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  • Custard Protocol, Book 3
  • By: Gail Carriger
  • Narrated by: Moira Quirk
  • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 482
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 449
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 449

All alone in Singapore, proper Miss Primrose Tunstell must steal helium to save her airship, the Spotted Custard, in a scheme involving a lovesick werecat and a fake fish tail. When she uncovers rumors of a new kind of vampire, Prim and the Custard crew embark on a mission to Peru. There, they encounter airship pirates and strange atmospheric phenomena, and are mistaken for representatives of the Spanish Inquisition. Forced into extreme subterfuge (and some rather ridiculous outfits) Prim must also answer three of life's most challenging questions.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Meh

  • By Rachel on 10-17-18

as always amazing

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

Reviewed: 09-13-18

I love all of Gail's book. I enjoy reading and listening to them. Fabulous Narrator. Great story, and always I hope I get more.

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 215,869
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 201,593
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201,177

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’m sorry I waited so long to read this book.

  • By Julie W. Capell on 05-27-14

good book

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

Reviewed: 05-25-18

I very much enjoyed this book. it is a fun book not to heavy. I call them popcorn books easy to listen to and enjoy. Not a master piece of writing but good.

  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

  • By: Rebecca Skloot
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell, Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,034
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,804
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,846

Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells, taken without her knowledge, became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first immortal human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than 60 years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing Story

  • By Prisca on 04-30-10

most read!!!

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

Reviewed: 01-10-18

This is such a amazing book and should be read. It is one of the best non fiction book I have ever read. Please pick it up and read.

  • Seduced by Moonlight

  • Meredith Gentry, Book 3
  • By: Laurell K. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
  • Length: 14 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,405
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,060
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,062

"I am Meredith Gentry, P.I., and Princess Merry, heir to the throne of Faerie. Now there are those among us who whisper I am more. And who can blame them? I've awakened the dazzling magic that's slumbered in them for thousands of years. But the thing is, I can't figure out why."

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator is inconsistent.

  • By Laura on 10-30-09

fun

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

Reviewed: 12-01-17

these aren't amazing books but they are a super fun popcorn book if you want to read sex with a little bit of plot.

  • The Sparrow

  • By: Mary Doria Russell
  • Narrated by: David Colacci
  • Length: 15 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,696
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,349
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,351

Emilio Sandoz is a remarkable man, a living saint and Jesuit priest who undergoes an experience so harrowing and profound that it makes him question the existence of God. This experience - the first contact between human beings and intelligent extraterrestrial life - begins with a small mistake and ends in a horrible catastrophe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superbly Written and Thought-provoking

  • By Jim N on 08-15-12

wonderful and moving

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

Reviewed: 09-25-17

loved cried would read again. well written good characters very moving. I love ever min of this book. a

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Poison or Protect

  • A Delightfully Deadly Novella
  • By: Gail Carriger
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Lavington
  • Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 245
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225

Lady Preshea Villentia has four dead husbands and a nasty reputation. What society doesn't know is that all her husbands were marked for death by Preshea's employer. And Preshea has one final assignment. It was supposed to be easy, a house party with minimal bloodshed. Preshea hadn't anticipated Captain Gavin Ruthven - massive, Scottish, quietly irresistible, and...working for the enemy. In a battle of wits, Preshea may risk her own heart - a terrifying prospect, as she never knew she had one.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 4 "Black Widow" Stars!

  • By Jaime Oikle on 08-25-17

short and sweet

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

Reviewed: 07-17-17

I really love this author and all her book this did not let me down.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Romancing the Inventor

  • A Supernatural Society Novella
  • By: Gail Carriger
  • Narrated by: Emma Newman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 268
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 256
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 257

Imogene Hale is a lowly parlor maid with a soul-crushing secret. Seeking solace, she takes work at a local hive, only to fall desperately in love with the amazing lady inventor the vampires are keeping in the potting shed. Genevieve Lefoux is heartsick, lonely, and French. With culture, class, and the lady herself set against the match, can Imogene and her duster overcome all odds and win Genevieve's heart, or will the vampires suck both of them dry?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Entirely delightful f/f romance!

  • By Sammy on 01-30-17

love all her books

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

Reviewed: 05-01-17

this is a very cute short story. I very much enjoyed reading it. And no dead lesbians.

  • Star Wars: Bloodline - New Republic

  • By: Claudia Gray
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,005
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,297
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,275

From the New York Times best-selling author of Star Wars: Lost Stars comes a thrilling novel set in the years before the events of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fantastic

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-08-16

I loved it

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

Reviewed: 01-15-17

I really liked how this was written. I like books with political stuff and how a galaxy can fall.

  • The Obelisk Gate

  • The Broken Earth, Book 2
  • By: N. K. Jemisin
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,243
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,586
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,573

This is the way the world ends, for the last time. The season of endings grows darker, as civilization fades into the long cold night. Essun - once Damaya, once Syenite, now avenger - has found shelter, but not her daughter. Instead there is Alabaster Tenring, destroyer of the world, with a request. But if Essun does what he asks, it would seal the fate of the Stillness forever. Far away, her daughter Nassun is growing in power - and her choices will break the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Miles is becoming my favorite narrator

  • By Jesslyn H on 08-29-16

awesome book

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

Reviewed: 11-29-16

I really can't wait for book three. Best read of the year! These are a must read.

  • Fledgling

  • By: Octavia E. Butler
  • Narrated by: Tracey Leigh
  • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 989
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 834
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 833

Fledgling, Octavia E. Butler's final novel, is the story of a young amnesiac girl whose inhuman needs and abilities lead her to a startling conclusion: she is in fact a genetically modified 53-year-old vampire. Forced to discover what she can about her stolen former life, she must learn who wanted to destroy her and those she cares for and how she can save herself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Unusual Concept, Very Good Read

  • By B. W. on 09-15-08

weird under age stuff

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

Reviewed: 11-17-16

so there is a lot in this book I liked. But for some reason the main character looks like a 10-13 year old and she has sex with people. there is no reason for her to look that young. and it makes me very uncomfortable.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful