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  • Faery Swap

  • By: Susan Kaye Quinn
  • Narrated by: Mark Mullaney
  • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

Warrior faery princes can be very stubborn. Especially when they possess your body. Fourteen-year-old Finn just wants to keep his little sister out of Child Protective Services - an epic challenge with their parentally-missing-in-action dad moving them to England, near the famous Stonehenge rocks. Warrior faery Prince Zaneyr just wants to escape his father's reckless plan to repair the Rift - a catastrophe that ripped the faery realm from Earth 4,000 years ago and set it adrift in an alternate, timeless dimension.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A fun little Faery adventure

  • By Elisabeth Carey on 05-02-17

Entertaining for ALL age groups!

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

Reviewed: 11-13-14

What made the experience of listening to Faery Swap the most enjoyable?

Mark Mullaney did a wonderful job narrating this story; he managed to give each character a unique voice and he made it feel like I was listening to it happening in real life. I never felt like a character's voice was copied from another one.

Who was your favorite character and why?

If I had to choose, I liked Finn the best; he had a great sense of humor and I felt like this character was extremely realistic.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I would hate to give anything away, but there were some pretty emotional moments between Finn (the main character) and his father. For a book written for teens, this book had a surprising amount of emotional depth.

Any additional comments?

Faery Swap, even though it was written for the young-adult audience, was very enjoyable for me (late twenties). The father/son dynamic was very relatable and there was plenty of action to keep the story exciting. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who likes books in the fantasy/adventure genre.

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  • Point of Dreams: A Novel of Astreiant

  • Astreiant, Book 2
  • By: Melissa Scott, Lisa A. Barnett
  • Narrated by: Mark Mullaney
  • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

The city of Astreiant has gone crazy with enthusiasm for a new play, The Drowned Island, a lurid farrago of melodrama and innuendo. Pointsman Nicolas Rathe is not amused, however, at a real dead body on stage and must investigate. A string of murders follow, perhaps related to the politically important masque that is to play on that same stage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exciting from start to finish!

  • By Maddi on 11-05-14

Exciting from start to finish!

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

Reviewed: 11-05-14

Would you listen to Point of Dreams: A Novel of Astreiant again? Why?

From what I understand this is only one of many books written by the authors that follow the same two protagonists and exist in the same universe. This book stands alone just fine­ I had not read the first and was able to follow the plot and characters just fine. After reading this book I am very interested in seeing what other mystery’s/debacles these two found themselves in (and these prior cases are occasionally referenced).

What was one of the most memorable moments of Point of Dreams: A Novel of Astreiant?

I don't want to spoil the story for anyone, but there was a confrontation between the main characters and the villain towards the end that was particularly exciting to listen to and experience. It's a mystery, after all...I don't want to give it away!!

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

It made the story more exciting to hear it told in the different voices of many characters; I counted more than 40 characters in this book and it felt like each of them had a unique voice and personality.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I loved the dry humor in the story and I found myself chuckling while listening to certain parts. The subtlety of this book, though, is really one of its strong points.

Any additional comments?

The book is basically one part classic full­-of­-detail murder­ mystery, one part character driven, and one small part steampunk­/sci-­fi.

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  • Get'n Hammered

  • Barcs
  • By: Casey Holloway
  • Narrated by: Mark Mullaney
  • Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6

Thomas Hammer, a pit bull shifter, is bound by magic in his canine form and needs to find a way to break free. He wants to show his owner, Desiree Duvall, the man of her dreams sleeps at her feet every night - she just doesn't know it. Hammer battles members of his old pack out for revenge and tries to protect Desiree from harm. He also discovers a secret organization of shifters who protect the outside world from discovering their existence. Even if Hammer breaks the spell, he still has to win the girl and save the day. Or he can sit, roll over, and play dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Paws down one of the hottest stories ever!

  • By Shauna Ambriz on 07-16-14

His "Barc" is just as good as his bite!

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

Reviewed: 07-24-14

Would you listen to Get'n Hammered again? Why?

Yes; I've read two lifetimes' worth of erotica, and I honestly found each erotic section to be highly diverse and unique in its own way. A second (or third) pass would definitely reveal more detail to "wet the appetite"

What other book might you compare Get'n Hammered to and why?

Reminds me of a cross between 50 Shades of Grey and Beauty and the Beast...especially the Beast part, if you know what I mean! ;)

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

Mark Mullaney brings something unique to each character of the story; it is clear who is talking by the subtle nuances in his dialogue depending on who is talking. He makes the characters come alive during the story and puts you right there in the action!

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The writing/narration of the first chapter painted a pretty sad image of the helpless dog stuck in the rough kennel, which is sure to get me every time.

Any additional comments?

This book was great, I can't wait for more in the series from both the author AND the voice actor! What a great collaboration!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful