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  • After the Crown

  • The Indranan War, Book 2
  • By: K. B. Wagers
  • Narrated by: Angèle Masters
  • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

Former gunrunner-turned-Empress Hail Bristol was dragged back to her home planet to fill her rightful position in the palace. With her sisters and parents murdered, the Indranan Empire is on the brink of war. Hail must quickly make alliances with nearby worlds if she has any hope of surviving her rule. When peace talks turn violent and Hail realizes she's been betrayed, she must rely on her old gunrunning ways to get out of trouble.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Sequel

  • By Patti on 12-25-16

brilliant and exciting heroine!!

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

Reviewed: 05-27-17

great story about a reluctant empress protecting her nation planet. Excellent sci Fi. Thrilling story. definitely NOT a waste of one credit!!!!

  • Elite

  • The Hunter Series, Book 2
  • By: Mercedes Lackey
  • Narrated by: Amy Landon
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,286
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,196
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,197

Hunting monsters was supposed to be the hard part. When Joy came to Apex City, all she cared about was protecting the Cits from the dangers lurking outside protective barriers. She understood the need for the secrecy surrounding her hunts - no need to cause a panic by announcing just how real of a threat the Othersiders pose. But as she quickly discovered, the conspiracies of the city run much deeper. And a dangerous new covert mission leaves Joy with a target on her back once more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Masterful

  • By moseylissa on 10-07-18

fun story

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

Reviewed: 04-26-17

fun story, a little annoying when religion (or lack thereof) Isa brought up. but that didn't stop me from enjoying the book. good read, likable character. you won't be disappointed.

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  • Behind the Throne

  • By: K. B. Wagers
  • Narrated by: Angèle Masters
  • Length: 13 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74

Hail Bristol has made a name for herself in the galaxy for everything except what she was born to do: rule the Indranan Empire. When she is dragged back to her home planet to take her rightful place as the only remaining heir, she finds that trading her ship for a palace is her most dangerous move yet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn't stop listening.

  • By Patti on 09-01-16

captivating political drama and

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

Reviewed: 12-22-16

great action sequences. There isn't a dull moment, even with the exposition. This is a must.

  • Binti

  • By: Nnedi Okorafor
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,107
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,976
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,972

Her name is Binti, and she is the first of the Himba people ever to be offered a place at Oomza University, the finest institution of higher learning in the galaxy. But to accept the offer will mean giving up her place in her family to travel between the stars among strangers who do not share her ways or respect her customs. Knowledge comes at a cost, one that Binti is willing to pay, but her journey will not be easy. The world she seeks to enter has long warred with the Meduse, an alien race that has become the stuff of nightmares.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Messages

  • By khaalidah on 10-07-15

An Enthralling Read!!!

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

Reviewed: 10-26-16

Binti is a rich and masterfully told story about a young woman from the Himba tribe who finds herself accepted to a galactic university, but gets more than she bargained for when the spaceship she is in is attacked by an old enemy.

the narrator does a brilliant job bringing this story to life. The pacing of this story is fast and it so refreshing. You get a great perspective with the protagonist, Binti. To any fantasy and science fiction readers looking for something new, exciting, and refreshing, get this novella - YOU WON'T BE SORRY! :-)

  • 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 2,805
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,608
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,601

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

Can't wait for more!

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

Reviewed: 09-10-16

really liked the additional perspective. I cannot wait to see what they do next to get back at *name redacted*!!!!! Book 3 is gonna be so good!

This book took some really nice turns. Get it! you will not be disappointed!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Crown's Game

  • By: Evelyn Skye
  • Narrated by: Steve West
  • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 272
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 254
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 254

Vika Andreyeva can summon the snow and turn ash into gold. Nikolai Karimov can see through walls and conjure bridges out of thin air. They are enchanters - the only two in Russia - and with the Ottoman Empire and the Kazakhs threatening, the tsar needs a powerful enchanter by his side.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great world building, slow pacing, love triangle

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-08-16

Great world building, slow pacing, love triangle

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

Reviewed: 08-08-16

The writer did a great job of building up the world of 1800s St. Petersburg, Russia. The scenery details were great. But the story dragged on in many places. Also, the characters we're predictable, and I'm over the whole love triangle bit. I found the female protagonist to be not as sympathetic as I would have liked, as she made many choices that she knew went against her best interest - and everyone else's - and it put many people into a catch-22 that was easily avoidable. There was a nice amount of realism in the end with it being mostly bitter not sweet; reminded me a bit of The Theif Lord in that way. Not my cup of tea, but you may enjoy it.

