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  • A Shiver of Light

  • Merry Gentry, Book 9
  • By: Laurell K. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Charlotte Hill
  • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,309
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,180
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,193

Merry Gentry pretends to be human. She moved to Los Angeles and began working as a private investigator at Grey's Detective Agency. But all of this is just a disguise; in fact she is a princess of faerie, her real name is Meredith Nic Essus, and she had to flee the Dark Court of Faerie because of attempts on her life. In order to inherit her rightful crown, Merry needed to conceive an heir, a notoriously difficult task for the slow-reproducing Fey. In the 2009 novel Divine Misdemeanors, Merry had finally achieved that goal - and fans have been kept waiting all this time to find out what happens!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Narration not for me

  • By Dee on 06-05-14

Good for Merry Gentry fans, otherwise just okay

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

Reviewed: 06-05-14

First of all, the narrator was a terrible choice for this series. Merry is supposed to be from the US, not Britain, so it was hard for her to be believable. Also, all the male characters gained accents that they had not had in any of the previous books. I think she'd be a great narrator for another book, just not this one.

The storyline was weak and didn't draw me in like others in the series, but it was nice to mostly have things wrapped up. She did leave it open for a new series involving the children, which is nice.

If you're a fan of Merry Gentry it's a must read, otherwise I wouldn't bother.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

Warbreaker
    
    
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        Brandon Sanderson
    
    


    
    
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        James Yaegashi
    
    


    
    Length: 24 hrs and 46 mins
    6,151 ratings
    Overall 4.3
  • Warbreaker

  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: James Yaegashi
  • Length: 24 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,151
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5,079
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,103

An author whose previous, wildly successful novels have earned him a reputation as fantasy's master of magic, Brandon Sanderson continues to dazzle audiences with this tale of princesses and gods. In this extraordinary world, those who attain glory return as gods. And those who can master the essence known as breath can perform the most wondrous miracles - or unleash the most devastating havoc.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • What's Your god like?

  • By Robert on 05-24-13

Great story, terrible narration

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

Reviewed: 09-26-13

I've had this book in my library for awhile now. I love Brandon Sanderson and all his works, but the narrator on this one kept making me put it down and listen to other books in my library. I finally listened to it all the way through and the storyline is very good, but the narrator is terrible (at least for this book.)

  • Styxx

  • Dark-Hunter, Book 22
  • By: Sherrilyn Kenyon
  • Narrated by: Fred Berman
  • Length: 31 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,915
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,765
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,765

Centuries ago Acheron saved the human race by imprisoning an ancient evil bent on absolute destruction. Now that evil has been unleashed and it is out for revenge. As the twin to Acheron, Styxx hasn’t always been on his brother's side. They've spent more centuries going at each other's throats than protecting their backs. Now Styxx has a chance to prove his loyalty to his brother, but only if he's willing to trade his life and future for Acheron's.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Stick with it...

  • By Bookfriend83 on 09-06-13

Great story, but over the top.

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

Reviewed: 09-15-13

Great, interesting story, but the author went on and on way past the need to make her point. The graphic nature of the story is important, but the author dragged it on way past necessity. It didn't add anything to the story and instead got boring after awhile.

It was still a great story and highly recommended. You just need to stick with it.

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Inferno

  • A Novel
  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 17 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 23,247
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,917
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20,993

Harvard professor of symbology Robert Langdon awakens in a hospital in the middle of the night. Disoriented and suffering from a head wound, he recalls nothing of the last 36 hours, including how he got there...or the origin of the macabre object that his doctors discover hidden in his belongings. Langdon's world soon erupts into chaos, and he finds himself on the run in Florence with a stoic young woman, Sienna Brooks, whose clever maneuvering saves his life.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Formulaic and Hard to Finish....

  • By Livia on 06-15-13

Entertaining, but a bit predictable

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

Reviewed: 05-17-13

Worth the credit and if I didn't have audible I'd read it in book form. This book like the other Dan Brown books is very entertaining and kept my attention. It was a bit predictable and had the exact same formula as all the other Dan Brown Novels.

