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  • Punk 57

  • By: Penelope Douglas
  • Narrated by: Laurie Catherine Winkel, Matthew Holland
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 953
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 901
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 895

In fifth grade my teacher set us up with pen pals from a different school. Thinking I was a girl, with a name like Misha, the other teacher paired me up with her student Ryen. My teacher, believing Ryen was a boy like me, agreed. It didn't take long for us to figure out the mistake. And in no time at all, we were arguing about everything. The best take-out pizza. Android vs. iPhone. Whether or not Eminem is the greatest rapper ever. For the next seven years, it was us. She's the only one who keeps me on track, talks me down, and accepts everything I am.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Way better than expected

  • By Abigail French on 09-13-17

Powerful Story

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

Reviewed: 07-20-17

Where does Punk 57 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It's up there! The story was fantastic, the narration perfect for the characters. Loved everything about it.

Have you listened to any of Laurie Catherine Winkel and Matthew Holland ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This is the first audio book I have listened to for both narrators. They did an AMAZING job. How can it be I haven't come across either of them yet?

Any additional comments?

This story had so many amazing messages! The story was definitely more than I had anticipated with lots of twists and turns along the way.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Mists of the Serengeti

  • By: Leylah Attar
  • Narrated by: Zachary Webber, Megan Tusing
  • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88

When a bomb explodes in a mall in East Africa, its aftershocks send two strangers on a collision course that neither one sees coming. Jack Warden, a divorced coffee farmer in Tanzania, loses his only daughter. An ocean away, in the English countryside, Rodel Emerson loses her only sibling. Two ordinary people, bound by a tragic afternoon, set out to achieve the extraordinary, as they make three stops to rescue three children across the vast plains of the Serengeti - children who are worth more dead than alive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mists of the Serengeti

  • By Listening is Reading on 10-30-18

Just Simply Amazing!!

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

Reviewed: 07-02-17

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

Anyone that wants to get swept away in a story needs to listen to this book! The narration was fantastic, the story beautifully written.

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

An absolutely beautiful story of loss, love and restoration. Leylah Attar also does an amazing job at describing the scenery of the story. I felt like I've visited the Serengeti along with Jack and Rodel. And that epilogue!! Gahh...it left me a weeping mess!!

  • Love Nouveau

  • The Art of Falling, Book 1
  • By: B.L. Berry
  • Narrated by: Andrea Emmes
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

The only thing inevitable in love is despair. I knew from the start that he would wreck me. Nothing could have prepared me for the day he walked into my life. Or the day he walked out of it. I self-destructed. All that remained was a shell of the girl I once was. Shattered. And I don't know if I'll ever recover.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not Usually My Thing But...

  • By Casey on 07-26-17

5 Amazing stars!

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

Reviewed: 06-27-17

What did you like best about this story?

B.L Berry has a way with words! I laughed, I cried....the story tore my heart out. Just an incredibly well written story.

What about Andrea Emmes’s performance did you like?

I thought Andrea did a great job. I feel she embodied the characters and I was able to just get lost in the story, not be distracted by the narration.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Low over High

  • Over Duet Series, Book 1
  • By: J. A. DeRouen
  • Narrated by: Neva Navarre, Jeremy York
  • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32

I fancy myself a purveyor of truth, a sifter of lies, a cutter of bullshit. It's not a gift, but rather all skill, honed to a razor's edge after one too many trips down the rabbit hole. Some may dismiss my talent as misguided cynicism, but they'd be wrong. Clichés about hope and faith in mankind are an effort to keep the dreamers dreaming. Experiences don't lie - people do. While I'm not proud of the circumstances that led me to this way of thinking, I respect the journey.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 I'm Wherever You Are Stars!

  • By bookbruin on 04-18-17

Beautiful Story

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

Reviewed: 06-11-17

What about Neva Navarre and Jeremy York ’s performance did you like?

I was completely lost in this story, forgetting I was listening to Neva narrate. Fantastic job!

Any additional comments?

Loved this story. J.A. DeRouen always blows me away with her beautiful stories and this one just comes to life thru narration.

  • The Prince & the Player

  • Dirty Players #1
  • By: Tia Louise
  • Narrated by: Joel Froomkin, Natalie Duke
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 119
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 113

Runaway Zelda Wilder will do whatever it takes to secure a better life for her and her sister, Ava. Crown Prince Rowan Westringham Tate will do whatever it takes to preserve his small country. "Playboy Prince" MacCallum Lockwood Tate will do whatever it takes to steal Zelda's heart.... When Zee is blackmailed into humiliating the brooding future king, she never expects to be pulled into a web of international intrigue - or to fall for Rowan's naughty younger brother, Cal.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Why did it take so long !

