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  • The Outliers

  • By: Kimberly McCreight
  • Narrated by: Phoebe Strole
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 172
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 153
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 152

It all starts with a text: Please, Wylie, I need your help. Wylie hasn't heard from Cassie in over a week, not since their last fight. But that doesn't matter. Cassie's in trouble, so Wylie decides to do what she has done so many times before: save her best friend from herself.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • regretful

  • By Lisa larson on 11-30-18

Don't give up.

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

Reviewed: 05-14-17

This story is certainly not what I expected from the previews and blurb, but I did enjoy it. I have to admit that the second quarter bored me a little and I considered giving up. But I'm certainly glad I continued on and finished the story. Now I'm curious as to when a sequel will release, as I'm that intrigued. The narrator was fabulous, and I think she's what kept me listening.

  • The Chemist

  • By: Stephenie Meyer
  • Narrated by: Ellen Archer
  • Length: 17 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,997
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,760
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,725

She used to work for the US government, but very few people ever knew that. An expert in her field, she was one of the darkest secrets of an agency so clandestine it doesn't even have a name. And when they decided she was a liability, they came for her without warning. Now she rarely stays in the same place or uses the same name for long. They've killed the only other person she trusted, but something she knows still poses a threat. They want her dead, and soon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Listened all night!

  • By bebe on 06-04-17

Phenomenal!

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

Reviewed: 03-05-17

This ex-agent lives day by day, using her resources and brains to survive until the next morning. But when the agency finds her, they want her to come in for one more case, promising her freedom after. Yet, she's learned not to trust anyone and sets out to obtain the information the agency needs her own way. But, even with the best plans, she cannot predict the outcome.

If you are expecting sparkly vampires, aliens, or teen romance, you need to read the blurb. This book is about adults in extreme situations. The main character is running for her life, not sure how many more days she has left before they find her. It involves torture, running, hiding, and when all else fails, fighting. I found the story to be very intense, keeping me intrigued throughout the entire audiobook. I wasn't sure if any of the characters would be alive at the end.

Yes, there is a romantic element to this story, and it adds to the suspense. The Host is one of my favorite stories, and I enjoyed The Chemist just as much. I look forward to seeing what Stephenie Meyer writes next.

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  • Mission to Mahjundar

  • By: Veronica Scott
  • Narrated by: Michael Riffle
  • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

An attempted assassination left Princess Shalira blind as a child and, now that she's of marriageable age, her prospects are not good because of her disability. She's resigned herself to an arranged marriage rather than face life under the thumb of her cold stepmother. But then she meets Mike Varone, a Sectors Special Forces officer sent to Mahjundar by the intergalactic government to retrieve a ship lost in her planet's mountains.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Full of adventure

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-29-17

Full of adventure

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

Reviewed: 01-29-17

This was a fabulous sci-fi romance story filled with love, adventure, and suspense. Just when I believed the hero and heroine were about to get out of a bad situation, something else happened to put their lives in jeopardy. I never knew what would happen next. I really liked how even though the heroine had a disability, she wasn't helpless and even helped to save trained military men in certain situations. The narrator did a wonderful job telling this story, and I plan to read and listen to more from the author and narrator.

  • Scarlet

  • The Lunar Chronicles, Book 2
  • By: Marissa Meyer
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Soler
  • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,853
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,172
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,179

Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling installment of the best-selling Lunar Chronicles. She's trying to break out of prison - even though if she succeeds, she'll be the Commonwealth's most wanted fugitive. Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit's grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn't know about her grandmother or the grave danger she has lived in her whole life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not sure if fault lies in performance or story

  • By Jennie on 02-08-13

Another great story in the Lunar Chronicles

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

Reviewed: 01-11-17

As with Cinder, I really enjoyed the story. Any futuristic fairy tale definitely captures my attention, and the author executed it so well. The performance was fabulous as well, with the narrator continuing with her distinct voices and accents. I have already bought the next audio book in the series. :-)

  • Cinder

  • Book One of the Lunar Chronicles
  • By: Marissa Meyer
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Soler
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,054
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,103
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,127

Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl.... Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surpised by how much I enjoyed it

  • By Staaj on 01-17-12

Fabulous Futuristic Fairy Tale

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

Reviewed: 11-28-16

I absolutely loved this story, which is a futuristic retelling of Cinderella. The narrator was wonderful, making each character distinct. I have already bought the next audio book in the series and am looking forward to listening to it.

