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Lynn

EOD wife and loving mother!!!

Tucson, AZ, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • 45 reviews
  • 123 ratings
  • 753 titles in library
  • 42 purchased in 2015
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  • Reached: Matched, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Ally Condie
    • Narrated By Jack Riccobono
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (904)
    Performance
    (804)
    Story
    (809)

    After leaving Society and desperately searching for the Rising Cassia and Ky have found what they were looking for, but at the cost of losing each other yet again: Cassia has been assigned to work for the Rising from within Society, while Ky has been stationed outside its borders. In this gripping conclusion to the Matched Trilogy, Cassia will reconcile the difficulties of challenging a life too confining, seeking a freedom she never dreamed possible, and honoring a love she cannot live without.

    Holly Helscher says: "What Happened to the Series?"
    "So disappointed!!!!!"
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    What disappointed you about Reached?

    It was very drawn out and quite boring. I really don't like how they threw in a relationship for Zander at the end. I had a very hard time getting through this book. It was nothing like the first one. I still would like to know who the "enemy" is.


    What could Ally Condie have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Kept the story similar to the first book. This one had many sections that were way too convient and hard to believe. There were also questions that went unanswered. Overall, I am very disappointed.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The girl did great but Kye(not sure of the spelling) was pretty awful. By the end his voice was very irritating.


    What character would you cut from Reached?

    Zander's new girl. I believe her name is Layla. It felt like she was just added in at the end so everyone could have a happy ending.


    Any additional comments?

    This book manages to be drawn out and rushed at the same time. I can't even explain how that is possible.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Until the End of the World

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Sarah Lyons Fleming
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (357)
    Performance
    (322)
    Story
    (321)

    Cassie Forrest isn't surprised to learn that the day she’s decided to get her life together is also the day the world ends. After all, she’s been on a self-imposed losing streak since her survivalist parents died: she’s stopped painting, broken off her engagement to Adrian and dated a real jerk. Rectifying her mistakes has to wait, however, because Cassie and her friends have just enough time to escape Brooklyn for her parents’ cabin before Bornavirus LX turns them into zombies, too.

    Drew (@drewsant) says: "A great story"
    "My 1st 5 star in a looooong time."
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    I really enjoyed this book. It's like a YA but geared towards adults. In most end of the world type books there are many bad decisions and the main character can be frustrating. This main character is extremely likable. I can't wait to listen to the rest of the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Queen: A Novella

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs)
    • By Kiera Cass
    • Narrated By Rachel F. Hirsch
    Overall
    (63)
    Performance
    (52)
    Story
    (52)

    Shane says: "Really great build up (+spoilers)"
    "What a waste"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    There wasn't even a story. It was definitely a waste of money. It's such a shame because I loved the first book and thought the others were at least okay.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Life as We Knew It: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Susan Beth Pfeffer
    • Narrated By Emily Bauer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (302)
    Performance
    (197)
    Story
    (193)

    Miranda's disbelief turns to fear in a split second when a meteor knocks the Moon closer to the Earth. How should her family prepare for the future when worldwide tsunamis wipe out the coasts, earthquakes rock the continents, and volcanic ash blocks out the sun?

    Syd says: "Makes You Wonder..."
    "2nd time listening"
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    This is my second time listening to this book. The first time I was frustrated with it and kept on waiting for something to happen. This time I listened with more of an open mind and enjoyed it more. There are certain things is like to change, but I've decided to give the 2nd book a try.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Winner's Crime

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs)
    • By Marie Rutkoski
    • Narrated By Justine Eyre
    Overall
    (33)
    Performance
    (30)
    Story
    (30)

    A royal wedding is what most girls dream about. It means one celebration after another: balls, fireworks, and revelry until dawn. But to Kestrel it means living in a cage of her own making. As the wedding approaches, she aches to tell Arin the truth about her engagement: that she agreed to marry the crown prince in exchange for Arin's freedom. But can Kestrel trust Arin? Can she even trust herself? For Kestrel is becoming very good at deception.

    Lynn says: "Don't bother buying until book 3."
    "Don't bother buying until book 3."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This book was written with the sole purpose of making it so you have to buy the third book. I hate when novels are cut off right in the middle of the story. I don't mind cliff hangers of some sort, but this ended so abruptly with more loose ends then I can count. It was extremely frustrating. The back and forth between the two main characters became very predictable and quite annoying. Two full books of the back and forth and I am completely over it. It's such a shame because this series has some real potential. Even the first half of this book was okay. By the time I got to the end I was fast forwarding just to get through it. It became painful to listen to. Maybe if I had waited until the 3rd book came out and listened to them together it wouldn't be so bad, but after the same repeating pattern of the characters and the terrible ending, I'm not wasting anymore time or money.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ruin and Rising

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs)
    • By Leigh Bardugo
    • Narrated By Lauren Fortgang
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (344)
    Performance
    (305)
    Story
    (305)

    The capital has fallen. The Darkling rules Ravka from his shadow throne. Now the nation's fate rests with a broken Sun Summoner, a disgraced tracker, and the shattered remnants of a once-great magical army. Deep in an ancient network of tunnels and caverns, a weakened Alina must submit to the dubious protection of the Apparat and the zealots who worship her as a Saint. Yet her plans lie elsewhere, with the hunt for the elusive firebird and the hope that an outlaw prince still survives.

    Katheryne says: "Epic!"
    "A nice ending"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    There were times the story was a little dull, but overall I enjoyed it. Everything came together for a nice conclusion.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Ruby Circle: A Bloodlines Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Richelle Mead
    • Narrated By Emily Shaffer, Alden Ford
    Overall
    (666)
    Performance
    (566)
    Story
    (566)

    When the life of someone they both love is put on the line, Sydney risks everything to hunt down a deadly former nemesis. Meanwhile, Adrian becomes enmeshed in a puzzle that could hold the key to a shocking secret about spirit magic, a secret that could shake the entire Moroi world.

    Vanessa Dyson says: "Disappointed with this book"
    "Sad it has ended"
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    Story

    Another great book, but I wish this wasn't the end of the series. Hopefully there will be another spin off series.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Dead of Winter: Arcana Chronicles, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Kresley Cole
    • Narrated By Emma Galvin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (589)
    Performance
    (539)
    Story
    (541)

    Heartbreaking decisions: Evie was almost seduced by the life of comfort that Death offered her - until Jack was threatened by two of the most horrific Arcana, The Lovers. She will do anything to save him, even escape Death's uncanny prison, full of beautiful objects, material comforts - and stolen glances from a former love.

    Katheryne says: "Love, love, love this series!"
    "Loved it!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    It took me a little longer to get through it, but I loved it. I'm so glad this isn't another trilogy considering all the trilogies in this genre. I just hope it isn't long before the next one.

    1 of 1 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
    (137)
    Performance
    (114)
    Story
    (118)

    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.

    3 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
    (46)
    Performance
    (44)
    Story
    (44)

    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.

    JennyMarie 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 1 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
    (1743)
    Performance
    (1612)
    Story
    (1620)

    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.

    Lynn says: "Very disappointed"
    "Very disappointed"
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    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.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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