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  • Scythe

  • By: Neal Shusterman
  • Narrated by: Greg Tremblay
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,945
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,503
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,497

A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery: Humanity has conquered all those things and has even conquered death. Now Scythes are the only ones who can end life - and they are commanded to do so in order to keep the size of the population under control. Citra and Rowan are chosen to apprentice to a scythe - a role that neither wants. These teens must master the "art" of taking life, knowing that the consequence of failure could mean losing their own.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Immortal until you're Gleaned

  • By G. Grimsley on 06-27-17

Amazing!

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

Reviewed: 01-16-19

The premise, characters, world building, and the overall writing are all excellent. Time flew by so fast with this audiobook that I want to immediately listen to Book 2.

However, since I love it so much, I'm going to read Scythe again - this time, in paperback form.

Highly recommended!

  • Sweet Cheeks

  • By: K. Bromberg
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Sebastian York
  • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,885
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,702
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,689

Enter Hayes Whitley. Mega-movie star. The man who has captured the hearts of millions. But I gave him mine years ago. He was my first love. He was my everything. Right until he up and left to chase his dreams without so much as a simple goodbye. When he showed up out of the blue 10 years later, I should have known to steer clear. I should have rejected his offer to take me to my ex's wedding and told him he was crazy when he suggested we act like a couple to show my ex, it's true, I could do better than him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • SO SWEET, FUNNY AND HOT!!!

  • By I HATE THIS NEW LOOK on 11-15-16

Love Saylor and Hayes

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

Reviewed: 01-05-19

I went into this story blind, and I was pleasantly surprised with it. While I like most of the book, I feel like there's a scene where the author dragged it too much. Still, it was an enjoyable read.

  • If I Only Knew

  • By: Corinne Michaels
  • Narrated by: Sophie Eastlake, Shane East
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,406
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,312
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,309

My life was perfect - until a shocking tragedy pulled the rug out from underneath me. My children were left without a father. I was without a husband and a provider. Instead of wallowing in my grief, I buried myself in my work at Dovetail Enterprises. Landing the promotion as the CEO’s right hand was exactly what I needed. Getting saddled with Milo Huxley as an assistant is exactly the opposite. I can’t stand him. He’s arrogant, irresponsible, and out for my job. As if that’s not bad enough, he has to be devastatingly sexy, and have a posh English accent that makes me squirm on top of it all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This was great!..except one thing

  • By Donna Smith McG on 11-12-18

Love It

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

Reviewed: 12-15-18

Corinne Michaels sure is a talented writer.
This is a great romance book that is meaningful and sweet.

  • A Christmas Carol

  • By: Charles Dickens, R. D. Carstairs
  • Length: Not Yet Known
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 67

Charles Dickens' ghostly tale of sour and stingy miser Ebenezer Scrooge has captivated readers, listeners and audiences for over 150 years. This Christmas, Audible Studios brings this story to life in an audio drama featuring an all-star cast.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must listen

  • By Donnie E Porter on 11-30-18

I love it

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

Reviewed: 12-08-18

Thank you, Audible, for making this free for its members. For starters, I've seen a couple of movie adaptations of A Christmas Carol, but I don't have a clear memory of reading the book itself. This js why I couldn't help but anticipate how the scenes were really written by Charles Dickens. While all movies have same plot, being adaptations, I think that the book remains the best version. I really love the ending with Scrooge and Cratchit. It really was heartwarming

Why only 4 stars?
Well, as much as I love the production, the narration, and the effects, I find the narration volume of some characters too soft at the first scenes during the First Stave. The narrator's and Scrooge's volumes were okay, but the visitors in the counting house had low volume. It was good though that the next scenes had normal volume, so I had a good time listening to it.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • A Disconnected Christmas

  • By: Ryan Ringbloom
  • Narrated by: Tor Thom, Charley Ongel
  • Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70

Lindsay Subbloom's marriage didn't make it past the honeymoon. Her prince had a secret that she never saw coming. Now an internet obsession is keeping her connected to a brokenhearted past.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great!

  • By Brandie @AudiobookObsession on 04-24-18

Surprisingly Very Good!

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

Reviewed: 12-04-18

I had a wonderful time listening to this audiobook. At first, I thought that it was just okay, but the performance and the message it was trying to convey won me over. Plus, it was a whole lot wholesome than her other book, Two-night One-night Stand.

  • Little Gray Dress

  • By: Aimee Brown
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Einstein
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 194
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 172
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 173

Emi Harrison has avoided her ex-fiance, Jack Cabot, for nearly two years. Her twin brother Evan's wedding is about to end that streak. From bad bridesmaids' dresses, a hyperactive sister-in-law, a mean girl with even meaner secrets, and too much to drink, nothing seems to go right for Emi, except when she's wearing her little gray dress. When she speed-walks into Liam Jaxon's bar, things get more complicated. He's gorgeous, southern, and has no past with Emi. He may be exactly what she needs to prove for the last time that she doesn't need or want Jack!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Look for good thing from this author

  • By GH on 12-24-17

Better read than listened to

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

Reviewed: 12-01-18

I actually like this book.

