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  • My Brother Sam Is Dead

  • By: James Lincoln Collier, Christopher Collier
  • Narrated by: John C. Brown
  • Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 245
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 190
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 192

Prolific writer James Lincoln Collier collaborates with his brother, Christopher, a distinguished historian, and the Revolutionary War comes alive in this contemporary classic for young adults. Here is a war with no clear-cut loyalties - dividing families, friends, and towns. Young Tim Meeker watches his 16-year-old brother, Sam, go off to fight with the Patriots while his father remains a reluctant British Loyalist in the Tory town of Redding Ridge, Connecticut.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just kept listening

  • By Dana on 03-23-09

Recorded With a Toaster?

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

Reviewed: 01-14-19

The overall story wasn't bad. Tim admired his brother, and loved his father. But his brother was a patriot, and his father a loyalist. Tim was caught in the crossroads, and couldn't support both of them. So yeah, the story was fine. But listening to the book was a pain. The audio quality was quite poor, and anytime the narrator made an 'sh' sound it would cause a harsh screech. Would recommend book, but not audiobook.

  • All the Bright Places

  • By: Jennifer Niven
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne, Ariadne Meyers
  • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,378
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,245
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,250

Theodore Finch is fascinated by death, and he constantly thinks of ways he might kill himself. But each time, something good, no matter how small, stops him. Violet Markey lives for the future, counting the days until graduation, when she can escape her Indiana town and her aching grief in the wake of her sister's recent death. When Finch and Violet meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school, it's unclear who saves whom.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Best YA Quirky Love Story of 2015

  • By FanB14 on 06-09-15

Great

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

Reviewed: 08-13-18

One of the best books I’ve ever read. Has a great mixture of romance, tragedy, and even some comedy.

  • Destroyer

  • Rewinder, Book 2
  • By: Brett Battles
  • Narrated by: Vikas Adam
  • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 898
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 842
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 838

With the whole of human history altered, Denny Younger may be the last rewinder in existence - and the last person on Earth with a chaser unit capable of time travel. While caring for his ailing sister, Denny must discover a way to recharge his device before he's left with no defense against a past that wants him dead. Before long, Denny notices a mysterious stranger following him - keeping tabs on Denny, his family, and his friends. Is Denny just paranoid?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic narration! Terrible story.

  • By Woodrow M Bell on 03-26-16

First book was great. Second not so much.

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

Reviewed: 01-20-16

The first book was full of new ideas and a great plot that was not predictable. However, it seems the author can only come up with "chasing" chapters for the second book. I really was looking forward to this book and it has been a disappointment.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Life of Elizabeth I

  • By: Alison Weir
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 23 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,420
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,284
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,277

The New York Times best-selling author of The Six Wives of Henry VIII and The War of the Roses, historian Alison Weir crafts fascinating portraits of England’s infamous House of Tudor line. Here Weir focuses on Elizabeth I, also known as the Virgin Queen, who ascended to the throne at age 25 and never married, yet ruled for 44 years and steered England into its Golden Age.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Golden Age

  • By Jean on 08-03-13

Not historical fiction

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

Reviewed: 12-15-15

This book was recommended after reading a book from Philipa Gregory and this is nothing like anything written by P. Gregory. This is a non-fiction book.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Friends Forever

  • A Novel
  • By: Danielle Steel
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 460
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 397
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 404

Five children meet on the first day of kindergarten. In the years that follow, they become friends and more than friends. Together, they will find strength, meet challenges, face life’s adventures, endure loss, face stark realities, and open their hearts. In this moving novel, number one New York Times best-selling author Danielle Steel traces their unforgettable journey - full of tests and trials - as three boys and two girls discover the vital bonds that will last a lifetime.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed for the last time.

  • By CCB on 07-28-12

Really awful

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

Reviewed: 07-27-15

Bad story, awful plot, bad narrator. Even on sale it was a waste of money.

  • Marked

  • Servants of Fate, Book 1
  • By: Sarah Fine
  • Narrated by: Emily Foster
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 645
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 564
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 569

In a broken landscape carved by environmental collapse, Boston paramedic Cacia Ferry risks life and limb on the front lines of a fragile and dangerous city. What most don't know - including her sexy new partner, Eli Margolis - is that while Cacy works to save lives, she has another job ferrying the dead to the Afterlife. Once humans are "Marked" by Fate, the powerful Ferrys are called to escort the vulnerable souls to either eternal bliss or unending fire and pain.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A lot of sexual content

  • By Dot on 08-25-15

Awful

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

Reviewed: 05-02-15

This book was a waste of money. The plot, the characters, and the writing are weak. I believe a 12 year old can write better than the author.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Hush, Hush

  • Hush, Hush Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Becca Fitzpatrick
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Greer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,224
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 982
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 986

Romance was not part of Nora Grey's plan. She's never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how hard her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her. Not until Patch comes along. With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Patch draws Nora to him against her better judgment. But after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora's not sure whom to trust.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Inklings Read Reviews: Hush, Hush

  • By Sarah on 01-25-12

Bad!!!

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

Reviewed: 02-08-15

The characters are weak, really dumb, and flat out shallow; none are truly developed. The story is predictable, too predictable.