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  • Queen of Shadows

  • By: Sarah J. Maas
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Evans
  • Length: 20 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 598
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 544
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 549

Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. But she's at last returned to the empire - for vengeance, to rescue her once-glorious kingdom, and to confront the shadows of her past.... She has embraced her identity as Aelin Galathynius, Queen of Terrasen. But before she can reclaim her throne, she must fight. She will fight for her cousin, a warrior prepared to die just to see her again. She will fight for her friend, a young man trapped in an unspeakable prison.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great 👍🏻!

  • By Elmamaria on 30-10-16

stunning

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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: 23-04-19

This book makes me feel for the characters. The plot is intricate and surprising. What more could you want.

  • Steelheart

  • Reckoners, Book 1
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,017
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,890
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,891

Ten years ago, Calamity came. It was a burst in the sky that gave ordinary men and women extraordinary powers. The awed public started calling them Epics. But Epics are no friend of man. With incredible gifts came the desire to rule. And to rule man you must crush his wills. Nobody fights the Epics...nobody but the Reckoners.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A little childish, but great fun.

  • By Joe on 29-01-15

Great ride

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

Reviewed: 14-11-18

From the beginning until the final words, this had me hooked. There wasn't a moment of boredom contained in this novel. The narrator was perfect for the story and captured the characters. He made it sound easy. Brilliant.

  • The Soul Summoner

  • By: Elicia Hyder
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

Blessed or cursed with a connection to the souls of others, Sloan Jordan can see the best in people...and the worst. With nothing more than a glance at a photograph, she can judge the living from the dead and the good souls from the evil ones. For 27 years she's kept her ability a secret, but 11 young women have been murdered in the mountains of North Carolina, and Sloan may be the only hope of finding their killer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really enjoyed this book

  • By Louise Bishop1 on 26-05-18

Really enjoyed this book

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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: 26-05-18

This book was well written with an interesting story line and great characters. The narration was excellent.

  • Cocky Roomie: Jake Cocker: Cocker Brothers

  • The Cocky Series, Book 1
  • By: Faleena Hopkins
  • Narrated by: Faleena Hopkins
  • Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

In Atlanta, Georgia, the Cocker Brothers have certainly earned their nickname - The Cocky Brothers. Their daddy taught them to be real men. They have one thing in common: arrogance. Jake Cocker's younger brother Jeremy has just enlisted in the Marines, leaving him without a roommate. Jake wasn't aiming to live with a woman, but when a curvy, newly single, smart-ass who's at the end of her rope answers his ad, he changes his mind right quick, but mostly out of pity. Is Drew Charles different enough to tame a wild heart like Jake's?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Characters

  • By Louise Bishop1 on 09-02-18

Great Characters

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

Reviewed: 09-02-18

A fast paced storyline and wonderful narration by the author. Good to see a stong female protagonist that the reader can respect.

  • The Raven Boys

  • By: Maggie Stiefvater
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 304
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 275
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 276

It is freezing in the churchyard, even before the dead arrive. Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them - not until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks directly to her. His name is Gansey, and Blue soon discovers that he is a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble. But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can't entirely explain.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Intriguing story

  • By Katharine on 06-03-15

Brilliant writing

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

Reviewed: 21-01-18

The characters in this book are so well rounded that I wasn't sure who I liked at first, except for the protagonist, Blue. It was compelling reading or in this case listening and I am greatful that the author has written more books.

  • The Last Exodus

  • By: Paul Tassi
  • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

The Earth lies in ruins in the aftermath of an extraterrestrial invasion, the land devastated by a desperate war with no winners between mankind and a race of vicious, intelligent creatures. The seas are drying up while the atmosphere corrodes and slowly cooks any life remaining on the now desolate rock. Food is scarce, trust even more so, and the only people left alive all have done horrific things to stay that way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!!

  • By Suzy GM on 15-06-19

Fully engaged from the start

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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: 14-01-18

I wasn't sure that I'd like this book not being a fan of post apocalypse stories because they are generally too depressing. This was different. It had great characters who had to overcome the impossible to survive. Great writing which for me means an author who can paint a picture in my head. Thank you.

  • The Exiled Earthborn

  • The Earthborn Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: Paul Tassi
  • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
  • Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

In this thrilling second book of the Earthborn trilogy, Lucas and Asha have survived the decimation of Earth at the hands of the invading Xalans and seek safe haven with their enemy's true foes, the Sorans. They find a lush planet inhabited by a civilization far more advanced than their own, waging a seemingly endless war against a constantly evolving enemy. The Sorans call the pair of them the "Earthborn", and they're welcomed as heroes, almost as gods.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous

  • By Suzy GM on 16-06-19

Action and Adventure

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

Reviewed: 14-01-18

I don't have time to write many reviews but have a burning need to tell people how much I enjoyed this series. I love the none stop action and well rounded characters. Wonderful.

  • Queen Bitch

  • The Kurtherian Gambit, Book 2
  • By: Michael Anderle
  • Narrated by: Emily Beresford
  • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 86

Bethany Anne has started to make a difference in the first week of being awake. Now, America has been losing good men since their teams don't have a vampire to help them. Frank is hoping Bethany Anne can, and will, help. Further, the American Pack Council is having internal problems with their own young-and-dumb weres who want to ignore Michael's strictures. With no one seeing Michael, the fear of the Boogeyman is starting to recede.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Louise Bishop1 on 24-12-17

Brilliant

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-12-17

Loved this more the second time around. Great series to escape the stresses of daily life.

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  • Black Frost

  • By: John Conroe
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72

What would you do to protect a loved one? Would you kill? Widower Ian Moore will do almost anything to protect his daughter from a threat that comes straight out of our darkest fairytales.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this series

  • By RickG73 on 24-06-19

Escapism at its best

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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: 16-09-17

The story hits the spots for me and the narrator is icing on the cake. Just wish there was an endless supply of John Conroe books.

  • Release the Dogs of War

  • The Kurtherian Gambit, Book 10
  • By: Michael Anderle
  • Narrated by: Emily Beresford
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 60

Stephen walked into the office which Barnabas was using as his judge's chamber. While the massive amount of data Bethany Anne's team was throwing at him was more than enough to assuage his curiosity, he had never felt this way in the last 152 years. He wanted a vacation. He pulled the top manila-folder and took a look at the name, "Clarissa Bernier, CEO". He opened the folder, and it was now in the agreed upon fashion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Addicted

  • By Louise Bishop1 on 07-09-17

Addicted

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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: 07-09-17

Would you consider the audio edition of Release the Dogs of War to be better than the print version?

I love Emily's performance. Her love of the book comes through.

Who was your favorite character and why?

It is too difficult to decide on a favourite character. I love the interplay between the bitches and the women. Gabriel is one of my favourite characters because she is how a woman should be - strong and feminine at the same time. Something for us mere mortals to aspire to be.

Have you listened to any of Emily Beresford’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Alway consistent and professional. Love her voices. She brings the characters to life.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

When're Revenge is what you want, but Justice is what you need.

Any additional comments?

Keep up the good work and get the next one out soon.