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  • I Was Anastasia

  • A Novel
  • By: Ariel Lawhon
  • Narrated by: Jane Collingwood, Sian Thomas, Ariel Lawhon
  • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 368
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 342
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 339

Russia, July 17, 1918: Under direct orders from Vladimir Lenin, Bolshevik secret police force Anastasia Romanov, along with the entire imperial family, into a damp basement in Siberia where they face a merciless firing squad. None survives. At least that is what the executioners have always claimed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An Interesting Read

  • By dana on 09-07-18

great story

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

Reviewed: 04-02-19

the time line got a little confusing at times, but over all I really enjoyed this book.

  • The Gender Game 7: The Gender End

  • By: Bella Forrest
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Soler, Jason Clarke
  • Length: 17 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 762
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 710
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 707

The breathtaking, earth-shattering, grand finale of the best-selling Gender Game series. Return to Matrus and Patrus one last time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a wonderful ending!!!

  • By sara on 09-08-17

sad for it to end

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

Reviewed: 03-15-19

it's always sad for a story to end but this one was amazing. and I always love a book that gives us a look at the future all wrapped up nice and neat.

  • The Reluctant King

  • By: Rachel Higginson
  • Narrated by: Josh Hurley, Bailey Carr
  • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164

Avalon St. Andrews has endured Hell and war in an attempt to secure freedom and immortality for his people. Raised and conditioned to be both warrior and leader, he now sits on a throne with his sister Eden, governing the Kingdom in peace. While his people enjoy the benefits of his struggle and loss, he is restless, bored and alone. Avalon is summoned to fight in order to save his people once more as the Kingdom is threatened by a brand new evil.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Very different

  • By Lynn on 04-07-18

not bad, not great.

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

Reviewed: 01-27-19

they kinda trick you by saying Bailey Care is still narrating....she does the epilogue. it's the same story but it no longer revolves around Eden. I was hoping for more of her story, but it seems the next few books are about other people with snippets of her. The most annoying part is the fact that you got used to how everyone's voices were and now that are all different. my understanding is that the next book with be different as well and it's a little annoying....

  • Hopeless Magic

  • By: Rachel Higginson
  • Narrated by: Bailey Carr
  • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 341
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 315
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 315

After returning home from Romania, and successfully saving her best friend Lilly, Eden Matthews must now come to terms with her future as an Immortal. She is in love with the Crowned Prince, but he is betrothed to someone else. Her family desperately wants her to join their rebellion, but that would mean fighting against her one, true love, Kiran Kendrick.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exciting and well written

  • By Alexis Randles on 05-17-17

great story line

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-21-19

I'm loving this story line, but Eden is killing me some times! 😂 such a teenage girl

  • Red Clocks

  • A Novel
  • By: Leni Zumas
  • Narrated by: Karissa Vacker, Erin Bennett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 489
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 435
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 434

In this ferociously imaginative novel, abortion is once again illegal in America, in vitro fertilization is banned, and the Personhood Amendment grants rights of life, liberty, and property to every embryo. In a small Oregon fishing town, five very different women navigate these new barriers alongside age-old questions surrounding motherhood, identity, and freedom.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Need to read it in print

  • By swissviss on 11-15-18

there is a lot going on

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

Reviewed: 01-01-19

it's hard to keep up with. it's a good book, I love the overall concept. I think it's would have been better to just focus on one or two of the stories

  • The Tattooist of Auschwitz

  • A Novel
  • By: Heather Morris
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,103
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,593
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,562

In April 1942, Lale Sokolov, a Slovakian Jew, is forcibly transported to the concentration camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau. When his captors discover that he speaks several languages, he is put to work as a Tätowierer (German for tattooist), tasked with permanently marking his fellow prisoners. Imprisoned for more than two and a half years, Lale witnesses horrific atrocities and barbarism - but also incredible acts of bravery and compassion. Risking his own life, he uses his position to exchange jewels and money from murdered Jews for food to keep his fellow prisoners alive.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A hopeful perspective on a harrowing time

  • By melyssa57 (A Page Before Bedtime dot com) on 10-10-18

Such a hear beaking and warming story

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

Reviewed: 09-30-18

**Spoiler**

I can not believe all of the things they went through and still made it out alive and in love. I cried and cried when they found each other. It breaks my heart to think of the things they had to endure and the fact that human beings can do these things to each other.

  • 11-22-63

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Craig Wasson
  • Length: 30 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50,810
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46,215
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46,123

On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • I want the 20hours of my life back...

  • By Dan on 06-08-12

I loved this more then I thought I would!

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

Reviewed: 07-26-18

I was very unsure about starting this book, but I'm so glad I did. The reader did very well and I fell in love with the characters and story instantly! Definitely a new favorite from King

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  • It

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Steven Weber
  • Length: 44 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,199
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 34,277
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,161

Welcome to Derry, Maine. It's a small city, a place as hauntingly familiar as your own hometown. Only in Derry the haunting is real. They were seven teenagers when they first stumbled upon the horror. Now they are grown-up men and women who have gone out into the big world to gain success and happiness. But the promise they made 28 years ago calls them to reunite in the same place where, as teenagers, they battled an evil creature that preyed on the city's children.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Audiobook! Editing Clarification

  • By jeverett on 10-06-17

i was hesitant at first

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

Reviewed: 07-16-18

I'm on a Steven King kick, and I've stayed away from this book because clowns freak me out, and the movie trailer was scary. But this book was great! It was scary, of course, but so good! And worth the read! I'm for sure going to have to watch the movie and see how it stacks up.

  • The Outsider

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,999
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,686
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,533

An 11-year-old boy's violated corpse is found in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City's most popular citizens. He is Terry Maitland, Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of two girls. Detective Ralph Anderson, whose son Maitland once coached, orders a quick and very public arrest. Maitland has an alibi, but Anderson and the district attorney soon add DNA evidence to go with the fingerprints and witnesses. Their case seems ironclad.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • What In the HELL Brother?!

  • By Naomi on 04-14-19

great book!

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

Reviewed: 06-28-18

King did it again! love it! The voice took a few chapters to get used to, but by the end I realized he was perfect.

1 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • Needful Things

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Stephen King
  • Length: 25 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,320
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,950
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,945

Leland Gaunt opens a new shop in Castle Rock called Needful Things. Anyone who enters his store finds the object of his or her lifelong dreams and desires: a prized baseball card, a healing amulet. In addition to a token payment, Gaunt requests that each person perform a little "deed", usually a seemingly innocent prank played on someone else from town. These practical jokes cascade out of control, and soon the entire town is doing battle with itself. Only Sheriff Alan Pangborn suspects that Gaunt is behind the population's increasingly violent behavior.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fine production

  • By Christopher Bishop on 06-09-17

Steven King's reading is amazing!

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

Reviewed: 06-23-18

I loved listening to Steven King read his own book! you know everything was just how he had imagined it the first time!