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atlanta, ga
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  • Shadow of the Lions

  • A Novel
  • By: Christopher Swann
  • Narrated by: James Anderson Foster
  • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,115
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,023
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,023

It has been almost 10 years since Matthias graduated from the elite Blackburne School, where his roommate and best friend, Fritz, fled into the woods, never to be heard from again, in the middle of their senior year. Fritz vanished just after an argument over Matthias' breaking of the school's honor code, and Matthias has long been haunted by the idea that his betrayal led to his friend's disappearance. When he is offered the opportunity to return to Blackburne as an English teacher, he sees it as a chance to put his life back together.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the finest books I've heard on Audible!

  • By Kathi on 08-07-17

Great character development and unexpected plot twists

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

Reviewed: 08-18-17

I really enjoyed this book. I instantly liked the narrator and felt his passion for finding Fritz and sharing his love of English. It was reminiscent of Dead Poet's Society but then the twists and turns became even more exciting. I can't wait to read the author's second book. Bravo!

34 of 38 people found this review helpful

  • Eldest

  • The Inheritance Cycle, Book 2
  • By: Christopher Paolini
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 23 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,725
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,711
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,763

Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, have just saved the rebel state from destruction by the mighty forces of King Galbatorix, cruel ruler of the Empire. Now Eragon must travel to Ellesmera, land of the elves, for further training in the skills of the Dragon Rider: magic and swordsmanship. Soon he is on the journey of a lifetime, his eyes open to awe-inspiring new places and people, his days filled with fresh adventure. But chaos and betrayal plague him at every turn, and nothing is what it seems.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • You see growth in the Author

  • By Theodore on 01-09-13

Continue the journey...

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-02-16

This is an excellent sequel although it takes a little longer to get into the story. Some questions are answered while new questions arise. The book follows multiple story lines until the characters once again converge. Join in for the ride to discover the fate of Alagaesia!

  • The Shadow Throne

  • Book 3 of the Ascendance Trilogy
  • By: Jennifer Nielsen
  • Narrated by: Charlie McWade
  • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 702
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 629
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 635

Jennifer A. Nielsen takes readers on an extraordinary journey in this final installment of the New York Times best-selling Ascendance Trilogy. War is coming.... Join Jaron as he embarks on his final adventure!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent trilogy

  • By K on 03-22-14

Fantastic view on war and more from our favorite characters!

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

Reviewed: 02-12-16

What a great end to the trilogy. The characters are so deeply developed and the story keeps you on the edge of your seat waiting for the next twist or turn. You will want to push onward to the end and yet you don't want the end to come because you don't want to leave Carthya behind.

Some aspects of the story can be a little too convenient but Nielsen also does a beautiful job of explaining the human concerns of war. At one point even mentioning that each soldier has a family at home, someone who lives them and someone who needs a provider. War is no different today.before you jump into Hunger Games and Divergent, fall in love with Jaron. Go into battle with your eyes wide open; know that it hurts, it is scary, and far from perfect.

  • The Nightingale

  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Polly Stone
  • Length: 17 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 50,179
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 45,483
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 45,406

Audie Award, Fiction, 2016. From the number-one New York Times bestselling author comes Kristin Hannah’s next novel. It is an epic love story and family drama set at the dawn of World War II. She is the author of twenty-one novels. Her previous novels include Home Front, Night Road, Firefly Lane, Fly Away, and Winter Garden.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Heroic & Harrowing Work Of Fiction

  • By Sara on 08-21-15

Beautiful! Keep a box of tissues handy

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

Reviewed: 08-06-15

Absolutely beautiful story, I kept finding excuses to listen. I fell in love with the characters and wanted to discover who the narrator was. I wish I hadn't finished it, just so good!