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  • Crossed

  • Written by: Ally Condie
  • Narrated by: Kate Simses, Jack Riccobono
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

The hotly awaited second book in the dystopian Matched trilogy.... In search of a future that may not exist and faced with the decision of who to share it with, Cassia journeys to the Outer Provinces in pursuit of Ky - taken by the Society to his certain death - only to find that he has escaped, leaving a series of clues in his wake.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • meh..

  • By Amazon Customer on 2019-05-11

meh..

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

Reviewed: 2019-05-11

This has been an extremely tough read/listen for me. Especially after enjoying Matched as much as I did. the story line is boring and uneventful and although I enjoy that they used a male voice reader for Ky's chapters, his voice is so draining. I find myself not wanting to continue listening because it puts me in almost a sad mood, just by listening to his voice! Not only that but there is no tone change in his thoughts vs him speaking, and the actors voice has only slightly subtle tone differences for the different characters. this all makes it very difficult to stick with the story. I often realize that I hardly listen to Kys' chapters and am thinking of the stuff I'm trying to use the book not to think about!
I was very excited to listen to this book as well as Reached, but now I'm not sure i want to waste my money..
Quite disappointed..

  • Red Queen

  • Written by: Victoria Aveyard
  • Narrated by: Amanda Dolan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106

Mare Barrow's world is divided by blood--those with red and those with silver. Mare and her family are lowly Reds, destined to serve the Silver elite whose supernatural abilities make them nearly gods. Mare steals what she can to help her family survive, but when her best friend is conscripted into the army she gambles everything to win his freedom. A twist of fate leads her to the royal palace, where, in front of the king and all his nobles, she discovers a power of her own--an ability she didn't know she had.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • nope

  • By K. Gutty on 2018-07-09

Good concept, too fast paced, horrible narrator...

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

Reviewed: 2019-01-18

I have been craving something more after listening to all of Merissa Meyers The Chronicle Series, and saw a lot of good reviews for this on Goodreads. I love the concept of this book, a world split in 2 by 'silvers' and 'reds', a slum red girl and a too-perfect silver prince.. but there is no depth! the whole time I felt like I was missing something and would catch myself thinking of other things while listening to it because nothing really keeps you drawn to it.. and don't get me started on the narration! Farley's character is the only one I was interested in listening to because it was the only character that the narrator bothered to give a different tone/speech effect to. I found it ridiculously difficult to tell the difference between people talking (no matter who it was), Mare thinking to herself and the actual story.. I'm interested to know what happens next, but won't be wasting any money or credits on getting the next book, maybe if it becomes free some day, but I was highly dissatisfied and disappointed in this title..

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