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Emberlyn Clark

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  • Elven Winter

  • By: Bernhard Hennen, Edwin Miles - translator
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 111

At the height of its power, the elven court of Queen Emerelle relishes in the joyful, wintry Festival of Light. Yet, as tribes gather to reaffirm their loyalty to the queen, treachery festers within the nobility. An assassination attempt leaves Emerelle severely injured and plunges the realm back into the throes of an ancient war. While an army of trolls ravages the kingdom, the elves seek aid from Alfadas, the human hero who was raised among them. Back in the land of men, Alfadas has settled into a quiet life as his village's protector.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing! I loved it! Well written and narrated.

  • By Emberlyn Clark on 12-13-18

Amazing! I loved it! Well written and narrated.

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

Reviewed: 12-13-18

Amazing! I loved it! Well written and narrated. I read and listened to the first book in this series and was impressed so I decided to get this one also and I was not disappointed.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Elven

  • The Saga of the Elven, Book 1
  • By: Bernhard Hennen, James A. Sullivan, Edwin Miles - translator
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 28 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 549
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 483
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 479

A fierce and merciless demon has been unleashed on the world, spreading destruction and bloodshed in both the human and the elven realms. Northlander Jarl Mandred witnesses the ruthless attack on his men, and he seeks vengeance with the help of the elf queen, Emerelle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good read!

  • By james on 01-22-18

Excellent! Seriously, one of the best ever!

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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: 11-25-18

This is without a doubt one of the best audio books I have ever listened to. I had read half of the book a few months ago, but I couldn't find time to finish it, so I decided to go with the audible version. Great story and a wonderful narrator.

  • A Court of Thorns and Roses

  • By: Sarah J. Maas
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 16 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,932
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,154
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,158

When 19-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin - one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining!

  • By kathrine on 06-19-15

Loved It!

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

Reviewed: 10-31-18

I'm not usually a fan of fairy tale retellings, but I loved this one. It was interesting from cover to cover and the narration was perfect.

  • Haunting the Deep

  • By: Adriana Mather
  • Narrated by: Tara Sands
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 302
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 277
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 270

Samantha Mather knew her family's connection to the infamous Salem Witch Trials might pose obstacles to an active social life. But having survived one curse, she never thought she'd find herself at the center of a new one. This time, Sam is having recurring dreams about the Titanic...where she's been walking the deck with first-class passengers, like her aunt and uncle. Meanwhile, in Sam's waking life, strange missives from the Titanic have been finding their way to her, along with haunting visions of people who went down with the ship.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Book 2 was still fun!

  • By Megan on 03-28-18

I Finally Made It Through...

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

Reviewed: 06-29-18

...and I'm glad I did.

I loved How to Hang a Witch. I was SO excited to be able to listen to Haunting the Deep, but I was thoroughly disappointed with the change of the narrator. When I listened to HtHaW and HtD back to back, I didn't like it. I had to listen to HtD a few months after HtHaW so the narration was seemingly new to me. Listening to it that way, as if it were its own story and not a continuation made it so much better.

As for the story of HtD, I didn't like it as much as I liked HtHaW, but it wasn't bad. It's not a book that I will listen to over and over- maybe just every once in a while. I hope there will be a third installment though.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Fallen

  • A Fallen Novel, Book 1
  • By: Lauren Kate
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
  • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,689
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,284
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,290

There's something achingly familiar about Daniel Grigori. Mysterious and aloof, he captures Luce Price's attention from the moment she sees him on her first day at the Sword & Cross boarding school in sultry Savannah, Georgia. He's the one bright spot in a place where cell phones are forbidden, the other students are all screw-ups, and security cameras watch every move.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • This again?

  • By Jennifer on 04-22-10

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 06-24-18

The movie should never be better than the book.

I saw this on Netflix (well Netflix DVD) and I loved it! I loved the mystery of the fallen angels. I didn't like how the movie ended without any real explanation as to what was going on aside from an endless cycle of love, loss, and reincarnation. So, I got the book, hoping it would have more information and be more interesting as books usually are.

Chapter after chapter, I found myself bored...waiting for the story to become interesting. I was waiting for the characters to become likable and relatable. That never seemed to happen. I had high hopes for this book but was left highly disappointed.

  • Faerie Tale

  • By: Raymond E. Feist
  • Narrated by: Tim Flavin
  • Length: 15 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 120
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 121

Phil Hastings was a lucky man - he had money, a growing reputation as a screenwriter, and a happy, loving family with three kids, and he'd just moved into the house of his dreams in a rural area of magic - and was about to be altered irrevocably by a magic more real than any he dared imagine. For with the Magic came the Bad Thing, and the Faerie, and then the cool...and the resurrection of a primordial war with a forgotten people - a war that not only the Hastings but the whole human race could lose.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great storyline. Okay reader

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-27-18

Finally!!!!

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

Reviewed: 06-21-18

Faerie Tale has been my favorite book since the first time I read it over a decade ago. I kept tweeting Raymond Feist, begging him to make this an Audible book and it has FINALLY happened! I actually renewed my Audible subscription just so I could get this book....now on to my review of the Audible book.

The story is great. I love how this dark fantasy really encapsulates the dark side of faeries. Even the supposed "good" faeries have a darker side which I think is closer to how faeries actually are or were... I felt so close and connected to all of the characters. I think they all worked really well together. It is a story I can read and listen to over and over again.

Now, as far as the narration goes, I'm usually not a fan and am unable to listen to male narrators. Though I feel Tim Flavin wasn't able to perform the female voices as well as I would have liked (he sounded like a guy normally sounds when he is mocking or mimicking a girl's voice) it wasn't so bad that I felt the need to not listen at all. All in all, I think he did a really great job for being a male narrator.

Overall, I give this book a thumbs up!

8 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • The Iron King

  • The Iron Fey, Book 1
  • By: Julie Kagawa
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,782
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,338
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,356

Something has always felt slightly off in Meghan’s life, ever since her father disappeared before her eyes when she was six. She has never quite fit in at school…or at home. When a dark stranger begins watching her from afar, and her prankster best friend becomes strangely protective of her, Meghan senses that everything she’s known is about to change. But she could never have guessed the truth--that she is the daughter of a mythical faery king and is a pawn in a deadly war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By Kristi Anderson on 02-24-10

Very Good

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

Reviewed: 12-06-17

I'm so excited to have found a new series to enjoy. My only complaint was that the narrator sounded a bit too childish and often times whiny, though she was able to portray the four year old quite well. I'm looking forward to the second book.

  • A Strange Hymn

  • The Bargainer, Book 2
  • By: Laura Thalassa
  • Narrated by: Susannah Jones
  • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 760
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 701
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 701

Siren and soulmate to the King of Night, Callypso Lillis survived the clutches of Karnon, the mad king, and his twisted prison. But the nightmare isn't over. Callie wears the physical reminders of her time as a captive, and mounting evidence suggests the Thief of Souls is still out there. When a fae celebration thrusts Callie and her mate, Desmond Flynn, into the Kingdom of Flora, they take their investigation with them. But under the bright lights and striking blooms of the realm, they find there are more immediate issues to deal with.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Copy Cat. I feel cheated.

  • By Brandy Pendergrass on 03-25-18

The Perfect Second Installment

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

Reviewed: 11-29-17

I loved this book as much as I loved the first one. I can't wait for the third book. The story is captivating as are the characters. Amazing.

  • The Fault in Our Stars

  • By: John Green
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,466
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,376
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,478

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten. Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning-author John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Poignant Story

  • By AudioAddict on 04-25-13

Loved It!

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

Reviewed: 07-31-17

I almost liked the book better than the movie. There were some parts in the movie that I wish were in the book. It was perfectly narrated and such a good story. It is a book I will listen to over and over again.

  • How to Hang a Witch

  • By: Adriana Mather
  • Narrated by: Adriana Mather
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 818
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 745
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 746

Salem, Massachusetts, is the site of the infamous witch trials and the new home of Samantha Mather. Recently transplanted from New York City, Sam and her stepmother are not exactly welcomed with open arms. Sam is the descendant of Cotton Mather, one of the men responsible for those trials, and almost immediately she becomes the enemy of a group of girls that call themselves the Descendants. And guess who their ancestors were?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • awesome book

  • By susan on 12-12-16

Why Did It Have to End?

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

Reviewed: 06-18-17

I can't tell you enough how much I loved this book! I loved the story, the characters, the romance, the narrator.. I could go on and on. My favorite character was Elijah. I wanted him to be with Sam so bad! I've seen this book compared to The Secret Circle-nope. Not even close. TSC is about sing song rhimey spells that are more suited for children whereas the spells in this book were more herbal in nature. Please read this book! You won't regret it.