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  • The Madness Underneath

  • The Shades of London, Book 2
  • By: Maureen Johnson
  • Narrated by: Nicola Barber
  • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 125

After her near-fatal run-in with the Jack the Ripper copycat, Rory Deveaux has been living in Bristol under the close watch of her parents. So when her therapist suddenly suggests she return to Wexford, Rory jumps at the chance to get back to her friends. But Rory’s brush with the Ripper touched her more than she thought possible: She’s become a human terminus, with the power to eliminate ghosts on contact. She soon finds out that the Shades - the city’s secret ghost-fighting police - are responsible for her return. The Ripper may be gone, but now there is a string of new inexplicable deaths threatening London.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I was excepting

  • By Melissa on 07-11-13

felt like half a book

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

Reviewed: 08-24-16

I loved the first book, but while I enjoyed this book, it felt like the author took a book and cut it in half. Everything in the book served its purpose, but it felt like a bunch of small events, that even once tied together felt unrelated (even though they sort of were). I felt like it deserved 3.5 stars, but 3 seemed too unfair... that could just be my cold medicine talking though. This probably won't be one I will go back and listen to again (unlike book 1). But at least the second book left me feeling very excited to start the third book!

  • The Glass Gauntlet

  • The Blood Guard, Book 2
  • By: Carter Roy
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49

Ronan Truelove barely survived his first encounter with his father and the Bend Sinister. Now, he's determined to become one of the Blood Guard, a sword-wielding secret society sworn to protect thirty-six pure souls crucial to the world's survival. Eager to prove he's got what it takes to become a Guard, Ronan can't believe that the first mission he, Greta, and Sammy are sent on is to visit a weird-sounding school and take a series of tests called the Glass Gauntlet.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • enjoyable but not as good as the first

  • By Shawn Puckett on 07-22-16

enjoyable but not as good as the first

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

Reviewed: 07-22-16

The narration was wonderful as always, but the story was rather slow in the beginning, then predictable for the rest. Still worth the listen, and a good family book.

  • Mitosis

  • A Reckoners Story
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,157
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,840
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,831

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Words of Radiance, coauthor of Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series and creator of the internationally bestselling Mistborn Trilogy, Brandon Sanderson comes Mitosis, a short story set in the action-packed world of Steelheart: the Reckoners series, exclusively available in the digital format. Epics still plague Newcago, but David and the Reckoners have vowed to fight back.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great short story.

  • By Gawaine on 01-16-15

love this series!

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

Reviewed: 04-04-16

This was short and sweet. Not essential to read before reading Firefight, but I like to have all the story I can! The narration is great and this is a series that I prefer to listen to rather than read because of that.

  • Nice Dragons Finish Last

  • Heartstrikers, Book 1
  • By: Rachel Aaron
  • Narrated by: Vikas Adam
  • Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,956
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,554
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,555

Audie Award, Fantasy, 2016. As the smallest dragon in the Heartstriker clan, Julius survives by a simple code: keep quiet, don't cause trouble, and stay out of the way of bigger dragons. But this meek behavior doesn't fly in a family of ambitious magical predators, and his mother, Bethesda the Heartstriker, has finally reached the end of her patience.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Almost shockingly wonderful.

  • By Leon Miller on 07-26-15

enjoyable read

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

Reviewed: 03-27-15

Good book, but not what I was expecting. I was expecting something along the lines of Fable Haven or Skullduggery Pleasant (family friendly) but it was for an older audience- YA/ adult. That being said, it was clean and tasteful, something hard to come by these days. A unique premise, that while I can't say I couldn't take my headphones off, I did look forward to putting them back on to continue listening. I will be looking forward to the second book. I only gave it 4 stars because my standards for 5 are very high, it has to be something I will clean my house late into the night just so I can keep listening to earn 5. Biggest complaint was I did feel like the narrator made the main female character sound whiney when she wasn't supposed to, but its hard to find a guy who does really good female voices. otherwise he was an excellent narrator.

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