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  • Mayhem

  • By: Jamie Shaw
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Adam Verner
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 734
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 690
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 691

When college freshman Rowan Michaels meets gorgeous, up-and-coming rock star Adam Everest, she knows a player like him is the last thing she needs after her ex-boyfriend shattered her heart. But she can't stop thinking about the kiss they shared on his tour bus. On the first day of school, Rowan is stunned when Adam saunters into her French class. He's soon failing miserably, and, on a whim, she offers to tutor him. But Adam doesn't recognize her as a makeup-free, glasses-clad college student.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I love a feel good love story and a Rock Star!

  • By Cyndi on 04-07-17

Good - it lags a bit but strong ending

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

Reviewed: 02-25-15

Any additional comments?

There was a huge lag in the middle of the book. HUGE LAG. That section could have been cut back considerably to make the story stronger. That being said, the end was really good and overall it was entertaining.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Fallen Too Far

  • By: Abbi Glines
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Bronstein
  • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,263
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,165
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,175

She is only nineteen. She is his new stepfather’s daughter. She is still nave and innocent due to spending the last three years taking care of her sick mother. But for twenty-four year old Rush Finlay, she is the only thing that has ever been off limits. His famous father’s guilt money, his mother’s desperation to win his love, and his charm are the three reasons he has never been told no.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nice hot romance

  • By Kim on 06-15-13

SO Many Problems, but still glad I finished

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

Reviewed: 07-16-14

What did you like best about Fallen Too Far? What did you like least?

The story had a lot of problems. Blair was written as a total Pollyana character. She was the traditional American depiction of a "good girl" and I don't know if the author did that so it would be considered acceptable that she wanted to have sex or if it was just to draw big red arrows to really show the reader(listener) that you need to have sympathetic feels for her. I just can't believe, even young as she is, that a girl so practical and down to Earth would be interested in Rush after the way he treated her and how horrifically he treated all the women he encountered in the book. SPOILER: It really isn't believable that the (sarcastic voice here) love of a good girl would turn him around. Even after he fell in love with Blair he still treated other girls terribly.

This being said, I am happy that I listened all the way through. I was shocked and totally caught off guard by the ending - in a good way.

Would you recommend Fallen Too Far to your friends? Why or why not?

If you can stomach the beginning with the bad boy and the good girl who couldn't help falling for him even though he treats all women terribly, yes.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

The narration was ok. Sometimes she lost the tone of the characters and I had no idea who was speaking until the context of the sentence clued me in.

What would have made this romance irresistible?

Rush not being a total jerk to all women.

  • In the Band

  • By: Jean Haus
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd, Luke Daniels
  • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 284
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 251
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 256

Being popular in the college music scene doesn’t solve all your problems; at least that’s what the hot musicians of indie band Luminescent Juliet discover. In this compelling novel, trouble begins when 18-year-old Riley, trying to regain her rhythm after throwing away her percussion scholarship to a top school, wins an audition to become the band’s new drummer. This sets her on a collision course with Romeo, the band’s sexy dark-haired guitarist, whose ambitions do not include performing with a girl.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • PG-13 college rock band story

  • By NEW NAME on 06-06-14

Liked the book and the series

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

Reviewed: 06-10-14

If you could sum up In the Band in three words, what would they be?

Good, light read with strong female characters and surprising depth.

Any additional comments?

This was a solid story and performance. The characters were well developed and the story was good. Looking forward to more from this author.

  • Far from Perfect

  • A Love from the Heartland Novel, Book 1
  • By: Barbara Longley
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 768
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 670
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 672

For Ceejay Lovejoy, life in Perfect, Indiana, has been anything but. Abandoned by her parents and left pregnant by her boyfriend, Ceejay has had to fight every step of the way to carve out a future for herself and her daughter. She swears off men for good - until the day Noah Langford appears on her doorstep. Noah narrowly survived the roadside bombing in Iraq that cost him his leg, returning home to the news that his stepbrother, Matt, has died in a car accident. It is the final blow to Noah’s shattered soul - until he learns about the girlfriend and baby Matt abandoned.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An Excellent Story. Wonderful Characters.

  • By TexasKeyLady on 08-27-13

Unbelievably awful story

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

Reviewed: 05-27-14

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

A better story!

Would you ever listen to anything by Barbara Longley again?

I seriously doubt it.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

The relationship between CJ and Noah is probably the most dysfunctional and poorly written I have ever read. From the beginning Noah tried to manipulate CJ and "handle" her by passive aggressively forcing her into doing what he wanted without regard to her thoughts and feelings. I was hoping that this would be satire! The way everyone dismissed CJ's role and rights as a mother and pushed her for access to her daughter was appalling. And the fact that CJ got "upset" but just let everyone handle her...I just can't even review it coherently. I couldn't even make it to the end of the book. I have never turned off an audiobook because I was so mad at the story - but I did with this book. If CJ ended up with Noah after he tried to handle and mansplain how to raise her daughter and what was best for them I think I would have screamed. I am now mad all over again after typing out the review.

Any additional comments?

