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  • The Spies That Bind

  • A Gallagher Girls Prequel
  • By: Ally Carter
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Soler
  • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,078
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,744
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,718

The first day at a new school is tough for any kid, but it's especially scary when you're going to a school for spies. Cammie Morgan has spent her whole life dreaming of becoming a Gallagher Girl, but she has no idea what she’ll face when she arrives at The Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women. Secret passages? Check. Lab experiments that might make you lose your eyebrows (and other body parts)? Check. Classmates who are the smartest, strongest, most intimidating girls in the world? Double check. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fun listen

  • By RThompson on 01-08-19

Absolutely precious

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

Reviewed: 02-11-19

This was a free download so I thought I would check it out for my young daughter. The story is fantastic and very empowering. The narrator is absolutely adorable. I will probably listen to the rest of the series just because I thought it was so cute but I will definitely send it on to my daughter who I know will love it

  • A Court of Wings and Ruin

  • By: Sarah J. Maas
  • Narrated by: Amanda Leigh Cobb
  • Length: 25 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,182
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,723
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,727

Feyre has returned to the Spring Court determined to gather information on Tamlin's maneuverings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do so, she must play a deadly game of deceit - and one slip may spell doom not only for Feyre but for her world as well.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not that bad!!

  • By Amanda on 05-03-17

Almost, almost as good as the first 2

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

Reviewed: 10-26-18

First I almost had a heart attack over the change in narrator but it was actually seamless. This series is gripping, sexy, emotional and extremely fulfilling. So far the 2nd book
Was definitely my favorite

  • The Ink Master's Silence

  • Glass and Steele, Book 6
  • By: C.J. Archer
  • Narrated by: Marian Hussey
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 436
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 407
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 406

When the editor of The Weekly Gazette is killed, controversial journalist and ink magician, Oscar Barratt, asks India and Matt to investigate. As the recipient of threatening letters written on magic paper, he believes he was the intended target. With suspects ranging from Oscar's brother to guild masters and London's elite, India and Matt have a lot of investigating to do. But the more they dig, the more dark secrets they uncover.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding series!

  • By Kiren on 09-01-18

Love this series

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

Reviewed: 10-01-18

I read a few complaints but I am
Totally perplexed as to
Why? What’s not to like? I will
Admit that the suspense of the case was very secondary to the suspense of the relationship but I enjoyed that for a change from the previous books.

  • Crown Duel

  • By: Sherwood Smith
  • Narrated by: Emma Galvin
  • Length: 18 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 302
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 281
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 283

Young Countess Meliara swears to her dying father that she and her brother will defend their people from the growing greed of the king. That promise leads them into a war for which they are ill-prepared, which threatens the very people they are trying to protect. But war is simple compared to what follows, in peacetime. Meliara is summoned to live at the royal palace, where friends and enemies look alike, and intrigue fills the dance halls and the drawing rooms.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Do they listen before publishing?

  • By Angelee R. on 09-01-16

Love the story, read it don’t listen!!!

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

Reviewed: 09-05-18

I absolutely loved this story which is saying a lot considering how awful I found the narration. If I could do it over again I would have quit the audible version and read the book. The narrator sounds like a flat, angsty teenager. She did not do this story any justice at all. I am
So disappointed

  • Dark Breaks the Dawn

  • By: Sara B. Larson
  • Narrated by: Amy Shiels
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 58

On her 18th birthday, Princess Evelayn of Eadrolan, the Light Kingdom, can finally access the full range of her magical powers. The light looks brighter, the air is sharper, and the energy she can draw when fighting feels almost limitless. But while her mother, the queen, remains busy at the war front, in the Dark Kingdom of Dorjhalon the corrupt king is plotting. King Bain wants control of both kingdoms, and his plan will fling Evelayn into the throne much sooner than she expected.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If you don't read this you are going to regret it

  • By Anonymous User on 06-22-17

So many problems with this story

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

Reviewed: 08-26-18

I do not understand why amazon recommend this book for me and I do not understand why reviews were not available on the app. The story begins in the middle of a war, in the middle of a world you know nothing about. Details that should be crucial to the plot are casually mentioned here and there. Randomly the author comments about someone’s blue skin. In the first three chapters I went back to amazon to see if I was reading the second book in a series by mistake. The story continues to pointlessly drone on with no direction. I had to force myself to finish it. I absolutely will not read the second book bc this was so painful. I only gave it 2 stars bc I always appreciate the work that goes into writing and crafting a story.
The narration was pretty good. I like her cadence and pace but she did not have much of a variety in character voice

  • A Torch Against the Night

  • An Ember in the Ashes, Book 2
  • By: Sabaa Tahir
  • Narrated by: Katharine McEwan, Fiona Hardingham, Steve West
  • Length: 15 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,915
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,708
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,700

Elias and Laia are running for their lives. Following the events of the Fourth Trial, an army led by Masks hunts the two fugitives as they escape the city of Serra and journey across the vast lands of the Martial Empire. Laia is determined to break into Kauf - the empire's most secure and dangerous prison - and save her brother, whose knowledge of Serric steel is the key to the Scholars' future. And Elias is determined to stay by Laia's side, even if it means giving up his own chance at freedom.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ahhhmazing

  • By DeeAy on 09-25-16

Great but not as good as the first

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

Reviewed: 08-05-18

Love the characters, the story and especially the narration. Some of the plot lines I really didn’t care for and some extremely unpleasant things happen but I still love this series.

  • An Ember in the Ashes

  • By: Sabaa Tahir
  • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham, Steve West
  • Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,634
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,289
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,273

Laia is a Scholar living under the iron-fisted rule of the Martial Empire. When her brother is arrested for treason, Laia goes undercover as a slave at the empire's greatest military academy in exchange for assistance from rebel Scholars who claim that they will help to save her brother from execution.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fabulous listen!

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-01-15

Where have you been all my life?!?!?

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

Reviewed: 07-24-18

I absolutely LOVED this book. First let me say the last three books I have listen to on Audible had such a poor narration I was desperate for a good “ read”. This is so well done. The story was immensely engrossing. I was sneaking away to my car to listen every free moment I could. I don’t want to give away any spoilers other than to say I love it!

  • The Curiosity Keeper

  • By: Sarah Ladd
  • Narrated by: Jude Mason
  • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 281
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 253
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 254

Camille Iverness can take care of herself. She’s done so since the day her mother abandoned the family and left Camille to run their shabby curiosity shop. But when a violent betrayal leaves her injured with no place to hide, Camille must allow a mysterious stranger to come to her aid. Jonathan Gilchrist never wanted to inherit Kettering Hall. As a second son, he was content to work as the village apothecary. But when his brother’s death made him heir just as his father’s foolish decisions put the estate at risk, only the sale of a priceless possession -- a ruby called the Bevoy -- can save the family from ruin. But the gem has disappeared. And all trails lead to Iverness Curiosity Shop -- and the beautiful shop girl who may be the answer to his many questions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Many Faceted Historical Romance

  • By Patiotoole on 07-30-15

Story was OK but the narration

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

Reviewed: 07-17-18

I story was ok I guess. It was a little slow and tried to be a little to bit too philosophical in the end. It’s hard to say how much I may have liked it if it were not for the absolutely horrid narration. I saw this was produced by audible so I thought that was a safe bet. I slowed the reading down as much as I could just do I could follow the story. There was little to no variety or distinction in voice/ characters. Overall just badly done.

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  • The Taster

  • By: V. S. Alexander
  • Narrated by: Carol Monda
  • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 332
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 310
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 308

In early 1943, Magda Ritter's parents send her to relatives in Bavaria, hoping to keep her safe from the Allied bombs strafing Berlin. Young German women are expected to do their duty - working for the Reich or marrying to produce strong, healthy children. After an interview with the civil service, Magda is assigned to the Berghof, Hitler's mountain retreat. Only after weeks of training does she learn her assignment: she will be one of several young women tasting the Führer's food, offering herself in sacrifice to keep him from being poisoned.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A MUST READ!!!!!

  • By Sara on 02-10-18

Narration was terrible

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

Reviewed: 06-30-18

It’s hard to say if I could have liked this book but the narrative so so bad for me. An older woman’s voice for a young girl, one voice for every character, flat and emotionless. I literally almost never quit a book but at chapter 14 out of 25 I am so powerfully bored I am moving on.

  • The Milliner's Secret

  • By: Natalie Meg Evans
  • Narrated by: Julie Teal
  • Length: 18 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 600
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 548
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 547

June 1940. As Paris, the City of Light, approaches its darkest hour, a young woman treads the line between survival and collaboration. Londoner Cora Masson has reinvented herself as Coralie de Lirac, using a false claim to aristocratic birth to launch herself as a fashionable milliner. When the Nazis invade, the influence of a high-ranking lover protects her business. But the cruel demands of war - and of love - cannot be kept at bay forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely Beautiful Story! A must read!

  • By Natalie Bezuhov on 12-09-15

Absolutely could not put it down

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

Reviewed: 06-08-18

This was an amazing piece. Different from every WW2 novel I have ever read. It was beautiful