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  • The Mermaid's Sister

  • By: Carrie Anne Noble
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,239
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,993
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,987

There is no cure for being who you truly are.… In a cottage high atop Llanfair Mountain, sixteen-year-old Clara lives with her sister, Maren, and guardian Auntie. By day, they gather herbs for Auntie's healing potions. By night, Auntie spins tales of faraway lands and wicked fairies. Clara's favorite story tells of three orphan infants—Clara, who was brought to Auntie by a stork; Maren, who arrived in a seashell; and their best friend, O'Neill, who was found beneath an apple tree. One day, Clara discovers shimmering scales just beneath her sister's skin.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ASTONISHINGLY GOOD!

  • By I-C Household on 05-08-15

unique and interesting tale

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

Reviewed: 02-27-17

This is a well-written book about family, friendship and loyalty. The story was unique and, although it is fantasy, it was very believable. I found myself caring about the characters and rooting for them.

  • 14

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,037
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,035
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 38,035

There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment. Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don’t nag at him too much. At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela’s apartment. And Tim’s. And Veek’s.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Good start, then turned into a different story.

  • By Kelly on 10-05-13

unexpectedly entertaining

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

Reviewed: 02-27-17

I loved this book!!! It's totally not the kind of book I normally read, but I'm so glad I did. It was unique, well-written, engaging and fantastic!

0 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Kill the Boy Band

  • By: Goldy Moldavsky
  • Narrated by: Barrett Wilbert Weed
  • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 120

Okay, so just know from the start that it wasn't supposed to go like this. All we wanted was to get near The Ruperts, our favorite boy band. We didn't mean to kidnap one of the guys. It kind of, sort of happened that way. But now he's tied up in our hotel room. And the worst part of all, it's Rupert P. All four members of The Ruperts might have the same first name, but they couldn't be more different. And Rupert P. is the biggest flop out of the whole group.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • this is so good!

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-28-18

If I could give this book 10 STARS, I would.

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

Reviewed: 02-27-17

This is a hysterically funny, laugh out loud, ridiculous (yet relatable) story. I never think that I'll re-read a book, but I'm certain I'll re-read this one in the not-too-distant future.

Do yourself a favor and get the Audible version -- the narrator is spectacular.

  • My Best Friend's Exorcism

  • A Novel
  • By: Grady Hendrix
  • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,175
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,115
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,114

The year is 1988. High school sophomores Abby and Gretchen have been best friends since the fourth grade. But after an evening of skinny-dipping goes disastrously wrong, Gretchen begins to act...different. She's moody. She's irritable. And bizarre incidents keep happening whenever she's nearby. Abby's investigation leads her to some startling discoveries - and by the time their story reaches its terrifying conclusion, the fate of Abby and Gretchen will be determined by a single question.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • In My Top 5 Audiobooks

  • By M Dougherty on 11-18-16

Don't let the word "exorcism" scare you off.

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

Reviewed: 02-27-17

I got this book as an Audible Daily Deal and was unsure about whether or not I'd actually like it. While it started off strangely, I was hooked shortly after it went into the past. The story of how and why Abby and Gretchen became best friends and then how their friendship progressed was totally engaging. The honesty with which the story was written transported me back in time and made me smile as similar memories of my own came rushing back.

  • Requiem

  • Delirium Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Lauren Oliver
  • Narrated by: Sarah Drew
  • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,015
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,833
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,829

This exciting finale to Lauren Olive's New York Times best-selling Delirium trilogy is a riveting blend of nonstop action and forbidden romance in a dystopian United States. Now an active member of the resistance, Lena has transformed. The nascent rebellion that was underway in Pandemonium has ignited into an all-out revolution in Requiem, and Lena is at the center of the fight. After rescuing Julian from a death sentence, Lena and her friends fled to the Wilds. But the Wilds are no longer a safe haven.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Where there is love there is freedom...

  • By Katherine on 03-09-13

loves requires a "cure" | hmmm...

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

Reviewed: 02-27-17

This is a general review for the whole Delirium series. Maybe 4 STARS isn't fair. After all, I really liked this series. The story and the characters were extremely well-written. If I were a fan of dystopia -- not that this is a dystopian novel, exactly -- I think I would have rated it 5 STARS. It's just that so many bad things happened and, in my opinion, not enough good things were there to even it out. Obviously, that's a personal preference. That being said, it was still really good and I definitely recommend it.

  • Pandemonium

  • By: Lauren Oliver
  • Narrated by: Sarah Drew
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,576
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,304
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,307

I’m pushing aside the memory of my nightmare, pushing aside thoughts of Alex, pushing aside thoughts of Hana and my old school, push, push, push, like Raven taught me to do. The old life is dead. But the old Lena is dead too. I buried her.I left her beyond a fence, behind a wall of smoke and flame. Lauren Oliver delivers an electrifying follow-up to her acclaimed New York Times bests eller, Delirium. This riveting, brilliant novel crackles with the fire of fierce defiance, forbidden romance, and the sparks of a revolution about to ignite.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Sequel !!

  • By KLeaHudson on 03-13-12

love requires a "cure" | hmmm...

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

Reviewed: 02-27-17

This is a general review for the whole Delirium series. Maybe 4 STARS isn't fair. After all, I really liked this series. The story and the characters were extremely well-written. If I were a fan of dystopia -- not that this is a dystopian novel, exactly -- I think I would have rated it 5 STARS. It's just that so many bad things happened and, in my opinion, not enough good things were there to even it out. Obviously, that's a personal preference. That being said, it was still really good and I definitely recommend it.

  • Delirium

  • By: Lauren Oliver
  • Narrated by: Sarah Drew
  • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,886
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,393
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,415

"Ninety-five days, and then I'll be safe. I wonder whether the procedure will hurt. I want to get it over with. It's hard to be patient. It's hard not to be afraid while I'm still uncured, though so far the deliria hasn't touched me yet. Still, I worry. They say that in the old days, love drove people to madness. The deadliest of all deadly things: It kills you both when you have it and when you don't."

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent narration

  • By Diana - Audible on 04-30-12

love requires a "cure" | hmmm...

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

Reviewed: 02-27-17

This is a general review for the whole Delirium series. Maybe 4 STARS isn't fair. After all, I really liked this series. The story and the characters were extremely well-written. If I were a fan of dystopia -- not that this is a dystopian novel, exactly -- I think I would have rated it 5 STARS. It's just that so many bad things happened and, in my opinion, not enough good things were there to even it out. Obviously, that's a personal preference. That being said, it was still really good and I definitely recommend it.

  • Before I Fall

  • By: Lauren Oliver
  • Narrated by: Sarah Drew
  • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,217
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,843
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,838

Samantha Kingston has it all: the world's most crush-worthy boyfriend, three amazing best friends, and first pick of everything at Thomas Jefferson High—from the best table in the cafeteria to the choicest parking spot. Friday, February 12, should be just another day in her charmed life. Instead, it turns out to be her last. Then she gets a second chance. Seven chances, in fact.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story... but not for kids!

  • By Bluemoon on 05-03-12

Mean Girls meets Groundhog Day

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

Reviewed: 02-27-17

Lauren Oliver has just become my favorite author (well, tied with Laini Taylor). While I recently read the Delirium trilogy, which I very much enjoyed, this book absolutely blew me away. The main character, Sam, takes you on an emotional roller coaster ride, as you're privy to her raw honesty, as harsh and ugly as that can sometimes be. I found myself disgusted by many of her and her friends actions, while simultaneously remembering some of the stupid and unkind things I did back in the day. Ouch. This is an amazing and extremely well written story that anyone who likes to read (any genre) would enjoy.

  • Panic

  • By: Lauren Oliver
  • Narrated by: Sarah Drew
  • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 603
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 548
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 551

Heather never thought she would compete in panic, a legendary game played by graduating seniors, where the stakes are high and the payoff is even higher. She'd never thought of herself as fearless, the kind of person who would fight to stand out. But when she finds something, and someone, to fight for, she will discover that she is braver than she ever thought. Dodge has never been afraid of panic. His secret will fuel him, and get him all the way through the game; he's sure of it. But what he doesn't know is that he's not the only one with a secret....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • It should have been called Malaise

  • By Katherine on 04-02-14

Another great story from Lauren Oliver

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

Reviewed: 02-27-17

Apparently, Lauren Oliver can write anything WELL. This book is so different from her Delirium series and from Before I Fall, yet still awesome. The story wasn't something I would normally be interested in, but I read it because Oliver's writing style is so amazing. I was not disappointed.

  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

  • By: Mark Haddon
  • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,287
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,298
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,320

Fifteen-year-old Christopher Boone has Asperger's Syndrome, a condition similar to autism. He doesn't like to be touched or meet new people, he cannot make small talk, and he hates the colors brown and yellow. He is a math whiz with a very logical brain who loves solving puzzles that have definite answers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Unexpected Gift.

  • By Amanda on 12-07-11

The Curiousity of Autism

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

Reviewed: 02-27-17

I guess I have a previously unknown fascination with the autistic mind. I think this because I also loved 600 Hours of Edward by Craig Lancaster.

This story is written from 15-year-old Christopher's [autistic] perspective and it is, indeed, fascinating. He is logical above all else and his unassailable logic makes me wish that everyone shared Christopher's worldview.

The story is raw, as you experience Christopher's constant struggle to understand the world he lives in, even as very few people try to understand him. His logic and determined focus to achieve his goal of solving the murder of his neighbor's dog, Wellington, makes you want to walk alongside him and cheer him on.