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  • A Court of Wings and Ruin

  • By: Sarah J. Maas
  • Narrated by: Amanda Leigh Cobb
  • Length: 25 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,721
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,365
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,371

Feyre has returned to the Spring Court determined to gather information on Tamlin's maneuverings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do so, she must play a deadly game of deceit - and one slip may spell doom not only for Feyre but for her world as well.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not that bad!!

  • By Amanda on 05-03-17

Just A lot of Meh

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-16-17

There is so much fluff in this book that I just have to roll my eyes a lot. This book just didn't need to be this long. The voice actor was fantastic, but the plot progression was at a snails pace. Not to mention plot device characters throughout. And if you think character development is going to happen, think again. So slow plot, no development in character's and lots of use of the word mate.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Hunted

  • By: Meagan Spooner
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld, Will Damron
  • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 210
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 198

Beauty knows the Beast's forest in her bones - and in her blood. After all, her father is the only hunter who's ever come close to discovering its secrets. So when her father loses his fortune and moves Yeva and her sisters out of their comfortable home among the aristocracy and back to the outskirts of town, Yeva is secretly relieved. Out in the wilderness, there's no pressure to make idle chatter with vapid baronessas or to submit to marrying a wealthy gentleman.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It was ok

  • By Ashley J. on 04-20-17

Yawn Fest

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-23-17

I can't begin to describe how mundane this book was to listen to. It's a re-telling of beauty and the beast and it is SO boring. I would skip honestly.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Heartless

  • By: Marissa Meyer
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Soler
  • Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,763
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,628
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,631

Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland and a favorite of the unmarried King of Hearts, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, all she wants is to open a shop with her best friend. But according to her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for the young woman who could be the next queen. Then Cath meets Jest, the handsome and mysterious court joker. For the first time, she feels the pull of true attraction. At the risk of offending the king and infuriating her parents, she and Jest enter into an intense secret courtship.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect narration, but disappointed with the story

  • By Linda Nichols on 12-17-16

Great Performance By Rebecca Soler

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-28-16

I have read Alice in Wonderland, so this was a fresh story for me (I have seen the movies, old and new). At first the story is long and slow. Filled with descriptions and hardly any characters, but the 2nd act makes it worth listening to. Although we all know how this prequel ends, you can help but have a broken heart for the queen of hearts. The narrator does a fantastic job with her acting. Just spectacular. How the characters voices change with their situations. Great job. If it had a faster or purposeful beginning, it would easily be 5 stars.

  • A Million Worlds with You

  • By: Claudia Gray
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175

Ever since she used the Firebird, her parents' invention, to cross through alternate dimensions, Marguerite has been at the center of a cross-dimensional feud. Now she has learned that the evil Triad Corporation plans to destroy hundreds of universes, using their ultimate weapon: another dimension's Marguerite, who is wicked, psychologically twisted, and always one step ahead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a conclusion!

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-05-17

Narrator Saved This Book

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-17-16

This is a fine example of how sometimes the audio book is a better experience than reading alone. The story itself was flat and very predictable. It became very preachy towards the end, and the main protagonist never really grows in character. It's a fun read if you enjoy reading different possibilities of characters, which is why I drift to dimensional travel books; however, the self sulking in this is so unreal. None of the bad guys make sense, and the conclusion is SO weak and convenient. But God. The narrator Saved the day. I wouldn't have been able to read this, but Tavia really did an amazing job voice acting. One of the best performances I've heard in a while. She hits her beats and emotional spots perfectly.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The King Slayer

  • By: Virginia Boecker
  • Narrated by: Nicola Barber
  • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

Former witch hunter Elizabeth Grey is hiding within the magically protected village of Harrow, evading the price put on her head by Lord Blackwell, the usurper king of Anglia. Their last encounter left Blackwell ruined, but his thirst for power grows stronger every day. He's readying for a war against those who would resist his rule - namely Elizabeth and the witches, wizards, pirates, and healers she now calls her friends.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Great Narrator but Boring Story

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-02-16

Great Narrator but Boring Story

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-02-16

Nicola Barber is an amazing narrator. She is the only reason I was able to finish this book. She is an example of how story telling can be more powerful than the actually story. That being said, this story was so predictable with a weak plot. It's about 150 pages too long. A lot of fluff. Just not interesting, except for narration.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Problem with Forever

  • By: Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • Narrated by: Amy Landon
  • Length: 14 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 374
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 352
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 352

For some people, silence is a weapon. For Mallory "Mouse" Dodge, it's a shield. Growing up, she learned that the best way to survive was to say nothing. And even though it's been four years since her nightmare ended, she's beginning to worry that the fear that holds her back will last a lifetime. Now, after years of homeschooling with loving adoptive parents, Mallory must face a new milestone - spending her senior year at a public high school.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • My only regret...

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-19-16

It Was Ok

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-15-16

Very predictable but an easy listen. Not one of her stronger stories. If you're looking for romance, I say skip. It is a coming of age story and that's it.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Alight: Book Two of the Generations Trilogy

  • By: Scott Sigler
  • Narrated by: Emma Galvin
  • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 554
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 514
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 514

M. Savage - or Em, as she is called - has made a bewildering and ominous discovery. She and the other young people she was chosen to lead awoke in strange coffins with no memory of their names or their pasts. They faced an empty, unknown place of twisting tunnels and human bones. With only one another to depend on, they searched for answers and found the truth about their terrifying fate. Confronted by a monstrous enemy, they vowed never to surrender - and, by any means, to survive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Your Newest Addiction

  • By Jessica on 04-13-16

Worth it

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-21-16

I love how this story keeps me guessing and analyzing human nature. I'll be here for the next one.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Ten Thousand Skies Above You

  • Firebird
  • By: Claudia Gray
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 217
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201

Marguerite Caine has done the impossible, traveling to alternate dimensions with the Firebird - the brilliant invention of her parents; her boyfriend, Paul; and their friend, Theo. But she has also caught the attention of enemies willing to kidnap, blackmail, and even kill to use the Firebird for themselves. When Paul's soul is splintered into four pieces - pieces that are trapped within Pauls in other dimensions - Marguerite will do anything and travel anywhere to save him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love this series and love Tavia Gilbert

  • By Nikarts77 on 05-10-16

Great Sequel

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-08-15

This book was just as captivating as the first. Each character stays true to themselves and it's still unpredictable. The narrator didn't do as many accents as the first book but it was still a great performance. Definitely worth the credit.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Mockingjay

  • The Final Book of The Hunger Games
  • By: Suzanne Collins
  • Narrated by: Carolyn McCormick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,849
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,569
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,827

Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena live, she's still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Conflicting Emotions

  • By Sumit G. on 08-28-10

the best and darkest of the series.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-11-15

from the middle to the end, I couldn't stop listening. there were twists and turns that I didn't see coming.

  • The Darkest Kiss

  • Lords of the Underworld, Book 2
  • By: Gena Showalter
  • Narrated by: Max Bellmore
  • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,640
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,042
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,045

Though she has lived for centuries, Anya, goddess of anarchy, has never known pleasure. Until Lucien, the incarnation of death - a warrior eternally doomed to take souls to the hereafter. He draws her like no other. And Anya will risk anything to have him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • BRANDE

  • By Brande on 06-09-08

Very boring romance

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-23-15

The story was still good but the romance was SO BORING. It's basically a make out book with lots of brooding