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  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 184,940
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 172,756
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172,397

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

Great book once you get into it

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

Reviewed: 04-27-18

This book was completely Awesome. I saw the movie before reading the book and they are both equally enjoyable. The only problem I had with the the book is it took 9 of the 40 chapters to describe the gaming system the main characters uses and then on chapter 2 it's more of a religious book. A friend suggested the book and I almost called it quits after 3 or 4 chapters, but of you wait it out, the book eventually does get better.

  • Graceling

  • By: Kristin Cashore
  • Narrated by: David Baker, Chelsea Mixon, Zachary Exton
  • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,623
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,298
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,309

Set in a world where some people are born with a Grace - a unique, sometimes uncanny, gift - this is the story of Katsa, whose Grace, demonstrated at an uncomfortably early age, is for killing. This makes her a perfect tool for her uncle, King Randa But Katsa chafes at the way she is being used - and even more at the injustices she sees around her.Then she meets Prince Po, who has a Grace to match hers...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding first novel!

  • By Kari on 10-31-09

Great book!

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

Reviewed: 04-27-18

This book was very enjoyable. I loved the story and the narrator. The only problem I had with the audio book was that the music was really overkill. Sometimes there was real dramatic music for no reason at all. The music in between chapters was alright, but it seems to be randomly thrown around in the book. Besides the random overkill music, the book is great!

  • Battle Mage

  • By: Peter A. Flannery
  • Narrated by: RD Watson
  • Length: 34 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,427
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,178
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,173

The world is falling to the burning shadow of the Possessed and only the power of a battle mage can save it. But the ancient bond with dragonkind is failing. Of those that answer a summoning too many are black. Black dragons are the enemy of humankind. Black dragons are mad. Falco Dante is a weakling in a world of warriors, but worse than this, he is the son of a madman. Driven by grief, Falco makes a decision that will drive him to the brink of despair. As he tries to come to terms with his actions Falco follows his friends to the Academy of War.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • amazing book!

  • By Loyd Simpson on 01-10-18

Great book!

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

Reviewed: 04-27-18

this book was completely epic! It starts off just throwing names at the reader which was hard to get a grasp on at forst, but once you are able to remember the names of the characters the book gets really good. It was hard to put down. The only real problem I had listening to this book was there were many times the narrator was hard to understand and once you get about half way it sounds like he was only reading half sentences. Also, the narrator had a few problems with creating the characters. The first time the queen is introduced he sounds like an old fickle woman, later the book describes her as a young beautiful woman and he changes his voice to match. Anytime the queen talks to her delegates the narrator made her sound old, but any scene that's intimate to her life he would change her voice again, the queen was one character the narrator gave 3 different voices and it was somewhat distracting. I found myself rewinding a few times because it was start off in a man's voice "...said the queen" and it threw me off. besides some small things, the book itself was completely awesome!

  • Lily & Oceana

  • The Dragon Kin Series, Book 2
  • By: Audrey Faye, Shae Geary
  • Narrated by: Erin Moon
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

The Dragon Star has chosen again - and this time, it must be mistaken. Lily is off to an elf wedding with her friends, which might be a fate worse than death. So she thinks - until she sticks her fingers in the water of a river far from home. What she finds will change her life and challenge the bravest dragons she knows. And might involve some accidental dragon soup.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great!

  • By Spencer1316 on 03-21-18

Great!

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

Reviewed: 03-21-18

This book starts where the last book left off. This book (as the title shows) follows Sapphire's friend Lilly. this book has a lot more character building and has an overall stronger story. This book was very much enjoyable, can't wait to hear about the next star children!

  • Dragon Kin: Sapphire & Lotus

  • The Dragon Kin Series, Book 1
  • By: Audrey Faye, Shae Geary
  • Narrated by: Erin Moon
  • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

The ancient prophecy speaks of the five, those who will come to save all of dragonkind. Like most prophecies, it leaves out a lot of the important details. The very ordinary elf girl who runs for the hills - and gets lost in a forest instead. The dragon egg, precariously perched high in a tree on a dark winter's night. And what happens when egg meets girl.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Short!

  • By Spencer1316 on 03-14-18

Short!

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

Reviewed: 03-14-18

This was a good book, but it was really short. There is a lot of missed opportunity through the book where you are jumped days or even years ahead. there isn't much character building through the book besides the intro and then the darkest feelings the next time the character is introduced. This book was good, but could have been so much better. The story is also short and it doesn't leave you with any suspense or hints for the next book. You could finish this book and only be slightly curious about the next book because almost nothing is revealed. "There is a plot and that's all you need to know" is how it is layed out for the reader, but overall it was bad, good 5 hour burner.

  • Cursed Bones

  • Sovereign of the Seven Isles, Book 5
  • By: David A. Wells
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 14 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 992
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 917
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 911

Isabel reaches Karth, tormented by the influence of the Wraith Queen, and quickly becomes embroiled in the conflict between the House of Karth and the Reishi Army Regency. Before she can form any meaningful alliance with the Karth family, she must first challenge a dark and sinister power that has kept the Isle of Karth in thrall for millennia. The harsh snows of winter have arrived, stalling open warfare in Fellenden, but Zuhl presses the attack, relying on the power of his dragons to carry the day...

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nothing Original, But Enjoyable None The Less

  • By Scott Simons on 06-28-15

Awesome!

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

Reviewed: 01-29-18

I started off reading a set of books 1-3 and I didn't want the story to end! I was really glad to see that there were many other books in the store to keep the story going. just finished book 5 and I think this is the first book that ends keeping the reader on their toes so now I'm really ready for the next book! This book continues where the last book left off and the plot is only getting thicker. This is a great book to read, especially of you love magic, adventure and DRAGONS!

  • The Dragon's Codex

  • Dragonfall, Book 2
  • By: David A. Wells
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 565
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 525
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 522

After narrowly escaping Rogue City, Ben travels north into the Deschutes Territory in hopes of finding sanctuary, if only for a little while. His respite is brief and his hunters are persistent. Within a few days he's on the run again. Ben must negotiate the desert, the underground, and the unknowable perils of magic if he is to recover the Dragon's Codex, the only known book of magic in the world, and his best hope for finding a way to stand against the wyrm.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fighting all the way. I liked it. epic adventure

  • By lee on 12-24-16

AWESOME

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

Reviewed: 01-04-18

This book was a great read! I enjoyed the way the character combines tech and magic to become his own unique character. The story continues from where the first book left off so there is no confusion about what is happening and is a good read all the way through. Can't wait for the next book to be available on audible.

  • Dragonstar

  • Dragonfriend, Book 4
  • By: Marc Secchia
  • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
  • Length: 20 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

As the Empress ascends her throne and Numistar Winterborn plots to gain unstoppable power, it falls to a hatchling Star Dragoness to navigate the clash between two almighty forces. Upon her tiny shoulders rests the future of all Dragonkind. Yet, does a sinister mastermind lurk behind the war convulsing the Island-World? A supremely twisted, devious foe? Islands will be toppled from their roots. Nations will be ravaged by sword and talon. Legends will rise. And the courage of a girl born to dance, born to the flame of Dragon life, must withstand the ultimate test.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyed this book...

  • By V. Patterson on 05-05-18

Complete Awesome Sauce!

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

Reviewed: 12-06-17

I've been waiting awhile for the release of this book and it was worth the wait! It finishes the story for the series (and leaves room for possibly more?) and overall was completely awesome. I won't say it's the best book in the series, but it definitely has a lot of action, romance, and is a great ending to the dragonfriend series.

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  • The Dragon's Egg

  • Dragonfall, Book 1
  • By: David A. Wells
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 729
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 672
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 673

Seventy-five years ago, the dragons fell from the sky. We thought they were just meteorites - six terrifying explosions rang the world like a bell. When the dust settled, we went on with our lives as though nothing had happened. More than a decade later, five of the eggs hatched. The dragons that emerged were small and weak. They kept to the shadows, working in secret to persuade people to do their bidding, offering magic as payment and reward. Years passed...and still we didn't notice the evil growing in our midst.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A brilliant beginning!

  • By Ryan on 12-23-16

Takes a bit...

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

Reviewed: 12-06-17

This was actually a really good book. The beginning felt drawn out and was really boring, but once the adventure starts, the book gets good and continues to stay that way until the end.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Novice

  • By: Taran Matharu
  • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
  • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,701
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,600
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,599

Fletcher is working as a blacksmith's apprentice when he discovers he has the rare ability to summon demons from another world. Chased from his village for a crime he did not commit, Fletcher must travel with his demon, Ignatius, to an academy for adepts, where the gifted are taught the art of summoning. Along with nobles and commoners, Fletcher endures grueling lessons that will prepare him to serve as a Battlemage in the Empire's war against the savage Orcs.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A solid average work of art

  • By Gus on 06-01-17

Really good!

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

Reviewed: 10-25-17

It starts almost like Eragon, but is actually really good! The dwarf names are really similar so it takes awhile to tell them apart, but the story was completely awesome. Can't wait to get the next book!