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  • The Girl Who Dared to Think 5: The Girl Who Dared to Lead

  • By: Bella Forrest
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Leigh
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 495
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 461
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 459

Return to the Tower in the epic fifth book of The Girl Who Dared series, where the Champion has been chosen...and Liana's courage will be put to the test like never before.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Cliffhangers are poor writing technique.

  • By Heather on 04-19-18

Waste of a credit

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

Reviewed: 01-21-19

This was such a disappointing book. In fact I wouldn’t call it a book, it was an unfinished book. A cliffhanger ending is one thing, but this cut off abruptly right in the middle of the point of the book. The series started strong and went downhill from there. Now it’s just the main character having pointless inner dialogue. Many lines are becoming very repetitive. What a waste.

  • The Dark Calling

  • The Arcana Chronicles, Book 6
  • By: Kresley Cole
  • Narrated by: Emma Galvin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 928
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 872
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 872

When Evie receives life-changing - and possibly game-changing - news, she has trouble believing it. Why doesn't she feel any different? Is it possible someone she trusts might be lying? Tensions seethe inside the castle of lost time as Evie starts to doubt her own sanity. Answers can be found outside their stronghold, but will Death help her find them - or prevent her from learning the truth about her future and Jack's possible survival? A mysterious, sinister power begins to affect the Arcana in its path. Forced out into the wasteland alone, Evie must depend on unexpected allies. But as a battle with Richter looms, can her new alliance defeat the Dark Calling before hell reigns on earth?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a continuation!

  • By girlwon1 on 03-20-18

Enjoyable but.....

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

Reviewed: 04-25-18

I really like this series, however I don’t know how much more of the back and forth relationship drama I can take. I also don’t like that the story was so focused on the relationship and less on everyone else and the world around them. There are more interesting characters than the love triangle. I’d like to see the focus on that.

  • The Gender Game 3: The Gender Lie

  • By: Bella Forrest
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Soler, Jason Clarke
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,862
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,671
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,666

After discovering the shocking secret buried deep within The Green, Violet has a grave decision to make. Trust the woman who saved her, or not? So far, everything about the woman has taken Violet by surprise. Her behavior has been honest and upfront - a refreshing change for Violet. Besides, with one of her loved ones hanging on life support and the other close to falling completely out of reach, Violet doesn't exactly have a lot of choice.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • It just never ends

  • By Erin Cramer on 04-29-17

Enjoyable YA

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

Reviewed: 06-01-17

I found this to be a fast read. It leaves you wanting more. I hope this series continues.

  • The Gender Game

  • By: Bella Forrest
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Soler, Zachary Webber
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,951
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,430
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,439

A toxic river divides 19-year-old Violet Bates' world by gender. Women rule the East. Men rule the West. Welcome to the lands of Matrus and Patrus. Ever since the disappearance of her beloved younger brother, Violet's life has been consumed by an anger she struggles to control. Already a prisoner to her own nation, now she has been sentenced to death for her crimes. But one decision could save her life. To enter the kingdom of Patrus, where men rule and women submit.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • cheesy narrator for a meh story

  • By NAOMI C ST AMAND on 07-13-17

I love it!

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

Reviewed: 05-01-17

I had this sitting in my to be read list for a long time. I think it was the title that pushed me away. After taking a look at the reviews I finally decided to give it a chance. I'm so glad I did! It was great right from the start and just gets better. It's geared toward the older YA crowd. I think that with a different title it would catch a lot more attention. I can't wait to see what the second book has in store, though it would be great as a stand alone book.

4 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • The Undead, Part 13

  • By: R. R. Haywood
  • Narrated by: Joe Jameson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 226
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 217
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 218

After the carnage of the night and dealing with an infected Lani, the team leave the fort and once more venture into rural towns to find food and buy time. As the day wears on, the tension between Howie and Marcy grows, with increasingly petty arguments that sap the morale of the others. They find a deserted village where the infection strikes in vast numbers. With too many to fight head-on, the lads flee and take refuge in an old mansion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • just finished it! I want more!!

  • By Michael Garcia on 12-08-16

Narration is getting better!

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

Reviewed: 12-22-16

I was having a very hard time with the new narrator, especially Dave's voice. I feel that this book was done very well. I even began to forget about Dan Morgan's take on the characters. The story had some downer moments I guess you could say, but it also had me laughing out loud as well. I can't wait until the next read and hope it won't be long.

  • The Undead

  • Part 11
  • By: R. R. Haywood
  • Narrated by: Joe Jameson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 230
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 223
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 223

It is the morning after the storm. Thick fog covers everything. In the stifling, claustrophobic atmosphere, Howie and his group head out for supplies. Skirmishes and tense fights take place and there are messages left in blood at key sites: 'he's coming'. As the day progresses, Howie becomes increasingly darker in thought, and more demanding of his team. By the end of the day they have discovered a munitions factory, but can Howie hold it together?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Why

  • By kgrayy on 08-07-18

A solid book but Dave's voice is a mess

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

Reviewed: 12-22-16

I am having a hard time getting use to this new narrator. The book is another solid read, but Dave's voice is terrible. I cringe every time I hear it. Please bring the other guy back! There has to be something you can bargain with:)

  • Metaltown

  • By: Kristen Simmons
  • Narrated by: Soneela Nankani
  • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

Best friends Colin and Ty live one day at a time - the only way it's possible to survive in Metaltown, where money is in short supply, illness runs rampant, and street rules are the highest law. With the other near-starving teenagers of Metaltown, they work long, grueling hours for pennies at the Small Parts factory, attaching fuses to bombs and manufacturing weapons. When they're worked to the bone, they seek shelter where they can find it, and do it all again the next day.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable

  • By Lynn on 11-16-16

Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 11-16-16

Another solid YA novel. The narration was great. There were a couple of holes in the story line but over all it was an enjoyable quick read. I would definitely recommend it.

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  • Arcana Rising

  • The Arcana Chronicles, Book 4
  • By: Kresley Cole
  • Narrated by: Emma Galvin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 924
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 862
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 859

The Emperor unleashed hell and annihilated an army, jeopardizing the future of mankind - but Circe struck back. The epic clash between them devastates the Arcana world and nearly kills Evie, separating her from her allies. With Aric missing and no sign that Jack and Selena escaped Richter's reach, Evie turns more and more to the darkness lurking inside her. Two Arcana emerge as game changers: one who could be her salvation, the other her worst nightmare.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved It!

  • By Connie on 09-30-16

Good however

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

Reviewed: 11-03-16

It was really great, however I wish there was more to it. The other books had more substance. This one felt like it was leading up to a big event but stopped before the big event happened. I don't like that. Why would you have an entire book as a lead in. If the next book takes forever to come out I may not even bother.

  • Empire of Storms

  • By: Sarah J. Maas
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Evans
  • Length: 25 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,930
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,375
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,375

The long path to the throne has only just begun for Aelin Galathynius. Loyalties have been broken and bought, friends have been lost and gained, and those who possess magic find themselves at odds with those don't. As the kingdoms of Erilea fracture around her, enemies must become allies if Aelin is to keep those she loves from falling to the dark forces poised to claim her world. With war looming on all horizons, the only chance for salvation lies in a desperate quest that may mark the end of everything Aelin holds dear.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Emotional, Stressful and Wonderful

  • By Claudia H on 09-13-16

Good but not great

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

Reviewed: 10-03-16

I had a hard time getting through this one. I've loved every other book of this series, but I had a hard time staying interested in some parts. I still can't wait for the next one though!

  • Fairest

  • The Lunar Chronicles - Levana's Story
  • By: Marissa Meyer
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Soler
  • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,013
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,830
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,824

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all? Fans of the Lunar Chronicles know Queen Levana as a ruler who uses her "glamour" to gain power. But long before she crossed paths with Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress, Levana lived a very different story - a story that has never been told - until now. Marissa Meyer spins yet another unforgettable tale about love and war, deceit and death.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not as sexual as other reviews imply

  • By Claudia H on 07-02-15

Better than expected

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

Reviewed: 08-14-16

After reading several negative reviews I waited a long time to get this book. I wish I bought it sooner. It was better than expected.