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  • Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

  • By: Becky Albertalli
  • Narrated by: Michael Crouch
  • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,766
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,502
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,505

Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: If he doesn't play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone's business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he's been emailing with, will be compromised.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Crouch should be getting another award

  • By T. N. Taylor on 03-15-18

Loved it

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-18-18

Cute and funny with interesting characters. Great narration. I recommend this book and look forward to reading more by this author

  • Deadly Summer

  • Darling Investigations, Book 1
  • By: Denise Grover Swank
  • Narrated by: Megan Tusing
  • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 554
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 501
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 503

Ten years ago, Summer Butler was television's most popular teenage sleuth. Since then, she's hit - what gossip sites just love to call - the gutter. Nearly bankrupt, betrayed, estranged from her greedy mother, and just about unemployable, she's coaxed into that desperate haven for has-beens: reality TV.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Meh..typical "modern" cozy

  • By Constance Jenkins on 05-04-18

Entertaining, if a little predictable

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-17-18

All of the characters are unique and interesting. I like the premise of the story. The outcome of the mystery was a touch predictable, but I still enjoyed it.

  • Always and Forever, Lara Jean

  • By: Jenny Han
  • Narrated by: Laura Knight Keating
  • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,167
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,062
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,058

Lara Jean is having the best senior year a girl could ever hope for. She is head over heels in love with her boyfriend, Peter; her dad's finally getting remarried to their next door neighbor, Ms. Rothschild; and Margot's coming home for the summer just in time for the wedding. But change is looming on the horizon. And while Lara Jean is having fun and keeping busy helping plan her father's wedding, she can't ignore the big life decisions she has to make.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it but...

  • By Jennifer T on 09-05-18

Sweet

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-11-18

Sweet ending to a sweet series. I love Lara Jean and her family. I don't care for Peter, but I still enjoy the love story.

  • Death in the English Countryside

  • Murder on Location Series, Book 1
  • By: Sara Rosett
  • Narrated by: Sarah Mollo-Christensen
  • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 728
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 674
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 671

Location scout and Jane Austen aficionado Kate Sharp is thrilled when the company she works for lands the job of finding locations for a new film adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, but then her boss, Kevin, fails to return from a scouting trip to England. Kate travels to England to salvage Kevin's and the company's reputation before word gets out that he is missing. Things go from bad to worse when Kate arrives in Nether Woodsmoor, a quaint village of golden stone cottages and rolling green hills, only to find no trace of Kevin except his abandoned luggage.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An Amazing Series

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-06-18

Great mystery

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-06-18

From the very beginning, the author pulls you in with a believable cast of characters and a great mystery. The setting is beautifully described, transporting you to the English countryside. The mystery makes you think, and the narrator does a great job as well. I look forward to reading the other books in this series.

  • Turtles All the Way Down

  • By: John Green
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,929
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,414
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,411

It all begins with a fugitive billionaire and the promise of a cash reward. Turtles All the Way Down is about lifelong friendship, the intimacy of an unexpected reunion, Star Wars fan fiction, and tuatara. But at its heart is Aza Holmes, a young woman navigating daily existence within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly small amount of actual turtles.

  • By Meg on 11-03-17

Another hit

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-02-18

Another well written and moving novel by John Green. The characters are all unique but believable and you care what happens to them.

  • Death of a Neighborhood Scrooge

  • A Jaine Austen Mystery
  • By: Laura Levine
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 10

Scotty Parker is a former child star who once played Tiny Tim, but now he's grown up into the role of the neighborhood Scrooge. He thinks he can stage a comeback with the screenplay he's working on, and Jaine's been reluctantly helping him edit it. So when Scotty is bludgeoned with a frozen chocolate yule log and the police start making a list of suspects and checking it twice, Jaine's name is unfortunately included.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • another hit

  • By Lish71 on 10-01-18

Another hit!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-28-18

These books have everything I love: mystery, humor, and cats! This one did not disappoint. Jaine is a relatable character. Not a perfect heroine, but a flawed individual whose quirks and mishaps leave you laughing and wanting more. This mystery keeps you guessing with a colorful array of suspects. The ending of this one left me in shock!!

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  • And One Last Thing...

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,376
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,483
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,479

Lacey Terwilliger's shock and humiliation over her husband's philandering prompt her to add some bonus material to Mike's company newsletter: stunning Technicolor descriptions of the special brand of "administrative support" his receptionist gives him. The detailed mass e-mail to Mike's family, friends, and clients blows up in her face, and before one can say "instant urban legend", Lacey has become the pariah of her small Kentucky town and a media punch line....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • For me this was such a HOOT!!!

  • By d.e.matthews on 02-12-11

Made me laugh

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-22-18

This book made me laugh out loud more than once. The author writes interesting, believable characters. The main character's brother Emmett, and her lawyer - are my favorites! Very amusing.

  • P.S. I Still Love You

  • By: Jenny Han
  • Narrated by: Laura Knight Keating
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,921
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,744
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,743

Lara Jean didn't expect to really fall for Peter. She and Peter were just pretending. Except suddenly they weren't. Now Lara Jean is more confused than ever. When another boy from her past returns to her life, Lara Jean's feelings for him return too. Can a girl be in love with two boys at once?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • perfect summer read☀️

  • By Marte on 05-28-18

Great follow up to the first book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-15-18

This book is written in such a way that you quickly become emotionally invested in all all the characters. The narrator does an amazing job of bringing them all to life. It's a great follow up to the first book - I couldn't put either down! So cute and romantic, with a great story and fun believable characters.

  • To All the Boys I've Loved Before

  • By: Jenny Han
  • Narrated by: Laura Knight Keating
  • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,890
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,647
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,643

Lara Jean’s love life goes from imaginary to out of control in this heartfelt novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Summer I Turned Pretty series. What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them…all at once?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A YA for Rom-Com fans

  • By The Reading Date on 07-02-14

Cute book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-06-18

Cute novel with many interesting characters. I love the main character and her family. They are very easy to like - the little sister is very fun! Can't wait to read the other books in the series and watch the film adaptation. This book is easy to listen to and the narrator does an amazing job. It is very sweet and I love the romance.

  • Can You Keep a Secret?

  • By: Sophie Kinsella
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,682
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,767
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,768

Emma Corrigan has a long list of secrets, one of which is that she is afraid of flying. Coming back from a thoroughly ruinous sales trip to Glasgow, the plane she is on encounters some air turbulence, and she ends up spilling her guts to the handsome American sitting next to her. He gets to hear that she fibbed to get her current job and that she has never been able to satisfactorily find her G-spot. Then, the plane lands...and the American turns up in her life again. He's the CEO of her company....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable Chick Lit

  • By A on 02-04-08

Full of laughs

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-31-18

This book made me laugh out loud multiple times. If you're looking for a light humorous read with some romance, you won't be disappointed