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  • The Reluctant Demon

  • Circles in Hell, Book 4
  • By: Mark Cain
  • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 311
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 283
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 281

Steve Minion attends Beast Barracks, where he learns both the arcane and mundane arts of being a servant of the Devil. Strength, speed, and endurance are all part of a demon's physical makeup, but he must be taught to be sneaky, cruel, and ruthless and of course to ignore personal hygiene. As Steve begins work as a full-fledged bad guy, he must confront the inevitable: demons exist to torment the damned, and Hell's former handyman-in-chief doesn't seem to have the stomach for the work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One Day Listen

  • By M. Maryanow on 05-29-16

Mark Cain is subtle and funny.

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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: 05-02-18

I love all his Circles of Hell books! I hope he continues the series, I'm about to start book 4

  • Flyte

  • Septimus Heap, Book Two
  • By: Angie Sage
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,782
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,207
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,226

It's been a year since Septimus Heap discovered his real family and true calling to be a wizard. As apprentice to Extra Ordinary Wizard Marcia Overstrand, he is learning the arts of Conjurations, Charms, and other Magyk, while Jenna is adapting to life as the princess and enjoying the castle. But there is something sinister at work. Marcia is constantly trailed by a menacing Darke Shadow, and Septimus's brother Simon seems bent on a revenge no one understands. Why is the Darke Magyk still lingering?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Still good, but a letdown from book one

  • By Lisa on 07-02-10

I loved it...

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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: 03-30-18

I thought I heard Hagrid!!! 💜💜💜 the characters are rich and nuanced... the story is surprising and unique!

  • The Dark Portal

  • The Gryphon Chronicles, Book 3
  • By: E.G. Foley
  • Narrated by: Jamie du Pont MacKenzie
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 404
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 378
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 373

From the imagination of New York Times best-selling author, E.G. Foley, comes Book Three in The Gryphon Chronicles, a rollicking, adventure-filled historical fantasy series that's as much fun for grownups as it is for kids.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant!

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 10-23-15

Amazing versatility by the reader!

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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: 11-16-17

This was a wonderful fairytale as with the rest of the books in this series. I was magically entranced with all the characters, and I can't wait to meet them again in the next book.

  • The Graveyard Book

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,352
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,700
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,715

Why we think it’s a great listen: Gaiman’s not just an award-winning author, but a narrator who earns rave reviews – and fields requests from other authors to perform their books, too! Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn't live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful!

  • By Paula A Ford on 12-13-09

I am always sad when a story ends.

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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: 03-31-17

I hope Silas and Bod come to see us again. This was an excellent tale, that opened many doors.

  • Norse Mythology

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,328
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 34,141
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,976

Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he turns his attention back to the source, presenting a bravura rendition of the great northern tales. In Norse Mythology, Gaiman fashions primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds; delves into the exploits of the deities, dwarves, and giants; and culminates in Ragnarok, the twilight of the gods and the rebirth of a new time and people.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Comedy-Tragedy of Gods Giants Dwarfs & Monsters

  • By Jefferson on 02-24-17

Neil's voice is exquisite.

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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: 03-12-17

I loved this book! I loved the organization of it, I enjoyed the stories , the humor, but most of all I loved Neil's voice, telling comfortable stories. It was like he was reading me a bedtime story, every chapter.

  • The Hammer of Thor

  • Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 2
  • By: Rick Riordan
  • Narrated by: Kieran Culkin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,143
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,826
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,815

Thor's hammer is missing... again. The thunder god has a disturbing habit of misplacing his weapon - the mightiest force in the Nine Worlds. But this time the hammer isn't just lost; it has fallen into enemy hands. If Magnus Chase and his friends can't retrieve the hammer quickly, the mortal worlds will be defenseless against an onslaught of giants. Ragnarok will begin. The Nine Worlds will burn. Unfortunately the only person who can broker a deal for the hammer's return is the gods' worst enemy, Loki - and the price he wants is very high.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • It feels like pandering...

  • By Ryuhi on 10-09-16

I had to slow it down a little bit for my taste.

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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: 02-28-17

I love all of Rick Riordan's books. I study Norse mythology and Greek mythology, and I'm a history teacher. Thank you Mr. Riordan for bringing these periods to life with teenagers that are fun and realistic.

  • Heir of Novron

  • Riyria Revelations, Volume 3
  • By: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 31 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 16,283
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15,182
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 15,192

On the holiday of Wintertide, the New Empire plans to burn the Witch of Melengar and force the Empress into a marriage of their own design. But they didn’t account for Royce and Hadrian finally locating the Heir of Novron—or the pair’s desire to wreak havoc on the New Empire’s carefully crafted scheme.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spectacular fantasy series

  • By Ron on 01-03-13

stupendous! !

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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: 08-28-16

I fell in love with the characters and now that I've finished the book and now I am sad that it's over. The story was unpredictable and made me think about my life. Well done.

  • Theft of Swords

  • Riyria Revelations, Volume 1
  • By: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 22 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,799
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,427
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,406

Acclaimed author Michael J. Sullivan created instant best sellers with his spellbinding Riyria Revelations series. This first volume introduces Royce Melborn and Hadrian Blackwater, two enterprising thieves who end up running for their lives when they’re framed for the death of the king. Trapped in a conspiracy bigger than they can imagine, their only hope is unraveling an ancient mystery - before it’s too late.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • And I didn't think I liked fantasies...

  • By AudioAddict on 09-27-13

Excellent.

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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: 07-22-16

The character development, and plot twists are intriguing and exciting. I was so happy to have book two ready to begin!

  • The Naming of the Beasts

  • A Felix Castor Novel Book 5
  • By: Mike Carey
  • Narrated by: Damian Lynch
  • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 606
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 539
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 540

They say the road to Hell is paved with good intentions, but if you ask Castor he'll tell you there's quite a bit of arrogance and reckless stupidity lining the streets as well. And he should know. There are only so many times you can play both sides against the middle and get away with it. Now, the inevitable moment of crisis has arrived and it's left Castor with blood on his hands. Well, not his hands, you understand; it's always someone else who pays the bill: friends, acquaintances, bystanders.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The series comes to a staisfying conclusion.

  • By Cliff on 10-18-13

I miss Fix already. It's a shame it had to end.

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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: 04-11-16

Amazing series. Unique, thought provoking, and self deprecating. The character development was subtle and sophisticated while the plot took unexpected and unpredictable twists and turns.

  • Great Expectations

  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 17 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 639
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 467
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 461

As Pip unravels the truth behind his own "great expectations" in his quest to become a gentleman, the mysteries of the past and the convolutions of fate through a series of thrilling adventures serve to steer him toward maturity and his most important discovery of all - the truth about himself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This Dickens guy has promise

  • By Ed on 06-30-11

It was read too quickly for me.

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

Reviewed: 09-20-15

The story was great, but I felt like we were racing to the finish line. I often had to go back and listen again.