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  • The Madness Underneath: The Shades of London, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Maureen Johnson
    • Narrated By Nicola Barber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (48)
    Performance
    (44)
    Story
    (45)

    After her near-fatal run-in with the Jack the Ripper copycat, Rory Deveaux has been living in Bristol under the close watch of her parents. So when her therapist suddenly suggests she return to Wexford, Rory jumps at the chance to get back to her friends. But Rory’s brush with the Ripper touched her more than she thought possible: She’s become a human terminus, with the power to eliminate ghosts on contact. She soon finds out that the Shades - the city’s secret ghost-fighting police - are responsible for her return. The Ripper may be gone, but now there is a string of new inexplicable deaths threatening London.

    Melissa says: "Not what I was excepting"
    "Not what I was excepting"
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    Would you listen to The Madness Underneath again? Why?

    I am sure I would listen to it again before the third book comes out. I usually do.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Well...... I know that is not very helpful but that is all I can say.


    What about Nicola Barber’s performance did you like?

    I really do enjoy Nicola. I hear samples of some books and I know there is no way I will be able to listen to that person four hours.


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

    No. The first book I really wanted to know what was going to happen. This one did not draw me in in that way. It didn't develop as fast and there wasn't really anything solved.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Festive in Death: In Death, Book 39

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By J. D. Robb
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    Overall
    (601)
    Performance
    (550)
    Story
    (553)

    Personal trainer Trey Ziegler was in peak physical condition. If you didn't count the kitchen knife in his well-toned chest. Lieutenant Eve Dallas soon discovers a lineup of women who'd been loved and left by the narcissistic gym rat. While Dallas sorts through the list of Ziegler's enemies, she's also dealing with her Christmas shopping list - plus the guest list for her and her billionaire husband's upcoming holiday bash.

    BG853 says: "A Feast for In Death devotees"
    "Robb does it again"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Of course I would and have. I love J.D. Robb's books and Susan Ericksen telling them.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I love them all. Each one is awesome in his or her own special way.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Good Nurse: A True Story of Medicine, Madness, and Murder

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Charles Graeber
    • Narrated By Will Collyer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (404)
    Performance
    (360)
    Story
    (357)

    After his December 2003 arrest, registered nurse Charlie Cullen was quickly dubbed "The Angel of Death" by the media. But Cullen was no mercy killer, nor was he a simple monster. He was a favorite son, husband, beloved father, best friend, and celebrated caregiver. Implicated in the deaths of as many as 300 patients, he was also perhaps the most prolific serial killer in American history.

    FanB14 says: "More Chilling than Murder?"
    "Angel of death. Wow"
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    Would you listen to The Good Nurse again? Why?

    I think I could listen again. Very intriguing book.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    I don't know if I was on the edge of my seat, but wow this book pulled me in and kept me the whole time.


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

    He was very good.


    Any additional comments?

    I know it may just be me, but I love a crime novel and add medical to it and I'm in heaven. This book was very interesting. You could tell that a ton of research went into it . I can't believe this was the first time I heard of this case. Great story. If you like medical true crime this is a book for you.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Four: A Divergent Collection

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Veronica Roth
    • Narrated By Aaron Stanford
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (373)
    Performance
    (344)
    Story
    (345)

    Fans of the Divergent series by number-one New York Times best-selling author Veronica Roth will be thrilled by Four: A Divergent Collection, a companion volume that includes four pre-Divergent stories told from Tobias' point of view. Listeners first encountered Tobias as "Four" in Divergent. His voice is an integral part of Allegiant. Listeners will find more of this charismatic character's backstory told from his own perspective in Four: A Divergent Collection.

    Kara and Jessie's Mom says: "Surprise!!!! THREE EXTRA stories on the audiobook!"
    "In the mind of Four"
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    What made the experience of listening to Four the most enjoyable?

    I enjoyed Aaron Stanford. I just love seeing events from Four point of view.


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

    He was very pleasant to listen to


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

    I could have. Sadly life got in the way.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Speed Learning: Be a Faster Learner with Focus & Concentration Hypnosis, Meditation, Relaxation, and Affirmations: The Sleep Learning System

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Joel Thielke
    • Narrated By Joel Thielke
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Become a faster learner, boost your memory, and retain new information faster and easier with this guided meditation and relaxation program, from certified hypnotherapist, Joel Thielke. It's as easy as turning on the tracks and falling asleep! The Sleep Learning System is specially designed to work with your subconscious mind during your sleep cycle. The guided meditation and soothing background music will deeply relax your body and mind for the perfect night's sleep, while allowing you to access the deepest parts of your mind.

    Melissa says: "I don't usually do things like this"
    "I don't usually do things like this"
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    So this is not my usual listen. I was having trouble sleeping and a ton of studying going on for school. So at 3am I said to myself why not, what could it possibly hurt. I have to say I have not slept so good in a long time. I wake and I'm not sleepy, I'm focus, and I stay focus all day! I would recommend this to anyone have trouble sleeping and focusing.

    2 of 2 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
    (370)
    Performance
    (307)
    Story
    (308)

    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
    (970)
    Performance
    (712)
    Story
    (717)

    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
    (1575)
    Performance
    (947)
    Story
    (970)

    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
    Overall
    (1106)
    Performance
    (1021)
    Story
    (1024)

    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
    (429)
    Performance
    (284)
    Story
    (295)

    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
    (557)
    Performance
    (498)
    Story
    (498)

    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

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