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  • Chaos in Death: In Death, Book 33.5

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By J. D. Robb
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    Overall
    (957)
    Performance
    (857)
    Story
    (858)

    Eve Dallas is the tough lieutenant hot on his trail, but this is unlike any case she’s ever been assigned - or any killer she’s ever pursued. A police sketch based on eye-witness testimony reveals the killer has green skin, swollen red eyes, goblin ears, and a dislocated jaw-structure that defies the human form. Is it a mask? Is it make-up? Or is the explanation more sinister? Dallas faces off against multiple suspects - all of them students of medicine capable of precisely slicing the ears, noses, and eyes of the three victims.

    L. Reiner says: "In Death Book 33.5 - Not Robb's best, but good"
    "Robb does it again"
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    Where does Chaos in Death rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I just love JD Robb so any of her stories are in my top 25 or maybe I should say 50 now because she has so many In Death titles to choose from.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like the science fiction best. Part of me always thinks this could happen.


    What about Susan Ericksen’s performance did you like?

    I love how it feels to me she is giving 110% to her performance every time.


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

    It is a short story so yes.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Where She Went

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Gayle Forman
    • Narrated By Dan Bittner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (228)
    Performance
    (174)
    Story
    (175)

    It's been three years since the devastating accident... three years since Mia walked out of Adam's life forever. Now living on opposite coasts, Mia is Juilliard's rising star and Adam is LA tabloid fodder, thanks to his new rock-star status and celebrity girlfriend. When Adam gets stuck in New York by himself, chance brings the couple together again, for one last night. As they explore the city that has become Mia's home, Adam and Mia revisit the past and open their hearts to the future - and each other.

    Arwen says: "Groovy and the Geek"
    "What a book"
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    What other book might you compare Where She Went to and why?

    This book stands alone. I know it is the sequel to If I Stay, but really you didn't have to have read it to know what was going on. I really enjoyed having this book come from Adams prospective.


    What about Dan Bittner’s performance did you like?

    I loved Dan Bittner's performance! I didn't want it to end.


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

    I did cry towards the end. I don't want to spoil anything.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • If I Stay

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Gayle Forman
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (507)
    Performance
    (284)
    Story
    (286)

    In a single moment, everything changes. Seventeen year-old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall riding along the snow-wet Oregon road with her family. Then, in a blink, she finds herself watching as her own damaged body is taken from the wreck.

    Heidi P :) says: "Loved the story!"
    "Wonderful short listen"
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    Would you listen to If I Stay again? Why?

    Yes I think I would. I found it to be a great listen. Kirsten Potter was wonderful.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Wow. I want to say Adam at first, but everyone was very interesting.


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

    I enjoyed her proformance very much. She did sound a bit older then a seventeen year old.


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

    I think I could have. It is very long when you compair it to other books.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Frostbite: Vampire Academy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Richelle Mead
    • Narrated By Khristine Hvam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1454)
    Performance
    (844)
    Story
    (864)

    It's winter break at St. Vladimir's, but Rose is feeling anything but festive. A massive Strigoi attack has put the school on high alert, and now the Academy's crawling with Guardians - including Rose's hard-hitting mother, Janine Hathaway. And if hand-to-hand combat with her mom wasn't bad enough, Rose's tutor Dimitri has his eye on someone else, her friend Mason's got a huge crush on her, and Rose keeps getting stuck in Lissa's head while she's making out with her boyfriend, Christian!

    A User says: "Great Book!"
    "Not the typical vampire book"
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    Where does Frostbite rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It was good. I enjoyed it. Is it in my top 10 maybe.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The end because I like it when the right people end up together.


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

    Yes and no.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 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
    (512)
    Performance
    (473)
    Story
    (470)

    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."
    "The end of a great story"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I am not sure I would recommend the audiobook. I loved the story, but the narration was not my favorite. I don't know why they changed the narrators so much during this series. That was hard for me. I enjoyed Sophie Turner. I think she did a good job, but Jason Dohring was just not good for this story.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I love all the main characters. How could you not.


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

    I did cry a few times during this book. That is all I'm going to say. I don't want to leave any spoilers.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • An Abundance of Katherines

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By John Green
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (365)
    Performance
    (227)
    Story
    (236)

    When it comes to relationships, Colin Singleton's type is girls named Katherine. And when it comes to girls named Katherine, Colin is always getting dumped. Nineteen times, to be exact. On a road trip miles from home, this anagram-happy, washed-up child prodigy has ten thousand dollars in his pocket, a bloodthirsty feral hog on his trail, and an overweight, Judge Judy-loving best friend riding shotgun - but no Katherines.

    FanB14 says: "John Green Fans will Enjoy"
    "Good but not my favorite John Green book"
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    If you could sum up An Abundance of Katherines in three words, what would they be?

    Boy looses girl, boy tries to forget girl, boy meets new girl, and all ends up right with the world.


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

    This is the second performance I have listened to. I really enjoy Jeff Woodman's narrations. He gives life to all the characters.


    Any additional comments?

    I do like John Green's work, but this one I felt was VERY similar to Looking for Alaska. Which was a small bummer for me. Plus I feel like it took to long to get going for me. It just was not my favorite book of his. Still good just not one that I could not stop listening to.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • 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
    (473)
    Performance
    (426)
    Story
    (424)

    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!!"
    "Good quick read"
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    Would you listen to Born at Midnight again? Why?

    Maybe. It was a quick listen, cute story


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

    I could have. It was cute and easy listen.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Course of True Love (and First Dates): The Bane Chronicles, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 4 mins)
    • By Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson
    • Narrated By Gareth David-Lloyd
    Overall
    (44)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (41)

    Magnus Bane and Alec Lightwood might fall in love - but first they have a first date. One of 10 adventures in The Bane Chronicles. When Magnus Bane, warlock, meets Alec Lightwood, Shadowhunter, sparks fly. And what happens on their first date lights a flame.... This stand-alone short story illuminates the life of the enigmatic Magnus Bane, whose alluring personality populates the pages of the number-one New York Times best-selling series The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices.

    Melissa says: "Red hot"
    "Red hot"
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    What did you like best about this story?

    You get to see a complete picture of Magnus and Alec. How great they are together.


    Have you listened to any of Gareth David-Lloyd’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Iron Knight: The Iron Fey, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Julie Kagawa
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (545)
    Performance
    (503)
    Story
    (506)

    "My name—my True Name—is Ashallayn’darkmyr Tallyn. I am the last remaining son of Mab, Queen of the Unseelie Court. And I am dead to her. My fall began, as many stories do, with a girl…."

    MAB says: "Unexpectedly pleased"
    "Nice to see things from Ash prospective"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Iron Knight to be better than the print version?

    I love audio books. The one thing I don't like is when the narrator for a series changes. I know why they did it for this one because of the change in prospective but that is the one thing I would fault with this one.


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

    He does a great job with his proformance. Voices were great. For me that is something you don't get if you read the book.


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

    I don't want to give anything away, but when Ari makes her choice.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Iron Queen: The Iron Fey, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Julie Kagawa
    • Narrated By Khristine Hvam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (680)
    Performance
    (562)
    Story
    (569)

    "My name is Megan Chase. In less than 24 hours, I'll be 17. Although, technically, I won't actually be turning 17. I've been in the Nevernever too long. When you're in Faery, you don't age. So while a year has passed in the real world, agewise I'm probably only a few days older than when I went in. In real life, I've changed so much I don't even recognize myself."

    Tobie says: "The Iron Queen"
    "Best one yet."
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    Where does The Iron Queen rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It is a good book. I enjoyed listening to it ( great narration by Khristine Hvam). I'm not really sure where I would rank it. I guess I would say the top 25. I have listened to so many books over the years.


    What other book might you compare The Iron Queen to and why?

    I think that most YA books have the same outline now.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The time they spent in the cabin


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

    I did get teary eyed at the end.


    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
    (850)
    Performance
    (662)
    Story
    (672)

    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"
    "Ok so what is the message?????"
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    There are some spoilers here. (Just a few)

    Ok so don't get me wrong, I enjoyed this book. Well...... really I enjoyed the second half of this book. The beginning in the Unseelie court with the boy of her dreams, her "true love" treating Meghan like dirt beneath his feet Just didn't sit right with me. After all that was done I was happy. All the characters were great, both old and new. I found myself hating the one I should hate and wanting more from the others. Plus who doesn't love a good old fashioned love triangle? Looking forward to seeing what happens in the next book/adventure.

    Khristine Hvam did a fabulous job once again narrating. She brings the characters to life and draws the listener in to the story. I was very entertained with her performance.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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