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  • A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

  • Written by: Mark Twain
  • Narrated by: Nick Offerman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 78

With his trademark mirth and boundless charisma, actor Nick Offerman brought the loveable shenanigans of Twain's adolescent hero to life in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Now, in yet another virtuosic performance, the actor proves that despite being separated by a span of over a century, his connection to the author and his work is undeniable and that theirs is a timeless collaboration that should not be missed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pure joy

  • By Mr P J Hill on 2019-07-07

Performance was the only good part

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

Reviewed: 2019-06-10

Nick Offerman was the one saving grace here. It was just the same "joke" over and over again: these old time-y people don't know basic science or western politics - I'll show them!

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  • The Way of Kings

  • Book One of The Stormlight Archive
  • Written by: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
  • Length: 45 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,218
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,135
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,134

Roshar is a world of stone and storms. Uncanny tempests of incredible power sweep across the rocky terrain so frequently that they have shaped ecology and civilization alike. Animals hide in shells, trees pull in branches, and grass retracts into the soilless ground. Cities are built only where the topography offers shelter. It has been centuries since the fall of the ten consecrated orders known as the Knights Radiant, but their Shardblades and Shardplate remain: mystical swords and suits of armor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping and Near Impossible to Put Down!

  • By Nicole on 2017-11-02

Takes a while, but worth the world building

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

Reviewed: 2019-04-19

Sanderson takes some time establishing his world and characters, and he has a lot going on. But once he gets going, it's quite a ride.

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  • The Paper Magician

  • Written by: Charlie N. Holmberg
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 45

Ceony Twill arrives at the cottage of Magician Emery Thane with a broken heart. Having graduated at the top of her class from the Tagis Praff School for the Magically Inclined, Ceony is assigned an apprenticeship in paper magic despite her dreams of bespelling metal. And once she's bonded to paper, that will be her only magic... forever. Yet the spells Ceony learns under the strange yet kind Thane turn out to be more marvelous than she could have ever imagined.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • it was ok

  • By Amazon Customer on 2018-09-20

Read the physical book

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

Reviewed: 2019-01-06

Unfortunately, this is one of those books I think that I would have preferred reading on my own, rather than listening to. I just felt like the way that the narrator voiced the main character was so infuriating that I couldn't focus on the actual story.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Thunderhead

  • Arc of a Scythe
  • Written by: Neal Shusterman
  • Narrated by: Greg Tremblay
  • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119

Rowan and Citra take opposite stances on the morality of the Scythedom, putting them at odds, in the chilling sequel to the Printz Honor Book Scythe from New York Times best seller Neal Shusterman, author of the Unwind dystology.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing

  • By Truly Hunter on 2018-12-30

Totally lives up to the first one

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

Reviewed: 2018-12-13

I absolutely loved this follow up to Scythe. My only complaint is that I got too invested in the story, and I stressed myself out and had to take a break!

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  • Girl, Wash Your Face

  • Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be
  • Written by: Rachel Hollis
  • Narrated by: Rachel Hollis
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,895
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,659
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,660

As the founder of the lifestyle website TheChicSite.com and CEO of her own media company, Rachel Hollis developed an immense online community by sharing tips for better living while fearlessly revealing the messiness of her own life. Now, in this challenging and inspiring new book, Rachel exposes the 20 lies and misconceptions that too often hold us back from living joyfully and productively.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Mostly for moms and people with religious beliefs

  • By Anonymous User on 2018-06-10
  • Girl, Wash Your Face
  • Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be
  • Written by: Rachel Hollis
  • Narrated by: Rachel Hollis

meh.

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

Reviewed: 2018-11-11

Lacklustre, trite, and just a little bit condescending. Definitely not the catch all it was set up to be.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Scythe

  • Written by: Neal Shusterman
  • Narrated by: Greg Tremblay
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 226
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225

A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery: Humanity has conquered all those things and has even conquered death. Now Scythes are the only ones who can end life - and they are commanded to do so in order to keep the size of the population under control. Citra and Rowan are chosen to apprentice to a scythe - a role that neither wants. These teens must master the "art" of taking life, knowing that the consequence of failure could mean losing their own.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved it. the world is amazing

  • By lucas on 2017-11-09

Too good

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

Reviewed: 2018-10-24

Was I screaming in my car while listening to this? Yes. Was I chanting like a WWE spectator? Yes.

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  • The Cruel Prince

  • Written by: Holly Black
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Kelly
  • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By Amazon Customer on 2018-03-18

Very disappointing

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

Reviewed: 2018-08-30

I had heard so much hype about this book and how AMAZING it was, and I was extremely disappointed. Jude was not the morally grey, ambitious, clever Slytherin protagonist I was promised - she was slow on the uptake and annoying. The plot took forever to get going, and the world building was lacklustre.

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  • Obsidio

  • The Illuminae Files, Book 3
  • Written by: Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
  • Narrated by: Olivia Taylor Dudley, Carla Corvo, full cast
  • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 68

Kady, Ezra, Hanna, and Nik narrowly escaped with their lives from the attacks on Heimdall station and now find themselves crammed with 2,000 refugees on the container ship Mao. With the jump station destroyed and their resources scarce, the only option is to return to Kerenza - but who knows what they'll find seven months after the invasion? Meanwhile Kady's cousin, Asha, survived the initial BeiTech assault and has joined Kerenza's ragtag underground resistance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome!!

  • By ANETT PINCUS on 2018-09-15

Excellent conclusion of the series

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

Reviewed: 2018-07-02

Honest to goodness, I cannot stop recommending this series to people. Whether it's the audiobook or the physical copy, this whole series is FANTASTIC (although the full-cast audiobook makes for an incredibly immersive experience).

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Gemina

  • Written by: Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
  • Narrated by: Carla Corvo, Steve West, full cast, and others
  • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 59

The sci-fi saga that began with the breakout best seller Illuminae continues onboard the Jump Station Heimdall, where two new characters will confront the next wave of the BeiTech assault. Hanna is the station captain's pampered daughter, Nik the reluctant member of a notorious crime family. But while the pair are struggling with the realities of life aboard the galaxy's most boring space station, little do they know that Kady Grant and the Hypatia are headed right toward Heimdall, carrying news of the Kerenza invasion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic space opera!

  • By Mary on 2019-08-08

So good!

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

Reviewed: 2018-06-07

Illuminae was one of my favourite reads last year, and the sequel did not disappoint!!

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  • The Wild Robot Escapes

  • Written by: Peter Brown
  • Narrated by: Kathleen McInerney
  • Length: 4 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

Shipwrecked on a remote, wild island, Robot Roz learned from the unwelcoming animal inhabitants and adapted to her surroundings - but can she survive the challenges of the civilized world and find her way home to Brightbill and the island? From best-selling and award-winning author Peter Brown comes a heartwarming and action-packed sequel to his New York Times best-selling The Wild Robot, about what happens when nature and technology collide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • get it.

  • By Dwelling Logs on 2019-01-05

Not nearly as good as the first

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

Reviewed: 2018-05-30

While I loved the first one, this felt forced and slow. The characters were not engaging, and neither was the plot. I was quite disappointed with the sequel, because the first was such a wonderful, engaging story.