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Elizabeth K Poppe

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  • The Gender Game 3: The Gender Lie

  • By: Bella Forrest
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Soler, Jason Clarke
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,772
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,589
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,585

After discovering the shocking secret buried deep within The Green, Violet has a grave decision to make. Trust the woman who saved her, or not? So far, everything about the woman has taken Violet by surprise. Her behavior has been honest and upfront - a refreshing change for Violet. Besides, with one of her loved ones hanging on life support and the other close to falling completely out of reach, Violet doesn't exactly have a lot of choice.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • It just never ends

  • By Erin Cramer on 04-29-17

Lacks Depth

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

Reviewed: 07-02-18

I think that the underlying story is fantastic, but I wish there was more thought put into the characters. Vigo is turning into a very 2D character. Violet is okay, but isn't believable as a character based on her past. It's turning into another one of those "teenagers save the universe by somehow being give all this authority" stories. It just is very predictable and lacks depth.
I won't be reading the next one.

  • First Truth

  • Truth Series, Book 1
  • By: Dawn Cook
  • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
  • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 887
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 641
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 650

Alissa doesn’t believe in magic. Her father’s stories about the Hold, a legendary fortress where human Keepers learn magic from the enigmatic Masters, are just that—stories. But her mother insists Alissa has inherited her father’s magical ability, so she must go to the Hold to be trained. On her way, she crosses paths with Strell, a wandering musician from the plains.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Don't be Mislead

  • By Lizzykafoops on 09-22-12

Cute read but not terribly deep

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

Reviewed: 04-08-17

The story is nice but also feels a bit juvenile. The characters have some really good story lines but then at some points it feels a bit flat. But I did get the second book!

  • The Girl on the Train

  • A Novel
  • By: Paula Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, India Fisher
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132,544
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117,039
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116,913

Audie Award, Audiobook of the Year, 2016. Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. "Jess and Jason," she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good? Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Psychological Thriller Mystery

  • By Victor @ theAudiobookBlog on 01-23-18

What you fear never happens to you

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

Reviewed: 10-14-16

What made the experience of listening to The Girl on the Train the most enjoyable?

The story was written extremely well. You got to know the characters and were able to relate to them in a real life manner. You started to think, could any of this happen to me? Am I like any of these characters. The narrator does a fabulous job of making the reading feel unforced, natural almost like you are thinking everything that is being read.

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

You were able to put it down, but you definitely wanted to get to the end. Rachel is a fantastic lead character, you are disgusted by her and ashamed but also rooting for her the entire time.

  • A Torch Against the Night

  • An Ember in the Ashes, Book 2
  • By: Sabaa Tahir
  • Narrated by: Katharine McEwan, Fiona Hardingham, Steve West
  • Length: 15 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,811
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,612
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,605

Elias and Laia are running for their lives. Following the events of the Fourth Trial, an army led by Masks hunts the two fugitives as they escape the city of Serra and journey across the vast lands of the Martial Empire. Laia is determined to break into Kauf - the empire's most secure and dangerous prison - and save her brother, whose knowledge of Serric steel is the key to the Scholars' future. And Elias is determined to stay by Laia's side, even if it means giving up his own chance at freedom.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ahhhmazing

  • By DeeAy on 09-25-16

Great twists

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

Reviewed: 10-14-16

Would you listen to A Torch Against the Night again? Why?

I would, there was a lot of little plot moves that made the story really interesting.

What did you like best about this story?

I liked the Elias' plot line, it was great how he had to deal with his very real guilt and what choices that lead him to make.

Which scene was your favorite?

Towards the end, breaking out of the prison.

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

You definitely could listen in one sitting. All the characters have such different story lines that your attention is always grabbed.

  • Empire of Storms

  • By: Sarah J. Maas
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Evans
  • Length: 25 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,560
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,036
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,041

The long path to the throne has only just begun for Aelin Galathynius. Loyalties have been broken and bought, friends have been lost and gained, and those who possess magic find themselves at odds with those don't. As the kingdoms of Erilea fracture around her, enemies must become allies if Aelin is to keep those she loves from falling to the dark forces poised to claim her world. With war looming on all horizons, the only chance for salvation lies in a desperate quest that may mark the end of everything Aelin holds dear.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Emotional, Stressful and Wonderful

  • By Claudia H on 09-13-16

Excited for the story but slightly let down

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

Reviewed: 10-13-16

What did you love best about Empire of Storms?

I enjoyed seeing where the heroine's story line took her. I am a devoted fan to the series.

Would you recommend Empire of Storms to your friends? Why or why not?

Yes I would, it's an entertaining story that gives you all the feels.

What about Elizabeth Evans’s performance did you like?

I didn't really like her performance at all. She made every character always come across as a brat. I get that they are supposed to be arrogant, but I think she did this in overkill. It made me very annoyed. It was worse than the other books.

Any additional comments?

I really love this story, but I think that the author tried way to hard to bring sex into this book. Every character had some raunchy scene or fetish or awkward past sexual story. I just didn't think it added anything but took away a lot of class from the series. I wish she had focused on developing the characters instead of everyone being arrogant and bratty seeming. I think she could have done a better, deeper job.

  • Lord of Chaos

  • Book Six of The Wheel of Time
  • By: Robert Jordan
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
  • Length: 41 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,188
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14,238
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,217

As the Wheel turns, the winds of fate roil across the land. Rand al 'Thor struggles to unite the nations for the Last Battle when the Dark One will break free into the world to spring the snares laid by the immortal Forsaken for unwary humankind. The White Tower in Tar Valon, under the Amyrlin Elaida, has decided that Rand must be controlled immediately.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally here!

  • By Elias on 08-14-05

Love the series

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

Reviewed: 06-02-16

Each book continues the story in a perfect way! Love the performance and writing style. I highly recommend this whole series

  • A Curious Beginning

  • By: Deanna Raybourn
  • Narrated by: Angele Masters
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,669
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,293
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,283

As the city prepares to celebrate Queen Victoria's golden jubilee, Veronica Speedwell is marking a milestone of her own. After burying her spinster aunt, the orphaned Veronica is free to resume her world travels in pursuit of scientific inquiry - and the occasional romantic dalliance. As familiar with hunting butterflies as she is fending off admirers, Veronica wields her butterfly net and a hatpin with equal aplomb, and with her last connection to England gone, she intends to embark upon the journey of a lifetime.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • For fans of Elizabeth Peters and Gail Carriger

  • By L. Williams on 06-29-16

Fun quick read

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

Reviewed: 05-07-16

Enjoyable characters, nice narration, and good storyline. A nice escape book. I recommend it for a mystery and romance reader.

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  • The Way of Kings

  • Book One of The Stormlight Archive
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
  • Length: 45 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 55,897
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 50,712
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 50,712

Roshar is a world of stone and storms. Uncanny tempests of incredible power sweep across the rocky terrain so frequently that they have shaped ecology and civilization alike. Animals hide in shells, trees pull in branches, and grass retracts into the soilless ground. Cities are built only where the topography offers shelter. It has been centuries since the fall of the ten consecrated orders known as the Knights Radiant, but their Shardblades and Shardplate remain: mystical swords and suits of armor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow - 45 hours long and leaves you wanting more!

  • By Lore on 03-31-12

Amazing! Pure fantasy gold

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

Reviewed: 10-17-15

I loved every unique character in this book, it is so well thought out. The further along you read the more mesmerized you become. Simply wonderful!

  • The Heart of Betrayal

  • The Remnant Chronicles
  • By: Mary E. Pearson
  • Narrated by: Emily Rankin, Ann Marie Lee, Ryan Gesell, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,399
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,288
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,287

Held captive in the barbarian kingdom of Venda, Lia and Rafe have little chance of escape...and even less of being together. Desperate to save her life, Lia's erstwhile assassin, Kaden, has told the Vendan Komisar that she has a magical gift, and the Komisar's interest in Lia is greater than either Kaden or Lia foresaw.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, can't wait for book 3!

  • By Sweet T on 07-29-15

An excellent second book!

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

Reviewed: 08-20-15

I love how the author didn't spend tedious time recapping the first book. She carried on the story line excellently and I can't wait for the next book. The love triangle continues with new plot twists and the history of their nations unfold. A very good listen! I love the voice of Lia!

  • The Winner's Crime

  • By: Marie Rutkoski
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 340
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 319
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 318

A royal wedding is what most girls dream about. It means one celebration after another: balls, fireworks, and revelry until dawn. But to Kestrel it means living in a cage of her own making. As the wedding approaches, she aches to tell Arin the truth about her engagement: that she agreed to marry the crown prince in exchange for Arin's freedom. But can Kestrel trust Arin? Can she even trust herself? For Kestrel is becoming very good at deception.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A mediocre continuation of the first book.

  • By Elizabeth K Poppe on 08-02-15

A mediocre continuation of the first book.

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

Reviewed: 08-02-15

Would you try another book from Marie Rutkoski and/or Justine Eyre?

Yes I would. They have creative ideas, this book just wasn't executed as well as the first book. The first book of the series, while fast moving with and slightly unbelievable with the love between the hero and heroine, has a certain captivation to it. But this book drags on much slower. There needed to be development of other characters along the way, most of the book is in the heroine's head and still some of the actions don't make sense. But the ending is actually very good! And worth the wait through the rest of the book.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful