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  • Kingdoms and Chaos

  • King's Dark Tidings, Book 4
  • Auteur(s): Kel Kade
  • Narrateur(s): Nick Podehl
  • Durée: 16 h et 23 min
  • Version intégrale
  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 151
  • Histoire
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150

The future of the Ashaiian haven, the newly founded Kingdom of Cael, is anything but secured. Rezkin must seek recognition from the King of Gendishen if his people are to maintain possession of their island home and the enchanted secret it contains. In an unexpected twist, events overtake Rezkin, and he is thrust into a frustrating adventure to seek a worthless prize. He finds that his carefully constructed reputation as an indomitable foe has consequences as others seek to use his strengths for their own gain. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved it

  • Écrit par Jeremy Neff le 2019-03-10

Hoped for better

Au global
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Histoire
3 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-02-22

I’m someone who will finish a book/series usually regardless of some complaints against it, which is what I did here (finishing up to the most recent book).

Books and series aren’t always going to give you exactly what you’d prefer as you’re not the writer, and I respect that. There were a number of odd things about this series though, and a handful of them were quite off-putting.

The books trudge along slowly through a plot that honestly seems very poorly pieced together. There are a few moments where things tie up and it feels like the foreshadowing and intricacy has been brought to a higher level, but for the most part many aspects of the storyline could have been far better set up. The action is predictable in victory and the characters are never in real danger. The relationships are abrupt and detached and character development for the most part is sluggish and then jarring when it does happen. The female characters are mostly incredibly annoying and everyone bows and scrapes around an indomitable protagonist, this makes the storyline quite boring at times in its predictability. The books seems mostly like a parade of the protagonist’s male gloriousness and prowess, effortlessly seducing all the women around him and moving through society with very little issue. The plot line seems set up in a series of laundry list quests with the larger story line only really emerging in the later books with even that seeming very weak.

I really think that Rezkin could have experienced a better character development curve by book 4, yet nothing really has changed, just weak hints that something is there without a timely reveal and solution to the few issues. The only real surprise in the series has been the cliffhanger at the end of this one. I had honestly just hoped for more, and there is so much good within the pages of these books and such an intriguing base, it just hasn’t been woven as intricately as I think was possible.

  • Indian Horse

  • A Novel
  • Auteur(s): Richard Wagamese
  • Narrateur(s): Jason Ryll
  • Durée: 6 h et 51 min
  • Version intégrale
  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars 432
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 405
  • Histoire
    4.5 out of 5 stars 403

Saul Indian Horse is in critical condition. Sitting feeble in an alcoholism treatment facility, he is told that sharing his story will help relieve his agony. Though skeptical, he embarks on a heartbreaking journey from the present - and into the woods of Northern Ontario, where his life began in a snowy Ojibway camp. The tale that follows is one of great pain and great determination from Richard Wagamese, an author who "never seems to waste a shot" ( New York Times).

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Heart wrenching and Humbling

  • Écrit par Utilisateur anonyme le 2018-11-11

Incredible and heartbreaking

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Histoire
5 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-01-27

As I knew it was going to be, this book was incredible, and heartbreaking in its glance into life as an Indigenous person in Canada. Wagamese weaves a beautiful story full of connection to the rugged land, devastation at the hands of the residential school system and the salvation of a hockey stick and puck.
This story was so powerful, made all the more real by the knowledge that the damage residential schools did is still so present today and that the anti-Indigenous racism that many fellow Canadians like to think they are beyond runs rampant in many communities. Wagamese tempers the atrocities committed against the Indigenous peoples by capturing the zest of hockey, and it’s power to bring people and communities together.
This is a necessary story. I hope many more people, not just Canadians, take the time to listen to it.

  • The Queen of the Tearling

  • A Novel
  • Auteur(s): Erika Johansen
  • Narrateur(s): Katherine Kellgren
  • Durée: 14 h et 30 min
  • Version intégrale
  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars 15

Magic, adventure, mystery, and romance combine in this epic debut in which a young princess must reclaim her dead mother’s throne, learn to be a ruler - and defeat the Red Queen, a powerful and malevolent sorceress determined to destroy her. On her 19th birthday, Princess Kelsea Raleigh Glynn, raised in exile, sets out on a perilous journey back to the castle of her birth to ascend her rightful throne. Plain and serious, a girl who loves books and learning, Kelsea bears little resemblance to her mother, the vain and frivolous Queen Elyssa.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved this

  • Écrit par Utilisateur anonyme le 2019-03-05

Enjoyed the book, but where’s the 2nd?

Au global
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Histoire
5 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-01-21

Audible has the 1st and 3rd books...but not the 2nd? Really want to continue the series!

  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • Auteur(s): Trevor Noah
  • Narrateur(s): Trevor Noah
  • Durée: 8 h et 44 min
  • Version intégrale
  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars 3 253
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2 994
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars 2 989

One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb

  • Écrit par Amazon Customer le 2017-11-10

Captivating Story

Au global
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Histoire
5 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2018-12-19

Trevor Noah’s story and telling of the story kept me intrigued through the entire book. He was funny, enlightening and critical about a story and a country that I knew little about. His writing is excellent as well, I especially liked the mini foreshadowing chapters, and then the in-depth chapter following. He builds out complex relationships, and the realities of life growing up as a mixed kid in South Africa. I’m very glad I downloaded his book.

  • Becoming

  • Auteur(s): Michelle Obama
  • Narrateur(s): Michelle Obama
  • Durée: 19 h et 3 min
  • Version intégrale
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    5 out of 5 stars 2 685
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2 385
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars 2 374

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites listeners into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • inspiring

  • Écrit par sheena le 2019-02-18

Exceptional diction from an exceptional person

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Histoire
5 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2018-12-03

I really appreciated the honesty and poise at which Michelle Obama presented the contents of her book. She delivered her truths with grace and powerful writing and really opened a door to what her tenure as First Lady and her life beforehand was like on the daily. She doesn’t hold back and her stories about her relationship with Barack Obama and her family, especially her dad are more than heartwarming. Her struggles are humanizing, and relatable and essential. I loved every second of this book, I’m so glad I followed through on my temptation and bought it. Hers is a message that needs to be taken in, and would hopefully be commemorated and held closer in the hearts of people around the world.

  • City of Heavenly Fire

  • The Mortal Instruments, Book 6
  • Auteur(s): Cassandra Clare
  • Narrateur(s): Jason Dohring, Sophie Turner
  • Durée: 20 h et 38 min
  • Version intégrale
  • Au global
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars 24

Darkness has descended on the Shadowhunter world. Chaos and destruction overwhelm the Nephilim as Clary, Jace, Simon, and their friends band together to fight the greatest evil they have ever faced: Clary's own brother. Nothing in this world can defeat Sebastian - but if they journey to the realm of demons, they just might have a chance.... Lives will be lost, love sacrificed, and the whole world will change. Who will survive the explosive sixth and final installment of the Mortal Instruments series?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • great book! but..

  • Écrit par john hatch le 2018-05-05

Good finale but bad choice of narrators

Au global
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Histoire
5 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2018-11-15

It took me nearly the entire book to get used to the male narrators voice. It’s choppy and expressionless and even when I got used to it I still didn’t like it.

Sophie Turner is awesome in Game of Thrones and did a really good job narrating, however the majority of the characters in the series are American with American accents not British, so her accent was out of place in my opinion.

I was pleased with this as the finale of the book series, Clary is finally the badass I was hoping for in the previous books, although in book 5 she’s pretty good.

  • Kingdom of Ash

  • Auteur(s): Sarah J. Maas
  • Narrateur(s): Elizabeth Evans
  • Durée: 33 h et 11 min
  • Version intégrale
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    5 out of 5 stars 171
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars 161

Aelin has risked everything to save her people - but at a tremendous cost. Locked within an iron coffin by the Queen of the Fae, Aelin must draw upon her fiery will as she endures months of torture. Aware that yielding to Maeve will doom those she loves keeps her from breaking, though her resolve begins to unravel with each passing day....With Aelin captured, Aedion and Lysandra remain the last line of defense to protect Terrasen from utter destruction. Yet they soon realize that the many allies they've gathered to battle Erawan's hordes might not be enough to save them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • best book I ever heard, so far

  • Écrit par AWASHPILLOW le 2019-03-04

I Adore These Books

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Histoire
5 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2018-11-01

I have loved all of these books, the series just got better and better and better, sometimes a hard task. The characters have incredible development, real dilemmas and show their good and bad sides . This book raced along with breakneck speed, didn’t lessen its intensity once and kept me at the edge of my seat for the whole duration. The complexity of the intertwining fates that Maas has woven through the series come to full fruition in this book. It has beautiful, heartfelt moments, definitely a number of times where I held back tears or wasn’t able to. I loved a certain point where Maas tips her hat to other works of hers. It was a glorious send off to the series, I just wish it had lasted a little longer!

  • The Female of the Species

  • Auteur(s): Mindy McGinnis
  • Narrateur(s): Amanda Dolan, Justis Bolding, Dan Bittner
  • Durée: 7 h et 7 min
  • Version intégrale
  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars 2

Alex Craft knows how to kill someone. And she doesn't feel bad about it. Three years ago, when her older sister, Anna, was murdered and the killer walked free, Alex uncaged the language she knows best - the language of violence. While her own crime goes unpunished, Alex knows she can't be trusted among other people. Not with Jack, who wants to really know her but still feels guilty over the role he played the night Anna's body was discovered. And not with Peekay, the kid with a defiant streak who befriends Alex while they volunteer at an animal shelter. Not anyone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible, Moving and Uncomfortably Real

  • Écrit par Hannah le 2017-11-19

Incredible, Moving and Uncomfortably Real

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Histoire
5 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2017-11-19

Some overarching spoilers in my review:
I adored this book. It is an eloquent, intelligent and thought provoking masterpiece of a call out on society, expectations and bystander lifestyle. The characters are intense and complex, the story line riveting and despite the outcome of the book (which is still excellent regardless of my desire for fields of daises and a happily ever after) doesn’t wallow in the circumstances but instead articulately and comfortingly drives home the moral. I loved how the author doesn’t shy away from the hard topics like rape culture, I love how I was made to question, admire, regret and despise the characters all at the same time as well as become more aware of the little things in our lives that excuse actions from boys and girls, women and men, towards normalizing rape culture in society. Like drawing dicks on bathroom stalls, calling girls sluts, hero worshipping men with high “kill counts”.
I love how human this book is. And I love how we see it through the eyes of three completely different protagonists and how the person who has arguably done the most evil deeds within the book ends up being the person who was the most pure and innocent of them all.