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  • The Lady Chosen

  • By: Stephanie Laurens
  • Narrated by: Jill Tanner
  • Length: 16 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 408
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 273
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 273

Stephanie Laurens' hot-blooded romances, including her New York Times best-selling Bar Cynster series, have earned her legions of loyal devotees. The beginning of an exciting new saga, The Lady Chosen introduces the distinguished war veterans of the Bastion Club, single gentlemen not entirely committed to staying that way.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • First of the Bastion Club spies to fall in love

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 06-11-12

Hated narrator pronounciation

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

Reviewed: 02-21-19

The story was great, great romance, mysteries and fantastic female who aren’t wilting flowers. However, I grimaced every time the narrator pronounced the word”grimace.” It was agonising. She also pronounced “lived” as “liived “. Very tedious attempt to absorb the story. Narrator also seemed a little monotonous. Preferred McCallister Lee, from Captain Jacks Woman.

  • The Prince of Midnight

  • By: Laura Kinsale
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,174
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,098
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,099

He was once a legendary highwayman. Now he's a recluse in a ruined French castle, with only a half-wild wolf for a companion. When Lady Leigh Strachan comes looking for a man to aid in her revenge, she's disillusioned to find that the famed Prince of Midnight couldn't help even if he cared to - which he doesn't. S. T. Maitland wants nothing to do with his legend, or with this fierce, beautiful, broken woman... until the old thrill of living on the cutting edge of danger begins to rise in his blood again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Imagine My Joy!

  • By Anonymous User on 05-26-13

Not your run of the mll frilly, more depth and body. Love it. Steamy.

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

Reviewed: 12-31-18

This story had dept. No frilly , nicely fit in a box with a bow jingle of romance. But characters with flows, inner demons, I’m resolved issues. Great author and narrator. If you love basic romance. This is not for you. Give it a try.

  • Flowers from the Storm

  • By: Laura Kinsale
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,542
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,376
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,381

He's a duke. He's a mathematical genius. He can't talk and he's locked in a lunatic asylum. Only a modest Quaker girl can reach him, but when she helps him to escape, she's swept into his glittering aristocratic world, her life torn apart by his desperate attempt to save himself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ~COMPELLING!!~ Love This Author! Love This Book!

  • By 🌸DARA on 10-01-13

Love it. Not cut and dry romance

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

Reviewed: 12-31-18

This story had dept. No frilly , nicely fit in a box with a bow jingle of romance. But characters with flows, inner demons, I’m resolved issues. Great author and narrator. If you love basic romance. This is not for you. Give it a try.

  • The God Thief

  • The Master Thief, Book 3
  • By: Ben Hale
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 945
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 885
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 880

Now infamous for his exploits, Jack Myst is a master thief. As a member of the Thieves Guild, he has fought assassins, reavers, and even a devil - but now he faces his greatest challenge yet, the rank of guildmaster. Ascending to the office after defeating Skorn at Margauth, he launches a daring plan, one to steal what cannot be stolen. A god. But Skorn has retrieved the fragments of an ancient artifact, and has begun construction on the Necrolith, the beacon of ending. He issues a king's bounty on Jack's head, turning governments and guilds against him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can't wait for more

  • By Dargon's Dragonkeep on 08-21-17

Great thief, magic with a touch of humour

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

Reviewed: 05-28-18

I enjoyed this series, it’s a quick fantasy desert. Very PG. the series is a great choice for beginners fantasy fiction. Narration is acceptable.

  • The White Tower

  • The Aldoran Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Michael Wisehart
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 20 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,540
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,390
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,383

Magic is outlawed. Those caught wielding it are taken to the White Tower. They are never heard from again. After the chaos of the Wizard Wars a thousand years ago, the people turned their backs on magic. It was deemed evil. Those born with it will stop at nothing to remain hidden.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spend the Credit

  • By Christopher on 09-22-17

Slow to start but worth the time

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

Reviewed: 01-17-18

The hero Ty is infuriatingly inept. Why would the wizard left this child without some sort of trading even in secret? Why would he not have kept a closet eye on him? Tim G. Reynolds was the saving grace of this audiobook. He can read an IKEA catalogue and make it interesting. I didn’t mind the torture portions as son reviewers, it was funny. I don’t Ming thorough writing and I listen to my books 1 1/2 speed any way so the lengthy description didn’t bother me, but the cuddled the main character too much making him a kind of wuss. That being said, can’t wait for book 2.

