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ALBERT LEA, MN, United States
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  • Wishes and Wellingtons

  • By: Julie Berry
  • Narrated by: Jayne Entwistle
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,907
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,025
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,995

Maeve Merritt chafes at the rigid rules at her London boarding school for “Upright Young Ladies.” When punishment forces her to sort through the trash, she finds a sardine tin that houses a foul-tempered djinni with no intention of submitting to a schoolgirl as his master. Soon an orphan boy from the charitable home next door, a mysterious tall man in ginger whiskers, a disgruntled school worker, and a take-no-prisoners business tycoon are in hot pursuit of Maeve and her magical discovery.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I didn’t want it to end

  • By Julia on 10-05-18

Feel Good Book

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

Reviewed: 03-19-19

I loved this book!!! You were never sure what was going to happen! I would recommend to anyone who enjoyed a book that makes you smile!

  • Good Omens

  • By: Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
  • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,324
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,953
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,968

The world will end on Saturday. Next Saturday. Just before dinner, according to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, the world's only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655. The armies of Good and Evil are amassing and everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except that a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture. And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • You'll laugh yourself silly

  • By goddess_of_pipework on 11-28-15

loved it!!!

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

Reviewed: 03-16-19

Such a great listen! loved the ending! Just did not know what was going to happen next!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Healer's Apprentice

  • By: Melanie Dickerson
  • Narrated by: Jude Mason
  • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 332
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 313
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 313

Rose has been appointed as a healer’s apprentice at Hagenheim Castle, a rare opportunity for a woodcutter’s daughter like her. While she often feels uneasy at the sight of blood, Rose is determined to prove herself capable. Failure will mean returning home to marry the aging bachelor her mother has chosen for her. When Lord Hamlin, the future duke, is injured, it is Rose who must tend to him. As she works to heal his wound, she begins to understand emotions she’s never felt before and wonders if he feels the same.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Mixed Feelings

  • By Amanda on 05-02-16

Boring

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

Reviewed: 01-06-17

Struggled to listen to this story, ugh. I feel like I was ripped off. Going to take the rest of the series out of my wish list.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Uprooted

  • By: Naomi Novik
  • Narrated by: Julia Emelin
  • Length: 17 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,267
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4,942
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,915

Agnieszka loves her valley home, her quiet village, the forests and the bright shining river. But the corrupted Wood stands on the border, full of malevolent power, and its shadow lies over her life. Her people rely on the cold, driven wizard known only as the Dragon to keep its powers at bay. But he demands a terrible price for his help: one young woman handed over to serve him for 10 years, a fate almost as terrible as falling to the Wood.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Narrator?!

  • By D. Hawkins on 07-24-17

boring

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

Reviewed: 10-03-16

It just went on and on .... her voice did not fit the character and was like nails on a chalkboard. I could not finish it.

  • Crimson Bound

  • By: Rosamund Hodge
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Knowelden
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 218
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 208
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 206

When Rachelle was 15, she was good - apprenticed to her aunt and in training to protect her village from dark magic. But she was also reckless - straying from the forest path in search of a way to free her world from the threat of eternal darkness. After an illicit meeting goes dreadfully wrong, Rachelle is forced to make a terrible choice that binds her to the very evil she had hoped to defeat.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Better than a LRRH Retelling

  • By mcallisterjd on 07-02-15

Not that good

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

Reviewed: 02-15-16

the story was lacking the emotions that I felt should have been there. was disappointed

  • Zeroes

  • By: Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, Deborah Biancotti
  • Narrated by: Amber Benson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 242
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 223
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 223

Don't call them heroes. But these six Californian teens have powers that set them apart. Take Ethan, aka Scam. He's got a voice inside him that'll say whatever you want to hear, whether it's true or not. Which is handy, except when it isn't - like when the voice starts gabbing in the middle of a bank robbery. The only people who can help are the other Zeroes, who aren't exactly best friends these days.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Maybe SCAM should have just walked home

  • By Natalie C on 10-07-15

Great book,

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

Reviewed: 01-19-16

Loved the characters. Hope for a sequal! I thought the concept was new and different!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Blue Lily, Lily Blue

  • Book 3 of the Raven Cycle
  • By: Maggie Stiefvater
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,068
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,923
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,919

Blue Sargent has found things. For the first time in her life, she has friends she can trust, a group to which she can belong. The Raven Boys have taken her in as one of their own. Their problems have become hers, and her problems have become theirs. The trick with found things, though, is how easily they can be lost. Friends can betray. Mothers can disappear. Visions can mislead. Certainties can unravel.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Book 4 hopefully

  • By Laura on 01-12-15

Last book blah

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

Reviewed: 01-02-15

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The story just seemed to lose itself and did not really fit in with the first two books, which were very good.

What about Will Patton’s performance did you like?

Will Pattson did a great job on the performance.

Was Blue Lily, Lily Blue worth the listening time?

It was ok, I usually love all her books, this was my least favorite.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • A Storm of Swords

  • A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 3
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 47 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 57,216
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49,489
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 49,438

As opposing forces maneuver for the final titanic showdown, an army of barbaric wildlings arrives from the outermost line of civilization. In their vanguard is a horde of mythical Others, a supernatural army of the living dead whose animated corpses are unstoppable. As the future of the land hangs in the balance, no one will rest until the Seven Kingdoms have exploded in a veritable storm of swords.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow.

  • By Magikarp Salad on 12-22-07

Never know what to happen next

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

Reviewed: 11-05-12

If you could sum up A Storm of Swords in three words, what would they be?

Great continuing story, so much going on and always going in a different direction than you think the story is going to go.

  • Bitterblue

  • Graceling, Book 3
  • By: Kristin Cashore
  • Narrated by: Xanthe Elbrick
  • Length: 16 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 934
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 831
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 838

Bitterblue is now queen of Monsea. But the influence of her father, a violent psychopath with mind-altering abilities, lives on. Her advisors, who have run things since Leck died, believe in a forward-thinking plan: Pardon all who committed terrible acts under Leck's reign, and forget anything bad ever happened. But when Bitterblue begins sneaking outside the castle - disguised and alone - to walk the streets of her own city, she starts realizing that the kingdom has been under the 35-year spell of a madman.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I like Bitterblue, but have other issues.

  • By Amanda on 05-07-12

Not my favorite

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

Reviewed: 08-23-12

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

Yes, well spent, it was entertaining.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

Unknotting the plot on why the charectors were acting so strange.

Which scene was your favorite?

Not sure.

Do you think Bitterblue needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

No.

Any additional comments?

Out of the three books, this one was my least favorite.
I really enjoyed Fire and Graceling better.

It just wasn't as exciting.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful