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  • American Witch

  • By: Thea Harrison
  • Narrated by: Sophie Eastlake
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 424
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 387
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 384

For months, Molly Sullivan endures the inexplicable: electrical surges, car breakdowns, visions. She even wonders if she might be the cause...and wonders if she might be crazy. Then she discovers her husband has cheated on her. Again. Now Molly realizes she is a newly awakening witch and a woman pushed over the edge.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I enjoyed it buuuut...

  • By mat on 05-30-19

i like this better than the main series

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

Reviewed: 06-12-19

I found it easier to fall into this story than the main Elder Races books because it seems a closer fit to real life. I am not left with the persistent feeling that the universe is in backfill just to comprehend the characters, which seems to animate the characters more clearly. Dont get me wrong, I love all Thea's books... but this story feels more colorful to me.

summary for potential readers: Molly is in a deadend marriage for nearly half of her life when everything seems to explode into chaos. Her newly awakening power is phenominal, and nearly as catastrophic a change as her choice to end her marriage, setting her on a path that may lead to a life she never thought to want. of course, there are bad guys and battles, but i wont spoil it for you!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Triad

  • The TriAlpha Chronicles, Book 3
  • By: Serena Akeroyd
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Myles, Rudy Sanda
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

 

Thalia Lyndhoven has a problem. Well, she has several. In fact, there are too many to count. Some are doozies, and some are just minor, but, in the grand scheme of things, she looks to have it all. Three beautiful, supportive, very unique mates. Men who'd kill for her. Who'd embrace the darkness for her. As well as more power at her fingertips than most could even imagine. While Thalia has always wanted a simple life, her passage to another realm looks set to prove that will never be.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • i really hate this tired plotline

  • By David Oldfield on 05-14-19

i really hate this tired plotline

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

Reviewed: 05-14-19

we buy the books because we like a baddass... especially when mundane is too mundqne. why is it that so many authors fell it necessary to suddenly turn their creations into weaklings for a book or two? everything that advancea the plot in this book could really exist in 4 paragraphs

  • The Broken Throne

  • Schooled in Magic, Book 16
  • By: Christopher G. Nuttall
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 349
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 326
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 325

The Kingdom of Zangaria has fallen into civil war. On one side, King Randor and his forces, determined to impose his rule over the entire kingdom; on another, the noblemen who want to crush the king; on a third, Princess Alassa and the Levellers. Caught in the middle, Emily must steer a course between her loyalty to her friend, her duty to people who put their faith in her, and her fears for the future. But King Randor has unleashed forces even he may be unable to control....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • 75% boring 24% good followed by a BS cliffhanger

  • By Cthaeh on 04-22-19

i really enjoyed this story

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

Reviewed: 05-01-19

Our favorite sorceress has really come into her own, and demonstrates the power to survive war and trickery with little rest and forces arrayed against her. i love strong female lead characters, and this series has been cultivating one for 16 books.

admittedly however, if the next book centers around solving the last problem identified in this book... well ill have to skip it.... which is really annoying because these books are already to far apart. i just find THAT particular plotline tired... and as common as white undies. hopefully it is fixed quickly, and most of the next boom actually progresses into some of the foreshadowing from previous books... such as training witb Void, dealing with White Council, starting the school, hunting other Necros, etc.

oh... and folks say CN is sick... so if that is still true... get better fast! Not only because being sick is no good :(, but you have to hurry up and make next book for me :D

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Date with Angel: And Other Things That Weren't Supposed to Happen

  • By: J. Judkins
  • Narrated by: Kendall Taylor
  • Length: 14 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 176
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 167
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 167

Kim could tell at a glance Angel wasn't the average attractive yet poorly disguised extraterrestrial scout sent to assess Earth's defenses before the inevitable alien invasion. Angel's memory loss cover story? Lame. Robbing a passing ruffian of his shirt to cover her naked body? NOT a good way to avoid attracting attention! As a science fiction geek, Kim felt herself uniquely qualified to watch Angel and thwart her dark mission...once the alien got around to it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An absolutely different sci fi lesbian story.

  • By non ofyabussiness on 08-06-15

So much new

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

Reviewed: 03-29-19

Unlike some... I can see how a geeky introvert may strugle when learning uncomfortable truths about herself... And may find motivation to gain this knowledge when presented by a sexy alien of the unexpected gender...in this scenario. I like the story ... It is cute. And it seems to attqtch well to modern.... My friends only talk to me over the net... Culture.

  • Angelbound

  • Angelbound Origins, Book 1
  • By: Christina Bauer
  • Narrated by: Christina Bauer
  • Length: 14 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 424
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 395
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 397

Eighteen-year-old Myla Lewis is a girl who loves two things: kicking ass and kicking ass. She's not your everyday quasi-demon, half-demon, and half-human, girl. For the past five years, Myla has lived for the days she gets to fight in Purgatory's arena. When souls want a trial by combat for their right to enter heaven or hell, they go up against her, and she has not lost a battle yet.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I'm conflicted!

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 02-24-17

good stuff! new critters... lots of meyhem.

