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  • Surrender

  • The Ferryman & The Flame, Book 1
  • By: Rhiannon Paille
  • Narrated by: Rachel Siegel
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 4

Kaliel was warned about her love for the Ferryman. One day he will marry the land and leave Avristar forever. She doesn't listen, and because of what she is - a Flame - one of nine apocalyptic weapons, she sparks a war. In a desperate attempt to save her home and her love, Kaliel tries to awaken Avred, not knowing she may have to make the ultimate sacrifice.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not a bad book

  • By Cyn on 11-17-14

Unique Fantasy

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

Reviewed: 06-16-14

Would you listen to Surrender again? Why?

Yes. I really enjoyed Siegel's performance of the story and it kept my attention throughout the audiobook.

Would you be willing to try another book from Rhiannon Paille? Why or why not?

Yes. Her style of writing was different and I was very enthralled with this new take on fantasy.

Which character – as performed by Rachel Siegel – was your favorite?

Kaliel, for sure. Rachel really put her on display and made her character shine in unexplainably impressive ways.

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

Uh, yes. There were a mass amount of tears in this book. But there is no way I can tell you about it without spoiling the ending, so I will have to let you figure it out yourself.

Any additional comments?

I've never read anything like this and I was intrigued with the new perspective. It was very interesting to me that while Kaliel is an 'apocalyptic weapon', she isn't "the" only apocalyptic weapon, so there wasn't really a huge 'chosen one' aspect going on. I have a weak point for forbidden love stories and Kaliel and Krishani have a beautiful relationship in the making. I highly recommend this to any lover of fantasy and/or love stories.

  • Persephone

  • Daughters of Zeus, Book 1
  • By: Kaitlin Bevis
  • Narrated by: Kaitlin Bevis
  • Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 85
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 79

How many teens get told that they're a goddess? When her mom tells her, Persephone is sure her mother has lost her mind. It isn't until Boreas, the god of winter, tries to abduct her that she realizes her mother was telling the truth. Hades rescues her, and in order to safely bring Persephone to the Underworld he marks her as his bride. But Boreas will stop at nothing to get Persephone. Despite her growing feelings for Hades, Persephone wants to return to the living realm. Persephone must find a way to defeat Boreas and reclaim her life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Persephone from Athens, Georgia...Classic!

  • By Donyale H. on 05-24-14

Amazing take on a classic tale!

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

Reviewed: 05-23-14

Would you listen to Persephone again? Why?

YES. I would definitely listen to Persephone again and I plan on doing that many times. The story was wonderful and the characters were deep. I was able to get into the story very easily.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Persephone?

Hades kissing Persephone and marking her as his bride, omg. *chills* Didn't even know him yet but I fell in love right there.

What about Kaitlin Bevis’s performance did you like?

I loved how she added tone and snark to her character's dialogue. I didn't have to squint and figure things out myself, because Bevis let me know exactly what was going on at all times.

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

Yes, of course. But how am I supposed to share these moments without spoiling the whole story?

Any additional comments?

I loved the new take on the classic Greek myth of Persephone and Hades. Bevis did a wonderful job of taking a fairly-well-known story and turning it into something new and exciting!

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