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  • Schooled in Magic

  • By: Christopher G. Nuttall
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 15 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,909
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,769
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,770

Emily is a teenage girl pulled from our world into a world of magic and mystery by a necromancer who intends to sacrifice her to the dark gods. Rescued in the nick of time by an enigmatic sorcerer, she discovers that she possesses magical powers and must go to Whitehall School to learn how to master them. There, she learns that the locals believe she is a "Child of Destiny" - someone whose choices might save or damn their world, a title that earns her both friends and enemies.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • KEEP GOING! The last 2/3 is MUCH better.

  • By Russell David Phillips on 10-11-16

Not Harry Potter

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

Reviewed: 05-08-18

I'm glad the author took the time to emphasize a few of the differences between this book and Harry Potter. I enjoyed reading it and will get the sequel

  • Eye of the Storm

  • Legacy of the Aldenata
  • By: John Ringo
  • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
  • Length: 16 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 716
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 528
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 534

In an instant the world changed for Lieutenant General Michael O'Neal. His beloved Corps of the last remaining ACS destroyed beneath the guns of the Fleet, his staff shot before his eyes, arrested on the charge of war crimes, he faces a short, one-sided trial, a trip to the Fleet Penal Facility and a bullet to the back of the head while trying to "escape".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nice to see Michael O'Neal back, and his daughters

  • By Colin on 06-03-12

Re: John Ringo

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

Reviewed: 02-15-18

Where does Eye of the Storm rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I read constantly. Ringo always has a good read.

What did you like best about this story?

It brought together lots of my favorite characters

What about Marc Vietor’s performance did you like?

Sounded like he should

  • Black Frost

  • By: John Conroe
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 995
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 938
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 935

What would you do to protect a loved one? Would you kill? Widower Ian Moore will do almost anything to protect his daughter from a threat that comes straight out of our darkest fairytales.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW--This was such a good book 5/5

  • By LOYL-00 on 09-21-17

Very expensive considering performance time and price

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

Reviewed: 09-09-17

Very expensive, considering performance time and price. I like the book. Just as I have enjoyed the rest of the series.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • For Us, the Living

  • A Comedy of Customs
  • By: Robert A. Heinlein
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
  • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 117
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 96

July 12, 1939: Perry Nelson is driving along the palisades when another vehicle swerves into his lane, a tire blows out, and his car careens off the road and over a bluff. The last thing he sees before his head connects with the boulders below is a girl in a green bathing suit, prancing along the shore.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • The only Heinlein I didn't enjoy

  • By Randall on 07-07-11

Heinlein fan, but not for an unfinished work.

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

Reviewed: 07-25-17

What would have made For Us, the Living better?

As you can read in the introduction, he simply never finished it. Don't believe me? Then look at how short the final chapters are. The plot is vintage Heinlein, but there were reasons he started it in 1939 and never came back to it. It may be that WWII changed some of his social theories in the plot.

What could Robert A. Heinlein have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

It may be that this was a story that got pulled apart and later used in "A Stranger in a Strange Land" and "Starship Troops" Therefore finishing it later may have been redundant to him.

Have you listened to any of Malcolm Hillgartner’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

n/a

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

It should never have been re;eased without clear indicator that it is a short story.

Any additional comments?

I "Grok." If you don't understand, read more Heinlein

9 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • College Arcane

  • By: John Conroe
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,098
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,963
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,966

College. A time of transition from youth to young adulthood. New lessons, new responsibilities, new distractions. A period of life treasured by most. Unless you happen to attend an institute of higher learning where the bullies are werewolves, the teachers are sadists, and the pretty girls are all deadly. A school like that demands a special kind of student, someone with the skills and power to survive. Someone like Declan O'Carroll.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wasn't sure I'd like....but DID

  • By Robin on 12-30-16

Awesome

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

Reviewed: 10-18-16

Great story. Not Harry Porter, but a good read just the same. Now on to the rest of the series. Note I read extensively. First time I have written a review, because I think the author deserves support.

  • Live Free or Die

  • Troy Rising, Book One
  • By: John Ringo
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 17 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,546
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,803
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,813

When aliens trundled a gate to other worlds into the solar system, the world reacted with awe, hope and fear. But the first aliens to come through, the Glatun, were peaceful traders and the world breathed a sigh of relief.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simply Awesome

  • By Colin on 05-27-11

Comments

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

Reviewed: 09-28-16

Great read ! A little more 1st person detail would be ok. But that just shows I wanted more !!!

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Sword of the South

  • By: David Weber
  • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
  • Length: 23 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 517
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 479
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 472

Know thyself. Its always good to know who you are, but sometimes that's a little difficult. Kenhodan has no last name because he has no past...or not one he remembers, anyway. What he does have are a lot of scars and a lot of skills - some exhilarating and some terrifying - and a purpose. Now, if he only knew where he'd gotten them and what their purpose was....

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

  • By wayne on 09-15-15

Great story

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

Reviewed: 10-20-15

Lots of fun from my favorite author. The only way to improve it is to write a sequel

1 of 1 people found this review helpful