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  • The Marked Girl

  • By: Lindsey Klingele
  • Narrated by: Amanda Dolan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 39

When Cedric, crowned prince of Caelum, and his fellow royal friends (including his betrothed, Kat) find themselves stranded in modern-day LA via a magical portal and an evil traitor named Malquin, all they want to do is get home to Caelum - soon. Then they meet Liv, a filmmaker foster girl who just wants to get out of the system and on with her life. As she and Cedric bond, they'll discover that she's more connected to his world than they ever could've imagined...and that finding home is no easy task.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • simple fun

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-12-16

surprisingly good

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

Reviewed: 06-11-16

I didn't know what to expect but the story was actually riveting. the characters were engaging and the world was pretty unique. the book made me laugh out loud throughout. I look forward to the next in the series. I believe it is only going to get better. Amanda Dolan is one of my favorite narrators and she did an excellent job as always. the author also did a good job, in keeping me guessing what was going to happen.

  • Ice Like Fire

  • By: Sara Raasch
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd, Nick Podehl
  • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 505
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 466
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 466

It's been three months since the Winterians were freed and Spring's king, Angra, disappeared - thanks largely to the help of Cordell. Meira just wants her people to be safe. When Cordellan debt forces the Winterians to dig their mines for payment, they unearth something powerful and possibly dangerous: Primoria's lost chasm of magic. Theron sees this find as an opportunity - with this much magic, the world can finally stand against threats like Angra.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing sequel

  • By Brandon Allen on 09-03-17

Love this book!

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

Reviewed: 02-14-16

I absolutely loved Ice Like Fire. It was even better than Snow Like Ashes. It had just the right mixture of mystery, action, and emotion. I love the world, and the characters Sara Raash has created. She is a very talented writer, especially for one so young. I really enjoyed Mather's point of view, and the duel narrators. The only downside to the book is that it ends in a cliffhanger, and the last in the trilogy Frost Like Night won't be out until fall of 2016. It's definitely worth a credit though.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Siren

  • By: Kiera Cass
  • Narrated by: Arielle DeLisle
  • Length: 7 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,360
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,225
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,226

Kahlen is a Siren, bound to serve the Ocean by luring humans to watery graves with her voice, which is deadly to any human who hears it. Akinli is human - a kind, handsome boy who's everything Kahlen ever dreamed of. Falling in love puts them both in danger...but Kahlen can't bear to stay away. Will she risk everything to follow her heart?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Forbidden Love + Family Ties + Lovely Narration

  • By Jessica - KaleidoscopesAndPolkaDots.Co on 03-27-16

Not bad, but not great either.

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

Reviewed: 01-29-16

I chose this book because of the positive reviews, and because I am a fan of Kiera Cass's Selection series. I was going to pass on it because of the corny summery, and now I kind of wish I had.
The idea Kiera Cass went with in this book is original to any I've read so far, but it wasn't emotionally appealing to me at all . The connection between the main character and the love interest was decent and sweet, but unfortunately there isn't much more to the love story but a connection. The majority of the book revolves around the main character's angst over not being able to be with her love, who she sociated with slightly. The rest of the characters in the book aren't very interesting. There was just not enough character development in this book for me.
Overall I'd suggest it if you are looking for a light read, because there isn't anything earthshattering about it. The narrator did do a good job though.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Origin

  • Lux Series, Book 4
  • By: Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre, Rob Shapiro
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 636
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 583
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 587

After the successful but disastrous raid on Mount Weather, Daemon's facing the impossible. Katy is gone. Taken. Everything becomes about finding her. Taking out anyone who stands in his way? Done. Burning down the whole world to save her? Gladly. Exposing his alien race to the world? With pleasure. Surrounded by enemies, the only way Katy can come out of this is to adapt. After all, there are sides of Daedalus that don't seem entirely crazy, but the group's goals are frightening...

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • ✫✫ 4 Stars ✫✫

  • By Cyndi on 05-03-18

Good adition to the story with minor complications

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

Reviewed: 10-08-15

I liked this book and it is a good adition to the series, but there are a couple hang-ups in my opinion. First, the second narrator. I enjoyed having Demon’s point of view, and it was necessary, but Rob Shapiro didn’t differentiate his voices, especially with the female characters. Justine Eyre did such a good job with the male voices, and they should have stuck to her reading Demon’s Pov in the voice she used for him. A good example of this would be Kate Rud’s performance in Out of Breath, when her narrative was in the same voice she used for the male character.
Spoiler alert:
After Kat and Demon escape Area 51, and make it to vegas, then have to flee, the author makes a research error. Having had lived in Las Vegas all my life it wasn’t hard for me to miss, and actually greatly detracted from what happened afterward. The group is fleeing Las Vegas for Arizona, and there is opposition by means of a pile up on the interstate nearby the strip, so they start a war on the strip by revealing themselves to the public for a distraction. I just want to point out that I15 leads to either California or Utah. To go to Arizona, they’d need to take U.S 95, which wouldn’t put them in the path of the Vegas strip. . It’s minor, but it bugged me.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Opposition

  • A Lux Novel, Book 5
  • By: Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre, Rob Shapiro
  • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 568
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 519
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 524

Katy knows that the world changed the night the Luxen came. She can't believe that Daemon welcomed his race or stood by as his kind threatened to obliterate every last human and hybrid on Earth. But the lines between good and bad have blurred, and love has become an emotion that could destroy her-could destroy them all.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • ✫✫ 4 Stars ✫✫

  • By Cyndi on 05-03-18

Good ending to the series but...

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

Reviewed: 10-08-15

I enjoyed the entire series, but the last book is definitely the weakest link in my opinion. The writing is good, and the humor is there, but the content in these books is borderline YA. Nothing is explicit, but it isn’t innocent either. It’s not just the subtext behind it but the fact it happens so often in this book. I mean practically every chance Kat and Demon got they were taking their clothes off. This is the only YA series I have read so far like this, and though I loved the characters, I think it got a little too adult toward the end of the series. Don’t get me wrong, I love the love story between Kat and Demon, but it was a little overdone in this book. I may be the minority in this thinking, but I happen to think young adult novels shouldn’t have so much foul language and inference to sexual activity, especially oral. The characters may be eighteen, but it is a fact that young readers read above their own age group, and so think it is a bit inappropriate for that reason. The narators were pretty good. I liked Justine Eyre, but Rob Shapiro didn’t differentiate his voices hardly at all, and certainly not with the female characters. Jennifer L. Armentrout is a good author, but I think she needs to decide whom she is writing for, young adults or, adults.

  • White Raven

  • The Raven Series Book 1
  • By: J.L. Weil
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Kelly
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 598
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 537
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 538

My past comes back to terrorize me. Someone wants me dead, and the closer I get to the truth, the more I realize my whole life is a lie. I am no longer sure what is more frightening - the attempts on my life or the guy whose heart and soul are synchronized with mine.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Swoon-worthy hero makes this book exciting!

  • By LilMissMolly on 08-05-15

Love the conflict of the romance!

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

Reviewed: 09-10-15

I gave this book a chance based on the reviews, and was not disappointed as I listened to it in one day. However there were some things I didn't like.
The main character, Piper, is definitely a unique seventeen year old with her word choices and foul language, which I think is what has been a bit of an issue with some readers. I agree, but not because of the profanity, but the way it's being used. I get the whole angst sullen teen given her circumstances, and her heavy sarcasm even, but her constant cliched phrasing is a little annoying and very excessive as the book goes on.
It wouldn't be so bad if the author stuck to signature phrases for the protagonist, but too many cliched remarks and sayings are used. And since most of the cliches are from way before her time, it makes her sound ridiculous.
She's supposedly inexperienced with boys, but she doesn't come across that way at all. The author plays on Piper's love and concern for her brother to make her sympathetic, but it is very poorly expressed in my opinion, and likewise the relationship between the two siblings. The backstory is very weak and vague, and makes the main conflict that is supposed to have sprung from it shallow feeling because of it, which in turn makes the conflict not very immediate.
I however loved the characters, especially Zane and Zoe. Would have liked to have more setting detail, but the book had a good overall pace. The world is somewhat original, but it's the conflict of the romance that is what makes this book in my opinion.
I can't say anything without giving it away, but it's where most of the gripping stakes in this book lye. The narrator, Kaitlin Kelly, did an amazing job, and I especially was impressed with her male voices, and her Irish lilts. Despite what I found to be flaws, I thoroughly enjoyed the story, since it is filled with on your seat tension. I can't wait for the next in the series, and am anxious to see where Weil takes us next!

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Red Queen

  • By: Victoria Aveyard
  • Narrated by: Amanda Dolan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,110
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,912
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,929

Mare Barrow's world is divided by blood--those with red and those with silver. Mare and her family are lowly Reds, destined to serve the Silver elite whose supernatural abilities make them nearly gods. Mare steals what she can to help her family survive, but when her best friend is conscripted into the army she gambles everything to win his freedom. A twist of fate leads her to the royal palace, where, in front of the king and all his nobles, she discovers a power of her own--an ability she didn't know she had.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Same Story, Better Writing

  • By FanB14 on 09-04-15

Exceeded my expectations.

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

Reviewed: 09-01-15

I went into this book not really knowing what to expect. The reviews are mixed, and the story summery seemed convoluted. So I was pleasantly surprised to be sucked into this world from start to finish. The oohs and awes were a little predictable, but there were enough things to keep me guessing throughout so I wasn't disappointed. I love the story world. I also like that the conflict of the story is woven brilliantly throughout pretty much every aspect of the story--probably the reason I wasn't hardly ever board when listening to this book. I found Mare, the protagonist strong and brave, and her inner and outer struggles extremely believable, though her bitterness and hatred for the Silvers was played a little too hard in my opinion. I'm not fond of love triangles, but this book has a unique one that I was comfortable with. The romance is thin, but its gripping because there's plenty of tension. The author did a great job for her first novel, but I think the book could have been longer in developing the world Mare comes from and the one she is thrust into, with more detail of setting, and more interaction within the main character's contrasting lifestyles. I have a hope that the next book will be explosive because this one has the feel of a major build up to something big. The narrator did a fantastic job, and I look forward to hearing her in the future.
Loved the book! Worth a credit!

  • Tragic

  • Rook and Ronin, Book 1
  • By: JA Huss
  • Narrated by: Jordan Leigh, Anna Gibson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 460
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 430
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 427

Rook Walsh is tragic. Because life so far - just sucks. Some girls get parents. Rook got the foster care system. Some girls get Prince Charming. Rook got an abusive frog. Some girls get lucky…. Rook got a second chance. And she took it. Because when fate throws you a bone - you grab it with both hands and run. Antoine Chaput knows the minute he spies Rook in his photography studio that she's got "The Look." The dark and desperate look he must have to land the exclusive Tragic Media contract. Rook is paired up with top model, Ronin, and he's everything her abusive ex-boyfriend wasn't.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Start Your Huss Addiction Here

  • By Erin on 12-03-17

Wow... so much more than I expected.

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

Reviewed: 09-09-13

This book was a pleasant surprise. The characters were engaging, funny at times, but most of all real. The backstory of both main characters though definitely TRADGIC, was also Intriguing and not at all out of place with the story as so many books come across. The romance is also real, not just cheesy chemistry and sex. The chemistry between Rook and Ronin manages to be hot while at the same time not exaggerated by explicit sex. J. A. Huss's writing is superb. Both narators did a fantastic job. Definitely worth a credit. I can't wait for the next book in the series.

8 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • The Boy Who Sneaks in My Bedroom Window

  • By: Kirsty Moseley
  • Narrated by: Sean Crisden, Leah Mallach
  • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 291
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 273
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 275

Amber Walker and her older brother, Jake, have an abusive father. One night, her brother's best friend, Liam, sees her crying and climbs through her bedroom window to comfort her. That one action sparks a love/hate relationship that spans over the next eight years. What happens when Amber starts to view her brother's best friend a little differently? And how will her brother, who has always been a little overprotective, react when he finds out that the pair are growing closer?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Semi YA/adult romance with dark undertone

  • By Jordy ♡♡♡♡ on 08-18-13

Wow... so much better than I expected!

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

Reviewed: 09-04-13

I loved this book. From the start it is a little tough to listen to as it starts out with eight year old Amber and her ten year old brother Jake, revealing the horor of the abuse they suffered via their very Loathsome father. But once chapter two came I was hooked. The love story between Amber and Liam is so sweet and sexy I was shocked, especially with this type of book. But Liam is really the most praise-worthy boyfriend their is, and I do agree with another reviewer... so much so that it must be fiction. I didn't care though, . Amber is a little clueless at times and naive , but she is only sixteen, so I didn't have much reservations with her flaws. Seriously though, although there were indeed dark elements to this story, the love story was the best part of this book for me. Another pleasant factor in this book, is that there is no explicit sex scenes as in so many of the YA novels nowadays. The narators did a fantastic job. I think this writer shows good promise, though I wasn't blown away with the riting in a whole. All and all I can't wait to see another of Kursty Moseley's books on Audible. Definitely credit worthy if you like this type of story.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Poison Princess

  • Arcana Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Kresley Cole
  • Narrated by: Emma Galvin, Keith Nobbs
  • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,379
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,203
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,202

She could save the world - or destroy it. Sixteen-year-old Evangeline 'Evie' Greene leads a charmed life, until she begins experiencing horrifying hallucinations. When an apocalyptic event decimates her Louisiana hometown, Evie realizes her hallucinations were actually visions of the future - and they're still happening. Fighting for her life and desperate for answers, she must turn to her wrong-side-of-the-bayou classmate: Jack Deveaux. But she can't do either alone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great new series (for teens and adults too!)

  • By Marc on 10-09-12

One of the best YA books.

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

Reviewed: 12-11-12

I really enjoyed this book, one of Kresley Cole's best stories. Though the novel is clearly made for teens, it can be enjoyed by adults, since it has a truely unique storyline. The book has been compared to Twilight, but the world that Kresley Cole has created is so different that it isn't much like Twilight not even with the romance. It's ramped up a couple degrees with the physical chemistry between the lead characters, along with much more sinister villans, but apt to the story in my oppinion. I do think Jackson is a bit too hard on Evi at times, but I can see where the author is going with it. The book starts out with the villan doing the narating in the prologue, which makes for good intrigue, though I did find the start of the book somewhat slow. But it picks up and then doesn't falter much after that, so if you get a little board with the teenage stuff just hang in there a little longer. The narators did an excellant job. All and all I can't say anything but good for this book, and I can't wait for the next in the series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful