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  • Turtles All the Way Down

  • By: John Green
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,877
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,369
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,366

It all begins with a fugitive billionaire and the promise of a cash reward. Turtles All the Way Down is about lifelong friendship, the intimacy of an unexpected reunion, Star Wars fan fiction, and tuatara. But at its heart is Aza Holmes, a young woman navigating daily existence within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly small amount of actual turtles.

  • By Meg on 11-03-17

A really great book

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

Reviewed: 11-19-17

I really enjoyed this book. The narration is very well done and I found I could relate to the story line.

  • Restriction

  • The Rise of Magic, Book 1
  • By: CM Raymond, LE Barbant, Michael Anderle
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 250
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 239
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 239

She didn't mean to use magic. She didn't even know she had magic. She just wanted to save her brother, who was dying in her arms. Accused of using illegal magic, and sentenced to a cruel death at the hands of the city's guards, Hannah has no choice but to trust in the aid of a strange old man who wields unimaginable power.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great

  • By Theresa Horton on 09-16-18

Great performance, but lacking story

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

Reviewed: 09-15-17

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I would quicken the pace of the plot. The story took to long to get to the interesting part.

Would you be willing to try another book from the authors? Why or why not?

I would give the author another chance. The writing was good and the story had interesting points. Hopefully the pacing issues are resolved in the next book.

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

I have listened to other books narrated by Kate Rudd and this one does not dissapoint, she does a wonderful job narrating.

Do you think Restriction needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Yes. There clearly needs to be more books in the series.

  • 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 7,139
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,559
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6,562

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

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 05-07-16

Great books make you feel all the emotions and swallows you into the setting. This book does that, both with the writing and the narration.

  • Crowned and Moldering

  • By: Kate Carlisle
  • Narrated by: Angela Starling
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 338
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 305
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 299

When Mac Sullivan - famous thriller writer and Shannon's new beau - first moved to Lighthouse Cove, California, he bought the historic lighthouse mansion that the town is named after. Mac needs help cleaning up the place, and Shannon is more than happy to get her handywoman hands on the run-down Victorian. But during demolition, a grisly discovery is made among the debris - the bones of a teenage girl who went missing 15 years ago.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Really awkward and cliche

  • By megan on 11-21-15

Really awkward and cliche

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

Reviewed: 11-21-15

Not sure if it was the narrator emphasizing odd words or the authors phrasing but the book felt awkward and most of the writing seemed horribly cliche. The story was interesting but ended rather predictably.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Lucky Stiff

  • A Mattie Winston Mystery
  • By: Annelise Ryan
  • Narrated by: Jorjeana Marie
  • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 384
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 349
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 349

It's Christmas Day in the sleepy town of Sorenson, Wisconsin, but instead of unwrapping presents, deputy coroner Mattie Winston is at the burnt remains of a house where a charred body has been found. The victim is none other than Jack Allen - a paraplegic who recently won a huge casino jackpot. Upon closer inspection, Mattie and detective Steve Hurley are convinced Jack was murdered to steal his winnings, giving the phrase blackjack a whole new meaning....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Mattie, Mattie, What are you doing?

  • By Karen K on 03-17-15

Great story, not great narrator

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

Reviewed: 04-21-15

While the story is really enjoyable the narrator sounds like she has a stuffy nose which can be distracting and she gives some of the characters very odd accents when they are speaking.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Veronica Mars

  • An Original Mystery by Rob Thomas: The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line
  • By: Rob Thomas, Jennifer Graham
  • Narrated by: Kristen Bell
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,679
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,421
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,403

The first book in an original mystery series featuring 28-year-old Veronica Mars, back in action after the events of Veronica Mars: The Movie. With the help of old friends - Logan Echolls, Mac Mackenzie, Wallace Fennel, and even Dick Casablancas - Veronica is ready to take on Neptune's darkest cases with her trademark sass and smarts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mars Attacks, succeeds!

  • By Alison on 03-30-14

Kristen bell is a great narrator.

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

Reviewed: 01-17-15

Veronica Mars fans will love this! Kristen bell does a fantastic job narrating and the story picks up right after the movie ended.