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  • The Fireman

  • A Novel
  • By: Joe Hill
  • Narrated by: Kate Mulgrew
  • Length: 22 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,991
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,611
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,594

No one knows exactly when it began or where it originated. A terrifying new plague is spreading like wildfire across the country, striking cities one by one: Boston, Detroit, Seattle. The doctors call it Draco Incendia Trychophyton. To everyone else it's Dragonscale, a highly contagious, deadly spore that marks its hosts with beautiful black and gold marks across their bodies - before causing them to burst into flames. Millions are infected; blazes erupt everywhere. There is no antidote. No one is safe.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • M

  • By Richard Mueller on 10-09-18

rambling boring

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

Reviewed: 08-15-16

I got to chapter 5 I kept waiting for action to start and it never did just random dribble with no point that I could be bothered to wait on anymore

26 of 27 people found this review helpful

  • Glass Sword

  • By: Victoria Aveyard
  • Narrated by: Amanda Dolan
  • Length: 14 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,921
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,446
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,442

Mare Barrow's blood is red - the color of common folk - but her Silver ability, the power to control lightning, has turned her into a weapon that the royal court tries to control. The crown calls her an impossibility, a fake, but as she makes her escape from Maven, the prince - the friend - who betrayed her, Mare uncovers something startling: She is not the only one of her kind.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Depressing and Slow

  • By Bonnie on 03-21-16

book2

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

Reviewed: 03-02-16

solid story reader does a great job. looking forward to the 3rd book. no spoilers

  • Red Queen

  • By: Victoria Aveyard
  • Narrated by: Amanda Dolan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,446
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,314
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,333

Mare Barrow's world is divided by blood--those with red and those with silver. Mare and her family are lowly Reds, destined to serve the Silver elite whose supernatural abilities make them nearly gods. Mare steals what she can to help her family survive, but when her best friend is conscripted into the army she gambles everything to win his freedom. A twist of fate leads her to the royal palace, where, in front of the king and all his nobles, she discovers a power of her own--an ability she didn't know she had.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Same Story, Better Writing

  • By FanB14 on 09-04-15

refreshing spin

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

Reviewed: 02-02-16

refreshing spin on the commoner to royalty story, some nice twists that had me fooled (which I like to think is hard to pull off). Overall a solid story that I look forward to finish

  • Carry On

  • By: Rainbow Rowell
  • Narrated by: Euan Morton
  • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,467
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,308
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,312

Simon Snow is the worst Chosen One who's ever been chosen. That's what his roommate, Baz, says. And Baz might be evil and a vampire and a complete git, but he's probably right. Half the time Simon can't even make his wand work, and the other half he starts something on fire. His mentor's avoiding him, his girlfriend broke up with him, and there's a magic-eating monster running around wearing Simon's face.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So glad I stumbled into this

  • By JM on 10-11-15

disappointing on so many levels

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

Reviewed: 01-06-16

I wanted to love this book, it's Rainbow Rowell for heaven sake, but it is not contemporary. I would compare this excuse of a book to a horrible gay fanficton of Harry Potter (with major apologies to HP)

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Furiously Happy

  • A Funny Book About Horrible Things
  • By: Jenny Lawson
  • Narrated by: Jenny Lawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,456
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,713
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,689

Audie Award, Humor, 2016. In Furiously Happy, number-one New York Times best-selling author Jenny Lawson explores her lifelong battle with mental illness. A hysterical, ridiculous book about crippling depression and anxiety? That sounds like a terrible idea. But terrible ideas are what Jenny does best.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Small doses.

  • By Shawna on 10-18-15

Heartbreaking and funny!

