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Allen Leland

Grand Rapids, MI, US
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  • A Court of Thorns and Roses

  • By: Sarah J. Maas
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 16 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,346
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,699
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,711

When 19-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin - one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining!

  • By kathrine on 06-19-15

Excelente mondo trabajo :D

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-31-18

I really enjoyed the world work that was done. The way everything was described. It was cool how she created the differences between Fae and Human, then showed how we're the same. :)

  • Artemis

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: Rosario Dawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56,742
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52,922
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 52,776

Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent. Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A ferrari with no motor

  • By will on 11-18-17

Kickass Main Protagonist!

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-19-18

I REALLY enjoyed the main protagonist of this book. I wish that Rosario could have been better at different voices to distinguish the characters better. Some sounded too similar. Other than that it was an amazing time on the Moon!

  • Blue Lily, Lily Blue

  • Book 3 of the Raven Cycle
  • By: Maggie Stiefvater
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,837
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,707
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,703

Blue Sargent has found things. For the first time in her life, she has friends she can trust, a group to which she can belong. The Raven Boys have taken her in as one of their own. Their problems have become hers, and her problems have become theirs. The trick with found things, though, is how easily they can be lost. Friends can betray. Mothers can disappear. Visions can mislead. Certainties can unravel.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Book 4 hopefully

  • By Laura on 01-12-15

A great book about Class struggles.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-11-18

I really enjoyed the conflicts between the characters and how they were resolved. It makes you think about the different class & otherwise struggles that people come across every day. I also liked how simple Jesse Didly was. His motives were simple as were his words. A great book about Adam.

  • The Dream Thieves

  • Raven Cycle Series, Book 2
  • By: Maggie Stiefvater
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,159
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,992
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,991

Now that the ley lines around Cabeswater have been woken, nothing for Ronan, Gansey, Blue, and Adam will be the same. Ronan, for one, is falling more and more deeply into his dreams, and his dreams are intruding more and more into waking life. Meanwhile, some very sinister people are looking for some of the same pieces of the Cabeswater puzzle that Gansey is after....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I took Chainsaw out of my dreams ...

  • By Melissa on 10-02-13

Amazing/Awesome in the original sense of the word.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-01-17

I didn't see a lot of this book coming. It was great. I thought some people were this, but they were that and stuff. Really cool story :D

  • The Raven Boys

  • By: Maggie Stiefvater
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,977
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,667
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,670

It is freezing in the churchyard, even before the dead arrive. Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them - not until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks directly to her. His name is Gansey, and Blue soon discovers that he is a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble. But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can't entirely explain.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stiefvater does it again!

  • By C. ALLINGER on 09-20-12

Awesome Characters :)

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-04-17

I really liked the characters. The details that were laid out in the story were great at story building. The subtleness of everything was appreciated as well :)

  • One Blood Ruby

  • By: Melissa Marr
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

Now that Lilywhite Abernathy is the heir to the Hidden Lands, everything is about to change. The Queen of Blood and Rage wants Lily to help broker peace with the human world, but Lily knows that harmony won't come easily. After decades of waging war on the humans, who cost the queen her firstborn daughter, the fae are struggling to accept Lily, a half-human monarch. And the humans, while no match against faery affinities, will hardly agree to the queen's détente without resistance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AWESOME SERIES

  • By Helpful as can be:) on 07-23-18

Life

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

Reviewed: 10-02-17

This story didn't go as I thought it would, and it was far shorter than I wanted it to be. I really enjoyed the characters and Therese Plummer did such an amazing job :) Love the book MM.

  • Seven Black Diamonds

  • By: Melissa Marr
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75

Lilywhite Abernathy is a criminal - she's half human, half fae, and since the time before she was born her very blood has been illegal. A war has been raging between humans and faeries, and the Queen of Blood and Rage, ruler of the fae courts, wants to avenge the tragic death of her heir due to the actions of reckless humans.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • SURPRISINGLY GREAT!!!

  • By Helpful as can be:) on 07-21-18

Left wanting more.

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

Reviewed: 08-04-17

I really enjoyef this story. It surprised me because I thought some things were going to be like how most tropes go,but they weren't. It was nice. I liked it. This book made me smile & laugh many times :)

  • Endsinger

  • The Lotus War, Book Three
  • By: Jay Kristoff
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 21 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 239
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 218
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 217

As civil war sweeps across the Shima Imperium, the Lotus Guild unleashes their deadliest creation - a mechanical goliath, intended to unite the shattered Empire under a yoke of fear. Yukiko and Buruu are forced to take leadership of the rebellion, gathering new allies and old friends. But the ghosts of Buruu's past stand between them and the army they need, and Kin's betrayal has destroyed all trust among their allies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Epic Finale

  • By Nikita on 04-26-16

Gripping,Thrilling, don't see it coming excitement

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

Reviewed: 07-14-17

I decided to check out the last book in the Lotus War Trilogy even though I wasn't a fan of Kinslayer. Kinslayer was soo dark and foreboding that I needed some time away and a happy contemporary in-between lol. This book was very good though. Kept me interested & excited about it. There was a lot of shocking moments too though. Tl;Dr read the book as it is a great payoff of the last two books.

  • Born a Crime

  • By: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,360
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,132
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,117

One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I can't wrap my head around!

  • By erobbins33 on 12-29-16

Funny, deep & interesting all at the same time.

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

Reviewed: 06-09-17

This book was really great to listen to. I learned so much about South Africa & Trevor as a person I believe. I liked the way he explained things & how you could rationalize what he was telling you.

  • Norse Mythology

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,216
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 34,042
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,877

Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he turns his attention back to the source, presenting a bravura rendition of the great northern tales. In Norse Mythology, Gaiman fashions primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds; delves into the exploits of the deities, dwarves, and giants; and culminates in Ragnarok, the twilight of the gods and the rebirth of a new time and people.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Comedy-Tragedy of Gods Giants Dwarfs & Monsters

  • By Jefferson on 02-24-17

Thor was funny & Loki was an asshat lol XD

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

Reviewed: 03-29-17

I really enjoyed Neil Gaiman reading his own book. He has a great voice & really brought his story to life. He really made Thor seem quite funny & illustrated how mischievous & trite Loki was. The other characters were great to hear about as well :)