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  • Butterfly in Amber

  • Spotless, Book 4
  • By: Camilla Monk
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 13 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 237
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 214
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 214

Under a blanket of snow, surrounded by dark woods and a frozen sea, lies an ogre's castle. There lives a little princess, trapped in the maze of her own mind. On a battlefield where the past meets the present stands a fairy godmother and a pirate, an old ice cream man and a knight in shining clean armor. The clock is ticking fast, and to pierce the ogre's secrets and defeat him, Island Chaptal will have to fight to remember...and stay alive. Can the Lions and the Roomba cats be stopped before it's too late?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good but not as good as the first three...

  • By Deborah Boyd on 07-01-17

UGH!!!!

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

Reviewed: 07-25-17

I really enjoyed this series. Monk writes in a way that makes you feel you are there in the story seeing it all unfold. You feel the emotions, the frustrations, the jolts and car crashes. It is incredible!

Which is why I was so massively disappointed in Book 4. Don't get me wrong, the writing is still fantastic with lots of action, but the whole amnesia direction just took this book backwards. Island and March had progressed so much from Book 1-3. Isn't that what we look for in characters? Growth? But for literally the 1st 22 chapters of this book I was irritated and just had to force myself to listen. Island was just worse off character wise than she was in the 1st book. It was just so ....IRRITATING.

You can skip chapters 1-22 and not miss anything except frustration. I wish I had. The last 1/2 was of the book was classic.

However, Amy's reading is as phenomenal as ever.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Defiance

  • Courier's Daughter, Book 1
  • By: C.J. Redwine
  • Narrated by: Renée Chambliss
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 165
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 154
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 154

While the other girls in the walled city-state of Baalboden learn to sew and dance, Rachel Adams learns to track and hunt. While they bend like reeds to the will of their male protectors, she uses hers for sparring practice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can't wait for more.

  • By JennyMarie on 07-22-15

Rolling my eyes!!!!

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

Reviewed: 06-02-16

Ok, 1st this has potential but I just can't get over Rachel. She is supposed to be this strong independent person but honestly comes across as a self centered, hotheaded brat who is all "gung ho" about getting in trouble but almost wets her pants every time she gets caught. She doesn't think, just jumps ahead without thinking. How is it that most "strong independent" women in some books are just written as complete idiots who sound smart but act dumb. I mean obvious dumb. Not even a subtle.

Logan. Ok, for whatever reason people are writing about him like he is so mean. I don't think he is mean enough. He is her protector and she does everything to try to get him and her killed. He only thinks about locking her up and never does...he doesn't call her out on any of the dumb things she does and he ends up getting in serious trouble of over stupidity and independent thinking, aka "jump before leaping and forget about consequences".

This book may be ok for other people but it is not for me. I want may money back.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Pirates of Pacta Servanda

  • The Pillars of Reality, Book 4
  • By: Jack Campbell
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,770
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,499
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,488

Master Mechanic Mari and Mage Alain have survived every attempt to stop them, but their enemies are determined to kill Mari, the only one who can save her world from a storm of destruction. As armies begin to gather and cities seethe with tension, Mari, Alain, and their friends must prepare to confront the storm in the place it first appeared: the broken kingdom of Tiae.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazingly fast ride while being informative.

  • By Josh P on 01-16-16

Build up for the next book

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

Reviewed: 01-13-16

This is a great edition to the series, but in this book they are simply gathering allies. There is a lot of fantastic new characters and I love the action. However, the Mari's constant complaint about her role is worse in this book and was working my nerves.

Because she and Alain are picking up allies {without even trying in most cases}, the book seems repetitious in areas since Mari and Alain keep having to "plead their case" each time. Personally after a while, i just fast forwarded through those parts because, well I've heard it before. However, it is necessary since they have to convince every group they meet, who she is and that the plan is. But, boy do they make themselves known and it gets a little preachy {but again, it is a necessary evil}

There was more action in this book than in all the others I believe. If you love this series, then you must get this book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Marked by Destiny

  • The Hidden Secrets Saga, Volume 3
  • By: W.J. May
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Meadows
  • Length: 3 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

Sometimes the past isn't what you expect it to be. Rouge has survived the last months of school and is starting a new chapter after graduation. She wants answers to the questions about her past and is still hiding secrets from those she loves. Her hope is to find what she needs in Niagara Falls so she can move forward in her relationship with Michael and have a chance to convince his family that she is worthy of him. The ancient Grollic - wolf - book reveals another of its secrets, again only to Rouge.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Book was just okay

  • By CRAZY4PEANUTBUTTER on 10-15-15

Wow the narration took effort to listen to

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

Reviewed: 08-04-15

Great book...but the narrator took away from the story. I had to rewind a bunch just to see who said what do to run on sentences and the narrator putting emphasis on the wrong words. Better to read the book yourself in my opinion but if you are lazy like me then, you you'll adjust to the reading eventually.

  • Andromeda

  • Andromeda, Book 1
  • By: Amy Bartelloni
  • Narrated by: Joette Marie
  • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 19

Ten years after a pandemic swept the globe, survivors were forced into factions and camps in order to survive... Jade and Sera are two orphans who have found refuge in a government camp. It is there where Jade falls in love with a young soldier, Anyon. But Anyon has his own secrets, carefully guarding a past that involves Sera. But before Jade and Anyon admit their feelings to each other the camp is attacked and they're separated. Jade knows to lead Sera to Albany, the last free camp in the east, but the road is dangerous.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Good listen for those who like mispronunciation

  • By Toothless in Texas on 05-22-15

Close Your Ears

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

Reviewed: 05-28-15

Please buy the book! I bought this audio even though the reviews complained about the narrator and her mispronunciations. I thought "it really couldn't be that bad, could it?" YES!!!! It really is that bad. Not only does the narrator mess up the name Andromeda
[really?? it the title of the book for goodness sake!!] , but other names and words too. Not sure I can ever say Malachi the same way again. She also made everyone sound like they were preteen robots. But the preteen and robotic sound I could have handled. At first I thought the mispronunciations were funny but as the book progressed it just got more irritating.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Under Different Stars

  • The Kricket, Book 1
  • By: Amy A. Bartol
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,575
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,318
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,323

Kricket Hollowell never wished upon stars. She was too busy hiding in plain sight, eluding Chicago's foster care system. As her eighteenth birthday approaches, she now eagerly anticipates the day she'll stop running and finally find her place in the world. That day comes when she meets a young Etharian soldier named Trey Allairis, who has been charged with coming to Earth to find Kricket and transport her to her true home.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • YA books are always a gamble. I lost on this one.

  • By AudioAddict on 10-04-15

What a wonderful world!!!!

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

Reviewed: 03-08-15

This book is very entertaining! I fell in love with this book! Excellent Narration!

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Ruins

  • Partials, Book 3
  • By: Dan Wells
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,255
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,149
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,148

As the clock ticks closer and closer to the final Partial expiration date, humans and Partials stand on the brink of war. Caught in the middle, thousands of miles apart, are Samm and Kira: Samm, who is trapped on the far side of the continent beyond the vast toxic wasteland of the American Midwest; and Kira, now in the hands of Dr. Morgan, who is hell-bent on saving what's left of the Partials, even if she has to destroy Kira to do it.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A Disappointing Finish To A Decent Series

  • By Milkwrapper on 04-15-14

That's It?

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

Reviewed: 10-24-14

Any additional comments?

I like the series but so much was left unexplained that I honestly hope there is a another book to this series.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Time's Edge

  • The Chronos Files, Book 2
  • By: Rysa Walker
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,049
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,854
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,856

To stop her sadistic grandfather, Saul, and his band of time travelers from rewriting history, Kate must race to retrieve the CHRONOS keys before they fall into the Cyrists’ hands. If she jumps back in time and pulls the wrong key - one that might tip off the Cyrists to her strategy - her whole plan could come crashing down, jeopardizing the future of millions of innocent people. Kate’s only ally is Kiernan, who also carries the time-traveling gene.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Maybe I'm too much of an adult for this YA book

  • By Marie on 11-13-14

No Slump! This takes you full speed ahead!

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

Reviewed: 10-24-14

Any additional comments?

Ok, if you are one of those thinkers who really has to have a firm grasp on timelines, this series is not for you. It is for pure entertainment! I'm not a time travel fan because it is very confusing but once I decided to just let the book tell the story and let go of trying to make sense of the timeline {because of course I am a linear thinker) the experience was suspenseful and so much fun! Great job Rysa! Kate is a great narrator! Lots of things that were touched on in Time's Echo are brought out in great detail in this book. It is so much fun and I can't wait until the next book. CRAZY, FUN, FANTABULOUS STUFF!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Unraveled

  • Crewel World Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Gennifer Albin
  • Narrated by: Amanda Dolan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 34

Things have changed behind the walls of the Coventry, and new threats lurk in its twisted corridors. When Adelice returns to Arras, she quickly learns that something rotten has taken hold of the world, and now Cormac Patton needs her to help him reestablish order. However, peace comes at a terrible price. As the Guild manipulates the citizens of Arras, Adelice discovers that she's not alone, and she must let go of her past to fight for mankind's future.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Meh...

  • By K. Porter on 10-04-18

What??!!!!

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

Reviewed: 10-21-14

Any additional comments?

I wasn't going to write a review about this but I am chomping at the bit about how it ends! WHAT!!??? Ok I get the ending, but does anyone else? I need to say it out loud. It hurts not to say it. If you read books 1 & 2 you must read this one. This was the most frustrating book I've ever read but I am happy I read it. Hope that makes sense. What and Wow is all I can say without giving anything away. Just read/Listen to it!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Rush

  • The Game, Book 1
  • By: Eve Silver
  • Narrated by: Amy Rubinate
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 47

Miki Jones' carefully controlled life spirals into chaos after she's run down in the street, left broken and bloody. She wakes up fully healed in a place called the lobby - pulled from her life, pulled through time and space into some kind of game in which she and a team of other teens are sent on missions to eliminate the Drau, terrifying and beautiful alien creatures. There are no practice runs, no training, and no way out. Every moment of the game is kill or be killed, and Miki has only the questionable guidance of Jackson Tate, the team's alluring and secretive leader.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I'm in!

  • By Tajmoni on 07-29-14

I'm in!

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

Reviewed: 07-29-14

Would you listen to Rush again? Why?

Yes, the narrator took some getting used to. She is breathy but you get used to it. I really enjoyed all the voices.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Rush?

I enjoyed the cave. That is where a lot of the questions started to get answered. And the Committee part. I was on the fence about Jackson but he sold me.

Which character – as performed by Amy Rubinate – was your favorite?

Jackson and Luca equally

Any additional comments?

I must admit that the 1st 12 chapters were hard for me. I felt just as frustrated as Miki. Not knowing or completely understanding what was going on. But it lasted 12 chapters.....you have to just get passed that and you will love this book.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful