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  • Clean Sweep

  • By: Ilona Andrews
  • Narrated by: Renee Raudman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,217
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,869
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,864

On the outside, Dina Demille is the epitome of normal. She runs a quaint Victorian Bed and Breakfast in a small Texas town, owns a Shih Tzu named Beast, and is a perfect neighbor, whose biggest problem should be what to serve her guests for breakfast.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A MUST LISTEN. Promising start for a new series.

  • By Deree on 03-21-14

Narrator drove me nuts.

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

Reviewed: 10-13-17

The narrator made the main character seem like she was in her forties or fifties instead of her early twenties. Drove me nuts.

  • Sea of Stars

  • The Kricket Series, Book 2
  • By: Amy A. Bartol
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,974
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,776
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,771

Eighteen-year-old Kricket Hollowell was looking for her place in the world when she discovered that the universe was bigger - and more dangerous - than she had ever dreamed. Now, whisked across space to the planet Ethar, Kricket learns that her genetic ability to see the future makes her a sought-after commodity...and the catalyst for war between her star-crossed parents' clans.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • We get it, she's in love

  • By Eric Nielsen on 05-27-15

So. Much. Sex.

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

Reviewed: 06-20-15

I felt like this book was just trying to move from one sexual encounter to another. Which was extremely frustrating to me as I find the general premise of the book extremely compelling, and refreshingly different from so much of the ya fiction out there right now.

Sex is sex, and it wasn't even that the characters tried to find every possible opportunity to bang (need to pee in the woods? How bout some sex?), it was the overly descriptive style that really bothered me I as pictured young women and TEENAGERS reading this book. Yikes.

I loved the characters, especially the main character in the first book. The main characters were strong and funny, caring and daring. Somehow the fact that all their strength and self restraint falls away with the slightest glance somehow seems to cheapen that strength and integrity.

I actually sometimes felt like I was reading a trashy romance novel instead of a creative, refreshing piece of fiction.

So much potential, and I think the story could really be something special, but I really believe in instances such as this, that there is real power in authors who can really own the "less is more" mantra. Love is so multi faceted. I'd love to see books that focus and explore more of the those facets than just the carnal.

There were elements of that in this book as the characters talked and seemed to get to know each other, I would just like to see more of that kind of depth in a relationship rather than moving from one super steamy sexcapade to the next.

I would have rated at least 4 or 5 stars otherwise.

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