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  • The Revolution of Ivy

  • By: Amy Engel
  • Narrated by: Taylor Meskimen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 176
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 168
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 168

Ivy Westfall is beyond the fence, and she is alone. Abandoned by her family and separated from Bishop Lattimer, Ivy must find a way to survive on her own in a land filled with countless dangers, both human and natural. She has traded a more civilized type of cruelty - forced marriages and murder plots - for the bare-knuckled brutality required to survive outside Westfall's borders.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not an EPIC Revolution

  • By Natalie C on 11-05-15

no backbone

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

Reviewed: 04-04-16

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I can not stand for a book that has a man rape a NINE year old, rapes and kills ANOTHER girl and then tries to do it AGAIN to the main character. She has a chance to kill him and says I can't I do it, I do not want to be a murderer like him. WHAT?! If you protect and value life there would be no question.
Just one example of the main character thinking throughout every situation. VERY maddening!!!

  • The Book of Ivy

  • By: Amy Engel
  • Narrated by: Taylor Meskimen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 299
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 272
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 272

After a brutal nuclear war, the United States was left decimated. A small group of survivors eventually banded together, but only after more conflict over which family would govern the new nation. The Westfalls lost. Fifty years later, peace and control are maintained by marrying the daughters of the losing side to the sons of the winning group in a yearly ritual. This year, it is my turn. My name is Ivy Westfall and my mission is simple: to kill the president's son - my soon-to-be husband - and return the Westfall family to power.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A BOOK LONG PROLOGUE

  • By Natalie C on 01-20-15

Why?

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

Reviewed: 03-31-16

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I did enjoy most of this book. But I do not relate to thinking one thing and doing another. Could not get past that in the main character!! Got tired of her thinking things in her head and making a problem bigger. She could have stood up for what was right. Thinking her family would stop. stupid.

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  • The Painter's Daughter

  • By: Julie Klassen
  • Narrated by: James Gillies
  • Length: 14 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 721
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 655
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 654

Sophie Dupont, daughter of a portrait painter, assists her father in his studio, keeping her own artwork out of sight. She often walks the cliffside path along the North Devon coast, popular with artists and poets. It's where she met the handsome Wesley Overtree, the first man to tell her she's beautiful. Captain Stephen Overtree is accustomed to taking on his brother's neglected duties. Home on leave, he's sent to find Wesley.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Where is Elizabeth Jasicki?

  • By DatPixieGirl on 01-17-16

Oh Sophie

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

Reviewed: 01-24-16

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Who would not want a strong man to protect you….apparently Sophie. Will not understand her getting frustrated over a man being a man. The rest is a great story. Would recommend to others. James did a great job narrating.