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The Go-Between Audiobook by Veronica Chambers
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2018-04-13 12:41:35 UTC 05:34:00
The Go-Between Audiobook by Veronica Chambers

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Go-Between Author: Veronica Chambers Narrator: Karla Souza Format: Unabridged Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins Language: English Release date: 05-09-17 Publisher: Listening Library (Audio) Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 5 votes Genres: Teens, Fiction & Literature Publisher's Summary: Fans of Jane the Virgin will find much to love about The Go-Between, a coming-of-age novel from best-selling author Veronica Chambers, who, with humor and humanity, explores issues of identity and belonging in a world that is ever changing. She is the envy of every teenage girl in Mexico City. Her mother is a glamorous telenovela actress. Her father is the go-to voice-over talent for blockbuster films. Hers is a world of private planes, chauffeurs, paparazzi, and gossip columnists. Meet Camilla del Valle - Cammi to those who know her best. When Cammi's mom gets cast in an American television show and the family moves to LA, things change, and quickly. Her mom's first role is playing a not-so-glamorous maid in a sitcom. Her dad tries to find work but dreams about returning to Mexico. And at the posh, private Polestar Academy, Cammi's new friends assume she's a scholarship kid, the daughter of a domestic. At first Cammi thinks playing along with the stereotypes will be her way of teaching her new friends a lesson. But the more she lies, the more she wonders: Is she only fooling herself? Critic Reviews: "Karla Souza (who plays Laurel on 'How to Get Away with Murder') creates a pitch-perfect, youthful narration of Cammi, an ultra-privileged teen whose life is transformed.... Souza, who herself has starred in Mexican telenovelas, seamlessly moves from English to Spanish phrases and beautifully creates a wealth of engaging, clearly delineated characters for Cammi to interact with. This fun yet serious story will entertain a wide array of listeners - while making them think twice about the power of assumptions." (AudioFile) Members Reviews: Appreciation I enjoyed the journey with Camilla & family! I will add to my classroom library in September. such a cute book! loved the narrator! she captured a Mexican teen so well! the book had a lot of fun themes, good times! Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Tom Swift and the Visitor from Planet X Audiobook by Victor Appleton
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Tom Swift and the Visitor from Planet X Audiobook by Victor Appleton

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Tom Swift and the Visitor from Planet X Author: Victor Appleton Narrator: Arthur Vincet Format: Unabridged Length: 4 hrs and 7 mins Language: English Release date: 04-13-17 Publisher: Audioliterature Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Teens, Fiction & Literature Publisher's Summary: Tom Swift is the main character in the book series of science fiction and adventure novels that emphasize science, invention and technology. First published in 1910, the series total more than 100 volumes. The character was created by Edward Stratemeyer. Tom's adventures have been written by various ghostwriters. Most of the books are credited to the collective pseudonym Victor Appleton. Most of the various series emphasized Tom's inventions. The books generally describe the effects of science and technology as wholly beneficial, and the role of the inventor in society as admirable and heroic. ©2017 Audioliterature (P)2017 Audioliterature Members Reviews: Hardy Boys with lasers and space ships! Classic old school book in the tradition of The Hardy Boys and other serials. Very dated language, but still has all the classic staples of a young boy's adventure sci-fi book. Having fun reading it with my son. I used to devour these as a kid and it gives me a kick to see my son enjoying them decades later. Classic for kids Straight forward juvenile fiction for that time. Which makes any exposition rapidly disappear. But that's a part of the joy. Goofy sidekick. Hero who always triumphs. Enjoy it for what it is. Loving nostalgia It has been fifty years since I was introduced to Tom Swift Jr and his exploits. I still have most of the books in this series in my possession, save this one. I have looked for a copy for years. It's all here with Tom, Sandy, Bud, Phyllis and good old Chow Winkler. A rollicking good time is had by all with lots of action, lots of food and lots of concussions! Indeed a pleasure. Better watch yourselves though... it looks like those nasty Brungarians are at it again!!! Fun book. It's clean and interesting to read Fun book. It's clean and interesting to read. Great for people who like science and adventure. The hero in the story is openly recognized as someone who has honesty. That's pretty refreshing, considering the behavior of many in our society today. Easy readimg Ok Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Conni, Paul und die Sache mit der Freundschaft (Conni & Co 8) Hörbuch von Dagmar Hoßfeld
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Conni, Paul und die Sache mit der Freundschaft (Conni & Co 8) Hörbuch von Dagmar Hoßfeld

Hören Sie sich dieses volle Hörbuch kostenlos bei http://hotaudiobook.com/free Titel: Conni, Paul und die Sache mit der Freundschaft (Conni & Co 8) Autor:: Dagmar Hoßfeld Erzähler: Ann-Cathrin Sudhoff Format: Abridged Spieldauer: 2 hrs and 23 mins Sprache: Deutsch Veröffentlichungsdatum: 06-25-13 Herausgeber: HörbucHHamburg HHV GmbH Kategorien: Teens, Fiction & Literature Zusammenfassung des Herausgebers: Die Unterstufe trainiert für die Bundesjugendspiele. Conni wird Mitglied der Leichtathletik-Schulmannschaft. Das macht Spaß, aber das regelmäßige Training und die Wettkämpfe nehmen viel Zeit in Anspruch. Conni möchte weder auf die Schulmannschaft verzichten noch ihre Freundinnen und Phillip vernachlässigen. Während sie versucht, alles unter einen Hut zu bekommen, hat Paul mit seinen eigenen Problemen zu kämpfen. Conni und ihre Freunde erkennen, dass Paul ihre Unterstützung braucht. Doch der weist sie zurück. Können sie ihm trotzdem helfen? ©2013 Carlsen (P)2013 Hörbuch Hamburg Kontaktieren Sie mich für Fragen: inforeq17@gmail.com

Angels in Pink: Kathleen's Story Audiobook by Lurlene McDaniel
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Angels in Pink: Kathleen's Story Audiobook by Lurlene McDaniel

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Angels in Pink: Kathleen's Story Author: Lurlene McDaniel Narrator: Julia Farhat Format: Unabridged Length: 6 hrs and 1 min Language: English Release date: 05-15-13 Publisher: Audible Studios Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Teens, Fiction & Literature Publisher's Summary: It's the summer after sophomore year and Raina has convinced her best friends since the sixth grade, Kathleen and Holly, to spend their summer as "pink angels" in Parker-Sloan General Hospital's summer volunteer program. Kathleen is reluctant to do it - she has enough responsibility at home caring for her sick mother. But when she meets Carson, a cute and flirty fellow volunteer, she is happy that she joined the program. Or, at least, she thinks she is. Carson's "old friend" Stephanie keeps showing up at all the wrong times. And Kathleens mother keeps complaining that she needs Kathleen at home. But with friends Raina and Holly by her side and her Pink Angel t-shirt on her back, Kathleen is able to realize that helping others also allows you to help yourself. Members Reviews: Five Stars In very good shape not a rip or anything wrong with it My students like it. Students enjoyed it. Greatness!! I really liked this book and its one of my favorites. It's an adorable little book! I would recommend to anyone awesome!! Love this series! Sweet and Funny, but Poor Ending Even though this book is supposed to revolve around one of three best friends, Kathleen, I found that it was divided pretty evenly between the three girls. Kathleen's mother is afflicted with multiple sclerosis, which adds a human interest element to the plot that makes the reader sympathetic to Kathleen's struggles. This is also makes it quite understandable as to why Kathleen would be attracted to bad-boy Carson -- she lives such a controlled life that she needs some rebellion and unpredictability to make life more interesting. The three girls volunteer for a program at the local hospital, called the Pink Angels. This makes for great background material as there is plenty of fodder for creating obstacles and conflicts. It was also somewhat familiar to me, thanks to what I've gone through with my youngest daughter's two hospital stays. My heart especially melted at one of the girl's interactions with a boy sick with cancer. The characters were not overly unique and some were more likable than others. What really bothered me the most was how the book ended -- it just sort of cuts off. I understand that this book is part of a trilogy, but as it attempts to focus on one particular character, Kathleen, the plot lines pertaining to her should be resolved. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Christy's Choice Audiobook by Catherine Marshall, C. Archer (adaptation)
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Christy's Choice Audiobook by Catherine Marshall, C. Archer (adaptation)

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Christy's Choice Subtitle: Christy Series, Book 6 Author: Catherine Marshall, C. Archer (adaptation) Narrator: Jaimee Draper Format: Unabridged Length: 2 hrs and 17 mins Language: English Release date: 07-16-10 Publisher: Oasis Audio Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 4 votes Genres: Teens, Fiction & Literature Publisher's Summary: Christy screamed as the train broke from the track and plunged down the side of the mountain. When Christy is offered a chance to teach in her hometown, she faces a difficult decision. Will her train ride back to Cutter Gap be a journey home, or a last farewell? In a moment of terror and danger, Christy must decide where her future lies. Members Reviews: "FOLKS WERE JUST FOLKS" Some may wish to critique the Christy Series books to find their flaws, but if they will think about the motives and actions of actually living the Christian faith, they will find a treasure trove of guiding principles and how to follow them. In CHRISTY'S CHOICE, One of the characters, Ruby Mae, discovers that whether comfortably situated, like the folks in Ashville, or in abject poverty, like the people in Cutter Gap, "folks are just folks." Being naturally out-going she finds no difficulty in relating to either strata of society. Christy, on the other hand, finds herself torn between staying near home and beginning a school for the poor children of her home town, or returning to Cutter Gap with its filth, abject poverty, moonshine, feuds and violence. Which will she choose? This is a captivating story of following one's heart, based on Catherine Marshall's mother's experience in the Great Smokies. a great series for all It was true to nature of the book. The Christy series is a wholesome series that teaches timeless good principles that the world needs today. Christy's Choice I have been a Christy fan for some time and I was hoping that this book would be more about "David or Neil" but the book leaned more toward "Ashville or Cutter Gap". However this was still a great and exciting book in all respects and I recommend it highly. A safe choice Written by C. Archer, this book is sixth in a series loosely based on Catherine Marshallï¿s Christy. Although failing to live up to its origins this book is entertaining for its target audience. Christy returns to her home town with a student in need of an operation. She meets an old flame and faces the dilemma of remaining or returning to Cutter Gap. Her two rural flames, David and Neil, accompany her as well, making for an exciting time. Although aimed at preteen girls this book falls short in the area of characterisation. As much as you would love to get into the angst of Christy having to choose between three men there is never any doubt that she will choose the higher calling and return to her poor mountain people. There is also a poor bridge between the previous book and this one in her relationship with David. Itï¿s almost like the proposal never happened because the characters donï¿t fill out emotionally. All in all, a quick moral read for young girls. Five Stars Great read and a great book for teens. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Black Beauty Audiobook by Anne Sewell
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Black Beauty Audiobook by Anne Sewell

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Black Beauty Author: Anne Sewell Narrator: Cori Samuel Format: Unabridged Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins Language: English Release date: 02-09-17 Publisher: SAGA Egmont Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 2 votes Genres: Teens, Fiction & Literature Publisher's Summary: "Black Beauty" is an 1877 novel by English author Anna Sewell. It was composed in the last years of her life, during which she remained in her house as an invalid. The novel became an immediate bestseller, with Sewell dying just five months after its publication, long enough to see her first and only novel become a success. With fifty million copies sold, "Black Beauty" is one of the best-selling books of all time. While forthrightly teaching animal welfare, it also teaches how to treat people with kindness, sympathy, and respect. "Black Beauty" became a forerunner to the pony book genre of children's literature. ©2017 SAGA Egmont (P)2017 SAGA Egmont Members Reviews: Classic Sinclair I've read this over 20 years ago and I'm rereading it again, just to remind me what life is like if you don't speak up for your rights! Great Book from an era that we maybe repeating, hopefully not. In short, this a fictional (may have possibly happened) story is about an eastern European immigrant couple in search of the "American Dream", but due to extreme unsafe working/living conditions and class inequality, they ultimately succumb to the crushing wheels of progress of the Industrial Revolution. Makes you happy to live in this century This is the story of Jurgis, a Lithuaian immigrant who works in the stockyards of Chicago around the turn of the century. How much have we taken for granted in our day to day lives? Sinclair does a great job of conveying the terrible hardship faced by the unskilled labor force, and what gross injustices were plied against them in their ignorance. I couldn't escape the constant thought of "This could've been me." My ancestors were immigrants and undoubtedly worked in similar conditions.how possibly could people have survived with any hope, with any belief in the goodness of mankind? A telling, frightening story which everyone should be required to read. Beautifully written, compelling story line. Have times changed much? I'd like to think that packing houses are cleaner and safer now. However, the greed at the top is just as bad and this is what struck me most from the book. We seem to be in an environment of an increasing gap of wealth between the average worker and those at the top. Left unchecked, we might see a worker revolution here in the USA. The Jungle as Life This is an important reflection on U.S. society that shows that as much as things have changed in the last century, they really haven't. Originally written to inform and upset the public on the realities of the meat industry, it is also a lesson on survival and Darwinistic behaviors on all levels, and in all demographic sectors. The story goes into history, sociology, social psychology, civil studies, political science, agronomy, economy, and more. You finish the book with not only a new knowledge, but a deeper understanding of how you yourself fits into your modern society and community. Good for rounding out your "classic" reads. I've wanted to read this for quite awhile, as I know that it is considered a classic. It was very useful in informing me of some of the issues of the era in which it was written/set. The author obviously had some passion around the issues and presented the story in a heart wrenching manner. All of that I appreciated.

Stage Fright Audiobook by Catherine Marshall, C. Archer (adaptation)
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Stage Fright Audiobook by Catherine Marshall, C. Archer (adaptation)

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Stage Fright Subtitle: Christy Series, Book 10 Author: Catherine Marshall, C. Archer (adaptation) Narrator: Jaimee Draper Format: Unabridged Length: 2 hrs and 9 mins Language: English Release date: 07-16-10 Publisher: Oasis Audio Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 3 votes Genres: Teens, Fiction & Literature Publisher's Summary: As Christy's students are preparing for a school play, she reveals her dream to act on stage. Little does she know that Dr. MacNeill's aunt is the artistic director of the Knoxville Theater. Before long, just as Christy is about to debut on stage, several mysterious incidents threaten both her dreams and her pride. Members Reviews: JEALOUSY! BEWARE WHERE IT LEADS! During her high school days, Christy, the mission school teacher in Cutter Gap, starred as Juliet. She wishes to motivate her seventy students in her one room school by teaching them a bit of drama. After practice one day, remembering her own dream of becoming an actress, she decides to recite Juliet's lines from ROMEO AND JULIET, only to be caught by Doctor Neil MacNeill. who has a crush on her! He informs her that his aunt, who directs the Knoxville Players, is coming for a visit. Christy blushes with embarrassment at the thought of this talented director watching the make-shift play of GOLDLOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS that the children will present. However, the play goes very well and Aunt Clara is impressed with Christy's ability. As a result, she invites Christy, Neil, and the preacher to return with her, feeling certain that she'll be able to incorporate Christy in ROMEO AND JULIET in someway. Due to unforseen events, Christy actually stars as Juliet, but jealousy almosts stops the performance. This book is an excellent one for character-building. Five Stars Great read and a great book for teens. Just what I needed. I was missing this book in my Christy collection. The books are great and very family friendly. It was good to find the copy that I had been missing. Weak Premise I have been enjoying reading the Christy Fiction Series by C. Archer, inspired by Catherine Marshall's famous novel Christy (with Amazon incorrectly giving Marshall the credit of authorship on these books). I must say, however, that the series is somewhat uneven, in my opinion. I would say that Book #10 / Stage Fright is one of the weaker entries in this series of 12 books. As the story opens, Christy is directing her students in Cutter Gap's first theatrical production, "Goldilocks and the Three Bears." While this is going on, Dr. Neil MacNeill's Aunt Cora arrives, visiting from Knoxville. Aunt Cora is taking a short break from directing the Knoxville Players in "Romeo and Juliet," and after seeing the fine job Christy's students do in the final performance of their play, eventually talks Christy into returning to Knoxville with her to assist her in her directorial duties - Christy played Juliet in her high school production, so she knows the play well. David and Miss Alice are more than happy to take over Christy's teaching duties for a while and encourage her to seize this wonderful opportunity. And, of course, Neil goes along on the trip to Knoxville. When the three arrive to the theater, they find that the crew is all ready to quit because of the micro-managing, nit-picky assistant director, Oliver, long known for his fuss-budget ways and overbearing demeanor. WAIT A MINUTE!! I have lots of questions and problems with this whole premise.

The Fix Audiobook by Natasha Sinel
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The Fix Audiobook by Natasha Sinel

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Fix Author: Natasha Sinel Narrator: Carly Robins Format: Unabridged Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins Language: English Release date: 11-04-15 Publisher: Audible Studios Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 2 votes Genres: Teens, Fiction & Literature Publisher's Summary: One conversation is all it takes to break a world wide open. Seventeen-year-old Macy Lyons has been through something no one should ever have to experience. And she's dealt with it entirely alone. On the outside, she's got it pretty good. Her family's well off, she's dating the cute boy next door, she has plenty of friends, and although she long ago wrote her mother off as a superficial gym rat, she's thankful to have allies in her loving, laid-back dad and her younger brother. But a conversation with a boy at a party one night shakes Macy out of the carefully maintained complacency that has defined her life so far. The boy is Sebastian Ruiz, a recovering addict who recognizes that Macy is hardened by dark secrets. And as Macy falls for Sebastian, she realizes that while revealing her secret could ruin her seemingly perfect family, keeping silent might just destroy her. The Fix follows two good-hearted teenagers coming to terms with the cards they were dealt. It's also about the fixes we rely on to cope with our most shameful secrets and the hope and fear that comes with meeting someone who challenges us to come clean. Members Reviews: Realistic, filled with beauty seeping through pain Grade: A One Word: True Beneath a tough faade, some people carry the burden of seemingly unmentionable secrets. On the surface, Macy seems to have it all, a best friend, great boyfriend and loving family (even if her relationship with her mom is tumultuous). Until the night she encounters the mysterious Sebastian at a party. Only he seems able to see that her eyes belie the girl she seems to be. He knows it. She knows it and for the first time, she the real Macy wants the be seen. But, the next day Sebastian ends up on a psych ward for substance abuse. What could have been a one time encounter continues as she visits him in the hospital and the two develop a fast friendship and maybe more. Like Macy, I've hidden secrets I thought too shameful to tell and like her, I've met someone with whom I had an immediate connection and no longer wanted to keep what happened to me secret. I can so relate to that connection, I almost wish Natasha Sinel had forgone the romantic overtures in favor of pure friendship, because that type connection transcends romance, in my experience. Sinel gave Macy an authentic, compelling voice. Her pain was palpable. She was a complex character, not always kind to her family, but what teenager is? Her underlying anger is certainly justified. I loved the diverse cast of minor characters as well. THE FIX made me feel so many emotions on so many levels. Sadness. Fury. Hope. I keep erasing detailed examples, because I don't want to spoil anything for readers. THEMES: sexual abuse, friendship, romance, family, siblings, parents, substance abuse THE FIX is a story about people you know, even if you don't realize you have people harboring difficult secrets in their lives. An important book that entertains and teaches. This is an engaging read about a tough subject -- a child molested by an older person. But, it is an important read because the main character is immediate, real, true, strong, and vulnerable. She finds her way through a challenging sequence of errors, her own and others' -- sharing her thoughts about how/why she became the young woman she did. The ending is perhaps too neatly tied up, but -- on the other hand -- the plateau of solution could very well be temporary.

The Underdog Audiobook by Markus Zusak
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The Underdog Audiobook by Markus Zusak

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Underdog Author: Markus Zusak Narrator: Stig Wemyss Format: Unabridged Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins Language: English Release date: 11-21-11 Publisher: Brilliance Audio Ratings: 3 of 5 out of 14 votes Genres: Teens, Fiction & Literature Publisher's Summary: One day we will fight again, but for now we are wolves in a cage, waiting to be let out.... The Wolfe family has fallen on hard times. Mr. Wolfe has had an accident at work and has been unemployed for months. Mum cleans longer and harder, and works a night shift at the hospital. Sarah gets drunk now and then. Older brother Steve wants to leave home, to forget about his lunatic family. When Cameron and Ruben find they can earn fifty dollars a win with an organized boxing racket, they take the chance. Ruben has talent for boxing and Cameron has heart at least. They need the money, but its really about self-respect. Boxing will change forever the way they see themselves. Author Markus Zusak pens a surprisingly complex and touching story that will linger long with readers. The language is hard-hitting, witty, and authentic - as are the emotions and action. Fighting Ruben Wolfe is not about boxing. It's about respect, stubborn pride, and real brotherly love. Fans of The Book Thief won't want to miss listening to the novels that launched Markus Zusak's stellar career. Members Reviews: Another great read from Zusak Another great read from Zusak. An easy and relatable read for young adults and those young at heart who can relate to the teenage angst of Cameron Wolfe. The Underdog lacks the same charm and flair that the original Fighting Ruben Wolfe had - the time lapse might have something to do with it. An enjoyable read none the less. Underdog/Adrian Mole After reading The Book Thief I was keen to read more in the same style. It seems that Mr. Zusaks style has matured. Full marks for The Book Thief though. Not "The Book Thief", but worth it anyway (By Don's daughter) I've been a fan of "The Book Thief" for some years now. (Which Markus Zusak also wrote, for those of you who don't know.) I won't go into how wonderful that book is because I don't have the time and you don't have the patience, but let's just say that for almost all that time, I've wanted to read something else Zusak wrote but kept putting it off. I finally decided I'd start where he did- with "The Underdog", his first novel. And I have to say: this book was not quite as awesome. I liked a lot of things about it, and I'll tell you what they are in a bit, but it wasn't "The Book Thief". And to be fair, I shouldn't have expected it to be. Cameron Wolfe and his brother Ruben are always making plans. They've talked about everything from robbing a dentist's office to stealing a road sign, and although these plans are almost never successful, they have all kinds of fun coming up with them. But Cameron has realized something recently- Ruben is always the leader, and he's always the follower. Always. And it's the same with his family: his father wishes he'd show more aptitude for the family business, his mother is ashamed that he and Ruben fight so much, and his oldest brother Steve is very fond of reminding him how much worse he is at everything than Steve is. So Cameron's just trying to figure out what his real role in life is. And that's pretty much it. Plot is not one of this book's strong points. It's more character-driven, at least in Cameron's case.

Grit Audiobook by Gillian French
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Grit Audiobook by Gillian French

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Grit Author: Gillian French Narrator: Caitlin Davies Format: Unabridged Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins Language: English Release date: 05-16-17 Publisher: Harper Audio Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 2 votes Genres: Teens, Fiction & Literature Publisher's Summary: Raw and moving, this contemporary realistic debut novel will leave fans of E. Lockhart and Gayle Forman breathless as it unflinchingly unfolds the tragic secrets being kept in a small, deceptively idyllic Maine town. Seventeen-year-old Darcy Prentiss has long held the title of "town slut". She knows how to have a good time, sure, but she isn't doing anything all the guys haven't done. But when you're a girl with a reputation, every little thing that happens seems to keep people whispering - especially when your ex-best friend goes missing. But if anyone were to look closer at Darcy, they'd realize there's a lot more going on beneath the surface. Staying out late, hooking up, and telling lies is what Darcy does to forget. Forget about the mysterious disappearance of her friend. Forget about the dark secret she and her cousin Nell share. Forget about that hazy Fourth of July night. So when someone in town anonymously nominates Darcy to be in the running for Bay Festival Princess - a cruel act only someone with a score to settle would make - all of the things that Darcy wants to keep hidden threaten to erupt in ways she wasn't prepared to handle...and isn't sure if she can. Members Reviews: Would recommend this book to teens and adults Could not put this book down and yea, stayed up way too late gobbling this story up. I was hooked from page one. The story lines, characters and action are all compelling and realistic. You are drawn into Darcy's world, her secrets, her pain and her courage. Got a real feel and understanding of a summer as a teen blueberry raker and underdog in a small Maine town. Would recommend this book to teens and adults. I laughed, cried and cringed...got angry and scared. To me, that is an excellent reading experience. Will look for more of Gillian French's writing. This book was great fun to read This book was great fun to read, I really enjoyed it. I picked this out due to the small town in Maine theme. I thought it was full of intrigue and excitement, a page - turner for sure! I enjoyed all the characters and loved the humor intertwined throughout the book. Through Gillian's depiction of each character I came to feel I knew them personally. I would recommend this to all ages for a fun summer read. I look forward to more works by Gillian French. Grit review...Love this book! Excellent story telling that keeps you intrigued from the very first page. This was an exciting mystery with a local Maine flair and realistic characters. Darcy is stubborn and tough but so tender and caring. The author makes it possible to feel as if you are living it along with the main character. I loved it and would highly recommend it. Five Stars Intriguing and well written with the author keeping the suspense going until the very end. Great! Absolutely amazing! Great read, can't wait for the next book and many more!! Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Velocity Audiobook by Chris Wooding
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Velocity Audiobook by Chris Wooding

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Velocity Author: Chris Wooding Narrator: Brittany Pressley Format: Unabridged Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins Language: English Release date: 03-01-17 Publisher: Scholastic Audio Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Teens, Fiction & Literature Publisher's Summary: The Fast and the Furious meets The Hunger Games in acclaimed author Chris Wooding's blistering vision of the future. Buckle up for a fast-paced, high-octane thrill ride! Cassica and Shiara are best friends. They couldn't be more different, but their differences work to their advantage - especially when they're drag racing. Cassica is fearless and determined, making her the perfect driver for daring, photo-finish victories. Shiara is intelligent and creative, able to build cars out of scrap and formulate daring strategies from the passenger's seat. Now they've set their sights on the Widowmaker - the biggest, most anticipated, and most dangerous race of the year. The winners get a pass to a life of luxury and fame. The losers, more often than not, die in fiery explosions. And even if Cassica and Shiara survive the deadly three-day challenge... their friendship might be roadkill. This breathless reimagining of extreme sports is perfect for fans of Mad Max: Fury Road and NASCAR. Members Reviews: Incredibly good read. Trying to get back into reading Incredibly good read. Trying to get back into reading, picked this one up 'cause it looked interesting, and finished it in an afternoon. Some of the plot was a touch predictable, but the ride was well worth it. Enjoyable characters and some heart-pumping thrills even if you think you know how it ends. I'd recommend it to someone who enjoys the Mad Max series, or rough and gritty apocalyptic futures. Good read. I picked this up at my library because I've liked Chris Wooding's books since I was a kid. His Breaking sky series is still a gem in my library. Very actively and well paced. Velocity was a good read. I'm not shy about dropping a book if it doesn't hold my attention, but I read this one straight through. It's reminiscent of Mad Max and Speed Racer squashed together with two strong girls who won't lay down and quit. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Dear Reader Audiobook by Mary O'Connell
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Dear Reader Audiobook by Mary O'Connell

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Dear Reader Subtitle: A Novel Author: Mary O'Connell Narrator: Saskia Maarleveld Format: Unabridged Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins Language: English Release date: 05-09-17 Publisher: Macmillan Audio Ratings: 3 of 5 out of 2 votes Genres: Teens, Fiction & Literature Publisher's Summary: Gilmore Girls meets Wuthering Heights in Mary O'Connell's Dear Reader, a whip-smart, poignant, modern-day take on Emily Brontë's classic novel. For 17-year-old Flannery Fields, the only respite from the plaid-skirted mean girls at Sacred Heart High School is her beloved teacher Miss Sweeney's AP English class. But when Miss Sweeney doesn't show up to teach Flannery's favorite book, Wuthering Heights, leaving behind her purse, Flannery knows something is wrong. The police are called, and Flannery gives them everything - except Miss Sweeney's copy of Wuthering Heights. This she holds on to. And a good thing she does, because when she opens it, it has somehow transformed into Miss Sweeney's real-time diary. It seems Miss Sweeney is in New York City - and she's in trouble. So Flannery does something very unFlannery-like: She skips school and sets out for Manhattan, with the book as her guide. But as soon as she arrives, she meets a boy named Heath. Heath is British, on a gap year, and incredibly smart - yet he's never heard of Albert Einstein or Anne Frank. In fact Flannery can't help thinking that he seems to have stepped from the pages of Brontë's novel. Could it be? This program includes a bonus interview with the author. Members Reviews: Saved by teachers and classics I treasured my time with this book. I kept a pencil to underline the phrases I didn't want to forget. Biased being from under the big sky as referenced the world was an oasis to escape into and relive days of youth and young love while rooting for both voices/characters. For all the teachers with histories, (their students could never imagine!) this book poses the dichotomy of this arrangement with grace, humor and poignance. As O'Connell suggests we do want to change our narrative and can. O'Connell once more takes on religious hypocrisy and gives hope to the "unpopular". It's just a matter of time. If only time could imprint the lessons of kindness and high school could truly change. If not this is a literary poultice. Books certainly transport us but can also give us "lessons about meaning, sense, and clarity". This book is lyrically and lovely. Flannery and Miss ... This book is lyrically and lovely. Flannery and Miss Sweeney intertwined stories are exhilarating and sobering. Life never quite takes you where you were expecting and neither does this book. Not your typical YA fare, not to be missed. Calling avid readers, English majors, and lovers of Emily Bront (and all things romantic and tragic) I loved this book. Mary OâConnell, with her beautiful prose, took me on such a wonderful literary journey in DEAR READER. Itâs an English majorâs dream combination of stories, combining the three narratives, if you include Wuthering Heights. I donât like to give spoilers in reviews â I prefer to read books without knowing too much going in. This is what I can tell you: I was captured from the first page. I loved the characters voices and how OâConnell blended them with Emily Brontâs voices and then how I was reminded of my own college triumphs, regrets, and mistakes. Thereâs a little bit of magic in Dear Reader too, but it blends seamlessly. I recommended keeping a pencil in hand to underline the lovely sentences.

The Story of Awkward Audiobook by R.K. Ryals
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The Story of Awkward Audiobook by R.K. Ryals

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Story of Awkward Author: R.K. Ryals Narrator: Caitlin Kelly Format: Unabridged Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins Language: English Release date: 12-13-16 Publisher: R.K. Ryals Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 7 votes Genres: Teens, Fiction & Literature Publisher's Summary: If you are looking for a happy book about beautiful people, this is the wrong story. If you are looking for a narrative without emotion, without regrets, and without mistakes, this is definitely the wrong story. This is by no means an uncomplicated tale about uncomplicated people. It is by no means sweet or light. This story is ugly. This story is complicated. This story is emotional. This story is tragic. In short, this story is about being awkward. Peregrine Storke is an artist with an odd sketchbook full of pictures she's drawn since she was a child. It is a book full of strange sketches and awkward characters, for there is no better way to hide from bullying and life than to create a world of your own. With a stroke of her pencil, she has given life to a spectacled princess, a freckle-nosed king, a candy loving troll, a two-horned unicorn, and a graceless fairy. Members Reviews: The breath intake sounds were highly annoying. I could not finish listening to this book. The breath intake sounds from the narrator made the story unlistenable. There are editing programs that can drastically reduce these sounds. I don't know why they didn't edit or use a microphone with a screen or buffer on it. I feel bad for the author becase I was enjoying the content. I am happy I have the ebook so I can finish reading the story. This audiobook copy was furnished through Audiobook Boom for review purposes. Awkward, the allegory This book is a cross between The Phantom Tollbooth and a psychological novel for young adults. It's... well... awkward. I loved it. Don't trust that description though - the one about the story being ugly and tragic. Yes, it's very stirring (thanks to the great, emotionally charged young voice of narrator Caitlin Kelly), but it's not as bad as all that. And it's definitely not ugly. It's an allegory and it doesn't try hiding the fact. In the magical world of Awkward our hero and heroine meet psychological concepts turned monsters - the Swamp of Sadness, The Beast of Belonging, the witch named Perfection... they need to battle these things and it hurts. But somehow at the end - and as awkward as they are - their self-acceptance awaits. I wouldn't be at all surprised if someone used this book in teenage therapy. It does go deep. Very nice job. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher. Overall this is a good book What about Caitlin Kellys performance did you like? If I see Caitlin Kelly is narrating a book, That's usually all I need to choose the book. She is one of my favorite narrators. Any additional comments? Usually I love YA books but this one was just a little to young for me. This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Don't Fail Me Now Audiobook by Una LaMarche
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Don't Fail Me Now Audiobook by Una LaMarche

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Don't Fail Me Now Author: Una LaMarche Narrator: Adenrele Ojo Format: Unabridged Length: 9 hrs and 1 min Language: English Release date: 09-01-15 Publisher: Listening Library (Audio) Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 5 votes Genres: Teens, Fiction & Literature Publisher's Summary: Michelle and her little siblings, Cass and Denny, are African American and living on the poverty line in urban Baltimore, struggling to keep it together with their mom in jail and only Michelle's part-time job at the Taco Bell to sustain them. Leah and her stepbrother, Tim, are white and middle class from suburban Maryland, with few worries beyond winning lacrosse games and getting college applications in on time. Michelle and Leah have only one thing in common: Buck Devereaux, the biological father who abandoned them when they were little. After news trickles back to them that Buck is dying, they make the uneasy decision to drive across country to his hospice in California. Leah hopes for closure; Michelle just wants to give him a piece of her mind. Five people in a failing, old station wagon, living off free samples at food courts across America, and the most pressing question on Michelle's mind is: Who will break down first - herself or the car? All the signs tell her they won't make it. But Michelle has heard that her whole life, and it's never stopped her before.... Una LaMarche triumphs once again with this rare and compassionate look at how racial and social privilege affects one family in crisis in both subtle and astonishing ways. Members Reviews: Two worlds collide. Michelle Devereau has seen and experienced a lot in her short life. She has a heroin addicted mother (who has been recently jailed); a troubled, younger sister; a baby brother who some would consider a bully;an indifferent aunt; and less than $200 dollars to take care of her siblings. So when a white teen (Tim) shows up and claims that they share a sister (Leah), she is shocked to say the least and isn't sure how she wants to react. But when she learns the reason for the visit....apparently her very absent, white biological father (Buck) wants to see her and her half-sister before he dies. In a moment of clarity or maybe panic, Michelle decides to head to California with her siblings, and see what her father has to say. Of course a bonus would be any inheritance he might leave. As the kids travel cross country, in an jalopy (nicknamed Goldie...the only thing she has from her father)...they must sleep in the car, live off samples or returned food in the mall food court, elude the authorities, and learn to accept each other. Ironically, they eventually learn that they have more in common than they first thought. This was my first Una Lamarche novel and I must admit I really enjoyed it and wouldn't hesitate to read another. Her writing style is clear and easy to follow. And while there were times that the story seemed somewhat unbelievable (five kids traveling cross county with no real resources or adult supervision), it was still entertaining and compelling. As a parent, I believe that this story will resignate with teens and inspire discussions about everything from drug use to bullying. Overall, it was a wonderful read...4 stars. "What else is there to break?" Running away in young adult novels nowadays isn't quite the same as it was in the pre-GPS/Amber Alerts/social media days.

Who Killed Christopher Goodman? Audiobook by Allan Wolf
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Who Killed Christopher Goodman? Audiobook by Allan Wolf

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Who Killed Christopher Goodman? Subtitle: Based on a True Crime Author: Allan Wolf Narrator: Jesse Lee, Nick Podehl, Lauren Ezzo, Whitney Dykhouse, Scott Merriman, Scott Lange, Kate Rudd, Will Damron Format: Unabridged Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins Language: English Release date: 03-07-17 Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 5 votes Genres: Teens, Fiction & Literature Publisher's Summary: Inspired by a tragic true event in his past, Allan Wolf examines the circumstances of one boy's inexplicable murder and the fateful summer leading up to it. Everybody likes Chris Goodman. Sure, he's a little odd. He wears those funny bell-bottoms and he really likes the word ennui and he shakes your hand when he meets you, but he's also the kind of guy who's always up for a good time, always happy to lend a hand. Everybody likes Chris Goodman, which makes it especially shocking when he's murdered. Here, in a stunning multi-voiced narrative - including the perspective of the fifteen-year-old killer - and based on a true and terrible crime that occurred when he was in high school, author Allan Wolf sets out to answer the first question that comes to mind in moments of unthinkable tragedy: how could a thing like this happen? Members Reviews: Based on a real crime I lived in the town where this murder actually happened, but was too young to remember it. This is a slightly fictionalized version but very interesting. Seeing the names of the stores that were long gone brought back many memories. Read it in 2 days, page turner. Interesting Read Glad I stayed with this read. Having lived in the Blacksburg area and attended Deadwood Days later to be called Steppin Out I was familiar with the places and events described in the book. Blend of factual fiction with emotional ending Absolutely fantastic! This was a straight read through for me Absolutely fantastic! This was a straight read through for me. I couldn't turn the pages fast enough. It's written in one of my favourite styles: a narrative from six different voices telling the story from their own point of view, this includes the killer. This book isn't a mystery. We know who gets killed and who did the killing from the start but we know little else. Like the narrators, we piece the story together as they tell it. The book is ultimately about how these teens, each approx. 16-17, deal with the aftermath of someone they knew dying a violent death and each feeling guilty in some sort of way. It's the reality of such a death and how as human beings we can accept the consequences of our actions and reactions as well as receiving certain fruits of the spirit from them. Simply a wonderful book written in a no nonsense and touching manner. Compelling & Insightful Set in Virgina in 1979, Who Killed Christopher Goodman by author Allan Wolf is a compelling and insightful YA novel based on a real murder in Wolfâs hometown when he was a teenager. Several teens discuss their encounters with another teen, Christopher Goodman, before his murder and their reactions afterwards. The story is a fast easy read but, in this case, fast and easy in form does not mean lack of emotional impact. As we get to know each of these young people, it is impossible not to develop a sense of empathy and caring towards them.

Kill Game Audiobook by Francine Pascal
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Kill Game Audiobook by Francine Pascal

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Kill Game Author: Francine Pascal Narrator: Elizabeth Evans Format: Unabridged Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins Language: English Release date: 03-23-14 Publisher: Audible Studios Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 6 votes Genres: Teens, Fiction & Literature Publisher's Summary: Gaia Moore isn't like anyone else in the world. She's trained in ten different martial arts. She has a sharp mind, and an even sharper tongue. As a teenager she cut class to bust gang members and drug dealers on the streets of New York City. And now Gaia's been recruited to join the world's leading crime-fighting organization. At FBI training camp in Quantico, Gaia will become a part of an unparalleled team. She'll learn the strict codes and procedures of the FBI. She'll be pushed to her body and mind's utmost limits. She'll learn how to hunt serial killers. And she will catch one. Members Reviews: Five Stars Received in good condition, reading it now. good read, missing original characters though. I've been a huge fan of the Fearless series every since I got the first book free with an Alloy order. I was really sad when I finished Gone. I don't really like how this new series starts when Gaia graduates college, because it doesn't really fill you in on what she did during her college time. And I really miss the original characters. I really hope Ed somehow comes back. There is a new romance, but Gaia and Ed are just right. But, it was a good read, just as fun and as has much wit as the original Fearless series. Fans will miss the original characters, though. Great Book I got this book for my daughter; she loves to read and goes through books in no time. One she starts a book it seems like she can't put it down. She really liked this book and can't wait for the next one. awesome This book shows what happens after she leaves New York. She graduates from Stanford in the beginning of the book. Something happens at graduation, after that she knows that she has to join the FBI. Gaia still hasn't gotten over what happened to Jake. This fact hurts her a lot when she is trying to join. Finally they accept her into a training program. There is a game. A game to train them. The FBI fakes serial killer attacks. They, with a four person group, have to find the serial killer. Gaia messes up, twice, they want to kick her out but she convinces them to let her stay. Gaia thought all this was fake, the game, the killer, the dead people. But then she finds something that pulls her into something more real and horrifying than she could ever imagine. Now she has to find a real killer. Its not a game anymore. She knows that everything she does no could save or kill the next victim. Now there is no room to mess up. Great book, but the sterotypes annoy me I read every book in the Fearless series. I loved the first book in the new FBI series. The only problem I have is the negative southern sterotypes. I am shocked that such a respected writer would put that kind of garbage in her book. The character of Will is protrayed as a southerner who is embarrassed to be southern. I am southern and let me tell you, southerners are proud people. I can't see Will or any guy liking a girl that perpetuated sterotypes the way that Gaia did. He proved her wrong, but still the book had other sterotypes that annoyed me. Throughout the book, we got hear Will's opinions and he always seemed embarrassed of his heritage. I just don't buy that. I think it's a slam on southerners and it's as offensive as heck. Other examples: Locals in the small, rural southern town were depicted as uneducated bigoted hicks.

Every Little Thing in the World Audiobook by Nina de Gramont
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Every Little Thing in the World Audiobook by Nina de Gramont

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Every Little Thing in the World Author: Nina de Gramont Narrator: Abby Craden Format: Unabridged Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins Language: English Release date: 03-23-10 Publisher: Listening Library Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 5 votes Genres: Teens, Fiction & Literature Publisher's Summary: Sixteen-year-old Sydney Biggs is a good kid smart, pretty, self-aware. No one doubts that shell go far in life. But lately her mother worries that Sydney is wandering down the wrong path and getting all caught up in petty teenage rebellion and shenanigans. When Sydney and her best friend, Natalia, borrow a car to go to a party and then get escorted home by the police, their parents pack them up and ship them off to a hard-love wilderness camp to stop this behavior before it gets out of hand, before things go too far. The problem is, they already have. Sydney the good kid is pregnant. In the wilds of Canadawhere the girls are to spend the next four weeks canoeing, camping, and foraging for foodtime is ticking, because Sydney isnt sure what she wants to do about this baby. And she certainly isnt expecting the other heady issues that will confront her as she forges friendships with her adventure mates, not to mention her own best friendwho is very adamant about what Sydney should do. Members Reviews: A book for every woman, every teenage girl Nina de Gramont's Young Adult novel Every Little Thing in the World is one of those rare books that can be enjoyed by both adults and teens equally well. The writing is subtle, the characterizations superb, and the story profound. The narrator, Sydney Biggs, has a big problem: she's 16 and pregnant and in serious denial about her state. Her divorced parents are fighting and she doesn't feel as though she can tell them about her "situation." She turns to her best friend, Natalia, for help, but Natalia soon proves to be unreliable in more ways than one. Sydney and Natalia are sent to a Canadian wilderness camp as punishment for a relatively minor infraction, and there Sydney must come to terms with her real predicament. What elevates Every Little Thing in the World into literature is the delicacy with which the author creates the very realistic characters and their very real flaws. No one is exactly what they seem. Just as in real life, even the most villainous-appearing people can surprise us with flashes of goodness, and even our best friends can at times betray us. I wish this book were required reading in high schools across America. It could prevent millions of girls from finding themselves in Sydney's situation. And for girls and women who've already been there, or nearly been there, Every Little Thing in the World will help them feel less alone. This novel is beautiful, complex, and timely. A Young Adult Page Turner I so enjoyed Ms. De Gramont's Gossip of the Starlings, that even though I'm technically an adult, I had to read her YA debut novel. How nice to re-enter the 16-year-old mind in the wilds of Canada but with the very real, difficult issue of teenage pregnancy hanging in the balance. As with Starlings, I found I could not put the thing down. Once I entered the world of these flawed, but thoughtful teenagers, I had to see them through their crises, flirtations, cans of beans, lack of soap, and night swims in the cool, Canadian lakes. De Gramont's writing is gentle, funny and inviting. I finished the book in the wee hours of last night, and I'm still longing to know what happens to these kids. I want more! Can I Go Canoeing in Canada Now? I've looked at this book several times on Amazon before and finally ordered it.

Someone I Wanted to Be Audiobook by Aurelia Wills
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Someone I Wanted to Be Audiobook by Aurelia Wills

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Someone I Wanted to Be Author: Aurelia Wills Narrator: Caitlin Kelly Format: Unabridged Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins Language: English Release date: 09-06-16 Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 4 votes Genres: Teens, Fiction & Literature Publisher's Summary: When an insecure teen starts impersonating someone else, her life spirals dangerously out of control in a realistic, relatable novel about finding yourself - and discovering your true friends. Leah Lobermier dreams of becoming a doctor, but it's hard to stay focused on getting good grades when boys make oinking sounds at her in school and her mother spends every night on the couch with a bottle of wine. Leah's skinny and popular "friends," Kristy and Corinne, aren't much better and can hardly be counted on for support. When the girls convince a handsome older man to buy them beer, Leah takes his phone number and calls him, pretending to be Kristy - coy and confident - and they develop a relationship, talking and texting day after day. But as the lie she created grows beyond her control, can Leah put a stop to things before she - or Kristy - is seriously hurt? Members Reviews: A Depressing Look into an Attention Starved Teenager's Life This review originally appeared on herestohappyendings.com. The whole idea behind Someone I Wanted to Be was a marvelous one, with promises of a teenage girl pretending to be someone she isn't in order to get attention that she doesn't get anywhere else. While it sounded like it was going to be a somewhat sad tale, at the same time I was sure that there were going to be some happy moments in there somewhere, instead of just a whole bunch of depressing elements in the main character's life wrapped together to form a book. Leah is a fifteen year old girl who hasn't had an easy life. She is tormented at school constantly for her weight, her best friend, Kristy, talks down to her and abandons her randomly, leaving Leah to face school alone. Her mother isn't like any kind of mother she had hoped for, spending more time in front of the television with wine than with Leah. So when Kristy, Leah, and their friend Corrine talk an older guy, Kurt, into buying them some beer, Kurt gives Leah his phone number to give to Kristy, with hopes that she will call him. Leah tells Kurt that Kristy's name is Ashley, and she doesn't give Kristy his number - instead, she keeps it and calls Kurt, pretending to be "Ashley." "My body tingles like every cell had lit up. I wasn't exactly happy, but I was alive. It was different. I was somewhere else. No Cindy, no crappy little apartment, no Kristy. There was me. Leah. I was dreaming, wide awake and dreaming, the best place to be." Leah and Kurt end up talking on the phone a lot, all the while Kurt thinking he's really talking to "Ashley," or the skinny little blonde girl we know as Kristy. As things spiral out of control with Leah and Kurt and the lie that she has created, Leah begins to wonder how she can solve the problem before Kristy gets hurt. There is a lot going on in this book.

