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Cayce, SC
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  • Fleet of Knives: An Embers of War Novel

  • The Embers of War Series, Book 2
  • By: Gareth L. Powell
  • Narrated by: Nicol Zanzarella, Amy Landon, Soneela Nankani, and others
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

The former warship Trouble Dog and her crew of misfits is called upon by the House of Reclamation to investigate a distress call from the human starship the Lucy's Ghost. Her crew abandon their crippled ship and seek refuge aboard an abandoned, slower-than-light generation ship launched 10,000 years before by an alien race. However, the enormous ship contains deadly secrets of its own.  

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful Cover & Great Narration!

  • By Beckersly on 03-08-19

Beautiful Cover & Great Narration!

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

Reviewed: 03-08-19

This has a beautiful cover image and great narration. Unfortunately for me, the story was what was lacking. It seemed to contradict things that were established in the previous book. The book also moved rather slow, unlike the previous. I wanted more to happen and yet the little that did, didn't really conclude in this book.
If you read the first one, check this one out for yourself. Maybe it's just me but something was missing from this one and it didn't pull me in. One part in particular really just made me flat out mad.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Indignities of Being a Woman

  • By: Merrill Markoe, Megan Koester
  • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 848
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 791
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 786

The Indignities of Being a Woman candidly traces the history of womanhood and investigates how much things have really changed for womankind. By carefully x-raying areas such as body image, marriage, mental illness, fashion, and politics, this audiobook examines what it was like to be a woman in the past versus what it’s like now, when women are constantly told equality between the sexes exists but reality proves otherwise. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not for,everyone..but I laughed A LOT!

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-11-19

This book...get it!

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

Reviewed: 03-08-19

I have been a long time fan of Merrill Markoe and her humor/writing. I grabbed this one as soon as I saw it.
The flow between Merrill Markoe and Megan Koester is really great. It makes this come across as a podcast where two buddies are just chatting about history and all the horror that comes with it, and I really enjoyed that.
This goes through a lot of disturbing truths about women's history but thankfully, it also makes you laugh at the same moment you are horrified. If you want to learn some things, be horrified, and laugh until it hurts...all in equal measure-use a credit and get this one. It's worth it.
Some interesting facts I learned:
-hardened plug of crocodile dung was used as birth control. how? listen to this audible original to find out.
-women's makeup used to blind them and many more horrible side effects...EVEN DEATH but they still used it.
-the term hysteria comes from the greek word for uterus and obviously hysteria only effected women.
I could continue with interesting and insane things that I learned in this book but I'll just let you go listen to it and find out for yourself.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • The Mortal Immortal

  • By: Mary Shelley
  • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
  • Length: 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 224
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 200
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 201

An ancient alchemist drags out his weary life in search of the elixir of immortality. But, when his vengeful assistant quaffs the mixture, he discovers that the effects of the draft of immortality may never wear off. Mary Shelley explores the concept of immortality, following a character that never ages through a ponderous and thought provoking life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A CURE FOR LOVE

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 01-23-17

How long is 1/2 of eternity??!

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

Reviewed: 01-31-19

This short audiobook was great! It's a different take on the same themes involved in Frankenstein. In this book the immortal is not created on purpose but on "accident".
This book creates a lot of things for you to ponder. Though the audio is only 39 minutes, you'll be thinking about this book fo hours.
If you enjoy gothic tales, immortals, Mary Shelley, or just a thought provoking read-definitely check this one out.

  • Moonlight Prince

  • Vampire Girl, Book 4
  • By: Karpov Kinrade
  • Narrated by: Laurel Schroeder, Joel Froomkin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167

"Twilight meets Outlander"! From USA Today best-selling series Vampire Girl, comes the next book in the saga: Moonlight Prince. For fans of Twilight, A Shade of Vampire, and Outlander, experience a fantasy romance with an original twist on an old tale. I was an ordinary girl, living an ordinary life, until I sold my soul to save my mother. Now the final battle approaches, and I am not prepared.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great

  • By Kindle Customer on 05-12-17

Predictable but still enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 01-31-19

This series was a bit predictable but the vampire mechanics used were interesting enough. I enjoyed that the vampire's came from Cain and the whole demon/cursed bit.
I read the first three on my kindle then jumped on the audio for the 4th books. I kinda regret it though. The audiobook was okay but none of the voices given by the narrators matched what I had already created in my head. And I definitely didn't picture the druids as Scottish. Aside from not being a big fan of the narrator's and their accent choices, it was still listenable. LOL

  • I Am Legend

  • By: Richard Matheson
  • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
  • Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10,978
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,390
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,407

In I Am Legend, a plague has decimated the world, and those unfortunate enough to survive are transformed into blood-thirsty creatures of the night. Robert Neville is the last living man on earth. Everyone else has become a vampire, and they are all hungry for Neville's blood. By day, he stalks the sleeping undead, by night, he barricades himself in his home and prays for the dawn.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Superb!

  • By Steven Casper on 01-24-08

So much better than the movie!

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

Reviewed: 11-06-18

I was leery about getting this because I watched the piece of trash movie with Will Smith. Admittedly, as soon as a certain beloved creature passed in the movie, I immediately stopped caring/watching.
This book is nothing like the movie. You should read this book. It's the horror genre equivalent of The Martian. It was terrifying, heartbreaking, funny, and just an absolutely wonderful book!

  • The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein

  • By: Kiersten White
  • Narrated by: Katharine McEwan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117

Elizabeth Lavenza hasn't had a proper meal in weeks. Her thin arms are covered with bruises from her "caregiver", and she is on the verge of being thrown into the streets...until she is brought to the home of Victor Frankenstein, an unsmiling, solitary boy who has everything - except a friend. Victor is her escape from misery. Elizabeth does everything she can to make herself indispensable - and it works. She is taken in by the Frankenstein family and rewarded with a warm bed, delicious food, and dresses of the finest silk.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Engrossing

  • By Marykatherine Meyer on 02-02-19

Different and Lovely

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

Reviewed: 11-06-18

I am a big fan of the Frankenstein novel. I was nervous and excited about this release from Kiersten White retelling the tale from a different perspective. However, from the very start....even the dedication...this book was wonderful. It was beautifully written and narrated.
I loved hearing this tale from Elizabeth's point of view. I loved the small changes and the possible expanded details of the original story.
I would recommend this to all fans of Frankenstein, even if you are only fairly familiar with the original story- this is one not to miss!
Mary Shelley would be proud!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Carmilla

  • By: Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  • Narrated by: Phoebe Fox, Rose Leslie, David Tennant, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 22 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 577
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 543
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 542

Audible Originals bring you a brand new audiobook adaptation of J. Sheridan Le Fanu’s classic gothic novella, Carmilla - starring Rose Leslie ( Game of Thrones and Downton Abbey), David Tennant ( Doctor Who and Broadchurch) and Phoebe Fox ( Life in Squares and The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death)

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Vampire Story

  • By Alorah on 10-31-15

the OG

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

Reviewed: 11-05-18

I really loved this. I extra loved it because there were sprinkles of David Tennant.

This is one of the OG gothic vampire tales. It's a beautifully written short novella.

  • Lullaby

  • By: Jonathan Maberry
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 18,476
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,949
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 16,959

A young couple buys a beautiful house by a picturesque lake in the Catskills, looking to escape the bustle of the city to raise their newborn baby. It is a perfect place for a fresh start. Except that nothing is ever as perfect as it seems. As autumn nights close in around their home, they learn that darkness takes many forms. And sometimes that darkness is hungry. New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry delivers an unsettling Audible Original that will give listeners the Halloween creeps all year round.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Scott Brick Rivals Vincent Price

  • By Forgettable Woman on 10-17-18

Spooky Listen

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

Reviewed: 11-05-18

I listened to this one the night before Halloween while gathered around a firepit outside with two friends. We really enjoyed it for the short little spooky tale it was. It's hard to do a whole lot of anything in 37 minutes but Jonathan Maberry managed to make a creepy creepy tale in that time. Worth the listen!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Clockmaker's Daughter

  • By: Kate Morton
  • Narrated by: Joanne Froggatt
  • Length: 17 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,984
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,602
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,583

In the summer of 1862, a group of young artists led by the passionate and talented Edward Radcliffe descends upon Birchwood Manor in rural Oxfordshire. Their plan: to spend a secluded summer month in a haze of inspiration and creativity. But by the time their stay is over, one woman has been shot dead while another has disappeared; a priceless heirloom is missing; and Edward Radcliffe’s life is in ruins. Over 150 years later, Elodie Winslow, a young archivist in London, uncovers a leather satchel containing two seemingly unrelated items. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Clockmaker's Daughter

  • By Kimberly on 10-21-18

Gothic Ghosty Goodness with a side of Heartbreak

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

Reviewed: 11-05-18

This was my first book by Kate Morton and definitely not my last. I really enjoyed this story. The opening hooked me right away. Who doesn't love a ghost story told over multiple decades/timelines?
It was a delicious gothic ghost story with a side of romance/heartbreak. I loved every minute!

It's a little historical fiction, little bit paranormal, little bit romance, and a little bit mystery. This book has a little something for everyone.

  • The Cruel Prince

  • By: Holly Black
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Kelly
  • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,313
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,054
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,043

Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King. To win a place at the Court, she must defy him - and face the consequences.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Mixed feelings . . .

  • By S. E. on 03-09-18

I'm so confused...

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

Reviewed: 11-05-18

Before starting this I saw a lot of people were loving this series. I went in expecting to fall hard and fan-girl a lot. I was expecting hours of time lost to looking up fanart and all available book merch on Etsy.
That's not what happened. The book starts off with a bang then fizzles quickly. I was over 1/2 way into the book and I wasn't hating it but I definitely didn't love it. I was indifferent.
This book is broken up into two sections. The first section is really boring and filled with characters you won't really like or grow to like that much. The second part of the book is where it FINALLY gets interesting...just in time for the book to end and trap you into having to read book two.
However, I believe book two will be better....hopefully! I'm gonna check it out either way. I will give it one more shot because this ones was just so meh.