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Loki

London, UK
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  • Dragon Bones

  • The Hurog Duology, Book 1
  • By: Patricia Briggs
  • Narrated by: Joe Manganiello
  • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

We all play roles at times. Wardwick of Hurog played the role of a fool till he reached adulthood, just to keep his father from murdering him. Now he must overcome the image he so carefully built and fight not simply for his birthright but to free the five Kingdoms from tyranny and the rising tide of darkest magic that threatens his world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A very good book excellently told.

  • By Amazon Customer on 26-01-11

I loved this book

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

Reviewed: 06-06-18

Ward will inherit his fathers lands- but only if his father doesn’t kill him first. Pretending that the last time he was beaten unconscious left him brain damaged Is Wards survival plan, but he will need all his strength and cunning to save his brother and sister, the deteriorating farmland and the tormented family ‘ghost’.

  • Base over Apex

  • By: Kim Dare
  • Narrated by: Joe Arden
  • Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

It's Valentine's at the Spread Eagle leather club, but the only sub Jack's even spoken to belongs to his best friend, Marcus - and all Bret did was con him into taking a stupid bet. It is not going to be a good Valentine's night.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sexy, funny and charming.

  • By Loki on 21-01-17

Sexy, funny and charming.

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

Reviewed: 21-01-17

A naked young man looking for his master in a BDSM club finds that online dating can be deceiving, and a Dominant finds true love, with some help from a brat.
This is book that really lifts your mood, well written and read.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Shakespeare's Landlord

  • Lily Bard Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: Charlaine Harris
  • Narrated by: Julia Gibson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

From the Anthony Award-winning author of the immensely popular Sookie Stackhouse mysteries comes the first book starring Lily Bard, a reclusive cleaning lady with a penchant for karate. When Lily finds and reports a dead body, her shady past and connections to potential perpetrators make her a leading suspect.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kept me hooked

  • By Loki on 24-03-16

Kept me hooked

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

Reviewed: 24-03-16

Engaging characters, tricky plot
A cleaning lady hears and sees things, and Lily's past makes her reluctant to go straight to the police. I was completely gripped and very satisfied with the way all the plot clues mesh.

  • Stranger on the Shore

  • By: Josh Lanyon
  • Narrated by: Jeremy York
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

Twenty years ago little Brian Arlington was kidnapped from his family's Long Island estate and was never seen again. The trail went cold, but investigative journalist Griff Hadley has always thought there was more to the story - much more. When the Arlingtons' patriarch invites him to stay at their estate to research his true crime book, Griff can't say no. It's the story of a lifetime. But not everyone is happy about Griff's presence. Relatives and staff alike regard him coldly, including Pierce Mather, the Arlingtons' attractive lawyer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great mystery story

  • By JillB on 30-07-16

Well plotted mystery

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

Reviewed: 23-11-15

An Agatha Christie style mystery with an outsider coming in to a wealthy family, and the clues all nicely hidden in the detail of the plot. A real pleasure.

  • Frog

  • By: Mary Calmes
  • Narrated by: K.C. Kelly
  • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

Weber Yates's dreams of stardom are about to be reduced to a ranch hand’s job in Texas, and his one relationship is with a guy so far out of his league he might as well be on the moon. Or at least in San Francisco, where Weber stops to see him one last time before settling down to the humble, lonely life he figures a frog like him has coming.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect

  • By Victoria Green on 10-09-17

Sexy and romantic

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-02-15

The narrators accent and slow delivery was perfect for the kindly cowboy who finds that even a family in the middle of the city can both love and need him. Although there's plenty of humour and sex, the whole book is very gentle, making it a challenge for the reader to get pace and vocal variety into the final chapters. I've listened to it a couple of times, and really enjoyed it.

  • Oath of Fealty: Legend of Paksenarrion, Book 1

  • By: Elizabeth Moon
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Van Dyck
  • Length: 17 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

Paksenarrion Dorthansdotter follows her dream of becoming a hero out of legend by running away to join the army. Military life and warfare aren't anything like she imagined - yet she holds to both her duty and her dreams. Sheepfarmer's Daughter, Divided Allegiance, and Oath of Gold tell of her rise to become the paladin who saves a kingdom. In this new trilogy, Paks's former comrades in Duke Phelan's Company assume new roles and the story turns to follow their adventures.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More from a great author

  • By Loki on 19-04-10

More from a great author

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-04-10

The previous book, The Deeds of Paksenarrion, is one of my all time favourite books, so I was delighted to have more in the same series. The fantasy world feels very real and the characters are solid and likeable. The narrator was well chosen, clear, pleasant to listen to and believable as the retired military main characters. Elizabeth Moon is known for capturing the feel of military life particularly well, including little details that give a strong sense of place and character. I'm just waiting for the next one in the series.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Shakespeare's Christmas

  • The Lily Bard Mysteries, Book 3
  • By: Charlaine Harris
  • Narrated by: Julia Gibson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 2

Lily Bard is going home for the holidays. More comfortable in baggy sweats than bridesmaid's frills, Lilly isn't thrilled about attending her estranged sister's wedding. She has moved to Shakespeare, Arkansas, to start a new life, cleaning houses for a living, trying to forget the violence that once nearly destroyed her. Now she's heading back to home and hearth - just in time for murder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love this series

  • By Loki on 21-03-10

I love this series

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-03-10

Lily was a cheerful, well educated women when she was abducted and brutally raped. She survived, and built a new life and a new personality, but her relationship to her family and the people of her home town was changed and strained.
Even though in this book she's recovered a lot and has a successful reltionship she's still super quick to pick up on people's hidden motives, and determined not to be a victim.

  • The Gates of Sleep

  • Elemental Masters
  • By: Mercedes Lackey
  • Narrated by: Kayla Fell
  • Length: 14 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

In the tradition of her acclaimed fairy-tale-inspired novel, The Serpent's Shadow, best-selling author Mercedes Lackey re-imagines Sleeping Beauty-as a dark and enchanting Edwardian fantasy.Marina is the cherished daughter of the wealthy Roeswood family, practioners of Elemental Magic. But evil portents have warned her parents that Marina will be killed before her 18th birthday-by the hand of her own aunt.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A delightful fantasy

  • By Loki on 21-03-10

A delightful fantasy

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-03-10

This kept me happily amused, as the arts and crafts background is fun, the Sleeping Beauty parallels don't make the plot too obvious and the narrators voice is plesant and well paced.
There were a lot of 'retakes' left in, so that you heard the sentance read incorrectly, then a pause followed by the corrected version. There were also a lot of words pronounced in a non-standard way- 'sere' as 'sir', 'mulish'as 'mullish', as if no-one had bothered to check the recording before they published it.
This was odd, but didn't really stop me enjoying the suspense or the romance and I'll probably buy the rest of this series.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Bloodlist

  • The Vampire Files, Part 1
  • By: P.N. Elrod
  • Narrated by: Barrett Whitener
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15

I've always had a weak spot for strange ladies. One very beautiful girl had even warned me that she was, get this, a vampire. But did I listen? No.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining

  • By Nadia on 12-04-09

Fun vampire detective

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-09-09

Zips along, very appealing main character, nice twist on the familiar genre. Well written and well read. I'm waiting for more.

  • Fortune and Fate

  • The Twelve Houses, Book 5
  • By: Sharon Shinn
  • Narrated by: Lindsay Ellison, Sharon Shinn
  • Length: 15 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4

Sharon Shinn returns with a new novel set in the Twelve Houses world, where a troubled Warrior Rider named Wen faces her greatest challenge in the last place she ever expected: behind the walls of a great family estate known as Fortune, where Wen has been hired to guard the young heiress. Once there, she will find that fate has other plans for her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very enjoyable.

  • By Loki on 05-04-09

Very enjoyable.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-04-09

A nicely realised world, likeable heroes and a satisfactory resolution. I think you could listen to this novel without having heard the others in a series, but if you enjoy it it's good to know there's four more. This is one of the pleasures of Audible, when you find new writers without having seen their books elsewhere.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful