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  • Eleanor & Park

  • By: Rainbow Rowell
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman, Sunil Malhotra
  • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,528
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,001
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,021

Set over the course of one school year, in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits - smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try. When Eleanor meets Park, you’ll remember your own first love - and just how hard it pulled you under.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • E + P 4-ever!

  • By FanB14 on 04-27-14

loved it!

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

Reviewed: 02-11-19

Gripping story. Wonderful characters and beautifully crafted. I liked the realism of the teen romance.

  • P.S. I Still Love You

  • By: Jenny Han
  • Narrated by: Laura Knight Keating
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,741
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,501
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,500

Lara Jean didn't expect to really fall for Peter. She and Peter were just pretending. Except suddenly they weren't. Now Lara Jean is more confused than ever. When another boy from her past returns to her life, Lara Jean's feelings for him return too. Can a girl be in love with two boys at once?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • perfect summer read☀️

  • By Marte on 05-28-18

Great!

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

Reviewed: 12-06-18

Even better than the first one! This is not the type of book I usually read but it's so honest and well plotted, I couldn't help but love it!

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  • Forever

  • By: Maggie Stiefvater
  • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia, Pierce Cravens, Dan Bittner, and others
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 566
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 499
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 497

In Maggie Stiefvater's Shiver, Grace and Sam found each other. In Linger, they fought to be together. Now, in Forever, the stakes are even higher than before. Wolves are being hunted. Lives are being threatened. And love is harder and harder to hold on to as death comes closing in.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Meandering Tale, Abrupt Conclusion

  • By FanB14 on 07-06-12

Unsatisfactory ending

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

Reviewed: 09-26-18

I adored this story ... until the end. I was left with too many questions. It almost ruined the entire series.

Performences are top notch, however. Great job by all four!

  • A Rylee Adamson Omnibus

  • Books 1-3
  • By: Shannon Mayer
  • Narrated by: Emma Galvin
  • Length: 19 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 807
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 750
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 745

Priceless, book one: "My name is Rylee, and I am a Tracker." When children go missing and the Humans have no leads, I'm the one they call. I am their last hope in bringing home the lost ones. I salvage what they cannot. I'm on the FBI's wanted list. I have a werewolf for a pet, a Witch of a best friend, and no need for anyone else in my life. But when a salvage starts to spin out of control, help comes from a most unexpected direction.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Voice does not match story.

  • By T-AudibleAddict-do NOT cure on 03-11-16

Entertaining, but...

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

Reviewed: 04-23-17

I was entertained by these books, but I'm not sure why.

The voice talent did a great job bringing the MC Rylee to life, however, she seemed to struggle to make the other characters distinct. She used different tones, but didn't use different patterns of speech or inflections to help express different personalities. Everyone sounded like the main character. Once they got to London, in Raising Innocence, I almost stopped listening because the British accents were inconsistent and poorly done.

I can't say these books are particularly well written. Some things are well executed. The structure of each story was sound. Clear beginnings, middles, and endings. The plot progression was natural and logical. The individual story arcs of each book and overall arc are adequate. However, most of the conflict resolutions rely on "deus ex machina."

The prose was immature. The vocab is limited and repetitive, and cliched phrases were overused. The action scenes were often too simply described, reading more like stage directions. The dialogue was often stiff and unnatural. I understand this isn't a literary work, but even "brain candy" needs to employ the basics of good writing.

I probably won't listen or read more books in this series.