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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 51
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 50

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.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I kept waiting for something to actually happen...

  • By kaexil on 2019-04-04

Starting book 2 right away!

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

Reviewed: 2019-03-31

This probably deserves 4 stars, but I am very lenient and as long as I overall loved it, I give mostly 5 star ratings lol. I wasn’t sure how detailed the dirty was going to get. But oh, it sure did. But not until towards the end. I like that it was there, but didn’t take over the story like other romances can. Who knows come book 2 though! Hahaha

  • Lady Smoke

  • Ash Princess Series, Book 2
  • Written by: Laura Sebastian
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

The Kaiser murdered Theodosia's mother, the Fire Queen, when Theo was only six. He took Theo's country and kept her prisoner, crowning her Ash Princess - a pet to toy with and humiliate for 10 long years. That era has ended. The Kaiser thought his prisoner weak and defenseless. He didn't realize that a sharp mind is the deadliest weapon. Theo no longer wears a crown of ashes. She has taken back her rightful title, and a hostage - Prinz Soren. But her people remain enslaved under the Kaiser's rule, and now she is thousands of miles away from them and her throne.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Give me book #3!!

  • By AmandaBanana.IG on 2019-03-23

Give me book #3!!

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

Reviewed: 2019-03-23

At first I was unsure of Saskia Maarleveld, she wasn’t capturing my attention. But about 35 mins in BAM I was hooked! While I wait for the 3rd book I will be checking out other books she has narrated!!

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  • Warrior of the Wild

  • Written by: Tricia Levenseller
  • Narrated by: Marisa Calin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

As her father's chosen heir, 18-year-old Rasmira has trained her whole life to become a warrior and lead her village. But when her coming-of-age trial is sabotaged and she fails the test, her father banishes her to the monster-filled wilderness with an impossible quest: To win back her honor, she must kill the oppressive god who claims tribute from the villages each year or die trying. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A strong female heroine!

  • By AmandaBanana.IG on 2019-03-05

A strong female heroine!

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

Reviewed: 2019-03-05

I wish this book was a series because I want more! I love any story where the main character is knocked down just to adapt, overcome and rule! Especially one with a romance snuck in!

I do like the bit of steamyness without full out sex taking over. Just a bit of dirty ness without pages of descriptive sex lmao

I will await Tricia’s next novel and hope that she continues to use Marisa as the narrator. If you haven’t read The Daughter of the Pirate King duology that Marisa narrates, it’s an easy listen and highly recommend!

  • The Wicked King

  • The Folk of the Air, Book 2
  • Written by: Holly Black
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Kelly
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141

After the jaw-dropping revelation that Oak is the heir to Faerie, Jude must keep her younger brother safe. To do so, she has bound the wicked King Cardan to her and made herself the power behind the throne. When it becomes all too clear that someone close to Jude means to betray her, threatening her own life and the lives of everyone she loves, Jude must uncover the traitor and fight her own complicated feelings for Cardan to maintain control as a mortal in a Faerie world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Absolute Favourite Book!

  • By Lisa Martins on 2019-01-11

Amazing!!

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

Reviewed: 2019-02-25

I am now going to be dying for another 11 months waiting for the next book!!! Ahhh

  • Daughter of the Siren Queen

  • Written by: Tricia Levenseller
  • Narrated by: Marisa Calin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 11

Alosa's mission is finally complete. Not only has she recovered all three pieces of the map to a legendary hidden treasure, but the pirates who originally took her captive are now prisoners on her ship. Still unfairly attractive and unexpectedly loyal, first mate Riden is a constant distraction, but now he's under her orders. And she takes great comfort in knowing that the villainous Vordan will soon be facing her father's justice. When Vordan exposes a secret her father has kept for years, Alosa and her crew find themselves in a deadly race with the feared Pirate King.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • so much fun!

  • By Amazon Customer on 2018-06-22

Better than the first!

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

Reviewed: 2018-07-23

I was so intrigued and never got bored at all through the whole book! The narrator is also amazing and I will follow her and listen to other books she has narrated as she was so good!!

  • The Song of Achilles

  • A Novel
  • Written by: Madeline Miller
  • Narrated by: Frazer Douglas
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 370
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 341
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 342

Greece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the kingdom of Phthia to be raised in the shadow of King Peleus and his golden son, Achilles. “The best of all the Greeks”—strong, beautiful, and the child of a goddess—Achilles is everything the shamed Patroclus is not. Yet despite their differences, the boys become steadfast companions. Their bond deepens as they grow into young men and become skilled in the arts of war and medicine—much to the displeasure and the fury of Achilles’ mother, Thetis, a cruel sea goddess with a hatred of mortals.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If I could only have one book for the rest of my life

  • By Emily Hann on 2018-05-03

Amazing!

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

Reviewed: 2018-06-29

I admit, this book took me a wee bit longer to picture and get into than other books (whether audio or print). I loved the first book so I had high hopes. I was listening and listening for hours and I could just not picture it. I had no idea what was going on at all that I actually went back and forth between this and music at the gym. I eventually took a break and listened to another book (that I finished in 24 hours), then went back to it. And I was finally picturing it and something in my mind was happening. It was around the 3 hour or so mark. I fell in love! As well as started to appreciate and like Frazer’s calm voice and accents. I think before my next book, I may go back and relisten to those first 3 hours now that I know what I know lol. There aren’t anymore Madeline miller books on audible, so I may follow Frazer Douglas’ narrations and pick one of his books next instead. 10/10 would read again!

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  • Circe

  • Written by: Madeline Miller
  • Narrated by: Perdita Weeks
  • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 707
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 656
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 651

In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child - not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring, like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power - the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating story, expertly read

  • By libragal on 2018-06-20

Amazing. 👏

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

Reviewed: 2018-05-28

I admit the starting took a tad bit longer to get into for me than other books. And there were little things that bothered me at the time. But all around, WOW. This is definitely one of those books that even though I have listened to it, I would love to go out and buy the print for my bookshelf to read in the future. 5 stars.

Also the performer was perfect! Will be downloading Achilles immediately as I can’t wait to hear more from both this performer & writer!

  • The Storyteller

  • Written by: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Mozhan Marno, Jennifer Ikeda, Edoardo Ballerini, and others
  • Length: 18 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155

Jodi Picoult's poignant number one New York Times best-selling novels about family and love tackle hot-button issues head on. In The Storyteller, Sage Singer befriends Josef Weber, a beloved Little League coach and retired teacher. But then Josef asks Sage for a favor she never could have imagined - to kill him. After Josef reveals the heinous act he committed, Sage feels he may deserve that fate. But would his death be murder or justice?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • awesome book, very well narrated!

  • By Anonymous User on 2017-11-27

Amazing

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

Reviewed: 2018-05-02

Just gets better as you read on!

I admit for most of the book, I didn’t realize who the character was with the monster story. If anyone caught on faster that it was Minka’s story, Bravo. Still 5 starts to the story and all performances!

  • The Golden Dynasty

  • Written by: Kristen Ashley
  • Narrated by: Tillie Hooper
  • Length: 17 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

Circe Quinn goes to sleep at home and wakes up in a corral filled with women wearing sacrificial virgin attire - and she is one of them. She soon finds out that she's not having a wild dream; she's living a frightening nightmare where she's been transported to a barren land populated by a primitive people, and in short order she's installed very unwillingly on a white throne of horns as their queen.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Waste of money

  • By Martha Nelson on 2019-04-10

Loved the first book, liked the 2nd. Not interested in continuing with the others in the series

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

Reviewed: 2018-04-02

There were a few things I did not like about this book. But ended up loving it anyways. Halfway maybe more than I expected.

Tillie Hooper who narrates the series does an amazing job overall, and at changing voices for different characters, expressions, etc.

While these books are not the same story, they kind of have the same idea of 2 girls swapping places in their worlds. So even tho I loved the first 2, I don’t think I’ll continue with the rest of the series. This may change after some time. But right now I’m feeling like I have no interest to see at all based on reading the summaries.

  • Everless

  • Written by: Sara Holland
  • Narrated by: Eileen Stevens
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

In the kingdom of Sempera, time is currency - extracted from blood, bound to iron, and consumed to add time to one's own lifespan. The rich aristocracy, like the Gerlings, tax the poor to the hilt, extending their own lives by centuries. No one resents the Gerlings more than Jules Ember. A decade ago, she and her father were servants at Everless, the Gerlings' palatial estate, until a fateful accident forced them to flee in the dead of night.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By Amazon Customer on 2018-01-17

Can’t wait for book 2!

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

Reviewed: 2018-03-25

I admit it took a few chapters to fully picture and get into this book. But the narrator Eileen Stevens did an amazing job telling the story. I will be very excited when book 2 comes out :)