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  • Hostile

  • The After Light Saga, Book 4
  • By: Cameo Renae
  • Narrated by: Rachel Simpson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

Wanted. It's something I've had to get used to since being placed on the government's Most Wanted list. On the run, with my family and Finn by my side, we now have to evade not only the Arvies, but teams of soldiers sent to find and capture me. Little do they know, I'm battling my own demons. After the receiving large doses of mind-enhancing serum, a monster has been unleashed inside my mind. It promises death and destruction; its power, greater than anything I could imagine.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Seriously bad narrator Sorry

  • By Angela on 01-06-19

Seriously bad narrator Sorry

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

Reviewed: 01-06-19

The voices for this book were HORRIBLE! I could not STAND to listen to some of the characters and just cringed through as I was this invested into the book, but honestly it was horrible. They were so whinny and nasally . The story was ok but sadly I would not listen to this series a second time. Once was more than enough

  • Intransigent

  • The After Light Saga, Book 3
  • By: Cameo Renae
  • Narrated by: Rachel Simpson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

Arriving at the new government bunker, things quickly go from bad to worse. I am separated from Finn and my family because of my ability to connect with Arvies through telepathy. Housed with three other readers - and kept away from the general population - we are given serum injections in an effort to enhance our thought transference. The end goal? Thought manipulation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • i hate when narrators change

  • By Angela on 12-20-18

i hate when narrators change

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

Reviewed: 12-20-18

great story but why the narration change, the first two book had a great voice, made the voices of each character great, this one makes them ALL sound ...snotty, whinney even. She sounded like Wynona Ryder for some reason. And often sounded like she was recording in a different location, like in her bath tub or something. Word of advice to authors, don't change a narrator half way through a series, it makes the listeners cringe and some even return books at that point....

  • Cursor's Fury

  • Codex Alera, Book 3
  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 20 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8,577
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,181
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7,176

The power-hungry High Lord of Kalare has launched a rebellion against the aging First Lord, Gaius Sextus, who with the loyal forces of Alera must fight beside the unlikeliest of allies - the equally contentious High Lord of Aquitaine. Meanwhile, young Tavi of Calderon joins a newly formed legion under an assumed name even as the ruthless Kalare unites with the Canim, bestial enemies of the realm whose vast numbers spell certain doom for Alera.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very well done…BUT…

  • By Alvin on 09-02-16

STOP the horns please

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

Reviewed: 09-04-18

The horns in this book are very annoying and distracting from the story since they make no sense what so ever as to why they happen. otherwise not a bad story

  • Furies of Calderon

  • Codex Alera, Book 1
  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 19 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,570
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,765
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,794

In the realm of Alera, where people bond with the furies - elementals of earth, air, fire, water, and metal - 15-year-old Tavi struggles with his lack of furycrafting. But when his homeland erupts in chaos - when rebels war with loyalists and furies clash with furies - Tavi's simple courage will turn the tides of war.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Oh, how I HATE the horns!!!!

  • By Sarah on 09-14-13

Ok whats with the trumpets?

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

Reviewed: 08-11-18

Good story but the trumpet sounds at really odd spots is quite distracting and off putting, I have only read this book so far and hope the rest of the series is not so annoying.

  • Stone Guardian

  • Witches Amulet, Book 1
  • By: Paulina Woods
  • Narrated by: The Grey Knight
  • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

Raised by a detached parent, Purple Milcah learned to depend on herself and her best friend Mary for support. While on a road trip across country, she's forced to find shelter in an abandoned town called Beacon. She finds her destiny and learns about her past, which will lead to the salvation or damnation of the world, and a mate who can give her everything her heart desires. Can she let go of her insecurities and accept her mate's love?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Stone Guardian

  • By trixie on 06-09-16

To bad for Narration

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

Reviewed: 05-26-16

Would you try another book from Paulina Woods and/or The Grey Knight?

Grey Night in a documentary or non fiction as he has a clear precise voice but lacks emotions and pitch changes for fiction

What didn’t you like about The Grey Knight’s performance?

He was drone like, like he was reading in a tin can and lacked emotion, he did not "feel" the characters therefore his reading was not believable and did not capture

Any additional comments?

It is unfortunate that the narration sounds like a documentary, and did not allow me to really get into the story as it is a pretty good story in itself. I would read the paper version but the audiobook version is dry, without emotions and well drone like. The narrator might be excellent for non fiction reading but needs to listen to some good fiction books to develop himself. I also think this would be better suited for a females voice vs male.
Having said that, the story and writing itself is pretty interesting and I will see if I can find a copy on paperback to enjoy it.

  • Veiled

  • Veiled Series, Book 1
  • By: S B Niccum
  • Narrated by: Andrea Emmes
  • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 25

Tess is an unborn spirit,who is about to embark on a much-awaited journey into mortality, to a brand-new planet called Earth. She is chosen by the Eternals for an important mission and is put under a rigorous training by a half-human, half-lion seraph. This training exposes Tess to some of her darkest fears and insecurities. These experiences force Tess to work on her gift as a discerner of thoughts and reader of auras, thus helping her become one of heaven's most powerful angels.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Veiled

  • By MeDi on 08-24-15

interesting take on our soul before & after Earth

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

Reviewed: 09-24-15

If you could sum up Veiled in three words, what would they be?

Our Souls eternal

Who was your favorite character and why?

I like them all, they all had character and personalities that were relatable

Which character – as performed by Andrea Emmes – was your favorite?

she actually did the voices very well for all the characters. I was very able to distinguish who was talking by the voice or accents

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

the whole book did. It was very well thought out and really tied into my own beliefs and even took them a step further

Any additional comments?

I truly cannot wait for the next of the series I do believe it will be the life on earth part of the soul...

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Broken Skies

  • Book 1
  • By: Theresa Kay
  • Narrated by: Andrea Emmes
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57

Plagued by nightmares and panic attacks, seventeen-year-old Jax Mitchell wants nothing more than a life of seclusion with only her twin brother for company. So when he's kidnapped by Earth's reclusive alien settlers, the E'rikon, she'll do anything to get him back--even form an alliance with a teenage E'rikon boy left behind by the same ship that took her brother. Jax agrees to act as a guide, and in return, the alien agrees to sneak her past the human-proof barrier surrounding the E'rikon city. Too bad it's not that simple. Jax soon finds that she's drawn to the alien boy with bright green hair and jewel-like scales on his back--and he's equally affected by her, the courageous redhead with haunted eyes. But she doesn't know the alien's true motives, and he has no idea that she is much more than she seems. With the aliens and the humans at odds, the connection forming between the two teens has consequences. What started off as a rescue mission sets in motion a chain of events that threatens not only the remaining humans and the growing alien society, but Earth itself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A great sci fi novel

  • By MeDi on 08-15-14

Good story

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

Reviewed: 09-11-15

Any additional comments?

Good story, and looking forward to more, narration was just ok for me on this on. I hope the narrator is working on her male voices because they come off as pre puberty or in the middle of it and seemed whiney and not at all likeable....perhaps this is her first go at male voices? Otherwise for the female role, she did excellent as usual!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • At Last, Goodbye

  • By: Glynn James
  • Narrated by: Andrea Emmes
  • Length: 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

Ten years after the apocalypse destroyed the world that she knew, a survivor returns to her home town, hoping to piece together the bits of her past that have troubled her so much ever since.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Emotional Ride

  • By A. Kessel on 09-18-14

Really good TOOOOOO short though lol

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

Reviewed: 09-11-15

Any additional comments?

This was really good! I wish it was a novel, would love to hear more! Narration was excellent, and story was sad but has me wanting more!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Growl

  • By: Ashley Fontainne
  • Narrated by: Andrea Emmes
  • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

Looking back with wiser eyes now, my family and I concluded that the events leading up to my transformation started during the summer I turned nine. But the day we realized there was a problem - and there was no turning back - was a week before I started my senior year at Junction City High. That was the day the fangs and claws appeared, and the monster inside me emerged. When mutilated corpses appeared near a pile of brush down by Caney Creek, everything changed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An intriguing read.

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 06-30-15

meh

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

Reviewed: 09-04-15

What would have made Growl better?

its ok, narration is not bad but the story is not very riveting I give it 2 stars overall but there is potential so I hope if this is to be a series the author re reads the book and asks what they can do to add more...more excitement, twists, surprises, triumphs and failures...its just does not have much meat to it lol pun intended ;)

Would you listen to another book narrated by Andrea Emmes?

yes

Any additional comments?

its really just a mediocre plot and storyline, seems to mundane

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Stolen

  • By: Margaret Windsor
  • Narrated by: Andrea Emmes
  • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 41

When the sirens blare at Cayla's school, she knows that someone has crossed the Lucretias, and the crime family is there to take their vengeance. Huddled with her classmates, she waits for the inevitable to pass. Except when the Lucretias knock down the door to her own classroom, Jon Lucretia, heir to the dark dynasty, catches sight of Cayla - and decides to claim her as his own. Taken as a prisoner into their opulent and guarded estate, Cayla must decide how to fight for her life, and her heart.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Stolen

  • By trixie on 10-25-14

BAD book for young people

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

Reviewed: 07-27-15

Any additional comments?

I disliked it a lot! It was a confusing book with well, two versions of story ...the first half is kind of a stockholm syndrome story of a girl kidnapped by a crime family to be married off.....the second half is the "true" version of abuse of woman and the mental torture of a young girl...the ending was at least decent, but the last 40 seconds of the book could not get the awful taste out of my mouth over this one....sorry but I cannot do woman abuse stories...just not for me AT ALL! Narration was decent (I think this was one of her first) so the male version of her voice was not very good, but for the female roles she did very well and its the only reason I kept listening I cannot believe this book is rated for 11-13 year old...as an adult I was disgusted and confused what the heck was the author thinking???

0 of 1 people found this review helpful