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Vanessa

Audible junkie for sure. As a mom of three littles a wife and full time student, sitting down to read is so nice but also almost impossible

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  • The Hunger Games

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (35042)
    Performance
    (26101)
    Story
    (26471)

    Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning? In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by 12 outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

    Teddy says: "The Book Deserves The Hype"
    "Love"
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    Would you listen to The Hunger Games again? Why?

    Already have twice! This book catchs you and won't let you go. So amazing


    What other book might you compare The Hunger Games to and why?

    Divergent. They have a lot in common and are both equally amazing I suggest you go and buy both right now, you can thank me later.


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

    Yes I started to cry and did end up crying a lot while reading this book. Not everyone is a crier but I sure am and it got me. Such emotion through the whole book, for that matter the whole trilogy!


    Any additional comments?

    Simple you will love it!

    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Moon Called: Mercy Thompson, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Patricia Briggs
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4238)
    Performance
    (2776)
    Story
    (2783)

    Mercy Thompson's life is not exactly normal. Her next-door neighbor is a werewolf. Her former boss is a gremlin. And she's fixing a VW bus for a vampire. But then, Mercy isn't exactly normal herself.

    Susan says: "I love this series.."
    "Oh Mercy"
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    What made the experience of listening to Moon Called the most enjoyable?

    Mercy herself and he wonderfully strong funny attitude


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Um look above ... Can you guess? Mercy of course!


    Which character – as performed by Lorelei King – was your favorite?

    Well okay I am starting to detect a theme here.... Mercy lol


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

    As always with me yes, yes I did. I laughed a lot the humor in here is delightful


    Any additional comments?

    This was the start of my love for Mercy. From here I have already gotten two more of the books in the Mercy T series and loving very minute of it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tiger's Voyage: Tiger's Curse, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Colleen Houck
    • Narrated By Annika Boras
    Overall
    (376)
    Performance
    (337)
    Story
    (340)

    With the head-to-head battle against the villainous Lokesh behind her, Kelsey confronts a new heartbreak: in the wake of his traumatic experience, her beloved Ren no longer remembers who she is. As the trio continues their quest by challenging five cunning and duplicitous dragons, Ren and Kishan once more vie for her affections--leaving Kelsey more confused than ever.

    Arwen says: "Big-Time Quest Adventure and Heartbreaking Emotion"
    "Why does it have to end?!?!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes yes yes. I have already to a few. Why wouldn't I is the better question! The whole time from book one to the very end of this one I was in love. The people, places, adventures, drama, and the passion. Yeah just to wonderful to not recommend


    What other book might you compare Tiger's Voyage to and why?

    Really a lot of werewolf type books. But as my previous title says about this series its a twist on an original, and still a very lovely twist in my eyes.


    Which character – as performed by Annika Boras – was your favorite?

    Now this one gets hard it had always been Kels for me before. In this last one the men of the story really stole my heart. I don't think that I could just pick one of them. All three where needed and so very well done by Annika Boras!


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

    I cries, I laughed, I yell, and I am okay with that. I tend to get very attached to my books and the people in them in a good book. This time was no different.


    Any additional comments?

    All three books just go get them all. Totally worth the time and money. (If you are into this line of books of course) I really wish it didn't have to end!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tiger's Curse

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Colleen Houck
    • Narrated By Annika Boras, Sanjiv Jahveri
    Overall
    (650)
    Performance
    (570)
    Story
    (568)

    The last thing teenager Kelsey Hayes thought she'd be doing over the summer was meeting Ren, a mysterious white tiger and cursed Indian prince! When she learns she alone can break the Tiger's curse, Kelsey's life is turned upside-down. The unlikely duo journeys halfway around the world to piece together an Indian prophecy, find a way to free the man trapped by a centuries-old spell, and discover the path to their true destiny.

    F. DesBouillons says: "Great Book!!!"
    "A slight twist on a original"
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    Would you listen to Tiger's Curse again? Why?

    Yes. It is one of those books that sucks you right in. Paints such wonderful pictures in your head as you listen, dragging you off to a foreign and beautiful place. They characters a are interesting funny and a great joy to have around while you do.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Kels. She is just a strong funny girl who makes hard choices for the ones she cares for most. Never leaving a person or animal to deal with something on their own. If she can help she will as much as she possibly can.


    Have you listened to any of Annika Boras and Sanjiv Jahveri ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    In the other two books in this series, aside from that no. I would willingly listen to them again in any performance they did, I found them and both their voices very delightful.


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

    Yes both. As did the whole series. Loved it.


    Any additional comments?

    Just go ahead and by all three books in this series. You wont regret it, I promise. Also I had a hard time listening to the first few minutes just because of how harsh the accent there is, it kinda grated on my nerves. Once you get past those first few minutes it changes to a much easier soothing voice that I eventually fell in love with.
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    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tiger's Quest: Tiger's Curse, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Colleen Houck
    • Narrated By Annika Boras
    Overall
    (401)
    Performance
    (355)
    Story
    (357)

    Back in Oregon, Kelsey tries to pick up the pieces of her life and push aside her feelings for Ren. But danger lurks around the corner, forcing her to return to India where she embarks on a second quest--this time with Ren's dark, bad-boy brother Kishan, who has also fallen prey to the Tiger's Curse. Fraught with danger, spellbinding dreams, and choices of the heart, Tiger's Quest brings the trio one step closer to breaking the spell that binds them.

    Arwen says: "Compelling Story!"
    "A slight twist on a original"
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    What made the experience of listening to Tiger's Quest the most enjoyable?

    I would have to say cultural side of it. It is not very often you get to listen to such a lovely accented voice while enjoying a book (or maybe thats just me) Then the small details the writer paid to explaining details to paint such a vivid picture in your head is just amazing.


    What other book might you compare Tiger's Quest to and why?

    Really a lot of werewolf type books. But as my title says its a twist on an original, and a very lovely twist in my eyes.


    Which character – as performed by Annika Boras – was your favorite?

    Kels by far.


    Any additional comments?

    Just go ahead and by all three books in this series. You wont regret it, I promise. Also I had a hard time listening to the first few minutes just because of how harsh the accent there is, it kinda grated on my nerves. Once you get past those first few minutes it changes to a much easier soothing voice that I eventually fell in love with.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bloodrose: A Nightshade Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Andrea Cremer
    • Narrated By Rebecca Lowman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (170)
    Performance
    (158)
    Story
    (153)

    Calla has always welcomed war. But now that the final battle is upon her, there's more at stake than fighting. There's saving Ren, even if it incurs Shay's wrath. There's keeping Ansel safe, even if he's been branded a traitor. There's proving herself as the pack's alpha, facing unnamable horrors, and ridding the world of the Keepers' magic once and for all. And then there's deciding what to do when the war ends. If Calla makes it out alive, that is.

    Felicity Fairchild says: "Prepare for Disappointment!"
    "So sad this is the end but LOVED this trilogy!"
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    Would you listen to Bloodrose: A Nightshade Novel again? Why?

    Yes. I have a feeling I will be listening to this trilogy over and over again!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bloodrose: A Nightshade Novel?

    The ending. When listening to on audible I was so engrossed in the last four hours I couldn't do anything else but just listen and stay on the edge of my seat waiting!


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

    Just her other performances in the other two Nightshade books. All were do wonderfully I lover her voice and how well she bring so much emotion out in her voice and words


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

    Yes... And I did lol


    Any additional comments?

    Once again just go buy the whole nightshade trilogy worth every penny. This book was a good ending to the trilogy that I have come to love.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Wolfsbane: A Nightshade Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Andrea Cremer
    • Narrated By Rebecca Lowman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (205)
    Performance
    (175)
    Story
    (175)

    When Calla Tor wakes up in the lair of the Searchers, her sworn enemies, she’s certain her days are numbered. But then the Searchers make her an offer - one that gives her the chance to destroy her former masters and save the pack - and the man - she left behind. Is Ren worth the price of her freedom? And will Shay stand by her side no matter what? Now in control of her own destiny, Calla must decide which battles are worth fighting and how many trials true love can endure and still survive.

    Felicity Fairchild says: "Paved way for the third book."
    "Second round of a wondeful roller coaster in this"
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    What did you love best about Wolfsbane: A Nightshade Novel?

    The emotion felt throughout the book. It was a roller coaster of them, that always kept you wanting more


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Conner in this book. Got to love a funny guy.


    Which character – as performed by Rebecca Lowman – was your favorite?

    Calla as performed by Rebecca, I just like the way she sounds as calla but she does a great job as most everyone else as well


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

    Yes. I laughed a lot. Gasped at moments. For sure a mixture of emotions when it ce to this one.


    Any additional comments?

    Do yourself a favor if you like the magical world or werewolves and all go get the whole nightshade series you won't be let down

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Nightshade

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Andrea Cremer
    • Narrated By Rebecca Lowman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (294)
    Performance
    (191)
    Story
    (191)

    Calla Tor has always known her destiny: After graduating from the Mountain School, she'll be the mate of sexy alpha wolf Ren Laroche and fight with him, side by side, ruling their pack and guarding sacred sites for the Keepers. But when she violates her masters' laws by saving a beautiful human boy out for a hike, Calla begins to question her fate, her existence, and the very essence of the world she has known.

    Staaj says: "Disappointed"
    "Once you start you can't stop"
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    What did you love best about Nightshade?

    Everything... Lol no really the narrators voice and emotions so could depict were outstanding. The story line in this the first book brings you in so be ready to listen to all three.... If your like me with in three days lol. If you are into werewolves and mystical stuff along those lines this book is right up your ally.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    For that I am torn between calla the main character and her brother Ansel. Either way you can go wrong.


    Which character – as performed by Rebecca Lowman – was your favorite?

    Performed by Rebecca Lowman I would say Calla would take the win.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Hard to pick just one moment this book has so many ups and downs and moments that made me laugh I don't think I could pick just one.


    Any additional comments?

    Buy it on here. Buy it at a book store. Buy it on a e-reader. Doesn't matter worth the read no matter the way you do it

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Divergent

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Veronica Roth
    • Narrated By Emma Galvin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (17527)
    Performance
    (15851)
    Story
    (15976)

    In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue - Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is - she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

    Grant says: "It's not for me. Loved it anyway."
    "Wow Wow Wow"
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    What did you love best about Divergent?

    The emotions and the way the writer painted such a amazing picture in my mind with the words she wrote. It was almost like I could feel the fear when it was present and the passion as well and everything in between


    What did you like best about this story?

    Tris and her battle with herself over who she truly was and wanted for herself in life. Also the passion between her and Four.


    Which character – as performed by Emma Galvin – was your favorite?

    Tris


    Any additional comments?

    I can not wait for the other two books to come out. If either are even close to what this one was they will be amazing.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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