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  • Good Me Bad Me

  • A Novel
  • By: Ali Land
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,651
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,310
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,295

Milly's mother is a serial killer. Though Milly loves her mother, the only way to make her stop is to turn her in to the police. Milly is given a fresh start: a new identity, a home with an affluent foster family, and a spot at an exclusive private school. But Milly has secrets, and life at her new home becomes complicated. As her mother's trial looms, with Milly as the star witness, Milly starts to wonder how much of her is nature, how much of her is nurture, and whether she is doomed to turn out like her mother after all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW! Good Wolf &Bad

  • By Linda on 11-22-17

Interesting

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

Reviewed: 01-02-18

I didn’t expect much from this book but ended up really liking it! I wouldn’t say that it was shocking, but I didn’t want to stop listening! Bit slow at the start but worth the listen!

  • Girl Last Seen

  • By: Nina Laurin
  • Narrated by: Vanessa Johansson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,865
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,532
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,523

I force myself to look at the face in the photo, into her slightly smudged features, and I can't bring myself to move. Olivia Shaw could be my mirror image, rewound to 13 years ago. I've spent a long time peering into the faces of girls on missing posters, wondering which one replaced me in that basement. But they were never quite the right age, with the right look, in the right circumstances. Until Olivia Shaw, missing for one week tomorrow.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Rambling... still rambling...

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-19-18

Not Worth The Time or Credit

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

Reviewed: 01-02-18

It was so slow to start off with, dragging on about nothing really then when it picked up, it was weird and confusing, not suspenseful and thrilling. The character interactions were not believable, and very unrealistic. To make matters worse, the end was not really shocking and overall lacking. I really just did not enjoy this book . Narration however, was not bad. Not favorite but not bad.

46 of 49 people found this review helpful

  • Everything You Told Me

  • By: Lucy Dawson
  • Narrated by: Jessica Ball
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,784
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,604
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,606

You went to bed at home, just like every other night. You woke up in the back of a taxi, over 250 miles away. You have no idea how you got there and no memory of the last 10 hours. You have no phone, no money, just a suicide note in your coat pocket, in your own writing. You know you weren't planning to kill yourself. Your family and friends think you are lying. Someone knows exactly what happened to you. But they're not telling....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Over the top but still held my attention

  • By Lizzystick on 04-25-17

So good!

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

Reviewed: 10-15-17

As a mother, this book is so relatable with some great plot twists. Not super deep or complex but I really loved it.

  • The Maze Runner

  • Maze Runner, Book 1
  • By: James Dashner
  • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13,297
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,776
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11,844

When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his name. He's surrounded by strangers - boys whose memories are also gone. Outside the towering stone walls that surround them is a limitless, ever-changing maze. It's the only way out - and no one's ever made it through alive. Then a girl arrives. The first girl ever. And the message she delivers is terrifying: Remember. Survive. Run.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good book, though a little long

  • By Darrin on 11-28-11

Great book

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

Reviewed: 03-27-17

Although it seems youthful, I couldn't stop listening! Slightly predictable but also had some cool surprises and twists at some parts. Can't wait to hear the second book.

  • Steelheart

  • The Reckoners, Book 1
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,239
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,998
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,038

Ten years ago, Calamity came. It was a burst in the sky that gave ordinary men and women extraordinary powers. The awed public started calling them Epics. But Epics are no friend of man. With incredible gifts came the desire to rule. And to rule man you must crush his will. Nobody fights the Epics...nobody but the Reckoners. A shadowy group of ordinary humans, they spend their lives studying Epics, finding their weaknesses, and then assassinating them. And David wants in. He wants Steelheart - the Epic who is said to be invincible. The Epic who killed David's father.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • He got the idea from a near traffic accident

  • By Don Gilbert on 09-26-13

Had me from the prologue!

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

Reviewed: 12-08-13

If you could sum up Steelheart in three words, what would they be?

Intriguing. Action. Unexpected.

What did you like best about this story?

Its fabulous! I loved every moment!

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

YES!!!

Any additional comments?

Great book! I always have a difficult time getting into a book. This one had my attention right off. I didn't want to take my ear phones out...narrator did a great job and was enjoyable to listen to.

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Emperor's Soul

  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Angela Lin
  • Length: 3 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,370
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,848
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,864

When Shai is caught replacing the Moon Scepter with her nearly flawless forgery, she must bargain for her life. An assassin has left the Emperor Ashravan without consciousness, a circumstance concealed only by the death of his wife. If the emperor does not emerge after his hundred-day mourning period, the rule of the Heritage Faction will be forfeit and the empire will fall into chaos.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Short Novella that is Long in Story

  • By debbie on 11-02-12

Leaves You Wanting More

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

Reviewed: 11-05-13

What about Angela Lin’s performance did you like?

Very pleasant to listen to!

Any additional comments?

As is with many of Sanderson's works, this book leaves you wanting more. I loved this book. It was an out of the box concept and very well written. It takes a lot for me to be draw into a book but this one had my attention from the start and held it.The end did not disappoint. Loved it!

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Fifty Shades of Grey

  • Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy
  • By: E. L. James
  • Narrated by: Becca Battoe
  • Length: 19 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 32,412
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 27,496
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 28,128

When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • I can't believe I bought ths

  • By Jayson on 06-03-12

Not Bad

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

Reviewed: 09-15-13

What didn’t you like about Becca Battoe’s performance?

The narrator sounded like a amateur actress doing a cold read...I was not impressed. It seemed like she did better as the book went on though. I could listen to her though and I would not mind hearing her in something else but I did not think she was great.

Any additional comments?

I am not a big romance novel reader so I cannot critique the story or author all that much other than to say that I was not impressed with the writing style. It sounded like a high schooler trying to impress her english teacher with too many big words. I know the girl in the book is suppose to be smart, but no one speaks like that, so it was not very believable. I'm not big on the audio porn but some of it was erotic and fun to listen to but not nearly as risque as it was built up to be. Some parts were a little drug out but not too bad. Overall I wanted to listen all the way to the end and I enjoyed it. I'm curious about the other books but I am not aching to listen to them or anything.

  • The Way of Kings

  • Book One of The Stormlight Archive
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
  • Length: 45 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 57,632
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 52,350
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 52,348

Roshar is a world of stone and storms. Uncanny tempests of incredible power sweep across the rocky terrain so frequently that they have shaped ecology and civilization alike. Animals hide in shells, trees pull in branches, and grass retracts into the soilless ground. Cities are built only where the topography offers shelter. It has been centuries since the fall of the ten consecrated orders known as the Knights Radiant, but their Shardblades and Shardplate remain: mystical swords and suits of armor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow - 45 hours long and leaves you wanting more!

  • By Lore on 03-31-12

Sanderson At His Best!

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

Reviewed: 09-06-13

Any additional comments?

There is nothing I did not LOVE about this book and cannot wait for more! Like so much of Sanderson's work it is a fresh take on fantasy.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Alloy of Law

  • A Mistborn Novel
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,063
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19,342
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,341

Three hundred years after the events of the Mistborn trilogy, Scadrial is now on the verge of modernity, with railroads to supplement the canals, electric lighting in the streets and the homes of the wealthy, and the first steel-framed skyscrapers racing for the clouds.Kelsier, Vin, Elend, Sazed, Spook, and the rest are now part of history—or religion. Yet the old magics of Allomancy and Feruchemy continue to play a role in this reborn world....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Shorter, but very entertaining

  • By Robin on 12-14-11

Really Enjoyed It!

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

Reviewed: 09-06-13

Any additional comments?

I'll be honest, I thought this one was going to be sub par but it was a great book that left me wanting more. It didn't take away from the Mistborn series like I though it would. It did well standing alone. I would read it again and highly recommend it.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Rithmatist

  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,307
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,696
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,701

More than anything, Joel wants to be a Rithmatist. Chosen by the Master in a mysterious inception ceremony, Rithmatists have the power to infuse life into two-dimensional figures known as Chalklings. Rithmatists are humanity’s only defense against the Wild Chalklings - merciless creatures that leave mangled corpses in their wake. Having nearly overrun the territory of Nebrask, the Wild Chalklings now threaten all of the American Isles.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Beware of the chalk!

  • By Brandon on 05-17-13

Another Win For Brandon Sanderson!

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

Reviewed: 09-06-13

Any additional comments?

Really, can Sanderson do any wrong? lol ...I really liked this young adult book. It is such a different concept, as is with so many of Sanderson's books. I would listen to it again and would love for my kids to read or listen to it when they are older. I very much enjoyed it!