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  • Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Susannah Cahalan
    • Narrated By Heather Henderson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1236)
    Performance
    (1110)
    Story
    (1117)

    In 2009, Susannah Cahalan woke up in a strange hospital room strapped to a bed, under guard, and unable to move or speak. Her medical records - from a month-long hospital stay of which she had no memory - reported psychosis, violence, and dangerous instability. Yet, only weeks earlier she had been a healthy, ambitious twenty-four-year-old, six months into her first serious relationship and a sparkling career as a cub reporter

    Eric Schurr says: "Very scary, real story, superbly written and rea"
    "Good bio!"
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    I enjoyed this book. It's a good bio. The one bad comment I would write was about the narrator. It was narrated well, but they should have had it narrated by someone a little younger. It was written as a older women telling her story at the age of 24. I kept thinking the story was about a 30 some old women because the narrator was older.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Stephen Chbosky
    • Narrated By Noah Galvin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2141)
    Performance
    (1946)
    Story
    (1968)

    Most people think 15-year-old Charlie is a freak. But then seniors Patrick and his beautiful stepsister Sam take Charlie under their wings and introduce him to their eclectic, open-minded, hard-partying friends. It is from these older kids that Charlie learns to live and love.

    FanB14 says: "Intelligent, Absorbing Coming of Age Story"
    "Good, but not up to hype!"
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    This book was a good read, but not up to hype. Maybe the hype of this book made it not so good for me, I was expecting more. I found that the main character annoyed me a little. Why did everyone treat him like he was about to break. They knew nothing about him, but could sense that something was wrong?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Snow Child

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Eowyn Ivey
    • Narrated By Debra Monk
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1373)
    Performance
    (1199)
    Story
    (1187)

    Debut novelist Eowyn ivey’s experience living in the Alaskan wilderness brings a palpable authenticity to The Snow Child. Alaska in the 1920s is a difficult place for Jack and Mabel. Drifting apart, the childless couple discover Faina, a young girl living alone in the wilderness. Soon, Jack and Mabel come to love Faina as their own. But when they learn a surprising truth about the girl, their lives change in profound ways.

    Bonny says: "Magical, realistic and well worth listening to"
    "Slower, relaxing read."
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    This book is a slower paced reading. This style fits the atmosphere of the book; in Winter, older couple that left the city to get away. It's a relaxing read, enjoyed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Insurgent: Divergent, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Veronica Roth
    • Narrated By Emma Galvin
    Overall
    (11767)
    Performance
    (10653)
    Story
    (10746)

    One choice can transform you - or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves - and herself - while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.

    Lore says: "Decent but not as interesting as Divergent"
    "Plain and simple, not good as the first!"
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    Different type of world and writing then the first, much darker. Plain and simple not good as first.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • City of Women

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By David R. Gillham
    • Narrated By Suzanne Bertish
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (284)
    Performance
    (248)
    Story
    (250)

    It is 1943 - the height of the Second World War. With the men taken by the army, Berlin has become a city of women. And while her husband fights on the Eastern Front, Sigrid Schröder is, for all intents and purposes, the model soldier's wife: She goes to work every day, does as much with her rations as she can, and dutifully cares for her meddling mother-in-law, all the while ignoring the horrific immoralities of the regime. But behind this façade is an entirely different Sigrid, a woman who dreams of her former Jewish lover.

    Susianna says: "Just Fine But My High Expectations? Foiled Again!"
    "Young women read by old German women?"
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    I couldn't even get into this book. They have a nice young women on the cover of the book, but has an old German lady narrating. It's not the narrators fault. I could not even listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Good Girl

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Mary Kubica
    • Narrated By Lindy Nettleton, Johnny Heller, Tom Taylorson, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (607)
    Performance
    (543)
    Story
    (549)

    Born to a prominent Chicago judge and his stifled socialite wife, Mia Dennett moves against the grain as a young inner-city art teacher. One night, Mia enters a bar to meet her on-again, off-again boyfriend. But when he doesn't show, she unwisely leaves with an enigmatic stranger. With his smooth moves and modest wit, Colin Thatcher seems at first like a safe one-night stand. But following Colin home will turn out to be the worst mistake of Mia's life.

    VanDelay says: "Cheap Trick"
    "This book is not narrated by the kidnapped!!"
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    I enjoyed this book. I saw that there were four narrators of this book, two women and two men. I made the assumption that the kidnapped girl would be narrating somewhat. That is not the case. She does at the very end. The book is narrated by the mother of the girl, the captor, and the investigator. It kept me intrigued. At times I would think 'I know what the ending with be like,' fortunately it had some twists and turns. If you are looking for a book that could we similar to 'Gone Girl' this can relate. It is not as thrilling or dark as 'Gone Girl' but I think it does the job.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • If I Stay

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Gayle Forman
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (970)
    Performance
    (712)
    Story
    (717)

    In a single moment, everything changes. Seventeen year-old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall riding along the snow-wet Oregon road with her family. Then, in a blink, she finds herself watching as her own damaged body is taken from the wreck.

    Heidi P :) says: "Loved the story!"
    "Attention Music Lovers!"
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    First of all this book is very short, only four hours. If you are in need of a quick listen this is it. This book can be compared to 'The Fault in Our Stars' but unfortunately I could not relate to the music aspect. I loved the writing and would read more books from this author, but probably not in this series. The narrator was GREAT, but I do not think this narrator was right for the part. She seemed older instead of a high school girl.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Finding Bliss

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Dina Silver
    • Narrated By Cristina Panfilio
    Overall
    (68)
    Performance
    (66)
    Story
    (65)

    Growing up with an alcoholic single mother, Chloe has seen her share of heartbreak and disappointment, and is striving to build a new legacy for herself. After graduating from college, she takes a job working as a summer girl for the Reeds - a wealthy, accomplished family that personifies her American dream. Her summer takes an unexpected turn when the Reeds' eldest son, Tyler, the star quarterback for Notre Dame, shows up and turns her life upside down.

    Jordy says: "Finding Bliss is an emotionally charged book!"
    "Did I miss the ending? (Spoiler)"
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    I really enjoyed the writing of this book, but did I miss something at the end? Who did she pick? She doesn't make a great declaration of independence or dedication to anyone so I was confused the book ended abruptly and without an answer. I did enjoy the other aspects of the book. It did make me laugh and cry.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Fault in Our Stars

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By John Green
    • Narrated By Kate Rudd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11827)
    Performance
    (10843)
    Story
    (10905)

    Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten. Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning-author John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.

    FanB14 says: "Sad Premise, Fantastic Story"
    "You would think it was depressing, but witty!"
    Overall
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    I really enjoyed this book. I am glad I listened to it instead of reading the physical copy this allowed me to hear the narrator's wit. I found myself laughing out loud to this book on several occasions. Of course it was sad and endearing. These kids are young, but have to deal with adult problems still while their peers are living normal lives.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Backseat Saints

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Joshilyn Jackson
    • Narrated By Joshilyn Jackson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (515)
    Performance
    (310)
    Story
    (308)

    Rose Mae Lolley is a fierce and dirty girl, long-suppressed under flowery skirts and bow-trimmed ballet flats. As "Mrs. Ro Grandee" she's trapped in a marriage that's thick with love and sick with abuse. Her true self has been bound in the chains of marital bliss in rural Texas, letting "Ro" make eggs, iron shirts, and take her punches.

    J. E. JONES says: "Loved this audio!"
    "Seemed Long."
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    What did you like best about Backseat Saints? What did you like least?

    I enjoyed the narrator very much who is actually the writer. I really liked the concept of this book, but felt that it was extremely long. I thought we were getting to the main event several times and it was just a detour.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I feel the main character switched her mind several times about several different things. It made it a roller coaster of who and what to root for.


    Which character – as performed by Joshilyn Jackson – was your favorite?

    The main character.


    Do you think Backseat Saints needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Comfort of Lies: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Randy Susan Meyers
    • Narrated By Amy McFadden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (47)
    Performance
    (44)
    Story
    (44)

    Five years ago, Tia fell into obsessive love with a man she could never have. Married, and the father of two boys, Nathan was unavailable in every way. When she became pregnant, he disappeared, and she gave up her baby for adoption. Five years ago, Caroline, a dedicated pathologist, reluctantly adopted a baby to please her husband. She prayed her misgivings would disappear; instead, she’s questioning whether she’s cut out for the role of wife and mother.

    chrispy says: "I really enjoyed this"
    "Hated one of the Characters!!!"
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    Would you try another book from Randy Susan Meyers and/or Amy McFadden?

    I absolutely hated Tia. I didn't like her accent and I DID NOT like her personality. I thought this book had a great concept. But I could not get over the the hating Tia part. She was selfish and annoying. I think the narrator did a wonderful job on making the three different characters feel different from one another. When it was Caroline I knew and when it was Juliet I knew. I do not know if I would have liked this book better if I had read it. Maybe I couldn't hear the selfishness in Tia's voice. All I know is that I hated her.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The concept. Three different women intertwined. Not just intertwined, but directly related. One of a wife, one the mistress of the wife's husband, and the other the adopter of the mistress's love child.


    What character would you cut from The Comfort of Lies?

    TIA!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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