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Reynijhia K. Serrano

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  • The Faceless Woman: A Swan Princess Retelling

  • Otherworld Series, Book 4
  • By: Emma Hamm
  • Narrated by: Siobhan Waring
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 19

A town will only suffer the presence of a witch for as long as she is useful. Aisling watches the flames lick her thighs and prays for a quick death. But when an Unseelie prince appears through the smoke, she does what any self respecting witch would do. She curses him. Bran should never have traveled to the human realm, and is shocked when a witch binds them together. His life is hers and he refuses to die. He saves her from the fires, casts a hex on the townsfolk for good measure, then whisks her away to safety. His only stipulation? She has to remove the binding curse. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great First Swan Princess Experience

  • By bluepits73 on 03-16-19

who knew we needed a retelling of swan princess?!

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

Reviewed: 02-22-19

the beginning was slow for me, a little boring but by the time I was a few chapters in I loved it. this is more horror than I would have thought it would be but it was really surprising! aisling is a really good character and a strong female lead without being annoying.

I mean these are all my fav genres in one! the narration was good, recording sounded high quality to me and she made it easy to listen to.
I really appreciated the way she crafted the story <3! I preferred this to the first book quality!

  • Fire & Ice

  • Icefire Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Patty Jansen
  • Narrated by: Edward Mittelstedt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 14

Deep under the City of Glass in the frozen Southern land, an age-old machine called the Heart of the City radiates a power that locals call icefire. Most citizens are immune to it, but a few, always born with physical disabilities, can bend it to their will. For 50 years, the ruling Eagle Knights, who fly on the back of giant birds, have killed these Imperfects, fearing the return of the old royal family, who used icefire to cut out people's hearts, turning them into ghostly servitors. The old king's grandson Tandor only sees the good things icefire brought. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • needs better balance for the bad stuff

  • By TU on 02-20-19

Narration saved the story.

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

Reviewed: 02-15-19

The story takes place in a winter civilization with eagle knights, what I assumed are imperfect people that are born missing parts of them and can use icefire and this weird breeder thing. The story follows too many characters and while the narrator does help decipher them, many of them seem like the same character to me with exception of the character Caro, who is the worst coward of all time.

I found myself not liking the story when it seems so focused on the sexual parts of the culture than anything. the eagle knights use rape as punishment, which is kind of awkward to know as it happens to one character and then that character performs it later on.

the story's pacing is meh at best, but the narrator did make it exciting. fyi, the echo parts are for inner monologues and dont continue past chapter 6.

I wish I could say I loved this, but I only enjoyed the setting.

I was given this audiobook for free by the distributor for my honest review.

  • Winds of War

  • By: Rhett C. Bruno, Jaime Castle
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 217
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 208

Full-scale rebellion rages in the south, and Sir Torsten Unger must lead the Glass Army to face it. But when a new and unfamiliar king forces Torsten to march alongside one of his fiercest rivals, he must draw on his faith to keep the army from fracturing. Whitney Fierstown continues his tutelage of the blood mage, Sora, who is desperate to get a better handle on her mysterious powers. Their journey brings them to the merchant city of Winde Port, where they seek passage to Yaolin City aboard a ship. It's smooth sailing until they realize an old nemesis is hunting them....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Continuation of the Series

  • By Josh R on 01-13-19

Loveable Characters and Fast Action

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

Reviewed: 01-25-19

first, the narrator had the most fun he could have possibly had with this audiobook. he easily makes all the characters unique and different with different accents and voices for them.

the story itself is well written, easy to digest and leaves you wanting more. I easily hate red star and would have rather the ending not end up the way it did since I already dont like him, lol. you get super attached to Whitney's playfulness and Sora's resignation to it, lol. you want to be next to torsten as he fights because he is the best la was lawful good character I've ever met.

the plot takes so many different turns and I can honestly say that I was not dreading going back and forth between the characters because all of them were amazing and kept me interested

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Web of Eyes

  • By: Rhett C. Bruno, Jaime Castle
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 569
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 543
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 541

When a piece of the crown prince's soul is stolen by a traitorous warlock, disgraced knight Torsten Unger makes it his sworn duty to get it back and save the last hope for the kingdom. But he can't do it alone. Self-proclaimed "World's Greatest Thief" Whitney Fierstown sits in the castle dungeon, destined for the gallows until Torsten offers this choice: rot and die in a dank cell or join him on a dangerous expedition to put his skills to good use and earn his freedom. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved this book!

  • By Joliet Jill on 11-15-18

Amazing Chracterization! Amazing Narrator!

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

Reviewed: 01-06-19

the story took a long time to get started, but once it started it really went full force. whitney was slightly frustrating because his charisma made him similar to a Vash the stampede type character but he was not as loveable as Vash. torsten was a pretty amazing character as the wearer of white and I love noble characters with amazing conviction.

the book suffered from a little boredom at the beginning tho until it got all crazy, lol. I do appreciate twists and I hope the characters can manage to find some form of real friendship as I would rather whitney not be completely frustrating the whole time.

I loved the ending twist!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • White Fang

  • By: Jack London
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,755
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,408
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,414

In the desolate, frozen northwest of Canada, a lone wolf fights a heroic daily fight for life in the wild. But after he is captured and cruelly abused by men, he becomes a force of pure rage. Only one man sees inside the killer to his intelligence and nobility. But can his kindness touch White Fang?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Who's the animal: Man or Wolf?

  • By Erik on 08-14-15

awesome

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

Reviewed: 08-07-18

read it as a kid and loved it as an adult. the narrator is awesome tooo!

  • Prince of Thorns

  • By: Mark Lawrence
  • Narrated by: James Clamp
  • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,438
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,190
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,194

Author Mark Lawrence has won over audiences everywhere with Prince of Thorns, his exciting debut novel. Nine-year-old Prince Jorg is forced to watch as his mother and brother are slaughtered. Fleeing the palace, Jorg joins a bloodthirsty band of thugs. But he’s determined to take back what’s rightfully his, so he returns to the castle a few years later - unaware of the dark and powerful magic that awaits.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It sticks in your head.

  • By Door on 09-07-13

amazing!

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

Reviewed: 07-16-18

the comedy in the dark fantasy was amazing. kept it from being so dark and harsh. The main charscter is the best kind of anti-hero and he is not for the faint of heart, so if you like your fallen princes to be princely, you might wanna steer clear. The first chapter tells you how dark this book is and the level of violence.

This is the first grimdark fantasy I read and the lore, comedy, fighting and Jorg's thought make you wonder about the man he wouls turn into. It was hard to put it down!