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  • How to Date Your Dragon

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi, Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,170
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,764
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,756

Concerned that technology is about to chase mythological creatures out into the open (how long can Sasquatch stay hidden from Google maps?), the League for Interspecies Cooperation is sending Jillian to Louisiana on a fact-finding mission. While the League hopes to hold on to secrecy for a little bit longer, they're preparing for the worst in terms of human reactions. They need a plan, so they look to Mystic Bayou, a tiny town hidden in the swamp where humans and supernatural residents have been living in harmony for generations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • As someone from Louisiana...

  • By Kristi on 02-13-18

Fantastic, as usual!

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

Reviewed: 01-27-18

What a great start to a new series! I can’t wait for more. Molly Harper books are my happy place.

  • And the Rest Is History

  • The Chronicles of St. Mary's, Book 8
  • By: Jodi Taylor
  • Narrated by: Zara Ramm
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,442
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,332
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,328

Behind the seemingly innocuous facade of St. Mary's Institute of Historical Research, a different kind of academic work is taking place. Just don't call it time travel - these historians investigate major historical events in contemporary time. And they aren't your harmless eccentrics either; a more accurate description, as they ricochet around history, might be unintentional disaster magnets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Darkest St. Mary's Yet...

  • By Alyssa on 05-31-17

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 04-25-17

Firstly, I always listen to St. Mary's books via Audible. Jodi Taylor's exquisite writing, paired with Zara Ramm's fantastic narration, make them a perfect match.

Second, holy moly! This book was an emotional roller coaster! I can't believe how much was squeezed into this one book. At the risk of giving away any spoilers, I'll leave it at that.

I can't wait for the next one!

  • A Hidden Fire

  • Elemental Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: Elizabeth Hunter
  • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,067
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 968
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 966

No secret stays hidden forever. A phone call from an old friend sets mysterious book researcher Giovanni Vecchio back on the path of a mystery that has eluded him for centuries. Little does he suspect a young librarian holds the key to an ancient secret, nor could he expect the danger Beatrice De Novo would attract. Now both will follow a twisted maze leading from the archives of a university library, through the fires of Renaissance Florence, and toward a passion that could destroy them both.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not bad.....

  • By Cheri on 02-14-15

Fantastic book, HORRIBLE narration.

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

Reviewed: 02-23-15

What did you like best about A Hidden Fire? What did you like least?

I have read all four of the Elemental Mysteries books, and some of the Elemental World books. They are fantastic. The characters are layered and interesting, the story engaging and very enjoyable. Elizabeth Hunter is a gem. I'd love to spend a day in her brain!

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Dina Pearlman?

Anyone. This narrator did not fit well with this series, at all. I really can't think of anything good to say about her performance, and I hate saying that, because I really don't want to be mean. But, her voice/style/bad accents just do not fit with these characters. Not a single one.

Any additional comments?

This could be a truly excellent listen, if they re-record with a different narrator.

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