LISTENER

Amanda

HOUSTON, TX, United States
  • 15
  • reviews
  • 3
  • helpful votes
  • 55
  • ratings
  • The Last Mermaid

  • By: Shana Abé
  • Narrated by: Jill Tanner
  • Length: 20 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 56

These three tales are set in different time periods, yet connected in the tumultuous tides around the mystical island of Kell, off the Scottish coast. In 531 A.D., Prince Aedan finds himself washed ashore on the island of Kell, saved by a sensuous siren. In 1721, deadly, beautiful assassin Leila finds herself magically drawn to her next victim, Ronan MacMhuirich, Earl of Kell. In 2004, Ruri Kell agrees to sell her family island to Scottish professor Iain McInnes, but she soon discovers he's after more than her property.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Eternal love. Eternal legend

  • By N.Carlisle on 07-28-18

Lovely and interesting

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

Reviewed: 07-09-18

It took me a bit to enjoy at first but I found that I became more invested and loved each character and story. beautiful discriptions and romantic stories.

  • To Kill a Kingdom

  • By: Alexandra Christo
  • Narrated by: Jacob York, Stephanie Willis
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 684
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 643
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 641

Princess Lira is siren royalty and the most lethal of them all. With the hearts of 17 princes in her collection, she is revered across the sea. Until a twist of fate forces her to kill one of her own. To punish her daughter, the Sea Queen transforms Lira into the one thing they loathe most - a human. Robbed of her song, Lira has until the winter solstice to deliver Prince Elian's heart to the Sea Queen and or remain a human forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fun fantasy ride

  • By R. Havens on 04-17-18

Very fun Story

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

Reviewed: 06-27-18

Great discription of magical details. dark and interesting. made me interested in more books by this author.

  • Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble

  • By: H. P. Mallory
  • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
  • Length: 13 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 209
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 190
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 190

Life isn’t bad for psychic Jolie Wilkins. True, she doesn’t have a love life to speak of, but she has a cute house in the suburbs of Los Angeles, a cat, and a quirky best friend. Enter Rand Balfour, a sinfully attractive warlock who insists she’s a witch and who just might turn her life upside down. Rand hires her to help him solve a mystery regarding the death of his client who also happens to be a ghost. Jolie not only uncovers the cause of the ghost’s demise but, in the process, she brings him back to life!

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Awful, awful, awful

  • By QuanYin4 on 01-20-14

really weak female lead.

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

Reviewed: 11-13-17

The love store is frustrating but honestly the female lead is annoying in her weakness and stupid lines. I want to enjoy the fantasy story line but it seems to be a bunch of sexual frustration and weak love story triangle blah.

  • The What When Wine Diet: Paleo and Intermittent Fasting for Health and Weight Loss

  • By: Melanie Avalon
  • Narrated by: Melanie Avalon
  • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 148
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 130
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 131

After unending fad diets and calorie counting to lose weight, Melanie Avalon stumbled upon a dietary protocol which changed her life forever. Realizing there was a science to weight loss, the actress spent years researching the mechanics of body fat regulation. But what started as weight loss techniques ultimately became lifestyle changes for health and happiness!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great resource for intermittent fasting facts

  • By N. ghazal on 06-26-15

packed with great information!

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

Reviewed: 09-22-17

this book was packed with great information! I am now trying this and current happy with the fasting.

  • Morning Star

  • Book III of the Red Rising Trilogy
  • By: Pierce Brown
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 21 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 25,167
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 23,460
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 23,407

Darrow would have lived in peace, but his enemies brought him war. The Gold overlords demanded his obedience, hanged his wife, and enslaved his people. But Darrow is determined to fight back. Risking everything to transform himself and breach Gold society, Darrow has battled to survive the cutthroat rivalries that breed Society's mightiest warriors, climbed the ranks, and waited patiently to unleash the revolution that will tear the hierarchy apart from within.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It doesn't get much better than this!

  • By Audre on 03-24-16

love love LOVE

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

Reviewed: 07-24-17

this book couldn't be better! so thought provoking! tragic and funny and deep! I would recommend this to anyone looking for the next great! adventure!

  • Assassin's Fate

  • Book III of the Fitz and the Fool trilogy
  • By: Robin Hobb
  • Narrated by: Elliot Hill
  • Length: 39 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,452
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,279
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,275

More than 20 years ago, the first epic fantasy novel featuring FitzChivalry Farseer and his mysterious, often maddening friend the Fool struck like a bolt of brilliant lightning. Now New York Times best-selling author Robin Hobb brings to a momentous close the third trilogy featuring these beloved characters in a novel of unsurpassed artistry that is sure to endure as one of the great masterworks of the genre.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Heart wrenching

  • By Diane on 05-14-17

So Good

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

Reviewed: 06-22-17

very eventfully interesting and great how it ties everything in! I loved it. all 9 books and hopefully more!

  • The Iron King

  • The Iron Fey, Book 1
  • By: Julie Kagawa
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,542
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,115
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,134

Something has always felt slightly off in Meghan’s life, ever since her father disappeared before her eyes when she was six. She has never quite fit in at school…or at home. When a dark stranger begins watching her from afar, and her prankster best friend becomes strangely protective of her, Meghan senses that everything she’s known is about to change. But she could never have guessed the truth--that she is the daughter of a mythical faery king and is a pawn in a deadly war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By Kristi Anderson on 02-24-10

really creative fairy fantasy!

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

Reviewed: 05-25-17

the reader is great and the story is fun and creative! fast and descriptive at the same time! I will totally listen to the next book!

  • The Queen

  • Fae, Book 3
  • By: C.J. Abedi
  • Narrated by: Emily Durante, Mikael Naramore
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6

In the stunning series conclusion to the Fae trilogy, Caroline and Devilyn must preserve their love as dark forces threaten to keep them apart. As Caroline struggles to accept her rightful place as Queen of the Light Fae, her relationship with Devilyn, son of the Dark King, begins to seem not only doomed, but dangerous. They know their connection is undeniable, but for others, their love is an insidious threat.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Very immature and simple

  • By Amanda on 03-24-17

Very immature and simple

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

Reviewed: 03-24-17

honestly it was laughable how weak and surface level this love story was. I finished all three books and it was at best mildly entertaining but probably best for a 12-13yr old kid. only the female characters are so weak and the males so stupid dominant its not very endearing. if your an adult I don't recommend this book.

  • A Court of Mist and Fury

  • By: Sarah J. Maas
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 23 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7,038
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,466
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6,470

Feyre survived Amarantha's clutches to return to the Spring Court - but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can't forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin's people. Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms - and she might be key to stopping it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Shippers will either Love it or Hate it

  • By Natalie C on 05-05-16

love this book!

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

Reviewed: 10-31-16

her voice is soothing and mature and the story is so beautifully described. I recommend these books to anyone and can't wait for the next!!!

  • In Defense of Food

  • By: Michael Pollan
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,839
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,914
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,908

"Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." These simple words go to the heart of Michael Pollan's In Defense of Food. Humans used to know how to eat well, Pollan argues. But the balanced dietary lessons that were once passed down through generations have been confused, complicated, and distorted by food industry marketers, nutritional scientists, and journalists-all of whom have much to gain from our dietary confusion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Life and Death

  • By James on 06-03-10

eye opening!

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

Reviewed: 01-16-16

motivated me to go to a farmers market and to start spending more time cooking and enjoying my food. I need to be the example for my son and change!