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Jessica Shoop

LEBANON, IN, US | Member Since 2009

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  • 11 reviews
  • 20 ratings
  • 399 titles in library
  • 10 purchased in 2015
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  • Reached: Matched, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Ally Condie
    • Narrated By Jack Riccobono
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (894)
    Performance
    (796)
    Story
    (801)

    After leaving Society and desperately searching for the Rising Cassia and Ky have found what they were looking for, but at the cost of losing each other yet again: Cassia has been assigned to work for the Rising from within Society, while Ky has been stationed outside its borders. In this gripping conclusion to the Matched Trilogy, Cassia will reconcile the difficulties of challenging a life too confining, seeking a freedom she never dreamed possible, and honoring a love she cannot live without.

    Holly Helscher says: "What Happened to the Series?"
    "Hmm. Didn't care for it."
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I liked the first two, but this one was like a train wreck. I couldn't stop listening, because I kept thinking something would happen that would pull me in. Nope!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Reborn: Shadow Falls: After Dark

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By C. C. Hunter
    • Narrated By Katie Schorr
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (134)
    Performance
    (117)
    Story
    (120)

    Della had the perfect life - the family, a boyfriend, and a bright future - until she was turned, and abandoned by everyone she loves. She takes refuge at Shadow Falls, a camp for teens with paranormal powers. It’s where she and her best friends, Kylie and Miranda, heal their heartbreak with laughter, and where Della is training to be a paranormal investigator - and she refuses to be distracted.

    Jessica Shoop says: "Good, I liked it"
    "Good, I liked it"
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    Same great quality as I would expect. Hats off to author and narrator. Have already downloaded the next.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Ruby Circle: A Bloodlines Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Richelle Mead
    • Narrated By Emily Shaffer, Alden Ford
    Overall
    (641)
    Performance
    (541)
    Story
    (542)

    When the life of someone they both love is put on the line, Sydney risks everything to hunt down a deadly former nemesis. Meanwhile, Adrian becomes enmeshed in a puzzle that could hold the key to a shocking secret about spirit magic, a secret that could shake the entire Moroi world.

    Vanessa Dyson says: "Disappointed with this book"
    "Really like these characters."
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    Wasn't sure how I'd feel about this series, but it's been great. Good listen for sure.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hardcore Zen: Punk Rock, Monster Movies and the Truth about Reality

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Brad Warner
    • Narrated By Brad Warner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (35)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (32)

    This is not your typical Zen book. Brad Warner, a young punk who grew up to be a Zen master, spares no one. This bold new approach to the "Why?" of Zen Buddhism is as strongly grounded in the tradition of Zen as it is utterly revolutionary. Warner's voice is hilarious, and he calls on the wisdom of everyone from punk and pop culture icons to the Buddha himself to make sure his points come through loud and clear.

    Robert Leverton says: "Clear understanding with colorful personality"
    "Totally"
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    Very good book. My husband got the Sit down, shut up for me a few years back. I saw its an audible book now, too. Brad does a wonderful job of narrating his own book. This is the first book in a long time I recommended to family and friends.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • California: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Edan Lepucki
    • Narrated By Emma Galvin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (223)
    Performance
    (202)
    Story
    (203)

    The world Cal and Frida have always known is gone, and they've left the crumbling city of Los Angeles far behind them. They now live in a shack in the wilderness, working side-by-side to make their days tolerable despite the isolation and hardships they face. Consumed by fear of the future and mourning for a past they can't reclaim, they seek comfort and solace in each other. But the tentative existence they've built for themselves is thrown into doubt when Frida finds out she's pregnant.

    Joel says: "Not Deserving of The Colbert Bump"
    "Really enjoyed"
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    This book has a very interesting writing style. Edan Lepucki must have created a back story and current story to do so much referencing. It was delightful.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Redeemed: House of Night, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By P. C. Cast, Kristin Cast
    • Narrated By Caitlin Davies
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (255)
    Performance
    (229)
    Story
    (232)

    In Redeemed, the final electrifying novel in the House of Night series, Neferet has finally made herself known to mortals. A Dark Goddess is loose on Tulsa and the world. No single vampyre is strong enough to vanquish her - unless that creature has the power to summon the elements as well as the ability to wield Old Magick. Only Zoey Redbird is heir to such power - but because of the consequences of using Old Magick, she is unable to help. Find out who will win and who will lose in this epic battle of Light versus Darkness.

    Michelle says: "Decent Ending to a Roller Coaster Series"
    "Good book."
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    I am glad this series is finished though. Narrative was great. I enjoy when I get hooked on a narrator and that person reads the series. Caitlin Davies, good job.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hollow City: The Second Novel of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Ransom Riggs
    • Narrated By Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (472)
    Performance
    (415)
    Story
    (422)

    This second novel in the Miss Peregine's Home for Peculiar Children series begins in 1940, immediately after the first book ended. Having escaped Miss Peregrine's island by the skin of their teeth, Jacob and his new friends must journey to London, the peculiar capital of the world. Along the way, they encounter new allies, a menagerie of peculiar animals, and other surprises. Complete with dozens of newly discovered (and thoroughly creepy) vintage photographs, this new adventure will delight fantasy fans of all ages.

    Tom & Tracy says: "A continuing story you have to read."
    "Meh."
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    Struggled a bit to stay focused. Its a decent book but not one of my favorites.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Book Thief

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Markus Zusak
    • Narrated By Allan Corduner
    Overall
    (10386)
    Performance
    (8311)
    Story
    (8351)

    It's just a small story really, about, among other things, a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak's groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can't resist: books.

    Amazon Customer says: "Word Thief"
    "Love the Narration being from Death!"
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    If you could sum up The Book Thief in three words, what would they be?

    Riveting, Thoughtful, Meaningful


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like that Death tells the story, but also that it teaches a lesson and the heartache involved with the time and place the story is told.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Name of the Wind: Kingkiller Chronicles, Day 1

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Patrick Rothfuss
    • Narrated By Nick Podehl
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16219)
    Performance
    (13538)
    Story
    (13664)

    This is a tale of sorrow, a tale of survival, a tale of one man's search for meaning in his universe, and how that search, and the indomitable will that drove it, gave birth to a legend.

    Joanna says: "Wow!"
    "Started out slow - left me wanting more!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Name of the Wind to be better than the print version?

    I would not know. Only listened to it.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It sure made me want to keep listening.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Legend

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Marie Lu
    • Narrated By Mariel Stern, Steven Kaplan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1450)
    Performance
    (1301)
    Story
    (1320)

    What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic's wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic's highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country's most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem. From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths - until the day June's brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect.

    Arwen says: "A Legend in Some Minds..."
    "Yay! Really Liked!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Legend the most enjoyable?

    This book reminded me of "Hunger Games" sort of.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked that the concept of the underdog rising.


    What does Mariel Stern and Steven Kaplan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The audio book was great and I liked having multiple people reading.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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