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  • The Winner's Kiss

  • By: Marie Rutkoski
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 348
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 326
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 327

War has begun. Arin is in the thick of it, with the East as his ally and the empire as his enemy. He's finally managed to dismiss the memory of Kestrel, even if he can't quite forget her. Kestrel turned into someone he could no longer recognize: someone who cared more for the empire than for the lives of innocent people - and certainly more than she cared for him. At least that's what he thinks.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The good overwhelmingly outweighs the bad.

  • By Jen on 07-01-16

Awesome ending!

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

Reviewed: 03-30-16

I really enjoyed the intelligence of the story. The author has a keen understanding of how to wage a war and weave an amazing story of love, loss, and friendship. I counted down the days for the release of this book. It was everything I hoped it would be. The narration was excellent and made it more enjoyable than reading the story.

  • The Winner's Curse

  • Winner's Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Marie Rutkoski
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 519
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 475
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 473

As a general’s daughter in a vast empire that revels in war and enslaves those it conquers, seventeen-year-old Kestrel has two choices: she can join the military or get married. But Kestrel has other intentions. One day, she is startled to find a kindred spirit in a young slave up for auction. Arin’s eyes seem to defy everything and everyone. Following her instinct, Kestrel buys him - with unexpected consequences. It’s not long before she has to hide her growing love for Arin. But he, too, has a secret, and Kestrel quickly learns that the price she paid for a fellow human is much higher than she ever could have imagined.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Winning Story

  • By Wendy on 03-24-16

A Winning Story

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

Reviewed: 03-24-16

This is a creative and intelligent story. I think it was well worth the credit and I am looking forward to the second book. Justine Eyre has a strange intonation to the voices; breathy with a weird uptake at the end of sentences. I could not stand it initially but grew used to it. There was definitive differentiation between character's voices though despite the strange speech pattern. It helps to keep the characters straight. Marie Rutkoski's characters are interesting and engaging. The story-line is not something I've read before so it is not predictable or boring.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Kaleidoscope Hearts

  • By: Claire Contreras
  • Narrated by: Christy Romano, Vikas Adam
  • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 771
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 715
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 713

He was my older brother's best friend. He was never supposed to be mine. I thought we would get it out of our systems and move on. One of us did. One of us left. Now he's back, looking at me like he wants to devour me. And all those feelings I'd turned into anger are brewing into something else, something that terrifies me. He broke my heart last time. This time he'll obliterate it.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I expected

  • By Paula on 12-13-15

A Feel-Good Love Story

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

Reviewed: 03-21-16

This is the second time I've read this book. It's very romantic with just the right amount of angst. Claire Contreras creates like able, colorful characters and swoon worthy moments of hotness. The narrators are both 5 star performances. It's definitely worth a credit. I know I'll listen to this book again and again.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Marked in Flesh

  • A Novel of the Others, Book 4
  • By: Anne Bishop
  • Narrated by: Alexandra Harris
  • Length: 15 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,233
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,062
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,053

Since the Others allied themselves with the cassandra sangue, the fragile yet powerful human blood prophets who were being exploited by their own kind, the delicate dynamic between humans and Others changed. Some, like Simon Wolfgard, wolf shifter and leader of the Lakeside Courtyard, and blood prophet Meg Corbyn see the new, closer companionship as beneficial - both personally and practically.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Like putting together a puzzle in slow motion where you already see the big picture

  • By Pabkins on 08-28-17

Loved the continuation!

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

Reviewed: 03-09-16

Anne Bishop has a gift for making you care about her story's characters. I love the story between Meg and Simon, and also the rest of the Others, Intuits, and Humans. If you enjoyed the other three books, you will not be disappointed with this installment. It ends at a very calm place, I hope that does not mean it's the last book!

Alexandra Harris' narration is one of the best I've heard in audio book narration. Her character's voices are consistent with each book, and every character, male and female, has a different voice. This series is, in my opinion, a PG13 story. It is well-worth a credit.

  • Destroyed

  • Lost in Oblivion, Book 3
  • By: Taryn Elliott, Cari Quinn
  • Narrated by: Wen Ross, Kai Kennicott
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89

Now that he's successful beyond his wildest dreams with his band Oblivion, Simon Kagan is happy to enjoy his all-access pass to the groupie train. After getting more fists in the ribs than hugs growing up, he discovers having a warm female in his bed is an easy way to escape the loneliness.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • 4 or 5 stars go down to 1

  • By Marianne on 04-01-16

FED MY ADDICTION!

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

Reviewed: 02-27-16

I was a little concerned when I read the other review because the rest of the series has been amazing: Not to worry if you are a fan of the Elliott, Quinn, Ross, and Kennicott team, Destroyed is my favorite so far!

The chemistry between Simon and Margot is hot. This story is more raw and gritty, but seductive in the development of the relationship between them. All of the band members are heavily involved in this story. Their relationships grow deeper and you care about the characters on a new level. The descriptions of the stage performances seem so real that you feel like you are there. If it's not realistic I don't want to know because I listen to fiction to escape reality and be entertained. And I was very entertained!

Definitely worth the credit, will love listening to this one again, and I can't wait for the next book!

  • Lingus

  • By: Mariana Zapata
  • Narrated by: Callie Dalton
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,635
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,518
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,520

When 25-year-old Kat is dragged to a porn convention by her best friend, she's both embarrassed and nervous. The last thing she ever expects is to meet someone who makes her laugh like no other. This is a story about acceptance and friendship and a love born out of the most unexpected of places.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cute little addictive read

  • By Misty on 02-02-16

One of my favorite new authors

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

Reviewed: 02-24-16

This book is as good as "Kulti" and that's saying a lot since I loved "Kulti." I've listened to all of her audible books and I love how she makes you fall in love with her characters. Callie Dalton is an excellent narrator. This book is definitely worth the credit. I could not stop listening to it. I really enjoyed how much I laughed and smiled throughout this book.

  • Hidden Huntress

  • By: Danielle L. Jensen
  • Narrated by: Erin Moon, Eric Michael Summerer
  • Length: 16 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 788
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 726
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 724

Beneath the mountain, the king's reign of tyranny is absolute; the one troll with the capacity to challenge him is imprisoned for treason. Cecile has escaped the darkness of Trollus, but she learns all too quickly that she is not beyond the reach of the king's power. Or his manipulation. Recovered from her injuries, she now lives with her mother in Trianon and graces the opera stage every night. By day she searches for the witch who has eluded the trolls for 500 years.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Love this story but.....

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-31-15

Better than the first!

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

Reviewed: 10-09-15

Both great books, but enjoyed second one more. Can't wait for the third. It comes out in May. If you are impatient buy them all in May. I wish I would have done it that way. Very big cliff hanger at end of book lI. Epic story, some romance(no details), very mid teen appropriate. If you like Sarah J Maas books, you will like these as well.

  • Queen of Shadows

  • By: Sarah J. Maas
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Evans
  • Length: 20 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,290
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,809
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,804

Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. But she's at last returned to the empire - for vengeance, to rescue her once-glorious kingdom, and to confront the shadows of her past.... She has embraced her identity as Aelin Galathynius, Queen of Terrasen. But before she can reclaim her throne, she must fight. She will fight for her cousin, a warrior prepared to die just to see her again. She will fight for her friend, a young man trapped in an unspeakable prison.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome... Simply Awesome

  • By LexiLikesLiterature on 09-18-15

Wow! Just, Wow!

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

Reviewed: 09-03-15

Fantastic continuation of the story. Each book just gets better and better. I couldn't stop listening to it. The only negative is waiting for the next book. Sarah J Maas is a very talented writer.

20 of 23 people found this review helpful

  • World After

  • Penryn & the End of Days, Book 2
  • By: Susan Ee
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Davies
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,838
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,662
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,664

In this sequel to the best-selling fantasy thriller Angelfall, the survivors of the angel apocalypse begin to scrape back together what’s left of the modern world. When a group of people capture Penryn’s sister Paige, thinking she’s a monster, the situation ends in a massacre. Paige disappears. Humans are terrified. Mom is heartbroken. Penryn drives through the streets of San Francisco looking for Paige. Why are the streets so empty? Where is everybody?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fan-freakin-tastic!

  • By Katherine on 01-03-14

An Exciting Sequel

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

Reviewed: 11-21-13

World After is a satisfying second book. It is exciting, funny, and kept my interest from beginning to end. The tension between the lead characters is charismatic and believable (for a young adult fantasy novel). The author develops the characters in a way that keeps them likable and keeps you rooting for them. Although the book may not appeal to someone looking for a steamy romance, it is acceptable for mid to late teen readers. The narration is excellent, and I am looking forward to the third book. FYI, I read that a movie is in the works for this book trilogy.

4 of 6 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 18,436
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,580
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16,692

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

Unexpected, Thought Provoking, Dauntless

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

Reviewed: 10-23-13

*spoiler alert*
I looked forward to this book like Christmas. I've read all the other reviews and although I agree that it could have been written with a happy ending, I did like the book. I wish I could have experienced Triss in a non-stressful, post-apocolyptic relationship with Tobias. I can imagine how it could have been written with her helping "fringe" people adjust to New Chicago. That being said, with the situation presented as it was, I thought the author was true to Triss' character. She wanted to live for "the people" and the only way to accomplish that was to do what she did. No one else, as they were developed could have filled that role. This was where the author took this story. It is her story; her art. I'm glad to have experienced it. I really enjoyed the narration. I remember voting for Aaron this summer and happy to report that his voice was perfect for me. It was fulfilling to experience Triss', Tobias' and Evelyn's growth. I feel as if I've grown from experiencing these characters. I think Veronica was brave, dauntless...because based upon the reviews and disappointment, it will be a tough sell in Hollywood. I for one, will see it and enjoy it as much as I can. The movies are not ever as good as the book, and I did love this trilogy and I'm glad I listened to it. I still put it in the top trilogies I've read. I don't always get what I want for Christmas, sometimes I just get what I need.

5 of 11 people found this review helpful