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  • 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
    (574)
    Performance
    (515)
    Story
    (515)

    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!!"
    "Fantastic"
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    Where does Born at Midnight rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I probably ranked as a book to read again someday, or maybe a book to be recommended to a friend.


    What did you like best about this story?

    At first I was a little skeptical about the book, I thought "another book with young supernatural" but to read the review I thought it was worth giving a vote of confidence, and I do not regret. The story is intriguing. You're stuck at the end


    Which scene was your favorite?

    No one in particular.


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

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    I agree completly with who wrote the the book review. This book is amazing.

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  • City of Heavenly Fire: The Mortal Instruments, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Cassandra Clare
    • Narrated By Jason Dohring, Sophie Turner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1252)
    Performance
    (1149)
    Story
    (1157)

    Darkness has descended on the Shadowhunter world. Chaos and destruction overwhelm the Nephilim as Clary, Jace, Simon, and their friends band together to fight the greatest evil they have ever faced: Clary's own brother. Nothing in this world can defeat Sebastian - but if they journey to the realm of demons, they just might have a chance.... Lives will be lost, love sacrificed, and the whole world will change. Who will survive the explosive sixth and final installment of the Mortal Instruments series?

    Lisa says: "Disappointing Narration for a beloved series."
    "I can't believe is over"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of City of Heavenly Fire to be better than the print version?

    No, because each version provides a kind of experience. In my view, it is not possible to consider a better version than the other.


    Which character – as performed by Jason Dohring and Sophie Turner – was your favorite?

    I like the way Jason Dohring and Sophie Turner narrated the story. Each of them could assign characteristics for each character, without losing what was presented in the previous books. So it is impossible to say there is a favorite character.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    I think could be something like: "The end to a new beginning "


    Any additional comments?

    Cassandra.Clare no needs comments. The book, like all the other works leave doubts and questions about what happened in the past and what will happen in the future. The clash between past and present occurs in subtle ways, and despite writing works independent of the other, Cassandra. Clare, intersperses his works flawlessly ....








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  • The House of Hades: Heroes of Olympus, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Rick Riordan
    • Narrated By Nick Chamian
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (24)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (22)

    The stakes have never been higher. If Percy Jackson and Annabeth fail in their quest, there'll be hell on Earth. Literally. Wandering the deadly realm of Tartarus, every step leads them further into danger. And, if by some miracle they do make it to the Doors of Death, there's a legion of bloodthirsty monsters waiting for them. Meanwhile, Hazel and the crew of the Argo II have a choice: to stop a war or save their friends. Whichever road they take one thing is certain - in the Underworld, evil is inescapable.

    Paula says: "Wonderful"
    "Wonderful"
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    Where does The House of Hades rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The story is a perfect continuation to Mark of Athena. This is enough for me to rate the book as good.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Everithing is perfect. The way Rick Riordan distributes the story, without forgetting the two groups of heroes


    Have you listened to any of Nick Chamian’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I enjoyed as Always.


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

    Yes. there is very funny moments.


    Any additional comments?

    Rick RIordan creats a wonderful series. Worth listening to the story and follow the adventures of these heroes

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Snow White

    • ABRIDGED (24 mins)
    • By Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm
    • Narrated By Catherine Lutz
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    An evil queen wishes to be the fairest in all the land, but her enchanted mirror tells her that there is one fairer: her stepdaughter, Snow White. This is the classic fairy tale of jealousy, seven dwarves, and a handsome prince.

    Paula says: "Calassics are always classics (no matter your age)"
    "Calassics are always classics (no matter your age)"
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    If you could sum up Snow White in three words, what would they be?

    Wonderful, timeless, adorable


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Snow White?

    The beginning, and of course, the end with the Wicked Witch. I LOVED IT!


    Have you listened to any of Catherine Lutz’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, this was the first time, but I think was great, more than great.


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

    I laugh a lot with the Wicked Witch speech. I almost could imagine her at the Audible Studios....


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  • Cinderella / Cendrillon

    • UNABRIDGED (31 mins)
    • By Charles Perrault
    • Narrated By John William Cawthorne, Jean Luc Parrain
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    A billingual version of the classic fairy tale read first in its original English version and then in its French version. A real treat for language learners.

    Paula says: "Excellent for french students"
    "Excellent for french students"
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    Would you listen to Cinderella / Cendrillon again? Why?

    Yes, because this book is english and french, so is perfect to pratice de two languages.


    What other book might you compare Cinderella / Cendrillon to and why?

    I don't know any other audible book in two languages.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Already exist movies...


    Any additional comments?

    Fairy tales are eternal. I grew up listenig all kinds of book from Charles Perrault and Grimm Brothers.... These stories always enchanted me... Now, I'm adult, but stiil loved listening fairy tales, especially to help to study of other languages​​ This bilíngue edition is an excellent choice to someone who knows french.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Endless Knight

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Kresley Cole
    • Narrated By Emma Galvin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (466)
    Performance
    (440)
    Story
    (435)

    In this seductive follow-up to Poison Princess, #1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole takes us deeper into the dark world of the Arcana Chronicles. With threats lurking around every corner, Evie is forced to trust her newfound alliance. Together they must fight not only other Arcana, but also Bagmen zombies, post-apocalyptic storms, and cannibals

    Katheryne says: "Thrilling!"
    "An unexpected outcome"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Listening the book brought moments of irritation (when I thought: "why I'm listening this book?"), anda moments wjere I really pay attetion..


    What was most disappointing about Kresley Cole’s story?

    In some moments the book is too slow.


    What three words best describe Emma Galvin’s performance?

    Annoying, boring, tjresome


    Did Endless Knight inspire you to do anything?

    No.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Teardrop

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Lauren Kate
    • Narrated By Erin Spencer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (50)
    Performance
    (46)
    Story
    (45)

    Teardrop launches a new series from Lauren Kate, author of the #1 New York Times best-selling Fallen series. Haunting, mysterious, romantic and steeped in mythology, Teardrop is the epic saga of Eureka Boudreaux, a 17-year old Louisiana girl whose tears have the power to raise the lost continent of Atlantis . . . a world where everything you love can be washed away.

    Melissa says: "Love"
    "Promises to be a good story"
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    What did you love best about Teardrop?

    I like the way Lauren Kate writes. But in this book, what I liked most was the mystery surrounding the little book inherited by the protagonist.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    No one in particular. The story, at least in this first book, has few characters. Still can not describe the character of each.


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

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    The story seems interesting. I can not wait to meet the continuing story. Especially after, what was for me, an unexpected end. A great book. This is a book I'll recommend and buy a portuguese version to read again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • What to Buy the Shadowhunter Who Has Everything (And You're Not Officially Dating Anyway): The Bane Chronicles, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 4 mins)
    • By Cassandra Clare
    • Narrated By Jordan Gavaris
    Overall
    (143)
    Performance
    (121)
    Story
    (128)

    Set in the time between City of Ashes and City of Glass, warlock Magnus Bane is determined to find the best birthday present possible for Alec Lightwood, the Shadowhunter he may or may not be dating. And he's also got to deal with the demon he's conjured up for a very irritating client.…

    Melissa says: "A man in love......maybe"
    "Cool and sweet"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    No. This book is perfect.The authors were able to write about the beginning of the relationship of Alex and Magnus in a very subtle way. I dadorei


    What other book might you compare What to Buy the Shadowhunter Who Has Everything (And You're Not Officially Dating Anyway) to and why?

    I think the first book "The Bane Chronicles" is a good example, because on the both books Cassandra Clare and her parther were able to make a connection between the Magnus Bane past, and events of the other two series.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Nothing. Everthing is very good.


    Could you see What to Buy the Shadowhunter Who Has Everything (And You're Not Officially Dating Anyway) being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    I don't think so, because I see this series only just a complement for the other two series of Cassandra.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm enjoying reading this series, because the authors are managing to make a link between all the books ever published.
    The stories are funny, exciting and with a lot adventure. The facts are described subtle way, if you have not yet read one of the series, you do not get lost. Who knows other books are able to recognize the references,and who didn't read can understand too.
    In this book, in particular, I liked how Magnus' feelings are described. This all without miss a dose of humor, so striking feature of this character

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  • The Dream Thieves: Raven Cycle Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Maggie Stiefvater
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    Overall
    (427)
    Performance
    (395)
    Story
    (392)

    Now that the ley lines around Cabeswater have been woken, nothing for Ronan, Gansey, Blue, and Adam will be the same. Ronan, for one, is falling more and more deeply into his dreams, and his dreams are intruding more and more into waking life. Meanwhile, some very sinister people are looking for some of the same pieces of the Cabeswater puzzle that Gansey is after....

    FanB14 says: "Expanded Characters in Raven Boys Book 2"
    "Just a sequence for Raven Boys..."
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    What disappointed you about The Dream Thieves?

    The book is too much confuse... The first book was confused, but still is possible follow the story... On this book,the dream and the reality are so mixed....


    If you’ve listened to books by Maggie Stiefvater before, how does this one compare?

    I already read "The Scorpion Races", and de book is wonderful.... The first book of this series (The Raven Boys) is a little confuse, but was great, but the second i didn't like so much. Maybe, the narrator doesn't make the story so attractive to me.... Maybe, I try read the book....


    Would you be willing to try another one of Will Patton’s performances?

    I don't know. I bouth the book based in the author and the story. But, if I need to make my choose looking for the narrator, I don't know if I were bought another book from Will Patton


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Midnight Heir: The Bane Chronicles, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 31 mins)
    • By Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan
    • Narrated By David Oyelowo
    Overall
    (168)
    Performance
    (140)
    Story
    (147)

    Magnus thought he would never return to London, but he is lured by a handsome offer from Tatiana Blackthorn, whose plans - involving her beautiful young ward - are far more sinister than Magnus even suspects. In London at the turn of the century, Magnus finds old friends, and meets a very surprising young man... the sixteen-year-old James Herondale.

    Linda says: "Just kind of leaves you hanging."
    "Disappointed, expected more"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    No, I just didn't like the story. I hoped for something more...


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    I think it was a fitting end to the book, since the story was not very attractive


    What about David Oyelowo’s performance did you like?

    The performance is all right, I didn't like this book.


    Was The Midnight Heir worth the listening time?

    I don't know, because I didn't like the book, but in the future, maybe i try again


    Any additional comments?

    It's worth listening the book, to follow the Bane adventures, and figured out what happen during this long and immortal life.

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  • The Rise of the Hotel Dumort: The Bane Chronicles, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 11 mins)
    • By Cassandra Clare, Maureen Johnson
    • Narrated By Stephen Lunsford
    Overall
    (141)
    Performance
    (118)
    Story
    (122)

    In 1920s Manhattan, Magnus Bane hobnobs with the elite at a glamorous Jazz Age hotspot. One of ten adventures in The Bane Chronicles. The immortal Magnus Bane is making the most of his time in the Roaring Twenties: He’s settled into New York society and is thriving among the fashionable jazz set. And there is nowhere better to see and be seen than the glamorous Hotel Dumort, a glittering new addition to the Manhattan landscape. But a different type of glamour may be at play…

    Melissa says: "Just painful"
    "Unbeliable"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, because this is the best book of all until now.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Rise of the Hotel Dumort?

    Everything that happens at the end of the book, beginning when Magnus faced his friend, and the discovers what happened on the hotel, and everthing that follow after this.... I'd never imagined.


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

    Nothing to say about it.


    If you could rename The Rise of the Hotel Dumort, what would you call it?

    I would say: "When the Hotel Dumont turns on Hotel Dumort"


    Any additional comments?

    No.

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