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Denise Atwood

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  • A Painted Goddess

  • A Fire Beneath the Skin, Book 3
  • By: Victor Gischler
  • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 993
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 907
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 905

In the thrilling conclusion to the A Fire Beneath the Skin trilogy, the enchanted kingdom of Helva faces a nightmarish future of endless bloodshed, and Rina Veraiin - a young warrior-duchess armed with mysterious, magical tattoos - must use her fantastic powers to save her home from eternal war. As her far-flung friends scour Helva for additional tattoos to increase her formidable abilities, Rina reckons with an enigmatic death priest...the one whose contract grants her extraordinary magic but demands an awful price.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • No surviving Heroes ?

  • By Finitra Garrett on 09-27-16

Meh

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

Reviewed: 03-31-18

Most characters are just stereotypes of themselves. The female characters are strong and powerful, but only when necessary for the story. Otherwise they're catty,vain and need to be saved. Just when you think the characters grow, they slide back to their original dimensions. The ending leaves a lot to be desired.

  • Furies of Calderon

  • Codex Alera, Book 1
  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 19 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,759
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,996
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,030

In the realm of Alera, where people bond with the furies - elementals of Earth, air, fire, water, and metal - 15-year-old Tavi struggles with his lack of furycrafting. But when his homeland erupts in chaos - when rebels war with loyalists and furies clash with furies - Tavi's simple courage will turn the tides of war.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Oh, how I HATE the horns!!!!

  • By Sarah on 09-14-13

whats with the horns?!

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

Reviewed: 06-04-16

the story was a decent fantasy, although i prefer the wit and sarcasm of the author's Dresden Files. the performance was also well done. it loses a star for the random blasting of horns that seemed to have no purpose and would happen in the middle of several scenes. highly annoying.

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