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  • The Beautiful Ashes

  • Broken Destiny, Book 1
  • By: Jeaniene Frost
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,485
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,386
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,381

Ever since she was a child, Ivy has been gripped by visions of strange realms just beyond her own. But when her sister goes missing, Ivy discovers the truth is far worse - her hallucinations are real, and her sister is trapped in a parallel realm. And the one person who believes her is the dangerously attractive guy who's bound by an ancient legacy to betray her. Adrian might have turned his back on those who raised him, but that doesn't mean he can change his fate, no matter how strong a pull he feels toward Ivy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Listen, but was it YA or not?

  • By Katheryne on 05-06-15

I'm not a fan of this series

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

Reviewed: 10-01-16

I thoroughly enjoy Jeanine Frost's books but this series just doesn't do it for me. It's lacking in depth and emotion that her other series and characters have. I won't be continuing with this series. I only gave it a 3 because I like her as an author. If I wasn't hooked on her other series and this was the first one I read I probably would have rated it as a 2.

  • The Lake House

  • By: Kate Morton
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 21 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,485
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,331
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,309

Living on her family’s gorgeous lakeside estate in Cornwall, England, Alice Edevane is a bright, clever, inquisitive, innocent, and precociously talented fourteen-year-old who loves to write stories. But the mysteries she pens are no match for the one her family is about to endure ...One midsummer’s eve, after a beautiful party drawing hundreds of guests to the estate has ended, the Edevanes discover that their youngest son, Theo, has vanished without a trace.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • BRAVO!!!!!!!

  • By Maria on 10-30-15

A bit lengthy but good

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

Reviewed: 10-01-16

I enjoyed The Lake House and flipping from the past to the present, it's a good twist. The plot is good and I recommend the book. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because I don't think it needs to be as long as it is.

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  • Snowbound

  • By: Blake Crouch
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 764
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 688
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 685

For Will Innis and his daughter, Devlin, the loss was catastrophic. Every day for the past five years, they wonder where she is, if she is - Will's wife, Devlin's mother - because Rachael Innis vanished one night during an electrical storm on a lonely desert highway, and suspected of her death, Will took his daughter and fled. Now, Will and Devlin live under different names in another town, having carved out a new life for themselves as they struggle to maintain some semblance of a family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • NOT THE PIECE OF COMFORT PIE YOU WERE LOOKING FOR

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 05-03-15

Over the top odd

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

Reviewed: 10-01-16

I was hooked on Blake Crouch novels after his Wayward Pines trilogy (that I would highly recommend) but this novel was just too weird and depressing. Not my favorite.

  • NOS4A2

  • A Novel
  • By: Joe Hill
  • Narrated by: Kate Mulgrew
  • Length: 19 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10,457
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,747
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,737

Victoria McQueen has an uncanny knack for finding things: a misplaced bracelet, a missing photograph, answers to unanswerable questions. When she rides her bicycle over the rickety old covered bridge in the woods near her house, she always emerges in the places she needs to be. Vic doesn't tell anyone about her unusual ability, because she knows no one will believe her. She has trouble understanding it herself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping performance by Kate Mulgrew....

  • By Leslie on 05-06-13

Extremely strange

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

Reviewed: 12-20-15

I read the reviews so knew this book would be odd but that's an understatement. Way beyond the realm of reality, dark, and twisted. It will leave an impression but not really a good one. I personally wouldn't recommend it. I enjoy odd tales but this ones goes a bit too far.

  • Another Time, A Different World

  • By: T. D. Whorton
  • Narrated by: Benjamin Isaac Armstrong
  • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Jonathon Grade is a typical teenager living in 1972. His priorities in life consist of girls and cars but that soon changes when he finds a cryptic letter from his dad claiming he has traveled to the future. Jonathon must find his dad but during his journey what he discovers will change his life forever. The president of the future world saved mankind from extinction but now the citizens live in a dystopian society where they must reside in sterile buildings, called zones, because the outside world is too contaminated to live in but why?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Some twists that I didn't expect! Worth the read.

  • By Tracy on 04-20-14

Some twists that I didn't expect! Worth the read.

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

Reviewed: 04-20-14

This book has a couple of twists that I didn't see coming which is always a pleasant surprise since I feel I usually figure out the twists and plots in many books way before they're revealed. I thought it would be a typical time travel novel but it surprised me with the relationship between Kierra and Jonathon and without giving away spoilers, where it goes from there. I enjoyed the narration by Benjamin Armstrong and I would recommend this book for a credit or purchase. I plan to buy the sequel when it's released to find out just exactly what happens next.

  • Midnight Bayou

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: James Daniels, Sandra Burr
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,002
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,708
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,717

Declan Fitzgerald had always been the family maverick, but even he couldn't understand his impulse to buy a dilapidated mansion on the outskirts of New Orleans. All he knew was that ever since he saw Manet Hall, he'd been enchanted - and obsessed - with it. So when the opportunity to buy the house comes up Declan jumps at the chance to live out a dream.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Nora Roberts Review By A Guy

  • By Brad on 12-10-13

Excellent writing and narration

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

Reviewed: 03-18-14

Nora Roberts is an excellent writer. Her story flows smoothly and her characters have so much depth. Declan's sense of humor adds to the story and eases the tension with Angelina. James Daniels is a great narrator and his Cajun accents were the best. He really nailed Declan's character. I felt as if I could carry on my own conversation with him - that's how real James made him. Sandra Burr is also very good. Her voice is a pleasure to listen to. I really enjoyed everything about this book; the story itself, the flawless writing and the narration. I would highly recommend this book.

  • Pines

  • By: Blake Crouch
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael Garcia
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10,115
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,155
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,169

Wayward Pines, Idaho, is quintessential small-town America — or so it seems. Secret Service agent Ethan Burke arrives in search of two missing federal agents, yet soon is facing much more than he bargained for. After a violent accident lands him in the hospital, Ethan comes to with no ID and no cell phone. The medical staff seems friendly enough, but something feels…off. As the days pass, Ethan’s investigation into his colleagues’ disappearance turns up more questions than answers. Why can’t he make contact with his family in the outside world? Why doesn’t anyone believe he is who he says he is? And what’s the purpose of the electrified fences encircling the town? Are they keeping the residents in? Or something else out? Each step toward the truth takes Ethan further from the world he knows, until he must face the horrifying possibility that he may never leave Wayward Pines alive…

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Well done story

  • By Linda B on 08-28-12

I couldn't stop listening!

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

Reviewed: 01-10-14

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

I would recommend this book. It grabs you from the beginning.

What about Paul Michael Garcia’s performance did you like?

Paul Michael Garcia is a great narrator. He makes the story come alive.

  • Wisdom

  • My Blood Approves, Book 4
  • By: Amanda Hocking
  • Narrated by: Hannah Friedman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 211
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 189

For her 18th birthday, Alice Bonham takes a vacation to Australia only to have her trip cut short by an unexpected murder. While Alice tries to understand what happened, she regrets some of the choices she's made, especially the more permanent ones. On top of that, the child vampire is running loose, and its attracting some very unwanted attention.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth Reading The Entire Series ...

  • By Kindle Customer on 12-25-11

Enjoyable. I bought the series

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

Reviewed: 11-24-13

Where does Wisdom rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I enjoyed the Wisdom series. I would recommend them. They were entertaining throughout.

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

Hannah did a great job with all the Wisdom books.

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

Yes

  • The Woods

  • By: Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,555
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,267
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,258

Twenty years ago, four teenagers at summer camp walked into the woods at night. Two were found murdered, and the others were never seen again. Four families had their lives changed forever. Now, two decades later, they are about to change again.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Coben's worst I've read

  • By Barry S. Sharpnack on 05-27-08

I couldn't wait to find out what happened!

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

Reviewed: 11-24-13

Where does The Woods rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One of my top picks

What did you like best about this story?

It moved along at a nice pace and was entertaining and filled with suspense.

Which character – as performed by Scott Brick – was your favorite?

He did a great job with all the characters

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

no

  • Dark Kiss

  • By: Michelle Rowen
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 309
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 289
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 293

Smart, über-careful, ordinary Samantha - that's me. But I just couldn't pass up a surprise kiss from my number one unattainable crush. A kiss that did something to me…something strange. Now I feel hungry all the time, but not for food. It's like part of me is missing - and I don't know if I can get it back. Then there's Bishop. At first I thought he was just a street kid, but the secrets he's keeping are as intense as his unearthly blue eyes. If he's what I think he is, he may be the only one who can help me.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Such a great narrator!

  • By Linda B on 06-09-12

Enjoyed the book.

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

Reviewed: 11-24-13

Would you consider the audio edition of Dark Kiss to be better than the print version?

unknown

What did you like best about this story?

The story line is good and flows well and has a good ending.

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

Yes and both were very good.

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

no