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  • Endsinger

  • The Lotus War, Book Three
  • By: Jay Kristoff
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 21 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 242
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 221
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 220

As civil war sweeps across the Shima Imperium, the Lotus Guild unleashes their deadliest creation - a mechanical goliath, intended to unite the shattered Empire under a yoke of fear. Yukiko and Buruu are forced to take leadership of the rebellion, gathering new allies and old friends. But the ghosts of Buruu's past stand between them and the army they need, and Kin's betrayal has destroyed all trust among their allies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Epic Finale

  • By Nikita on 04-26-16

Outstanding!

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

Reviewed: 12-17-14

What did you love best about Endsinger?

The story! The characters! The heartache! The humor!

What other book might you compare Endsinger to and why?

Endsinger is rather unique but I'd consider comparing the epic nature of it all to Game of Thrones or Lord of the Rings w/ a steampunk twist.

What about Jennifer Ikeda’s performance did you like?

It's passionate and detailed, echoing the characters and story perfectly.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

About the last 25% - I can't give details or it would ruin it!

Any additional comments?

​No specific spoilers here. It has taken me a few days to try to write a coherent review following my emotional turmoil and profuse sobbing after completing this series.

Endsinger is a truly satisfying conclusion to the Lotus Wars. Kristoff continues to solidify himself as a master storyteller. The sheer creativity of the plot, well developed characters and relationships as well as the profound writing style make this a stunning read. Reading this series is an experience for the senses.

Having read Kristoff's stance on happy endings, I tried to prepare myself for the worst but hoped for the best. I was not disappointed. The losses sustained are meaningful and necessary for the story. That being said, they were still gut-wrenching. Despite the heartache, this remains probably my most memorable read of 2014. I have the strong desire to immediately start the series again just to relive the highs and lows of such a beautiful kinship and poignant portrait of human and beastkind at their best and worst.

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  • Iced

  • A Dani O' Malley Novel, Book 1
  • By: Karen Marie Moning
  • Narrated by: Phil Gigante, Natalie Ross
  • Length: 14 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,719
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,469
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,478

Dani "Mega" O’Malley plays by her own set of rules - and in a world overrun by Dark Fae, her biggest rule is: Do what it takes to survive. Possessing rare talents and the all-powerful Sword of Light, Dani is more than equipped for the task. In fact, she’s one of the few humans who can defend themselves against the Unseelie. But now, amid the pandemonium, her greatest gifts have turned into serious liabilities.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dude, It exceeded my expectations

  • By Katheryne on 12-02-12

Great story, questionable sound quality

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

Reviewed: 11-12-12

If you could sum up Iced in three words, what would they be?

Fast, fun, fiesty.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Christian because he is evolving as a character. Its all very complicated!

What didn’t you like about Phil Gigante and Natalie Ross ’s performance?

Sound quality made it difficult to understand the narrators.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Loved it! - OMG what a cliffhanger =)

Any additional comments?

Poor sound quality on my device. It was very difficult to hear.

  • Envy: A Novel of the Fallen Angels

  • By: J.R. Ward
  • Narrated by: Eric G Dove
  • Length: 14 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,628
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,466
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,482

As the son of a serial killer, homicide detective Thomas “Veck” DelVecchio, Jr., grew up in the shadow of evil. Now, on the knife-edge between civic duty and blind retribution, he atones for the sins of his father - while fighting his inner demons. Assigned to monitor Veck is Internal Affairs officer Sophia Reilly, whose interest in him is both professional and arousingly personal. And Veck and Sophia have another link: Jim Heron, a mysterious stranger with too many answers. When Veck and Sophia are drawn into the ultimate battle, their fallen angel savior is the only one standing between them and eternal damnation....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best so far

  • By Patricia Kapperman on 11-27-11

Envious

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

Reviewed: 12-22-11

If you could sum up Envy in three words, what would they be?

By far the best of the series to date. The story of Jim Herron and his mission to bring down the demon Devina continues. Jim must help Vic, a detective in Caldwell. This story syncs up with the substory of

What does Eric G Dove bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

His tone is fantastic - an intensity and passion where appropriate

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Yes. I was drawn in to the backstory of each character and can't wait to read the next book.