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Victoria

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  • Keturah and Lord Death

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Martine Leavitt
    • Narrated By Alyssa Bresnahan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (54)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (33)

    Sixteen-year-old Keturah tells vibrant stories of her own imagining to the folk of her small village. Her talent for painting beautiful pictures with words is impressive indeed, but will it be enough to save her life when she becomes lost in the deep, dark forest?

    Staaj says: "Spirit of a Classic Tale"
    "Very enjoyable"
    Overall

    I've never read this author, but I was very pleased with the story development and the narration. A very good use of a credit. I highly recommend this story if you are in the mood for a well-written fairy tale (without fairies).

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Written in Red: A Novel of the Others

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Anne Bishop
    • Narrated By Alexandra Harris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1149)
    Performance
    (1057)
    Story
    (1065)

    As a cassandra sangue, or blood prophet, Meg Corbyn can see the future when her skin is cut - a gift that feels more like a curse. Meg's Controller keeps her enslaved so he can have full access to her visions. But when she escapes, the only safe place Meg can hide is at the Lakeside Courtyard - a business district operated by the Others. Shape-shifter Simon Wolfgard is reluctant to hire the stranger who inquires about the Human Liaison job.

    Angela says: "WOW!!!!! JUST WOW!"
    "Written in Red Crayon"
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    This book stunk worse than Meg's stinky orange hair. The writing in terrible, the reader is terrible. The author's "wonderful world-building" comes from a first grade class with names like Howling Good Reads--"OK, class, what would be a good name for a bookstore owned by a werewolf?" A Little Bite, Meat and Greens. Not since the Host's Heal, Clean, and Seal have there been such clever and thought provoking names. And she says them over, and over, and over, and over and over. And over. I have an idea for a name for Asia Crane's TV show: Asia Crane must Die. I just wanted her to die because she was so annoying, AND she wanted to be an actress, not because she is the rat that let in all the f-bomb dropping soldiers and tried to poison the ponies' sugar cubes--although I sympathize with her there. I felt like the whole place was a ski lodge for ridiculous monster animals. They wanted to destroy all the humans to protect the main character because she delivered their mail, and gave them sugar cubes and a cheesy green scarf with snowflakes on it. The big bad werewolfies fight over the dog cookies she keeps in her mail room. This story is so incredibly dumb. I can't believe I spent so long waiting to see if it would get better. My brain is also sweating on the inside. I only got this book because of the many unjustified good reviews--from listeners that must have confused this book with a better one--and I'm waiting for more Jennifer Armentrout books. Don't make your brain sweat on the inside--like me and Asia Crane--and download something, ANYTHING else.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Warded Man

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Peter V. Brett
    • Narrated By Pete Bradbury
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2880)
    Performance
    (2210)
    Story
    (2227)

    Peter V. Brett has won accolades from critics, fans and fellow authors alike for this riveting debut novel. The Warded Man features a world where demons stalk the night, hunting humans who have long forgotten the magic of their ancestors. But all is not lost, as some hold out hope that a savior will release humanity from the demons' terrifying reign.

    Meloney says: "Brilliant"
    "Something new and fun."
    Overall
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    What a fun, new series. It was a great way to spend my time in between Sanderson books. Try it. Worth the credit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Ring of Solomon: A Bartimaeus Novel, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Jonathan Stroud
    • Narrated By Simon Jones
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (875)
    Performance
    (543)
    Story
    (544)

    Bartimaeus, everyones favorite (wise-cracking) djinni, is back in book four of this best-selling series. As alluded to in the footnotes throughout the series, Bartimaeus has served hundreds of magicians during his 5,010 year career. Now, for the first time, fans will go back in time with the djinni, to Jerusalem and the court of King Solomon in 950s BC. Only in this adventure, it seems the great Bartimaeus has finally met his match.

    Alia says: "Quirky and Fun"
    "NEXT PLEASE!!!"
    Overall

    Pairing up Jonathan Stroud and the fabulous Simon Jones is worth a credit every time. I love these books. All the Bartimaeus stories are so fun!. Well written and so entertaining. Please Jonathan live forever and keep churning out Bart books for us.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Runaway: An Airhead Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Meg Cabot
    • Narrated By Stina Nielsen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (58)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (34)

    In Runaway, Emerson Watts continues her fight against the twisted Stark Enterprises while her brain remains trapped inside the body of super model Nikki Howard. Whisked away to Brandon Stark’s secluded love nest, Em has alienated her true love Christopher and her parents, while hoping to learn the terrifying secret Nikki—in her own new body—harbors.

    Martha says: "Great end of trilogy"
    "Airhead is a good title for this vacuous series"
    Overall

    Don't waste your credit with this. I loved the Mediator series Meg Cabot wrote. This heroine was annoying. For someone who supposedly is against all things superficial, she certainly whines a lot about herself. It was so difficult getting through her constant complaining! There is nothing new about this storyline. Little guy, big bad take over the world corporation. Blah blah blah. It is so tired. Meg Cabot is such a flaming liberal anyway that when her political beliefs rear their ugly head it is so cliche. Like a bad made for TV Disney movie where everyone hugs each other at the end. Go for Cassandra Clare instead. Her stuff is amazing. You laugh out loud, instead of just rolling your eyes. Save your eyes and your credits.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Halfway to the Grave: Night Huntress, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Jeaniene Frost
    • Narrated By Tavia Gilbert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5596)
    Performance
    (3905)
    Story
    (3928)

    Half-vampire Catherine Crawfield is going after the undead with a vengeance, hoping that one of these deadbeats is her father—the one responsible for ruining her mother's life. Then she's captured by Bones, a vampire bounty hunter, and is forced into an unlikely partnership. In exchange for help finding her father, Cat agrees to train with the sexy night stalker until her battle reflexes are as sharp as his fangs. She's amazed she doesn't end up as his dinner…are there actually good vampires?

    Stephenie says: "Great series. Worth every credit."
    "Interesting characters, but..."
    Overall

    I got about halfway through this book and decided to chuck it. The characters are fun and the dialogue between the Kat and Bones is entertaining, but honestly, I don't need all the details of their sexual relationship. Bones claims to be a gentleman, but trains her to act like a prostitute to nab the bad guys. Yep, what a good guy. It seems a bit cookie cutter to me. Buffy and Angel all over again. I wish I would have read a review warning me of the trash in this book. So I'm warning someone else. Definitely past R. If you like that sort of garbage then download away.

    8 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • Temple of the Winds: Sword of Truth, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Terry Goodkind
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2118)
    Performance
    (1189)
    Story
    (1218)

    The dangerous, fanatical Imperial Order, under the leadership of the power-mad Emperor Jagang and his multitude of demonic underlings, unleashes a deadly plague. To find a cure, Richard Cypher and his beloved Kahlan Amnell must seek out the legendary Temple of the Winds, a fortress of evil sealed away for three thousand years. But the path of the Seeker of Truth is never an easy one - even if he can reach the Temple at all, there is no guarantee he'll ever return.

    Danielle says: "Good book, poor narration"
    "Should have quit the series before this book"
    Overall

    This book is a series killer for me. I really like Goodkind's writing and the way he portrays themes of human nature, but this one made me throw up in my mouth a couple of times. Some of the graphic details of sexual perversion were a bit unnecessary. I don't need to be beaten over the head with that kind of imagery. I have a great imagination, and just need a hint. I think Terry got off on this one. Would he want his mother to read this? I wouldn't. If you like great fantasy without the yuck factor, get Robert Jordan instead.

    9 of 11 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
    (3877)
    Performance
    (1986)
    Story
    (2032)

    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!"
    "good book, bad narrator"
    Overall

    I liked the story, although it is a little sophomoric. The narrator almost ruined the book for me. I couldn't get past his bad acting and horrible sound effects. I'll get the next one if someone else reads it.

    8 of 11 people found this review helpful

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