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  • The Winter of the Witch

  • A Novel
  • By: Katherine Arden
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Gati
  • Length: 14 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 376
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 354
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 355

The Winternight Trilogy introduced an unforgettable heroine, Vasilisa Petrovna, a girl determined to forge her own path in a world that would rather lock her away. Her gifts and her courage have drawn the attention of Morozko, the winter-king, but it is too soon to know if this connection will prove a blessing or a curse. Now, Moscow has been struck by disaster. Its people are searching for answers - and for someone to blame.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing conclusion!

  • By Katherine on 01-11-19

Wonderful

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

Reviewed: 02-16-19

I love this story. I wish it could go on forever. But this was a sad, yet beautiful ending to the trilogy. The narration as always was wonderful

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Krampus

  • The Yule Lord
  • By: Brom
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 16 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,172
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,101
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,105

One Christmas Eve in a small hollow in Boone County, West Virginia, struggling songwriter Jesse Walker witnesses a strange spectacle: seven devilish figures chasing a man in a red suit toward a sleigh and eight reindeer. When the reindeer leap skyward, taking the sleigh, devil men, and Santa into the clouds, screams follow. Moments later, a large sack plummets back to earth, a magical sack that thrusts the down-on-his-luck singer into the clutches of the terrifying Yule Lord, Krampus.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 stars

  • By colleen on 11-17-12

Wonderful tale

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

Reviewed: 12-17-18

Beautifully written and narrated tale of Krampus. The mixing of Santa and Krampus with a smattering of other gods made this tale so unforgettable and with the addition of the humans in it, I couldn't put it down. So glad I got it.

  • The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein

  • By: Kiersten White
  • Narrated by: Katharine McEwan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105

Elizabeth Lavenza hasn't had a proper meal in weeks. Her thin arms are covered with bruises from her "caregiver", and she is on the verge of being thrown into the streets...until she is brought to the home of Victor Frankenstein, an unsmiling, solitary boy who has everything - except a friend. Victor is her escape from misery. Elizabeth does everything she can to make herself indispensable - and it works. She is taken in by the Frankenstein family and rewarded with a warm bed, delicious food, and dresses of the finest silk.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Engrossing

  • By Marykatherine Meyer on 02-02-19

Beautiful retelling

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

Reviewed: 10-19-18

It had some very slow points, but overall was good. The story itself is beautifully retold. The narration was wonderful.

  • Escaping From Houdini

  • Stalking Jack the Ripper, Book 3
  • By: Kerri Maniscalco
  • Narrated by: Nicola Barber
  • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 284
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 264
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 265

Audrey Rose Wadsworth and her partner-in-crime-investigation, Thomas Cresswell, are en route to New York to help solve another blood-soaked mystery. Embarking on a week-long voyage across the Atlantic on the opulent RMS Etruria, they're delighted to discover a traveling troupe of circus performers, fortune tellers, and a certain charismatic young escape artist entertaining the first-class passengers nightly. But then, privileged young women begin to go missing without explanation, and a series of brutal slayings shocks the entire ship.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yassss!!

  • By Sweet T on 09-22-18

Bravo

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-11-18

Another wonderful adventure with my 2 favorite medical examiners. Hope to see more in the future. 😍

  • The Heart of Betrayal

  • The Remnant Chronicles
  • By: Mary E. Pearson
  • Narrated by: Emily Rankin, Ann Marie Lee, Ryan Gesell, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,399
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,288
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,287

Held captive in the barbarian kingdom of Venda, Lia and Rafe have little chance of escape...and even less of being together. Desperate to save her life, Lia's erstwhile assassin, Kaden, has told the Vendan Komisar that she has a magical gift, and the Komisar's interest in Lia is greater than either Kaden or Lia foresaw.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, can't wait for book 3!

  • By Sweet T on 07-29-15

Ok story. Great narration

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

Reviewed: 09-28-18

The story was ok, not as good as the first one though. Narration was wonderful.

  • Flash of Darkness

  • By: Toneye Eyenot
  • Narrated by: Steve Wojtas
  • Length: 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

Five flashes of terror to torment your mind.... Allow Eyenot to drag you through the darkness. You may never find your way back to the light. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Listen in the dark!

  • By Geoff on 08-22-18

Great short stories

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

Reviewed: 09-03-18

Very good short stories. Loved the different characters and voices. Very glad I got this book. 😁

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  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful story

  • By Sonya on 08-17-18

Wonderful story

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

Reviewed: 08-17-18

I didn't know what to expect going in to this. It turned out to be a wonderful tale of growth and understanding. So glad I picked it up.

  • FREE: The Jester (A Riyria Chronicles Tale)

  • By: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9,945
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,855
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,867

Stop me if you’ve heard this one. A thief, a candlemaker, an ex-mercenary, and a pig farmer walk into a trap…and what happens to them is no joke. When Riyria is hired to retrieve a jester’s treasure, Royce and Hadrian must match wits with a dwarf who proves to be anything but a fool. Difficult choices will need to be made, and in the end those who laugh last do so because they are the only ones to survive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • THANKS AGAIN FOR ANOTHER FREE SHORTY

  • By Randall on 12-30-18

Good short story

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

This was the second short story I read from Michael Sullivan. It was a good story, but not as interesting as the first. I still love the writing style though. Definitely reading more of his works.

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  • FREE: Professional Integrity (A Riyria Chronicles Tale)

  • By: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,884
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,981
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,966

One of the genre's favorite pairs returns in a classic fantasy short for both Riyria veterans and first-time readers. Several years have passed since the war-weary mercenary Hadrian and cynical ex-assassin Royce joined forces to start their thieves-for-hire organization better known as Riyria. Things have gone well enough for the team as they do "jobs" for various nobles throughout Elan. Usually that means stealing something, but when a young heiress asks them to steal her…well, that's a first for the pair.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • THANKS FOR THE FREE SHORTY

  • By Randall on 12-30-18

😁

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

Wonderful short story. I got the series because I fell in love with the writing style and the world. So glad that I found these.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Bone Witch

  • The Bone Witch, Book 1
  • By: Rin Chupeco
  • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller, Will Damron
  • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 282
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 259
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 259

When Tea accidentally resurrects her brother from the dead, she learns she is different from the other witches in her family. Her gift for necromancy means that she's a bone witch, a title that makes her feared and ostracized by her community. But Tea finds solace and guidance with an older, wiser bone witch, who takes Tea and her brother to another land for training.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story but too quiet

  • By Scatty on 07-12-17

Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 07-06-18

Very enjoyable story. At times the narration seemed to run together when it should have been a longer pause.