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  • Finding Audrey

  • By: Sophie Kinsella
  • Narrated by: Gemma Whelan
  • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 909
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 823
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 825

An anxiety disorder disrupts 14-year-old Audrey's daily life. She has been making slow but steady progress with Dr. Sarah, but when Audrey meets Linus, her brother's gaming teammate, she is energized. She connects with him. Audrey can talk through her fears with Linus in a way she's never been able to do with anyone before. As their friendship deepens and her recovery gains momentum, a sweet romantic connection develops, one that helps not just Audrey but also her entire family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I chuckled for six hours straight

  • By GH on 07-27-16

Absolutely incredible

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

Reviewed: 08-14-18

This is one of the first ever books that I read--or in this case, listened to.

This book was always recommended to me whenever I searched for books that revolve around mental-illness (social anxiety in this book)
It felt rather relatable in some aspects for I am diagnosed with severe anxiety. I wouldn't call this book 100% realistic, because it takes things to the extremes. There's probably 1 in a 100 people with social anxiety that are THIS extreme. I say that and I'm the type of person that was always called the weird kid for my severe anxiety. I've talked to like 3 people during my entire 12 school years. If I'm calling this book extreme then it must mean something. I believe that the girl also has some symptoms of Autism, not just anxiety. But that was never mentioned.

Nevertheless, I loved it. It was quite enjoyable.
I'm the type of person that gets bored fairly easily. I'm incredibly picky with everything I do, especially finding something to read/listen to. If you're like me, then you might like it too.

Great narrator as well.

  • Every Day

  • By: David Levithan
  • Narrated by: Alex McKenna
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,709
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,529
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,527

Every morning, A wakes in a different person’s body, a different person’s life. There’s never any warning about where it will be or who it will be. A has made peace with that, even established guidelines by which to live: Never get too attached. Avoid being noticed. Do not interfere. It’s all fine until the morning that A wakes up in the body of Justin and meets Justin’s girlfriend, Rhiannon. From that moment, the rules by which A has been living no longer apply....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Conflicted after the ending

  • By Sarah on 07-26-13

The only book that actually got me excited to read

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

Reviewed: 05-26-18

The reader is simply amazing. Great book, although It can be quite infuriating at times due to the "realism" between the characters. I read books as an escape from reality, so the "realism" aspect of it, especially in the ending, I didn't really enjoy.

  • Shopping for a Billionaire

  • By: Julia Kent
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
  • Length: 15 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 375
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 348
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 348

Ever meet a hot billionaire while your hand's in a toilet in the men's room of one of his stores? No? So it really is just me. Hmm. When you're a mystery shopper, you get paid to humiliate yourself, all in the name of improving customer service. Romance isn't in my job description. But the day I met Declan McCormick it was love at first flush. Until I nearly castrated him with my EpiPen. How Hot Guy and Toilet Girl became an item involves my crazy mom, a trip to the ER, my homicidal cat, my fake wife, and true love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I`m sore from laughing

  • By Maria on 11-08-16

This book gave me very mixed feelings.

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

Reviewed: 02-20-18

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Sort of. It really depends on what kind of book you are expecting in the first place. This book gave me mixed feelings. This book is entertaining for a while then it gets quite repetitive and sexual, and this is coming from a very sexual person. Personally, I don't mind sex scenes in books or whatever as long as they're in reasonable amount. However, the amount of sex in this book is overwhelming. I genuinely believe this book has more sex than 50 Shades of Grey, along with its sequels combined [if the sequels were the same as the first book, for I have not watched them]. I think the sex in this book completely overthrown the story. I couldn't keep up with what happened, because I kid you not, each sex scene is at least 10 minutes. Also, the repetitions were too much. The author repeats every single scenario and character each time they're mentioned that it got me to think that it was just for stretching the book. Example: Something happened at the job, 2 chapters later, she brings it up and describes it all over again as if its the first time it's mentioned. Moreover, the descriptions were TOO much, it goes into the most UNNECESSARY detail. Sometimes the descriptions alone take 5 - 20 minutes, then she continues with the story and I have to return to what happened before the description because I forgot. I have gone back literally over 30 times and most of the times I've rewind, I had to rewind again and again because I couldn't get it. However, me completing the book means its worth something, that's why I gave it 3 stars, since I'm quite picky with my books and I rarely complete them. I usually drive with my mom while listening to these books. Thank god my mom doesn't speak English.

What could Julia Kent have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Less sex, more story.

Which character – as performed by Tanya Eby – was your favorite?

The guy.

Did Shopping for a Billionaire inspire you to do anything?

Yes. Not read from this author again.