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  • Ep. 1: Who is Anna Winslow? (Unheard)

  • By: Anthony Del Col, Cassandra Bond, JP Conway, and others
  • Length: 30 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

University student Anna Winslow, has gone missing. The circumstances of her disappearance are far from ordinary, a fact that only fellow student Melissa Lopez appears to appreciate. Motivated by an unexplained and disturbing voicemail message from Anna, on the night of her disappearance, Melissa's curiosity quickly turns into a deeper investigation, an obsession even, which she chronicles as a regular podcast — the very podcast you are about to listen to.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • So Bad

  • By AudiobookWorm on 03-06-18

So Bad

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

Reviewed: 03-06-18

Really really wanted to like it. The story is so far reaching and the performances are "put on" and stiff.

I have never rolled my eyes so much while listening to a podcast or book.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Pretty Much Screwed

  • By: Jenna McCarthy
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 303
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 275
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 276

For Charlotte Crawford, the worst part about being dumped after 20 years of marriage is that her husband, Jack, doesn't want another woman; he just doesn't want her. Forty-two and clueless, Charlotte is a fish out of water in a dating pool teeming with losers. Just when she thinks she's finally put her failed marriage behind her, it comes back to bite her in the ass...hard. Without warning, Charlotte finds herself staring down the barrel of a future she wouldn't (she would totally) wish on her worst enemy.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The mispronunciations drove me crazy!

  • By AudiobookWorm on 11-08-16

The mispronunciations drove me crazy!

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

Reviewed: 11-08-16

I had so many issues with this book, from the unlikeable main character, to the sudden choppy time jumps to the narration. The mispronunciation of fidelity and divorcée among others were unacceptable at this level.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Reconstructing Amelia

  • By: Kimberly McCreight
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,774
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,492
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,492

When Kate, single mother and law firm partner, gets an urgent phone call summoning her to her daughter's exclusive private school, she's shocked. Amelia has been suspended for cheating, something that would be completely out of character for her over-achieving, well-behaved daughter. Kate rushes to Grace Hall, but what she finds when she finally arrives is beyond comprehension. Her daughter is dead.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Gossip Girl

  • By FanB14 on 04-16-13

Great for your next gone girl fix

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

Reviewed: 02-05-16

Love the book. Wonderful narration performance by Khristine Hvam. I find myself constantly looking for new well written book similar to Gone Girl, the Silent Wife, the Secret History and this book definitely hit the spot. I couldn't stop listening to it and devoured it in a day.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Investigating the Hottie

  • By: Juli Alexander
  • Narrated by: Rachel Jacobs
  • Length: 4 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22

When Amanda spends a week with her aunt, Christie, she learns that her aunt is a spy. Christie admits that Amanda has security clearance and has already started her training. When her aunt asks her to investigate a teenage hacker, Amanda thinks that spending time with a nerd should be doable despite her social ineptitude. Unfortunately for Amanda, the hacker is a hottie.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spy, Teenage Spy

  • By Elizabeth L. on 10-07-14

Narration Enhances The Wonderful Story!

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

Reviewed: 03-01-14

I'm a big fan of Juli Alexander's work. My favorite thing about her stories, is she creates great female characters who are strong, know who they are, and ultimately great models for young girls to look up too, while still having a fun entertaining plot.

This book is no exception. Enjoying reading the book, I was delighted to find there was now an audio version of it.

Listening, made the story even better. The narration brought out the fun loving humor in the book in ways I hadn't thought possible and made the story come alive.

I highly recommend this book. The story is fun… almost an older Harriet the Spy, going through the trials and tribulations of high school. Rachel Jacobs' narration is fabulous. Perfectly suited for Amanda Peterson.

I hope to hear more audiobooks from Juli Alexander's collection. It is a wonderful enhancement to her work.

  • Allegiant

  • Divergent Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Veronica Roth
  • Narrated by: Emma Galvin, Aaron Stanford
  • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 18,177
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,352
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16,464

What if your whole world was a lie? What if a single revelation - like a single choice - changed everything? What if love and loyalty made you do things you never expected? The explosive conclusion to Veronica Roth's #1 New York Times best-selling Divergent trilogy reveals the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of listeners in Divergent and Insurgent.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • What a let down!

  • By Judy on 11-05-13

Very Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 01-03-14

The first two books in this series were so amazing and exciting, I couldn't wait to read this book.

It was a major disappointment. It feels as though it doesn't belong in the series, it just happens to have some of the same characters.

I think one reason why it is so strange is the style of the books changes. In the first two books the story is told from one perspective. In this book it changes to a dual narration. This sort of change doesn't work for a trilogy when the style has already been established.

It was a hard hard book to get through.

It didn't have the same intrigue and tension that the other two did.

Other reviews have said the book was depressing. I don't know if I agree with that. It's fine for a book to be dark especially these dystopian ones.

Its just boring.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • In the Woods

  • By: Tana French
  • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
  • Length: 20 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11,462
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,984
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,968

As dusk approaches a small Dublin suburb in the summer of 1984, mothers begin to call their children home. But on this warm evening, three children do not return from the dark and silent woods. When the police arrive, they find only one of the children, unable to recall a single detail of the previous hours.

Twenty years later, the found boy, Rob Ryan, is a detective on the Dublin Murder Squad and keeps his past a secret. But when a 12-year-old girl is found murdered in the same woods, he and Detective Cassie Maddox find themselves investigating a case chillingly similar to the previous unsolved mystery.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Very mixed feelings (semi-spoilers included)

  • By Dottie B. on 02-14-13

Captivating

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

Reviewed: 08-15-13

A book that you can't stop thinking about once you've finished. If you liked Gone Girl or The Secret History, this would be a good one to add on to your list.

  • Prom

  • By: Laurie Halse Anderson
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 4

High school senior Ashley Hannigan doesn't care about prom, but she's the exception. It's pretty much the only good thing at her urban Philadelphia high school, and everyone plans to make the most of it, especially Ash's best friend, Natalia, who's the head of the committee. Then the faculty advisor is busted for taking the prom money, and Ash suddenly finds herself roped into putting together a gala dance out of absolutely nada.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Horrible Narration

  • By AudiobookWorm on 08-11-13

Horrible Narration

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

Reviewed: 08-11-13

SO MUCH MOUTH NOISE. You can't concentrate on the story because you hear this person's spit swilling around in your ear.
Narrator is way too old to be reading the part of an 18 year old girl. It sounds like the character's late middle aged mom or a teacher is reading the story. The language of this teenager sounds absolutely ridiculous.

Bad production choices.

  • The Final Empire

  • Mistborn Book 1
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 24 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,766
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,828
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,841

For a thousand years the ash fell and no flowers bloomed. For a thousand years the Skaa slaved in misery and lived in fear. For a thousand years the Lord Ruler, the "Sliver of Infinity," reigned with absolute power and ultimate terror, divinely invincible. Then, when hope was so long lost that not even its memory remained, a terribly scarred, heart-broken half-Skaa rediscovered it in the depths of the Lord Ruler's most hellish prison.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A GREAT TRILOGY!!!

  • By Don Gilbert on 11-12-09

Read it

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

Reviewed: 08-11-13

I loved the book, it's a very different spin on magic. The other reviews definitely have it right there.

I unfortunately did not like the narration. It took me 4 or 5 tries to start listening to the book because the narration could not bring me in. I think its rare to find a male narrator that can do female voices well. They always sound weak and annoying. Jim Dale, is an example of one who reads very well, and character voices do not bother me. I think a different narrator would have changed the whole experience in a better way.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • All These Things I've Done

  • By: Gabrielle Zevin
  • Narrated by: Ilyana Kadushin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 137
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 127
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 128

In 2083, chocolate and coffee are illegal, paper is hard to find, water is carefully rationed, and New York City is rife with crime and poverty. And yet, for Anya Balanchine, the 16-year-old daughter of the city's most notorious (and dead) crime boss, life is fairly routine. It consists of going to school, taking care of her siblings and her dying grandmother, trying to avoid falling in love with the new assistant D.A.'s son, and avoiding her loser ex-boyfriend. That is until her ex is accidently poisoned....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Futuristic Mafia Princess

  • By Rome on 06-23-13

Ridiculous Premise... but enjoyed it nonetheless

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

Reviewed: 08-11-13

I actually purchased this book because I enjoy Ilyana Kadushin's narrations, and she didn't disappoint. She has a voice that is very easy to listen to and she brings you into the story flawlessly. I'd suggest purchasing anything she narrates.

Despite the fact that chocolate is a banned substance but beer is not...the characters are well rounded, the story is intriguing, it left me wanting more and I was happy to discover that it's a series. It's a very creative look at future of our world and it takes familiar things and twists them in a surprising way.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Selection

  • The Selection, Book 1
  • By: Kiera Cass
  • Narrated by: Amy Rubinate
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,153
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6,417
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,421

For 35 girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime: the opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth... to be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels... to live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon. But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her, and leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn't want.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • You might want to wait... if you hate cliffhangers

  • By Kindle Customer on 04-27-12

Divergent meets The Bachelor or ANTM

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

Reviewed: 08-11-13

Fun interesting listen. HUGE cliff hanger at the end. The title of this review very much describes the book. If you liked Matched you'd like this book. It's a little "girlier" than Divergent or Hunger Games, but if you're a fan of the YA dystopian genre you'll enjoy the book.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful