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  • Geekerella

  • A Novel
  • By: Ashley Poston
  • Narrated by: Eileen Stevens, Tristan Morris
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,245
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,179
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,176

Geek girl Elle Wittimer lives and breathes Starfield, the classic science-fiction series she grew up watching with her late father. So when she sees a cosplay contest for a new Starfield movie, she has to enter. The prize? An invitation to the ExcelsiCon Cosplay Ball and a meet-and-greet with the actor slated to play Federation Prince Carmindor in the reboot. With savings from her gig at the Magic Pumpkin food truck and her dad's old costume, Elle's determined to win - unless her stepsisters get there first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fresh new take on the Cinderella tale

  • By Kathleen Y. Danis on 05-02-17

Delightful and fun

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

Reviewed: 11-16-17

This is a very fun modern retelling of xCinderella. It is especially great for anyone with a love of fandoms. It also struck a particular chord with me, because it reminded me of my special relationship with my own father.

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  • Will Grayson, Will Grayson

  • By: John Green, David Levithan
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews, Nick Podehl
  • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,506
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,196
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,211

One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, two teens—both named Will Grayson—are about to cross paths. As their worlds collide and intertwine, the Will Graysons find their lives going in new and unexpected directions, building toward romantic turns-of-heart and the epic production of history’s most fabulous high school musical.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best performances I've listened to

  • By Tan A. Summers on 03-12-12

I love love love this book!

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

Reviewed: 03-12-16

I love this book so much from beginning to end including the acknowledgments. It's a sweet story about friendship and love. I found myself crying and then laughing that completely unexpected moments. I also learned some very creative new cursewords. One of the best parts of this audiobook was hearing the songs from Tiny's musical sung aloud. That is a most excellent thing!

  • Wounded Animals

  • Whistleblower Book 1
  • By: Jim Heskett
  • Narrated by: William Coon
  • Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

While nursing some drinks after a terrible day at work, Tucker Candle spits out his rum and coke when a stranger across the bar turns water into wine. This stranger has a warning for Candle: skip your planned business trip tomorrow. With a clear head the next morning, Candle resumes his normal life. But when Candle comes back from his trip to find his pregnant wife missing and a dead man's blood seeping into his bathroom floor, the washed-up weirdo's counsel doesn't seem so foreign now.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • SUCH A GREAT STORY!!!

  • By Annie The Audible Addict!!! on 02-11-16

Good Beginning to a New Series

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

Reviewed: 08-18-15

What did you love best about Wounded Animals?

It was fast paced and had a lot of suspense.

Which scene was your favorite?

I loved both scenes with Candle and Kareem.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

There were moments in the book where I was close to screaming out loud to Candle, "for Pete's sake call your aunt!"

Any additional comments?

Wounded Animals by Jim Heskett is an entertaining and fast paced novel. I enjoyed the story very much, although I figured out who was behind the mystery elements pretty early on in the story. The car chase nature of the narrative kept me interested, I was holding my breath waiting for the next awful thing to happen to poor Candle. There was also one very intriguing character who I can’t wait to learn more about in the next book. William Coon is a wonderful narrator for this audiobook. He does some very nice voices and made me feel like I was right there with Candle the entire time. Overall this is a promising beginning to a new series.

"This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com."

  • Changing Michael

  • By: Jeff Schilling
  • Narrated by: William Coon
  • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5

Matthew knows how things work. He's pretty much an expert. For example: friends. Friendship requires both give and take, and Matthew strongly prefers taking. The solution is close acquaintances - people who think you're their friend because you nod and act interested in whatever the hell they're talking about.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Dec

  • By littlebear514 on 12-28-15

Not your Average YA Book

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

Reviewed: 07-28-15

Would you listen to Changing Michael again? Why?

Yes, I would listen to this book again. I enjoyed the characters and I think there are things I might catch reading it again that I missed the first time.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Changing Michael?

Something that happened near the end of the book, I don't want to spoil it.

Have you listened to any of William Coon’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have not listened to his other performances, but I would listen to other books he reads happily.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Yes, there were several. The part at the end made me tear up quite a bit. Also, when Matthew says that he thinks he is gay, but he won't tell anyone because he isn't stupid. That made me so sad.

Any additional comments?

Changing Michael was a very enjoyable book. The main character Matthew could have been extremely annoying, but Jeff Shilling made me care about him. The only real complaint I have is that it was not long enough. The story ended, but i wanted to see just a little more. William Coon really brought Matthew to life and did a nice job with the other characters as well, particularly Michael and Chrissy. The book was funny, although it left me teary eyed at the end. Yet another reason I wanted a little more of the story. It was very different from most of the contemporary young adult books I’ve read lately and that was a very refreshing change of pace.
"This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com."