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Juder Kuipers

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  • On the Jellicoe Road

  • By: Melina Marchetta
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Macauley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 246
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 213
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 214

Taylor Markham is now a senior at the Jellicoe School, and has been made leader of the boarders. She is responsible for keeping the upper hand in the territory wars with the townies, and the cadets who camp on the edge of the school's property over summer. She has to keep her students safe and the territories enforced and to deal with Jonah Griggs - the leader of the cadets and someone she'd rather forget. B ut what she needs to do, more than anything, is unravel the mystery of her past and find her mother.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Strange but good

  • By Dorothea on 07-05-11

Way, way, WAY too sad

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

Reviewed: 11-26-18

Depressing :( Not enough happiness to balance the sadness. If you don’t mind a constant feeling of depression, the story is interesting.

  • The More of Less

  • By: Joshua Becker
  • Narrated by: Joshua Becker
  • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,726
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,555
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,555

Most of us know we own too much stuff. We feel the weight and burden of our clutter, and we tire of cleaning and managing and organizing. While excess consumption leads to bigger houses, faster cars, fancier technology, and cluttered homes, it never brings happiness. Rather, it results in a desire for more. It redirects our greatest passions to things that can never fulfill, and it distracts us from the very lives we wish we were living. But it doesn't have to be this way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Life Changer

  • By Elsie on 12-18-17

This book is changing my life for the better

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

Reviewed: 12-12-17


So much more than how to declutter. For me, it is idea shifts and more.

  • Abandon

  • Revised Edition
  • By: Blake Crouch
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 347
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 304
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 306

On Christmas Day in 1893, every man, woman, and child in a remote gold-mining town disappeared, belongings forsaken, meals left to freeze in vacant cabins - and not a single bone was ever found.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Meh

  • By Tokyo Phil on 11-14-16

WTAF?

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

Reviewed: 11-21-17

I kept waiting for something redeeming something to link the two time periods together - something that never came. Really depressing ending. Very sad I wasted my time and money on this.

  • Remnant Population

  • By: Elizabeth Moon
  • Narrated by: Vanessa Hart
  • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 547
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 503
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 507

For forty years, Colony 3245.12 has been Ofelia’s home. On this planet far away in space and time from the world of her youth, she has lived and loved, weathered the death of her husband, raised her one surviving child, lovingly tended her garden, and grown placidly old. And it is here that she fully expects to finish out her days - until the shifting corporate fortunes of the Sims Bancorp Company dictates that Colony 3245.12 is to be disbanded, its residents shipped off, deep in cryo-sleep, to somewhere new and strange and not of their choosing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • THERE ARE NO BAD PARTS IN REMNANT POPULATION

  • By Nancy on 03-13-13

DNF So boring and lonely; couldn't get into it

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

Reviewed: 10-30-17

Premise sounded great but the story and the narration left me feeling bored and lonely.

  • The Thought Readers

  • Mind Dimensions, Book 1
  • By: Dima Zales, Anna Zaires
  • Narrated by: Roberto Scarlato
  • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 590
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 553
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 551

Everyone thinks I'm a genius. Everyone is wrong. Sure, I finished Harvard at eighteen and now make crazy money at a hedge fund. But that's not because I'm unusually smart or hard-working. It's because I cheat. You see, I have a unique ability. I can go outside time into my own personal version of reality - the place I call - "the Quiet" - where I can explore my surroundings while the rest of the world stands still.I thought I was the only one who could do this - until I met her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Thought Readers: Mind Dimensions, book 1

  • By Johan on 03-04-15

Story excellent; narrator pauses mid-sentence super often

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

Reviewed: 04-28-16

Love the story. Weird pausing from the narrator chops sentences in half. Other than the pauses, good voice.

  • Timebound

  • By: Rysa Walker
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,350
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,935
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,939

When Kate Pierce-Keller’s grandmother gives her a strange blue medallion and speaks of time travel, sixteen-year-old Kate assumes the old woman is delusional. But it all becomes horrifyingly real when a murder in the past destroys the foundation of Kate’s present-day life. Suddenly, that medallion is the only thing protecting Kate from blinking out of existence. Kate learns that the 1893 killing is part of something much more sinister, and her genetic ability to time travel makes Kate the only one who can fix the future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Completely Enjoyed It

  • By Lessa on 06-27-14

Get past the boring beginning

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

Reviewed: 06-23-15

Just like the book Outlander, this one is slow at first. But it is worth it!

  • Amid the Shadows

  • By: Michael C. Grumley
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 295
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 269
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 269

Two hundred years ago, the path of human history took a frightening turn. But the event was carefully hidden from the world….until now. Young Sarah was devastated following the loss of her mother. At just six years old, she was now alone and very confused. She had no idea that the young, newly assigned social worker on the other side of the glass would become the hero she needed. Neither of them did.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I suspense thriller that takes you on a ride

  • By Quella on 03-18-17

Nothing like his last book :(

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

Reviewed: 06-01-15

I pre-ordered this because I loved his other novel "Breakthrough" so much. This was so meh. Nothing sci fi, more like a small bit of fantasy in a typical crime novel.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • I'll Give You the Sun

  • By: Jandy Nelson
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan, Jesse Bernstein
  • Length: 12 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,380
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,079
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,079

Jude and her brother, Noah, are incredibly close twins. At thirteen, isolated Noah draws constantly and is falling in love with the charismatic boy next door, while daredevil Jude surfs and cliff-dives and wears red-red lipstick and does the talking for both of them. But three years later, Jude and Noah are barely speaking. Something has happened to wreck the twins in different and divisive ways…until Jude meets a cocky, broken, beautiful boy, as well as an unpredictable new mentor.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • As Bright as 1000 White Hot Suns

  • By FanB14 on 09-26-14

Don't let the audible preview keep you from this!

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

Reviewed: 04-24-15

The audible preview is terrible, but I promise this book is flat-out amazing. The story, the performance, they are soul-filling. :)

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Breakthrough

  • By: Michael C. Grumley
  • Narrated by: Meghan Wolf
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,104
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,009
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,008

A technology that will change what it means to be human...A discovery that questions the very laws of physics......and a catastrophe that cannot be stopped.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good story

  • By Amanda De Wolf on 03-21-15

Listened straight through to the end!

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

Reviewed: 02-28-15

Sooo good! Narrator didn't pause enough between section so it was hard to tell who is speaking sometimes but other than that everything was perfect!

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

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  • The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales

  • By: Jon Scieszka
  • Narrated by: Mike Ferreri
  • Length: 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 170
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 110

Includes these fairly stupid tales: "Chicken Licken", "The Princess and the Bowling Ball", "The Really Ugly Duckling", "The Other Frog Prince", "Little Red Running Shorts", "Jack's Bean Problem", "Giant Story", "Jack's Story", "Cinderumpelstiltskin", "The Tortoise and the Hair", and "The Stinky Cheese Man".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved It!

  • By Evelyn on 07-29-10

Had me and my kids laughing so hard!

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

Reviewed: 09-05-11

LOVED this so much. A book I actually enjoyed and had my two kids (6 and 9) - and husband - laughing hysterically from beginning to end. Short and sweet, perfect for the drive home from school. Story was great and the narrator was excellent.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful