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Lynn

EOD wife and loving mother!!!

Tucson, AZ, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • 38 reviews
  • 113 ratings
  • 708 titles in library
  • 8 purchased in 2015
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  • Turned: Book #1 in the Vampire Journals

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Morgan Rice
    • Narrated By Brianna Knickerbocker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (134)
    Performance
    (119)
    Story
    (119)

    In Turned (Book #1 of the Vampire Journals series), 18-year-old Caitlin Paine finds herself uprooted from her nice suburb and forced to attend a dangerous New York City high school when her Mom moves again. The one ray of light in her new surroundings is Jonah, a new classmate who takes an instant liking to her. But before their romance can blossom, Caitlin suddenly finds herself changing....

    Raymond Charles says: ""Twilight" meets "The Outsiders""
    "Horrible narrator"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    No, the narrarator was terrible.


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

    Read it instead.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Brianna Knickerbocker’s performances?

    No way!!!!!


    Could you see Turned being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Yes, but I'm not sure of the actors.


    Any additional comments?

    The narrarator speaks WAY too slow!

    10 of 16 people found this review helpful
  • Defy

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Sara B. Larson
    • Narrated By Rebecca Mozo
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (95)
    Performance
    (76)
    Story
    (80)

    Forced to disguise herself as a boy and serve in the king's army, Alexa uses her quick wit and fierce sword-fighting skills to earn a spot on the elite prince's guard. But when a powerful sorcerer sneaks into the palace in the dead of night, even Alexa can't prevent him from abducting her, her fellow guard and friend Rylan, and Prince Damian, taking them through the treacherous wilds of the jungle and deep into enemy territory. The longer Alexa is held captive with both Rylan and the prince, the more she realizes that she is not the only one who has been keeping dangerous secrets.

    Rebecca says: "Could have been a great story"
    "It was good but....."
    Overall

    I did like this book however, I felt like the character went from a stone cold fighter to an over emotional teenage girl. By the end of the book there was someone crying in every chapter and it was usually the main character. It felt like the author was trying way to hard to make this book sappy by the end. I'm hoping there will be a little less of that in the next book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ash

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Malinda Lo
    • Narrated By Malinda Lo
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (43)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (41)

    In the wake of her father's death, Ash is left at the mercy of her cruel stepmother. Consumed with grief, her only joy comes by the light of the dying hearth fire, rereading the fairy tales her mother once told her. In her dreams, someday the fairies will steal her away, as they are said to do. When she meets the dark and dangerous fairy Sidhean, she believes that her wish may be granted.

    Jennifer Akers says: "Sweet book :)"
    "Not good"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    After listening to Cinder I thought this would be a good book, but no way. I had a hard time getting through it. There just wasn't enough to the story. I didnt feel connected to any of the characters. It's definitely not worth the money or credit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The King: A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By J.R. Ward
    • Narrated By Jim Frangione
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1523)
    Performance
    (1418)
    Story
    (1425)

    After turning his back on the throne for centuries, Wrath, son of Wrath, finally assumed his father's mantle - with the help of his beloved mate. But the crown sets heavily on his head. As the war with the Lessening Society rages on, and the threat from the Band of Bastards truly hits home, he is forced to make choices that put everything - and everyone - at risk. Beth Randall thought she knew what she was getting into when she mated the last pure blooded vampire on the planet: An easy ride was not it.

    whitney says: "I'm confused..."
    "Very disappointed"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This book just didn't keep my interest and was all over the place. Just when I started getting into it, things switched to a completely different story. It was my least favorite of the series.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Winner's Curse: Winner's Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Marie Rutkoski
    • Narrated By Justine Eyre
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (58)
    Performance
    (50)
    Story
    (49)

    As a general’s daughter in a vast empire that revels in war and enslaves those it conquers, seventeen-year-old Kestrel has two choices: she can join the military or get married. But Kestrel has other intentions. One day, she is startled to find a kindred spirit in a young slave up for auction. Arin’s eyes seem to defy everything and everyone. Following her instinct, Kestrel buys him - with unexpected consequences. It’s not long before she has to hide her growing love for Arin. But he, too, has a secret, and Kestrel quickly learns that the price she paid for a fellow human is much higher than she ever could have imagined.

    Lynn says: "Over priced but okay"
    "Over priced but okay"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This book had some potential but the ending was pretty lame. It seemed suddenly rushed. I hoped for more.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ruins

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Dan Wells
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (307)
    Performance
    (284)
    Story
    (285)

    As the clock ticks closer and closer to the final Partial expiration date, humans and Partials stand on the brink of war. Caught in the middle, thousands of miles apart, are Samm and Kira: Samm, who is trapped on the far side of the continent beyond the vast toxic wasteland of the American Midwest; and Kira, now in the hands of Dr. Morgan, who is hell-bent on saving what's left of the Partials, even if she has to destroy Kira to do it.

    Milkwrapper says: "A Disappointing Finish To A Decent Series"
    "Pretty good for the most part"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    It was a little boring compared to the other two, but it was okay. I hoped for more, though.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ignite Me

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Tahereh Mafi
    • Narrated By Kate Simses
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (407)
    Performance
    (367)
    Story
    (370)

    With Omega Point destroyed, Juliette doesn’t know if the rebels, her friends, or even Adam are alive. But that won’t keep her from trying to take down The Reestablishment once and for all. Now she must rely on Warner, the handsome commander of Sector 45. The one person she never thought she could trust. The same person who saved her life. He promises to help Juliette master her powers and save their dying world...but that’s not all he wants with her.

    Marjorie says: "Stunning conclusion!"
    "What a disappointment"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I'm only half way through and don't know if I'm going to bother to finish it, and I never leave a book unfinished. It's just that bad. The main character Juliette has become beyond irritating. She doesn't even seem like the same character from the first book. She was a little annoying in the second book, but nothing like in this one. She is completely full of herself. The book is very immature, especially with they way the L word is thrown around. The dialogue sounds like something you would hear in a middle school. The "love triangle" has completely taken over the story. What a waste:(

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Revealed: House of Night, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By P. C. Cast, Kristin Cast
    • Narrated By Caitlin Davies
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (340)
    Performance
    (304)
    Story
    (310)

    Drastically altered after her fall at the end of Hidden, Neferet is now more dangerous than ever - and her quest for vengeance will wreak havoc on humans, as well as Zoey and her friends. Chaos is loosed in Tulsa and the House of Night is blamed. Can Zoey stop Neferet in time to keep her anger from escalating to full-on war? Or will someone else have to step in to take the fall?

    Elizabeth says: "End It - Make the next book the last. PLEASE!"
    "Extremely disappointed:("
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Zoey is not the character I thought she was. She has become very annoying. She overreacts over everything. I no longer follow her logic. This was my least favorite book so far:(

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Reign of Blood

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Alexia Purdy
    • Narrated By Anne Marie Susan Silvey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    April is a seventeen-year-old girl who lives in the remains of Las Vegas one year after the outbreak. She has become a ferocious vampire killer and after her family is abducted, she goes searching for them. What she finds is a new breed of vampire, unlike any she has seen before. Unsure of whom she can trust, she discovers that her view of the world is not as black and white as she once thought, and she's willing to bend the rules to rescue her family.

    Lynn says: "Disappointed"
    "Disappointed"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I was very disappointed in this read. The "love story" felt like it was just throw in there with little thought. It is also pretty unbelievable that the main character went hotel by hotel along the strip and checked the entire place. Those hotels are HUGE! I did not find the main character very likable either. There are much better books in this genre.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Dawn of Eden

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Julie Kagawa
    • Narrated By Therese Plummer
    Overall
    (133)
    Performance
    (121)
    Story
    (120)

    Before The Immortal Rules, there was Red Lung, a relentless virus determined to take out all in its path. For Kylie, the miracle of her survival is also her burden - as a doctor at one of the clinics for the infected, she is forced to witness endless suffering. What's worse, strange things are happening to the remains of the dead, and by the time she befriends Ben Archer, she's beginning to wonder if a global pandemic is the least of her problems....

    L. Taylor says: "Good foundation"
    "Loved it!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I can't wait for more! Another great one! I really like Julie Kagawa.

    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
    (691)
    Performance
    (601)
    Story
    (601)

    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!!!"
    "Not as good as I hoped"
    Overall
    Performance
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    This book has been in my wish list for a long time. After reading all the reviews I finally went ahead and bought it. The beginning sucked me in, but then it slowed down A LOT and I began to lose interest. I kept on listening hoping for things to pick back up. I can't say they ever did. That wasn't the most disappointing part though. By the end of the book I was completely annoyed by the main character. It was like her entire personality changed and I couldn't buy into this "new" character. It just didn't make sense to me. Because of that, I am not sure if I will read the next one. I might if I can get it from the library, but I wouldn't spend money on it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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