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Ann Ellis

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  • The Crystilleries of Echoland

  • By: Dew Pellucid
  • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

In a see-through land our reflections live. They call us Sounds. They are our Echoes. And they think that they must die when we do. Is this why children are disappearing from the Sound realm? Because someone wants their Echo to die? Twelve-year-old Will Cleary tries to escape the frightening answer. But dangers sweep him into that magical, see-through land. And there, in a fortress filled with castaway children, a 200-year-old riddle lies buried. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • PERFECT narration of a magical, mystical journey

  • By Hall Ways on 07-12-18

Interesting Storyline.

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

Reviewed: 07-09-18

Enjoyed the different take on the fantasy genre. The story is complex. I found this YA novel intriguing. I kept my attention throughout the book. I recommend not only for YA readers but adults as well.

The narrator BJ Harrison did a wonderful job of bringing this novel to life. His reading was expressive.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Croc's Return

  • Bitten Point Series # 1
  • By: Eve Langlais
  • Narrated by: Chandra Skyye
  • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180

Take one deadly bite and, bam, a man's life is changed forever, or so Caleb discovers when a loss of control leads to him joining the military and leaving everything behind. Now that he's back, making amends is harder than expected. His ex-girlfriend, Renny, is not interested in excuses. Caleb might have returned, but her plan is to keep him at arm's length - only she can't. Her son deserves a chance to get to know his father, but that doesn't mean that Renny is letting Caleb back into her heart.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Expecting A Bite, But Got A Nibble!

  • By Cheri on 07-28-16

Great Aubible Book

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

Reviewed: 06-02-16

Where does Croc's Return rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It is a very enjoyable listen. The narrator does well to convey the humor of the situations.

What other book might you compare Croc's Return to and why?

I listen to quiet a bit of audiobooks and find it hard to compare one author and narrator with next, though I would rank Eve's humor and writing up there with Robin Peterman and Mimi Jean Pamfiloff.

Which character – as performed by Chandra Skyye – was your favorite?

I enjoyed the all the characters in the book. Chandra Skye is a great job in giving the essence of all the characters.

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

One of the funniest bits in the book is when Caleb meets Princess and is relegated to riding in the back of the truck.

Any additional comments?

Eve Langlias is a constantly a great writer. I love her quirky humor.

  • Cain

  • Dormant Desires, Book 4
  • By: Payne Hawthorne
  • Narrated by: Joshua Story
  • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

This episode revolves around Samantha and the Chimera, Cain. After heading out in search of her Alpha male, Samantha is wounded when battling a grizzly bear.... Cain lives in the farthest remote location Alaska has to offer. He finds Samantha near death and tends to her, bringing her back to life. Can a werewolf and a chimera fall in love? Is Cain her elusive alpha mate she's waited a hundred years to meet?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best so far! Incredibly interesting & entertaining

  • By Netfilly on 06-10-15

Wow

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

Reviewed: 06-27-15

Just wow! Enjoyed the story and the narration. Can't wait until the next book in the series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Hunters Unlucky

  • By: Abigail Hilton
  • Narrated by: Rish Outfield
  • Length: 24 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 349
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 325
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 324

Storm is born into a world of secrets - an island no one visits, names no one will say, and deaths that no one will talk about. The answers are locked in his species' troubled past, guarded by the fierce creasia cats. But when Storm's friends are threatened, he decides that he must act, pitting himself against the creasia to show that they can be resisted and outwitted. To prove his point, he must stay one step ahead of clever hunters, who have more to lose than Storm imagines.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyed so much, had to listen to twice

  • By Katie Spooner on 03-28-15

Great Story

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

Reviewed: 01-29-15

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

I would highly recommend this book to my friends. The writing is tight and imaginative. The narrator did a great job bringing the characters to life.

Who was your favorite character and why?

There are two characters I really like Charder and Arcove. Even though they viewed each other as enemies, they did work together for what was best for their species.

What about Rish Outfield’s performance did you like?

Rish did an outstanding job in the narration and voicing the characters.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Storm's ability to keep his foes guessing. Not only the creasing but the bullies he had to avoid inorder to survive his first winter.

Any additional comments?

I love Aligail's writings and her characters. They are alien to our world, but they just as complexed and flawed.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Secret Things

  • Short Stories from Panamindorah, Volume 2
  • By: Abigail Hilton
  • Narrated by: Abigail Hilton
  • Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

In the beautiful, savage islands of Wefrivain, four teenagers struggle to learn the answers to questions that will reshape their world. Before they became legends, they were just kids. Secret Things is a collection of four stories about characters from The Guild of the Cowry Catchers series - Thessalyn, Silveo, Lu, and Gwain. Whether you're a fan of the books or a newcomer, these tales of redemption, dysfunction, mystery, and wonder will entertain and surprise you.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Cowry Catcher background stories

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-25-14

One of the Best Narrations

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

Reviewed: 11-14-14

What did you love best about Secret Things?

I really enjoyed Thessalyn's story in 'Sky Dance.' Abigail narrated the entire story with no other voice actors and give a great job with portraying each of the characters. Her voice was spot on with her portrayal of Thessalyn. I got teary eyed at points in the story.

What other book might you compare Secret Things to and why?

It is a unique book. I can't really compare it with any other book I've read.

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

She has really improved. It shows in her conveyance of the characters' emotions. Abigail has become more comfortable in showing emotions. She's not just reading the stories, she is acting. It felt at times the she lost herself in the characters.

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

I thought the awkward flirting between Lu and Basil was amusing. I laughed a lot during 'Chemistry.' I also thought the story that Chesser told Thessalyn's about she lost her wing was heart wrenching.

Any additional comments?

It is a very good production. The four stories give the reader more personal histories of some the characters. Enjoyed the short stories. Well written and does the Universe of the Cowry Catchers justice.

  • Crossroads

  • Short Stories from Panamindorah, Volume 1
  • By: Abigail Hilton
  • Narrated by: Abigail Hilton
  • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

Crossroads is a collection of six stories. These stories tie into two series of novels, The Prophet of Panamindorah and The Guild of the Cowry Catchers. Whether you're a fan of the audiobooks or a newcomer, these tales of devotion, betrayal, love, and lust will entertain and surprise you. These are stories of characters at crossroads in their lives, making decisions that define them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great addition to the Paramindorah

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-23-14

Excellent as aleays

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

Reviewed: 09-30-14

If you could sum up Crossroads in three words, what would they be?

Imaginative world building.

What did you like best about this story?

It filled in some of the back stories of the characters from 'The Cowry Catcher' and 'The Prophet of Panamindorah' series.

What about Abigail Hilton’s performance did you like?

Abigail has a rich speaking voice. Her pace with her reading in just right. The reading is never rush but is not cumbersome either.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I was sad that the characters had to go through so much in their lives. In most of the stories the characters face some kind of loss, but you see how those events formed them into the characters the later become.

Any additional comments?

As Abigail advises in the beginning of the audiobook, it is advisable to read or listen to her two series first in order to understand the stories better. Production is well done.

  • The Guild of the Cowry Catchers

  • A Story of Pirates and Panamindorah, Complete 5-Book Series
  • By: Abigail Hilton
  • Narrated by: Abigail Hilton, Full Cast
  • Length: 32 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 153
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145

Even villains need a hero. Gerard lost his birthright in his small island kingdom when he married the court minstrel. He fled to the only place that offered protection from his father and his vengeful local deity - the service of the High Priestess. Unfortunately, his superior officer, Silveo, takes an instant disliking to Gerard. Silveo has a reputation for cruelty, cunning, and a biting wit. He's a minority species, and rumors claim that he was once an assassin, who clawed his way to power from a childhood of poverty and abuse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth Every Penny if you Value Fantasy

  • By Shawn D. Kim on 07-11-14

Very enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 08-14-14

Would you listen to The Guild of the Cowry Catchers again? Why?

The audio book very pleasurable to listen to. Yes, I will listening to it again. The voice actors and the narrator worked well together to weave all 5 books together. The music that was used set the tone perfectly.I wished more audiobooks used voice actors instead of using only a narrator.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Guild of the Cowry Catchers?

The book had many interesting, exciting and had its sad moments. It's hard to pick out when so many movements play such an important part in furthering the story. It was sad when certain characters died, exciting when they were battling enemies and I liked Silveo's black humor. What I like most though was they way Silveo put together clues left by his nemesis Gwain.

What does Abigail Hilton and Full Cast bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Using voice actors allows the listener to enjoy the variety of characters more. Abigail's narration filled out the story by giving background information and letting the listener in on the events and reactions of the characters.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

The Firebird has not forgotten Panamindorah.

Any additional comments?

I highly recommend this audiobook. It's rich and a very complex story that was well acted and narrated. It is a long audiobook so be prepared to invest some time but it is well worth it.