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UNABRIDGED
(4.1 based on 466 ratings)
  • 1

    Birthmarked: Birthmarked Trilogy Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Caragh M. O'Brien
    • Narrated By Carla Mercer-Meyer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (204)
    Performance
    (178)
    Story
    (181)

    In the future, in a world baked dry by the harsh sun, there are those who live inside the wall and those, like 16-year-old midwife, Gaia Stone, who live outside. Gaia has always believed it is her duty, with her mother, to hand over a small quota of babies to the Enclave. But when Gaia's mother and father are arrested by the very people they so dutifully serve, Gaia is forced to question everything she has been taught to believe. Gaia's choice is now simple: Enter the world of the Enclave to rescue her parents, or die trying.

    Marie Medellin says: "Inner Beauty above Outter Beauty"
    Inner Beauty above Outter Beauty

    I really liked this story. This is about a strong 16-year-old midwife who has thought everything she has been taught was right then realizes, maybe no..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 12 2013 by Marie Medellin (Sylmar, CA USA)
  • 2

    Prized: Birthmarked Trilogy Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Caragh M. O'Brien
    • Narrated By Carla Mercer-Meyer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (140)
    Performance
    (123)
    Story
    (128)

    Striking out into the wasteland with nothing but her baby sister, a handful of supplies, and a rumor to guide her, sixteen-year-old midwife Gaia Stone survives only to be captured by the people of Sylum, a dystopian society where women rule the men who drastically outnumber them, and a kiss is a crime. In order to see her sister again, Gaia must submit to their strict social code, but how can she deny her sense of justice, her curiosity, and everything in her heart that makes her whole?

    Jennifer says: "The BEST book I've ever read!"
    The BEST book I've ever read!

    #1

    Reviewed on March 20 2013 by Jennifer (Antioch, CA, United States)
  • 3

    Promised: Birthmarked Trilogy Series, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Caragh M. O'Brien
    • Narrated By Carla Mercer-Meyer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (122)
    Performance
    (105)
    Story
    (109)

    After defying the ruthless Enclave, surviving the wasteland, and upending the rigid matriarchy of Sylum, Gaia Stone now faces her biggest challenge ever.

    Chiquita says: "Half-hearted ending"
    Half-hearted ending

    I really enjoyed the first two books, but found the premise of the third, as well as the ending lukewarm. It's a dystopia, so I knew it couldn't nece..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 27 2014 by Chiquita (East Brunswick, NJ United States)