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  • The Boyfriend App

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Katie Sise
    • Narrated By Arielle DeLisle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (19)

    Computer whiz Audrey McCarthy feels most at home in a tech lab, surrounded by her fellow geeks. Once popular and fearless, she hasn't been the same since her dad died. And her ex-best friend, gorgeous queen bee Blake Dawkins, has turned into her worst nightmare. Audrey is counting the minutes until high school is over and she can get the hell out of Dodge and go to college - if she can find a scholarship. So when Public Corporation, a giant tech company, announces a contest for the best app developed by a high schooler Audrey is spurred into action.

    G. House Sr. says: "Great combination of tech and teen romance"
    "Less programming and more potential date rape"
    Overall
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    Any additional comments?

    I'm a sucker for stories about female programmers (what with being one) so I did like some of the descriptions of the programming process but in general there are massive moral implications to part of the book that nobody in it really seemed to realise (the main character seemed to recognise it on an individual level but didn't seem to realise the absolutely horrific implications for the general population).

    I'm trying to keep things vague to avoid spoilers, but one particular plot point in this book was profoundly Not OK and someone as internet aware as the protagonist should have picked up on it straight away.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Reboot

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Amy Tintera
    • Narrated By Khristine Hvam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (102)
    Performance
    (95)
    Story
    (95)

    Five years ago, Wren Connolly was shot three times in the chest. After 178 minutes, she came back as a Reboot: stronger, faster, able to heal, and less emotional. The longer Reboots are dead, the less human they are when they return. Wren 178 is the deadliest Reboot in the Republic of Texas. Now 17 years old, she serves as a soldier for HARC (Human Advancement and Repopulation Corporation).

    Sash & Em: A Tale of Two Bookies says: "Heart-racing, action packed - I'm ready for more!"
    "Shows its influences but basically a lot of fun"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Any additional comments?

    This was just fun to listen to, it occasionally lost its way but for the most part it was just enjoyable.
    As a disclaimer I have a things for female characters who are what TVTropes refers to as Determinators, women who will keep going towards their goal no matter what. Wren definitely qualifies which makes this book an automatic like for me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Midnight Blue-Light Special: InCryptid, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Seanan McGuire
    • Narrated By Emily Bauer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (337)
    Performance
    (294)
    Story
    (298)

    The Price family has spent generations studying the monsters of the world, working to protect them from humanity - and humanity from them. Enter Verity Price. Despite being trained from birth as a cryptozoologist, she'd rather dance a tango than tangle with a demon, and when her work with the cryptid community took her to Manhattan, she thought she would finally be free to pursue competition-level dance in earnest. It didn't quite work out that way...

    Maria White says: "Seanan McGuire rocks..."
    "I adore Seanan Macguire books!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Any additional comments?

    This is exactly what I expect from a Seanan Macguire book. Fun, thoughtful, funny and filled with well written action sequences.

    The only thing I regret is that there's not more of it but then I pretty much expected that too.

    If you like Ilona Andrews or Patricia Briggs you're going to love this.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Discount Armageddon: InCryptid, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Seanan McGuire
    • Narrated By Emily Bauer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (480)
    Performance
    (433)
    Story
    (434)

    The Price family has spent generations studying the monsters of the world, working to protect them from humanity - and humanity from them. Enter Verity Price. Despite being trained from birth as a cryptozoologist, she'd rather dance a tango than tangle with a demon, and is spending a year in Manhattan while she pursues her career in professional ballroom dance. Sounds pretty simple, right?

    a says: "I love this book!"
    "I love this book!"
    Overall
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    Story
    Where does Discount Armageddon rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I've enjoyed all of Seanan McGuire/Mira Grant's other books but this is rapidly shaping up to be my favourite!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Tie between Sarah Zellaby and Verity Price ( although I'd be really interested in her grenade toting grandmother as well).


    What does Emily Bauer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    For a lot of Characters the young bright and perky thing wouldn't work but for Verity it's perfect!


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

    Yes, I had to tear myself away from it.


    Any additional comments?

    The cover and the short synopsis made me a little wary of this book but it's gone way past my expectations, it's just ridiculously fun!

    Basically I'm at the point where Seanan McGuire is an anxiously awaited autobuy ( on the same level as Patricia Briggs or Ilona Andrews).

    18 of 18 people found this review helpful
  • Dark Currents: The Emperor's Edge, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs)
    • By Lindsay Buroker
    • Narrated By Starla Huchton
    Overall
    (24)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (23)

    It's been three months since former enforcer Amaranthe Lokdon and the notorious assassin Sicarius thwarted kidnappers and saved the emperor's life. The problem? Nobody knows they were responsible for this good deed. Worse, they're being blamed for the entire scheme. With enforcers and bounty hunters stalking them, and the emperor nursing a personal hatred for Sicarius, it's going to be hard to earn exoneration.

    a says: "This series shows real promise"
    "This series shows real promise"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to Dark Currents again? Why?

    Definitely, the author has a gift for snappy dialog which is always going to play well on an audiobook


    What did you like best about this story?

    The team dynamics were interesting and well thought out and again some truly killer dialog


    Have you listened to any of Starla Huchton’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This series is the first I've listened to but I thought she did a credible job


    Any additional comments?

    This is not a perfect story by any means but it is thoroughly enjoyable which for an audiobook counts a lot more. Worth a listen

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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