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  • The Kingdom of Copper

  • A Novel
  • By: S. A. Chakraborty
  • Narrated by: Soneela Nankani
  • Length: 23 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 220
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 206

Nahri’s life changed forever the moment she accidentally summoned Dara, a formidable, mysterious djinn, during one of her schemes. Whisked from her home in Cairo, she was thrust into the dazzling royal court of Daevabad - and quickly discovered she would need all her grifter instincts to survive there. Now, with Daevabad entrenched in the dark aftermath of a devastating battle, Nahri must forge a new path for herself. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Breathtaking

  • By Amel Hamed on 01-24-19

The sequel

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

Reviewed: 02-05-19

The Kingdom of Copper was IMO was not as good as the The City of Brass (book1). I was surprised in the many twists and turns this book offered. The story has revelations more towards the end, but the book was pretty slow until the last 4 hours. By then I didn't want it to end. You must read book 1 before this as it is NOT a stand alone book. Now I wait for book 3.

  • The City of Brass

  • A Novel
  • By: S. A. Chakraborty
  • Narrated by: Soneela Nankani
  • Length: 19 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,291
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,200
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,195

Nahri has never believed in magic. Certainly she has power; on the streets of 18th-century Cairo, she's a con woman of unsurpassed talent. But she knows better than anyone that the trade she uses to get by - palm readings, zars, healings - are all tricks, sleights of hand, learned skills, a means to the delightful end of swindling Ottoman nobles and a reliable way to survive. But when Nahri accidentally summons an equally sly, darkly mysterious djinn warrior to her side during one of her cons, she's forced to question all she believes.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator ruined the charaters for me

  • By Jacquelyn S. De Phillips on 01-01-18

Romance junkie turned into Fantasy loving woman

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

Reviewed: 01-07-19

I absolutely loved The City of Brass. The length of the book initially scared me, but once I got into listening to the book I had a hard time pausing it! I normally read romance, but this fantasy genre book got ahold of me and took me for a ride.
I don't give spoilers in my reviews, but I will say that this book has me rooting for someone I thought was "gone." I can't wait to get my "ears" on The Kingdom of Copper!!!

  • His Wicked Seduction

  • League of Rogues, Book 2
  • By: Lauren Smith
  • Narrated by: Heather Wilds
  • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 222
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 200
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197

Horatia Sheridan has been hopelessly in love with Lucien, her brother's best friend, ever since he rescued her from the broken remains of her parents' wrecked carriage. His reputation as London's most notorious rakehell doesn't frighten her, for under his veneer of cool authority she has glimpsed a man whose wicked desires inspire her own.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Action, Sex, Danger, Sadness, Joy, You Get It All

  • By Micky on 02-12-15

very very slow going!

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

Reviewed: 08-21-18

The 1st book in The League of Rogues series was listened to in 1 day. It was utterly engrossing, but this book took me over a week to listen to. I wanted to fast forward through the book (but didn't) because there wasn't any action! And not just that kind of "action!" The same phrases were repeated so often that it became monotonous to listen too. I'm sorry, but book 2 just fell flat.

  • The White Princess

  • By: Philippa Gregory
  • Narrated by: Bianca Amato
  • Length: 19 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,990
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,797
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,783

The newest novel from #1 New York Times best-selling author and "queen of royal fiction" ( USA Today) Philippa Gregory tells the passionate story of Elizabeth of York, daughter of the White Queen, who gets caught in the middle of a battle for the crown of England. A princess from birth, Elizabeth fell in love with Richard III, though her mother made an arranged betrothal for her with the pretender to the throne: Henry Tudor. When Henry defeats Richard against all odds, Elizabeth has to marry the man who murdered her lover in battle.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Paid by the Word? Double for "the boy"?

  • By Lisa on 08-14-13

I DON'T KNOW!!

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

Reviewed: 06-08-17

This BOOK was crap. Instead of giving answers it gave I don't knows. Also, Henry is seriously a mental case. I watched the Starz series and thought that this book would be wonderful like the show. I was wrong. The show was MUCH BETTER

  • Good Behavior

  • By: Blake Crouch
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan, Blake Crouch
  • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,944
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,773
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,767

Fresh out of prison and fighting to keep afloat, Letty Dobesh returns to her old tricks burglarizing suites at a luxury hotel. While on the job, she overhears a man hiring a hit man to kill his wife. Letty may not be winning any morality awards, but even she has limits. Unable to go to the police, Letty sets out to derail the job, putting herself on a collision course with the killer that entangles the two of them in a dangerous, seductive relationship.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW!! Three must read novellas!

  • By Wayne on 02-05-17

Tell The Author To Shut Up !

