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  • Steelheart

  • The Reckoners, Book 1
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,072
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,779
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,819

Ten years ago, Calamity came. It was a burst in the sky that gave ordinary men and women extraordinary powers. The awed public started calling them Epics. But Epics are no friend of man. With incredible gifts came the desire to rule. And to rule man you must crush his will. Nobody fights the Epics...nobody but the Reckoners. A shadowy group of ordinary humans, they spend their lives studying Epics, finding their weaknesses, and then assassinating them. And David wants in. He wants Steelheart - the Epic who is said to be invincible. The Epic who killed David's father.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • He got the idea from a near traffic accident

  • By Don Gilbert on 09-26-13

epic

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

Reviewed: 02-24-18

I feel that if after reading a book, you can't stop thinking about it... it has been thought provoking or impactful enough that one can't help but think it amazing

  • Wild Magic

  • The Immortals, Book 1
  • By: Tamora Pierce
  • Narrated by: Tamora Pierce
  • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,501
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,152
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,155

When Daine comes down from the mountains, she carries with her two things: a dark secret about her own past, and a strangely powerful magic that even she doesn't understand.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love the book, don't love the narration

  • By Julia Page on 07-05-17

Tamora writes better

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

Reviewed: 12-09-09

If i read correctly, the book is narrated by the Author - and i think she is far better suited for writing than reading. The other voices sound well, but the narrator sound flat and monotonous. Still not a bad listen.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Trickster's Queen

  • By: Tamora Pierce
  • Narrated by: Trini Alvarado
  • Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,121
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 848
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 852

The native people of the Copper Isles, the raka, know that the ancient prophecy handed down by their trickster god is on the brink of coming to pass. But what they don't know is that all their hopes rest on the slender shoulders of Aly Homewood, formerly Alianne of Pirate's Swoop.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • entrancing!

  • By Jia on 10-28-07

Tamora's Best

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-09-09

I think this book is very well written and read. I gave it only 4 stars because I don't enjoy reading sexual content. While this book isn't as explicit as others, there definitely is sex in this book.

1 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • A Charmed Life

  • The Worlds of Chrestomanci, Book 1
  • By: Diana Wynne Jones
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 505
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 336
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 343

Cat doesn't mind living in the shadow of his sister, Gwendolen, the most promising young witch ever seen on Coven Street. But trouble starts brewing the moment the two orphans are summoned to live in Chrestomanci Castle. Frustrated that the witches of the castle refuse to acknowledge her talents, Gwendolen conjures up a scheme that could throw whole worlds out of whack.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Delightful Read!

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-27-05

Wonderfully Fantastic

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-09-09

I love this book, it is read well and is very humorous.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Castle in the Air

  • By: Diana Wynne Jones
  • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 982
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 857
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 862

In this sparkling tale, young merchant Abdullah purchases a magic carpet - and soon finds that the enchanted rug is none too agreeable. But despite the carpet's cranky demeanor, Abdullah must rely on its help to rescue a princess from a wicked djinn.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What Eddie thinks about this book (Eddie is 11)

  • By Ann on 07-24-11

I'd really like to recommend this book but...

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

Reviewed: 12-09-09

This is one of my favorite reads and i enjoyed listening to it all the way till almost the end. The author used a very high squeaky voice for one of the characters in the book and it sounded awful! It has the effect of scratching nails on a chalkboard and makes the end of the book almost intolerable.

2 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Witch Week

  • Chronicles of Chrestomanci
  • By: Diana Wynne Jones
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 236
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150

The students in class 6B become nervous when their teacher receives an anonymous note claiming someone in the room is a witch. For in this society, witches are outlawed, whether they are good or bad. In fact, witches are burned at the stake, because that's the law.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not just for children

  • By Wayne on 10-26-05

Fantastically Awesome

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

Reviewed: 12-09-09

This book is full of twists and turns that make it a wonder to listen to. It is hilarious and read very well.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Northanger Abbey

  • By: Jane Austen
  • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,035
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,637
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,632

When Catherine Morland, a country clergyman's daughter, is invited to spend a season in Bath with the fashionable high society, little does she imagine the delights and perils that await her. Captivated and disconcerted by what she finds, and introduced to the joys of "Gothic novels" by her new friend, Isabella, Catherine longs for mystery and romance. When she is invited to stay with the beguiling Henry Tilney and his family at Northanger Abbey, she expects mystery and intrigue at every turn.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome

  • By Johnny on 08-01-09

Awesome

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

Reviewed: 08-01-09

I am a manly man. I eat raw meat. I speak in short sentences. but i love this book. It's not just a Jane Austen romance, it's a mini thriller and comedy too. John Thorpe is my idle.

104 of 109 people found this review helpful