You no longer follow Brooke

You will no longer see updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can re-follow a user if you change your mind.

OK

You now follow Brooke

You will receive updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can unfollow a user if you change your mind.

OK

Brooke

Just a book fool.

United States | Member Since 2011

204
HELPFUL VOTES
  • 65 reviews
  • 99 ratings
  • 216 titles in library
  • 17 purchased in 2014
FOLLOWING
1
FOLLOWERS
124

  • The Winter Sea

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Susanna Kearsley
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2857)
    Performance
    (2402)
    Story
    (2410)

    History has all but forgotten.... In the spring of 1708, an invading Jacobite fleet of French and Scottish soldiers nearly succeeded in landing the exiled James Stewart in Scotland to reclaim his crown. Now, Carrie McClelland hopes to turn that story into her next best-selling novel. Settling herself in the shadow of Slains Castle, she creates a heroine named for one of her own ancestors and starts to write. But then she discovers her novel is more fact than fiction....

    Martha says: "Get Out Your Hankies"
    "Heavy History Light Romance"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Winter Sea is well written and very much a Historical Fiction. I liked this book but really only liked it. The story really drags... I would say in the middle but actually it feels like it drags the whole time.

    The ending was great even though you are convinced the whole time you are not going to like it. I implore you to read this book if for no other reason then it is a prerequisite for Firebird by Susanna Kearsley and Firebird is amazing.

    All in all Winter Sea is a good passer of time, has a great narrator, and is a MUST read series so far!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Take Me On: Pushing the Limits, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Katie McGarry
    • Narrated By Graham Halstead, Saskia Maarleveld
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (15)

    Champion kickboxer Haley swore she'd never set foot in the ring again after one tragic night. But that all changes when the guy she can't stop thinking about accepts a mixed martial arts fight in her honor. West Young is everything Haley promised herself she'd stay away from: handsome, sexy, and full of attitude.West is keeping a big secret from Haley. He hasn't told her who he really is, and helping her - fighting for her - is a shot at redemption, especially since his family is falling apart and it's all his fault.

    Brooke says: "I like"
    "I like"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Just like every other book that Katie McGarry has written I feel in love... for a short period.

    It's teeny but the teens are dealing with some real ish and it can be quite heartbreaking. If you like an easy quick read with lots of dialogue, overcoming, and coming of age (into adulthood) then you will love this book.

    It's not something I stewed on for days but its a great ride while it last.

    Bring them on Katie!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • To Kill a Mockingbird

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Harper Lee
    • Narrated By Sissy Spacek
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1394)
    Performance
    (1293)
    Story
    (1303)

    Harper Lee’s Pulitzer prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep south - and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred, available now for the first time as a digital audiobook. One of the best-loved stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has been translated into more than 40 languages, sold more than 30 million copies worldwide, served as the basis for an enormously popular motion picture, and was voted one of the best novels of the 20th century by librarians across the country.

    Alan says: "Stunning"
    "Magic!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I don't need to tell you why you should read this story. It's such a classic I am sure you already know. I need to tell you why you should l i s t e n to this story. The narrater brings To Kill A Mocking Bird to life, and its pure magic. I have read this before but the slow southern heart and soul she brings to it made it an entirely new experience. A better experience.

    This is a beautiful story... So what are you waiting for? Dive in and let Sissy Spacek weave this world into existence and get lost.

    amen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Yes Please

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Amy Poehler
    • Narrated By Amy Poehler, Carol Burnett, Seth Meyers, and others
    Overall
    (1315)
    Performance
    (1268)
    Story
    (1266)

    Amy Poehler is hosting a dinner party and you're invited! Welcome to the audiobook edition of Amy Poehler's Yes Please. The guest list is star-studded with vocal appearances from Carol Burnett, Seth Meyers, Michael Schur, Patrick Stewart, Kathleen Turner, and even Amy’s parents - Yes Please is the ultimate audiobook extravaganza.

    S.F. says: "Listen to this book for sure"
    "Not Just Funny."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Thank you Amy Poehler for being who you are and simply sharing it with us.

    LISTEN TO THIS BOOK immediately!

    I promise you will not be disappointed. Yes Please is not just funny but insightful and sweet. This book is quirky and weird and Amy finds such unique and interesting ways to articulate the human experience.

    I laughed out loud and almost cried a tear more then once. Again, thank you Amy for the beautiful sentiments and sometimes brutally hilarious honesty. I hope you write another book even though you hated writing this one :)

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • New York: The Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (36 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Edward Rutherfurd
    • Narrated By Mark Bramhall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (906)
    Performance
    (502)
    Story
    (503)

    New York is the book that millions of Rutherfurd's American fans have been waiting for. A brilliant mix of romance, war, family drama, and personal triumphs, it gloriously captures the search for freedom and prosperity at the heart of our nation's history.

    Chuck says: "Stunning"
    "I'm in love"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I fell in love with New York all over again... over and over again.

    YES.

    What a beautifully written history of one of the most fascinating cities in the world. I learned so much I didn't know about a place I have loved for so long. This is my first Edward Rutherfurd book and I cant wait to read/listen to e v e r y single o n e.

    He brings to life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ruin and Rising

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs)
    • By Leigh Bardugo
    • Narrated By Lauren Fortgang
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (218)
    Performance
    (198)
    Story
    (199)

    The capital has fallen. The Darkling rules Ravka from his shadow throne. Now the nation's fate rests with a broken Sun Summoner, a disgraced tracker, and the shattered remnants of a once-great magical army. Deep in an ancient network of tunnels and caverns, a weakened Alina must submit to the dubious protection of the Apparat and the zealots who worship her as a Saint. Yet her plans lie elsewhere, with the hunt for the elusive firebird and the hope that an outlaw prince still survives.

    Katheryne says: "Epic!"
    "WWWWHHHHHHYYYYYYY?"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    No.

    This sad sorry excuse for an ending to the epic adventure that (was) this story makes me want to... what... cry? WHATEVER.

    I can't even believe this was the same author.
    no thanks.

    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The One: Selection, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Kiera Cass
    • Narrated By Amy Rubinate
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (910)
    Performance
    (827)
    Story
    (831)

    The time has come for one winner to be crowned. When she was chosen to compete in the Selection, America never dreamed she would find herself anywhere close to the crown - or to Prince Maxon's heart. But as the end of the competition approaches, and the threats outside the palace walls grow more vicious, America realizes just how much she stands to lose - and how hard she'll have to fight for the future she wants.

    Katheryne says: "Fabulous Final Installment"
    "Eh."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    eh... whatever. This series should have been two books, the first one and this one. There was literally no need for the crud in the middle.

    I really shouldn't complain I am the one who picked up "The Bachelor-esc" dystopian for teenagers... whoops.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Dreams of Gods & Monsters: Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Laini Taylor
    • Narrated By Khristine Hvam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (644)
    Performance
    (592)
    Story
    (593)

    In this thrilling conclusion to the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy, Karou is still not ready to forgive Akiva for killing the only family she's ever known. When a brutal angel army trespasses into the human world, Karou and Akiva must ally their enemy armies against the threat--and against larger dangers that loom on the horizon. They begin to hope that it might forge a way forward for their people. And, perhaps, for themselves--maybe even toward love.

    Rosemary says: "not with a bang, but a whimper"
    "OH God Stars!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Perfect conclusion to an immaculate story. If you have come this far then you already know how beautiful and unbelievably creative Laini Taylor's writing is. No need to say anymore except this book will complete the story like few finales do in such a manor that you are left feeling whole and emptied out at the very same time.

    We are The God Stars.

    Best.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Into the Still Blue: Under the Never Sky

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Veronica Rossi
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (276)
    Performance
    (238)
    Story
    (241)

    The race to the Still Blue has reached a stalemate. Aria and Perry are determined to find this last safe haven from the Aether storms before Sable and Hess do - and they are just as determined to stay together. Within the confines of a cave they're using as a makeshift refuge, they struggle to reconcile their people, Dwellers and Outsiders, who are united only in their hatred of their desperate situation. Meanwhile, time is running out to rescue Cinder, who was abducted by Hess and Sable for his unique abilities. Then Roar arrives in a grief-stricken fury, endangering all with his need for revenge.

    Katheryne says: "Perfect ending to a wonderful series"
    "City of Cinder"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I really like these books but I don't love them does that make sense?

    I can't pinpoint exactly why they just miss the love mark but they do. I really like these books because they are full of adventure, fear, excitement, love, and a seriously unique dystopian world. The end is great, and the writing is good.

    If you like YA adventure // dystopians then definitely give this series a shot! If you have already read the pervious two then I think you will be happy with the conclusion.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Champion: Legend, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Marie Lu
    • Narrated By Steven Kaplan, Mariel Stern
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (586)
    Performance
    (538)
    Story
    (539)

    June and Day have sacrificed so much for the people of the Republic - and each other - and now their country is on the brink of a new existence. June is back in the good graces of the Republic, working within the government's elite circles as Princeps Elect while Day has been assigned a high level military position. But neither could have predicted the circumstances that will reunite them once again. Just when a peace treaty is imminent, a plague outbreak causes panic in the Colonies, and war threatens the Republic's border cities.

    Joki says: "Close of a Very Underrated Series"
    "I stand alone."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Overall this series is a pretty good one. If you're looking for a distopian that is actually well written, not completely predictable (and GASP no love triangle, well not really) then I totally recommend this one.

    BUT

    I seem to be the only one who didn't love the ending. I don't know... June just got so self-sacrificing and melodramatic there towards the end. Other then being a little frustrated with our heroine this conclusion was a wild ride that I am so glad I got on.

    So I stand alone in not "loving" the ending but I didn't and hate it and most days thats all a girl can really ask for.

    I recommend this series to lovers of "The Hunger Games" and "Divergent" obviously..

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Crash into You

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Katie McGarry
    • Narrated By Vikas Adam, Alicia Harding
    Overall
    (73)
    Performance
    (68)
    Story
    (69)

    The girl with straight As, designer clothes and the perfect life - that's who people expect Rachel Young to be. So the private-school junior keeps secrets from her wealthy parents and overbearing brothers...and she's just added two more to the list. One involves racing strangers down dark country roads in her Mustang GT.

    Brooke says: "I fell fast..."
    "I fell fast..."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    just like these two did. I don't care that their relationship is a tiny bit ridiculous and just a smidgen unrealistic. I love Katie McGarry she has a way of writing a romance that really cuts pretty deep especially for a couple of 17 year olds.

    I love that her characters are always so complex and miss-understood, and we are allowed a rare look into the heart of people who hide for a living. Every time I start one of her books I can't stop until I have devoured the whole thing.

    Please tell me there will be more... and who will we hear from next Abby?!?!

    A fast paced wild ride you will enjoy I promise.

    YAY!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.