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  • Rhapsodic

  • The Bargainer, Book 1
  • Written by: Laura Thalassa
  • Narrated by: Susannah Jones
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

Callypso Lillis is a siren with a very big problem, one that stretches up her arm and far into her past. For the last seven years she's been collecting a bracelet of black beads up her wrist, magical IOUs for favors she's received. Only death or repayment will fulfill the obligations. Only then will the beads disappear. Everyone knows that if you need a favor, you go to the Bargainer to make it happen. He's a man who can get you anything you want...at a price. And everyone knows that sooner or later he always collects. But for one client, he's never asked for repayment. Not until now.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, gripping and interesting!

  • By Nastassja Nielsen-Ruddell on 2018-09-18

I kept waiting for something to actually happen...

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

Reviewed: 2019-04-04

Such of a long buildup to a frankly very disappointing and rushed ending.
It could have been SO much more but instead the main plot line was pushed aside to “develop” the characters, as in developing very Mary Sue traits in both Callie and The Bargainer.
They’re both sooo beautiful and sooo perfect and frankly the only flaw of the Bargainer’s is that he’s a low key pedophile who was willing to be with Callie when she was still 16 but only couldn’t because of their bargain. Yuck.
It also took until past 3/4 into the book for their relationship to be fully explained, and even then, Callie would have unexplained bursts of anger (which felt like an attempt to have some actual action going in a nonexistent plot).
The black best friend trope was agonizing to listen to, but I do admit that the narration as a whole/ for the characters other than Temper was good, if not a little fast.
Sex scenes were.... fast too hahaha.
I know that there are other books but this one was so disappointing that I’m not even going to attempt the other ones. Sorry!

  • Crooked Kingdom

  • Written by: Leigh Bardugo
  • Narrated by: Roger Clark, Jay Snyder, Elizabeth Evans, and others
  • Length: 17 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 158

Kaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn't think they'd survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they're right back to fighting for their lives. Double-crossed and badly weakened, the crew is low on resources, allies, and hope. As powerful forces from around the world descend on Ketterdam to root out the secrets of the dangerous drug known as jurda parem, old rivals and new enemies emerge to challenge Kaz's cunning and test the team's fragile loyalties.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • this book is so good!

  • By Loftwerks on 2019-05-08

So good!

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

Reviewed: 2019-02-20

I loved this book and the prequel and the voice acting was impeccable. There was one actor who played Wylan’s part who I had to up the speed on and sometimes the accents got mixed up but otherwise it was impeccable.

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