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  • Hidden Huntress

  • By: Danielle L. Jensen
  • Narrated by: Erin Moon, Eric Michael Summerer
  • Length: 16 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 787
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 725
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 723

Beneath the mountain, the king's reign of tyranny is absolute; the one troll with the capacity to challenge him is imprisoned for treason. Cecile has escaped the darkness of Trollus, but she learns all too quickly that she is not beyond the reach of the king's power. Or his manipulation. Recovered from her injuries, she now lives with her mother in Trianon and graces the opera stage every night. By day she searches for the witch who has eluded the trolls for 500 years.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Love this story but.....

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-31-15

Not as good as the first but still amazing

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

Reviewed: 07-20-15

I always enjoy the performance of Erin Moon and Eric Summerer. With tales like this with a vast cast of characters, every voice they do sounds so unique to that character. It's magical really.

The first book in this series left this gaping hole in my chest where I really didn't know what to do with myself once it was finished. I was excited to jump right back into the world of Trollus and get down to it. This one wasn't as great as the first and I think it really had to do with the lack of amazement we as readers feel with the new world. I did love the sense of urgency throughout this book. It really kept up with this need to end the curse and ASAP. There is still so much mystery into who they Fey are and now that in the next installment we get to find out more of who the Trolls are and the nitty gritty of what this tale is about, I can't help but feel gitty as a school girl.

  • Radiance

  • Wraith Kings, Volume 1
  • By: Grace Draven
  • Narrated by: Gabrielle Baker
  • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,921
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,801
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,808

Brishen Khaskem, prince of the Kai, has lived content as the nonessential spare heir to a throne secured many times over. A trade and political alliance between the human kingdom of Gaur and the Kai kingdom of Bast-Haradis requires that he marry a Gauri woman to seal the treaty. Always a dutiful son, Brishen agrees to the marriage and discovers his bride is as ugly as he expected and more beautiful than he could have imagined.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An unexpected and awesome surprise!!!!

  • By Sharon on 06-17-15

Loved the story, audio could have been a bit better.

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

Reviewed: 06-23-15

I thoroughly enjoyed this tale. I didn't expect much from it but I was blown away by this book. The romance wasn't rushed but didn't drag. There was no cliche instant lust between Ildako and Brishen which I was very pleased with. The building of friendship to lovers between them was so real and so tangible. This is the first book to make me laugh out loud in the literal sense. Author was very skilled in incorporating humor with romance and a bit of bloody action into this. Lovely writing and lovely story telling.

The narrator was a decent performer. Wish she wasn't so monotoned throughout the piece. She does have a heavy English accent so some parts I had to relisten to to understand what she was saying. The recording wasn't spectacular either. I could hear birds and cars in the background every ones in a while along with a constant buzzing sound. Don't know how avoidable it was when recorded. Splicing of the audio could have been a bit better as well. Long gaps in some areas and the buzzing sound changed a lot with the different audio. Therefore I give 3 stars.

Otherwise I absolutely loved this story. Definitely worth a shot.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Stolen Songbird

  • By: Danielle L. Jensen
  • Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer, Erin Moon
  • Length: 14 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,278
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,170
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,174

For five centuries, a witch's curse has bound the trolls to their city beneath the ruins of Forsaken Mountain. Time enough for their dark and nefarious magic to fade from human memory and into myth. But a prophesy has been spoken of a union with the power to set the trolls free, and when Ccile de Troyes is kidnapped and taken beneath the mountain, she learns there is far more to the myth of the trolls than she could have imagined.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Dance Magic Dance

  • By Mari on 10-14-15

A Diamond in the Rough

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

Reviewed: 06-21-15

I bought this book on a whim when I ran out of things to read. It sounded kind of interesting and thought I'd give it a try. I started and dropped it a few times, never making it past the first chapter. Finally I decided to sit down and just listen for as long as I could. Next thing I knew I was deep into the story of Trollis.

This book has left me empty. It's one of those tales where afterwards, you feel so lost without it in your mind. Cecil and Tristan are characters with so much depth you can't help but love them. The story is well developed and the web of plots and subplots interlock together taking you for ride.

There really aren't enough words to describe how much I love this book. Definitely a must read for a bookworm.

17 of 19 people found this review helpful