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  • Throb

  • By: Vi Keeland
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York, Molly Glenmore
  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,893
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,772
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,764

Eight weeks ago I signed a contract. It seemed like a good idea at the time: a handsome bachelor, luxury accommodations, and a chance to win a prize my family desperately needed. There were some rules, though - lots of them actually. I had to follow the script and avoid dating, sex, or disclosing the terms of the deal. After my self-imposed moratorium on men last year, it wouldn't be hard to live up to my end of the bargain...or so I thought.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome story!

  • By Angelica Quintero on 08-23-15

Meh

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

Reviewed: 12-08-18

Just your average romance story. Nothing stuck out for me. If you love romance, go for it. But if you are hoping for something different, you will be disappointed.

  • Fangirl

  • By: Rainbow Rowell
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman, Maxwell Caulfield
  • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,271
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,984
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,986

Cath is a Simon Snow fan. Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan, but for Cath, being a fan is her life - and she's really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow Series when they were just kids; it's what got them through their mother leaving. Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere. Cath's sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can't let go.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect

  • By Cynthia Shepp on 09-04-16

Slice of life story

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

Reviewed: 12-04-18

I like the “slice of life” that Rowell writes. It isn’t heavy, there is no absolute beginning or even an ending. It just is. A twin struggling with her own identity, letting go of a past life, trying to navigate college life, having friends/relationships. Nothing is really solved and all the loose ends are not tied up in a neat little bow. I was actually left hanging on certain things by the end. But that was ok. That is how it was meant to be. It’s refreshing actually. The narrator also seemed to be a good fit too.

  • The Raven King

  • All for the Game Series, Book 2
  • By: Nora Sakavic
  • Narrated by: Alexander Cendese
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

The Foxes are a fractured mess, but their latest disaster might be the miracle they've always needed to come together as a team. The one person standing in their way is Andrew, and the only one who can break through his personal barriers is Neil. Except Andrew doesn't give up anything for free, and Neil is terrible at trusting anyone but himself. The two don't have much time to come to terms with their situation before outside forces start tearing them apart. Riko is intent on destroying Neil's fragile new life, and the Foxes have just become collateral damage. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • even better than the first

  • By Kelly on 11-02-18

Sophmore book even better

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

Reviewed: 11-30-18

Things heat up intensely in this book, especially for Neil and Andrew, and I’m not talking about romance! My heart breaks for Andrew and his situation. He is seriously messed up. I’m desperate to find out what happened to him in the past. And Neil. Still running from his past. But it catches up to him. More plot twists, and that ending! Cliffy much?? But it was a unique way of handling a cliff hanger. On to book 3, when it comes out in a couple weeks.

  • The Foxhole Court

  • All for the Game Series, Book 1
  • By: Nora Sakavic
  • Narrated by: Alexander Cendese
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 77
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78

Neil Josten is the newest addition to the Palmetto State University Exy team. He's short, he's fast, he's got a ton of potential - and he's the runaway son of the murderous crime lord known as the Butcher. Signing a contract with the PSU Foxes is the last thing a guy like Neil should do. The team is high profile, and he doesn't need sports crews broadcasting pictures of his face around the nation. His lies will hold up only so long under this kind of scrutiny, and the truth will get him killed.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • LGBT

  • By Kindle Customer on 08-21-18

A character study

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

Reviewed: 11-25-18

A friend of mine recommended this book series to me so I bought the whole series on kindle (it was a great deal!), but now its on Audible! Started this book on a long commute and was not disappointed. It started slow but never boring. We are getting to know Neil who has much to hide. He been running for 10 years and has to lie low, so why is he thrust into a high profile sport, and the limelight??? I suppose that we will find out. All we really know is he loves the sport Exy. The story mostly focuses on Neil, Andrew and Kevin, but the whole team is a band of misfits with a Coach willing to give 2nd and 4th chances. They are last in their league. They have a lot to prove....especially with he Edgar Allen Ravens (the best in their league) causing a lot of grief. It’s a sinister kind, not just sportsman-like bullying. It’s much deeper, and Kevin and Neil are the ones with targets on their backs. But Andrew has their backs. The ending ramped up quickly and we are left with a semi-cliffy. I have the book, but I am itching to get the 2nd audiobook The Raven King! Well done. The narrator was good, tho his impersonation of women left something to be desired, and Andrew sounded kinda like a surfer dude.

  • The Last Battle

  • The Chronicles of Narnia
  • By: C.S. Lewis
  • Narrated by: Patrick Stewart
  • Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,499
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,651
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,676

The Unicorn says that humans are brought to Narnia only in time of greatest need, and that time is now. The great Lion Aslan, the heart of Narnia, is missing. An impostor roams the land in his place, enslaving Aslan's loyal creatures and spreading treachery and lies. Only King Tirian and his small band of loyal followers are left to fight the last battle in this magnificent ending to The Chronicles of Narnia.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sad to get to the end...

  • By Sarah on 03-01-07

Brilliant Endiing

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

Reviewed: 11-20-18

The Magician’s Nephew, The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe, and THIS book are my favorites in this series. Wonderful story. And Patrick Steward is among my favorite narrators for this series, he and Michael York were superb. I loved hearing Patrick Stewart imitating the animal noises and voicing the mice. It was just soooo fun!

  • The Silver Chair

  • The Chronicles of Narnia
  • By: C.S. Lewis
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Northam
  • Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,776
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,863
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,880

Narnia is in peril, and only Eustace and Jill can help. Along with Puddlegum, a gloomy but valiant Marsh-wiggle, they are sent by the mighty lion Aslan to find Prince Rilian, heir to the throne. Their quest leads them past hungry people-eating Giants, and deep into the dark underground. But the true test for this noble band of friends comes when they face an evil witch and her deadly enchantments.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • wonderful!!

  • By book buyer on 05-26-05

Not my favorite story in the series

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

Reviewed: 11-20-18

I think this and A Horse and His Boy were the weakest in the series, and I’ve come to realize, Eustace is more featured in this series than the Pevency children.

  • Kingdom of Ash

  • By: Sarah J. Maas
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Evans
  • Length: 33 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,393
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,217
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,209

Aelin has risked everything to save her people - but at a tremendous cost. Locked within an iron coffin by the Queen of the Fae, Aelin must draw upon her fiery will as she endures months of torture. Aware that yielding to Maeve will doom those she loves keeps her from breaking, though her resolve begins to unravel with each passing day....With Aelin captured, Aedion and Lysandra remain the last line of defense to protect Terrasen from utter destruction. Yet they soon realize that the many allies they've gathered to battle Erawan's hordes might not be enough to save them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Immensely satisfying and brilliant!

  • By deziree ayala on 10-27-18

Good ending to the series, tho predictable

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

Reviewed: 11-20-18

I’ve waited a long time for the last book, and it did not disappoint. I love this story, I really do. It started out as a “Meh” at first only because I disliked Celeana’s arrogant personality. But by the time I got to HOF, I changed my tune. She grew on me. She grew. And this continued throughout the series. She became the arrogant assassin to badass reluctant heroine who only loved and wanted to save her kingdom. There is doubt, sacrifice, love, arrogance, badassery, trickery, growth, torture, discovery, confusion, determination....... you get the picture. It was a good satisfying ending to a seven book series that I had the pleasure to read with my BFF Julie Sageau.

What I did not like, and I’ll get flak from die-hard SJM fans, and I don’t give a flying flip really, is SJM writes with such Meladrama that it drips with it too many times. I think SJM must have been pregnant while writing this book b/c she is soooo emotional to a fault. I would simple roll my eyes at this and move on. The other thing that bugs me is the constant need for SJM to “pair off” all her characters. She does this a lot. Aelin/Rowan, Lysandra/Aedeon, Lorcan/Elide, Nesryn/Sartaq, Dorian/Manson, Chaol/Yrene...... It gets nauseating, especially since she did this in ACO series too. Almost all these character pairs dislike/hate each other before falling in love. She also cannot let go of any of the main characters. THIS IS WAR people. Casualties of war happen. But not with her precious characters. Maybe the minor ones but not her main ones.

The story arc was clever and thought out. I absolutely loved Celaena/Aelin’s story arc the best. It was definitely worth reading, tho juvenile, rather than mature. But definitely worth the time investment. Especially since I read with my international BFF and her enthusiasm and passion.

The narrator was consistent and for the most part believable. She made the melodramatic writing even more melodramatic. But that is certainly better than making it dry as toast.

  • Lethal White

  • A Cormoran Strike Novel
  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 22 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,640
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,358
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,331

When Billy, a troubled young man, comes to private eye Cormoran Strike's office to ask for his help investigating a crime he thinks he witnessed as a child, Strike is left deeply unsettled. While Billy is obviously mentally distressed, and cannot remember many concrete details, there is something sincere about him and his story. But before Strike can question him further, Billy bolts from his office in a panic. Trying to get to the bottom of Billy's story, Strike and Robin Ellacott - once his assistant, now a partner in the agency - set off on a twisting trail that leads them through the backstreets of London....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best 22 hours of the last week

  • By Jennifer on 09-27-18

Auto buy for me.

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

Reviewed: 11-04-18

I love that JKR is writing something completely different from HP. It shows her diversity. I like that she has characters that aren’t picture perfect or picture beautiful, well, except Robyn! I can totally picture Cormoran. He is not handsome, yet he seems to attract beautiful women. Anyway, not only do we get a murder mystery, there is a common thread through all 4 books in this series; the relationship between Cormoran and Robyn. There is sexual tension, but its very subtle in the characters actions/deeds. They remain professional, but their relationships with other partners tends to suffer for it. What keeps you reading the series is this relationship between Cormoran and Robyn. Because what is left after the mystery/murder has been solved? And it is solved by this dynamic duo. Robyn is no longer a secretary, but a partner in the agency. She is actively investigating the crime, mostly by inserting herself into jobs that are vital for finding out information. Because she is a woman, and a beautiful one at that, she is able to get information that Cormoran cannot, and Cormoran acknowledges it. Meanwhile, due to Cormoran’s high profile from previous murder cases (the last most famous was in Career of Evil, my favorite), he must be out of public sight and conduct interviews and put the pieces together that his partner and other hired investigators have gathered. The investigation does not start out as a murder though. The murder happens about 1/3 into the book. But what seems to be 3 separate issues, becomes somehow connected. And our Dynamic Duo figures it out!
#Sweepstakes #Tagsgiving #detectivestory #suspense

  • The Cruel Prince

  • By: Holly Black
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Kelly
  • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,289
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,095
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,090

Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King. To win a place at the Court, she must defy him - and face the consequences.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Mixed feelings . . .

  • By S. E. on 03-09-18

Better than your average YA Fantasy

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

Reviewed: 11-04-18

I really like YA Fantasy, but lately, many I’ve read are just average. Except Holly Black. I originally borrowed this book from the public library because I got tired of using my credits for so-so books. I knew I was going to relisten to this book before the sequel came out, so I bought it! I don’t usually do that. Holly wrote her characters with great depth and has a knack for story telling. The last book of hers I read was The Spiderwick Chronicals with my kids when the movie was out! Now I think I’ll have to check out her other YA books. She is on my radar for a good well written read!
#Sweepstakes #cruel #femaleprotagonist #sistersatodds #Tagsiving

  • Atheists Who Kneel and Pray

  • By: Tarryn Fisher
  • Narrated by: Alexander Cendese, Finty Williams
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55

Yara Phillips is a wandering muse. She dates men who need her, but always moves on to something new, never staying in one place for very long. David Lisey is in need of a muse. A talented musician lacking lyrical inspiration. When he first sees her, he knows he's found what he's been seeking. Yara believes she can give David exactly what he needs to reach his full potential: a broken heart. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • love the feels from this story

  • By Jenny_15227 on 07-09-18

Tarryn never disappoints

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

Reviewed: 10-07-18

I love Tarryn Fisher stories. All her books have damaged characters you can’t get out of your head. You may or may not like the characters, but you can’t stop reading about them, like watching a train wreck. Yara has commitment issues and she knows why. It stems from her Mother. She has never been in love.....she doesn’t stick around long enough to know what that is. She never sticks around anywhere long enough to develop roots. Then David comes along. She is his Muse and loves her completely! He has faith in her, but she doesn’t have faith in herself. Yara does what Yara does best......run. The connection between David and Yara is intense and it push/pulls the relationship. No matter how far Yara runs, she is unable to forget David.

What I like about Fishers characters is they are complicated and messy, yet fragile. I really tire of the same ‘ol, same ‘ol romance stories. Fisher steps outside that box. I never feel like I’ve read a cookie cutter romance with this author. While this particular book was less dark and depressing, like Fisher’s other stories, there is an element of damage. I really like that. It feels real. Tarryn Fisher is an easy buy for me. Very talented writer. Every now and again, she writes a turn of phrase that has me stop and ponder. It’s sysinct and clever. She can also write what appears as mundane, and make it interesting. I look forward to more from this author.

FInty Williams was excellent. I first heard her in The Girl with All the Gifts. She was brilliant. She handled an American accent fairly well, but I could listen to her various British accents for days. Alexander did well too, tho he had a much smaller part than FInty.
#Sweepstakes #Tagsgiving #selfdiscovery #quirky #instabuy