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  • Fallen Academy: Year Three

  • By: Leia Stone
  • Narrated by: Vanessa Moyen
  • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 202
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 201

It will take every ounce of strength and training Brielle has to survive year three. Meanwhile, Lincoln will also be fighting his own battle for survival. Each of them worlds apart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AMAZING!!

  • By Preston D. on 01-31-19

Great story

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

Reviewed: 01-24-19

I found the third book in the series interesting, but with a monotonous story beginning. After some chapters, iget's good again.
again. About the narrative, on my opinion is excellent, especially when Brielle is in Hell ... Vanessa has captured the essence of the character.

  • Protector

  • Night War Saga, Book 1
  • By: Leia Stone, S.T. Bende
  • Narrated by: Vanessa Moyen
  • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 336
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 310
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 309

As an environmental studies major, Allie knows the planet is in trouble - a series of natural disasters recently rocked the northern hemisphere, and species across the globe are going extinct. What Allie doesn't know is that her world's decline is a result of an ancient battle called the Night War - the Norse goddess Nott's crusade to control the weakest of the light realms. And Allie most definitely doesn't know that her existence is the only thing stopping Nott from dragging the earth into total darkness.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • If only

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-07-17

It's okay

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-24-19

Norse mythology is something I’m not very accustomed to, but I found this book well didactic in some points, clarifying the basics on the subject (nordic mytology). However, at other moments the story becomes very vague, which left me lost in relation to the existing realms.
Leaving these facts aside, as they help build the setting for the story, the tale is somewhat different from what I expected, since I know the style of the two authors, and I think working together wasn’t very constructive.
I found the plot empty, something missing ... everything happens fast and seems like a writing for the school, where there isn’t a connection between the beginning and the end.

  • Origin

  • A Novel
  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 18 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,897
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,473
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 36,360

In keeping with his trademark style, Dan Brown, author of The Da Vinci Code and Inferno, interweaves codes, science, religion, history, art, and architecture in this new novel. Origin thrusts Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon into the dangerous intersection of humankind's two most enduring questions - and the earthshaking discovery that will answer them.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Formula over fiction

  • By Evan M Carlson on 11-01-17

Ethics, artificial intellig, religion

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

Reviewed: 01-18-19

Amazing, incredible, wonderful ... there are no words that can express this story written by Dan Brown.. As I like this author, I bought the book and began to listen without knowing what this adventure of Robert Langdon was, and this gave me an incredible experience, both because I did not know what to expect, and by the plot of this novel. Following the same style as always, it's virtually impossible to know who the real criminal mind behind the whole plot is. Although the indications point to a suspicious or obvious to someone though not so obvious would be favored by the whole scheme of intrigues, this time, Dan Brown has surpassed me and I was shocked by the final outcome. Another point I adored in this book is the way the author shakes the concepts of ethics, artificial intelligence, and religion. Without going into the merits of each question, does Dan Brown use the concepts as elements to question the limit?
Tis book is going to my list "listen again". If you already listen Dan Brown, I have no doubt you will wnjoy this book.

  • Through Blood, Through Fire

  • Ghosts of the Shadow Market
  • By: Cassandra Clare, Robin Wasserman
  • Narrated by: Candice King
  • Length: 1 hr and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 166
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 157

Jem Carstairs and Tessa Gray are finally united after waiting over a century to be together, but they become aware a dark threat is looming over a child of the Shadow Market: a lost Herondale, from a line of Herondales who have used the Market to hide from their fellow Nephilim. Now is the time for the lost Herondale to be discovered. Jem and Tessa have to find him before his enemies can.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It's good

  • By Paula on 01-17-19

It's good

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

Reviewed: 01-17-19

In the search for the lost Herondale, many stories intersected and only over the years did Jem realize how many events were set. The final tale of this collection of short stories features how Jem and Tessa fianlly found Kitty, and what happened until they arrived at the family apartment on that day when everything changed for Christopher ....
In the search for the lost Herondale, many stories intersected and only over the years did Jem realize how many events were set. The final tale of this collection of short stories features how Jem and Tessa fianlly found Kitty, and what happened until they arrived at the family apartment on that day when everything changed for Christopher ....

  • The Land I Lost

  • Ghosts of the Shadow Market
  • By: Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan
  • Narrated by: Melissa Fumero
  • Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 208
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 192

Alec Lightwood, partner of the High Warlock of Brooklyn and father of a warlock child, visits Buenos Aires in the aftermath of the Dark War. When he arrives, he is not welcomed by the Shadowhunters there. He believes it is because of his companion Lily, the head of the New York vampire clan, until a Shadowhunter orphan confides a dark secret to him under cover of the Shadow Market.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • thrilling

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-13-19

Amazing

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

Reviewed: 01-17-19

This is one of the best books of this short stories. In a very compact way, the authors present how Raphael entered the life of Aec and Magnus ... as Dearborn was already manipulating to put into practice his plan to exterminate the downsorld. the ramifications that the treatise on the fairies tore up. Once again we have references to the characters and events that will be better known in the next series - Last Hour.
In my opinion this as certainty is one of the best books in this collection.

  • The Wicked Ones

  • Ghosts of the Shadow Market Series, Book 6
  • By: Cassandra Clare, Robin Wasserman
  • Narrated by: Emily Bett Rickards
  • Length: 1 hr and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 158
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 158

Celine Montclaire goes to the Shadow Market to escape. She would go anywhere in Paris, or the entire world, to escape the suffering she experiences at the hands of her family. She did not expect to meet Valentine Morgenstern there, or to have him promise her freedom and the heart of the man she secretly loves. On one condition, of course. At the Shadow Market, nothing is for free. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Felicity Who?

  • By Natassja on 09-11-18

Amazing

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

Reviewed: 01-11-19

A spectacular story, where brother Zacharias, in his quest for the lost Herondale, meets young Celine (Jace's mother). Because of this encounter, the authors explore exposes facts about Celine and Vantine ... The young woman who will become Jace Herondale's maid has secrets to hide .... This is one of the books that I liked the most in the series of short stories.

  • A Deeper Love

  • Ghosts of the Shadow Market, Book 5
  • By: Cassandra Clare, Maureen Johnson
  • Narrated by: Kiersey Clemons
  • Length: 1 hr and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174

It is only three years since Tessa Gray lost her beloved husband William Herondale, and she is searching for a reason to live, trying to find the path of being a warlock with the guidance of her friend Catarina Loss. World War 2 rains down destruction on their world, and Tessa and Catarina become nurses who make bargains at the Shadow Market for enchantments to help suffering mundanes. But can Brother Zachariah bear to see the woman he loves risk her life, or might he consider breaking sacred vows to save her from loneliness?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good

  • By Paula on 01-11-19

Good

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

Reviewed: 01-11-19

Three years after Will's death, Tessa and Jem cross paths. In the middle of the war that is running around them, secrets are known and old memories are gnawed away. It's a well written book, but I found it tiring.

  • Learn About Loss

  • Ghosts of the Shadow Market, Book 4
  • By: Cassandra Clare, Kelly Link
  • Narrated by: Ross Butler
  • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 205
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 195
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193

In a small town lost to despair, a dark carnival of a market appears. Faeries and warlocks we know converge, and the fate that will one day produce Kit Herondale is sealed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By Paula on 01-11-19

Fantastic

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

Reviewed: 01-11-19

Once again, Brother Zacarais's truck crosses with the Herondale family, only this time in an unexpected way ....
a wonderful book that rescues stories mentioned in other books by Cassandra Clare.

  • Every Exquisite Thing

  • Ghosts of the Shadow Market, Book 3
  • By: Maureen Johnson, Cassandra Clare
  • Narrated by: Lara Pulver
  • Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 229
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 217
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 217

Anna Lightwood, eldest child of Gabriel and Cecily, is mad, bad and dangerously dapper. Every rake has an origin story, though: now under Brother Zachariah’s eye, we see Anna’s doomed love story unfold.   

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Her Books are Getting Worse

  • By Shantel on 08-20-18

Interesting

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

Reviewed: 01-11-19

his book is very interesting. Here we know a little about Anna Lightwood, and her effort to define who she really wants to be. The most interesting thing, in my opinion, is to realize how Cecil and her husband are going to handle their daughter's choices ...

  • Cast Long Shadows

  • Ghosts of the Shadow Market, Book 2
  • By: Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Bailey
  • Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 288
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 268
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 269

Matthew Fairchild is the Consul’s son and the golden-haired boy of the Nephilim. He has the love of his family and his parabatai James Herondale, and nothing to wish for, except excitement and artistry and beauty that do not seem to fit in with a warrior’s way of life. Matthew gets more than he bargained for at the Shadow Market, where he commits the greatest sin of his life - something he can never tell his parabatai, or any of the honorable Shadowhunters around him.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I’m really not a fan of how these short stories are broken up

  • By SMC on 09-18-18

It's okay

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

Reviewed: 01-11-19

This book is a preview of what to expect in the next series - Last Hour. Soon we know a little about the scenery and personality of the characters - what they like, the brawls, groups of friends and enemies ...
I did not find the story very interesting, but worth knowing.