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Ginger

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  • Insurgent: Divergent, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Veronica Roth
    • Narrated By Emma Galvin
    Overall
    (10091)
    Performance
    (9139)
    Story
    (9214)

    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"
    "2nd in the series"
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    This is a fantastic youth novel and series. I enjoyed both Divergent and Insurgent equally and found them to be wonderful reads. I hope that it makes young people think about how important it is to question what is going on in your community. I'm excited for the third book in the series to come out and highly recommend this novel to teens and adults alike.

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • No One to Trust

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Julie Moffett
    • Narrated By Kristin Watson Heintz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (107)
    Performance
    (88)
    Story
    (90)

    SWFG: Single, White, Female, Geek. "That's me, Lexi Carmichael, a reformed hacker who was gainfully employed by the National Security Agency. But a series of extraordinary events led me to leave government life behind for a fresh start with a brand-new company and an incredibly sexy boss, Finn Shaughnessy. It may not be kosher to have the hots for your boss, but he seems to have the hots for me, too. If only things didn't get so complicated...."

    Michelle says: "A freaking laugh riot"
    "Television Network Drama"
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    I usually wouldn't write a review for a book like this. It was entertaining enough, but left me feeling somehow cheated, even though I purchased it on a $4.95 sale. I was thinking about other readers who seemed to love or hate this book, and it occurred to me what may be the reason. I believe this book is meant to be a series (It look like it is actually #2 although Audible hasn't yet made that connection). It gives you a tiny adventure/glance into the main character's life, and leaves you waiting for the next book. Usually I'm all about a series, but I didn't feel like there was enough meat in this one to have me coming back for more. It could very easily be a show on network television (Castle, Bones, NCIS....). However, it is only one episode. I guess I, personally, would rather watch an episode of something moderately amusing for free than waste a credit or $ on something similar from audible.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Shatter Me

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Tahereh Mafi
    • Narrated By Kate Simses
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (764)
    Performance
    (695)
    Story
    (700)

    "You can't touch me," I whisper. I'm lying, is what I don't tell him. He can touch me, is what I'll never tell him. But things happen when people touch me. Strange things. Bad things. No one knows why Juliette's touch is fatal, but The Reestablishment has plans for her. Plans to use her as a weapon. But Juliette has plans of her own.

    Amanda says: "Don't let the sample fool you - So Good!"
    "Amazing opening"
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    I was utterly drawn into the book from the opening scene. I loved the scratched journal. I felt that the inner dialogue was raw and original. I couldn't wait to hear more of Juliet's inner turmoil and fight. I didn't want to put the story down. However, I was a bit disappointed by the 2nd half of the book, as the stylistic thoughts of the character vanish and the narration becomes more simple and average. I think I would still recommend this novel, as it's opening is quite unique, but would be ready for a rapid "rap it all up" section at the end.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Gone Girl: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Gillian Flynn
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15797)
    Performance
    (14012)
    Story
    (14050)

    It is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media - as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents - the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter - but is he really a killer?

    Teddy says: "Demented, twisted, sick and I loved it!"
    "Deserves its "Best Seller" status"
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    This mystery keeps you guessing, and just when you figure it out, it takes a weird turns you'll never guess! This telling was fantastic! Love it and highly recommend it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ever After: The Hollows, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Kim Harrison
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1650)
    Performance
    (1495)
    Story
    (1506)

    The ever after, the demonic realm that parallels our own, is shrinking, and if it disappears, so does all magic. It’s up to witch-turned-daywalking-demon Rachel Morgan to fix the ever-after before the fragile balance between magic users and humans fails. Of course, there’s also the small fact that she caused the ley line to rip in the first place, and her life is forfeit unless she can fix it.

    Hassan says: "The best book yet!!!!"
    "If you've enjoyed The Hollows in the past...."
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    You won't be disappointed! I have always enjoyed The Hollows, and Ever After was not a disappointment. I enjoy the battles, the tiffs and the strong friendships. If you love Ivy, Jenks, Rachel & Trent, you will enjoy Ever After!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gunmetal Magic

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Ilona Andrews
    • Narrated By Renée Raudman
    Overall
    (1070)
    Performance
    (953)
    Story
    (962)

    After being kicked out of the Order of the Knights of Merciful Aid, Andrea's whole existence is in shambles. She tries to put herself back together by working for Cutting Edge, a small investigative firm owned by her best friend. When several shapeshifters working for Raphael Medrano-the male alpha of the Clan Bouda, and Andrea's former lover-die unexpectedly at a dig site, Andrea is assigned to investigate.

    Kelly says: "Enjoyable"
    "Entertaining!"
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    I have read and enjoyed Ilona Andrews in the past, so with Gunmetal Magic came up on a $4.95 sale, I purchased it without reading the description. I was thoroughly entertained by Andrea's (the main character) aggressive behavior and her explosive relationship with Raphael. The storyline itself was okay, but really the characters and their personal interactions were the most amusing. I later realized that this book is #6 in the Kate Daniels Series. I'm not sure I will go back and listen to #1-5, but would recommend this read for anyone looking for a light-hearted romantic fantasy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fuzzy Nation

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By Wil Wheaton, John Scalzi
    Overall
    (3789)
    Performance
    (3323)
    Story
    (3323)

    In John Scalzi's re-imagining of H. Beam Piper's 1962 sci-fi classic Little Fuzzy, written with the full cooperation of the Piper Estate, Jack Holloway works alone for reasons he doesnt care to talk about. Hundreds of miles from ZaraCorps headquarters on planet, 178 light-years from the corporations headquarters on Earth, Jack is content as an independent contractor, prospecting and surveying at his own pace. As for his past, thats not up for discussion.

    Samuel Montgomery-Blinn says: "Short, sweet, and satisfying storytelling."
    "A Lovely Telling"
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    I had never read the original novel (which is included in part two of this purchase) so had nothing on which to base my expectations. I thought it was good fun and enjoyed the flawed hero, the sense of humor of the author, and the happy ending. I found myself smiling throughout and engaged from beginning to end. I highly recommend Fuzzy Nation.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Four Fires

    • UNABRIDGED (29 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    Overall
    (1057)
    Performance
    (722)
    Story
    (714)

    The four fires in this story are passion, religion, warfare, and fire itself. While there are many more fires that drive the human spirit, love being perhaps the brightest flame of all, it is these four that have moulded us most as Australian people. The four fires give us our sense of place and, for better or for worse, shape our national character.

    Robert says: "Hit in the solar plexus"
    "Bryce Courtenay Does It Again!"
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    I thoroughly enjoyed Four Fires from the beginning to the end. As is typical in many of this author's stories, there is an element of boxing, life in the lower classes, the church, and most of all, Australian history. The characters in Four Fires were as intriguing as those in some of my favorite Courtenay reads including The Power of One, The Potato Factory, Tommo & Hawk & Tandia. I was most enthralled in the last part of the book in which you hear a recollection of a character's stay in a Japanese prison camp during WWII. I also appreciated the attention the author gives to PTSD. I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys historical fiction, especially set before and during WWII. Good reading!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Replay

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Ken Grimwood
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    Overall
    (957)
    Performance
    (610)
    Story
    (617)

    In 1988, 43-year-old Jeff Winston died of a heart attack. But then he awoke, and it was 1963; Jeff was 18 all over again, his memory of the next two decades intact. This time around, Jeff would gain all the power and wealth he never had before. This time around he'd know how to do it right. Until next time.

    Jonathon says: "Entertaining and more than worth the price!!"
    "Entertaining and thought provoking"
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    The when I read the plot summary of Replay, the movie Groundhog Day popped into my mind. This book, however, reminded me more of Stephen King's 11-22-63. I enjoyed the characters, the twists and turns and most of all the ending. It got me wondering how my choices would change if I could do it all over with memories in tact. I wasn't bored for a moment and would highly recommend this listen!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wicked Ties: Wicked Lovers Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Shayla Black
    • Narrated By Lexi Maynard
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (811)
    Performance
    (733)
    Story
    (734)

    When a stalker ratchets up his attempts to get to her, cable sex-talk-show host Morgan O'Malley turns to Jack Cole - a self-proclaimed dominant - for help. Though Jack is a bodyguard, Morgan feels anything but safe in his presence. Because slowly and seductively, Jack is bringing her deepest fantasies to the surface. And when he bends her to his will, what's more shocking than her surrender is how much she enjoys it and how she starts to crave his masterful touch.

    laurie eller says: "worth the credit!"
    "You're not the boss of me"
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    I am always excited to find a steamy romance with great reviews. I simply can't get into this. I can see that bondage might be fun, but "Yes, sir." "May I speak, sir?" in the bedroom? Forget it. The whole idea turns me off. I'm sure its great if you are into that kind of thing. I prefer a Lisa Kleypas or Nora Roberts.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Winter of the World: The Century Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4624)
    Performance
    (3885)
    Story
    (3894)

    Winter of the World picks up right where the first book left off, as its five interrelated families - American, German, Russian, English, Welsh - enter a time of enormous social, political, and economic turmoil, beginning with the rise of the Third Reich, through the Spanish Civil War and the great dramas of World War II, up to the explosions of the American and Soviet atomic bombs. As always with Ken Follett, the historical background is brilliantly researched and rendered, the action fast-moving, the characters rich in nuance and emotion.

    Jimmy says: "Epic, Remarkable, Easy & Enjoyable!"
    "Even better than the first"
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    If you enjoy thought provoking historical fiction, I think you will enjoy Winter of the World. I was completely drawn in from the very beginning. Of course, already feeling connected to the characters from the first book in the series made it much easier to connect right into the story. World War II stories always intrigue me and Follett's was fantastic. I found myself wondering about certain facts that I had never wondered about before, and spending time running Google searches. This is a book that I can see myself returning to in several years. I can't wait for the third book in the series! I highly recommend it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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