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  • Annihilate

  • Hive Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Leia Stone, Jaymin Eve
  • Narrated by: Dara Rosenberg
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 542
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 503
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 502

There are two things Charlie Bennett despises: bullies and vampires. Which in her experience, are really the same thing. After the battle with the Quorum, she's left with no other option. The vampires' rule must end. But when more shocking secrets are uncovered Charlie wonders if she'll be alive long enough to follow through with her plan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • LOVE IT!

  • By Amy on 11-28-16

absolutely terrible

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

Reviewed: 01-09-17

this series started out alright but slowly went down from there. this final book was worthess.

1 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • The Beauty of Darkness

  • The Remnant Chronicles, Book 3
  • By: Mary E. Pearson
  • Narrated by: Emily Rankin, full cast
  • Length: 18 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,343
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,229
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,227

Lia and Rafe have escaped Venda, and the path before them is winding and dangerous - what will happen now? This third and final book in The Remnant Chronicles is not to be missed. Best-selling author Mary E. Pearson's combination of intrigue, suspense, romance, and action makes this a riveting listen for teens.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story and LOVED the narrators

  • By Dawn Danner on 04-23-18

Bleh

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

Reviewed: 08-20-16

A very lackluster ending to a story i have been following for far too long. The only word i have for this ending is bleh. Glad its over.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Hunted

  • The Warrior Chronicles, Book 2
  • By: K. F. Breene
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Davies
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 812
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 743
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 738

With a new Chosen coming forward, Shanti has lost sight of her duty. With her plans unraveling, she does the only thing she can think of - free her brother and a mysterious stranger from a Graygual camp before heading back to beg for Cayan's aid. Unfortunately, that stranger was precious to the enemy, guarded by one of the elite. A Superior Officer known as the Hunter, this man always catches his prey, and his focus is now on the elusive, violet-eyed girl and the man she ripped from his hands.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • VT. FAN

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-16-16

Wow

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

Reviewed: 07-29-16

Caitlin Davies is quickly becoming one of my favorite audible readers. She does a great job sucking the reader in with her perfect presentation of Shanti. She uses the right amount of emphasis in all the right places and does a wonderful job making slight differences in voice so we can easily determine who is speaking. Love it and love her.

This series so far is fantastic. It reminds me much of the "Throne of Glass" series with a Kick-Ass main character and an enticing plot line.

WHERE IS BOOK 3 AND 4 AND 5!!!! I NEED these to be put on audible immediately or I may have to go and buy the hardcopies and read the old fashioned way! I really don't want to though because Caitlin Davies is so wonderful in this!

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Queen's Poisoner

  • The Kingfountain Series, Book 1
  • By: Jeff Wheeler
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,215
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,784
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,769

King Severn Argentine's fearsome reputation precedes him: usurper of the throne, killer of rightful heirs, ruthless punisher of traitors. Attempting to depose him, the Duke of Kiskaddon gambles...and loses. Now the duke must atone by handing over his young son, Owen, as the king's hostage. And should his loyalty falter again, the boy will pay with his life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great audio book.

  • By Classic Lit Fan on 04-21-16

Wonderful

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

Reviewed: 07-14-16

I must say that I absolutely love Kate Rudd as a reader. She is part of the reason I bought this book. I felt myself terrified for little Owen throughout the book which kept me captivated. This book was a great read.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Walk on Earth a Stranger

  • By: Rae Carson
  • Narrated by: Erin Mallon
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 307
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 282
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 286

Lee Westfall has a strong, loving family. She has a home she loves and a loyal steed. She has a best friend - who might want to be something more. She also has a secret.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Better than expected

  • By elenne on 10-11-15

Interesting Enough Story

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

Reviewed: 07-06-16

This book was interesting enough to keep me reading. I wouldn't say it was super captivating or had me jumping up and down, but it was a good and easy read. It had an interesting concept and plot. I like that the setting was during the gold rush. It gave the book a warm feeling and it is different than most of the books in the genre for that reason. I mostly enjoyed it and I breezed through it rather quickly. I definitely plan to read the rest of the series but I don't mind that I have to wait for them as I'm not in a huge hurry to know what happens next.

Erin Mallon was absolutely extraordinary in her performance. She gave the perfect subtle southern accent that wasn't overbearing but just warm enough to be comforting. She read extremely well and captivated the emotions of the characters wonderfully. I plan to read many more books read by her!

  • The Rose Society

  • By: Marie Lu
  • Narrated by: Carla Corvo, Lannon Killea
  • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 367
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 336
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 334

Adelina Amouteru's heart has suffered at the hands of both family and friends, turning her down the bitter path of revenge. Now known and feared as the White Wolf, she and her sister flee Kenettra to find other Young Elites in the hopes of building her own army of allies. Her goal: to strike down the Inquisition Axis, the white-cloaked soldiers who nearly killed her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Chapters missing

  • By M. Johansen on 04-08-16

Worst Female Narrator

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

Reviewed: 06-27-16

I could not STAND this female reader. She was absolutely horrible. Lannon Killea, the male reader, did a wonderful job and I would have much rather him read the female part too. However Carla was so bad I found myself gagging and rolling my eyes AT LEAST once a paragraph. Her whole performance made me want to vomit. She overacts each line. She draws out every other word to give it emphasis for absolutely no reason. She makes simple scene overly dramatic and sounds like the worlds worst actor pretending to be a valley girl. I could not stand it. To be honest, I may have liked the books if she was not the one reading them. But since she was, I ended up absolutely hating the series and will not be finishing it.

Some spoilers if you haven't read any of the books. Absolutely terrible. I have had this series on my to read shelf for a couple years. Uggh I wish I put them on my never-to-read shelf. Absolutely no character development. I found myself not even remembering who characters were or caring whether they died because there was no depth to any of them. Even the main characters were boring and annoying. I was so sick of Adelina constantly whining about how everyone in the world was so mean to her. In all honesty I don't think the daggers did anything wrong to her. They kicked her out because she betrayed them and killed one of their own.... So now she is out to get revenge?? Revenge for what?? That she messed up and got kicked out of a club?? How childish and pathetic. Also, plot lines just appeared out of nowhere!! It's like the writer ran out of things to happen so she just penciled random things in. Like all of a sudden Adelina and Enzo are madly in love, yet there was no character development to show this. Also, now she wants to take over the whole world?? I HATE THESE BOOKS!! I will most likely not read the last book. It's super sad how terribly written this book was because I did really like the Legend series.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Last Star

  • The Final Book of The 5th Wave
  • By: Rick Yancey
  • Narrated by: Phoebe Strole, Ben Yannette
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,679
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,460
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,456

We're here, then we're gone, and that was true before they came. That's always been true. The Others didn't invent death; they just perfected it. Gave death a face to put back in our face, because they knew that was the only way to crush us. It won't end on any continent or ocean, no mountain or plain, jungle or desert. It will end where it began, where it had been from the beginning: on the battlefield of the last beating human heart.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Really? That's how it ends???

  • By A. Smiling on 08-11-16

Perfectly Written

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

Reviewed: 06-13-16

I have been following this series since it was first introduced and I am sad to see it finally end. I am afraid to see the movie because I am worried it won't do this series any justice. The final book ended satisfyingly but not completely as I had wished. I think that Rick Yancey is an incredible writer who captured the human experience beautifully. This series made me feel alive, and so very, very human. I cried 1000 times from joy and despair throughout these books and absolutely fell in love with the dynamics of each very well crafted character. The exploration onto the human mind body and soul in these books is incredible and refreshing. I will cherish these books forever and reread them always. I am humanity.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Court of Mist and Fury

  • By: Sarah J. Maas
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 23 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7,986
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,336
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7,337

Feyre survived Amarantha's clutches to return to the Spring Court - but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can't forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin's people. Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms - and she might be key to stopping it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Shippers will either Love it or Hate it

  • By Natalie C on 05-05-16

Absolutely phenomenal

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

Reviewed: 05-10-16

Sarah J. Mass does is again! The first book was a little boring for me the first time i read it, but it grew on me the second time when i read it to refresh my memory for this book. Wow was this book captivating! This book is a thousamd times better than the first but somehow nicely complements it. There is a lot more world building in this book and we start to see different sides of the courts. Sarah is such a good author and this holds up to be just as good as the Throne of Glass books.

I am starting to really like Jennifer Ikeda. I may add her to my favorite audio readers list on goodreads. she breezes through this flawlessly. Her accents/ voice changes for each character are very subtle but extremely effective. i al2ays knew who was talking. plus i think she does a great job portraying the raw emotion of the characters. love it and love her.

  • Truthwitch

  • A Witchlands Novel
  • By: Susan Dennard
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 14 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 512
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 472
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 476

On a continent ruled by three empires, some are born with a "witchery", a magical skill that sets them apart from others. In the Witchlands, there are almost as many types of magic as there are ways to get in trouble - as two desperate young women know all too well. Safiya is a Truthwitch, able to discern truth from lie. It's a powerful magic that many would kill to have on their side, especially among the nobility to which Safi was born. So Safi must keep her gift hidden, lest she be used as a pawn in the struggle between empires.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing story, not my favorite voice acting

  • By KaitieKawaii on 01-10-16

Fast-Paced

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

Reviewed: 05-06-16

I ended up really liking this book. Other reviewers are right that it is a little hard to follow at first. I feel as though there needed to be more backstory. Because of this, I almost lost interest. There are a bunch of things I don't understand and things that could have been described better. I don't understand thread stones/ thread sisters, or heart threads at all. What do these look like, what makes someone thread family or a heart thread? I don't get that. I'm hoping as the books go on there will be more/ better world building.

When I was about to give up on this book it started getting interesting. I slightly began to catch on to little things here and there. My favorite part about this book is how fast-paced it is. There are no long drawn out chapters explaining boring pointless details, each event comes right after the other. No matter where you are in the book there is always something interesting building or going on. No lulls in the plot whatsoever. I feel like this book could have been 10 chapters longer and it still would have been just as good.

Cassandra Campbell did a wonderful job narrating. Other reviewers said they couldn't understand the thick accents she did, but I disagree. I thought it was beautifully done and not annoying like some readers make Russian accents sound.

Love the characters and can't wait for the next one!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Six of Crows

  • By: Leigh Bardugo
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder, Brandon Rubin, Fred Berman, and others
  • Length: 15 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,837
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,257
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,258

Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price - and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can't pull it off alone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book is everything!

  • By Steele Reviews on 07-21-16

Incredible

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

Reviewed: 04-24-16

At first this book was a little hard to get into for me. I found myself zoning out and honestly almost put it down. I'm so glad I didn't! Right about the time I wanted to give up it started getting good. I found myself becoming truly invested in the characters.

Unlike other reviewers, I really liked that there were multiple readers. At first it seemed a bit much and made it harder to attach myself to the individual characters, but as the book went on I began to attach myself to each reader. It helped me shape a different person for each character. I hope they continue it for the rest of the series. There were some instances where the readers would pronounce the names of people and places differently, it would be nice if they got together and came up with one name, but it wasn't that big of a problem. I feel like if they only have 1-2 readers in the next book it would ruin it now that I expect a certain voice and attitude for each character. Outstanding story that definitely deserves the ratings. I am sad I will have to wait for the next book, but will definitely be listening to this again before the next one comes out.

I have previously read the Grisha trilogy but it had been quit some time. I'm glad I didn't have to re-read them to understand this one. I'm sure if I had, I would have picked up on more little references than the few I came accross. I will probably re-read those again even though the end made me so sad. I definitely plan on buying myself a hard copy of this one.