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

Reviewed: 10-18-15

book 2 from the Bloggess definitely delivers loved it! can't say enough good things about how it touched me

  • Every Last Word

  • By: Tamara Ireland Stone
  • Narrated by: Amy Rubinate
  • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 168
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165

Samantha McAllister looks just like the rest of the popular girls in her junior class. But hidden beneath the straightened hair and expertly applied makeup is a secret that her friends would never understand: Sam has purely obsessional OCD and is consumed by a stream of dark thoughts and worries that she can't turn off. Second-guessing every move, thought, and word makes daily life a struggle, and it doesn't help that her lifelong friends will turn toxic at the first sign of a wrong outfit, wrong lunch, or wrong crush.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Nothing Special

  • By FanB14 on 08-22-15

good but could cause triggers

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

Reviewed: 08-19-15

narrators voice was annoying, could of used more editing as there were lots of repeated sentences but the story line was intriguing enough to keep me going.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Fairest

  • The Lunar Chronicles - Levana's Story
  • By: Marissa Meyer
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Soler
  • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,947
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,770
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,767

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all? Fans of the Lunar Chronicles know Queen Levana as a ruler who uses her "glamour" to gain power. But long before she crossed paths with Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress, Levana lived a very different story - a story that has never been told - until now. Marissa Meyer spins yet another unforgettable tale about love and war, deceit and death.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not as sexual as other reviews imply

  • By Claudia H on 07-02-15

Queen Levana is soooo twisted

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

Reviewed: 04-02-15

can't wait for Winter now! this was good back story, that is one messed up queen

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  • Powered

  • The Powered Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Cheyanne Young
  • Narrated by: Stacey Glemboski
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

Maci Might's 16th birthday is supposed to be the day she's awarded Hero status. But thanks to a tiny anger problem and a questionable family tree, King City's elders think it's best if she doesn't join the Hero ranks. Determined to change their minds, Maci will break whatever rule it takes to prove she's Hero material. As her hair darkens and her anger grows, everyone turns against her except Evan; a childhood friend turned scientist who may be able to unlock the secrets hidden in her DNA.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kick ass super hero

  • By Book Hoarder on 04-01-15

Kick ass super hero

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

Reviewed: 04-01-15

Would you listen to Powered again? Why?

Yes because its just so good

What other book might you compare Powered to and why?

Not sure

Have you listened to any of Stacey Glemboski’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes Motorcross Me and it was just as well done!

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I dont want to give away a spoiler, but yes, it made me cry just a bit. I am not a cryer

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Apothecary

  • By: Maile Meloy
  • Narrated by: Cristin Milioti
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 248
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 218

It's 1952 and the Scott family has just moved from Los Angeles to London. Here, fourteen-year-old Janie meets a mysterious apothecary and his son, Benjamin Burrows - a fascinating boy who's not afraid to stand up to authority and dreams of becoming a spy. When Benjamin's father is kidnapped, Janie and Benjamin must uncover the secrets of the apothecary's sacred book, the Pharmacopoeia.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simply Wonderful!!!!!

  • By Joyce on 10-15-11

Middle Grade Adventure story, not YA Spy story

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

Reviewed: 06-10-14

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

The book is not terrible, it just was not what I was expecting based on what I had read about this book and I was disappointed

What was most disappointing about Maile Meloy’s story?

The story was tame, and sort of preachy about war

What three words best describe Cristin Milioti’s performance?

Good Character voices

Could you see The Apothecary being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

I would not go see it, so I wont put any effort into the question

Any additional comments?

This is a good book but just not a fit for my reading preferences, probably best for kids under 6th grade

  • Sharp Objects

  • A Novel
  • By: Gillian Flynn
  • Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,282
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,964
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,942

Words are like a road map to reporter Camille Preaker's troubled past. Fresh from a brief stay at a psychiatric hospital, Camille's first assignment from the second-rate daily paper where she works brings her reluctantly back to her hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pitch Perfect Performance

  • By theenglishmajor on 02-14-14

Too Twisted for Color TV, one screwed up family

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

Reviewed: 05-01-14

I got sucked in, and even though this is a truly twisted story, it was so well done that I did not have a chance to second guess where the story was taking you, and have to admit I did get a surprise at the ending.