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Miriam C. Brown

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  • The Final Empire

  • Mistborn Book 1
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 24 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,329
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,121
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,126

For a thousand years the ash fell and no flowers bloomed. For a thousand years the Skaa slaved in misery and lived in fear. For a thousand years the Lord Ruler, the "Sliver of Infinity," reigned with absolute power and ultimate terror, divinely invincible. Then, when hope was so long lost that not even its memory remained, a terribly scarred, heart-broken half-Skaa rediscovered it in the depths of the Lord Ruler's most hellish prison.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A GREAT TRILOGY!!!

  • By Don Gilbert on 11-12-09

SUCH A GOOD BOOK

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

Reviewed: 09-23-18

this book is filled with one of the best magic systems ever. the characters magnificent, the plot is stunning. one of the best books out there

  • The Whispering Skull

  • Lockwood & Co., Book 2
  • By: Jonathan Stroud
  • Narrated by: Katie Lyons
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 776
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 700
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 700

In the six months since Anthony, Lucy, and George survived a night in the most haunted house in England, Lockwood and Co. hasn't made much progress. Quill Kipps and his team of Fittes agents keep swooping in on Lockwood's investigations. Finally, in a fit of anger, Anthony challenges his rival to a contest: the next time the two agencies compete on a job, the losing side will have to admit defeat in the Times newspaper.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thoroughly enjoyable

  • By D. Watkins on 09-22-14

loved it

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

Reviewed: 08-10-18

k so it had good plot good narration and good characters. I absolutely loved lockwood

  • Ptolemy's Gate

  • The Bartimaeus Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Jonathan Stroud
  • Narrated by: Simon Jones
  • Length: 15 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,637
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,808
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,803

Three years after the events of The Golem's Eye, the young magician Nathaniel is an established member of the British Government. But he faces unprecedented problems: foreign wars are going badly and Britain's enemies are mounting attacks close to London.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exceptional book, fantastic listen

  • By Thomas on 01-25-06

this was the best book of the series.

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

Reviewed: 07-18-18

I enjoyed the humor and the descriptions of the other place. it was both fun and thought provoking.

  • Why Diets Make Us Fat

  • The Unintended Consequences of Our Obsession with Weight Loss
  • By: Sandra Aamodt
  • Narrated by: Sandra Aamodt
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49

If dieting makes us fat, what should we do instead to stay healthy and reduce the risks of diabetes, heart disease, and other obesity-related conditions? With clarity and candor, Aamodt makes a spirited case for abandoning diets in favor of behaviors that will truly improve and extend our lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best book I've read on health ever

  • By Alison on 11-17-16

excellent and informative

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

Reviewed: 06-22-18

I loved it. I've stopped dieting for good. I just need to learn the mindful eating skills.

  • Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell

  • By: Susanna Clarke
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 32 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,816
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,487
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,489

English magicians were once the wonder of the known world, with fairy servants at their beck and call; they could command winds, mountains, and woods. But by the early 1800s they have long since lost the ability to perform magic. They can only write long, dull papers about it, while fairy servants are nothing but a fading memory.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hang in there!

  • By D. McMillen on 05-31-05

uggg

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

Reviewed: 05-26-18

ok. this book was just all around boring. it was a struggle to get into it and a struggle once you got into the plot. it just wasn't good

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  • The Master Magician

  • By: Charlie N. Holmberg
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,254
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,038
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,048

Throughout her studies, Ceony Twill has harbored a secret, one she's kept from even her mentor, Emery Thane. She's discovered how to practice forms of magic other than her own - an ability long thought impossible. While all seems set for Ceony to complete her apprenticeship and pass her upcoming final magician's exam, life quickly becomes complicated. To avoid favoritism, Emery sends her to another paper magician for testing, a Folder who despises Emery and cares even less for his apprentice.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An endearing, enchanting culmination to the series

  • By JTF on 06-08-15

book

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

Reviewed: 04-23-18

the narrator's voice is a bit annoying at first but you get used to it pretty quickly. this book is a lot of fun, good plot and the author has a great imagination. definitely would recommend this series if you like cheesy, clean romance

  • The Glass Magician

  • By: Charlie N. Holmberg
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,379
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,128
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,134

Now well into her apprenticeship with magician Emery Thane, 20-year-old Ceony Twill is continuing to discover the joy of paper magic. She adores bringing her spells to life in surprising ways, from learning the power of distortion to creating a beloved paper dog. And she secretly hopes that the romance she foresaw blossoming between her and the peculiar yet strikingly handsome Emery finally becomes real.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun historical fantasy

  • By Kira on 10-30-15

great imagination

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

Reviewed: 04-22-18

loved this book. while at first the narrator's voice is not good you get used to it

  • The Paper Magician

  • By: Charlie N. Holmberg
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,012
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,645
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,634

Ceony Twill arrives at the cottage of Magician Emery Thane with a broken heart. Having graduated at the top of her class from the Tagis Praff School for the Magically Inclined, Ceony is assigned an apprenticeship in paper magic despite her dreams of bespelling metal. And once she's bonded to paper, that will be her only magic... forever. Yet the spells Ceony learns under the strange yet kind Thane turn out to be more marvelous than she could have ever imagined.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Valley girl reads book on faux British accent

  • By James and co. on 06-23-15

great idea

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

Reviewed: 04-22-18

Interesting idea and magic. The story was too romance driven for my taste. I didn't connect with the main character because she was happy. It was clean and fun though so I will let my teenage girl read it.

  • Paper and Fire

  • The Great Library
  • By: Rachel Caine
  • Narrated by: Julian Elffer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 719
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 656
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 650

With an iron fist, the Great Library controls the knowledge of the world, ruthlessly stamping out all rebellion, forbidding the personal ownership of books in the name of the greater good. Jess Brightwell has survived his introduction to the sinister, seductive world of the Library, but serving in its army is nothing like he envisioned. His life and the lives of those he cares for have been altered forever. His best friend is lost, and Morgan, the girl he loves, is locked away in the Iron Tower and doomed to a life apart.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Ending is cut off

  • By Karen T on 07-01-17

Fun

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-03-18

This was a fun read that was clean enough to let my kids listen to.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Broken Eye

  • By: Brent Weeks
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 29 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,931
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,504
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,499

Without the protection of his father, Kip Guile will face a master of shadows as his grandfather moves to choose a new Prism and put himself in power. With Teia and Karris, Kip will have to use all his wits to survive a secret war between noble houses, religious factions, rebels, and an ascendant order of hidden assassins called The Broken Eye.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • BY ORHOLAM'S BALLS THIS BOOK IS AWESOME!!!

  • By Bakerman1016 on 05-14-17

great characters and plot

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

Reviewed: 02-19-18

I loved it, but winced at the cussing. I can't share it with my kids, or my friends or my students now. It will have to be my guilty pleasure.