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Barbora Kocianova

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  • Daughter of the Pirate King

  • By: Tricia Levenseller
  • Narrated by: Marisa Calin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 595
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 558
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 558

Sent on a mission to retrieve an ancient hidden map - the key to a legendary treasure trove - 17-year-old pirate captain Alosa deliberately allows herself to be captured by her enemies, giving her the perfect opportunity to search their ship. More than a match for the ruthless pirate crew, Alosa has only one thing standing between her and the map: her captor, the unexpectedly clever and unfairly attractive first mate Riden. But not to worry, for Alosa has a few tricks up her sleeve, and no lone pirate can stop the Daughter of the Pirate King.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW!

  • By pet names on 09-17-17

Incredibly enjoyable!

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

Reviewed: 12-08-18

A great and fun story, although what really made it for me personally was the amazing narration. Overall a great listen for when you're in the mood for something more light-hearted!

  • Sky in the Deep

  • By: Adrienne Young
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 440
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 408
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 404

Raised to be a warrior, 17-year-old Eelyn fights alongside her Aska clansmen in an ancient rivalry against the Riki clan. Her life is brutal but simple: train to fight and fight to survive. Until the day she sees the impossible on the battlefield - her brother, fighting with the enemy - the brother she watched die five years ago. Eelyn loses her focus and is captured. Now, she must survive the winter in the mountains with the Riki, in a village where every neighbor is an enemy, every battle scar possibly one she delivered.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A rich character-driven narrative, well performed

  • By Megan on 04-28-18

Hell yea!

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

Reviewed: 12-07-18

Such an amazing story! Heartfelt, beautifully written, with twists and turns. Also: fast-paced, which I love especially in nerve wrecking battle scenes.

  • From Here to Eternity

  • Traveling the World to Find the Good Death
  • By: Caitlin Doughty
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Doughty
  • Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 917
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 844
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 841

Fascinated by our pervasive terror of dead bodies, mortician Caitlin Doughty set out to discover how other cultures care for their dead. In rural Indonesia, she observes a man clean and dress his grandfather's mummified body. Grandpa's mummy has lived in the family home for two years, where the family has maintained a warm and respectful relationship. She meets Bolivian natitas (cigarette-smoking, wish-granting human skulls) and introduces us to a Japanese kotsuage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Caitlin has done it again

  • By Shaun on 10-03-17

Wonderfully told!

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

Reviewed: 10-30-18

An enjoyable journey across the world in which you learn many interesting things about handling and approaching death. A great listen for long car rides.

  • The Cruel Prince

  • By: Holly Black
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Kelly
  • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,969
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,733
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,724

Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King. To win a place at the Court, she must defy him - and face the consequences.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Mixed feelings . . .

  • By S. E. on 03-09-18

Loved it!!

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

Reviewed: 10-19-18

What an amazing story and an excellent performance! Holly Black crafted a beautifully haunting world that I hope to return to soon. I can only recommend this one!