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  • 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

Amazing Captivating Love story

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

Reviewed: 05-30-16

Where does The Book of Ivy rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

The best book I've listened to. Second only to the sequel, the revolution of ivy.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Book of Ivy?

The tension and suspense yet maturity the author has woven into this young couples love story is absolutely fascinating and excellent

Which scene was your favorite?

The entire book, but also anything with bishop

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Captivating love written on a supreme level

Any additional comments?

Stupendous. Since finishing this story, I haven't been able to find any that even compare, and it is so frustrating! I absolutely can't wait to find more books from this author, I will hang on every word!!

  • Feral Sins

  • Phoenix Pack, Book 1
  • By: Suzanne Wright
  • Narrated by: Jill Redfield
  • Length: 13 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,571
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,033
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,051

Taryn Warner is a wolf shifter with extraordinary healing skills - and serious problems. First, her father is determined that she mate for life with a wolf shifter named Roscoe Weston, whom the feisty Taryn can’t stand. To make matters worse, she’s also been kidnapped by Trey Coleman, a dangerous alpha male from another pack. And as much as she wants to resist Trey, Taryn is incredibly, maddeningly attracted to him.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Surprised they didn't check my ID

  • By P. Stover on 04-08-13

If it's what you're looking for...

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

Reviewed: 05-24-16

I wasn't looking for the explicit stuff, but tried to get past it to see if I could get into the story. It does have a pretty good story to it and the characters are pretty well developed. I couldn't get past the explicit parts though. They were way too often and too long. I stopped listening with about four hours left of the book to go. Maybe if it's what you're looking for, it may not be a bad book for you.

  • Bared to You

  • A Crossfire Novel, Book 1
  • By: Sylvia Day
  • Narrated by: Jill Redfield
  • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9,748
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,763
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,779

"Gideon Cross came into my life like lightning in the darkness… He was beautiful and brilliant, jagged and white-hot. I was drawn to him as I’d never been to anything or anyone in my life. I craved his touch like a drug, even knowing it would weaken me. I was flawed and damaged, and he opened those cracks in me so easily…Gideon knew. He had demons of his own. And we would become the mirrors that reflected each other’s most private wounds…and desires."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • TOUCHING & EMOTIONAL ROLLERCOASTER OF PASSION

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 12-02-12

Not worth listening to

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

Reviewed: 05-24-16

I wasn't looking for the explicit stuff, and was dealing with it, seeing if I could get into the story. It is very similar to 50 shades of grey, but has way less of a story component (granted I only ever saw the movie). I tried, but gave up on it at chapter 6.

  • 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

the best kind of love story

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

Reviewed: 03-15-16

the writer paints a very vivid picture in every scene, and the character is always deep in thought. it is a very real, heart-felt fictional story that draws you in. you develope a stake in the love story.

  • In the After

  • By: Demitria Lunetta
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 840
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 781
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 782

Amy is watching TV when the world is attacked by Them. Most of the population is overtaken, but Amy manages to survive - and even rescue "Baby" a toddler she finds in an abandoned supermarket. Then, after years of hiding, they are miraculously rescued and taken to New Hope, a colony of survivors living in a former government research compound. While at first the colony seems like a dream, with plenty of food, safety, and shelter, New Hope slowly reveals that it is far from ideal. And Amy soon realizes that unless things change, she'll lose Baby - and much more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting New Series

  • By Kim Venatries on 01-10-14

Captivating characters and original story

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

Reviewed: 03-09-16

Would you listen to In the After again? Why?

Yes, because you feel like you are with the characters in the story.

What other book might you compare In the After to and why?

In the End, because it is the sequel.

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

Some emphasis I may not have picked up on.

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

Yes.

Any additional comments?

Awesome characters and suspense.

  • In the End

  • In the After, Book 2
  • By: Demitria Lunetta
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 593
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 545
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 546

It's been three months since Amy escaped New Hope. Since she's seen Baby, or Kay, or Rice. And she's been surviving on her own, like she did before she was "rescued" and taken to what she thought was a safe haven. Then, in the midst of foraging for supplies, her former fellow Guardian's voice rings out in her earpiece. And in a desperate tone, Kay utters the four words Amy had hoped she would never hear: Dr. Reynolds has Baby.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • In The End You Will Be Disappointed

  • By Lulu on 04-22-15

Captivating characters and story.

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

Reviewed: 03-09-16

If you could sum up In the End in three words, what would they be?

Action-packed, detailed

What did you like best about this story?

the characters are brought to life

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

Some emphasis I may not have picked up on.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Yes, when Jacks and Amy kissed.

Any additional comments?

Wish there were more books in this series!