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  • The Queen's Pardon

  • Alexis Carew, Book 6
  • By: J.A. Sutherland
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Klett
  • Length: 14 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 73

Trapped on a hostile world, hunted by pirate bands, and abandoned by her fellow captains, Alexis Carew must lead her small band to safety, even though it seems every hand is set against her. Stalked by pirates in the skies above and shadowy alien figures on the planet below, Alexis must convince former enemies to trust her even as she discovers where the tendrils of her true enemies lead. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely engrossing

  • By Craig S Macdonald on 02-08-19

great book 6

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

Reviewed: 01-08-19

I loved this book it's got the usual swashbuckling adventure story, but this time it's not as sad. as usual the narrator was great, I can't wait for book 7!

  • Kingdoms and Chaos

  • King's Dark Tidings, Book 4
  • By: Kel Kade
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 16 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,138
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,762
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,754

The future of the Ashaiian haven, the newly founded Kingdom of Cael, is anything but secured. Rezkin must seek recognition from the King of Gendishen if his people are to maintain possession of their island home and the enchanted secret it contains. In an unexpected twist, events overtake Rezkin, and he is thrust into a frustrating adventure to seek a worthless prize. He finds that his carefully constructed reputation as an indomitable foe has consequences as others seek to use his strengths for their own gain. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Better than book 3. Not as good as 1 and 2

  • By Darrin Mahlum on 11-21-18

great book 4

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

Reviewed: 11-22-18

waited for a while for this and Mr kade didn't disappoint. as usual you throw swashbuckling fights, heroic quests, twist and turns. our hero has more of his history finally fleshed out and confirmed, yet still left some mysteries yet to be solved. so I guess the wait is on for book 5! lol

2 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Queen of Wands

  • Special Circumstances, Book 2
  • By: John Ringo
  • Narrated by: Liv Anderson
  • Length: 14 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 230
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 210
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 206

Barbara Everette has a problem. It seems Janea, Barbara’s assistant and The Foundation for Love and Universal Faith's best operative, has been thrown into a coma by some very nasty magic she’s stirred up. Barbara must track down the perpetrators and break the spell or Janea's soul will be forever lost on the astral plane. Oh, and if she can't break the spell, zombies will destroy all mankind.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I Liked It 0:-)

  • By Professor on 08-23-12

got really stupid really fast

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

Reviewed: 10-11-18

not sure where it went wrong but it went from a scifi monster book to heavy preachy religious book...not my cip of tea.

  • Uncompromising Honor

  • Honor Harrington, Book 14
  • By: David Weber
  • Narrated by: Allyson Johnson
  • Length: 30 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,161
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,074
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,074

The Solarian League's navy counts its superdreadnoughts by the thousands. Not even its own government knows how enormous its economy truly is. And for hundreds of years, the League has borne the banner of human civilization, been the ideal to which humanity aspires in its diaspora across the galaxy. But the bureaucrats known as the "Mandarins," who rule today's League, are not the men and women who founded it so long ago. They are corrupt, venal, accountable to no one...and they've decided the upstart Star Kingdom of Manticore must be destroyed.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Engaging

  • By Jean on 01-06-19

wow!!!!

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

Reviewed: 10-05-18

I'm not sure I like the ending but all I can say is WOW! I've followed her through out this series and I loved it from day one. someday I hope to read about her kids in future adventures.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • King of Ashes

  • The Firemane Saga, Book One
  • By: Raymond E. Feist
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 18 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 353
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 334
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 333

For centuries, the five greatest kingdoms of North and South Tembria, twin continents on the world of Garn, have coexisted in peace. But the balance of power is destroyed when four of the kingdoms violate an ancient covenant and betray the fifth: Ithrace, the Kingdom of Flames, ruled by Steveren Langene, known as "the Firemane" for his brilliant red hair. As war engulfs the world, Ithrace is destroyed, and the Greater Realms of Tembria are thrust into a dangerous struggle for supremacy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Feist takes his writing to the next level

  • By Kyle on 05-19-18

beginning of a new classic

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

Reviewed: 08-23-18

I first read feist back when I was a young man, I though there was no way for a second series that rivaled the rift war series! I was wrong, this first book had everything that the rift war series had and more, but unlike the rift war saga it unique enough to be totally different! heros, heroines, villains, and your average man are abound in this new book. if you loved Pug and the whole rift wat saga then this is a must get! you want be disappointed!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Smarter

  • An Ell Donsaii Story #2
  • By: Laurence E Dahners
  • Narrated by: Laura Bannister
  • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48

Smarter is a near future sci-fi/thriller whose young heroine, Ell Donsaii, we learned in Quicker, has a nerve mutation that makes her an athletic phenomenon, so fast that no one can keep up with her. Like Stieg Larsson's Lisbeth Salander (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo), Ell is a mathematical genius who, while trying to drift off to sleep, instead of counting sheep, has developed a new theory of quantum mechanics. At once shy and concerned about her social skills, yet loved by those around her, she goes to grad school to try to understand experimental physics. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Extremely fine audiobook

  • By Keith LaDue on 01-30-19

love this series

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

Reviewed: 07-21-18

I love the series read al the books in this series so far and all the others that Lawrence dahners writes. only problem i had was the narrator tried a NY accent...it wasn't it was a Boston accent! lol

  • Dawn of Wonder

  • The Wakening, Book 1
  • By: Jonathan Renshaw
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 29 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,451
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 32,385
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,303

When a high-ranking officer gallops into the quiet Mistyvales, he brings a warning that shakes the countryfolk to their roots. But for Aedan, a scruffy young adventurer with veins full of fire and a head full of ideas, this officer is not what he seems. The events that follow propel Aedan on a journey that only the foolhardy or desperate would risk, leading him to the gates of the nation's royal academy - a whole world of secrets in itself. But this is only the beginning of his discoveries.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Instant Favorite

  • By Joe on 03-21-16

could be a new American classic

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

Reviewed: 07-19-18

I loved this book! I found myself laughing, getting angry, crying, dying, right along with the characters. this book just draws you in and take you on a wild ride with the main character. I could just see life throwing obstacles and sympathizing and rooting for main character to succeed. my suggestion, get this book!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dusty's Diary

  • By: Bobby Adair
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 333
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 325
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 322

I played all those cool video games. I watched all those movies. I even read the books. In most of 'em, the hero shoots the bad guys, drives a sweet car, never gets hungry, and always seems to get laid by the end. Yeah. Whatever. I gotta be straight with you about why I wrote this journal, and it comes down to one thing, the apocalypse kinda sucks. It doesn’t meet my expectations at all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great read!

  • By Samantha Lowe on 08-14-18

a rambling rag fest

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

Reviewed: 06-26-18

in the midst of rambling ranting raving hate fest against the whole world is a zombieesk story. it's ok but I wish I passed. had a real good premise but if I'm going to listen to someone rant and rave against the world...i could listen to my father!

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Lullaby

  • Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper
  • By: J. L. Bryan
  • Narrated by: Carla Mercer-Meyer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45

Life is more difficult than ever at Savannah's only ghost-hunting detective agency. While Ellie copes with her mentor's departure and other unwelcome developments, she also worries about the supernatural injuries keeping her boyfriend caught in an endless slumber.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • New boss has some terrifying powers!

  • By Montzalee Wittmann on 07-18-18

shocker I think it's a case of assault?!?!

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

Reviewed: 05-24-18

I've been following this series from the first book, but I never saw this coming. I've been on the receiving end of ownership changes but this seems to be a big drastic...if it was me I'd be back when I could walk, with a freaking ar-15 and wouldn't even give anyone notice just start spraying. if the Russian bitch could do what she did and I had no defense that might be the only way to solve the problem. this story was cruising along just like most of the books previously, then this one scene just took a DARK turn towards hell! I don't know but it ended unsatisfactory for me, many issues unresolved, but lol I guess it's a cliff hanger?!?!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Forged in Fire

  • Destiny's Crucible, Book 4
  • By: Olan Thorensen
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 28 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,666
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,506
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,493

Joseph Colsco has survived what many would not have - cast naked on an alien planet amidst humans speaking an unknown language and with a different culture and history. Now, known to the people of Caedellium as Yozef Kolsko, he has risen out of despair to prominence and finds himself a central figure in the culmination of a struggle against an imperialist power bent on subjugation. The clans of the Island of Caedellium must gird themselves for what is to come.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent story & narration.

  • By Joe Ibrahim on 02-09-18

great end

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

Reviewed: 02-24-18

this a sad moment, this series is finished. although I can see some time in the future olan might write more but the ride is over. It's got everything you want in a series ending book, big battles loose ends tighten up. I really enjoyed the whole series.