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  • Moonchild

  • By: Kate L. Mary
  • Narrated by: Heidi Drennan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

In a world fueled by greed and corruption, where airships rule the skies and coal mines have been turned into prisons, Scarlett Moon has one goal: survive. Being tough and looking out for herself is the only way to stay alive, but when her best friend, Rory, is arrested and returned to the mines, all of Scarlett's carefully built walls threaten to crumble. After being rescued by an airship full of pirates, led by the sexy and irresistible Asher Kimura, Scarlett finds herself surrounded by cons and fugitives, and thrust into the middle of a coal-smuggling business.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • an amazing listen

  • By Rebecca Azizov on 05-04-18

Moonchild grabbed my attention and didn't ever let go!!!

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

Reviewed: 06-28-18

It has been a while since a story gripped me and drew me in like Moonchild did! The characters intrigued me, and the plot held a steady pace that never slowed down. I just had to keep turning those pages!

If you like stories with some post apocalyptic angst, a strong but vulnerable female lead character and a healthy dose of romantic tension, you MUST read this book!!!

The narrator did an amazing job of giving this story a voice. She inserts just the perfect amount of emotion and rasp to give each character a distinct sound and feel.

I can't wait to dive into the next audio book in this series!

  • Caraval

  • By: Stephanie Garber
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Soler
  • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,064
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,929
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,933

Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her beloved sister, Tella, live with their powerful - and cruel - father. Now Scarlett's father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval, the faraway once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show, are over. But this year Scarlett's long-dreamt-of invitation finally arrives. With the help of a mysterious sailor, Tella whisks Scarlett away to the show. Only as soon as they arrive, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval's mastermind organizer, Legend.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Even my 8 year old daughter got annoyed.

  • By Mommarose on 04-02-17

Exciting! Mind bending! Not your average MUST READ

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

Reviewed: 05-04-17

Where does Caraval rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This one was definitely at the tippy top with only my most favorites!

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

I have listened to many of Rebecca's performances, and she knocks every single one out of the park! She does a great job of bringing the characters to life with proper inflection and energy.

Any additional comments?

Caraval took me on a wonderful adventure, a fast-paced ride through an amazing, zany world. I completely and totally got drawn into this story by it's contagious madness. It has characteristics of a romp through Wonderland, but it is not a retelling of that story. Its plot and adventure are unique and well worth diving into head first! The characters are fun; the storyline is engaging. And the world that the author created using only her gift of weaving descriptive words together on a page wowed me. You do not want to miss out on this one! I highly recommend it to everybody. I also recommend the audio version of this book. The narrator did an amazing job of bringing the characters to life!

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  • The Gathering

  • The Gifting Series, Book 3
  • By: K.E. Ganshert
  • Narrated by: Heather Masters
  • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 622
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 583
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 581

Luka isn't dead. He's not beyond saving. Tess knows because she saw him with her own eyes. After what she saw, she's sure of one thing: If they don't rescue him soon, Luka won't be Luka anymore. If only she could convince the other members of the hub. They're not sure Tess saw what she claims she saw. And they're preoccupied by the fact that their kind is being systematically eradicated. Answers lie in an ancient prophecy, one that revolves around a 17-year-old girl who never asked for any of this.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • when are the movies coming out?

  • By Jim M. on 06-18-16

This book was so good it gave me chills!

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

Reviewed: 02-14-17

The Gathering was a phenomenal conclusion to a fantastic series!!! I was so invested in the characters by this 3rd and final book that I felt like I was reading about my own real-life loved ones.

There was never a dull moment in this story. It was full of action and kept me on the edge of my seat. There were twists that I didn't see coming, and the ending wrapped up all the loose ends, so I wasn't left with any nagging questions.

Bringing a series to an end is always hard, but I thought this author did an amazing job of it! I will definitely seek out more books from her!

I also highly recommend the narrator. She did a great job of bringing this story to life!

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  • The Gifting

  • The Gifting Series Volume 1
  • By: K.E. Ganshert
  • Narrated by: Heather Masters
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 987
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 907
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 904

In a world where nothing supernatural exists, Tess Eckhart is positive she's going crazy. After her complete freak-out at a high school party, her family is too. So much that they pack their bags and move across the country, next to a nationally-renowned facility for the mentally ill. Tess is determined to fit in at her new school, despite the whispers and stares. But when it comes to Luka Williams, a reluctantly popular boy in her class, she's unused to a stare that intense.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Im hooked!

  • By Zak on 02-07-16

Unique and mindbending can't-put-it-down read!!

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

Reviewed: 02-05-17

I don't like predictable, ordinary stories, so imagine my glee when I happened across this gem! The Gifting is different from any other story that I have read, and I LOVED it! The characters were interesting yet believable. They weren't perfect. They had flaws, which made them more relatable. But it was the storyline that kept me intrigued and second guessing what was real. The narrator did an amazing job of bringing a voice to this story! I am an instant fan and have already one-clicked the next book in the series.

  • Poison Princess

  • Arcana Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Kresley Cole
  • Narrated by: Emma Galvin, Keith Nobbs
  • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,297
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,125
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,124

She could save the world - or destroy it. Sixteen-year-old Evangeline 'Evie' Greene leads a charmed life, until she begins experiencing horrifying hallucinations. When an apocalyptic event decimates her Louisiana hometown, Evie realizes her hallucinations were actually visions of the future - and they're still happening. Fighting for her life and desperate for answers, she must turn to her wrong-side-of-the-bayou classmate: Jack Deveaux. But she can't do either alone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great new series (for teens and adults too!)

  • By Marc on 10-09-12

Different! Exciting! A must read!

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

Reviewed: 01-08-17

In the best of ways, this story was like nothing I had ever read before. It's a dystopian/end of days adventure with intrigue, a taste of romance, mystery and a supernatural appeal. It also has a touch - just a touch of horror thrown in to make the book well rounded and believable as to why the characters did what they did. I found it hard to put down, because I never found a lull in the edge-of-my-seat excitement. The narrator did an amazing job of bringing this tale to life. I highly recommend that you listen to this one!

  • The Gender Game

  • By: Bella Forrest
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Soler, Zachary Webber
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,480
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,000
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,004

A toxic river divides 19-year-old Violet Bates' world by gender. Women rule the East. Men rule the West. Welcome to the lands of Matrus and Patrus. Ever since the disappearance of her beloved younger brother, Violet's life has been consumed by an anger she struggles to control. Already a prisoner to her own nation, now she has been sentenced to death for her crimes. But one decision could save her life. To enter the kingdom of Patrus, where men rule and women submit.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Plot line is asinine in so many places.

  • By L. D. Brown on 08-30-17

Don't pass this one by! It's a definite MUST READ!

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

Reviewed: 12-22-16

If you could sum up The Gender Game in three words, what would they be?

Loved this book!

What did you like best about this story?

The Gender Game was packed full of all my favorite things: adventure, the angst of a (PG-13) forbidden romance, action and good vs. evil. I really loved how the author built up the main character so that everything that happened made sense and was believable. I cared what happened to Violet. I was rooting for her and felt her pain, her joy, her shock and her heartbreak. I can't wait for the next installment of this story to come out!

Which scene was your favorite?

The romance angle was built up so enticingly well, that I must admit that last romantic part was my fave. However, that was definitely not all that this book was about!

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

The one that got me was "For fans of Hunger Games..." I think that is an accurate tag line that a lot of people would know how to respond to.

Any additional comments?

I also really, really, REALLY enjoyed the narrator! I am a huge fan of her work. She makes the characters and the stories come to life flawlessly! <3

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  • The 5th Wave

  • By: Rick Yancey
  • Narrated by: Brandon Espinoza, Phoebe Strole
  • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,799
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,064
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,091

After the first wave, only darkness remains. After the second, only the lucky escape. And after the third, only the unlucky survive. After the fourth wave, only one rule applies: Trust no one. Now, it's the dawn of the fifth wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth's last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie's only hope for rescuing her brother - or even saving herself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not Your Typical YA Dystopian Fare

  • By FanB14 on 05-21-13

Riveting dystopian adventure I couldn't put down!

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

Reviewed: 01-03-16

I saw the movie trailer for the 5th Wave and knew I had to read the book before I saw this story play ouy at the theater. I was hoping I would be able to finish the book before the movie released, and I laugh now because that was just 2 days ago, and I am already done! It was so good, so riveting, that I couldn't put it down. The storyline was interesting and new, and the characters were intriguing and believable. The world building was phenomenal! From the get-go, I wanted to know what happened next. I could totally picture everything, and I felt myself being absorbed into their plight. I also really enjoyed the narrator of this story. I haven't read anything from this author or narrator before, but now that I've discovered them, I can't wait for more! I have already downloaded book 2 in this series, the Infinite Sea, and I can't wait to dig in!

  • Descent

  • A Hidden Wings Novella
  • By: Cameo Renae
  • Narrated by: Holly Cate, Jack Marshall, Liz Thompson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98

Take a journey back in time, to a place where Emma's lineage begins and where answers lie in unraveling secrets of the past. This is a story of forbidden love, an unbreakable bond, and the start of a dark adventure that will fill your heart with many emotions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Casualties of the heart.

  • By jeannette joyal on 03-23-15

Great beginning to the Hidden Wings series!

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

Reviewed: 10-13-15

Where does Descent rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I enjoyed this novella and thought it was the perfect beginning to the Hidden Wings series! It provided a lot of background information and really got me tuned in to what the storyline is all about. It made Hidden Wings that much more enjoyable to me! I just wish it were a full-length novel, because I wanted more!!! :D

What other book might you compare Descent to and why?

I adore the Sweet Evil series by Wendy Higgins, and I feel that this story has a lot of similar ideas, including angels and demons, a forbidden love story and a lot of action.

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

I enjoyed how the narrators read with emotion. One of the women occasionally used inflection when it didn't seem 100% appropriate (From time to time, she sounded excited when nothing exciting was happening.) and her pronunciation of "nephilim" was different than I have ever heard, but the man said it the way I am used to. I thought that should be consistent throughout. But otherwise, I thought they did a great job of giving the story feeling.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

The struggle of Good vs. Evil is real, and it's a battle that's going on right under our noses!

Any additional comments?

Amazon has this story listed as 1.5 in the series, but I really think this would be a great start to the series (or .5) since it happens first chronologically.

  • Hidden Wings

  • By: Cameo Renae
  • Narrated by: Susannah Jones
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 672
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 614
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 617

Seventeen is a life changing age for Emma Wise. As her family's sole survivor in a car crash, she is left with a broken arm, and a few scrapes and bruises. But these are only outward marks; inside, her heart is broken and the pieces scattered. Whisked away to Alaska, to an aunt she's never met, Emma starts over. Secrets unveil themselves and now... she doesn't even know who or what she is.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • 1st book is a slow story line

  • By Debbie S. on 06-04-15

Action!Attraction!Adventure! This book has it all!

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

Reviewed: 09-17-15

Would you consider the audio edition of Hidden Wings to be better than the print version?

I did not read the print version, but I think the audio version was very good!

Who was your favorite character and why?

I really liked Elaine. She was older but still held the respect and control of all the younger characters without being overbearing. However, she showed vulnerability at one point, which made her more real.

Which character – as performed by Susannah Jones – was your favorite?

I thought she did very well with giving all the characters different voices!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I wouldn't say I had an extreme reaction, but I did enjoy it throughout!

Any additional comments?

Hidden Wings was a fun YA story that was filled with action, attraction and adventure! The author created likable and believable characters and a fantasy world that I could imagine page after page. She built the story on a firm foundation, giving me enough background to really feel the main character's plight and to want to root for her. I can't wait to dig into the next book in the series! I listened to the audio book version of this story, and the narrator did a fabulous job! She used different voices for each character and really read with enthusiasm and feeling. I would highly recommend this story and this audio book!!!

  • Darkness of Light

  • Darkness, Book 1
  • By: Stacey Marie Brown
  • Narrated by: Michelle Sparks
  • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 581
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 527
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 526

Freak. Witch. Crazy. Schizo. Ember Brycin has been called them all. She's always known she's different. No one has ever called her normal, even under the best circumstances. Bizarre and inexplicable things continually happen to her, and having two different colored eyes, strange hair, and an unusual tattoo only contributes to the gossip about her. When the latest school explosion lands her in a facility for trouble teens, she meets Eli Dragen, who's hot as hell and darkly mysterious.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A welcomed surprise & enjoyment

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-10-15

AWESOME beginning to a great new series!!!

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

Reviewed: 08-31-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Darkness of Light had my attention from the first page until the very last! The characters were interesting and intriguing, and the story was so addictive that I never wanted to put it down! I can't wait to get my hands on the next book in this series! I highly recommend Darkness of Light for New Adult/Mature YA audiences! I highly recommend the audio book of this story! The narrator used different voices for each character, and she expressed a lot of emotion in her reading. She had me completely wrapped up in what she was saying, and I sincerely hope the author continues to offer this narrator's versions of the other books in this series!

Who was your favorite character and why?

I loved Ember, the main character in this story, because she seemed real. She wasn't perfect or completely confident. She had friends who were regular people with attitudes and who weren't just "pretty people." She had a smart sense of humor and stood up for herself. She could be any one of us...except for the special powers part. She was interesting even before that, though. I also loved that she adored her stepfather. Very few books give step parents a loving relationship with the main character.

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

No, but I will! I really thought she did a great job with this story!!!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

If only I had time to do that! I did find myself trying to listen when I usually wouldn't have.

Any additional comments?

Love! Love! Love!!! :D

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