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L. M. Maggio

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  • 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 8,184
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,522
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7,520

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

LOVE this author!

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

Reviewed: 09-26-16

I absolutely LOVE everything I have read by Maas! She is a fantastic storyteller. I highly disagree with this being appropriate for any YA audience, even upper high school. Beware! This is touted as a YA novel. Many of the scenes border on pornographic with explicit sex descriptions. I don't mind so much ; ) BUT parents and educators may.

  • 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 2,705
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,484
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,480

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

Great YA series for Mature Readers

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

Reviewed: 09-26-16

I really like Yancey's other series as well. He tells a good tale. This is definitely more for upper high school readers. Teen pregnancy and a lot of "f-bombs" dropped in this story. I loved this series, just wish he had kept it as clean as his Monstrumologist series.

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  • Firstlife

  • An Everlife Novel, Book 1
  • By: Gena Showalter
  • Narrated by: Emma Galvin, Zachary Webber
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 614
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 570
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 570

Tenley "Ten" Lockwood is an average 17-year-old girl...who has spent the past 13 months locked inside the Prynne Asylum. The reason? Not her obsession with numbers but her refusal to let her parents choose where she'll live - after she dies. There is an eternal truth most of the world has come to accept: Firstlife is merely a dress rehearsal, and real life begins after death.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Would have been a Five-Star Read...

  • By Natalie C on 02-25-16

Good read...for more mature YA audiences

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

Reviewed: 09-26-16

I enjoyed this book. I am a big fan of YA books. I do find I have to preview them to deem age appropriate or not. I would put this as a high school/upper high school book. Frequent talk about "balls" and other stuff made me feel like it wasn't something to handover to a middle schooler. Great story though : )

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Awakening

  • The Hunt Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: J. D. Demers
  • Narrated by: Joshua Story
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 606
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 565
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 565

After a contagion engulfs humanity, zombies rise to feast on the few survivors that are left. But they are not the worst monsters to come from this plague. There is hope, though: Christian Hunt is immune. But how many lives will it take to bring his gift to what's left of mankind?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awakening is Phenomenal!

  • By Tracy P. on 02-04-19

Fun if you are from Southern Brevard County

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

Reviewed: 04-19-16

The story has some fun elements to it. I am a HUGE fan of zombie apocalypse literature. The author's descriptions of the area were spot on. It was a pleasant surprise, as I bought the book having no idea it took place in my hometown!!! His writing style tends to be more telling you what is happening versus weaving a tale. The narrator didn't do such a great job with changing his voice; sometimes the different speakers tended to sound the same. I still found it to be quite a fun read and was worth my time. If I didn't live in the Palm Bay area, I may not have found it as exciting. Still, I'm recommending it to my local friends and family. I love me some Wagon Wheel Pizza!!!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Goodnight Moon

  • By: Margaret Wise Brown
  • Narrated by: Buffy Allen
  • Length: 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 676
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 524
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 515

A little rabbit is lulled to sleep surrounded by all that he knows and loves best in the great green room of his house.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, but...no syncronized images???

  • By L. M. Maggio on 09-10-11

Great book, but...no syncronized images???

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

Reviewed: 09-10-11

I purchased this specifically to try out the audible books with syncronized images. There are no images (besides the cover of the book). Not sure why. At first I believed it to be a Kindle issue so I also downloaded to an iphone and an ipad. Neither one of those worked either. I am disappointed by the lack of images. It makes me wary of buying any more that claim synchronized images. The reading itself and story, of course, are just fine.

16 of 19 people found this review helpful