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Amy M Perez

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  • Wake

  • By: Amanda Hocking
  • Narrated by: Nicola Barber
  • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 149
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 131
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 134

Gorgeous. Fearless. Dangerous. They're the kind of girls you envy; the kind of girls you want to hate. Strangers in town for the summer, Penn, Lexi, and Thea have caught everyone's attention - but it’s Gemma who’s attracted theirs. She’s the one they’ve chosen to be part of their group. Gemma seems to have it all - she’s carefree, pretty, and falling in love with Alex, the boy next door. He’s always been just a friend, but this summer they’ve taken their relationship to the next level, and now there’s no going back. Then one night, Gemma’s ordinary life changes forever....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible

  • By Shally on 10-04-13

Just ok

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

Reviewed: 08-02-18

I think I’m just too old to enjoy a story like this. I probably would have loved it as a teenager, but it was just a little too far fetched for me.

  • Stillhouse Lake

  • By: Rachel Caine
  • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,983
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,846
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,819

With her ex now in prison, Gwen has finally found refuge in a new home on remote Stillhouse Lake. Though still the target of stalkers and Internet trolls who think she had something to do with her husband's crimes, Gwen dares to think her kids can finally grow up in peace. But just when she's starting to feel at ease in her new identity, a body turns up in the lake - and threatening letters start arriving from an all-too-familiar address.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Too much

  • By Patti L Langston on 07-18-17

Thriller is right!

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

Reviewed: 03-24-18

Wow! This story is a roller coaster ride from page 1 to the end. Every time I felt like I trusted someone, they let Gwen down. The plot is as twisted and fast paced as the serial killer it centers around. Looking forward to book 2!

  • Sisterhood Everlasting

  • A Novel
  • By: Ann Brashares
  • Narrated by: Angela Goethals
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 291
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 208
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 210

Despite having jobs and men that they love, each knows that something is missing: the closeness that once sustained them. Carmen is a successful actress in New York, engaged to be married, but misses her friends. Lena finds solace in her art, teaching in Rhode Island, but still thinks of Kostos and the road she didn’t take. Bridget lives with her longtime boyfriend, Eric, in San Francisco, and though a part of her wants to settle down, a bigger part can’t seem to shed her old restlessness. Then Tibby reaches out to bridge the distance, sending the others plane tickets for a reunion....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good listen but mixed feelings

  • By Kathy on 09-14-11

From Tragic to Togetherness

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

Reviewed: 12-02-17

When i started this book, i was excited and then the story was so drastically different than the previous 4, that i really didnt like it. I was frustrated with the characters and how much they had changed and grown apart. About half way through the plot began to come together and I started to enjoy the story again. I loved the last half and was pleased with how it ended. I could read on about these women’s lives and them growing up together. What a fantastic journey and how I wish I had a group of friends that I had grown up with.

  • The Hate U Give

  • By: Angie Thomas
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 26,973
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 25,014
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 24,929

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This Book Changed My Entire Perspective

  • By Wendi on 01-14-18

Required reading

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

Reviewed: 07-31-17

This is such and important book about a very important topic. After Star witnesses her friend being killled by a cop she has to figure out how to deal, how to speak up and how to move forward. This is a time in our world, unfortunately, where this is happening all too often. I don't have the answers, but maybe more people reading this book and becoming aware will move us in the right direction.

  • Second Chance Summer

  • By: Morgan Matson
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 218
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 202
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 204

Taylor Edwards’ family might not be the closest-knit - everyone is a little too busy and overscheduled - but for the most part, they get along just fine. Then Taylor’s dad gets devastating news, and her parents decide that the family will spend one last summer all together at their old lake house in the Pocono Mountains. Crammed into a place much smaller and more rustic than they are used to, they begin to get to know each other again. And Taylor discovers that the people she thought she had left behind haven’t actually gone anywhere.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • it helps me better understand teenage girls

  • By Teetwo on 09-13-14

Yes For Second Chances

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

Reviewed: 06-06-17

What an emotional and beautiful story! The love was slow burning and realistic and I loved how all the characters balanced each other out. I teared up multiple times. Loved!

  • Thirteen Reasons Why

  • By: Jay Asher
  • Narrated by: Debra Wiseman, Joel Johnstone
  • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,035
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,255
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,271

Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a strange package with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker, his classmate and crush, who committed suicide two weeks earlier. Hannah's voice explains that there are 13 reasons she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he'll find out why.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Ideal Audio Book

  • By Diana on 01-10-11

Okay

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

Reviewed: 04-22-17

Although and important story for teens to read, being an adult, I didn't really enjoy it. I think it has a strong message and an interesting delivery, as the story is a series of tapes.

  • Truly Madly Guilty

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 17 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9,185
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,475
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,439

In Truly Madly Guilty, Liane Moriarty takes on the foundations of our lives: marriage, sex, parenthood, and friendship. She shows how guilt can expose the fault lines in the most seemingly strong relationships, how what we don't say can be more powerful than what we do, and how sometimes it is the most innocent of moments that can do the greatest harm.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not quite enough

  • By David Shear on 07-29-16

Another Homerun!

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

Reviewed: 04-20-17

Liane Moriarty is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors of all time! Her stories are compelling, twisted and satisfying! Her characters and plots never disappoint. This book had interesting and fleshed out characters and I felt for every one of them. The way the stories are woven together and the pace at which the stories pieces are revealed one by one until a full picture is formed is perfection! Loved!

  • The Queen of the Tearling

  • A Novel
  • By: Erika Johansen
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 14 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,486
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,302
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,298

Magic, adventure, mystery, and romance combine in this epic debut in which a young princess must reclaim her dead mother’s throne, learn to be a ruler - and defeat the Red Queen, a powerful and malevolent sorceress determined to destroy her. On her 19th birthday, Princess Kelsea Raleigh Glynn, raised in exile, sets out on a perilous journey back to the castle of her birth to ascend her rightful throne. Plain and serious, a girl who loves books and learning, Kelsea bears little resemblance to her mother, the vain and frivolous Queen Elyssa.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Slow beginning, excellent payoff

  • By Eric Nielsen on 07-22-15

Blah

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

Reviewed: 04-01-17

I was expecting so much more from this book and I was disappointed. The story was boring, the characters were bland and I don't care to see what happens next.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Heartless

  • By: Marissa Meyer
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Soler
  • Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,914
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,767
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,768

Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland and a favorite of the unmarried King of Hearts, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, all she wants is to open a shop with her best friend. But according to her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for the young woman who could be the next queen. Then Cath meets Jest, the handsome and mysterious court joker. For the first time, she feels the pull of true attraction. At the risk of offending the king and infuriating her parents, she and Jest enter into an intense secret courtship.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect narration, but disappointed with the story

  • By Linda Nichols on 12-17-16

Heartless Indeed

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

Reviewed: 03-09-17

This was a very entertaining and creative story about how the queen of hearts became the queen of hearts. I loved how Marissa Meyer included characters from the original Alice in Wonderland and wove a fanciful and magical story line that linked to two. The characters were likable and realistic. Such a fun story! I liked it even more than the Lunar Chronicles.

  • The Zookeeper's Wife

  • A War Story
  • By: Diane Ackerman
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,994
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,489
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,493

When Germany invaded Poland, bombers devastated Warsaw - and the city's zoo along with it. With most of their animals dead, zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinski began smuggling Jews into the empty cages. Another dozen "guests" hid inside the Zabinskis' villa, emerging after dark for dinner, socializing, and, during rare moments of calm, piano concerts.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Boring

  • By Amy M Perez on 02-26-17

Boring

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

Reviewed: 02-26-17

I was expecting so much more more from this and I was really disappointed. The story was bland and more like an encyclopedia than a story. I though there would be more with the animals and actually using Jews IN the zoo. The parts that were story like were good, but they were infrequent.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful