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  • The Gender Game

  • By: Bella Forrest
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Soler, Zachary Webber
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,465
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,987
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,991

A toxic river divides 19-year-old Violet Bates' world by gender. Women rule the East. Men rule the West. Welcome to the lands of Matrus and Patrus. Ever since the disappearance of her beloved younger brother, Violet's life has been consumed by an anger she struggles to control. Already a prisoner to her own nation, now she has been sentenced to death for her crimes. But one decision could save her life. To enter the kingdom of Patrus, where men rule and women submit.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Plot line is asinine in so many places.

  • By L. D. Brown on 08-30-17

A breath of fresh air

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

Reviewed: 07-13-18

Wow! I am getting the second book and then the third and the fourth great start to a new series!

  • Magical Compass: A Supernatural Prison Story

  • By: Jaymin Eve
  • Narrated by: Rachel Rauch, Will M. Watt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128

Tyson Compass, as one of the famed Compass quads, is not a wizard used to living with regrets. Except for one: Grace Carter. Grace is a healer witch he rejected many years ago. After completely disappearing from his life, she has returned and turned his world upside down. Tyson does everything he can to prove he will never hurt her again, and just when he thinks there might be a chance for them, she has to leave again. She makes him promise not to follow her, but after almost two months with no word, he’s done waiting. He’s going to find his girl.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • The narration needs editing

  • By Allison L. Bottrell on 05-06-18

Why??

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

Reviewed: 07-08-18

Too much cussing, not enough content for imagination just tons of feelings and cussing! Could have gone so many places with this story. Its disappointing!

  • Dark Stranger: The Dream

  • New and Lengthened 2017 Edition
  • By: I.T. Lucas
  • Narrated by: Charles Lawrence
  • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 602
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 534
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 531

Syssi's paranormal foresight lands her a job at Dr. Amanda Dokani's neuroscience lab, but it fails to predict the thrilling yet terrifying turn her life will take. Syssi has no clue that her boss is an immortal who'll drag her into a secret, millennia-old battle over humanity's future. Nor does she realize that the professor's imposing brother is the mysterious stranger who's been starring in her dreams.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Like having Optimus Prime read you a romance novel

  • By Erin Griffith on 02-11-18

Could have been great

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

Reviewed: 05-25-18

Okay I liked the narrator but the content was all about sex. The characters were so preoccupied by it that the plot was thrown to the wind and wishy washy hormone/testosterone driven to the point that it couldn’t go one chapter without there being a crotch or other body part or smell mentioned. Now I think that the story line was also weak because it was never given any bit of room. I won’t be continuing this series.

  • Trickery

  • Curse of the Gods, Book 1
  • By: Jaymin Eve, Jane Washington
  • Narrated by: Vanessa Moyen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,798
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,597
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,592

In Minatsol, being a dweller means that you are literally no better than dirt. In fact, dirt might actually be more useful than Willa. Her life will be one of servitude to the sols, the magic-blessed beings who could one day be chosen to become gods. At least her outer village is far removed from the cities of the sols, and she won't ever be forced to present herself to them... Until one small mistake changes everything, and Willa is awarded a position to serve at Blesswood, the top sol academy in the world - a position that she definitely did not earn.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WHAT WAS THAT!!!!

  • By Sarah on 06-27-17

Funny and Fun all at the same time!

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

Reviewed: 04-17-18

Loved this book. Very quirky, imaginative, and amusing. Mixes mythological beings from an abstract view without leaning too much on atypical relationships.

  • Ever Shade

  • A Dark Faerie Tale, Book 1
  • By: Alexia Purdy
  • Narrated by: Henrietta Meire
  • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 78
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 69

For Shade, a chance meeting with a powerful Teleen faery warrior who wields electrical currents and blue fires along his skin, has her joining him on a treacherous mission for the good Seelie Faerie Court across the land of Faerie. Magic and malice abound and nothing is what it really seems to be. The evil Unseelie Queen and her treacherous allies are around every corner as Shade makes her way across the breathtaking landscapes of the world of Faerie, which exists alongside the mundane human world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • LOVE LOVE LOVE

  • By Francesca on 03-07-16

Refreshing

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

Reviewed: 03-09-17

Would you consider the audio edition of Ever Shade to be better than the print version?

I haven't read the print version but love the audio.

What other book might you compare Ever Shade to and why?

The Faerie Prince by Rachel Morgan, just has same quality of unique plot and fully developed characters. The antagonism is spread more evenly in Ever Shade and has more potential to wow someone, but also those available also tend to be explained in a way that leads you through the book.

What about Henrietta Meire’s performance did you like?

I liked her differentiating voices for characters. I love her accent and she does a great American accent, Scottish, Irish, and English as well.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No, but it was an enjoyable listen and cringe worthy here and there.

Any additional comments?

i loved that the author didn't just rely on your basic faerie story with typical characters, but made them have real personalities, at times I thought the main character was a typical believable high school girl with insecurities and idiot ways of thinking. She was not fickle, just really confused which is how I remember it when facing similar boy issues.

  • Gifted Thief

  • Highland Magic Series, Book 1
  • By: Helen Harper
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,050
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 962
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 957

Since the moment I was ripped from my mother's womb, I've been an outcast among my own kind. The Sidhe might possess magical Gifts, unbelievable wealth, and unfathomable power, but I don't want a thing to do with them. I ran away from their lands in the Highlands of Scotland when I was 11 years old, and I've never looked back. I don't need a clan. I've got my own family of highly skilled thieves who mean more to me than any Sidhe ever could.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Read

  • By Lindsey on 07-19-16

Lee Golden meets Janet Evanovich

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

Reviewed: 08-20-16

Love that it's not all sex n feelings. We needed the "I got it all wrong moment!"
Here's looking at the next book with hand rubbing anticipation.

  • Rule of Thieves

  • Legends of Dimmingwood, Volume 6
  • By: C. Greenwood
  • Narrated by: Ashley Arnold
  • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

Returning home, Ilan finds nothing is as she left it. After a year of peace, Skeltai raiders are once again threatening the province, even as the Dimmingwood thieves find themselves betrayed by the praetor. From within the castle in Selbius, Ilan must guard against an unknown enemy plotting her assassination, while uncovering a mage's secret that could help her protect the province. When old friends turn against her, will a new alliance prove powerful enough to defend against the dark magic of the enemy?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Ending is Better

  • By D. Dedeaux on 07-20-16

Wonderful story

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

Reviewed: 07-03-16

I really enjoyed this series, and look forward to listening to anything that this author writes! Well narrated and written, reminds me of playing Skyrim, Elder Scrolls!

  • CRUSH

  • The Crush Saga
  • By: Chrissy Peebles
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Meadows
  • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 62

When Taylor Sparks moves from New York City to Big Bear Lake, California, her life is forever changed when she meets a hot guy with winter-blue eyes named Jesse. Their attraction is instant, the chemistry undeniable. But sadly, things aren't adding up. Taylor wonders what her 'crush' is hiding. When her new friend, Fred tells her his suspicions about Jesse being a paranormal creature, Taylor laughs. But when Fred turns up dead, she believes every warning he ever told her.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Nails on a chalk board

  • By KATE on 06-02-16

Ummmmm NO!

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

Reviewed: 06-13-16

Horribly written, bad plot, I mean was there a plot? Mostly I could handle a badly written story but the narrator was not ready for even this level of a book. She said several obvious words wrong and split full sentences into awkward jumbled phrases with pauses thrown in and her breathy voice sounded like all the other adult books on here that she's read for. Sorry if this seems harsh but y'all asked and I'm being honest. I spend a lot of money on here reading books for the kids I nanny for! This is NOT approved. Besides if they do a search on this author, they'll come across her other portfolio! NOT COOL!!!!!!!

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  • A Court of Mist and Fury

  • By: Sarah J. Maas
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 23 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7,268
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,680
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6,681

Feyre survived Amarantha's clutches to return to the Spring Court - but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can't forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin's people. Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms - and she might be key to stopping it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Shippers will either Love it or Hate it

  • By Natalie C on 05-05-16

Another great book

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

Reviewed: 05-17-16

So I felt frustration, too much information (sex scenes), but really loved the storyline. I love the love story and liked the bad guy but really good guy thing! I felt at one point that there could have been more adventure and even intrigue with some less notable characters to fill in and minus out some of the sex scenes. I like that they get together and that it is building up. I loved the twists and even though I'd do things differently here or there I thoroughly enjoyed the perspective and hope that the next book leaves out the tmi sex stuff cause imagination is more enjoyable.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Court of Thorns and Roses

  • By: Sarah J. Maas
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 16 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,455
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,797
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,807

When 19-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin - one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining!

  • By kathrine on 06-19-15

Great book

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

Reviewed: 05-06-16

Plot was refreshing, characters leave you guessing and I had to read twice to enjoy more thoroughly. Next book just came out! Heading there now!!!!