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  • The Tombs: A Fargo Adventure, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Clive Cussler, Thomas Perry
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (733)
    Performance
    (627)
    Story
    (637)

    Husband-and-wife team Sam and Remi Fargo are intrigued when an archaeologist friend requests their help excavating a top secret historical site. What they find will set them on a hunt for a prize greater than they could ever imagine. The clues point to the hidden tomb of Attila the Hun, the High King who was reportedly buried with a vast fortune of gold and jewels and plunder....a bounty that has never been found. As they follow the trail, the Fargos will find themselves pitted against a thieving group of treasure hunters.

    Compute says: "Great Entertaining Read"
    "Great Entertaining Read"
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    Clive Cussler does it again. From the first page of the book, the reader’s attention is grabbed and kept throughout the book. Although unbelievable, Clive Cussler entertains the reader with an action packed adventure of Sam and Remi Fargo, taking them from one continent to another as they try to find the treasures of Attila the Hun. I found this book to be an entertaining read that kept my attention throughout all 384 pages. I would definitely recommend it.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Everneath

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Brodi Ashton
    • Narrated By Amy Rubinate
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (210)
    Performance
    (191)
    Story
    (193)

    Last spring, Nikki Beckett vanished, sucked into an underworld known as the Everneath. Now she’s returned - to her old life, her family, her boyfriend - before she’s banished back to the underworld... this time forever. She has six months before the Everneath comes to claim her, six months for good-byes she can’t find the words for, six months to find redemption, if it exists. Nikki longs to spend these precious months forgetting the Everneath and trying to reconnect with her boyfriend, Jack, the person most devastated by her disappearance - and the one person she loves more than anything.

    Kale says: "A Hauntingly Beautiful Debut"
    "Not for Me"
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    I really didn’t enjoy this book. I tried to get into it, and I normally enjoy this genre, but this book fell short in every area. The plot was weak, the story just didn’t seem to be well written and the characters fell flat in my estimation. I know a lot of others liked the book, but it just wasn’t for me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mirage: The Oregon Files, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Clive Cussler, Jack Du Brul
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (524)
    Performance
    (465)
    Story
    (466)

    In October 1943, a U.S. destroyer sailed out of Philadelphia and supposedly vanished, the result of a Navy experiment with electromagnetic radiation. The story was considered a hoax - but now Juan Cabrillo and his Oregon colleagues aren't so sure. There is talk of a new weapon soon to be auctioned, something very dangerous to America's interests, and the rumors link it to the great inventor Nikola Tesla, who was working with the Navy when he died in 1943. Was he responsible for the experiment? Are his notes in the hands of enemies?

    Matthew says: "Hey, where did my ship go???"
    "Just ok ..."
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    I didn’t feel like Mirage was one of Clive Cussler’s best books. I thought it fell short of his normal outstanding quality; however, it was still an ok read. It had a good plot, but almost everything in the book happened to Juan Cabrillo. Don’t get me wrong, Juan is great, but this was just a little too much going here and there throughout the read. Sure hope his books get better instead of like this one since I normally enjoy them so much.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs)
    • By Laura Hillenbrand
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10055)
    Performance
    (6129)
    Story
    (6160)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Seabiscuit was a runaway success, and Hillenbrand’s done it again with another true-life account about beating unbelievable odds. On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared.....

    Anastasia Burke says: "Hillenbrand could make even laundry fascinating!"
    "One of the best books I've ever read!"
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    One of the best books I have ever read and that’s saying a lot! I loved the story of Louie Zamperini and the many things he faced in his life. He was a MAN who was able to face life’s adversities and managed to come out on top. The reader feels Louie Zamperini’s lows such as when he is held prisoner during the war and causes us to cheer his highs, his Olympic days. This is one of those books where you will laugh, cry and when the book is over hate that it’s come to an end. Laura Hillenbrand is a top author who knows how to catch the attention of a variety of readers … from young to old … and enable each of us to love and want more of her books!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Little Night Magic

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Lucy March
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (967)
    Performance
    (888)
    Story
    (880)

    Olivia Kiskey needs a change. She’s been working at the same Nodaway Falls, New York, waffle house since she was a teenager; not a lot of upward mobility there. She’s been in love with Tobias, the cook, for the last four years; he's never made a move. Intent on shaking things up, Olivia puts her house on the market, buys a one-way ticket to Europe, and announces her plans to her friends - but then she meets Davina Granville, a strange and mystical Southern woman....

    Elizabeth says: "Not quite Molly Harper, but not bad.."
    "Cute"
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    Cute Story. I thought this book was a good, quick read. It had a good, but predictable plot, but was one of those reads that left the reader smiling … most of the time. I didn’t care for the ending which was a little dark for me, but overall I enjoyed the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rise: An Eve Novel, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Anna Carey
    • Narrated By Tavia Gilbert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (105)
    Performance
    (96)
    Story
    (95)

    When she lost her soul mate, Caleb, Eve felt like her world had ended. Trapped in the palace, forced to play the part of the happy, patriotic princess of The New America - and the blushing bride of her father's top adviser - Eve's whole life is a lie. The only thing that keeps her going is Caleb's memory, and the revolution he started. Now, Eve is taking over where Caleb left off. With the help of Moss, an undercover subversive in the King's court, she plots to take down The New America, beginning with the capital, the City of Sand.

    S. A. Sutphin says: "terrrible ending"
    "Good read"
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    Unlike many readers, I liked this last book in the series. I liked the role that Eve played in this book a little more than in Book 2. I thought that Eve did what needed to be done. In addition, it was nice to see that Charles was one of the good. The ending was a bit abrupt, but the best thing, the expected thing, did happen. Good series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Once: An Eve Novel, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Anna Carey
    • Narrated By Tavia Gilbert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (155)
    Performance
    (137)
    Story
    (137)

    For the first time since she escaped from her school many months ago, Eve can sleep soundly. She's living in Califia, a haven for women, protected from the terrifying fate that awaits orphaned girls in The New America. But her safety came at a price: She was forced to abandon Caleb, the boy she loves, wounded and alone at the city gates. When Eve gets word that Caleb is in trouble, she sets out into the wild again to rescue him, only to be captured and brought to the City of Sand, the capital of The New America.

    Andrew says: "Great Book, Dumb Main Character..."
    "Entertaining"
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    Written as the second book in the Eve trilogy, the book was entertaining and a good read. However, in this book, the main character, Eve, acts like a princess yet still is in a state of rebellion. After all she had been through; Eve should have been tougher and more solid. Although I thought this book was a little weaker than the first book, but it is still entertaining enough that I will read the third book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Eve

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Anna Carey
    • Narrated By Tavia Gilbert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (322)
    Performance
    (289)
    Story
    (294)

    Sixteen years after a deadly virus wiped out most of Earth’s population, the world is a perilous place. Eighteen-year-old Eve has never been beyond the heavily guarded perimeter of her school, where she and two hundred other orphaned girls have been promised a future as the teachers and artists of the New America. But the night before graduation, Eve learns the shocking truth about her school’s real purpose - and the horrifying fate that awaits her. Fleeing the only home she’s ever known, Eve sets off on a long, treacherous journey, searching for a place she can survive.

    Amanda says: "Loved It! But heartbroken! Must read!!!"
    "Interesting and Thoroughly Enjoyable"
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    This was one of those books that I just wasn’t sure was going to be that good, but I changed my mind once I began reading the book. The author does an excellent job of pulling the reader into the story and making us want to read more and more and more until the book is done. It is a unique twist to the dystopian future of the world and what those left have to live through. The character was very weak in the beginning and I didn’t want to like her. But the way Anna Carey develops her character, you find yourself beginning to understand and pull for her. This may have been a book for the younger audience, but as an older reader I definitely found it an excellent read and have even recommended it to others. I enjoyed it so much that I have purchased the second and third book in the trilogy. That is always the mark of a good read!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Goldfinch

    • UNABRIDGED (32 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Donna Tartt
    • Narrated By David Pittu
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4443)
    Performance
    (4066)
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    (4066)

    The Goldfinch is a haunted odyssey through present-day America and a drama of enthralling force and acuity. It begins with a boy. Theo Decker, a 13-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don't know how to talk to him, and tormented above all by his unbearable longing for his mother, he clings to one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the underworld of art.

    B.J. says: "A stunning achievement - for author and narrator"
    "So anticipated ... so disappointed"
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    After reading many of the reviews, I couldn’t wait to start the book. And the first few hundred pages of this book were absolutely fantastic, a delight to read. However, the last several hundred were pain and agony to get through. The part of the book that talked about the museum explosion and the subsequent time period when Theo lived with the Barbours was really interesting and well written. However, the story lost its luster about the time that Theo went to Las Vegas. I did not enjoy the alcohol and drug induced stupor that he and Boris participated in from then until the end of the book. There were some parts during the last portion of the book that were interesting, but overall I felt that the author really let us down. Because of this, I don’t feel like I can even give 3 stars.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Doomed

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Tracy Deebs
    • Narrated By Sarah Naughton
    Overall
    (37)
    Performance
    (36)
    Story
    (36)

    Pandora's just your average teen - glued to her cell phone and laptop, surfing Facebook and e-mailing with her friends - until the day her long-lost father sends her a link to a mysterious site featuring twelve photos of her as a child.

    kaydbell says: "Loved the book!"
    "Entertaining"
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    Interesting read. Although this book is for the YA audience, I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was my first time to read this author, Tracy Deebs, and the book made me want to read more. Is this fantasy, absolutely; but could it happen … possibly … and that’s what is intriguing about the book. To think about one day all of a sudden not having anything electronic and the power grid and every other kind of grid going down boggles the mind. What would the world be? I would hate to see that. Yet this author entertains us with this story-line. Entertaining? Yes. Quick Read? Yes. For all audiences? Definitely.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Orphan Train: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Christina Baker Kline
    • Narrated By Jessica Almasy, Suzanne Toren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1956)
    Performance
    (1731)
    Story
    (1722)

    Penobscot Indian Molly Ayer is close to "aging out" out of the foster care system. A community-service position helping an elderly woman clean out her home is the only thing keeping Molly out of juvie and worse.... As she helps Vivian sort through her possessions and memories, Molly learns that she and Vivian aren’t as different as they seem to be. A young Irish immigrant orphaned in New York City, Vivian was put on a train to the Midwest with hundreds of other children whose destinies would be determined by luck and chance.

    Susan says: "Fascinating Journey for Two"
    "WOW! What a Read"
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    This book was one of the best books I have read this year. It is one of those rare books that you don’t want to end, and when it did I was let down … it needed to continue and continue and continue. The book takes two characters and weaves their lives together. Molly is young girl from a foster home who is having trouble adjusting to her life. She ends up doing some work for Vivian, who was an orphan in the early 1900’s. In working for Vivian, Molly and Vivian become friends and Vivian tells Molly the story of her life. Both characters weave themselves around your heart for different reasons and the reader finds themselves pulling for both characters and wanting life to turn out right for them. Of all the books this year, this is one that I would say is a MUST READ! Outstanding work.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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