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Courtney

Nashville, TN, United States | Member Since 2008

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  • 5 reviews
  • 16 ratings
  • 435 titles in library
  • 22 purchased in 2014
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  • On the Jellicoe Road

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Melina Marchetta
    • Narrated By Rebecca Macauley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (115)
    Performance
    (92)
    Story
    (90)

    Taylor Markham is now a senior at the Jellicoe School, and has been made leader of the boarders. She is responsible for keeping the upper hand in the territory wars with the townies, and the cadets who camp on the edge of the school's property over summer. She has to keep her students safe and the territories enforced and to deal with Jonah Griggs - the leader of the cadets and someone she'd rather forget. B ut what she needs to do, more than anything, is unravel the mystery of her past and find her mother.

    Courtney says: "BUY THIS BOOK NOW!"
    "BUY THIS BOOK NOW!"
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    Recipe for a perfect audiobook: a mind bogglingly good book mixed with an amazing narrator. There is no way to over recommend On the Jellicoe Road. If you are in doubt, please give it a chance. You will not regret it. I loved every minute.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Call Me Irresistible

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Susan Elizabeth Phillips
    • Narrated By Shannon Cochran
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1018)
    Performance
    (472)
    Story
    (460)

    Call Me Irresistible is the book Susan Elizabeth Phillips's readers have long awaited. Ted, better known as "little Teddy," the nine-year-old heartbreak kid from Phillips's first best seller, Fancy Pants, and as "young Teddy," the hunky new college graduate in Lady Be Good, is all grown up now—along with Lucy from First Lady and Meg from What I Did for Love. They're ready to take center stage in a saucy, funny, and highly addictive tale fans will love.

    "unknown" says: "SEP is Back In The Game!! Loved It!"
    "I miss Anna Fields so mcuh"
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    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    While this story is classic SEP, the loss of the wonderful Anna Fields hits home. Don't get me wrong, Shannon Cochran is very good. But when you're used to perfection, even very good is disappointing.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Beautiful Disaster

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Jamie McGuire
    • Narrated By Emma Galvin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1232)
    Performance
    (1128)
    Story
    (1146)

    The new Abby Abernathy is a good girl. She doesn’t drink or swear, and she has the appropriate number of cardigans in her wardrobe. Abby believes she has enough distance from the darkness of her past, but when she arrives at college with her best friend, her path to a new beginning is quickly challenged by Eastern University's Walking One-Night Stand. Travis Maddox, lean, cut, and covered in tattoos, is exactly what Abby needs—and wants—to avoid.

    Guiselle says: "5 things you should know before buying this book"
    "From Pretty Good to Ridiculous in 10.5 Hours"
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    I tried to like this book and the first half was pretty good. However, the ridiculous disintegration of the rationality of both the plot and characters left me cold. The redeeming aspect of this audio book is Emma Galvin’s brilliant narration. If you can stomach a seemingly smart protagonist who devolves in a horribly dysfunctional relationship, this book is for you. Additionally, there some glaring grammatical errors that bugged the hell out of me. As the first part of the book was alright, I gave the plot 2 stars. Emma Galvin’s performance brought the overall grade to three stars. It was the only thing that kept me listening to the last half of the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Fault in Our Stars

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By John Green
    • Narrated By Kate Rudd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11191)
    Performance
    (10270)
    Story
    (10324)

    Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten. Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning-author John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.

    FanB14 says: "Sad Premise, Fantastic Story"
    "Prepare for Unadulterated Awesomeness"
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    What did you love best about The Fault in Our Stars?

    This book is too amazing to dissect in to “love best” bits. I loved it all.


    Which character – as performed by Kate Rudd – was your favorite?

    Kate Rudd is hands down one of the best audio book narrators I have ever listened to. She She captures the moments of great emotion as well as the subtle nuances with absolute perfection. Again, I can't single out a particular character. She does male, female, adult and adolescent voices with equal flawlessness.


    Any additional comments?

    There are so many positive reviews that I almost didn't write one. I didn't feel there was any additional need to attempt to persuade anyone of the fence that this book is sooooo worth it. But, it is so wonderful that I needed to be a part of the chorus of praise.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Swoon

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Nina Malkin
    • Narrated By Caitlin Greer
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    Torn from her native New York City and dumped in the land of cookie-cutter preps, Candice is resigned to accept her posh, dull fate. Nothing ever happens in Swoon, Connecticut...until Dice's perfect, privileged cousin Penelope nearly dies in a fall from an old tree, and her spirit intertwines with that of a ghost. His name? Sinclair Youngblood Powers. His mission? Revenge.

    Courtney says: "Buy a hardcopy of the book"
    "Buy a hardcopy of the book"
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    The book is pretty good, but narration is almost unbearable – especially the male and adult voices. The only reason I finished the audiobook was to justify the purchase. I would have given the book a higher rating if the narration was not so bad.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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