As always, Steve West is great on the narration.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • First Days

  • The Academy, Book 2
  • By: C. L. Stone
  • Narrated by: Holly Brewer, Chris Ensweiler
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 119

Sang Sorenson used to be the invisible girl in class. As a new student to Ashley Waters High School, Sang hopes that her new friends will be the change she's been craving and will make fitting in a breeze. But Academy students aren't there to take it easy. The high school is overcrowded and rife with violence. When fights begin, Sang will uncover the true reason the boys traded in their private school life for a public one. This year, Sang will no longer be invisible. This year, Sang is a target.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Give me more

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-02-17

Unhealthy heroine and abusive protagonists

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

Reviewed: 06-15-16

I would not recommend this book for young women sad it teaches them to give up total control of their lives to pushy men.

The way the protagonist gives up all her personal will power and autonomy to these seven plushy men, and the author just excuses these boys behavior by saying more or less, "it's just how they are" is, frankly, abusive.

The boys don't allow her to read notes passed to her in class and take them from her without even telling her. They expect her to be totally dependant then and answer no personal questions about themselves while demand divulge intimate secrets to reach of them they gossip about her. They lift get clothes and demand she explain hey bruises without thinking about her personal space. This book romanticised sexualized harassment and stalking. They watch her through her windows. They tell her how to wear her hair and yell at her if she for not agree. They follow her to the bathroom and don't let her make ANY other friends. The author can pretend this is chivalry all they want. This book is disturbing. It is the story of a girl who has been abused and controlled all her life and end up with friends who are abusive and controlling. They literally isolate her and tell her what is good for her.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Introductions

  • The Academy, Volume 1
  • By: C. L. Stone
  • Narrated by: Chris Ensweiler, Holly Brewer
  • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177

With an agoraphobic mother and a barely there father, Sang abhors the isolation keeping her in the shadows. The only thing she craves is a fresh start and to be accepted as ordinary by her peers, because for her being different means being cast out alone. When her family moves to a new school district, Sang infiltrates a group of boys who are nearly perfect in every way. Grateful for an influence outside of her parents' negativity, she quickly bonds with the boys, hoping to blend in and learn from them what it means to have a natural relationship with friends.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Please do the next in the series!

  • By LDuff on 04-17-16

Nice story about friendship and intrigue

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

Reviewed: 06-14-16

Pretty certain the characters are more than they seem. A fun book, not difficult to follow. Not particularly deep, but sometimes that's exactly what you want in a book. You will not be dissatisfied after reading. Go ahead and get this one.

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  • The Ables

  • By: Jeremy Scott
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Scott
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,990
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,861
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,861

It wasn't the sex talk he expected. Phillip Sallinger's dad has told him he's a custodian - a guardian - and his genetically inherited power is telekinesis. He'll learn to move objects with his mind. Excited to begin superhero high school until he discovers he's assigned to a special-ed class for disabled empowered kids, he suddenly feels like an outsider.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The reading was way too fast! I love this book.

  • By javion on 05-18-15

Fun, refreshing, a real ride!

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

Reviewed: 06-04-16

Really liked the protagonist and his motley crew. it had a thoroughly satisfying ending, but I want more!!!

  • The Outlaw

  • Phantom Server Trilogy Series, Book 2
  • By: Andrei Livadny
  • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 448
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 414
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 415

The Eurasia fleet has entered the Darg star system. The unsuspecting players look forward to the adventure of their lifetimes. Zander alone is now facing a harsh and unpredictable "alternative storyline". The girl he loved is gone. His nervous system is impregnated with artificial neurons that contain fragments of ancient AIs and their identities. Zander's body is implanted with alien artifacts that allow him to survive in the deadly cyberspace of Phantom Server.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoying LitRPG, but

  • By Carl on 05-18-16

Lacks heart of first book

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

Reviewed: 05-13-16

I generally like the premise of this series and greatly enjoyed the first book. I wanted to like this second book, but it lacks the character depth that drew me into the series to start with.

SPOILERRRRRRR!

Okay. Now, due to the fact that the main character finds himself reincarnated in a whole new location of the phantom server, all of the old characters that filled the pages of the first book are gone (mostly). None of the new characters are really developed and the story now reads like an instruction manual.

The author doesn't do a great job of writing women either, and he spends too much time assessing whether or not a non-love-interest character, up until that point at least, is "beauty pageant pretty". Honestly, that kind of evaluation is not necessary to the plot at all, and the mention of such an irrelevant real-world event broke my suspension of disbelief. A useless distraction. He was bad at writing his female character, Liore, in book one, turning her from a badass pilot who saved protag's life into some whimpering damsel in distress waiting for rescue. Not congruent at all.

SPOILER OVERRR!

The lackof protag's morally gray companions drin book one, and no real development of the new characters, followed by mechanical writing of the type of space action that we are all by now very familiar with, if you read sci-fi often like me, make this particular book feel devoid of any stakes that feel real and new. This book is a let-down for me. Not sure if I can bother with the last one.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful