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SPRINGFIELD, MO, United States
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Sovereign audiobook cover art

Good, clean space survival adventure

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

Reviewed: 02-25-19

13 year old Micah Cole fights to survive after being marooned on an alien planet. This book is clean enough to be kid-friendly, yet exciting enough to be entertaining for all ages. The narration is nice, and the editing is decent, too. It would make an excellent family read. My only complaint is that it's not longer.

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Schooled in Magic audiobook cover art

Empty calories with an identity crisis

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

Reviewed: 04-10-18

Fandom can be a two-edged sword and I'm afraid this book made a bit of a mess. It's like this story is trying so hard to be "Harry Potter, but better" that it fails to be itself. I agree that anyone pulled from our world into a magical one couldn't help but compare it to Harry Potter, but I would have loved to have seen it done with more subtlety and ingenuity.

The story does get better in the last half, and I am interested in seeing if subsequent books improve, but I'll probably use the library to check out the rest of the series before purchasing.

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Engaging story in a vivid universe.

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

Reviewed: 11-01-16

This story has all my favorite attributes of a Carol Berg novel--beautifully described settings, suspense, a plot that doesn't just proceed on a worn-out straight line, and compelling characters. I'm not sure I'll like it as well as her Rai Kirah series, but I'm interested in seeing what the rest of this series has in store.

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Satisfying end to an engaging series.

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

Reviewed: 07-01-16

Soler's narration beautifully captures this sparkling and adventurous Snow White retailing. A great series finale!

A Right to Die audiobook cover art

Good but not stellar

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

Reviewed: 04-22-15

An engaging mystery skilfully narrated, but it's not the brightest of Rex Stout's efforts to portray his genius detective Nero Wolfe.

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An amusing installment in a hilarious series

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

Reviewed: 12-10-14

This series is a delightfully funny romp through vampire and werewolf inhabited Victorian England. I found this book to be not quite up to par with its fellows, yet still very entertaining. Bottom line, it's still worth spending the credit, but not quite as brilliant as the first two books in the series.

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Einstein's Cosmos audiobook cover art
  • Einstein's Cosmos
  • How Albert Einstein's Vision Transformed Our Understanding of Space and Time: Great Discoveries
  • By: Michio Kaku
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter

Einstein's importance, told with clarity.

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

Reviewed: 02-18-14

Using clear concepts and non-technical language, the author gives a skillful explaination of the impact Einstein's work made, and is still making, on our world. The narration is well done also. This was a pleasure to read!

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Intricate, intriguing story; so-so narration

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

Reviewed: 01-02-14

As for the story, Carol Berg has done a superb job. This dark fantasy will grip your imagination with its refreshingly multidimensional plot and compelling characters. A must-read for all fantasy fans. Word to the wise, you'll definitely want to check out this book's sequel, Breath and Bone.

The narration, however, is mediocre. The pacing is a bit awkward. There are many mispronunciations of words and hesitations that make it seem like the narrator doesn't understand the meaning of what he's reading. This isn't a glaring issue and many people may not even notice, but it did bother me. Having said that, I still wholeheartedly recommend this series on the strength of the story alone.

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Breath and Bone audiobook cover art

Wonderful sequel, mediocre narration

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

Reviewed: 01-02-14

This book, like its prequel Flesh and Spirit, is a superb piece of intricate and dark fantasy. Carol Berg delivers a multidimensional plot with intriguing characters that will leave you wanting more. I highly recommend this book and its prequel to all fans of fantasy.

However, the narration, as with the prequel, is not what I would have wished. The pacing seems, to me, a bit awkward. There are multiple mispronunciations of words and hesitations that make it seem as though the narrator doesn't understand the meaning of some of the words he is reading. This isn't really a glaring issue and many people may not even notice, but it did bother me. Having said that, I still wholeheartedly recommend this series on the strength of the story alone.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Enchanting and poignant

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

Reviewed: 08-06-12

A charming fairy tale retelling that will appeal best to young teen readers. Has some really eloquent moments dealing with losing a loved one and grieving as a family. Mandy Williams' narration is superb!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful