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Annie Burton

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  • Wide Awake

  • By: Shelly Crane
  • Narrated by: Emily Durante, Sean Crisden
  • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 25

A girl. A coma. A life she can't remember. When Emma Walker wakes up in the hospital with no knowledge of how she got there, she learns that she's been in a coma for six months. Strangers show up and claim to be her parents, but she can't remember them. She can't remember anyone. Not her friends, not even her boyfriend. Even though she can't remember, everyone wants her to just pick up where she left off, but what she learns about the 'old her' makes her start to wish she'd never woken up.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It started really good

  • By Annie Burton on 10-19-18

It started really good

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

Reviewed: 10-19-18

The main story grabbed me by surprise and I could put it down.
No spoiler; she had an accident and spent 6 months in coma and now she doesn't feel like her old self.
I started wondering what would someone else will think of my life if they had to live it; it really made me think and question several things.
As the love story grows stronger it got a bit boring, she is very dramatic and needy and he is takes an almost heroic part, you can even hear the difference in her voice how she goes from "Im confused" to "I need you so much please" thats why i wont give it 5 stars, but it was a pretty good story.

  • The Awakening

  • The Gifting Series, Volume 2
  • By: K.E. Ganshert
  • Narrated by: Heather Masters
  • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 693
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 634
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 630

Tess Eckhart isn't crazy. She's not suffering from psychosis. She and Luka Williams are part of The Gifting. Before they can find out what that means, the man with all the answers turns up dead. The only thing he left behind? A few patient files that lead to the nation's most lawless city.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • ok...

  • By skiler oliverson on 11-22-16

Its pretty good but I did like the first one bette

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

Reviewed: 10-13-18

No spoiler, its the continuation of The Gifting, you do need to read the first one to understand whats happening on this one, it explains more of what she can do and why, the love story grows and so does the drama (a bit too much for my taste).
It doesnt end in such a cliffhanger as the first one but still I want to read the next.

  • The Gifting

  • The Gifting Series Volume 1
  • By: K.E. Ganshert
  • Narrated by: Heather Masters
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 974
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 894
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 891

In a world where nothing supernatural exists, Tess Eckhart is positive she's going crazy. After her complete freak-out at a high school party, her family is too. So much that they pack their bags and move across the country, next to a nationally-renowned facility for the mentally ill. Tess is determined to fit in at her new school, despite the whispers and stares. But when it comes to Luka Williams, a reluctantly popular boy in her class, she's unused to a stare that intense.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Im hooked!

  • By Zak on 02-07-16

I couldnt put it down

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

Reviewed: 10-08-18

At first I thought it was just another YA romance since I got the book from the romance package, but the more I listened the more interesting it got. No spoilers, its about a girl who sees things that are not there and dreams things that will happen later, there is a love story in the middle but I loved that it didnt seem to focus too much on that but on the supernatural stuff happening to her.
It ends in a mayor cliffhanger, fortunately the second one is also part of the romance package and I can start listening right now

  • Painted Montana Sky

  • By: Debra Holland
  • Narrated by: Lara Asmundson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98

In 1894, Lily Maxwell, aspiring painter, travels to Sweetwater Springs, Montana, with her precious cocker spaniel to work on an artistic project that could launch her career. After Tyler rescues Lily's dog from being swept away by the river, Lily develops a friendship with him. Yet the two of them dare not give in to their feelings for each other. Can these lonely souls find their hearts' desires under the majestic Montana Sky?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonder addition to this series LOVED IT!

  • By Cyn on 07-24-15

I just love this series

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

Reviewed: 10-05-18

Im in love with the Debra Holland series, however this one felt like it ended too soon, it tells you her story and then the love story starts but it kind of ends very soon.
Its very sweet and clean and it makes you want to live in Montana territory in the 1800s

  • Beneath Montana's Sky

  • A Montana Sky Novella
  • By: Debra Holland
  • Narrated by: Lara Asmundson
  • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179

Plain and timid, debutante Pamela Burke-Smythe is a wallflower at the high-society Boston balls she attends, overlooked by possible suitors. One by one her friends become engaged, and Pamela resigns herself as to life as a spinster.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beneath Montana's Sky

  • By AnnieS on 04-25-15

I love Debra Holland

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

Reviewed: 10-05-18

I felt in love with the mail order brides of the west so I decided to listen to this series.
This is the story of Pamela and John and its just as sweet as the one on the mail order brides series, I cant wait to continue with the Montana sky series.
It sounds like a wonderful little town where everyone knows and helps each other, I would love to live there but I would require an indoor bathroom dunno how they used to bathe outside in the river.

  • Mail-Order Brides of the West: Bertha

  • Montana Sky Series
  • By: Debra Holland
  • Narrated by: Lara Asmundson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102

Bertha Bucholtz returns to her St. Louis home after an unsuccessful stay at the mail-order bridal agency. Her family house is overflowing with her thin, beautiful sisters and their many suitors, and shy, overweight Bertha is lost among the chaos. Even her baking skills - so praised at the agency - aren't special, for her six sisters and her mother are also excellent cooks. Desperate to be living on her own, Bertha searches for a job as a cook but with little success.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mail Order Bride: Bertha

  • By Madison W Fairbanks on 06-26-16

The end of the series

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

Reviewed: 09-28-18

This is the last one from the Mail-Order Brides of the West series and just like the rest of them, this one is very sweet and clean. It doesn't have as much action / drama like others but its a very sweet story.
I will keep listening to this author and the Montana Sky series.

  • An Absolutely Remarkable Thing

  • A Novel
  • By: Hank Green
  • Narrated by: Kristen Sieh, Hank Green
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,177
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,120
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,118

The Carls just appeared. Coming home from work at three a.m., 23-year-old April May stumbles across a giant sculpture. Delighted by its appearance and craftsmanship - like a 10-foot-tall Transformer wearing a suit of samurai armor - April and her friend Andy make a video with it, which Andy uploads Online. The next day April wakes up to a viral video and a new life. News quickly spreads that there are Carls in dozens of cities around the world - everywhere from Beijing to Buenos Aires - and April, as their first documentarian, finds herself at the center of an intense media spotlight.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Grape jelly in the void

  • By Marissa on 09-27-18

I never thought it would be THIS good!

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

Reviewed: 09-28-18

OMG! its one of the best books Ive ever listened to, the story, the thriller, the suspense, the details.
Im a big Hank Green's fan on the internet so when I found that he wrote a book I was very interested but I definitely didn't think it was gonna be THIS good!
I just finished it and Im so exited, I really hope he writes a sequel some day. (no spoilers but it ends in a cliffhang)
The narrator Kristen Sieh was amazing, she made me feel April-May's fear, excitement, sadness, happiness, everything, even at the very end I felt her calmly panic.
You have to read/listen to this book, its just genius.

  • Mail-Order Brides of the West, Book 4: Prudence

  • Mail-Order Brides of the West, Book 4
  • By: Debra Holland
  • Narrated by: Lara Asmundson
  • Length: 6 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99

Shrewish Prudence Crawford is the last woman left at the Mail-Order Brides of the West Agency, because she's rejected every match offered to her as not good enough. One-by-one, she's watched her fellow brides leave for their new lives and has heard tales of their happiness, and she wants that for herself - but not just any man. She will only take a husband who offers wealth and status. Can Michael Morgan tame the shrew, or are they destined to have a miserable marriage?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well, Debra, you did it!

  • By A.P.Reader on 07-01-16

The 4th of the series

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

Reviewed: 09-24-18

This is the 4th book of the series and Im still loving it; the stories are just so sweet and clean, Im in love with the audible romance package.
I truly recommend you to listen to this series, they are sweet and entertaining and happy.

  • Mail-Order Brides of the West, Book 4: Lina

  • A Montana Sky Novel
  • By: Debra Holland
  • Narrated by: Lara Asmundson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150

When Lina Napolitano's nanny position ends, she has no desire to return to the crowded family compound in St. Louis and endure the pressure from all her boisterous and overbearing Italian relatives to marry a local man. After eight years of living away from her family, she's accustomed to making her own decisions. Lina wishes to be a wife - just not of the local garbage man or fishmonger.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful cultures can cause love to abound!

  • By A.P.Reader on 06-25-16

Its so sweet and clean

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

Reviewed: 09-21-18

This is the third one I read from the Mail-Order Brides of the West and I liked it as much as the other two, its very sweet and clean, its set on the 1800's, there are horses, farms, making butter and all of those thing, I just loved them, I will continue with the series.

  • Mail-Order Brides of the West: Darcy

  • A Montana Sky Series Novel
  • By: Debra Holland
  • Narrated by: Lara Asmundson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147

Mail-Order Brides of the West: Darcy takes place simultaneously with Mail-Order Brides of the West: Heather and is set seven years before Wild Montana Sky. See Caroline Fyffe's companion book, Mail-Order Brides of the West: Katherine, to find out what happens to Darcy's friend and fellow mail-order bride when she travels to Y Knot, Montana.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another outstanding Montana read

  • By Cyn on 09-03-15

Very sweet and clean

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

Reviewed: 09-17-18

I'm loving this series of the mail order brides of the west.
it's the second one I listened and it's not just a love story, there was also some suspense and even some action.