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Cynthia Shepp

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  • Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel

  • By: Sara Farizan
  • Narrated by: Negin Farsad
  • Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110

Leila has made it most of the way through Armstead Academy without having a crush on anyone, which is a relief. As an Iranian American, she’s different enough; if word got out that Leila liked girls, life would be twice as hard. But when beautiful new girl Saskia shows up, Leila starts to take risks she never thought she would.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Me & My Girls on 11-03-14

Great Story

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

Reviewed: 11-11-18

A story about friendship, love, and having to make hard decision. Fairly quick listen with enjoyable narration.
#Friendship #Highschool #LGBTQIA+ #tagsgiving #sweepstakes

  • The Weight of It All

  • By: N.R. Walker
  • Narrated by: Joel Leslie
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 232
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 225
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 223

After being dumped by his long-term boyfriend for being overweight, Henry Beckett decides to make some drastic changes. In a vain attempt at getting his boyfriend back, Henry does the most absurdly frightening thing he can think of. He joins a gym. Reed Henske is a personal trainer who isn't sure he'll ever be ready to date again. He's sick of guys who are only interested in the perfect body image, never seeing him for who he really is. As Reed tortures Henry with things like diet and exercise, Henry enamors Reed with recipes and laughter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gales of laughter!

  • By SassiKassi on 10-05-17

Emotional And Funny

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

Reviewed: 11-11-18

I really enjoyed this book. Laugh-out-loud funny, emotional, and sweet with a great underlying message. Narration was good, too. #BodyPositivity #Relationships #FeelGood #Quirky #Tagsgiving #sweepstakes

  • The Rule of One

  • The Rule of One Series, Book 1
  • By: Ashley Saunders, Leslie Saunders
  • Narrated by: Karissa Vacker
  • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 96
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 80

In the near-future United States, a one-child policy is ruthlessly enforced. Everyone follows the Rule of One. But Ava Goodwin, daughter of the head of the Texas Family Planning Division, has a secret - one her mother died to keep and her father has helped to hide for her entire life. She has an identical twin sister, Mira.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Powerful

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-15-18

Good Book

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

Reviewed: 11-11-18

A good first book from two authors. It doesn’t even feel as if it is written by two people, the story flows and isn’t jarring as some dual books are. Great narration. I felt like there could have been more action, but I’m looking forward to the next book. #dystopian #socialinjustice #FemaleProtagonist #siblingstories #tagsgiving #sweepstakes

  • Eve of Man

  • By: Tom Fletcher, Giovanna Fletcher
  • Narrated by: Charlotte Ritchie, Josh Dylan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 52

Against all odds, she survived. The first girl born in 50 years. They called her Eve...Described by Tom and Giovanna as an unconventional love story set in a dystopian future, Eve of Man is the tale of what happens when you turn 16 and realise you're the most important person in the world. Do you embrace your fate - or do you run from it?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • LOVE

  • By Rrin Watson on 06-14-18

Best Book I’ve Read In While

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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: 10-05-18

This was a great book. I loved the dual narration. They both did amazing. This is my favorite genre of book, and lately I’ve been in a slump where nothing could catch my attention. This had it from the beginning. Even had me crying in the car pickup line. Highly recommend!

  • Mine

  • By: Robert R. McCammon
  • Narrated by: Isabelle Gordon
  • Length: 16 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53

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: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 233
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 225
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 224

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. 😉

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  • Dread Nation

  • By: Justina Ireland
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 537
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 506
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 506

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Dead Are Never Lonely

  • By Cynthia on 05-15-18

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 170
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160

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 361
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 349
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 347

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
Story
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 1,875
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,738
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,744

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.

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