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  • The Darkest Minds

  • Darkest Minds, Book 1
  • By: Alexandra Bracken
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,388
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,083
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,076

When Ruby woke up on her 10th birthday, something about her had changed. Something frightening enough to make her parents lock her in the garage and call the police. Something that got her sent to Thurmond, a brutal government “rehabilitation camp.” She might have survived the mysterious disease that had killed most of America’s children, but she and the others emerged with something far worse: frightening abilities they could not control.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Overall, I really enjoyed this thrilling book

  • By Sash & Em: A Tale of Two Bookies on 08-06-13

Boggles the mind

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

Reviewed: 09-23-18

I couldn’t stop listening to this not even for sleep I can’t wait to get to the rest

  • The Fall

  • By: Robin Alexander
  • Narrated by: Lisa Cordileone
  • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 287
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 270
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 267

Noel Savino has no problems attracting women. After several failed relationships, she's more than happy to keep it casual. Sunny Chase is willing to be another notch on Noel's bedpost after a tragedy of her own. Despite their playful intentions, they find themselves poised to fall, especially if Noel's old-school Italian mother and Sunny's cross-dressing uncle have anything to say about it. The only thing standing in their way is Noel's niece, Harper, who is also captivated by one of the Chase women.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simply delightful

  • By Meredith on 07-06-16

Family ♥️

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

Reviewed: 09-09-18

This book was not only hilarious but super adorable I’ll definitely listen to it again

  • Mind of My Mind

  • Patternist, Book 2
  • By: Octavia E. Butler
  • Narrated by: Christie Clarke
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 619
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 573
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 574

For 4,000 years, an immortal has spread the seeds of a master race, using the downtrodden as his private breeding stock. But now a young ghetto telepath has found a way to awaken - and rule - her superhuman kind, igniting a psychic battle as she challenges her creator for her right to free her people.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The value of diversity in fiction authors.

  • By Michael on 04-29-14

Really great story abruptly tied up loose ends

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

Reviewed: 07-25-18

Although I found the story fascinating I’m a little annoyed at how the main character and the character that drew me into the story Anyanwu was written as almost and after thought in such a anticlimactic way she deserved more respect and care for being such a vibrant strong character

  • Starting From Scratch

  • By: Georgia Beers
  • Narrated by: Georgia Beers
  • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 424
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 393
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 390

What happens when your life takes an unexpected turn? What happens when you need to protect the one you love from the one you want to love? What happens when you lose something you never knew you wanted? Lambda and Golden Crown Literary Award-winning author Georgia Beers brings to you her long-awaited seventh novel, Starting from Scratch, a story where learning, laughing, loving, and baked goods are just a few of life’s basic ingredients.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simply Wonderful!

  • By kate_monster on 01-20-15

Georgia Beers is hilarious

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

Reviewed: 04-18-18

It was pleasant to her the mind behind all these great pieces speaking granted there are some parts that I think could have been better by another narrator but it’s clear the main character and the authors are peas in a pod

  • The Mother of Black Hollywood

  • A Memoir
  • By: Jenifer Lewis
  • Narrated by: Jenifer Lewis
  • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,037
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,516
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,501

Jenifer Lewis keeps it real in this provocative and touching memoir by a Midwestern girl with a dream whose journey from poverty to Hollywood will move, shock, and inspire listeners. Told in the audacious voice her fans adore, Jenifer describes a road to fame made treacherous by dysfunction and undiagnosed mental illness, including a sex addiction. Yet, supported by loving friends and strengthened by "inner soldiers", Jenifer never stopped entertaining and creating.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brutally honest memoir!

  • By D. Easter on 11-14-17

Forever my play Auntie

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

Reviewed: 03-26-18

This book wouldn’t have been the same if I simply read it I’m glad I got to here the voice I grew up hearing but never really knowing tell her truths

  • The Animators

  • A Novel
  • By: Kayla Rae Whitaker
  • Narrated by: Alex McKenna
  • Length: 15 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 307
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 292
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 291

In the male-dominated field of animation, Mel Vaught and Sharon Kisses are a dynamic duo, the friction of their differences driving them: Sharon, quietly ambitious but self-doubting; Mel, brash and unapologetic, always the life of the party. Best friends and artistic partners since the first week of college, where they bonded over their working-class roots and obvious talent, they spent their twenties ensconced in a gritty Brooklyn studio. Working, drinking, laughing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Rough beginning but Stick With It

  • By SydSavvy on 04-24-17

Odes to awkward

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

Reviewed: 03-06-18

It wasn’t what I expected but it definitely kept me coming back I love the narrators country twang even though it grated during some of the douche bagesque scenes

  • Anika Takes the Long Way Home up Soul Mountain: A Lesbian Romance

  • Rosemont Duology, Book 2
  • By: Eliza Andrews
  • Narrated by: Angela Rysk
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60

You can’t outrun your past. If you try, it will chase after you in a silver DeLorean. The last thing Anika Singh wants is to go home to Ohio, but when her mother is diagnosed with cancer, what choice does she really have? Because all Marcine, Ohio, has for Anika is bad memories - being an outcast, and betrayal. Jenny’s betrayal. Anika’s high school sweetheart turned ex-wife. Anika hopes she won’t run into Jenny...or maybe she hopes she will run into her. It’s hard to say. Then there’s Amy, a dark-haired beauty Anika meets on the flight to Cleveland.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome!

  • By Trace on 01-26-18

Fucking Awesome

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

Reviewed: 03-01-18

I was crazy happy when I discovered my favorite character from the first book was getting her own solo shot and I wasn’t disappointed also I screamed Marty McFly a whole hell of a lot so it was worth it

  • Red Hood - The Hunt

  • Urban Fairytales, Book 1
  • By: Erik Schubach
  • Narrated by: Hollie Jackson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 289
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 264
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 263

When Daria discovers a breach in the wall while on her patrol, and saves a family from infection by three hungry wolves, Daria herself is saved by a wolf hunter she had believed to be nothing but an urban legend: the Red Hood, Maireni Damaschin. The mysterious woman in a red cloak seems to possess inhuman abilities.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By Todd (Toad) Vogel on 03-31-17

Not your childhood fairytale

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

Reviewed: 02-26-18

It was such an awesome adaptation I was sad to see it end and that there was no part 2

  • In the Distance There Is Light

  • By: Harper Bliss
  • Narrated by: Charlotte North
  • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191

Two women lose the man they love. All they have left is each other. Sophie's life is turned upside down when her partner, Ian, dies in a tragic accident. The only one who can understand her devastation is Ian's stepmother, Dolores. Together, they try to make sense of their loss and rebuild their shattered lives. While their shared grief brings them closer, it also takes their relationship in an unexpected direction. Where does sorrow end and romance begin? Or has Ian's death blurred the lines too much?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Prestidge

  • By Cliente de Kindle on 02-26-18

I want a Dolores

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

Reviewed: 02-03-18

This book was just an all around yes I was sad that it ended I’ll definitely listen to it again down the road

  • The Witching Hour

  • By: Anne Rice
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 50 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,122
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,858
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,864

Demonstrating once again her gift for spellbinding storytelling, Anne Rice makes real for us a great dynasty of four centuries of witches - a family given to poetry and incest, murder and philosophy, a family that over the ages is itself haunted by a powerful, dangerous, and seductive being called Lasher who haunts the Mayfair women....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Greatest Supernatural Thriller of the 20th Century

  • By Liberty on 11-06-15

I don’t even know

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

Reviewed: 01-31-18

My mind is boggled that I finished this book. Unfortunately the reward for my labors, and yes it was a labor at times, was an idiotic over drawn unfulfilling ending.