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  • Written in Red

  • A Novel of the Others
  • By: Anne Bishop
  • Narrated by: Alexandra Harris
  • Length: 18 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,498
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,156
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,163

As a cassandra sangue, or blood prophet, Meg Corbyn can see the future when her skin is cut - a gift that feels more like a curse. Meg's Controller keeps her enslaved so he can have full access to her visions. But when she escapes, the only safe place Meg can hide is at the Lakeside Courtyard - a business district operated by the Others. Shape-shifter Simon Wolfgard is reluctant to hire the stranger who inquires about the Human Liaison job.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Original, emotion-driven alternative reality

  • By Mike on 03-10-15

A fantasy series for the keeper shelf!

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

Reviewed: 07-18-18

I liked the narration, the characters, the plot, the pacing. Everything.
I liked this book enough to want to have it in ebook format as well as audio. awesome stuff.

  • Warprize

  • Chronicles of the Warlands, Book 1
  • By: Elizabeth Vaughan
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 14 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174

The daughter of a warrior king, Lara was trained as a healer, helping both friend and foe. And when the enemy warlord agrees to cease hostilities in exchange for Lara, she agrees to become the Warprize.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hot strong leader.

  • By Patricia on 04-20-18

Like the story, don't like the Narrator

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

Reviewed: 07-18-18

I've read and loved this whole series so was glad to hear its coming out in audio format.

After getting turned off the J.D. Robb 'In Death' series on audio by this narrator, Susan Ericksen, I hoped that I would like her reading someone else's book. Nope. I didn't like her so won't be buying any more books with her on the microphone.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Uprooted

  • By: Naomi Novik
  • Narrated by: Julia Emelin
  • Length: 17 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,784
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4,483
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,459

Agnieszka loves her valley home, her quiet village, the forests and the bright shining river. But the corrupted Wood stands on the border, full of malevolent power, and its shadow lies over her life. Her people rely on the cold, driven wizard known only as the Dragon to keep its powers at bay. But he demands a terrible price for his help: one young woman handed over to serve him for 10 years, a fate almost as terrible as falling to the Wood.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Narrator?!

  • By D. Hawkins on 07-24-17

Excellent old fashioned fantasy

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

Reviewed: 06-17-18

I liked this story, It was long but never boring and had a really interesting plot and characters.
The narrator, Julia Emelin, did a good job. I liked that she carried the Eastern European accent throughout the story because it had the feeling of Russian folktales.

  • Children of Time

  • By: Adrian Tchaikovsky
  • Narrated by: Mel Hudson
  • Length: 16 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,590
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,274
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,240

Adrian Tchaikovksy's critically acclaimed stand-alone novel Children of Time is the epic story of humanity's battle for survival on a terraformed planet. Who will inherit this new Earth? The last remnants of the human race left a dying Earth, desperate to find a new home among the stars. Following in the footsteps of their ancestors, they discover the greatest treasure of the past age - a world terraformed and prepared for human life. But all is not right in this new Eden.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating Premise Within an Excellent Story

  • By Kurt Schwoppe on 07-30-17

Good 'Classic' style Science Fiction

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

Reviewed: 06-17-18

4/5; 4 stars; A-

This! This is what I think of as pure science fiction. I really enjoyed this long involved journey to the meeting of two species, two cultures, both derived from the same origin.

I found this book thought provoking and engaging throughout.
Mel Hudson did a great job as the narrator.

  • And One Last Thing...

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,619
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,710
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,703

Lacey Terwilliger's shock and humiliation over her husband's philandering prompt her to add some bonus material to Mike's company newsletter: stunning Technicolor descriptions of the special brand of "administrative support" his receptionist gives him. The detailed mass e-mail to Mike's family, friends, and clients blows up in her face, and before one can say "instant urban legend", Lacey has become the pariah of her small Kentucky town and a media punch line....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • For me this was such a HOOT!!!

  • By d.e.matthews on 02-12-11

Not my fave by this author

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

Reviewed: 11-08-17

2.5/5; 3 stars; B-

This was an OK contemporary romance but not up Molly Harper's usual style IMO. Just ok. I usually like Amanda Ronconi as a narrator but in this one her voice was kind of grating.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Leviathan Wakes

  • By: James S. A. Corey
  • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
  • Length: 19 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,788
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,599
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,593

James S.A. Corey delivers compelling SF that ranks with the best in the field. In Leviathan Wakes, ice miner Jim Holden is making a haul from the rings of Saturn when he and his crew encounter an abandoned ship, the Scopuli. Uncovering a terrifying secret, Jim bears the weight of impending catastrophe. At the same time, a detective has been hired by well-heeled parents to find a missing girl, and the investigator’s search leads him right to the Scopuli.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun hard SF action with a blue collar bent

  • By A reader on 05-11-12

Long and involved but riveting!

