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IN LOVE WITH TRAVIS!

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

Reviewed: 01-25-16

What made the experience of listening to Beautiful Disaster the most enjoyable?

I really liked the story and that both characters where sarcastic yet direct. No going around the idea of the story. Made you fall in love with both of them.

What other book might you compare Beautiful Disaster to and why?

Twilight series without vampires or wolves.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I was half into the book and I got the 2nd book without even knowing the ending.

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Makes me want to fall in love and go to Italia!

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

Reviewed: 10-27-14

If you could sum up Wish You Were Italian in three words, what would they be?

Magical, Special & Entertaining

What was one of the most memorable moments of Wish You Were Italian?

There are many in this book. From how the author describes Italy, the relationship of the main character with her family and friends. The surprise ending!

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

The way she narrates the story makes you want to come back to it if you put the story down for a seconds. It makes you think you are there with the characters.

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

I didn't in the sense that I didn't want it to end, I was so engaged in the story and wondering how the love story would end. This is a TEEN book but it was just what I was looking for.
A bit of eat pray love in a TEEN novel.

Any additional comments?

Wish the author did part 2, so we know how the love story ends :)

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Couldnt even finish the Book or Series

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

Reviewed: 10-21-14

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I don't think I would finish the book or series...

Would you ever listen to anything by Maggie Stiefvater again?

I would.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

It did, the narration was not the issue; the story was.

Any additional comments?

I did not finish this book or series. I have a friend that read it with me and did not like it. I think the story is there but the execution was not good.

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Worth the Wait!

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

Reviewed: 10-21-14

What did you love best about The Book of Life?

I loved that the book 3 gave us what we missed from books 1 and 2. I was satisfied when it ended.

What about Jennifer Ikeda’s performance did you like?

I loved her performance. Liked how I knew who was talking and how she portrait each character. She gave it class and also gave it life.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I did laugh in some parts, maybe like 2? I did not cry at all. But I was engaged with the characters and their struggles during the story.

Any additional comments?

If you read book 1 and 2 you should read book 3 it closes the story well and is not boring at all. Sometimes it does sound like the writer is a bit conceded in how she thinks and writes but the story can handle that sort of writing.

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The Best of Me... not the best

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

Reviewed: 10-21-14

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I would change the Narrator and the ending of this book. The book is too predictable.

Would you recommend The Best of Me to your friends? Why or why not?

I wouldn not, the story is not as romantic as I thought it would be and was looking for. The narration is boring and the ending is too predictable. It tries to give you too much story in 31 chapters, when they could have taken a bit more time to develop a good story line for you to fall in love with at least one of the characters.

Would you be willing to try another one of Sean Pratt’s performances?

If the story interests me, I would try it.

Did The Best of Me inspire you to do anything?

No. Only to write my opinion so that others know what they are getting into.

Any additional comments?

The story read like a country song. I was looking for a love story and I did not get any part of the love story, only bits of it. The idea of the story was good but not executed well. I finished it in one day. When I got to the last 5 chapters I already knew what the ending would be and I like a book that engages me from the beginning and surprises me at the end. I did not care for any of the characters.After all those years apart, I thought we would have more romance and more story of the two characters but it barely goes there. I think you should rather watch the movie...By the way why do all the Nicholas Sparks books end in death, I don't understand?