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Stella Gutierrez

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  • Children of Blood and Bone

  • By: Tomi Adeyemi
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 17 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,360
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,801
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,779

Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie's Reaper mother summoned forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope. Now Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully Written

  • By Samantha on 03-09-18

Loved this book!

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

Reviewed: 02-10-19

The story took me on a roller coaster ride of emotions. I can’t wait for the next book in the series!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Marcus Vega Doesn't Speak Spanish

  • By: Pablo Cartaya
  • Narrated by: Pablo Cartaya
  • Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6

Marcus Vega is six feet tall, 180 pounds, and the owner of a premature mustache. When you look like this and you're only in the eighth grade, you're both a threat and a target. After a fight at school leaves Marcus facing suspension, Marcus's mom decides it's time for a change of environment. She takes Marcus and his younger brother to Puerto Rico to spend a week with relatives they don't remember or have never met. But Marcus can't focus knowing that his father - who walked out of their lives 10 years ago - is somewhere on the island.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • :D

  • By Jodi Miller on 03-12-19

Finding Home

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

Reviewed: 12-10-18

MarcusVega Doesn’t Speak Spanish captures the heart and soul of the Puerto Rican people through the eyes of a kid who needed to find the beauty in his own heart and soul. I loved this book!

  • The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora

  • By: Pablo Cartaya
  • Narrated by: Pablo Cartaya
  • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46

For Arturo, summertime in Miami means playing basketball until dark, sipping mango smoothies, and keeping cool under banyan trees. And maybe a few shifts as junior lunchtime dishwasher at Abuela's restaurant. Maybe. But this summer also includes Carmen, a cute poetry enthusiast who moves into Arturo's apartment complex and turns his stomach into a deep fryer. He almost doesn't notice the smarmy land developer who rolls into town and threatens to change it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • the best book ever!!!

  • By April Butler on 08-01-18

Great book about family

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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: 10-24-18

Loved this book. The Cuban people have a rich culture filled with family (much like the Mexican people) — I loved hearing about it and experiencing this one little piece of a young person’s life. I’m happy to know that even though Hispanic kids may not learn Spanish, at least they have books like this that gives them a piece of their culture.

  • You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)

  • A Memoir
  • By: Felicia Day
  • Narrated by: Felicia Day, Joss Whedon - foreword
  • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,370
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,915
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,885

In the tradition of #Girlboss and Mindy Kaling's Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, a funny, quirky, and inspiring memoir from online entertainment mogul, actress, and "queen of the geeks" Felicia Day about her unusual upbringing, her rise to Internet stardom, and embracing her individuality to find success in Hollywood.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't dismiss this one out of hand!

  • By John S. on 09-09-15

Inspiring

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

Reviewed: 08-16-18

Felicia Day shows is that it’s OK to succeed, and to fail. Be the best version of yourself without losing who you are in the process is actually your biggest success. I loved hearing her tell her story. Even though she is much younger than I am, I found her life lessons to be inspiring.

  • Keystone

  • Crossbreed Series, Book 1
  • By: Dannika Dark
  • Narrated by: Nicole Poole
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,887
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,658
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,643

When the road forks, how do you know which path is the right one? Raven Black hunts evildoers for fun, but her vigilante justice isn't the only reason she's hiding from the law. Half vampire, half mage, she's spent years living as a rogue to stay alive. When a Russian shifter offers her a job in his covert organization hunting outlaws, dignity and a respectable career are finally within her grasp.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • And she did it again! Another fantastic book.

  • By Gracie on 02-08-17

Not what I expected

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

Reviewed: 05-16-18

Too much exposition, too much thinking, not enough story. Characters don’t have enough substance. This one was an eye-roller.

  • Where the Hell is Tesla?

  • A Novel
  • By: Rob Dircks
  • Narrated by: Rob Dircks
  • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,050
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,856
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,848

I found the journal at work. Well, I don't know if you'd call it work, but that's where I found it. It's the lost journal of Nikola Tesla, one of the greatest inventors and visionaries ever. Before he died in 1943, he kept a notebook filled with spectacular claims and outrageous plans.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Had A Blast Listening To This One!

  • By Cheri on 08-11-16

Email to: Everyone

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

Reviewed: 05-10-18

This work was berries, the cat’s pajamas and bees knees all rolled into a super-sized Bobo. I loved the format, the characters and the journey through notes and emails that this adventure took me on. A highly creative way to get to know about Tesla. Loved it!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Crazy Is My Superpower

  • How I Triumphed by Breaking Bones, Breaking Hearts, and Breaking the Rules
  • By: AJ Mendez
  • Narrated by: AJ Mendez
  • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 682
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 631
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 629

Recently retired WWE superstar AJ Brooks is a powerhouse - strong, quirky, and totally confident. But that wasn't always the case. Growing up, AJ was a quiet girl trying to act "normal" when she felt anything but. As her family struggled with drug addiction, poverty, and mental illness, she found escape through comic books and video games, inspired by the tough and unconventional female characters. It wasn't until she discovered the WWE that she learned superheroes could be real.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Expected a wrestling book, got a lot more

  • By marcelo on 07-21-17

Funny & Inspirational

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

Reviewed: 05-04-18

Because super powers are for people of all ages, AJ makes me feel that it’s never too late to create a reality for your dreams — even for an old fart like me — make that an old SUPER fart like me!

  • Year One

  • A Quincy Harker, Demon Hunter Collection
  • By: John G. Hartness
  • Narrated by: James Foster
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,034
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 965
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 965

There are things in this world that men and women aren't meant to understand. We aren't supposed to know these things exist, much less how to fight them. The things that go bump in the night, the monsters in the closet, the shadow out of the corner of your eye - that's where I live.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing

  • By Davis Ball on 02-04-17

Quincy Harker doesn’t suck

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

Reviewed: 03-11-18

I love Quincy Harker! Even though vampires are in his blood, Quincy is not a vampire, but has some of their characteristics like strength, and long life. Quincy’s character is not entirely original, with many characteristics reminiscent of Harry Dresden. However, the stories have enough originality with otherworld characters — like Glory and Uncle Luke — that keep me intrigued. I will continue to follow Q’s adventures!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Artful

  • A Novel
  • By: Peter David
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 714
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 649
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 648

Oliver Twist is one of the most well-known stories ever told, about a young orphan who has to survive the mean streets of London before ultimately being rescued by a kindly benefactor.

But it is his friend, the Artful Dodger, who has the far more intriguing tale, filled with more adventure and excitement than anything boring Oliver could possibly get up to. Throw in some vampires and a plot to overthrow the British monarchy, and what you have is the thrilling account that Charles Dickens was too scared to share with the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best of a weird genre

  • By Townsend on 07-06-16

Dickens & Vampires

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

Reviewed: 01-01-18

The Artful Dodger has always been a favorite character, and this imaginative vampire story has placed him solidly as a character with nerve, flair and integrity — a delightful mix in the hands of Master David!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • How to Write a Screenplay That Doesn't Suck and Will Actually Sell

  • ScriptBully Book Series
  • By: Michael Rogan
  • Narrated by: Greg Zarcone
  • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 105

There are nearly 50,000 screenplays registered with the Writer’s Guild every year. And 99 percent of them suck. But they don’t have to. That’s why I decided to write this book. So before you head out to another hundred-dollar screenwriting conference to learn how to write a screenplay or buy another paint-by-the-numbers 3-act script formula give my book a try. I can’t guarantee you’ll sell your script.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • The a$$ kissers guide to Hollywood

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-29-17

This book doesn't suck

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

Reviewed: 05-20-17

I've read a lot of screenwriting books. This gives the most practical advice, in a fun and direct way. Thank you, Michael Rogan.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful