LISTENER

at Mary

  • 9
  • reviews
  • 3
  • helpful votes
  • 23
  • ratings
  • Stormcaster

  • Shattered Realms, Book 3
  • By: Cinda Williams Chima
  • Narrated by: Kim Mai Guest
  • Length: 14 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 226
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 211
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 211

Vagabond seafarer Evan Strangward can move wind, waves, and weather, but his magical abilities can't protect him forever from the brutal Empress Celestine. As Celestine's relentless bloodsworn armies grow, Evan travels to the Fells to warn the queendom that an invasion is imminent. If he can't convince the Gray Wolf queen to take a stand, he knows that the Seven Realms will fall, and his last sanctuary will be destroyed. Among the dead will be the one person Evan can't stand to lose.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I don't want to wait a year for the next book.

  • By JTaylor on 04-13-18

cant wait for the next one

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

Reviewed: 08-03-18

love the characters. love the story. I'm so hooked on the mage marked characters and I am still waiting to find out exactly what they are.

  • The Lost City of the Monkey God

  • A True Story
  • By: Douglas Preston
  • Narrated by: Bill Mumy
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,488
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,157
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,156

Since the days of conquistador Hernán Cortés, rumors have circulated about a lost city of immense wealth hidden somewhere in the Honduran interior, called the White City or the Lost City of the Monkey God. Indigenous tribes speak of ancestors who fled there to escape the Spanish invaders, and they warn that anyone who enters this sacred city will fall ill and die.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Danger and Discovery in the Jungle

  • By Jim N on 01-08-17

amazing

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

Reviewed: 05-02-18

even though it's a documentary it reads like an adventure novel and touches on so many modern issues that should be address, especially orphan infectious diseases

  • A Wrinkle in Time

  • By: Madeleine L'Engle
  • Narrated by: Hope Davis, Ava DuVernay, Madeleine L'Engle, and others
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,433
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,771
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,773

Meg Murry, her little brother Charles Wallace, and their mother are having a midnight snack on a dark and stormy night when an unearthly stranger appears at their door. He claims to have been blown off course and goes on to tell them that there is such a thing as a "tesseract", which, if you didn't know, is a wrinkle in time. Meg's father had been experimenting with time travel when he suddenly disappeared. Will Meg, Charles Wallace, and their friend Calvin outwit the forces of evil as they search through space for their father?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thank You for a New Narrator

  • By Patricia on 02-01-12

still amazing

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

Reviewed: 04-23-18

I read this book as a child and loved it
listening to it now as an adult I still enjoy the book for all its whimsy and adventure, but I love it more for all the messages I missed as a child. will forever be one of my favorite books

  • Lord of Shadows

  • By: Cassandra Clare
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 23 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,705
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,487
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,484

Emma Carstairs has finally avenged her parents. She thought she'd be at peace. But she is anything but calm. Torn between her desire for her parabatai, Julian, and her desire to protect him from the brutal consequences of parabatai relationships, she has begun dating his brother, Mark. But Mark has spent the past five years trapped in Faerie; can he ever truly be a Shadowhunter again?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • James Marsters is Amazing

  • By Lanie on 06-08-17

oh how forbidden love aches!

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

Reviewed: 10-11-17

was a great book. kinda missed the old reader but I got used to this one. The forbidden love always tears at your heart strings. The ending left me dying to know the rest!

  • The Paladin Prophecy: Book 1

  • By: Mark Frost
  • Narrated by: Nick Chamian
  • Length: 15 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 490
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 444
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 444

Readers of I Am Number Four, The Maze Runner, and Legend will love this exciting new adventure series by the co-creator of the groundbreaking television show Twin Peaks, with its unique combination of mystery, heart-pounding action, and the supernatural. Will West is careful to live life under the radar. At his parents' insistence, he's made sure to get mediocre grades and to stay in the middle of the pack on his cross-country team. Then Will slips up, accidentally scoring off the charts on a nationwide exam.

Now Will is being courted by an exclusive prep school...and followed by men driving black sedans.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Overall a good book but its for YA readers.

  • By Wesley on 02-09-14

amazing!

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

Reviewed: 12-01-16

I love the "rules to live by" scattered throughout the book and I love all the characters and I am hungry to learn more about each of them. little bit like Harry Potter meets Sci Fi. loving it.

  • Hollow City

  • The Second Novel of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children
  • By: Ransom Riggs
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,257
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,576
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,564

This second novel in the Miss Peregine's Home for Peculiar Children series begins in 1940, immediately after the first book ended. Having escaped Miss Peregrine's island by the skin of their teeth, Jacob and his new friends must journey to London, the peculiar capital of the world. Along the way, they encounter new allies, a menagerie of peculiar animals, and other surprises. Complete with dozens of newly discovered (and thoroughly creepy) vintage photographs, this new adventure will delight fantasy fans of all ages.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Peculiar and Suspenseful

  • By JACK on 02-19-14

I love this story

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

Reviewed: 11-11-16

I am loving these books!
the reader brings the story to life and you really come to love the characters.
looking forward to the next one!

  • Lair of Dreams

  • A Diviners Novel
  • By: Libba Bray
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 20 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 654
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 616
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 614

Audie Award, Young Adult, 2016. After a supernatural showdown with a serial killer, Evie O'Neill has outed herself as a Diviner. Now that the world knows of her ability to "read" objects and therefore read the past, she has become a media darling, earning the title, "America's Sweetheart Seer." But not everyone is so accepting of the Diviners' abilities.... Meanwhile, mysterious deaths have been turning up in the city, victims of an unknown sleeping sickness. Can the Diviners descend into the dreamworld and catch a killer?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Winner from Bray

  • By spaceykasey247 on 09-05-15

A perfect blend

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

Reviewed: 10-18-16

an amazing follow up to the original Diviners. a perfect blend of fantasy, mystery, suspense, humor, and romance.

I started to hate Evil (Evy) a little, but then started to feel sorry for her, but I still think she is one of those love hate characters.

I loved the concept of dream walking

I can't wait for the next book. I feel like their are still so many unanswered questions!!

  • The Sorcerer Heir

  • The Heir Chronicles, Book 5
  • By: Cinda Williams Chima
  • Narrated by: Robert Ramirez
  • Length: 16 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153

The delicate peace between Wizards and the underguilds (Warriors, Seers, Enchanters, and Sorcerers) still holds by the thinnest of threads, but powerful forces inside and outside the guilds threaten to sever it completely. Emma and Jonah are at the center of it all. Brought together by their shared history, mutual attraction, and a belief in the magic of music, they now stand to be torn apart by new wounds and old betrayals.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great; but not perfect. I believe it could be.

  • By Porter on 08-25-16

Such an amazing series

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

Reviewed: 08-23-16

Such an amazing series, although this book felt like a side Story to the overall story, I still quite enjoyed it. I feel like the series isn't finished, perhaps it's not.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Demon King

  • A Seven Realms Novel
  • By: Cinda Williams Chima
  • Narrated by: Carol Monda
  • Length: 15 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 935
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 817
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 819

The first of a new young adult trilogy, The Demon King features a former thief, Han, who’s trying to provide for his mother and sister. One day Han, who sports mysterious (and certainly magical) silver cuffs on his wrists, confronts wizards setting fire to a sacred mountain. Now possessing one ofthe wizards’ amulets, Han faces more trouble than he ever could have imagined.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sooooooo Good!!!!!

  • By Sharon on 06-15-13

great book

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

Reviewed: 07-08-16

it was a great book to listen to. Found this after listening to Flame Caster. The reader was enjoyable to listen to and the story was easy to get into. Fell in love with the characters and their struggles pull at your heart strings. Can't wait to listen to the rest of the series

2 of 2 people found this review helpful