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M. Murphy

northeast florida
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I freaking love this story and narration

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

Reviewed: 10-09-17

I didn’t realize until the very end of the audiobook that this was narrated by the author. Knowing that makes me love this series even more. I bought book 2 before I had finished the first half of book 1 because I loved it so much. My favorite narrators are Hollie Jackson and Amanda Ronconi, but I’m definitely adding Christina Bauer to that list of favorite narrators. The story was great and I’m starting book 2 as soon as I finish this review.

great book and narration. too bad book 2 is so terrible

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-04-16

I really liked this book a lot. Good YA urban fantasy with actual creepy/bloody/killing bad guys. It's just upsetting that the second book reads like middle school drama. I'm on chapter 28 and still no fights, saving good guys,killing bad guys. It's only been about not being the new kid and boyfriend drama. Bleh.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

on chapter 13 and i cant stop crying!

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

Reviewed: 05-20-15

Would you consider the audio edition of Heal Me to be better than the print version?

definitely. wonder narrator. i could feel everything lily felt.

What did you like best about this story?

brings back tons of feelings from teenagehood and feeling isolated.

Which character – as performed by Jessica McEvoy – was your favorite?

lily, obviously. you dont learn much about her in book 1.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes

so refreshing and amazing story and narration

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

Reviewed: 08-05-14

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. Great for middle and high schoolers, parents and those of us who had a hard time fitting in or finding ourselves. I absolutely related to Ethan, drew, chase, Audrey and Ethan/drew's parents. I can't wait for the other 3 books.

What did you like best about this story?

Drew learning to survive starting high school as a girl without compromising her true self/Ethan.

Which scene was your favorite?

Prom

Any additional comments?

Loved every second of it! Jessica almasy continues to blow me away! I've found dozens of amazing books just by searching for books she has narrated. She's my all-time favorite.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

amazing conclusion. loved it.

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

Reviewed: 05-03-14

Where does Independence rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Seriously high. And I've listened to thousands. I truly loved this series.

Have you listened to any of Cris Dukehart and Kyle McCarley ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes, but I'm definitely going to seek out other Chris dukehart books. I preferred her over Kyle mccarley's parts.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

You can't outrun Destiny.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

excellent story, annoying narration and awful sing

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

Reviewed: 04-26-14

Would you consider the audio edition of Predestined to be better than the print version?

No

What did you like best about this story?

Pagan and dank. But not dank's singing. Shudder.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

With the God awful voices of G and Miranda. This isn't Anime. No need to squeal and cackle and screech.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

great story, annoying screechy narration

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

Reviewed: 04-26-14

Would you consider the audio edition of Ceaseless to be better than the print version?

No way. The narrator doesn't understand that bubbly and young doesn't mean high pitched and screeching and so very annoying.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Ceaseless?

Dunno

How did the narrator detract from the book?

With distorted screeching and giggling

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

None

Any additional comments?

No

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

written for 15 year old boys

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

Reviewed: 03-18-14

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Less junior high name calling like "douche faces", "arch douche" and "ask hole".

What do you think your next listen will be?

I used to love HP Mallory books, but they just keep getting worse. This is my last attempt to read one of her books.

What three words best describe Betsy Hogg’s voice?

Like a teenager.

What character would you cut from Better Off Dead?

Bill the Angel

Any additional comments?

I feel like I have less brain cells now.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

love this book! don't understand the low ratings

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

Reviewed: 12-21-13

If you could sum up Tempest Rising in three words, what would they be?

Mermaids are the new vampires

What did you like best about this story?

I love the whole book. Great story about teenage angst and issues and mermaid and selkie folk lore. I'm almost through with the second book and I am still totally into it. I'm 33, but I can still relate to this story.

What does Casey Holloway bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She's a wonderful narrator. Definitely one of my favorite young adult narrators.

Any additional comments?

If you like any books about Celtic folklore, mermaids, selkies or any other mythical or supernatural creatures, try this series. This is good stories that is age appropriate for 15+, but also great for adults. This story has a sweet romance, but without the constant gratuitous sex scenes that ruin adult paranormal romances. Love it.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

amazing end to my favorite series

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

Reviewed: 11-25-13

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Duh! First Cynthia Holloway and then Angela Dawe did fantastic jobs narrating and have both become two of my favorite narrators. This series showed the growth of a young high school student to a mature young woman tastefully and very believably.

What about Angela Dawe’s performance did you like?

Her amazing and consistent character changes that fit their personalities perfectly.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Both. Sad to see the series end, but I actually love the ending. Maybe they'll have a spinoff series?

Any additional comments?

This was great enough to cause me to actually write a review, so that should tell you something!