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  • No More Poems!

  • A Book in Verse That Just Gets Worse
  • By: Rhett Miller
  • Narrated by: Nick Offerman
  • Length: 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

In the tradition of Shel Silverstein, these poems bring a fresh new twist to the classic dilemmas of childhood as well as a perceptive eye to the foibles of modern family life. Full of clever wordplay - and toilet humor to spare - these 23 rhyming poems make for an ideal listening experience. Taking on the subjects of a bullying baseball coach and annoying little brothers with equally sly humor, renowned lyricist Rhett Miller's clever verses will have the whole family cackling.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So fun

  • By Mark Dammert on 03-06-19

we say yes more poems

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

Reviewed: 03-19-19

I really loved it, so much fun- Hazel age six
what just happened- mom age 32

  • The Hollow of Fear

  • The Lady Sherlock Series, Book 3
  • By: Sherry Thomas
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,203
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,115
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,112

Under the cover of "Sherlock Holmes, consulting detective", Charlotte Holmes puts her extraordinary powers of deduction to good use. Aided by the capable Mrs. Watson, Charlotte draws those in need to her and makes it her business to know what other people don't. When the estranged wife of her dear friend Lord Ingram is discovered dead on his estate, all signs point to him as the murderer. With Scotland Yard closing in, Charlotte goes under disguise to find out the truth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love this series

  • By Jane on 10-02-18

there is nothing not to love

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

Reviewed: 03-19-19

I can't rightly say much aside from I adore this series and narrator and hope there are a million more readers.

  • A Conspiracy in Belgravia

  • By: Sherry Thomas
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,211
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,063
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,055

Being shunned by society gives Charlotte Holmes the time and freedom to put her extraordinary powers of deduction to good use. As "Sherlock Holmes, consulting detective", aided by the capable Mrs. Watson, she has had great success helping with all manner of inquiries, but she is not prepared for the new client who arrives at her Upper Baker Street office. Lady Ingram, wife of Charlotte's dear friend and benefactor, wants Sherlock Holmes to find her first love, who failed to show up at their annual rendezvous.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent story awesome characters superb narrator

  • By mary hohman on 10-30-17

for anyone needing more Holmes

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

Reviewed: 02-10-19

a beloved narrator
an engaging mc
a mystery in Victorian London
I love it all.

  • A Court of Frost and Starlight

  • By: Sarah J. Maas
  • Narrated by: Amanda Leigh Cobb
  • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,239
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,068
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,062

Months after the explosive events in A Court of Wings and Ruin, Feyre, Rhys, and their companions are still busy rebuilding the Night Court and the vastly-changed world beyond. But Winter Solstice is finally near, and with it, a hard-earned reprieve. Yet even the festive atmosphere can't keep the shadows of the past from looming. As Feyre navigates her first Winter Solstice as High Lady, she finds that those dearest to her have more wounds than she anticipated - scars that will have far-reaching impact on the future of their Court....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • If a Book Series Had a Christmas Special ...

  • By Angela on 05-03-18

disappointing doesn't quite cover it

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

Reviewed: 05-08-18

I fully admit that after my not exactly loving ACOWAR, I didn't expect this to blow me away, but I'd hoped for some character development or plot movement. I stead I got a ya holiday romance. at this point I don't even know if I'll read.the next trilogy.

1 of 1 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 8,021
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,368
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7,368

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 I I will always love you.

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

Reviewed: 05-04-18

it's simply the best
better than all the rest

same book same love for ever

  • Tower of Dawn

  • A Throne of Glass Novel
  • By: Sarah J. Maas
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Evans
  • Length: 22 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,851
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,501
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,486

Chaol Westfall has always defined himself by his unwavering loyalty, his strength, and his position as the captain of the Guard. But all of that has changed since the glass castle shattered, since his men were slaughtered, since the king of Adarlan spared him from a killing blow, but left his body broken. His only shot at recovery lies with the legendary healers of the Torre Cesme in Antica - the stronghold of the southern continent's mighty empire.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What's Chaol been up to?

  • By Anonymous User on 09-13-17

I'll admit I almost didn't read this, glad I went

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

Reviewed: 10-07-17

If Sarah J Maas puts out a book I read it, though I can admit they aren't all absolutely amazing, most of them are highly enjoyable. Some are certainly disappointing, but if you go in with certain expectations, you're bound to be let down. Or. Sometimes, pleasantly surprised. I loved Yrene, and knew about her from another book. Ahem. So the "surprise" wasn't so erm surprising. I am still not a Chaol fan. I just don't know if I can be after Crown of Midnight. However, the story telling and myth making are strong and compelling in this one. It's definitely worth reading if you've made it this far in the series. Audible 20 sweepstakes entry.

  • Little Women

  • By: Louisa May Alcott
  • Narrated by: Andrea Emmes
  • Length: 17 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 409
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 356
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 355

Little Women, set in the 19th century follows the lives of four sisters, Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March as they live, learn, love, and grow as young pilgrims and blossom into fine little women. Based on the author's childhood, Little Women is one of the most beloved stories in American literature. It continues to touch listeners both young and old. Alcott takes you on a prolific journey which will make your heart swell, your soul laugh, and your heart ache as we experience the lives of the March sisters as they endure their lessons, scrapes, castles in the air, their romances, and more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A classic

  • By Cyn on 10-05-16

Nostalgia brought me to it, emotions kept me going

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

Reviewed: 03-31-17

This was such a nostalgic experience for me. Little Women is one of the first classics I read, and it was the very first time I read a book in anticipation of seeing a movie. Afterwards, my mom took me to Barnes and Noble to buy my own collectible edition since I'd borrowed one from the library.
This particular version is a great full length production, rather than an abridged version as with many audiobook classics. The narrator's strengths were the older girls, as I did have a hard time when she was doing younger voices. It was almost grating, but it didn't last and things smoothed out later on in the book too. She was also able to impart much of the emotions which are the core of this novel, of sisterhood, heartbreak and lost dreams. Of first loves, difficult choices, and hoping for things to turn out okay.
If you're wanting to reread a favorite book, or pick up Little Women for the first time, an audiobook is the perfect solution for an experience you won't forget!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Anomalies

  • By: Sadie Turner, Colette Freedman
  • Narrated by: Lucinda Clare, Punch Audio
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

In the future there is no disease. There is no war. There is no discontent. All citizens are complacent members of the Global Governance. But one summer is about to change everything. Keeva Tee just turned 15. She's about to make the trip to Monarch Camp to be imprinted with her intended life partner. But in her happy, carefree life in the Ocean Community, she hears whispers about "anomalies" - citizens who can't be imprinted. When Keeva arrives at Monarch Camp, her worst nightmare becomes a reality.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Different....

  • By kanundra on 12-19-16

A shorter listen good for a short weekend

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

Reviewed: 01-19-17

I am officially an Audible addict, and books like this only add to my need to read, er, listen.  Although there is a bit of a buildup, I didn't find this too be too slowly paced for the greater part of the book.  It wasn't nearly as choppy as you might expect from a duo, although there were times when I think I could definitely hear one author over another.  As a scifi story it stands up well to current YA offerings, but it's also more than that.  It's a look into the sometimes painful part of realizing that you might not be like everyone else, and while not always, this can be a dangerous thing.  Especially in an age when conformity is mandatory.  Eerie and thought provoking, this makes for a thrilling listen and might not be best right before bed time if you actually want to get any sleep.

3.5 stars and my thanks to YA Bound books for the review opportunity.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Vesik Series: Books 1-3

  • Vesik Series Box Set
  • By: Eric Asher
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 28 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,284
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,201
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,200

This omnibus collection includes Days Gone Bad, Wolves and the River of Stone, and Winter's Demon. That's three complete novels of Damian's dark, gritty, and occasionally hilarious urban-fantasy adventures.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Never a dull moment.

  • By Troublemer(tammy hovey) on 01-21-17

Even better than I expected, even if not perfect.

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

Reviewed: 01-10-17

There was a lot to like about these books, but I think they could have easily been 1 instead of 3. I enjoyed the narrator and the pace of the story set by his narration, but think I would have gotten bored if it'd been the ebooks version. I'll definitely continue the stories since there are something like 6 or 7 books right now, and they're fun when I need something that's not so complex to read.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Alexander's Blood Bride

  • A Steamy BBW Vampire Romance
  • By: Lorelei Moone
  • Narrated by: Gethyn Edwards
  • Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 38

Alexander Broderick has been hosting his annual Halloween parties for over a century. But when Cat walks into his house, he forgets himself and is compelled to seduce her. There's only one problem: she's a so-called Blood Bride - a mortal woman whose blood smells so delicious that every vampire in town wants to drain her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • ENTERTAINING NEW IDEA FOR VAMPIRE ROMANCE

  • By sheryl beauchemin on 10-30-16

Entertainment fit for a queen

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

Reviewed: 12-21-16

Ok,  I am totally hooked on this entertaining little book!  While it may have been predictable, it was still a great deal of fun.  I think I enjoyed the audio better than I would have the ebook, simply because of Mr. Edwards' marvelous voice acting.  And there was amazing production value- even changing the tones and adding effects for phone calls and such, which really added to the experience.  I think there isn't enough value placed on books solely for entertainment, as if we must only ever read things which impart valuable life lessons. Pshaw I say to that! What is wrong with a little candy every now and then? Nothing.  And this wasn't the cheap nasty candy but more of a gourmet selection.  I'd definitely listen to more books by this author and narrator!

My thanks to the author and tour host for the review opportunity!