  • Ascendant: Book 1

  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 17 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,556
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,196
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,177

The Wizard's Council of Tarador was supposed to tell young Koren Bladewell that he is a wizard. They were supposed to tell everyone that he is not a jinx, that all the bad things that happen around him are because he can't control the power inside him, power he doesn't know about. The people of his village, even his parents, are afraid of him, afraid he is cursed. That he is a dangerous, evil jinx.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A skeptic entertained

  • By David M on 11-22-17

Very repetitive and main character a long time to develop

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

Reviewed: 01-06-18

It’s seems as if the author thought the listeners had ADHD because he kept repeating certain parts of the story quite frequently. I think he was trying to keep us on track but it was annoying and ended up taking too much time out of the story. Now after just finishing book two it think this series should be given a chance, however it takes some devotion. The last 1/4 of the 2nd book is where it seems to make it worthwhile. I understand that the author wants to show the growth of the adolescent characters but it’s tedious and at times made me think, this girl is the future monarch? Or that Corin could have misunderstood so many incidents in the course of his short life thinking he jinxed a lot of occurrences despite being given logical explanation. I think it is inferred that, like a lot of fantasy fiction, these characters don’t magically get leadership skills or self confidence automatically and they have to make many stupid mistakes before they metamorphosed into this great and powerful leaders of their nations or race. The journey, as evidenced by this story, can be at times harrowing to watch unfold.

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  • Transcendent

  • Ascendant, Book 2
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 16 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,810
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,243
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,211

Koren Bladewell's future was stolen from him, by wizards who chose to lie, to conceal the fact that Koren is a wizard. Crown princess Ariana Trehayme must find a way to become queen before her 16th birthday - before her indecisive mother allows all of Tarador to be conquered.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can't wait for the next one...

  • By Christopher on 01-08-18

Too slow to get to the crux

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

Reviewed: 01-06-18

Can’t believe that it took a he end of book two for this teen to put two and two together. At this pace the series is going to be extremely long. I think I see wha

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  • The Lies of Locke Lamora

  • By: Scott Lynch
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 21 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,330
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,812
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,783

An orphan's life is harsh---and often short---in the island city of Camorr, built on the ruins of a mysterious alien race. But born with a quick wit and a gift for thieving, Locke Lamora has dodged both death and slavery, only to fall into the hands of an eyeless priest known as Chains---a man who is neither blind nor a priest. A con artist of extraordinary talent, Chains passes his skills on to his carefully selected "family" of orphans---a group known as the Gentlemen Bastards.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stupendous, but be warned.

  • By Luke A. Reynolds on 11-30-09

Very humorous and entertaining

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

Reviewed: 12-24-17

I like the narration. It was superb. It’s somewhat comparable to the Riyria Chronicles. Was looking for a series that had the same amount of wit, humor with a twist of magic. Definitely give it a try. Warning- Extreme profanity.

  • Furies of Calderon

  • Codex Alera, Book 1
  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 19 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,952
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,118
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,147

In the realm of Alera, where people bond with the furies - elementals of earth, air, fire, water, and metal - 15-year-old Tavi struggles with his lack of furycrafting. But when his homeland erupts in chaos - when rebels war with loyalists and furies clash with furies - Tavi's simple courage will turn the tides of war.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Oh, how I HATE the horns!!!!

  • By Sarah on 09-14-13

Fantastic storyline. Hate the horns. WHY?

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

Reviewed: 12-02-17

It’s been a while since I’ve enjoyed a series this much. I especially like the fact that the plot was not predictable. Fantastically engrossing. A different kind of power hierarchy. Definitely worth the credits. Late Reading’s narration is a masterpiece. Get rid of the horns. It’s a nuisances.

  • First Lord's Fury

  • Codex Alera, Book 6
  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 23 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,287
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,880
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6,872

For years he has endured the endless trials and triumphs of a man whose skill and power could not be restrained. Battling ancient enemies, forging new alliances, and confronting the corruption within his own land, Gaius Octavian became a legendary man of war - and the rightful First Lord of Alera. But now, the savage Vord are on the march, and Gaius must lead his legions to the Calderon Valley to stand against them - using all of his intelligence, ingenuity, and furycraft to save their world from eternal darkness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent conclusion

  • By Jason on 11-27-09

Loved the entire story but what’s up with the horns?

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

Reviewed: 12-02-17

It’s been a while since I’ve enjoyed a series this much. I especially like the fact that the plot was not predictable. Fantastically engrossing. A different kind of power hierarchy. Definitely worth the credits.

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