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  • Persuasion

  • By: Jane Austen
  • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,056
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,457
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,465

Anne Elliot has grieved for seven years over the loss of her first love, Captain Frederick Wentworth. But events conspire to unravel the knots of deceit and misunderstanding in this beguiling and gently comic story of love and fidelity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Juliet Stevenson is Simply Amazing

  • By Em on 04-15-12

Great narration of my favourite Austen novel

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

This is one of my favourite novels narrated by one of my favourite narrators... Loved it...

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  • The Legends Saga Collection

  • By: Stacey Rourke
  • Narrated by: Karen Krause
  • Length: 25 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18

Cursed by the malevolent spirit of the Headless Horseman, Ireland Crane seeks a way to break free from her soul crushing bond. Croaking ravens. Telltale hearts. Dizzying time travel. Coercive witchcraft. The lines between fact and fiction blur as the works of Washington Irving, Edgar Allen Poe, HG Wells, and Nathaniel Hawthorne come alive around her in this thrilling three book series. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Legendary tales retold

  • By Spooky Mike on 06-13-18

interesting trilogy with a lot of action

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

Reviewed: 12-21-17

What did you love best about The Legends Saga Collection?

A lot of action, supernatural stuff and some romance. It also made me curious about the books/legends that the trilogy is based on.

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

different voices for the characters that I liked.

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

no, too long for that, but almost listened to the firt part in one sitting.

Any additional comments?

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Winter's Return (Guy Winter Mysteries Book 4)

  • By: James Philip
  • Narrated by: Melanie Fraser
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

Guy Winter and his faithful sergeant, George Ransom, are heading for the English Midlands, where on a country estate a few miles south of Coventry, Helen Chase, the nation's most famous actress, has been grievously wounded in an apparent orgy of mindless violence that has claimed several other lives in the most bizarre and gruesome of circumstances.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting WWII Serial Mystery

  • By LilMissMolly on 12-03-17

Best in this series so far

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

Reviewed: 11-29-17

The war and the mysteries keeps going. I Think this is the best so far in the series. The narration is great as in the earlier books.

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator or publisher.

  • Steamborn: The Complete Trilogy Box Set

  • By: Eric Asher
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 27 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,414
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,255
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,251

A supernatural swarm. A treacherous scheme. A tinker's apprentice may be the village's only hope. This collection includes Steamborn, Steamforged, and Steamsworn. Grab it and crank up a whimsical thrill-ride today!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Incredible Ride!!

  • By Lady Meserole on 11-09-17

great YA steampunk fantasy

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

Reviewed: 11-01-17

An interesting trilogy with a lot of twists. The good fighting the bad and secrets from the past gets revealed. Interesting inventions and a lot of big insects and spiders. Great narration that really worked well with the story.

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator or publisher.

  • No Such Thing as Luck

  • A North and South Variation
  • By: Nicole Clarkston
  • Narrated by: Ana Clements
  • Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

John Thornton is facing the collapse of everything he has worked for all of his life. Through his banker, he hears about a potential business opportunity that could save the mill. He decides to investigate, even if it means traveling from home when he can least afford it. Margaret Hale, now living in London, learns that her godfather Mr. Bell is visiting her brother Frederick in Cadiz. Bell is dying, and asking to see her before it is too late. She is determined to sail, regardless of the risk.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • John Thornton won my heart

  • By Deborah on 10-02-16

Great narration of this North and South variation

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

Reviewed: 10-09-17

I had read this book on Kindle earlier and I liked it a lot. So when I got the opportunity to listen and review it I couldn't resist.

The story has interesting turn of events and I like Margaret and Mr Thornton in this version (I do like the original Margaret and Mr Thornton too). The narration is great as well.


I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator or publisher.

  • Designing Gotham

  • West Point Engineers and the Rise of Modern New York, 1817-1898
  • By: Jon Scott Logel
  • Narrated by: Mark Kamish
  • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

Between 1817 and 1898, New York City evolved from a vital Atlantic port of trade to the center of American commerce and culture. Although this important urban transformation is well documented, the critical role of select Union soldiers turned New York engineers has, until now, remained largely unexplored.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great geekdom!

  • By Jan on 09-20-17

about both military history and engineering.

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

Reviewed: 10-01-17

Interesting book. great narration for this kind of book. Was a bit hard to remember who was who. Made me curious to learn more about the subject.

I was given a free review copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Threads of Silk

  • By: Amanda Roberts
  • Narrated by: Leanne Yau
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74

Born in the middle of nowhere, Yaqian, a little embroidery girl from Hunan Province, finds her way to the imperial court, a place of intrigue, desire, and treachery. From the bed of an Emperor, the heart of a Prince, and the right side of an Empress, Yaqian weaves her way through the most turbulent decades of China's history and witnesses the fall of the Qing Dynasty.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely wonderful story !

  • By Margaret on 09-14-17

Interesting and touching story.

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

Reviewed: 09-06-17

What did you like best about this story?

very interesting details on how silk is "made". Also made me very interested in chinese history.

Have you listened to any of Leanne Yau’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

no

Who was the most memorable character of Threads of Silk and why?

Yaqian, Interesting to follow her from when she was a little girl, through good times and bad times.

Any additional comments?

The narrator was good. In some places audio was duplicated. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator or publisher.

  • A Conditional Truth

  • The Antiarch Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: Eryn Carpenter
  • Narrated by: Zachary Johnson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

Being an Enforcer is tough. Being an undercover spy for the resistance group, Axiom, is even harder. Not having the people you love know the truth is killer. When fellow Enforcer, Marissa, pursues Finn, he discovers she has the information he's looking for. This leaves him with an impossible choice: stay true to Piper and ruin the mission or betray the girl he loves and save the city.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • as good as the first one

  • By Rebecca Azizov on 04-10-18

At least as good as the first book in the trilogy

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

Reviewed: 08-13-17

A lot of interesting twists in this book. The characters develops a lot to. Hard to put down, need to know what happens... Great narration again by Zachary Johnson.

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator or publisher.

  • Finding Axiom

  • The Antiarch Trilogy, Volume 1
  • By: Eryn Carpenter
  • Narrated by: Zachary Johnson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 23

When Finn, a 16-year-old Enforcer-In-Training, learns that The Wall built to keep citizens safe from The Wild is really a cage, he starts questioning all he's been taught. Maybe animals aren't as dangerous as he's been conditioned to believe. Maybe his rebel parents aren't the bad guys. Maybe he's playing for the wrong team. Finn must choose a side; either way it will cost him. His family, or his future...but neither are as terrifying as what may lurk beyond The Wall.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Divergent meets Avatar meets 1984.

  • By pixledust on 06-17-16

Great dystopian book.

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

Reviewed: 08-13-17

This is a great book. (I bought the third book for my kindle before I had finished listening to this one). Interesting world, with a lot of propaganda/brainwashing. But also good people and animals who try to reveal the truth. Great narration by Zachary Johnson.

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator or publisher.

  • Darcy, Lizzy and Lady Susan

  • A Pride and Prejudice Regency Variation
  • By: Barbara Silkstone, A Lady
  • Narrated by: Jannie Meisberger
  • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

What if Jane Austen's most notorious character, Lady Susan Vernon, paid a special visit to Lady Catherine de Bourgh at her grand estate of Rosings Park? Her arrival inadvertently occurs right after Elizabeth Bennet has rejected Mr. Darcy's botched proposal, and the saddened gentleman catches the eye of London's most infamous flirt. The fun begins as Lady Susan plots to sever Darcy from Elizabeth, and claim him for herself. We all know she can't possibly win his heart, but it is a bit of a giggle to watch her try.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pride and Prejudice Regency Variation

  • By Adriana B on 07-20-17

interesting mix of Austen characters.

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

Reviewed: 08-04-17

The author has made a great job in mixing the characters from P&P and Lady Susan. I really liked it =). The narration was good, but felt a bit slow sometimes (when I listened with higher speed I liked it more).

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