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  • The Emerald Sea

  • The Glittering Court Series, Book 3
  • By: Richelle Mead
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Knowelden
  • Length: 17 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 187
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 169
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 169

Tamsin Wright is unstoppable. She must become the Glittering Court's diamond: the girl with the highest test scores, the most glamorous wardrobe, and the greatest opportunities to match with an elite suitor in the New World. The final installment in Richelle Mead's sweeping, enthralling Glittering Court series answers the trilogy's biggest question: What is the secret that drives Tamsin to win at all costs?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved it. can't wait for a group follow up!

  • By michelle on 07-04-18

Great Series! I wish there were more books!

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

Reviewed: 08-19-18

I loved it. I am a huge Richelle Mead fan. This series was totally different than Vampire Academy or Bloodlines. All of her books have a flgrest flow to them for me. In some ways this one is my favorite, but there is no match to a love like Rose and Dimirti for me.

  • Not by Chance

  • How Parents Boost Their Teen's Success in and After Treatment
  • By: Tim Thayne
  • Narrated by: Tim Thayne
  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 30

Your struggling teenager is going to a residential or wilderness treatment program. Their addictions, learning disabilities, or emotional/behavioral issues have brought you to a moment of decision. Heartsick, anxious, and exhausted, questions bounce endlessly around your mind. Will this work? Was this really necessary? Will she ever forgive me? Can we handle him at home when the time comes? Dr. Tim Thayne delivers the answers in his groundbreaking book Not by Chance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Real, applicable, and approachable

  • By Seth on 06-09-18

Read it as soon as you can!

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

Reviewed: 03-15-18

I didn't get this book until later into my son's treatment. I actually finished reading it on my way to pick him up from his year long stay. Better late than never, but all parents and close family need to read it as early on as possible and maybe 2 or 3 times.

  • The Opposite of Love

  • By: Julie Buxbaum
  • Narrated by: Emily Janice Card
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

When successful 29-year-old Manhattan attorney Emily Haxby ends her happy relationship just as her boyfriend is on the verge of proposing, she can't explain to even her closest friends why she did it. Somewhere beneath her sense of fun, her bravado, and her independent exterior, Emily knows that her breakup with Andrew has less to do with him and more to do with....her. "You're your own worst enemy," her best friend Jess tells her. "It's like you get pleasure out of breaking your own heart."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pretty good

  • By Gina on 11-14-17

Pretty good

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

Reviewed: 11-14-17

I had listened to the teen books by Julie and loved them! I usually listen to teen books. I did like this book and listened to the end, but it did not have the wow factor like the other books of hers I have read. maybe I just need to stick to my typical YA/teen books.

  • Tell Me Three Things

  • By: Julie Buxbaum
  • Narrated by: Jorjeana Marie
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 603
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 562
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 563

Everything about Jessie is wrong. At least that's what it feels like during her first week of junior year at her new ultra-intimidating prep school in Los Angeles. Just when she's thinking about hightailing it back to Chicago, she gets an email from a person calling themselves Somebody/Nobody (SN for short), offering to help her navigate the wilds of Wood Valley High School. Is it an elaborate hoax? Or can she rely on SN for some much-needed help?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Cute story

  • By irishred507 on 03-27-17

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 10-11-17

I lost my dad at 17 and am now 35. Definitely a teen book, which is all I really read, but a really good one. I actually told my son's friend who just lost her dad at 15 that it would be a good book to read. Very relatable for me.

  • What to Say Next

  • By: Julie Buxbaum
  • Narrated by: Abigail Revasch, Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 274
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 263
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 264

When an unlikely friendship is sparked between relatively popular Kit Lowell and socially isolated David Drucker, everyone is surprised, most of all Kit and David. Kit appreciates David's blunt honesty - in fact, she finds it bizarrely refreshing. David welcomes Kit's attention and her inquisitive nature. When she asks for his help figuring out the how and why of her dad's tragic car accident, David is all in. But neither of them can predict what they'll find. Can their friendship survive the truth?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Astonishing

  • By Krystal Parker on 10-06-17

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 09-29-17

I have a brother with autism who is nothing like David in this book, but David clearly has what my brother does. I loved this book so much! I had no idea it had anything to do with autism when I started reading it and it was a great surprise for me. This is the first book I have read by this author, but will read them all now.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Soundless

  • By: Richelle Mead
  • Narrated by: Kim Mai Guest
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 135
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 119

For as long as Fei can remember, there has been no sound in her village, where rocky terrain and frequent avalanches prevent residents from self-sustaining. Fei and her people are at the mercy of a zipline that carries food up the treacherous cliffs from Beiguo, a mysterious faraway kingdom. When villagers begin to lose their sight, deliveries from the zipline shrink, and many go hungry. Fei's home, the people she loves, and her entire existence are plunged into crisis, under threat of darkness and starvation.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Misleading description of the book

  • By Michael Ngo on 01-22-16

Took a while to love it

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

Reviewed: 05-12-16

I wasn't sure I would like this story in the beginning, but by the end I loved it. I hope there will be more books!

  • The Glittering Court: The Glittering Court, Book 1

  • By: Richelle Mead
  • Narrated by: Kristen Sieh
  • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,045
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 964
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 966

Big and sweeping, spanning the refined palaces of Osfrid to the gold dust and untamed forests of Adoria, The Glittering Court tells the story of Adelaide, an Osfridian countess who poses as her servant to escape an arranged marriage and start a new life in Adoria, the New World. But to do that, she must join the Glittering Court.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love this story!

  • By Anna Erikssön Bendewald on 04-15-16

Pride and Prejudice meets Richelle Mead

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

Reviewed: 05-04-16

I absolutely loved it! My favorite book series is Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy hands down. Don't go into this series expecting it to be anything like those books. It was actually much closer to an easier-to-read version of Pride and Prejudice. By the end it has gone in a totally different direction, but I still discovered many things that seemed to be similar. I will definitely listen to this one several times!

  • Walk the Edge

  • Thunder Road, Book 2
  • By: Katie McGarry
  • Narrated by: Callie Dalton, Andrew Eiden
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114

Smart. Responsible. That's 17-year-old Breanna's role in her large family, and heaven forbid she put a toe out of line. Until one night of shockingly un-Breanna-like behavior puts her into a vicious cyberbully's line of fire - and brings fellow senior Thomas "Razor" Turner into her life. Razor lives for the Reign of Terror motorcycle club, and good girls like Breanna just don't belong.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great surprises and nothing dragged out

  • By Gina on 04-23-16

Great surprises and nothing dragged out

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

Reviewed: 04-23-16

I loved this book. There were surprises that I wasn't expecting but loved. I feel like pretty much everything author carries things out too long and it drives me crazy. That didn't happen at all in this book. One of my favorite books ever.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Nowhere but Here

  • By: Katie McGarry
  • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin, Sean Pratt
  • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174

Seventeen-year-old Emily likes her life the way it is: doting parents, good friends, good school in a safe neighborhood. Sure, she's curious about her biological father, the one who chose life in a motorcycle club, the Reign of Terror, over being a parent, but that doesn't mean she wants to be a part of his world. But when a reluctant visit turns into an extended summer vacation among relatives she never knew she had, one thing becomes clear: Nothing is what it seems.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Young Adult MC Romance!

  • By Ndulgent Bloggrs on 10-11-16

Love

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

Reviewed: 04-13-16

I really loved this book. I am very rarely surprised by events in books, but this had some huge surprises. One of my favorites ever!

  • Leaving Paradise, Book 1

  • By: Simone Elkeles
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Mondelli
  • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 39

Nothing has been the same since Caleb Becker left a party drunk, got behind the wheel, and hit Maggie Armstrong. Even after months of painful physical therapy, Maggie walks with a limp. Her social life is nil and a scholarship to study abroad - her chance to escape everyone and their pitying stares - has been canceled. After a year in juvenile jail, Caleb’s free...if freedom means endless nagging from a transition coach and the prying eyes of the entire town. Coming home should feel good, but his family and ex-girlfriend seem like strangers.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Couldnt finish so bad

  • By JustStop on 09-11-18

LOVE Simone Elkeles

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

Reviewed: 02-29-16

Great Read (well listen) as always! I actually started backwards with the Perfect Chemistry series and have also listened to Wild Cards. I loved how a villain in this book actually has a whole book about him in another story. I am 33 years old but love teen romance novels. The only change I would make to most of the Elkeles books is that the characters start the relationship a little sooner. In this book they did. Perfect book to me. The Perfect Chemistry series is still my favorite, but I love them all!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful