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    Vampire Academy, Book 2
    
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        Richelle Mead
    
    


    
    
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        Khristine Hvam
    
    


    
    Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
    2,872 ratings
    Overall 4.4
  • Frostbite

  • Vampire Academy, Book 2
  • By: Richelle Mead
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,872
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,129
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,149

It's winter break at St. Vladimir's, but Rose is feeling anything but festive. A massive Strigoi attack has put the school on high alert, and now the Academy's crawling with Guardians - including Rose's hard-hitting mother, Janine Hathaway. And if hand-to-hand combat with her mom wasn't bad enough, Rose's tutor Dimitri has his eye on someone else, her friend Mason's got a huge crush on her, and Rose keeps getting stuck in Lissa's head while she's making out with her boyfriend, Christian!

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book, Not So Great Narration.

  • By KelC on 04-16-09

Where's the Russian Accent Attempt?!

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

Reviewed: 07-13-18

I love this book, however I was a bit disappointed in Khristine's performance. Her read of Rose was great, however her other characters lacked, especially Dimitri. Stephanie Wolf, who narrated Vampire Academy, did a great attempt at giving him a personality and accent that matched his character. I really missed that attention to detail in this narration.

  • The Broken World

  • By: Lindsey Klingele
  • Narrated by: Amanda Dolan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

In the fantasy world of Caelum, Liv, Cedric, and Kat attempt to defeat an evil traitor and his army to save their families and the kingdom. Meanwhile, Liv's best friend and Cedric's frenemy stick in LA to try and figure out how to fix Los Angeles. The city, thanks to the open portals between LA and Caelum, is breaking down: The sky is orange, gravity isn't working right, and earthquakes shake the ground every few hours. When the crew reunites in LA, it's a race against time to restore the balance of magic between the two worlds.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Adventure of a life time

  • By Doha on 11-27-18

Great conclusion to this duology

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

Reviewed: 09-06-17

I really liked this series and wish more people seemed to know about it. The team is out to right the wrong the portals created. There are setbacks, battles, some love connections (but not over the top) and more. Definitely a great YA read

  • The Secret History of Us

  • By: Jessi Kirby
  • Narrated by: Erin Spencer
  • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

When Olivia awakes in a hospital bed following a near-fatal car accident, she can't remember how she got there. She figures it's because she was in a coma for a week, but as time goes on, she realizes she's lost more than just the last week of her life - she's lost all memory of events that happened years ago. Gone is any recollection of starting or graduating high school, the prom, or her steady boyfriend, Matt. Trying to figure out who she is feels impossible when everyone keeps telling her who she was.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good-predictable

  • By Christine on 10-05-18

Not long enough

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

Reviewed: 08-07-17

This was a cute summer read but I was shocked to find myself at the last chapter, I expected to have so much more

  • The Crown's Fate

  • By: Evelyn Skye
  • Narrated by: Steve West
  • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 113

Russia is on the brink of great change. Pasha's coronation approaches, and Vika is now the Imperial Enchanter, but the role she once coveted may be more difficult - and dangerous - than she ever expected. Pasha is grappling with his own problems - his legitimacy is in doubt, the girl he loves loathes him, and he believes his best friend is dead.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • not a fan

  • By Andrew Smith on 12-13-17

Where did the riveting connection go?

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

Reviewed: 06-05-17

Vika's connection with both Pasha and Nikolai were absent this entire book. Both boys still love her and it's mentioned off handedly here and there but Vika seemed to be off in her own little world feeling like she'd be better of if she saw neither again. The first book had spark, magic, the ultimate love triangle, a forbidden connection between two enchanters that I couldn't get enough of. Everything died in book 2.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Aerie

  • By: Maria Dahvana Headley
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer, Michael Crouch
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 44

Aza Ray is back on Earth. Her boyfriend, Jason, is overjoyed. Her family is healed. She's living a normal life, or as normal as it can be if you've spent the past year dying, waking up on a sky ship, and discovering that your song can change the world. As in, not normal. Part of Aza still yearns for the clouds, no matter how much she loves the people on the ground.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome performance!

  • By RaspberiHevn on 01-15-17

Meh

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

Reviewed: 10-26-16

I really have no profound thoughts about this. The story was a lot of the same of that previous.

  • Dreamland

  • By: Robert L. Anderson
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 13

Odea Donahue has been able to travel through people's dreams since she was six years old. Her mother taught her the three rules of walking: Never interfere. Never be seen. Never walk the same person's dream more than once. Dea has never broken the rules.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • When you walk dreams, what is real life?

  • By Nicole on 03-25-16

When you walk dreams, what is real life?

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

Reviewed: 03-25-16

Any additional comments?

This book piqued my interest from page one. Odea has been able to walk other people's dreams since she was 6 years old. Somehow, by walking dreams, her illness stays at bay. There is something different about Odea and seeming to sense it, others treat her as an outcast, every city her and her mom move to, rumors spread. She currently has one friend, in the small town she currently resides, until Connor moves to town. Connor has her breaking all the rules of dream walking that she has followed to a T since day one. Never be seen, never walk a dream more than once or "they" will find you. Seems pretty simple, but something about Connor makes Odea needing to be closer, needing to know more about him.

This is where things start to get strange.

Odea's mother goes missing, she (Odea) ends up in the mental ward, and she starts to feel sick from not walking any dreams. She needs Connors help to escape, but when she does, she isn't prepared for what she will learn about her mother and herself.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book but the weird, mysterious aspects of the book moved too quickly for my taste. I wanted more of the dream world and less reality once we got to that point of the book which is why I only rated it 4 stars. I felt that we were introduced to characters and potential plot points that were later rushed over to tie up the last chapter.

  • Firstlife

  • An Everlife Novel, Book 1
  • By: Gena Showalter
  • Narrated by: Emma Galvin, Zachary Webber
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 614
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 570
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 570

Tenley "Ten" Lockwood is an average 17-year-old girl...who has spent the past 13 months locked inside the Prynne Asylum. The reason? Not her obsession with numbers but her refusal to let her parents choose where she'll live - after she dies. There is an eternal truth most of the world has come to accept: Firstlife is merely a dress rehearsal, and real life begins after death.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Would have been a Five-Star Read...

  • By Natalie C on 02-25-16

Fabulous, Unique, and Wanting More!

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

Reviewed: 03-25-16

Who was your favorite character and why?

I really enjoyed Tenly. I think she is a strong, brave girl who knows (while not knowing) what she wants. She knows she has a choice to make between Troika and Myriad, but unlike most, she doesn't know which is the right choice for her! She isn't ready to choose Myriad because that is what her parents want from her. She knows there are valuable assets to both everlife realms and she wants to choose what is right for her.

What does Emma Galvin and Zachary Webber bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I love these two from previous books I have bought on Audible. They bring life to the characters. They do a fabulous ob giving characters their own voices and accents when they are needed.

  • Ugly Love

  • By: Colleen Hoover
  • Narrated by: Grace Grant, Deacon Lee
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,033
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,844
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,843

When Tate Collins meets airline pilot Miles Archer, she doesn't think it's love at first sight. They wouldn't even go so far as to consider themselves friends. The only thing Tate and Miles have in common is an undeniable mutual attraction. Once their desires are out in the open, they realize they have the perfect set-up. He doesn't want love, she doesn't have time for love, so that just leaves the sex.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story, difficult listening

  • By Michelle on 05-20-15

Beautiful story worth all the feels

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

Reviewed: 03-18-16

This is the 5th time I have listened to this story and it never fails to hit me right where it hurts. Not only is Colleen Hoover a beautiful story but the narrators do a fabulous job capturing all the emotions of our main characters, Tate and Miles. If you love a good romance with witty strong women, I highly recommend this book and all of Colleen Hoover's books. You will get hooked!

  • The Siren

  • By: Kiera Cass
  • Narrated by: Arielle DeLisle
  • Length: 7 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,358
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,223
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,224

Kahlen is a Siren, bound to serve the Ocean by luring humans to watery graves with her voice, which is deadly to any human who hears it. Akinli is human - a kind, handsome boy who's everything Kahlen ever dreamed of. Falling in love puts them both in danger...but Kahlen can't bear to stay away. Will she risk everything to follow her heart?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Forbidden Love + Family Ties + Lovely Narration

  • By Jessica - KaleidoscopesAndPolkaDots.Co on 03-27-16

100 Years of Servitude to the Ocean

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

Reviewed: 02-04-16

Where does The Siren rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I would rate this a 7. The performance was great, but I have listened to a lot of amazing books

What did you like best about this story?

This book has an interesting take on Sirens. I didn't know a ton about them before reading this book, but I never thought about them being Sirens because of the Oceans mercy or indebted to the ocean. It was interesting to read about their relationship with the Ocean.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • The Infinite Sea

  • The 5th Wave, Book 2
  • By: Rick Yancey
  • Narrated by: Phoebe Strole, Ben Yannette
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,147
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,781
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,786

How do you rid the Earth of seven billion humans? Rid the humans of their humanity. Surviving the first four waves was nearly impossible. Now Cassie Sullivan finds herself in a new world, a world in which the fundamental trust that binds us together is gone. As the 5th Wave rolls across the landscape, Cassie, Ben, and Ringer are forced to confront the Others' ultimate goal: the extermination of the human race.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not as good as the first :(

  • By Bookworm on 09-22-14

The Series Continues

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

Reviewed: 02-04-16

Would you consider the audio edition of The Infinite Sea to be better than the print version?

I have not read the print version but I do enjoy the narrator

Any additional comments?

This is the second time I have read this book!

The Infinite Sea is a nice continuation of The Fifth Wave. You see a lot more character development in this book now that Cassy has found her brother, Ben (AKA Zombie) and realizes Sam is no longer the little boy she let get on the bus and Ben is no longer the boy she fantasized about during class all those months ago. We also learn more about who "The Others" really are, which isn't what you would expect from after reading book one, which leads to a fate for Ringer that I wasn't expecting.

I like that Rick has written in a romance (view spoiler). Their relationship is on the side lines and we get little pieces here and there but nothing over the top. I also enjoy that the evolution of their relationship is genuine and has a lot of bumps along the way, where other dystopian books try to make the romance the focal point and it flourishes all too quickly.

I look forward to the release of The Last Star