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  • Heartless

  • By: Marissa Meyer
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Soler
  • Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,910
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,764
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,765

Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland and a favorite of the unmarried King of Hearts, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, all she wants is to open a shop with her best friend. But according to her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for the young woman who could be the next queen. Then Cath meets Jest, the handsome and mysterious court joker. For the first time, she feels the pull of true attraction. At the risk of offending the king and infuriating her parents, she and Jest enter into an intense secret courtship.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect narration, but disappointed with the story

  • By Linda Nichols on 12-17-16

Another Great Marissa Read!

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

Reviewed: 12-08-16

Would you listen to Heartless again? Why?

Yes! This takes a story I enjoy and gives it a brand new twist. I loved the way this goes back in time and sheds some light on a character most people don't humanize.

What about Rebecca Soler’s performance did you like?

She does a wonderful job giving each character it's own unique voice.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I was brought to tears listening to that moment between Cath and Hatter in the end. It was by far the most emotional of all for me.

Any additional comments?

You know how this book is going to end from the beginning, it's how it gets to that ending that makes this book so fantastic. Cath is meant to be this young and amazingly caring woman who just wants to be special outside of the conventional ways.

  • Bloody Acquisitions

  • Fred, the Vampire Accountant, Book 3
  • By: Drew Hayes
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,175
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,039
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,031

With a thriving parahuman accounting practice, a steady relationship, and a circle of trusted friends, Fred's undead life has become more enjoyable than his normal one ever was. Unfortunately it also seems that he's no longer the only vampire to appreciate the up-and-coming city of Winslow, Colorado. A new clan of vampires is moving in, and they aren't well known for tolerating outsiders in their territory.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • God I Love This Series

  • By Mario on 09-09-16

Yet another amazing score!

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

Reviewed: 09-20-16

Who was your favorite character and why?

I really love Krystal a lot; her go-getter no bull attitude really resonates with me and my personality. She helps the evolution of Fred into a more engrossed and interesting character.

Any additional comments?

I had read a lot of other comments on here so I was a little mixed on what I was getting into. The story is still segmented but less disconnected than previous books. It flows very well and I was completely in love with almost every character in Fred's friendship circle.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Breakfast at Tiffany's

  • By: Truman Capote
  • Narrated by: Michael C. Hall
  • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,227
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,683
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,680

Golden Globe-winning actor Michael C. Hall (Six Feet Under) performs Truman Capote's masterstroke about a young writer's charmed fascination with his unorthodox neighbor, the "American geisha" Holly Golightly. Holly - a World War II-era society girl in her late teens - survives via socialization, attending parties and restaurants with men from the wealthy upper class who also provide her with money and expensive gifts. Over the course of the novella, the seemingly shallow Holly slowly opens up to the curious protagonist.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • "Better to look at the sky than live there"

  • By W Perry Hall on 02-12-14

Fantastic listen.

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

Reviewed: 09-06-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, it's short and well read.

Which character – as performed by Michael C. Hall – was your favorite?

I think I loved them all. Honestly, Michael C. Hall did a fantastic job switching between characters and gave each their own unique voices. At times I forgot I was listening to a single narrator and got lost in the story because of how smooth his transitions were.

Any additional comments?

I have never seen the movie, but I definitely enjoyed this short listen. I was able to listen to it during an afternoon shift at work.

  • Brain on Fire

  • My Month of Madness
  • By: Susannah Cahalan
  • Narrated by: Heather Henderson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,658
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,109
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,108

In 2009, Susannah Cahalan woke up in a strange hospital room strapped to a bed, under guard, and unable to move or speak. Her medical records - from a month-long hospital stay of which she had no memory - reported psychosis, violence, and dangerous instability. Yet, only weeks earlier she had been a healthy, ambitious twenty-four-year-old, six months into her first serious relationship and a sparkling career as a cub reporter

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • For those interested in neurology & psychology

  • By Brian Quaranta on 01-07-14

Wonderfully Frightful

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

Reviewed: 09-06-16

Where does Brain on Fire rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This one is unique. I posted something on Facebook asking my friends that read to give me their favorites and made a list. A librarian friend of mine suggested this one as a non-fiction. I decided to go outside of my normal science fiction and magically fairy worlds to engage into this story and was not disappointed. The story is very well written, especially as much of it had to be written using her skills as a journalist.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Brain on Fire?

I think there was this moment I said to myself "holy macro, this is something real!" It was scary to realize and experience through the authors telling the reality of someone suffering from a disease that affects the human brain.

What does Heather Henderson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The narrator adds this touch of realism that you sometimes can't get reading a non-fiction on paper; the raw emotions.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I was definitely drawn to continue listening to this to see how this worked out. I know that she came out with her sanity back, but the tale of how she got there was keeping me going. I think I listened to it over the span of 2-3 work days.

Any additional comments?

This book is an amazing/scary account of a real and relatively newly discovered condition. I am always astonished at what our bodies are capable of, good and bad. If you aren't into these sort of books, I would still recommend stepping out of the comfort zone and giving this a shot.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Utterly Uninteresting and Unadventurous Tales of Fred, the Vampire Accountant

  • By: Drew Hayes
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,226
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,822
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,822

Timid, socially awkward, and plagued by self-esteem issues, Fred has never been the adventurous sort. One fateful night - different from the night he died, which was more inconvenient than fateful - Fred reconnects with an old friend at his high school reunion. This rekindled relationship sets off a chain of events thrusting him right into the chaos of the parahuman world.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Stories are great, not crazy about the format

  • By Sugarpucker on 08-10-15

Funny new take

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

Reviewed: 09-06-16

This take on the vampire life with Fred is amazing. I laughed out loud at my work desk.

  • Bared to You

  • A Crossfire Novel, Book 1
  • By: Sylvia Day
  • Narrated by: Jill Redfield
  • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9,390
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,444
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,457

"Gideon Cross came into my life like lightning in the darkness… He was beautiful and brilliant, jagged and white-hot. I was drawn to him as I’d never been to anything or anyone in my life. I craved his touch like a drug, even knowing it would weaken me. I was flawed and damaged, and he opened those cracks in me so easily…Gideon knew. He had demons of his own. And we would become the mirrors that reflected each other’s most private wounds…and desires."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • TOUCHING & EMOTIONAL ROLLERCOASTER OF PASSION

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 12-02-12

Every good lay is rich

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

Reviewed: 07-26-16

The book was okay but all three authors write about is the fantasy billionaires who sweep an unexpecting girl of her feet and screw her brains out.