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Yvonne

Bayside, CA, United States

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  • The Iron King: The Iron Fey, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Julie Kagawa
    • Narrated By Khristine Hvam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1433)
    Performance
    (1090)
    Story
    (1106)

    Something has always felt slightly off in Meghan’s life, ever since her father disappeared before her eyes when she was six. She has never quite fit in at school…or at home. When a dark stranger begins watching her from afar, and her prankster best friend becomes strangely protective of her, Meghan senses that everything she’s known is about to change. But she could never have guessed the truth--that she is the daughter of a mythical faery king and is a pawn in a deadly war.

    Arwen says: "I found this mediocre"
    "Don't listen to this book"
    Overall

    I can't take it anymore! I've listened to this as long as possible can. I don't like buying a book and then not finishing it, but I'm not going to waste my time on this book any longer. The fantasy in it doesn't make sense, the main character doesn't use her brain, and the author writes things that are completely illogical. For example, the main girl doesn't recognize the sound of her best friend's voice which she has known sense birth, and first she has to walk a long ways to the bus stop but when the bus drops her off in the same spot, she just walks up her drive way. The author does use good analogies, but that does not make a good book. Fantasy is only good when an author really makes the reader feel like it could be real, which this author did not.

    31 of 38 people found this review helpful
  • Bloody Jack

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By L.A. Meyer
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1548)
    Performance
    (1032)
    Story
    (1024)

    Life as a ship's boy aboard HMS Dolphin is a dream come true for Jacky Faber. Gone are the days of scavenging for food and fighting for survival on the streets of 18th-century London. Instead, Jacky is becoming a skilled and respected sailor as the crew pursues pirates on the high seas. There's only one problem: Jacky is a girl. And she will have to use every bit of her spirit, wit, and courage to keep the crew from discovering her secret.

    Terry says: "Sometimes it clicks"
    "Smart People"
    Overall

    There are so many good things about this book, but the one thing that makes it the most appealing, is the fact that Jacky Faber is smart. It is easy to write a book about a dumb person because they can get themselves into terrible situations because they don't use their brain. That's why when a book is written about a smart person, it is a thing to be admired. A lot of thinking has to happen in order to put a smart person into a difficult situation. I like every single book in this series because it is exciting listening to how a smart girl thinks of solutions, instead of listening to how a dumb person makes problems.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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