I wish there was a way I could get my time back. This book should be required reading for all high school girls so they know what red-flag behavior to look for in men before they get into serious relationships. Is he like Noah? RUN.

  • 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

Really liked the story

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

Reviewed: 05-16-14

If you could sum up The Winner's Curse in three words, what would they be?

Interesting, compelling, new

What did you like best about this story?

I like the strong heroine. The plot is a change from a lot of the current YA but is still fast-paced and compelling. Very enjoyable and I can't wait for the next one.

Which character – as performed by Justine Eyre – was your favorite?

Justin Eyre is a great narrator and when looking for new books, if I am unsure whether to try it or not, I will definitely pick it up if I see her narrating.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes.

2 of 3 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 18,419
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,567
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16,680

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

Disappointing!

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

Reviewed: 11-01-13

What was most disappointing about Veronica Roth’s story?

This series showed such promise! For what could have been a profound and thought-provoking trilogy, the final book (in my opinion) ended on a pat and somewhat cheap note. I understand why Ms. Roth chose the path she did, but she could have made the point in a better way. I completely tuned out after the big event in the book and honestly didn't really care about what happened in the rest of the story.

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Testing

  • The Testing, Book 1
  • By: Joelle Charbonneau
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Morton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 938
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 844
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 845

The story in which a 16-year-old is chosen by her government to undergo The Testing, which decides if she gets to go to The University. The University is for the country’s best and brightest teens and puts the rebuilding and future leadership of the United Commowealth in their hands. During The Testing, extreme psychological and physical trials pit them against one another to determine which teens have what it takes to become a leader.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Narration is ruining this for me

  • By Robin on 03-30-14

Another great dystopian series!

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

Reviewed: 09-17-13

What made the experience of listening to The Testing the most enjoyable?

This was a very engaging story and I can't wait to read the rest in the series. There were some similarities between this and the Hunger Games, but the story stands on its own. Some of the twists I didn't see coming and the characters were interesting. The narrator was good and didn't detract from the story.

Have you listened to any of Elizabeth Morton’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I haven't listened to her before. She is one of the better narrators. My only complaint is that she pronounces the "o" in opossum. Most people just day "possum". It was a little jarring every time she did it.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Flat-Out Love

  • By: Jessica Park
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,727
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,562
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,570

He was tall, at least six feet, with dirty blond hair that hung over his eyes. His T-shirt read Nietzsche Is My Homeboy. So, that was Matt. Who Julie Seagles likes. A lot. But there is also Finn. Who she flat out loves. Complicated? Awkward? Completely. But really, how was this freshly-minted Boston transplant and newbie college freshman supposed to know that she would end up living with the family of an old friend of her mother’s? This was all supposed to be temporary.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Loved this book!

  • By OutOfStyle1989 on 01-17-13

Love Love LOVE!!!

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

Reviewed: 02-25-13

Where does Flat-Out Love rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This has got to be one of my favorite audiobooks. The story was good, engaging, romantic, dramatic, and sweet. The narrator's performance was incredible. I listen to 30 audiobooks a year, her narration was incredible.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I might not have cried, but I definitely choked up and gasped. The story and performance was very emotional and it really came through.

Any additional comments?

This was fantastic! I will definitely get more from this author and look for this narrator again. Excellent.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Sweet Evil

  • By: Wendy Higgins
  • Narrated by: Erin Mallon
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 407
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 366
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 368

What if there were teens whose lives literally depended on being bad influences? This is the reality for sons and daughters of fallen angels. Tenderhearted Southern girl Anna Whitt was born with the sixth sense to see and feel emotions of other people. She's aware of a struggle within herself, an inexplicable pull toward danger, but Anna, the ultimate good girl, has always had the advantage of her angel side to balance the darkness within. It isn't until she turns 16 and meets the alluring Kaidan Rowe that she discovers her terrifying heritage and her willpower is put to the test.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Eh...

  • By Bee on 03-19-13

Surprisingly good!

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

Reviewed: 12-24-12

What did you love best about Sweet Evil?

I thought the story was fairly original. I liked the interpersonal relationships between the characters and it really kept my attention.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Sweet Evil?

I liked how Annie really grew into herself and you could see her evolve throughout the book. I also liked the love triangle tension.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

This was great. It definitely kept me listening longer than I thought I would.

Any additional comments?

I can't wait for sequels!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Easy

  • By: Tammara Webber
  • Narrated by: Tara Sands
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,299
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,217
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,228

A girl who believes trust can be misplaced, promises are made to be broken, and loyalty is an illusion. A boy who believes truth is relative, lies can mask unbearable pain, and guilt is eternal. Will what they find in each other validate their conclusions, or disprove them all?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't Want to Stop Listening

  • By Rita on 11-06-12

Good story, some parts were hard to hear

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

Reviewed: 12-15-12

Where does Easy rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Very enjoyable. There were some disturbing scenes of sexual violence, but overall it was a good story and I am glad I listened.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Surprisingly yes. I found myself listening for a lot longer stretches than I thought I would.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful