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  • Arcanum Unbounded: The Cosmere Collection

  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer, Kate Reading
  • Length: 22 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 10,612
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,892
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 9,861

An all-new Stormlight Archive novella, "Edgedancer", is the crown jewel of Arcanum Unbounded: The Cosmere Collection, the first audiobook of short fiction by number one New York Times best-selling author Brandon Sanderson. The collection includes nine works in all. Originally published on Tor.com and elsewhere individually, these wonderful tales convey the expanse of the Cosmere and tell exciting tales of adventure Sanderson fans have come to expect.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Where to Find It (chapter #'s for stories)

  • By V. Smith on 07-25-18

Amazing! Big development of the cosmere

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

Reviewed: 08-01-17

If you have any interest in the Sanderson's Cosmere, Mistborn or Stormlight Archives you have to read this. I loved every moment of it. Sanderson is my favorite author.

  • The Alloy of Law

  • A Mistborn Novel
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,086
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19,362
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,361

Three hundred years after the events of the Mistborn trilogy, Scadrial is now on the verge of modernity, with railroads to supplement the canals, electric lighting in the streets and the homes of the wealthy, and the first steel-framed skyscrapers racing for the clouds.Kelsier, Vin, Elend, Sazed, Spook, and the rest are now part of history—or religion. Yet the old magics of Allomancy and Feruchemy continue to play a role in this reborn world....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Shorter, but very entertaining

  • By Robin on 12-14-11

Brandon Sanderson is a master writer

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

Reviewed: 02-22-17

From the cosmere of Mr. Sanderson, The Alloy of Law gives me just enough of Mistborn to reminisce about old characters and stories, but I become fully engaged in the new characters too. I cannot wait to read the next 2 books.

  • Spider's Bite

  • Elemental Assassin, Book 1
  • By: Jennifer Estep
  • Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
  • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,244
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,506
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,514

They call me the Spider. I'm the most feared assassin in the South -- when I'm not busy at the Pork Pit cooking up the best barbecue in Ashland. As a Stone elemental, I can hear everything from the whispers of the gravel beneath my feet to the vibrations of the soaring Appalachian Mountains above me. My Ice magic also comes in handy for making the occasional knife. But I don't use my powers on the job unless I absolutely have to. Call it professional pride.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • How I got to loathe the story

  • By Brian Rygaard Jensen on 06-06-13

"No means no!"

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

Reviewed: 06-26-13

First I live in TX, and I'm deeply annoyed by the accent the performer uses.

Second - "No means no!" Did anyone else feel that Gin came across as a male rapist at times. I mean the "MMmm!" she kept spouting out in reference to the detective was creepy enough, but I'm really talking about the scene where she was dry humping him in the bar and he clearly didn't want to even though he was attracted to her. Just because your attracted to someone does not mean you are giving your permission. And her determination that she was going to "have" him. I was a disgusted! Really, people gave this drivel 5 stars.

Third - Gin is not a strong character, she is a female character that thinks she is strong, and her supporting cast thinks so too. To be expected, but she comes across as insecure and stupid. I dislike her character so much I don't know where to start! I much preferred Illona Andrews strong character to this one. She had strengths and weaknesses that could be appreciated.

Fourth - An assassin...not so much!

I'm so upset I wasted a point on this book!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Ever After

  • The Hollows, Book 11
  • By: Kim Harrison
  • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
  • Length: 18 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,103
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,806
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,818

The ever after, the demonic realm that parallels our own, is shrinking, and if it disappears, so does all magic. It’s up to witch-turned-daywalking-demon Rachel Morgan to fix the ever-after before the fragile balance between magic users and humans fails. Of course, there’s also the small fact that she caused the ley line to rip in the first place, and her life is forfeit unless she can fix it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best book yet!!!!

  • By Hassan on 01-24-13

One of the best in this series!

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

Reviewed: 05-30-13

My best recommendation for this series is this book. I've actually considered rereading the entire series again due to this book. There are a ton of changes in this book! I think characters evolved. Looking forward to Kim Harrison's future work on this series!

  • Death and the Girl Next Door

  • By: Darynda Jones
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 856
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 786
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 782

Ten years ago, Lorelei's parents disappeared without a trace. Raised by her grandparents and leaning on the support of her best friends, Lorelei is finally beginning to accept the fact that her parents are never coming home. For Lorelei, life goes on. High school is not quite as painful as she thinks it will be, and things are as normal as they can be. Until the day the school's designated loner, Cameron Lusk, begins to stalk her, turning up where she least expects it, standing outside her house in the dark, night after night. Things get even more complicated when a new guy - terrifying, tough, sexy Jared Kovach - comes to school.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • PG-13 version of Darynda's snarky writing

  • By KLeaHudson on 10-03-12

Really not what I expected from Darynda Jones

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

Reviewed: 10-19-12

I have to say that I like Darynda Jones' work in her Grim Reaper series, but I don't love it. Honestly I would give it a 4 out of 5 honestly; which is pretty good for a romance series in my opinion. I think the characters are pretty well written, amusing, and the story line is appealing. However, I would not consider it witty at all; the banter gets old sometimes (nobody talks like that all the time).

This book falls far from that. I feel like Ms. Jones took all of the elements from her Grimm Reaper book, shook it up and put it into a Young Adult Novel. It wasn't well done!

I've read a few Young Adult novels, and there are some that are very well done. You feel that they are written about actual teenagers...not in this book. I don't believe Ms. Jone's actually understands how a teenager thinks or feels, none of the feelings, thoughts (suspicions for example) or actions felt authentic.

The story line overall felt juxtaposed, and the deus ex machinas we're to noticeable for words.

And what is the deal with the overly hot guys in her books. Is there no better way to describe them. It seems like Ms. Jones cannot get past some muscles and a little height. It was tolerable in the Grimm Reaper series, annoyingly redundant here.

I'm not going to buy any of her future YA books for the listed reasons. I think Ms. Jones should stick with the other, grown up series, because she does a pretty good job on it.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Hounded

  • The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Kevin Hearne
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,089
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,030
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,966

Atticus O’Sullivan, last of the Druids, lives peacefully in Arizona, running an occult bookshop and shape-shifting in his spare time to hunt with his Irish wolfhound. His neighbors and customers think that this handsome, tattooed Irish dude is about twenty-one years old - when in actuality, he’s twenty-one centuries old. Not to mention: He draws his power from the earth, possesses a sharp wit, and wields an even sharper magical sword known as Fragarach, the Answerer. Unfortunately, a very angry Celtic god wants that sword, and he’s hounded Atticus for centuries....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally, a modern day fantasy that really hits the

  • By Chris on 01-02-12

Great Series! Cannot wait for more!

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

Reviewed: 12-16-11

Would you listen to Hounded again? Why?

We loved this book and the consecutive titles. The narrator was really good too!