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Kimberly Rogers

Florence, SC United States
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  • Lucky You

  • By: Carl Hiaasen
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 535
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 476
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 476

Grange, Florida, is famous for its miracles - the weeping fiberglass Madonna, the Road-Stain Jesus, the stigmata man. And now it has JoLayne Lucks, unlikely winner of the state lottery. Unfortunately, JoLayne's winning ticket isn't the only one. The other belongs to Bodean Gazzer and his raunchy sidekick, Chub, who believe they're entitled to the whole $28 million jackpot. And they need it quickly, to start their own underground militia before NATO troops invade America. But JoLayne Lucks has her own plans for the Lotto money - an Eden-like forest in Grange must be saved from strip-malling.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not Hiaasen's best work

  • By Jimmy on 06-18-13

Very entertaining!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-28-16

Loved it. I couldn't wait to get to listen again. Very interesting. love Carl Hiaasen

  • Graduation Day

  • The Testing, Book 3
  • By: Joelle Charbonneau
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Morton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 477
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 429
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 430

In a scarred and brutal future, The United Commonwealth teeters on the brink of all-out civil war. The rebel resistance plots against a government that rules with cruelty and cunning. Gifted student and Testing survivor Cia Vale vows to fight. But she can't do it alone. This is the chance to lead that Cia has trained for - but who will follow? Plunging through layers of danger and deception, Cia must risk the lives of those she loves - and gamble on the loyalty of her lethal classmates.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Got better and better

  • By ~Ronnie~ on 02-09-18

Good finish to a great series.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-15-15

I believe the author wrapped up the story nicely. this book was very entertaining and kept me wondering what would happen next till the end. great series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Independent Study

  • By: Joelle Charbonneau
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Morton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 585
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 529
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 530

Seventeen-year-old Cia Vale survived The Testing, as has Tomas, the boy she loves, and they have both gained admission to the University. She has a promising future as a leader of the United Commonwealth and no memory of her bloody testing experience, thanks to a government-sanctioned memory wipe. Cia should be happy but is plagued by doubts about the past and future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Woot woot!!! Book 2 was just as great!!'

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-03-17

Great story, left me wanting more.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-15-15

This book/audiobook was very entertaining and kept wanting more. I travel alot for work and this has given me much entertainment on those long drives. Definitely a cliff a hanger at the end. Glad the 3rd book was already out so I could listen to it right after. Enjoy.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Testing

  • The Testing, Book 1
  • By: Joelle Charbonneau
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Morton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 919
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 826
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 827

The story in which a 16-year-old is chosen by her government to undergo The Testing, which decides if she gets to go to The University. The University is for the country’s best and brightest teens and puts the rebuilding and future leadership of the United Commowealth in their hands. During The Testing, extreme psychological and physical trials pit them against one another to determine which teens have what it takes to become a leader.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Narration is ruining this for me

  • By Robin on 03-30-14

Loved it. Great book!

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

Reviewed: 07-24-15

Well written and keep me engaged the entire way through. looking forward to the next book.