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  • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Presents a Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo

  • By: Marlon Bundo, Jill Twiss
  • Narrated by: Jim Parsons, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jeff Garlin, and others
  • Length: 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 13,727
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12,924
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12,861

HBO's Emmy-winning Last Week Tonight with John Oliver presents the story of a Very Special boy bunny who falls in love with another boy bunny. Meet Marlon Bundo, a lonely bunny who lives with his Grampa, Mike Pence - the Vice President of the United States. But on this Very Special Day, Marlon's life is about to change forever....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This story is cute, but let's be honest.

  • By João on 03-19-18

Short, but perfect!

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

Reviewed: 04-04-18

Honestly, there’s not much to say except, PERFECT! (Apparently, I am required to write a few more words in order to submit the review.)

  • Pucked

  • By: Helena Hunting
  • Narrated by: Nathan Everett, Muffy Newtown
  • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,484
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,318
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,322

With a famous NHL player for a stepbrother, Violet Hall is well acquainted with the playboy reputation of many a hockey star. So of course she isn't interested in legendary team captain Alex Waters or his pretty, beat-up face and rock-hard six-pack abs. But when Alex inadvertently obliterates Violet's misapprehension regarding the inferior intellect of hockey players, he becomes much more than just a hot body with the face to match.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Narration

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-25-16

Why can't we have separate reviews for each narrator?

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

Reviewed: 06-02-16

This book was hysterically funny, with a quirky, awkward, real characters. The female narrator was fantastic. The male narrator was great when he was speaking like someone from the US. Otherwise, he sounded a cockney-Irish-Scottish guy pretending to be Canadian but sounding more confused than anything else. Usually, I look forward to a change in narrator when a new chapter starts. This is the first time I've actually groaned in defeat when the male character started a chapter. If it weren't for how incredibly talented the female narrator was, I would have returned the audiobook and instead read it on my kindle.

35 of 36 people found this review helpful

  • At Any Price

  • Gaming the System, Book 1
  • By: Brenna Aubrey
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Leigh
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 856
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 802
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 804

When Mia Strong, proud geek girl and popular gaming blogger, auctions off her virginity online, she knows she'll make waves. But what she will not be making is a love connection. Her rules are set in stone: One night. No further contact.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved listening to this - But.....

  • By TR4318 on 05-07-15

Great, but the story gave too many nods towards 50 Shades

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

Reviewed: 12-29-15

(Might as while write this as a letter...)

Dear Brenna,

I wish you would have had more confidence in your writing. The obvious nods towards 50 Shades were unnecessary. You clearly have a great deal of writing talent, and I especially appreciated having your background story about gaming. Going back as far as networking gaming when we had to log in with 300 baud modems (yes, I just gave away my age), I loved how voiced the frustration that women face in the very male-centric world of gaming. Again, you really did not need tap into 50 Shades. Your writing stands alone, and I look forward to reading your next book.

Best regards,
A New Fan

  • Unruly

  • By: Cora Brent
  • Narrated by: Joel Richards, Luci Christian Bell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85

This is not a simple story. This is not even just one story. There’s a boy, and there’s a girl. But there’s so much more than that. I was going home. Not forever; only long enough to watch my eternally irresponsible father marry a girl who happened to be my childhood enemy. There were no plans to embark on some crazy sex odyssey with a wild 19-year old baseball player. Easton Malone is insufferable, crude, and far too close. The hot, reckless days we shared should never have happened. I would forget him.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Slow start, but good overall.

  • By Leah on 12-27-15

Slow start, but good overall.

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

Reviewed: 12-27-15

It took a LONG time for me to get into the story. At a high level, the plot was surprisingly compelling, but it took way took long to get there. It was also confusing how the author jumped around from first to third person, depending on who the chapter was about. Ultimately, it made sense. Still, I think it would have been more fluid if she had kept to third person omniscient. I also felt it wasn't well edited. While I listened to the book instead of reading it, I still caught some problems. In fact, the saying that grates on my nerves the most, "could care less," was included. I know, I am nitpicking, but any editor should have caught that. Back to the big picture... I think that if this book was half as long as it was, it would have been a lot better. The last couple of chapters were what changed my opinion from questioning, "Why am I continuing to listen to this," to "I'm glad I listened."

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Not Quite Mine

  • Not Quite, Book 2
  • By: Catherine Bybee
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,415
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,239
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,238

Her life is missing the love… When Katelyn “Katie” Morrison attends her brother’s wedding, the glamorous hotel heiress wonders if she’ll ever find “the one”... especially when she sees her sexy-as-sin ex, Dean Prescott. While attending his best friend’s wedding, Dean can’t stop staring at Katie’s sinful curves. He swore he’d never repeat the mistake of falling for her. Learning that Katie has a newborn, Dean knows there’s more going on than Katie admits.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not quite as good as the first one...

  • By SIMARA on 04-12-14

Torn

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

Reviewed: 08-31-15

I really enjoyed this book. It was fun. Unfortunately, it was extremely predictable, and it was predictable in a manner that I couldn't tell if the author was going for dramatic irony or not trying to be predictable.

  • Broken

  • Broken, Book 1, Nick
  • By: Annie Jocoby
  • Narrated by: Jeremy York, Allison Lynnewood
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 66

Nick O'Hara is a veritable womanizer. The only qualifications that he looks for in a romantic connection is that the person is hot and breathing. Mainly hot. He has no desire for an emotional connection with another person, and that's the way he lives his life. He has his fabulous wealth and his reputation as a premiere architect, and that's enough for him. Until Scotty James.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good story

  • By Jonella A. Moore on 01-04-17

I just couldn't finish it.

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

Reviewed: 05-14-15

Would you try another book from Annie Jocoby and/or Jeremy York and Allison Lynnewood ?

The only person I want to hear more from is Jeremy York. The book dragged on so slowly, I fell asleep multiple times while listening to it. (This never happens to me.) Also, Allison Lynnewood was inappropriately sexy/breathy when her character was supposed to be fearful of affection. I wish I could give York 5 stars and Lynnewood 1 star.

Would you ever listen to anything by Annie Jocoby again?

Highly unlikely.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

I'd say, yes. The story was slow and Lynnewood was slow. Jeremy York seemed to do his best to bring life to the story.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Broken?

Honestly, I made it only halfway through the story before I just couldn't listen anymore. I will possibly go back to it at some point. What I heard so far, I think could have been condensed/cut down to about 1/4 of what was written.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Reasonable Doubt

  • Complete Series
  • By: Whitney G.
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York, Erin Mallon
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,729
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,382
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,374

My cock has an appetite. A huge and very particular appetite: blond, curvy, and preferably not a fucking liar... (Although that's a story for another day.) As a high-profile lawyer, I don't have time to waste on relationships, so I fulfill my needs by anonymously chatting and sleeping with women I meet online. My rules are simple: one dinner. One night. No repeats. This is only casual sex. Nothing more. Nothing less. At least it was until Alyssa...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • FOR HER HE BROKE HIS OWN RULE 'NO REPEATS'

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 02-05-15

Poor editing...decent story...

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

Reviewed: 03-14-15

Just a small comment... Sebastian York was fantastic as Andrew, but the female narrator drove me nuts. Almost every sentence (and sometimes phrase) was ended with a sharp intake of breath. Besides being horribly annoying, it made it sound like Aubry was on the verge of tears, constantly. Plus, almost every line was delivered with a shaky, immature disposition, making it unbelievable that Andrew would even put up with her for a minute. My rating is an attempt at looking past her performance, plus I'm taking into account that York was great, and given I've heard him play a VERY different character in the past, I can comfortably speak to his voice character range.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Four

  • A Divergent Collection
  • By: Veronica Roth
  • Narrated by: Aaron Stanford
  • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,069
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,715
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,726

Fans of the Divergent series by number-one New York Times best-selling author Veronica Roth will be thrilled by Four: A Divergent Collection, a companion volume that includes four pre-Divergent stories told from Tobias' point of view. Listeners first encountered Tobias as "Four" in Divergent. His voice is an integral part of Allegiant. Listeners will find more of this charismatic character's backstory told from his own perspective in Four: A Divergent Collection.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprise!!!! THREE EXTRA stories on the audiobook!

  • By Leah on 07-11-14

Surprise!!!! THREE EXTRA stories on the audiobook!

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

Reviewed: 07-11-14

Would you consider the audio edition of Four to be better than the print version?

I read the book first, then I listened to the audiobook. I was about turn off my phone when I heard, "Keep listening for more..." Really? More? Yes!!!! There were three additional stories that were not in the book!!!!

What did you like best about this story?

In Allegiant, Four's voice wasn't very well developed. While his thoughts were clearly his own, Roth didn't successfully vary her writing to differentiate between Four and Tris. The first of the novellas in the book also suffered from the same lack of differentiation, but the other stories were much more obviously Four's voice. While she still had Four waxing philosophical as Tris did, he had a much more male edge to his voice.

Which scene was your favorite?

I will avoid spoilers...Four's Fear Landscape was by far the best scene.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I wish I could have listened to the audiobook in one setting, but the reality of life intervened.

Any additional comments?

Aaron Stanford has captured the essence of Four. He enhanced Roth's writing and really brought it to life. I am frustrated that there were a few scenes from Divergent that I really wanted to hear from Four's perspective that Roth did not include. At the same time, I'm not sure how well those scenes would have transformed into independent story arches.

16 of 20 people found this review helpful