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  • Six of Crows

  • By: Leigh Bardugo
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder, Brandon Rubin, Fred Berman, and others
  • Length: 15 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,811
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,311
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,316

Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price - and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can't pull it off alone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book is everything!

  • By Steele Reviews on 07-21-16

Six of Crows

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

Reviewed: 09-26-16

This story was amazing! What I didn't know when I bought it was that it is another series in the same world the 'Shadow and Bone' series. Luckily I has just finished reading it, so I already knew the set up of the world. So, I recommend that you read 'Shadow and Bone' first, although you do not need to finish the series to enjoy 'Six of Crows.'

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Tuck

  • King Raven Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Stephen R. Lawhead
  • Narrated by: Adam Verner
  • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 379
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 278
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 287

Filled with unforgettable characters, breathtaking suspense, and rousing battle scenes, Stephen R. Lawhead's masterful retelling of the Robin Hood legend reaches its stunning conclusion in Tuck. Steeped in Celtic mythology and the political intrigue of medieval Britain, Lawhead's trilogy conjures up an ancient past while holding a mirror to contemporary realities. Prepare to hear an epic tale that dares to shatter everything you thought you knew about Robin Hood.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Good Ending

  • By David on 08-16-18

Tuck

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

Reviewed: 08-06-16

The performance threw me off because the pronunciations of certain people and places were different from the previous two audiobooks. If I hadn't been reading along with an actual book, who knows how long it would have taken me to catch on. Also, the plot had a passing issue. it was very slow for the longest while, and then had a very fun but very speedy rap up. Still, the final book was very satisfying!

  • Say What You Will

  • By: Cammie McGovern
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 116
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 105

Amy and Matthew didn't know each other, really. They weren't friends. Matthew remembered her, sure, but he remembered a lot of people from elementary school that he wasn't friends with now. Matthew never planned to tell Amy what he thought of her cheerful facade, but after he does, Amy realizes she needs someone like him in her life. As they begin to spend more time with each other, Amy learns that Matthew has his own secrets and she decides to try to help him in the same way he's helped her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent YA Start to Your Summer

  • By FanB14 on 06-08-14

Woah!

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

Reviewed: 07-21-16

This is a love story between two unlikely people, each with their own complicated lives. It really hits home on several topics. Very eye opening. It reminded me of "Out of My Mind" but with older characters. I think every high schooler should read it.

  • Scarlet

  • King Raven Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: Stephen R Lawhead
  • Narrated by: Adam Verner
  • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 438
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 319
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 323

After losing everything he owns, forester Will Scarlet embarks on a search for none other than King Raven, whose exploits have already become legendary. After fulfilling his quest - and proving himself a skilled and loyal companion - Will joins the heroic archer and his men.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing Performance

  • By Teresa S. on 03-02-14

Amazing

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

Reviewed: 07-09-16

This is the second book of the King Raven series. I enjoyed it as I enjoyed the first. The only thing against it was that they're are sections written in first person which through me off for a bit. I can't wait to see how the concluding book unfolds.

  • Hood

  • King Raven Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Stephen R. Lawhead
  • Narrated by: Adam Verner
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 838
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 540
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 547

For centuries, the legend of Robin Hood and his band of thieves has captivated the imagination. Now the familiar tale takes on new life, fresh meaning, and an unexpected setting. Hunted like an animal by Norman invaders, Bran ap Brychan, heir to the throne of Elfael, has abandoned his father's kingdom and fled to the greenwood. There, in the primeval forest of the Welsh borders, danger surrounds him, for this woodland is a living, breathing entity with mysterious powers and secrets.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Extremely well done ... mostly.

  • By RJT on 02-17-07

Hood

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

Reviewed: 06-27-16

This is a retelling of the story of Robin Hood. I enjoyed it immensely! The old English names of people and places take some getting use to, but the plot is wonderful! I can't wait to read the next one.

  • Freaks Like Us

  • By: Susan Vaught
  • Narrated by: Bart Flynn
  • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

When Jason Milwaukee's best friend Sunshine vanishes, Jason knows that something is terribly wrong, but solving her disappearance will require pushing through all the voices in his head and then getting the world to listen to him. His schizophrenia is stopping him from remembering the events leading up to her disappearance, and often he discounts his own memories, and his own impressions. But his deep knowledge that he would never hurt his friend, plus the faith of his parents and a few others in the town bring him to the point of solving the mystery.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Likeable Characters

  • By Erin Smith on 12-05-16

Freaks Like Us

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

Reviewed: 04-10-16

This story is through the perspective of a schizophrenic, so you need some time to get used to the writing, but it's GREAT. The narrator does a wonderful job of getting you into the mindset of the main character, and separating out the voices in his head. I felt real sympathy for the main character throughout the story, all the hurt from the people in his life and the hurt from his voices.

Do not try to listen if you have a headache, but it was wonderful!

  • Mockingbird

  • By: Kathryn Erskine
  • Narrated by: Angela Jayne Rogers
  • Length: 4 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155

In Mockingbird—a poignant gem by acclaimed author Kathryn Erskine—a talented young artist struggles to overcome a disability. Diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, 10-year-old Caitlin faces a range of social and emotional challenges. The unexpected death of her caring brother makes matters even worse, but will the memory of his words of wisdom and the help of a compassionate counselor be enough to enable her to connect with others?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent book for ALL readers

  • By Kaui on 07-12-12

Mockingbird

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

Reviewed: 04-08-16

The plot was good, but the writing made it boring. There was nothing wrong with the performance.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Al Capone Does My Shirts

  • By: Gennifer Choldenko
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 338
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 279
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 280

Murderers, mob bosses, and convicts . . . these guys are not your average neighbors. Unless you live on Alcatraz. It's 1935 and 12-year-old Moose Flanagan and his family have just moved to the infamous island that's home to criminals like notorious escapee Roy Gardner, Machine Gun Kelly, and of course, Al Capone. Now Moose has to try to fit in at his new school, avoid getting caught up in one of the warden's daughter's countless plots, and keep an eye on his sister Natalie, who's not like other kids.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • good story. did not like the swearing

  • By Rebecca Sheldon on 03-18-17

Al Capone Does My Shirts

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

Reviewed: 04-08-16

Would you consider the audio edition of Al Capone Does My Shirts to be better than the print version?

Yes

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

Any additional comments?

This book was AMAZING! I loved everything about about it. It's well written, has a great plot, and was wonderfully performed. Nothing but a good time!

  • The Shadow of the Torturer

  • The Book of the New Sun, Book 1
  • By: Gene Wolfe
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,721
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,367
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,370

The Shadow of the Torturer is the first volume in the four-volume epic, the tale of a young Severian, an apprentice to the Guild of Torturers on the world called Urth, exiled for committing the ultimate sin of his profession - showing mercy towards his victim.

Gene Wolfe's "The Book of the New Sun" is one of speculative fiction's most-honored series. In a 1998 poll, Locus Magazine rated the series behind only "The Lord of the Rings" and The Hobbit as the greatest fantasy work of all time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • "All of you are torturers, one way or another"

  • By Jefferson on 10-21-12

Shadow of the Torturer

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

Reviewed: 04-07-16

The writing was too complicated. It was like a different language almost. It went back and forth from present to past, from present to the setting, and from present to past thoughts to present thoughts and back to the present again. Sheesh, I could not enjoy this book.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Wonder

  • By: R. J. Palacio
  • Narrated by: Diana Steele, Nick Podehl, Kate Rudd
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,575
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,793
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 11,787

August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school - until now. He’s about to enter fifth grade at Beecher Prep, and if you’ve ever been the new kid, then you know how hard that can be. The thing is Auggie’s just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face. But can he convince his new classmates that he’s just like them, despite appearances? R. J. Palacio has crafted an uplifting novel full of wonderfully realistic family interactions, lively school scenes, and spare emotional power.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A WONDER-ful read for kids and adults

  • By Annie M. on 11-18-12

Wonder

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

Reviewed: 04-07-16

The main character didn't have any wants, or goals, so I couldn't really get into the book, and the performance didn't help matters.