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  • 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 1,050
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 984
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 979

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 416
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 392
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 388

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
  • Loved This Broken Douchebag!

  • By bookbruin on 10-22-17

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.

  • How to Date a Douchebag: The Studying Hours

  • By: Sara Ney
  • Narrated by: Josh Goodman, Muffy Newtown
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 462
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 433
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 435

No doubt about it, Sebastian "Oz" Osborne is the university's most celebrated student athlete - and possibly the biggest douchebag. A walking, talking cliché, he has a filthy mouth, a fantastic body, and doesn't give a sh-t about what you or anyone else thinks. Jameson Clarke may be the university's most diligent student - but she is no prude. Spending most of her time in the hallowed halls of the library, James is wary of pervs, jocks, and douchebags - and Oz Osborne is all three. She's smart, sarcastic - and not what he expected....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book

  • By Kelly L. Scroggins on 01-18-18

Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 10-14-18

I had fun listening to this story. While the story and characters were simple, it was still an entertaining book. Sebastian frustrated me at times due to his shallow personality, but I guess that's where Jameson comes into his life.

The narrators were excellent as always.

  • Faking It

  • By: K. Bromberg
  • Narrated by: Rupert Channing, Erin Mallon
  • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,491
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,405
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,402

Zane Phillips mistook me for his dog walker. It shouldn’t surprise me that the man with a suit more expensive than my rent would assume that I was there to serve him. The positive? I put him in his place. The negative? I missed my job interview because of it. Now I find out he’s a rich Australian entrepreneur, and he wants to make up for tanking my interview. Yes, he’s impossibly hot - but he’s also an arrogant jackass - so...no thanks. But after a little white lie I tell spirals out of control, I’m somehow offered the chance to play Zane’s girlfriend to help promote his new dating website....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • COMPELLING, COMPULSIVE & A COMPLETE BARGAIN

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 09-29-18

Love it!

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

Reviewed: 10-10-18

What a beautiful story.
I thought it would be something generic, but I was wrong. The story and characters were great. Most of all, I think the narrators were the ones who sold this book for me - they were simply fantastic.

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 201,164
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 187,850
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 187,444

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’m sorry I waited so long to read this book.

  • By Julie W. Capell on 05-27-14

The Narration was My Favorite

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

Reviewed: 10-07-18

I admit that I was so bored during the first few chapters, but I decided to stick with it because I was planning to watch the movie adaptation.

However, once the real Hunt began, I had a sudden interest in the story, and I liked everything about it until the ending.
One thing I didn't like about this book, besides the dragging start, was the lack of conclusion to Sorrento. Yeah sure, he lost and paid for his actions, but somehow, I thought how calm Sorrento was. I don't know. It's a complete book, but you know it isn't the end.

I also recommend to get the physical or the ebook version of this book because it was nice to know the how the characters' names were spelled.

Lastly, as much as I hated playing PacMan, Percival's PacMan scene was my favorite and I felt the most intense game inside the game scenes.

  • November 9

  • A Novel
  • By: Colleen Hoover
  • Narrated by: Zachary Webber, Angela Goethals
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,231
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,057
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,059

Fallon meets Ben, an aspiring novelist, the day before her scheduled cross-country move. Their untimely attraction leads them to spend Fallon's last day in LA together, and her eventful life becomes the creative inspiration Ben has always sought for his novel. Over time and amidst the various relationships and tribulations of their own separate lives, they continue to meet on the same date every year.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I hate you soo good, Colleen!

  • By Meraline on 11-11-15

Basket of Tears

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

Reviewed: 10-07-18

Amazing.

While the relationship didn't start ideally, I still loved every bit of the story. By the end, I was a basket of emotions and tears. I swear, Ben's story was what made me give this book five stars despite the seemingly unhealthy and unsteady relationships this book had.

My only gripe on this book is the female narrator. I didn't like her style of narration; thus, I had to endured listening to her parts or sometimes adjusted the narration speed.

While the audiobook is almost perfect, reading the physical book is so much better.

  • Ugly Love

  • By: Colleen Hoover
  • Narrated by: Grace Grant, Deacon Lee
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,929
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,750
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,750

When Tate Collins meets airline pilot Miles Archer, she doesn't think it's love at first sight. They wouldn't even go so far as to consider themselves friends. The only thing Tate and Miles have in common is an undeniable mutual attraction. Once their desires are out in the open, they realize they have the perfect set-up. He doesn't want love, she doesn't have time for love, so that just leaves the sex.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story, difficult listening

  • By Michelle on 05-20-15

Broody Miles is Broody

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

Reviewed: 10-07-18

This is my second Colleen Hoover book, and I'm not disappointed at all. Even though I find November 9 to be a bit better than Ugly Love, this book is still worth the reread that I will surely do someday. I was so enthralled by the story, especially since I listened to the audio as well, that I unknowingly brought Miles' broody attitude to work. I was so out of it, and all I wanted to do was to immerse myself in Tate and Miles' love story.

  • Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

  • A Novel
  • By: Gail Honeyman
  • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,386
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 23,548
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,446

Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she's thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy. But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Close To Perfection--A Definite Thumbs Up!

  • By Kathy on 08-07-17

Perfect

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

Reviewed: 10-07-18

The characters, the plot, the writing style, and the narration were all perfect.
This is definitely one of my favorite books I've listened to this year.

  • Girl Online

  • By: Zoe Sugg
  • Narrated by: Hannah Tointon
  • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 542
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 481
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 487

From YouTube sensation Zoella comes a debut coming-of-age novel that perfectly captures what it means to grow up and fall in love in today's digital world. Girl Online is the first book to be published by Keywords Press, an imprint under Simon & Schuster dedicated to today's digital stars.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So good!

  • By Ashleigh on 12-26-14

Better as an Audiobook

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

Reviewed: 10-07-18

Let me preface this review by saying that I don't know a thing about Zoe Sugg and have no plans on knowing anything about her (I do know a bit of the ghost writing issue because of the reviews here at Goodreads.). I also ended up DNFing the physical book because it was too fluffy and whiny for my taste.

However, I also have this in my Audible library, and I always feel bad of DNFing audiobooks. Thus, I gave this book another chance. This time, I listened to it on audio. Lo and behold, I enjoyed it a bit more. While the narrator sucked at differentiating character voices, she was still fun to listen to. I found myself engaged and smiling at some parts.

I admit that I listened to this while working, and one thing I liked about it was that I didn't have to give my 100% attention to the story. The simplicity of the book (despite the bullying and panic attack issues) made it a perfect distraction for me at work while still absorbing the details of the plot.

  • The X-Files: Cold Cases

  • By: Joe Harris, Chris Carter, Dirk Maggs - adaptation
  • Narrated by: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14,045
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13,034
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12,968

Based upon the graphic novels by Joe Harris - with creative direction from series creator Chris Carter - and adapted specifically for the audio format by aural auteur Dirk Maggs ( The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Alien: Out of the Shadows), Cold Cases marks yet another thrilling addition to the pantheon of X-Files stories. Featuring a mind-blowing and otherworldly soundscape of liquefying aliens, hissing creatures, and humming spacecraft, listeners get to experience the duo's investigations like never before.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • New Fan

  • By tatiana on 12-24-17

Engaging

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

Reviewed: 10-07-18

Isn't it weird that for someone who was too young to watch and appreciate the original X-Files when it was shown on TV, I readily picked this up when it was offered as part of the free Audible Originals download.

Despite that fact, I still enjoyed listening to it, and I somehow understood the events and the characters in it. I struggled with the first story because that's where I was getting a grip on the terms and the events, but I immensely enjoyed the second story about the Flukeman. It was short but engaging.

The succeeding stories were also interesting, so I still recommend this audiobook.