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  • Girls & Boys

  • By: Dennis Kelly
  • Narrated by: Carey Mulligan
  • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,164
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,660
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,606

A pulse-pounding new play from Tony Award-winning® playwright Dennis Kelly takes you on a journey that is at once hilarious, gripping, and heartbreaking. This world-premiere production starring Carey Mulligan (The Great Gatsby, An Education) is available exclusively on Audible after a celebrated run at the Royal Court Theatre in London and off-Broadway at the Minetta Lane Theatre. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I have never heard a story performed so well.

  • By Erin Reeve on 07-05-18

couldn't finish

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

Reviewed: 09-25-18

strong language. drugs and sex at the beginning couldn't continue. Not my kind of book. Got it for free, still not worth it.

  • Awakening

  • By: JK Cooper
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160

Shelby Brooks learned she is a werewolf on the same night she learned that love and betrayal go hand in hand. She was 16. Now, going into her senior year in a new town, love is the last thing Shelby is looking for, but she finds herself irresistibly drawn to Kale, the son of an Alpha. As her heart slowly reopens to the possibility of happiness, threats mount, and her very presence brings mortal danger to Kale and his entire pack. Is her destiny to be a savior? Or a harbinger of death, as the Summer Omega prophecies foretell?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Hit All Around!

  • By Kylee M8 on 02-06-18

predictable, but ok to listen

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

Reviewed: 08-31-18

not sure if i will listen to the next in series. i dont like weak or flip flop weak one instance then have a back bone the next but i got through this first book.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Fangs & Fennel

  • The Venom Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: Shannon Mayer
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 620
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 553
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 552

Alena Budrene is not just a gifted Seattle baker - she's also a supernatural. Having survived the virus that made her transformation necessary and outwitted an attack by a Greek hero, she's ready to settle down and deal with the challenges of living as a "Super Duper." But nothing is easy for a woman who can turn into a giant snake. Threatened by her unprecedented strength, Alena's enemies team up against her. What's next on the menu?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Can't stand stupid, weak will Heroines

  • By Christine on 12-12-17

Can't stand stupid, weak will Heroines

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

Reviewed: 12-12-17

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

The only people I think will enjoy this are people who like weakness in women

What does Saskia Maarleveld bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She read the book fine, only had a few different dialects to differ between the characters the writer had, but I think she did well.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

In the beginning the weakness she showed her husband she is trying to get a divorce from and the girlfriend he constantly flaunts in front of her. She is up against Theseus in this book. Theseus is known for strength and courage, also being intelligent and wise. He is also known for helping the poor and oppressed. He took one of Alena's friend to get knowledge and to have a strategic plan on killing Alena. He should have gained knowledge of her personality from her friend, which all the "crow" girls when together. He should have realized that Hera was using him as a vengeance pawn. This just makes him NOT as all the legions paints him as. Also when Alena had the chance to kill him and be done with the obstacle that Hera created. SHE FAILED! Weak and stupid, can't stand when the writer tries to create a main female character. You can have be kind and polite, caring and compassionate and still know when to remove the threat that is invading her life. At the dinner that she poison all her family and weakened Theseus, even though it would have shown her mom she was truly a monster it would have saved her entire family if she killed Theseus or at least she could have removed him from her family's house. By removing him instead of leaving showed she truly didn't care what happened to her family, so why care what her mom thought of her by doing so. To me the story is poorly developed and the writer was just trying to make it longer when the book should have ended at her parent's dinner. I had to listen on 2 and 2.5 speed to see how stupid Alena really is and what direction the writer was heading towards. Still shaking my head over this one and sick that I wasted a credit on this book.

Any additional comments?

I think the writer has made Alena a weak, beaten female character and then she gives her the ability to change into a great monstrous snake creature that has no mind except for killing. Then the writer shows Alena even in the monster form cares about people and the same feelings she had as a person. I see no clear direction for her character. I don't think a doormat for a main character is good for all to see. Maybe others can't see what I am talking about but then you really need to pick other books where women as a main character are shown as a good hearted person and still kill when needed.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Darken the Stars

  • The Kricket Series, Book 3
  • By: Amy A. Bartol
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,803
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,651
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,654

Kyon Ensin finally has what he's always wanted: possession of Kricket Hollowell, the priestess who foresees the future. Together, their combined power will be unrivaled. Kricket, however, doesn't crave the crown of Ethar - she has an unbreakable desire to live life on her own terms, a life that she desperately wants to share with her love, Trey Allairis.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • what?!

  • By Tiffany on 09-10-15

Disappointed in the Ending

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

Reviewed: 11-11-16

What disappointed you about Darken the Stars?

The ending, all sad, after the main character had gone through a horrible life on earth, she is forced to be taken to another dimension where she is put through another horrible existence.

Has Darken the Stars turned you off from other books in this genre?

No

Have you listened to any of Kate Rudd’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Enjoyed the reader

What character would you cut from Darken the Stars?

None

  • Blood Queen

  • Blood Destiny, Book 6
  • By: Connie Suttle
  • Narrated by: Traci Odom
  • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 296
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 276
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 276

Lissa has been transported 300 years into the future to save the High Demon world and the Saa Thalarr. But what she doesn't understand is that they aren't the only things she is meant to protect. The balance - and survival of all worlds - rests in her hands.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • people all sound alike

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-18-15

If your into multiple partners BUT I'm NOT

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

Reviewed: 02-23-16

What would have made Blood Queen better?

Change the character Lissa, she is so full of herself, only she knows what is best and right, and she has too many husbands. Stupid. The story line doesn't keep my attention either.

Would you ever listen to anything by Connie Suttle again?

No

What three words best describe Traci Odom’s voice?

Her reading of this series is the only thing that keeps me listening. I have it on 3x to finish it.

What character would you cut from Blood Queen?

Lissa the main character, this is the only book that I do want the main character killed

Any additional comments?

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Allegiant

  • Divergent Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Veronica Roth
  • Narrated by: Emma Galvin, Aaron Stanford
  • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 18,281
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,442
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16,554

What if your whole world was a lie? What if a single revelation - like a single choice - changed everything? What if love and loyalty made you do things you never expected? The explosive conclusion to Veronica Roth's #1 New York Times best-selling Divergent trilogy reveals the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of listeners in Divergent and Insurgent.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • What a let down!

  • By Judy on 11-05-13

Don't get the series hate the ending

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

Reviewed: 11-30-13

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

The ending is too sad and with all the bad that happened one of the main character dies

What do you think your next listen will be?

Never will I get another book from this Arthur

Which scene was your favorite?

None

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

The Arthur killed the main Tris. She and Tobias had bad hard lives. The Arthur had to kill Tris.

Any additional comments?

Don't waste your credits unless you like unhappy endings. If that's the case just turn on the TV for the world news!

  • Scent of Darkness

  • By: Christina Dodd
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 567
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 419
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 418

New York Times best-selling author Christina Dodd launches a thrilling paranormal series with this scorching tale. Dropping off some urgent paperwork at her boss Jasha’s house, Ann decides to finally admit her crush on him. But things get a bit complicated when she witnesses Jasha transform into a wolf.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally!!!!

  • By Kristi on 04-13-10

Great Book

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

Reviewed: 10-03-12

What did you love best about Scent of Darkness?

The story kept you interested. It's not just another story about a werewolf but about a family with curses, different types of animals (so they are not all competing with each other.

What about Richard Ferrone’s performance did you like?

Loved his voice

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Archangel

  • Samaria, Book 1
  • By: Sharon Shinn
  • Narrated by: Tamara Marston
  • Length: 17 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 367
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 250
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 252

A tale of the distant future by the author of The Shape-Changer's Wife brings listeners to a world in which the fate of all life rests on the voice of an angel.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A great story, narrrated well

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-19-11

Did not like this book

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

Reviewed: 11-01-11

I could not even finish this audio. I am the type of person who has to finish everything no matter what and I did not even get thru the 1st part. I was disappointed by the reviews. This book is about a slave girl (who was only a slave for the last 5 years of her life) she is bitter and hates all. She has to marry an archangel. Who they dont even try to get along and do everything to stay apart. The archangel tries but Rachel does everything to keep her distance but comes on to another archangel. That is as far as I could get and had to stop. DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME OR MONEY ON THIS AUDIO.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • An Affair Before Christmas

  • By: Eloisa James
  • Narrated by: Susan Duerden
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 257
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 214
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 215

One spectacular Christmas, Lady Perdita Selby, known to her friends and family as Poppy, met the man she thought she would love forever. The devilishly attractive Duke of Fletcher was the perfect match, and theirs was the most romantic wedding she had ever seen. But four years later, behind closed doors, the spark of their love affair has burned out. Unwilling to lose the woman he still lusts after, the duke is determined to win back his beguiling bride's delectable affections.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Book 2 in a series!

  • By Michelle on 09-11-11

Don't Waste Your Time

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

Reviewed: 09-06-10

I got so tired of this book in the first half. I put my ipod in double speed to finish it. All the characters in the book were all unhappy. In the end only 1 couple was happy and the rest who knows. I will not get anymore of her books if they are like this book.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful