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  • Blackflame

  • Cradle, Book 3
  • By: Will Wight
  • Narrated by: Travis Baldree
  • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 719
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 670
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 672

Lindon has a year left. When his time runs out, he’ll have to fight an opponent that no one believes he can beat. Unless he learns sacred arts the right way, from scratch, he won’t have a chance to win, and even then, the odds are against him. In the course of their training, he and Yerin travel to the Blackflame Empire, where they fight to master an ancient power. Success means a chance at life, but failure means death. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I need more.

  • By charles on 01-02-19

Still unique, unpredictable, and excellent.

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

Reviewed: 03-31-19

The third book in the series and it is Still really good. It is rare that I encounter an author who can maintain such excellence over multiple volumes.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dying for a Living Boxset: Books 1-3 of Dying for a Living Series

  • By: Kory M. Shrum
  • Narrated by: Hollie Jackson
  • Length: 27 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 153
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 138

On the morning before her 67th death, it is business as usual for Jesse Sullivan: meet with the mortician, counsel soon-to-be-dead clients, and have coffee while reading the latest regeneration theory. Jesse dies for a living, literally. As a Necronite, she is one of the population's rare two percent who can serve as a death replacement agent, dying so others don't have to. Although each death is different, the result is the same: a life is saved, and Jesse resurrects days later with sore muscles, new scars, and another hole in her memory.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fast and Fun listens

  • By Victor @ theAudiobookBlog on 06-01-16

She ain't no Patricia Briggs!

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

Reviewed: 03-10-19

I enjoy adventure stories written by female writers. They offer a different perspective to things, that is often interesting and informative. But then there are those writers that get lost in the endless verbiage, the monological mutterings that is a cognitive morass for those like me that want more than unending emotional introspection. If you enjoy this kind of unremitting emotionalism, which I am sure has a place somewhere in modern literature, then this book is for you.

  • Sign of the Unicorn

  • The Chronicles of Amber, Book 3
  • By: Roger Zelazny
  • Narrated by: Alessandro Juliani
  • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,378
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,253
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,268

Accepting the responsibilities as ruler to the world of Amber, Corwin finds himself the target of sibling treachery, and must seek guidance in a land of visions, where a sinister prediction foretells his doom.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bring Back The Lord Of Light!

  • By art on 08-28-12

Zelazny!!! What else is there to say.

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

Reviewed: 03-08-19

Zelazny is Always fantastic for me. I read every one that my local library had when I was a kid, and listen to them now.

  • Flying Colours

  • By: C. S. Forester
  • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
  • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 651
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 551
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 546

Hornblower becomes a national hero when he escapes a French firing squad. But the 'Terror of the Mediterranean' becomes Europe's most wanted man, forced to fight alone for England - and liberty.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Flying Colours

  • By Jean on 07-04-11

Typical C.S. Forester.

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

Reviewed: 03-08-19

If you enjoy the naval stories from this period, then this is another one in the same vein. Not good. Not bad.

  • Arcane Transmogrification

  • Pentacle, Book 2
  • By: Robert Harper
  • Narrated by: Michael Goldstrom
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 264
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 246
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 246

Danny died a less than heroic death on Earth, was reincarnated in a new world, gained access to a mental sanctuary that ranks his skills, learned he can do magic, discovered that he can't fly, tricked rich old ladies into buying handbags, crafted himself a crude anti-magic girdle, went to magic school, grew a couple of apple trees, was drafted into a secret paramilitary organization, tamed a pet most people would rather never meet, regrew an elf's ears, gained a split concentration ability in the form of his former Earth self, and much more.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A regression of ideals and potential

  • By Donovan on 03-05-19

2nd book doldrums.

