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  • Spellmonger

  • Spellmonger, Book 1
  • By: Terry Mancour
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 18 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,529
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,996
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,972

Minalan gave up a promising career as a professional warmage to live the quiet life of a village spellmonger in the remote mountain valley of Boval. It was a peaceful, beautiful little fief, far from the dangerous feudal petty squabbles of the Five Duchies, on the world of Callidore. There were cows. Lots of cows. And cheese. For six months things went well. Then one night Minalan is forced to pick up his mageblade again to defend his adopted home from the vanguard of an army of goblins bent on a genocidal crusade against all mankind. And that was the good news.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Terrific Book! A great adult fantasy series.

  • By Eric on 07-27-17

a pleasant surprise

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

Reviewed: 07-07-18

what a delightful book. a combination of adventure, magic and humor. it was hard to put down. looking forward to the next book.

  • Come Sundown

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
  • Length: 17 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,335
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,309
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,269

The Bodine ranch and resort in western Montana is a family business, an idyllic spot for vacationers. A little over thirty thousand acres and home to four generations, it's kept running by Bodine Longbow with the help of a large staff, including new hire Callen Skinner. There was another member of the family once: Bodine's aunt, Alice, who ran off before Bodine was born. She never returned, and the Longbows don't talk about her much. The younger ones, who never met her, quietly presume she's dead.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Heart-rending story... good overcomes misogyny

  • By Sher on 06-15-17

my first Nora Roberts book

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

Reviewed: 09-17-17

i absolutely loved this book. it kept me on the edge of my seat. I listened well into the night so to finish a chapter.
the narrator was excellent. this was a great find. I will be reading more of her books.

  • The Way of Kings

  • Book One of The Stormlight Archive
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
  • Length: 45 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 57,680
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 52,395
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 52,393

Roshar is a world of stone and storms. Uncanny tempests of incredible power sweep across the rocky terrain so frequently that they have shaped ecology and civilization alike. Animals hide in shells, trees pull in branches, and grass retracts into the soilless ground. Cities are built only where the topography offers shelter. It has been centuries since the fall of the ten consecrated orders known as the Knights Radiant, but their Shardblades and Shardplate remain: mystical swords and suits of armor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow - 45 hours long and leaves you wanting more!

  • By Lore on 03-31-12

Hooked on Brandon Sanderson

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

Reviewed: 03-07-14

i loved Mistborn and Alloy Law. I was not disappointed with the Way of Kings; it was outstanding. You will love the excitement and magic. Very good read.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Two for the Dough

  • By: Janet Evanovich
  • Narrated by: Lori Petty
  • Length: 2 hrs and 44 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 602
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 209
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 213

Stephanie Plum once again takes to the mean streets of Trenton, NJ, armed with attitude (not to mention stun guns, defense sprays, killer flashlights, and her untrustworthy .38) to find Kenny Mancuso, who recently left the army, inadvertently shot his best friend, and is on the run in violation of a bond.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stephanie is the best!

  • By Todd on 05-06-04

I laughed till I cried

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

Reviewed: 03-07-14

This book was recommended to me as a nice change from the serious mysteries I usually read. What a surprise. I loved this book. It was entertaining, funny and full of surprises. Down loaded the next book and can't wait to start it.

  • State of the Union

  • By: Brad Thor
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,606
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,184
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,177

The most unlikely terrorist enemy of all now holds a knife against the country’s throat. With both diplomatic and conventional military options swept from the table, the president calls upon Navy SEAL turned Secret Service agent Scot Harvath to disable a brilliantly orchestrated conspiracy intended to bring the United States to its knees. Teamed with beautiful Russian Intelligence agent Alexandra Ivanova and a highly trained CIA paramilitary detachment, Harvath embarks on an adrenaline-fueled search that spans the world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Thrilling!

  • By Loray on 01-31-11

Could have used another narrator

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

Reviewed: 03-05-14

Read other books by Brad Thor that were narrated by Armand Schultz and totally enjoyed them. Unfortunately, this narrator was boring and was unable to keep me interested. Couldn't finish the book. Moving on to another one. I should have listened to a sample before buying.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Panther

  • By: Nelson DeMille
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 21 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,948
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,458
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,446

Anti-Terrorist Task Force agent John Corey and his wife, FBI agent Kate Mayfield, have been posted overseas to Sana'a, Yemen - one of the most dangerous places in the Middle East. While there, they will be working with a small team to track down one of the masterminds behind the USS Cole bombing: a high-ranking Al Qaeda operative known as The Panther. Ruthless and elusive, he's wanted for multiple terrorist acts and murders - and the U.S. government is determined to bring him down, no matter the cost.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Corey and Brenner--it doesn't get any better!

  • By Janels on 11-01-12

The Panther is no Lion.

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

Reviewed: 12-11-12

Too much dialogue and not enough action. If it wasn't for Scott Brick, I wouldn't have finished this book. Very disappointing.

  • Stay Close

  • By: Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,558
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,048
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,057

Three people living lives they never wanted, hiding secrets that even those closest to them would never suspect, will find that the past never truly fades away. Even as the terrible consequences of long-ago events crash together in the present and threaten to ruin lives, they will come to the startling realization that they may not want to forget the past at all.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Many Secrets

  • By NOKWISA on 04-23-12

Couldn't put it down.

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

Reviewed: 07-09-12

I love mysteries that keep you guessing with lots of twists and surprises. This was just that book. Loved Scott Brick, he never disappoints.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • 11-22-63

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Craig Wasson
  • Length: 30 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50,810
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46,215
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46,123

On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • I want the 20hours of my life back...

  • By Dan on 06-08-12

Definitely recommending this book

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

Reviewed: 05-05-12

I usually don't read Stephen King's books, but the subject matter got my attention. It was fantastic. I am glad I overcame the fear of expecting a clown to appear in an alley. Very well written. Narration was perfect, Craig Wasson did an outstanding job.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Dragon Reborn

  • Book Three of The Wheel of Time
  • By: Robert Jordan
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
  • Length: 24 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,423
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15,138
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,136

The Wheel of Time returns, and Ages come and pass. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good not Great

  • By Bruce on 07-26-11

absolutely fantastic

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-01-10

great story, great reading, what a pleasure. i'm hooked! Once you start you can't stop reading these adventures.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • The Well of Ascension

  • Mistborn, Book 2
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 28 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,486
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 32,247
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,269

The impossible has been accomplished. The Lord Ruler - the man who claimed to be god incarnate and brutally ruled the world for a thousand years - has been vanquished. But Kelsier, the hero who masterminded that triumph, is dead too, and now the awesome task of building a new world has been left to his young protégé, Vin, the former street urchin who is now the most powerful Mistborn in the land, and to the idealistic young nobleman she loves.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Slower but worthwhile

  • By Jeff on 01-28-10

Keeps getting better

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-22-10

Excellent reading. It's impossible to find a place to stop.