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  • Indebted

  • Premonition Series, Book 3
  • By: Amy Bartol
  • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
  • Length: 13 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,111
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 998
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 994

Evie hangs her head in sorrow for just a moment when she knows she is truly alone. She feels like she's going to her execution, just as he had said. Then she moves forward again. She hops a fence of fieldstone and crosses a field dotted with Queen Anne's lace. Goose bumps rise on her arms as she passes the cluster of windmills that she's seen in a dream. The scent is sweet in the field though, not the scent of heat, like it had been when it was forced upon her in visions.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great paranormal YA

  • By donna on 05-06-15

uuuuug. She bugggs me.

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

Reviewed: 09-26-18

By book 3, I was invested in the storyline, so I tried to keep going. But the female lead was driving me crazy with her self deprecating, unintelligent, weak personality. Plus, she is surrounded by guys who are obsessed with her but don't let her make her own decisions. Maybe because she's so weak and stupid. But I get the feeling that these guys would all be controlling egomaniacs no matter what. My favorite characters, who the main character can't stand, are the vampires (not sure how to spell Gancanum). But I'm not sure if it's the awesome narrator with her fun Scottish accent, or the actual characters.
Regardless, when I read the that the next book is about yet another guy who falls in love with her whiny self... I finally decided to move on.

This author always seems to do strong men, and in another series, also does a strong female, which makes it fun. But this particular series is not for me.

  • Fablehaven, Book 3

  • The Grip of the Shadow Plague
  • By: Brandon Mull
  • Narrated by: E. B. Stevens
  • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,528
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,351
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,351

Strange things are afoot at Fablehaven. Someone or something has released a plague that transforms beings of light into creatures of darkness. Seth discovers the problem in its infancy, but as the infectious disease spreads, it becomes clear that the preserve cannot hold out for long. In dire need of help, the Sorensons question where to turn. The Sphinx has always given sound advice - but is he a traitor?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love Fablehaven!!! These books are fantastic fun!

  • By Annie on 06-17-13

ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I HAVE EVER READ!!!!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-06-16

I HAVE LISTENED THIS SERIES 6 TIMES, AND STILL HAVEN'T GOTTEN BORED! It helped me with writing exiting sentences, and better vocabulary. It is also full of twists and turns in the events in the book. I would strongly suggest this book. It would probably be best to read the other books first though :P

  • The Book of Mormon

  • By: Joseph Smith Jr. - translator
  • Narrated by: Sean Crisden
  • Length: 25 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 412
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 355
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 354

Here is an audio edition of the sacred text of the Latter-Day Saint movement that followers believe contains the writings of ancient prophets who lived on the American continent from approximately 2200 B.C. to A.D. 421. A fascinating listen for religious scholars and denominational adherents alike.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Very poor production

  • By Jared on 08-09-12

Great book, tedious performance!

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

Reviewed: 05-06-12

Would you listen to The Book of Mormon again? Why?

I would listen to it and have listened to it, in another format. I loved the book read by a different narrator. However, this narrator, Sean Criden, did a real amateurs job of it. The book is divided, like the bible, into chapters and verses. Sean Criden begins each verse with, "The book of_____, chapter___, verse____", then reads the few sentences in the verse. He then starts the next verse with the same, "The book of _______, chapter________, verse______." Considering there are many many verses in each chapter, this format makes virtually impossible to get imersed in the plot and content of the book.

What did you like best about this story?

The best thing about this story, is the story itself. It's the history of an ancient people who believed in Jesus Christ, in the Americas. It's powerful and a beautiful book. I love how it's messages have changed my own life. However, you'd have a real hard time experiencing that from this audio version.

What didn’t you like about Sean Criden’s performance?

If he didn't begin each little verse in the book with a long reference to the book name, chapter and verse number, you mean? Well, he would still be hard to listen to. He reminds me of my middle school math teacher... monotone. Again, get a free copy of this book from the church, buy a hard copy anywhere else or download the better narrator from mormon dot org, instead.

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