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

Reviewed: 05-12-17

These short stories were awesome until the Author came on and droned on about the "set up" of the film... I would recommend these books, but I can't get over how the Author kept on "barging" in in the middle of things!

  • White Queen

  • By: Philippa Gregory
  • Narrated by: Susan Lyons
  • Length: 15 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,389
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,014
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,031

They ruled England before the Tudors, and now internationally best-selling author Philippa Gregory brings the Plantagenets to life through the dramatic and intimate stories of the secret players: the indomitable women.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Prep for Starz Drama

  • By FanB14 on 06-27-13

Very interesting take on the past.

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

Reviewed: 05-08-17

I have only read a few of Phillipa Gregory's novels. I enjoyed them, but I had no idea that she had written this series. I started watching The White Queen on Starz and fell in love with the adaptation of novel. I used my credit to purchase this book, and enjoyed listening to it. I was a little put off by the narration because it was so slow to me, but after speeding it up to 2.5x the book kept me going. I highly recommend this novel, and can not wait to start the next in the series.

  • Silk Is for Seduction

  • The Dressmakers, Book 1
  • By: Loretta Chase
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,088
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,004
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,002

Brilliant and ambitious dressmaker Marcelline Noirotis London's rising star. And who better to benefit from her talent than the worst-dressed lady in the ton, the Duke of Clevedon's intended bride? Winning the future duchess' patronage means prestige and fortune for Marcelline and her sisters. To get to the lady, though, Marcelline must win over Clevedon, whose standards are as high as his morals are...not. The prize seems well worth the risk-but this time Marcelline's met her match.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth the Credit....Fantastic

  • By Chantelle on 04-15-14

great story, but a tad bit too long

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

Reviewed: 04-20-17

This book is in my opinion about 1.5 hours too long. I did enjoy the Duke who has an aversion to marrying his "friend." He's a piece of work to say the least.

  • The Wedding Florist

  • A Radcliffe Story
  • By: T. J. Kline, James Patterson - foreword
  • Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
  • Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10

After losing her job and getting evicted from her home, the last thing florist Anna Nolan needs is to ruin her new gig. But it's hard for her to work for the powerful and sexy Gabriel Radcliffe. Namely, because Anna's arranging the flowers for his wedding to society girl Stephanie Maurier - and she wishes she were the bride....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Cheese & no wine... this is bad.

  • By MochaJava on 12-21-17

Cute quirky story

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

Reviewed: 03-24-17

I love T.J Kline's Avon Romance books, so I took a shot and listened to this book shot while driving around in Texas. This book has it all, the rich Hunk, the bride to be, an overbearing Grandmother, and a car accident that starts any thing in motion!

  • The Scandal in Kissing an Heir

  • At the Kingsborough Ball, Book 2
  • By: Sophie Barnes
  • Narrated by: Susan Duerden
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 61

Lady Rebecca is determined to find a husband on her own terms, rather than marry any of the aging suitors her greedy aunt and uncle foist upon her. Her chance comes at the Kingsborough Ball, where she meets several potential grooms...yet no one compares to the dangerously handsome Daniel Neville. Notorious rake and heir to the Marquess of Wolvington, Daniel Neville is in need of a bride, but finding a lady who's willing to accept his past is an entirely different matter.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • What a lovely scandal.

  • By Kimberly on 01-29-14

This Scandal is setting me on fire!

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

Reviewed: 02-02-17

Sophie Barnes knows how to enthrall her readers. From the first chapter I was hooked! I enjoyed our Rake Daniel and his "Mental" wife Rebecca! I loved how their story came about and how that a Rake can be reformed for the right woman! I enjoyed the steamy passion between our newlyweds. I would give this book an 8/10 rating! Definitely worth your credit!

  • How the Duke Was Won

  • Disgraceful Dukes Series, Book 1
  • By: Lenora Bell
  • Narrated by: Beverley A. Crick
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 199
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 181
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 181

James, the scandalously uncivilized Duke of Harland, requires a bride with a spotless reputation for a strictly business arrangement. Lust is prohibited, and love is out of the question. Charlene Beckett, the unacknowledged daughter of an earl and a courtesan, has just been offered a life-altering fortune to pose as her half-sister, Lady Dorothea, and win the duke's proposal.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really enjoyed this book a lot! Great Narration!

  • By Tracy T on 02-27-17

A truly disgraceful Duke.

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

Reviewed: 01-24-17

this was the first time I had written a book by Lenora Bell. I think she has true talent and brings with, class, fun, and a little bit of drama to her characters. The heroine in this book has a lot to handle, but she handles it with class. I would encourage you to spend your credit on this book.

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