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  • Head On (Narrated by Amber Benson)

  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Amber Benson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 846
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 792
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 795

Hilketa is a frenetic and violent pastime where players attack each other with swords and hammers. The main goal of the game: obtain your opponent's head and carry it through the goalposts. With flesh and bone bodies, a sport like this would be impossible. But all the players are "threeps", robot-like bodies controlled by people with Haden's Syndrome, so anything goes. No one gets hurt, but the brutality is real, and the crowds love it. Until a star athlete drops dead on the playing field.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A fantastic book hampered by a mediocre reader.

  • By LooptyLoop on 06-13-18

Excellent in story and narration

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

Reviewed: 09-16-18

I listened to the Wil Wheaton narration of Lock In. Both narrators are excellent and I can't really decide which one I liked best!

  • Arrow's Flight

  • Heralds of Valdemar series, Book 2
  • By: Mercedes Lackey
  • Narrated by: Christa Lewis
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 303
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 269
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 267

Talia could scarcely believe that she had finally earned the rank of full Herald. Though this seemed like the fulfillment of all her dreams, it also meant she would face trials far greater than those she had previously survived. For now, Talia must ride forth to patrol the kingdom of Valdemar, dispensing Herald's justice throughout the land. But in this realm beset by dangerous unrest, enforcing her rulings will require all the courage and skill Talia could command - for if she misuses her own special powers, both she and Valdemar will pay the price. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can I give 6 stars?

  • By Amy Lee Milner on 05-27-18

Best audiobook narrator!

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

Reviewed: 05-24-18

The book is a classic and second in a series. I absolutely LOVE this narrator. She brings new life to much loved and familiar characters.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Arrows of the Queen

  • Heralds of Valdemar Series, Book 1
  • By: Mercedes Lackey
  • Narrated by: Christa Lewis
  • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 394
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 354
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 354

Chosen by the Companion Rolan, a mystical horse-like being with powers beyond imagining, Talia, once a runaway, has now become a trainee Herald, destined to become one of the Queen's own elite guard. For Talia has certain awakening talents of the mind that only a Companion like Rolan can truly sense. But as Talia struggles to master her unique abilities, time is running out. For conspiracy is brewing in Valdemar, a deadly treason that could destroy Queen and kingdom. Opposed by unknown enemies capable of both diabolical magic and treacherous assassination, the Queen must turn to Talia.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • absolutely brillant

  • By Mark Taylor on 04-07-18

Fantastic narrator brings extra joy to an old fave

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

Reviewed: 05-11-18

This narrator's inflections and use of accent really brought all the characters to life. I'm so glad I bought this audiobook!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Divided Allegiance

  • The Deed of Paksenarrion, Book 2
  • By: Elizabeth Moon
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Van Dyck
  • Length: 18 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,572
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,296
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,300

Paksenarrion, once a sheepfarmer's daughter, now a veteran warrior, meets new challenges as she breaks up a robber gang, dispells an ancient evil possessing an elvish shrine and is accepted for training at an academy for knights. Clearly, a high destiny awaits her.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator is very bad.

  • By Michael on 04-29-12

Good book. Abrupt ending.

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

Reviewed: 01-31-18

Second in the series, this book is solid, delivering great character development and lots of interesting plot. it ends VERY oddly. Be sure to have the third nook ready to go!

  • Sheepfarmer's Daughter

  • The Deed of Paksenarrion, Book 1
  • By: Elizabeth Moon
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Van Dyck
  • Length: 15 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,474
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,055
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,072

Refusing to marry a pig farmer and joining the army, even if it means never seeing her family again, Paksenarrion begins an adventure that enables her to restore an overthrown ruler.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Intriguing start

  • By Christopher on 08-12-12

A classic - why did it take me so long to read?

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

Reviewed: 01-25-18

Great narration. Elizabeth Moon offers so much more than a typical sword and sorcery. This book is all heart and honor and lots and lots of fighting. The protagonist is humble and doesn't end the book a Great Hero, or even promoted. Love it.

  • Summer Knight

  • The Dresden Files, Book 4
  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,565
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17,111
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,048

The Winter Queen of Faerie has manipulated Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden into accepting a case to solve a murder and stop a war between the courts of Summer and Winter that could have literally earth shattering consequences. His own soul is up for grabs. Dresden must dig deep to discover that at time a willingness to accept a little help from your friends, be they a cub pack of werewolves, old loves in sheep's clothing, or a battalion of pizza loving dewdrop fairies, is a very good thing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Harry & James are one.

  • By Michael on 10-28-10

Marsters and Butcher wow again

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

Reviewed: 07-28-16

This book really shines as an audiobook. It's a fantastic novel and Marsters' narration really takes it over the top!

  • Storm Front

  • The Dresden Files, Book 1
  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,167
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,321
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,278

A call from a distraught wife, and another from Lt. Murphy of the Chicago PD Special Investigation Unit makes Harry believe things are looking up, but they are about to get worse, much worse. Someone is harnessing immense supernatural forces to commit a series of grisly murders. Someone has violated the first law of magic: Thou Shalt Not Kill. Tracking that someone takes Harry into the dangerous underbelly of Chicago, from mobsters to vampires....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • ZERO STARS FOR THE NARRATOR !

  • By Randall on 03-05-19

Loved this book for a long time - great narration!

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

Reviewed: 07-19-16

I've loved this book for a long time. James Marsters does a great job giving voice to Harry Dresden. Two thumbs way up!