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Carol Martinez

Bluff Dale TX
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  • Faery Born

  • War Faery Trilogy Series, Book 1
  • By: Donna Joy Usher
  • Narrated by: Rachael Beresford
  • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars 1

It's been thirteen years since the Dark Years ended. Thirteen years since the mad War Faery responsible was imprisoned in stone. Now, with goblin attacks on the rise, it seems Galanta, the Goblin Queen, is intent on returning the land to chaos and terror. Isadora Scrumpleton is trying not to think about the Dark Years. She's just been chosen by her "familiar", found out she's half faery, and discovered she's dating the second-in-line to the Faery Throne. That's enough for one teenage witch to handle. But when goblins attack her village, Izzy is forced into action....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Good start

  • By Carol Martinez on 06-25-18

Good start

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

Reviewed: 06-25-18

The book was actually pretty good at the start but about 1/3 it just keep my attention

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Darken the Stars

  • The Kricket Series, Book 3
  • By: Amy A. Bartol
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,706
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,566
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,568

Kyon Ensin finally has what he's always wanted: possession of Kricket Hollowell, the priestess who foresees the future. Together, their combined power will be unrivaled. Kricket, however, doesn't crave the crown of Ethar - she has an unbreakable desire to live life on her own terms, a life that she desperately wants to share with her love, Trey Allairis.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • what?!

  • By Tiffany on 09-10-15

the series

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

Reviewed: 02-14-16

loved this book series!!!! I really hope for another book. so very entertaining. never a boring moment

  • Fairest

  • The Lunar Chronicles - Levana's Story
  • By: Marissa Meyer
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Soler
  • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,882
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,710
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,705

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all? Fans of the Lunar Chronicles know Queen Levana as a ruler who uses her "glamour" to gain power. But long before she crossed paths with Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress, Levana lived a very different story - a story that has never been told - until now. Marissa Meyer spins yet another unforgettable tale about love and war, deceit and death.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not as sexual as other reviews imply

  • By Claudia H on 07-02-15

Love this series

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-30-15

Love this series. this book went by to fast. glad for 1 more book

  • The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 152,810
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 141,009
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 140,863

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive - and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plainold "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • LOOK BOOBIES

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 07-07-14

not for the family

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

Reviewed: 11-11-15

Would you try another book from Andy Weir and/or R. C. Bray?

nope, the language is not appropriate for familys

Has The Martian turned you off from other books in this genre?

no

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of R. C. Bray?

yes the narrator was great, it was all the bad language that I had a issue with

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Martian?

just the cursing

Any additional comments?

it would be awesome to have books with not such bad language.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Crystal Kingdom

  • By: Amanda Hocking
  • Narrated by: Eileen Stevens
  • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 346
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 316
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 314

Cast out by her kingdom and far from home, she's the Kanin people's only hope. Bryn Aven - unjustly charged with murder and treason - is on the run. The one person who can help is her greatest enemy, the gorgeous and enigmatic Konstantin Black. Konstantin is her only ally against those who have taken over her kingdom and threaten to destroy everything she holds dear. But can she trust him? As Bryn fights to clear her name, the Kanin rulers' darkest secrets are coming to light...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent except

  • By Carol Martinez on 10-25-15

excellent except

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

Reviewed: 10-25-15

great book. but why did they have to put curse words in this one. I almost stopped reading it because of that. I hope if they have a nook 4 they will skip the bad language

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A.D. 30

  • A Novel
  • By: Ted Dekker
  • Narrated by: Ellen Archer
  • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,067
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 963
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 965

The outcast daughter of one of the most powerful Bedouin sheikhs in Arabia, Maviah is called on to protect the very people who rejected her. When their enemies launch a sudden attack with devastating consequences, Maviah escapes with the help of two of her father's warriors - Saba who speaks more with is sword than his voice and Judah, a Jew who comes from a tribe that can read the stars. Their journey will be fraught with terrible danger.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Christian fiction

  • By yvonne on 12-30-14

awesomeness

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

Reviewed: 09-29-15

this was so hard to stop listening to. I can't wait for the next one

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Haunted

  • Women of the Otherworld, Book 5
  • By: Kelley Armstrong
  • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
  • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 631
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 430
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 434

Eve Levine - half-demon, black witch, and devoted mother - has been dead for three years. She has a great house, an interesting love life, and can't be killed again - which comes in handy when you've made as many enemies as Eve has. Yes, the afterlife isn't too bad. All she needs to do is find a way to communicate with her daughter, Savannah, and she'll be happy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great listen

  • By Renee on 06-08-16

the language is not appropriate for teenagers

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

Reviewed: 06-24-15

What would have made Haunted better?

take out all the cussing

What did you like best about this story?

I only got a little bit through it before the language made me stop