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  • The Dark Fae

  • The World of Fae, Book 1
  • By: Terry Spear
  • Narrated by: Jeanne Whitehouse
  • Length: 4 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 41

Alicia has planned a vacation at South Padre Island with her girlfriend Cassie in forever. But just as they're enjoying a day on the beach, here comes a dark fae to spoil their holiday, except only she can see what he truly is. Alicia has no idea how upside down her world can turn with a chance meeting with one of the dark fae from the royal house of the Denkar. Alicia's always known she's different - that she can recognize the mischievous fae when they show up to "play" with the humans.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible narrator!

  • By ang on 07-27-18

The story is good and catching but....

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

Reviewed: 01-30-18

As stated in the headline the story is good but my goodness the narrator reads like the book has no punctuation, she is awful no change in voice when didn’t characters speak no breaks, no pauses nothing

  • Bloodfire

  • Blood Destiny, Book 1
  • By: Helen Harper
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,861
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,709
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,711

Mack might be, to all intents and purposes, a normal looking human, but she lives with a pack of shapeshifters in Cornwall in rural England after being dumped there by her mother when she was just a young child. She desperately wants to be accepted by her surrogate family, not least because a lot of them hate her for merely being human, but for some reason her blood just won't allow the transformation to occur.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Much better than I was expecting

  • By Andy on 07-25-14

Awesome series

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

Reviewed: 08-21-17

What did you love best about Bloodfire?

Mack, I love the main character, and omg Slim is freaking hilarious. this book kept me laughing all through.

What other book might you compare Bloodfire to and why?

None, its original not the shifters or mages etc.. but the storyline and a Dracoware awesome!

What about Saskia Maarleveld’s performance did you like?

Her voice fits the character

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes, and can't seem to get enough, and I'm dreading because I'm on the last book :(

Any additional comments?

Very good narrator and story thank you, I haven't found a good fantasy book since Anne Rice.

  • KIYA: Hope of the Pharaoh

  • KIYA Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Katie Hamstead
  • Narrated by: Dara Rosenberg
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 151
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 129

When Naomi’s sisters are snatched up to be taken to be wives of the erratic Pharaoh, Akhenaten, she knows they won’t survive the palace, so she offers herself in their place. The fearsome Commander Horemheb sees her courage, and knows she is exactly what he is looking for… The Great Queen Nefertiti despises Naomi instantly, and strips her of her Hebrew lineage, including her name, which is changed to Kiya. Kiya allies herself with Horemheb, who pushes her to greatness and encourages her to make the Pharaoh fall in love with her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating and engaging

  • By Sharon Bayliss on 05-25-14

Great Series

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

Reviewed: 11-11-16

Would you consider the audio edition of KIYA: Hope of the Pharaoh to be better than the print version?

No both versions are great.

What did you like best about this story?

Her version of the truth of Queen Kiya. Most writers mention her as a conniving person. She was a mother, wife and Queen.

What about Dara Rosenberg’s performance did you like?

She was great, made me feel as though I was witnessing it first hand.

Who was the most memorable character of KIYA: Hope of the Pharaoh and why?

Kiya, she is a strong women who faced ridicule based on her religion and race.

Any additional comments?

I do hope to see more from Katie Hamstead about the lives of the Pharaohs.