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The Ill-kept Oath – C.C. Aune

I don’t understand why this book was such a slog. The writing was … fine. I had no objections. I didn’t want to wrap myself up in it and stay there forever, but there was nothing I can put my … Continue reading

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The Mountain of Kept Memory – Rachel Neumeier

I requested this from Netgalley because of one bit from the description: “this gorgeous fantasy in the spirit of Guy Gavriel Kay and Robin McKinley”. If you’re going to say that, and live up to it, then it’s going to … Continue reading

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In Calabria – Peter S. Beagle

Like most people who are able to read and enjoy fantasy, I have a tremendous amount of respect for Peter S. Beagle. That’s not to say I’m a real fan, however; he’s a remarkable writer, and uses language like a … Continue reading

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The Native Star – M.K. Hobson – Suehyla El-Attar

In a lot of cases, it’s incredibly helpful to be able to listen to a sample of a book on Audible before buying. It often makes all the difference in whether or not I’ll commit to a book. Unfortunately in … Continue reading

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The Heron Prince – Kim Alexander

“Well, we have to go get him back, don’t we?” Yes. Yes, you definitely have to go get Rhuun back. That goes for you, too, Kim Alexander – please do keep getting Rhuun back. Because whatever can be said about … Continue reading

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Reawakening – Amy Rae Durreson

I put this ARC off for a while, not expecting to enjoy it. I even started it not expecting to enjoy it. And I won’t lie: I didn’t entirely enjoy the beginning; it didn’t click right away. But that didn’t … Continue reading

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Dreamer’s Pool – Juliet Marillier

I wonder if I would have liked Dreamer’s Pool better in print. I listened to the Audible edition, which features four narrators each presenting a different character’s point of view. Nick Sullivan narrates the baritone Grim POV, generally more refined … Continue reading

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Conjuror – John & Carole E. Barrowman

When I saw “John Barrowman”, I clicked request. Then I read the description. It’s a book by John Barrowman (and Carole E. Barrowman, his big sister, with whom I didn’t realize he’s written several books before besides his memoirs – … Continue reading

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Ghost Story – Jim Butcher – James Marsters

Well, bless Audible’s little heart. One spring morning I received this email: “Dear Listener, Here at Audible, we truly understand the power great performances bring to your favorite stories. And for long-running series, no matter how good a new voice … Continue reading

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Hounded – Kevin Hearne – Luke Daniels

I kind of loved this when I read it a couple of years ago. I tried the audiobook for the second book and was driven off by Luke Daniels’s rendition of Oberon. Recently I (shall we say) came across Hounded … Continue reading

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