  • Alien Hunter

  • Flynn Carroll, Book 1
  • By: Whitley Strieber
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 112
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 104
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 108

A young wife disappears in the night, never to be seen again. There is no evidence of kidnapping - in fact, everything indicates that she left on purpose. Her husband, a brilliant police detective, cannot believe this - but he also can't find her. Flynn Carroll’s lost love becomes his obsession. He begins amassing a file of similar cases nationwide.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun story

  • By Jonny Ringworm on 10-07-15

Fabulous narration

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

Reviewed: 10-26-16

I enjoyed this audio book, but it was the narration that kept me listening. Parts of the book really irked me, and if I'd been reading, I likely would have closed the book and never picked it up again. It was the narrator who kept me listening though. He provided such a smooth delivery, I just wanted to keep listening. Other than the few things the characters did that irked me, I did enjoy the story. It is an intriguing alien story. If Christian Rummel narrates, I may listen to another by this author.

  • The Crusader's Bride

  • The Champions of Saint Euphemia Book 1
  • By: Claire Delacroix
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 40

Gaston has had his fill of war and the Latin Kingdoms when he learns that he has inherited his father's estate in France. He accepts one last quest for the Templars, the order he has served for 15 years, and agrees to deliver a package to Paris on his way home. A practical man, Gaston knows he now has need of a wife and an heir, so when a lovely widowed noblewoman on pilgrimage catches his eye, he believes he can see matters solved to their mutual convenience.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Engaging Listen

  • By Moriah on 02-24-16

A fantastic start to the series

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

Reviewed: 05-31-16

After listening to this story, I understand why Claire Delacroix is dubbed the Queen of Medieval Romance. I don't read or listen to a lot of historical romance, but I do enjoy the time of the crusades and the Templars. So, when I learned of this series, I was very excited. While it took me a bit to get used to the narrator, once I became engrossed in the story, it became a non-issue. Gaston is not your typical hero in that he is unfamiliar with the pleasure of women, having dedicated his life to the Templars. But, Ysmaine is not afraid to tell him what she wants and expects. There is mystrry and suspense in this story as well, keeping my attention and making me anxious for the next time I'd have a chance to listen to more. I look forward to listening to the next story in the series.

  • Champion

  • Legend, Book 3
  • By: Marie Lu
  • Narrated by: Steven Kaplan, Mariel Stern
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,868
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,691
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,693

June and Day have sacrificed so much for the people of the Republic - and each other - and now their country is on the brink of a new existence. June is back in the good graces of the Republic, working within the government's elite circles as Princeps Elect while Day has been assigned a high level military position. But neither could have predicted the circumstances that will reunite them once again. Just when a peace treaty is imminent, a plague outbreak causes panic in the Colonies, and war threatens the Republic's border cities.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I stand alone.

  • By Bee on 02-20-14

A fabulous ending to the Legend series

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

Reviewed: 04-21-16

The battle between the Republic and the Colonies comes to a head in this story, with more players added. June also struggles in defining her relationship with Dae and Andon's affections. Not only is it a wonderful story, but the narrators are amazing. I enjoyed them both throughout the series and will look for other titles they've narrated. I was in tears during the last two chapters, but the ending was immensely satisfying.

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  • Prodigy

  • A Legend Novel
  • By: Marie Lu
  • Narrated by: Steven Kaplan, Mariel Stern
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,094
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,890
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,897

June and Day arrive in Vegas just as the unthinkable happens: The Elector Primo dies, and his son Anden takes his place. With the Republic edging closer to chaos, the two join a group of Patriot rebels eager to help Day rescue his brother and offer passage to the Colonies. They have only one request: June and Day must assassinate the new Elector. It’s their chance to change the nation, to give voice to a people silenced for too long. But as June realizes this Elector is nothing like his father, she’s haunted by the choice ahead. What if Anden is a new beginning?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Breathless

  • By Jessica on 01-10-13

A fabulous YA audio book!

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

Reviewed: 03-23-16

An intense story full of hope and deceit. I also love the narrators. They drew me into the story, and made me feel a wide range of emotion while listening. The most memorable part for me is the ending when I was folding laundry while listening. I had to stop and dry my eyes. I will definitely listen to the next in the series. In fact, I already own it.

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  • The Infinite Sea

  • The 5th Wave, Book 2
  • By: Rick Yancey
  • Narrated by: Phoebe Strole, Ben Yannette
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,103
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,742
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,747

How do you rid the Earth of seven billion humans? Rid the humans of their humanity. Surviving the first four waves was nearly impossible. Now Cassie Sullivan finds herself in a new world, a world in which the fundamental trust that binds us together is gone. As the 5th Wave rolls across the landscape, Cassie, Ben, and Ringer are forced to confront the Others' ultimate goal: the extermination of the human race.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not as good as the first :(

  • By Bookworm on 09-22-14

An interesting twist

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

Reviewed: 06-14-15

Another fabulous story in the series. One of the plot lines I loved from The 5th Wave carried on in The Infinite Sea. Though, there was a twist near the end I wasn't expecting. The narration was fabulous with the characters differentiated enough for me not to get confused. I look forward to listening to the next book in the series.

Recommended for lovers of Sci-fi Young Adult stories.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful