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  • The Land: Founding: A LitRPG Saga

  • Chaos Seeds, Book 1
  • By: Aleron Kong
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,782
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 18,645
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,610

Tricked into a world of banished gods, demons, goblins, sprites and magic, Richter must learn to meet the perils of The Land and begin to forge his own kingdom. Actions have consequences across The Land, with powerful creatures and factions now hell-bent on Richter's destruction. Can Richter forge allegiances to survive this harsh and unforgiving world or will he fall to the dark denizens of this ancient and unforgiving realm? A tale to shake "The Land" itself, measuring 10/10 on the Richter scale, how will Richter's choices shape the future of The Land and all who reside in it?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unbelievable series

  • By George on 04-14-19

A whole lot of fun!

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

Reviewed: 01-07-19

A likable cast of characters, a novel premise, and plenty of magic! What could be better:) A solid 4.5 stars; we could use a bit more of the protagonist’s backstory, and some more explanation of motives. But I’m assuming that will be covered in the subsequent books. A great new fantasy series, that I am looking forward to diving into!

*The narration is excellent

13 of 21 people found this review helpful

  • This Is How It Always Is

  • A Novel
  • By: Laurie Frankel
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
  • Length: 11 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,152
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,629
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,621

When Rosie and Penn and their four boys welcome the newest member of their family, no one is surprised it's another baby boy. At least their large, loving, chaotic family knows what to expect. But Claude is not like his brothers. One day he puts on a dress and refuses to take it off. He wants to bring a purse to kindergarten. He wants hair long enough to sit on. When he grows up, Claude says, he wants to be a girl.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story but poor choice of narrator

  • By Melody on 10-17-18

Gorgeous and haunting...

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

Reviewed: 10-08-18

One of the MOST beautiful and moving books I have ever read. A timely story with complex well developed characters, that will stay with you for a long time. You’ll laugh out loud, and most certainly shed a few tears. It’s a absolute triumph; and I’m completely dejected that it’s over. I really couldn’t love it any more💓

  • Vox

  • By: Christina Dalcher
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 766
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 711
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 709

On the day the government decrees that women are no longer allowed more than 100 words daily, Dr. Jean McClellan is in denial - this can't happen here. Not in America. Not to her. This is just the beginning. Soon women can no longer hold jobs. Girls are no longer taught to read or write. Females no longer have a voice. Before, the average person spoke 16,000 words a day, but now women only have 100 to make themselves heard. But this is not the end. For herself, her daughter, and every woman silenced, Jean will reclaim her voice.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great concept but the end felt rushed

  • By Lynette Garet on 08-24-18

Chilling and timely novel

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

Reviewed: 08-24-18

An excellent book that might hit a little TOO close to home; during this current political climate. It skins over some parts where I would have appreciated more detail. But overall an interesting and exciting premise that is well told.

4 of 16 people found this review helpful

  • The Affair

  • By: Sheryl Browne
  • Narrated by: Tamsin Kennard
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 177
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 164

Alicia’s been telling lies. And now, they’ve come back to haunt her. When an old colleague turns up at a party, Alicia comes face to face with the man who has the potential to ruin her perfect family life. He wouldn’t, would he? In order to keep her secrets, Alicia has to tell yet more lies, and when a devastating car accident makes the situation even more dangerous, it’s only a matter of time before everything falls apart. Can secrets really stay hidden forever?

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Don't waste your credit

  • By Linda on 09-08-18

What did I just listen too

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

Reviewed: 08-22-18

The MOST implausible and insipid book I’ve listened to in quite awhile. Warning: SPOILERS AHEAD!!! The main characters undergo a series of ridiculous tragedies and calamities....in the matter of a few days one of the main characters experiences the loss of his infant son, discovers his wife had an affair and that his daughter may not be his, has said daughter kidnapped and drugged, finds out his wife was raped, is betrayed by his SIL, gets stabbed, oh and did I forget to mention that his parents and sister were all murdered? Just pure drivel.

5 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Bad Mommy

  • By: Tarryn Fisher
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley, Lance Greenfield, Carly Robins
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 897
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 821
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 822

When Fig Coxbury buys a house on West Barrett Street, it's not because she likes the neighborhood, or even because she likes the house. It's because everything she desires is next door: the husband, the child, and the life that belongs to someone else. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant- really good!

  • By Candice on 06-01-18

Mediocre and Redundant

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

Reviewed: 06-07-18

The narration was good, the plot was ok at first, but soon became tiresome and trite. Then it ended rather abruptly, not with a bang, but more like a wet fizzle. Uninspired.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Silent Lies

  • By: Kathryn Croft
  • Narrated by: Antonia Beamish, Rosie Jones
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,783
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,591
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,587

Mia Hamilton lived the perfect life with her husband, university teacher Zach, and their two-year-old daughter. But everything changed when Zach committed suicide on the same night one of his students vanished. Five years later, just when Mia is beginning to heal, stranger Alison walks into her life, saying her husband didn't kill himself. Fragile, slight Alison leads Mia on a path into Zach's past, and Mia begins to think she never really knew her own husband.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Didn’t See it Coming!

  • By Debra on 02-19-18

Perhaps one of the most ill conceived novels of 2018

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

Reviewed: 03-06-18

WHY did I waste my time with this going nowhere nonsense!?? Patently ridiculous, with a hasty thrown together ending. I am stupider for having listened to this drivel.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Hazel Wood

  • By: Melissa Albert
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Soler
  • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,045
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 962
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 963

Seventeen-year-old Alice and her mother have spent most of Alice's life on the road, always a step ahead of the uncanny bad luck biting at their heels. But when Alice's grandmother, the reclusive author of a cult-classic book of pitch-dark fairy tales, dies alone on her estate, the Hazel Wood, Alice learns how bad her luck can really get: Her mother is stolen away - by a figure who claims to come from the Hinterland, the cruel supernatural world where her grandmother's stories are set.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • dark and modern fairytale

  • By Stephanie on 02-02-18

Absolute Perfection.

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

Reviewed: 02-14-18

The most beautiful, magical, and wondrous book I’ve read (listened to) in a very long time. Lovely, enchanting, and practically ethereal. I can’t stop thinking about it; and the narration was fantastic!

13 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • The Wife Between Us

  • By: Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,599
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,608
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21,577

When you listen to this audiobook, you will make many assumptions. You will assume you are listening to a story about a jealous ex-wife. You will assume she is obsessed with her replacement - a beautiful, younger woman who is about to marry the man they both love. You will assume you know the anatomy of this tangled love triangle. Assume nothing. Twisted and deliciously chilling, The Wife Between Us exposes the secret complexities of an enviable marriage - and the dangerous truths we ignore in the name of love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • NOT that confusing! Gone Girl + Last Mrs. Parrish

  • By Jenn on 01-11-18

Lives up to the hype!

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

Reviewed: 01-31-18

FINALLY a psychological thriller that was compared to Gone Girl, and actually lives up to the hype. Great story, and excellent narration, twist and turns galore; most which you will never see coming! Just buy it! You won’t be sorry;)

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Red Chamber

  • By: Pauline A. Chen
  • Narrated by: Grayce Wey
  • Length: 16 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 112

When orphaned Daiyu leaves her home in the provinces to take shelter with her cousins in the Capital, she is drawn into a world of opulent splendor, presided over by the ruthless, scheming Xifeng and the prim, repressed Baochai. As she learns the secrets behind their glittering facades, she finds herself entangled in a web of intrigue and hidden passions, reaching from the petty gossip of the servants' quarters all the way to the Imperial Palace.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Story

  • By Patti on 07-18-14

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan this isn’t....

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

Reviewed: 01-25-18

I kept waiting for the story to really take off....it never happens. It plods along w/ out a lot of character development and never really goes anywhere. And the narrator reads it with this terrible “Chinese accent” it’s absolutely ridiculous; and honestly pretty insensitive. It’s a 2 1/2 star book.

  • 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 12,945
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12,263
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,246

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
  • Traveling through history rather than time

  • By Michael G Kurilla on 11-04-17

WHAT did I just listen to!?

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

Reviewed: 11-05-17

I honestly have no idea what I just listened to, but it was fantastic!😂 Very original story, part mystery, part Sci-Fi, and part thriller and all the way awesome! Buy this genre defying book, you will NOT be disappointed!

4 of 7 people found this review helpful