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  • After

  • The After Series, Book 1
  • By: Anna Todd
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Louise, Hero Fiennes Tiffin
  • Length: 16 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,788
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,580
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,582

There was the time before Tessa met Hardin, and then there’s everything after.... Life will never be the same. Tessa is a good girl with a sweet, reliable boyfriend back home. She’s got direction, ambition, and a mother who’s intent on keeping her that way. But she’s barely moved into her freshman dorm when she runs into Hardin. With his tousled brown hair, cocky British accent, and tattoos, Hardin is cute and different from what she’s used to. But he’s also rude - to the point of cruelty, even. For all his attitude, Tessa should hate Hardin.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Repetitive

  • By Tayln on 04-24-19

I. Can’t. Even.

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

Reviewed: 04-11-19

And you shouldn’t either. I’m a big fan of a good YA novel, but this nonsense is less YA novel escapism and more “Best Ways to Convince Yourself To Stay in an Abusive Relationship.” Y’all. It’s awful. The reader sounded like she was talented, but I honestly wonder how many times she needed to take a break during recording to gag. There was ZERO character development. Hardin was an idiot— I don’t care if he had a mysterious British accent. I’ll end this review here as I am heading to the ophthalmologist soon— I’m afraid I sprained my eyeballs from rolling them so many times trying to listen to this drivel.

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  • The Reckoning

  • A Novel
  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Michael Beck
  • Length: 17 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15,151
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,718
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13,681

Pete Banning was Clanton's favorite son, a returning war hero, the patriarch of a prominent family, a farmer, a father, a neighbor, and a faithful member of the Methodist church. Then one cool October morning in 1946, he rose early, drove into town, walked into the church, and calmly shot and killed the Reverend Dexter Bell. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • different

  • By Kelly on 10-29-18

Total departure for a Grisham novel...

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

Reviewed: 12-18-18

It’s a heavy story to be sure, and I think that’s why I couldn’t give it over a 3. Michael Beck is great as usual, so he was an easy 5 star for me. The most intriguing parts of the novel were the flashbacks to Pete’s WW2 fighting and POW experiences. I think I would’ve rather read that novel. I could’ve lived without the rest of the family and their tragic story.