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Christina

DENVER, CO, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • Prodigy: A Legend Novel, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Marie Lu
    • Narrated By Steven Kaplan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (690)
    Performance
    (624)
    Story
    (627)

    June and Day arrive in Vegas just as the unthinkable happens: The Elector Primo dies, and his son Anden takes his place. With the Republic edging closer to chaos, the two join a group of Patriot rebels eager to help Day rescue his brother and offer passage to the Colonies. They have only one request: June and Day must assassinate the new Elector. It’s their chance to change the nation, to give voice to a people silenced for too long. But as June realizes this Elector is nothing like his father, she’s haunted by the choice ahead. What if Anden is a new beginning?

    KK says: "Loved it right up until the end"
    "Wow! An ending you can't miss!"
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    Where does Prodigy rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's probably in my top 5.


    What does Steven Kaplan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The voices and performance match the characters perfectly.


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    June and Day find themselves in situations that you think they are just simply not getting out of this one..... and then they do, sort of. The ending to the second book is shocking and you will either hate or love it. I can't wait for book 3!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • My Soul to Take: Soul Screamers, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Rachel Vincent
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (909)
    Performance
    (565)
    Story
    (560)

    Kaylee just wants to enjoy having caught the attention of the hottest guy in school. But a normal date is hard to come by when Nash seems to know more about her need to scream than she does. And when classmates start dropping dead for no apparent reason, only Kaylee knows who'll be next.

    Bethany says: "A true page-turner..."
    "Not what I had expected after the prequel"
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    Any additional comments?

    I listened to the prequel before reading this book and I had loved it. I thought it would be about "mutants", psychics, or perhaps angels & demons. So I didn't expect what this book was actually about. It was a little juvenile which if you are in high school then it should be a good read! However, I won't be continuing with the series. It was interesting enough that I enjoyed listening to it and I completed the book. The performance was pretty good. I did look forward to listening to the book so please don't consider this review as a negative one. I just enjoy a little more of a mature YA book. I listen to YA because I like PG books, just because I am an adult does not mean I want to listen to books that include rape or drug use. If you enjoy stories with characters in high school then this is a great book. Just won't be continuing the series but I enjoyed it while I listened.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • My Soul to Lose

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 48 mins)
    • By Rachel Vincent
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1546)
    Performance
    (923)
    Story
    (927)

    It was supposed to be a fun day, shopping at the mall with her best friend. Then the panic attack started and Kaylee Cavanaugh finds herself screaming, unable to stop. Her secret fears are exposed, and it's the worst day of her life....Until she wakes up in the psychiatric unit. She tries to convince everyone she's fine--despite the shadows she sees forming around another patient and the urge to scream which comes burbling up again and again.

    brenty says: "A beautifully crafted vignette!"
    "Can't wait to start listening to the series!"
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    Would you listen to My Soul to Lose again? Why?

    This book was the pre-quel so no probably not.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The mystery of her "powers"


    What does Amanda Ronconi bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She brings me time to do the dishes and clean my house while listening instead of sitting on the couch reading it myself! Lol so I wouldn't experience a clean house


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

    The end


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Enclave

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Ann Aguirre
    • Narrated By Emily Bauer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (479)
    Performance
    (420)
    Story
    (419)

    New York City has been decimated by war and plague, and most of civilization has migrated to underground enclaves, where life expectancy is no more than the early 20s. When Deuce turns 15, she takes on her role as a Huntress, and is paired with Fade, a teenage Hunter who lived Topside as a young boy. When she and Fade discover that the neighboring enclave has been decimated by the tunnel monsters—or Freaks—who seem to be growing more organized, the elders refuse to listen to warnings.

    Felicity Fairchild says: "It was supposed to be good."
    "Action and mystery"
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    What made the experience of listening to Enclave the most enjoyable?

    It's a well written story and read well too. Action, mystery, sorrow, lust, and


    What did you like best about this story?

    The reader and main character. I love brave women.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I feel like this question leads to spoilers! Not going to say.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 14

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Peter Clines
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11019)
    Performance
    (9996)
    Story
    (10018)

    There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment. Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don’t nag at him too much. At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela’s apartment. And Tim’s. And Veek’s.

    Magpie says: "Super solid listen!!"
    "Everything is fantastic until the end!"
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    What did you love best about 14?

    The writing, the reading, the characters!!! The characters were the best, you can imagine these people really existing. The mystery was edge of the seat and yet so realistic until the end. This book is awesome until the ending, stupid ending but I don't regret listening because the journey was so entertaining!


    Would you recommend 14 to your friends? Why or why not?

    Yes and No, the overall book is a fantastic realistic mystery until the end


    What does Ray Porter bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Great reader! His voice goes perfect with the character he reads for


    Any additional comments?

    Great book bad ending. I would still recommend it though!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Pledge

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Kimberly Derting
    • Narrated By Casey Holloway
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (193)
    Performance
    (178)
    Story
    (178)

    In the violent country of Ludania, the language you speak determines what class you are, and there are harsh punishments if you forget your place - looking a member of a higher class in the eye can result in immediate execution. Seventeen-year-old Charlaina (Charlie for short) can understand all languages, a dangerous ability she's been hiding her whole life. Her only place of release is the drug-filled underground club scene, where people go to shake off the oppressive rules of the world they live in.

    Amazon Customer says: "3-1/2"
    "Magic, queens, prince, and yet not cheesy"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Pledge the most enjoyable?

    Reader was fantastic!


    What other book might you compare The Pledge to and why?

    Typical story with a few twists. Cast system and oppression. If you combine Cinderella and a dystopian setting you get this book!


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

    No, only part that came close was her love for her sister.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Touch of Frost: Mythos Academy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Jennifer Estep
    • Narrated By Tara Sands
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (337)
    Performance
    (303)
    Story
    (309)

    My name is Gwen Frost, and I go to Mythos Academy - a school of myths, magic, and warrior whiz kids, where even the lowliest geek knows how to chop off somebody's head with a sword and Logan Quinn, the hottest Spartan guy in school, also happens to be the deadliest. But lately, things have been weird, even for Mythos. First, mean girl Jasmine Ashton was murdered in the Library of Antiquities. Then, someone stole the Bowl of Tears, a magical artifact that can be used to bring about the second Chaos War. You know, death, destruction and lots of other bad, bad things.

    Hassan says: "I'm Shocked!! It Was Really Good"
    "No divergent/hunger games but its a fun mystery"
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    What made the experience of listening to Touch of Frost the most enjoyable?

    I like the mystery of the first book, you go along with the main character as she herself discovers this new world. The main character and you will both be wondering what comes next and both trying to figure out what things mean at Mythos.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The main character as there are not many likeable characters besides her grandma in the first book.


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

    No, like I said in my headline this is no divergent or hunger games. This is more of a juvenile book and I can't imagine male readers enjoying it at all. I read YA because I don't like to read, listen or watch anything gory. I don't like to see any violence against children, women or sexual assault and I don't like swearing. Sometimes, I sacrifice maturity of the plot and writing because of that. The first book is pretty good where it is somewhat of a mystery but very juvenile in context. The second book is the same thing but I am still enjoying the mystery more than I am rolling my eyes at the juvenile writing. I plan on listening to third book.


    Any additional comments?

    Overall, I do recommend this book as long as the "texting, clothes, popularity, rich snobs" context doesn't make you roll your eyes. The mystery and action scenes are worth the overlooking the other stuff.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • FOUR The Transfer: A Divergent Story

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 16 mins)
    • By Veronica Roth
    • Narrated By Aaron Stanford
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (361)
    Performance
    (335)
    Story
    (338)

    More Four! Fans of the Divergent series by number-one New York Times best-selling author Veronica Roth will be thrilled by "The Transfer", the first of four new short stories told from Four's perspective. Each brief story explores the world of the Divergent series through the eyes of the mysterious but charismatic Tobias Eaton, revealing previously unknown facets of his personality, backstory, and relationships.

    tammy says: "PLEASE! DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY!"
    "Nice little treat while we wait!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Well if they are strong divergent fans then of course this is a fun little short story. There are no real surprises, if I was asked to write Four's story this is probably what I would of thought to write. From reading the books this is what I gathered had happend but it was still fun to listen to.


    6 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • The Depression Cure: The 6-Step Program to Beat Depression without Drugs

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Stephen S. Ilardi
    • Narrated By Jeffrey Kafer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (60)
    Performance
    (51)
    Story
    (50)

    In the past decade, depression rates have skyrocketed, and one in four Americans will suffer from major depression at some point in their lives. Where have we gone wrong? Dr. Stephen S. Ilardi sheds light on our current predicament and reminds us that our bodies were never designed for the sleep-deprived, poorly nourished, frenzied pace of 21st-century life.

    Carol says: "Thank God for an answer that doesn't involve Rx!!!"
    "Eye opener!"
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    Would you listen to The Depression Cure again? Why?

    Yes, I plan too. Because of all the good information. You will learn more about depression than you ever thought possible. I found myself saying "oh my God I do that!" over and over again. I found out more about myself and why I think or do what I do! I began seeing a difference in my depression within 1 day of listening to this book. I began simply with Omega-3 vitamins and once I felt better I worked my way up to sunny day walks. I am now socializing again and feeling the happiness I once felt. I plan on slowly getting off my depression pills within the next week because I no longer feel I need them. Sometimes all it takes is the right vitamin and the right words. This guy "gets" me more than I got myself.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Virals

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Kathy Reichs
    • Narrated By Cristin Milioti
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (347)
    Performance
    (229)
    Story
    (229)

    Tory Brennan, niece of acclaimed forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan (of the Bones novels and hit TV show), is the leader of a ragtag band of teenage "sci-philes" who live on a secluded island off the coast of South Carolina. When the group rescues a dog caged for medical testing on a nearby island, they are exposed to an experimental strain of canine parvovirus that changes their lives forever.

    Beverly says: "Kathy Reichs Does it Again!"
    "Mystery, action, and funny"
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    Where does Virals rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    My two fav's are divergent series and hunger games series. I am not sure where virals is but I am excited to listen to book 2 of this series!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Virals?

    The wolf dogs.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Born at Midnight: Shadow Falls, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By C. C. Hunter
    • Narrated By Katie Schorr
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (538)
    Performance
    (480)
    Story
    (480)

    One night Kylie Galen finds herself at the wrong party, with the wrong people, and it changes her life forever. Her mother ships her off to Shadow Falls - a camp for troubled teens, and within hours of arriving, it becomes painfully clear that her fellow campers aren’t just "troubled". Here at Shadow Falls, vampires, werewolves, shapshifters, witches and fairies train side by side - learning to harness their powers, control their magic, and live in the normal world. Kylie’s never felt normal, but surely she doesn’t belong here with a bunch of paranormal freaks either. Or does she?

    Angela says: "Outstanding!!"
    "Good story, not so good narration."
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    This book wasn't for me but its not a bad story. I love "mutants" but this had werewolves, witches, fairies, shape shifters and the main character can just see ghosts. Not new or exciting. The story is more of a love triangle mystery than thriller or action. Even amongst witches and fairies there were very normal things like divorces, cheating, and hook-ups. The narration was meant to have a "Texan" accent but she comes off more like a southern bell from 1880. The parts that are male sound more like a grandma. All the girls have the same voice except the vampire. Her mom and camp counselor sound the exact same. Also, the writer has some weird obsession with boobs. I don't want to bash the story too much because it was a great mystery. If you like lust, werewolves, vampires, and mysteries then you'll probably love this book. It's not about love its about lust. The main girl is more confused than brave. Overall, I'm not going to continue the series but if you like very juvenile books or are a child then this is a good one.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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