund.

  • By Bookworm on 07-18-17

Surprisingly Amazing

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

Reviewed: 09-15-18

I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. The setting was amazing, the characters had both their pros and cons, the book's pace was good and I couldn't stop. I love the narrator! She is incredible.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Catwoman: Soulstealer

  • By: Sarah J. Maas
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 368
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 343
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 343

Two years after escaping Gotham City's slums, Selina Kyle returns as the mysterious and wealthy Holly Vanderhees. She quickly discovers that with Batman off on a vital mission, Gotham City looks ripe for the taking. Meanwhile, Luke Fox wants to prove that as Batwing he has what it takes to help people. He targets a new thief on the prowl who has teamed up with Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn. Together, they are wreaking havoc. This Catwoman is clever - she may be Batwing's undoing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stole my soul

  • By Ricky Halliwell on 08-12-18

Maas can do everything

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

Reviewed: 08-23-18

Not much of a DC fan nor will I start listening to the other DC Icon books but this was awesome. I admit I got this because it was written by Ms. Maas and enjoyed it alot. I love the setting, the characters and the plot. I got enough of the character background to not be confused by the DC world and it's it own story. Love Maas and anything she writes.

The narrator was amazing with her performances and every easy to tell who was who. My favorite of hers was Poison Ivy.

  • A Court of Frost and Starlight

  • By: Sarah J. Maas
  • Narrated by: Amanda Leigh Cobb
  • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,132
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,968
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,963

Months after the explosive events in A Court of Wings and Ruin, Feyre, Rhys, and their companions are still busy rebuilding the Night Court and the vastly-changed world beyond. But Winter Solstice is finally near, and with it, a hard-earned reprieve. Yet even the festive atmosphere can't keep the shadows of the past from looming. As Feyre navigates her first Winter Solstice as High Lady, she finds that those dearest to her have more wounds than she anticipated - scars that will have far-reaching impact on the future of their Court....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Bring Jennifer Ikeda back

  • By Lori on 05-03-18

The End of One and Beginning of Another

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

Reviewed: 05-07-18

A Court of Frost & Starlight is amazing. Feyre, Rhys and their circle of friends work to rebuild their court and the changing world beyond them. With the Winter Solstice finally drawing near and with it a long earned rest and celebration, however the shadows of the past continue to loom over them all. As Feyre navigates her first Winter Solstice as High Lady, she soon finds that those she loves have more wounds than she first thought and those scars will impact the future of their court. A Court of Frost & Starlight is full of magic, healing, adventure, romance and a new beginning.

Overall, A Court of Frost & Starlight was enjoyable. I really liked it, however, I think I got overly excited for it and it wasn’t what I expected. It's the fault of Amanda's narrating which was great but the story itself. Amanda did very well with the characters, emotion and how she had to switch narrate both male and female point of views. It's just that the book had too much of some things and less of other things. I love Feyre and Rhys, I do, they are one of my favorite couples but it got old quickly being reminded that they are mates and how much they want to be with each other in the bedroom sense. In the end the novella was a nice way to bridge the end of one trilogy and to begin a new one. I love Amanda and hope she continues narrate the series. I can’t wait for the new trilogy and to see what new adventures is coming.

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