  • By Maria on 10-22-16

Fun story!

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

Reviewed: 09-17-16

What did you like best about this story?

I thought the storyline was fun. Yes it was a play on pauper meets and falls in love with Prince, but it was somewhat unique.

Which character – as performed by Joel Froomkin and Natalie Duke – was your favorite?

Both narrators did a great job. I loved Natalie Duke's portrayal of Zee.

Any additional comments?

The storyline kept me engaged throughout. It was fast paced and well thought out. Can't wait for A Player for a Princess.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Fates Divided

  • By: Jules Barnard
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Evans
  • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 60

Elena Rosales has busted her ass to get into a good college. She's the only one in her family ever to attend, and expectations are high. No pressure. But Elena's got this one in the bag, because she's as dependable as the molecules she studies, as reliable as the chemical reactions that comfort her in their predictability - until they don't.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow

  • By sabemama on 05-14-18

What a great start!

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

Reviewed: 09-01-16

Any additional comments?

This story was so interesting! It's been while since I've read a fantasy/paranormal, and Jules Barnard does a great job engaging me in the story. I am definitely anticipating the follow up, Fates Entwined. I'm kind of picky when it comes to narrators but I thought Elizabeth Evans did a supurb job!

  • Undeniably You

  • By: Jewel E. Ann
  • Narrated by: Tracy Marks
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 345
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 322
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 320

Who gets paid to walk a dog and recline by the pool all day? Sydney Montgomery, aspiring museum curator and professional house-sitter, that's who. When her aunt and uncle need a house and dog sitter for 30 days in Palo Alto, Sydney can't turn down the chance to be closer to her sister in L.A. Within 24 hours of her arrival, Sydney's cleaning up runny dog poo, taking an uncooperative pooch to a handsome yet awkward vet, and being rescued from the bottom of the pool by a naked "pool guy."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this crazy book!

  • By Susie Q on 04-15-16

Love! Love! Love!

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

Reviewed: 05-07-16

Jewel E. Ann and Tracy Marks nearly ripped my heart out several times during this story, but in the end I absolutely loved it!

I laughed out loud, getting the crazy looks from my family, and yeah I may have cried a bit too!! This story is full of romance, heat and brings out all the feels!

Tracy Marks did an incredible job. I'm gonna be honest it took me a couple of chapters to get used to her style, but OMG she just sucked me in to this story like no other! Just fantastic!

  • For the Win

  • Gaming the System, Book 4
  • By: Brenna Aubrey
  • Narrated by: Jason Clarke, Kirsten Leigh
  • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 270
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 254
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 257

Millionaire bad boy Jordan Fawkes has problems. Big problems. That molten-hot intern he hooked up with at Comic-Con is now his assistant. No one can know they're the stars of the cosplay sex tape that broke the Internet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I didn't want to stop listening!

  • By Jules on 05-04-16

I didn't want to stop listening!

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

Reviewed: 05-04-16

What made the experience of listening to For the Win the most enjoyable?

This is a great book by Brenna Aubrey and the narrators brought this enjoyable story to life. Loved it!

Have you listened to any of Jason Clarke and Kirsten Leigh ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This is the first time I've listened to Jason Clarke, and only the second time I've heard Kirsten Leigh. I thought they both did a fantastic job. Very enjoyable to listen to.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Neanderthal Seeks Human

  • A Smart Romance, Knitting in the City, Volume 1
  • By: Penny Reid
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Grace
  • Length: 14 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,953
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,784
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,781

After losing her boyfriend, apartment, and job in the same day, Janie Morris can't help wondering what new torment fate has in store. To her utter mortification, Quinn Sullivan- aka Sir McHotpants- witnesses it all then keeps turning up like a pair of shoes you lust after but can't afford. The last thing she expects is for Quinn - the focus of her slightly, albeit harmless, stalkerish tendencies - to make her an offer she can't refuse.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun, funny and very entertaining

  • By SIMARA on 11-21-17

So much fun!

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

Reviewed: 12-31-15

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

This was just an all out fun story! Many laugh out loud moments!!

What about Jennifer Grace’s performance did you like?

I'm a newbie to the audio book world, but I thought Jennifer Grace did an outstanding job!