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  • A Glimmer of Hope

  • The Avalon Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Steve McHugh
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Knowelden
  • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 462
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 416
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 417

Layla Cassidy has always wanted a normal life, and the chance to put her father's brutal legacy behind her. And in her final year of university she's finally found it. Or so she thinks. But when Layla accidentally activates an ancient scroll, she is bestowed with an incredible, inhuman power. She plunges into a dangerous new world, full of mythical creatures and menace - all while a group of fanatics will stop at nothing to turn her abilities to their cause.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed and STILL hopeful for BETTER to come

  • By Word Tiger on 05-08-18

Good to see the story continue

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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: 09-24-18

took a second to readjust to the new character Dynamics, but Elizabeth brings forth the humor and comradre I enjoyed in the Hellequin series. it was nice being reintroduced to old characters. still loving Remy and glad to see the return of banter between him and Diana.

  • Scorched Shadows

  • Hellequin Chronicles, Book 7
  • By: Steve McHugh
  • Narrated by: Simon Mattacks
  • Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 622
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 580
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 577

Avalon is under siege. A shadowy cabal, headed by a mysterious figure known only as "My Liege", has launched a series of deadly attacks across the globe, catching innocent human bystanders in the crossfire. Emerging from the debris of battle, Nate Garrett, the 1600-year-old sorcerer also called Hellequin, and his friends must stop My Liege once and for all. But powerful forces stand in their way. To save Avalon, they will need to enlist the help of Mordred, once Nate's greatest nemesis.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Meh

  • By Shannon on 01-09-18

Simon's narration is great

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

Reviewed: 09-21-18

it took a book but Simon has grown on me as the narrator for the series. he really captures the banter and humorous tone between the characters. the story doesn't stagnate and this story moves with a good pacethe series into a new darker direction.

  • Promise of Wrath

  • Hellequin Chronicles, Book 6
  • By: Steve McHugh
  • Narrated by: Simon Mattacks
  • Length: 13 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 828
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 760
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 754

A terrible storm is brewing in London, and Nathan Garrett, the sorcerer known as Hellequin, is the only one who can stop it. But his enemies have other plans. Harnessing the power of an ancient stone tablet, they cast Nate and his allies into another realm, where a bloody conflict rages between creatures twisted by magic. Meanwhile, with his friends' lives in danger, Nate must put centuries of differences aside, and place his trust in one of his greatest foes.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • New voice lacks proper rage and grit

  • By Kindle Customer on 11-11-16

new narrator, but still good.

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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: 09-19-18

the story builds and more lore is revealed. casey defies the stereotype of helpless child,. Remy is a scene stealer. and Nate's interaction with his inner machinations is worthy of a novella. the supporting cast keeps things I and, most of all....fun

  • Born of Hatred

  • The Hellequin Chronicles, Book 2
  • By: Steve McHugh
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,372
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,262
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,265

When Nathan Garrett’s friend seeks his help investigating a bloody serial killer, the pattern of horrific crimes leads to a creature of pure malevolence, born of hatred and dark magic. As powerful as he is, Nate fears he may be overmatched, but when evil targets those he cares about and he is confronted by dire threats both old and new, Nate must reveal a secret from his recently remembered past to remind his enemies why they should fear him once more.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another good book in the series.

  • By Cliff on 10-28-13

Great buildup. history and backstories intriguing

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

Reviewed: 09-09-18

This series is addictive. the narrator is great an the inflections of menace or humor come through. the background of this universe has me wanting for more!

  • Magic Triumphs

  • Kate Daniels, Book 10
  • By: Ilona Andrews
  • Narrated by: Renee Raudman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,568
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,463
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,456

Kate has come a long way from her origins as a loner taking care of paranormal problems in post-Shift Atlanta. She's made friends and enemies. She's found love and started a family with Curran Lennart, the former Beast Lord. But her magic is too strong for the power players of the world to let her be. Kate and her father, Roland, currently have an uneasy truce, but when he starts testing her defenses again, she knows that sooner or later, a confrontation is inevitable. The Witch Oracle has begun seeing visions of blood, fire, and human bones.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Everything we hoped for...

  • By IreneMBBT on 08-28-18

Love this series.

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

Reviewed: 09-01-18

this is a great story and the narrator continued to offer wonderful inflection to the characters. The baby is awesome and I love how Julie has grown up. enjoyed the heck out of Kate's aunt and her interactions with everyone! looking for more. I am now going to read the series that brings Hugh and his wife together.... shows promise.

  • Starswarm

  • By: Jerry Pournelle
  • Narrated by: Lloyd James
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 734
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 375
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 375

Kip has a secret. A young boy who lives with his uncle at the Starswarm Station research outpost on planet Paradise, he has heard a voice in his head for as long as he can remember. The voice guides him in all his decisions, helping him through situations with useful information and helpful insight.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Genius

  • By L. on 05-11-07

Left me wanting for more!

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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: 08-28-18

at first I was expecting a young adult novel with predictable plotlines, but the whole concept of the starswarm and the character interactions made me enjoy this book a lot! simple concepts combine into the larger story. it offers up intrigue and sci-fi, comedy and a hint of so much more story be to be told

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye

  • A Lisbeth Salander Novel, Continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series
  • By: David Lagercrantz
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,925
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,478
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,462

Lisbeth Salander, the girl with the dragon tattoo, the brilliant hacker, the obstinate outsider, the volatile seeker of justice for herself and others - even she has never been able to uncover the most telling facts of her traumatic childhood, the secrets that might finally fully explain her to herself. Now, when she sees a chance to uncover them once and for all, she enlists the help of Mikael Blomkvist, the editor of the muckraking investigative journal Millennium. And she will let nothing stop her.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not up to par

  • By cristina on 10-03-17

great book in the series

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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: 08-07-18

I really enjoyed being back in the Millennium universe. great plot with good character development. narration was great!

  • Admiral

  • Kris Longknife, Book 16
  • By: Mike Shepherd
  • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 271
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 248
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 248

Admiral Kris Longknife should have known the job offer was too good. Still, she jumped at the chance to be the first human emissary to the Iteeche Empire. Only when she got there, and met the Emperor, a teenage kid swamped by his throne, did Kris find out that there was a little civil war going on in the Iteeche Empire. The loyal forces were losing, and they needed the best fighting admiral they could get. So they got Kris Longknife.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The Magnificent Nellie

  • By Jean on 03-07-18

good continuation of this fun character

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

Reviewed: 08-02-18

the interaction of Kris and Nellie is always good. the fleshing out of the itichii culture is welcome and bodes some interesting storylines if the itichii females come into play because of kris' interaction. I really liked admiral Koth and his warrior, but understanding attitude. the battle was drawn out a bit, but the Revelations of the player involved made it worth it.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • River of Bones

  • Destroyermen Series, Book 13
  • By: Taylor Anderson
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 17 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 553
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 515
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 512

Commander Matt Reddy and his crew are afraid it may finally be the end of the USS Walker. Ever since their ship was transported to another world, and they became embroiled in a deadly conflict between the Lemurians and the vicious Grik, the Walker has been taking a pounding. With Walker out of commission for repairs, Reddy takes command of a different ship and joins a desperate battle to block the Grik swarm.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I find this series incredible !

  • By Nelson A Hill on 07-13-18

the story continues and more plot threads created

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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: 07-24-18

This book isn't as satisfying as the last one where we had a sense of closure with the death (righteously done) of one of the lead villians.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Andrea Vernon and the Corporation for UltraHuman Protection

  • By: Alexander C. Kane
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,366
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,190
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,184

Andrea Vernon always thought she would spend her life living in Paris writing thought-provoking historical novels all day and sipping wine on the Seine all night. But the reality is she's drowning in debt, has no prospects, and is forced to move back to Queens, where her parents remind her daily that they are very interested in grandchildren. Then, one morning, she is kidnapped, interviewed, and hired as an administrative assistant by the Corporation for UltraHuman Protection. Superheroes for hire, using their powers for good. What could possibly go wrong?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Normal Life in an Abnormal World

  • By Arthur D. Rich on 08-26-17

Fun story. this should be animated!

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

Reviewed: 06-16-18

The narration was fun and enjoyable. the characters had individual personalities and I enjoyed Cuppy! this should be animated in the style of Archer!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful