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  • The Lake of Souls

  • Cirque Du Freak, Book 10
  • By: Darren Shan
  • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151

"If you step through after Harkat, you might never comeback. Is your friend worth such an enormous risk?" Darren and Harkat face monstrous obstacles on their desperate quest to the Lake of Souls. Will they survive the savage journey full of killer animals, monstrous mutants, and fiery winged beasts? And what awaits them in the murky waters of the dead? The two companions must unravel the riddle of Harkat's identity before they are destroyed. Be careful what you fish for.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cirque du awesome

  • By Justin on 12-01-17

Waste of money

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

Reviewed: 11-04-18

No need to read this book. It does nothing for the seemingly endless series expect put money in the author's pocket. A waste of a book. It is getting harder and harder to care what is in the next book.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Age of War

  • The Legends of the First Empire, Book 3
  • By: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 16 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,779
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,451
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,424

The epic battle between humankind and their godlike rulers finally ignites in the masterful follow-up to Age of Myth and Age of Swords. The alliance of humans and renegade Fhrey is fragile - and about to be tested as never before. As the Fhrey overlords marshal their army and sorcerers to crush the rebellion, old loyalties will be challenged while fresh conspiracies will threaten to undo all that Persephone has accomplished. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A disappointing offering that does not capitalize on one of the author's key strengths

  • By Dale on 07-28-18

Slow and predictable

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

Reviewed: 09-30-18

I really liked the first book, I liked the second book, but this third book was difficult to finish. Too much of the love stories, too many very convenient things happening at very convenient times in very predictable ways, and the pace of the story was ridiculously slow. I really hope the next one picks back up and the series gets back on track.

  • The Royal Ranger: The Red Fox Clan

  • Ranger's Apprentice
  • By: John Flanagan
  • Narrated by: John Keating
  • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 370
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 338
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 339

Number one New York Times best-selling author John Flanagan returns to the world of Ranger's Apprentice, beginning a new story arc starring fan favorites, Will and Maddie (Ranger's Apprentice: The Royal Ranger). Picking up where Ranger's Apprentice: The Royal Ranger left off, this next installment continues the story arc featuring young apprentice, Maddie, and the student-turned-master, Will Treaty. The time has come for the next generation to assume the mantle and become protectors of the kingdom of Araluen.  

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Half a book!

  • By NW Florida user on 08-25-18

this is only half a book.

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

Reviewed: 09-09-18

if you're going to charge full price for a book you should tell the full story. There is nothing worse than investing time and money into a book only to hear the words to be continued at the end. I don't mind a story continuing along in a series but this is ridiculous. There is absolutely no reason to end this book where you did other than pure greed.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Outsiders

  • By: S.E. Hinton
  • Narrated by: Jim Fyfe
  • Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,106
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,414
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,431

Ponyboy can count on his brothers. And on his friends. But not on much else besides trouble with the Socs, a vicious gang of rich kids whose idea of a good time is beating up "greasers" like Ponyboy. At least he knows what to expect, until the night someone takes things too far.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Outsiders

  • By Carol H. on 01-25-06

As good as I remembered it

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

Reviewed: 08-26-18

I am still in owe of the fancy this book was written by a 16 year old. The lessons in it are so dead on and its so well written. I really enjoyed hearing it instead of reading it.

  • The Outsider

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,203
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,236
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,096

An 11-year-old boy's violated corpse is found in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City's most popular citizens. He is Terry Maitland, Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of two girls. Detective Ralph Anderson, whose son Maitland once coached, orders a quick and very public arrest. Maitland has an alibi, but Anderson and the district attorney soon add DNA evidence to go with the fingerprints and witnesses. Their case seems ironclad.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyed Beginning...

  • By Elizabeth Mahan on 11-19-18

best listen in years!

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

Reviewed: 07-10-18

What a great book and performance. Patton is amazing and this book grabs you right away and you won't be able to stop until the mystery is solved. Well worth your time.

0 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 206,407
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 192,703
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192,296

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’m sorry I waited so long to read this book.

  • By Julie W. Capell on 05-27-14

is there anything Wil Wheaton can't do?

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

Reviewed: 04-03-18

the story was excellent. It was one of those books that I just kept listening to because I couldn't wait to find out how it ended. Will lWheaton was also amazing.

  • Dungeon Calamity

  • Divine Dungeon, Book 3
  • By: Dakota Krout
  • Narrated by: Vikas Adam
  • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,689
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,369
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,357

Powerful necromancers are on the move, and Cal is caught in the crossfire. Without his faithful Wisp, Dani, Cal's mind slips, and he begins creating traps and monsters that go against his already loose morals. After a direct threat from an unexpected force causes Cal's mind to stabilize, he throws all of his resources into keeping his thoughts clear while he funds searches for his lost companion. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dwarf erections that are just to damn funny.

  • By Nicholas F Richer on 02-08-18

Too technical

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

Reviewed: 03-10-18

I liked this book but I did not like it nearly as much as I like the last two parts. This is mostly because the author spends a lot of time on the technical stuff and less time on the story in this book. Also, it was a little hard to hear when reading the role of the necromancers because to make it sound sinister, there was a lot of whispering. I usually listen to books while I'm in loud places like the gym or my car. It's really hard when the narrator is Whispering and there's a lot of noise around me. It got a little frustrating. Still though, this is one of the best performances of a book series that I have ever listened to so it's still well worth it.

  • Destiny of Dragons

  • The Legacy of Dragons, Book 3
  • By: Jack Campbell
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 14 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,485
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,414
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,417

In the thrilling conclusion to the Legacy of Dragons trilogy, ancient weapons of mass destruction lie hidden under the city of Pacta Servanda. Remnants of the Great Guilds and rebellious factions of the Empire want to seize those weapons to allow them to regain control of the world of Dematr. Only Jason, brought by the first ship from Earth since the colony failed, might be able to disarm the threat. But he also might know how to employ those weapons, making him a danger for all sides.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Extremely Disapoointed

  • By Michael on 02-26-18

lazy and stale

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

Reviewed: 02-17-18

unfortunately, I think this Series has run its course. The author is doing the same things over and over and over again book after book and chapter after chapter.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Oliver Twist

  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Peter Batchelor
  • Length: 14 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 564
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 516
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 516

Born to an unmarried woman who dies after giving birth, orphan Oliver Twist seems destined to slog through a dismal life in the workhouse. A rebellious cry for more gets Oliver banished, and ultimately lands him on the dismal streets of London. The young outcast finds refuge with Fagin and his band of thieves before fate intervenes and puts Oliver in the hands of a kindly benefactor. It is likely that Dickens's own early youth as a child labourer contributed to the story's development.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent narration!

  • By Joselo on 08-19-13

Thick accemt

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

Reviewed: 02-08-18

I had a very hard time understanding the accent which made it difficult to enjoy.

  • A Shattered Empire

  • By: Mitchell Hogan
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 21 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,892
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,684
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,673

In a battle of armies and sorcerers, empires will fall. After young Caldan's parents were slain, a group of monks raised the boy and initiated him into the arcane mysteries of sorcery. But when the Mahruse Empire was attacked and the lives of his friends hung in the balance, he was forced to make a dangerous choice. Now, as two mighty empires face off in a deadly game of supremacy, potent sorcery and creatures from legend have been unleashed. To turn the tide of war and prevent annihilation, Caldan must learn to harness his fearsome and forbidden magic.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The conclusion that disappointed

  • By Shawn on 11-10-16

Glad it's over

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

Reviewed: 11-30-17

I really can't think of a good thing to say. This last part of a bad series babbled on and on for what seemed like an eternity. This whole series could have easy been 1 book. It was infuriating to listen to the author describe the most minor details to death and leave huge story lines unexplained. If you're going to make us pay for 3 books you should take the time to let relationships and skills grow over time. Time and time again the characters learned new skills whenever necessary with little to no explanation. As for the performer.... He read the book in the same tone as the guy who narrated the TV show "cops". Awful all around. I'm really happy it's over.