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  • Age of Swords

  • The Legends of the First Empire, Book 2
  • Written by: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 20 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 130
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120

Raithe, the God Killer, may have started the rebellion by killing a Fhrey, but longstanding enmities dividing the Rhune make it all but impossible to unite against the common foe. And even if the clans can join forces, how will they defeat an enemy whose magical prowess renders them indistinguishable from gods? The answer lies across the sea in a faraway land populated by a reclusive and dour race who feel nothing but disdain for both Fhrey and mankind.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Completely falls apart in second book

  • By Matthew on 2018-11-17

Love, love, loved this prequel!

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

Reviewed: 2019-05-18

I am officially addicted to Michael J. Sullivan’s stories! This series has not disappointed. Can’t wait to begin the next one!

  • The Crown Tower

  • The Riyria Chronicles, Book 1
  • Written by: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99

Michael J. Sullivan garnered critical raves and a massive readership for his Riyria Revelations series. The first book in his highly anticipated Riyria Chronicles series of prequels, The Crown Tower brings together warrior Hadrian Blackwater with thieving assassin Royce Melborn. The two form a less-than-friendly pairing, but the quest before them has a rare prize indeed, and if they can breach the supposedly impregnable walls of the Crown Tower, their names will be legend.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable adventure fair

  • By Lea H. on 2018-03-03

Great origin story for Royce & Hadrian!

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

Reviewed: 2019-01-28

Highly recommend reading this series. It was delightful Boxing Day surprise that I discovered there was a prequel trilogy on the origin stories of the characters I loved in the Riyria Revelations series. Like the novelist’s wife, I was really sad when I reached the end of Heir of Novron earlier in 2018. Unlike her, I did. It have to patiently wait for the three additional prequel books to be written. :)
I love fantasy books like this series where the characters are so well written they seem real. The narrator does an amazing job at seamlessly moving from characters.

  • The Robber Bride

  • Written by: Margaret Atwood
  • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
  • Length: 20 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 40

Margaret Atwood's The Robber Bride is inspired by "The Robber Bridegroom", a wonderfully grisly tale from the Brothers Grimm in which an evil groom lures three maidens into his lair and devours them, one by one. But in her version, Atwood brilliantly recasts the monster as Zenia, a villainess of demonic proportions, and sets her loose in the lives of three friends.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun story

  • By Jenny on 2018-12-09

Fun story

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

Reviewed: 2018-12-09

I really enjoyed this book. I love futuristic sci-fi stories, and this one was really fun original storyline. I love Margaret Atwood’s writing.

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  • Wraith

  • Written by: Helen Harper
  • Narrated by: Ruth Urquhart
  • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 30

Saiya Buchanan is a wraith, able to detach her shadow from her body and send it off to do her bidding. But, unlike most of her kin, Saiya doesn't deal in death. Instead, she trades secrets - and in the goblin besieged city of Stirling in Scotland, they're a highly prized commodity. It might just be, however, that the goblins have been hiding the greatest secret of them all. When Gabriel de Florinville, a Dark Elf, is sent as royal envoy into Stirling and takes her prisoner, Saiya is not only going to uncover the sinister truth.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Predictable love story, weak fantasy world

  • By Mike Reiter on 2019-02-21

Couldn’t stop listening

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

Reviewed: 2018-11-05

From the very first chapter I was hooked on this book! I finished it over a weekend! Wonderful narration.

  • Oryx and Crake

  • Written by: Margaret Atwood
  • Narrated by: Campbell Scott
  • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 282
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 258
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 256

As the story opens, Snowman is sleeping in a tree, mourning the loss of his beloved Oryx and his best friend Crake, and slowly starving to death. How did everything fall apart so quickly? Why is he left with nothing but his haunting memories? Alone except for the green-eyed Children of Crake, he explores the answers to these questions in the double journey he takes - into his own past, and back to Crake's high-tech bubble-dome, where the Paradice Project unfolded and the world came to grief.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, so-so narrator

  • By Jordyn on 2018-12-06

Must listen!

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

Reviewed: 2018-02-26

It has been several years since I read a Margaret Atwood novel and this reminded me that I should be reading her more often! She is a literary master of several genres of literature! This sci-fi story hooked me from the first paragraph to the last! Bravo Ms. Atwood! I will be added more of her titles to my wish list!

  • Edge of Dark Water

  • Written by: Joe Lansdale
  • Narrated by: Angéle Masters
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
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    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

May Lynn was once a pretty girl who dreamed of becoming a Hollywood star. Now she's dead, her body dredged up from the Sabine River.

Sue Ellen, May Lynn's strong-willed teenage friend, sets out to dig up May Lynn's body, burn it to ash, and take those ashes to Hollywood to spread around. If May Lynn can't become a star, then at least her ashes will end up in the land of her dreams.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful!

  • By Jenny on 2017-10-11

Wonderful!

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

Reviewed: 2017-10-11

This story was so great! A must read if you like southern gothic. Love the narrator she’s one of my favourite.

  • A Curious Beginning

  • Written by: Deanna Raybourn
  • Narrated by: Angele Masters
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

As the city prepares to celebrate Queen Victoria's golden jubilee, Veronica Speedwell is marking a milestone of her own. After burying her spinster aunt, the orphaned Veronica is free to resume her world travels in pursuit of scientific inquiry - and the occasional romantic dalliance. As familiar with hunting butterflies as she is fending off admirers, Veronica wields her butterfly net and a hatpin with equal aplomb, and with her last connection to England gone, she intends to embark upon the journey of a lifetime.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Listen to it twice!

  • By Jenny on 2017-10-07

Listen to it twice!

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

Reviewed: 2017-10-07

Must listen for anyone Who likes Victorian suspense/adventure such as Sherlock Holmes. Lovely narrator with a great variety of characters she glided easily from one to another without pause.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful