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  • What He Always Knew

  • What He Doesn't Know Duet, Book 2
  • By: Kandi Steiner
  • Narrated by: Erin Mallon, Jason Clarke, Sebastian York
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97

I knew the fork in the road was inevitable; it was the decision I never wanted to make between choices I didn't know I had. And I love them both. My heart is destined to exist in two equal halves - one with each man. But one half beats stronger, the vein running deepest, and holds my choice in silence long before I know it for myself. The realization of what I have to do, of the heart I have to break, just might break mine, too.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AN EPIC EMOTIONAL 10 ⭐️ LISTEN

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 11-25-18

So Good

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

Reviewed: 02-18-19

Left or right? It was as simple as that, yet it was not simple at all. What He Always Knew is the second book in the series, and it is amazing! I do not even know if I can put into words how much I just love Kandi Steiner, her work, her characters, her worlds. She is just fantastic and this new book is no different. I devoured it! Where I really enjoyed book one, I loved book two! I am not going to give away too much of the plot as you can get that from the synopsis. I just want to continue to gush about my love for these characters! If you have not read anything by this author, you must go pick these up! I read them on my Kindle, but I will be buying a copy of the paperback as soon as I can to add to my collection! Loved it

  • What He Doesn't Know

  • What He Doesn't Know Duet, Book 1
  • By: Kandi Steiner
  • Narrated by: Erin Mallon, Jason Clarke, Sebastian York
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115

On the northeast side of town, there is a house. The house was once magical, filled with love and joy and plans for the future. Inside its walls are many things that belong to me - my books, the china from my mother on my wedding day, the beautiful cage once home to two birds, now empty, just like me. And a man. A man who also belongs to me. A man I no longer wish to keep. A man who, no doubt, has not slept, though the sun is rising. Because the house where he waits is where I laid my head to rest every night for eight years. Until last night.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • EPIC.. EMOTIONALLY RAW AND BROKENLY EPIC

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 11-24-18

Re-Read-One of my Favs

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

Reviewed: 02-18-19

Re-Read (2019) The third book in the series was being released, so I wanted to re-read the first two books. I NEVER re-read, but I previously received an ARC of both books one and two. For certain authors/publicities there is a very short turnaround for reviews. Sometimes I feel like I am rushing through a story to get it up in time. Also, being a mood reader, I am not always in the mood to read a book that quickly. That seems to be the case for this one as I loved this more than I remember. I feel like I missed so much that happened, so I was happy to jump back into these characters. This was so much more heartbreaking than I remember. Kandi Steiner did a great job pulling you into the emotions of the characters. This deals with so much more than cheating. This deals with love, loss, fertility, and more. I am excited to re-read the second book and the new book release now!

  • I'll Be Yours

  • By: Jenny B. Jones
  • Narrated by: Laura Darrell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91

The day Andrew Levin arrives at Washington High, Harper O'Malley knows he'll make the perfect starter boyfriend. The school's newest band geek is totally in Harper's league, yet completely out of this late-bloomer's reach. Between fitting in with a new family, scoring the first chair in band, and rescuing dogs for the local animal shelter, Harper's never had the opportunity to hone her dating skills. But even though Harper's love life is far from perfect, she's got the perfect plan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unquestionably 5 Stars!!!

  • By Patiotoole on 03-10-17

Ok

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

Reviewed: 01-27-19

This was just run of the mill for me. Did not blow me away

  • To Catch a Killer

  • By: Sheryl Scarborough
  • Narrated by: Christy Romano
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 318
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 298
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 298

Erin Blake has one of those names. A name that, like Natalee Holloway or Elizabeth Smart, is inextricably linked to a grisly crime. As a toddler, Erin survived for three days alongside the corpse of her murdered mother, and the case - which remains unsolved - fascinated a nation. Her father's identity unknown, Erin was taken in by her mother's best friend and has become a relatively normal teen in spite of the looming questions about her past.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome Characters with Fantastic Forensic Details

  • By Beverley on 02-07-17

Decent

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

Reviewed: 12-26-18

I have really been getting into true crime, so this caught my attention just based on the synopsis and title. It ended up being a pretty decent read. This was definitely a YA mystery. I did not really think it was a thriller though. This really focused on forensic evidence more so than things happening constantly. It was still fast paced and kept my interest though. If you love hearing about DNA and forensic evidence, you will love it. Overall, this was ok. I would love more around the murder of Erin’s mother. That would make a great adult thriller.

  • Lying Out Loud

  • By: Kody Keplinger
  • Narrated by: Suzy Jackson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 47

Sonny Ardmore is an excellent liar. She lies about her dad being in prison. She lies about her mom kicking her out. And she lies about sneaking into her best friend's house every night because she has nowhere else to go. Amy Rush might be the only person Sonny shares everything with - secrets, clothes, even a nemesis named Ryder Cross.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Loved It

  • By Kelly C. on 11-28-18

Loved It

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

Reviewed: 11-28-18

When I read The DUFF, I was shocked how much I liked it, so I wanted to try some more of the books by the author. Lying Out Loud has been on my shelves forever, and I decided it was time to give it a try. I was instantly brought into the story with Amy and Sonny. I was laughing and smiling within the first few pages and I was just instantly brought into their stories. This does deal with friendship, loss, abandonment, and teenage love. Sonny is also dealing with several series issues within her own family life. These issues brought the emotional touch to the story as well. Yes, this is YA. Yes, it was predictable, and yes, it was not anything that will blow you away. But, it was also just a fun and quick read. I loved it. It was exactly what I needed right now. I again was pleasantly surprised with this one and look forward to reading more from Kody Keplinger.

  • Ten Things We Did

  • (And Probably Shouldn't Have)
  • By: Sarah Mlynowski
  • Narrated by: Suzy Jackson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

If given the opportunity, what 16-year-old wouldn't jump at the chance to move in with a friend and live parent-free? Although maybe "opportunity" isn't the right word, since April had to tell her dad a tiny little untruth to make it happen (see #1: "Lied to Our Parents"). But she and her housemate Vi are totally responsible and able to take care of themselves. How they ended up "Skipping School" (#3), "Throwing a Crazy Party" (#8), "Buying a Hot Tub" (#4), and, um, "Harboring a Fugitive" (#7) at all is kind of a mystery to them.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Love It

  • By Kelly C. on 10-04-18

Love It

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

Reviewed: 10-04-18

I have been a fan of previous Sarah Mlynowski books, so I wanted to start collecting her other work. This was a really quick and fun read. Yes, things happen that truly do not seem realistic for teens in high school but that is why I liked it. It was not what I was expecting. This does deal with body image, cheating, abandonment, divorce, first love, drinking, and so much more. Where this was not something that would blow you away, I do recommend it if you are looking for something cute and fluffy. It was exactly what I needed at the time and I am glad I picked it up.

  • On Mystic Lake

  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 546
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 441
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 443

On the day her daughter leaves for college, Anne Colwater's husband of 20 years announces he wants a divorce. Her roles of wife and mother suddenly gone, Annie retreats to her childhood home of Mystic, Washington, to heal. There she finds her old friend Nick, suddenly widowed and unable to cope with his emotionally scarred young daughter, Izzie.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Winner

  • By Donna Cooley on 07-21-14

Amazing

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

Reviewed: 08-27-18

Shame on me for doubting Kristin Hannah. I went into this with low expectations since this was an older book from the author. It was just as amazing as all of the others I have read. I loved it.

  • The Love Letter

  • By: Rachel Hauck
  • Narrated by: Lisa Larsen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77

Romance has never been actress Chloe Daschle’s forte—in life or on screen. But everyone knows who to call for a convincing death scene...and it might be killing her career. When Chloe is given a peek at the script for an epic love story, she decides to take her destiny into her own hands and request an audition for the lead female role, Esther Kingsley. The compelling tale, inspired by family lore and a one-page letter from the colonial ancestor of scriptwriter Jesse Gates, just might break her out of this career-crippling rut. Jesse would rather write about romance than live through it after his past relationship ended in disaster. But once on-set together, the chemistry between Jesse and his leading lady is hard to deny.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-09-18

Very Sad About This One

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

I have tried reading The Love Letter both in physical form and on audio. I am not sure what it is about it, but I was just never able to get into the story. I never wanted to grab for it, and never connected with the story. I liked the modern day love story more, and found myself drifting as the story continued to go on. I ended up not finishing this, but I hope to give it another chance soon.

  • The Tribulations of August Barton

  • By: Jennifer LeBlanc
  • Narrated by: James Oliva
  • Length: 4 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

August Barton could never have mentally prepared himself for his freshman year of college: not only has his anxiety increased, but his parents are divorcing, his new roommate thinks Augie is the biggest nerd in existence, and his grandma, a retired prostitute named Gertie, has taken to running away from her nursing home. Augie just wants to hole up in his dorm room with his Star Wars collectables and textbooks, but Gertie is not about to let that happen.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Laughed So Hard!!

  • By BookLover on 08-03-18

Ups and Downs

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

Reviewed: 06-17-18

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Jennifer LeBlanc. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it. Two of my favorite BookTubers were sent this book for review and enjoyed it. So when I saw I had the option to listen and review the audiobook I was really excited. I highly recommend grabbing for this if you are looking for something fun and quick. This is less than 200 pages long, and a very fast audiobook. I loved Augie and his family, especially Gertie. I give Augie credit, as I would have freaked out if that happened to me when I first got to college. I am conflicted on how I feel about the narrator. At times I really liked him and other times I was not a fan. It is not really something I can explain. I did enjoy the sounds effects within the story though. It brought something extra to the story when you hear Augie breathing into the bag, a cell phone buzzing, and more. I could have done without the vomiting and burping though. However; I thought this was a fun touch to the audiobook. Overall, this surprised me and I really enjoyed it.

  • The Tenth Circle

  • A Novel
  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Carol Monda
  • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 514
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 467
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 464

Fourteen-year-old Trixie Stone is in love for the first time. She's also the light of her father Daniel's life - a straight-A student; a pretty, popular freshman in high school; a girl who's always seen her father as a hero. That is until her world is turned upside down with a single act of violence. Suddenly everything Trixie has believed about her family - and herself - seems to be a lie. Could the boyfriend who once made Trixie wild with happiness have been the one to end her childhood forever?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Definitely not one of her best

  • By swaz410 on 04-17-18

Why?

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

Reviewed: 06-15-18

I know Jodi Picoult books all involve court and legal issues. Normally they start off strong, but then fizzle out on me. I have liked everything I had previously read, but never loved any. After starting this, I thought that was going to change, but I was wrong. So disappointing! When this first started I did not think I was going to like it. The introduction was amazing, but then is started introducing the characters and I was thinking this would be something that I would probably not finish. Once the story begins, I was hooked though and I did not want to put this down. That changed towards the ending though. The characters end up leaving on a journey to Alaska and that is where this lost me. What just happened? And why? Everything that was amazing about the story just dropped off. It was like we started a whole new book. Where this started off as a 5 star read, I am thinking about even dropping this to a 2 star after this change in plot. It took away the whole point of this story and what happened to Trixie. I just do not get it! I was so frustrated as I thought I finally found a Jodi Picoult book that was finally going to have a great ending. This does have triggers for rape, suicide, and cheating. It was up and down with twists and turns. My emotions were all over the place as you try to figure out what really happened to Trixie. However; there was no point in all of the Alaska storyline. There were so many things left unexplained. Overall, this was another amazing start and horrible finished storyline! So sad!

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