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  • King of Scars

  • By: Leigh Bardugo
  • Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
  • Length: 16 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 659
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    5 out of 5 stars 615
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 615

Nikolai Lantsov has always had a gift for the impossible. No one knows what he endured in his country’s bloody civil war - and he intends to keep it that way. Now, as enemies gather at his weakened borders, the young king must find a way to refill Ravka’s coffers, forge new alliances, and stop a rising threat to the once-great Grisha Army. Yet with every day a dark magic within him grows stronger, threatening to destroy all he has built. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • She did it again!

  • By Anonymous User on 02-10-19

My heart... it’s Leigh Bardugo’s.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-09-19

I am absolutely fascinated by this author and her creativity and the way she links worlds, alternate timelines and stories together. As an author, I want to give up on writing and just read such amazing work. But we learn from the best, and she is certainly one of them!

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  • Ironside

  • A Modern Faery's Tale
  • By: Holly Black
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 199
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 181

In the realm of Faerie, the time has come for Roiben's coronation. Uneasy in the midst of the malevolent Unseelie Court, pixie Kaye is sure of only one thing - her love for Roiben. But when Kaye, drunk on faerie wine, declares herself to Roiben, he sends her on a seemingly impossible quest. Now Kaye can't see or speak to Roiben unless she can find the one thing she knows doesn't exist: a faerie who can tell a lie. Miserable, Kaye decides to tell her mother the truth - that she is a changeling left in place of the human daughter stolen long ago.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Narration is better here than in Tithe

  • By Shelly Owens on 04-19-19

Unbelievably enchanting, loved every minute!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-09-19

I’m so happy to see the characters we know and love come back in this book! Wonderful ending that leaves you sated yet hoping for more. So real, and right now, that it could be real, right now! 😊

  • A Court of Frost and Starlight

  • By: Sarah J. Maas
  • Narrated by: Amanda Leigh Cobb
  • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 62

When Feyre kills a wolf, a beastlike creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a magical land, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal. As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she's been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient shadow is growing, and Feyre must find a way to stop it.... 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • You can skip it

  • By Christina on 08-08-18

What a delightful novella!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-09-19

Sarah J. Maas is truly the most generous author out there! She could have easily let us stew until she’d dropped the next book in a Throne of Glass series, but no. We have this wonderful tale to keep us satiated until then. She is undoubtedly my favorite author of this decade!

  • The Wicked King

  • The Folk of the Air, Book 2
  • By: Holly Black
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Kelly
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,444
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,339
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,335

After the jaw-dropping revelation that Oak is the heir to Faerie, Jude must keep her younger brother safe. To do so, she has bound the wicked King Cardan to her and made herself the power behind the throne. When it becomes all too clear that someone close to Jude means to betray her, threatening her own life and the lives of everyone she loves, Jude must uncover the traitor and fight her own complicated feelings for Cardan to maintain control as a mortal in a Faerie world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You're Killing Me, Holly!

  • By Kristal Torpey on 01-12-19

There is something incredible about Holly Black’s formula for writing best sellers!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-13-19

I can never put them down and simply HAVE to finish them in one sitting. I can only say that about this one author because she makes books that actually can be devoured in a day and still leave us fascinated. Not to mention the sense of fulfillment avid readers feel when completing a book without having the fervor dimmed over days. Her spectacular endings only get better as her series blossoms! A must read author for old fantasy and contemporary story lovers alike.

  • The Lost Sisters

  • By: Holly Black
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Kelly
  • Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 364
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 336
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 334

While Jude fought for power in the Court of Elfhame against the cruel Prince Cardan, her sister, Taryn, began to fall in love with the trickster Locke. Half-apology and half-explanation, it turns out Taryn has some secrets of her own to reveal.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Still Hate Taryn

  • By Samantha Sophia on 10-26-18

Expectations are funny things.

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-23-19

I read the title and just expected to have the tale of at least 2 of the sisters. It is still a wonderful novella that is a must read in between the two books. The greater plot falls into place so much better with this character insight with a fascinating end from Holly Black!

  • Classical Mythology: The Greeks

  • The Modern Scholar
  • By: Professor Peter Meineck
  • Narrated by: Peter Meineck
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 241
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146

Through the study of these time-honored myths, the Greek heroes and gods - including Heracles, Zeus, Achilles, Athena, Aphrodite, and others - leap from the page in all their glorious splendor. The following lectures are not only an entertaining guide to Greek mythology, but a fascinating look into the culture and time that produced these eternal tales.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By Billy Barker on 04-17-10

Peter is Zeus blessed!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-28-18

Wonderful insights, incredibly entertaining and truly recreates a world larger than life. My go to scholar to have everything I know about mythology reinforced and reenacted.

  • Kingdom of Ash

  • By: Sarah J. Maas
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Evans
  • Length: 33 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,559
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,191
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,168

Aelin has risked everything to save her people - but at a tremendous cost. Locked within an iron coffin by the Queen of the Fae, Aelin must draw upon her fiery will as she endures months of torture. Aware that yielding to Maeve will doom those she loves keeps her from breaking, though her resolve begins to unravel with each passing day....With Aelin captured, Aedion and Lysandra remain the last line of defense to protect Terrasen from utter destruction. Yet they soon realize that the many allies they've gathered to battle Erawan's hordes might not be enough to save them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Immensely satisfying and brilliant!

  • By deziree ayala on 10-27-18

Why must fiction come to an end?

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-30-18

With this wonderful, final installment I realize once more that it must be a great series indeed for me to question: Why must fiction come to an end? I would have forever continued to purchase books on the immortal lifespan of these wonderful characters, as with Sarah J. Maas’ ACOTAR series.
It is a beautiful end that Elizabeth Evans brought wholly to life in all 8 installments. More chapters, tears and stories than I ever hoped for. I can’t wait to see what this creative genius of an author has in store for us next.

  • Valiant

  • A Modern Tale of Faerie
  • By: Holly Black
  • Narrated by: Renee Raudman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 292
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 217
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 217

When 17-year-old Valerie Russell runs away to New York City, she's trying to escape a life that has utterly betrayed her. Sporting a new identity, she takes up with a gang of squatters who live in the city's labyrinthine subway system.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Faeries are everywhere!

  • By Anonymous User on 02-28-08

Wondrous to imagine fantasy in our own setting!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-14-18

Although this book didn’t feature my favorite characters, the link was satisfying too. :) The story was incredibly realistic and wondrous to imagine fantasy in our own setting. And that it can happen to anyone under any conditions.

  • Tithe

  • A Modern Faerie Tale
  • By: Holly Black
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 402
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 358
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 359

Sixteen-year-old Kaye is a modern nomad. Fierce and independent, she travels from city to city with her mother’s rock band until an ominous attack forces Kaye back to her childhood home. There, amid the industrial, blue-collar New Jersey backdrop, Kaye soon finds herself an unwilling pawn in an ancient power struggle between two rival faerie kingdoms – a struggle that could very well mean her death.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Story Hard to Get into, Narrator Very Dry

  • By Lexa Slater on 01-18-19

The contemporary setting made it come truly alive for me!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-10-18

I was surprised at how much I liked this story! It’s shorter than my usual epic fantasies and in a more modern setting, but that made it truly come alive for me. It may even truly happen in life ;) A delightful read that stays with me long after I’ve finished. I look forward to more books that feature these enchanting characters! More dark knight, please!

  • Muse of Nightmares

  • By: Laini Taylor
  • Narrated by: Steve West
  • Length: 15 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 944
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 892
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 891

In the wake of tragedy, neither Lazlo nor Sarai are who they were before. One a god, the other a ghost, they struggle to grasp the new boundaries of their selves as dark-minded Minya holds them hostage, intent on vengeance against Weep. Lazlo faces an unthinkable choice - save the woman he loves, or everyone else? - while Sarai feels more helpless than ever. But is she? Sometimes, only the direst need can teach us our own depths, and Sarai, the muse of nightmares, has not yet discovered what she's capable of.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just. Wow.

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-23-19

A staggering display of plots for readers and authors alike!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-08-18

THIS... A staggering display of plots for readers and authors alike! I can’t even begin to imagine the planning it took to create all these pieces, place them apart and bring them back together. And the way they are laid out in parts with introductions featuring fascinating words and histories are uniquely the luminescent Laini Taylor! Steve West’s voice takes these magic words through your spirit and places this dream right into your hearts.

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