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  • Four Funerals and Maybe a Wedding

  • By: Rhys Bowen
  • Narrated by: Jasmine Blackborow
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,654
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,547
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,541

In the days leading up to her wedding to Darcy O'Mara, Lady Georgiana Rannoch takes on the responsibilities of a grand estate, but proving she can run a household just may be the death of her in the new Royal Spyness Mystery from the New York Times best-selling author of On Her Majesty's Frightfully Secret Service.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Overall I loved it!

  • By Dylan on 08-13-18

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 08-11-18

I wanted to like the new narrator to be supportive but I just didn’t. The performance definitely made the book less fun to listen to. I don’t think I’ll listen to any more in the series.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Lusam

  • The Dragon Mage Wars, Books 1-2
  • By: Dean Cadman
  • Narrated by: Alex Wyndham
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,628
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,537
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,528

Lusam grew up in the relative safety of the Elveen mountains with his grandmother. She taught him the basics of magic and discovered, quite by accident, that he possessed a unique skill never seen before: the ability to hide his magical aura from the mage-sight of others. Dark secrets surround Lusam's origins, and the dark agents of the Empire will stop at nothing to kill Lusam.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Needs work, but has potential

  • By Skipper on 12-12-17

Great book

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

Reviewed: 01-20-18

One of the best coming of age sagas I’ve listened to. Characters are like able which make the book more enjoyable than ones where protagonist makes repeated dumb choices

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Shadowfever

  • Fever, Book 5
  • By: Karen Marie Moning
  • Narrated by: Natalie Ross, Phil Gigante
  • Length: 19 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,328
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,271
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,267

MacKayla Lane was just a child when she and her sister, Alina, were given up for adoption and banished from Ireland forever. Twenty years later, Alina is dead and Mac has returned to the country that expelled them to hunt her sister’s murderer. But after discovering that she descends from a bloodline both gifted and cursed, Mac is plunged into a secret history: an ancient conflict between humans and immortals who have lived concealed among us for thousands of years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic ... did not disappoint.

  • By Lauren on 01-18-11

21 people listened to a 19 hr book in <12 hrs?

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-22-11

I have been anxiously awaiting this book after the huge cliffhanger in the last book, but on the day it was published I checked the reviews. There were 21 people on the first day giving it 5 stars. Really? For a book that is 19 hrs long? Sounds like an overdone marketing campaign to me. Since I had been waiting so long for the book, I decided to read it anyway. I liked it, but I was going to give it 1 star just out of protest. Instead, I decided to give it the score it deserved and add this comment. This book did wrap up a lot of outstanding items and but it certainly isn't the most amazing book I have ever listened to. I would have liked it better with some better editing. This easily could have been 10-12 hrs rather than 19. If I had been reading rather than listening, I would have skipped over huge sections. Maybe that is what the 21 reviewers did, but if so, how could they give it 5 stars?

19 of 33 people found this review helpful

  • 61 Hours

  • A Jack Reacher Novel
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,828
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,345
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,340

A tour bus crashes in a savage snowstorm and lands Jack Reacher in the middle of a deadly confrontation. In nearby Bolton, South Dakota, one brave woman is standing up for justice in a small town threatened by sinister forces. If she's going to live long enough to testify, she'll need help. Because a killer is coming to Bolton, a coldly proficient assassin who never misses.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Cliffhanger was disappointing

  • By JV on 05-28-10

Cliffhanger was disappointing

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-28-10

I like Jack Reacher books and sometimes I like cliffhangers. This time I feel like I invested a lot of time into the book, only to get a stupid cliffhanger ending. I recommending waiting to listen to this book until Part 2 is available this fall.

23 of 24 people found this review helpful