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  • Always and Forever, Lara Jean

  • By: Jenny Han
  • Narrated by: Laura Knight Keating
  • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,978
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,811
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,805

Lara Jean is having the best senior year a girl could ever hope for. She is head over heels in love with her boyfriend, Peter; her dad's finally getting remarried to their next door neighbor, Ms. Rothschild; and Margot's coming home for the summer just in time for the wedding. But change is looming on the horizon. And while Lara Jean is having fun and keeping busy helping plan her father's wedding, she can't ignore the big life decisions she has to make.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • love love LOVE

  • By Joanna on 12-10-18

So good

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

Reviewed: 04-16-19

So sad to come to the end of such a wonderful series. It brought back so many of my own memories. I cried and laughed through all three books.

  • Girl in a Cage

  • Stuart Quartet
  • By: Jane Yolen, Robert J. Harris
  • Narrated by: Nicola Barber
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19

When her father, Robert the Bruce, becomes King of Scotland, Marjorie Bruce becomes a princess. But Edward Longshanks, the ruthless King of England, has set his sights on Robert and his family. Marjorie is captured and imprisoned in a wooden cage in the center of a town square, exposed to wind, rain, the taunts of the townspeople, and the scorn of Longshanks himself. Marjorie knows that despite her suffering and pain, she is the daughter of noble Robert the Bruce and she will make her father, and her country, proud. For a true princess is a princess, whether in a castle or in a cage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Girl in a cage

  • By john killacky on 02-26-19

So interesting

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

Reviewed: 10-24-18

The story was written so well. The narrator was fantastic. The story followed the history pretty closely. I loved this book and highly recommend it to anyone including older children.

  • The Icecutter's Daughter

  • Land of Shining Water, Book 1
  • By: Tracie Peterson
  • Narrated by: Stina Nielsen
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 383
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 345
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 339

Merrill Krause longs for a family of her own, but she's bound by a promise to her dying mother to care for her father and older brothers until they no longer need her. She enjoys being part of the family business, harvesting ice during the brutal Minnesota winters. Merrill actively takes part, possessing a keen ability to work with the horses - despite the advice of her good friend, who disapproves of her unladylike behavior. When Rurik Jorgenson arrives in their small town to join his uncle doing carpentry, he soon crosses paths with Merrill.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hated for this to end

  • By Carrie Fancett Pagels on 09-09-13

Wonderful story

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

Reviewed: 10-17-18

I love stories like this one. I did have a slight problem with narrator though. She really didn’t have a good voice for the men. Her voice also didn’t change very much. At least she has a pleasant voice.

  • King of Sword and Sky

  • Tairen Soul, Book 3
  • By: C. L. Wilson
  • Narrated by: Emily Durante
  • Length: 16 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 288
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 252
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 254

Rain, the proud and haunted Fey King, risked everything to follow his heart and his destiny to Ellysetta - his truemate, his love, the woodcarver's daughter who possessed miraculous gifts she did not understand. He defied the nobles of Celieria to claim her, battled demons and Elden mages to wed her. And now he must protect her - and his imperiled kingdom - with magic, steel, and scorching flame. For his soul-kin, the magical tairen, are dying, and only the Fey King's bride can save them...

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful tale with poor choice for narrator

  • By foxtail_too on 02-12-12

Emily Durante ruined this book

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

Reviewed: 08-26-18

I love the story but the narrator ruined this listen for me. I am so sad because I looked to see if there would be another narrator for the rest of the series and they are all Emily Durante. I am beyond disappointed.

  • Only a Kiss

  • By: Mary Balogh
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 639
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 589
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 588

The Survivors' Club: Six men and one woman, injured in the Napoleonic Wars, their friendships forged in steel and loyalty. But for one, her trials are not over.... Since witnessing the death of her husband during the wars, Imogen, Lady Barclay, has secluded herself in the confines of Hardford Hall, their home in Cornwall. The new owner has failed to take up his inheritance, and Imogen desperately hopes he will never come to disturb her fragile peace.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Charming Duke

  • By anne on 11-04-15

Wonderful

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

Reviewed: 07-17-18

I really liked this book. I didn’t know it was part of a series of books and want to read them all. I loved the characters they are really engaging and likable. Rosalyn Landor is my favorite narrator.

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    Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
    7,941 ratings
    Overall 4.6
  • Watership Down

  • By: Richard Adams
  • Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
  • Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,941
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,825
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,847

Fiver could sense danger. Something terrible was going to happen to the warren; he felt sure of it. They had to leave immediately. So begins a long and perilous journey of survival for a small band of rabbits. As the rabbits skirt danger at every turn, we become acquainted with the band, its humorous characters, and its compelling culture, complete with its own folk history and mythos.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Still one of the best!

  • By Bapàrio on 12-05-10

Wonderful

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

Reviewed: 07-05-17

This is a wonderful book. It really takes you on an adventure with a superb story of trying, working, and what happens when you get everything without working for it. Wonderful story for older children and adults a like.

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  • Magic Kingdom for Sale - Sold!

  • Magic Kingdom of Landover, Book 1
  • By: Terry Brooks
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,817
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,324
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,326

Landover was a genuine magic kingdom, with fairy folk and wizardry, just as the advertisement promised. But after he purchased it, Ben Holiday learned that there were a few details the ad had failed to mention.

The kingdom was in ruin. The Barons refused to recognize the king, and the peasants were without hope.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If you're looking for Tolkein....

  • By Al on 12-05-09

Very Creative and fun

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

Reviewed: 07-05-17

Terry Brooks is one of my favorite authors. This series of books is a bit of a departure from his Shanara Series but I enjoyed it very much. It seems more a youth book except the language is a bit raw for me. He cusses and swears alot and I get tired of that. I love the different characters and the humor in the book. I love the Wizard who tries so hard and fails so miserably.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Torch Against the Night

  • An Ember in the Ashes, Book 2
  • By: Sabaa Tahir
  • Narrated by: Katharine McEwan, Fiona Hardingham, Steve West
  • Length: 15 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,916
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,708
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,700

Elias and Laia are running for their lives. Following the events of the Fourth Trial, an army led by Masks hunts the two fugitives as they escape the city of Serra and journey across the vast lands of the Martial Empire. Laia is determined to break into Kauf - the empire's most secure and dangerous prison - and save her brother, whose knowledge of Serric steel is the key to the Scholars' future. And Elias is determined to stay by Laia's side, even if it means giving up his own chance at freedom.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ahhhmazing

  • By DeeAy on 09-25-16

Love this series

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

Reviewed: 02-14-17

I read the first book a year ago and loved the second book. I hate that I have another year for the next book but then I will just start at the beginning and love the series all over again.

  • Age of Myth

  • Book One of The Legends of the First Empire
  • By: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 16 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,503
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,822
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,780

Since time immemorial, humans have worshipped the gods they call Fhrey, truly a race apart: invincible in battle, masters of magic, and seemingly immortal. But when a god falls to a human blade, the balance of power between humans and those they thought were gods changes forever. Now only a few stand between humankind and annihilation: Raithe, reluctant to embrace his destiny as the God Killer. Suri, a young seer burdened by signs of impending doom. And Persephone, who must overcome personal tragedy to lead her people.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • M. J. Sullivan is my favorite modern author but...

  • By GLENNO on 07-23-16

Another great story

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

Reviewed: 08-08-16

Tim Gerard is an awesome reader. He makes it easy to distinguish the different characters. I have loved everyone of Sullivan's books. He is just amazing. Wish I didn't have to wait so long for his next book.

  • The Cycle of Arawn

  • The Complete Trilogy
  • By: Edward W. Robertson
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 65 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,591
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,646
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,642

The White Tree (book one): In Mallon the dark magic of the nether has been banned for centuries. Its users have been driven out or killed. Its secrets lost. But the holy book of the nethermancers has just been found by a boy named Dante. As he works to unlock the book's power, he's attacked in the street. The nethermancers aren't gone—and they want their book back. Caught between death cultists and the law, Dante fights for his life, aided by his growing skills and a brash bodyguard named Blays.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • In Response to the Criticism from Other Reviewers

  • By Jonah on 06-11-17

Beginning of a wonderful series.

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

Reviewed: 05-28-16

The series did get bogged down a bit but I still enjoyed it. I loved the repartee between Dante and Blays.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful