LISTENER

Anna

  • 13
  • reviews
  • 24
  • helpful votes
  • 76
  • ratings
  • The Divide

  • By: Jeremy Robinson
  • Narrated by: Christa Lewis
  • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85

No one remembers how the Divide was created. The miles-deep and miles-wide chasm has existed for hundreds of years, protecting what remains of humanity from the Golyat: a creature whose shadow moves across the horizon at sunset.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • another home run!

  • By josh on 09-15-18

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 10-29-18

That is all I can say, I devoured this book, and look forward to many more from Jeremy Robinson.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Menagerie

  • By: Rachel Vincent
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,703
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,577
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,578

When Delilah Marlow visits a famous traveling carnival, Metzger's Menagerie, she is an ordinary woman in a not-quite-ordinary world. But under the macabre circus black-top, she discovers a fierce, sharp-clawed creature lurking just beneath her human veneer. Captured and put on exhibition, Delilah is stripped of her worldly possessions, including her own name, as she's forced to "perform" in town after town. But there is breathtaking beauty behind the seamy and grotesque reality of the carnival.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Dark and unpleasant

  • By RueRue on 04-05-16

Almost

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

Reviewed: 08-02-17

This was almost good enough, but I found the heroine a bit on the dim side. What was obvious to the listener seemed to escape her. Knowing what was going to happen and listening to Lilah not have a clue was painful.
I might have continued with the series if not for the fact that instead of the story continuing with how the crpytids were succeeding in their masquerade, they end up in an even worse situation.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Etiquette & Espionage

  • Finishing School, Book 1
  • By: Gail Carriger
  • Narrated by: Moira Quirk
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,161
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,886
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,892

Fourteen-year old Sophronia is the bane of her mother's existence. More interested in dismantling clocks and climbing trees than proper etiquette at tea - and god forbid anyone see her atrocious curtsy - Mrs. Temminnick is desperate her daughter become a proper lady. She enrolls Sophronia in Mademoiselle Geraldine's Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality.

But little do Sophronia or her mother know that this is a school where ingenious young girls learn to finish all right - but it's a different kind of finishing.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book!

  • By Jessica on 03-20-13

Wonderful Addition to Parasol Protectorate World

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

Reviewed: 04-01-13

Set in the world first introduced in Soulless, is a wonderful story of a teenage girl who doesn't quite fit into the role expected of her. The writing is as wonderful as the Alexia Taraboti books and so is the narration.

I would definitely recommend this book to anyone that enjoyed the Soulless series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Serpent Sea

  • By: Martha Wells
  • Narrated by: Christopher Kipiniak
  • Length: 14 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 601
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 532
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 543

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

Wonderful & Amazing World

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

Reviewed: 09-18-12

A wonderful continuation of the story and characters introduced in The Cloud Roads, can't wait for the 3rd installment. The world created by Martha Wells is simply amazing, I can see it all in my mind's eye as the story unfolds.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Cloud Roads

  • By: Martha Wells
  • Narrated by: Christopher Kipiniak
  • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 907
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 821
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 820

Moon has spent his life hiding what he is - a shape-shifter able to transform himself into a winged creature of flight. An orphan with only vague memories of his own kind, Moon tries to fit in among the tribes of his river valley, with mixed success. Just as Moon is once again cast out by his adopted tribe, he discovers a shape-shifter like himself... someone who seems to know exactly what he is, who promises that Moon will be welcomed into his community.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Very original but flawed

  • By David on 06-22-13

Very Interesting Creatures

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

Reviewed: 09-03-12

I have enjoyed listening to this audio book, the creatures are very interesting and unique, I have never come across this type before. A welcome change to the urban fantasy so popular these days. The reader is alright, though his female voices are a bit funny to listen too. He seems to use the same type of voice when the character is described to be of small stature, but not off putting to the enjoyment of the storyline. I will continue with the series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Gathering

  • By: Kelley Armstrong
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 885
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 752
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 756

Strange things are happening in Maya's tiny Vancouver Island town. First, her friend Serena, the captain of the swim team, drowns mysteriously in the middle of a calm lake. Then, one year later, mountain lions are spotted rather frequently around Maya's home and her reactions to them are somewhat . . . unexpected. Her best friend, Daniel, has also been experiencing unexplainable premonitions about certain people and situations.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not a full story.

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-03-12

Great Start

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

Reviewed: 08-17-12

Great start to another interesting story in the world created by Kelley Armstrong in her Women of the Otherworld Series.

I plan on purchasing the 2nd in the series.

  • The Calling

  • By: Kelley Armstrong
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 662
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 595
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 593

Maya Delaney's paw-print birthmark is the mark of what she truly is - a skin-walker. She can run faster, climb higher, and see better than nearly everyone else. Experiencing intense connections with the animals that roam the woods outside her home, Maya knows it's only a matter of time before she's able to Shift and become one of them. And she believes there may be others in her small town with surprising talents.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Seems to be Setting up for a Great Finale

  • By Etana on 06-08-12

Will Continue with the Series

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

Reviewed: 08-17-12

I enjoyed this, the 2nd book in the series and look forward to the continuation of Maya's adventure / quest. Though this would be considered a young adult book, and I am most definitely not part of that demographic, I really like the story and where it is headed. Jennifer Ikeda does a wonderful job of reading the book and making it come to life for me.

I have been reading Ms. Armstrongs books for a while and started with "Bitten" featuring Elena and the werewolf pack. This is a great story set in the same world of the cabals and supernaturals introduced in that first book. Give it a try, if you've enjoyed that world, you won't be disappointed.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Driving Mr. Dead

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,687
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,203
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,200

Miranda Puckett has failed at every job she’s ever had. Her mother just wants her to come home, join the family law firm, and settle down with Jason, the perfect lawyer boyfriend. But when Jason turns out to be a lying cheater, Miranda seizes on a job that gets her out of town: long-distance vampire transportation. Her first assignment is to drive vampire Collin Sutherland from Washington to sleepy Half Moon Hollow without incident—no small feat for a woman whom trouble seems to follow like a faithful hound dog!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Molly Harper can't write fast enough for me!!!!

  • By d.e.matthews on 01-14-12

Quirky

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

Reviewed: 08-17-12

It was an okay book, Ms. Ronconi gave the narration the right amount of sarcasm and tonality for the main character. Her male voices were lacking though. I finished it and mildly enjoyed it, but I don't plan on continuing with the series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dreadfully Ever After

  • By: Steve Hockensmith
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 646
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 573
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 574

The story opens with our newly married protagonists, Elizabeth and Fitzwilliam Darcy, defending their village from an army of flesh-eating unmentionables. But the honeymoon has barely begun when poor Mr. Darcy is nipped by a rampaging dreadful. Elizabeth knows the proper course of action is to promptly behead her husband (and then burn the corpse, just to be safe). But when she learns of a miracle antidote under development in London, she realizes there may be one last chance to save her true love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved it!

  • By Jill on 04-10-12

Not As Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 07-19-12

I was pleasantly surprised and greatly enjoyed Pride & Prejudice & Zombies, but I have just started listening to this and I am not enjoying the storyline at all. The performance is wonderful as always, but I don't like where the story is heading. Will come back and revise this review after I have finished the book, but it may be a while since I don't find myself looking forward to it at all.

The Alchemist and the Executioness
    
    
        By:
        












    





    





    
        
            
            
                
            
        
        Paolo Bacigalupi,
    
        
            
            
                
            
        
        Tobias S. Buckell
    
    


    
    
        Narrated by:
        












    





    





    
        
            
            
                
            
        
        Jonathan Davis,
    
        
            
            
                
            
        
        Katherine Kellgren
    
    


    
    Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
    847 ratings
    Overall 3.7
  • The Alchemist and the Executioness

  • By: Paolo Bacigalupi, Tobias S. Buckell
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 847
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 459
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 461

It is a world where magic is forbidden – yet practiced in secret every day. But each small act of magic exacts a dreadful price – for it brings the bramble, which chokes farmland, destroys villages, and kills with its deadly thorns. In this world an alchemist believes he’s found a solution to the curse. But will the cure be worse than the disease? And a woman is forced to take up the mantle of her father, the Executioner. But it will not be the only death that she faces.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not What I Expected...

  • By Rand on 08-23-10

A wonderful story of magic and its consequences

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

Reviewed: 04-26-12

I purchased this title because it was discounted and seemed like it might be entertaining. I am so glad I gave it a try. The world is very well realized and the reading is wonderful with nuance and inflection. I purposely save this to listen too as I use my elliptical machine because it makes me want to exercise just to listen to this story and I frequently go past my allotted time just to keep listening. A very nice change to the standard fantasy that is out there right now, no vampires or werewolves in sight.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful