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Katelyn Ward

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  • The Slippery Slope: A Series of Unfortunate Events #10

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Lemony Snicket
    • Narrated By Tim Curry
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (415)
    Performance
    (299)
    Story
    (297)

    Like handshakes or housepets, many things are preferable when not slippery. Unfortunately, in this miserable volume, I am afraid that Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire run into more than their fair share of slipperiness during their harrowing journey up, and down, a range of strange and distressing mountains.

    Payton says: "Amazing"
    "Slippery Slope"
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    The tenth addition in this series is more complex I think than the others because the plot has many more facets to it. Their are more villains, more allies, and more mysteries.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Six of Crows

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Leigh Bardugo
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder, Brandon Rubin, Fred Berman, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5937)
    Performance
    (5496)
    Story
    (5494)

    Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price - and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can't pull it off alone.

    Julyana says: "I'm obsessed"
    "Six of Crows"
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    This story was amazing! What I didn't know when I bought it was that it is another series in the same world the 'Shadow and Bone' series. Luckily I has just finished reading it, so I already knew the set up of the world. So, I recommend that you read 'Shadow and Bone' first, although you do not need to finish the series to enjoy 'Six of Crows.'

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Tuck: King Raven Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Stephen R. Lawhead
    • Narrated By Adam Verner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (358)
    Performance
    (259)
    Story
    (268)

    Filled with unforgettable characters, breathtaking suspense, and rousing battle scenes, Stephen R. Lawhead's masterful retelling of the Robin Hood legend reaches its stunning conclusion in Tuck. Steeped in Celtic mythology and the political intrigue of medieval Britain, Lawhead's trilogy conjures up an ancient past while holding a mirror to contemporary realities. Prepare to hear an epic tale that dares to shatter everything you thought you knew about Robin Hood.

    Turless says: "A Well-Crafted, Satisfying End to a Great Series"
    "Tuck"
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    Performance
    Story

    The performance threw me off because the pronunciations of certain people and places were different from the previous two audiobooks. If I hadn't been reading along with an actual book, who knows how long it would have taken me to catch on. Also, the plot had a passing issue. it was very slow for the longest while, and then had a very fun but very speedy rap up. Still, the final book was very satisfying!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Say What You Will

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Cammie McGovern
    • Narrated By Rebecca Lowman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (111)
    Performance
    (101)
    Story
    (100)

    Amy and Matthew didn't know each other, really. They weren't friends. Matthew remembered her, sure, but he remembered a lot of people from elementary school that he wasn't friends with now. Matthew never planned to tell Amy what he thought of her cheerful facade, but after he does, Amy realizes she needs someone like him in her life. As they begin to spend more time with each other, Amy learns that Matthew has his own secrets and she decides to try to help him in the same way he's helped her.

    FanB14 says: "Excellent YA Start to Your Summer"
    "Woah!"
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    This is a love story between two unlikely people, each with their own complicated lives. It really hits home on several topics. Very eye opening. It reminded me of "Out of My Mind" but with older characters. I think every high schooler should read it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Scarlet: King Raven Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Stephen R Lawhead
    • Narrated By Adam Verner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (423)
    Performance
    (305)
    Story
    (309)

    After losing everything he owns, forester Will Scarlet embarks on a search for none other than King Raven, whose exploits have already become legendary. After fulfilling his quest - and proving himself a skilled and loyal companion - Will joins the heroic archer and his men.

    Teresa S. says: "Amazing Performance"
    "Amazing"
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    This is the second book of the King Raven series. I enjoyed it as I enjoyed the first. The only thing against it was that they're are sections written in first person which through me off for a bit. I can't wait to see how the concluding book unfolds.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hood: King Raven Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Stephen R. Lawhead
    • Narrated By Adam Verner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (810)
    Performance
    (513)
    Story
    (520)

    For centuries, the legend of Robin Hood and his band of thieves has captivated the imagination. Now the familiar tale takes on new life, fresh meaning, and an unexpected setting. Hunted like an animal by Norman invaders, Bran ap Brychan, heir to the throne of Elfael, has abandoned his father's kingdom and fled to the greenwood. There, in the primeval forest of the Welsh borders, danger surrounds him, for this woodland is a living, breathing entity with mysterious powers and secrets.

    RJT says: "Extremely well done ... mostly."
    "Hood"
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    This is a retelling of the story of Robin Hood. I enjoyed it immensely! The old English names of people and places take some getting use to, but the plot is wonderful! I can't wait to read the next one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Freaks Like Us

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Susan Vaught
    • Narrated By Bart Flynn
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    When Jason Milwaukee's best friend Sunshine vanishes, Jason knows that something is terribly wrong, but solving her disappearance will require pushing through all the voices in his head and then getting the world to listen to him. His schizophrenia is stopping him from remembering the events leading up to her disappearance, and often he discounts his own memories, and his own impressions. But his deep knowledge that he would never hurt his friend, plus the faith of his parents and a few others in the town bring him to the point of solving the mystery.

    Erin Smith says: "Likeable Characters"
    "Freaks Like Us"
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    This story is through the perspective of a schizophrenic, so you need some time to get used to the writing, but it's GREAT. The narrator does a wonderful job of getting you into the mindset of the main character, and separating out the voices in his head. I felt real sympathy for the main character throughout the story, all the hurt from the people in his life and the hurt from his voices.

    Do not try to listen if you have a headache, but it was wonderful!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mockingbird

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Kathryn Erskine
    • Narrated By Angela Jayne Rogers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (165)
    Performance
    (140)
    Story
    (142)

    In Mockingbird—a poignant gem by acclaimed author Kathryn Erskine—a talented young artist struggles to overcome a disability. Diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, 10-year-old Caitlin faces a range of social and emotional challenges. The unexpected death of her caring brother makes matters even worse, but will the memory of his words of wisdom and the help of a compassionate counselor be enough to enable her to connect with others?

    Kaui says: "Excellent book for ALL readers"
    "Mockingbird"
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    The plot was good, but the writing made it boring. There was nothing wrong with the performance.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Al Capone Does My Shirts

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Gennifer Choldenko
    • Narrated By Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (298)
    Performance
    (246)
    Story
    (246)

    Murderers, mob bosses, and convicts . . . these guys are not your average neighbors. Unless you live on Alcatraz. It's 1935 and 12-year-old Moose Flanagan and his family have just moved to the infamous island that's home to criminals like notorious escapee Roy Gardner, Machine Gun Kelly, and of course, Al Capone. Now Moose has to try to fit in at his new school, avoid getting caught up in one of the warden's daughter's countless plots, and keep an eye on his sister Natalie, who's not like other kids.

    Margaret says: "Didn't want to pause"
    "Al Capone Does My Shirts"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Al Capone Does My Shirts to be better than the print version?

    Yes


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    This book was AMAZING! I loved everything about about it. It's well written, has a great plot, and was wonderfully performed. Nothing but a good time!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Shadow of the Torturer: The Book of the New Sun, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Gene Wolfe
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    Overall
    (1576)
    Performance
    (1227)
    Story
    (1231)

    The Shadow of the Torturer is the first volume in the four-volume epic, the tale of a young Severian, an apprentice to the Guild of Torturers on the world called Urth, exiled for committing the ultimate sin of his profession - showing mercy towards his victim.

    Gene Wolfe's "The Book of the New Sun" is one of speculative fiction's most-honored series. In a 1998 poll, Locus Magazine rated the series behind only "The Lord of the Rings" and The Hobbit as the greatest fantasy work of all time.

    Ryan says: "great writing, won't appeal to everyone"
    "Shadow of the Torturer"
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    The writing was too complicated. It was like a different language almost. It went back and forth from present to past, from present to the setting, and from present to past thoughts to present thoughts and back to the present again. Sheesh, I could not enjoy this book.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Wonder

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By R. J. Palacio
    • Narrated By Diana Steele, Nick Podehl, Kate Rudd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12097)
    Performance
    (10530)
    Story
    (10526)

    August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school - until now. He’s about to enter fifth grade at Beecher Prep, and if you’ve ever been the new kid, then you know how hard that can be. The thing is Auggie’s just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face. But can he convince his new classmates that he’s just like them, despite appearances? R. J. Palacio has crafted an uplifting novel full of wonderfully realistic family interactions, lively school scenes, and spare emotional power.

    Jim "The Impatient" says: "I'M THE OLD MOLDY CHEESE"
    "Wonder"
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    The main character didn't have any wants, or goals, so I couldn't really get into the book, and the performance didn't help matters.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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