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  • Love Means... Courage

  • By: Andrew Grey
  • Narrated by: Sawyer Allerde
  • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 228
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 170
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 171

Len Parker is laid off during the recession in the early 80s and decides to go back to college at home in rural Michigan, where he reconnects with his best friend from high school, Ruby. He's overjoyed when she marries Cliff Laughton and overcome with sorrow when she dies an untimely death, leaving behind her husband and two-year-old son.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Read

  • By Keith on 04-25-10

Ok story, but horrible performance

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

Reviewed: 07-05-19

I thought the story was alright. I disliked how much pretty much everyone in this redneck town in the 80's was completely ok with the two of them. That's VERY unrealistic. Additionally, the one person they have the most trouble with is the friend of one of the main guys. They've been friends for years and she ends up being a total bitch. The whole time he's like "I didn't know she was like his." Seriously??? You've been friends with her for years and you never realized she's homophobic psycho? Sure...

On top of all of this, the narration is HORRIFIC!!!!! The book is read straight forward, very matter of fact way with no feelings at all. The sex scenes are read hilariously bad, and ALL the women sound like old men who have their mouth full of food. After finally finishing I am exhausted by the torture my ears have been exposed to.

  • Dead Moon

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,337
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,185
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,183

In the year 2243, the Moon belongs to the dead. The largest graveyard in the solar system, it was the perfect solution to the overcrowding and environmental problems that had plagued mankind for centuries. And the perfect place for Cali Washington to run away from her past. But when a mysterious meteor crashes into one of the Moon’s cemeteries, Cali and her fellow Caretakers find themselves surrounded by a terrifying enemy force that outnumbers them more than a thousand to one. An enemy not hindered by the lack of air or warmth or sustenance. An enemy that is already dead.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • This has nothing to do with Fold and 14

  • By Nathan Michaels on 03-21-19

Good

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

Reviewed: 05-19-19

Unlike a lot of the reviews I read, I actually really liked this book! It was definitely more horror and H.P Lovecraft related than science fiction (two genres I love), and not as much character building. However, I thought it was still great.
I've noticed that people are saying it has nothing to do with the other two books in the series. I seriously don't understand how they think this. The space creature is the same one that has destroyed the earth in the parallel universe. In this book we learn more about what it's like and what it can do.

0 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Attraction: Elements of Chemistry

  • Elements of Chemistry, Book 1
  • By: Penny Reid
  • Narrated by: Cris Dukehart
  • Length: 4 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 655
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 621
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 621

Kaitlyn Parker has no problem being the invisible girl, which is why she finds herself hiding in various cabinets and closets all over her college campus. Despite her best efforts, she can't escape the notice of Martin Sandeke - bad boy, jerkface bully, and the universe's hottest, wealthiest, and most unobtainable bachelor-who also happens to be Kaitlyn's chemistry lab partner.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • NOTHING LIKE KEEPING YOU HANGING ON!!!

  • By Gloria on 07-22-15

YES!

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

Reviewed: 08-15-18

oooookay.... I know this is a cliffhanger, and I'm sure the beginning of the next book is going to smooth everything out. But WOW! my anger is beyond imaginable at the ending of this book! That's not to be mistaken for anger for the story itself, but the characters involved. The feels, the feels, the feels!!!

Now that's out of the way, I can't express how much I love the heroine in this book! Absolute perfection! It's so rare to find a well written and interesting story that has such a unique yet "human" character. It's a breath of fresh air! I have became overwhelmingly annoyed with reading romances where the heroine is thin, pretty, wanted by all men and stupid. The heroine in this book however is a size 10, doesn't constantly complain about how insecure she is about her weight, is quirky, smart, has anxiety problems, and is logical. Yes! yes! yes! Thank you Penny Reid!

  • In Bed with a Highlander

  • By: Maya Banks
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,014
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,761
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,760

Ewan McCabe, the eldest, is a warrior determined to vanquish his enemy. Now, with the time ripe for battle, his men are ready and Ewan is poised to take back what is his-until a blue-eyed, raven-haired temptress is thrust upon him. Mairin may be the salvation of Ewan's clan, but for a man who dreams only of revenge, matters of the heart are strange territory to conquer.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gotta love these Highlanders

  • By Katherine on 05-15-13

ugh...

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

Reviewed: 08-07-18

ugh.... how old is the main female character Mairin? Many times people ask if she's daft. I have to agree she's quite the ridiculous idiot. She's a know it all who is ignorant. And I'm astonished by how many times a person can vomit in one book, even if they are pregnant... The story was decent, but Mairin's character really ruined it.

  • Sphere

  • By: Michael Crichton
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 13 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,267
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,777
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,773

A classic thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Crichton, Sphere is a bravura demonstration of what he does better than anyone: riveting storytelling that combines frighteningly plausible, cutting-edge science and technology with pulse-pounding action and serious chills. The gripping story of a group of American scientists sent to the ocean floor to investigate an alien ship, only to confront a terrifying discovery that defies imagination,.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sphere

  • By BookReader on 06-01-16

phenomenal!

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

Reviewed: 08-07-18

Absolutely phenomenal! I really loved loved loved this book. Definitely one of my favorite books of all time. I loved the psychological aspects to it and the use of Carl Jung's philosophy of the unconscious self. I loved this book from the very beginning to the very end. And the ending was perfect!

  • Matilda

  • By: Roald Dahl
  • Narrated by: Kate Winslet
  • Length: 4 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,487
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,074
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,072

"The Trunchbull" is no match for Matilda! Matilda is a sweet, exceptional young girl, but her parents think she's just a nuisance. She expects school to be different but there she has to face Miss Trunchbull, a kid-hating terror of a headmistress. When Matilda is attacked by the Trunchbull she suddenly discovers she has a remarkable power with which to fight back. It'll take a superhuman genius to give Miss Trunchbull what she deserves and Matilda may be just the one to do it!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Childhood Memories

  • By Dylan on 05-19-16

phenomenal!

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

Reviewed: 08-07-18

I adore this book! Matilda was one of my favorite movies as a child, so I was reluctant to read the book because I was worried I wouldn't like it as much. I'm so glad I finally read it though because it was SO GOOD! There are definitely differences between the movie and the book, but none that makes either less good.

  • The Body Keeps the Score

  • Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma
  • By: Bessel Van der Kolk MD
  • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
  • Length: 16 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,811
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,979
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,889

In The Body Keeps the Score, Bessel van der Kolk transforms our understanding of traumatic stress, revealing how it literally rearranges the brain’s wiring - specifically areas dedicated to pleasure, engagement, control, and trust. He shows how these areas can be reactivated through innovative treatments including neuro feedback, mindfulness techniques, play, yoga, and other therapies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unbelievably clear and Life Changing

  • By colleen geis on 05-06-15

phenomenal!

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

Reviewed: 08-07-18

As a psychology student I cant stress how much I love this book! Very helpful and interesting for the entire book.

  • Inside Scientology

  • The Story of America's Most Secretive Religion
  • By: Janet Reitman
  • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,034
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,742
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,758

Scientology, created in 1954 by a prolific sci-fi writer named L. Ron Hubbard, claims to be the world's fastest-growing religion, with millions of members around the world and huge financial holdings. Its celebrity believers keep its profile high, and its teams of "volunteer ministers" offer aid at disaster sites such as Haiti and the World Trade Center. But Scientology is also a notably closed faith, harassing journalists and others through litigation and intimidation, even infiltrating the highest levels of government to further its goals.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tom Cruise, L. Ron Hubbard, and Xenu

  • By David on 04-18-14

fantastic

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

Reviewed: 08-07-18

I loved this book! I'm not sure if all of it is true or not. Some parts seem quite far fetched, but I couldn't put this book down! It was written very well and streamline from the beginning of LRH's childhood up until the book publication. I like that she didn't attack the beliefs of the faith, but rather the extreme practices of the church. As she said, there were many people who she told their story that are still scientologists, but dislike the way the church is being ran. I definitely recommend this book!

  • Monster Hunter International

  • By: Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 24 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,296
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,802
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,777

Five days after Owen Zastava Pitt pushed his insufferable boss out of a 14th story window, he woke up in the hospital with a scarred face, an unbelievable memory, and a job offer. It turns out that monsters are real. All the things from myth, legend, and B-movies are out there, waiting in the shadows. Some of them are evil, and some are just hungry. Monster Hunter International is the premier eradication company in the business. And now Owen is their newest recruit.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Suprizingly entertaining

  • By Konstantin on 02-17-12

it's alright

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

Reviewed: 08-07-18

I thought this book was entertaining, but it was so long and drawn out. I'm fine with a long book if I can't put it down. This wasn't the case though. Don't get me wrong, it was good and great to read if I was bored, but never did I think "omg! I have to know what happens next!" So I actually ended up leaving it for a couple weeks at a time while I read other books, and then I'd come back to it.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Wizard's First Rule

  • Sword of Truth, Book 1
  • By: Terry Goodkind
  • Narrated by: Sam Tsoutsouvas
  • Length: 34 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,329
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,975
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,033

In the aftermath of the brutal murder of his father, Richard Cypher encounters a mysterious woman, Kahlan Amnell, in his forest sanctuary. She seeks his help...and more. His world, his very beliefs, are shattered when ancient debts come due with thundering violence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book is a blast

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 05-09-12

pretty good

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

Reviewed: 08-07-18

I enjoyed this book. It had better twists and tuns than the TV show. It was quite long though. And I felt like some parts unnecessarily dragged on too long. Other than that though it was really good.