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  • Behind the Throne

  • By: K. B. Wagers
  • Narrated by: Angèle Masters
  • Length: 13 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74

Hail Bristol has made a name for herself in the galaxy for everything except what she was born to do: rule the Indranan Empire. When she is dragged back to her home planet to take her rightful place as the only remaining heir, she finds that trading her ship for a palace is her most dangerous move yet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn't stop listening.

  • By Patti on 09-01-16

Gunrunner to Empress

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

Reviewed: 09-24-16

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Yes, because it asks a lot of interesting questions about power, authority and human nature

Did Angèle Masters do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

The main characters were clearly defined. The less important people took some sorting out,

Any additional comments?

I want to find out what happens next.

  • Frost Line

  • By: Linda Howard, Linda Jones
  • Narrated by: Abby Craden
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 103
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 95

Lenna is Strength, a manifestation of the tarot card, and powerful beyond reckoning. But when she's pulled into the human realm and tasked with protecting a young boy, everything is thrown into chaos. Lenna's not supposed to be here, interacting with mortals. She's definitely not supposed to be drawn to the sexy mercenary sent to retrieve her by any means necessary.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • the Tarot Cards hold the power of Life and Death~

  • By Molly on 08-30-16

A boring story by a usually great author

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

Reviewed: 09-24-16

What would have made Frost Line better?

A real plot that made sense and decent characterization

What could Linda Howard and Linda Jones have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Realistic characters given their magical nature

How could the performance have been better?

Both the writing and the performance left me cold, I didn't care about the people in the story,

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The first chapter had potential. It set up what could have been an interesting story.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Dreamer's Pool

  • Blackthorn & Grim, Book 1
  • By: Juliet Marillier
  • Narrated by: Scott Aiello, Natalie Gold, Nick Sullivan
  • Length: 17 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,127
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,985
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,981

In exchange for help escaping her long and wrongful imprisonment, embittered magical healer Blackthorn has vowed to set aside her bid for vengeance against the man who destroyed all that she once held dear. Followed by a former prison mate, a silent hulk of a man named Grim, she travels north to Dalriada. There she'll live on the fringe of a mysterious forest, duty bound for seven years to assist anyone who asks for her help. Oran, crown prince of Dalriada, has waited anxiously for the arrival of his future bride, Lady Flidais.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful story, pretty solid narration

  • By Anya on 11-19-14

Outstanding mixture of suspense and humanity

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

Reviewed: 09-24-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

It's a great read. The suspense is combined with authentic characters. There's a touch of magic to add zest. The main plot is recovery from PTSD.

What did you like best about this story?

The relationship between Blackthorn and Grim. It develops from mere toleration to friendship and mutual understanding,

Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

Blackthorn and Grim balanced each other. Neither alone would have been enough.

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

it introduced a range of feelings. Even their faults fit the story.

  • Trancehack

  • By: Sonya Clark
  • Narrated by: Emma Taylor
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 8

It's 2065. Those born with magic abilities live in government-run zones, without rights or freedoms. Fear of magic created this segregated world and fear keeps it intact. A high-profile murder brings Detective Nathan Perez to Magic Born Zone 13. He's had little experience with the Magic Born and isn't sure what to expect during his first encounter with a witch, but he never thought he'd be so drawn to her. Trancehacker Calla Vesper uses magic to break into computers and aid the Magic Born underground. She has no interest in helping a cop, even if he is smoking-hot, but money's tight and Nate offers a tidy amount for help navigating the Zone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding

  • By Lea on 11-06-13

Outstanding

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

Reviewed: 11-06-13

What made the experience of listening to Trancehack the most enjoyable?

The sci-fi, romance and characters are all believable. I would like see this book continued into a series.

What did you like best about this story?

Neither the romance or the sci-fi overwhelmed the characterizations. The people behaved in the context of the society. I want to know what happens to the politics. Apartheid is inherent unstable. In the midst of the politics, people did their best to be happy.

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

I think she makes Calla, Nate and the club owner come to life.

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

Happiness in the face of injustice.

Any additional comments?

The description didn't do the story justice. I almost didn't listen to it. I'm glad I did.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Doomsday Book

  • By: Connie Willis
  • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
  • Length: 26 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,956
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4,058
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,080

For Oxford student Kivrin, traveling back to the 14th century is more than the culmination of her studies - it's the chance for a wonderful adventure. For Dunworthy, her mentor, it is cause for intense worry about the thousands of things that could go wrong.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Timely, beautiful, terrible and haunting

  • By mudcelt on 11-02-09

Very powerful, very disturbing

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

Reviewed: 02-26-12

What did you love best about Doomsday Book?

It was about world changing events in terms of the humans involved. It wasn't a history book. It was a human story in historic times.

What other book might you compare Doomsday Book to and why?

I would compare it to Catching Fire. It also was about ordinary people doing their best in horrible times.

What about Jenny Sterlin’s performance did you like?

She had the good sense to let the power of the story shine.

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

People survive even Doomsday.

  • A Kiss at Midnight

  • By: Eloisa James
  • Narrated by: Susan Duerden
  • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 940
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 721
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 725

Forced by her stepmother to attend a ball, Kate meets a prince...and decides he's anything but charming. A clash of wits and wills ensues, but they both know their irresistible attraction will lead nowhere. For Gabriel is promised to another woman—a princess whose hand in marriage will fulfill his ruthless ambitions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great narrator and story.

  • By angela on 07-28-10

Lots of fun

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

Reviewed: 02-26-12

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Seen as a fairy tale, it was fun and enjoyable. It was a bit light on the character development.

If you’ve listened to books by Eloisa James before, how does this one compare?

It was lighter and less realistic.

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

She did a good job.

Do you think A Kiss at Midnight needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

The story itself couldn't be continued, but another fairy tale set in regency England might be fun.

  • Island Flame

  • By: Karen Robards
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
  • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 130
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 116
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 118

Dear Listener, Island Flame is a classic tale of romance on the high seas, featuring two extraordinary characters: the headstrong Lady Catherine Aldley and the legendary pirate Jonathan Hale. No book is more special to me. I was thrilled when it was published, and now, more than thirty years later, I am just as excited to share it again with you. I don’t have to tell you that their tumultuous escapade sizzles with passion (lots of passion!), but what I hope you will take away most from Cathy and Jonathan is that dreams do come true - in love and in life. Mine did, and I hope yours will too.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sex and violence why isn't it on HBO

  • By E on 05-29-14

Karen's Worst Book

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

Reviewed: 02-26-12

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

I love Karen Robards' books. But this one and it's sequel are horrible. The characters are not true to life. They are so exaggerated and one dimensional. It was too painful to listen to the entire book.

Has Island Flame turned you off from other books in this genre?

No. I've read enough of Karen Robards books to ignore these two.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Justine Eyre?

The writing was so bad that no narrator could have improved it.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Island Flame?

The whole book

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Jade Island

  • Donovan Series, Book 2
  • By: Elizabeth Lowell
  • Narrated by: Robin Rowan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 121
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124

Wild and restless, Kyle Donovan has freed himself from the constraints of his family's high-powered gem-trading empire to rove the world as a treasure hunter. Now the president of Donovan International has given Kyle an assignment with explosive ramifications. When one of China's legendary cultural treasures is stolen, Lianne Blakely, a mysterious and beautiful jade expert, is accused of the theft. It's Kyle's job to get to the bottom of what could be a potential disaster for the Donovans.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love this series

  • By J and M on 12-16-16

Terrible editing

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-16-11

The Audible version of this is messed up so much that the plot is impossible to follow. I checked out this audiobook from the library and I liked it. The story was not all jumbled up. Audible needs to do some work on their version.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful