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  • Sufficiently Advanced Magic

  • Arcane Ascension, Book 1
  • By: Andrew Rowe
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 21 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,775
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17,638
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,598

Five years ago Corin Cadence's brother entered the Serpent Spire - a colossal tower with ever-shifting rooms, traps, and monsters. Those who survive the spire's trials return home with an attunement: a mark granting the bearer magical powers. According to legend, those few who reach the top of the tower will be granted a boon by the spire's goddess. He never returned. Now it's Corin's turn. He's headed to the top floor, on a mission to meet the goddess.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very good book

  • By Jason N. on 07-20-17

awesome!

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

Reviewed: 02-24-19

Narration spot on. Kept me interested through the whole book. Cant wait to crack the next one.

  • Street Freaks

  • By: Terry Brooks
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 199
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 190

"Go into the Red Zone. Go to Street Freaks," his father directs Ashton Collins before the vid feed goes suddenly silent. The Red Zone is the dangerous heart of mega-city Los Angeles; it is a world Ash is forbidden from and one he knows little about. But if he can find Street Freaks, the strangest of aid awaits - human and barely human alike. As Ash is hunted, he must unravel the mystery left behind by his father and discover his role in this new world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good but not my favorite Terry Brooks book

  • By CFMUSTANG on 01-15-19

Wonderful listen!

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

Reviewed: 10-22-18

narration on spot. storyline engaging. kept me interested from start to finish. well worth a cred!

  • Brief Cases

  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters, Jim Butcher, full cast
  • Length: 15 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7,056
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,605
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6,582

An all-new Dresden Files story headlines this urban fantasy short story collection starring the Windy City's favorite wizard. From the Wild West to the bleachers at Wrigley Field, humans, zombies, incubi, and even fey royalty appear, ready to blur the line between friend and foe. In the never-before-published "Zoo Day", Harry treads new ground as a dad, while fan-favorite characters Molly Carpenter, his onetime apprentice, White Council Warden Anastasia Luccio, and even Bigfoot stalk through the pages of more classic tales.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The original story is great

  • By Ronald G. Overton on 06-06-18

awesome. pure awesome!

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

Reviewed: 08-25-18

great stories awesome narrator (as per the usual) and the author explanations rocked! a definite must listen!

  • Knightfall

  • Nightlord, Book 4
  • By: Garon Whited
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 41 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,418
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,273
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,265

It's not easy, being king. You can't always rule a kingdom and still do what needs to be done. Eric - or King Halar, also known as the Demon King - has more than enough problems without the crown. But quitting the job of king isn't easy, either - unless you want to be beheaded. Most people regard that as an unsatisfactory way to quit. Even vampire lords tend to be cautious about guillotines. A king who loses his head has a real problem...or none at all.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good sum up for the first 3

  • By P. Schmoock on 10-01-17

What else can I say?

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

Reviewed: 01-25-18

Absolutely awesome! Both Mr. Whited and Sean Runnette have hit the home run out of the park!

  • One Good Dragon Deserves Another

  • Heartstrikers, Book 2
  • By: Rachel Aaron
  • Narrated by: Vikas Adam
  • Length: 18 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,166
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,896
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,886

After barely escaping the machinations of his terrifying mother, two all-knowing seers, and countless bloodthirsty siblings, the last thing Julius wants to see is another dragon. Unfortunately for him, the only thing more dangerous than being a useless Heartstriker is being a useful one. Now that he's got an in with the Three Sisters, Julius has become a key pawn in Bethesda the Heartstriker's gamble to put her clan on top.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Still fun and funny, with a few minor issues

  • By Wesley on 10-22-15

Love this series!

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

Reviewed: 10-13-16

Great narration, story and series! can't wait for book 3. Keeps me entertained on my trips!

  • Dawn of Wonder

  • The Wakening, Book 1
  • By: Jonathan Renshaw
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 29 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,932
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 32,843
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,761

When a high-ranking officer gallops into the quiet Mistyvales, he brings a warning that shakes the countryfolk to their roots. But for Aedan, a scruffy young adventurer with veins full of fire and a head full of ideas, this officer is not what he seems. The events that follow propel Aedan on a journey that only the foolhardy or desperate would risk, leading him to the gates of the nation's royal academy - a whole world of secrets in itself. But this is only the beginning of his discoveries.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Instant Favorite

  • By Joe on 03-21-16

Awesome!

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

Reviewed: 04-17-16

cant wait for the next in the series!! Great plot. wonderfyl characters and a perfect narrator!

  • Winter

  • By: Marissa Meyer
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Soler
  • Length: 23 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,401
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,967
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,972

Princess Winter is admired by the Lunar people for her grace and kindness, and despite the scars that mar her face, her beauty is said to be even more breathtaking than that of her stepmother, Queen Levana. Winter despises her stepmother and knows Levana won't approve of her feelings for her childhood friend - the handsome palace guard, Jacin. But Winter isn't as weak as Levana believes her to be, and she's been undermining her stepmother's wishes for years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • love it

  • By JoAnne Smead on 12-23-15

Awwsome

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

Reviewed: 01-29-16

Great listen! Kept me listening thru the whole series!!!! Definitely a must hear!! BRAVO! Would recommend to all types of listeners!!!!

  • The Fold

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,407
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,317
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,269

The folks in Mike Erikson's small New England town would say he's just your average, everyday guy. And that's exactly how Mike likes it. Sure, the life he's chosen isn't much of a challenge to someone with his unique gifts, but he's content with his quiet and peaceful existence. That is, until an old friend presents him with an irresistible mystery, one that Mike is uniquely qualified to solve.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Had so much promise

  • By Brian G on 09-01-17

book was a good one!

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

Reviewed: 07-12-15

kept me interested. possible series? makes you wonder how many if any alternate dimensions there might be.

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  • The Girl with All the Gifts

  • By: M. R. Carey
  • Narrated by: Finty Williams
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,567
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,932
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,936

Melanie is a very special girl. Dr Caldwell calls her "our little genius". Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don't like her. She jokes that she won't bite, but they don't laugh. Melanie loves school. She loves learning about spelling and sums and the world outside the classroom and the children's cells. She tells her favorite teacher all the things she'll do when she grows up. Melanie doesn't know why this makes Miss Justineau look sad.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hours in, restarted so husband could listen too!

  • By Pikay on 12-13-14

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 04-12-15

Great story! Narrator draws you in and the story keeps you listening til the end! Will be looking for more from this author!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Hidden Masters of Marandur

  • The Pillars of Reality, Book 2
  • By: Jack Campbell
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,323
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,976
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,963

Someone wants to kill Mari, a young steam mechanic in the guild that controls all technology. She has learned that her world of Dematr is headed for a catastrophe that will destroy civilization and that mages really can alter reality for short periods. Someone also wants to kill Alain, a young mage who has learned that mechanics are not frauds, as his guild teaches, and that mechanic Mari is the only person who can prevent the oncoming disaster.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I enjoyed it even more so then the first!

  • By Pabkins on 03-29-15

Can't wait for Book 3!

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

Reviewed: 02-18-15

Loved it ! Narrator was awesome bringing the characters to life! Listen listen listen! a must listen !

1 of 2 people found this review helpful