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  • #Starstruck

  • By: Sariah Wilson
  • Narrated by: Bailey Carr
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 449
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 408
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 410

"You've done better." With one uncharacteristically sassy tweet to her longtime celebrity crush, Zoe Miller's life turns upside down. Ultrahot A-lister Chase Covington doesn't just respond to Zoe's tweet, he does the unthinkable: he messages Zoe directly. Now she must decide between walking away or meeting her crush in person.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 😀

  • By JM Saenz on 01-17-18

Cute!!!

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

Reviewed: 05-13-18

Not what I expected, but really good. Performance was excellent, and story kept me guessing. Nice, clean romance.

  • A Court of Thorns and Roses

  • By: Sarah J. Maas
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 16 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,461
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,803
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,813

When 19-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin - one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining!

  • By kathrine on 06-19-15

One of only a few books I listen to over and over

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

Reviewed: 04-05-18

I love the story. I love the narrator. I listen to this book when I want a modern classic. This will be our generation’s love story.

  • The Empress

  • Diabolic, Book 2
  • By: S. J. Kincaid
  • Narrated by: Candace Thaxton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53

It's a new day in the Empire. Tyrus has ascended to the throne with Nemesis by his side, and now they can find a new way forward - one where they don't have to hide or scheme or kill. One where creatures like Nemesis will be given worth and recognition, where science and information can be shared with everyone and not just the elite.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible

  • By Sydni on 01-23-18

WOW!!!!

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

Reviewed: 11-04-17

This book was so incredible!!! No spoilers but just...wow. I am still overwhelmed - may start over and listen to book 1&2 again. It was that good!

  • Paper Princess

  • By: Erin Watt
  • Narrated by: Angela Goethals
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,260
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,185
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,185

These Royals will ruin you...Ella Harper is a survivor - a pragmatic optimist. She's spent her whole life moving from town to town with her flighty mother, struggling to make ends meet and believing that someday she'll climb out of the gutter. After her mother's death, Ella is truly alone. Until Callum Royal appears, plucking Ella out of poverty and tossing her into his posh mansion among his five sons who all hate her. Each Royal boy is more magnetic than the last, but none as captivating as Reed Royal, the boy who is determined to send her back to the slums.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Overall I'd give it 3.5 Stars

  • By AmazonAddict on 01-14-17

Ugh.

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

Reviewed: 07-28-17

Be forewarned: despite the cover art, title, and YA listing, this book is NOT for young adults. It's been classified inappropriately, and as a mother, this makes me furious. If you want to read books with explicit sex scenes, more power to you. But please don't try to hide what's in them so that unsuspecting children and adults stumble into a book that they find offensive.

4 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • The Traitor's Kiss

  • Traitor's Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Erin Beaty
  • Narrated by: Kathleen McInerney
  • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 158
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154

With a sharp tongue and an unruly temper, Sage Fowler is not what they'd call a lady, which is perfectly fine with her. Deemed unfit for marriage, Sage is apprenticed to a matchmaker and tasked with wrangling other young ladies to be married off for political alliances. She spies on the girls - and on the soldiers escorting them. As the girls' military escort senses a political uprising, Sage is recruited by a handsome soldier to infiltrate the enemy ranks.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It was ok, but i didn't even finish it

  • By guy a on 10-14-17

Not what I expected!

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

Reviewed: 06-20-17

What made the experience of listening to The Traitor's Kiss the most enjoyable?

I really loved the story the most, but the narrator didn't distract - which was nice. The story reminded me a lot of "The False Prince". It was a fun book and I enjoyed it thoroughly!

  • A Court of Wings and Ruin

  • By: Sarah J. Maas
  • Narrated by: Amanda Leigh Cobb
  • Length: 25 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,378
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,979
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,984

Feyre has returned to the Spring Court determined to gather information on Tamlin's maneuverings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do so, she must play a deadly game of deceit - and one slip may spell doom not only for Feyre but for her world as well.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not that bad!!

  • By Amanda on 05-03-17

I'm returning it

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

Reviewed: 05-10-17

What disappointed you about A Court of Wings and Ruin?

I don't want to dog pile on the narrator. I'm sure she's a great fit for other books. But I listened to 16 hours of her and would have kept going except for her reading of Rhysand. The story line I loved the most between Feyre and Rhysand hinged on a High Lord who was dark and brooding, sexy and fun, and deeply in love with Feyre. The new narrator made him sound...almost silly. Light and funny - not at all sexy. I switched to the print version, just to see if I could get back a sense of who he was in the first two audio books, and found it was much better. I will be returning the audio book.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Rhysand. He is so complicated, so unexpected. He puts on such a front for the world, but then you realize he is so opposite beneath his layers.

Would you be willing to try another one of Amanda Leigh Cobb’s performances?

Yes. I don't think she was a bad narrator. I just don't think anyone was going to live up to the previous one. It's like watching a TV series in which a main character is suddenly being played by some other actor. No matter how great the story line, no matter how good a performance the actor has, it's almost impossible to ever see them as the same character.

What character would you cut from A Court of Wings and Ruin?

None.

Any additional comments?

This story should NOT be rated for teens. If you are a parent, please please please preview this book before allowing your teen to read it. It's very gritty - language and sex, in particular.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Heartless

  • By: Marissa Meyer
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Soler
  • Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,908
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,762
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,763

Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland and a favorite of the unmarried King of Hearts, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, all she wants is to open a shop with her best friend. But according to her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for the young woman who could be the next queen. Then Cath meets Jest, the handsome and mysterious court joker. For the first time, she feels the pull of true attraction. At the risk of offending the king and infuriating her parents, she and Jest enter into an intense secret courtship.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect narration, but disappointed with the story

  • By Linda Nichols on 12-17-16

Didn't think it was possible...

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

Reviewed: 11-16-16

...but this book was even better than Cinder!!!!!!!! Loved it and loved the narrator!!! FINALLY a book that is well-written, clean enough for my teenagers and thoroughly enjoyable to read/hear!!!!

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • The Scourge of Muirwood

  • Legends of Muirwood, Book 3
  • By: Jeff Wheeler
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,692
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,526
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,523

A devastating plague continues to rage through the land of Muirwood, and all hope is laid at the feet of the young woman Lia. Called as a magical protector, Lia volunteers to embark on one last quest to rescue the knight-maston Colvin - her great love - and his pupil, the alleged heir to the fallen kingdom of Pry-Ree. Undaunted by injuries, Lia sets off across land and sea warning the kingdom of the great plague that is upon them. The arduous journey leads her to the doors of Dochte Abbey, where her friends are supposedly held. However, a fallen enemy lies in wait for Lia, as well as an unbearable new truth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good series, have read all 6

  • By Lin Cloward on 03-22-16

It got better and better

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

Reviewed: 11-06-16

This series, unlike so many, got better with each installment. I enjoyed the characters, the plot, the ending - I even thought the narrator improved from Book 1 to Book 3. Five stars - an author and series I HIGHLY recommend.

  • The Thief's Daughter

  • The Kingfountain Series, Book 2
  • By: Jeff Wheeler
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,393
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,132
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,129

Owen Kiskaddon first came to the court of the formidable King Severn as a prisoner, winning favor with the stormy monarch by masquerading as a boy truly blessed by the Fountain. Nine years hence, the once-fearful Owen has grown into a confident young man, mentored in battle and politics by Duke Horwath and deeply in love with his childhood friend, the duke's granddaughter. But the blissful future Owen and Elysabeth Mortimer anticipate seems doomed by the king's machinations.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Second & possibly best in the Kingfountain trilogy

  • By Blythe on 06-12-17

SO Much Better

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

Reviewed: 10-31-16

I reviewed the first book in the series and was not impressed. But THIS BOOK WAS AMAZING!!! I was captured from the first words and couldn't stop listening. And it made me laugh out loud and cry and that's not something many books can accomplish. I am
In love with these characters and am shocked by the depth of their character. I wish every young person would read this story.

  • The Queen's Poisoner

  • The Kingfountain Series, Book 1
  • By: Jeff Wheeler
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,803
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,429
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,417

King Severn Argentine's fearsome reputation precedes him: usurper of the throne, killer of rightful heirs, ruthless punisher of traitors. Attempting to depose him, the Duke of Kiskaddon gambles...and loses. Now the duke must atone by handing over his young son, Owen, as the king's hostage. And should his loyalty falter again, the boy will pay with his life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great audio book.

  • By Classic Lit Fan on 04-21-16

Okay

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

Reviewed: 10-29-16

So I'm not a fan of Kate Rudd, but this was one of her better performances. I just don't like the way her characters come off sounding petulant- especially young girls. But the story was good and while maybe not the most well-written, worth the time I invested in listening to it. The beginning is slow but once the action kicks in, it improves dramatically. I appreciated that there was no foul language (not even the thinly veiled cursing some authors use by turning a normal word into the character's curse word) and no sex. The book had a plot (!!!) and relied on that and character development instead of just being about a romance. I will listen to the next book.