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  • The Book of Life

  • All Souls, Book 3
  • By: Deborah Harkness
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 23 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,137
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13,894
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,848

In The Book of Life, Diana and Matthew time travel back from Elizabethan London to make a dramatic return to the present - facing new crises and old enemies. At Matthew’s ancestral home, Sept-Tours, they reunite with the beloved cast of characters from A Discovery of Witches - with one significant exception. But the real threat to their future has yet to be revealed, and when it is, the search for Ashmole 782 and its missing pages takes on even more urgency.  

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • So little magic, so much dull soap opery.

  • By Kathryn on 07-18-14

awesome trilogy

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

Reviewed: 03-28-18

I read about 20 books a year. this trilogy is the most intelligent, rich fantasy series I have read in the past 10 years. just fished the third reading of it and get more out each time.

  • Terra and Imperium

  • The Duchy of Terra, Book 3
  • By: Glynn Stewart
  • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
  • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 652
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 608
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 609

Humanity's first colony is a project neither the Duchy of Terra nor the A!Tol Imperium can allow to fail. The planet Hope in the Alpha Centauri system has been lavished with resources and attention - but when an unknown alien force attacks the system, all of that is in danger. An ancient alien artifact is the apparent target of the attack, an artifact older than known galactic civilization. Suddenly, the backwater colony of a second-rate power is the gathering point for a confrontation of the galaxy's greatest powers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonder writing and epic performance

  • By Dr. Horrible on 12-06-18

great series.

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

Reviewed: 03-01-18

it was a great series with a lot of future potential. the audio performance was equally excellent especially as the names were so challenging. looking forward to the next book.

  • A Fallen Empire Omnibus

  • Books 1-3
  • By: Lindsay Buroker
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 27 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 459
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 432
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 435

A fighter pilot on a mission to reunite with her daughter. A cyborg soldier on a quest to regain his humanity. Mortal enemies during the war, they must now work together to salvage a 70-year-old freighter and navigate the gauntlet of pirates, scavengers, mercenaries, and other pitfalls that stand in their way after the fall of the largest empire mankind has ever known.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • EXCELLENT. WELL WRITTEN AND PERFORMED

  • By Bunty on 08-29-17

very engaging, action fill story.

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

Reviewed: 01-29-18

glad I got all 3 books as they are one continuous story. can't wait for book 4.

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  • Columbus Day

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 1
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 16 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,697
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 27,296
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,233

The Ruhar hit us on Columbus Day. There we were, innocently drifting along the cosmos on our little blue marble, like the Native Americans in 1492. Over the horizon came ships of a technologically advanced, aggressive culture, and BAM! There went the good old days, when humans got killed only by each other. So, Columbus Day. It fits. When the morning sky twinkled again, this time with Kristang starships jumping in to hammer the Ruhar, we thought we were saved.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sci Fi I didn't know I wanted

  • By Gary Glenn on 06-27-17

grand well thought out story!

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

Reviewed: 06-18-17

I am looking forward to the next story. the narrator was a perfect pick. Hooya!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dancing with the Devil

  • Nikki and Michael, Book 1
  • By: Keri Arthur
  • Narrated by: Coleen Marlo
  • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 38

Private Investigator Nikki James grew up on the tough streets of Lyndhurst and believes there's nothing left to surprise her. But all that changes the night she follows a rich man's daughter into the shadows and finds herself caught in a war between two very different men. One is a madman, intent on destruction. The other has his own heart of darkness. For three 300 years Michael Kelly has existed in life's shadows, gradually learning to control his vampire cravings.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Lots of action

  • By Pat on 12-23-16

Lots of action

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

Reviewed: 12-23-16

Would you consider the audio edition of Dancing with the Devil to be better than the print version?

Never read it. Not the best narration I've listened to, but also not the worst.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Michael is my favorite character because Nikki drives me nuts some times. I like strong female leads and for most of the book she was pretty wimpy. I'm glad she finally started really defending herself by the end.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Heart of Obsidian

  • Psy-Changeling, Book 12
  • By: Nalini Singh
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,220
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,121
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,127

In 2006, Nalini Singh introduced the beguiling and sensual Psy-Changeling world in Slave to Sensation, which spawned a series that has had readers and critics cheering. Throughout the incredible 11-book run there has been one question that has tantalized Nalini's legion of fans. Now, in the eagerly awaited 12th book in the series, Nalini Singh finally reveals the answer to the biggest Psy-Changeling mystery - an answer so surprising we wouldn't dare spoil it. Even if we knew.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing read, but be warned...

  • By Bookfriend83 on 06-05-13

A happy surprise.

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

Reviewed: 05-15-14

Would you consider the audio edition of Heart of Obsidian to be better than the print version?

I didn't see how these two could get together. But it ended up being one of the best and deepest books of the series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Death Masks

  • The Dresden Files, Book 5
  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 18,321
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16,019
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 15,939

Harry Dresden, Chicago's only practicing professional wizard, should be happy that business is pretty good for a change. But he also knows that whenever things are going good, the only way left for them to go is bad. Way bad. Recent examples: A duel with the lethal champion of the Red Court, who must kill Harry to end the war between vampires and wizards...Hit men using Harry for target practice...The missing Shroud of Turin - and the possible involvement of Chicago's most feared mob boss.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Series Really Gets Into Gear

  • By Alan on 01-03-10

Another great episode

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

Reviewed: 12-17-13

Would you listen to Death Masks again? Why?

Another great story. Got a little lost with the number of characters, but never lost the story line. Excellent suspense and a suprise ending.

  • Gone Girl

  • A Novel
  • By: Gillian Flynn
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 19 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49,847
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,392
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,484

It is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media - as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents - the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter - but is he really a killer?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Demented, twisted, sick and I loved it!

  • By Theodore on 01-20-13

what a horrible ending

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

Reviewed: 05-23-13

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Having an ending that didn't make you sorry you ever spent time slogging through the book.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Not a book by this author.

Any additional comments?

A very unique writing style with interesting twists to the story. The author plays with your emotions because what you think is happening isn't what is really happening. Then at the end when the story line should coalesce into something satisfactory, the author ends the story in a way that is makes one sorry they ever spent time reading it.