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  • Captive in the Dark

  • Dark Duet, Book 1
  • By: CJ Roberts
  • Narrated by: Emily Durante
  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,379
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,273
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,281

Caleb is a man with a singular interest in revenge. Kidnapped as a young boy and sold into slavery by a power-hungry mobster, he has thought of nothing but vengeance. For 12 years he has immersed himself in the world of pleasure slaves searching for the one man he holds ultimately responsible. Finally, the architect of his suffering has emerged with a new identity, but not a new nature.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dark, disturbing, perverse…but I loved it!

  • By Katheryne on 11-11-13

Rape Romance

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

Reviewed: 11-14-18

Honestly nothing about this book is romantic, its clearly rape or a poor teenage girl

  • Vicious

  • By: L.J. Shen
  • Narrated by: Savannah Peachwood, Christian Rummel
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,039
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,882
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,886

They say love and hate are the same feelings experienced under different circumstances, and it's true. The man who comes to me in my dreams also haunts me in my nightmares. He is a brilliant lawyer. A skilled criminal. A beautiful liar. A bully and a savior, a monster and a lover. Ten years ago, he made me run away from the small town where we lived. Now, he came for me in New York, and he isn't leaving until he takes me with him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • THE PERFECT BLEND OF EVERYTHING I LOVE

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 06-04-17

One of Those Books

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

Reviewed: 11-01-18

It's one of those books that borders on bad and acceptable, the male character is not redeemable the female is dull and stereotypical, there love is unexplained or developed but it's good for a mindless indulgence

  • Defy

  • Sinners of Saint, Book 0.5
  • By: L.J. Shen
  • Narrated by: Tracey Marks
  • Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 817
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 765
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 762

My name is Melody Greene, and I have a confession to make. I slept with my student, a senior in high school. Multiple times. I had multiple orgasms. In multiple positions. I slept with my student and I enjoyed it. I slept with my student and I'd do it all over again if I could turn back time. My name is Melody Greene, and I got kicked out of my position as a teacher and did my walk of shame a la Cersei Lannister from the principal's office, minutes after said principal threatened to call the cops on me.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A HOT LITTLE TREAT TO KICK THE SERIES OFF

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 06-05-17

Unsatisfying

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

Reviewed: 11-01-18

I was willing to overlook the creepiness of a 26 year old teacher having sex with an 18 year old student but this book felt rushed. It lacked any character development, other than Jamie being hot and a jerk we know nothing about him and there was no emotional development, making the eventual I love yous feel meaningless

  • Kulti

  • By: Mariana Zapata
  • Narrated by: Callie Dalton
  • Length: 16 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,461
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,293
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,293

It didn't take a week for 27-year-old Sal Casillas to wonder what she'd seen in the international soccer icon - why she'd ever had his posters on her wall or ever envisioned marrying him and having super-playing soccer babies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 HUGE stars....one of my 2015 Favorites!

  • By Denise on 08-12-15

Beautiful Slow Burn

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

Reviewed: 10-15-18

A long book worth every second of the wait. If you are looking for a steamy, raunchy read this is not it however, the relationship development is top notch.

  • We Have Always Lived in the Castle

  • By: Shirley Jackson
  • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
  • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,484
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,241
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,245

Six years after four family members died of arsenic poisoning, the three remaining Blackwoods—elder, agoraphobic sister Constance; wheelchair-bound Uncle Julian; and 18-year-old Mary Katherine, or, Merricat—live together in pleasant isolation. Merricat has developed an idiosyncratic system of rules and protective magic to guard the estate against intrusions from hostile villagers. But one day a stranger arrives—cousin Charles, with his eye on the Blackwood fortune.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The narration changed my interpretation

  • By jaspersu on 10-28-12

Haunting, Engaging and Memorable

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

Reviewed: 07-21-11

This is an American masterpiece, a classic that has been grossly overlooked in classes across the nation. Shirley Jackson created fiercely real character who will engage, entice and disgust you. Written in the 1960s is is scary how little things have changed. So many classrooms could benefit from this wonderful short novel.

8 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • Blood Red Road

  • By: Moira Young
  • Narrated by: Heather Lind
  • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 452
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 399
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 402

Saba has spent her whole life in Silverlake, a dried-up wasteland ravaged by constant sandstorms. The Wrecker civilization has long been destroyed, leaving only landfills for Saba and her family to scavenge from. That's fine by her, as long as her beloved twin brother, Lugh, is around. But when a monster sandstorm arrives, along with four cloaked horsemen, Saba's world is shattered. Lugh is captured, and Saba embarks on an epic quest to get him back.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazingtastic!

  • By Jennifer on 03-02-12

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 06-23-11

This is one of the brightest debuts of any author I've read in a very long time. A dystopian novel that can not be compared to any other. With a hint of Cormac McCarthy and a tinge of Suzanne Collins this is undoubtly going to be a hit. Destined for the big screen!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Revolution

  • By: Jennifer Donnelly
  • Narrated by: Emily Janice Card, Emma Bering
  • Length: 15 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 499
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 323
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 327

Two girls, two centuries apart. One never knowing the other. But when Andi finds Alexandrine’s diary, she recognizes something in her words and is moved to the point of obsession. There’s comfort and distraction for Andi in the journal’s antique pages - until, on a midnight journey through the catacombs of Paris, Alexandrine’s words transcend paper and time, and the past becomes suddenly, terrifyingly present.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great for any age

  • By DPM on 10-25-10

So-So

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

Reviewed: 06-21-11

This book was good by the end but it took far too long to get into it. On the positive side, the narration was absolutely amazing, world class si that it was actually very hard not to listen.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • City of Fallen Angels

  • The Mortal Instruments, Book 4
  • By: Cassandra Clare
  • Narrated by: Ed Westwick, Molly C. Quinn
  • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,406
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4,593
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,637

City of Fallen Angels take up where City of Glass left off. With Valentine out of the way, Clary thought she and Jace could finally be together--but when someone starts murdering the Shadowhunters who used to be in Valentine's Circle and leaving their bodies around New York City in a manner designed to destroy the new peace between Downworlders and Shadowhunters, she realizes the past can never be left entirely behind.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The narrators!

  • By Melissa on 04-06-11

Just okay...

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

Reviewed: 06-14-11

I can't say that i was ever entirely engrossed in this series, I find it to be a bit silly and cliched at times but this installment felt especially lackluster. I especially hate that the female narrator has changed so many times, their prononciations and the energy has changed each time. On the bright side Ed Westwick the male narrarator was amazing!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Enclave

  • By: Ann Aguirre
  • Narrated by: Emily Bauer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 869
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 772
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 771

New York City has been decimated by war and plague, and most of civilization has migrated to underground enclaves, where life expectancy is no more than the early 20s. When Deuce turns 15, she takes on her role as a Huntress, and is paired with Fade, a teenage Hunter who lived Topside as a young boy. When she and Fade discover that the neighboring enclave has been decimated by the tunnel monsters—or Freaks—who seem to be growing more organized, the elders refuse to listen to warnings.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Mysterious and Suspenseful

  • By The Reading Date on 02-08-14

Great YA Novel

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

Reviewed: 06-14-11

This was an amazing Young Adult novel... strong characters, gripping story, great narrator. Ann Aguirre really knows how to keep a reader going. Very gripping.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Divergent

  • By: Veronica Roth
  • Narrated by: Emma Galvin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,794
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,397
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,596

In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue - Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is - she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It's not for me. Loved it anyway.

  • By Grant on 05-24-12

Fabulous!

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

Reviewed: 05-26-11

It was smart, inventive, thoughtful, beautiful and at times horrific. I haven't read something I loved so instantaneously since the Hunger Games.

2 of 6 people found this review helpful