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

Reviewed: 03-08-19

The first book in a series that presents many novel components can be enjoyable, even if it is badly written. The second book lacking the novelty, while the poor writing persists, results in a badly done disappointment.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Transcendental Misappropriation

  • Pentacle Series, Book 1
  • By: Robert Harper
  • Narrated by: Michael Goldstrom
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 535
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 501
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 498

Danny's life was going well. He had a steady job and plans to buy his own place. That was until some rogue junk mail decided he needed a change of scenery. Now Danny's got a new start in another world, and he needs to make sure he doesn't squander this opportunity at making the most of this new life.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Unusual Premise

  • By Charles Grayson on 01-01-19

Novel, and enjoyable.

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

Reviewed: 03-07-19

For me, there has not been something as new and unpredictable as this since the Bobiverse series.

  • Bill the Vampire, Scary Dead Things, The Mourning Woods, and Holier Than Thou

  • The Tome of Bill Series: Books 1-4
  • By: Rick Gualtieri
  • Narrated by: Christopher John Fetherolf
  • Length: 33 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,114
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,978
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,971

There are reasons we fear the dark. Bill Ryder...isn't one of them. Gamer, geek, and legendary vampire - The Tome of Bill is the tale of an unlikely hero trying to survive in a world of undead horrors. Despite awesome supernatural powers, loyal allies, and an attitude the size of Brooklyn, the odds are still stacked heavily against him. Bill Ryder must fulfill his destiny and save the world from the ancient terrors that threaten it - all while trying to work up the nerve to ask out the girl of his dreams.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • How the books are divided inside:

  • By Peter Pail on 11-18-15

Ugly, Vulgar, Filth!!!

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

Reviewed: 03-07-19

It is just filth from the moment it begins, to when I stopped listening after about 2 minutes. I couldn't believe such reprehensible trash could actually be published and that people actually listened to it. Amazing, and so disappointing.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes

  • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
  • Length: 70 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,993
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,824
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,818

Here in one recording is every Sherlock Holmes story ever written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Originally appearing in serial form, these famous stories are here presented in the order in which they were first published beginning in 1887. Included in this definitive, award-winning collection are four novels and 56 short stories, a total of 60 titles. The 56 short stories are aggregated into five named collections, just as they were originally published in book form.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More collections like this, please!

  • By Myusollo on 07-22-14

So well done!

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

Reviewed: 02-11-19

The Sherlock Holmes stories can not be presented any better than this. Stories form 1887 to the 1920's.

  • Elemental, Volume 3: Soul Guard & Revenant's Call

  • By: Rain Oxford
  • Narrated by: Todd Menesses
  • Length: 20 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

Soul Guard (Elemental, Book 5) - With his greatest enemy freed and the paranormal world in turmoil, Devon Sanders, a private investigator known for his efficiency and discretion, is about to learn what it means to be a wizard. After two years of learning magic, he will find out who was really pulling the strings. Revenant’s Call (Elemental, Book 6) - Devon Sanders, a private investigator known for his efficiency and discretion, has proven himself to be a formidable wizard in the paranormal world. This time, however, his reputation could be his downfall.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Ran out of creative steam.

  • By Outside1 on 02-11-19

Ran out of creative steam.

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

Reviewed: 02-11-19

The series appears to have fizzled out. I have enjoyed the previous books prior to this one, but this one was So bad, I will not try another.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Gone with the Wind

  • By: Margaret Mitchell
  • Narrated by: Linda Stephens
  • Length: 49 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,432
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,848
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7,868

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Literature, Margaret Mitchell's great novel of the South is one of the most popular books ever written. Within six months of its publication in 1936, Gone With the Wind had sold a million copies. To date, it has been translated into 25 languages, and more than 28 million copies have been sold. Here are the characters that have become symbols of passion and desire....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • not to miss audible experience

  • By dallas on 12-08-09

It is like you are really there

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

Reviewed: 10-01-18

All authors describe, but few create a world that you can actually step into. I had read that anyone who was studying the civil war needed to read Ms. Mitchell's book, and now I understand why. It is truly remarkable.