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A. Lindemann

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  • Seafire

  • By: Natalie C. Parker
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Soler
  • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 80
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 74

After her family is killed by corrupt warlord Aric Athair and his bloodthirsty army of Bullets, Caledonia Styx is left to chart her own course on the dangerous and deadly seas. She captains her ship, the Mors Navis, with a crew of girls and women just like her, who have lost their families and homes because of Aric and his men. The crew has one mission: stay alive, and take down Aric's armed and armored fleet.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lady pirates ahoy!

  • By A. Lindemann on 09-21-18

Lady pirates ahoy!

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

Reviewed: 09-21-18

Rebecca Soler — whose work I fell in love with after her performance of the Lunar Chronicles — delivered a rock solid performance of Natalie Parker’s kick ass story about an all-girl ship of rebels in a world at sea. I’m solidly looking forward to the next installment!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • West Cork

  • By: Sam Bungey, Jennifer Forde
  • Narrated by: Sam Bungey, Jennifer Forde
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 25,395
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,697
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22,701

This much we do know: Sophie Toscan du Plantier was murdered days before Christmas in 1996, her broken body discovered at the edge of her property near the town of Schull in West Cork, Ireland. The rest remains a mystery. Gripping, yet ever elusive, join the real-life hunt for answers in the year’s first not-to-be-missed, true-crime series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • EXCELLENT.

  • By Ilia on 03-07-18

Having a podcast hangover now!

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

Reviewed: 06-11-18

If you loved Serial or S-Town, you’ll enjoy the excellent storytelling of West Cork.

  • The Wild Robot

  • By: Peter Brown
  • Narrated by: Kate Atwater
  • Length: 4 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 721
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 630
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 633

When robot Roz opens her eyes for the first time, she discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island. Why is she there? Where did she come from? And, most important, how will she survive in her harsh surroundings? Roz's only hope is to learn from the island's hostile animal inhabitants. When she tries to care for an orphaned gosling, the other animals finally decide to help, and the island starts to feel like home. Until one day, the robot's mysterious past comes back to haunt her....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thoroughly delightful

  • By Lauren Smith on 11-02-16

From a 9 year old listener

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

Reviewed: 04-01-18

What did you love best about The Wild Robot?

"What I really liked is how in the very beginning it had all this motion and sound so you can really picture the setting. I think it's just a really loving story."

What does Kate Atwater bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

It wouldn't give me the emotion and I wouldn't be able to picture it very well without listening to it.

Any additional comments?

I think you should make a lot more books like this one. And also, other kids should listen!

  • The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue

  • By: Mackenzi Lee
  • Narrated by: Christian Coulson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,215
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,034
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,029

Henry "Monty" Montague doesn't care that his roguish passions are far from suitable for the gentleman he was born to be. But as Monty embarks on his grand tour of Europe, his quests for pleasure and vice are in danger of coming to an end. Not only does his father expect him to take over the family's estate upon his return, but Monty is also nursing an impossible crush on his best friend and traveling companion, Percy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Even better than I expected...

  • By 5ismyfavoritenumber on 07-22-17

What a romp! What fun!

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

Reviewed: 03-15-18

I haven’t had this much fun listening to a story in a hot minute!

Buddy travel story + queer boys + nobility + highwaymen + Eurotrip + pirates + issues of race + a sinking island + a panacea = a. Maz. Ing.

Major kudos to Mackenzi Lee for pulling it off, this is to my YA shelf what Hamilton is to my music rotation. Thanks for the fun!

  • Doll Bones

  • By: Holly Black
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 181
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182

Zach, Poppy, and Alice have been friends forever. And for almost as long, they’ve been playing one continuous, ever-changing game of pirates and thieves, mermaids and warriors. Ruling over all is the Great Queen, a bone-china doll cursing those who displease her. But they are in middle school now. Zach’s father pushes him to give up make-believe, and Zach quits the game. Their friendship might be over, until Poppy declares she’s been having dreams about the Queen - and the ghost of a girl who will not rest until the bone-china doll is buried in her empty grave.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • cute

  • By Tia on 09-18-15

Kinda creepy, very fun

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

Reviewed: 08-29-15

Perfect middle grade balance of friendship, ghost tale, adventure and reality. As always, Black hits the right notes in her characters dialog and relationships.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful