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  • Stay Sexy and Don't Get Murdered

  • The Definitive How-To Guide
  • By: Georgia Hardstark, Karen Kilgariff
  • Narrated by: Georgia Hardstark, Karen Kilgariff
  • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 22

In Stay Sexy & Don't Get Murdered, Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark open up about their lives more intimately than ever in their confessionally honest and hilarious debut audiobook, titled after their podcast sign-off. Sharing never-before-heard stories ranging from their struggles with depression, eating disorders, and addiction, Karen and Georgia irreverently recount their biggest mistakes and deepest fears, reflecting on the formative life events that shaped them into two of the most followed voices in the podcasting world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • it's wonderful. I hope they write another book!

  • By Derek Manning on 05-31-19

Nothing new here

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

Reviewed: 06-06-19

You won't really learn anything new from this book, I was hoping for more memoir and less self help. It's fine, it's pretty much just what you get on the podcast and stories you've already heard.

  • The Audiobook of the Year (2018)

  • By: No Such Thing as a Fish
  • Narrated by: Jane Hill, Andrew Hunter Murray, Anna Ptaszynski, and others
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 178
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 165
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 162

Think you know what happened in 2018? Think again. Following hot on the heels of the success of The Audiobook of the Year (or, more precisely, 12 months later), The Audiobook of the Year (2018) bravely delves behind the headlines to sniff out the best and most bizarre facts of the past 12 months. Compiled and written by the creators of the award-winning hit comedy podcast No Such Thing as a Fish, all of whom are researchers for QI.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • if you like the podcast, you'll love the book.

  • By Sharon on 11-11-18

Very funny, could have used more of an edit.

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

Reviewed: 12-13-18

Very funny listening to the elves getting increasingly delirious and cranky as the alphabet progresses. highly entertaining.

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  • Spinning Silver

  • By: Naomi Novik
  • Narrated by: Katy Sobey
  • Length: 16 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49

Miryem is the daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders, but her father’s too kindhearted to collect his debts. They face poverty until Miryem hardens her own heart and takes up his work in their village. Her success creates rumours she can turn silver into gold, which attract the fairy king of winter himself. He sets her an impossible challenge - and if she fails, she’ll die. Yet if she triumphs, it may mean a fate worse than death. And in her desperate efforts to succeed, Miryem unwittingly spins a web which draws in the unhappy daughter of a lord. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A 6 star book!

  • By Dragonfly on 03-09-19

Excellent Russian Fairytale

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

Reviewed: 11-19-18

This is as usual a great fairytale from Novik but the narrative changes POV often without saying the name of the person speaking or really indicating that anything has changed making it difficult to follow at times. I enjoyed it, but this might be easier to follow in print than audio.

  • Friend Request

  • By: Laura Marshall
  • Narrated by: Elaine Claxton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

Maria wants to be friends. But Maria is dead. Isn't she? When Louise Williams receives a message from someone left long in the past, her heart nearly stops. Maria Weston wants to be friends on Facebook. Maria Weston has been missing for over 25 years. She was last seen the night of a school leavers' party, and the world believes her to be dead. Particularly Louise, who has lived her adult life with a terrible secret. As Maria's messages start to escalate, Louise forces herself to reconnect with old friends....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-04-18

Not a memorable thriller

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

Reviewed: 01-17-18

This book is fine but not particularlty outstanding. Not bad exactly, just ok. Not at the the top of my 'Everyone I know must read this 2018' pile.

  • The Rook

  • By: Daniel O'Malley
  • Narrated by: Katy Carmichael
  • Length: 17 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45

"The body you are wearing used to be mine." So begins the letter Myfanwy Thomas is holding when she awakes in a London park surrounded by bodies all wearing latex gloves. With no recollection of who she is, Myfanwy must follow the instructions her former self left behind to discover her identity and track down the agents who want to destroy her. She soon learns that she is a Rook, a high-ranking member of a secret organization called the Checquy that battles the many supernatural forces at work in Britain.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fun listen

  • By Tish on 06-01-16

A fun listen

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

Reviewed: 06-01-16

I've seen this book described as M15 for wizards but I think it might be more X-Men for bureaucrats. That said, I really loved it and found it highly entertaining. Can't wait for the next book.

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  • A Court of Thorns and Roses

  • By: Sarah J. Maas
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 16 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,151
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,354
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,358

When 19-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin - one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining!

  • By kathrine on 06-19-15

Nothing Unexpected

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

Reviewed: 05-19-16

This book contains all the tropes that every other one of these books contains. There are no plot twists that you don't see coming hours beforehand. It was...fine I guess...but I feel like I've read this book before several times already. If you're in the mood for something comfortable, familiar and with no surprises it's not bad.

  • Infinity Lost

  • The Infinity Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: S. Harrison
  • Narrated by: Penelope Rawlins
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 265
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 230
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 233

Infinity "Finn" Blackstone is the 17-year-old daughter of Blackstone's reclusive CEO - but she's never even met him. When disturbing dreams about a past she doesn't remember begin to torment her, Finn knows there's only one person who can provide answers: her father.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • AI (robots) and light sci-fi meets YA, but pass.

  • By Lindsay S. Nixon on 03-29-17

Disappointingly slow story that just stops halfway through.

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

Reviewed: 01-10-16

This book finishes abruptly around the halfway point, just as the exposition starts to catch up with all of the heavy handed foreshadowing. It's an interesting premise that could have been done better if the two stories intertwined and dovetailed but instead the whole first book is just setting up for the action in the second book. Not the fast paced, action packed listen that the blurb implied.

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  • Rebel Belle

  • By: Rachel Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Amy Rubinate
  • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 204
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 186
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 185

Harper Price, peerless Southern belle, was born ready for a Homecoming tiara. But after a strange run-in at the dance imbues her with incredible abilities, Harper's destiny takes a turn for the seriously weird. She becomes a Paladin, one of an ancient line of guardians with agility, super strength and lethal fighting instincts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love this!

  • By BookishlyBedelia on 04-28-16

Eh.

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

Reviewed: 06-04-15

What would have made Rebel Belle better?

This is basically Buffy season one fan fiction with less endearing characters and witty banter.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful