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  • World of Warcraft: Wolfheart

  • By: Richard A. Knaak
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 13 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,412
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,284
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,281

New York Times best-selling author Richard A. Knaak continues the thrilling story begun in the record-breaking MMO game expansion World of Warcraft: Cataclysm in this new audiobook!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worgens and Orcs and Elves, Oh My!

  • By Ms. Rocki on 01-13-12

great book even for non gamers

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

Reviewed: 07-12-16

it manages to tell the story independent from the game, yet a main part of it. it can be a stand alone quest with plot twists and rich characters, but also complements the game releases a while ago.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 157,811
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 145,629
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 145,474

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive - and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plainold "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth it even if you've seen the movie

  • By R. MCRACKAN on 12-08-17

haven't laugh so hard at someone else's trubles

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

Reviewed: 12-01-15

it is simply amazing. it is written very simplistic almost predictable but it isn't. something will break and our hero will have to fix it in an unexpected manner. it is very fun to listen to, it deserves a re-read.
the book is very similar to the movie but it has extra stuff, as usual. however something that got tears of joy was his response to the recall of the accident. don't know why they took that one out from the movie. probably the language. but anyway, this book, this movie, this story, this narration it's a must.

  • Dead Heat

  • Alpha and Omega, Book 4
  • By: Patricia Briggs
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham
  • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,594
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,183
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,180

For once, mated werewolves Charles and Anna are not traveling because of Charles' role as his father's enforcer. This time their trip to Arizona is purely personal, as Charles plans to buy Anna a horse for her birthday. Or at least it starts out that way....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable story, easy listen

  • By Adjustr on 03-05-15

Little story in a little town

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

Reviewed: 03-27-15

I'm going to be quick, is this a series of books or just a Stand alone detective book, with werewolves? You can totally skip this., o miss out the past three. It makes no difference since the plot is not interconnected with anything. It's, in summary a nice detective story with your already lovable characters. Do not expect anything else.

  • Frost Burned

  • Mercy Thompson, Book 7
  • By: Patricia Briggs
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,312
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,858
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,869

Mercy Thompson's life has undergone a seismic change. Becoming the mate of Adam Hauptman - the charismatic Alpha of the local werewolf pack - has made her a stepmother to his daughter, Jesse, a relationship that brings moments of blissful normalcy to Mercy's life. But on the edges of humanity, what passes for a minor mishap on an ordinary day can turn into so much more.... After an accident in bumper-to-bumper traffic, Mercy and Jesse can't reach Adam - or anyone else in the pack for that matter. They've all been abducted.....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best urban fantasy series

  • By ShySusan on 03-09-13

Enough plot twists for a Coyote story

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

Reviewed: 03-11-13

I was hoping a lot form this book, the past one Fair Game left the story with an interest Fairy flavor. This one picks up really good after those events which makes you think it will be predicable. Well as all Mercy books before this one you would get it all wrong. The book keeps you hooked all the way to the end; lots of plots twists and even bigger problems, leaving you with just a smile of how things went. We get to see an even tougher Mercy who always gets involved to try to do the right thing; she even drives around in a cooler looking car than her usual VW. And also now that she is a stepmother, she becomes someone very concern and caring to her new family.
It is not a complain, but just a comment, I felt it too short even when we know this is longer than River Marked. I guess it’s just the very fast paced and well written that you just can’t let it down. Still it left me for the need of more.

Lorelei is amazing at her performance, she always has being but in this particular story some fragments are told from Adam's point of view, and she managed just fine. Referring to Mercy in third person rather than first was challenging but helps you get into all the points of view not only hers.

In all is a great book and it’s a most if you are a Mercy fan already. Do not get this if you are not familiar with past books, and also with Alpha an Omega series.

