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  • Girl, Stolen

  • By: April Henry
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 257
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 234
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 233

Sixteen-year-old Cheyenne Wilder is sleeping in the back of a car while her mom fills Cheyenne’s prescription for antibiotics. Before Cheyenne realizes what’s happening, their car is being stolen. Griffin hadn’t meant to kidnap Cheyenne, but once his dad finds out that Cheyenne’s father is the president of a powerful corporation, everything changes - now there’s a reason to keep her. How will Cheyenne survive this nightmare? Because she’s not only sick with pneumonia - she’s blind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • interesting

  • By daisy on 09-30-15

Sophomoric

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

Reviewed: 05-30-18

In style and story. Had to quit shortly into it. I usually hang in much longer and rarely quit a book but this sounded like it was written by a teen fantasizing.

  • Awaken Online: Precipice

  • By: Travis Bagwell
  • Narrated by: David Stifel
  • Length: 18 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,726
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,513
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,509

A few days have passed since Jason's confrontation with Alfred and he's debating whether to reenter Awaken Online. Alfred has made a proposition that Jason isn't certain he should accept. After the battle with Alexion, Jason has also been appointed the Regent of the Twilight Throne. He must assume the mantle of ruling an undead city - with everything that entails. His first task is to investigate the dark keep that looms over the city's marketplace. This act will lead to a chain of events that might ensure his city's survival or create new enemies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great continuation of the series

  • By Melissa and Josh on 09-02-17

Desensitized death

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

Reviewed: 05-26-18

I understand this is a genre trait in terms of rpgs. However, the in these times, I wonder if it allows people, and especially youths, to view death even more remotely and unrealistically.

Apart from that major concern, I lost patience with the progress of the story, finding most of it in the final quarter or so. Again, maybe an rpg thing. Listened to it finally on 1.5 time. Narration is done well.

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  • Master of Solitude

  • Mountain Masters & Dark Haven, Volume 8
  • By: Cherise Sinclair
  • Narrated by: Kai Kennicott, Wen Ross
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146

Since childhood, Mallory McCabe has dreamed of falling in love with a hero. And then one saves her life. He's honest and blunt. Deadly, but filled with pain. Overpowering, yet ever so gentle with her. Oh yes, she's found her hero. Taking him to her bed is simply ... right. As is losing her heart. How could she have known he'd want nothing more to do with her?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AWESOME!

  • By d.e.matthews on 02-01-18

Violence is sad

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

Reviewed: 05-21-18

I appreciate the thoughts of a community defending itself. However, on these times, I grieve at glorifying use of guns by civilians. I know that sounds political and this is wonderful fun romance but, nevertheless, the sentiment tainted the end result for me. As always this author delivers great sexy stuff!

  • Master of the Dark Side

  • Mountain Masters & Dark Haven, Book 4
  • By: Cherise Sinclair
  • Narrated by: Kai Kennicott, Wen Ross
  • Length: 3 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128

Virgil's first taste of BDSM was disturbingly enticing. Hoping to burn out his interest, he visits an infamous San Francisco club, where he wins himself the prettiest little submissive he's ever seen. He's in a quandary. A man shouldn't render a woman helpless, let alone spank her ass. But the nervous little submissive clearly loves being in his ropes. Her need to be controlled is as powerful as his need to control. So he indulges himself, and her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good enough

  • By Kate on 05-19-18

Good enough

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

Reviewed: 05-19-18

After listening to the Shadowlands books I enjoying Sinclair’s other books I really appreciate the ones that are not “club oriented” after Shadowlands.

  • If Only

  • Masters of the Shadowlands, Book 8
  • By: Cherise Sinclair
  • Narrated by: Noah Michael Levine, Erin Deward
  • Length: 15 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 310
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 281
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 279

FBI special agents Galen and Vance have waited to play with Sally for a long time. When the mischievous submissive returns to the exclusive Shadowlands BDSM club after an ugly relationship, the experienced co-tops are more than pleased. Realizing she's suppressing deep-seated emotions, the powerful doms push her - only to find that her sassiness conceals a scarred and vulnerable heart.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Ok, definitely not the best in the series

  • By V from Kansas on 11-24-16

Fun tho unbelievable

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

Reviewed: 05-16-18

Recognizing that much of this series strains the bounds of believability, this one pushed me from the beginning. Still a fun listen. Spoiler Alert: stop here if you don’t want to know more of the story.

The heroine manages to hack into an online slavery site and save women. It’s just terrifically unbelievable that she could do what the FBI couldn’t. I like that she is portrayed as a woman with big brains tho this went a little too far. Like I said, still a fun and sexy listen.

  • To Command and Collar

  • Masters of the Shadowlands, Book 6
  • By: Cherise Sinclair
  • Narrated by: Noah Michael Levine, Erin deWard
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 293
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 267
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 265

Determined to find the human traffickers preying on Shadowlands' submissives, Master Raoul gets himself invited to a small slave auction. Once informed, the FBI orders him to reject the limited choices so the slavers will invite him to the big auction. To Raoul's shock, one of the slaves is the kidnapped friend of a Shadowlands sub. She has a scarred body...and an unbroken spirit. He can't leave her behind. Ruining the FBI's carefully laid plans, he buys her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • i do not like Erin;s voice

  • By cjw on 04-15-16

Favorite

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

Reviewed: 05-14-18

Probably one if not my most favorite in the series. A lot to understand about the need to give up control especially when society and family praise strength as bring in control. I struggled only with the unbelievability of recovering directly from sexual abuse/trafficking to enter into a fully submissive relationship. That is a little too fictional, I suspect.

  • Romeo and Juliet: A Novel

  • By: David Hewson
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 852
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 805
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 802

It's a story you think you know: the age-old tale of "star-cross'd lovers"; two families at war; a romance, so pure and absolute, fated for a tragic end. It's a story so thoroughly embedded in our culture, and so frequently retold. Yet, nothing captures the spark, the possibility, and the surprise of Shakespeare's work quite like this....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Story and The Voice

  • By Abiwim on 12-14-16

Yes, but

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

Reviewed: 05-03-18

Imaginative as many have pointed out. But lost the flavor of real characters for me. And probably because author was trying to cover all Shakespeare said, it seemed to plod along. Too much lost of Shakespeare’s story of wonderment in young love. This sounded more like a story of teen hormones.

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  • If on a Winter's Night a Traveler

  • By: Italo Calvino
  • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 267
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 243
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 239

Italo Calvino imagines a novel capable of endless mutations in this intricately crafted story about writing and readers. If on a Winter's Night a Traveler turns out to be not one novel but 10, each with a different plot, style, ambience, and author, and each interrupted at a moment of suspense. Together they form a labyrinth of literatures, known and unknown, alive and extinct, through which two readers, a male and a female, pursue both the story lines that intrigue them and one another.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The position of the feet during reading...

  • By literate rose on 02-09-18

Captivating, for writers and hardcore bibliophiles

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

Reviewed: 05-01-18

I applaud the unique nature of this book that left me feeling like I’d just journeyed nowhere but can’t say it wasn’t a pleasant trip. Don’t know that I would have finished literally reading it. The narrator makes it fascinating. Not my cup of tea for many of the reasons noted in other reviews.

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  • Everything You Told Me

  • By: Lucy Dawson
  • Narrated by: Jessica Ball
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,532
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,367
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,369

You went to bed at home, just like every other night. You woke up in the back of a taxi, over 250 miles away. You have no idea how you got there and no memory of the last 10 hours. You have no phone, no money, just a suicide note in your coat pocket, in your own writing. You know you weren't planning to kill yourself. Your family and friends think you are lying. Someone knows exactly what happened to you. But they're not telling....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Over the top but still held my attention

  • By Lizzystick on 04-25-17

Couldn’t finish

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

Reviewed: 04-29-18

An intriguing concept so full of holes that I didn’t have the patience to let it unfold. If you listen, question why the initial exam by paramedics and police did not include any kind of blood tests and more detailed examination. A reputable psychiatrist — an MD —would never have skipped these steps. Mind games are not a sufficient basis for a story!

  • New York 2140

  • By: Kim Stanley Robinson
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren, Robin Miles, Peter Ganim, and others
  • Length: 22 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 927
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 859
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 860

The waters rose, submerging New York City. But the residents adapted, and it remained the bustling, vibrant metropolis it had always been. Though changed forever. Every street became a canal. Every skyscraper an island. Through the eyes of the varied inhabitants of one building, Kim Stanley Robinson shows us how one of our great cities will change with the rising tides. And how we, too, will change.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Complex, believable, nuanced, riveting

  • By Lois on 04-07-17

Couldn’t finish

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

Reviewed: 04-04-18

Like some have said, I kept waiting for something to happen. There were “developments” but no developing conflicts or intriguing issues except at a basic level. The characters sounded like they were going to be interesting, but half-way through the book, I was still waiting. Finally, I was caught by the idea of coping with climate change — all I got was pretty depressing. Those who had the potential to express hope as the cooed didn’t make it by the half-way mark.

I confess to be more of a binge listener; once I get started I need to be tempted not to put it down. One possible approach — use this for that 30-45 commute or that chapter or two daily at bedtime. I tried that and couldn’t make it. I hate not to
finish books. Somehow I get the impression if I pick this up in a month or two, I won’t have any problem coming back to the story to date. Sigh.