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  • By: John David Anderson
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133

In middle school, words aren't just words. They can be weapons. They can be gifts. The right words can win you friends or make you enemies. They can come back to haunt you. Sometimes they can change things forever. When cell phones are banned at Branton Middle School, Frost and his friends Deedee, Wolf, and Bench come up with a new way to communicate: leaving sticky notes for each other all around the school. It catches on, and soon all the kids in school are leaving notes - though for every kind and friendly one, there is a cutting and cruel one as well.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really enjoyed this book

  • By Svend&Brandy K. on 06-07-17

middle schooler must read!

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

Reviewed: 09-30-18

it takes time to draw you in but the message is very important. watch your words!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Selection

  • The Selection, Book 1
  • By: Kiera Cass
  • Narrated by: Amy Rubinate
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,650
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6,868
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,873

For 35 girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime: the opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth... to be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels... to live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon. But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her, and leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn't want.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You might want to wait... if you hate cliffhangers

  • By Kindle Customer on 04-27-12

Lots to love

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

Reviewed: 10-04-17

Below the surface of what seems to be the same old live triangle, YA novel, there is some interesting concepts. She weaves current events with an imaginative outcome that may not be so far fetched.

  • The Golem and the Jinni

  • A Novel
  • By: Helene Wecker
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 19 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,703
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,741
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,725

Helene Wecker's dazzling debut novel tells the story of two supernatural creatures who appear mysteriously in 1899 New York. Chava is a golem, a creature made of clay, brought to life by a strange man who dabbles in dark Kabbalistic magic. When her master dies at sea on the voyage from Poland, she is unmoored and adrift as the ship arrives in New York Harbor. Ahmad is a jinni, a being of fire, born in the ancient Syrian Desert. Trapped in an old copper flask by a Bedouin wizard centuries ago, he is released accidentally by a tinsmith in a Lower Manhattan shop.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enchanting Debut Novel - Delicious!

  • By Tango on 04-26-13

Different kind of story

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

Reviewed: 08-12-17

The beginning really captured my attention. I like the unique ideas and the a connection can be made between their limitations and humans. I just felt like some of the middle drug on. It didn't have that big exciting build up. Good narrator.

  • The Handmaid's Tale: Special Edition

  • By: Margaret Atwood, Valerie Martin - essay
  • Narrated by: Claire Danes, full cast, Margaret Atwood
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,570
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,516
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,449

After a violent coup in the United States overthrows the Constitution and ushers in a new government regime, the Republic of Gilead imposes subservient roles on all women. Offred, now a Handmaid tasked with the singular role of procreation in the childless household of the enigmatic Commander and his bitter wife, can remember a time when she lived with her husband and daughter and had a job, before she lost everything, even her own name.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • WAIT WAIT WAIT WAIT WAIT

  • By ambER on 04-20-17

Not a story I could get into.

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

Reviewed: 07-20-17

Danes is great and that part a little interesting, just not my taste. I like when authors talk about their books so if you want to hear her take on it, you will like this version.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Goldfinch

  • By: Donna Tartt
  • Narrated by: David Pittu
  • Length: 32 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,963
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,538
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 24,560

The Goldfinch is a haunted odyssey through present-day America and a drama of enthralling force and acuity. It begins with a boy. Theo Decker, a 13-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don't know how to talk to him, and tormented above all by his unbearable longing for his mother, he clings to one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the underworld of art.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow

  • By j phillips on 05-28-17

Good, just not my type of story

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

Reviewed: 03-21-17

I started slowly with the digital book but finished with Audible to finish faster. There is so much to be sad about and most characters were so flawed, I had a hard time getting through it.
The story does make you think and stick with you. It has a strong message. I just prefer the drama gets worked out happily. But that's the message here. Life isn't like that.

  • The Chemist

  • By: Stephenie Meyer
  • Narrated by: Ellen Archer
  • Length: 17 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,168
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,848
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,813

She used to work for the US government, but very few people ever knew that. An expert in her field, she was one of the darkest secrets of an agency so clandestine it doesn't even have a name. And when they decided she was a liability, they came for her without warning. Now she rarely stays in the same place or uses the same name for long. They've killed the only other person she trusted, but something she knows still poses a threat. They want her dead, and soon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Listened all night!

  • By bebe on 06-04-17

Another Stephanie page turner

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

Reviewed: 02-10-17

The narrator does a great job. Even when their are twins involved, she gave them distinct voices so you knew what was happening.
The story is interesting in the same way Stephanie's other books are. Heroine that is unique. A twisty plot. My 1 complaint in her books is how quick the guys are head over heels. if you go with it, the story keeps your interest.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Oath of Gold

  • The Deed of Paksenarrion, Book 3
  • By: Elizabeth Moon
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Van Dyck
  • Length: 17 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,611
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,329
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,339

Paksenarrion, a simple sheepfarmer's daughter, yearns for a life of adventure and glory, such as was known to heroes in songs and story. At age seventeen she runs away from home to join a mercenary company and begins her epic life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Finish to a Great Trilogy

  • By William on 02-27-11

Lots of action

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

Reviewed: 06-13-16

story really gets put together in this one. Lots of characters to keep track of with similar names plus a lack of any romance at all, gives this 4 stars from me.

  • See Jane Run

  • By: Joy Fielding
  • Narrated by: Joy Fielding
  • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 178
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 146
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 148

"One afternoon Jane Whittaker went to the store for some milk and eggs and forgot who she was...." This unnerving situation is just the start of the terror in store for Jane in this thrilling mystery that follows in the tradition of the queen of suspense, Mary Higgins Clark.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story, but

  • By S. Gaulden on 08-15-17

not my fave type of story

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

Reviewed: 05-14-16

I listened straight through the end without stopping because the story is gripping. I just don't like reading about depressing situations. there is no feel good ending.
I prefer my narrators have a few voices for characters but otherwise well read.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Fire

  • By: Kristin Cashore
  • Narrated by: Xanthe Elbrick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,016
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 809
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 817

She is the last of her kind...It is not a peaceful time in the Dells. In King City, the young King Nash is clinging to the throne, while rebel lords in the north and south build armies to unseat him. War is coming. And the mountains and forest are filled with spies and thieves. This is where Fire lives, a girl whose beauty is impossibly irresistible and who can control the minds of everyone around her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Totally Different from Graceling

  • By Allison on 01-14-10

interesting characters

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

Reviewed: 05-12-16

Liked the story. Characters were realistically flawed. I loved how you immediately loved the hero even though she was trying to make him sound flawed too. And I never bought in to her 1at choice so I wasn't devastated by that story line. The amount of sleeping around was tiresome but part of the twists.
Ready for next book but they really seem to jump around. guess I'll figure it out.

  • Edge of Eternity

  • The Century Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 36 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,358
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,388
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,366

Throughout these books, Follett has followed the fortunes of five intertwined families - American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh - as they make their way through the twentieth century. Now they come to one of the most tumultuous eras of all: the enormous social, political, and economic turmoil of the 1960s through the 1980s, from civil rights, assassinations, mass political movements and Vietnam to the Berlin Wall, the Cuban Missile Crisis, presidential impeachment, revolution - and rock and roll.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Some good, some bad

  • By Elisa on 09-22-14

series is a must for 30 somethings

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

Reviewed: 08-02-15

The fictional story lines were so complicated and imperfect to be completely believed. The historical part gave me so much insight to politics and the foundation of our country. Raised my compassion for others and proud/ thankful to be American.