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  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Stephen Chbosky
    • Narrated By Noah Galvin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2273)
    Performance
    (2068)
    Story
    (2087)

    Most people think 15-year-old Charlie is a freak. But then seniors Patrick and his beautiful stepsister Sam take Charlie under their wings and introduce him to their eclectic, open-minded, hard-partying friends. It is from these older kids that Charlie learns to live and love.

    FanB14 says: "Intelligent, Absorbing Coming of Age Story"
    "Haunting Tale of Growing Up"
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    This was a sad and confusing tale of a young boy experiencing his first year in high school after the death of his friend. High school is already an intimidating place, but to face it alone is another story. I enjoyed the chances Charlie took, his experimental side, his loyalty, and his honesty (in his retelling of the stories). I loved how Patrick and Sam took him under their wing, albeit they may not have been the best of influences, they were good to him.

    Charlie was an extremely sensitive guy and somewhat intuit. However, I felt that he cried an awful lot, but the fact that his friends didn't seem to mind made me a little envious of their unbridled acceptance of him.

    My personal high school experience was completely different, and on another level, much more innocent. I couldn't imagine being faced with some of the situations Charlie, Sam, and Patrick had. In the end when they explained some of Charlie's "craziness" , I was blown away and everything seemed to make sense all of a sudden. This was definitely a haunting tale of growing up, but I think it hit the mark on the head.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Wicked Girls

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Alex Marwood
    • Narrated By Anna Bentinck
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1143)
    Performance
    (1028)
    Story
    (1018)

    On a fateful summer morning in 1986, two 11-year-old girls meet for the first time. By the end of the day, they will both be charged with murder. Twenty-five years later, journalist Kirsty Lindsay is reporting on a series of sickening attacks on young female tourists in a seaside vacation town when her investigation leads her to interview carnival cleaner Amber Gordon. For Kirsty and Amber, it's the first time they've seen each other since that dark day so many years ago. Now with new, vastly different lives - and unknowing families to protect - will they really be able to keep their wicked secret hidden?

    Tina says: "Really my rating is 4 1/2 stars."
    "Compare this style to Gone Girl, only better!"
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    I really enjoyed this story, and from someone with a sociology degree in criminology, very thought provoking. This story makes you see things from the other side of the law in a most innocent way, and shows just how being a victim of circumstance can change everything.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Doctor Who: The Feast Of The Drowned

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Stephen Cole
    • Narrated By David Tennant
    Overall
    (799)
    Performance
    (629)
    Story
    (625)

    When a naval cruiser sinks in mysterious circumstances in the North Sea, all aboard are lost. Rose is saddened to learn that the brother of her friend, Keisha, was among the dead. And yet he appears to them as a ghostly apparition, begging to be saved from the coming feast... the feast of the drowned. As the dead crew haunt loved ones all over London, the Doctor and Rose are drawn into a chilling mystery.

    Amazon Customer says: "Creepy, but good!"
    "I <3<3 Doctor Who!"
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    If you are like me, you'll enjoy this. All the classic DW aspects we've come to love, and the storyline with the "tenth" Doctor makes you want to rush home and have a marathon. Allonsy!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Peter Pan

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By J.M. Barrie
    • Narrated By Jim Dale
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (452)
    Performance
    (276)
    Story
    (279)

    Fly away with Peter Pan to the enchanted island of Neverland! This first chapter book adaptation of the classic novel, originally published in 1911, tells the story of the boy who never grows up. And when they join Peter on his magical island, Wendy and her brothers are in for exciting encounters with mermaids, an Indian princess, and pirates! Let the amazing adventures begin!

    H. says: "This may not be the story you think you remember"
    "Growing up is hard to do!"
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    Just a cute fairytale about never growing up and growing up, make believe, killing pirates, snotty mermaids, jealousy, war, and a ticking gator.

    This was fluffy, and my only complaint was that within the beginning of the story, Wendy kept trying to kiss Peter. I mean c'mon woman, you want to make out with the first boy to crawl through your window, have a little dignity. I suppose I cannot blame Tinker Bell's interference, I'm protective of my friends too, although she had ulterior motives.

    I'd recommend this book if you want a blast from the past, and something easy and quick!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Confessions: The Private School Murders

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
    • Narrated By Emma Galvin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (138)
    Performance
    (124)
    Story
    (119)

    Tandy Angel may have played the hero when she solved the case of her magnificently wealthy parents' mysterious deaths, but she isn't done yet. Her brother, Matthew, stands trial for homicide, young girls are found murdered all around New York's Upper West side, and Tandy is determined to use her piercing intellect to get to the bottom of both cases. But the biggest mystery of all may be what actually happened to James Rampling, the handsome son of a family enemy, whom Tandy fell in love and ran away with - though most of her memories of the affair are disturbingly absent....

    Linda says: "WONDERFUL AUTHOR, AND SUPERB STORY LINE"
    "Much Better Than The First in This Series!"
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    I loved Tandy's stronger attitude, despite the fact that she felt she was an emotional fool at times, it was better than being a robot. She solved many a crime this time also. There were so many different storylines that I thought the wrap up would be sloppy and rushed, but I was wrong. This book also answered many of my questions from the first book too, which was great.

    Although this book wrapped a lot of things up nicely, there was a left enough of a cliffhanger to want to move on to the next, which I believe is successful from an author's standpoint.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Confessions of a Murder Suspect

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
    • Narrated By Emma Galvin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (189)
    Performance
    (167)
    Story
    (167)

    On the night Malcolm and Maud Angel are murdered, Tandy Angel knows just three things: 1) She was the last person to see herparents alive. 2) The police have no suspects besides Tandy and her three siblings. 3) She can't trust anyone-maybe not even herself. Having grown up under Malcolm and Maud's intense perfectionist demands, no child comes awayundamaged. Tandy decides that she will have to clear the family name, but digging deeper into her powerful parents' affairs is a dangerous game.

    Rosemary says: "A tale with a difference"
    "Can Never Go Wrong with James Patterson!"
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    Let me start off by saying I'm a huge JP fan, so I'm probably a little biased and probably rated this higher than it should be.

    This was a decent story line where the narrator would tell the story in a way that was both frustrating and intriguing. My only concerns is that everything did not wrap up into a nice and neat little bow. Now, if they are discussed further in the next in the series, fine, that works for me. However, if not, that's not cool James! I will read the next in the series, so only time will tell.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Brass Dragon

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Marion Zimmer Bradley
    • Narrated By Michael Spence
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    It's bad enough for a teen-age boy to wake up with amnesia, strange burns on his legs, and even stranger nightmares. But when a creepy stranger claiming to be his father tried to remove him from the hospital, his adventure was just beginning - unless, of course, the adventure had already happened.

    Amazon Customer says: "Enjoyable!"
    "Enjoyable!"
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    What about Michael Spence’s performance did you like?

    Michael Spence's voice was soothing and enjoyable, although not quite right to be narrating from an 18 year old's point of view.


    Any additional comments?

    Not a bad story, considering it was relatively short. It was written well and flowed easily. Everything was wrapped up nicely in the end, and hope more adventures befall Barry in the future.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Under the Never Sky

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Veronica Rossi
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne Flagler
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (645)
    Performance
    (565)
    Story
    (567)

    Since she’d been on the outside, she’d survived an Aether storm, she’d had a knife held to her throat, and she’d seen men murdered. This was worse. Exiled from her home, the enclosed city of Reverie, Aria knows her chances of surviving in the outer wasteland - known as The Death Shop - are slim. If the cannibals don’t get her, the violent, electrified energy storms will. She’s been taught that the very air she breathes can kill her. Then Aria meets an Outsider named Perry. He’s wild - a savage - and her only hope of staying alive.

    Katheryne says: "Beware of the Triology"
    "Better than anticipated!"
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    Would you listen to another book narrated by Bernadette Dunne Flagler?

    I feel that the narrator was mechanical sounding and flat. It could have been worse, but it could have been MUCH better.


    Any additional comments?

    This story was much better than I had anticipated. I think I like the idea of the future with it's technology, etc. but living as primitively as possible. This concept makes the future seem more plausible, but then again, that's just my opinion.

    I feel Veronica Rossi did a great job of developing the storyline, providing some relationship frustration, a huge plot twist at the end, and one hell of a cliffhanger. I'd be crazy not to read the next in the series to find out what happens.

    I did have a hard time picturing a tanned blonde savage as Perry. Every time I tried to imagine a blonde, he was clean cut and clean, but when I incorporated the rest of his description, he had longer dark hair and had that beautiful dirty sheen to him. Oh well, my loss. As far as Aria is concerned, I'm especially excited to see that she has grown into her own, and although super naive at the beginning of the story can now survive on her own.

    I enjoyed all the characters except those few we were meant to dislike, like Soren and his father. Although we haven't heard about Soren since the beginning, I have a feeling he will make an appearance later in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Feast for Crows: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By Roy Dotrice
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10261)
    Performance
    (9431)
    Story
    (9485)

    Few books have captivated the imagination and won the devotion and praise of readers and critics everywhere as has George R. R. Martin’s monumental epic cycle of high fantasy that began with A Game of Thrones. Now, in A Feast for Crows, Martin delivers the long-awaited fourth book of his landmark series, as a kingdom torn asunder finds itself at last on the brink of peace . . . only to be launched on an even more terrifying course of destruction.

    Pi says: "Jarring change in Dotrice's performance"
    "Just as good as the rest!"
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    First off, I have heard nothing but negative things about this book in the series. Obviously, it's not horrible because one wouldn't read into this series if they were fully invested, but rather this book was more the least favorite out of them all. I would assume it's because all those characters we have come to love are not necessarily told in this story by their point of view but briefly touched upon by someone else. Also, all those characters we have come to hate, and yes I said hate, have more story time than ever before.

    With this being said, who cares! It was a good story, which has developed in a way that wouldn't have happened had George RR Martin not changed things up (which he is most known for - well that and ripping people's hearts out).

    I really enjoy the bond that was created between Jaime & Brienne. Although it's twisted of me, I'm saddened by the rejection of Cersei to Jaime, but hope this will drive him in a different direction. I'm happy Samwell got some "action". I'm hoping Brienne survives, and am somewhat disgusted Catelyn survived (I did not like her to begin with). I'm confused by the storyline of Arya/Cat. I am enjoying the storyline between Little Finger & Sansa/Alayne. I am disappointed in Jon Snow, but I guess I can understand his reasoning.

    I cannot wait to start on the next book, but better give myself some time before it really consumes my life!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cirque du Freak: A Living Nightmare: The Saga of Darren Shan, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Darren Shan
    • Narrated By Ralph Lister
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (70)
    Performance
    (65)
    Story
    (65)

    Darren Shan and his best friend, Steve, get tickets to the Cirque du Freak, a wonderfully gothic freak show featuring weird, frightening half human/half animals who interact terrifyingly with the audience. In the midst of the excitement, true terror raises its head when Steve recognizes that one of the performers - Mr. Crepsley - is a vampire! Steve confronts the vampire after the show finishes - but his motives are surprising!

    Katherine says: "Horror for children"
    "Just a preview to the real story!"
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    Admittedly, I saw this movie years ago. Wasn't bad, although a little childish (which I'm not complaining about). I'm also not that into vampire stories. However, I have always been intrigued by this story, not sure why. So when I had the chance to read it, I jumped.

    This was not a bad story, a little heartbreaking, but a great setup to a series. I will read the next book before I decide to continue on or be finished with this story. I'd recommend this book to teens who are looking a for a quick read about friendship, sacrifice, etc., and want a little of the vampire aspect as well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • John Carter in 'A Princess of Mars': Barsoom Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Edgar Rice Burroughs
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (772)
    Performance
    (723)
    Story
    (727)

    Civil War veteran John Carter is transported to a dying planet, where he must elude capture by giant green barbarians to rescue a Martian princess from certain doom. In this landmark of science fiction, the myths and mystery of the red planet supply a vibrant backdrop for a swashbuckling epic.

    Robert L. Hicks says: "Princess of Mars, Swords & Planets HIGH Adventure!"
    "Decent Story, but Lacking!"
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    Any additional comments?

    There are many points I'd like to make in this review.

    - For being a book written in the early 1900's, the "sci-fi" was great. Such imagination and quite descriptive to actually provide a picture in the readers head.

    - Normally I read a book before watching a movie, and even then I approach both without prejudice to the other. However, in this case, I thought the movie was much better. I believe my reasoning is in the fact that the movie gets to the next big points of the story that much quicker. Still a decent read, although I might not continue on in the series.

    - John Carter himself was amazing, as well as a few of his supporting characters. Edgar Rice Burroughs portrays John as loyal, fierce, determined, and a respectful man. In other words, he makes him the perfect package complete with looks, strength, and attitude. Which definitely made it worthwhile.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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