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

Reviewed: 06-03-18

i do like a badass heroine with a tail... and the story progresses at an excellent pace. going to keep going until i am bored ... which seems unlikely... or until i am forced to do go all stephen king on her to get the next book!

  • Magic Stars

  • Grey Wolf, Book 1
  • By: Ilona Andrews
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 2 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,272
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,181
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,175

Scarred, solitary Derek Gaunt has separated from his Pack and is truly a lone wolf. With no family, he answers to no one but is fiercely loyal to a chosen few. So when several of those close to him are murdered, he'll stop at nothing to hunt their killer through the magic-drenched streets of Atlanta.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Bad Narration Distracted from Story

  • By Moi_Natasha on 03-16-16

exceptional story

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

Reviewed: 04-18-16

i love this series... and really enjoyed looking in on two of my favorite characters

  • Missy Goes to West Point

  • Missy the Werecat, Book 2
  • By: P. G. Allison
  • Narrated by: Meghan Kelly
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 175
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172

The US Government's Paranormal Branch has learned Missy's secret and followed most of her activities. They have her FBI friend join their team, telling him that other supernaturals also exist but Missy is the only female werecat. They want Missy to go on to West Point and tell him that "being a vigilante is not what we want for this girl."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fast paced and fun

  • By Rabid Reader on 04-02-16

great story... and wonderful characters

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

Reviewed: 04-15-16

i really like the story in all 5 of these books... but the narrative feels more like a summary than a story that places you in the scene

  • Marked in Flesh

  • A Novel of the Others, Book 4
  • By: Anne Bishop
  • Narrated by: Alexandra Harris
  • Length: 15 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,382
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,201
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,192

Since the Others allied themselves with the cassandra sangue, the fragile yet powerful human blood prophets who were being exploited by their own kind, the delicate dynamic between humans and Others changed. Some, like Simon Wolfgard, wolf shifter and leader of the Lakeside Courtyard, and blood prophet Meg Corbyn see the new, closer companionship as beneficial - both personally and practically.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of my top favorite series of all time

  • By Danielle A on 06-07-16

love this series

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

Reviewed: 03-21-16

this is an excellent followup to a wonderful story. i have the whole series and love ir

  • Empress

  • Godspeaker, Book 1
  • By: Karen Miller
  • Narrated by: Josephine Bailey
  • Length: 20 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 151
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 111

In a family torn apart by poverty and violence, Hekat is no more than an unwanted mouth to feed, worth only a few coins from a passing slave trader. But Hekat was not born to be a slave. For her, a different path has been chosen. It is a path that will take her from stinking back alleys to the house of her God, from blood-drenched battlefields to the glittering palaces of Mijak. This is the story of Hekat, slave to no man.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I can't help being contradictory

  • By David Oldfield on 08-25-10

I can't help being contradictory

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-25-10

Unlike the previous reviewers, I think that Hekat is appropriate for the culture, which is strangely consistent with early human cultures. The land of Mijak is cruel and harsh and utterly subservient to their deity. Hekat reminds me a great deal of Joan of Arc, though her temperament is more consistent with a badger... though perhaps slightly less pleasant. I can sort of picture their own culture, centuries later, trying to puzzle out whether she was a lunatic or a zealot... or perhaps both.

Hekat is the major character among a cast of primarily static characters that manage to produce a very dynamic history. She is never (in her mind) a slave, though she is sold as a slave in the beginning of this book. Her strong will finds her defying the expectations of all who surround her as she does what she believes that 'The god' wills of her, attending to no words other than those internal words she believes that she can hear and interpret.

'The god' is a rather barbaric and yet attentive god, that seems to offer great reward and punishment both self inflicted and manifested divinely among its people. This deity awards the 'god speakers' with the power to smite the wicked, which in turn is virtually everyone. This close relationship between the god and the people seems to have a variety of affects both on the culture and the people individually, ranging from a greater level of civility to outright insanity.

This book details a grand design of 'The god' for its' people, which uses our heroin to manipulate the powers of the land to make way for a new era. Though she seems to serve the plan zealously, she seems almost autistic and sets herself apart from all others, be they friend or foe.

This story is new and original. You will not be reading events that take place in every other fantasy that you have read or heard. I can see why people seem to love it or hate it :)

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

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  • The Dawning of Power Trilogy

  • Call of the Herald, Inherited Danger, Dragon Ore
  • By: Brian Keith Rathbone
  • Narrated by: Brian Keith Rathbone
  • Length: 30 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 24

Echoes of the ancients' power are distant memories, tattered and faded by the passage of eons, but that is about to change. A new dawn has arrived. Latent abilities, harbored in mankind's deepest fibers, wait to be unleashed. Ancient evils awaken, and old fears ignite the fires of war. In times such as these, ordinary people have the power to save the world...or destroy it.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator Ruins Book

  • By Kindle Customer on 05-07-10

Easy to work while listening

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-06-10

As stated before, the narration sucks. The story itself lacks a great deal of description and shape, seeming almost like an abridged version of itself. On the other hand, I enjoyed it anyway. I listen to it at times when I am working (programming). Better books would draw me in and distract me from my work and worse books would be annoying to listen too. I will likely add any sequels to this book that are produced, if only because of the ominous suggestions of future events that close this one.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful