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Lynn

EOD wife and loving mother!!!

Tucson, AZ, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • The Last Bastion of the Living: A Futuristic Zombie Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Rhiannon Frater
    • Narrated By Kristin Allison
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (238)
    Performance
    (216)
    Story
    (215)

    A walled city surrounded by lush land, protected by high mountain summits, and fortified by a massive gate to secure the only pass into the valley, The Bastion remained humanity's last hope against the fearsome undead creatures known as the Inferi Scourge. On one fateful day, the valley gate failed and the Inferi Scourge overran and destroyed the human settlements outside the walls, trapping the remaining survivors inside the city. Now, decades later, the last remaining humans are struggling to survive....

    Mike Naka says: "better than expected!"
    "Bad Narrator! Okay story. Very unique!"
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    I did get use to the narrator after awhile, but it was really hard to get into because of the voice. It was read way to fast and not a pleasant voice. The story was okay. Some of the concepts were a little hard to believe. Some parts were a little frustrating. For example, if you are running out of bullets then why not use a blade instead? Or if there is the technology to create a cure for the new version of the cure then why isn't there a cure for the original?

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Ash

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Malinda Lo
    • Narrated By Malinda Lo
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (30)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (29)

    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"
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    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
    (1209)
    Performance
    (1132)
    Story
    (1138)

    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.

    CAROLYN says: "LONG LIVE THE KING.... & THE BDB"
    "Very disappointed"
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    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.

    1 of 1 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
    (27)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (24)

    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"
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    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
    (208)
    Performance
    (193)
    Story
    (193)

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

    0 of 0 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
    (311)
    Performance
    (287)
    Story
    (289)

    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"
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    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 2 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
    (263)
    Performance
    (240)
    Story
    (246)

    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?

    Nyokia says: "Huge Disappointment"
    "Extremely disappointed:("
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    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:(

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

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Alexia Purdy
    • Narrated By Anne Marie Susan Silvey
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    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"
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    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
    (102)
    Performance
    (94)
    Story
    (93)

    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!"
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    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
    (635)
    Performance
    (555)
    Story
    (553)

    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"
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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
  • Article 5

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Kristen Simmons
    • Narrated By Jenny Ikeda
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (112)
    Performance
    (105)
    Story
    (106)

    Kristen Simmons’ thrilling debut novel Article 5 is the first in an eagerly anticipated dystopian trilogy. In a world where soldiers have replaced police, arrests are made for minor infractions, and the Bill of Rights has been replaced with the Moral Statutes, 17-year-old Ember Miller longs for the days when things were different. But when her mother is arrested for noncompliance with Article 5 by the only boy Ember has ever loved, her peaceful, low-profile life is thrown into chaos.

    Staaj says: "Holds Its Own Against the many YA Dystopian Novels"
    "Things you should know before buying this book"
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    1. The main character is extremely frustrating. Her actions and logic make no sense most of the time. There are certain times where I wanted to like her and then she did or said something else ridiculous.
    2. There is no explanation as to why society has turn into these violent heartless monsters. I can buy that people can do bad things in certain circumstances, but what little information that was given about the circumstances did not justify how people were acting.
    3. I enjoy some romance in dystopian novels, as much as the next person. However, I didn't see much of a connection between the two characters. There were a lot of questions that I wanted to hear being asked. Instead the two sat in silence or bickered. There was no communication and that was frustrating. The tension between them could've been resolved by a conversation.

    I really wanted to like this book, and it had a lot of potential. I was just left feeling frustrated and with too many unanswered questions. The narrator was great though!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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