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Chesapeake, VA
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  • Limits of Power

  • Paladin's Legacy, Book 4
  • By: Elizabeth Moon
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 20 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 477
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 432
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 433

The unthinkable has occurred in the kingdom of Lyonya. The queen of the Elves - known as the Lady - is dead, murdered by former elves twisted by dark powers. Now the Lady’s half-elven grandson must heal the mistrust between elf and human before their enemies strike again. Yet as he struggles to make ready for an attack, an even greater threat looms across the Eight Kingdoms.Throughout the north, magic is reappearing after centuries of absence, emerging without warning in family after family - rich and poor alike.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • good story but cant stand the narrator

  • By James Ellis on 06-23-13

Very poor production

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

Reviewed: 03-26-15

I know I'm repeating sentiments already expressed, but the production of this audiobook leaves a lot to be desired. First of all, the constant changing of narrators is poor planning. It is distracting and annoying to find that the names are pronounced so very differently from narrator to narrator

In the end, I had to buy a written copy in order to continue to enjoy the series. The biggest sin? Pronouncing Paks as Packs instead of Pox, followed closely by the TIge instead of Tage, Almost as irritating was Mike-eli instead of Ma-Kel-e, Chi-a and Si-a instead of Chay-a and Say-a. It was like nails on a chalkboard.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Poison Throne

  • The Moorehawke Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Celine Kiernan
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 13 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

When young Wynter Moorehawke returns to court with her dying father, she finds her old home shadowed with fear. The king has become a violent despot, terrorizing those he once loved. His son and heir Alberon has fled into exile and now there are whispers everywhere of rebellion. Meanwhile, Alberon’s half-brother Razi has been elevated to his throne. He struggles to meet his King’s demands while remaining loyal to his beloved brother and to his friend Wynter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Swashbuckling adventure tale

  • By John on 12-29-16

Did not live up to hype

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

Reviewed: 08-15-14

I was looking for a good series, and this one was pretty highly rated. I found it slow. It could have benefited from a good editor tightening it up. I heard too much of Winter's angst to find her admirable. She dithers too much. But most disappointing was the end of the story, which really reads like the end of a chapter. No closure whatsoever, and too many details left hanging. This, even in a series, is unforgivable.

  • Touch of Frost

  • Mythos Academy, Book 1
  • By: Jennifer Estep
  • Narrated by: Tara Sands
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 757
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 697
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 703

My name is Gwen Frost, and I go to Mythos Academy - a school of myths, magic, and warrior whiz kids, where even the lowliest geek knows how to chop off somebody's head with a sword and Logan Quinn, the hottest Spartan guy in school, also happens to be the deadliest. But lately, things have been weird, even for Mythos. First, mean girl Jasmine Ashton was murdered in the Library of Antiquities. Then, someone stole the Bowl of Tears, a magical artifact that can be used to bring about the second Chaos War. You know, death, destruction and lots of other bad, bad things.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I'm Shocked!! It Was Really Good

  • By Hassan on 06-20-13

Meh

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

Reviewed: 08-15-14

What disappointed you about Touch of Frost?

I would ask for my credit back if I hadn't actually listened to the whole thing. If I had to hear "my gypsy gift" one more time I was going to scream. I like to listen to young adult fiction because it generally is free from gratuitous sex and profanity, but it seems like this author went out of her way to incorporate it in order to be "hip," and or attract a young audience. It certainly turned me off. I generally will finish a series, but I won't be finishing this one.

Would you ever listen to anything by Jennifer Estep again?

No