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  • The Heir

  • By: Kiera Cass
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,373
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,971
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,968

Twenty years ago America Singer entered the Selection and won Prince Maxon's heart. Now the time has come for Princess Eadlyn to hold a Selection of her own. Eadlyn doesn't expect her Selection to be anything like her parents' fairy-tale love story...but as the competition begins, she may discover that finding her own happily ever after isn't as impossible as she's always thought.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Dramatic manipulation

  • By Amy on 07-02-15

Hooked!

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

Reviewed: 05-15-15

Can't wait to find out what happens next! As I listen, I can picture what is happening. I love seeing how everything unfolds. Her path to self discovery has just begun. Looking forward to the next book!

  • The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend

  • By: Kody Keplinger
  • Narrated by: Ellen Grafton
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 630
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 546
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 548

Seventeen-year-old Bianca Piper is cynical and loyal, and she doesn’t think she’s the prettiest of her friends by a long shot. She’s also way too smart to fall for the charms of man-slut and slimy school hottie Wesley Rush. In fact, Bianca hates him. And when he nicknames her “the Duff,” she throws her Coke in his face. But things aren’t so great at home right now, and Bianca is desperate for a distraction. She ends up kissing Wesley. Worse, she likes it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved it!

  • By skittledeedoo on 02-17-15

Predictable

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

Reviewed: 04-23-15

Story was pretty predictable. The end of the book felt rushed. The readers voice was nasally and kind of bothered me sometimes.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The One

  • The Selection, Book 3
  • By: Kiera Cass
  • Narrated by: Amy Rubinate
  • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,066
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,526
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,536

The time has come for one winner to be crowned. When she was chosen to compete in the Selection, America never dreamed she would find herself anywhere close to the crown - or to Prince Maxon's heart. But as the end of the competition approaches, and the threats outside the palace walls grow more vicious, America realizes just how much she stands to lose - and how hard she'll have to fight for the future she wants.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous Final Installment

  • By Katheryne on 07-03-14

Amazing!

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

Reviewed: 04-16-15

Although the outcome may be obvious...the story, getting to the end, is fantastic!!! Can't wait to read more! The movie I created in my mind - the characters - the settings - etc. makes this series amazing. This is a fantastic series ... Making a movie would not give the story justice. No part could be left out! Well done!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Selection

  • The Selection, Book 1
  • By: Kiera Cass
  • Narrated by: Amy Rubinate
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,274
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6,527
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,533

For 35 girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime: the opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth... to be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels... to live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon. But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her, and leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn't want.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You might want to wait... if you hate cliffhangers

  • By Kindle Customer on 04-27-12

Unsure at first

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

Reviewed: 04-11-15

At first I didn't think I was going to like it. The reader seemed to have a robotic voice but I continued reading / listening. As the story became more interesting to me, the readers voice sounded less and less robotic. After a while the readers voice wasn't a factor. I was untreated by the story. I wanted to know more. There are some predictable parts of the story but it is very well written. It kept me wanting to know more. Well done!

  • Carly's Voice

  • Breaking Through Autism
  • By: Arthur Fleischmann, Carly Fleischmann
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor, Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 291
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 261
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 265

At the age of two, Carly Fleischmann was diagnosed with severe autism and an oral motor condition that prevented her from speaking. Doctors predicted that she would never intellectually develop beyond the abilities of a small child. Although she made some progress after years of intensive behavioral and communication therapy, Carly remained largely unreachable. Then, at age 10, Carly had a breakthrough....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A peek inside...

  • By Yolanda on 08-09-13

A peek inside...

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

Reviewed: 08-09-13

What made the experience of listening to Carly's Voice the most enjoyable?

I am a teacher of students with Autism. I often wonder what they are thinking. This book gave me an opportunity to possibly find out. No person with Autism is the same but they do have similar characteristics. This book helped me to better understand my students and the reasons they do the things they do. Hearing from Carly as to why she reacts a certain way or why she does/does not do a specific thing made sense. It also gives you incite as to how the family lives and deals with the daily challenges they face.

I recommend this book to everyone. With that number of people with Autism growing, it would be beneficial to understand the challenges they and their families face. Although no person with Autism is the same it is good start to peek inside their life and better understand the world they live in.

11 of 11 people found this review helpful