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  • The Fate of the Tearling

  • The Queen of the Tearling, Book 3
  • By: Erika Johansen
  • Narrated by: Polly Lee
  • Length: 19 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,248
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,165
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,168

In less than a year, Kelsea Glynn has transformed from a gawky teenager into a powerful monarch. As she has come into her own as the Queen of the Tearling, the headstrong, visionary leader has also transformed her realm. In her quest to end corruption and restore justice, she has made many enemies - including the evil Red Queen, her fiercest rival, who has set her armies against the Tear.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • what a let down!

  • By JESSICA on 12-12-16

A terrible ending

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

Reviewed: 02-01-17

Vague, random, rambling, no questions answered and magic used to dig the author out of a hole. Someone should have stopped the author after the first book. It was all she had in her. The rest was all downhill.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Monstrous Regiment of Women: A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes

  • The Mary Russell Series, Book 2
  • By: Laurie R. King
  • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,647
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,508
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,498

It is 1921 and Mary Russell - Sherlock Holmes's brilliant apprentice, now an Oxford graduate with a degree in theology - is on the verge of acquiring a sizable inheritance. Independent at last, with a passion for divinity and detective work, her most baffling mystery may now involve Holmes and the burgeoning of a deeper affection between herself and the retired detective.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Echoes of "Another Shirt Ruined!"

  • By PeachPecan on 05-02-14

Terrible sequel

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

Reviewed: 05-11-16

This book was boring. It missed some very interesting plot opportunities, while insisting on devolving into smarmy other ones. I truly loathe the direction this author took for this series. Trying not to give spoilers, but this is the last I'll read about Mary Russell.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Rook

  • A Novel
  • By: Daniel O'Malley
  • Narrated by: Susan Duerden
  • Length: 17 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,428
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,055
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,058

Myfanwy Thomas awakes in a London park surrounded by dead bodies. With her memory gone, her only hope of survival is to trust the instructions left in her pocket by her former self. She quickly learns that she is a Rook, a high-level operative in a secret agency that protects the world from supernatural threats. But there is a mole inside the organization - and this person wants her dead.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Tale of Two Myfanwy's

  • By Tango on 03-18-13

Started slow and almost tedious, BUT...

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

Reviewed: 12-14-15

Really picked up by the middle and was a fun listen. Didn't love the reader, but she, too, grew on me by the end.

  • The Girl in the Spider's Web

  • A Lisbeth Salander Novel, Continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series
  • By: David Lagercrantz
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,246
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,460
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18,426

In this adrenaline-charged, up-to-the-moment political thriller, Stieg Larsson's Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist are back. The troubled genius hacker and crusading journalist thrilled the world in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, which have sold more than 80 million copies worldwide.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • So thankful we still have Lizbeth!

  • By AudioAddict on 09-04-15

Pure wannabe

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

Reviewed: 11-29-15

Langencrantz gets the tone right, but just about everything else wrong. He apes everything Larsson did, includes all the tidbits Larsson has used in the past, but achieves a strange dichotomy of being both too wordy, and too vague: far too much exposition, not nearly enough story. Overall, the effort falls flat.