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  • A Beautiful Friendship

  • Star Kingdom, Book 1
  • By: David Weber
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,915
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,704
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,712

Stephanie Harrington had always expected to be a forest ranger on her homeworld of Meyerdahl until her parents relocated to the frontier planet of Sphinx in the far distant Star Kingdom of Manticore. It should have been the perfect new home - a virgin wilderness full of new species of every sort, just waiting to be discovered. But Sphinx is a far more dangerous place than ultra-civilized Meyerdahl, and Stephanie's explorations come to a sudden halt when her parents lay down the law: no trips into the bush without adult supervision!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow, Weber hits the target.

  • By brendanstallard on 04-19-12

Shows in the middle then picks back up.

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

Reviewed: 04-16-19

You can see where Honor got her attitude. Stephany shows the same traits as Honor even at the age of 12.

  • Gate of Ivrel

  • Morgaine, Book 1
  • By: C.J. Cherryh
  • Narrated by: Jessica Almasy
  • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 96
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86

Scattered about the galaxy were the time-space Gates of a vanished but not forgotten alien race. In their time, long before the rise of the native civilizations, they had terrorized a hundred worlds—not from villainy but from folly, from tampering with the strands that held a universe together.

Now the task was to uproot these Gates, destroy their potency for mischief, take horror out of the hands of the few who hungered for power by misuse of the Gates.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I LOVE these books. This reading is terrible.

  • By spacebee on 12-05-14

Now I know <br />

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

Reviewed: 01-26-19

Now I know what a overly involved author and a overly dramatic reader sound like.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Uncompromising Honor

  • Honor Harrington, Book 14
  • By: David Weber
  • Narrated by: Allyson Johnson
  • Length: 30 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,326
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,228
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,228

The Solarian League's navy counts its superdreadnoughts by the thousands. Not even its own government knows how enormous its economy truly is. And for hundreds of years, the League has borne the banner of human civilization, been the ideal to which humanity aspires in its diaspora across the galaxy. But the bureaucrats known as the "Mandarins," who rule today's League, are not the men and women who founded it so long ago. They are corrupt, venal, accountable to no one...and they've decided the upstart Star Kingdom of Manticore must be destroyed.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Engaging

  • By Jean on 01-06-19

wordy to the max

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

Reviewed: 12-15-18

Webber has decided that we need to know every single detail of every single character down to their culinary preferences even if he only intends to kill them a chapter later as an anonymous toon. Do I really need to know the personal relationships between two characters if their only purpose is to show the stresses of people who play no part in the story line? I can see this if he was paid by the word. I can see this if he really felt that the lives of trillions of people were interesting to listeners. However, I feel more like that in the development of his story he had amassed a ton of notes about possible characters who eventually never entered the story or played any part needed to be dumped into this story. Good story, good main characters, only to have them swallowed by a mass of fluff.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Unhinged

  • An Insider's Account of the Trump White House
  • By: Omarosa Manigault Newman
  • Narrated by: Omarosa Manigault Newman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,031
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,803
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,802

Few have been a member of Donald Trump’s inner orbit longer than Omarosa Manigault Newman. Their relationship has spanned 15 years - through four television shows, a presidential campaign, and a year by his side in the most chaotic, outrageous White House in history. But that relationship has come to a decisive and definitive end, and Omarosa is finally ready to share her side of the story in this explosive, jaw-dropping account.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Nothing We Didn't Already Know

  • By Yvonne Lowery on 09-11-18

Odd<br />

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

Reviewed: 08-26-18

It seems odd to me that at no point does she talk about whether or when she recorded her conversations or calls.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Lending a Paw

  • Bookmobile Cat Mystery Series, Book 1
  • By: Laurie Cass
  • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 181
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161

With the help of her rescue cat, Eddie, librarian Minnie Hamilton is driving a bookmobile based in the resort town of Chilson, Michigan. But she'd better keep both hands on the wheel, because it's going to be a bumpy ride.... Eddie followed Minnie home one day, and now she can't seem to shake the furry little shadow. But in spite of her efforts to contain her new pal, the tabby sneaks out and trails her all the way to the bookmobile on its maiden voyage. Before she knows it, her slinky stowaway becomes her cat co-pilot!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well worth the wait.

  • By Ruth B. on 12-15-17

Mystery plus a cat. Good likable characters.

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

Reviewed: 06-10-18

One of those stories you hate to interrupt. Prepare for driveway moments. Looking forward to finding out Eddies history.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 212,433
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 198,353
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197,940

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’m sorry I waited so long to read this book.

  • By Julie W. Capell on 05-27-14

👍

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

Reviewed: 01-22-18

Not my usual style of book I listen to but I loved it and loved the narrator he seemed like he really loved the book as well. When does the sequel come out. Not soon enough for me!!!

  • Pale Demon

  • The Hollows, Book 9
  • By: Kim Harrison
  • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
  • Length: 17 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,200
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,522
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,524

Condemned and shunned for black magic, Rachel Morgan has three days to get to the annual witches' conference and clear her name, or be trapped in the demonic ever-after - forever after.

But a witch, an elf, a living vampire, anda pixy in one car, going across the country? Talk about a recipe for certain disaster, even without being the targets for assassination.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A comment on Credits

  • By Alexi Rain on 03-01-11

Great book and reader, too bad about credits

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-25-11

I fell in love with this series from book one. It is character driven and the plot is able to support them. Not too many books have made me laugh and cry all within a few minutes of each other. What do you get when you put a witch, a pixie, a vampire, an elf, and a politician in a car and drive 2000 miles? This book.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful