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  • Restore Me

  • Shatter Me, Book 4
  • By: Tahereh Mafi
  • Narrated by: Kate Simses, James Fouhey
  • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 367
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 336
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 335

Juliette and Warner's story continues in the electrifying fourth installment of Tahereh Mafi's New York Times best-selling Shatter Me series. Juliette Ferrars thought she'd won. She took over Sector 45, was named the new Supreme Commander of North America, and now has Warner by her side. But when tragedy strikes, she must confront the darkness that dwells both around and inside her. Who will she become in the face of adversity? Will she be able to control the power she wields and use it for good?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Short story that’s as long as a book.

  • By halloween.mama on 04-28-18

Um, what?

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

Reviewed: 09-11-18

This series is getting very drawn out. It should have been a trilogy. I thought it would be a conclusion, but I was disgusted to find that it's a reiteration of the last 3 books and novellas. I think that I'm done with this author cashing in.

  • Shelter in Place

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,179
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,558
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,513

It was a typical evening at a mall outside Portland, Maine. Three teenage friends waited for the movie to start. A boy flirted with the girl selling sunglasses. Then the shooters arrived. The chaos and carnage lasted only eight minutes before the killers were taken down. But for those who lived through it, the effects would last forever. But one person wasn't satisfied with the shockingly high death toll at the DownEast Mall. And as the survivors slowly heal, find shelter, and rebuild, they will discover that another conspirator is lying in wait - and this time, there might be nowhere safe to hide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating!

  • By CD9 on 06-05-18

Not for me...This is Romance- Not Suspense

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

Reviewed: 08-07-18

This book sounds like a thriller, but it isn't. I felt like this book was predictable. From the beginning. It's somewhat to be expected with romances/Nora Roberts in general. I just wasn't able to connect with any of the characters. The 'good' guys were a bit too good; the bad guys were absurdly over the top evil. If you like everything you've ever read by Nora Roberts, you'll probably like this. If you have a handful of ones that you don't like, you're better off going for something else.

  • The Obsession

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Shannon McManus
  • Length: 14 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,549
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,161
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,080

Naomi Bowes lost her innocence the night she followed her father into the woods. In freeing the girl trapped in the root cellar, Naomi revealed the horrible extent of her father's crimes and made him infamous. Now a successful photographer living under the name Naomi Carson, she has found a place that calls to her, thousands of miles away from everything she's ever known. Naomi wants to embrace the solitude, but the residents of Sunrise Cove keep forcing her to open up - especially the determined Xander Keaton.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Total Letdown

  • By McChica04 on 07-11-16

Starts out ok...

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

Reviewed: 06-21-16

Then slows down dramatically. I never go for abridged, but I think that may improve this book.

  • Nemesis

  • Nomad Series, Book 2
  • By: K.A. Finn
  • Narrated by: Keith Michaelson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

Commander Terra Rush has spent the last eight months mourning Gryffin, believing he died when his ship crashed. When he returns to her, broken and scarred from months of torture at the hands of the Foundation, it feels like a miracle - at first. His unpredictable mechanical side, reawakened by the brutality he endured as a prisoner, threatens to destroy him. He's lost the trust of the colonists. Has he lost part of himself as well?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Review Nemesis

  • By Stephen Bergquist on 10-07-17

Excellent Continuation

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

Reviewed: 05-09-16

This was a great listen. I do think that it's important to have read (or listened to) the first book in the series (Ares).

I would consider this book to be primarily a sci-fi suspense, but as with the first book, there is a little something for everyone. Action, adventure, romance, cyborgs, pirates and mystery all play a large role.

While the narrator is excellent, I do think that this book would benefit from an additional female narrator.

I received a free copy of this audio book from the author, narrator or publisher in exchange for an unbiased review.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Strongheart's Woman: A Dystopian Romance Set in the Daniel's Fork Universe

  • Before Daniel's Fork, Book 1
  • By: Zeecé Lugo
  • Narrated by: Heather Foster
  • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

Under the light of a full moon, the bewitching girl dances to the beat of the tribal drums. The firelight lays shadows in the hollow at the base of her neck. The soft slope of her breasts glows golden and warm. She whirls out of her lover's arms, and the sound of the tiny beads woven into her myriad braids is like the patter of raindrops on a summer's eve. Victor Strongheart watches, his beautiful princess bride at his side. But the heart is a treacherous thing that always longs for what it cannot have.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Potentially good story, lackluster performance

  • By littlebear541 on 03-04-16

Potentially good story, lackluster performance

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

Reviewed: 03-04-16

I enjoyed the story and liked that it took place in the future with humanity and technology rebuilding from being made primitive again. The primary characters left me feeling like their interests were forced. I can't tell if it is because of the story or the performance- the way this is read brought me back to kindergarten with the inflection that was used. It was one voice for women and a deeper voice for the men. I couldn't feel any sort of emotion coming from the characters. The storyline was excellent and should have elicited much more emotion than it did.

I received a free copy of this audio book from the author, narrator or publisher in exchange for an unbiased review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The White Queen

  • The Black Prince Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: P.J. Fox
  • Narrated by: Shiromi Arserio
  • Length: 14 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 24

Having survived the harrowing experience of her courtship, Isla must now make a decision - a decision that will affect the course of her life and that, if she chooses unwisely, indeed might end that life before it's truly begun. But before she can take control of her future, there are things she needs to know about the lover who remains so much a stranger. Is this dark, tormented man merely misunderstood? Or is he, in fact, the Devil made flesh? What truly motivates him - and what does he want from her?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • eh

  • By Houa Yang on 04-30-18

Great follow up to the Demon of Darkling Reach

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

Reviewed: 02-22-16

I found this sequel to be engaging (for the most part). I liked that the secondary characters have become more developed and that we're getting to see dark sides of people who we thought were kind. And vice versa, as well.

The narrator, as always, did a great job giving each character a depth and complexity.

I received a free copy of this audio book from the author, narrator or publisher in exchange for an unbiased review.

  • Lost and Found

  • The Cunningham Family, Book 4
  • By: Ember Casey
  • Narrated by: Sarah Beth Goer
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

Louisa Cunningham and Ward Brannon are on a mission: to escape the mess (and the families) they left behind. But life on the road is more difficult than either of them expected. Out here, there might not be any rules, but there are also no longer any secrets...and nowhere to hide from each other.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • ❁ Very Confused Because It Was Middle of Series

  • By DK on 04-22-16

Cunningham Family #3

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

Reviewed: 02-09-16

I really liked this continuation of the 'Cunningham Family' series. The story started out ok, but quickly became good; if a bit predictable. Let me say this, though- HEA romances ARE at least somewhat predictable because of their very nature. So in that regard, nothing can be taken against the book, as far as I'm concerned.

The narrator did a wonderful job with the voices and I will certainly check out something else narrated by her.

I am considering going back and reading the first book in the series. (Once I finish a few more books on my TBR list, at least!)

I received a free copy of this audio book from the author, narrator or publisher in exchange for an unbiased review.

  • Ever Fire

  • A Dark Faerie Tale, Book 2
  • By: Alexia Purdy
  • Narrated by: Nancy Peterson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

The serenity of the Land of Faerie is threatened as the Unseelie queen, Aveta, rages war against the three remaining Seelie Realms of Faerie. As Shade's powers grow, she finds she is running out of time to keep the war from spilling into the human world. Winter is growing in strength as the evil queen's horrifying legions scar the land in their frigid wake. No one is safe. Shade becomes enemy number one for the Unseelie legions. Questioning her true role of power, Shade discovers the cost of winning may come at a much higher price than she ever imagined.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story

  • By CRAZY4PEANUTBUTTER on 06-28-16

Everfire

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

Reviewed: 02-03-16

I liked this sequel to Evershade. It did seem to be lacking in some areas, but overall it was decent. There was an ongoing repetitive quality and I think the book would've benefitted from additional development of the secondary characters. Despite this, I will be reading the next book in the series because I am interested in seeing where it leads.

I received a free copy of this audio book from the author, narrator or publisher in exchange for an unbiased review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Lucky Dawg Meets Lucky Lucy

  • Lucky & Lucy, Book 1
  • By: E.G. Fox
  • Narrated by: Scott Pollak
  • Length: 3 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

Meet Lucky (yes, his last name really is Dawg!), with all his funny male quirks - it's a guy thing... Meet Lucy, with her unspoken expertise of how true intimacy actually works... Is it really aliens or just some weirdos riding 4-wheelers through the woods having fun spooking Lucy?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fox delivers on characters, use of language,feel

  • By Gaele on 12-08-15

Cute Story with good narration

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

Reviewed: 02-03-16

This was a quick, enjoyable listen. A middle age man, fairly average from what I can tell, decides to do an investigation in to some phenomenon that had been happening in the NY region. He and Lucy fall for each other quickly. I really liked Ditto the horse. One thing I could have done without, though were all of Lucky's 'yeah right' moments. The narrator did a good job. I would be glad to listen to something narrated by them in the future.

I received a free copy of this audio book from the author, narrator or publisher in exchange for an unbiased review.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Bring Down the Furies

  • By: Parker Francis
  • Narrated by: Curt Simmons
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

When private investigator Quint Mitchell tracks the "Heartthrob Bandit" to Allendale, South Carolina, he discovers a small town ready to explode. A cultural feud divides the community while a serial arsonist threatens to burn it down. Battered and bruised, Quint needs more than luck to stay alive; he also requires the tender, loving care of a beguiling nurse and her special brand of physical therapy. Sexual tensions reach fever pitch as the danger mounts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This thriller delivers

  • By Ali S. on 11-19-15

Whodunnit?

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

Reviewed: 02-03-16

I enjoyed this book. It's not quite as quickly moving as I would expect, but the story was intriguing and kept me guessing for most of the book. The narrator did a great job bringing the characters to life. I will be checking out more from both the author and narrator in the future.

I received a free copy of this audiobook from the author, narrator or publisher in exchange for an unbiased review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful