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  • War and Wind

  • Tides, Book 2
  • By: Alex Lidell
  • Narrated by: Kaitlin Bellamy
  • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 24

A cowardly captain. An incompetent crew. A mission she can't fail. Nile and her small band of loyal midshipmen saved the ship, and Captain Rima might just kill them for it... one young officer at a time. No one and nothing on the Aurora is safe anymore, least of all Nile's explosive secrets or her connection with Domenic, which vibrates between them like a cutlass speared into the deck. When the shifting tide of war suddenly turns Aurora's backwater outpost into a vital battleground, Nile faces an impossible choice between duty and freedom. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing Narration!!!

  • By Chelsea Smith on 09-06-18

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 07-24-18

I enjoys this book even more than the first in the series. The first section of the book was hard for me to get to, just because things felt so bleak for the characters, but the rest of the book, and the ending were worth the hardship! I loved the new characters introduced, and the friendships Nile formed with them. Definitely my favorite book of the year, and high on my list of personal favorites. Kaitlin Bellamy continues to be the best narrator I've heard.

  • Air and Ash

  • TIDES, Book 1
  • By: Alex Lidell
  • Narrated by: Kaitlin Bellamy
  • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85

After a lifetime of training, 17-year-old Princess Nile Greysik, a lieutenant on the prestigious Ashing navy flagship, sails into battle with one vital mission - and fails. Barred from the sea and facing a political marriage, Nile masquerades as a common sailor on the first ship she can find. With a cowardly captain, incompetent crew, and a cruel, too-handsome first officer intent on making her life a living hell, Nile must hide her identity while trying to turn the sorry frigate battle worthy. Worse, a terrifying and forbidden magic now tingles in Nile's blood.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bloody Amazing!

  • By HeatherY on 09-15-17

Terrific

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

Reviewed: 07-24-18

I have listened to around 30 audiobooks this year, and this is the first one I've taken the time to review. I loved this book, and the sequel as well. The main character, Nile, is strong and relatable. She makes mistakes, which is unusual, as most main characters usually have all of their decisions work out. This made the books uncomfortable to listen to at times, but so much more real and worthwhile in the end. The writing reminds me a bit of Robin McKinley in its complexity and the controlled but passionate nature of the romance. I loved the supportive group of companions Nile acquires in addition to the romanic lead.

The narrator was simply superb. I've been re-listening to the books just for her voices.