With that said, I wasn't initially a fan of the alternating timelines because I thought they were useless and just there to add the book's page numbers. Alternating timelines as a technique may be excellent in some books, but this book could have been better without it. Emi and Jack's past could be told differently without adding full flashback chapters. I got to the point where I skimmed through some of those chapters (I also own the ebook).

However, if you do decide to pick this book up, I suggest to just read its physical or ebook counterpart. The narrator's voice was very pleasant, but I feel like her voice didn't fit the female lead's character. Also, she did not do the male voices and her female voices weren't distinct enough.

Still, I recommend to try this book, but not as an audiobook.

  • Circe

  • By: Madeline Miller
  • Narrated by: Perdita Weeks
  • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,280
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,565
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,504

In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child - not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring, like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power - the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Refined writing with an intimate performance

  • By Michael - Audible Editor on 04-11-18

Wonderful Writing

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

Reviewed: 11-28-18

As always, the first thing I admire about Madeline Miller's works is her writing, and Circe is no exception of that.

However, I'm still giving this 4 stars instead of 5 due to its slow start. Circe was an outcast for most of her life, and the chapters prior to her exile really affected my overall enjoyment of the book. 

Despite that, I would also like to commend Madeline Miller for making me see new perspectives in Greek mythology, particularly with Odysseus. Telemachus' and Penelope's stories on Odysseus got me thinking that he could've been suffering from PTSD after coming back home to Ithaca. Then, there's also Prometheus' love for humans, so much that he gave fire and getting punished for eternity. 

I also love the appearance of the other characters from Greek mythology. Their order of appearance in the book is also a great way of showing Circe's immortality and power. 

I recommend both the book and the audiobook to get the most out of this story.

  • Unzipped

  • By: Lauren Blakely
  • Narrated by: Joe Arden, Andi Arndt
  • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,527
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,455
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,456

Picture this - I’m ready to win back the love of my life, and I’m going big this time. We’re talking boom box, sing her name in the rain, let the whole damn neighborhood know I'm good and ready this time around. After all, if you're going to grand gesture the ever-loving hell out of a second chance, you need to pull out all the stops. There’s only one little problem. My college girlfriend isn't the one who shows up when I play my "I'll do anything to win you back" tune. The woman who flings open the second-floor window tells me my ex doesn’t live here anymore.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Appealing to my college self!

  • By PATRICIA on 10-31-18

Better than I thought

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

Reviewed: 11-22-18

I had little expectations of this title because the summary sounded too cheesy. Well, technically, the book was cheesy but it was fun. I t was also a fast read, so I'm not complaining.
I would want to listen to it again on my slump or lazy days.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Midnight Blue

  • By: L.J. Shen
  • Narrated by: Muffy Newtown, Shane East
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,497
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,399
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,391

It should have been easy. I needed the money. He needed a babysitter to keep him from snorting himself to death. I was cherry-picked especially for him. Responsible. Optimistic. Warm. Innocent. The worst part is that I should have known better. Alex Winslow. British rock star. Serial heartbreaker. Casanova with whiskey eyes. “Don’t get near the devil in a leather jacket. He’ll chew you up and spit you out.” Guess what? I didn’t listen. I signed the contract. World tour. Three months. Four Continents. 100 shows. My name is Indigo Bellamy, and I sold my soul to a tattooed god. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW.. ELEVEN TURBULENT HOURS OF PERFECTION

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 05-21-18

Alex, the Little Prince

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

Reviewed: 11-03-18

I was wary when I started this book because I didn't like another of L.J. Shen's work. Thus, I was surprised when I realized that I liked it a lot and that I liked how Alex's addiction was dealt with throughout the book. Alex as a character felt real to me, despite his crass behavior.

There was a plot twist that I already anticipated just a little over their initial encounter and was not shocked when it was eventually revealed. There was another one that I totally did not see coming (Hi, Lucas). The Little Prince references were also well-written, I liked how those were inserted in the story.

Lastly, the narrators were great as always.

  • How to Date a Douchebag: The Failing Hours

  • By: Sara Ney
  • Narrated by: Muffy Newtown, Josh Goodman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 456
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 428
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 424

Zeke Daniels isn't just a douchebag; he's an asshole. A total and complete jerk, Zeke keeps people at a distance. He has no interest in relationships - most assholes don't. Dating? Being part of a couple? Nope. Not for him. He's never given any thought to what he wants in a girlfriend, because he's never had any intention of having one. Shit, he barely has a relationship with his family, and they're related; his own friends don't even like him. So why does he keep thinking about Violet DeLuca? Sweet, quiet Violet - his opposite in every sense of the word.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 4.5 The Failing Hours Stars

  • By Listening is Reading on 12-03-17

Zeke was a foul-mouthed sappy guy.

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

Reviewed: 10-20-18

In Book 1, it was kind of obvious that the next story would be about Zeke, and I was not wrong. Anyway, I enjoyed this book a lot more than the first because Zeke and Violet have more depth as characters due to their backgrounds. The development of their relationship was gradual and more believable as well. It was also fun to see how Zeke turned from an angry bear to an angry yet sappy bear all thanks to Violet.

As always, the narrators were excellent. I love their performance.