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  • Crossed

  • By: Ally Condie
  • Narrated by: Kate Simses, Jack Riccobono
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,791
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,597
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,612

The hotly awaited second book in the dystopian Matched trilogy.... In search of a future that may not exist and faced with the decision of who to share it with, Cassia journeys to the Outer Provinces in pursuit of Ky - taken by the Society to his certain death - only to find that he has escaped, leaving a series of clues in his wake.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Can't Wait for Book Three

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-11-11

Continuation of Matched… and a blue pill

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

Reviewed: 04-22-16

Continuation of "Matched", I'm still waiting to see what will happen with Cassia and Ky. Still a little one dimensional, now the story reminds me of the "Delirium" series. Young people fighting against the government.

Cassia and Ky find each other, but somehow don't trust each other.

A lot of death. A lot of weird government control of the masses. And we finally found out what the blue pill does… it slows you down.

  • Matched

  • Book 1
  • By: Ally Condie
  • Narrated by: Kate Simses
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,012
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,521
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,537

Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander's face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is her ideal mate... until she sees Ky Markham's face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Kinder, Gentler Dyastopian Society

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-08-12

A little Hunger Games, a little Romeo and Juliet

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

Reviewed: 04-22-16

This story reminds me a little bit of Hunger Games with the segregated cities. It was a little one dimensional sometimes. But I couldn't stop listening, waiting to see what would happen to Cassia and Ky. Xander is the nice guy next door.

I hope the future would never turn out like this: beige and unemotional for the masses. Green, blue and red pills for everyone!

The narrator, Kate Simses, did a great job!

  • The Marriage List

  • By: Dorothy McFalls
  • Narrated by: Janean Jorgensen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 74
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 73

Considered unmarriageable by many due to her questionable parentage, May has let her hopes for true love fade and devoted herself to a life caring for her ailing aunt. But when May is unable to pay rent on the humble cottage in which she and her aunt reside, she must plead her case to the imposing viscount willing to toss two helpless women in the gutter. A wounded hero of the Peninsula campaign,Viscount Radford Evers is known for his harsh bearing, stubborn pride, and skillful avoidance of wedding vows.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • No sex but....

  • By Kd on 01-02-12

Good clean fun

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

Reviewed: 04-22-16

First, the narrator, Janene Jorgensen, really added a lot to the story. Great intonation. pronunciation, and she brought the period to life. She especially brought the main character to life.

The story kept you going, waiting to see what was coming next. It's a "clean" story but with just enough sexual angst. May, the heroine, was a naive woman, yet responsible, and trying to be "modern". Radford is a man, what can I say? Not wanting to appear weak, he sometimes comes across as obtuse. But I give it to him for at least searching for the truth regarding May's family.

Overall, it was fun.

  • Yellowstone Heart Song

  • Yellowstone Romance Series, Book 1
  • By: Peggy L Henderson
  • Narrated by: Alexandra Haag
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 332
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 300
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 302

Nurse and avid backpacker Aimee Donovan is offered the opportunity of a lifetime. She encounters a patient who tells her he can send her two hundred years into the past to spend three months in the rugged Yellowstone wilderness at the dawn of the mountain man era. The only requirement: she cannot tell anyone that she's from the future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing story

  • By julia on 06-04-15

A little sci-fi, a little history, a little modern

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

Reviewed: 08-02-15

Some stories have a way of gentling you into them, some thrust you in and it takes a minute to wrap your head around it. Maybe it was just me, but it took a minute to orient myself at the beginning of this one.

Overall Yellowstone Heart Song delivered and it kept my interest throughout. I especially liked the very end. You'll see...

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Xenocide

  • By: Orson Scott Card
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Gabrielle de Cuir, Amanda Karr, and others
  • Length: 20 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,305
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,754
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,779

Xenocide is the third installment of the Ender series. On Lusitania, Ender found a world where humans and pequeninos and the Hive Queen could all live together; where three very different intelligent species could find common ground at last. Or so he thought. But Lusitania also harbors the descolada, a virus which kills all humans it infects, but which the pequeninos require in order to transform into adults.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • full of passion

  • By David on 06-13-04

Surprised again... a real page turner!

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

Reviewed: 06-25-15

It is a fault of mine that once I read a great book by a great author, I almost can't believe that the next book in the series will be as good as the previous one. However, Orson Scott Card delivers again. Xenocide continues the story between Ender Wiggin and the piggies on Lusitania. I enjoyed every sentence and hope that the next book in line is as good.

I have no quarrels with the narrators, they all did an excellent job. Really, a good narrator(s) only make the story more enjoyable.

  • Pandemonium

  • By: Lauren Oliver
  • Narrated by: Sarah Drew
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,496
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,233
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,236

I’m pushing aside the memory of my nightmare, pushing aside thoughts of Alex, pushing aside thoughts of Hana and my old school, push, push, push, like Raven taught me to do. The old life is dead. But the old Lena is dead too. I buried her.I left her beyond a fence, behind a wall of smoke and flame. Lauren Oliver delivers an electrifying follow-up to her acclaimed New York Times bests eller, Delirium. This riveting, brilliant novel crackles with the fire of fierce defiance, forbidden romance, and the sparks of a revolution about to ignite.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Sequel !!

  • By KLeaHudson on 03-13-12

Continuation of a great story...

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

Reviewed: 06-04-15

If you haven't listened to Delirium (first book in three part series), then do yourself a favor and read it first, before Pandemonium. This is part 2 of a 3 part series.

The narrator, Sarah Drew, is amazing and totally brings this story to life by her character voices and intonations. If nothing more, listen to this book for her. The author isn't half bad, either. LOL

Lena is growing into adulthood in a terrible world where people don't like to "feel" things, unless they are infected with the disease of Love. The ragtag group that Lena hangs with becomes very close knit and as much of a family as they can be. Sometimes emotions run high, but satisfyingly meaty.

Great book.

  • Requiem

  • Delirium Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Lauren Oliver
  • Narrated by: Sarah Drew
  • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,947
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,768
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,764

This exciting finale to Lauren Olive's New York Times best-selling Delirium trilogy is a riveting blend of nonstop action and forbidden romance in a dystopian United States. Now an active member of the resistance, Lena has transformed. The nascent rebellion that was underway in Pandemonium has ignited into an all-out revolution in Requiem, and Lena is at the center of the fight. After rescuing Julian from a death sentence, Lena and her friends fled to the Wilds. But the Wilds are no longer a safe haven.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Where there is love there is freedom...

  • By Katheryne on 03-09-13

Totally had me mesmerized...

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

Reviewed: 06-04-15

The emotions that are presented in this book are so very well written that you can feel where everyone is coming from and can't wait to find out where they are going. The angst and anger, broken dreams and hollow future projected put me on edge and kept me listening. Yet the personal stories and humanization of the futuristic landscape kept it on a level that I could connect with. I found that I liked the changing of the point of view narration, sometimes coming from Lena, sometimes from Hana. It wasn't a story told from just one side or one point of view. It kept the story fresh and pumping.

Definitely worth a listen.

Part 3 of 3 in a series.

  • Delirium

  • By: Lauren Oliver
  • Narrated by: Sarah Drew
  • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,761
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,278
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,299

"Ninety-five days, and then I'll be safe. I wonder whether the procedure will hurt. I want to get it over with. It's hard to be patient. It's hard not to be afraid while I'm still uncured, though so far the deliria hasn't touched me yet. Still, I worry. They say that in the old days, love drove people to madness. The deadliest of all deadly things: It kills you both when you have it and when you don't."

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent narration

  • By Diana - Audible on 04-30-12

Great YA Dystopia... Excellent Narration!

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

Reviewed: 05-29-15

OK, so I am middle aged and enjoy YA stories. Aside from that bit of personal info, I have to say that the story kept me intrigued. A society that eradicates emotions, chooses your spouse, and tells you what to do for a living. Hmmmm.... recipe for BORING! But the glimpses of "invalids" that live on the fringes and in the wilds... that injects interest into the whole scenario. Delirium is part of one of a three part series (but I like long, long stories).


Sarah Drew is an excellent narrator who really puts her heart into her reading, bringing the story to life. It was all there for the hearing.... angst, anger, fright, contempt, worry, love. Character voices were great and believable.

Part one? Thumbs up.

  • Daughter of Time: A Time Travel Romance

  • After Cilmeri, Book 0.5
  • By: Sarah Woodbury
  • Narrated by: Laurel Schroeder
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 385
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 359
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 354

A medieval man with an uncertain destiny, Llywelyn, the Prince of Wales, faces treachery and deceit at the hands of friends and foes alike.... A modern woman with a troubled past, Meg's life is in tatters when she slips through time and into medieval Wales.... Only by working together can Meg and Llywelyn navigate the shifting allegiances that threaten the very existence of Wales - and create their own history that defies the laws of time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Start of a lovely series

  • By Kindle Customer on 02-21-15

I liked it!

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

Reviewed: 03-24-15

Aside from the narrator speaking too fast, I found the story to be quite fresh. OK, time travel stories aren't new. However, half of the story is told from the male point of view -- that was refreshing.

Can't wait to continue the story in the next book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Wild Angel

  • The O'Byrne Brides Series - Book One
  • By: Miriam Minger
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Klett
  • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133

Ronan was a legend among men...and the last thing he needed was a troublesome woman. Yet this fierce Irish warrior took a deathbed oath to protect a chieftain's rebellious daughter. Triona was a hellion of a woman...who would let no man rule her. Raised in the ways of a warrior, she defied Ronan's every command. So he planned to marry her off, to be rid of the wild lass forever. But in the heat of battle - enflamed by her passionate spirit - Ronan decided he wanted this beautiful, impossible woman for himself!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very good Irish historical romance

  • By SIMARA on 05-22-14

Good story, so-so narration

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

Reviewed: 03-18-15

It's hard for me to keep my mind on a story when an accent is faked... and this one was. I guess I would rather it be read straight without an accent that detracts. Since I was leaning toward a so-so for the story itself, I read some of the book without narration. I liked it much better.