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  • The Upside of Falling Down

  • By: Rebekah Crane
  • Narrated by: Alana Kerr Collins
  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 48

For Clementine Haas, finding herself is more than a nice idea. Ever since she woke up in an Irish hospital with complete amnesia, self-discovery has become her mission. They tell her she's the lone survivor of a plane crash. They tell her she's lucky to be alive. But she doesn't feel lucky. She feels...lost. With the relentless Irish press bearing down on her, and a father she may not even recognize on his way from America to take her home, Clementine assumes a new identity and enlists a blue-eyed Irish stranger, Kieran O'Connell, to help her escape.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This Ohioan Approves

  • By Jennifer on 12-10-18

This Ohioan Approves

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

Reviewed: 12-10-18

As one who grew up in Ohio and lived for a few years of her adult life in Cleveland, my love for this book may be a tad biased. A story where a girl escapes from Ohio to Ireland sounds about right to me. I loved the way Crane painted the picture of Ireland - its quaint towns, beautiful landscaping, and culture - and how the author anchors the main character's upbringing in Cleveland, Ohio.

"The only therapy a Clevelander needs is beer. Takes care of all your pain at half the cost."
Accurate.

The romance is sweet. The banter is funny. The reader can feel the struggle the main character has trying to find who she is as she battles amnesia. The wrap up of the story came a bit abruptly, but still a story totally worth reading.

"You always need a spare tire in Cleveland. For the pot holes of life."
Also accurate.

  • Accidental Tryst

  • By: Natasha Boyd
  • Narrated by: John Lane, Cassandra York
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 37

What a disaster! I only just made my flight to New York to help my uncle, and the phone I'm holding is not mine! It seems to belong to some commitment-phobic serial dater who's never made it past four dates (according to the constant notifications he's getting from his fake dating profile).... And worse? I have a sinking feeling it's that hot suit-monkey with the arctic grey eyes I just had a run-in with at the airport. Somehow, I have to persuade him not to get a new phone until I get back. My whole life is on that phone. I knew I should have backed it up. It's only a few days. Surely, we can handle it.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not worth it

  • By Anonymous User on 11-02-18

Natasha Boyd does not disappoint

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

Reviewed: 11-12-18

I really enjoyed this story. Boyd knows how to write characters that latch onto the reader's heart and don't let go.

There were several things that made this worth the read. First, it's set in Charleston, which is awesome. Second, the story is hilarious. Both characters are cheeky af. Third, the chemistry between these two is hot hot hot. Not only should a reader be prepared to fan herself but also be prepared to fall madly in love with Trystan and Emmy!

  • Calendar Girl: Volume Three

  • July, August, September
  • By: Audrey Carlan
  • Narrated by: Summer Morton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107

In July, she serves as the seductress in a music video to platinum selling hip hop artist Anton Santiago. Still dealing with the trauma from June, our girl opens her heart and finds that taking risks in life and love could give her all that she ever needed and more. In August, Mia heads to Texas to put on her acting hat and pretend to be the long lost sister of oil tycoon and big business man Maxwell Cunningham. The job should have been a snap, only secrets are revealed from her past that change everything she knew to be true.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A refreshing change of pace

  • By Jennifer on 11-12-18

A refreshing change of pace

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

Reviewed: 11-12-18

It was refreshing to see a different side to Mia's story in this volume. Kept me interested and intrigued to finish the series.

  • Switch and Bait

  • By: Ricki Schultz
  • Narrated by: Ava Erickson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

All through college, Blanche Carter was known as the love doctor in her sorority. Now she's parlayed her talent into a unique consulting business: she runs the Online dating profiles of Washington D.C.'s most eligible women. Armed with a battalion of rules, Blanche expertly helps her clients optimize their profiles and ace that first date. But although she'll happily message handsome strangers (and fend off dick pics) for other ladies, Blanche's most important rule is the one she has for herself: no relationships. She's seen too much heartbreak to believe in real love anymore. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun and entertaining

  • By Jennifer on 11-12-18

Fun and entertaining

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

Reviewed: 11-12-18

This story is fun and refreshing, and at times, silly. The quirky characters make it an entertaining and easy read. The narrator does a great job at bringing this story to life.

  • Any Man

  • A Novel
  • By: Amber Tamblyn
  • Narrated by: Glenn Davis, Robin Miles, Therese Plummer, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133

In this electric and provocative debut novel, Amber Tamblyn blends genres of poetry, prose, and elements of suspense to give shape to the shocking narratives of victims of sexual violence, mapping the destructive ways in which our society perpetuates rape culture, brilliantly brought to life through a multi-voice performance featuring Glenn Davis, Ben Foster, Marc Maron, Jason Ritter, John Roberts, Russ Tamblyn, Amber Tamblyn, January Lavoy, Phoebe Strole, Robin Miles, Thérèse Plummer, Dan Bittner, James Fouhey, and Michael Crouch.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting!!!

  • By DeAndrea on 06-28-18

A story that will take you on a ride

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

Reviewed: 11-12-18

A book unlike any other. An interesting story. A different way of writing it. I honestly couldn't put it down. All of the narrators were spectacular - they made the story flow and bring the print to life.

  • Surprise Me

  • A Novel
  • By: Sophie Kinsella
  • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
  • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,393
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,289
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,293

After being together for 10 years, Sylvie and Dan have all the trimmings of a happy life and marriage; they have a comfortable home, fulfilling jobs, and beautiful twin girls and communicate so seamlessly, they finish each other's sentences. However, a trip to the doctor projects they will live another 68 years together, and panic sets in. They never expected "until death do us part" to mean seven decades. In the name of marriage survival, they quickly concoct a plan to keep their relationship fresh and exciting.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A different kind of Sophie Kinsella

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-27-18

Good but not great

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

Reviewed: 10-01-18

This premise was intriguing to me, especially because it was different from Kinsella's usual single girl story. But about a married couple who is worried their marriage has gone stale? That had my attention. And while this story had an underlying mystery that kept me interested, the writing lacked the usual magic that Kinsella's stories have. So, it wasn't my fav, but it was still a good story.

  • Providence

  • By: Caroline Kepnes
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews, Emily Rankin, Paul Michael
  • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 765
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 726
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 727

Best friends in small-town New Hampshire, Jon and Chloe share a bond so intense that it borders on the mystical. But before Jon can declare his love for his soul mate, he is kidnapped, his plans for a normal life permanently dashed. Four years later, Chloe has finally given up hope of ever seeing Jon again. Then, a few months before graduation, Jon reappears. But he is different now: bigger, stronger, and with no memory of the time he was gone. Jon wants to pick up where he and Chloe left off...until the horrifying instant he realizes that he possesses strange powers.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • This story went nowhere. Dully. Pointlessly.

  • By George on 07-04-18

Weird but good

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

Reviewed: 10-01-18

I hate to admit it, but once the sci fi/fantasy portion came to light in this storyline, I grew skeptical that I would like it. For a moment, I was disheartened that a novel by Caroline Kepnes existed that I couldn't rave about. But I kept turning the pages and came to my senses, realizing how awesome this story is, even if there are elements that I usually don't enjoy at all.

This mystery sucked me in. While it was requited love, Chloe and Jon were separated at a young age for four years. And when Jon finally returns, he's not the same as he used to be. Then add the man searching on a hunch for something unnatural, someone you can't help but become attached to, and this story builds well, stringing the reader along until we know what happens. Can Jon have the girl he's wanted all this time? Will Chloe wait for Jon or move on? Can Eggie catch a break and solve the unsolvable?

Give this story a shot. You might just enjoy the crap out of it. Plus, the narrators are awesome at bringing this story to life.

  • Turtles All the Way Down

  • By: John Green
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,283
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,729
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,728

It all begins with a fugitive billionaire and the promise of a cash reward. Turtles All the Way Down is about lifelong friendship, the intimacy of an unexpected reunion, Star Wars fan fiction, and tuatara. But at its heart is Aza Holmes, a young woman navigating daily existence within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly small amount of actual turtles.

  • By Meg on 11-03-17

Beyond Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 09-02-18

John Green has that impeccable talent to truly explain something that is near impossible to explain. Not only did he accurately portray what it's like to have a mental illness, but I loved how he included what it's like to be around someone who suffers from it, such as a friend or family member.

"The thing about a spiral is, if you follow it inward, it never actually ends. It just keeps tightening, infinitely."

I can see where this book would not be for everyone. This isn't a novel to get lost in, to escape reality from. This book is meant to make the reader think, to analyze the life we know and hopefully understand that many struggle with their thoughts in a myriad of ways. Hopefully you'll give this one a shot with an open mind.

Kate Rudd is one of my favorite narrators. She always does a great job at bringing the characters to life!

  • To All the Boys I've Loved Before

  • By: Jenny Han
  • Narrated by: Laura Knight Keating
  • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,251
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,980
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,974

Lara Jean’s love life goes from imaginary to out of control in this heartfelt novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Summer I Turned Pretty series. What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them…all at once?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A YA for Rom-Com fans

  • By The Reading Date on 07-02-14

Super cute and thoughtful at the same time

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

Reviewed: 08-27-18

This story did not disappoint! I loved getting to know these characters. Kitty is hilarious. I understood where Lara Jean was coming from. Peter K surprised me the most. I feel dumb for waiting this long to pick it up to read.

This novel is full of poignant thoughts. About relationships, and family, and fear of the unknown, and growing up, and loss, and love. Han packs a lot in this seemingly innocent story for the reader to contemplate and consider.

"Love is scary: it changes; it can go away. That's the part of the risk. I don't want to be scared anymore."

  • Crazy Rich Asians

  • By: Kevin Kwan
  • Narrated by: Lynn Chen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,645
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,337
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,292

Crazy Rich Asians is the outrageously funny debut novel about three super-rich, pedigreed Chinese families and the gossip, backbiting, and scheming that occurs when the heir to one of the most massive fortunes in Asia brings home his ABC (American-born Chinese) girlfriend to the wedding of the season.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Just Okay

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-06-18

Hilarious and poignant

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

Reviewed: 08-27-18

Holy cow, there are a crap ton of characters in this story! Aside from trying to remember how everyone was connected, this was an entertaining read that kept me hooked until the very end. Families are fun to deal with, and this one is a handful for sure!