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Jeffrey B (Pool) Nattania

Northern VA
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  • A Villains Collection

  • The Villains Trilogy
  • By: Serena Valentino
  • Narrated by: Lucy Rayner
  • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 280
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 261
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259

This collection includes all three books in Serena Valentino's Villains trilogy: Fairest of All: A Tale of the Wicked Queen, The Beast Within: A Tale of Beauty's Prince, and Poor Unfortunate Soul: A Tale of the Sea Witch.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is one Evil Disney Famiy

  • By peggysue jenkins on 06-02-18

The Fates Causing Damage in The Enchanted Land

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

Reviewed: 03-15-19

Basically, Snow White's Evil Queen, had s great back story and the introduction to the Fates was neat, The Beast Prince bored me to sleep 4x and Ursala's back story was okay, but Leigh Bardugo offered a much better back story for her reasons of being Evil and a witch.
Kinda Disappointed

  • Will Grayson, Will Grayson

  • By: John Green, David Levithan
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews, Nick Podehl
  • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,610
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,286
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,304

One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, two teens—both named Will Grayson—are about to cross paths. As their worlds collide and intertwine, the Will Graysons find their lives going in new and unexpected directions, building toward romantic turns-of-heart and the epic production of history’s most fabulous high school musical.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So good!

  • By Jacqueline on 06-14-10

OMG

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

Reviewed: 03-03-19

I hate realistic fiction. if you follow me, you already know this. But this book really really moved me. Tiny was my favorite character and he moved me to tears with his musical.

  • King of Scars

  • By: Leigh Bardugo
  • Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
  • Length: 16 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 520
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 491
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 492

Nikolai Lantsov has always had a gift for the impossible. No one knows what he endured in his country’s bloody civil war - and he intends to keep it that way. Now, as enemies gather at his weakened borders, the young king must find a way to refill Ravka’s coffers, forge new alliances, and stop a rising threat to the once-great Grisha Army. Yet with every day a dark magic within him grows stronger, threatening to destroy all he has built. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • like black velvet and dark chocolate

  • By Shilo on 02-03-19

Leigh Bardugo can do no Wrong

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

Reviewed: 03-03-19

I believe that Ms. Bardugo is the greatest writer of our time. Her intelligent ams witty writing not is refreshing, her characters come time life like old friends you see very little but miss so much. In this first book of her new duology brings friends back from The Grosha series that we all love. I mean not really ALL loved!!

  • Song of the Dead

  • Reign of the Fallen, Book 2
  • By: Sarah Glenn Marsh
  • Narrated by: Alex McKenna
  • Length: 14 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Karthia is nothing like it used to be. The kingdom's borders are open for the first time in nearly 300 years, and raising the dead has been outlawed. Odessa is determined to explore the world beyond Karthia's waters, with Meredy joining the ocean voyage. Despite the daily reminder of the history they share, Odessa and Meredy are fascinated when their journey takes them to a land where the dead rule the night and dragons roam the streets. But just as she and Meredy are beginning to explore the new world, a terrifying development in Karthia summons them home at once.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Still Loving Sarah Glenn Marsh

  • By Jeffrey B (Pool) Nattania on 03-03-19

Still Loving Sarah Glenn Marsh

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

Reviewed: 03-03-19

This sequel to The Fallen was just as intense and yet, a little too erotic for me. Yes, it had its ups and downs like most middle book of a series, but Mrs. Marsh threw in some suspense ams with that cute dragon, I was hooked. I would Definitely Recommend this to the YA lover.

  • The Thousandth Floor

  • By: Katharine McGee
  • Narrated by: Phoebe Strole
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 401
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 366
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 365

A hundred years in the future, New York is a city of innovation and dreams. But people never change: Everyone here wants something...and everyone has something to lose. Leda Cole's flawless exterior belies a secret addiction - to a drug she never should have tried and a boy she never should have touched. Eris Dodd-Radson's beautiful, carefree life falls to pieces when a heartbreaking betrayal tears her family apart. Rylin Myers' job on one of the highest floors sweeps her into a world - and a romance - she never imagined...but will her new life cost Rylin her old one?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I think I hated every character

  • By AudioReader on 09-04-16

From slow to HOLY SH!T

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

Reviewed: 03-03-19

Not realizing that this was a series, the long exposition. was tiring. . . then it got confusing.. . .then it was outstanding. the secrets and the deception was just as good as Dangerous Liasons.

  • Wrath of the Dragon King

  • Dragonwatch, Book 2
  • By: Brandon Mull
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 862
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 790
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 789

After a humiliating defeat at the hands of Kendra and Seth, Celebrant, King of Dragons, prepares to unleash his fury and take control of his native preserve. Armed with information from a new ally - Ronodin, the dark unicorn - Celebrant seeks a legendary talisman: the dominion stone. However, the powerful stone is protected by a cursed castle. Can Kendra and Seth foil Celebrant's plan and beat him to his prize?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • it's not bad

  • By john on 11-29-18

Kendra and Seth

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

Reviewed: 01-23-19

These two protagonist constantly get into trouble and this time they drag their cousins in in the fun. Though it is based upon the dragons gaining control of the perserve that our kiddies are caretakers for, the same twists and roller coaster ride that was brought to us by Fabelhaven still keeps us on a never ending journey.
I love this series and this new spin off series. it light, but with unforseen. twists. you can't help but hate the bad decisions these kids make.

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  • A Modern Faerie Tale
  • By: Holly Black
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 385
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 344
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 345

Sixteen-year-old Kaye is a modern nomad. Fierce and independent, she travels from city to city with her mother’s rock band until an ominous attack forces Kaye back to her childhood home. There, amid the industrial, blue-collar New Jersey backdrop, Kaye soon finds herself an unwilling pawn in an ancient power struggle between two rival faerie kingdoms – a struggle that could very well mean her death.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Story Hard to Get into, Narrator Very Dry

  • By Lexa Slater on 01-18-19

Weak but Entertaining

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

Reviewed: 12-30-18

Maybe it's because I've read her later works. I found this story to be somewhat trite. I understand the series was probably her first it was an entertaining story but somewhat redundant on what we all know about fairies there was no new information. Trump call this Fake News.

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  • Nemesis

  • By: Brendan Reichs
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne, Emily Rankin, Paul Boehmer
  • Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 107
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 101

It's been happening since Min was eight. Every two years, on her birthday, a strange man finds her and murders her in cold blood. But hours later, she wakes up in a clearing just outside her tiny Idaho hometown - alone, unhurt, and with all evidence of the horrifying crime erased.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Love Hate Relationship with this book

  • By Odessa on 07-05-17

Scary to Uterly Awesome Sci-Fi

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

Reviewed: 11-22-18

What started out as a horror story, slowly became a totally kick ass Sci-Fi story. it was neat, by the way I'm not gonna lie, I'm still confused on why and what they are doing in Phase 2! But the end of Phase 1 was so cool and creepy. Loved that story

  • The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy

  • By: Mackenzi Lee
  • Narrated by: Moira Quirk
  • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 504
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 483
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 479

A year after a grand tour with her brother, Felicity Montague has returned to England with two goals - avoid the marriage proposal of a lovestruck suitor and enroll in medical school. However, her intellect will never be enough in the eyes of the sexist administrators. But then a window of opportunity opens - a doctor she idolizes is marrying an old friend of hers in Germany. Felicity believes this man can help her, but she has no money of her own to make the trip. Luckily, a mysterious young woman is willing to pay Felicity’s way, so long as she’s allowed to travel with Felicity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • very fun listen

  • By H. Kravitz on 10-25-18

Brothers Do It Better

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

Reviewed: 11-18-18

though this was a sequel and we pretty much new what might happen, the first book in this series was waaaaaaay funnier. maybe it's because I'm a gay male and for that reason Monte had better linea I could relate to, or it could be that Ms. Monteque was too predicable. Nonetheless, it was a great entertaining book

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  • Artemis

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: Rosario Dawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63,136
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58,931
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 58,783

Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent. Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A ferrari with no motor

  • By will on 11-18-17

Wow, just Wow

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

Reviewed: 10-14-18

So I knew nothing of the story, I only knew it was written by Andy Weir and red by Rosario Dawson.
this story was amazingly great. Not only was it intense from page 1 till the end but it was an Adventure with non-stop action and suspense. listening to Rosario Dawson Reed as the character of Jaz, was one of the best reads that I have ever had the pleasure of listening to on Audible. Her intensity and subtle nuances, otherwise known as inflection, truly added to the story. I can tell you I Don't Know Jack about sci-fi, math, compound elements, gases, welding, smoldering, nuclear power, or what it takes to terraform the Moon; however, Andy Weir explained it in such a fashion that anybody could understand it, This story was great, no, awesome and also highly entertaining.