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  • My Best Friend's Exorcism

  • A Novel
  • By: Grady Hendrix
  • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,087
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,030
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,029

The year is 1988. High school sophomores Abby and Gretchen have been best friends since the fourth grade. But after an evening of skinny-dipping goes disastrously wrong, Gretchen begins to act...different. She's moody. She's irritable. And bizarre incidents keep happening whenever she's nearby. Abby's investigation leads her to some startling discoveries - and by the time their story reaches its terrifying conclusion, the fate of Abby and Gretchen will be determined by a single question.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • In My Top 5 Audiobooks

  • By M Dougherty on 11-18-16

Totally Terryfying!

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

Reviewed: 02-11-18

I loved the atmosphere of this book. It’s so totally 80’s, and it sets a perfect canvas for the classic story of demonic possession. While the setting seems a little silly, the book is actually kind of terrifying, with a lot of twists and turns in the storyline. That being said, the book does have some plot holes. Its never explained how Gretchen actually comes to be possessed, and the ending is strangely unsatisfying. (If any of you want to rewrite this ending and send it to me, that would be awesome.)

  • Finders Keepers

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,335
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 18,633
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,597

A masterful, intensely suspenseful novel about a reader whose obsession with a reclusive writer goes far too far - a book about the power of storytelling, starring the same trio of unlikely and winning heroes King introduced in Mr. Mercedes. "Wake up, genius." So begins King's instantly riveting story about a vengeful reader. The genius is John Rothstein, an iconic author who created a famous character, Jimmy Gold, but who hasn't published a book for decades.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars for Will Patton reading Stephen King

  • By PlantCrone on 06-21-16

Fantastic Narration!

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

Reviewed: 01-19-18

I love this series, I think mostly because of the characters. The main three are like an unlikely trio that goes around solving mysteries, except these mysteries, aren't harmless scooby doo types. I also enjoy how King goes into the thoughts and perspectives of the bad guys, which lets the reader know what's going on before the protagonist does, but still leaves some suspense. The second book in its whole isn't as great as it's predecessor, Mr. Mercedes, but the ending of this book is much better than the first. 

Overall, this book is a really enjoyable thriller that I think all Stephen King fans will love. I definitely recommend listening to the audiobook is that's what you're into, Will Patton narrates it and he does a fantastic job. 

  • Why Can't My Life Be a Romance Novel?

  • By: Melinda R. Cordell
  • Narrated by: Moira Todd
  • Length: 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

Kathy, whose brain is over-saturated with Victorian novels, falls for Wyatt, the boy with all the verbs. It's your classic case of a shy gal running screaming from love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Why I'm Thrilled NOT To Be A Teen!

  • By Betababe on 10-28-17

Rushed and Cheesy, but Cute

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

Reviewed: 01-12-18

I thought this book was cute, but the characters were pretty cheesy as well as unrealistic. The whole plot seemed really rushed as well. Maybe I’m just not one for short stories, but I didn’t find this one anything more than okay.

  • Brain on Fire

  • My Month of Madness
  • By: Susannah Cahalan
  • Narrated by: Heather Henderson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,999
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,424
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,424

In 2009, Susannah Cahalan woke up in a strange hospital room strapped to a bed, under guard, and unable to move or speak. Her medical records - from a month-long hospital stay of which she had no memory - reported psychosis, violence, and dangerous instability. Yet, only weeks earlier she had been a healthy, ambitious twenty-four-year-old, six months into her first serious relationship and a sparkling career as a cub reporter

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • For those interested in neurology & psychology

  • By Brian Quaranta on 01-07-14

My New Favorite Book!

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

Reviewed: 12-02-17

I love this book. I mean love this book. I originally saw it on a Buzzfeed list and decided that it would be an interesting read. I figured it would be about mental illness, something I'm interested in, but it ended up being something much more fascinating. The author also takes time to talk about how neurological disorders and psychiatric disorders should be grouped in the same category since they both affect the brain and human behavior, which I absolutely agree with.

I listened to this book on Audible, and it was fantastically read by Heather Henderson, who also narrates Finding Your Way In A New World and Earth Moved. Her performance of this made me feel like I was in Susannah's mind, especially during the scenes when she would scream out for help.

  • Ashes to Ashes

  • Burn for Burn, Book 3
  • By: Jenny Han, Siobhan Vivian
  • Narrated by: Madeleine Maby, Joy Osmanski, Rebekkah Ross
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 74

They only meant to right the wrongs. It was about getting even. Burn for burn. But the fire they lit kept raging. Reeve ended up hurt, then Rennie ended up dead. Everything will turn to ash if they don’t stop what they started. But now that Mary knows the truth about what happened to her, will she want to? Secrets drew Lillia, Kat, and Mary together. The truth might tear them apart.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not my favorite in the trilogy

  • By Vanesa on 12-10-14

Fantastic Narration!

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

Reviewed: 11-14-17

Like the first two, I listened to the audiobook of this book and I think the performances on the audiobook make the book as good as it was. Madeline Maby, Joy Osmanski, and Rebekkah Ross do a fantastic job at narrating this book.

I thought this book was a perfect ending to the trilogy. Most of the loose ends were tied up at the end, and there was a cute lesson that the villan learns in the end. This book was probably my favorite book in the trilogy, however I am upset that the two characters I adore didn't end up together. They've been through so much together, at least give them this! Overall, the book is a 4/5 and I recommend it to fans of YA and paranormal books.

  • Fire with Fire

  • Burn for Burn, Book 2
  • By: Jenny Han, Siobhan Vivian
  • Narrated by: Joy Osmanski, Madeleine Maby, Rebekkah Ross
  • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76

Lillia, Kat, and Mary had the perfect plan. Work together in secret to take down the people who wronged them. But things didn’t exactly go the way they’d hoped at the Homecoming Dance. Not even close. For now, it looks like they got away with it. All they have to do is move on and pick up the pieces, forget there ever was a pact. Eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth, burn for a burn. A broken heart for a broken heart. The girls are up to the task. They’ll make Reeve fall in love with Lillia and then they will crush him. It’s the only way he’ll learn.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Woah!

  • By Regina Sharp on 04-15-15

Holy Shit! Was not expecting that ending!

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

Reviewed: 08-29-17

This book was everything that a good sequel should be. In this book the series goes from a 'quirky teen novel to a tense and crazy paranormal adventure. This book ties up loose ends from the first one while at the same time introducing new questions to keep you guessing and leave you ready to get your hands on the last book in the triology.

  • Burn for Burn

  • By: Jenny Han, Siobhan Vivian
  • Narrated by: Joy Osmanski, Madeleine Maby, Rebekkah Ross
  • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 112
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 102

Postcard-perfect Jar Island is home to charming tourist shops, pristine beaches, amazing oceanfront homes - and three girls secretly plotting revenge. KAT is sick and tired of being bullied by her former best friend. LILLIA has always looked out for her little sister, so when she discovers that one of her guy friends has been secretly hooking up with her, she’s going to put a stop to it. MARY is perpetually haunted by a traumatic event from years past, and the boy who’s responsible has yet to get what’s coming to him. None of the girls can act on their revenge fantasies alone without being suspected. But together…anything is possible .

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing!

  • By Vanesa on 11-10-14

This was the first book I read with Audible...

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

Reviewed: 08-15-17

This book was the first book I read with Audible, and its the one that made me fall in love with audiobooks. I listened to the whole thing in a matter of days, and the voice actors that read this book really embody the characters and make it so interesting. The characters in this book are super relatable and the story is a fun page-turner (i don't know what the audiobook equivalent of that phrase would be.) However, the book is YA fiction and sometimes seems to air on the "teen trash" side of YA that many authors fall victim too. Yet it's not trashy enough that you shouldn't give it a read. If you like YA, this is a series for you!