2 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • The Blade Itself

  • The First Law: Book One
  • By: Joe Abercrombie
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 22 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,598
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,284
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,292

Inquisitor Glokta, a crippled and bitter relic of the last war, former fencing champion turned torturer, is trapped in a twisted and broken body - not that he allows it to distract him from his daily routine of torturing smugglers.Nobleman, dashing officer and would-be fencing champion Captain Jezal dan Luthar is living a life of ease by cheating his friends at cards. Vain and shallow, the biggest blot on his horizon is having to get out of bed in the morning to train with obsessive and boring old men.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Violent, Ironic, and Absorbing Epic Fantasy Noir

  • By Jefferson on 01-30-13

Surprisingly Good

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

Reviewed: 02-12-12

I read a lot of fantasy, but generally I like my protagonists likable and a happy or at least satisfying end to the story. I picked up this book due to all the great reviews and I can say they are justified. The reader can make or break a novel and this reader is exceptional. He made a good book into an excellent book.

The characters aren't likable, but they are highly enjoyable. I definitely recommend this book.

  • The Winds of War

  • By: Herman Wouk
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pariseau
  • Length: 45 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,307
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,592
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,591

Herman Wouk's sweeping epic of World War II stands as the crowning achievement of one of America's most celebrated storytellers. Like no other books about the war, Wouk's spellbinding narrative captures the tide of global events - and all the drama, romance, heroism, and tragedy of World War II - as it immerses us in the lives of a single American family drawn into the very center of the war's maelstrom.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 45 hours + 56 hours = 102 hours of listening

  • By Jan on 10-25-13

Great story, but narrator speaks a little slow

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

Reviewed: 01-28-12

Great story, keeps you interested. I really enjoyed the perspective. My only complaint is the narrator speaks too slow. This is easily fixed by changing the talking speed to 1.5.

  • Monster Hunter International

  • By: Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 24 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,008
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,544
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,519

Five days after Owen Zastava Pitt pushed his insufferable boss out of a 14th story window, he woke up in the hospital with a scarred face, an unbelievable memory, and a job offer. It turns out that monsters are real. All the things from myth, legend, and B-movies are out there, waiting in the shadows. Some of them are evil, and some are just hungry. Monster Hunter International is the premier eradication company in the business. And now Owen is their newest recruit.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • My second Monster Hunter book

  • By Randall on 06-29-18

Just Okay

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

Reviewed: 01-06-12

I got this book looking for action packed adventure. The idea behind the book was very good and the characters very likable, but the book moved way too slow for me. I can't decide if that's the author's fault or the narrator. I still recommend this book and will be listening to the second in the series.

2 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • 11-22-63

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Craig Wasson
  • Length: 30 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50,828
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46,230
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46,138

On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • I want the 20hours of my life back...

  • By Dan on 06-08-12

My first King novel

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

Reviewed: 11-30-11

I've seen a few movies based on King's books, but I've never read any of his books. I was looking for something epic that would grab my attention. This really hit the spot. The story line kept me right up to the end and the narrator did a great job. It was very easy to get sucked into the story.

1 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The War with the Mein

  • Book One of the Acacia Trilogy
  • By: David Anthony Durham
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 29 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,049
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 580
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 584

A deadly assassin sent from a race called the Mein, exiled long ago to an ice-locked stronghold in the frozen north, strikes at Leodan Akaran, ruler of the Known World, while the Mein also unleash surprise attacks across the empire. On his deathbed, Leodan puts into play a plan to allow his children to escape, each to his separate destiny. And so his children begin a quest to avenge their father's death and restore the Acacian empire, this time on the basis of universal freedom.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thumbs up!

  • By Glen on 07-28-07

Just Okay

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

Reviewed: 11-21-11

The story line was good, but not gripping. I thought it was "just okay." Worth listening to, but nothing special or exceptional. Haven't decided if I'll listen to book 2 yet. For now I'm taking a break from the series.

  • The Alloy of Law

  • A Mistborn Novel
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,092
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19,367
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,366

Three hundred years after the events of the Mistborn trilogy, Scadrial is now on the verge of modernity, with railroads to supplement the canals, electric lighting in the streets and the homes of the wealthy, and the first steel-framed skyscrapers racing for the clouds.Kelsier, Vin, Elend, Sazed, Spook, and the rest are now part of history—or religion. Yet the old magics of Allomancy and Feruchemy continue to play a role in this reborn world....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Shorter, but very entertaining

  • By Robin on 12-14-11

Another Great Sanderson Series

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

Reviewed: 11-21-11

Brandon Sanderson is an excellent author. This novel is no different. The novel keeps your attention all the way through.

Anyone who has bothered to read the reviews will know it's going to be another series, so be warned going into it. This is just book one. It's silly to get upset because Brandon has chosen to make it into a series instead of a stand alone book. Personally, I'm glad to know there will be future mistborn novels.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful