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  • Fury of a Phoenix: The Nix Series, Book 1

  • By: Shannon Mayer
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 625
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 582
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 579

I knew the sins of my past would call to collect what was left of my soul. If I'd known the price I'd pay, I would've sacrificed more to stay hidden from the magic. In the middle of Wyoming - away from the abnormals of the world - I thought I was free and clear. I started a new life. Found a love I'd never known in a husband, and a son who was my everything. And in a blinding instant, that life was stolen from me.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars!

  • By Julie K. on 10-09-17

exceptional narrative!!

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

Reviewed: 04-20-18

A woman scorned is a force to be reckoned with! Mayer created these characters and Hvam brought them to life.

This is a definite recommendation for those who love strong female characters who aren't afraid to get their hands dirty for the sake of revenge.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Recurve

  • The Elemental Series, Volume 1
  • By: Shannon Mayer
  • Narrated by: Aradia
  • Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

My name is Larkspur, and I am an Elemental. My people use the power of the earth to sustain life and defy our enemies. I should be at my father's side as a royal princess. But as a half-breed, bastard child, that isn't going to happen. I've been accused of attacking the queen, my wicked stepmother, and my life is suddenly on the line. I have only two options left to me: banishment, or training to become one of the King's Elite Guards, an Ender.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great start!

  • By Barb (Paging Through The Days) on 12-09-16

Feirce Lark

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

Reviewed: 11-03-16

Where does Recurve rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I've read this book and had the opportunity to listen to it. I love this story but this isn't one I'll be listening to again.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Love Lark! She's stronger than she ever believed and as her story progresses you get to see her grow into the Elemental she's destined to be.

Have you listened to any of Aradia’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This is the first story read by Aradia that I've listened to. The narration seems rushed and the voices for the different characters seem a bit forced but you can slow down the reading speed and eventually get use to how the characters are voiced. Not my favorite, but is tolerable.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Writing a review for this story is a bit hard because I know where the story leads and keeping spoilers out of my reviews is something I strive for.

Lark is strong, resourceful, and ruthless when needed. Finding alliances with the unexpected and allowing others to help, Lark goes farther than anyone ever thinks.

Any additional comments?

In this series, no one is who you think they are. The twists and turns woven throughout this book will keep you thinking for days afterward.

  • Maybe Someday

  • By: Colleen Hoover
  • Narrated by: Zachary Webber, Angela Goethals
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,166
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,935
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,931

At 22 years old, Sydney has a great life: She’s in college; working a steady job; in love with her wonderful boyfriend, Hunter; and rooming with her best friend, Tori. But everything changes when she discovers Hunter's cheating on her - and she is left trying to decide what to do next. Sydney becomes captivated by Ridge, her mysterious neighbor. She can’t take her eyes off him or stop listening to his playing his guitar every day out on his balcony. And there’s something about Sydney that Ridge can’t ignore, either.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • "Listening" with Your Heart

  • By Melissa Bee on 05-24-14

I've fallen in love.

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

Reviewed: 10-07-15

First of all, I could listen to Zachary Webber every day and not get tired of hearing him! I'm astonished at the amount of emotion he is able to put into the words he reads.

Angela Goethals makes you want to love Sydney even more. She is also able to portray so much emotion through her words your heart will hurt with her.

I'm convinced Colleen Hoover is a genius who enjoys to torture her readers. There is so much sentiment put into this book you can taste it.

This story shows both the beautiful and the ugly side of love. It shows the extremely hard choices some must make when deciding to love someone, instead of just feeling in love, are exquisitely written.

  • The Pact

  • By: Karina Halle
  • Narrated by: Lidia Dornet, Shaun Grindell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,334
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,243
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,243

Linden McGregor is tall, rugged, and gunslinger handsome - a helicopter pilot with a Scottish brogue and charm to spare. He's also one of Stephanie Robson's best friends and has fit into that box for as long as she's known him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A rating...

  • By Smitten with Reading on 12-19-15

Even Better the second time!

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

Reviewed: 07-01-15

Listening to Irish Brogue is so much better than just imagining it!
Such a heart warming story following the lives of 3 close friends who love, learn, evolve and never let go.

7 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Seven Years

  • Seven, Book 1
  • By: Dannika Dark
  • Narrated by: Nicole Poole
  • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,742
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,263
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,261

It's been seven years since Lexi Knight lost her brother in a tragic accident. On the anniversary of his death, her brother's best friend shows up unexpectedly - a man she hasn't seen since the funeral. He is no longer the boy Lexi once knew, but a dangerous-looking man with tattoos and dark secrets. He broke her trust and abandoned her family, yet what he reveals makes it impossible to stay angry. Lexi has been secretly infatuated with Austin since childhood, so finding out he's a Shifter just makes him sexier.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nice surprise.

  • By Alisha on 02-17-15

Love it!

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

Reviewed: 03-31-15

This story is full of twists and strong characters and emotion. What a great way to start a series!

  • Shine

  • Mageri, Book 5,
  • By: Dannika Dark
  • Narrated by: Nicole Poole
  • Length: 14 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,881
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,719
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,717

In the short span of a year, Silver has gone from becoming a Mage to discovering the truth about her unique genetics. Logan Cross went from being her mortal enemy to becoming her immortal lover, but a threat is fast approaching like an inevitable storm. Attacks are under way against the Mageri, and one man is behind it-an elusive foe who is an unstoppable force. Nero is not Silver's only concern, as someone close to her has been arrested for treason.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love this series and great Book!!!

  • By Danet on 08-18-14

Exceptional!

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

Reviewed: 03-26-15

What a wonderful conclusion to an amazing story!
Nicole Poole did an amazing job giving every character a unique voice!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Gravity

  • Mageri Series, Book 4
  • By: Dannika Dark
  • Narrated by: Nicole Poole
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,975
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,826
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,827

When a choice is made, it will forever alter the course of our destiny. It cannot be undone, for fate is a river changing direction and carving away the bed of our hearts like everlasting fractures.A turbulent past has left Silver a broken woman, but she is learning to trust again through Logan Cross, a Chitah who has convinced her that a dangerous man can change. Their bond will be put to the ultimate test when an old nemesis reappears and flips Silver's world upside down. Will Logan be able to tame the animal within, or will he succumb to his impulsive nature.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Like the series but not this book...

  • By K. Nunez on 09-18-17

Intense!

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

Reviewed: 03-23-15

The more times I read this series the more I love it! Emotional, passionate, edgy - this story has a way of sucking you in and not letting go!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Impulse

  • Mageri, Book 3
  • By: Dannika Dark
  • Narrated by: Nicole Poole
  • Length: 13 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,115
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,935
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,928

Within the dark and supernatural city of Cognito, Silver is living under the watchful eye of her Ghuardian and dating her mortal enemy. Neither man can protect her from a dark secret, one buried within the contents of a box. As rival factions struggle to gain control, she finds herself in the middle of a centuries-old feud that threatens to drive a wedge between her and Logan Cross, the man who intends to seduce her

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Impulse is another fantastic read! 

  • By Ali on 01-29-16

Another one to love!

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

Reviewed: 03-19-15

Another amazing story by Dannika! This story is emotionally charged and packed full of twists!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Sterling

  • Mageri, Book 1
  • By: Dannika Dark
  • Narrated by: Nicole Poole
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,144
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,905
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,901

Zoë Merrick lived an ordinary life until late one night, she was brutally attacked and left for dead. She survived, saved by a stranger who witnessed her undergo a physical transformation. That's not the only thing that's different. Zoë is unable to control an unexplainable energy coursing through her body. Justus De Gradi is a man who can teach her that control. He's handsome, arrogant, and not entirely human. He reveals that she is a Mage - an immortal made of light, not magic. She must now make a choice: Rebuild her life in the human world with the man who saved her, or live with Justus and learn how to use her extraordinary gifts. Justus has sworn an oath to protect her life, but can he guard her from the one man who has a right to claim it?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story, I'll go on to book 2

  • By Amanda K on 08-23-14

Great start to an amazing series!

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

Reviewed: 03-13-15

People change and grow and sometimes it's the hardest things in life that help us see who we are supposed to be. Love this series!!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Twist

  • Mageri, Book 2
  • By: Dannika Dark
  • Narrated by: Nicole Poole
  • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,361
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,185
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,185

Months after moving to the mysterious city of Cognito, Silver is developing her gifts as a Mage and learning how to live under new laws. She is forced to give up her old life and live in secret among the humans. There is finally hope of leading an ordinary life…until Logan Cross walks into it. Her chance meeting with Cross leads Silver close to discovering the identity of the nameless Mage who once stole her light and discovered the unique power she possesses.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Powerful paranormal series!!!!

  • By Raye on 11-17-14

Love these books!

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

Reviewed: 03-13-15

I love watching characters grow and change within a story. This story is full of mystery and hope.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful