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  • What If It's Us

  • By: Becky Albertalli, Adam Silvera
  • Narrated by: Noah Galvin, Froy Gutierrez
  • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 388
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 374
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 373

ARTHUR is only in New York for the summer, but if Broadway has taught him anything, it’s that the universe can deliver a showstopping romance when you least expect it. BEN thinks the universe needs to mind its business. If the universe had his back, he wouldn’t be on his way to the post office carrying a box of his ex-boyfriend’s things. But when Arthur and Ben meet-cute at the post office, what exactly does the universe have in store for them? Maybe nothing. After all, they get separated. Maybe everything. After all, they get reunited.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This was everything I wanted!

  • By The Fetch on 10-13-18

Stunning Meet Cute

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

Reviewed: 11-08-18

Most of you that read my reviews know I basically listen to fantasy for anything but contemporary books. This is the type of book said anybody can enjoy

  • A Room Away from the Wolves

  • By: Nova Ren Suma
  • Narrated by: Sandy Rustin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 3

Bina has never forgotten the time she and her mother ran away from home. Her mother promised they would hitchhike to the city to escape Bina's cruel father and start over. But before they could even leave town, Bina had a new stepfather, two new stepsisters, and a humming sense of betrayal pulling apart the bond with her mother - a bond Bina thought was unbreakable. Eight years later, after too many lies and with trouble on her heels, Bina finds herself on the side of the road again, the city of her dreams calling for her.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Bizarre book but fun to listen to

  • By Ashley on 10-21-18

Bizarre book but fun to listen to

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

Reviewed: 10-21-18

This was a trusting want to listen to. Not 100% sure exactly what happened. But it was definitely intriguing

  • Black Wings Beating

  • Skybound Saga, Book 1
  • By: Alex London
  • Narrated by: Michael Crouch, Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

To the people of Uztar, nothing in their world is more revered than the birds of prey and no one more honored than the falconers who call them to their fists. Brysen strives to be a great falconer - while his twin sister, Kylee, rejects her ancient gifts for the sport and wishes to be free of falconry. She’s nearly made it out, too, but a war is rolling toward their home in the Six Villages, and no bird or falconer will be safe. Together, the twins must journey into the treacherous mountains to trap the Ghost Eagle, the greatest of the Uztari birds and a solitary killer. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting Start to a Trilogy

  • By Ashley on 10-19-18

Interesting Start to a Trilogy

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

Reviewed: 10-19-18

Excited to see where book two goes. Think I might try falconry in the upcoming months.

  • Harry Potter: A History of Magic

  • An Audio Documentary
  • By: Pottermore Publishing, Ben Davies
  • Narrated by: Natalie Dormer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 869
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 805
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 801

The history of magic is as long as time and as wide as the world. In every culture, in every age, in every place and, probably, in every heart, there is magic. Harry Potter: A History of Magic reveals some of the hidden stories behind real-world magic and explores some of J.K. Rowling's magical inventions alongside their folkloric, cultural and historical forebears.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An enjoyable making-of documentary of sorts

  • By Tasha on 10-04-18

educational with a sprinkling of Harry Potter

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

Reviewed: 10-12-18

I went in thinking this was going to be like just the history of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter history. Instead I got a literal History of Magic throughout fantasy as well as real history. Feel like I have a wealth of information with no one to tell it to

  • In Her Skin

  • By: Kim Savage
  • Narrated by: Sandy Rustin
  • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

Fifteen-year-old Jo Chastain is about to take on her biggest con yet - impersonating a missing girl. The Lovecrafts are a wealthy Boston family with ties to the unsolved mystery of Vivienne Weir, who went missing at age nine. When Jo takes on Vivi's identity, the Lovecrafts give her everything she could want: love, money, security, and proximity to their intriguing daughter, Temple. But nothing is as it seems in the Lovecraft household, and as hidden crimes reveal themselves, Jo must choose between an illusion of safety or escaping the danger around her.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • twisted and bizarre

  • By Ashley on 10-08-18

twisted and bizarre

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

Reviewed: 10-08-18

I'm not sure how well I like the ending and I think that's why I'm giving it a lower rating. I might go back in and change it later on after I let it marinate. I love the narrator and the idea of stealing somebody's identity in order to survive and Escape your own past.

  • A Darker Shade of Magic

  • A Darker Shade of Magic, Book 1
  • By: V. E. Schwab
  • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
  • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,753
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,429
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,419

Kell is one of the last Travelers - magicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel universes. As such, he can choose where he lands. There's Grey London, dirty and boring, without any magic, ruled by a mad King George. Then there's Red London, where life and magic are revered, and the Maresh Dynasty presides over a flourishing empire. There's White London, ruled by whoever has murdered their way to the throne. And once upon a time, there was Black London...but no one speaks of that now.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not a fan of the narrator

  • By Alex on 06-11-15

Finally jumped on the Bandwagon

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

Reviewed: 09-22-18

I'm glad I jumped in with this not knowing much. it was interesting though a bit slow. I will be continuing this series. the narrator was good however Lilas voice drove me crazy.

  • The Smoke Thieves

  • By: Sally Green
  • Narrated by: Charlie Anson, Pippa Bennett-Warner, Yasmin Paige, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

A princess, a traitor, a soldier, a hunter and a thief. Five teenagers with the fate of the world in their hands. Five nations destined for conflict. As alliances shift and shatter and old certainties are overturned, our five heroes find their past lives transformed and their futures inextricably linked by the unpredictable tides of magic and war. Who will rise and who will fall? And who will claim the ultimate prize?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing

  • By -shanah- on 05-08-18

interesting tale

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

Reviewed: 09-11-18

it's a bit slow at first but once it picks up and people meet I loved it

  • Bright We Burn

  • And I Darken Series, Book 3
  • By: Kiersten White
  • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
  • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78

Haunted over the unknown fate of Nazira and Cyprian, Radu is called back to the new capital. Mehmed is building an empire, becoming the sultan his people need. But Mehmed has a secret: as emperor, he is more powerful than ever...and desperately lonely. Does this mean Radu can finally have more with Mehmed...and would he even want it? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great ending for a fascinating story

  • By Ashley on 08-21-18

Great ending for a fascinating story

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

Reviewed: 08-21-18

absolutely amazing ending. I think out of all three book to with my favorite with three coming in second.

  • Now I Rise

  • By: Kiersten White
  • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
  • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120

Lada Dracul has no allies. No throne. All she has is what she's always had: herself. After failing to secure the Wallachian throne, Lada is out to punish anyone who dares to cross her blood-strewn path. Filled with a white-hot rage, she storms the countryside with her men, accompanied by her childhood friend Bogdan, terrorizing the land. But brute force isn't getting Lada what she wants. And thinking of Mehmed brings little comfort to her thorny heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • once again I am in awe of the story

  • By Ashley Barks on 09-13-17

continuing tale of a female prince

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

Reviewed: 08-07-18

Lada is not someone you want to meet in a dark alley. she is fierce and committed to her soldiers and the land she calls home

  • The Queens of Innis Lear

  • By: Tessa Gratton
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 26 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 35

Gaela. Ruthless commander. I am the rightful heir of Innis Lear. No more will I wait in the shadows and watch my mother’s murderer bleed my island dry. Regan. Master manipulator. To secure my place on the throne, I must produce an heir. Countless times I have fed the island’s forests my blood. Yet, my ambition is cursed. No matter what or whom I must destroy, I will wield the magic of Innis Lear. Elia. Star-blessed priest. My sisters hide in the shadows like serpents, waiting to strike our ailing king. I must protect my father, even if it means marrying a stranger.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Slowest story with a fantastic narrator

  • By Ashley on 07-31-18

Slowest story with a fantastic narrator

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

Reviewed: 07-31-18

I went into this book knowing it was going to be long but hoping it was long because it was going to be amazing. unfortunately I wasn't sympathetic to any of the characters thoughts seem to drag on until the last 10%. The narrator was awesome so I don't bereft her for anything