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  • Swarm

  • Zeroes, Book 2
  • By: Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, Deborah Biancotti
  • Narrated by: Amber Benson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80

They thought they'd already faced their toughest fight. But there's no relaxing for the reunited Zeroes. These six teens with unique abilities have taken on bank robbers, drug dealers, and mobsters. Now they're trying to lay low so they can get their new illegal nightclub off the ground. But the quiet doesn't last long when two strangers come to town, bringing with them a whole different kind of crowd-based chaos. And hot on their tails is a crowd-power even more dangerous and sinister.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • one of my favorite authors

  • By Chelsea on 05-09-19

Amber Benson is a legend.

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

Reviewed: 08-17-17

Her poor voice but oh my gosh did she GO for it. The story is refreshingly real and I am excited for any future installments that may come from this crew as the characters are all so endearing and relatable.

  • AlterWorld

  • Play to Live, Book 1
  • By: D. Rus
  • Narrated by: Michael Goldstrom
  • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,583
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,378
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,378

A new pandemic - the perma effect - has taken over Earth of the near future. Whenever you play your favorite online game, beware: your mind might merge with the virtual world and dump its comatose host. Woe be to those stuck forever in Tetris! But some unfortunates - the handicapped and the terminally ill, shell-shocked army vets, wronged crime victims and other society misfits - choose to flee real life willingly, escaping to the limitless world of online sword and sorcery MMORPGs.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not for people who are expecting a 4.5 star book

  • By Liz on 06-06-16

Sexist and cliched

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

Reviewed: 01-31-16

Enjoyed the premise and the narration. The story itself was fairly awful. So many cringy writing moments and it doesnt even come close to passing the Bechdel Test, with the only female character having as much depth as a toilet bowl.

Im sure it will be enjoyed by a certain horny nerd fanbase, but i was pretty turned off by the whole thing.

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