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  • Thunderhead

  • Arc of a Scythe
  • By: Neal Shusterman
  • Narrated by: Greg Tremblay
  • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,095
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,889
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,876

Rowan and Citra take opposite stances on the morality of the Scythedom, putting them at odds, in the chilling sequel to the Printz Honor Book Scythe from New York Times best seller Neal Shusterman, author of the Unwind dystology.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a roller coaster!!!

  • By Nathan on 01-15-18

absolutely wonderful!

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

Reviewed: 08-11-18

this book was amazing! I feel such love for these characters and the narrator brings them to life. I really hope there will be a third book soon.

  • The Blood Will Dry

  • By: Kate L. Mary
  • Narrated by: Natalie Duke
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 7

Five years after an alien invasion, the Earth is unrecognizable. The human race has been decimated and the sun completely blotted out by dark clouds that bring constant rain. All indigenous plant life has been killed off and replaced by vegetation that has proven to be as deadly as it is invasive, and the aliens that have taken over the planet are seemingly invincible. Living in a crowded building with other survivors, Diana Foster wants nothing more than to forget what she lost the day the aliens arrived. But an incoming platoon brings a familiar face.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • 3.5* - decent story, well narrated

  • By Christine Newton on 07-09-18

life is too short to read mediocre books

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

Reviewed: 07-31-18

I have read the broken world series, I just couldn't get into it. I gave this one a shot.i think it's the writing. The way she writes makes the characters unrelatable and I just don't like them. they "move on" or "get over" something devastating and it's always with a new man that they can really trust. BLAH! I am so sick of damsels in distress being saved by a guy. every now and then the main character will do something brave, but only because she "has found new hope to overcome her situation". UGH!

AND WHY do the main characters always find a reprieve from what's happening in the world long enough for a 2 day sex fest. ugh!!! it's pretty sad that I would rather the main characters just die than be together.

this will be my last book I read from this author. the stories aren't terrible, but had they been written differently and with a stronger female main character maybe I would like it more. I find the characters unrelatable and i instantly disconnect with the story. Also the stories done over and over again just in a different "world/disaster". all of her stories are the same. the women are "strong" but yet weak and need a man to complete their life or give it meaning.

life is too short to read/listen to mediocre books. her future books no matter how pretty the covers are or how much they sound good will be a HARD pass for me.

to the author: I would dig further into the emotions of the characters and the world building and forget about the sex and the" insta Love ". making relatable characters is a must. in the beginning before Brian shows up I almost liked her. Then he shows up and just ruins all of her credit. POOF! GONE! all because of a man. SMH.



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  • No Light Beyond

  • By: L. Douglas Hogan
  • Narrated by: Chelsea Stephens
  • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 24

Mason Loss was a single father separated from his seven-year-old daughter, Lydia Nicole, when the United States was suddenly devastated by several massive coordinated EMP attacks. Having sustained life-threatening injuries in his search for her, he awakens from a two-year coma to find that the world is not the way he left it. To make the situation worse, Yellowstone has erupted and expelled an ancient microscopic organism that threatens the course of human survival. Now, Mason must traverse the ashy suburban landscape in search of his now nine-year-old daughter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A story for Trumpland

  • By cosmitron on 03-15-18

good for a first book

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

Reviewed: 04-22-18

I found the book entertaining mostly. but with alot of faults. the diary/journal Mason was writing to his daughter should NOT have included " I kissed shamika(I have no idea how to spell her name) and I liked it" like a Katy Perry song. I found the book otherwise pretty okay.

I would probably not continue with the series. I didn't like the characters names. and Mason was 2 dimensional. and the "love story" was instalove which I'm not a fan of.

  • Working Stiffs

  • By: Scott Bell
  • Narrated by: J. Scott Bennett
  • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18

Joe Warren, an unemployed electrical engineer, has a terminally ill girlfriend and a bank account bumping rock bottom. Jobs are scarce in 2050, since nanotechnology has created the ability to animate the recently deceased, who are put to work performing menial labor at low wages. These Revivants have glutted the job market, leaving their living counterparts out in the cold. Joe goes looking for a helping hand and mistakenly gets arrested with a group of freedom fighters.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • book felt unique

  • By AudioBook Reviewer on 04-01-18

narrator is great but ...

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

Reviewed: 04-06-18

I have tried so hard to like this book. I listened to sample. I found it funny and the narrator great. I have started and stopped this book so many times. I tried I really tried. I still hated it.

the storyline is weak and very boring. the main character is self absorbed and annoying.

unfortunately even a great narrator can't save this book :/

  • Everlife

  • An Everlife Novel
  • By: Gena Showalter
  • Narrated by: Emma Galvin, Zachary Webber, Barrie Kreinik, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137

At 17 years old, Tenley "Ten" Lockwood had to make the ultimate choice - where to live after she died. Loyalty to her selected realm has not wavered...until now. She is out of time. Sacrifices must be made, and a terrible price must be paid. But is she too late? As the Everlife descends into darkness, a single truth becomes clear: Troika and Myriad must unite - or perish. In order to bring sworn enemies together, Ten must enter forbidden territory...and destroy the powerful Prince of Ravens. But there's only one way inside - bonding with Killian Flynn, a deadly rival who sets her blood aflame

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Emails

  • By Kristina Jean on 03-08-18

absolute best audiobook ever!!!!

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

Reviewed: 04-06-18

wow! that's was such a roller coaster ride. I thought every thing was ruined in a blink of an eye. I cried, I laughed, I shook my head, and I screamed "no!" at the same time the narrators did. I can't even imagine the book ending any other way. It was frankly just perfection. the narrators truly brought the characters to life! from the smallest "love my ten"-jeremy to the ever stubborn Killian Flynn and his love of the word "lass".

Now I will probably pout about the ending of this series for weeks!

This book should have came with a warning: This will give you book hangover to remember or cry about. Either way it'll be one crazy and amazing ride.

  • Ashes

  • By: Philip Hemplow
  • Narrated by: Diana Croft
  • Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

Patricia's life has fallen apart. Her son, Noah, is in a Russian prison, framed for a crime that he didn't commit. Her husband has abandoned her, and mounting legal costs have left her broke. In desperate need of funds to pursue Noah's appeal, she takes a job supervising the renovation of Gaunt House, an Elizabethan ruin on the North York Moors. When a corpse and a diary are discovered in the rubble, she begins to investigate the house's tragic history - and finds that the past, and the dead, are closer than they seem.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ashes

  • By med c on 04-22-16

not what I expected

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

Reviewed: 11-20-17

I was expecting more of a ghost story. this is NOT what this one was about. more than half of the book was flashbacks from an old diary and renovation talk. also I hated that we were kept in the dark about why her son was in jail until the end of the book. the book really didn't get interesting for me till there was 36 minutes left
then it got sorta.... hmm.. messy. but still confusing. ending was left hanging... no closure.

this just wasn't my cup of tea.

  • The New World: Prequel to the Chaos Walking Trilogy

  • By: Patrick Ness
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 656
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 572
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 579

The New World tells of Viola's journey to the New World, brilliantly capturing the hope and fear of settlers in search of a new life. Patrick Ness says that he wrote it "as a huge and deeply-felt thank you to readers. I've had so many questions about Viola and what her life was like before that I couldn't resist the opportunity to reveal just a little bit extra.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting ... contemplative ...

  • By Carrie Fletcher on 09-02-12

good start

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

Reviewed: 11-17-17

I got this for free so I figured why not. this short story actually makes me want to pick up the next book in the series. That's one heck of a way to start a story....

  • My Soul to Lose

  • By: Rachel Vincent
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 1 hr and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2,994
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,161
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,168

It was supposed to be a fun day, shopping at the mall with her best friend. Then the panic attack started and Kaylee Cavanaugh finds herself screaming, unable to stop. Her secret fears are exposed, and it's the worst day of her life....Until she wakes up in the psychiatric unit. She tries to convince everyone she's fine--despite the shadows she sees forming around another patient and the urge to scream which comes burbling up again and again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A beautifully crafted vignette!

  • By brenty on 04-11-10

leaves ya hanging....

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

Reviewed: 11-16-17

short story to the beginning of the series. not a fan of the narrator .. she was monotoned and had a really weird voice when trying to be a guy. the story is interesting but short. I literally got absolutely no answers about anything. and just as it was getting good it ended....

  • Hook's Little Mermaid

  • The Untold Stories, Book 1
  • By: Suzanna Lynn
  • Narrated by: James Darcy
  • Length: 4 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

Captain James Hook was once a good man trying to make a somewhat honest living. He is a pirate, after all. However, after getting word that a boy named Peter Pan played a part in the death of a dear loved one, Hook makes it his sole purpose to hunt down and destroy the fiend. On his journey for vengeance, the captain encounters many new comrades, including a young girl named Red and a fairy called Tinker Bell, and both push him to reconsider his desire for justice.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hook's little mermaid

  • By MANI on 04-10-17

great back story on the infamous captain hook

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

Reviewed: 11-06-17

I highly enjoyed this book. it was a light and quick listen but still worth the read. I found the backstory pretty great. although I wonder why the names Ursula and Ariel weren't used? maybe copyright issues?
I love retelling or the other side of things point of view. this is a book I would listen to again.

  • Damned Either Way

  • The Harker Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Erin Hayes
  • Narrated by: Kristin James
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

I'm finally free of my family's curse. Except now, the world is ending. FML. Anthony, the vampire that killed my sister and my brother-in-law, has won. I've lost everything. I no longer have my powers. I have no idea where Amelia is. And the vampire I love has surrendered to the hunger that is throwing the world into chaos. The worst part? I can't do anything about it, because I'm no longer the Harker. Sure, I'm not dying anymore, but I'm barely living at this point.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • perfectly imperfect

  • By ReadinAlways on 10-07-17

perfectly imperfect

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

Reviewed: 10-07-17

This has been one hell of a ride. From a shopping trip with her sister to the Apocalypse. I don't want to spoil the ending or give too much away, but all things considered I think this was the perfect ending to the series. bon voyage my fictional character friends you gave me several hours of entertainment.

BTW the narrator Kristin James really brought her A game to this book. I thought she sounded great on the first book (the 2nd book I read,so I don't know) but this final book was just wonderful. Kristin James is a narrator to search for!