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Mt Prospect, IL, United States
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  • Magic Triumphs

  • Kate Daniels, Book 10
  • By: Ilona Andrews
  • Narrated by: Renee Raudman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,567
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,462
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,455

Kate has come a long way from her origins as a loner taking care of paranormal problems in post-Shift Atlanta. She's made friends and enemies. She's found love and started a family with Curran Lennart, the former Beast Lord. But her magic is too strong for the power players of the world to let her be. Kate and her father, Roland, currently have an uneasy truce, but when he starts testing her defenses again, she knows that sooner or later, a confrontation is inevitable. The Witch Oracle has begun seeing visions of blood, fire, and human bones.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Everything we hoped for...

  • By IreneMBBT on 08-28-18

Thank you for years of fun and caring

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

Reviewed: 09-15-18

In June of 2011 I signed up for audible and the first book I got was Magic Bites. I now have 396 books but these 10 plus the Andrea book are special. They are where I was introduced to the brilliance of audible. I'd really like to thank Renee Raudman. If my first books had been acted poorly it likely would have turned me off the whole thing. I can undoubtedly say Mrs Raudman made me a believer in audible and I've enjoyed every moment of her work since June 2011.
In terms of this book I loved how well they sowed everything up. Felt like it kind of happened quick but that's ok, what needed to be put in place was. Illona Andrews has always known how to deliver fun and interesting stories. They were able to do this. again both with this single story and the overall work. Oh and I also want a baby lion! Last thing is I don't see a TV series ever coming out of this because of the expense. That said I'd kill to see Curran change forms. Especially in this book
Thanks so much to everyone, you brought me a lot of joy
Jon

  • Super Powereds: Year 4

  • Super Powereds, Book 4
  • By: Drew Hayes
  • Narrated by: Kyle McCarley
  • Length: 60 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,936
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,716
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,696

The final year at Lander has finally arrived for the Melbrook students and their peers, and with it comes a whole new set of challenges. Still reeling from the events of their junior year, the remaining students will have to push past their pain - and so much more - if they hope to be one of the 10 to claim the title of Hero upon graduation. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Its finally over....what do I do with my life now?

  • By Jared on 07-11-18

Series is worth every over 180 hours

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

Reviewed: 08-22-18

This series is so well written it's staggering the length of the four books together. With a series this long you become incedibly attached to the characters. This fourth book ties everything together. Saying that though is doing it a disservice. There's so much more to it than just that. Oh and I should not forget one of the best narrating jobs I've ever heard. The cast of characters is vast but I never once failed to know who it was who was speaking. I'm so sad it's done but what a wonderful wrap up.

  • World Seed: Game Start

  • World Seed Series, Book 1
  • By: Justin Miller
  • Narrated by: Neil Hellegers
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 636
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 598
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 598

The year is 2245, and the world has undergone explosive growth in multiple industries. The age of Virtual Reality came long ago, opening up new fields for people to enjoy and seek employment. There were even those that chose to sacrifice their physical bodies, becoming digital existences that lived within Internet communities. But with the age of VR, everyone still dreamed of that next step, the next level of adventure.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • All game mechanics, no story

  • By Reviewer on 06-05-17

Have finished all 3 books

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

Reviewed: 11-07-17

Any additional comments?

Many of the reviews are correct. This book has very little story, containing mostly game mechanics. I'm writing this review here after finishing the third book. Don't give up on this series. The first book seems to be setting everything up. It gets more interesting and adds a tremendous amount of unique ideas to both LITRPG and SciFi. Once the second book comes suddenly there is a story and at least I, am finding it interesting.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Ancestor

  • A Novel
  • By: Scott Sigler
  • Narrated by: Scott Sigler
  • Length: 15 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 495
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 420
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 421

Every five minutes, a transplant candidate dies while waiting for a heart, a liver, a kidney. Imagine a technology that could provide those life-saving transplant organs for a nominal fee...and imagine what a company would do to get a monopoly on that technology.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book

  • By Donna on 07-27-10

Awful narration

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

Reviewed: 02-12-16

Who in the world told the author reading his own work was a good idea? Listening to this was like when I was a small child and my father read to me. I guess there is a good reason why writers are paid to write and readers are paid to read. It wasn't just the awful, flat delivery but the production value was low. There were numerous long pauses where there shouldn't have been and many occasions you could tell it was the end of a sentence or a new paragraph but this guy plowed right through the period. I was under the understanding that I had purchased a professional book but this was pure amateur hour. That said the book wasn't bad and i may enjoy reading some more of his work but I'll have to read those since he also narrates most of those. What a joke.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August

  • By: Claire North
  • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,165
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,713
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,713

No matter what he does or the decisions he makes, when death comes, Harry always returns to where he began, a child with all the knowledge of a life he has already lived a dozen times before. Nothing ever changes. Until now.As Harry nears the end of his 11th life, a little girl appears at his bedside. "I nearly missed you, Doctor August," she says. "I need to send a message." This is the story of what Harry does next, and what he did before, and how he tries to save a past he cannot change and a future he cannot allow.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An unexpected treasure

  • By Stefanie on 08-24-15

Much better than I thought

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

Reviewed: 10-08-14

Would you consider the audio edition of The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August to be better than the print version?

Have no idea but it was a great performance

Any additional comments?

I thought it was an interesting idea and well executed but very dull. So much so I almost quit. Happy I didn't because it turned out to be a lot of fun.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Clean

  • A Mindspace Investigations Novel, Book 1
  • By: Alex Hughes
  • Narrated by: Daniel May
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 873
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 789
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 791

I used to work for the Telepath’s Guild before they kicked me out for a drug habit that wasn’t entirely my fault. Now I work for the cops, helping Homicide Detective Isabella Cherabino put killers behind bars. My ability to get inside the twisted minds of suspects makes me the best interrogator in the department. But the normals keep me on a short leash. When the Tech Wars ripped the world apart, the Guild stepped up to save it. But they had to get scary to do it - real scary.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • What can you see in Mind-space?

  • By Mim on 04-06-13

Loved this

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

Reviewed: 05-08-13

Any additional comments?

I saw Alex on a authors panel at C2E2 last weekend. She was so funny and interesting. Her love of science really came through. I actually bought the book sitting there in the audience. I now wish I could go back in time. At the time I didn't understand the references or questions, now I do and I have my own questions. For such a happy, funny person, she created quite a dark character with very serious issues. In many ways he reminded me of Harry Dreasdon. I can't to listen to the next one and what she has in store.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Daughter of Smoke and Bone

  • By: Laini Taylor
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,697
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,360
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,379

Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky. In a dark and dusty shop, a devil's supply of human teeth grown dangerously low. And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherwordly war. Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real; she's prone to disappearing on mysterious "errands"; she speaks many languages - not all of them human; and her bright blue hair actually grows out of her head that color.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing story & INCREDIBLE Narrator!

  • By Coffee on 09-04-12

Not really my thing

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

Reviewed: 03-06-13

Any additional comments?

This was a really wonderful idea. Both worlds and characters were well thought out and interesting. I would have loved spending more time learning about all of them. Unfortunatly this book is first and foremost a love story. That isn't necessarily a bad thing, just not my thing. I think there is a huge segment of people who would love it for just that reason. I'd love if there was another book which mainly took place in the other world. I suppose maybe the second book does that.

  • The Janus Affair

  • A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Novel, Book 2
  • By: Pip Ballantine, Tee Morris
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 709
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 646
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 646

Certainly no strangers to peculiar occurrences, agents Wellington Books and Eliza Braun are nonetheless stunned to observe a fellow passenger aboard Britain's latest hypersteam train suddenly vanish in a dazzling bolt of lightning. They soon discover this is not the only such disappearance...with each case going inexplicably unexamined by the Crown. The fate of England is once again in the hands of an ingenious archivist paired with a beautiful, fearless lady of adventure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Even Better than the First Novel in the Series

  • By Marianne on 08-05-12

Wonderful narration

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

Reviewed: 02-15-13

Any additional comments?

Enjoyed this follow up immensely. These books are fun, easy to follow and don't take themselves too seriously.
I really wanted to note the narration. This is how it should be done. James Langton and the production team deserve about 50% of the credit for the enjoyment I got out of this.

  • Tricked

  • The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 4
  • By: Kevin Hearne
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,372
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,574
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,543

Druid Atticus O’Sullivan hasn’t stayed alive for more than two millennia without a fair bit of Celtic cunning. So when vengeful thunder gods come Norse by Southwest looking for payback, Atticus, with a little help from the Navajo trickster god Coyote, lets them think that they’ve chopped up his body in the Arizona desert. But the mischievous Coyote is not above a little sleight of paw, and Atticus soon finds that he’s been duped into battling bloodthirsty desert shape-shifters called skinwalkers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hooked in an Instant

  • By Nicholas on 04-24-12

More thoughtful

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

Reviewed: 01-22-13

Any additional comments?

I found this book different than the first three. I found the danger level much lower. Much less chaos. He upped the thoughtfulness level. We spent more time learning about Atticus's past and what it is to be a Druid and most importantly, nearly immortal. Both the good and bad that go along with that. Interesting direction to go in, I thought.

  • City of Fallen Angels

  • The Mortal Instruments, Book 4
  • By: Cassandra Clare
  • Narrated by: Ed Westwick, Molly C. Quinn
  • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,258
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4,455
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,500

City of Fallen Angels take up where City of Glass left off. With Valentine out of the way, Clary thought she and Jace could finally be together--but when someone starts murdering the Shadowhunters who used to be in Valentine's Circle and leaving their bodies around New York City in a manner designed to destroy the new peace between Downworlders and Shadowhunters, she realizes the past can never be left entirely behind.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • HATE that female reader!

  • By Snow*Bear on 08-28-13

Horrible narrator choice

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

Reviewed: 01-22-13

Would you listen to City of Fallen Angels again? Why?

Most deffinatly not. Because of the Narrators

How did the narrator detract from the book?

First the male. Why do Jayce and Simon, two east coast US teens, have a British inner monologue? Didn't make much sense. He was at least better than the women, or maybe i should say 12 year old. I find it hard to believe she's much older than that. My real issue is she would pronounce certain things from this world incorrectly. Did she and the producers not listen to the first 3 books? Maybe they pronounced them wrong in the first three but it would have made more sense to stick with those. It was driving me nuts.
I listened to the first 4 but with this women continuing forward I guess I will be reading them instead.
Honestly, I have more than 80 audible books. I have never once complained about performance until this. I'm also not opposed to change since I had no problem when they changed the narrator between book 1 & 2.

Any additional comments?

I'd like to stress my issue is with performance, not the book itself. That was just as good as ever.