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  • The Unseeing

  • By: Anna Mazzola
  • Narrated by: Liz Pearce
  • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

It is 1837, and the city streets teem with life, atmosphere, and the stench of London. Sarah Gale, a seamstress and mother, has been sentenced to hang for her role in the murder of Hannah Brown on the eve of her wedding. Edmund Fleetwood, an idealistic lawyer, is appointed to investigate Sarah's petition for mercy and consider whether justice has been done. Struggling with his own demons, he is determined to seek out the truth, yet Sarah refuses to help him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing

  • By Solarfinder on 11-11-18

Amazing

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

Reviewed: 11-11-18

A really good story with a great narrator!! A must read for lovers of historical fiction!

  • The Red Fox Clan

  • Ranger's Apprentice: The Royal Ranger, Book 2
  • By: John Flanagan
  • Narrated by: John Keating
  • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 302
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 275
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 277

Number one New York Times best-selling author John Flanagan returns to the world of Ranger's Apprentice, beginning a new story arc starring fan favorites, Will and Maddie (Ranger's Apprentice: The Royal Ranger). Picking up where Ranger's Apprentice: The Royal Ranger left off, this next installment continues the story arc featuring young apprentice, Maddie, and the student-turned-master, Will Treaty. The time has come for the next generation to assume the mantle and become protectors of the kingdom of Araluen.  

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Half a book!

  • By NW Florida user on 08-25-18

grrrr<br />

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

Reviewed: 10-30-18

always love cliff hangers. good book over all and love the series. just why leave it on a cliff hangers!

  • Out of Spite, Out of Mind

  • Magic 2.0, Book 5
  • By: Scott Meyer
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,071
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,799
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,790

When you discover the world is a computer program, and you figure out that by altering the code you can time travel and perform acts that seem like magic, what can possibly go wrong? Pretty much everything. Just ask Brit, who has jumped around in time with such abandon that she has to coexist with multiple versions of herself. Now, Brit the Elder finds that her memories don't match Brit the Younger's.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The title is the story.

  • By M. E. Halstead on 07-05-18

Not my favorite, strange transition

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

Reviewed: 06-26-18

I really wish this book would have ended a little differently. The middle part of the boat seemed to be a little less organized than I would appreciate it. The character building was good and continue from the last book, however I wish there were a little more friendlier banter and less angst.

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  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Book 7

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 21 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 63,638
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 57,611
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 57,373

As he climbs into the sidecar of Hagrid's motorbike and takes to the skies, leaving Privet Drive for the last time, Harry Potter knows that Lord Voldemort and the Death Eaters are not far behind. The protective charm that has kept Harry safe until now is broken, but he cannot keep hiding. The Dark Lord is breathing fear into everything Harry loves and to stop him Harry will have to find and destroy the remaining Horcruxes. The final battle must begin - Harry must stand and face his enemy....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'm so sad it's over!!

  • By Erin on 05-19-16

It is a well wriiten book, engaging for all ages

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

Reviewed: 05-24-18

I started listening to this franchise with my family when it was first released, and the story, stuggles, and triumphs that occur are both timeless and fitting for any age group.

  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Book 2

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 47,071
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 43,091
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 43,039

Harry Potter's summer has included the worst birthday ever, doomy warnings from a house-elf called Dobby, and rescue from the Dursleys by his friend Ron Weasley in a magical flying car! Back at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for his second year, Harry hears strange whispers echo through empty corridors - and then the attacks start.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Of all the trees, we get one that hits back!

  • By Andrew on 11-20-17

Such a well written story, fun to read and listen

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

Reviewed: 01-26-18

I have listened to all of the books, as well as read to my kiddos. The stories are well thought out and delivered.

  • The Battle of Hackham Heath

  • Ranger's Apprentice: The Early Years
  • By: John A. Flanagan
  • Narrated by: John Keating
  • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 546
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 506
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 504

When the former Baron Morgarath escaped to avoid punishment for treason, an uneasy peace fell on Araluen. But Morgarath, now in hiding, is already planning his next move, recruiting an army of savage, overpowering beasts known as Wargals. Newly crowned King Duncan knows he must assemble his troops for battle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Marvelous

  • By sal on 04-16-17

Well told story, but the prequels are getting old

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

Reviewed: 08-11-17

Like the other books in this brand, the story was well thought out, well presented, and well executed. I am simply tired of the prequels, as they aren't as unique and they are quite predictable as we already know the historic outcomes as there are several future stories that couldn't have taken place had they not been successful in their prior exploits.

Instead of this thread, work more on Brotherband Chronicles and start merging the stories forward.

  • Off to Be the Wizard

  • By: Scott Meyer
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,281
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,673
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,670

It's a simple story. Boy finds proof that reality is a computer program. Boy uses program to manipulate time and space. Boy gets in trouble. Boy flees back in time to Medieval England to live as a wizard while he tries to think of a way to fix things. Boy gets in more trouble. Oh, and boy meets girl at some point.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hang in there

  • By Kelly Pivik on 03-04-17

Fun novel, Unique Idea

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

Reviewed: 06-21-17

The Matrix meets Rangers Apprentice. What would you do if you found out you were a computer program and not a human?

  • Hard Luck Hank: Robot Farts

  • By: Steven Campbell
  • Narrated by: Liam Owen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,301
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,231
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,225

Sometimes it's not easy being a mutant thug. The space station Belvaille, once the center of civilization, is nearly deserted because of the new government's policies. Hank makes do by working odd jobs, but he isn't sure how long those, or the city, can last.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fun as hell

  • By Jeremy on 03-08-17

The narrator took some getting used to.

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

Reviewed: 04-10-17

The narrators voice was quite annoying at first, however he was subtle in his delivery the further on you go.

The overall story feels considerably familiar, however the character building and history isn't too bad, and the language was quite free flowing.

  • Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

  • By: Ransom Riggs
  • Narrated by: Jesse Bernstein
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,881
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13,405
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,416

A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets 16-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It might be better to actually read this.

  • By Ariel on 07-25-11

An Interestingly Fun Book.

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

Reviewed: 07-29-16

The beginning part of the story was a little slow to build, however if you bring the investment of time, the story contributes to build and terminates nicely.

  • PathFinder

  • TodHunter Moon, Book 1
  • By: Angie Sage
  • Narrated by: Nicola Barber
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 376
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 350
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 352

When Alice TodHunter Moon was five years old, she saw a beautiful golden Dragon Boat fly over her PathFinder village. She knew at once that the boat was Magykal. That was years ago, before her mother died, her father disappeared at sea, and the Garmin took her best friend, Ferdie. Now it's up to Tod and Ferdie's brother Oskar to rescue Ferdie from the Garmins' keeper, the malevolent Lady.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gerard Doyle would have been better

  • By Caley on 03-26-16

It was very enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 03-14-15

It was nice to see the characters from sprints heap come through to this storyline. I am greatly appreciable that the extraordinary was pronounced correctly.

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