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  • Half Wild

  • By: Sally Green
  • Narrated by: Carl Prekopp
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77

In a modern-day England where two warring factions of witches live among humans, 17-year-old Nathan is an abomination, the illegitimate son of the world's most powerful and violent witch. Nathan is hunted from all sides: nowhere is safe, and no one can be trusted. Now Nathan has come into his own unique magical gift, and he's on the run - but the Hunters are close behind, and they will stop at nothing until they have captured Nathan and destroyed his father.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Makai

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-27-16

Another Hit

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-02-15

The book is even MORE blood pumping, energetic, and emotional roller coaster as the first. Sally Green really conveys the voice of Nathan as a troubled young man looking for his purpose and what he has had to ensure for being who he is. A lot of "nazi regime" mentality kept coming to mind as Sol wrecks havoc to both white witches , black witches, and half breeds.

  • Love in the Time of Global Warming

  • By: Francesca Lia Block
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 68

Her life by the sea in ruins, Pen has lost everything in the Earth Shaker that all but destroyed the city of Los Angeles. She sets out into the wasteland to search for her family, her journey guided by a tattered copy of Homer’s Odyssey. Soon she begins to realize her own abilities and strength as she faces false promises of safety, the cloned giants who feast on humans, and a madman who wishes her dead. On her voyage, Pen learns to tell stories that reflect her strange visions, while she and her fellow survivors navigate the dangers that lie in wait. In her signature style, Francesca Lia Block has created a world that is beautiful in its destruction and as frightening as it is lovely.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Homeric Dystoperiffic Dreamland

  • By Erin - Audible on 09-25-13

Beautiful

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

Reviewed: 03-26-14

I enjoy reading everything from Francesca Lia Block and this new book was great. I'm really getting into these writer retelling classics. The way Block portrayed her lead character and gender switching was very clever. Definitely give it a try.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Demean the Elf Queen

  • By: Valerie Rose Adel
  • Narrated by: Katherine White
  • Length: 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    1.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars 6

Fera, the queen of the fertile elves of Kagwig, was out in the market place with her pregnant sisters. In her tribe, the females outnumbered the males ten to one, so getting pregnant was a constant struggle, and they were in danger of extinction. The brutal and sadistic ogre king Baphazar had the opposite problem. His gruesome ogres scoured the land for females to handle the ogres insane sexual lust. The elven coven had pride over who they mated with.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Crap

  • By Rosie on 03-26-14

Crap

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

Reviewed: 03-26-14

Ok I know it's a ridiculous story premise but it was good for a laugh. terrible writing and worse reading. BUT you get what you pay for and it was a free give-away.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Night Circus

  • By: Erin Morgenstern
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 13 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,381
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,653
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,670

The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The circus of your dreams

  • By Anonymous User on 09-22-11

Get it!

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

Reviewed: 12-28-13

It's Jim Dale narrating!!! Enough said!
Magic, love, stem-punk feel with machines, human pawns, and illusions.

  • Warm Bodies

  • A Novel
  • By: Isaac Marion
  • Narrated by: Kevin Kenerly
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,838
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,725
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,721

R is a young man with an existential crisis—he is a zombie. He has no memories, no identity, and no pulse, but he has dreams. His ability to connect with the outside world is limited to a few grunted syllables, but his inner life is deep, full of wonder and longing. After experiencing a teenage boy’s memories while consuming his brain, R makes an unexpected choice that begins a tense, awkward, and strangely sweet relationship with the victim’s human girlfriend, Julie.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • This was...OK

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-21-13

Loved it

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

Reviewed: 12-28-13

Really great. Had to watch the movie and wasn't too disappointed. What a great way to present zombie love with out the "dawn of the dead" gore.

  • Rotters

  • By: Daniel Kraus
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 16 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 59

Grave-robbing. What kind of monster would do such a thing? It's true that Leonardo da Vinci did it, Shakespeare wrote about it, and the resurrection men of 19th-century Scotland practically made it an art. But none of this matters to Joey Crouch, a 16-year-old straight-A student living in Chicago with his single mom. For the most part, Joey's life is about playing the trumpet and avoiding the daily humiliations of high school. Everything changes when Joey's mother dies in a tragic accident and he is sent to rural Iowa to live with the father he has never known....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not Rotten At All!

  • By Tracy on 04-13-11

Can this be made into a movie?...... PLEASE!!!!!!!

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

Reviewed: 12-28-13

I would love to know if this is an actual thing. Do grave robbers work in a tight secret group? Searching the obituaries for any sign of a "good dig"? Treasures and money with danger and sadness. The characters stories felt believable in a "6 Feet Under" kind of way. I felt bad for the main character's bullying because he didn't deserve it but I also see how it made him pro-active. Towards the end my heart was thumping so loud with the suspense, horror, and excitement of the villain and hero battle. I got to meet the author a few years back when this book was released and I wish I had read now when I met him because I would like to know more about the story.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Devil in the White City

  • Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America
  • By: Erik Larson
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 14 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,984
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,484
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,512

In a thrilling narrative showcasing his gifts as storyteller and researcher, Erik Larson recounts the spellbinding tale of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. Also available abridged.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Impossible to stop listening

  • By Michael on 05-26-12

Because I had to.

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

Reviewed: 12-28-13

I read it because everyone in the world had read it and it takes place in my hometown almost near my house. And I don't regret it! wonderful from start to finish. I was inspired to read about other darkly historic books on Chicago during this time period. I love it when I read a good historical fiction novel then delves me even further into history. I say give it a try if you haven't because I promise you..... you won't be disappointed either.

  • The Waking Dark

  • By: Robin Wasserman
  • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
  • Length: 13 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 17

They called it the killing day. Twelve people dead, all in the space of a few hours. Five murderers: neighbors, relatives, friends. All of them so normal. All of them seemingly harmless. All of them now dead by their own hand…except one. And that one has no answers to offer the shattered town. She doesn't even know why she killed - or whether she'll do it again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dark and Menacing

  • By Rosie on 12-28-13

Dark and Menacing

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

Reviewed: 12-28-13

Filled with dark suspense and "The Walking Dead" feeling. You don't know who will survive in the end, surprises at every corner, and real mind-f*cking. You don't know who to trust. Everyone is looking for help but these teens are left to save them selves or die. Fantastic and I'm excited to see what's next for this author. I felt pulled in from the very beginning.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Diviners

  • By: Libba Bray
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 18 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,025
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 949
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 947

Something dark and evil has awakened.... Evie O'Neill has been exiled from her boring old hometown and shipped off to the bustling streets of New York City - and she is pos-i-tute-ly ecstatic. It's 1926, and New York is filled with speakeasies, Ziegfeld girls, and rakish pickpockets. The only catch is that she has to live with her uncle Will and his unhealthy obsession with the occult. Evie worries her uncle will discover her darkest secret: a supernatural power that has only brought her trouble so far.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It was the bees knees!!!

  • By Lacy on 05-02-14

Finally!!!

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

Reviewed: 12-28-13

I have waited for a sinister spooky story set in the era when mystery, ghosts, government cover-up, and seers sparked society's entertainment. I couldn't stop listening. I wanted to know the rest. So excited there's a second book and anxiously waiting. Libba Bray has never failed and this is another notch for her better of wonderfulness. (yea wonderfulness!)

  • Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy

  • By: Helen Fielding
  • Narrated by: Samantha Bond
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 735
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 679
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 680

Bridget Jones, the iconic character who sold 15 million books worldwide, inspired a major motion picture franchise, and became beloved as a Chardonnay-swilling everywoman, is back in this hotly anticipated third installment.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Another disappointing sequel.

  • By Alison on 04-20-14

lacking nostalgia

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

Reviewed: 12-28-13

I know this is Bridget all grown-up but it was missing all the humor and wonderful goofiness I enjoyed when I read the 2 prior books. I my heart broke at so many times throughout this book and felt even though Fielding "wrapped" things up, I felt sad. And I miss Mark Darcy.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful