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  • Me Before You

  • A Novel
  • By: Jojo Moyes
  • Narrated by: Susan Lyons, Anna Bentink, Steven Crossley, and others
  • Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,872
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,458
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,407

Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life - steady boyfriend, close family - who has never been farther afield than her tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex-Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life - big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel - and now he's pretty sure he cannot live the way he is. Will is acerbic, moody, bossy - but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Journey Into the Unknown

  • By Pamela Harvey on 01-13-13

it's daring, bold, tender and insightful

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

Reviewed: 06-09-16

it's more than just a love story, it dares the audience to allow themselves to be open, uncomfortable and vulnerable.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Fifty Shades Freed

  • Book Three of the Fifty Shades Trilogy
  • By: E. L. James
  • Narrated by: Becca Battoe
  • Length: 20 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,512
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,217
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,244

When unworldly student Anastasia Steele first encountered the driven and dazzling young entrepreneur Christian Grey it sparked a sensual affair that changed both of their lives irrevocably. Shocked, intrigued, and, ultimately, repelled by Christian’s singular erotic tastes, Ana demands a deeper commitment. Determined to keep her, Christian agrees. Now, Ana and Christian have it all - love, passion, intimacy, wealth, and a world of possibilities for their future. But Ana knows that loving her Fifty Shades will not be easy.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • We ate the dessert first...

  • By SIMARA on 05-02-12

there's is hope even for the most damaged among us

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

Reviewed: 07-01-12

Would you listen to Fifty Shades Freed again? Why?

Yes, because I liked it

What was one of the most memorable moments of Fifty Shades Freed?

Reading the first chapter from Christian's perspective

Which scene was your favorite?

Christian's view point (at the very end of the book)

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

When he realized that what happened between him and Mrs Robinson was wrong

Any additional comments?

Great series, I wouldn't mind reading it again but doing it from his perspective

11 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • Fifty Shades Darker

  • Book Two of the Fifty Shades Trilogy
  • By: E. L. James
  • Narrated by: Becca Battoe
  • Length: 19 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,815
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,827
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,831

Daunted by the singular tastes and dark secrets of the beautiful, tormented young entrepreneur Christian Grey, Anastasia Steele has broken off their relationship to start a new career with a Seattle publishing house. But desire for Christian still dominates her every waking thought, and when he proposes a new arrangement, Anastasia cannot resist.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Point, Well Made!!

  • By Moki on 05-04-12

if you enjoyed FSOG, you won't be disappointed

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

Reviewed: 06-28-12

What did you love best about Fifty Shades Darker?

The development of the characters (they evolve before you)

Who was your favorite character and why?

Both Christian & Ana

What about Becca Battoe’s performance did you like?

She was consistent

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

This is the story the Bronte sister would create if they were alive today

Any additional comments?

Is the psychoanalysis of our beloved Christian

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Fifty Shades of Grey

  • Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy
  • By: E. L. James
  • Narrated by: Becca Battoe
  • Length: 19 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 31,635
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 26,817
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 27,446

When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Holy Crap minus the Holy

  • By Penny on 05-21-12

sex scenes or not, the story is a good one!

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

Reviewed: 06-28-12

Would you listen to Fifty Shades of Grey again? Why?

Yes, it's easy to become attached to the characters in the story

What other book might you compare Fifty Shades of Grey to and why?

Brittish classical literature meets today's sex scene

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

No, couldn't tell you

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No extreme reaction, I have both read the books and listen to them on audible and while the characters voices sounded different in my head I think the story was told well and it's a fair representation of the times we live in.

Any additional comments?

"Wuthering Heights" meets "Jane Eyre" in modern times....this is probably the kind of stories the Bronte sisters would be writting if they were alive today!

  • Wild

  • From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
  • By: Cheryl Strayed
  • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
  • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,979
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,752
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,807

At 22, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother's death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life: to hike the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State - and to do it alone. She had no experience as a long-distance hiker, and the trail was little more than “an idea, vague and outlandish and full of promise.” But it was a promise of piecing back together a life that had come undone.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Glad I Took the Trip

  • By FanB14 on 04-08-13

the healing process of a raw and open wound

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

Reviewed: 06-28-12

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, this is another example of what doesn't kill you will make you stronger

What did you like best about this story?

It's rawness

What about Bernadette Dunne’s performance did you like?

It was earnest

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

Cheryl missing her mother's death

Any additional comments?

The author's brave exposure of her vulnerability and flaws is truly something to appreciate

  • The Hunger Games

  • By: Suzanne Collins
  • Narrated by: Carolyn McCormick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49,958
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,305
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,737

Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning? In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by 12 outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story. Absolutely grating narrator.

  • By tcp100 on 12-27-11

classic literature meets ultimate survivor

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

Reviewed: 06-28-12

Would you consider the audio edition of The Hunger Games to be better than the print version?

It depends on your preference

What other book might you compare The Hunger Games to and why?

Greek classics

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

Can say that I have

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

....I don't have that kind of time therefor I don't think in those terms

Any additional comments?

This is the hook to a great story depicting human nature

  • Mockingjay

  • The Final Book of The Hunger Games
  • By: Suzanne Collins
  • Narrated by: Carolyn McCormick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,568
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,224
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,479

Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena live, she's still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Conflicting Emotions

  • By Sumit G. on 08-28-10

truth unvailed...

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

Reviewed: 06-28-12

If you could sum up Mockingjay in three words, what would they be?

Show yourself!

What other book might you compare Mockingjay to and why?

Greek classics, because the heros have to blindly follow a faith they don't truly understand

Which scene was your favorite?

The ending--I found it appropriate

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

When she found herself grieving along side the cat

Any additional comments?

A modern classic