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  • Waiting on the Sidelines

  • By: Ginger Scott
  • Narrated by: Laura Darrell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151

Nolan Lennox had things figured out. Named after a baseball legend, she enjoyed being the tomboy. Her closet was filled with her brother's hand-me-downs, cut-off jeans, and soccer shorts. But when her first trip to high school results in a broken heart from the first boy to ever make her heart flutter, and cruel words from an older girl she once thought a family friend, Nolan starts to question the very person she thought she was.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a young adult read

  • By BLF on 07-31-15

It was okay

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

Reviewed: 09-10-16

Maybe, I'm just in a bad mood but Reed is a jerk & Nolan deserves way better. But when you fall in love, it's hard to be rational. Oh well, I'm willing to read the 2nd but no promises.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Linger

  • By: Maggie Stiefvater
  • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 642
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 441
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 445

In Shiver, Grace and Sam found each other. Now, in Linger, they must fight to be together. Add to the mix a new wolf named Cole, and Isabelle, who already lost her brother to the wolves.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Respectable Second Entry

  • By FanB14 on 07-06-12

Read it

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

Reviewed: 09-08-16

Grace & Sam are relatable, their story draws you in, holds you till the end. 2nd time reading this series is still just as good as the first. It's a series that sticks with you. Read it.

  • Shiver

  • By: Maggie Stiefvater
  • Narrated by: David LeDoux, Jenna Lamia
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 973
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 701
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 703

Every summer Sam spends a few precious months being human, until the cold causes him to shift to a wolf once again. Discover what happens when he meets Grace in this chilling romance.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Inventive Wolf YA Drama

  • By FanB14 on 05-24-12

Heart wrenching & heart warming

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

Reviewed: 08-29-16

Sam & Grace are almost too sweet together but there's also this undercurrent of sadness that makes it balance out. I just love how it's not so much a romance but a story about fighting for those you love. Protecting, defending, comforting & supporting family is beautiful. There is so much more than just what I wrote. I'm listening for the 2x, that is how memorable it is.

  • Into the Magic Shop

  • A Neurosurgeon’s Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart
  • By: James R. Doty MD
  • Narrated by: Dan Woren
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,445
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,201
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,206

Extraordinary things happen when we harness the power of both the brain and the heart. Growing up in the high desert of California, Jim Doty was poor, living with an alcoholic father and a mother chronically depressed and paralyzed by a stroke. Today he is the director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University, of which the Dalai Lama is a founding benefactor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful story, profound impact!

  • By S. Potts on 06-22-16

It made me think

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

Reviewed: 08-11-16

Ruth taught Jim things that seem so simple but were so profound in their impact on his life. I will be reading this again. It was really fascinating to hear what those techniques did for him.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Need

  • By: Carrie Jones
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 209
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 138
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 137

Zara White suspects there's a freaky guy semi-stalking her. She's also obsessed with phobias. And it's true, she hasn't exactly been herself since her stepfather died. But exiling her to shivery Maine to live with her grandmother? That seems a bit extreme. The move is supposed to help her stay sane . . . but Zara's pretty sure her mom just can't deal with her right now.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Taken by surprise...in a good way.

  • By Parajunkee on 05-16-11

Illogical

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

Reviewed: 07-29-16

Zara and her mother did the dumbest things, like the characters in horror movies. Then some of storyline didn't flow & things weren't believable. Clearly, I was not impressed.

  • Childhood's End

  • By: Sir Arthur C. Clarke
  • Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer, Robert J. Sawyer - introduction
  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,979
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,676
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,730

The Overlords appeared suddenly over every city - intellectually, technologically, and militarily superior to humankind. Benevolent, they made few demands: unify earth, eliminate poverty, and end war. With little rebellion, humankind agreed, and a golden age began.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Food for Thought

  • By Kindle Customer on 11-17-08

Not my cup of tea

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

Reviewed: 07-24-16

Depressing story. I will never read it again. I'm returning this book and avoiding this author from now on.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • United as One

  • By: Pittacus Lore
  • Narrated by: Neil Kaplan, Devon Sorvari, Bruce Thomas
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,998
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,789
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,782

The Mogadorians have invaded Earth. Their warships loom over our most populated cities, and no country will risk taking them head-on. The Garde are all that stand in the way, but they'll need an army of their own to win this fight. They've teamed up with the US military, but it might not be enough. The Garde need reinforcements, and they've found them in the most unexpected place. Teenagers from across the globe, like John Smith's best friend, Sam, have developed abilities.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • So much promise!

  • By Moving Forward on 04-03-17

Bittersweet ending

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

Reviewed: 07-22-16

I was furious at the way "the fate of 10" ended. It took a long time for me to get around to reading the short stories that accompanied that book. It took a long time to finally read the next round of short stories & this final book. I hoped that Henry's words(book 1)weren't foreshadowing Sarah's death . Alas, they were & it hurts even if it makes sense plot wise. This is a good ending just bittersweet. A great storyteller gets you invested in his characters & I was totally rooting for the grade & their allies. Great job Pittacus. Read it even if you are mad.

  • How to Fight a Dragon's Fury

  • How to Train Your Dragon, Book 12
  • By: Cressida Cowell
  • Narrated by: David Tennant
  • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 379
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 346
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 343

Book 12 is the epic finale to the New York Times best-selling How to Train Your Dragon series! The Doomsday of Yule has arrived, and the future of dragonkind lies in the hands of one boy with nothing to show but everything to fight for. Hiccup's quest is clear...but can he end the rebellion? Can he prove himself to be king? Can he save the dragons? The stakes have never been higher, as the very fate of the Viking world hangs in the balance!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant!!!!

  • By R.S. on 01-04-17

Great ending

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

Reviewed: 07-21-16

Hiccup is a fantastic character. This is a series I will listen again & again. Read it.

  • The End of Feeling

  • By: Cindy C. Bennett
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl, Amy McFadden
  • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 299
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 275
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 276

Eighteen-year-old Benjamin Nefer seems to have it all: great looks, incredible football skills, and smooth moves that have won - and broken - the hearts of countless girls at his high school. But his hellish home life has left him feeling empty inside, unable to experience real feelings. He thinks he's fine being this way forever... until he meets a beautiful and witty 17-year-old girl named Charlotte "Charlie" Austin.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent young adult friendship/romance fiction.

  • By Wayne on 12-25-15

Worth listening to

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

Reviewed: 07-08-16

Charlie is so lovable. The way she loves her mom is poignant. Ben is understandable & it's heartbreaking to hear what he deals with. This book will stay with me.

  • The Countdown

  • The Taking, Book 3
  • By: Kimberly Derting
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59

Ever since Kyra was abducted by aliens and then returned to Earth, she has known there was something different about her. Now she knows the truth: She is an alien, too. Her alien captors replaced all her human DNA with their own - gifting her with supernatural powers like incredible healing, enhanced eyesight, and telekinesis. But when she's captured by an unexpected enemy, Kyra begins to wonder if her abilities are also a curse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent ending

  • By James on 07-04-16

Excellent ending

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

Reviewed: 07-04-16

Wonderful narrator & interesting story. The ending was bittersweet & satisfying. Some very annoying characters & some endearing ones. All the characters were believable. Read the series