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  • Super Powereds: Year 4

  • Super Powereds, Book 4
  • By: Drew Hayes
  • Narrated by: Kyle McCarley
  • Length: 60 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,942
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,722
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,702

The final year at Lander has finally arrived for the Melbrook students and their peers, and with it comes a whole new set of challenges. Still reeling from the events of their junior year, the remaining students will have to push past their pain - and so much more - if they hope to be one of the 10 to claim the title of Hero upon graduation. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Its finally over....what do I do with my life now?

  • By Jared on 07-11-18

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

I've really enjoyed this series, mostly for the storyline. In the most recent addition the writing and narration really came together without the very noticeable "...Vince said..." lines as much. Great character development across the board. I was originally daunted by the length but found myself slowing down on my listening toward the end to try to make it last longer. I just love these books!

  • Easy Kisses

  • By: Kristen Proby
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York, Rachel Fulginiti
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,688
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,575
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,570

Simon Danbury, an internationally sought-after motivational speaker, helps women from all walks of life with love, self-esteem, dating, and career building skills. Handsome, witty, and wealthy, Simon seemingly has everything a man could want. But appearances can be deceiving. While Simon may have the answers for millions of women all over the world, when it comes to his own love life, he's a giant, sexy mess. Divorced, and convinced that he'll never love again, the very last thing he expects is one Charly Boudreaux.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Decent Story. Great narration except for accent.

  • By Tracy T on 12-16-16

Probably shouldn't have used Sebastian

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

Reviewed: 08-22-16

Well the male main character was British. As much as I love Sebastian York, I think they could have found a narrator that has a real accent. Overall I enjoyed the book and will continue with the series.

  • Soundless

  • By: Richelle Mead
  • Narrated by: Kim Mai Guest
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 134
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 118

For as long as Fei can remember, there has been no sound in her village, where rocky terrain and frequent avalanches prevent residents from self-sustaining. Fei and her people are at the mercy of a zipline that carries food up the treacherous cliffs from Beiguo, a mysterious faraway kingdom. When villagers begin to lose their sight, deliveries from the zipline shrink, and many go hungry. Fei's home, the people she loves, and her entire existence are plunged into crisis, under threat of darkness and starvation.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Misleading description of the book

  • By Michael Ngo on 01-22-16

Very disappointed

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

Reviewed: 11-19-15

I normally don't write reviews but I was so surprised by how much I disliked this book I felt I should share my opinion. From the very beginning I was simply not captivated by her writing like I have been in the past. After maybe 2 and a half chapters I realized I had no idea what I was listening to and had to re-start the book. This book took me significantly longer to finish than I would have expected due to the fact that I kept falling asleep listening to it. Now you might think, "oh is it the narration?" and I don't think that was the problem. There was simply a very weak plot-line unlike Richelle Mead's usual writing style.
If your expectations going in are for well developed characters with charisma and charm with an interesting story line to support them then you will probably not like this book. Otherwise, I hope you enjoy it more that I did!

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Cursed

  • The Watchers Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: S.J. West
  • Narrated by: Christa Lewis
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 821
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 766
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 762

Lilly Rayne Nightingale always felt like Fate was trying to wipe away her existence through a series of odd, near fatal incidences. Luckily, her best friend Will was always one step ahead of Fate preventing her from being at the wrong place at the wrong time. Will was her knight in shining armor until he broke her heart after their one and only kiss. On Lilly's first day of college, she meets Brand Cole. Intrigued by Brand, Lilly must decide whether or not she can give up her adolescent fantasy of being reunited with Will and allow Brand the opportunity to conqueror her heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must read!

  • By Kimberly on 06-15-14

Forgettable

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

Reviewed: 08-07-14

I enjoyed it well enough BUT...
It was definitely your typical YA fiction.
I almost immediately forgot what this book was about. I think I've already read 2-3 different authors works which have a nearly identical plot. I believe this one ended on a cliff-hanger, but that was not enough to keep me interested to try to finish the series. Very little character development. and nothing intriguing enough about the characters to make me invest my time in another series.
I hadn't heard this narrator before, but she was convincing as a teenage girl.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Gods of Earth

  • By: Craig DeLancey
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 15 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 258
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 236
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 236

Against all odds, - A God has returned - to Earth. Chance Kyrien is turning seventeen, and on this day he will be confirmed as a Puriman and learn the shape of his life to come. Young Chance is ambitious, rebellious, but also fiercely devout, and his only thoughts are about farming and wine-making - and marrying the girl he loves. But in a shocking burst of violence, Chance's dreams are shattered. Now he must survive against hellish forces to face his ultimate foe: a long-forgotten god whose destiny is intertwined with his own.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pleasant Surprise!!!

  • By Jay Pruitt on 07-11-14

Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 08-07-14

I couldn't even finish the book. It's too long, and there's a lot of just waiting around and stagnant plot. I only made it through about 8 hours of listening before I gave up.

  • Heart of Obsidian

  • Psy-Changeling, Book 12
  • By: Nalini Singh
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,156
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,062
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,066

In 2006, Nalini Singh introduced the beguiling and sensual Psy-Changeling world in Slave to Sensation, which spawned a series that has had readers and critics cheering. Throughout the incredible 11-book run there has been one question that has tantalized Nalini's legion of fans. Now, in the eagerly awaited 12th book in the series, Nalini Singh finally reveals the answer to the biggest Psy-Changeling mystery - an answer so surprising we wouldn't dare spoil it. Even if we knew.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing read, but be warned...

  • By C. Mendez on 06-05-13

So goooood!

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

Reviewed: 08-07-14

I have been committed to this series, and I feel like this book was my reward. The planning that went in to this series is astounding and so many things come together in this book. Some of her pairings don't work so well (I had a particularly hard time getting through both Max's and Dev's books - cooincidentally two pairings which did not include much Changeling activity) and this book doesn't capture the Changeling perspective but was not lacking for it at all.
to all fans of the series: this is what you have been waiting for!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Falling into You

  • By: Jasinda Wilder
  • Narrated by: Gabriel Vaughan, Piper Goodeve
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,678
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,551
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,554

Nell Hawthorne is in love with her life-long best friend, Kyle Calloway. Their young love is invincible and life is full of promise; then one night Kyle dies suddenly in a tragic accident and Nell is forever changed. She meets Kyle's older brother, Colton, for the first time at the funeral. They both struggle to move on with life as best they can. Years later, they meet again in New York City, and Colton realizes that Nell has never really gotten over Kyle's death. She seems to be harboring a deeply rooted pain, a heavy weight of guilt, and regret. He knows he shouldn't get involved, but he can't help himself.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Hard to categorize this one!

  • By AudioAddict on 04-17-14

A Sweet but forgetable story

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

Reviewed: 07-17-14

This book was good, although I can't say I will want to re-read it or even remember it in a few weeks. The way the author describes the main character's pain is very realistic, but the circumstances of the romance seem very contrived.

  • Reason to Breathe

  • Breathing, Book 1
  • By: Rebecca Donovan
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,334
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,054
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,055

In the affluent town of Weslyn, Connecticut, where most people worry about what to be seen in and who to be seen with, Emma Thomas would rather not be seen at all. She’s more concerned with feigning perfection - pulling down her sleeves to conceal the bruises, not wanting anyone to know how far from perfect her life truly is. Without expecting it, she finds love. It challenges her to recognize her own worth - at the risk of revealing the terrible secret she’s desperate to hide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Such a great story

  • By Tonya on 07-17-13

WOW

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

Reviewed: 02-09-14

I was so incredibly surprised by this book. The emotions portrayed in this story are simply amazing. I haven't finished a book crying so much since 'A Time for Dancing' or 'The Fault in Our Stars'... SUCH a good book

  • If I Die

  • By: Rachel Vincent
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 540
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 468
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 470

The entire school's talking about the gorgeous new math teacher, Mr. Beck. Everyone except Kaylee Cavanaugh. After all, Kaylee’s no ordinary high-school junior. She's a banshee - she screams when someone dies. But the next scream might be for Kaylee. Yeah, it's a shock to her, too. So to distract herself, Kaylee's going to save every girl in school. Because that hot new teacher is really an incubus who feeds on the desire of unsuspecting students.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best of the series!

  • By Danyale on 10-03-11

Best One Yet

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

Reviewed: 04-23-13

As a fan of most of Vincent's books, I have to say that I enjoyed this particular one the most. The character development and new dimensions to the story has rekindled my interest in Kaylee's story!

  • Century Rain

  • By: Alastair Reynolds
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 19 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 897
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 736
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 733

Three hundred years from now, Earth has been rendered uninhabitable due to the technological catastrophe known as the Nanocaust. Archaeologist Verity Auger specializes in the exploration of its surviving landscape. Now, her expertise is required for a far greater purpose. Something astonishing has been discovered at the far end of a wormhole: mid-twentieth-century Earth, preserved like a fly in amber.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of John Lee's best performances

  • By DAVID on 07-24-10

Bad idea, not worth it

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

Reviewed: 01-09-13

I believe I purchased this during a sale, and now I can't remember why it caught my attention. I made it through about half of the book before giving up. The main characters have very little personality and the clash between historical and futuristic fiction is not pleasant. The narration is mediocre and grinds on the nerves. Much of the story takes place in Paris, and the french accent was annoying and the "unknown" accent of the character from the future just sounded like she had a head cold.