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  • Beautiful Redemption

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl
    • Narrated By Kevin T. Collins, Khristine Hvam
    Overall
    (1213)
    Performance
    (1084)
    Story
    (1105)

    Ethan Wate has spent most of his life longing to escape the stiflingly small Southern town of Gatlin. He never thought he would meet the girl of his dreams, Lena Duchannes, who unveiled a secretive, powerful, and cursed side of Gatlin, hidden in plain sight. And he never could have expected that he would be forced to leave behind everyone and everything he cares about. So when Ethan awakes after the chilling events of the Eighteenth Moon, he has only one goal: to find a way to return to Lena and the ones he loves.

    Coftse says: "Christine"
    "A great finish for a great series"
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    What made the experience of listening to Beautiful Redemption the most enjoyable?

    This book is so different from the others in the series, in a good way. You explore another setting and another side of the protagonist, so there's never time to get tired of it or lose interest. Couldn't stop listening.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Custom of the Country

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Edith Wharton
    • Narrated By Grace Conlin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (65)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (25)

    One of Edith Wharton's most acclaimed works, The Custom of the Country is a blistering indictment of materialism, power, and misplaced values. Its heroine, Undine Spragg, is one of the most ruthless characters in all of literature, as selfishly unscrupulous as she is fiercely beautiful. As she climbs the class ladder through a series of marriages and affairs, she shows little concern for who she has to step on.

    D. L. Lederman says: "Narrator kills the book"
    "Another great (and flawed) Wharton heroine!"
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    I enjoyed this book as I've enjoyed all Wharton's novels, and it fits pretty well in with her society novels - with the exception of her protagonist, who is far less likable than your Lily Barts or your Nan St. Georges. But there are fatal flaws in all her high society heroines, so I guess Undine's are just a lot worse! You still root for her somehow, ever the victim of circumstance, even if the circumstances are completely her own doing. Wonderful ending and altogether a good book for fans of Wharton.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Divergent

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Veronica Roth
    • Narrated By Emma Galvin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (22235)
    Performance
    (19916)
    Story
    (20078)

    In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue - Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is - she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

    Grant says: "It's not for me. Loved it anyway."
    "Loved this book more than the others"
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    What made the experience of listening to Divergent the most enjoyable?

    It was very exciting and fast-paced, which I really love in Audiobooks. I never wanted to unplug.


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

    My extreme reaction was never unplugging from it! It never slows down, so I couldn't wait to find out what would happen next.

    I just wish the other books in the series were as good in terms of story as this first book - they keep up the excitement but I felt like I was being lead through a maze if the person leading me kept changing their mind and suddenly switching to a different direction. Dizzying and not so great in terms of narrative.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Signature of All Things: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Gilbert
    • Narrated By Juliet Stevenson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1804)
    Performance
    (1632)
    Story
    (1641)

    In The Signature of All Things, Elizabeth Gilbert returns to fiction, inserting her inimitable voice into an enthralling story of love, adventure and discovery. Spanning much of the 18th and 19th centuries, the novel follows the fortunes of the extraordinary Whittaker family as led by the enterprising Henry Whittaker - a poor-born Englishman who makes a great fortune in the South American quinine trade, eventually becoming the richest man in Philadelphia.

    Molly-o says: "Don't miss this one"
    "A good story but really drags overall"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I loved the prose style and the characters, but so little actually happens! I guess I was hoping for a bit more excitement to keep me sustained through such a long book.


    If you’ve listened to books by Elizabeth Gilbert before, how does this one compare?

    Not as much fun, but has her usual style which I love.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Hmmm, is it a greatly abridged, shorter movie? Maybe.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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