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  • Paradox Bound

  • A Novel
  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,575
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,978
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,958

Nothing ever changes in Sanders. The town's still got a video store, for God's sake. So why doesn't Eli Teague want to leave? Not that he'd ever admit it, but maybe he's been waiting - waiting for the traveler to come back. The one who's roared into his life twice before, pausing just long enough to drop tantalizing clues before disappearing in a cloud of gunfire and a squeal of tires. The one who's a walking anachronism, with her tricorne hat, flintlock rifle, and steampunked Model A Ford.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Standard Clines. Fun and forgettable

  • By Debra on 10-07-17

Dr Who in America

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

Reviewed: 10-17-17

Brilliant, like a season of Dr Who with gender role reversal of the main characters pitted against Cyber Men style "faceless men" bad guys. Plot twist and turns I did not see coming but made perfect sense in a travel through American history story. If you like Time Travel try the Chronicles of St Mary's by Jodi Taylor.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Exo

  • By: Steven Gould
  • Narrated by: Emily Rankin
  • Length: 15 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 893
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 820
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 820

Cent can teleport. So can her parents, but they are the only people in the world who can. This is not as great as you might think it would be - sure, you can go shopping in Japan and then have tea in London, but it's hard to keep a secret like that. And there are people, dangerous people, who work for governments and have guns, who want to make you do just this one thing for them. And when you're a teenage girl things get even more complicated. High school. Boys. Global climate change, refugees, and genocide. Orbital mechanics.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great young adult read.

  • By Richard A. Bamberg on 09-16-14

Space Girl

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

Reviewed: 09-30-17

A very different story from the others in the series. If you like technical jargon and space then this is the book for you. I would also recommend "The Martian" by Any Weir and "Seveneves" by Neil Stephenson.
Space, interwoven with the expected clandestine organisation trying to capture our jumpers, love, teenagers and Space. Lots of space.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Hero

  • By: Perry Moore
  • Narrated by: Michael Urie
  • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,078
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,764
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,775

In the story comic book legend Stan Lee calls "spellbinding" and "totally original," Thom Creed has secrets. For one, like his father, he has super powers. Also, he's been asked to join the League—the very organization of superheroes that spurned his dad. Then there’s the secret Thom can barely face himself: he's gay. But becoming a member of the League opens up a new world to Thom. There, he connects with a misfit group of aspiring heroes, including Scarlett, Typhoid Larry, and Ruth, a wise old broad who can see the future. Like Thom, these heroes have things to hide....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Give it a listen!

  • By Robert on 10-25-10

Had me at Spike Lee's forward

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

Reviewed: 08-29-15

Would you listen to Hero again? Why?

Yes beacause the main character reminds us that despite the consequences you should do the right thing, be true to yourself which are nice ideas that often need reinforcing.

What other book might you compare Hero to and why?

Can think of another book I have read where the main character was not living up to their potential because of parental discrimination, but landed a traineeship based on their natural abilities and ended up in a team of unusual individuals who fit together professionaly, but who really needed each other out side of the job.

Which character – as performed by Michael Urie – was your favorite?

I liked the accent given to Warrior Woman, have no clue where it came from. Thom was the favourite for me.

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

No it didn't have that must finish it now element, I listened to it over a weekend.

Any additional comments?

Some Goodreads reviews sight sloppy writing but this must be more apparent in print because to book seemed smooth when narrated. A sequel might be interesting to see how blossoming relationships develop and where the League went after the final confrontation.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Hounded

  • The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Kevin Hearne
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,782
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,806
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,744

Atticus O’Sullivan, last of the Druids, lives peacefully in Arizona, running an occult bookshop and shape-shifting in his spare time to hunt with his Irish wolfhound. His neighbors and customers think that this handsome, tattooed Irish dude is about twenty-one years old - when in actuality, he’s twenty-one centuries old. Not to mention: He draws his power from the earth, possesses a sharp wit, and wields an even sharper magical sword known as Fragarach, the Answerer. Unfortunately, a very angry Celtic god wants that sword, and he’s hounded Atticus for centuries....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally, a modern day fantasy that really hits the

  • By Chris on 01-02-12

Denied access in Australia

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

Reviewed: 04-19-13

What did you love best about Hounded?

My favourite character is the dog who is voiced beautifully. I expect the rest of the series is good too and would love to listen to it but no publishing rights exist in Australia so I'm not even sure why I was allowed to buy the first book.

What other book might you compare Hounded to and why?

I guess it's a little like Night Huntress. But it's hard to compare after only reading one book in the series.

What about Luke Daniels’s performance did you like?

He has a sexy gruffness and funny dog accents.

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

The poodles at the end moved me to tears of laughter.

Any additional comments?

Please get publishing for Australia ASAP!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs

  • Half-Moon Hollow, Book 1
  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,831
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,337
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,348

Maybe it was the Shenanigans gift certificate that put her over the edge. When children's librarian and self-professed nice girl Jane Jameson is fired by her beastly boss and handed $25 in potato skins instead of a severance check, she goes on a bender that's sure to become Half Moon Hollow legend. On her way home, she's mistaken for a deer, shot, and left for dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Laugh-out Loud Funny

  • By Sandra Ross on 03-25-10

Laugh out loud supernatural romance

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

Reviewed: 05-28-12

Where does Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

this is my second favorite series, and it cracks me up each time I listen to it and I retain some of the silly facts Jane sprouts as well.

What did you like best about this story?

The sarcasm of Jane, living in a very disfuuctional family in a small town, she has the funniest outlook on relatives.

Which character – as performed by Amanda Ronconi – was your favorite?

Jane Jameson the main character has the best dry wit and educational voice of a vampire librarian.

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

The mention of high quality digtial images of a baboons but moved me to tears and cracked a rib!

Any additional comments?

Molly Harpers books are awsome and be sure to read the wearwolf series as well, also performed by Amanda Ronconi.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • One Foot in the Grave

  • Night Huntress, Book 2
  • By: Jeaniene Frost
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,487
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,193
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,205

You can run from the grave, but you can't hide. Half-vampire Cat Crawfield is now Special Agent Cat Crawfield, working for the government to rid the world of the rogue undead. She's still using everything Bones, her sexy and dangerous ex, taught her. But when Cat is targeted for assassination, the only man who can help her is the vampire she left behind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unfinished business - Outstanding

  • By GH on 04-02-16

Brilliant Series

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

Reviewed: 02-03-12

What did you love best about One Foot in the Grave?

Jeaniene's characters although supernatural have relatable life issues with family, love and work. The humour and sarcasm is laugh out loud in the series mixed with drama, violence and sultry sex is addictive. It is the adult’s version of Twilight but with a dominant female lead.
The narrations really makes the book come alive. Tavia Gilbert is amazing and each character has their own voice, accent and mannerisms.

What other book might you compare One Foot in the Grave to and why?

Similar to the Anita Blake vampire Hunter Series in that the lead is female dealing with unique abilities and work and love conflicts but with toned down violence and sex scenes.

Which scene was your favorite?

The scene where Bones and Cat dance at the Vampire Club.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

How to Hunt Vampires in a Push up Bra.

Any additional comments?

make sure to listen the series in order, including the World Night Huntress novels

4 of 5 people found this review helpful