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Artsygirl71

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California | Listener Since 2008

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  • 29 reviews
  • 61 ratings
  • 363 titles in library
  • 28 purchased in 2014
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  • Why Good People Do Bad Things

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Debbie Ford
    • Narrated By Debbie Ford
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (89)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (29)

    Why Good People Do Bad Things exposes the pervasive and often hidden impulses that influence our everyday decisions. The headlines are full of stories of good people gone astray. They show up on the evening news and are splashed across the weekly tabloids.

    Christine says: "Understanding shadows"
    "Insightful"
    Overall

    I liked the overall message of this book and found it very informative. I think she hit the nail on the head on why people do bad things. My only criticism is that this book was a bit repetitive and could have been edited down.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Daughter of Smoke and Bone

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Laini Taylor
    • Narrated By Khristine Hvam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2075)
    Performance
    (1862)
    Story
    (1877)

    Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky. In a dark and dusty shop, a devil's supply of human teeth grown dangerously low. And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherwordly war. Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real; she's prone to disappearing on mysterious "errands"; she speaks many languages - not all of them human; and her bright blue hair actually grows out of her head that color.

    FanB14 says: "Beautiful Writing, Mediocre Romance"
    "Good book! Recommending to all my friends"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Imaginitive & captivating story. Great character development and plot. I can't wait for book 2

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Help

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Kathryn Stockett
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (27620)
    Performance
    (14211)
    Story
    (14263)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: The most celebrated performance in all of Audible’s history, The Help has nearly 2,000 5-star reviews from your fellow listeners. We hear the print book’s not bad, either. In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another.

    Jan says: "What a great surprise!"
    "Absolutely Fantastic"
    Overall

    I LOVED this book. I've never read a book that stirred up so many different emotions in me. Could hardly put it down.
    I heard this book is being adapted to film. I hope they do it justice.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kiss of Midnight: The Midnight Breed, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Lara Adrian
    • Narrated By Hillary Huber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1361)
    Performance
    (871)
    Story
    (873)

    He watches her from across the crowded dance club, a sensual black-haired stranger who stirs Gabrielle Maxwell's deepest fantasies. But nothing about this night---or this man---is what it seems. For when Gabrielle witnesses a murder outside the club, reality shifts into something dark and deadly. In that shattering instant she is thrust into a realm she never knew existed---a realm where vampires stalk the shadows and a blood war is set to ignite.

    Stacy says: "A Whole New Take on Vampire Mythology"
    "Not for Me :("
    Overall

    Why Did I Waste a Credit On This? Not my cup of tea. I did not even finish this. The characters were cheesy and the writing style was poor. Maybe I am just getting sick of the whole vampire thing.....

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wake: Wake Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Lisa McMann
    • Narrated By Ellen Grafton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (82)
    Performance
    (46)
    Story
    (46)

    For 17-year-old Janie, getting sucked into other people's dreams is getting old. Especially the falling dreams, the naked-but-nobody-notices dreams, and the sex-crazed dreams. Janie's seen enough fantasy booty to last her a lifetime. She can't tell anybody about what she does - they'd never believe her, or worse, they'd think she's a freak. So Janie lives on the fringe, cursed with an ability she doesn't want and can't control. Then she falls into a gruesome nightmare, one that chills her to the bone.

    Lauri says: "Great Read/Listen"
    "Mildly Entertaining"
    Overall

    This book was just "ok". Good concept, but the writing style is poor. Appropriate for teens, but way too juvinile for adults.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Everlost

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Neal Shusterman
    • Narrated By Nick Podehl
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (188)
    Performance
    (132)
    Story
    (133)

    Nick and Allie don't survive the car accident...but their souls don't exactly get where they're supposed to go, either. Instead, they're caught halfway between life and death, in a sort of limbo known as Everlost: a shadow of the living world, filled with all the things and places that no longer exist. It's a magical, yet dangerous place where bands of lost children run wild and anyone who stands in the same place too long sinks to the center of the Earth.

    Word Nerd says: "Interesting concept"
    "Great book for Kids"
    Overall

    Nice story for kids to enjoy

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Fetch

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Laura Whitcomb
    • Narrated By Jack Garrett
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (3)

    In the role of death escort, a Fetch is not supposed to step from Heaven back to Earth. A Fetch is not supposed to fall hopelessly in love with a mortal either. But Calder is a Fetch like no other. And when his actions land him amid the clash and clang of the Russian Revolution, he sets off a chain of events with dire consequences for both the living and the dead.

    Artsygirl71 says: "The Fetch"
    "The Fetch"
    Overall

    I liked this story. Not as much as
    "A Certain Slant of Light" , but this was entertaining. The main character (Angel/Fetch) was likable and plot of the story flowed well. I look forward to reading more from Laura Whitcomb.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • You Slay Me: Aisling Grey, Guardian, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Katie MacAlister
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    Overall
    (611)
    Performance
    (348)
    Story
    (349)

    You Slay Me is a lusty romance novel with amusing supernatural undercurrents. When courier Aisling Grey is dispatched to Paris to deliver a priceless dragon statue to a rich and eccentric female collector, she finds the intended recipient the apparent victim of a demonic ritual. And that's just the beginning of Aisling's discoveries.

    E. Moore says: "You Slay Me, With Dry Mouth"
    "Yuck"
    Overall

    Totally cheesy. What a waste of a good credit

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Lightning Thief: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Rick Riordan
    • Narrated By Jesse Bernstein
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3868)
    Performance
    (1977)
    Story
    (2023)

    Twelve-year-old Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school...again. No matter how hard he tries, he can't seem to stay out of trouble. But can he really be expected to stand by and watch while a bully picks on his scrawny best friend? Or not defend himself against his pre-algebra teacher when she turns into a monster and tries to kill him? Of course, no one believes Percy about the monster incident; he's not even sure he believes himself.

    Martha says: "Great Story!"
    "Loved it"
    Overall

    Really fun book. Kept me entertained the whole way through

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    • ABRIDGED (7 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Stieg Larsson
    • Narrated By Martin Wenner
    Overall
    (337)
    Performance
    (121)
    Story
    (118)

    It's about the disappearance 40 years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden...and about her octogenarian uncle, determined to know the truth about what he believes was her murder.

    Willliam says: "Wishing I got the "unabridged" version"
    "Eh..."
    Overall

    The writing is good. Descriptive and great character development.....but slow. I got half way through and lost interest.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Reckoning: Darkest Powers, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Kelley Armstrong
    • Narrated By Cassandra Morris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (448)
    Performance
    (245)
    Story
    (247)

    "My name is Chloe Saunders. I'm 15, and I would love to be normal. But normal is one thing I'm not. For one thing, I'm having these feelings for a certain anti-social werewolf and his sweet-tempered brother - who just happens to be a sorcerer -- but, between you and me, I'm leaning toward the werewolf. Not normal. My friends and I are also on the run from an evil corporation that wants to get rid of us - permanently. Definitely not normal."

    cynthia fondren says: "can't wait for book 4"
    "Enjoyed It"
    Overall

    Not the most captivating book, but it was fun to listen to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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