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  • Throne of Glass

  • A Throne of Glass Novel
  • By: Sarah J. Maas
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Evans
  • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,508
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,010
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,035

After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.Her opponents are men-thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the king's council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she'll serve the kingdom for three years and then be granted her freedom.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • The World's Most Powerful Assassin is a Sap.

  • By Fil on 11-18-13

She's An Assassin Worth Roots For

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

Reviewed: 09-06-14

So glad that I happened upon this book. Who would have thought that I'd be rooting for an assassin, but Celaena was just so darn sassy and likable. I even liked the slow built of the relationships, which was weird because they didn't actually go anywhere in this first novel but the intrigue/tension was there between the different characters. Somehow it just worked--the not-force feeding romancing down our throats. The action wasn't overly descriptive, which was nice and the mystery factor was there with a little touch of magic that I hadn't expected. Get this audiobook if you prefer a narrator that gives a distinct voice to each character and a realistic flow to the dialogue. Overall a great read and great listen.

  • Tangled

  • The Tangled Series, Book 1
  • By: Emma Chase
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,798
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,513
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,517

Drew Evans is handsome and arrogant, he makes multimillion dollar business deals and seduces New York’s most beautiful women with just a smile. So why has he been shuttered in his apartment for seven days, miserable and depressed? He’ll tell you he has the flu. But we all know that’s not really true. Katherine Brooks is brilliant, beautiful and ambitious. When Kate is hired as the new associate at Drew’s father’s investment banking firm, every aspect of the dashing playboy’s life is thrown into a tailspin.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • And Now For Something Completely Different

  • By Kathy on 02-17-14

I fall for the charming jerks everytime. *smh*

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

Reviewed: 07-29-14

I listened to the audiobook version read by Sebastian York so Drew had personally in spades. Sure he was a cocky jerk for much of the story but for some reason I still found him charming in a "oh, sweety, you don't even realize what's coming" kind of why. Which only made the commentary style of the writing that much more enjoyable. But Sebastian York's vocal talent, on top of an already great read, put this story over the top for me. With that voice how could we help but fall under Drew's spell even as he's spouting advice for us ladies to take note of which is a direct violation of Guy Code, I'm sure. I give Kate her props though for holding out as long as she did, I'm a sucker for the charming, bad boy, jerk who finally gets redeemed by The Woman so I would've caved immediately. Loved every second of it!

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 174,550
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 163,148
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162,812

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’m sorry I waited so long to read this book.

  • By Julie W. Capell on 05-27-14

The Past and The Future Converge in Geek Culture

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

Reviewed: 06-27-14

Charming, insightful, thrilling and a complete 80's fest. As a person obsessed with all things music-, movie-, and game-related this story was a treat (with 'real' life lessons thrown in). I highly recommend the audiobook version of it too, Wil Wheaton's reading of it is superb and so appropriate.

  • Eleanor & Park

  • By: Rainbow Rowell
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman, Sunil Malhotra
  • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,871
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,400
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,419

Set over the course of one school year, in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits - smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try. When Eleanor meets Park, you’ll remember your own first love - and just how hard it pulled you under.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • E + P 4-ever!

  • By FanB14 on 04-27-14

Hanging on every lyric, and every word.

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

Reviewed: 05-21-14

I loved this book. Such real characters, a realistic yet frightening thread weaving the plot together at the seam, a legitimate love story (involving high schoolers, who knew.) it was another "Perks of a Being a Wallflower" for me in that had that coming-of-age feel with the dark under note that I kept thinking I knew the history and the stakes but that made me feel it all the more when 'mostly' everything was reveled (because honestly, in real life, no one really knows what's going on with a person right in front of us unless they say the words.)

14 of 17 people found this review helpful

  • The Fault in Our Stars

  • By: John Green
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,074
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,127
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,223

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten. Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning-author John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Poignant Story

  • By AudioAddict on 04-25-13

Loved it slowly at first, and then all at once!

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

Reviewed: 05-17-14

Funny, beautiful, touching, and heartbreaking. This book was masterfully performed Kate Rudd, the perfect pacing, seamlessly changing between characters, accented voice for other characters, etcetera. I'll admit I put off reading this book because the subject matter is terrifying to mean and I felt it could only end in a really depressing manner. As I listened to the Audible book though, yes I cried, but I also felt grateful. Here is a novel that articulated what I'm sure a good majority of us what to feel everyday, what it is like to embraced, remembered, and above all...loved.

  • The Rosie Project

  • A Novel
  • By: Graeme Simsion
  • Narrated by: Dan O'Grady
  • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,452
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,501
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,488

Don Tillman, professor of genetics, has never been on a second date. So when an acquaintance informs him that he would make a "wonderful" husband, his first reaction is shock. Yet he must concede to the statistical probability that there is someone for everyone, and Don sets out to find the perfect partner. She will be punctual and logical - most definitely not a barmaid, a smoker, a drinker, or a late-arriver. Yet Rosie Jarman is all these things. She is also beguiling, fiery, intelligent - and on a quest of her own....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not a typical romance - so much more

  • By Gretchen on 10-03-13

O'Grady delights with what Graeme writes.

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

Reviewed: 05-12-14

A well read look into approaching love in a clinical fashion. Having not known what Aspergers Syndrome was when I started this book, I was amazed at how much I loved Don. Looking at the world through his eyes was, at times difficult, occasionally awkward, but inevitably endearing. This book is proof that awkward comes in different shapes and sizes for everyone in the experiment that is love.

  • Doctor Who

  • The Resurrection Casket
  • By: Justin Richards
  • Narrated by: David Tennant
  • Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 493
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 356
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 351

Starfall: a world on the edge, where crooks and smugglers hide in the gloomy shadows and modern technology refuses to work. And that includes the TARDIS. The pioneers who used to be drawn by the hope of making a fortune from the mines can find easier picking elsewhere. But they still come... for the romance of it, or old-fashioned organic mining. Or in the hope of finding the lost treasure of Hamlek Glint, scourge of the spaceways, privateer, adventurer, bandit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My fav of Tennants narrations

  • By Eugenie on 01-23-09

Great narration of an okay story.

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

Reviewed: 05-12-14

David Tennant brings the Doctor Who characters to life brilliantly. The writing was such that I believed this could have been an actual episode of the tv show and Tennant definitely didn't disappoint. My problem was the story, which just didn't do much for me. Understandable seeing as this is a loose science fiction adaptation of "Treasure Island" and I still haven't been able to get through that book. If you loved Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale and the Doctor Who tv show, this audiobook will be a slam-dunk for you.

  • Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library

  • By: Chris Grabenstein
  • Narrated by: Jesse Bernstein
  • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,115
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 962
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 956

Kyle Keeley is the class clown, popular with most kids, (if not the teachers), and an ardent fan of all games: board games, word games, and particularly video games. His hero, Luigi Lemoncello, the most notorious and creative game maker in the world, just so happens to be the genius behind the building of the new town library. Lucky Kyle wins a coveted spot to be one of the first 12 kids in the library for an overnight of fun, food, and lots and lots of games. But when morning comes, the doors remain locked. Kyle and the other winners must solve every clue and every secret puzzle to find the hidden escape route.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Written for the young but enjoyed by an adult.

  • By Princess Taylor on 05-12-14

Written for the young but enjoyed by an adult.

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

Reviewed: 05-12-14

Would you listen to Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library again? Why?

Yes. Well read by the narrator. He gave a voice to each character, even those with accents. The children's voices sounded as such but as a personally preference I listened to it sped up because the reading felt just slightly too slow. That only served to enhance the child-like quality of the narrator's vocal technic. I did have a hardcover version of this book so I can say he describes the pictures that are sprinkled throughout the book quite well, so you won't be missing anything on that front. I personally am a big fan of books and boardgames so that was the main draw for me to this book. I laughed and the little quirks throughout and smirked when a child acted the way I remember me and some of my friends acted at that age. This book had puzzles, action, comaraderie, and life lessons all bound together. It's a good one, in my book.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Veronica Mars

  • An Original Mystery by Rob Thomas: The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line
  • By: Rob Thomas, Jennifer Graham
  • Narrated by: Kristen Bell
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,503
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,257
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,239

The first book in an original mystery series featuring 28-year-old Veronica Mars, back in action after the events of Veronica Mars: The Movie. With the help of old friends - Logan Echolls, Mac Mackenzie, Wallace Fennel, and even Dick Casablancas - Veronica is ready to take on Neptune's darkest cases with her trademark sass and smarts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mars Attacks, succeeds!

  • By Alison on 03-30-14

Worth the listen and more with Kristen Bell.

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

Reviewed: 04-06-14

Would you consider the audio edition of Veronica Mars to be better than the print version?

Definitely worth listening to to hear Kristen Bell take on everyone's voices. She definitely delivers!

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Seeing her mother again.