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  • An Echo of Things to Come Part 1

  • The Licanius Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: James Islington
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1

In the wake of a devastating attack, an amnesty has been declared for all Augurs - finally allowing them to emerge from hiding and openly oppose the dark forces massing against the land of Andarra. As the Augur Davian and his new allies hurry north toward the ever-weakening Boundary, however, fresh horrors along their path suggest that their reprieve may have come far too late. His ally in the Capital, the new Northwarden, contends with assassins and politicians and uncovers a dangerous political secret.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Where is the next book?

  • By Cheri on 09-02-18

Where is the next book?

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

Reviewed: 09-02-18

I really enjoyed the first two books, I've listened to them more than once. Michael Kramer is an excellent narrator and more than does justice to this story.
But how long do we have to wait for the third book?

  • A Matter of Choice

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 231
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 211
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 213

The last thing NYPD Sergeant James "Slade" Sladerman needs is to babysit a spoiled heiress. But Jessica Winslow's antiques shop is suspected of being used by an international smuggling ring, and Slade is being sent undercover to investigate - and keep Jessica out of trouble.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Worst Norah Roberts novel I've ever read

  • By Stefani Sullivan on 08-25-15

Probably the worst of her books yet.

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

Reviewed: 08-26-18

I am struggling to find the words to describe just how much I disliked this book. It felt as if it were thrown together just to gets another book out there.

  • The Wilds Box Set: Books 1-4

  • By: Donna Augustine
  • Narrated by: Angel Clark
  • Length: 32 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 286
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 261
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 261

Dal survived the plague that nearly wiped out humanity, but when Dax breaks her out of the asylum, will she survive the Wilds? Experience Dal's story as she learns to survive in a new world, unravel the truth of her heritage and powers, and discover love. Four full-length novels. This is the complete set of The Wilds, books 1-4.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved the series!

  • By Melissa on 09-14-17

Narrator seems one dimensional

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

Reviewed: 08-25-18

Each book got progressively worse. Whether from the author or the narrator, the main female character grew more immature, whiney, and self-absorbed with each book.
Take out the unnecessary sexual content, and this series might be suited to 10 year olds.

  • A Storm of Swords

  • A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 3
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 47 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 51,815
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,585
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 44,559

As opposing forces maneuver for the final titanic showdown, an army of barbaric wildlings arrives from the outermost line of civilization. In their vanguard is a horde of mythical Others, a supernatural army of the living dead whose animated corpses are unstoppable. As the future of the land hangs in the balance, no one will rest until the Seven Kingdoms have exploded in a veritable storm of swords.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow.

  • By Magikarp Salad on 12-22-07

Too many audio problems

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

Reviewed: 06-26-18

Great narrator, good series, but too many technical difficulties. Didn't play well, skipped like a bad 45 record. Would be blank in places throughout the book. At times it sounded like an 80's DJ was recording it.

  • Dawn of Wonder

  • The Wakening, Book 1
  • By: Jonathan Renshaw
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 29 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,884
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 31,844
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,766

When a high-ranking officer gallops into the quiet Mistyvales, he brings a warning that shakes the countryfolk to their roots. But for Aedan, a scruffy young adventurer with veins full of fire and a head full of ideas, this officer is not what he seems. The events that follow propel Aedan on a journey that only the foolhardy or desperate would risk, leading him to the gates of the nation's royal academy - a whole world of secrets in itself. But this is only the beginning of his discoveries.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Instant Favorite

  • By Joe on 03-21-16

LOVED this book!<br />

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

Reviewed: 06-20-18

This is one of the best books I've listened to yet. Very entertaining. Tim Gerard Reynolds is one of my favorite narrators, and he doesn't let you down. Can't wait for the next book to come out.

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  • Twinborn Chronicles

  • Awakening
  • By: J.S. Morin
  • Narrated by: Shawn Compton
  • Length: 66 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 976
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 920
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 920

Kyrus Hinterdale is about to get drawn into a conflict. His discovery that the world in his dreams is real, and that his twin within that world dreams of him, sets him off on a quest of self-discovery that could reshape two worlds. He is not alone with this special vision. Others like him had been at it far longer, working secret plots and stealing secrets from one world to take advantage in the other. Caught in the middle of an ancient conflict, Kyrus and his twin, Brannis, must discover who can be trusted, who must be watched, and who is out to kill them.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story.. TERRIBLE PERFORMANCE/EDITING

  • By LostInLife on 11-16-17

Well, at least it was something to do for a while.

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

Reviewed: 01-04-18

I like really long books, and this trilogy fit the bill. I just wish the narrator had more skill. He lacked variation in tone of voice, almost to the point of being monotone. I got through it, but just barely. The trilogy would have been greatly improved by a better voice actor.

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  • The Red Knight

  • By: Miles Cameron
  • Narrated by: Matthew Wolf
  • Length: 30 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,009
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,842
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,860

Twenty-eight florins a month is a huge price to pay for a man to stand between you and the Wild. Twenty-eight florins a month is nowhere near enough when a wyvern's jaws snap shut on your helmet in the hot stink of battle, and the beast starts to rip the head from your shoulders. But if standing and fighting is hard, leading a company of men - or worse, a company of mercenaries - against the smart, deadly creatures of the Wild is even harder. It takes all the advantages of birth, training, and the luck of the devil to do it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I Love Rolling The Dice Here At Audible!

  • By Michael on 03-04-13

not the worst, but far from the best...

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

Reviewed: 09-07-17

the narrator was fine, the book...not so much. i was in the last chapter before i felt the book had 'come together'. the first parts of this book felt like so many stories about too many people. i never had a feeling of continuity, and it took almost to the end before i could figure out the commonality of the theme.

  • Dreamer's Pool

  • Blackthorn & Grim, Book 1
  • By: Juliet Marillier
  • Narrated by: Scott Aiello, Natalie Gold, Nick Sullivan
  • Length: 17 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,084
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,947
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,944

In exchange for help escaping her long and wrongful imprisonment, embittered magical healer Blackthorn has vowed to set aside her bid for vengeance against the man who destroyed all that she once held dear. Followed by a former prison mate, a silent hulk of a man named Grim, she travels north to Dalriada. There she'll live on the fringe of a mysterious forest, duty bound for seven years to assist anyone who asks for her help. Oran, crown prince of Dalriada, has waited anxiously for the arrival of his future bride, Lady Flidais.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful story, pretty solid narration

  • By Anya on 11-19-14

not as good as her other books...

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

Reviewed: 08-24-17

i'm not sure if it's the book itself, or just the narration. i am having trouble with this one. i don't care for the male narrator with the deeper voice, the one who associates with Grimm. the female narrator associated with Blackthorn is quite lackluster in her performance. all in all, i'd say this is the worst book of Juliet Marillier that i've come across. normally i love her books, so i think it must be the narrators.

  • Queen of Fire

  • A Raven's Shadow Novel, Book 3
  • By: Anthony Ryan
  • Narrated by: Steven Brand
  • Length: 26 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,078
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,633
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,640

After fighting back from the brink of death, Queen Lyrna is determined to repel the invading Volarian army and regain the independence of the Unified Realm. Except to accomplish her goals, she must do more than rally her loyal supporters. She must align herself with forces she once found repugnant - those who possess the strange and varied gifts of the Dark - and take the war to her enemy's doorstep. Victory rests on the shoulders of Vaelin Al Sorna, now named battle lord of the realm. However, his path is riddled with difficulties.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • The Completion of the Collapse of Potential

  • By Joe Chad on 07-14-15

not as good as the first two...

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

Reviewed: 07-25-17

i'm not sure why, but i just can't get into this book. it seems slow and boring compared to the first two, which i thoroughly enjoyed. the narrator isn't bad, but seems lack luster for some reason.

  • Limits of Power

  • Paladin's Legacy, Book 4
  • By: Elizabeth Moon
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 20 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 458
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 415
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 416

The unthinkable has occurred in the kingdom of Lyonya. The queen of the Elves - known as the Lady - is dead, murdered by former elves twisted by dark powers. Now the Lady’s half-elven grandson must heal the mistrust between elf and human before their enemies strike again. Yet as he struggles to make ready for an attack, an even greater threat looms across the Eight Kingdoms.Throughout the north, magic is reappearing after centuries of absence, emerging without warning in family after family - rich and poor alike.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • good story but cant stand the narrator

  • By James Ellis on 06-23-13

Narrator ruined the story!

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

Reviewed: 07-21-17

I love Elizabeth Moons books. that being said, this book does not have one of the two original narrators and that is a huge mistake! Angela Dawes might be okay on other books, but on this one she totally ruins it.
Not only does she mispronounce names, she does not have nearly enough talent as a voice actor to do justice to this book. if the original narrators weren't available, and the reading couldn't be held off, then why not have someone such as Kate Reading do the narration?
regardless, i am having difficulty listening to Ms Dawes, and am not so certain if i can continue with this book. i'd rather stop and wait for someone to decide to reproduce this book with a better narrator than continue.

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