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  • The Clockwork Dynasty

  • A Novel
  • By: Daniel H. Wilson
  • Narrated by: David Giuntoli, Claire Coffee
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 182
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 164

In the rugged landscape of Eastern Oregon, a young scientist named June uncovers an exquisite artifact - a 300-year-old mechanical doll whose existence seems to validate her obsession with a harrowing story she was told by her grandfather many years earlier. The mechanical doll, June believes, is proof of a living race of automatons that walk undetected among us to this day. Ingeniously hidden inside the ancient doll is a lost message, addressed to the court of Peter the Great, czar of Russia.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great concept!

  • By Jason on 03-25-18

Awful story, confusing, female narrator immature.

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

Reviewed: 10-19-18

A close friend raved about this and I ordered it without even looking at the story review. I trusted her so much. She had recommended books like Circe and Spinning Silver. It started off so promising with an interesting content and direction. Then I just lost comprehension and interest fairly fast. I admit I had to jump around to see if anything happened that was worthwhile plot wise but I never found it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Transcendence

  • By: Shay Savage
  • Narrated by: Chris Chambers
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178

Ehd's a caveman living on his own in a harsh wilderness. He's strong and intelligent but completely alone. When he finds a beautiful, young woman in his pit trap, it's obvious to him that she is meant to be his mate. Elizabeth doesn't know where she is or exactly how she got there. She's not at all interested in Ehd's primitive advances, and she just can't seem to get him to listen. No matter what she tries, getting her point across to this primitive but beautiful man is a constant - and often hilarious - struggle.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • **Loved this Book**

  • By Kelley dvm on 07-21-18

Kinda Awful. Kinda Interesting.

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

Reviewed: 09-29-18

Narrator’s Voice and choice of words were implausible. You definitely had to suspend belief in anything real here. Was it intentionally written to be so erotic? The last final story development was touching, however.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Uprooted

  • By: Naomi Novik
  • Narrated by: Julia Emelin
  • Length: 17 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,584
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4,293
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,271

Agnieszka loves her valley home, her quiet village, the forests and the bright shining river. But the corrupted Wood stands on the border, full of malevolent power, and its shadow lies over her life. Her people rely on the cold, driven wizard known only as the Dragon to keep its powers at bay. But he demands a terrible price for his help: one young woman handed over to serve him for 10 years, a fate almost as terrible as falling to the Wood.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Fairy Tale for Grown-Ups (With Terrifying Trees)

  • By Dave on 09-08-16

Was as HORRIBLE. It was as AWFUL as her book Spinning Silver was amazing

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

Reviewed: 08-12-18

I had just read Spinning Silver, The author’s latest book. I absolutely loved it! Even though it was confusing from the different points of view, it was a fantastic story and written so beautifully. And the narrator was very effective. I could not believe how flat and unemotional this narrator was. Her accent was distracting. The story was tedious, hard to follow, not interesting, convoluted and the various story developments were not plausible even for the kind of fantasy book that it is. The characters were as one dimensional as the latest book was multi dimensional. I want to ask The author about her choice of narrator, “what were you thinking?”

  • The Lightning-Struck Heart

  • By: TJ Klune
  • Narrated by: Michael Lesley
  • Length: 19 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,866
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,778
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,771

Once upon a time, in an alleyway in the slums of the City of Lockes, a young and somewhat lonely boy named Sam Haversford turns a group of teenage douchebags into stone completely by accident. Of course, this catches the attention of a higher power, and Sam's pulled from the only world he knows to become an apprentice to the king's wizard, Morgan of Shadows.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely brilliant

  • By Rain on 12-23-15

Couldn’t finish it, it was so awful!

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

Reviewed: 05-11-18

All these reviews that were so stellar, funny hysterical laughed out loud , people must’ve been very high when they read this book and who gave it high accolades. A sad waste of time. I have loved the narrator in other books except for this one.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Faking It

  • Metropolis, Book 1
  • By: Devon McCormack, Riley Hart
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
  • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 390
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 369
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 370

Gary should be living it up in his South Tower unit of Metropolis, but he's having a hard time adjusting to his newly single status. It's not easy to walk away from five years with his ex, who he discovered was cheating on him with some North Tower twink. After a night out partying, licking his wounds, he goes to bed alone. When he wakes the next morning, there's a naked guy in his bed. Not just any guy. A stud from North Tower. But hot as he is, what the hell is he doing in his room?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Feels

  • By Shandara Majere on 04-04-17

wonderful story.

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

Reviewed: 05-22-17

Really held my interest. Fully developed characters. The authors capture themes true to the struggles we as gay men have with intimacy. helped by a talented and lively narrator, Michael Pauley, who succeeded in distinguishing voices and expressing real emotion. I ordered all his other books as a result.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Hope(less)

  • Judgement of the Six, Book 1
  • By: Melissa Haag
  • Narrated by: Julie McKay
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 232
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 210
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 212

Gabby's brain is like a human fish finder. It comes in handy when she wants to avoid people. Mostly men. They seem to like her a bit too much. It's lonely being different, but she's adapted to it. Really. She just wishes she knew why she is different, though. In her search for answers, she discovers a hidden community of werewolves. She immerses herself in their culture, learning about their world until she meets Clay. He's unkempt, prone to mood swings, and intense without saying a word, and he thinks Gabby is his.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The Eternal Cliffhanger

  • By Nancy Chapman on 04-14-16

Run! Don't walk, away from this book.

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

Reviewed: 05-30-16

Confusing plot, weak heroine. Premise seemed to have potential, but never satisfying at any point. Made no sense. Bismal ending. The next sequel does not take off at the ending of this book, which it promised it would.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • This Was Not the Plan

  • A Novel
  • By: Cristina Alger
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 83
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 74

Charlie Goldwyn's life hasn't exactly gone according to plan. A widower at 34, he is left trying to raise a quirky five-year-old, Caleb, whose obsession with natural disasters and penchant for girls' clothing have made him a loner at his preschool. The only thing Charlie does have going for him is his job at a prestigious law firm where - after 10 long years of 12-hour days and working through weekends and a huge win on a settlement - he is finally a rising star on his way to becoming a partner.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Modern Fairy Tale

  • By RueRue on 03-04-16

The storyline goes nowhere

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

Reviewed: 05-21-16

I kept waiting for something interesting to happen in this book. Very hum drum. The narrators voice is very commercial and uninspiring, and not believable not authentic. And a very light almost-comedy. I did chuckle once, I will admit. I really disliked the voice alterations that the narrator made for the other characters.

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  • The Wedding Dress

  • By: Rachel Hauck
  • Narrated by: Eleni Pappageorge
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,678
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,466
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,477

Charlotte owns a Birmingham bridal boutique. But with her own wedding day approaching, why can’t she find the perfect dress - or feel certain she should marry Tim? Then Charlotte purchases a vintage dress in a battered trunk at an estate sale. It looks brand-new, shimmering with pearls and satin, hand stitched and timeless in its design. But where did it come from? Who wore it? Charlotte’s search for the gown’s history begins as a distraction from her sputtering love life. But it takes on a life of its own as she comes to know the women who have worn the dress.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pleasantly Surprised

  • By Candace on 01-05-14

Pretty awful.

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

Reviewed: 05-17-16

Im a guy so maybe I didn't relate enough. But, I did not think the dialogue was high-quality and the characters werent fleshed out enough to really like them. All in all, It was not a very interesting story. The narrator did a very good job with All the voices though. The Wedding dress could've been more glorified. At parts, the drawnout story lines were not that interesting. I decided to skip parts because I couldn't stay interested. I was actually relieved the book ended.

  • Eve

  • By: Anna Carey
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 454
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 403
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 407

Sixteen years after a deadly virus wiped out most of Earth’s population, the world is a perilous place. Eighteen-year-old Eve has never been beyond the heavily guarded perimeter of her school, where she and two hundred other orphaned girls have been promised a future as the teachers and artists of the New America. But the night before graduation, Eve learns the shocking truth about her school’s real purpose - and the horrifying fate that awaits her. Fleeing the only home she’s ever known, Eve sets off on a long, treacherous journey, searching for a place she can survive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved It! But heartbroken! Must read!!!

  • By Amanda on 04-11-12

Idiotic plot. Idiot heroine. Narration was very awful. I found the whole plot a horrible waste of time!!!

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

Reviewed: 03-30-16

One of the worst books I have ever had read to me!!! Narrator was horrible. The story line was ridiculous. The Heroine made so many stupid mistakes it was difficult to sympathize with her. Warn everyone, not to read this book ever!

  • Here

  • By: Ella James
  • Narrated by: Allison McLemore, Eric Michael Summerer
  • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 48

Milo Mitchell's life used to be charmed, but that was before her family dissolved, she went a little crazy, and her best friends started acting more like strangers. Spending Saturday morning in a treehouse with a stun gun for company and a herd of deer for friends is the only exciting thing in her life...until she shoots a fawn and finds her dart stuck in a guy. Her gorgeous victim is dressed in a Brioni tux and armed with a hanky. He has no idea who or where he is. Afraid her dart caused his amnesia, Milo takes him in.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Slow and uneventful

  • By Kate on 02-14-18

The worst book I have ever listened to!

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

Reviewed: 02-19-16

OMG, no plot, whatever exists of a story is so not worth telling,implausible, stupid dialogue. The author repeats the word "lame" three times to show the narrators amazement at her own stupidity. "Lame" is a real good word to describe this book.

Nothing happens and then the most confusing plot turns develop and go nowhere isBoring characterizations. Ridiculous attempt at romance, filled with obsessive physical attraction only. I cannot believe that there is a sequel to this book. I heard the book through audible. The narrator is absolutely amateur, terrible character voices, poor acting,practically no inflection. I knew from the start that I was in trouble as she is not believable. She is even bored with the book.I'm sure Julia Weylan refused the job.