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Compute

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  • Beautiful Creatures: Beautiful Creatures, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl
    • Narrated By Kevin T. Collins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3645)
    Performance
    (3075)
    Story
    (3094)

    Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she's struggling to conceal her power and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town's oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them.

    FanB14 says: "Adequate for Adults"
    "Great Read!"
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    This was an absolutely fantastic book. I normally don’t like books of this type, but Margaret Stohl and Kami Garcia have done an incredible job with this book. They take an unbelievable subject and grab the reader’s attention from the beginning, through the book until the very end. When I put the book down, I thought … I can’t wait for the next one to come out. On a scale of 1 to 10, I would give it an 11!

    Great job ladies.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Ice Diamond Cuff: Custodian Novel #4

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Alison Pensy
    • Narrated By Martha Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Across the land, wedding bells ring out joyously. But, when a wedding gift is discovered to possess a dark and sinister secret, the damage has already been done. As the dust settles, Faedra is thrust into a different role. One she is not ready for. The only hope she has of defeating the deadly force threatening her new home, is to pull her allies together. She can only pray it will be enough to save the kingdom she has fallen in love with.

    Compute says: "Entertaining!"
    "Entertaining!"
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    This book was a good conclusion to the series. Alison Pensy definitely wrote an entertaining series that will keep most readers entertained. Having bought the audible and Kindle books and used Whispersync, I found the narrator hard to listen to, but by the end of the series she had gotten better. Each book in the seriesgot better and better.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Cypher Wheel: Custodian Novel, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Alison Pensy
    • Narrated By Martha Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    Faen was worried about his charge. Faedra had locked herself away in the cottage on a self-imposed quarantine, for six months. She was having trouble controlling her newly acquired powers, and was terrified of hurting someone. But, enough was enough. When Etyran obtained some tickets for a treasure hunt, her father and friends persuaded her that it was time to get out of the house and back into the real world. It was only a treasure hunt, what could possibly go wrong?

    Compute says: "Series just gets better"
    "Series just gets better"
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    The series seems to get a little better with each book. This one was definitely better than the first and second books. The twists and turns of the story kept the reader's attention and made me look forward to what was happening next in the book. This book is age appropriate for any age group yet still has a good story line. Kudos to Ms. Pensy for a great read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Emerald Staff: A Faedra Bennett Custodian Novel, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Alison Pensy
    • Narrated By Martha Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    Faedra was enjoying the fact that everything was back to normal, well, as normal as it could get when you had the ability to manipulate energy, were protector of an ancient Fae amulet, and lived with a fairy guardian 24/7. Her dad had even started dating. Yes, all was right again in Faedra's world, or so she thought....

    Compute says: "This book was much more enjoyable than the first b"
    "This book was much more enjoyable than the first b"
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    This book was much more enjoyable than the first book. I finally got used to the narrator (not the best in the world) and was able to concentrate on the book. Entertaining, unusual and a quick read. Average fantasy read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Amulet: A Faedra Bennett Custodian Novel, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Alison Pensy
    • Narrated By Martha Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (22)

    To Faedra, faeries were nothing more than the figurines she collected and displayed in her curio cabinet. She was in for a surprise. Faedra had no idea that faeries controlled nature, and with a book no less. Nor did she know that her ancestors had protected an ancient fae amulet for thousands of years. An amulet that, if ever was reunited with the book, would give the wearer power to control the weather, too.

    Eva says: "Adorable Modern Fairy Story!"
    "Just ok"
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    I have to say that this book was a little different from your normal female heroine book. It was an interesting read; however, I had the audible book as well and went back and forth between the two which I always enjoy doing. The narrator in the audible book took a lot for me to get used to. At first it was like running your nails down a chalkboard ... really made it hard to listen to the book. So be careful if you get the audible book. On the other hand, the book was entertaining just not a really good book. Just ok.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • In the Field of Grace

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Tessa Afshar
    • Narrated By Laural Merlington
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (62)
    Performance
    (56)
    Story
    (55)

    Without wealth or family, the widow Ruth left her people and followed Naomi, her beloved Hebrew mother-in-law, to rebuild Naomi’s home in Israel. Provisions gone and starvation at the door, Ruth used all that she had left - a strong back and a willing heart - to gather grain in a field, abandoned after the harvest. Tormented by others, Ruth is shocked to find the owner of the field watching her.

    Donna D Sabsook says: "Another great story"
    "Absolutely Wonderful!"
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    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. This was my first time reading Tessa Afshar but it definitely won't be my last., The way that she was able to bring historical and Biblical facts to the book made it intriguing, interesting and a really sweet story. Knowing the story of Ruth and Boaz, I am very impressed with Ms. Afshar's ability to keep the reader's interest and still stay true to the Bible. Loved it. It is absolutely worth the read. Definitely recommend it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Wise Man's Fear: Kingkiller Chronicles, Day 2

    • UNABRIDGED (42 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Patrick Rothfuss
    • Narrated By Nick Podehl
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13502)
    Performance
    (11491)
    Story
    (11578)

    "My name is Kvothe. I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. I was expelled from the University at a younger age than most people are allowed in. I tread paths by moonlight that others fear to speak of during day. I have talked to Gods, loved women, and written songs that make the minstrels weep...."

    Joe says: "Excellent, Imaginative, Beautiful, Page Turning!!!"
    "Better than the first, still not great"
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    This book was better than the first book although it was soooo unrealistic. For pure fantasy, it was ok. I found myself listening to it throughout my day. There were large portions that seemed to drag and others that just didn't fit in, and then interesting in other parts. I think that it was much too long for the story. On a scale of 1 to 10, I can only give the books a 5 ... nothing exceptional and not something that I would highly recommend.

    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
    (16181)
    Performance
    (13504)
    Story
    (13629)

    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!"
    "Unique Read"
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    What an unusual book. Normally a book isn’t written from the first person, but this one was and that made it unique. In addition, the story-line is interesting, just not dynamic nor does the reader find themselves on the edge of their chair wanting to find out what comes next. But at the same time it is a good book, interesting and worth the read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl on the Train: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Paula Hawkins
    • Narrated By Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, India Fisher
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (23213)
    Performance
    (19303)
    Story
    (19287)

    Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. "Jess and Jason," she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good? Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.

    L. O. Pardue says: ""Rear Window" Meets "Gone Girl""
    "Not my cup of tea"
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    When the book started out I was really disappointed in the lead female character. Although I thoroughly disliked her throughout most of the book, I began to have empathy for her and to understand the things she was going through. The characters seemed to be weak and simply allowed life to happen. The book did have a major twist at the end that made it somewhat interesting, but I really couldn't recommend the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mightier than the Sword

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated By Alex Jennings
    Overall
    (515)
    Performance
    (444)
    Story
    (438)

    Harry Clifton is more successful than ever as a novelist, and has just been elected president of PEN Britain. He learns of a writer in Russia whose memoir of life inside Stalin's palace has landed the writer in prison for life, his book taken off shelves and destroyed. Harry becomes obsessed with freeing the writer and telling his story. His wife Emma, meanwhile is the chair of Barringtons Shipping, having escaped a plot to destroy their company by bombing one of their luxury liners, and now the company is thriving.

    Ruth M. Penson says: "Better then the last one!"
    "Wow! Wow! Just WOW! Wonderful book."
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    This book begins with literally almost a bang and doesn't stop from that point on. At the conclusion I had to say ... "Really Jeffrey Archer. You just left me hanging!" He HAS to finish the book quickly, just has to. This is by far the best of the Clifton Chronicles. From start to finish the reader simply can't put the book down. And at least there is one more to the series. I will hate to see them end. Great job from a great author! I rarely give a book 5 stars, but this one got it instantly.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Truth-Stained Lies: Moonlighter, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Terri Blackstock
    • Narrated By Gabrielle de Cuir
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (145)
    Performance
    (134)
    Story
    (134)

    Cathy Cramer is a former lawyer and investigative blogger who writes commentary on local homicides. When she finds a threatening note warning her that she’s about to experience the same kind of judgment and speculation that she dishes out in her blog, Cathy writes it off as mischief…until her brother is caught in the middle of a murder investigation - the victim is his ex-wife. As her brother is tried and convicted in the media, and bloggers have a field day, Cathy wonders if she should have taken the threat more seriously.

    Susan Fryman says: "Truth Stained Lies"
    "Great storyline."
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    I really enjoyed the storyline however, the narrator was way too dramatic and the pitiful voice is awful. She made the women sound very weak always breaking down over every little thing. Other than the drama queen voice I thought it was great and I'm anxious to read book two.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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