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  • The Republic of Thieves

  • Gentleman Bastard Series, Book 3
  • By: Scott Lynch
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 23 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,105
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,525
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,526

After their adventures on the high seas, Locke and Jean are brought back to earth with a thump. Jean is mourning the loss of his lover, and Locke must live with the fallout of crossing the all-powerful magical assassins the Bonds Magi. It is a fall-out that will pit both men against Locke's own long-lost love. Sabetha is Locke's childhood sweetheart, the love of Locke's life, and now it is time for them to meet again. Employed on different sides of a vicious dispute between factions of the Bonds, Sabetha has just one goal-to destroy Locke forever.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A transition and a preface

  • By David on 11-14-13

love these books!

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

Reviewed: 11-25-17

Lock and John are great protagonists. the narrator is wonderful and the stories keep you coming back for more. this is the 3rd book in the series, but it's really 2 books in one - a story in the past as well as one in the present. I hope there will be more w these characters!

  • Omens

  • By: Kelley Armstrong
  • Narrated by: Carine Montbertrand, Mozhan Marno
  • Length: 14 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 911
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 840
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 844

Twenty-four-year-old Olivia Taylor Jones has the perfect life. The only daughter of a wealthy, prominent Chicago family, she has an Ivy League education, pursues volunteerism and philanthropy, and is engaged to a handsome young tech firm CEO with political ambitions. But Olivia’s world is shattered when she learns that she’s adopted. Her real parents? Todd and Pamela Larsen, notorious serial killers serving a life sentence.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Would be better with one narrator

  • By blackdog on 09-13-13

Story Great, Narrator NOT!

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

Reviewed: 07-10-16

I know others have already stated this, but if it makes a difference for the rest of the books, I'm adding my 2 cents.. The primary narrator is awful! The best description was that she sounds like one of the Munchkins in the Wizard of Oz! She's got a lisp and an annoyingly nasal voice. The other narrator is awesome and not just compared to the primary one. She's got a great voice and does a great job. Please, please change the narrator!

  • Spell Blind

  • The Case Files of Justis Fearsson, Book 1
  • By: David B. Coe
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 587
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 542
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 545

Justis Fearsson is a private investigator on the trail of a serial killer in Phoenix, Arizona. Justis is also a weremyste - a person with a wizard’s gifts and the ability to see into the paranormal world. Unfortunately, weremystes also tend to go crazy on the full moon - which is why Justis is no longer a cop. Hard to explain those absences as anything but mental breakdown. But now an old case from his police detective days has come back to haunt him, literally, as a serial killer known as the Blind Angel strikes again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great new entry into the Urban Fantasy landscape

  • By The Bookwyrm Speaks on 08-18-15

Love the story, but the reader sounds too old

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

Reviewed: 01-24-16

The voice sounds like the voice of a much older man. When I started listening, I assumed the main character was in his late 50's/early 60's due to the voice. I had a hard time re-thinking it when it came out that he's 30 something. The story is good, so I'll buy the next one in the series, but consider getting a different reader for upcoming books in the series.

4 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Clean

  • A Mindspace Investigations Novel, Book 1
  • By: Alex Hughes
  • Narrated by: Daniel May
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 873
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 789
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 791

I used to work for the Telepath’s Guild before they kicked me out for a drug habit that wasn’t entirely my fault. Now I work for the cops, helping Homicide Detective Isabella Cherabino put killers behind bars. My ability to get inside the twisted minds of suspects makes me the best interrogator in the department. But the normals keep me on a short leash. When the Tech Wars ripped the world apart, the Guild stepped up to save it. But they had to get scary to do it - real scary.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • What can you see in Mind-space?

  • By Mim on 04-06-13

Truly Enjoyable!

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

Reviewed: 01-24-16

While the story is dark and sometimes depressing, the changes in this guy's life are incredible. The only way for him to go is up and he's getting there one laborious step at a time.

  • Into the Storm

  • Destroyermen, Book 1
  • By: Taylor Anderson
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 16 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,699
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,771
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,767

Pressed into service when World War II breaks out in the Pacific, the USS Walker---a Great-War vintage "four-stacker" destroyer---finds itself in full retreat from pursuit by Japanese battleships. Its captain, Lieutenant Commander Matthew Patrick Reddy, knows that he and his crew are in dire straits. In desperation, he heads Walker into a squall, hoping it will give them cover---and emerges somewhere else.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It just never grabbed me.

  • By Lore on 05-01-12

Love this series!

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

Reviewed: 09-12-15

The author has me gripped from the start. The narrator just gets better and better as more characters are added to the series. I don't know how he keeps track of all the voices for all the characters. I highly recommend this series. I'm downloading book 6 now. Trying not to listen too fast and "catch up." I don't want to have to wait a year between reads!

  • The Rowan

  • Tower and Hive, Book 1
  • By: Anne McCaffrey
  • Narrated by: Jean Reed Bahle
  • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 842
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 636
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 654

The kinetically gifted, trained in mind/machine gestalt, are the most valued citizens of the Nine Star League. Using mental powers alone, these few Prime Talents transport ships, cargo, and people between Earth's Moon, Mars' Demos and Jupiter's Callisto.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting Story - Performance is lacking

  • By David on 04-19-17

Boring, boring and more boring

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

Reviewed: 08-12-15

There was no excitement or conflict. The 2 main characters were madly in love in 2 minutes with nothing to indicate why. The big finale was nothing. The reader had the same voice for all the characters (and she sounds like my 91-year-old aunt from Iowa). It was just boring. I have read a lot of Anne Mccaffrey in the past and loved her books, but I won't be buying more from this series.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Warm Bodies

  • A Novel
  • By: Isaac Marion
  • Narrated by: Kevin Kenerly
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,838
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,725
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,721

R is a young man with an existential crisis—he is a zombie. He has no memories, no identity, and no pulse, but he has dreams. His ability to connect with the outside world is limited to a few grunted syllables, but his inner life is deep, full of wonder and longing. After experiencing a teenage boy’s memories while consuming his brain, R makes an unexpected choice that begins a tense, awkward, and strangely sweet relationship with the victim’s human girlfriend, Julie.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • This was...OK

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-21-13

Narration was fine, story was awful

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

Reviewed: 03-03-13

What was most disappointing about Isaac Marion’s story?

The entire thing. I can't believe they made a movie about it. I accidentally pushed a wrong button in my car and changed the track instead of the volume. I normally am so into the book I'm listening to, I pull over and find my place. Instead I listened to another book that I'd already heard until I got home and found another book I hadn't heard yet.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment and anger that I spent a credit on this.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful