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  • Corrupt

  • By: Penelope Douglas
  • Narrated by: Tatiana Sokolov, Jeremy York
  • Length: 14 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 598
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 555
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 557

Erika: His name is Michael Crist. My boyfriend's older brother is like that scary movie that you peek through your hand to watch. He's handsome, strong, and completely terrifying. The star of his college's basketball team and now gone pro, he's more concerned with the dirt on his shoe than me.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating!

  • By Chocalicious on 04-14-16

Not good

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

Reviewed: 09-26-18

One big r*pe fantasy and teaches girls/women it’s ok to love someone after an ordeal like that.

  • The Chosen

  • A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood
  • By: J. R. Ward
  • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
  • Length: 17 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,552
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,348
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,337

Xcor, leader of the Band of Bastards, convicted of treason against the Blind King, is facing a brutal interrogation and torturous death at the hands of the Black Dagger Brotherhood. Yet after a life marked by cruelty and evil deeds, he accepts his soldier's fate, his sole regret the loss of a sacred female who was never his: the Chosen Layla. Layla alone knows the truth that will save Xcor's life. But revealing his sacrifice and his hidden heritage will expose them both and destroy everything Layla holds dear.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A FINGER-LICKING BANQUET FOR ALL BDB FANS

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 04-07-17

Slower than the rest

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

Reviewed: 05-13-17

The last 2'5 hrs of the book was 4.5 stars. The rest was about a 3. It felt much slower than previous BDB books.

  • 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 1,932
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,753
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,753

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

Great, but....

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

Reviewed: 07-19-15

I didn't like the Miles' narrator that much. He sounded like John Malkovich, which made it hard for me to picture a 20-something. Outside of that everything else was wonderful.

  • My Sunshine Away

  • By: M.O. Walsh
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heybourne
  • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 408
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 361
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 356

My Sunshine Away unfolds in a Baton Rouge neighborhood best known for cookouts on sweltering summer afternoons, cauldrons of spicy crawfish, and passionate football fandom. But in the summer of 1989, when 15-year-old Lindy Simpson - free spirit, track star, and belle of the block - experiences a horrible crime late one evening near her home, it becomes apparent that this idyllic stretch of Southern suburbia has a dark side, too.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing

  • By Sarah on 04-06-15

Not that great

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

Reviewed: 03-05-15

This book was kind of all over the place for me. I might even rate it 2.5. I felt like it was trying to be like "Devil in The White City" by going back and forth between stories and descriptions about the city/country and Lindy's story. But it felt too jumpy. I also thought some of the prose was long-winded and I found myself having to go back and re-read sections because I started thinking about something else. I did enjoy the end of the book.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Beautiful Ruins

  • By: Jess Walter
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10,882
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,595
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,589

The story begins in 1962. On a rocky patch of the sun-drenched Italian coastline, a young innkeeper, chest-deep in daydreams, looks out over the incandescent waters of the Ligurian Sea and spies an apparition: a tall, thin woman, a vision in white, approaching him on a boat. She is an actress, he soon learns, an American starlet, and she is dying. And the story begins again today, half a world away, when an elderly Italian man shows up on a movie studio's back lot - searching for the mysterious woman he last saw at his hotel decades earlier.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • My mind wandered

  • By Ella on 11-25-12

wonderful book

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

Reviewed: 06-27-13

Great book. It's like a Robert Altman film with several characters whose lives all connect in some way. The only issue I had was with Richard Burton being a relatively main character and certainly a central part of the plot. It was hard to suspend disbelief. All in all a great novel with an extremely well written and poignant ending.

  • Vortex

  • A Tempest Novel, Book 2
  • By: Julie Cross
  • Narrated by: Matthew Brown
  • Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 29

Julie Cross's Vortex is the thrilling second installment of the Tempest series, in which the world hangs in the balance as a lovelorn Jackson must choose whom to save. Jackson Meyer has thrown himself into his role as an agent for Tempest, the shadowy division of the CIA that handles all time-travel-related threats. Despite his heartbreak at losing the love of his life, Jackson has proved himself to be an excellent agent. However, after an accidental run in with Holly - the girl he altered history to save - Jackson is once again reminded of what he's lost.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good story, if a bit confusing

  • By Tracy on 02-25-13

Good story, if a bit confusing

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

Reviewed: 02-25-13

I've enjoyed this series so far. However, I found the second book harder to keep up with than the first. The timelines and crossing between them got to be hard to keep track of. But, whenever I got back on track, I continued to enjoy the story.

Narration: Unfortunately. I'm not a fan of Matthew Brown. His female voices are indistinguishable from one another and he only has 2-3 distinct male voices, unless a regional access is involved. That makes listening to the story a bit more difficult. I usually have to wait for a character to state who's talking.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Days of Blood & Starlight

  • By: Laini Taylor
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 15 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,061
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,881
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,893

In this stunning sequel to the highly acclaimed Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Karou must come to terms with who and what she is, and how far she'll go to avenge her people. Filled with heartbreak and beauty, mysteries and secrets, new characters and old favorites, Days of Blood and Starlight brings the richness, color and intensity of the first book to a brand new canvas.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No Sophomore Slump here...Just wow!

  • By Katheryne on 11-08-12

Not as good as the first book in the series

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

Reviewed: 01-31-13

This novel was like two books. The first half was a little hard to follow, contained too many characters, very dark, slow and not all that interesting. It seemed like part of a different series. I listened to it on audio book, so I thought maybe that was the reason, but I LOVED the second half. The second half had all the same qualities of the first book - engrossing, fast paced, intriguing, etc. I would have given the book 4 or 5 stars if the entire book read like the second half.

  • Iced

  • A Dani O' Malley Novel, Book 1
  • By: Karen Marie Moning
  • Narrated by: Phil Gigante, Natalie Ross
  • Length: 14 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,706
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,458
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,467

Dani "Mega" O’Malley plays by her own set of rules - and in a world overrun by Dark Fae, her biggest rule is: Do what it takes to survive. Possessing rare talents and the all-powerful Sword of Light, Dani is more than equipped for the task. In fact, she’s one of the few humans who can defend themselves against the Unseelie. But now, amid the pandemonium, her greatest gifts have turned into serious liabilities.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dude, It exceeded my expectations

  • By Katheryne on 12-02-12

LOVE Karen Marie Moning

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

Reviewed: 12-11-12

Loved, Loved, Loved! I missed the Fever Series so much - I was so happy to be back in that world. I was sad that Mac and Barrons weren't the focus of the story, but quickly came to love the banter between Dani and Ryodan, and Christian's weirdness. The story is a great mystery, but it's really the dynamic between the characters that makes it. In fact, the story was so good, it made me realize just how much I had been missing the Fever series and I started reading that all over again. Thanks, Karen!

P.S. - It would be AWESOME if you could get Natalie Ross and Phil Gigante to re-do the narration on the earlier Fever books.

  • The Lost Prince

  • By: Julie Kagawa
  • Narrated by: Jake Lewis
  • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 555
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 521
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 514

Don't look at Them. Never let Them know you can see Them. That is Ethan Chase's unbreakable rule. Until the fey he avoids at all costs - including his reputation - begin to disappear, and Ethan is attacked. Now he must change the rules to protect his family. To save a girl he never thought he'd dare to fall for. Ethan thought he had protected himself from his older sister's world - the land of Faery.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great turn on perspective, gets a little dark

  • By Ramonabeth on 03-21-14

So excited for this series

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

Reviewed: 11-27-12

I wanted to give this book 5 stars, I really did. There were just a couple areas of the book that I really didn't like, so it held me back. The first thing I didn't like was the type and style of language used by the high school antagonist. I found it offensive and unrealistic (though I haven't been in high school for a long time, so perhaps I'm wrong). The second, more important thing I didn't like is Ethan's internal monologue. There were several sentences that started with "What I wanted to say was, '...." The introduction to the internal monologue was jarring. There must be a better way to state someone is having an internal monologue. Also, some of the internal talk seemed like it would have been perfectly reasonable to say aloud.

The story - I loved the story. I missed Ash and Megan (wish there was more of them!) and was so happy to see Puck again! I can't wait to see how this story continues to develop. I find it difficult to believe Keiran believed what he did about The Forgotten, so I'm interested to see if there's a back story there. I also really enjoyed Kenzie's personality. I hope she's in the rest of the books!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Beautiful Redemption

  • By: Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl
  • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins, Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,872
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,692
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,707

Ethan Wate has spent most of his life longing to escape the stiflingly small Southern town of Gatlin. He never thought he would meet the girl of his dreams, Lena Duchannes, who unveiled a secretive, powerful, and cursed side of Gatlin, hidden in plain sight. And he never could have expected that he would be forced to leave behind everyone and everything he cares about. So when Ethan awakes after the chilling events of the Eighteenth Moon, he has only one goal: to find a way to return to Lena and the ones he loves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Christine

  • By Coftse on 12-26-12

Good, but was confused by the ending

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

Reviewed: 11-16-12

**possible spoilers**

This book reminded me a lot of Julie Kagawa's "The Iron Knight". I won't go into too much detail, otherwise it will add spoilers.

I definitely missed the togetherness of Ethan and Lena. This was the focal point of all the other novels, so it was hard to see a different type of angst. At the same time, it was a nice change of pace. I really liked seeing where the Greats come from - it's an interesting world with unique characters. I also enjoyed hearing from Ethan's mom. She's a central back-story character, so it was good to see more of her in this final installment.

I have to admit that I was a bit confused and saddened by the ending. I think I understand what happened, but contact me if you'd like to discuss.

Regarding narration, I love Khristine Hvam and Kevin T. Collins! I'm so excited the editors/authors chose to add Khristine Hvam to the story narration. I can always get into her characters.