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  • Cursed

  • Alex Verus, Book 2
  • By: Benedict Jacka
  • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,063
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,827
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,820

Since his second sight made him infamous for defeating powerful dark mages, Alex has been keeping his head down. But now he's discovered the resurgence of a forbidden ritual. Someone is harvesting the life-force of magical creatures-destroying them in the process. And draining humans is next on the agenda. Hired to investigate, Alex realizes that not everyone on the Council wants him delving any deeper.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Popcorn fantasy, just how I like it

  • By SC123 on 10-14-15

Better than the first

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

Reviewed: 07-31-15

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

I would recommend the series (since this is #2) - with the caveat that the second really is stronger than the first.

What did you like best about this story?

I appreciate that I don't know what will happen next and that I am surprised as answers are revealed.

Have you listened to any of Gildart Jackson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Only the first book in the series. I actually found his style took some getting used to but overall it works.

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

Not a book that's really moving - more that it has it's tense moments. But especially, I appreciate when the main character is forced to recognize things about himself.

  • Hidden Currents

  • By: Christine Feehan
  • Narrated by: Alyssa Bresnahan
  • Length: 15 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 822
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 599
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 601

Strong telepath Elle Drake has gone missing. Even her six magical sisters cannot find her. They all agree that she is alive and something terrible must have happened or she would have contacted them. Jackson Deveau, a deputy sheriff in the small village of Sea Haven, off the northern California coast, has known that Elle is destined for him. When she disappears, he gathers with his friends, Jonas Harrington and Ilya Prakenskii, and Elle's sisters to find her and bring her safely home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect ending to a good series.....

  • By L. Claude on 07-20-10

Horrible

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-25-11

I'd give this minus one star if I could. Repetitious-I listened to the same drivel over and over again. Totally unrealistic people - without giving away too much plot, it suffices to say that the protagonist's behavior after being brutally abused was so unbelievable as to make the whole story absurd. And repeating the same nonsense over and over and over again did not help.

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