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  • Clockwise

  • The Clockwise Collection, Volume 1
  • By: Elle Strauss
  • Narrated by: Andrea Emmes
  • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 90

Casey Donovan has issues: hair, height, and uncontrollable trips to the 19th century! And now this - she's accidentally taken Nate Mackenzie, the cutest boy in the school, back in time. Awkward.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fun alternative to reading the story!

  • By D.C. on 04-12-16

Fun story, Perfect Narration

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

Reviewed: 07-04-16

What did you love best about Clockwise?

I adored how the narrator embodied everything the author said about the main character, Casey. Casey is supposed to be tall and slightly awkward and the narrator nailed it. She had a tomboy edge to her voice somehow. It worked perfectly. I can't imagine a better voice for this story.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Casey was defiantly my favorite. She isn't your typical heroine. She has spunk,is unsure of herself, is tall and awkward, but she is feels real and is fiercely loyal. She is someone I'd want for a friend, even if she did randomly catapult me back in time.

Which character – as performed by Andrea Emmes – was your favorite?

Again, Casey. Her voice was exactly right for uncertain but brave Casey.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I had several moments that moved me. I don't want to say to much... (Spoilers!) so I'll keep it vague but I loved the part when Nate first goes back in time. His reaction was priceless and the ending was a perfect twist.

Any additional comments?

Clockwise is the story of Casey, who seems like an ordinary girl, except that she randomly travels back in time. This makes life, interesting. Interesting almost turns into disastrous when Casey accidentally brings the boy she has a crush on back in time with her. It is a fun story and I'd say it's geared for younger teens but I'm completely grown up and I enjoyed it. The blend of history and time travel paired with Casey's personal growth made it pleasant entertainment.

I received a copy of this audiobook from the author in exchange for my review.

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  • Broken Skies

  • Book 1
  • By: Theresa Kay
  • Narrated by: Andrea Emmes
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57

Plagued by nightmares and panic attacks, seventeen-year-old Jax Mitchell wants nothing more than a life of seclusion with only her twin brother for company. So when he's kidnapped by Earth's reclusive alien settlers, the E'rikon, she'll do anything to get him back--even form an alliance with a teenage E'rikon boy left behind by the same ship that took her brother. Jax agrees to act as a guide, and in return, the alien agrees to sneak her past the human-proof barrier surrounding the E'rikon city. Too bad it's not that simple. Jax soon finds that she's drawn to the alien boy with bright green hair and jewel-like scales on his back--and he's equally affected by her, the courageous redhead with haunted eyes. But she doesn't know the alien's true motives, and he has no idea that she is much more than she seems. With the aliens and the humans at odds, the connection forming between the two teens has consequences. What started off as a rescue mission sets in motion a chain of events that threatens not only the remaining humans and the growing alien society, but Earth itself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A great sci fi novel

  • By MeDi on 08-15-14

Forbidden Romance and a Broken World

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

Reviewed: 11-25-14

What did you love best about Broken Skies?

I loved Theresa Kay's world and how I got swept into it. It was familiar yet different enough to captivate the mind. The characters had depth especially the main character, Jax. She was tough but broken, just like people in real life.

What other book might you compare Broken Skies to and why?

I'm not really sure. It had hints of several sci-fi books and should appeal to those who like dystopian as well.

What does Andrea Emmes bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She was amazing. She got Jax's panic attacks down perfectly and the accent she gave the alien characters was so much fun to listen too.

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

Yes. It propelled me through multiple loads of laundry.

Any additional comments?

I listened to this in two days and it was the perfect way to get away while still getting work done. I can't wait for the sequel.

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