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  • Girl Online: On Tour

  • By: Zoe Sugg
  • Narrated by: Hannah Tointon
  • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189

When Noah invites Penny on his first-ever European tour, she can’t wait to spend the summer with her rock-god-tastic boyfriend. But between Noah’s jam-packed schedule, less-than-welcoming bandmates, and threatening messages from jealous fans, Penny wonders whether she’s really cut out for life on tour. She can’t help but miss her family; her best friend, Elliot; and her blog, Girl Online.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AMAZING

  • By Semper Platypi on 02-28-17

Fun & Light Hearted

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

Reviewed: 10-30-15

I loved this book from start to finish. It was light hearted and funny. No eyerolling clichés or over the top dramatics. Just the right mix of reality and whimsy. I loved this book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Reason

  • How I Discovered a Life Worth Living
  • By: Lacey Sturm
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131

The day Lacey Sturm planned to kill herself was the day her grandmother forced her to go to church, a place Lacey thought was filled with hypocrites, fakers, and simpletons. The screaming match she had with her grandmother was the reason she went to church. What she found there was the reason she is alive today. With raw vulnerability, this hard-rock princess tells her own story of physical abuse, drug use, suicide attempts, and her ultimate salvation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wake up to the realities of suicidal thoughts

  • By Brittany Cat on 08-04-18

inspirational and not preachy

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

Reviewed: 10-26-15

I'd recommend this to anyone who looks up to Lacey or is going through a difficult upbringing to show that you can move past it and find something to be passionate about.

  • Welcome to Night Vale

  • A Novel
  • By: Joseph Fink, Jeffrey Cranor
  • Narrated by: Cecil Baldwin, Dylan Marron, Retta, and others
  • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,328
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,041
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,034

Located in a nameless desert somewhere in the great American Southwest, Night Vale is a small town where ghosts, angels, aliens, and government conspiracies are all commonplace parts of everyday life. It is here that the lives of two women, with two mysteries, will converge.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • This is so good, but

  • By Christopher on 04-30-16

Diane Crayton is the Main Character

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

Reviewed: 10-22-15

The pawn shop owner is mentioned briefly then peppered in to keep the story together. Diane Crayton is the main character who is bland and ordinary. You can pop her into any modern novel and she'd fit it just fine. A working mother trying to get along with her son. This story lacks Night Vale ' mystery and suspense in the face of the unknown. don't get me wrong I love slice of life novels where the every day is dull but pleasantly fun. Even as a Night Vale book this is painfully plain and boring.

4 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Howl's Moving Castle

  • By: Diana Wynne Jones
  • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,250
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,672
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,696

A Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book and ALA Notable and Best of the Year in Young Adult Fiction, Howl's Moving Castle is by acclaimed fantasy writer Diane Wynne Jones and was transformed into an Academy Award nominated animated motion picture by Hayao Miyazaki. On a rare venture out from her step-mother's hat shop, Sophie attracts the attention of a witch, who casts a terrible spell transforming the young girl into an old crone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Entertaining

  • By Christopher on 07-02-12

Great Book and the Movie Version is Great too

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

Reviewed: 05-09-15

What other book might you compare Howl's Moving Castle to and why?

I'd compare this to the Claidi Journals. The world building is similar where magic and supernatural occurrences are common place but there are still mysteries in either universe.

What about Jenny Sterlin’s performance did you like?

Jenny Sterlin did an excellent job of distinguishing each character's voice and personality through the performance. It was really well done and well preformed.

Any additional comments?

I only got this book to compare it to the Ghibli movie and I have to say the movie was fairly accurate in its story line. If you're coming from the movie into this book I'd say you do learn a few more bits and pieces about the story but nothing groundbreaking. Overall its very similar in plot to the movie so don't expect a world of difference, at least that's what I experienced. All in all I'd say get this book if you like a bit of a slow paced, day by day sort of novel. I do, so I enjoyed it fairly well.

It needs to be said that this is a very slow paced story where it doesn't feel like much happens but it does just very slowly. If you enjoy slower paced audiobooks go for the purchase but if you like a bit more excitement with more relatable characters and fascinating world building I'd recommend a different book.

  • Glimmerglass

  • A Faeriewalker Novel
  • By: Jenna Black
  • Narrated by: Christina Delaine
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 48

It’s all she’s ever wanted to be, but it couldn’t be further from her grasp…Dana Hathaway doesn’t know it yet, but she’s in big trouble. When her alcoholic mom shows up at her voice recital drunk, again, Dana decides she’s had enough and runs away to find her mysterious father in Avalon: the only place on Earth where the regular, everyday world and the captivating, magical world of Faerie intersect.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fun Story,Monotone Narrator

  • By Robin on 04-04-11

Fun Story,Monotone Narrator

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-04-11

I really wanted to like this audiobook. I liked the story and it was very fun and enjoyable for the most part but I really disliked the narrator's deadpan/monotone voice while she was reading. The narrator sounds a bit too old for this book. I think we need someone who sounds a bit younger and less monotone.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Lovestruck

  • By: Melanie La' Brooy
  • Narrated by: Louise Crawford
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Supposedly there was a time, long ago when dating was simple. Rules were in place and long-held standards of courtship ensured that everyone knew what was expected of them and, more importantly, what to expect...Following an alcohol-induced, relationship-combusting one-night stand, Isabelle Beckett finds herself suddenly single.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved It! Hilarious & Fun

  • By Robin on 02-06-11

Loved It! Hilarious & Fun

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-06-11

This was a light fluffy fun book and I enjoyed it a lot. This is the kind of book you pick up for a good laugh & a smile. The main character, Isabel isn't your typical chick lit socialite. She's an ordinary woman who tries to be sophisticated but somehow always ends up in the most hilariously awkward situations. Isabel's exaggerated imagination and colorful humor make the book a delight to listen to. The book is well worth the credit. I thoroughly recommend it for someone who's looking for a book that's a good laugh & loads of fun. This was money well spent.

  • Temple of the Winds

  • Sword of Truth, Book 4
  • By: Terry Goodkind
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 28 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,282
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4,101
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,123

The dangerous, fanatical Imperial Order, under the leadership of the power-mad Emperor Jagang and his multitude of demonic underlings, unleashes a deadly plague. To find a cure, Richard Cypher and his beloved Kahlan Amnell must seek out the legendary Temple of the Winds, a fortress of evil sealed away for three thousand years. But the path of the Seeker of Truth is never an easy one - even if he can reach the Temple at all, there is no guarantee he'll ever return.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Good book, poor narration

  • By Dani on 07-19-09

Don't Waste Your Money

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-01-10

The narrative is flat and unimaginative. The author repeats the plot line to the reader more often then the names of the main characters. It's as though the author feels that the listener/reader is SO dense that they need the plot repeated six times every three pages. Not to mention the character development is null and void. The novel is mainly told through Kahlan's point of view which is unexpected but tolerable at first, but after the first half an hour I grew tired of her endless devotion to Richard; which she states about five times every chance she gets a bit of dialogue. Furthermore most of the "feministic" women seem to spend a lot of time serving or proclaiming their devotion to Richard. And the narrator seems to add onto this by giving each female character a whiny and pleading voice. In summary, don't waste your money.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful