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  • Thread Slivers

  • Golden Threads Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Leeland Artra
  • Narrated by: Denise Poirier, J.M. Badger, Michael Braun, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

Ticca is a newly-minted Dagger, a young honorable mercenary out to prove her worth in the big city. Her first job seems like a simple one, but it sets her on a path to a destiny bigger than she ever dreamed. The friends she makes along the way may have destinies of their own to fulfill...The three of them are swept into a series of deadly events. Fighting to stay ahead of their adversaries, they stumble into secrets that catapult them towards disaster that even the Gods are not prepared for.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • How to break immersion...

  • By Sam Poe on 05-14-14

Strong performances from all involved

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

Reviewed: 05-04-14

Would you listen to Thread Slivers again? Why?

As long as book 2 is converted to audio format I'll be listening at least once more as a refresher. I've already read the book twice so it's entirely likely that at some point down the road I will want another listen of this book.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Thread Slivers?

The introduction of Duke is a pretty memorable moment in the story. The part where Ticca escapes for the knife in green is also a great moment.

What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

This story has a bit of a sound effect soundtrack to compliment the narration. There are times when that can actually detract a bit, but overall it's adds some nice depth to the normal audio book experience.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

There are a few parts of this book that are worth a quiet chuckle.

Any additional comments?

Thread Slivers was one of the best independent books that I read in 2013. I was very excited to see an audio version of the book being made available and recommend this to fans of epic fantasy.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Hexed

  • The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 2
  • By: Kevin Hearne
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,667
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16,150
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,140

Atticus O’Sullivan, last of the Druids, doesn’t care much for witches. Still, he’s about to make nice with the local coven by signing a mutually beneficial nonaggression treaty when suddenly the witch population in modern-day Tempe, Arizona, quadruples overnight. And the new girls are not just bad, they’re badasses with a dark history on the German side of World War II. With a fallen angel feasting on local high school students, a horde of Bacchants blowing in from Vegas, and a dangerously sexy Celtic goddess of fire vying for his attention, Atticus is having trouble scheduling the witch hunt.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Authenticity, Humor and Brilliant Writing

  • By A. Sentoni on 07-30-11

Author and narrator continue to entertain

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

Reviewed: 08-24-13

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would recommend this series to anyone who enjoys audiobooks. The quality of writing and narration is superb and the humor is perfect.

What about Luke Daniels’s performance did you like?

His accents are amazing. It's incredible how much range he has and his voice for Oberon always makes me smile.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Hounded

  • The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Kevin Hearne
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,885
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,833
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,770

Atticus O’Sullivan, last of the Druids, lives peacefully in Arizona, running an occult bookshop and shape-shifting in his spare time to hunt with his Irish wolfhound. His neighbors and customers think that this handsome, tattooed Irish dude is about twenty-one years old - when in actuality, he’s twenty-one centuries old. Not to mention: He draws his power from the earth, possesses a sharp wit, and wields an even sharper magical sword known as Fragarach, the Answerer. Unfortunately, a very angry Celtic god wants that sword, and he’s hounded Atticus for centuries....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally, a modern day fantasy that really hits the

  • By Chris on 01-02-12

Great start to an urban fantasy series

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

Reviewed: 08-24-13

Where does Hounded rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Luke Daniels is by far my favorite narrator so far and the story is up at the top as well.

What other book might you compare Hounded to and why?

The Iron Druid Chronicles reminds me a lot of The Dresden Files.

Which scene was your favorite?

I don't know if there is a specific favorite, but the interactions of Atticus and Oberon are all pretty fun.

Any additional comments?

I've already purchased books 2-4 on the strength of this one and will most likely be using my next couple of months credits to finish out the series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Firecracker

  • By: Charles R. Verhey
  • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9

A team of eccentric psychics who assist local authorities with difficult cases has reluctantly hired Aideen Cassidy, a timid pyrokinetic who has managed to accidentally burn to rubble every building she's ever worked in. "It takes some real power and talent to melt a slushy machine." Now, after months of scraping by on the last of her savings and spending every day terrified of her own gifts, she's being given the chance to prove her worth. To be accepted for who and what she is. But there's more happening behind the scenes than anyone realizes....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • When narration gets in the way.....

  • By Mischa on 10-15-12

Too loud at times

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

Reviewed: 08-24-13

Would you try another book from Charles R. Verhey and/or Jill Melancon?

I read this book about a year before I picked up the audio version and loved it. I've been waiting for the second book since then, though I'm not sure if I would go with the audio version of the second book.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

I'm not entirely sure that the narrator is fully at fault for anything in this. The production seemed a little rough. There were times that the audio seemed to get really quiet which seemed to be inevitably followed by some very loud yelling. I listened to the majority of this during my commute and having to turn the volume up very loud to hear the normal conversation and then get my eardrums blasted by the yelling was not pleasant.

Was Firecracker worth the listening time?

It wasn't terrible and I think the narrator did a good job representing Cass. The yelling and volume issues were the main detraction. The story is truly excellent and is totally worth the time to either read or listen depending on your preferences.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Flank Hawk

  • By: Terry W. Ervin II
  • Narrated by: Michael A. Slusser
  • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 28

What happens when fire-breathing dragons battle Stukas for aerial supremacy over a battlefield? Can an earth wizard's magic defeat a panzer? Krish, a farmhand turned mercenary, witnesses this and much more as he confronts the Necromancer King's new war machines resurrected from before the First Civilization's fall.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Flank Hawk flies into new realms for Fantasy genre

  • By Ray Johnson on 09-07-18

Swords and sorcery vs Nazi technology and zombies!

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

Reviewed: 08-11-13

What did you love best about Flank Hawk?

I love the combination of the dragons and WWII planes. The idea of an army of zombies supplemented with Panzer tanks, goblins, orgres, and demons is also a fantastic use of many of the common elements seen in popular books today.

What other book might you compare Flank Hawk to and why?

The general feel of the book reminds me a bit of the old DragonLance Chronicles.

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

I don't think I will ever listen to an audio book is a single sitting. This book made my commute a whole lot more enjoyable and I had listened to it in it's entirety in about 3 days.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful