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  • Transcendent

  • Ascendant, Book 2
  • Written by: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 16 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 129
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126

Koren Bladewell's future was stolen from him, by wizards who chose to lie, to conceal the fact that Koren is a wizard. Crown princess Ariana Trehayme must find a way to become queen before her 16th birthday - before her indecisive mother allows all of Tarador to be conquered.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • The story was very bland and Predictable

  • By Sam W. on 2018-12-03

Decent, predictable, not Alanson's best, but good

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

Reviewed: 2019-03-26

TGR is always quality. No complaints about the performance. Story was decent, but predictable. Alanson's Expeditionary Force series is predictable at times, but has much richer characters. This was good, but I'm still not tremendously invested in Koren's story. he's a bit flat. It follows fantasy tropes pretty tightly. I'll still listen to the next book.

  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

  • A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
  • Written by: Mark Manson
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,669
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,860
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,841

For decades we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F*ck positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let's be honest, shit is f*cked, and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn't sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is - a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is his antidote to the coddling, let's-all-feel-good mind-set that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Point Made in First Half Hour....

  • By Brett Jenson on 2017-10-18

Decent Content - Little subpar on the narration

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

Reviewed: 2018-08-12

never crazy about narrators pulling voices. this was worse than most for that. but most of the story is a first person narration with minimal quotes, so it's only occasionally distracting. story was good. enjoyed that it wasn't another "think positive" guides to happiness. real humans have real problems and ignoring them or stepping around them doesn't make them go away.

  • Exile

  • Legend of Drizzt: Dark Elf Trilogy, Book 2
  • Written by: R. A. Salvatore
  • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
  • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 78

Hostile in ways that a surface-dweller could never know, the tunnel-mazes of the Underdark challenge all who tread there. Among these souls are Drizzt Do'Urden and his magical cat, Guenhwyvar. Exiled from his drow homeland, Drizzt must fight for a new home in the boundless labyrinth. Meanwhile, he must watch for signs of pursuit - for the dark elves are not a forgiving race.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • good

  • By Anonymous User on 2019-03-07

Just okay

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

Reviewed: 2018-02-22

The writing is a bit, I don't know, perhaps unsophisticated. It comes off as a teen novel. The author relies on self-evident or circular descriptions. "He uses his most amazing amazingness to amaze the amazed crowd"... An exaggeration, obviously, but too frequently I found myself frustrated by redundant, circular or self-evident phrases. Characters are pretty generic and don't really engage the reader much. Plot is decent, but not groundbreaking.

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  • Two Kinds of Truth

  • Written by: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Titus Welliver
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137

Harry Bosch is back as a volunteer working cold cases for the San Fernando Police Department and is called out to a local drugstore where a young pharmacist has been murdered. Bosch and the town's three-person detective squad sift through the clues, which lead into the dangerous, big business world of pill mills and prescription drug abuse.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Solid Bosch story

  • By Will on 2018-02-18

Solid Bosch story

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

Reviewed: 2018-02-18

Solid storyline. Definitely well within the formula, but has enough wrinkles to make it interesting for those who've read all the Bosch stuff. Would have liked the Russian sub plot to be a little deeper, and the guy out the plane was never explained.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Homeland

  • Legend of Drizzt: Dark Elf Trilogy, Book 1
  • Written by: R. A. Salvatore
  • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 102

This stunning new release of the classic R.A. Salvatore novel recounts the origins of Salvatore's signature dark elf character, Drizzt Do'Urden. This title kicks off The Legend of Drizzt series, which will showcase the classic dark elf novels in these new audiobook editions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing all around

  • By Rebecca on 2018-12-17

Decent Action Fantasy

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

Reviewed: 2018-01-27

Good action, decent plot. Felt it was a little self-indulgent at times and some of the characters came off more as caricatures than genuine personalities. This is not a deep philosophical novel. It's a relatively light read. It's good enough that I will continue the series, but so far not so great that I'll remember it much after I'm done.