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  • The Zero Curse

  • By: Christopher G. Nuttall
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 284
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 268
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 268

Caitlyn Aguirre is no magician - but that doesn't make her useless. After discovering her true talent and uncovering the long-lost secret behind Objects of Power, Cat returns to school - intent on showing everyone what she can do. But her mere existence is a threat to the balance of power, convincing some to befriend her, some to try to use her...and some to remove her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Anxiously awaiting book three.

  • By SheriDoty on 03-17-18

Fun book, but missing charm

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

Reviewed: 03-25-18

Fun book, but the age of the main character feels very wrong.

The “internal” dialog and the adult conversation does not feel like a 12-13 year old.

The adults talks to her as an equal, discussing and wanting her opinion on world changing subject.
The teachers ask more for help, then providing guidance. Given advanced tasks, and displays very rational thought patterns. For a “kid” there a too few games, and messing around. Too many “grownups” ideas and dialogs, and too little hormones.

I would like to see her learn and fail more. She knows too much, and is too perfect for a fresh student.

The book main character would be more plausible with an age between 17-24 years

  • Perilous Waif

  • Alice Long, Book 1
  • By: E. William Brown
  • Narrated by: Mare Trevathan
  • Length: 16 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,423
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,329
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,330

My name is Alice Long, and I've always known I was different. When I was little I used to climb up to the highest branches of the housetree at night, and watch the starships docking at the orbital stations high above. Forty meters off the ground, watching ships 30,000 kilometers overhead, with senses that could pick out radar pings and comm chatter as easily as the ships themselves. It all seemed perfectly natural at the time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • THIS was fun!

  • By bluestategirl on 10-26-17

A book for Young adults, with a little more depth

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

Reviewed: 04-30-17

A book for Young adults, with a little more depth than usual.

The main layout is very basic: Young main person, that don’t fit in. Has a mysterious past. Runs away. Becomes awesome over night and everyone loves her.
The sub story and long term plot, has a little more depth than the normal young adults book. I hope the story will develop and maybe make the hero a little less “perfect and awesome”.

The bad side of the story is that the main character gets a lot of quick fixes and become perfect and gets an easy solution in every situation. The skill system for the hero is based on growing internal “modifications”. This skill system gets over used in this book, and saves to many situations, without any big struggles for the hero.

The story has potential, but I hope for a better and less awesome hero in book two.

13 of 17 people found this review helpful

  • Etched in Bone

  • A Novel of the Others
  • By: Anne Bishop
  • Narrated by: Alexandra Harris
  • Length: 16 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,882
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,749
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,741

After a human uprising was brutally put down by the Elders - a primitive and lethal form of the Others - the few cities left under human control are far-flung. And the people within them now know to fear the no man's land beyond their borders - and the darkness.... As some communities struggle to rebuild, Lakeside Courtyard has emerged relatively unscathed, though Simon Wolfgard, its wolf shifter leader, and blood prophet Meg Corbyn must work with the human pack to maintain the fragile peace.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not Convinced With This One

  • By Lady on 03-18-17

Book 4 was the end of the series for me.

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

Reviewed: 03-16-17

For me book 4 was the end of the series. This book felt like a side story. To little development, and the story is about everyone else and some new people.

Looking back i would avoid this book. Book 1 and 2 left me wanting more, and i re-read them 3 times. Book 3 was the turning point, where the charm of the story started to take a negative turn. Book 4 was ok, and gave me an acceptable finish to the story. Book 5 turned me away from this serires, and i dont think i will come back to it again.

It lost its charm, and turned away from a charming tale. Ended up as a forced negative family feud with a sense of "moral speech"

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Darkness Rising: Disciples of the Horned One, Volume 1

  • Soul Force Saga, Book 1
  • By: James E. Wisher
  • Narrated by: Vikas Adam
  • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167

Damien St. Cloud is a failure. Born with the most powerful soul force anyone has ever seen, he can't get it to work. The next in a long line of warlords, Damien is a disappointment to his legendary father and a weakling compared to his perfect sister. Everything changes when a visiting sorcerer proclaims Damien isn't a warlord at all but a sorcerer! Damien is thrust into a world of magic and intrigue, war and death. Behind the scenes a dark and ancient evil is rising once more, intent on destroying everything Damien cares about.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun read

  • By He who knows things on 01-24-17

Im To old for this book.

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

Reviewed: 01-17-17

A book for young adult. Standard warrior with magic book
A teenager, thats the best in everything. Teacher has a crush on him, girls can't get enough of him.
Very litle background story

A book for the age group around 13.
A simple straight forward story, im sure some people will enjoy it.
Not a heavy read.

15 of 25 people found this review helpful

  • At Grave's End

  • Night Huntress, Book 3
  • By: Jeaniene Frost
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,723
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,632
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,623

It should be the best time of half-vampire Cat Crawfield’s life. With her undead lover, Bones, at her side, she’s successfully protected mortals from the rogue undead. But though Cat’s worn disguise after disguise to keep her true identity a secret from the brazen bloodsuckers, her cover’s finally been blown, placing her in terrible danger.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • My Public Apology To Tavia Gilbert

  • By Wendy on 05-01-12

Very little character and series evolution

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

Reviewed: 11-10-16

normally when start to listen to a new series. I expect some stumbling, in the beginning.
Then the character will evolve, mature and become "better".
This series feels like its stuck in time. the characters don't evelov.
It feels like a "copy past" of the old books. new names, new bad guy (girl), but the book dont give you any thing new.... evolution is stuck at 16 years

The author don't evolve, so this series ends here for me.

  • The Wind and the Void

  • Nightblade, Book 3
  • By: Ryan Kirk
  • Narrated by: Andrew Tell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,189
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,089
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,093

In the midst of the chaos, the actions and choices of a select few will shape the future of the land. Akira prepares to give up his Lordship. Ryuu wanders the Southern Kingdom, searching for a reason to fight. Moriko sits quietly, biding her time before she leaves the Three Kingdoms for good. Finally, across the Three Sisters, Nameless fight to keep his fragile alliance of clans together.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good but erratic flow at times.

  • By Kelvin Kinsey on 06-09-16

A book of inconsistencies and petty squabbles

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

Reviewed: 06-06-16

I started optimistic with this book, but the story is far from well written.
The characters are inconsistent and unbelievable.

We have an “assassin” that’s changes personality every time i read about her.
The main issue is the King. He acts like a leader of a small town militia, and not a leader of kingdoms.

I know the book is about 3 kingdoms and an invasion. But based on the story development, its more like 3 small towns and a local dispute. The scale of the disputes and the plots are just wrong…. 6 people died when there should been 6 hundred or 6 thousand.

There are so many issues with the plot and story development in this book. It feels like a first draft, before the feed back.

10 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • The Passage

  • A Novel (Book One of The Passage Trilogy)
  • By: Justin Cronin
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Adenrele Ojo, Abby Craden
  • Length: 36 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,647
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,251
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,230

First, the unthinkable: a security breach at a secret U.S. government facility unleashes the monstrous product of a chilling military experiment. Then, the unspeakable: a night of chaos and carnage gives way to sunrise on a nation, and ultimately a world, forever altered. All that remains for the stunned survivors is the long fight ahead and a future ruled by fear—of darkness, of death, of a fate far worse.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A new type of vampire

  • By Randall on 06-29-18

Well written, but too depressing

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

Reviewed: 06-05-16

The best part about the book, is the depth. the groundwork is fantastic
The characters "are" realistic, you get so much details that you feel like you know then.
But ever one is so sad, its really depressing reading about all that goes wrong.
26 hours in to the book, and i still haven't read a part that made me smile.

I put this book away, because it didnt give me a good feeling, Just depressing.
So 4 stars - 1 for the depressing feeling

0 of 6 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

A wrong turn, away from the first book

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

Reviewed: 05-02-16

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The book feels "younger" then the first book,
I place the "heros" in a age around 13, and they act like it.
I would like the heroes to act a little older, it story loses a lot of credibility with their behavior

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

Its a Very basic book, the plot is simple and never explain much
"The hero is detected, he got away.... how?
There is no dramatic exit, they just did it, without details"

There is not much depth or extra details. a good book need some details.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

The narrator has a very monotone voice, there is no feeling there.
Have some fun when your reading the book, enjoy it!
Dont just read it

Did Rise of Legends (The Kin of Kings: Book 2) inspire you to do anything?

No, it didn't give me enough details to "see the book". not enough to dream

Any additional comments?

Its a book for a young audience, simple straight forward.
Easy read that could have been a good book, with some more details. The Narrator has "one" feeling "

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dragon Blood - Omnibus

  • By: Lindsay Buroker
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Davies
  • Length: 27 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,712
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,567
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,558

A thousand years have passed since a dragon has been seen in the world. Science and technology have replaced magic, which has dwindled until it has become little more than an element of myth and legend. There are those who still have dragon blood flowing through their veins, distant descendants of the mighty creatures of old. These rare humans have the power to cast magic, the power to heal, and the power to craft alchemical weapons capable of starting wars...or ending them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thoroughly entertaining

  • By Joanne M. on 10-02-15

Decent book for a young audience

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

Reviewed: 03-17-16

What did you like best about Dragon Blood - Omnibus? What did you like least?

Decent story, not to deep, simple characters makes it an easy read.

Would you recommend Dragon Blood - Omnibus to your friends? Why or why not?

If they wanted a quick read with an easy story,and a quick romance.
I like the narrator in this book(s). i would not recommend this story, if you don't like the narrator

Was Dragon Blood - Omnibus worth the listening time?

Its a book i will listen to once, but not again. simple vacation book

Any additional comments?

Every one loves their captors. The author must be a big fan of the stockholm syndrome

  • The Warded Man

  • By: Peter V. Brett
  • Narrated by: Pete Bradbury
  • Length: 18 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,102
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,922
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,945

Peter V. Brett has won accolades from critics, fans and fellow authors alike for this riveting debut novel. The Warded Man features a world where demons stalk the night, hunting humans who have long forgotten the magic of their ancestors. But all is not lost, as some hold out hope that a savior will release humanity from the demons' terrifying reign.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Meloney | The Interverted Extravert on 12-18-09

Please change the Narrater, or edit out breaks

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

Reviewed: 02-01-16

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I stopped listening to this book, because of the narrator. So many small breaks after every sentence.There is no flow in the story, just a series of sentences with breaks between. But if you dont mind the breaks, then i think the story has great potential

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

Dont know, cant stand the Narrater. Gave up after 1 hour

What didn’t you like about Pete Bradbury’s performance?

There is no flow in the conversation. it's like a old telegrams, Stop. that's what i think Stop. what do you think? stop... end of sentence. long break

Any additional comments?

If all the small breaks go away, or there is a change in narrator i would love to listen to this book it sounds like it has great potential