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  • Heartless

  • By: Marissa Meyer
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Soler
  • Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,044
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,891
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,891

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

A truly miserable story

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

Reviewed: 01-07-17

The writing was great, the idea was fabulous, the narrator was one of the best I've ever heard.

That's all the good that can be said about this story. It's one of the most miserable, least satisfying books I've ever had the misfortune to read. It went downhill at the end and I kept thinking, "it can't end like this." Then it got worse and ended.

I'm not just throwing a tantrum because not everyone lived happily ever after. NOBODY lived happily ever after. If I wanted to hear a story about how everyone hates everyone else and is miserable for the rest of their lives I'd watch the news.

Seriously, who is the intended audience? The miserable because they love company?

21 of 28 people found this review helpful

  • Blood and Chocolate

  • By: Annette Klause
  • Narrated by: Alyssa Bresnahan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 163
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145

Vivian Gandalon is a teen-aged werewolf with problems. Her father, the pack leader, was killed in a fire, and so the pack is in disarray. The young male members of the squabbling pack howl for her, but still she feels alienated and alone. To be more than human is a lonely thing. Vivian longs to have friends and fit in at school. She yearns to escape her legacy of violence and forbidden appetites, but the beast within her longs for something elementally deep and rich. She glories in her ability to change from woman to wolf.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My favorite book of all time

  • By SO113 on 11-08-17

Fun story, different sort of werewolf book

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

Reviewed: 07-07-16

I really enjoyed a lot about this book. The story was in a way formulaic, but I enjoyed that the main character was really tough. It's nice to hear about a teenage girl who is unapologetically tough and sexually empowered. That's a nice change.

I knocked one star off the performance because the narrator was a little strange. Not bad, just a little. The other star got taken off for the abysmally bad choice of cover. Really? It's horrible and straight out of the 80s. The whole production seemed pretty dated.

  • 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 8,187
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,525
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7,523

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

Incredible book

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

Reviewed: 07-07-16

It took a little while to really get good, but that wasn't a problem. I so admire Sarah J. Mass, it's been really fun watching her grow as a writer. She's really hit her stride.

That being said, Audible misclassified this book. It IS NOT for 11 to 13-year-olds. There is graphic sex and violence. Whoever decided this was a book was for preteens did not read it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • 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 533
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 488
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 486

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

Great story, great narrator

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

Reviewed: 04-20-16

This was a fantastically written and unpredictable story. There have been complaints about the narrator, bu I don't agree. Her voice, somehow husky and whispy is great for the character and she managed to pull off several amazing accents. Highly recommend

  • The Graveyard Book: Full-Cast Production

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman, Derek Jacobi, Robert Madge, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,261
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11,446
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,414

Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn't live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead. There are dangers and adventures in the graveyard for a boy. But if Bod leaves the graveyard, then he will come under attack from the man Jack - who has already killed Bod's family…

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unique children's story... Loved it!

  • By shelley on 12-04-17

Very good, Richelle Mead continues to surprise

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

Reviewed: 04-12-16

Based on the Vampire Academy's questionable reputation, I was skeptical about reading it. It was a series that could have easily been completely terrible, but it wasn't, because Richelle Mead is truly talented.

She brought all her talent to this new book, and I liked the story even better than her previous books. The characters are flawed, but very likable, making them realistic. The story is simple but very clever and richly imagined.

As always, I wish it went just a little bit deeper. Perhaps it is geared to a slightly younger audience. But, that is my only complaint, I wanted more. It's hardly a complaint at all.

  • 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

I thought I was going to love this

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

Reviewed: 04-05-16

This book had an amazing the beginning. I liked the characters, I LOVED the premise, but the further it went the further it fell.

I will admit I'm probably not this book's intended audience. I'm 25, and a pretty voracious reader of heavy books. However, I really feel like this great writer fell into the same trap so many other young adult authors fall into.

1) a heroine who falls a totally inappropriate, deeply questionable guy.

2) she then ignores all the good advice she was given because she wants to "make her own choices" at the extreme expense of others.

3) she is commended for this decision and saves the world

Adults do not act this way. Since the character isn't an adult, it's highly realistic. However, I don't love that this continues to be modeled for teenagers.

The premise was so, so good that I gave it four stars anyway, but this book could have been badass. I recommended it so highly based on the first 50 pages that I actually had to go around to my friends retracting my recommendation (or, at least, footnoting it) based on the gag-worthy love triangle BS.

Not to put too fine a point on it. I may still try the sequel with the home the character will grow up and stop annoying me.

18 of 19 people found this review helpful

  • Steelheart

  • The Reckoners, Book 1
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,231
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,990
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,030

Ten years ago, Calamity came. It was a burst in the sky that gave ordinary men and women extraordinary powers. The awed public started calling them Epics. But Epics are no friend of man. With incredible gifts came the desire to rule. And to rule man you must crush his will. Nobody fights the Epics...nobody but the Reckoners. A shadowy group of ordinary humans, they spend their lives studying Epics, finding their weaknesses, and then assassinating them. And David wants in. He wants Steelheart - the Epic who is said to be invincible. The Epic who killed David's father.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • He got the idea from a near traffic accident

  • By Don Gilbert on 09-26-13

A great story

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

Reviewed: 03-07-16

When I first started this book I thought it wasn't really my style. As it continued I realized that my impression was correct, I don't usually read books like this.

This book made me realize that I needed to start.

Fantastic story, unpredictable, engrossing, original. The narrator was great. I highly recommended you read this book, especially if it isn't "your style."