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  • Ghost Story: The Dresden Files, Book 13

  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: John Glover
  • Length: 17 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,582
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6,599
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,598

When we last left the mighty wizard detective Harry Dresden, he wasn't doing well. In fact, he had been murdered by an unknown assassin. But being dead doesn't stop him when his friends are in danger. Except now he has nobody, and no magic to help him. And there are also several dark spirits roaming the Chicago shadows who owe Harry some payback of their own. To save his friends - and his own soul - Harry will have to pull off the ultimate trick without any magic....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not the best audio book in the series

  • By Bill on 08-31-11

I just got to say it, We need James Masters Back

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

Reviewed: 09-18-12

Well, if you have read 13 books of the same characters you are now familiarized with the characters and with the plot. This as it seems obvious; it is not because they changed the voices of every one of the characters involved. It’s just as wrong as watching Back to the Future with a different cast; or Die Hard without Bruce Willis. As this is the only forum we have to discuss these books it seems appropriate to participate and give my feedback as well. Ok, I understand James was busy with other projects but if you have so many complains about changing the narrator well produce another version with James, I know I would buy it just to have my whole series with the same “cast”.
Ok, as for the story if you have read “changes” which is my favorite in the series so far, this will feel just as the perfect sequel. It begins 3 seconds after the last book. There is no way to describe how well written this is without giving away some lines, or some situations that will tear your mind with despair and laughter. Harry becomes a newcomer in this world and he has to fight his way through with other than his magic and his great humor. Also I need to comment that in the past books Molly has become a great character and in this story she takes on a role so specific and scary that it seems like a different girl. If you were fan of Molly you will get to see her in action. It’s definitely a must read to keep the storyline. It delivers you everything you need to understand what's happening and lets you imagine many possible outcomes. But only one path to “Cold Days” due in November, with Masters … confirmed.

  • Changes: The Dresden Files, Book 12

  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 15 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 16,376
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14,180
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 14,133

Long ago, Susan Rodriguez was Harry Dresden's lover-until she was attacked by his enemies, leaving her torn between her own humanity and the bloodlust of the vampiric Red Court. Susan then disappeared to South America, where she could fight both her savage gift and those who cursed her with it.Now Arianna Ortega, Duchess of the Red Court, has discovered a secret Susan has long kept, and she plans to use it-against Harry.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW. I'm stunned!

  • By JD on 04-27-10

It really changes the world

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

Reviewed: 08-31-12

When I started reading a new series I sometimes read reviews or even the back of the books to see what they are about and what the plot might be. With this Dresden Files I was forced to read the first one and I have just stopped to realize I read 12 in a row. This book has as many plot twists as possible without compromising its credibility. It’s written in such a way that involves you as deep as possible. You will find yourself, crying, laughing and swearing a lot; all accompanied with surprise.

There is no way to tell anything about the story without spoiling some of the great changes this book adds to every character involved. The only thing that can be sure is that after this nothing will be the same. You either drop the series, or keep on going reading the next one.

  • Small Favor

  • The Dresden Files, Book 10
  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 13 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 15,334
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13,438
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 13,383

No one's tried to kill Harry Dresden for almost an entire year, and his life finally seems to be calming down. For once, the future looks fairly bright. But the past casts one hell of a long shadow.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Missing 2 minutes of audio!

  • By Daniel Eggert on 12-15-15

Small Favor .. yeah right

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

Reviewed: 08-20-12

Would you listen to Small Favor again? Why?

I would totally read this book again and try to listen between words when and find out all the details and conspiray plans. it's an important book in the series, well i guess Jim butcher manages that quite well but the point is that some important and beloved characters interact in a way you wouldnt excpect. Worth rereading... or releastening.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Small Favor?

There are times when you see the hero in the middle of a problem and you expect him to heroically get everything solved. Well, sometimes even the hero cant get out clean of this, and while reading it you realice it.

Which character – as performed by James Marsters – was your favorite?

For some reason Michael,l with his serenity, cool mind and "faith" above all is most interesting in this book.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I found myself wating in the car or looking for the headphones to keep listening because some parts i just coulndt wait to see what happened.