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  • The Glass Magician

  • By: Charlie N. Holmberg
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,259
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,020
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,025

Now well into her apprenticeship with magician Emery Thane, 20-year-old Ceony Twill is continuing to discover the joy of paper magic. She adores bringing her spells to life in surprising ways, from learning the power of distortion to creating a beloved paper dog. And she secretly hopes that the romance she foresaw blossoming between her and the peculiar yet strikingly handsome Emery finally becomes real.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun historical fantasy

  • By Kira on 10-30-15

Easily one of my favorite trilogies!

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

Reviewed: 06-23-18

Like the Divergent series, the author brings to life a dystopian world focused on a strong willed, uniquely able young woman pursuing an unexpected future as a paper magician. I love this series; its development of adventure, magic and romance is satisfying, intriguing and absolutely worth the read!

  • Samantha Watkins, Book 1

  • Chronicles of an Extraordinary Ordinary Life
  • By: Aurélie Venem, Stacey E. Battis - translator
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 897
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 828
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 823

Young librarian Samantha Watkins has always been perfectly content with her humdrum existence. Never easily fitting in with anyone anywhere, she feels most at ease in silence, among stacks of books. Sam believes in leaving fantasy and drama to the characters in her beloved novels. But one night when she leaves work late, she finds herself center stage in a tale of vengeance and terror.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding Supernatural Tale

  • By GH on 03-14-16

Loved It!

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

Reviewed: 05-10-17

I've read a myriad of vampire romance novels and this has just become one of my favorites! Please tell me an English translation of book 2 will be here soon!!!!

  • Fury of Fire

  • Dragonfury, Book 1
  • By: Coreene Callahan
  • Narrated by: Benjamin L. Darcie
  • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,035
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,829
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,844

A clandestine race of half-dragon, half-humans known as dragon-shifters lives among us. Bastian, leader of the Nightfury dragon clan, is sworn to protect humankind at all costs. For him, honor and duty always come first. When the clan dictates he take a human mate to sire a son, he falters, aware that for a human to birth a dragon-shifter she must die. Myst, the woman given into his care, is the most extraordinary he’s ever met, and though he can’t bear the thought of harming her, he is bound by duty.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • The good, the bad and the ugly.

  • By Teresa on 06-04-13

Not Quite as Good as The Black Dagger Brotherhood

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

Reviewed: 02-25-14

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

I purchased this book during a $4.95 series starter special and definitely got my money's worth. I enjoyed the characters and found the dragon species intriguing but wished the author spent more time filling in the back story of the dragon race. I also found many similarities between this story line and The Black Dagger Brotherhood series. However, Fury of Fire was not nearly as riveting as the vampire version. I am still committed to continuing with this series though, as I really do find the authors version of dragons fascinating.

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  • Thunder and Roses

  • Fallen Angels, Book 1
  • By: Mary Jo Putney
  • Narrated by: Peter Bishop
  • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 266
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 244
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 242

They called him the Demon Earl. They said he could do anything. Son of a rogue and a gypsy, Nicolas Davies was a notorious rake until a shattering betrayal left him alone and embittered in the Welsh countryside. Desperation drives quiet schoolmistress Clare Morgan to ask the Demon Earl to help save her village. Unwilling to involve himself in the problems of others, Nicholas sets an impossible price on his aid-only if Clare will live with him for three months, letting the world think the worst, will he intervene.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great start to a series!

  • By bookworm2bookworm on 11-11-13

Intruiging Story, Poor Narrator Choice

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

Reviewed: 01-03-14

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The narrator, while well spoken, nearly ruined this story for me. He failed to convey more than a modicum of emotion throughout the majority of the novel and made well written characters seem almost flat.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Peter Bishop?

Amanda Ronconi would be a hoot but I doubt this is her cup of tea. At least the story would have life and verve!

Could you see Thunder and Roses being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

No, but I enjoy reading steamy romances more than watching them.

Any additional comments?

Don't let the narrator put you off! Can't stand him? Read the Kindle version. Claire & Nicolas' story is worth the time.

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