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Karen Russell

Providence, UT, United States
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  • Royals

  • By: Rachel Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Amanda Leigh Cobb
  • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 111

Meet Daisy Winters. She's an offbeat 16-year-old Floridian with mermaid-red hair; a part-time job at a bootleg Walmart, and a perfect older sister who's nearly engaged to the Crown Prince of Scotland. Daisy has no desire to live in the spotlight, but relentless tabloid attention forces her to join Ellie at the relative seclusion of the castle across the pond. While the dashing young Miles has been appointed to teach Daisy the ropes of being regal, the prince's roguish younger brother kicks up scandal wherever he goes, and tries his best to take Daisy along for the ride.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really fun listen

  • By Jon R. on 06-04-18

Love me some Royal Snogging!

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

Reviewed: 07-08-18

Let's just say this was such a fun book to listen to. I laughed so much while listening to this. The narrator was superb with all the accents and the snarky Daisy.... A girl after my own heart. I am a closet royalist seeing how my ancestry line goes back to King James and Queen Mary of Scotts. Too great of a book not to share. If you love all things Royal, and even if you don't, this book is a must read.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Numbers Game

  • Numbers Game Saga Book 1
  • By: Rebecca Rode
  • Narrated by: Stacey Glemboski
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 638
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 581
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 583

Treena is nervous for Rating Day. A single number will brand her forever - a valuable citizen, or a pathetic waste of space. Her top-Rated boyfriend is confident their scores will coincide so they can attend the academy together. But when the big day arrives, her true number shocks everyone.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • YA Cookie Cutter

  • By Book Lover on 06-12-16

I want more now!

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

Reviewed: 09-08-17

This book is one of the best books I have listened to in a while! It had great characters, a world that would rival that of Divergent, and an intense plot with a lot of action. It is a clean YA read , which is a good thing! I would recommend it!

  • Secondborn

  • Secondborn, Book 1
  • By: Amy A. Bartol
  • Narrated by: Kate Reinders
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,720
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,550
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,558

Firstborns rule society. Secondborns are the property of the government. Thirdborns are not tolerated. Long live the Fates Republic. On Transition Day, the second child in every family is taken by the government and forced into servitude. Roselle St. Sismode's eighteenth birthday arrives with harsh realizations: she's to become a soldier for the Fate of Swords military arm of the Republic during the bloodiest rebellion in history, and her elite firstborn mother is happy to see her go.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Bella Swan's Cousin

  • By zereader01 on 02-14-18

Great all the way around!

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

Reviewed: 08-23-17

Loved the characters and the storyline. kept me on my toes and guessing.
I am looking forward to the next book!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Lord of Shadows

  • By: Cassandra Clare
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 23 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,714
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,497
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,494

Emma Carstairs has finally avenged her parents. She thought she'd be at peace. But she is anything but calm. Torn between her desire for her parabatai, Julian, and her desire to protect him from the brutal consequences of parabatai relationships, she has begun dating his brother, Mark. But Mark has spent the past five years trapped in Faerie; can he ever truly be a Shadowhunter again?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • James Marsters is Amazing

  • By Lanie on 06-08-17

Excellent!!

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

Reviewed: 06-08-17

Wow!!! just wow!! I can't even tell you in words! Nothing like I thought. Clare's books just get better and better.
This narrator was perfection!

  • Lady Midnight

  • The Dark Artifices, Book 1
  • By: Cassandra Clare
  • Narrated by: Morena Baccarin
  • Length: 19 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,259
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,828
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,834

Together with her parabatai, Julian Blackthorn, Emma must learn to trust her head and her heart as she investigates a demonic plot that stretches across Los Angeles, from the Sunset Strip to the enchanted sea that pounds the beaches of Santa Monica. If only her heart didn't lead her in treacherous directions....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • New Players and New Plots

  • By RayRay1974 on 03-14-16

Excellent!

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

Reviewed: 05-25-17

Once again, Casandra Clair does it again. I have listened to this twice now and it doesn't get old. I could live in this Shadow Hunter world, I love it that much.

  • The Affiliate

  • By: K.A. Linde
  • Narrated by: Erin Mallon
  • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 158
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 158

On the day of her Presenting, in front of the entire Byern Court, 17-year-old Cyrene Strohm's lifelong plans come to fruition when she's chosen for one of the most prestigious positions in her homeland - an Affiliate to the Queen. Or so she thinks. When Cyrene receives a mysterious letter and an unreadable book, she finds nothing is as it seems.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not a fan of Narrator

  • By priscilla on 05-25-17

WOW!!

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

Reviewed: 04-22-17

wow! I loved it! Great characters, constant intrigue and needingto have more ! Gotta have more.!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Cinder & Ella

  • By: Kelly Oram
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Leigh
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,338
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,257
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,262

It's been almost a year since 18-year-old Ella Rodriguez was in a car accident that left her crippled, scarred, and without a mother. After a very difficult recovery, she's been uprooted across the country and forced into the custody of a father that abandoned her when she was a young child. If Ella wants to escape her father's home, and her awful new stepfamily, she must convince her doctors that she's capable, both physically and emotionally, of living on her own.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If you're in the mood for a sweet YA fairy tale...

  • By AudioAddict on 06-03-17

A favorite!

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

Reviewed: 03-25-17

I read this book as an ARC a while ago and enjoyed it then. But when I saw the audio, I knew I had to listen and see how Kelly Oram would portray it. It was even better!! I am a lover of audio books and this one is now one of my favorites! The narrator brought so much life to the characters and kept me fully entertained! I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a clean and sweet romance!

  • Broken

  • By: S.J. West
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 417
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 381
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 380

At the tender age of seven, Jess Riley's parents were ripped out of her life by the Tear, a ripple of white light in the sky which randomly transports people from Earth to alternate realities and distant planets once a year. On the night the Tear first appeared, the Watchers, a mysterious group of men possessing supernatural powers, made their presence known to the leaders of the world, earning their complete trust to deal with the turmoil the Tear caused.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book on its own

  • By Tiffany on 01-17-17

Great story line!

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

Reviewed: 11-18-16

I loved every part of this listen. The writing was spectacular and the story line entertaining. I wanted to keep listening because it had me on edge. The narrator did an excellent job building up each character. I loved the romance, perfectly portrayed while keeping it clean.

For those wanting something sweet, with action, adventure, and surprises around every corner, this one is perfect.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Love Me Never

  • Lovely Vicious, Book 1
  • By: Sara Wolf
  • Narrated by: Amy Melissa Bentley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 67
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 62

Seventeen-year-old Isis Blake hasn't fallen in love in three years, nine weeks, and five days, and after what happened last time, she intends to keep it that way. Since then she's lost 85 pounds, gotten four streaks of purple in her hair, and moved to Buttcrack-of-Nowhere, Ohio, to help her mom escape a bad relationship. All the girls in her new school want one thing - Jack Hunter, the Ice Prince of East Summit High. Hot as an Armani ad, smart enough to get into Yale, and colder than the Arctic, Jack has never gone out with anyone.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyed

  • By Megan on 12-19-16

Messed up but good!

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

Reviewed: 11-11-16

I got a kick out of ISIS and her sense of humor, but it was very dark and messed up too... like myself, I guess.
Her relationship with Jack was a twisted and entertaining at the same time and kept me stuck wanting more! If kids really live like this then it is a tough world out there.

Can't wait for book 2!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Legacy of the Key

  • Ancient Guardian Series, Book 1
  • By: S. L. Morgan
  • Narrated by: Natasha Soudek
  • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 158
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 141

When Reece is almost violently kidnapped, her entire life begins to change. She soon learns about the man who saved her life in the park and instantly is filled with questions about who he is and why he seems so familiar. The answers she receives from Levi are something that Reece would never have imagined possible. There is life beyond Earth, and it exists because of her!

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • badly written

  • By Elisabeth on 03-26-16

I enjoyed. it!

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

Reviewed: 11-03-16

A very well written book with a decent narrator. I look forward to reading/listening to the next book.