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  • The Gender Game

  • By: Bella Forrest
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Soler, Zachary Webber
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,948
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,427
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,436

A toxic river divides 19-year-old Violet Bates' world by gender. Women rule the East. Men rule the West. Welcome to the lands of Matrus and Patrus. Ever since the disappearance of her beloved younger brother, Violet's life has been consumed by an anger she struggles to control. Already a prisoner to her own nation, now she has been sentenced to death for her crimes. But one decision could save her life. To enter the kingdom of Patrus, where men rule and women submit.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • cheesy narrator for a meh story

  • By NAOMI C ST AMAND on 07-13-17

Something different, in a good way.

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

Reviewed: 05-06-17

It's a good book. It kept me wanting to know more through the entire thing. However, the beginning of the book does not quite match the rest of the book. I guess I'm waiting for everything to come together, hopefully this will happen in the second book.

  • The Crown

  • The Selection, Book 5
  • By: Kiera Cass
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,802
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,526
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,520

Eadlyn didn't think she would find a real partner among the Selection's 35 suitors, let alone true love. But sometimes the heart has a way of surprising you...and now Eadlyn must make a choice that feels more difficult - and more important - than she ever expected.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • SPOILERS

  • By Molly on 05-07-16

No action, no drama, no suspense..love story?

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

Reviewed: 05-11-16

This was a strange way to end the series. No action, drama, or suspense. A very small amount a love story. The worst thing that this princess had to deal with is getting a tomato thrown at her face. It slowly just comes to an end.There is a lot of detail given to some of the characters in the story, but it's kind of pointless because they don't really play much of a role in the book. I just felt like this book was like..blah, blah, blah,...the end. Wondering how it received so many stars from other people. What a let down.

9 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • 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 8,180
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,518
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7,516

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

I had no idea what I was getting into!

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

Reviewed: 05-06-16

Nothing like the first book. This book has is very much an ADULT book. Lots of F words and extremely graphic sex scenes. This is a return for sure. Couldn't even get through the entire thing.

3 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • The Last Girl

  • The Dominion Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Joe Hart
  • Narrated by: Dara Rosenberg
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,246
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,974
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,969

A mysterious worldwide epidemic reduces the birthrate of female infants from 50 percent to less than one percent. Medical science and governments around the world scramble in an effort to solve the problem, but 25 years later there is no cure, and an entire generation grows up with a population of fewer than 1000 women. Zoey and some of the surviving young women are housed in a scientific research compound dedicated to determining the cause.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping story, but missing some details

  • By Ruth Ravve on 06-14-16

Where is the story?

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

Reviewed: 03-03-16

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I honestly don't know who would enjoy this book. There was so much written detail about the "things" that were surrounding the characters that I didn't know who the characters were, or how they felt. For instance, after escaping and being injured, Zoey walks into a house. Mind you, this is the first house she would ever remembered being in, and instead of the focus being on Zoey, her pain from the injury, her exhaustion, her anticipation of being free, how scared she must feel, the guilt of leaving those she loves behind, or her wondering what it would have felt like to live in a place like this, all you hear about is the stupid house! So much flowery detail on inanimate objects. This book was extremely frustrating to listen to. I couldn't finish it. The idea of this book has some serious potential, but this book missed the mark. Badly.

What do you think your next listen will be?

I have no idea.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Dara Rosenberg?

the narrator was fine

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The idea of this book had potential. But the focus was on world building instead of character building.

Any additional comments?

I tried to like this book. I listened to more than half of it and still didn't know anything about the main characters personality. Just ratting on and on about the walls, floor, elevators, everything, BUT the story and how Zoey felt about what was going on around her.

6 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • Dreamer's Pool

  • Blackthorn & Grim, Book 1
  • By: Juliet Marillier
  • Narrated by: Scott Aiello, Natalie Gold, Nick Sullivan
  • Length: 17 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,181
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,037
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,033

In exchange for help escaping her long and wrongful imprisonment, embittered magical healer Blackthorn has vowed to set aside her bid for vengeance against the man who destroyed all that she once held dear. Followed by a former prison mate, a silent hulk of a man named Grim, she travels north to Dalriada. There she'll live on the fringe of a mysterious forest, duty bound for seven years to assist anyone who asks for her help. Oran, crown prince of Dalriada, has waited anxiously for the arrival of his future bride, Lady Flidais.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful story, pretty solid narration

  • By Anya on 11-19-14

Cant wait for the next book!

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

Reviewed: 01-26-15

What made the experience of listening to Dreamer's Pool the most enjoyable?

I love the characters! Tragedy and heartbreak have left the characters damaged and at times ruthless. I love Grim and can't wait to learn more about him in the next book. This book has everything that makes a good book great!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Dreamer's Pool?

I can't pick just one. There is so many stories that take place in this one book. Fugitives, a stupid prince, a magic pool, a SUPER creepy baker...They all come together to make one great book.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Poison Princess

  • Arcana Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Kresley Cole
  • Narrated by: Emma Galvin, Keith Nobbs
  • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,379
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,203
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,202

She could save the world - or destroy it. Sixteen-year-old Evangeline 'Evie' Greene leads a charmed life, until she begins experiencing horrifying hallucinations. When an apocalyptic event decimates her Louisiana hometown, Evie realizes her hallucinations were actually visions of the future - and they're still happening. Fighting for her life and desperate for answers, she must turn to her wrong-side-of-the-bayou classmate: Jack Deveaux. But she can't do either alone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great new series (for teens and adults too!)

  • By Marc on 10-09-12

Something new

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

Reviewed: 01-26-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Something new! Unique story line. Good start to a new series.

What other book might you compare Poison Princess to and why?

none

Which scene was your favorite?

I didn't have a favorite scene.

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

No

  • The House of Hades

  • The Heroes of Olympus, Book 4
  • By: Rick Riordan
  • Narrated by: Nick Chamian
  • Length: 17 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,106
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4,593
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,626

At the conclusion of The Mark of Athena, Annabeth and Percy tumble into a pit leading straight to the Underworld. The other five demigods have to put aside their grief and follow Percy's instructions to find the mortal side of the Doors of Death. If they can fight their way through the Gaea's forces, and Percy and Annabeth can survive the House of Hades, then the Seven will be able to seal the Doors from both sides and prevent the giants from raising Gaea. But, Leo wonders, if the Doors are sealed, how will Percy and Annabeth be able to escape?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I really HATE it when narrators are switched

  • By amyrex2 on 10-08-13

Terrible Narrator!!! So frustrating!

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

Reviewed: 11-19-14

Where does The House of Hades rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

The book itself is great! I've read it before. But, if I had only listened to this book I would have given up! The first three books are great! Narrator is wonderful! This narrator massacres this great book.

What did you like best about this story?

The characters rely on each other so much. Each one is important and is crucial to the success of the mission.

How could the performance have been better?

Why would you fix something that isn't broken? The previous narrator was great! The inflection in this narrators voice is completely ridiculous. He sounds like a dumb blonde... I can't say enough how disappointed I am in the narrator.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Gear up... it only gets worse from here.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Crimson Crown

  • A Seven Realms Novel, Book 4
  • By: Cinda Williams Chima
  • Narrated by: Carol Monda
  • Length: 17 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 836
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 762
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 765

In this stunning series conclusion, Queen Raisa ana' Marianna is desperately seeking a way to unite her people and keep peace within the Fells. Meanwhile, relations between the wizards and Clan approach a breaking point. Han Alister, now a member of the Wizard Council, learns the thousand-year-old secret that can unite the people of the kingdom - but he may not live long enough to use it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Favorite Book this Year

  • By Rita on 12-07-12

A great ending to a great series

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

Reviewed: 11-14-14

What made the experience of listening to The Crimson Crown the most enjoyable?

The narration is great! The story is fantastic and the conclusion is perfect

What other book might you compare The Crimson Crown to and why?

This entire series is one of my favorite of all time. It isn't like any other series... It stands alone

What about Carol Monda’s performance did you like?

Carol Monda makes it so easy to get to know all the different characters and their personalities! She makes narration seem effortless.

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

yep.

  • Tiger's Quest

  • Tiger's Curse, Book 2
  • By: Colleen Houck
  • Narrated by: Annika Boras
  • Length: 18 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 756
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 652
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 659

Back in Oregon, Kelsey tries to pick up the pieces of her life and push aside her feelings for Ren. But danger lurks around the corner, forcing her to return to India where she embarks on a second quest--this time with Ren's dark, bad-boy brother Kishan, who has also fallen prey to the Tiger's Curse. Fraught with danger, spellbinding dreams, and choices of the heart, Tiger's Quest brings the trio one step closer to breaking the spell that binds them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Compelling Story!

  • By Arwen on 02-26-12

good read

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

Reviewed: 11-14-14

Where does Tiger's Quest rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is a good book. It has a little of everything. Romance, action, magic, and fantasy. You need to read the entire series.

What did you like best about this story?

the love triangle begins!

Which scene was your favorite?

to many to choose

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

not really

Any additional comments?

nope

  • Princess Academy

  • Princess Academy, Book 1
  • By: Shannon Hale
  • Narrated by: Laura Credidio
  • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 539
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 473
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 477

Miri lives on a mountain where, for generations, her ancestors have quarried stone and lived a simple life. Then word comes that the king's priests have divined her small village the home of the future princess. In a year's time, the prince himself will come and choose his bride from among the girls of the village. The king's ministers set up an academy on the mountain, and every teenage girl must attend and learn how to become a princess.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Father And Daughter Agree!

  • By Alfonzo on 07-28-15

fantastic at any age

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

Reviewed: 05-21-14

What made the experience of listening to Princess Academy the most enjoyable?

Shannon Hale has such a beautiful way of writing. she almost writes in poems and sonnets. Its magical. Great up lifting story!

What other book might you compare Princess Academy to and why?

Shannon Hales books of Bayern. A lot of the story line is trying to understand respect, and work with nature. The writing is similar, the stories are wonderful, I always recommend these books. I have red and re read all of these books over and over again.

What does Laura Credidio bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

It's very easy to picture in my mind the characters .

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When Miri teaches her people the concept of commerce and trade. Miri shows so much bravery trying to change her clans ways

1 of 1 people found this review helpful