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

Reviewed: 11-08-17

4/5; 4 stars; A-

This was a pretty long and involved story but worth the time to read/listen. I really enjoyed this new-t0-me narrator too, Jefferson Mays.

The book has an ingenious sci-fi plot, a lot of tense action, really interesting characters, and lots of potential for on-going stories in the series. I really liked the character of Miller. He reminded me of some of the old, tired, cynical police characters in others series like Harry Bosch or Dave Robicheaux.

I will read more in this series but might wait until its finished, which is projected to be a couple more years.

  • The Spaceship Next Door

  • By: Gene Doucette
  • Narrated by: Steve Carlson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,687
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,337
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,340

When a spaceship landed in an open field in the quiet mill town of Sorrow Falls, Massachusetts, everyone realized humankind was not alone in the universe. With that realization everyone freaked out for a little while. Or almost everyone. The residents of Sorrow Falls took the news pretty well. This could have been due to a certain local quality of unflappability, or it could have been that in three years the ship did exactly nothing other than sit quietly in that field, and nobody understood the full extent of this nothing the ship was doing better than the people who lived right next door.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another fun Sci Fi read with an Excellent Reader!

  • By bluestategirl on 12-30-16

A bit too long but still pretty good.

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

Reviewed: 11-08-17

I enjoyed the tone of this lighthearted sci-fi action story. The narrator, Steve Carlson, did a good job and sounded very much like someone's father. The character, Annie, saved the story from being boring.

I really did like a lot of the characters in this story but found myself getting to the point of wishing it was over because it took a bit too long to move through all its paces.

  • Mister O

  • By: Lauren Blakely
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,281
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,975
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,962

Just call me Mister O. Because your pleasure is my superpower. Making a woman feel "oh god that's good" is the name of the game, and if a man can't get the job done, he should get the hell out of the bedroom. I'm talking toe-curling, mind-blowing, sheet-grabbing ecstasy. Like I provide every time. I suppose that makes me a superhero of pleasure, and my mission is to always deliver.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • BEST BOOK I'VE LISTENED TO IN A VERY LONG TIME!!!

  • By Cyndi on 05-11-16

Just not for me.

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

Reviewed: 11-08-17

2.5/5; 3 stars; C

Dear Book,

Its not you, its me. There is nothing wrong with you but I think I have to be about 30 or 40 years younger to really enjoy your long, meandering (and kind of boring) path to love. You don't have the kind of substance I'm looking for in a romance and, although I really liked Nick and Harper, their love story wasn't that appealing. The sex was good but it wasn't enough.

A LOT of reviewers rave about you so don't feel bad. Its just me.

Your narrator was awesome by the way.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Raven's Shadow

  • By: Patricia Briggs
  • Narrated by: Jennifer James Bradshaw
  • Length: 13 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 678
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 607
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 604

Seraph is a Raven mage who left behind her responsibilities for the love of the ex-soldier Tier. But when Tier disappears, Seraph must use her magic - and fulfill her ancestors’ oath to protect humanity from destruction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Book 1 of 2. Wishing for 3!

  • By Skipper on 07-14-14

Good classic fantasy

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

Reviewed: 11-08-17

4/5/ 4 stars; A-

I read this book several years ago and enjoyed it so thought I'd buy the audiobook. It was worth it for this classic style fantasy written with Patricia Briggs skill in developing characters. Jennifer James Bradshaw did a good job on the narration.

  • Raven's Strike

  • By: Patricia Briggs
  • Narrated by: Jennifer James Bradshaw
  • Length: 15 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 558
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 509
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 507

The Traveler Seraph must use all her cunning and ability as a Raven mage to track down an unimaginable force of destruction known as the Shadowed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is what I look for…

  • By SheriDoty on 08-15-15

On paper or audio; a good fantasy story

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

Reviewed: 11-08-17

4/5; 4 stars; A-

Part two of a duology. Really good fantasy adventure. Well narrated by Jennifer James Bradshaw.