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andrea

SONORA, CA, United States

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  • Callis Rose

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Mark Tufo
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (322)
    Performance
    (301)
    Story
    (304)

    Callis Rose is a girl blessed with a gift from above or cursed with a ruthless power she barely understands; it's really just a matter of degrees. As her family life is turned asunder she is thrown into an indifferent Social Services program where she defends herself the only way she knows how. Callis is moved from home to home until she finally settles at the Lowries. As she starts her first day of high school she meets both her favorite and least favorite person. Both happen to be part of the same household.

    Teddy says: "I wanted Callis to have a happy ending but..."
    "Dark, yet compelling"
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    I immediately liked the premise of the book, but after a while felt like there was never going to be a good ending. The character flaws were real and made the characters believable. The love was a bit dramatic, but then teens are dramatic. I enjoyed the book, but it wasn't a favorite and not good enough to want to read more by the same author. I liked to be warned when there is foul language in a book so that i don't listen aloud with kids around, and this had some teen language. The f word and such.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Garden Spells

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Sarah Addison Allen
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (963)
    Performance
    (513)
    Story
    (517)

    The Waverleys have always been a curious family, endowed with peculiar gifts that make them outsiders even in their hometown of Bascom, North Carolina. Even their garden has a reputation, famous for its feisty apple tree that bears prophetic fruit, and its edible flowers, imbued with special powers.

    Generations of Waverleys tended this garden. Their history was in the soil. But so were their futures.

    Together again in the house they grew up in, the Waverley sisters realize they must deal with their common legacy - if they are ever to feel at home in Bascom - or with each other.

    Joihelene says: "I so want to give it 5 stars...!!!!"
    "Light and entertaining."
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    I was sucked in from the very beginning with this book. I enjoyed the imagery, the language and the conflicts. There was magic In the book that was a sweet and realistic kind of magic. I would read more by this author, and I would recommend it to a few friends. I usually like action packed books, scifi, or fantasy, but I usually stick to teen books because I can't stand a lot of bad language or explicit sex scenes. This had none of those and yet it was not written for teens. It was a girl book, not recommended for my sons.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Iron Daughter: The Iron Fey, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Julie Kagawa
    • Narrated By Khristine Hvam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (857)
    Performance
    (669)
    Story
    (679)

    Half Summer faery princess, half human, Meghan has never fit in anywhere. Deserted by the Winter prince she thought loved her, she is prisoner to the Winter faery queen. As war looms between Summer and Winter, Meghan knows that the real danger comes from the Iron fey - ironbound faeries that only she and her absent prince have seen. But no one believes her.

    Meagan says: "better than part 1"
    "Teen read especially for girls, that like true lov"
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    I almost stopped listenening to this book early on, because of the "love language". I am not a fan of expressions of undying love and the same trite gushing that happens in any books. I understand deep love and don't need to be reminded of it by describing the physique and characteristics of the loved one over and over. I felt like this book was written by a teen. A teen that has read a lot, and took a little from many books and made it her own. I would not recommend it to anyone, but I didn't hate it. I used to read harlequin romances as a teen and I wouldn't recommend those either. I just don't like books that are gushy. There was a lot of action, and the book hinted at a previous book and a later book, wihich I don't feel interested in reading.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Outlander

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Diana Gabaldon
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14810)
    Performance
    (9191)
    Story
    (9066)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: An all-time Audible favorite that mixes historic fiction, adventure, and romance with one of the most fascinating literary devices: time travel. Outlander introduces an exhilarating world of heroism and breathtaking thrills as one woman is torn between past and present, passion and love. In 1945, former combat nurse Claire Randall returns from World War II and joins her husband for a second honeymoon. But their blissful reunion is shattered....

    Lulu says: "The Reason for the Existence of Audio Books"
    "beatings ,rape, sex and a rambling story"
    Overall
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    If you like books that are filled with sex, wife beating, well any kind of beating, rape, with a heroine that is fickle and weak. And in between all those beatings, and abuse, there are ramblings in the countryside with more sex, and then a little rape, then some more sex, but before all that goes on there is about 8 hours just getting to know the heroine. Who is a bit shallow, and yet adjusts to 18th century life with almost no problems. (not too plausible) I know that others absolutely loved the book, which is why I decided to get it, but I just wanted others to know, that it was 10 romance novels long, yet there is no direction, and ends leaving you wanting.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • City of Bones: The Mortal Instruments, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Cassandra Clare
    • Narrated By Ari Graynor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3971)
    Performance
    (2840)
    Story
    (2876)

    When 15-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder - much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It's hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing, not even a smear of blood, to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?

    Teddy says: "2 Stars because it actually gets worse...."
    "so many reviews in the positive..."
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    If you could sum up City of Bones in three words, what would they be?

    teenagerish, engrossing, predictable


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I guess that was my biggest problem; I didn't like any of the characters all that much, and so I wasn't as invested in having things turn out well for any of them.l


    What aspect of Ari Graynor’s performance would you have changed?

    I found her reading to detract from the book, and wished they had gotten another reader


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed the book, but I wouldn't jump to listening to it, but would rather read it instead.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Hound of Rowan: Book One of the Tapestry

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Henry H. Neff
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman
    Overall
    (87)
    Performance
    (45)
    Story
    (42)

    With The Hound of Rowan, Henry H. Neff launches a scintillating series featuring ancient lore and a young boy thrust into a world of unimaginable possibility. Max McDaniels is visiting an art museum with his dad when he spies a mysterious Celtic tapestry - and is soon visited by a Recruiter who wants to whisk Max away to the fantastical Rowan Academy.

    Ruy says: "great story, with an annoying audio detail"
    "great start to a series"
    Overall
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    I love to read YA fiction, as I have three boys at my house, with whom, I enjoy talking to about books. This one was a great listen. I listened with the boys, and we all enjoyed it and wanted to listen to more. The writing was enjoyable. The characters believable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Monster Hunter International

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Larry Correia
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6559)
    Performance
    (5764)
    Story
    (5764)

    Five days after Owen Zastava Pitt pushed his insufferable boss out of a 14th story window, he woke up in the hospital with a scarred face, an unbelievable memory, and a job offer. It turns out that monsters are real. All the things from myth, legend, and B-movies are out there, waiting in the shadows. Some of them are evil, and some are just hungry. Monster Hunter International is the premier eradication company in the business. And now Owen is their newest recruit.

    Konstantin says: "Suprizingly entertaining"
    "monsters beware"
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    This book was riveting. I kept trying to find excuses to do things that i could do while listening to the book. The narrator was great. He brought all the characters to life. There is so much action going on in the book that one has to pay attention at all times. There is some mild language, and a lot of blood and gore. I recommended my son to listen and he too enjoyed it.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Insurgent: Divergent, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Veronica Roth
    • Narrated By Emma Galvin
    Overall
    (10036)
    Performance
    (9091)
    Story
    (9164)

    One choice can transform you - or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves - and herself - while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.

    George says: "Struggled to finish"
    "such a disapointment"
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    I was really looking forward to this book, because though I saw the flaws of Divergent, I enjoyed the fast pace, and the futuristic qualities of the first book. This book had none of those qualities. I was bored with the abundance of description, and feelings, and the lack of much adventure. I would have stopped listening had I not had a 16 hour drive to fill. My son kept telling me to turn it off, and he too enjoyed Divergent. I tired of hearing of the color of eyes, and the aches in their bodies. I wish I had not spent the credits on this book, and hope that I may keep others from wasting theirs also.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Child Thief

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Brom
    • Narrated By Kirby Heyborne
    Overall
    (137)
    Performance
    (113)
    Story
    (112)

    The award-winning artist Brom takes us on a haunting look at the true world of Peter Pan, in his first full-length novel. From modern day New York to the dying land of Faerie, The Child Thief reveals the world of Peter Pan through the eyes of an insecure runaway who is seduced by Peter’s charm. But any dreams of a fairy wonderland are quickly replaced by the reality of life and death survival as Peter’s recruits are forced into a lethal battle in which the line between good and evil is blurred.

    Lollielollielollie says: "Very well done."
    "dark and not in a good way."
    Overall
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    I like a good twist on an original, but this book was so dark and depraved, that I had to fast forward all the time to avoid the evil images filling my mind. I wish I had never spent the credit on it.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Day By Day Armageddon

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By J L Bourne
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3138)
    Performance
    (2233)
    Story
    (2229)

    In your hands is the handwritten journal depicting one man's struggle for survival. Trapped in the midst of global disaster, he must make decisions; choices that ultimately mean life, or the eternal curse to walk as one of them. Enter, if you will, into the world of the undead.

    rob haight says: "Great book! More more more!!"
    "1st and last zombie book"
    Overall
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    I got this book because others reviewed and said it was good, and entertaining. I have to desagree. I thought the book was weak. The plot was weak, the characters, had little appeal, and the ending was very unsatisfying. I wish I had not rented it. Of course the language made me not be able to listen to it with the kids in the car, which is always a problem also, for a busy mom.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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