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Connie

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  • Perception: Perception Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Lee Strauss, Elle Strauss
    • Narrated By Luci Christian, Aaron Landon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (26)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (24)

    Seventeen-year-old Zoe Vanderveen is a GAP - a genetically altered person. She lives in the security of a walled city on prime waterfront property alongside other equally beautiful people with extended life spans. Her brother, Liam, is missing. Noah Brody is a natural who lives on the outside. He leads protests against the GAPs and detests the widening chasm they've created between those who have and those who don't. He doesn't like girls like Zoe and he has good reason not to like her specifically. Zoe's carefree life takes a traumatic turn. She's in trouble and it turns out that Noah, the last guy on earth she should trust, is the only one who can help her.

    Connie says: "Interesting topic, but needs more balance"
    "Interesting topic, but needs more balance"
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    The story in this book intrigued me from the summary I read here at audible, and once I listened to the book, I believe it manages to ask ethical questions that are relevant and thought provoking. Unfortunately, I found the love story a bit overwhelming and difficult to swallow. You have this character who's completely set against genetic manipulation of the human gene, but once faced with love interest who represent all of what he's expected to hate, there's no real resistance or struggle. In that sense, I felt a bit disappointed, since the book falls short from truly developing all the drama and reflection that could have created with a little more character development, and less focus on the romance and passion that in comparison to the larger picture seems to have very little impact.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • And After: Until the End of the World, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Sarah Lyons Fleming
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (36)
    Performance
    (34)
    Story
    (33)

    Cassie Forrest could almost believe life at Kingdom Come Farm is perfect, with Adrian and her friends at her side and spring on the way. The spring thaw also means millions of defrosting zombies, however, and if the past year has taught her anything, it's that life in this new world is highly imperfect. When Safe Zones throughout the country begin to disappear and the zombies at the fences grow in number, Cassie clings to the hope that if she has the people she loves most, it will be all right.

    Natalie Harris says: "A Good Sequel"
    "What will the 3rd book be like?"
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    Because there has to be a 3rd book, it'd be really sad if the series ends here. While the first book left us with hope about the future of the characters, the second one felt like a bucket of ice water, leaving us with a sense of uncertainty and fear. I feel the author has matured as a writer, giving us less gossipy, highschool-like feel to the group of friends, who're supposed to be in their late 20s or early 30s, and there's more zombie action. I look forward to the next book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Snow Falling on Bluegrass

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (236)
    Performance
    (226)
    Story
    (226)

    Kelsey is known around the office for having everything under control. So it's not surprising that she and her boss, Sadie, have everything planned to the second for the office winter retreat. But there are things even Kelsey can't micromanage. An unprecedented snowstorm smothers half of Kentucky and knocks out the power, closes the roads, and generally shuts down the state.

    nancy olean says: "Bit disappointing"
    "Uhm, ok..."
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    I really love Molly Harper, and this book follows the formula of her previous books, but the setting just doesn't do it for me. How long can adults get stuck with each other without that many worries about family and other life responsibilities weighting down the fun? I felt it was a set up more appropriate for YA books.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Daughter of Light: Kindred Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By V. C. Andrews
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (16)

    In this enthralling vampire novel, V.C. Andrews returns to the story of a beautiful girl desperate to escape her secret family legacy - bred to be a lure for unwitting victims of her father's blood appetites. Determined to break free and embrace a life outside the shadows, Lorelei runs away from the only world she's ever known. In a quiet rooming house, she finds refuge among the tenants of elderly Mrs. Winston, and the beginnings of a new love with Liam, her landlady's handsome grandnephew. But Lorelei soon discovers that burying her past is not so easy.

    Connie says: "Disappointing ending"
    "Disappointing ending"
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    I really dislike being stringed along with a great plot line and narration, only to end up with a solution that's way too simplistic and not very satisfying after all the tension and fear that has been building up over the course of two books. Why? Why make it sound like something really terrible is about to happen, only to end up with a Disney ending? Gag!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Daughter of Darkness

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By V. C. Andrews
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
    Overall
    (65)
    Performance
    (40)
    Story
    (43)

    Seventeen-year-old Lorelei Patio is the adopted daughter of 200-year-old vampire Sergio Patio. She never realized why her family has had to move so often or why she is not permitted to get too friendly with other young people. In fact, except for one shocking moment that seemed more like a dream, Lorelei never fully realized who and what her father was nor what her sisters were brought up to do for him. But one day, that all changed.

    Kristi says: "Great Story!"
    "Intriguing plot"
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    I haven't read anything by this author since the Flowers in the Attic series, which was pretty good. This one reminds me a little of early Anne Rice's books, though there's too much emphasis on teenage drama that goes a bit overboard, and by that I mean, the character is completely obsessed with having a boyfriend, above all other concerns.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Betrayed: House of Night Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By P. C. Cast, Kristin Cast
    • Narrated By Edwina Wren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1073)
    Performance
    (566)
    Story
    (573)

    Fledgling vampyre Zoey Redbird has managed to settle in at the House of Night. She's come to terms with the vast powers the vampyre goddess, Nyx, has given her, and is getting a handle on being the new Leader of the Dark Daughters. Best of all, Zoey finally feels like she belongs-like she really fits in. She actually has a boyfriend...or two. Then the unthinkable happens: Human teenagers are being killed, and all the evidence points to the House of Night.

    A User says: "Great Series"
    "Great sequel"
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    I found this book more interesting than the first one, although I would have liked less repetition of already known facts about the characters.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Marked: House of Night Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By P. C. Cast, Kristin Cast
    • Narrated By Edwina Wren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1369)
    Performance
    (740)
    Story
    (749)

    Sixteen-year-old Zoey Redbird has just been Marked as a fledgling vampire and joins the House of Night, a school where she will train to become an adult vampire. That is, if she makes it through the Change - and not all of those who are Marked do. It sucks to begin a new life, especially away from her friends, and on top of that, Zoey is no ordinary fledgling. She has been chosen as special by the vampire Goddess Nyx.

    Tizroc says: "Warning, *Young adult*"
    "Great series - but caution its now up to 12 books!"
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    I read this as a paperback a few years ago and I really liked the series, reading up to book 5 or 6. My enthusiasm was starting to wind down by the 5th book, though. I'm now trying to follow up, but I find that it's been too long to remember all the characters, so I've gone back to book one to restart the series. It's as good in audio as it's in paperback.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Blood Red

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Jason Bovberg
    • Narrated By Jessica Kaufman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    Rachel is 19. She doesn’t know how to handle her new stepmother, let alone the end of the world. But after finding her stepmother dead, Rachel is suddenly racing against time - and terrifying, unnatural forces - to survive a gruesome apocalyptic event. Outside her door, the college town of Fort Collins, Colorado, is filled with corpses, and something unfathomable is happening to those bodies. And it’s only just begun. As Rachel struggles to comprehend her horrible new reality, she’ll need to find answers to questions she never thought she’d ask.

    Étaín says: "It could have been bloodier...."
    "A new twisted look at zombies, er, no pun intended"
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    I found this story to be a fresh take on a topic that is getting done to death by other authors... er again, no pun intended there!! This author's take is original enough and keeps you well on your toes the whole time. It's more of a feeling that something is coming that makes it scary, rather than filling pages and pages with gore and atrocities. There are a couple of heartbreaks and some very human moments when you feel for all of the characters. I'm not sure if another book is coming, but if there's I'll be sure to purchase it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • After The Ending: The Ending Series, #1

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Lindsey Fairleigh, Lindsey Pogue
    • Narrated By Natalie Duke
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (24)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (24)

    When people started getting sick, they thought it was just the flu. My roommate, my boyfriend, my family ...they're all gone now. I got sick too. I should have died with them-with the rest of the world-but I didn't. I thought witnessing the human population almost disappear off the face of the earth was the craziest thing I'd ever experience. I was so wrong. My name is Dani O'Connor, I'm twenty-six-years-old, and I survived the ending.

    Pheebz Petenstine (Mary Ann) says: "A great book."
    "Not really worth that credit"
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    I had fair warning, after I read some reviews in another site, but I still gave it a chance. It was as bad as they said it was! Very childish,shallow characters that hardly do anything to make you want them to survive. The whole e-mail communication after the end of the world is just ridiculous!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Unwholly

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Neal Shusterman
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (229)
    Performance
    (211)
    Story
    (212)

    Thanks to Connor, Lev, and Risa—and their high-profile revolt at Happy Jack Harvest Camp—people can no longer turn a blind eye to unwinding. Ridding society of troublesome teens while simultaneously providing much-needed tissues for transplant might be convenient, but its morality has finally been brought into question. However, unwinding has become big business, and there are powerful political and corporate interests that want to see it not only continue, but also expand.

    Leah says: "Can not wait for #3!"
    "A great sequel in this series!"
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    I went directly from book one to the next and it as nice to find that this book keeps up the pace with the first one, the author doesn't drop the ball at all!! The only thing was that for some reason I thought in the first we chapters that they had changed the narrator. The reading felt a little forced, with an annoying sardonic tone that wasn't really necessary in some cases. I think the narrator gets better after chapter 7 or 8, though, getting back to his previous approach to the voices and the narration.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Unwind

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Neal Shusterman
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    Overall
    (1066)
    Performance
    (914)
    Story
    (917)

    Conner's parents want to be rid of him because he's a troublemaker. Risa has no parents and is being unwound to cut orphanage costs. Lev's unwinding has been planned since his birth, as part of his family's strict religion. Brought together by chance, and kept together by desperation, these three unlikely companions make a harrowing cross-country journey, knowing their lives hang in the balance.

    SoCalBonnie says: "It won me over completely"
    "A story that stays with you for a long time"
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    I had listened to this book when it first came out and then I came across the 3rd book of the series and I couldn't believe it, I had no idea it was a series! I listened to the first one just to remember the main characters and so on, and I found the story to be as good as the first time I read it. The narrator does a great job, one particular scene towards the end comes to mind that had me feeling that moment in the story, not just listening to it. A credit well spent!

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful

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