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  • The Serpent Sea

  • By: Martha Wells
  • Narrated by: Christopher Kipiniak
  • Length: 14 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 594
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 526
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 537

Moon, once a solitary wanderer, has become consort to Jade, sister queen of the Indigo Cloud court. Together, they travel with their people on a pair of flying ships in hopes of finding a new home for their colony. Moon finally feels like he’s found a tribe where he belongs. But when the travelers reach the ancestral home of Indigo Cloud, shrouded within the trunk of a mountain-sized tree, they discover a blight infecting its core.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow - An original universe

  • By Magdalena on 04-14-14

Excellent Series. Eagerly awaiting the next book.

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

Reviewed: 05-22-12

What made the experience of listening to The Serpent Sea the most enjoyable?

I loved the story but the narration and production was very well done. I would have to say the whole package!

What did you like best about this story?

It's different and thanks to the author's talent this "world" is not too complex to understand.

What about Christopher Kipiniak’s performance did you like?

That I totally forgot I was listening to an audio book.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes!

Any additional comments?

no

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Dark Age

  • The Ancient Future Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Traci Harding
  • Narrated by: Edwina Wren
  • Length: 19 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 180
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 149
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 150

Late one evening, en route to visit a relative, an accident leaves Tory - the attractive, twenty-something daughter of a prominent history professor – stranded near a ring of stones in Britain. Tory resolves to spend the night at the stone circle and seek help in the morning... But across the vortex of time and space, she is taken back to the Dark Age.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best beginnings to a superb trillogy!

  • By Gavin on 05-18-12

Disappointing

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-16-10

I am disappointed. A friend said they loved this author and highly recommended this book.
I am half way through the audiobook and I feel like I still don't have a good feel for the story line. Either there are portions missing or the author failed to build a good foundation for the rest of the story. I don't know if I can stick it out to the end.

I think the narration could be better as well. The narrator is ok but her presentation of this story is not very appealing.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Queen of the Darkness

  • Black Jewels, Book 3
  • By: Anne Bishop
  • Narrated by: John Sharian
  • Length: 17 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 866
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 729
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 737

Jaenelle Angelline now reigns as Queen-protector of the Shadow Realm. No longer will the corrupt Blood slaughter her people and defile her lands. But where one chapter ends, a final, unseen battle remains to be written, and Jaenelle must unleash the terrible power that is Witch to destroy her enemies once and for all.Even so, she cannot stand alone. Somewhere, long lost in madness, is Daemon, her promised Consort.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Shaky start, but fantastic finale

  • By RabidReads on 03-12-16

Enthralling

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-16-10

I recommend this book and the Black Jewels series to anyone who likes well written fantasy. You won't be disappointed. I waited until the whole series (to date) was released in audio and started with book 1 (recommended) and listened to all of the books in order. I was absolutly enthralled. Anne Bishop just became my favorite author.
John Sharian is outstanding as a narrator of this series. He does a wonderful job with all of the different voices/characters but deserves special notice for his depiction of the High Lord and Daemon. Thanks for this great audio production!!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Night Pleasures

  • A Dark-Hunter Novel
  • By: Sherrilyn Kenyon
  • Narrated by: Carrington MacDuffie
  • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,194
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,639
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,641

In Night Pleasures, Kyrian of Thrace - an immortal who protects humans from vampires - wakes up one morning handcuffed to the one thing that can scare him: a conservative woman in a button-down shirt. But Amanda Devereaux turns out to be his perfect partner for hunting down a deadly foe, and for helping him to regain his soul and learn that love doesn't have to bite.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Oh My Gosh

  • By Tina on 12-13-11

Give us more "Hunter" books!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-31-08

This is my favorite fantasy/romance series. I have read all of Sherrilyn Kenyon's "Hunter" books and I was thrilled to find some of the earlier books (that made me a devoted fan of hers) on Audio. If you like this genre don't hesitate. You won't be sorry. Pretty soon you will be collecting all of the "Hunter" books you can find.

17 of 21 people found this review helpful

  • Urban Shaman

  • The Walker Papers, Book 1
  • By: C. E. Murphy
  • Narrated by: Christine Carroll
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,664
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,177
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,184

Joanne Walker has three days to learn to use her shamanic powers and save the world from the unleashed Wild Hunt.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Shaman Gal

  • By L. K. Epstein on 02-17-07

Not for me.

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-03-07

The plot in this book shows worlds of promise. The plot and the scant humor is all I liked about this book. The writing reflected an immaturity that almost put me to sleep during the more dramatic parts of the book. And....I am really tired of hearing THAT four letter word so much. A little bit to create mood or character goes a long way.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Dangerous Tides

  • By: Christine Feehan
  • Narrated by: Alyssa Bresnahan
  • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 773
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 492
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 496

In Dangerous Tides, Dr. Libby Drake uses her incredible healing powers to help mend the emotionally scarred Ty Derrick. But their burgeoning relationship is threatened by a mysterious man who wants to use Libby's talents for his own dark purposes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good. I liked this book.

  • By margaret on 07-19-07

Good. I liked this book.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-19-07

Dangerous Tides continues the story of the "magical sisters". I enjoyed this book as I have the others preceding it in the series. In this genre Christine Feehan is one of the best at keeping the reader's attention. I am puzzled as always when a series type audio book comes out in the middle of the series. If it is a book I like then I am compelled to go out and buy the other books at the bookstore instead of buying the audio version. Hmmmm.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful