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  • A Darker Shade of Magic

  • A Darker Shade of Magic, Book 1
  • By: V. E. Schwab
  • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
  • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,107
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,765
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,755

Kell is one of the last Travelers - magicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel universes. As such, he can choose where he lands. There's Grey London, dirty and boring, without any magic, ruled by a mad King George. Then there's Red London, where life and magic are revered, and the Maresh Dynasty presides over a flourishing empire. There's White London, ruled by whoever has murdered their way to the throne. And once upon a time, there was Black London...but no one speaks of that now.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not a fan of the narrator

  • By Alex on 06-11-15

Good story, weird choice of voice actor

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

Reviewed: 05-14-18

Love the story and its characters. Got taken out of it a bit by the actor though. To me he didn’t seem like a good fit. The sequel has a different one that I find much more believable.

  • A Court of Wings and Ruin

  • By: Sarah J. Maas
  • Narrated by: Amanda Leigh Cobb
  • Length: 25 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,852
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,419
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,424

Feyre has returned to the Spring Court determined to gather information on Tamlin's maneuverings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do so, she must play a deadly game of deceit - and one slip may spell doom not only for Feyre but for her world as well.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not that bad!!

  • By Amanda on 05-03-17

New narrator is bad.

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

Reviewed: 05-24-17

Great story, but you probably already know that if you've made it 3 books into the series. I'm just disappointed that they changed voice actors. This one is very rushed and always sounds like she's smirking. It gives a very bratty tone to the story that wasn't there in the other books (I listened to book 1, which had a different actress, and read book 2). I still enjoyed the story but I had to fight to ignore her weird inflection. I definitely recommend sampling first to see if you can deal with her.

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  • Labyrinth Lost

  • By: Zoraida Cordova
  • Narrated by: Almarie Guerra
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 146
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 143

Nothing says Happy Birthday like summoning the spirits of your dead relatives. Alex is a bruja, the most powerful witch in a generation and she hates magic. At her Deathday celebration, Alex performs a spell to rid herself of her power. But it backfires. Her whole family vanishes into thin air, leaving her alone with Nova, a brujo boy she can't trust. A boy whose intentions are as dark as the strange marks on his skin. The only way to get her family back is to travel with Nova to Los Lagos.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good book, non Spanish speaker narrator

  • By Ivonne on 11-15-17

Convoluted plot, unmotivated characters

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

Reviewed: 03-21-17

Didn't make that much sense. I wanted to like it because of the diversity and culture behind it but all that rich mythology was squashed into obstacles for the (very whiny and not very smart) protagonist. Great idea, badly written.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful