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Cynthia Shepp

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  • Mine

  • By: Robert R. McCammon
  • Narrated by: Isabelle Gordon
  • Length: 16 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40

Back in the 1960s, Mary Terrell shot and killed a man. A former member of the fanatical Storm Front Brigade - a splinter group of the notorious Weathermen - Terrell has stayed one step ahead of the FBI for decades. Living with numerous identities and menial jobs, Terrell's only constants in life have been LSD, psychotic delusions of motherhood, and murderous rage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • American Radical nightmare!

  • By Rob Malone on 04-30-18

Yearly tradition

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-20-18

I’ve loved this book since I was a preteen who read everything I could get my hands on. I reread it every year, and I was thrilled to find it on audio. Great narrator and amazing story.

  • For Real

  • By: Alexis Hall
  • Narrated by: Paul Berton, John Hartley
  • Length: 13 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 218
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 210
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209

Laurence Dalziel is worn down and washed up, and for him, the BDSM scene is all played out. Six years on from his last relationship, he's pushing 40 and tired of going through the motions of submission. Then he meets Toby Finch. Nineteen years old. Fearless, fierce, and vulnerable. Everything Laurie can't remember being. Toby doesn't know who he wants to be or what he wants to do. But he knows, with all the certainty of youth, that he wants Laurie. He wants him on his knees.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just picture me screaming into the abyss forever

  • By R_K_87 on 04-14-16

Loved it

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-06-18

Yet another enjoyable read from Alexis Hall. And it definitely doesn’t hurt that the narrator could read the dictionary and I’d still listen. 😉

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dread Nation

  • By: Justina Ireland
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 440
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 413
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 413

Jane McKeene was born two days before the dead began to walk the battlefields of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania - derailing the War Between the States and changing the nation forever. In this new America, safety for all depends on the work of a few, and laws like the Native and Negro Education Act require certain children attend combat schools to learn to put down the dead.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Does what sci-fi does best...

  • By NMwritergal on 04-06-18

Engaging

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-06-18

An engaging way to bring light to race issues. The story flowed well, and the MC was extremely likable. Great narrator.

  • The One

  • By: John Marrs
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Vicki Hall, Simon Bubb, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129

A simple DNA test is all it takes. Just a quick mouth swab, and soon, you'll be matched with your perfect partner - the one you're genetically made for. That's the promise made by Match Your DNA. A decade ago, the company announced that they had found the gene that pairs each of us with our soul mate. Since then, millions of people around the world have been matched. But the discovery has its downsides: Test results have led to the breakup of countless relationships and upended the traditional ideas of dating, romance, and love.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • nope

  • By ASCH16 on 02-21-18

Mind Blown

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-10-18

This book was a complete mind f$$k. Very good, but totally unexpected. 🤯 Great narration!

  • Glitterland

  • Spires, Book 1
  • By: Alexis Hall
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton
  • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 348
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 338
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 336

Ash Winters is barely holding on, near drowning in his own darkness and fear. He lives a gray shadow of a life, sullen and cynical, unable to remember hope or happiness - much less the distant, fading glitterball of love. It has to be a sick joke of the universe that he finds himself hooked up with good-humored Essex boy Darian Taylor, a wannabe model in a sparkly jacket and a fake tan. Darian may not be an intellectual giant, but he's hysterically funny, and he's got the courage to challenge Ash to live again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Why did I wait so long to read this?!!

  • By Toni H on 02-20-16

Pulled me out of a reading funk ❤️

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-04-18

I've been in a funk, and listening to this pulled me straight out. I'm in love with them both. This book is full of deep-in-your-belly FEELS... from surprised laughs to feeling the manic parts of Ash's illness and anxiety to the beautiful frivolity of Darian's innate cheerfulness and utmost acceptance. And the accents... yum.

  • The Book of the Unnamed Midwife

  • The Road to Nowhere, Book 1
  • By: Meg Elison
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,827
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,693
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,699

When she fell asleep, the world was doomed. When she awoke, it was dead. In the wake of a fever that decimated the earth's population - killing women and children and making childbirth deadly for the mother and infant - the midwife must pick her way through the bones of the world she once knew to find her place in this dangerous new one. Gone are the pillars of civilization. All that remains is power - and the strong who possess it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • "Equals" = "Annoying"

  • By Lulu on 12-26-16

Gripping

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-18-18

Well written, gripping, and depressing as hell. It’s a realistic account of what would happen, and it’s scary and sad.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Paper Princess

  • By: Erin Watt
  • Narrated by: Angela Goethals
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,051
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 985
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 985

These Royals will ruin you...Ella Harper is a survivor - a pragmatic optimist. She's spent her whole life moving from town to town with her flighty mother, struggling to make ends meet and believing that someday she'll climb out of the gutter. After her mother's death, Ella is truly alone. Until Callum Royal appears, plucking Ella out of poverty and tossing her into his posh mansion among his five sons who all hate her. Each Royal boy is more magnetic than the last, but none as captivating as Reed Royal, the boy who is determined to send her back to the slums.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Overall I'd give it 3.5 Stars

  • By AmazonAddict on 01-14-17

Delicious Drama

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-05-18

I enjoyed this audio. The narration was great, the characters fully fleshed out, and the drama Gossip Girl worthy. It was very steamy for a book about teenagers, so just a head’s-up if you like to know what your kids are reading, lol. I’m looking forward to the next installment of royal scandals. 😉

  • Year One

  • Chronicles of The One, Book 1
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,872
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,769
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,733

It began on New Year's Eve. The sickness came on suddenly, and spread quickly. The fear spread even faster. Within weeks, everything people counted on began to fail them. The electrical grid sputtered; law and government collapsed - and more than half of the world's population was decimated. Where there had been order, there was now chaos. And as the power of science and technology receded, magic rose up in its place. Some of it is good, like the witchcraft worked by Lana Bingham, practicing in the loft apartment she shares with her lover, Max.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Sub-par fantasy novel written by a great romance author

  • By Nate P. on 02-28-18

Amazing!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-14-17

I picked this up because it was end of the world and because Julia Whelan narrated it... kept listening because it was an awesome story! I need the next book! 😊

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Hero

  • By: Perry Moore
  • Narrated by: Michael Urie
  • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,046
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,733
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,743

In the story comic book legend Stan Lee calls "spellbinding" and "totally original," Thom Creed has secrets. For one, like his father, he has super powers. Also, he's been asked to join the League—the very organization of superheroes that spurned his dad. Then there’s the secret Thom can barely face himself: he's gay. But becoming a member of the League opens up a new world to Thom. There, he connects with a misfit group of aspiring heroes, including Scarlett, Typhoid Larry, and Ruth, a wise old broad who can see the future. Like Thom, these heroes have things to hide....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Give it a listen!

  • By Robert on 10-25-10

Worth a Listen

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-17-17

It was a good book that kept my interest. It didn't leave a burning need to know in me while reading, but was still enjoyable. The characters were very well thought out, and the narrator was decent.

  • Elites of Eden

  • A Novel
  • By: Joey Graceffa
  • Narrated by: Sarah Grayson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 292
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 262
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 263

Two girls, one destiny. Yarrow is an elite: rich, regal, destined for greatness. She's the daughter of one of the most powerful women in Eden. At the exclusive Oaks boarding school, she makes life miserable for anyone foolish enough to cross her. Meanwhile, there is Rowan, who has been either hiding or running all her life. As an illegal second child in a strictly regulated world, her very existence is a threat to society, punishable by death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AMAZING

  • By Wesley on 11-02-17

Great second book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-26-17

I’ve enjoyed this series immensely so far. The narrator’s melodic, thoughtful voice adds to the overall enjoyment. She plays the character well. Can’t wait for the next!