Frankenstein Hörbuch von Mary Shelley
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Frankenstein Hörbuch von Mary Shelley

Hören Sie sich dieses volle Hörbuch kostenlos bei http://hotaudiobook.com/free Titel: Frankenstein Autor:: Mary Shelley Erzähler: Werner Wawruschka Format: Abridged Spieldauer: 2 hrs and 34 mins Sprache: Deutsch Veröffentlichungsdatum: 02-25-10 Herausgeber: Ueberreuter Verlag GmbH Kategorien: Teens, Fiction & Literature Zusammenfassung des Herausgebers: Dem Forscher Viktor Frankenstein ist es gelungen, einen künstlichen Menschen zu erschaffen. Doch bald gerät seine Kreatur außer Kontrolle und lässt sich nicht mehr aufhalten. (c)+(p) 2009 Ueberreuter GmbH Kontaktieren Sie mich für Fragen: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Inside of Out Audiobook by Jenn Marie Thorne
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The Inside of Out Audiobook by Jenn Marie Thorne

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Inside of Out Author: Jenn Marie Thorne Narrator: Kate Reinders Format: Unabridged Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins Language: English Release date: 05-31-16 Publisher: Brilliance Audio Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 7 votes Genres: Teens, Fiction & Literature Publisher's Summary: For fans of Stephanie Perkins, Meg Cabot, and Glee comes a hilarious, romantic, whip smart young adult novel about your best friend finding love before you do - and the lines you'll cross to stay part of her life. When her best friend, Hannah, comes out the day before junior year, Daisy is all set to let her ally flag fly. Before you can spell LGBTQIA, she's leading the charge to end their school's antiquated ban on same-sex dates at dances - starting with homecoming. And if people assume Daisy herself is gay? Meh, so what. It's all for Hannah, right? It's all for the cause. What Daisy doesn't expect is for "the cause" to blow up - thanks to Adam, the cute college journalist whose interview with Daisy for his college newspaper goes viral, catching fire in the national media. With the story spinning out of control, protesters gathering, Hannah left in the dust of Daisy's good intentions, and Daisy's attraction to Adam practically written in lights, Daisy finds herself caught between her bold plans, her bad decisions, and her big fat mouth. A Clueless or Emma for the modern age, this is a breezy, charming, incisive tale of growing up, getting wise, and realizing every story needs a hero - sometimes it's just not you. Members Reviews: Great story, beautifully written, endearing characters, relevant issues. Jenn Marie Jones writes beatifully and thoughtfully about navigating life as a young adult. Authentically flawed, endearing, and, oh so relatable, her characters deal with contemporary issues . In The Inside of Out, Daisy overzealously explores what it is to be supportive when her best friend comes out, and the core dynamics of their friendship changes. The reader laughs, cries, and winces as Daisy tries to be the best ally by making a very bold stance. Don't miss enjoying this author's second thought provoking novel! A wonderful read and very enlightening. I really enjoyed the book. It was refreshing to see the topic of LGBTQ through the eyes of two young women, best friends, one gay and one not. I would definitely recommend this book! ! It has strong, positive themes After seeing The Inside of Out available for review on audio, I immediately requested it. Iâve been eyeing it ever since I read the description, and while I didnât read the authors debut novel, Iâve heard such great things about her writing. My thoughts are in the mixed bag variety, so letâs break it down so Iâm able to express my thoughts in at least a semi-coherent way. What I liked The strong family and friendship themes. Daisy has a fantastic relationship with her mom and her best friend Hannah. There are problematic themes with Daisy, which I will discuss later, but themes of unity were strong throughout the entire book. With the bond she has with the members of the alliance, to Adam as well. Even her relationship with her Dad, who seemed distant and non-involved, was special and important in its own way. Representation + Diversity. This is kind of obvious but. There was a lot going on within this story, and seeing it from the perspective of Daisy (as a white cisgender female) was an eye-opening experience. I loved that we see the unity brought with the alliance and community. I felt the representation was fantastic and really puts things into perspective. Daisyâs growth as a person. Daisy isâ eccentric in her own way.

Red Shadow Audiobook by Paul Dowswell
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Red Shadow Audiobook by Paul Dowswell

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Red Shadow Author: Paul Dowswell Narrator: Kevin T. Collins Format: Unabridged Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins Language: English Release date: 05-08-14 Publisher: Audible Studios for Bloomsbury Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 3 votes Genres: Teens, Fiction & Literature Publisher's Summary: Russia, 1940. Fifteen-year-old Mishas life is about to transform when his father is offered a job in Stalins inner circle. They move into a luxurious apartment in the Kremlin, but doubts about the glorious new Russia quickly surface. Misha realizes that the secret police can do whatever they like. His own mother is arrested and sent to prison, but Misha and his father darent complain. Then as German troops advance on Moscow, the atmosphere in the Kremlin ignites. Misha and a friend find themselves at the heart of a battle against the mighty state in this powerful evocation of one of the most turbulent places and periods of the 20th century, told by a master storyteller. Members Reviews: I enjoyed Red Shadow The story is set in Moscow during WWII, just before and after the Germans invade Russia. The two main characters are teenagers and the father of one works closely with Stalin. We see Russian life from the point of view of the teenagers and also the mounting fear of the adults as they fear the coming of the Germans and the knock on the door from their own Russian secret police. This is familiar territory for Paul Dowswell as he puts teenage characters in historical situations and then lets them see the reality of it all. He did this for a Polish boy, adopted as a German because of his looks, in Auslander, and an East German teenager coming up against the Stasi in Sektion 21. I enjoyed Red Shadow, but I liked the other two books more. Another great! I love this author! His books are amazing! Such easy reads, but I'm not able to put them down! Highly recommend! Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Fighting Ruben Wolfe Audiobook by Markus Zusak
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Fighting Ruben Wolfe Audiobook by Markus Zusak

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Fighting Ruben Wolfe Author: Markus Zusak Narrator: Stig Wemyss Format: Unabridged Length: 3 hrs and 56 mins Language: English Release date: 11-21-11 Publisher: Brilliance Audio Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 10 votes Genres: Teens, Fiction & Literature Publisher's Summary: One day we will fight again, but for now we are wolves in a cage, waiting to be let out.... The Wolfe family has fallen on hard times. Mr. Wolfe has had an accident at work and has been unemployed for months. Mum cleans longer and harder, and works a night shift at the hospital. Sarah gets drunk now and then. Older brother Steve wants to leave home, to forget about his lunatic family. When Cameron and Ruben find they can earn fifty dollars a win with an organized boxing racket, they take the chance. Ruben has talent for boxing and Cameron has heart at least. They need the money, but its really about self-respect. Boxing will change forever the way they see themselves. Author Markus Zusak pens a surprisingly complex and touching story that will linger long with readers. The language is hard-hitting, witty, and authentic - as are the emotions and action. Fighting Ruben Wolfe is not about boxing. It's about respect, stubborn pride, and real brotherly love. Fans of The Book Thief won't want to miss listening to the novels that launched Markus Zusak's stellar career. Members Reviews: Fantastic! Absolutely superb! No need to say more, just loved it. Thank goodness I've read too many clunkers lately! it's not the story its the writing What did you love best about Fighting Ruben Wolfe? Zusak's characters are credible, real, unadorned people. What was one of the most memorable moments of Fighting Ruben Wolfe? weaving throughout the story are wonderful phrases, his use of words is beautiful What does Stig Wemyss bring to the story that you wouldnt experience if you just read the book? Character! Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting? oh yes Any additional comments? Love all of Zusak's books, just listened to all of them in the last couple of weeks Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Shiver Audiobook by Maggie Stiefvater
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Shiver Audiobook by Maggie Stiefvater

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Shiver Author: Maggie Stiefvater Narrator: David LeDoux, Jenna Lamia Format: Unabridged Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins Language: English Release date: 07-06-10 Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 12 votes Genres: Teens, Fiction & Literature Publisher's Summary: For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf her wolf is a chilling presence she can't seem to live without. Meanwhile, Sam has lived two lives. In winter, the frozen woods, the protection of the pack, and the silent company of a fearless girl. In summer, a few precious months of being human... until the cold makes him shift back again. Now, Grace meets a yellow-eyed boy whose familiarity takes her breath away. It's her wolf. It has to be. But as winter nears, Sam must fight to stay human or risk losing himself, and Grace, forever. Critic Reviews: "The mythology surrounding the wolf pack is clever and so well written that it seems perfectly normal for the creatures to exist in today's world. A must-have that will give Bella and Edward a run for their money." (School Library Journal) Members Reviews: I was the wrong target audience! This book is definitely for young girls in high school. It does deal with death and sex but very lightly. As with all YA novels, parents are never around and the teenagers are smarter than them. I won't buy the next novel since this puppy love story was not for me. More than just a werewolf story Shiver by Maggie Steifvater For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf in particular - her wolf - is a chilling presence she can't seem to live without. Every winter, she watches him, but every summer, he disappears. Meanwhile, Sam has lived two lives. In winter, he stays in the frozen woods, with the protection of the pack, and the silent company of a fearless girl. In summer, he has a few precious months of being human... until the cold makes him shift back again. Now, Grace meets a yellow-eyed boy whose familiarity takes her breath away. It's her wolf. It has to be. But as winter nears, Sam must fight to stay human - or risk losing himself, and Grace, forever. THE STORY 'Shiver' is a story about a late teenage couple fighting to be together, the only thing standing in the way of their ever growing love is time. Grace is an ordinary girl with a not so ordinary story. Right from the beginning we know that as a child, Grace was attacked by wolves and bitten. Ever since, she has been fascinated by the wolves who live in the woods outside her home. Particularly with the yellow-eyed wolf that saved her. Sam is a boy with an extraordinary secret. Trapped by weather and time, he is in love with a girl that has never seen his human face. When their worlds collide they have to fight not only for their lives and their love, they have to fight to be together. Sam and Grace meet for the first time when she finds him human, naked and bleeding on her back porch. With his unmistakable yellow eyes, Grace instantly recognises Sam and knows instinctively that he is the wolf she has been watching. From this point we are drawn into Sam's world and the story progresses at a good pace. The storyline itself can be slightly dark in places although it focuses more on the relationship between Grace and Sam than anything else. Sam has a truly traumatic past.

Nothing Audiobook by Annie Barrows
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Nothing Audiobook by Annie Barrows

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Nothing Author: Annie Barrows Narrator: Arielle DeLisle Format: Unabridged Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins Language: English Release date: 09-05-17 Publisher: Harper Audio Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 3 votes Genres: Teens, Fiction & Literature Publisher's Summary: From Annie Barrows, the acclaimed number one New York Times best-selling coauthor of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and the author of the award-winning and best-selling Ivy + Bean books, this teen debut tells the story of Charlotte and Frankie, two high school students and best friends who don't have magical powers, fight aliens, crash their cars, get pierced, or discover they are royal. They just go to school. And live at home. With their parents. A great listen for fans of Becky Albertalli, Louise Rennison, and Adi Alsaid. Nothing ever happens to Charlotte and Frankie. Their lives are nothing like the lives of the girls they read about in their YA novels. They don't have flowing red hair, and hot romantic encounters never happen - let alone meeting a true soul mate. They just go to high school and live at home with their parents, who are pretty normal, all things considered. But when Charlotte decides to write down everything that happens during their sophomore year - to prove that nothing happens and there is no plot or character development in real life - she's surprised to find that being 15 isn't as boring as she thought. It's weird, heartbreaking, silly, and complicated. And, maybe, just perfect. Members Reviews: Not for everyone This novel is both stream of consciousness and slice of life. Both of these make for a great narrative if your willing to work for it. At its core this book is a celebration of normality and what we take for granted as normal. This concept is enjoyable for me to read about because Im the target audience. Most high school stories will build up an extraordinary narrative involving life and death scenarios; not this book. These characters are the people you already know. This setting is the one youve already been in. This offers a new perspective on the importance of being average. This book celebrates real life. When you get down to it, life is a lot of nothing. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Fate of the Tearling Audiobook by Erika Johansen
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The Fate of the Tearling Audiobook by Erika Johansen

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Fate of the Tearling Subtitle: The Queen of the Tearling, Book 3 Author: Erika Johansen Narrator: Polly Lee Format: Unabridged Length: 19 hrs and 34 mins Language: English Release date: 11-29-16 Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 7 votes Genres: Teens, Fiction & Literature Publisher's Summary: The thrilling conclusion to the New York Times best-selling Tearling trilogy. In less than a year, Kelsea Glynn has transformed from a gawky teenager into a powerful monarch. As she has come into her own as the Queen of the Tearling, the headstrong, visionary leader has also transformed her realm. In her quest to end corruption and restore justice, she has made many enemies - including the evil Red Queen, her fiercest rival, who has set her armies against the Tear. To protect her people from a devastating invasion, Kelsea did the unthinkable - she gave herself and her magical sapphires to her enemy - and named the Mace, the trusted head of her personal guards, regent in her place. But the Mace will not rest until he and his men rescue their sovereign, imprisoned in Mortmesne. Now, as the suspenseful endgame begins, the fate of Queen Kelsea - and the Tearling itself - will finally be revealed. Critic Reviews: "Intoxicating...Thrilling and thought-provoking." (Buzzfeed) "This is a thrilling conclusion to a fantastic trilogy...Johansens fans will be pleased." (Booklist) "Katniss Everdeen, you have competition." (Entertainment Weekly) Members Reviews: Trilogy went weird The best thing I can say about this was that it was unpredictable... I loved the first book, was ambivalent about the second, and the third was out and out weird. The thread of the story seemed lost in ever more peculiar time travel and the characters became less real and believable as the story progressed. For a long moment How did the overused and repetitive phrases get through editing? There are way too many lingering gazes described through the phrase "for a long moment". Drove me a little bonkers and detracted from an otherwise decent story. Didn't take the direction I was expecting, but I don't know if that excitement made up for that stupid phrase popping up in every other... moment. Had great hopes after books 1 & 2 If you could sum up The Fate of the Tearling in three words, what would they be? Massive Disappointing Ending Who was your favorite character and why? The Mace. I don't feel like the author really allowed us to get that close to anyone other than him and Kelsea and she was just a bit of a nightmare sometimes. Although absolutely terrifying you could sense he acted out of kindness and love, not stupidity and rashness like Kelsea Would you be willing to try another one of Polly Lees performances? No. The other two books had great narrators that I gave 5 stars for but Polly Lee's voices for some of the male characters were ridiculous, and some of the voices for the women were too simpery If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be? 'When the end comes, prepare for disappointment' Any additional comments? I had such high hopes and gave great reviews for the first two books but this book just went completely downhill in the last half. It had such potential for a great, heartwarming, lifting ending but it was not only a massive anticlimax, but depressing, and I suppose whilst the ending was what Kelsea was ultimately supposed to do to 'do the right thing for her people', it was demoralising and distressing to find her in the situation she was in.

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Audiobook by Mark Twain
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Audiobook by Mark Twain

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Author: Mark Twain Narrator: John Greenman Format: Unabridged Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins Language: English Release date: 06-13-17 Publisher: SAGA Egmont Genres: Teens, Fiction & Literature Publisher's Summary: "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" (published in 1876) is a very well-known and popular story concerning American youth. Mark Twain's lively tale of the scrapes and adventures of boyhood is set in St. Petersburg, Missouri, where Tom Sawyer and his friend Huckleberry Finn have the kinds of adventures many boys can imagine: racing bugs during class, impressing girls, especially Becky Thatcher, with fights and stunts in the schoolyard, getting lost in a cave, and playing pirates on the Mississippi River. This was the first novel to be written on a typewriter. ©2017 SAGA Egmont (P)2017 SAGA Egmont Members Reviews: Great Bedtime Reader All of the Illustrated Chosen Classics are great bedtime readers. My wife sits in the hall of the children's bedrooms and reads these stories to them at bedtime. The difference between these books and the traditional novels is that these stories move very fast. My son, in particular, will hear one of these abridged classic novels and, if he likes it, will then read the full unabridged version on his own. Kind of gives our kids a taste of the classics without having to start reading a really large and sometimes overwhelming looking book. My son is 10 and my daughter is 15. We have about 30 of these types of books in our library. A Classic Still Like many people of my age (62), I read The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn as a child because at that time it was widely perceived to be a child's or young adult's book. This is unfortunate as it is not nor has it ever been directed at the young. In my rereading I discovered for the first time why it is still called the original great American novel. Huckleberry, like Twain, is opinionated and perceptive. His narration and point of view drive the novel forward. Rather than relegate this work to the children's shelves or castigate it as racist, folks should embrace this novel for what it is, a bildungsroman that shows the growth of a country as well as the growth of its young protagonist. It captivated a classroom full of surly teens I teach English, and the junior year in North Carolina is devoted to American literature. I approached Huck Finn with no small amount of trepidation because of Twain's use of vernacular. I ran into the same problem with "Their Eyes Were Watching God" and solved that by listening to Ruby Dee's audio recording, which students loved. I purchased this recording of Huck Finn, and it was to die for fabulous. Students read along in their books as we listened to the recording, and it helped bring the characters and the story alive for them. They laughed when I hoped they would laugh, and they understood the novel so much better by being able to listen to it. This recording was invaluable. Reading this book as an adult is a whole different ... Reading this book as an adult is a whole different experience. I'm fairly sure the versions I read as a child were watered down. I don't have any memory of murder and mayhem in the versions I read as a child. All the same it was highly entertaining and deserving of being a classic. Friendship and mischieviousness. I grew up reading this book, a story about Huckleberry Finn and his adventurous life on the Mississippi River as a boy.

The Bad Decisions Playlist Audiobook by Michael Rubens
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The Bad Decisions Playlist Audiobook by Michael Rubens

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Bad Decisions Playlist Author: Michael Rubens Narrator: Aaron Landon Format: Unabridged Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins Language: English Release date: 08-02-16 Publisher: Audible Studios Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 3 votes Genres: Teens, Fiction & Literature Publisher's Summary: Sixteen-year-old Austin is always messing up and then joking his way out of tough spots. The sudden appearance of his allegedly dead father, who happens to be the very-much-alive rock star Shane Tyler, stops him cold. Austin - a talented musician himself - is sucked into his newfound father's alluring music-biz orbit, pulling his true love, Josephine, along with him. None of Austin's previous bad decisions, resulting in broken instruments, broken hearts, and broken dreams, can top this one. Witty, audacious, and taking adolescence to the max, Austin is dragged kicking and screaming toward adulthood in this hilarious, heart-wrenching YA novel. Members Reviews: A very good read This is a great novel full of many life lessons for the YA reader. A Must Read! Original. Smart. Funny! Cynically humorous, and remarkable character development In âThe Bad Decisions Playlist, Michael Rubens has achieved a truly remarkable feat of character development, balancing brutal with sensitive, deeply flawed with remarkably gifted. The main character and narrator, Austin, has every reason to be as off-the-rails as he seems when the book begins: being raised by a single mother who is in rehab on and off, under the impression that his birth father is dead, but subjected to a series of his motherâs boyfriends. The latest of these, Rick-the-Lawyer, seems like the real deal, though Austin understandably misinterprets his character and stability as boring rigidity. Then the not-so-dead dad, Shane (rock-star-has-been, trying to make a come-back) shows up and OFF WE GO! There are many things to recommend this book besides the cast of characters. The narrative style in Austinâs voice is cynically humorous as only a clever, lyrically-minded, self-deprecating teenager can be. The convolutions of the plot as Shane draws Austin, the solid gold but sadly negated Josephine, and the abused-son Todd into becoming a fantasy âbandâ are thoroughly engaging. There is a great deal of poignancy but no real tragedy, and the language and situation, while contemporary, avoid crudity and crassness. Although not everything is resolved in the âCodaâ, the overall tone is both hopeful and uplifting. As Shane is quoted as saying, âItâs not too late for you, either.â The Bad Decisions Playlist is an eclectic mix of coming of age, self discovery, and romance. The Bad Decisions Playlist is an eclectic mix of coming of age, self discovery, and romance. PROS: Austin lives a life of spontaneity and bad choices. Heâs constantly getting himself in trouble and is so recklessly fearless that he gets into the worst situations. Heâs headstrong, foolish, and there are definitely times where youâll want to shake some sense into him because he can be pretty idiotic. Austin is sort of addictive, kind of like rubbernecking when you drive by an accident on a highway. You know it might be something bad, in Austinâs case that he might be doing something ridiculously stupid and pointless, but you have to see. The more Austin throws himself into precarious situations, the more you want to know how heâs going to get out of it alive. Itâs crazy, but somehow enthralling.

The Flight to Brassbright Audiobook by Lori Alden Holuta
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The Flight to Brassbright Audiobook by Lori Alden Holuta

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Flight to Brassbright Subtitle: The Brassbright Chronicles, Book 1 Author: Lori Alden Holuta Narrator: Lea Popielinski Format: Unabridged Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins Language: English Release date: 12-27-16 Publisher: Lori Alden Holuta Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 3 votes Genres: Teens, Fiction & Literature Publisher's Summary: Constance is a wild, stubborn young girl growing up poor in a small industrial town. But beneath her threadbare exterior beats the heart of a dreamer and a wordsmith. She feeds her hunger for reading by picking the lock on the local bookstore late at night to enjoy her own private reading room. But at age 12, she's orphaned. With no relatives to take her in, the local authorities scheme to take charge of the bewildered girl's life. Running away to join the circus - like kids do in adventure books - seems like such a brilliant idea...or is it? That was six long years ago. Now, Constance is 18, fed up with the constraints of life under the big-top, and despairing for her future. She's ready to dust off her old dreams, but first she's going to need another cunning escape plan. Can a young, newly-freed woman travel the road to her dreams and a place to call home? Step back in time to 1895 and take a wild, occasionally hilarious ride with Constance and the friends she meets along the way, as she travels the dirt roads and blue skies of a country called Industralia. Her journey winds through towns and cities bursting with creative eccentrics, high-flying airships, dazed automatons, brilliantly cracked inventors and more than a few kindred spirits. With allies like these, what could possibly go wrong? Members Reviews: Constance tells a ripping tale! Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why? I recommend this book to everyone. It is a delightful tale, and hearing Constance tell her story is so wonderful. What did you like best about this story? I think what I like best is that Constance takes us on a journey to magical places while overcoming obstacles and exploring a wondrous world - and while she certainly encounters kind and helpful people who assist her along her way she always has agency. No sitting around waiting for rescue for this young lady! Even if it means being shot out of a cannon... Which character as performed by Lea Popielinski was your favorite? Ah...that is hard. She did a wonderful job. But I have an abiding fondness for Constance. Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry? Oh heavens, so much laughter. Any additional comments? Having grown up on stories of boys adventuring and girls being rescued by adventurers, it always delights me to come across a compelling and well written story with a young woman as the protagonist. And this is a story that has all that, and leaves you wanting more. More Brassbright, more Constance, and more tinkerers!! Entertaining And Well-told! a marvelous, fantastic story; fast moving and engaging. The Brassbright Chronicles is a Winner! Performed perfectly by Lea Popielinski, who adds just the right touch with her numerous accents defining the various characters. I read the book twice... I'm sure I will listen to it again and again Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Can't You Sleep? Audiobook by Frank Cottrell Boyce
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Can't You Sleep? Audiobook by Frank Cottrell Boyce

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Can't You Sleep? Author: Frank Cottrell Boyce Narrator: Lucy Price-Lewis Format: Unabridged Length: 31 mins Language: English Release date: 06-07-12 Publisher: Audible Studios Genres: Teens, Fiction & Literature Publisher's Summary: Miranda has just updated her Facebook profile. But her husband Billy is baffled. Why is she claiming to love songs she's never heard of? How can she have forgotten her own children? Is she really Miranda? And if so, how and why is she doing this? A thought-provoking story about the afterlife by acclaimed teen author Frank Cottrell Boyce. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Young Bond: Heads You Die Audiobook by Steve Cole
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Young Bond: Heads You Die Audiobook by Steve Cole

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Young Bond: Heads You Die Subtitle: Young Bond, Book 7 Author: Steve Cole Narrator: Nathaniel Parker Format: Unabridged Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins Language: English Release date: 05-05-16 Publisher: Nudged Audio Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Teens, Fiction & Literature Publisher's Summary: Before the man became the legend. Before the boy became the man. Young Bond is back - and his fate will be decided by the flip of a coin: heads or tails - live or die.... Critic Reviews: "Action-packed, with references to Fleming's Bond that will surprise and delight the most avid Bond fan." (Mail on Sunday, on Young Bond: Shoot to Kill) "[Cole] is a master of action, and the scenes on the sinister airship as it makes its way over the Atlantic are particularly tense." (The Financial Times, on Young Bond: Shoot to Kill) Members Reviews: Once Again A Good Story, Brilliantly Read. Young Bond and Alex Ryder are somewhat interchangeable we feel, but both are hugely enjoyable. Nathaniel Parker is a fantastic narrator for the Bond stories. Oi Oi Savaloy, He has done it again! Phwoar loved it, I bet they will be making a movie of him next ;-). Lovely Nathaniel as always teehee his accents are always top notch. Thank You The series continues to entertain I was very interested to see how Steve Cole would continue the good work that Charlie higson started, this the second of his is very good, he has hit the stylistic stride of the series perfectly. This story is possibly a little weaker than the previous, it rolls to a conclusion very quickly, but still found it engaging Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Fat Boy vs. the Cheerleaders Audiobook by Geoff Herbach
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Fat Boy vs. the Cheerleaders Audiobook by Geoff Herbach

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Fat Boy vs. the Cheerleaders Author: Geoff Herbach Narrator: Nick Podehl Format: Unabridged Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins Language: English Release date: 05-06-14 Publisher: Brilliance Audio Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 19 votes Genres: Teens, Fiction & Literature Publisher's Summary: It's geeks versus jocks in an epic battle of the beverages! From "one of the most real, honest, and still funny male voices to come around in a while" (YALSA) comes a brand-new cast of quirky characters, pitting fat boy Gabe against the high school cheerleading team in a battle over control of the school's soda machine. The war is on! Never have the stakes been so high. Never have the trenches been so deep. Never has one soda vending machine been so vital. When the high school cheerleading team takes over the machine's funds previously collected by the pep band, Gabe will not stand for it. Something must be done. Members Reviews: Uncomfortably Real Fat Boy was an uncomfortably accurate look at what its really like to be an overweight teenager. This element hit me in particularly hard but the author pulled no punches when it came to the pain of isolation, inequality, bullying, broken families and dissolving friendships in high school either. Credit to Herbach for having the guts to be so confronting but it didnt exactly make for a pleasant read. I would have like the plot to be a little stronger, a little more inspiring, a little more mythic. Basically, I wish Fat Boy had been a little more fiction and a little less reality. It was definitely well written and impactful both great things and rare quantities in YA lit. But I struggled with to get through the challenging subject matter and Im struggling to recommend something I personally enjoyed so little. Fuck yeah a fun book to listen to. Amazing. . . . . . . . I love this book the nattor was funny easy to understand good job audible you made another customer smile!!!!! Fat Boy vs the Cheerleaders by Geoff Herbach Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why? I read and loved Stupid Fast by Geoff Herbach and listening to this Amazing Audiobook for the Hub Challenge was a treat. Chunk also known as Gabe has a great voice- he snarls, balks, teases and most of all loves band. When his summer band camp is stopped due to no funds, Chunk raises his voice, leads a rally, loses weight (due to his grandfather and stress)and gets the girl. I totally loved Nick Podehls narration, he had the best voices for everyone and gave the story depth and humor, highly recommended if you are looking for a humorous read! Who was your favorite character and why? Chunk was great! What about Nick Podehls performance did you like? His narration made Chunk believable, funny, angry and a hero and leader. If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be? High School Band Triumphs! Any additional comments? Loved Nick's voices!!! Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Paper Covers Rock Audiobook by Jenny Hubbard
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Paper Covers Rock Audiobook by Jenny Hubbard

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Paper Covers Rock Author: Jenny Hubbard Narrator: Steven Boyer Format: Unabridged Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins Language: English Release date: 03-23-12 Publisher: Recorded Books Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 12 votes Genres: Teens, Fiction & Literature Publisher's Summary: Jenny Hubbards debut, Paper Covers Rock, earned instant acclaim upon publication, garnering starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, and The Horn Book magazine. Tucked away at an exclusive boys boarding school, friends Alex and Glenn fail to prevent their classmates drowning in a nearby river. Distraught, Alex pours his guilty feelings into a journal, and Glenn weaves a web of lies to explain their actions that day. Meanwhile, their English teacher Miss Dovecott grows suspicious of the two and begins a troubling investigation. Members Reviews: Exceedingly Engaging Any additional comments? Paper Covers Rock grabs the reader's attention instantly. It is a story that questions the boundaries of friendship, forces the reader to examine his or her own conscience, and paints a vivid picture of the gray area that falls between what one knows is right and believes is wrong. It is by far one of the more thought provoking books of which I have listened, an outstanding display of teen literature at its best. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Driving Lesson Audiobook by Ben Rehder
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The Driving Lesson Audiobook by Ben Rehder

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Driving Lesson Author: Ben Rehder Narrator: Maxwell Glick Format: Unabridged Length: 4 hrs and 10 mins Language: English Release date: 07-13-12 Publisher: Benjamin Michael Rehder Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 23 votes Genres: Teens, Fiction & Literature Publisher's Summary: Charlie Dunbar had big plans for the summer break, but becoming a fugitive was nowhere on the list. Even more unexpected, his partner in crime is his own ailing grandfather. Now they're on the run, trying to make it across the country to see a special kind of doctor, while the world becomes mesmerized by their journey. They are the subject of heated debates on cable news channels. Thousands of people voice their support on Facebook fan pages. And Charlie's own parents appear on live TV to plead for him to come home safely. But Charlie isn't ready yet. He's determined to get his grandfather to Seattle. The only question is, will the police stop him first? Members Reviews: Fabulous multi generational story Short enjoyable book about a teenager and his grandfather on a route trip. Many philosophical and ethical concepts were discussed but it may be a spoiler to reveal more. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Wonderful Story it is the best! You won't be sorry for listening or reading. Good luck! Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Fatal Secrets Audiobook by Richie Tankersley Cusick
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Fatal Secrets Audiobook by Richie Tankersley Cusick

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Fatal Secrets Author: Richie Tankersley Cusick Narrator: Rosemary Benson Format: Unabridged Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins Language: English Release date: 10-08-13 Publisher: Audible Studios Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 3 votes Genres: Teens, Fiction & Literature Publisher's Summary: Stunned by the loss of her sister, Ryan determines to keep the secret they shared right before Marissa died. But Ryan soon finds herself caught in a web of growing terror as a series of "coincidences" make Ryan doubt her own sanity. Can she discover the truth before she shares her sister's fate? Editorial Reviews: In Fatal Secrets, a chilling story by the ever-popular Richie Tankersley Cusick, brave Ryan struggles to make sense of the mysterious death of her beloved sister Marissa. Ryan, who works for an elderly toymaker, begins to notice a series of bizarre coincidences, and soon realizes that she may be in grave danger. Voice actor Rosemary Benson brings a heightened emotion to this deliciously horrifying tale, allowing listeners to easily identify with Ryan's frightening peril. Members Reviews: Excellent read This book had me from the first chapter. Ryan was a likable, believable character. The story flowed smoothly, never a dull moment. The is the first book I've read by this author. I certainly will be reading more of her books. I highly recommend Fatal Secrets. Fatal secrets Oh hot damn I love how Richie Tankersley Cusick writes the woman knows how to work a pen. I can honestly say I did jot see this ending coming. Jeez that was a great read. Loved every word. Ryan is probably one of my characters so far. I liked that she stuck to hers guns and didn't like Charles at first and was still suspicious of him as the story went on. Pheobe did start to irritate me after a while how can one person be so self absorbed. Not for me. Amazing story I love her books. Simply amazing. =] 5 stars Excellent page turner with so many twists. One of my favorites by RTC. Great plot and characters. It's so detailed and well written you feel as if your part of the story. Long Lost Book One of my favorite books from my childhood - not quite as gripping as I remembered but still good. :) One of my favorites. I loved Richie's books so much as a teenager that I would often get in trouble for going to the school library too often. There is a great balance of normal teen issues, suspense and even some romance. The dynamic between Ryan and Jinx is adorable while some of us can relate to the tension between Ryan and her mother. Great read. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Ballads of Suburbia Audiobook by Stephanie Kuehnert
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Ballads of Suburbia Audiobook by Stephanie Kuehnert

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Ballads of Suburbia Author: Stephanie Kuehnert Narrator: Julia Farhat Format: Unabridged Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins Language: English Release date: 01-10-14 Publisher: Audible Studios Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 5 votes Genres: Teens, Fiction & Literature Publisher's Summary: Ballads are the kinds of songs that Kara McNaughton likes best. Not the cliche ones where a diva hits her dramatic high note or a rock band tones it down a couple of notches for the ladies, but the true ballads: the punk rocker or the country crooner reminding their listeners of the numerous ways to screw things up. In high school, Kara helped maintain the "Stories of Suburbia" notebook, which contained newspaper articles about bizarre, tragic events from suburbs all over America, and personal vignettes that Kara dubbed "ballads" written by her friends in Oak Park, just outside of Chicago. But Kara never wrote her own ballad. Before she could figure out what her song was about, she left town suddenly at the end of her junior year. Now, four years later, Kara returns to her hometown to face the music, needing to revisit the disastrous events that led to her leaving, in order to move on with her life. Intensely powerful and utterly engaging, Ballads of Suburbia explores the heartbreaking moments when life changes unexpectedly, and reveals the consequences of being forced to grow up too soon. Members Reviews: Best Christmas Present I Ever Got *Ignore if you don't want spoilers* I discovered Stephanie Kuehnert through the teen website Rookie Mag. She wrote a short story on there and I was completely blown away by it -- I knew then that I had to check out her published stuff. First I looked up 'I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone', and loved the summary, but then I saw Suburbia beneath it. It called to me for some reason, the photo on the cover of it, the design of the title. I know they say you shouldn't judge a book by it's cover, but like the first time I saw a photo of the members of Nirvana, I knew it would be something amazing. For months I looked for Suburbia in several book stores in my city here in Texas, but the only one near that carried the book was the city next door and having just turned sixteen years old in November, I didn't have the transportation. The opportunity came to me a week before Christmas. I knew what I had to do the second my dad handed me his credit card and told me to order some stuff I wanted.I opened up Firefox, and then the page I had saved to my computer months prior, and added Suburbia to my cart. I got the book three days after Christmas. I was so eager to read and I wasn't disappointed -- it's seriously the best book I've ever read, and this isn't coming from some ignorant lemming who thinks Twilight is a good book and listens to All Time Low and other mediocre garbage. I'm really into literature and the great writers; I just think that Stephanie is one of those "great". The way this is written so raw, realistic and tear-inducing almost like if the events in the book actually did take place. I've never felt so full and empty at the same time. Only naive people think that happy endings truly exist, or that's just my opinion at least. The different characters' journals were so different, yet heart-breaking, they all had a unique voice. I have to say, though, that Christian's story was the one that made me cry the most and hardest, even though he did end up being a total dirtbag. And then the way Maya went. And Quentin. And how Adrian and Kara did reconcile in the end, and their were still obvious sparks, but they didn't end up together like I had [secretly] been routing for.

Papà Gambalunga [Daddy Long Legs] Audiolibro di Jean Webster
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Papà Gambalunga [Daddy Long Legs] Audiolibro di Jean Webster

Ascolta questo libro audio completo gratuitamente su http://hotaudiobook.com/free Titolo: Papà Gambalunga [Daddy Long Legs] Autore: Jean Webster Narratore: Silvia Cecchini Durata: 4 hrs and 4 mins Lingua: Italiano Data di pubblicazione: 06-08-10 Editore: Collina d'oro Valutazioni: 5 su 5 su 3 voti Categoria: Teens, Fiction & Literature Riepilogo Editore: Vi invitiamo allascolto di un libro delizioso, Papà Gambalunga, di Jean Webster, scrittrice americana vissuta a cavallo tra la fine dell800 e gli inizi del 900. Il suo pensiero aperto e progressista resiste alla patina del tempo ed è quanto mai attuale, sia nel campo delleducazione, che in quello delle relazioni.Dal libro furono tratti film, commedie musicali, e anime giapponesi. Musica di Kevin Mac LeodAl termine dellaudiolibro, una breve intervista immaginaria allautrice. Intervistatrice: Manuela Daviddi Please note: This audiobook is in Italian. Contattami per qualsiasi domanda: inforeq17@gmail.com

Black Dove, White Raven Audiobook by Elizabeth Wein
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Black Dove, White Raven Audiobook by Elizabeth Wein

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Black Dove, White Raven Author: Elizabeth Wein Narrator: Lauren Saunders, Maanuv Thiara Format: Unabridged Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins Language: English Release date: 03-05-15 Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 2 votes Genres: Teens, Fiction & Literature Publisher's Summary: Emilia and Teo's lives change in a fiery, terrifying instant when a bird strike brings down the plane their stunt pilot mothers are flying. Teo's mother dies immediately, but Em's survives and is determined to raise Teo according to his late mother's wishes - in a place where he won't be discriminated against because of the colour of his skin. But in 1930s America, a white woman raising a black adoptive son alongside a white daughter is too often seen as a threat. Seeking a home where her children won't be held back by ethnicity or gender, Rhoda brings Em and Teo to Ethiopia, and all three fall in love with the beautiful, peaceful country. But that peace is shattered by the threat of war with Italy, and teenage Em and Teo are drawn into the conflict. Will their devotion to their country, its culture and people, and each other be their downfall or their salvation? In the tradition of her award-winning and best-selling Code Name Verity, Elizabeth Wein brings us another thrilling and deeply affecting novel that explores the bonds of friendship, the resilience of young pilots, and the strength of the human spirit. Members Reviews: intriguing look @ WWII in Africa I think my favorite part of this book was how rich the historical setting and details are. Evidence of how hard the author worked to get things right are seen throughout the entire book. She brings to life a part of the WWII era not often explored, in fiction or otherwise, the Italian invasion of Ethiopia and how WWII impacted this part of the world. She also brings to life a culture that is unique, colorful, and different than any Westerners are used to. She definitely transports her readers in every way, the hallmark of a great historical fiction writer. I also really enjoyed her characters; all are different and exceptional. Steady Teo, intrepid Em, and protective Rhoda all make their mark on the readerâs hearts. Even Delia has a strong presence, even though she was dead for most the book. She serves as a motivation and driver for the book after that event due to her strong personality early on. The secondary characters also exhibit their own personality traits and quirks, making them remarkable and remember-able to the reader long after reading. The format of the story was different than Iâve seen used before, but then, Iâve grown to expect that from this author. The story is told in a combination of letters, memories, flight logs, and fictional stories written by Teo and Em. I liked how this gave the story a distinctive feel and flow. The only part I wasnât that thrilled with was the fictional story parts. As they were written by children, of course their tone and content will be way different than the flight logs and such. But I found myself thrown out of the story more than once trying to digest these pieces in the middle of the others. Overall, this is a great book looking at a part of WWII that isnât often explored in WWII literature. Great characters and historical details make this an engrossing read and puts the story into the readerâs hearts hard. The unique format works in most places but not as well in others. Still definitely a book to look at and recommend to lovers of the genre. Another great example of this authorâs work as well. Love her books! I love all of Elizabeth wein's books that I have read.

Shine Audiobook by Lauren Myracle
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Shine Audiobook by Lauren Myracle

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Shine Author: Lauren Myracle Narrator: Elizabeth Evans Format: Unabridged Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins Language: English Release date: 01-20-12 Publisher: Audible Studios Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 42 votes Genres: Teens, Fiction & Literature Publisher's Summary: When her best guy friend falls victim to a vicious hate crime, 16-year-old Cat sets out to discover who in her small town did it. Richly atmospheric, this daring mystery mines the secrets of a tightly knit Southern community and examines the strength of will it takes to go against everyone you know in the name of justice. Against a backdrop of poverty, clannishness, drugs, and intolerance, Myracle has crafted a harrowing coming-of-age tale couched in a deeply intelligent mystery. Smart, fearless, and compassionate, this is an unforgettable work from a beloved author. Critic Reviews: "Cat eventually uncovers the truth in a cliffhanging climax in which she confronts fear, discovers that love is stronger than hate and truly 'shines.' Raw, realistic and compelling." (Kirkus Reviews) "The page-turning mystery and Cat's inspiring trajectory of self-realization will draw readers in and give them plenty to ponder." (The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books) "Dramatic in both content and presentation." (Los Angeles Times) "Myracle captures well the regret that many feel for things in their past about which they are ashamed. Cat's reflections on these moments are spot-on." (School Library Journal) Members Reviews: Award-worthy! This is some of the best, most artful writing I have read in a long time. The author is incredibly talented in the way in which she crafts the world of this story, the characters, and even individual scenes. She really builds and conveys the atmosphere and environment surrounding the characters, so that you feel you are there. She conveys the southern culture and vibe without getting bogged down in sticky-sweet cliche. I have rarely experienced quite the same nuance and suspense as the way Ms. Myracle can build up a scene without it being over the top. This story and the characters completely drew me in. It is not a "light" tale and does certainly address some difficult and even dark subject matter, but this is a story that you don't want to miss. The hard subject matter is balanced out by character growth, and some aspects of the plot where good "wins out" in the end. The narration is also good, I felt the voice totally drew me in to the main character's POV and the other characters were done pretty well for the most part. I did feel some of the male voices could have been done just a little bit better and more distinguished from each other, but that is a minor complaint. It really did not take away from my listening experience at all. I highly recommend this! I Highly Recommend This Would you consider the audio edition of Shine to be better than the print version? Didn't read the print version. But the audio was brilliant! What did you like best about this story? The world was so complete that I got totally absorbed. I felt like I knew everyone. Which scene was your favorite? The library scene made my adrenaline rush. I've sooo been there. Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry? Both Any additional comments? It's rare that I get so wrapped up in an audio book. But I truly felt transported. Wonderful story and narration Would you listen to Shine again? Why? Yes. The narrator was so compelling and created the atmosphere of a small Southern town. Who was your favorite character and why? Kat.

The Piper's Son Audiobook by Melina Marchetta
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The Piper's Son Audiobook by Melina Marchetta

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Piper's Son Author: Melina Marchetta Narrator: Michael Finney Format: Unabridged Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins Language: English Release date: 03-08-11 Publisher: Brilliance Audio Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 35 votes Genres: Teens, Fiction & Literature Publisher's Summary: Award-winning author Melina Marchetta reopens the story of the group of friends from her acclaimed novel Saving Francesca - but five years have passed, and now it's Thomas Mackee who needs saving. After his favorite uncle was blown to bits on his way to work in a foreign city, Tom watched his family implode. He quit school and turned his back on his music and everyone that mattered, including the girl he can't forget. Shooting for oblivion, he's hit rock bottom, forced to live with his single, pregnant aunt; work at the Union pub with his former friends; and reckon with his grieving, alcoholic father. Tom's in no shape to mend what's broken. But what if no one else is either? An unflinching look at family, forgiveness, and the fierce inner workings of love and friendship, The Piper's Son masterfully redefines what it means to go home again. Members Reviews: The Piper's Son Any additional comments? This was a great follow up to Saving Francesca. I loved finding out what happened to all the characters 5 years later. A great story of a Tom and his family! Well worth listening to!! Fantastic. What did you love best about The Piper's Son? The story, the characters...pretty much everything. Who was your favorite character and why? I loved Tom, and enjoyed revisiting the characters from Saving Francesca. Interesting to see where everyone was at in life, 5 years later. Have you listened to any of Michael Finneys other performances before? How does this one compare? I would love to listen to more by him! Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

American Monsters Audiobook by Derek Landy
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American Monsters Audiobook by Derek Landy

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: American Monsters Subtitle: The Demon Road Trilogy, Book 3 Author: Derek Landy Narrator: Kathryn Griffiths Format: Unabridged Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins Language: English Release date: 08-25-16 Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 2 votes Genres: Teens, Fiction & Literature Publisher's Summary: The epic conclusion in the mind-blowing supernatural thriller from best-selling author Derek Landy, creator of international sensation Skulduggery Pleasant. Bigger, meaner, stronger, Amber closes in on her murderous parents as they make one last desperate play for power. Her own last hopes of salvation, however, rest beyond vengeance, beyond the abominable killers - living and dead - that she and Milo will have to face. For Amber's future lies in her family's past, in the brother and sister she never knew and the horrors beyond imagining that befell them. Critic Reviews: Praise for Demon Road: "An exciting new trilogy." (The Sun) "[I] immediately wanted to read more." (MaximumPop!) "With an engaging story, weird and wonderful characters and a dash of teenage angst, Demon Road is one highway you'll want to go down." (SciFiNow) "Landy's done it again." (SFX Magazine) "'Demon Road introduces you to characters you can't help but connect with on an emotional level." (Inis) Members Reviews: A great complete story Once again I loved this Derek Landy book. Definitely recommend if you enjoy his skulduggery series. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

For Keeps Audiobook by Natasha Friend
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For Keeps Audiobook by Natasha Friend

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: For Keeps Author: Natasha Friend Narrator: Lauren Weisman Format: Unabridged Length: 6 hrs and 1 min Language: English Release date: 04-01-10 Publisher: Penguin Audio Ratings: 2.5 of 5 out of 3 votes Genres: Teens, Fiction & Literature Publisher's Summary: Josie's never met her dad, and that's fine with her. To Josie, Paul Tucci is just a guy who got her mom pregnant and then moved away. It all happened 16 years ago, when Josie's mom was still a teenager herself. But now Paul Tucci is back in town, and Josie has to deal with not one but two men in her life - her father and her first boyfriend, who Josie fears will hurt her just like Paul hurt her mother. Members Reviews: Great Story with Many Lessons The author sums it up best toward the end of the novel as her protagonists makes a keen observation. We all have faults, peccadilloes if you will, that challenge and shape us and can become so much bigger than we ever imagined. This is a story chock full of such characters and Natasha Friend has used them all to beautifully illustrate a story about self-discovery and personal growth. There are a number of subplots in this novel, all of which weave together perfectly to tell the story of a young girl coming to terms with the possibility of getting to know her father and his family after they moved away when she was a mere embryo. Josie's paternal grandparents have moved back to the area from Arizona, but she is reluctant to make their acquaintance, especially since she is aware that her mother's pregnancy was somewhat of a secret. During this time, Josie begins a relationship with a boy she has a shaky past with and whom she's not certain she can trust. Her best friend Liv has a pregnancy scare and Josie's mother has begun dating. It's the perfect storm of anxiety and fear. This novel is ripe with internal conflict between Josie's changing relationship with her mother and her fear of stepping into the unknown. But, as usual, fate intervenes in the strangest of ways and the decision whether or not to meet her father and his family is taken from Josie's hands, forcing the confrontation of her fear and resentment. What unfolds is emotional; uplifting and at times sad, but ultimately, at the end, hopeful. There's a smattering of everything in this novel and it may not be suitable for younger teens. The topics range from underage drinking to teen pregnancy; gay parents to casual sex. But everything is tastefully handled by the author and I never felt knocked over the head by any one of those topics. They were all merely pieces of a world in which we all live and I feel they were handled with great tact. The characters Natasha Friend has created are perfectly written and the story offers readers of all types something appealing. There is a cute romance; a great, supportive relationship between BFF's; a strong but evolving mother-daughter relationship; and just the right amount of conflict and turmoil in the exploration of the potential relationship between Josie and her father. What I appreciated most was the ending of this novel. The author wrapped things up nicely, there were no "real" loose ends but there was enough ambiguity to create a fitting end. There was no magical "getting back together" for Josie's parents, which would have made the last quarter of the book seem like one was reading The Notebook (I thought that was were the author was going but was pleased when she didn't). It was a fitting end.

Friction Audiobook by E.R. Frank
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Friction Audiobook by E.R. Frank

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Friction Author: E.R. Frank Narrator: Jessalyn Gilsig Format: Unabridged Length: 4 hrs and 7 mins Language: English Release date: 11-14-03 Publisher: Listening Library Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 6 votes Genres: Teens, Fiction & Literature Publisher's Summary: True. What Stacy says later about Alex and Simon after the class overnight camp out is not true, but looks as if it could be. Alex herself begins to wonder what's real, what's not. But she can't confide in her parents. They'd freak. And, after all, she does love Simon. Listening to Stacy though, everyone else is totally suckered, most painfully Alex's best buddy and sort-of boyfriend, Tim. "Why were you hugging him?" Tim wants to know, and it's hard to explain. Simon did not do what Stacy claims! Did he? Could he? At age twelve the truth seems hopelessly complicated. And it gets even more so after Alex makes a surprise visit to Stacy's house. There, she finds out the answer to one terrible question, only to discover another, far worse. Critic Reviews: "Friction is a novel seemingly created for the spoken word, a perfect medium for teenaged confidences about life's biggest questions and cruelest realities. E.R. Frank knows teens, and Jessalyn Gilsig knows exactly how they should sound. This is a winning combination for any audience." (AudioFile) "This gripping, unsettling novel is filled with fully realized characters." (Booklist) Members Reviews: AWESOME BOOK!! this is one of the best books i ever read! but i would make sure that your parents listen to the sample or listen to it before u do. it is pretty mature. but a really good book with cool characters, plot and very good moral! Don't spread rumors! i give this 5 stars because of the story over all. if you can stay mature throu this book it is a very awesome book! Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Ben-Hur Audio Libro por Lewis Wallace
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Ben-Hur Audio Libro por Lewis Wallace

Escuche este audio libro completo gratis en http://hotaudiobook.com/free Título: Ben-Hur Autor: Lewis Wallace Narrador: Yadira Sanchez Formato: Abridged Duración: 2 hrs and 44 mins Idioma: Español Fecha de publicación: 03-16-06 Editor: Yoyo USA, Inc Calificaciones: 3.5 de 5 de 2 votos Categorías: Teens, Fiction & Literature Resumen del editor: For Ben-Hur, the freedom of his people is more important than the luxuries and good life he can have living as a Roman. This fascinating novel has emotion, adventure, and romance, and all this explains why there have been more a than a dozen movie versions of it. Opiniones de los miembros: A masterpiece of a movie about the life time of Judah Ben-Hur and a tale of The Christ. Many years ago when I first saw this epic on the big, BIG screen I fell in love with the story. Juda Ben-Hur live a parallel life of that of Jesus... It is a story that felt I may have shared so long ago.... It is a story of hope and love and of a story that could have been true. General Wallace wrote this A epic story of the life of Judah Ben-Hur and and a parallel lifetime of Jesus. How General Lou Wallace came up with this tale after the long and terrible Civil War. I can only wonder where did he ever get the material for the epic adventure. The famous Chariot race still holdsl one of the longest action scenes in a movie to this day... Eight minutes of non stop action and all without the modern special effects. This movie gives you a little understanding of what Judea could have been like at the same time of Jesus... Watch and enjoy this adventure with family or friends and come away understanding the process of turning a masterful book into of of the biggest blockbuster movies of all time. This story is never outdated even if it is from 1959. They really knew how to make movies in those days. It truly is a story of joy, love and hope and faith in a new world about to be born. A well-done adaptation of the abridged classic by Gen. Wallace! The classic story is told in about two hours' time. My personal hope was to receive an unabridged reading of Gen. Wallace's book, but the voices are clear and the dramatic adaptation continues to present a sound theology. There was a description on the CD of this being *one* of the best-selling books of its day, however, and that needs to be clarified. During the time of the U.S. Civil War, Stowe's book _Uncle Tom's Cabin_ was the best-seller for years after the war ended in 1865...until this was published in 1880. It retained its position as THE best-selling book for over half a century until 1936 when Margaret Mitchell hit the world with her famous book. _Ben Hur_ has been considered as the most influential Christian book of the 19th century and its story will endure for many centuries to come. Good if you already know the story! I love the dramatized reading of this story, and had read the original Ben Hur story several decades ago. However, the audio recording would not have made good sense to me at several points if I didn't already know the story. First time listeners who never read the original, or saw the movie, will be confused about the plot development at several points. If you know the story, you'll probably enjoy this audio production of Ben Hur. Classic Actually better than the original Charlton Heston movie. The scene in the rain at the end is Hollywood. This book portrays the healing better. One of my favorite movie A must see movie to watch this time of year at Easter time that is rarely ever see on TV. I enjoy watching how the drama unfolds with the two main characters starting out as good friends that dramatically turns the story around. It surrounds the life and death of Christ.

Summer of Secrets Audiobook by Richie Tankersley Cusick
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Summer of Secrets Audiobook by Richie Tankersley Cusick

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Summer of Secrets Author: Richie Tankersley Cusick Narrator: Judith West Format: Unabridged Length: 6 hrs Language: English Release date: 10-08-13 Publisher: Audible Studios Genres: Teens, Fiction & Literature Publisher's Summary: When their vehicle is hit by a truck that did not have its lights on, Gayle and Stephanie seek refuge at the deserted farmhouse of Gayle's Aunt Pat. They soon become suspicious after a series of strange events... Editorial Reviews: In thriller master Richie Tankersley Cusick's Summer of Secrets, teenage best friends Gayle and Stephanie head into the country for two peaceful weeks of relaxation (no boys! no chores!), but their plans are thrown awry when a truck hits their car in the dark of the night. After taking refuge at a deserted farmhouse owned by Gayle's aunt, the two become wrapped up in a series of bizarre happenings that may hint at something more sinister. Voice performer Judith West's gutsy, character-filled narration brings this mystery to life, adding tension and personality to another of Cusick's crowd-pleasingly scary tales. Members Reviews: Five Stars Amazing book. I love everything that she writes Worst RTC book I've read There is hardly anything redeemable about this book, and believe me, as a fan of Richie's, I looked for something good to say about it. I've learned to accept the aimless dialogue, nonsensical plot elements and "all-the-boys-want-me" protagonists she sometimes throws at us. The thing is, her books are usually balanced by what she does well, like her ability to create atmosphere, suspense, and romance. In this novel, there wasn't much of anything done well. I thought the synapsis was intriguing: "Lost on a dark country road, Gayle and her best friend Stephanie are hit by a truck that was following them without any lights." Sounds pretty cool right? Yes, until you find out (*spoiler* from pages 7-8) the girls are only hit by the truck because they decide to shift to reverse and start driving backward. ...What? That's the sort of well-thought-out storytelling you can expect from the rest of the book. Great book, suprise ending..... I have read at least 8 books by R.T.C....although they are all my favorites, this is prob. one of the best out of them. It only took me a couple of hours to read. I couldin't put it down. She is so descriptive, and all her characters have alot of depth. This is a great plot, and has a suprising twist at the end. There was never a dull moment in this book. I especially liked the characters, Gayle and Travis. although, I didin't like, Mark. He was way too conceited, and full of him self. the only thing I didin't like about this book was, there wasin't much action. But, other than that, it was wonderfull. I recomend it to anyone who wants to read a book that doesin't have paper thin characters, and unbeleiveable plots. I LOVED THIS BOOK!!! This book has a little of everything: intrigue, murder, humor, not to mention incredibly real characters. You are sucked into the plot right from the begining, and you really care about the main character, Gail. Plus, the mysterious care taker Travis captures your heart immediatly, with his dark, sultry looks and hidden past. Every moment of this book is to be savored, and I would recommend it to anyone who loves a good read! Ms. Cusick really outdid herself this time! AWESOME RICHIE TANKERSLEY CUSICK ROCKS! SHE IS THE BEST AUTHOR! I'VE READ ALMOST ALL HER BOOKS AND CAN'T WAI TO READ HER NEXT ONE "THE HOUSE NEXT DOOR" Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Insatiable Audiobook by Eve Eliot
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Insatiable Audiobook by Eve Eliot

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Insatiable Subtitle: The Compelling Story of Four Teens, Food and Its Power Author: Eve Eliot Narrator: Eliza Foss Format: Unabridged Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins Language: English Release date: 11-17-09 Publisher: Audible Studios Ratings: 2.5 of 5 out of 6 votes Genres: Teens, Fiction & Literature Publisher's Summary: Insatiable is an astonishingly moving story of four teenage girls whose shame, fear, and confusion compel them to binge, purge and refuse to eat in misguided attempts to feel safe and in control of their lives. This incredible, imaginative story, written in episodic format, is based on real case histories and tells a true-to-life story through character-driven vignettes. Insatiable will envelop listeners in the personal and seemingly tangible worlds of each of the main characters. What makes this novel so forceful and vibrant is the way Eliot weaves her story through dynamics that inform these friendships and the therapy that helps them address their pain and fears. Members Reviews: You've seen Dawson's Creek, right? What did you like best about Insatiable? What did you like least? Entertaining, but that's just because I will read anything pertaining to ana. It was childish, but I believe meant to be so, good for Jr. High students. Would you ever listen to anything by Eve Eliot again? No, I don't believe so. Just not for me. What didnt you like about Eliza Fosss performance? It was ok. Not annoying or anything, but her voice sounded like a middle aged woman rather than the pre-teens the book was actually about. Do you think Insatiable needs a follow-up book? Why or why not? There is a follow-up book. Since it apparently doesn't deal w/ eating disorders I will not be listning to it. Any additional comments? This was an entertaining listen. Not compelling or even theraputic but I enjoyed it. It is however, TRIGGERING. I think it's meant to do the opposite, deter kids from all types of eating disorders but frequently these things go the other way. I am 36 yrs old, but would not allow my teen to listen to this. Would just give her ideas. It was rather funny (in the way of "The Best Little Girl In the World") how ingenious the therapist was. She managed to instantly cure all who came to see her. Wouldn't be surprised if the author works in that field. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Geek Girl's Guide to Cheerleading Audiobook by Charity Tahmaseb, Darcy Vance
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The Geek Girl's Guide to Cheerleading Audiobook by Charity Tahmaseb, Darcy Vance

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Geek Girl's Guide to Cheerleading Author: Charity Tahmaseb, Darcy Vance Narrator: Renee Chambliss Format: Unabridged Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins Language: English Release date: 02-28-13 Publisher: Audible Studios Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 2 votes Genres: Teens, Fiction & Literature Publisher's Summary: When self-proclaimed geek girl Bethany Reynolds becomes the newest member of the varsity cheerleading squad, she realizes that there's one thing worse than blending into the lockers: getting noticed. Who knew cheerleading was so hard? Well, at least there's a manual, The Prairie Stone High Varsity Cheerleading Guide. Too bad it doesn't cover any of the really tough questions. Like, how do you maintain some semblance of dignity while wearing an insanely short skirt? What do you do when the head cheerleader spills her beer on you at your first in-crowd party? And how do you protect your best friend from the biggest player in the senior class? Bethany is going to need all her geek brainpower just to survive the season! Members Reviews: Really cute!! I extremely enjoyed reading this book. I read it at least few times already and I still haven't got tired of it. I love it when a book is simple, sweet and interesting all at the same time. It's hard to find a female character that isn't annoying but for this book I didn't have to worry. Bethany was a great female character to read. She was real and down to earth. It was pretty much your typical Girl has a crush on the most popular boy. The characters Bethany and Jack were so cute together! They didn't go exchanging I love you's with each other- which i really liked. Nor did she became popular just because she made the cheerleading squad. It made the book more real. I thought the ring Jack gave Bethany was a nice touch to it . It seemed more real by giving that to her instead of just saying words l love you to each other in few weeks they known each other like most books do. I'm more an action kind of girl.To me actions speak loader then words ever do. Overall it was an entertaining book! I had few problem with The best friend who ditched Bethany for a guy but everything worked out in the end. This book will always be in my favorite pile. Cute, funny teen romance with a distinctive Minnesota Flavor. Charity and Darcy tell the tale of geeky girl Bethany, as she braves the gauntlet, and infiltrates the ranks of the elite, when she tries out for the varsity cheerleading squad. The Geek Girls Guide to Cheerleading I only purchased this book so I could discuss with my daughter as she had a Book Report. To my surprise I really enjoyed reading and looked forward to each next page. The characters were real and I could see how early teenagers could relate. The language was authentic teen and flowed nicely. I liked that the female heroin wad strong yet displayed a welcome vulnerability that allowed girls to see that it's okay to be yourself. Buy the book and you won't be disappointed. Good ass book. I stayed till twi in the morning to finish this book. It was really good and made you smile realizing that labels are just words they don't make who you are. Refreshing An wonderful read with a bright compelling lead character and an author that does not stoop to high school stereotypes. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

A Roller Coaster Down Audiobook by Mary Lash, Vasant Garcia
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A Roller Coaster Down Audiobook by Mary Lash, Vasant Garcia

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: A Roller Coaster Down Author: Mary Lash, Vasant Garcia Narrator: Maya Tuttle Format: Unabridged Length: 4 hrs and 34 mins Language: English Release date: 04-14-16 Publisher: Mary J. Lash Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 2 votes Genres: Teens, Fiction & Literature Publisher's Summary: All Bernadette "Bernie" O'Brien, an underachieving, overweight 14-year-old, who happens to be blind, wants is an average share of happiness. Instead, her life is on a runaway roller coaster that can only plummet down. As she begins her freshman year at Desert Vista High School, Bernie yearns to win love from Jason, her sister's football-star boyfriend. Instead, child-like Nick attaches himself to Bernie like acne. Then Bernie's best friend, Leese, dumps her for more popular girls during the first week of school. Bernie keeps her head up and makes friends at the losers' table - until Jason hits on one of those friends. Bernie's health spirals downward, but she refuses to accept a diagnosis of kidney disease. When Leese falsely accuses a young teacher of abusing her, Bernie falters between the choice of regaining their friendship or saving the teacher's career. Failed by those she idealizes, despising her own weaknesses, Bernie rejects her friends and family and veers toward depression. A Roller Coaster Down is a luminous, gently humorous story of failure and redemption, of the universal hunt for love and self-respect. Members Reviews: Terrific book! I loved Roller Coaster Down in book form, but hearing it read so perfectly was an even better experience. Maya Tuttle's voice is much more vivid and various and surprising than my own inner reading voice. I caught so many points of plot and character that I'd missed or skimmed over when reading the book. Roller Coaster Down has blossomed for me all over again. I thoroughly recommend this book for both adults and young adults. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Girl in Reverse Audiobook by Barbara Stuber
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Girl in Reverse Audiobook by Barbara Stuber

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Girl in Reverse Author: Barbara Stuber Narrator: Emily Zeller Format: Unabridged Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins Language: English Release date: 11-17-14 Publisher: Audible Studios Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 4 votes Genres: Teens, Fiction & Literature Publisher's Summary: Being adopted isn't easy - especially when you're seen as a national enemy. A teen seeks the roots of her identity in this stirring novel from the acclaimed author of Crossing the Tracks. When Lily was three, her mother put her up for adoption, then disappeared without a trace. Or so Lily was told. Lily grew up in her new family and tried to forget her past. But with the Korean War raging and the fear of "Commies" everywhere, Lily's Asian heritage makes her a target. She is sick of the racism she faces, a fact her adoptive parents wont take seriously. For Lily, war is everywhere - the dinner table, the halls at school, and especially within her own skin. Then her brainy little brother, Ralph, finds a box containing a baffling jumble of broken antiques - clues to her past left by her "Gone Mom". Lily and Ralph attempt to match these fragments with rare Chinese artifacts at the art museum, where she encounters the artistic genius Elliot James. Elliot attracts and infuriates Lily - especially when he calls their first kiss "undimensional". With the help of Ralph and Elliot, will Lily summon the courage to confront her own remarkable creation story? A poignantly beautiful novel, Girl in Reverse celebrates the formation of identity as well as the art that draws us all together. Members Reviews: A Family's Awakening A great story about the cruelty of being a victim of bullying and how a young woman overcomes great obstacles to learn her true identity. Wonderful writing about growing up Barbara Stuber crafts words together like a wizard! Although written for young adults, anyone will enjoy this story of a family getting healed by the mystery of the past. The sweet relationship between Ralph and his sister is a bit idealized but what we all wished we had. It's nice to have a story with a happy ending. This is a wonderful book on many levels This is a wonderful book on many levels: great prose and imagery, vivid descriptions of an exotic time and place (Kansas City in 1951) and a heartfelt emotional journey through the eyes of a teenage girl who doesn't fit in. I recommend it not only for the YA audience it was intended for but to adults as well. It would be a great book to read together. Readable Story This young adult fiction, though set in the 1940's, looks at the timely topic of racial discrimination, as well as that of self identity. While most of the characters feel a bit static to me, it's a readable story of a half-Chinese high school senior finding her identity in white bread middle America. Appropriate for middle school and early high school. Four Stars Really enjoyed the book. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Sellout Audiobook by Ebony Joy Wilkins
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Sellout Audiobook by Ebony Joy Wilkins

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Sellout Author: Ebony Joy Wilkins Narrator: Asmeret Ghebremichael Format: Unabridged Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins Language: English Release date: 07-01-10 Publisher: Audible Studios Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 3 votes Genres: Teens, Fiction & Literature Publisher's Summary: NaTasha has a wonderful life in affluent Park Adams. She fits in, she has friends, and she's a member of the all-white ballet troupe. Being nearly the only African American in her school doesn't bother NaTasha. But it bothers Tilly, NaTasha's spitfire grandmother from Harlem, who decides NaTasha needs to get back to her roots or her granddaughter is in danger of losing herself completely. Tilly whisks NaTasha away to a world where, all of a sudden, nothing in NaTasha's life makes any sense: Harlem and Comfort Zone in the Bronx, a crisis center where Tilly volunteers her time to help troubled girls get on the right track - girls who are completely unlike anyone NaTasha has ever encountered. These girls are rough, beautiful, streetwise, sure of themselves, and wield their secrets like knives - and they dislike NaTasha and her world of privilege with a passion. If there is ever a time when NaTasha feels like running away from something, now is it. But she doesn't. She stands her ground. And what she discovers surprises everyone, especially NaTasha. Members Reviews: Just Be Yourself NaTasha Jennings is the only person of color in an entire school district and her grandmother, Tillithia Mae Evans (Tilly), doesn't like it. She believes her granddaughter is isolated and she wants her to get out into the world and experience things for herself. NaTasha's parents agree to let her spend the summer with Tilly in the Bronx. Will NaTasha be able to handle life in a place so different from what she's used to or will she go back home before the summer is over? I know this book is about NaTasha but I really have to start with Tilly: I liked this godly woman , who was full of wisdom and could cook up a storm. I enjoyed her humor and it was nice how everyone loved her and I really loved how much she loved NaTasha. For the most part she was a positive influence on her granddaughter, but I didn't see why she thought that putting NaTasha amongst a bunch of angry, lost girls would help her to learn about who she is. With all the hurt Miss Tilly experienced in her life, I can't understand why she felt it'd be beneficial to put NaTasha in a place where she could experience the same hurts. In the predominantly white world she lived in, NaTasha had no peers who looked like her. She made certain choices to try to fit in and to be liked by the guys. At Amber's Place there may have been girls of color but she was bullied (verbally and physically abused) by those girls because they felt she was nothing like them. She seemed to be an outcast no matter where she was. It saddened me that she was placed in such a hostile environment to `find herself'. NaTasha's dad and mom were concerned about her, as they should have been, and so was I. NaTasha was a good girl with a good heart and lots of common sense. At one point, she had the opportunity to get back at one of the girl's who had harmed her, but she took the high road and when a certain guy turned out to be totally different than what she thought, she didn't allow herself to be pressured into doing something she knew she'd regret. She was placed in a hostile environment to `find herself', which, again, I did not think was necessary, but she did find new friends, even though they'd probably never be best friends and she was able to get help styling her natural hair.

Emily Fox-Seton: The Making of a Marchioness and The Methods of Lady Walderhurst Audiobook by Frances Hodgson Burnett
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Emily Fox-Seton: The Making of a Marchioness and The Methods of Lady Walderhurst Audiobook by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Emily Fox-Seton: The Making of a Marchioness and The Methods of Lady Walderhurst Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett Narrator: various Format: Unabridged Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins Language: English Release date: 09-25-06 Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 30 votes Genres: Teens, Fiction & Literature Publisher's Summary: Emily Fox-Seton is a simple but good-hearted woman struggling to make ends meet while attempting to maintain the dignity of someone distantly related to the aristocracy. The Marquis of Walderhurst is an awkward but eligible bachelor being comically pursued by a pageant of unmarried ladies. When the Marquis surprises everyone by giving his attentions to Emily, he makes himself a fairy prince in her eyes. But marrying her prince is not the end of Emily's troubles, as the forces of envy are more cunning and dangerous than she yet understands. Will Emily's innocence be her downfall after all? Critic Reviews: "A wildly romantic tale whose hero and heroine are totally unromantic." (Daily Telegraph) "Delightful....A sparky sense of humour combined with lively social commentary make this a joy to read." (Bookseller) Members Reviews: Cinderella and Her Almost Handsome Prince Having read this book quite a few times over the years, I was pleased to find it in Audible's library. My hat is off to the producers. The names of the narrators weren't included but they were fabulous. I especially liked the announcer who obviously was kidnapped from the BBC World Service. The woman who did the story narration had a lovely expressive voice. The little music clips closing the chapters were a nice touch. Burnett had a thing for India. In many ways, it became a kind of character in a number of her books including "A Little Princess", "The Secret Garden" and this title. It is a place of fantastical mystery, unknown splendor and sudden terrifying dangers, where both death and wonder lurked in shadows. As the synopsis suggested, this is an adult fairy tale. Burnett's early life was no fairy tale so her stories have a firm basis in hard reality which is appealing and believable. Who better to tell the story of Cinderella before the fairy godmother and the prince than one who has lived Cinderella's life? Emily Fox Seton struck me as a Catherine Morland ("Northanger Abbey") type of heroine with an innocent belief in the goodness of fellow human beings. It was no great surprise when Emily loved the dry, distant Lord Walderhurst enough for both. She needed someone to love; he needed a wife who would leave him in peace. I really enjoyed the way this unsophisticated woman handled herself when confronted with the attempts against her life. If I remember my Austen, I think Henry Tillney fell in love with Catherine because she was so much in love with him. In like fashion, cold, self-centered Walderhurst found himself in love with Emily because she so absolutely loved him. Is the book as good as "A Little Princess" or "The Secret Garden"? No, but most books aren't that good, yet I still manage to enjoy quite a few of them. Great Fun! Not suprisingly, since this is Frances Hodges Burnette, there is a fairy tale element to this story. I have long been a fan of her children's books but had no idea she'd written a fairy tale for adults in effect! It is a fun and engaging narrative and, even though set over a hundred years ago, in Edwardian England, is suprisingly sophisticated in its psychological observations and "modern" elements in the drama. I thoroughly enjoyed it. And I found the narration just fine.

Ryan Hunter - This Girl Is Mine (Grover Beach Team 2) Hörbuch von Anna Katmore
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Ryan Hunter - This Girl Is Mine (Grover Beach Team 2) Hörbuch von Anna Katmore

Hören Sie sich dieses volle Hörbuch kostenlos bei http://hotaudiobook.com/free Titel: Ryan Hunter - This Girl Is Mine (Grover Beach Team 2) Autor:: Anna Katmore Erzähler: Thorsten Schmidt Format: Unabridged Spieldauer: 5 hrs and 15 mins Sprache: Deutsch Veröffentlichungsdatum: 07-31-15 Herausgeber: audiocolours Kategorien: Teens, Fiction & Literature Zusammenfassung des Herausgebers: Ryan Hunter kann sich nicht erinnern, wie viele Mädchen er in seinem Leben schon geküsst hat. Doch die, von der er seit Jahren träumte, ist hoffnungslos in seinen besten Freund verknallt. Lizas offensichtliche Hingabe für Tony Mitchell ist eine Qual, die Ryan bisher für sich behalten hat. Doch während eines Fußballsommercamps nehmen die Dinge eine unerwartete Wendung, als sich Tony in ein anderes Mädchen verliebt. Ryan weiß genau, eine bessere Gelegenheit, um bei Liza zu landen, bekommt er nicht. Als ihn Tony dann auch noch bittet, Liza abzulenken, bis er ihr die Wahrheit über seine neue Freundin gestehen will, schmiedet Ryan einen Plan. Erst überredet er Liza zum Fußballspielen und lädt sie anschließend zu einer Party ohne Regeln ein. Er setzt alles daran, ihr zu beweisen, dass er mehr ist, als der oberflächliche Playboy, für den sie ihn hält. Nach ein wenig Fußballtraining zu zweit und einem sinnlichen Kuss sieht es so aus, als gäbe ihm Liza tatsächlich eine Chance. Allerdings hat Ryan die Rechnung ohne seinen besten Freund gemacht, der im denklich schlechtesten Moment aufkreuzt und alles zu Nichte macht... ©2013 Anna Katmore (P)2015 audiocolours Mitglieder Bewertungen: Five Stars I am obsessed with these books. ... a speed reader and read too much to give good reviews unless a book really catches my interest I'm a speed reader and read too much to give good reviews unless a book really catches my interest. Three Stars It was ripped and not in English... Five Stars Loved this book! Author got it exactly right for young adult/teen romance. Humorous in parts. Five Stars Loved it just as I have loved all of the grover beach books Kontaktieren Sie mich für Fragen: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Glass Cafe Audiobook by Gary Paulsen
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The Glass Cafe Audiobook by Gary Paulsen

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Glass Cafe Subtitle: Or the Stripper and the State; How My Mother Started a War with the System That Made Us Kind of Rich and a Little Bit Famous Author: Gary Paulsen Narrator: Todd Haberkorn Format: Unabridged Length: 1 hr and 2 mins Language: English Release date: 05-14-13 Publisher: Brilliance Audio Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 3 votes Genres: Teens, Fiction & Literature Publisher's Summary: The story is all true and happened to me and is mine. Tonys mom, Al, is a terrific single mother who works as a dancer at the Kitty Kat Club. Twelve-year-old Tony is a budding artist, inspired by backstage life at the club. When some of his drawings end up in an art show and catch the attention of the social services agency, Al and Tony find themselves in the middle of a legal wrangle and a media circus. Is Al a responsible mother? Its the case of the stripper vs. the state, and Al isnt giving Tony up without a fight. Once again Gary Paulsen proved why hes one of Americas most beloved writers. The Glass Café is a fresh and funny exploration of motherhood, art and the wiles of storytelling - all told by Tony, in his own true voice. Members Reviews: Are you serious?! How is this appropriate for a 9-11 year old! I as a parent of a 12 year old daughter and 6 year old son would never allow my Children to read this. The only reason I even listened to it is because my daughter brought this home from school. This in no way is appropriate for a 9-11 year old child! Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Die Abenteuer des Tom Sawyer Hörbuch von Mark Twain
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Die Abenteuer des Tom Sawyer Hörbuch von Mark Twain

Hören Sie sich dieses volle Hörbuch kostenlos bei http://hotaudiobook.com/free Titel: Die Abenteuer des Tom Sawyer Autor:: Mark Twain Erzähler: Katja Brügger, Helgo Liebig, Viktor Hacker Format: Unabridged Spieldauer: 59 mins Sprache: Deutsch Veröffentlichungsdatum: 12-04-14 Herausgeber: WinterZeit Verlag Kategorien: Teens, Fiction & Literature Zusammenfassung des Herausgebers: Der Klassiker in einer neuen Hörspielfassung von Thomas Tippner. ©2014 WinterZeit Verlag (P)2014 WinterZeit Verlag Mitglieder Bewertungen: Great Bedtime Reader All of the Illustrated Chosen Classics are great bedtime readers. My wife sits in the hall of the children's bedrooms and reads these stories to them at bedtime. The difference between these books and the traditional novels is that these stories move very fast. My son, in particular, will hear one of these abridged classic novels and, if he likes it, will then read the full unabridged version on his own. Kind of gives our kids a taste of the classics without having to start reading a really large and sometimes overwhelming looking book. My son is 10 and my daughter is 15. We have about 30 of these types of books in our library. A Classic Still Like many people of my age (62), I read The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn as a child because at that time it was widely perceived to be a child's or young adult's book. This is unfortunate as it is not nor has it ever been directed at the young. In my rereading I discovered for the first time why it is still called the original great American novel. Huckleberry, like Twain, is opinionated and perceptive. His narration and point of view drive the novel forward. Rather than relegate this work to the children's shelves or castigate it as racist, folks should embrace this novel for what it is, a bildungsroman that shows the growth of a country as well as the growth of its young protagonist. It captivated a classroom full of surly teens I teach English, and the junior year in North Carolina is devoted to American literature. I approached Huck Finn with no small amount of trepidation because of Twain's use of vernacular. I ran into the same problem with "Their Eyes Were Watching God" and solved that by listening to Ruby Dee's audio recording, which students loved. I purchased this recording of Huck Finn, and it was to die for fabulous. Students read along in their books as we listened to the recording, and it helped bring the characters and the story alive for them. They laughed when I hoped they would laugh, and they understood the novel so much better by being able to listen to it. This recording was invaluable. Reading this book as an adult is a whole different ... Reading this book as an adult is a whole different experience. I'm fairly sure the versions I read as a child were watered down. I don't have any memory of murder and mayhem in the versions I read as a child. All the same it was highly entertaining and deserving of being a classic. Friendship and mischieviousness. I grew up reading this book, a story about Huckleberry Finn and his adventurous life on the Mississippi River as a boy. He would be considered a hoodlum in this day and age, at the time it was written he was an orphan and had no one to help him grow with morals however he is a rather a good boy with pretty good morals and this story is a classic. The story is also about friendship. Kontaktieren Sie mich für Fragen: inforeq17@gmail.com

You Look Different in Real Life Audiobook by Jennifer Castle
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You Look Different in Real Life Audiobook by Jennifer Castle

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: You Look Different in Real Life Author: Jennifer Castle Narrator: Samantha Quan Format: Unabridged Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins Language: English Release date: 06-04-13 Publisher: HarperAudio Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 8 votes Genres: Teens, Fiction & Literature Publisher's Summary: For the rest of the world, the movies are entertainment. For Justine, they're real life. The premise was simple: five kids, just living their lives. There'd be a new movie about them every five years, starting in kindergarten. But no one could have predicted what the cameras would capture. And no one could have predicted that Justine would be the star. Now 16, Justine doesn't feel like a star anymore. In fact, when she hears the crew has gotten the green light to film Five at Sixteen, all she feels is dread. The kids who shared the same table in kindergarten have become teenagers who hardly know one another. And Justine, who was so funny and edgy in the first two movies, feels like a disappointment. But these teens have a bond that goes deeper than what's on film. They've all shared the painful details of their lives with countless viewers. They all know how it feels to have fans as well as friends. So when this latest movie gives them the chance to reunite, Justine and her costars are going to take it. Because sometimes, the only way to see yourself is through someone else's eyes. Smart, fresh, and frequently funny, You Look Different in Real Life is a piercing novel about life in an age where the lines between what's personal and what's public aren't always clear. Members Reviews: Teen-agers and Television I thought this was a very well written introduction to the close relationship between teenagers and television. The characters were very convincing; the plot was very compelling; and the book provided me with a fascinating window into teen-age life in suburbia in the 21st century. The book has helped me to get a better understanding of the world in which my grandchildren are living. I liked it so much that I bought a copy for my 16 year old granddaughter. Wonderful story! I really enjoyed the concept behind this novel: a group of (now) adolescent characters involved in a series of "7-up..." style documentaries about their lives. Justine is a sympathetic protagonist--a believable 16-year-old, but complex and perhaps a bit jaded in a way that those of us beyond that stage of life can relate to as well. I found the relationships intriguing, particularly the troubled history of Justine and Rory. Absorbing read. Enjoyable, but forgettable GRADE: B- Justine and four of her classmates are part of a documentary Five At that followed the kids at age 6, 11 and are now shooting the 16-year-olds. The teens have grown apart and filmmakers want to reestablish their bond. The group includes: Rory, Justine's former best friend, who has Aspergers, the aloof Keira, golden boy Nate and his former best friend Felix who's hiding a secret. I had a difficult time warming up to Justine as she continually chose silence over kindness and went against her instincts. Fortunately she grew the most of any character in the story. I thought Rory's the speed achievements on a road trip were unrealistic. Felix's "secret" was obvious to me early on. I wanted to know more about Keira, the most interesting character. I read the short story FINDING KEIRA and hoped for more insight into her personality. The first half of the book dragged a bit, but by the second half, I was invested in all five teens and eager to find out what happened.

Eine wie Alaska Hörbuch von John Green
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Eine wie Alaska Hörbuch von John Green

Hören Sie sich dieses volle Hörbuch kostenlos bei http://hotaudiobook.com/free Titel: Eine wie Alaska Autor:: John Green Erzähler: Andreas Fröhlich Format: Abridged Spieldauer: 5 hrs and 11 mins Sprache: Deutsch Veröffentlichungsdatum: 01-14-13 Herausgeber: HörbucHHamburg HHV GmbH Kategorien: Teens, Fiction & Literature Zusammenfassung des Herausgebers: Sie ist schön, er durchschnittlich. Sie ist verletzlich, er hat ein dickes Fell. Sie ist euphorisch, voller verrückter Ideen, er neu an der Schule und natürlich verliebt in sie: Alaska. Wo führt das hin? Sie die Sonne des Internats, Miles einer der Planeten, die um Alaska kreisen. Alaska mag Lyrik, nächtliche Diskussionen über philosophische Absurditäten, heimliche Glimmstängel im Wald und die echte wahre Liebe. Miles ist fasziniert - und mächtig überfordert. Wie kann er einem solchen Wesen begegnen, ohne sich in ihm zu verlieren? Und überhaupt: Wer ist Alaska? Sie gibt so wenig von sich preis. Was bedeutet der lang ersehnte Kuss? Aber dann setzt sich Alaska betrunken hinters Steuer... ©2007 Carl Hanser Verlag, München (P)2008 Hörbuch Hamburg HHV GmbH, Hamburg Kritik Bewertungen: So viel Wucht, so viel Gefühl und so viel exzellent gezeichnete Figuren. Kontaktieren Sie mich für Fragen: inforeq17@gmail.com

Carpe Diem Audiobook by Autumn Cornwell
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Carpe Diem Audiobook by Autumn Cornwell

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Carpe Diem Author: Autumn Cornwell Narrator: Lynde Houck Format: Unabridged Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins Language: English Release date: 10-30-08 Publisher: Listening Library Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 2 votes Genres: Teens, Fiction & Literature Publisher's Summary: Vassar Spore (named after the prestigious women's college by her overachiever parents) thinks she will spend the summer of her sophomore year in high school taking AP classes. Imagine her surprise when a relative blackmails Vassar's parents into sending their daughter along on a backpacking trip in Southeast Asia. One thing is for certain - Vassar will never be the same again. Members Reviews: I Loved It This is an excellent book. I started reading it and couldn't put it down. It was fun and adventurous. Following Vassar and Grandma Gerd through SE Asia was funny and revealing for the characters and the reader. Loved the great character development you could see them right before your eyes. And the big secret i thought i had it figured out in the beginning but i only figured out half of it. This was a relaxing easy read i recommend to anyone. And contrary to what you think i didn't read it just because the author and i share the same name. I will try to LIM more since reading this book. Hoping for more from this great new author!!!!! ... this for my 13 year old daughter and she loved it so much and ended up reading it too I bought this for my 13 year old daughter and she loved it so much and ended up reading it too. I really enjoyed it. The main character is very well developed and relatable and my daughter and I had great conversations about it. Funny!! This is a book I never would have bought if it hadn't been suggested to me. From the very start of the book my attention was caught. I loved the characters in this book and I don't remember laughing so much reading a book as I did with this one. Totally entertaining. A must read. great book! My teen daughter and I BOTH love this book! Thoroughly entertaining - narrator makes it totally interesting! I was very happy with my purchase of this Book-on-Tape. Lynde Houck was wonderful as the narrator and the story was interesting and fun. Although the book is recommended for young people, I, as an adult, thoroughly enjoyed it! I would say this is a book for all ages... Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Crash Landing Audiobook by Robert Muchamore
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Crash Landing Audiobook by Robert Muchamore

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Crash Landing Subtitle: Rock War, Book 4 Author: Robert Muchamore Narrator: Matthew Morgan Format: Unabridged Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins Language: English Release date: 10-05-17 Publisher: Hodder Children's Books Genres: Teens, Fiction & Literature Publisher's Summary: Don't miss the last episode of international best-seller Robert Muchamore's Rock War series! Jay, Summer and Dylan are fresh out of the biggest reality show there is. But they're about to discover what fame and fortune are really about. Jay's brother Theo is young, rich and famous: but is it making him happy? Summer's got to weather her one-star reviews and take her career back into her own hands. And Dylan might soon be seeing the world of show business from the four walls of a prison cell. They've got everything to play for. From the author of Cherub and Henderson's Boy. Members Reviews: great end to an eye opening series This was a fantastic end to the series, I was really pleased with this as it teaches a lot. Being famous might be nice for a while and may also make you popular but not necessarily happy all the time. I enjoyed following the three main characters threw the journey and can't wait to see what this author might be planning next. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Counteract Audiobook by Tracy Lawson
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Counteract Audiobook by Tracy Lawson

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Counteract Subtitle: The Resistance Series Author: Tracy Lawson Narrator: Sarah Rogers Format: Unabridged Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins Language: English Release date: 01-29-16 Publisher: Tracy Lawson Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 2 votes Genres: Teens, Fiction & Literature Publisher's Summary: Who do you trust when your world unravels and everything you believed is a lie? For the past 15 years, the Office of Civilian Safety and Defense has guarded the public against the rampant threat of terrorism. Teenagers Tommy and Careen have never known life without civilian restrictions. For them, there's no social media. No one is allowed to gather in public places or attend concerts or sporting events. Only a small, select group of adults have driving privileges, but it's a small price to pay for safety. Now a new, more deadly terrorist threat looms: airborne chemical weapons that can be activated without warning. The OCSD is ready with an antidote to counteract the effects of the toxins. Three drops a day is all it takes. It's a small price to pay for health. The day the disaster sirens signal the dreaded attack, Tommy shares his last dose with Careen, even though doing so might hasten his death. It's a small price to pay for a friend. Follow Tommy and Careen as they uncover a web of lies and deceit reaching to the highest levels of the United States government and join an underground resistance group that's determined to expose the truth. Members Reviews: A great addition to any YA Dystopian Bookshelf 4.5 out of 5 The world is much safer than it was 15 years ago, at least thats what the Office of Civilian Safety and Defense would like you to think. There are basically no freedoms and you are watched at every turn. Now, the OCSD wants to protect the citizens by coming up with an antidote to the poison that terrorists are releasing randomly into the atmosphere. Needless to say, things arent all that they seem. Counteract was narrated by Sarah Rogers, who has a really nice younger female voice which works perfectly with the protagonist of the novel. A few times I felt like she sounded too young/childish, but that was only for scenes that were dealing with the adult antagonist characters in the book. Overall, I felt like Rogers did a wonderful job and I was happy to listen to a book I had already read to see how it would sound (and what would change listening to someone else read it to me). Counteract is a really nice addition to the young adult/YA Dystopian scene. The characters were well hashed out and incredibly likable. Im always happy when an author (especially a new/indie one) can write such strong characters that drive the rest of the book. There are numerous antagonists that Careen and others must fight against, and they are really well described. You definitely find yourself rooting for Careen throughout. Following the two main characters, I wasnt sure what was going to happen. Another trait that is rare in a first book in a series. Usually, I can tell within the first 100 pages how the story is going to end (or not end). This book had me surprised around every corner. Lawson is going to be one of those authors to watch in the near future for sure. Overall, the story was enticing and enthralling enough to be enjoyed by an adult, but I could really see the draw for a YA. Its always great when YA stories can be enjoyed by adults and young adults.

One Past Midnight Audiobook by Jessica Shirvington
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One Past Midnight Audiobook by Jessica Shirvington

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: One Past Midnight Author: Jessica Shirvington Narrator: Matilda Reed Format: Unabridged Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins Language: English Release date: 08-01-14 Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 18 votes Genres: Teens, Fiction & Literature Publisher's Summary: The perfect life or the perfect love. You choose.For as long as she can remember, Sabine has lived two lives. Every twenty-four hours she Shifts, living each day twice. She has one life in Wellesley, Massachusetts... and another, completely different life in Roxbury, Boston.In one life shes surrounded by glamorous friends and dresses in designer clothes, in the other her family struggles to make ends meet. In one life shes a straight-A student with the perfect boyfriend, in the other shes considered a reckless delinquent.All Sabine has ever wanted is the chance to live one life. When it seems like this might finally be possible, Sabine begins a series of dangerous experiments to achieve her goal. But is she willing to risk everything including the one man who might actually believe her? Members Reviews: Great Book! This is a great book! This is the second Jessica Shirvington book I have read, and it probably will not be my last. She writes well realized characters, has good pacing, and just the right amount of plot twists. She is an Australian author, but her language is spot on in this American setting. I complained that her book "Disruption" had too many Australian language uses in a story set in Washington, DC, but this book had none of those problems. All in all, I recommend this book. Just to give you a little bit of a synopsis of what this book is about, it is about an 18 year-old girl who lives each day twice. Once as a wealthy girl, once as the daughter of drugstore owner parents. She hates being tossed from one reality to the next, and tries to figure out a way to give up one life and be able to live the other fully. But then complications arise! I loved reading how the same person can be different in a different setting and family. The main character is still in high school, so it is definitely a YA story. However, I am way beyond that age group and I liked it. Highly recommended. Amazingly mysteriously ridiculous(spoilers) So I happened to stumble across One past midnight and I am so glad I did. The concept is amazing interesting and unique. I was as invested in figuring out how Sabine's 2 lives worked as she was and as a result devoured this story. The only issue was the predictably of Ethan's demise / inevitable return. I understand why Sabine was clueless for the sake of the story flow but really it was obvious from almost the beginning that he was terminal and once gone it was more obvious that he would indeed manifest somehow in her other world. But I will say despite the predictably their romance was quite lovely and in the end I would recommend this book based solely on the amazing concept any day Creative and fun! I really had a hard time putting this book down. It was a quick and easy read. Sometimes predictable but fun altogether. I will definitely look into more books by this author. More for a teen audience but still enjoyable for adults who like YA books as well. Very interesting story you won't be able to put down! I loved the book. I have been having a hard time getting in the "reading mood" lately. This book got me back on track! Wow... I am dumb-struck.

Shattered Audiobook by Kia Dupree
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Shattered Audiobook by Kia Dupree

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Shattered Author: Kia Dupree Narrator: Karen Pittman Format: Unabridged Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins Language: English Release date: 01-29-13 Publisher: Recorded Books Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 10 votes Genres: Teens, Fiction & Literature Publisher's Summary: Kiki's world is turned upside down when her partially deaf mother loses custody of her children, sending Kiki and her siblings into foster care. After running away with a friend, the two run straight into the arms of a pedophile in disguise, who lures the two girls into a life far too mature for their 12-year-old minds. Held in captivity for months, the girls are finally set free when a neighbor exposes them. But what should have been a happy moment for Kiki actually sends her on a life path that quickly spirals out of control. Members Reviews: Awesome Book This book was great it room me awhile to finish this book. because I had classes and couldn't listen to this book as much as I wanted to. I thought Kiki story was interesting and glad she finally was happy in the end. I like rich aka Richard lol. Wasn't expecting what happened WOW, is what I can say about this book. I have had this book in my wish list for about 3 years and the summary and the title just didn't capture me. Well let me just say don't let that little paraphrase fool you. I appreciated this book and it opened my eyes to some things that are really happening in the world. I never expeceted this book to go in the direction that it went. The narrator was awesome as always. I love Miss Pittman's voice and performances she always gives life to the author's words. Great read this book opens your mind to real life struggles. Typical Urban Story Maybe would had come across as a better story if there was a different narrator..Honey Jones.. will not finish. great book loved it and loved the reader the book kept going to different parts of her life. great for a younger person Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

A Cry in the Dark Audiobook by Beverly Lewis
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A Cry in the Dark Audiobook by Beverly Lewis

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: A Cry in the Dark Subtitle: SummerHill Secrets, Volume 1, Book 5 Author: Beverly Lewis Narrator: Tavia Gilbert Format: Unabridged Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins Language: English Release date: 04-23-10 Publisher: christianaudio.com Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 9 votes Genres: Teens, Fiction & Literature Publisher's Summary: Join Merry Hanson, a very modern 15-year-old living in Pennsylvania's Amish country, as she faces the true-to-life struggles and heartfelt triumphs of growing up to be the best she can be in God's eyes. An abandoned baby girl appears to be the answer to Merry's prayers, but she isn't the only one with hopes for baby Charity. Members Reviews: Nice for young readers I've read all of Lewis's books, so I decided to give these a try. Even though I'm a 50+-year-old, I still enjoyed these. They're for young teenagers really but the stories were nice and simple. Wonderful book As usual this author has did an amazing job. It is a great book to read. A sequel would be wonderful. I highly recommend this book. Very good book! This is a very good book that young adults should enjoy. Beverly Lewis is the best! I loved that volume because it continued the ... Beverly Lewis is the best! I loved that volume because it continued the story of the same characters. GREAT BOOK! Love Beverly Lewis books. This is a great book. I would recommend it to the readers who love the Amish books. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Prey Audiobook by Lurlene McDaniel
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Prey Audiobook by Lurlene McDaniel

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Prey Author: Lurlene McDaniel Narrator: Julie McKay Format: Unabridged Length: 4 hrs and 18 mins Language: English Release date: 04-10-13 Publisher: Audible Studios Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 5 votes Genres: Teens, Fiction & Literature Publisher's Summary: A teacher is supposed to impart a love of learning and a thirst for knowledge. Its a bit different with Ms. Lori Settles. All the kids are talking about how hot she is - and she is especially interested in Ryan Piccoli. When she starts giving Ryan extra attention, hes feeling more than happy - at first. Hes used to being the class clown, but really hes a loner. One day after school, the friendship with Lori Settles goes farther than he ever expected. Shes his teacher. Shes at least twice his age. Intimacy with a teacher is wrong, yet it feels so good in every way. Soon, Lori is making demands and Ryan begins to feel overwhelmed, but Ryan refuses to even admit anything is going on. Something immoral is going on and before too long the choices made will change lives forever. Members Reviews: wow I couldn't believe this book. I'm not going to lie when I say the ending was just.... wow Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Call the Shots Audiobook by Don Calame
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Call the Shots Audiobook by Don Calame

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Call the Shots Author: Don Calame Narrator: Nick Podehl Format: Unabridged Length: 10 hrs Language: English Release date: 07-12-13 Publisher: Audible Studios Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 24 votes Genres: Teens, Fiction & Literature Publisher's Summary: And...action! As the uproarious trio returns, sensitive Sean takes the spotlight - scripting a low-low-budget film while fielding unexpected female fans. Coop is cooking up another sure-misfire scheme (big surprise), and this time the comedy plays out from Seans point of view. Whats the new master plan? Making a cheapo horror movie guaranteed to make Coop, Sean, and Matt filthy rich! Its a terrible idea, and Sean knows it. But he actually is desperate for cash - and for a way to wipe that big fat L off his girlfriend-less forehead. But when he agrees to write a script about the attack of zombie-vampire humanzees, he has no idea just how powerful a chick magnet this movie will be. Suddenly Sean is juggling not one but three interested ladies. Theres his accidental-girlfriend-turned-psychotic-stalker, Evelyn. Theres the wicked hot actress from drama class, Leyna, who seems willing to do anything to land the starring role. And even his twin sisters gothed-out best friend, Nessa, is looking at Sean in a whole new way. Will any of them wind up as Seans true leading lady? Will Sean stop being a doormat and finally start calling the shots? Members Reviews: Hilarious Series!!! Where does Call the Shots rank among all the audiobooks youve listened to so far? This was laugh out loud funny! Made my commute so much fun. I was literally snorting in the car. What was one of the most memorable moments of Call the Shots? These boys are so funny! They have the craziest plans! But I love how they also learn their lessons and become better people. The YA genre doesn't have a ton of books with good realistic male POVs so this was a nice change. What does Nick Podehl bring to the story that you wouldnt experience if you just read the book? I think the narration was one of the reasons I loved this series so much! Nick does an excellent job bringing all the characters to life and making me laugh. He is one of my favorite narrators and after listening to this series, I have purchased more audiobooks narrated by him. I still think this is the best though. Just too funny! If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be? 3 teenagers with crazy plans but good hearts. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Footloose Audiobook by Paramount Pictures
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Footloose Audiobook by Paramount Pictures

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Footloose Subtitle: A Novel by Rudy Josephs, Based on the Screenplay by Dean Pitchford and Craig Brewer Author: Paramount Pictures Narrator: David Ledoux Format: Unabridged Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins Language: English Release date: 10-14-11 Publisher: Audible Studios Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 3 votes Genres: Teens, Fiction & Literature Publisher's Summary: When city boy Ren moves to small town USA, he is in for serious culture shock. After a local drunk-driving accident, the town has outlawed all forms of teen rebellion: no late nights, no partying, no rock music, no dancing. But there is one thing that keeps Ren from going totally out of his mind: the minister's daughter, Ariel. Ariel has a rebellious streak too, and it's not long before she and Ren are rallying their friends and proving to the adults that teen spirit, celebration, and yes, a little rebellion, can't be contained - it's downright contagious! Members Reviews: Just Like The Movie :) I absolutley adored the movie and then I decided to get the book. I'm ecstatic that I bought it becuase it's fantastic. it's literally JUST like the remake of the original movie but with a few bits from the original movie. I LOVE IT!! If you love the movie then you'll love the book :) Best book ever I love this book and the movie it's my favorite book I gave it 5 stars because I feel that this book is the bomb I'm so happy I got to read it D Love I really, really like the book! I also love the movie as well. But there really isn't a difference. They're both the same. Anyway, I really enjoyed the book. Amazing This is one of the best books I have read in a long time. I finished it in two days because I couldn't put it down. I recommend this book to any teenager. Footloose It was a good book if you have a chance watch the movie also! This book had me from the beginning to the end! Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

I, Dred Scott Audiobook by Shelia P. Moses
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I, Dred Scott Audiobook by Shelia P. Moses

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: I, Dred Scott Subtitle: Fictional Slave Narrative Based on the Life and Legal Precedent of Dred Scott Author: Shelia P. Moses Narrator: Peter Jay Fernandez Format: Unabridged Length: 1 hr and 14 mins Language: English Release date: 10-05-05 Publisher: Recorded Books Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 32 votes Genres: Teens, Fiction & Literature Publisher's Summary: With a foreword by Dred Scott's great-grandson, Shelia P. Moses' stunning story chronicles Dred Scott's experiences as a slave, as a plaintiff in one of the most important legal cases in American history, and, at last, as a free man. Dred Scott's story is one of tremendous courage and fierce determination. His is a life that should be known by, and should inspire, all Americans. Members Reviews: Expected more depth I realize that this is a work of fiction; however, I was expecting greater emphasis on the court proceedings, and greater detail surrounding Dred Scott and his family. The story was interesting enough, I just wanted there to be...more. I Dred Scott This story is a vary historical story. This is a good book because you can learn about slavery,family,and fairness. I recommend this book to all fourth and fifth graders. I give this book a 4 star rating Amazing account of History This book was brought to my attention by another book I have. I had never in my schooling heard of the Dred Scott case and was thrilled to learn more about it. As I continue to learn about the years of slavery I will come back to this book over and over to learn how it played such a part of American Slavery and the courts. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Rock War Audiobook by Robert Muchamore
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Rock War Audiobook by Robert Muchamore

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Rock War Subtitle: Rock War, Book 1 Author: Robert Muchamore Narrator: Matthew Morgan Format: Unabridged Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins Language: English Release date: 11-17-16 Publisher: Hachette Children's Books Genres: Teens, Fiction & Literature Publisher's Summary: Meet Jay. Summer. And Dylan. Jay plays guitar, writes songs and dreams of being a rock star. But his ambitions are stifled by seven siblings and a terrible drummer. Summer works hard at school, looks after her nan and has a one-in-a-million singing voice. But can her talent triumph over her nerves? Dylan is happiest lying on his bunk smoking, but his school rugby coach has other ideas, and Dylan reluctantly joins a band to avoid crunching tackles and icy mud. They're about to enter the biggest battle of their lives. And there's everything to play for. A spectacular start to the new series from Robert Muchamore, best-selling author of Cherub. Members Reviews: Dullness! I have to say, I'm disappointed by the narrator. The story is so good and it never had a chance to blossom under this dull narrative. The plot sort of scooped up the narrator's dullness . I enjoyed it but it was lacking a good voice. Muchamore was let down in this one. Good I enjoyed the story. Not overly keep on the narrator. I am lookingbforward to starting the next book A amazing start to a new series. Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why? Yes i would, it is very different than most authors have tried before. it had a good element of susspence in it. Who was your favorite character and why? My favourit character was summer smith, this was because she was a sreight down to erth girl who was not turned by all the fame that being a rock star might bring, also she was a fighter and somebody willing to help others. she also shown guilt when she got involved in trouble. Which character as performed by Matthew Morgan was your favourite? I liked the way he did theo's character as he made him sound like a bad boy whichh is what he was. Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you? When summer stood up to the head of year in her scool and had a write go at him due to her being punnished for trying to look after her nan. Any additional comments? While i liked the narater, his ablility to do accents was not really explored. however i gave him a five because i feel that he probably realised this and kept his naration of the story to his normal accent rather than trying to do accents e might fail at. Great I loved this story and enjoy listening to it while lying on my bed. Definatlly buy.... Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Stick Audiobook by Andrew Smith
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Stick Audiobook by Andrew Smith

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Stick Author: Andrew Smith Narrator: Josh Hurley Format: Unabridged Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins Language: English Release date: 02-25-13 Publisher: Audible Studios Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 14 votes Genres: Teens, Fiction & Literature Publisher's Summary: Fourteen-year-old Stark McClellan (nicknamed Stick because hes tall and thin) is bullied for being "deformed" - he was born with only one ear. His older brother, Bosten, is always there to defend Stick. But the boys cant defend each other from their abusive parents. When Stick realizes Bosten is gay, he knows that to survive his father's anger, Bosten must leave home. Stick has to find his brother, or he will never feel whole again. In his search, he will encounter good people, bad people, and people who are simply indifferent to kids from the wrong side of the tracks. But he never loses hope of finding love - and his brother. Members Reviews: A Favorite Author who Frequently Traumatizes Me Would you consider the audio edition of Stick to be better than the print version? Ignore the above. Here is my review from Goodreads: I need a hug. And I love Andrew Smith, because the way he writes is so insanely honest that I always connect with his stories, whether they're straightforward and more serious, like this, or bizarre and stylized like Grasshopper Jungle. He writes characters who carve holes inside my chest, then take up residence in the empty spaces. Also, the narrator does a great job with this story . Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Codex Audiobook by Justin Swapp
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The Codex Audiobook by Justin Swapp

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Codex Author: Justin Swapp Narrator: Steve Barnes Format: Unabridged Length: 2 hrs and 44 mins Language: English Release date: 04-07-16 Publisher: Justin Swapp Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 12 votes Genres: Teens, Fiction & Literature Publisher's Summary: Welcome to The Codex - Omnibus edition. This special edition includes the epic origin story, Failed Crusade, that inspired five volumes of demon hunting across the multiverse (and multiple genres.) This fantasy story has an amazing twist ending. The original Codex stories appeared in The Crimson Pact anthologies as The Transition and The Merging. These stories are connected to each other, and to Failed Crusade at their roots, but occur many years later. They follow an unsuspecting foreign exchange student named Sloan Boyle. A seemingly innocent interaction with a stranger in a Spanish Cafe leads to a dangerous series of events, and a weighty discovery that threatens everything Sloan ever knew about this world and his role in it. Club PK2 is written in the same Codex universe as the other stories but is a separate adventure with distinct characters. The voice is reminiscent of Supernatural. It follows a hardened cop named Tray sent undercover on special assignment to expose a dangerous underground fight club. The cop discovers much more than a bunch of thugs trying to make a buck, and he learns something about The Codex, and the demon's master plan in the process. P.S. The Codex ended up playing a pivotal role in the final story, Sealed with Fire. This epic final battle between The Crimson Pact and the demons pays tribute to the best stories and characters in the series. As you finish listening to this omnibus edition, I hope you'll be interested in learning how The Codex impacted the final fight. If that's the case, you'll want to pick up The Crimson Pact, volume five. Members Reviews: A Fateful Encounter If you could sum up The Codex in three words, what would they be? Unexpected, other worldly, frightening What did you like best about this story? This story takes an average young man and thrusts him into an adventure of a life time, or should I say several life times? We all harbor a fear of the unknown, and when Sloan is approached by a Stranger who seemed to have purposely picked him out of a crowd, that fear rears it's ugly head in Sloane and he must learn the purpose for the encounter and what he is suppose to do with the knowledge he is gaining from an unknown source. What does Steve Barnes bring to the story that you wouldnt experience if you just read the book? Steve Barnes give the story a touch of realism, as you can hear the doubt, surprise and resolve in his voice as he progresses through the stories. Hearing the words spoken instead of reading them, make very clear the intent of the author at any particular point in the book. Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you? There is a moment when Sloane realizes that he has been with this same group of souls before, although he doesn't recognize the faces or names. I think it was his Ah Ha moment and the woman he had loved through all those other lives was still there and waiting for him to open his mind and rejoin them. Any additional comments? I would recommend The Codex to anyone who follows Justin Swapp and his amazing ability to spin a good tale. His brand of story telling brings the reader right into the middle of the action and makes you duck when fists start flying and chairs are crashing into walls. A first rate writer, who I hope has many more stories to tell. The Codex Any additional comments? It's a fantasy book that was actually several related short stories in one.

The Last Leaves Falling Audiobook by Sarah Benwell
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The Last Leaves Falling Audiobook by Sarah Benwell

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Last Leaves Falling Author: Sarah Benwell Narrator: Kris Dyer Format: Unabridged Length: 9 hrs and 1 min Language: English Release date: 01-29-15 Publisher: Audible Studios Genres: Teens, Fiction & Literature Publisher's Summary: And these are they. My final moments. They say a warrior must always be mindful of death, but I never imagined that it would find me like this . . . Japanese teenager Sora is diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease). Lonely and isolated, Sora turns to the ancient wisdom of the samurai for guidance and comfort. But he also finds hope in the present; through the internet he finds friends that see him, not just his illness. This is a story of friendship and acceptance, and testing strength in an uncertain future. Members Reviews: What would you do if you knew you were going ... What would you do if you knew you were going to die? Travel the world? Spend it with your family? Your friends? Go skydiving? Rocky Mountain climbing? For Sora, his options are limited. What friends he had at school have stopped visiting, his grandparents live in the countryside, and his single mother has to work to support them. This leaves the wheelchair-bound Sora for the most part alone in an apartment, slowly losing the ability to use his body due to ALS. Sora reads death poetry by samurai and turns to internet message boards to find a connection and as an outlet for his questions. Sora also struggles with the inevitable death waiting for him at the end of his illness. He pays a visit to the hospitalâs ICU and what he sees there horrifies him into exploring options for palliative care available in his country, and searches for answers to what happens after, a subject the internet has no answer for, and a topic no one around him wants to discuss with him. Benwell brings extra depth to the tragedy of a teenager dying too young. She peels back the layers of sadness and regret and asks "what can you do about it?" Sora cannot control his body, but he wields his mind in a desperate search for answers most adults shy away from. When is enough pain enough? Is quality of life more important than longevity? While these questions make the novel compelling, younger readers may find the themes and questions upsetting.The format uses chat boxes and familiar online forms graphically on the page, which streamlines the narrative. The Last Leaves Falling is a poetic and compelling story about respect, dignity, friendship, and making difficult decisions for oneself about both life and death. My eyes are still wet with tears The author did a great job exploring the many emotions associated with terminal illness. This is a worthwhile piece of fiction. The book is about a teenage boy suffering from ASL ... The book is about a teenage boy suffering from ASL and his life struggles with the early approaching of death. It tells how he coped with his deteriorating physical body and how he sees death. The most touching part is his relationship with his mum, grannies and two other teenagers. An awesome book I enjoyed every minute of the book it makes you laugh and cry all at the same time I recommend reading this book He is the happiest young man you could meet Words can not express how disturbing this book was to me. It somehow was listed on my sons school summer reading list. In a day and age where so many teens are committing suicide should we need books that find a reason to justify teen suicide suicide? My son is in a wheelchair. He has a permanent physical disability. NEVER in his life has he been considered a burden on this family. NEVER did it occur to him before reading this book that he had any reason to feel he could be a burden.

Will Grayson, Will Grayson Audiobook by John Green, David Levithan
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Will Grayson, Will Grayson Audiobook by John Green, David Levithan

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Will Grayson, Will Grayson Author: John Green, David Levithan Narrator: MacLeod Andrews, Nick Podehl Format: Unabridged Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins Language: English Release date: 07-24-14 Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 6 votes Genres: Teens, Fiction & Literature Publisher's Summary: Penguin Audiobooks presents Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan. An unabridged recording voiced by MacLeod Andrews and Nick Podehl. One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, teenager Will Grayson crosses paths with . . . Will Grayson! Two teens with the same name who run in two very different circles suddenly find their lives going in new and unexpected directions. Culminating in epic turns-of-heart on both of their parts, they team up to produce the most fabulous musical ever to grace the high-school stage. Told in alternating voices from two award-winning, popular names in young-adult fiction - John Green (author of The Fault in Our Stars) and David Levithan (author of Boy Meets Boy) - this unique collaborative novel features a double helping of the heart and humour that has won both authors legions of fans. ** John Green has a huge online presence through his 1.1 million Twitter followers and YouTube channel Vlogbrothers, which has been viewed over 200 million times and has 660,000 subscribers, making it one of the most successful online channels in history. Members Reviews: Excellent book but perhaps for a younger audience Is there anything you would change about this book? Not exactly. It was a well written story but maybe not for me. What did you like best about this story? The narration was excellent by both readers Have you listened to any of MacLeod Andrews and Nick Podehl s other performances? How does this one compare? No Did Will Grayson, Will Grayson inspire you to do anything? Not really Any additional comments? I think I would have given this book 5 stars had a read it 10 or 15 years ago but now I'm a bit older (31) I felt it was just too young for me. To be more precise the characters are teenagers and view the world from this perspective which I found a little immature and annoying at times. Don't get me wrong I love a bit of Glee I just think I personally have grown out of high school musical-type narratives. Great Little Book This was a lovely story and I love to read a book that covers the LGBT+ world with such a laid back, confident and normalized approach. LGBT+ people have other issues in their lives than just being LGBT+!! They have mental health issues and relationship problems and friendship situations and many many other stories, so its amazing to read one of them. And David Levithan is one of my favourite authors! xxx Good but definitely not JG's finest work Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not? Yes definitely, it was enjoyable and fun to experience. How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable? The Will's should have met sooner, the story really picked up after their initial encounter. Prior to that point they both felt a little one dimensional; and to be honest one of the Will's is just very unlikable. Have you listened to any of MacLeod Andrews and Nick Podehl s other performances? How does this one compare? I haven't but the narration and singing were extraordinary.

The Tyrant's Daughter Audiobook by J. C. Carleson
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The Tyrant's Daughter Audiobook by J. C. Carleson

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Tyrant's Daughter Author: J. C. Carleson Narrator: Meera Simhan, J. C. Carleson, Cheryl Benard Format: Unabridged Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins Language: English Release date: 02-11-14 Publisher: Listening Library Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 19 votes Genres: Teens, Fiction & Literature Publisher's Summary: From a former CIA officer comes the riveting account of a royal Middle Eastern family exiled to the American suburbs. When her father is killed in a coup, 15-year-old Laila flees from the war-torn Middle East to a life of exile and anonymity in the U.S. Gradually she adjusts to a new school, new friends, and a new culture, but while Laila sees opportunity in her new life, her mother is focused on the past. She's conspiring with CIA operatives and rebel factions to regain the throne their family lost. Laila can't bear to stand still as an international crisis takes shape around her, but how can one girl stop a conflict that spans generations? J.C. Carleson delivers a fascinating account of a girl - and a country - on the brink, and a rare glimpse at the personal side of international politics. Critic Reviews: "Filled with political intrigue and emotional tension, Carlesons riveting novel features a teenage refugee caught in a web of deceit and conspiracy." (Publishers Weekly) "Laila is a complex and layered character whose nuanced observations will help readers better understand the divide between American and Middle Eastern cultures. Smart, relevant, required reading." (Kirkus Reviews) "This is more than just Lailas story; rather, it is a story of context, beautifully written (by a former undercover CIA agent), and stirring in its questions and eloquent observations about our society and that of the Middle East." (Booklist) Members Reviews: Great book for high school book clubs Should be assigned reading for 8th or 9th grades. This book provides a glimpse into cultural and monetary differences that could lead to insightful conversation. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Boys, Bears, and a Serious Pair of Hiking Boots Audiobook by Abby McDonald
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Boys, Bears, and a Serious Pair of Hiking Boots Audiobook by Abby McDonald

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Boys, Bears, and a Serious Pair of Hiking Boots Author: Abby McDonald Narrator: Stephanie Wolfe Format: Unabridged Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins Language: English Release date: 10-01-10 Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 10 votes Genres: Teens, Fiction & Literature Publisher's Summary: Seventeen-year-old Jenna may hail from the burbs of New Jersey, but environmental activism is her life. So when the opportunity arises to spend the summer in the wilds of Canada with her hippie godmother, Susie, this Green Teen jumps at the chance to explore this nature shes heard so much about-and the cute, plaid-wearing boys shes certain roam wild and free. But after a few unpleasant run-ins with local wildlife (from a larger-than-life moose to Susies sullen Goth stepdaughter to a hot but hostile boy named Reeve), Jenna realizes that her long-held ideals, like vegetarianism and conservation, dont play so well with this population of real outdoorsmen. With the help of a dusty survival guide, Jenna begins to navigate the wilderness, and those who call it home - but can she learn to navigate the surprising turns of her heart? Members Reviews: A Cute, Green Contemporary Romance **I received an advance reader copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This review and many others can be found on my blog, That Artsy Reader Girl** An outdoorsy contemporary, with a Jersey girl in the summery Canadian wilderness!? I was all for it. And honestly, the title was quite intriguing and made me laugh. I also thought the "Green Teen" spin was kind of a unique story element. All in all, I really enjoyed Boys, Bears, and a Serious Pair of Hiking Boots. It was cute, light, and full of nature. Jenna is an activist for preserving the environment. I liked reading about a heroine that had such strong values at such a young age. She is driven, and has goals for her future. I identified with her because I also had my future planned out as a teenager. And like her, my goals changed or were added to. I also liked that she was clean cut and had a desire to stay healthy by eating properly and staying away from drugs. AND she chose to go live in the wilderness over spending a summer poolside in Florida! She's just a refreshing character, and stands out from the bulk of YA contemporary heroines. So, she heads off to Canada to stay with her godmother, Susie, and help her spruce up a quaint little B&B in the woods. I really like her godmother! She kind of reminds me of Meryl Streep's character in Mama Mia! She's laid back, doesn't stress to much, lets thing roll off her, and is a lot of fun to talk to. I also like Susie's husband. He's a bit quiet and removed, but he has a good heart. Then there's Fiona, Susie's stepdaughter, who is pretty much a brat. Every book has to have opposition, and Fiona plays that role on her own. I liked watching her change as Jenna's perkiness and conscience wore off on her. And THEN we have the three, cute wilderness boys. They spend their summer hanging out with Jenna and making a documentary of sorts about all the fun you can have in that area. Their goal is to put it on a website and attract tourists to the B&B, rather than the high-end spa up the mountain. They spend lots of time swimming, hiking, kayaking, rock climbing, etc. I loved reading about all the fun they have doing things I'm too chicken to do! To sum things up, this book is really cute! I enjoyed seeing Jenna change into a more realistic, mature girl. I think everyone has a pivotal moment in their life when they really decide what they believe in. This summer did just that for Jenna.

Switch the Song Audiobook by Sara Pyszka
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Switch the Song Audiobook by Sara Pyszka

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Switch the Song Subtitle: Just Be, Book 2 Author: Sara Pyszka Narrator: Corrie Legge Format: Unabridged Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins Language: English Release date: 06-21-17 Publisher: Sara Pyszka Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 2 votes Genres: Teens, Fiction & Literature Publisher's Summary: I was going to ask you if you wanted me to put your poem from camp to music, but you really want to do this with me? What about college? Brynn Evason never believed she would be faced with this dilemma. Her sensitive musician boyfriend, Tommy, wants her to come on tour with him and collaborate on more music! Tommy isn't discomfited by her cerebral palsy. He has proven time and again that he wants to be with her. Brynn loves him for that, and she loves her music even more. It seems like the perfect plan. Brynn's family doesn't approve. They want her to go to college, and they've found a university with specific programs for people with disabilities. Brynn doesn't want to disappoint her parents, but she doesn't want to lose this magical opportunity. She's torn between a stable future and a romantic adventure. Luckily, her closest friends are there to help, advise, and entertain her. When the group goes on a college scouting trip, Brynn begins to realize where she belongs. In this sequel to Dancing Daisies, Brynn has to decide what she truly wants from her life and where her heart is telling her to go. Members Reviews: Great book; story resonates on many levels "Switch the Song" by Sara Pyszka is so good on many levels. The story of these teens resonates and evokes literal LOL moments, teen angst, and tender moments of friendships and relationships. As a reader, I care about the characters (and worried about them as the story progressed) and can't wait for the next book. In fact, I was driving recently and found myself wondering what's up with Brynn (the main character) now. As a professional working with students with disabilities and with teachers, I want to highlight parts and ask teachers and students read it together. As a person with a physical disability, I find that the author's use of descriptions and inner thoughts highlight some of the real challenges that I also face. Switch the Song Sara Pyszka is an emerging writer who provides us with a deep insight into the heart and mind of a girl who is on the brink of adulthood. In her second book, Sara takes us along as her main character, Brynn Evason is about to graduate high school, experience her first love relationship, and make some life altering choices. Like the author, Brynn, is a young woman who has cerebral palsy. Unable to speak, Brynn uses her computerized communication device to voice her needs, hopes and dreams. In this coming of age story, Brynn continues to develop independence and dares to dream of a future she will control. Sara Pyszka writes in an authentic voice that takes the reader inside the life of a young woman with a disability, but the story is universal to every young person who dreams of carving their own destiny. I look forward to more books from this promising young writer. A fitting followup to the first book! Sara Pyszka is an amazing woman and Brynn shares the same strengths, hopes and desires. The story is a terrific follow-up to "Dancing Daisies" and takes Brynn to another level of maturity. I think it's a great book as it provides vital insights into the world of CP and those who try to live as normal of a life as possible with it. I'm ready for book #3! GREAT book!! GREAT book! Amazing story about a teenager just being a teenager navigating the scary time that is senior year of high school and making plans for the future.

Fallender Himmel (Legend 1) Hörbuch von Marie Lu
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Fallender Himmel (Legend 1) Hörbuch von Marie Lu

Hören Sie sich dieses volle Hörbuch kostenlos bei http://hotaudiobook.com/free Titel: Fallender Himmel (Legend 1) Autor:: Marie Lu Erzähler: Julian Greis, Patrycia Ziolkowska Format: Abridged Spieldauer: 7 hrs and 43 mins Sprache: Deutsch Veröffentlichungsdatum: 12-02-12 Herausgeber: Hoercompany Kategorien: Teens, Fiction & Literature Zusammenfassung des Herausgebers: "Ich werde dich finden. Ich werde die Straßen von Los Angeles nach dir durchkämmen. Jede Straße der Republik, wenn es sein muss. Ich werde dich in die Irre führen und überlisten, ich werde lügen, betrügen und stehlen, um dich zu finden, dich aus deinem Versteck locken und dich jagen, bis es keinen Ort mehr gibt, an den du fliehen kannst. Das verspreche ich dir: Dein Leben gehört mir." Getrennt sind sie erbitterte Gegner - zusammen sind sie eine Legende: Day und June "Fallender Himmel" ist der erste Band der Legend-Trilogie. Kontaktieren Sie mich für Fragen: inforeq17@gmail.com

I ragazzi della Via Paal [The Boys of Via Paal] Audiolibro di Ferenc Molnar
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I ragazzi della Via Paal [The Boys of Via Paal] Audiolibro di Ferenc Molnar

Ascolta questo libro audio completo gratuitamente su http://hotaudiobook.com/free Titolo: I ragazzi della Via Paal [The Boys of Via Paal] Autore: Ferenc Molnar Narratore: Silvia Cecchini Formato: Unabridged Durata: 5 hrs and 9 mins Lingua: Italiano Data di pubblicazione: 01-09-15 Editore: Collina d'oro Categoria: Teens, Fiction & Literature Riepilogo Editore: I ragazzi della via Paal è un romanzo per ragazzi di Ferenc Molnar, pubblicato per la prima volta a puntate nel 1906,e destinato agli adulti come denuncia della mancanza di spazi per il gioco dei più giovani. È forse il più popolare romanzo ungherese, e anche uno dei più noti classici della letteratura per linfanzia; parte della critica ha con il tempo rilevato anche gli spunti di riflessione antimilitaristi, nell'analizzare come i giovani protagonisti siano vittime dell'ingiusta violenza del "sistema guerra" tipico degli adulti. La riflessione finale del libro sembra una premonizione allesilio dellautore , che sarebbe avvenuto prima della seconda guerra mondiale, per sfuggire al pogrom contro gli ebrei.Cornice musicale: danza ungherese di Brahms. Please note: This audiobook is in Italian. Contattami per qualsiasi domanda: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Secret Side of Empty Audiobook by Maria E. Andreu
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The Secret Side of Empty Audiobook by Maria E. Andreu

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Secret Side of Empty Author: Maria E. Andreu Narrator: Eileen Stevens Format: Unabridged Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins Language: English Release date: 07-22-14 Publisher: Audible Studios Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 11 votes Genres: Teens, Fiction & Literature Publisher's Summary: A Junior Library Guild Selection, 2014 What's it like to be undocumented? High school senior M.T. knows all too well. With graduation and an uncertain future looming, she must figure out how to grow up in the only country she's ever called home... a country in which she's "illegal". M.T. was born in Argentina and brought to America as a baby without any official papers. And as questions of college, work, and the future arise, M.T. will have to decide what exactly she wants for herself, knowing someone she loves will unavoidably pay the price for it. On the way, M.T. must navigate first love, letting go of her childhood friends as they begin a life she can't share, a difficult relationship with a father who grew up a world away and a mother struggling to find her way in America. What is it like when the only country you've ever known says you don't belong? The Secret Side of Empty offers an intimate, often surprising glimpse into a story you often hear on the news but have never heard told this way before. Author Maria E. Andreu draws from her personal experience as a former undocumented immigrant to explore issues of belonging, keeping secrets, and what it's like to be undocumented. More than that, The Secret Side of Empty is a story that will touch anyone who has ever felt excluded or unsure about the future or has kept a secret she felt was too big too share. Members Reviews: Heavy topics handled well but just fell short 4 me What did you like best about The Secret Side of Empty? What did you like least? I started this book a few years ago and put it down because I just wasn't in the mood for YA contemporary at the time. Fast forward a few years later when an audiobook has since been released, I gave it another shot since my preference is for audiobooks of any genre. I think what made me pick the book up in the first place was because it was advertised as a "different" kind of immigration story, and I do agree with that assessment of it, I just didn't connect to it as well as I thought I would have. I've been reading really good books centering on young girls and immigration that I think I just had high hopes for this one. The Secret Side of Empty follows Monserrat(I love the pronunciation of this name) or M.T. as she likes to be called, and her struggles with being undocumented "Argentina". I think what initially drew me to this one was that most immigration stories are centered on "brown" latinos. Mexican or other Central Americans; never from the voice of a white latina. Because M.T. was white, I think it confused her that she didn't have the luxury of all of her rich, equally white friends. This wasn't supposed to be happening to her. She believed should've been privileged in a way her friends were but she wasn't and for this I really struggled with her narrative. The book features a lot of heavy topics that I wasn't expecting. The abuse was a lot for me to handle considering I come from a history of domestic violence towards women. The ending was just not the one that I hoped for but I do think this story is really important. I've just read ones I enjoyed more. Do you think The Secret Side of Empty needs a follow-up book? Why or why not? Not really. It ended well enough for me not to wonder what happens next. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Maybe Audiobook by Morris Gleitzman
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Maybe Audiobook by Morris Gleitzman

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Maybe Subtitle: Felix and Zelda, Book 6 Author: Morris Gleitzman Narrator: Morris Gleitzman Format: Unabridged Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins Language: English Release date: 09-21-17 Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd Genres: Teens, Fiction & Literature Publisher's Summary: The next compelling chapter in the life of Felix, hero of the award-winning Once, Then, After, Soon and Now. 1946. Europe is in ruins. Millions of people dream of finding happiness somewhere else. Fourteen-year-old Felix is one of them. When he's offered a journey to Australia, he seizes the opportunity. So does someone very dear to him, even though she wasn't actually invited. They have high hopes for Australia, and their dramatic arrival there makes them want to stay. But before Felix and Anya can embrace the love and friendship of their new land, they must confront the murderous urge for revenge still alive in the old. Felix knows he hasn't faced anything like this before. He may not survive, but he's hoping he will. Maybe. Critic Reviews: "Haunting...dangerous and desperate, but also full of courage and hope." (The Guardian) Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Release Audiobook by Patrick Ness
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Release Audiobook by Patrick Ness

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Release Author: Patrick Ness Narrator: Michael Crouch Format: Unabridged Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins Language: English Release date: 11-10-17 Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd Genres: Teens, Fiction & Literature Publisher's Summary: The most personal and tender novel yet from Patrick Ness, the twice Carnegie Medal-winning author of A Monster Calls. Adam Thorn doesn't know it yet, but today will change his life. Between his religious family, a deeply unpleasant ultimatum from his boss and his own unrequited love for his sort-of ex, Enzo, it seems as though Adam's life is falling apart. At least he has two people to keep him sane: his new boyfriend (he does love Linus, doesn't he?) and his best friend, Angela. But all day long, old memories and new heartaches come crashing together, throwing Adam's life into chaos. The bindings of his world are coming untied one by one; yet in spite of everything he has to let go, he may also find freedom in the release. From the New York Times best-selling author of A Monster Calls comes a raw, darkly funny and deeply affecting story about the courage it takes to live your truth. Members Reviews: ... Perfect. In every way. Patrick Ness has captured beauty within these pages like a rose encased in glass. Read it, for your own sake. Judy Blume would be proud. Patrick Ness is a gifted storyteller who never disappoints. These characters are so real and accessible. Five Stars Excellent A poignant story, with a wonderful plot. Iâll have to look out for Patrick Ness from now on. Release, is quite an unusual story in that it follows two plots which eventually meet. Now that may not be something different, but these two stories are set in different worlds (sort of). The real world, and the spirit world. We meet Adam, a young, gay man trying to just be himself and live his life, but he has the added upset of people not understanding his sexuality, including his religious parents. He also has serious problems with his boss making advances towards him, and an ex which he canât seem to let go of, even-though he has a boyfriend, Linus, and his ex Enzo is dating someone else. He has the most wonderful best friend Angela, but he doesnât know how to be comfortable in himself, when others arenât comfortable or accepting towards him. In the spirit world we meet a murdered, teenage drug addict, who has come out of the river and wants vengeance on her killer in the small town. By the time I had turned the last page I realised that I had found a book that quite a few people will be able to relate to. Adamâs story is told so vividly that sometimes it felt like I was in the story, not reading it. It makes you stop and think; hopefully books like this will make people realise that everybody has the right to be whoever they want to be, gay, straight, bi, etc, and no-one has the right to be judgemental about it. The book is completely unusual and strange, plus a little confusing in parts. I havenât read any of Patrick Nessâs work before, but apparently that is his style of writing, moving away from the conventional â I like it. A poignant story, with a wonderful plot. Iâll have to look out for Patrick Ness from now on. Reviewed on Whispering Stories Book Blog *I received a free copy of this book, which I voluntarily reviewed Emotionally resonant story muddled by supernatural side plot... âWhy did everyone no longer a teenager automatically dismiss any feeling you had then? Who cared if heâd grown out of it? That didnât make it any less true in those painful and euphoric days when it was happening.

We Know It Was You Audiobook by Maggie Thrash
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We Know It Was You Audiobook by Maggie Thrash

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: We Know It Was You Author: Maggie Thrash Narrator: Stephanie Cannon Format: Unabridged Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins Language: English Release date: 10-04-16 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Ratings: 3 of 5 out of 4 votes Genres: Teens, Fiction & Literature Publisher's Summary: Twin Peaks meets Pretty Little Liars in acclaimed author Maggie Thrash's new Strange Truth series. It's better to know the truth. At least sometimes. Halfway through Friday night's football game, beautiful cheerleader Brittany Montague - dressed as the giant Winship Wildcat mascot - hurls herself off a bridge into Atlanta's surging Chattahoochee River. Just like that, she's gone. Eight days later, Benny Flax and Virginia Leeds will be the only ones who know why. Members Reviews: A weird, one-of-a-kind mystery! Surprisingly satirical for a YA book, but the characters have a lot of heart. I enjoyed the glimpse into the weird world of upper class southerners. Looking forward to the next one! Do not waste your money on this book This book is awful! It ends up being about nothing. It just ends all of a sudden. Do not waste your money on this book. Avid Reader We Know it Was You was an interesting book. The story line was not exactly my cup of tea but for some I can see how it would be enjoyable. The thing that bothered me was a lack of consequences for someone who had no consideration for the life of others. Writing about someone murdering two people and not reporting it to anyone is very serious. This does not send a message of life being sacred or that it should be taken so lightly. There is enough lack of respect for life these days already and this book doesn't help change that. Holds your attention! Weird and unexpected, with so many twists and turns that it keeps your attention! A fascinating fictional snapshot of southern prep school life, with characters that range from well-intentioned to truly sinister. Took me back to high school - for good or ill Devilishly clever writing with unusual but still relatable characters. Took me back to high school - for good or ill! I don't know what kind of mind comes up with these plots but I do enjoy reading them. I alternated between being a bit weirded out and laughing out loud. I would want to censor some of the book for younger readers and older ones thinking about sending a child to prep school might want to reconsider but all in all it is an entertaining read indeed. Looking forward to the next installment! Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Positively Mine Audiobook by Christine Duval
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Positively Mine Audiobook by Christine Duval

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Positively Mine Author: Christine Duval Narrator: Kristen Harlow Format: Unabridged Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins Language: English Release date: 04-28-14 Publisher: Audible Studios for Bloomsbury Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 4 votes Genres: Teens, Fiction & Literature Publisher's Summary: It is four weeks into her freshman year of college, and Laurels first test was unexpected. Discovering shes pregnant isnt exactly what she had planned for her first semester, and while she intends to tell her emotionally distant father, being away at school makes it all too easy to hide. An imperfect heroine plagued by bad choices and isolated during what should be the best time of her life, listeners are sure to identify with Laurel as she confronts teen pregnancy, in secret. Members Reviews: Beautifully Narrated! Was Like Listening to a Play What made the experience of listening to Positively Mine the most enjoyable? Stage actor Kristen Harlow did an excellent job narrating my novel Positively Mine. She really brought the characters to life. There's a lot of dialogue is this story and I was wondering how she would pull it off. Her stage background allowed her to portray each character believably and beautifully. I'm so happy she was chosen to take on Laurel's story. When I was listening to it, I could close my eyes and see it. It was like listening to a play. Great job, Kristen! Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Camp Utopia and the Forgiveness Diet Audiobook by Jenny Ruden
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Camp Utopia and the Forgiveness Diet Audiobook by Jenny Ruden

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Camp Utopia and the Forgiveness Diet Author: Jenny Ruden Narrator: Shannon McManus Format: Unabridged Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins Language: English Release date: 07-01-14 Publisher: Audible Studios Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 5 votes Genres: Teens, Fiction & Literature Publisher's Summary: Sixteen-year-old Baltimore teen Bethany Stern knows the only way out of spending her summer at Camp Utopia, a fat camp in Northern California, is weight-loss. Desperate, she tries The Forgiveness Diet, the latest fad whose infomercial promises that all she has to do is forgive her deadbeat dad, her scandalous sister, and the teenage magician next door and (unrequited) love of her life. But when the diet fails and her camp nemesis delivers the ultimate blow, Bee bids sayonara to Camp-not-Utopian-at-all to begin what she believes will be her "real" summer adventure, only to learn that running away isn't as easy - or as healing - as it seems. Her wry and honest voice bring humor and poignancy for anyone, fat or thin, tired of hearing "you'd be so pretty if[insert unwelcome judgment about your appearance from loved one or perfect stranger]." Critic Reviews: "McManus artfully depicts sibling rivalry and the added tension when Jackie's 'loser' boyfriend joins them. Ruden and McManus realistically cover many teen issues including appearance, parents, crushes, and self-acceptance as Bee learns that not ALL of her problems stem from her weight. The kids' conversations about craving rich food and sweet Starbucks drinks is a dose of reality that all listeners can relate to." (AudioFile) Members Reviews: Follow Bethany to Fat Camp and Enjoy a Good Story The first book I finished reading in 2015 was a good one. It is a young adult novel, but like many YA books, it explores the grown-up concepts of self-esteem, body image, first love, family relationships, and more. It was a quick, light read with some profound moments. The story follows 16-year-old Bethany Stern. (I thought she was really immature for a 16-year-old but I think that's to appeal to younger readers, or maybe 16-year-olds are just like that.) She lives in Baltimore and has a older, bratty sister, a mom who seems too self-absorbed to pay much attention to her, and a dad who's not really in the picture. She also has a humongous crush on her neighbor, an aspiring magician. Bethany's mom has paid a lot of money-- and is quick to point this out-- for Bethany to attend fat camp in California. But the only problem is, she doesn't want to go. At the last minute she tries a "forgiveness diet" that she sees a TV ad for-- and boy does she have a lot to forgive, mainly, her father for leaving. But nonetheless she's off to fat camp, where she's desperate to escape, until she starts realizing that perhaps she should stay. This book has some very funny, irreverent parts while also delving into some deep issues. My only critique is that I wanted MORE-- more about Bethany's relationship with her mom, more about why some of these girls (and boys!) are at fat camp, and more tying-up-of-the-loose-ends with TJ and some of the other characters (Hollywood?!). I hope the author writes a sequel or another book soon. I know teens and they will love this book As the father of three children and a former high school teacher, I promise you that this is THE book to give to a teenager in need of summer reading. Funny, witty, engaging with a story line that won't permit you to put the book down, Camp Utopia will provide a young person with laughs laced with moments of truth, thoughtfulness, and candor--all things kids want.

Blood: Mercian Trilogy, Book 1 Audiobook by K.J. Wignall
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Blood: Mercian Trilogy, Book 1 Audiobook by K.J. Wignall

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Blood: Mercian Trilogy, Book 1 Author: K.J. Wignall Narrator: Carl Prekopp Format: Unabridged Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins Language: English Release date: 08-09-12 Publisher: Audible Studios Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 10 votes Genres: Teens, Fiction & Literature Publisher's Summary: I do not remember being bitten. I wish I did, for then I would know the creature who did this to me and I would have a purpose, to track him down and repay him for the poisoned gift he gave me. Back in the Thirteenth Century, Will was destined to be Earl of Mercia, although he never lived to inherit his title. In the centuries that follow, Will has led a lonely life, learning to deal with whatever the present day throws at him, always searching for answers but never finding any. Until this time, when he awakens after a 20-year-slumber, hungry for the blood that sustains his undeath, when it appears that he is finally getting a glimpse at why he exists. He does indeed have a destiny, and an enemy, but revealing that fate will be a matter of trust.... Members Reviews: Loved it - wish it were longer!! Another different vampire book....reminds me of Discovery of Witches...really good story - trying to understand what's going on - suspicious people...friend or foe.... The narrator is outstanding!!! Extremely well written! Couldn't wait for the next; already nearly half through the next in the series! Highly recommend - only wish this were longer!! Very engaging!! Lestat + Highlander + Prof. Xavier Would you consider the audio edition of Blood: Mercian Trilogy, Book 1 to be better than the print version? I would say yes. I haven't had the opportunity to read the print version but Carl Prekopp is a SPOT ON narrator for this story. He really feels the characters and becomes them. What other book might you compare Blood: Mercian Trilogy, Book 1 to and why? Anne Rice's vampire chronicles. Particularly Queen of the Damned. This story gives a similar feel to Lestat's rise but it holds its own as story. William Mercier is a very intriguing character. From his age to his era to his minimal knowledge of his condition. The book is well written. I also gathered the feel of the great Highlander Stories, a hint of history and hunting each other. The environment and tactics of battle lend to that as well. Add in the twinkling nature of Potential other "Gifts" and you get a sense of The Professer Xavier. The book is well written with lots of detail but not "congested" The story ends with the reader wanting more but perfectly open to hunger for the next book in the trilogy. Which character as performed by Carl Prekopp was your favorite? William the Earl of Mercier. He really becomes him. I thoroughly enjoyed Prekopp's narration as Nathan in "Half Bad" by Sally Green. I loved his voice and his passion. Prior to getting this audible I was concerned that it would be a great job or a bust. Nathan is a witch, William a vampire, different characters but typically very similar in cadence, accent, darkness, etc. Prekopp did beautifully. In the beginning it sounded very much like Nathan and that character was very fresh in my mind still, but after a few pages it was very clear this was not Nathan but in fact was William Mercier and Prekopp OWNED it!! Just as he had with Nathan he became William. You could feel him standing right there talking to you. You could imagine your being right there in that place he was speaking of. Average narrators still feel like they are simply reading of a page, not with Prekopp. Even when he changed his voice to speak as another character in the book, each one was distinct and unique. you never had to remember who was speaking.

Echoes in the Wind Audiobook by Beverly Lewis
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Echoes in the Wind Audiobook by Beverly Lewis

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Echoes in the Wind Subtitle: SummerHill Secrets, Volume 2, Book 2 Author: Beverly Lewis Narrator: Tavia Gilbert Format: Unabridged Length: 2 hrs and 44 mins Language: English Release date: 04-22-10 Publisher: christianaudio.com Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 9 votes Genres: Teens, Fiction & Literature Publisher's Summary: Join Merry Hanson, a very modern 16-year-old living in Pennsylvania's Amish country, as she faces the true-to-life struggles and heartfelt triumphs of growing up to be the best she can be in God's eyes. A skating party on Zooks' pond has Merry on edge until a disastrous event forces her to look at things from a fresh perspective. Members Reviews: Echo's in the Wind This book was very intenseful. I just couldn't stop reading/listening to it. Thank you audio able for the experience. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Queen of the Tearling Audiobook by Erika Johansen
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The Queen of the Tearling Audiobook by Erika Johansen

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Queen of the Tearling Author: Erika Johansen Narrator: Katherine Kellgren Format: Unabridged Length: 14 hrs and 30 mins Language: English Release date: 11-13-14 Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 12 votes Genres: Teens, Fiction & Literature Publisher's Summary: Her throne awaits ... if she can live long enough to take it.It was on her 19th birthday that the soldiers came for Kelsea Glynn. They'd come to escort her back to the place of her birth and to ensure she survives long enough to be able to take possession of what is rightfully hers. But like many 1-year-olds, Kelsea is unruly, has high principles and believes she knows better than her elders. Unlike many 19-year-olds, she is about to inherit a kingdom that is on its knees corrupt, debauched and dangerous. Kelsea will either become the most fearsome ruler the kingdom has ever known ... or be dead within the week. Critic Reviews: "I had kind of said I would never do a franchise again, so I was desperate to hate it. Unfortunately, I didn't sleep for about a week because I couldn't put the bloody thing down. It would be fair to say I became obsessed with the role and the book." (Emma Watson) "The Queen of the Tearling is a gripping read with an enchanting heroine. Erika Johansen has created a wonderful world and I can't wait to read more." (Bernard Cornwell) "Destined to be a fantasy classic. Johansen's writing is assured, confident and thrilling. I can't wait for the next book." (Amy McCulloch) "A fast-paced and original fantasy, written with a confident and accomplished style, with plenty of intrigue and mystery." (Adrian Tchaikovsky) Members Reviews: Loved it Had just finished graceling and stumbled upon The Queen of the Tearling. I really enjoyed it and found it was very clear to understand. Can't wait until the next book comes out. Really good book for any fans of the fantasy genre Very gripping story, I got through it very quickly. The narrator was excellent for the most part, though I did find her slightly excessively loud and urgent during the crescendo moments. Very good quality recording. fantastic!!! Can't wait to listen to the next book extremely exciting, a world that really grips you and leaves you trying to guess how it came about. Very likable characters. Katherine kellgren's narration was excellent. A must listen/read When I downloaded this book I hadn't heard that Emma Watson had bought the film rights, I had a few too many credits and wanted some books for holiday so thought I would give it a try. This first chapter is quite slow moving but then it really gets going and I couldn't stop listening. You really get to know the characters they are so well written. The only reason not to read this book right now is after you have read this one and the sequel we have to wait until Jan17 for the third and the wait is torturous! A magical, historical fiction set in the future The story takes a while to get going, but once it did I really enjoyed it and found myself quite absorbed. Kelsea is a good heroine, strong headed and brave, but reckless and petulant, as you might expect a teenage Queen to be. I love fantasy fiction so the magical elements were enjoyable to me, but the odd setting of a future world where all current 'modern' technology has been lost or abandoned was a bit difficult to get my head round. Like an extreme version of M. Night Shyamalan's The Village. I struggled with the narrator at first, partly because every other audio book I've listened to has been an American and this one is a very posh English lady (I am English, but not posh).

Cyrano Audiobook by Geraldine McCaughrean
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Cyrano Audiobook by Geraldine McCaughrean

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Cyrano Author: Geraldine McCaughrean Narrator: Cynthia Bishop Format: Unabridged Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins Language: English Release date: 12-06-12 Publisher: Full Cast Audio Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 2 votes Genres: Teens, Fiction & Literature Publisher's Summary: Swordsman, soldier, poet...and possessor of the biggest nose in all of France! Cyrano de Bergerac was all this and more, for behind his grotesque face beat the heart of a lover. And, being Cyrano, who could he fall in love with but the most beautiful woman in Paris?From this conflict of nose versus heart springs one of the most uproarious, tender, funny, painful, and action-packed stories of all time - a tale that has its roots in truth, for Cyrano de Bergerac really existed. Working from Edmond Rostands beloved play, Geraldine McCaughrean has transformed the tale into muscular prose that shimmers with turns of phrase Cyrano himself would have admired, offering us a thrilling new way to experience the power and passion, the humor and heartbreak, of one of the most beloved stories of all time. Members Reviews: Now what was expected Bought this for my son because he thoroughly enjoyed the original. For whatever the reason I was not at all expecting this to be a narrative retelling of the play, I thought that this was the play. In Her Likeness Man with a long nose longs fall a girl way, way out of his league, and eventually hates himself for helping his rival win her affections by using his hidden superpower of being able to write well. No wonder writers have always enjoyed this fairy tale, even more than the average Joe. Now here comes prolific British warhorse Geraldine McCaughrean, who's written more books than I can count, to re-tell the old story like Charles and Mary Lamb re-telling Shakespeare. It's a bit unfair to accuse McCaughrean of being unable to write clearly and effectively. And she is doing more here than merely supplying character tags to Rostand's dialogue. When Cyrano hears Rozane make her confession that she would love an ugly man if he was as fine as Christian, McCaughrean doesn't just let Cyrano react. She spells out every one of his interior feelings in a way that no dramatist could. "There was a crack," she writes (at first I thought his nose was going to crack, like his heart, and fall off), "there was a crack, as if some planet on the far outskirts of the universe had broken open and spilled its golden yolk down the alleyways of space." Rather an elaborate science fiction metaphor there, but this emphasizes how people in the Middle Ages believed in the Sun revolving around the earth and being more or less like an egg, filled with white and yolk. "Cyrano did not know," continues McCaughrean, "whether he had heard it inside or outside his head." She's got a real thing for inside and outside and the boundaries between the two states, more porous than in many other writers for children, but that's how children see things, slipping between one state and another. It's no wonder that she was chosen to write the official sequel to PETER PAN, even though a superios sequel (PETER PAN AND THE ONLY CHILDREN) is already in print, written by UK postmodernist Gilbert Adair. "His pupils contracted," writes McCaughrean, "and he could not clearly see." I submit that she is doing more here than merely reproducing the beloved dialogue of Rostand's play.

The Summer Audiobook by M.D. James
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The Summer Audiobook by M.D. James

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Summer Subtitle: Nelson Estates Series Author: M.D. James Narrator: Jack Wells Format: Unabridged Length: 1 hr and 58 mins Language: English Release date: 10-24-13 Publisher: Porterlance Books Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Teens, Fiction & Literature Publisher's Summary: It's the end of Ruthie's junior year at Avondale Academy, but she receives bad news that sends her home early. Over the summer she not only deals with both love and death and the consequences of both, but also with the downward spiral of her once twin-brother, Cam. This audiobook is the sequel to The Academy and the third audiobook in the Nelson Estates Series, a continuation of The Muse Series. Members Reviews: Two Stars okay Good Series...but I lied the series ,price was good,but books were short. decent Ok book. Too many pages left unwritten Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

6X - Loud, Fast, and Out of Control Audiobook by Nina Malkin
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6X - Loud, Fast, and Out of Control Audiobook by Nina Malkin

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: 6X - Loud, Fast, and Out of Control Author: Nina Malkin Narrator: Alicia Harding, Simone Tetrault, Carla Capretto, Ben Bartolone, Elizabeth Evans Format: Unabridged Length: 9 hrs and 1 min Language: English Release date: 05-24-13 Publisher: Audible Studios Genres: Teens, Fiction & Literature Publisher's Summary: 6X has sky-rocketed to the top of the charts - and to the front page of the tabloids. When you're that high up, it's a long fall down.... The voice: Kendall knows exactly what - and who - she wants...and nothing is going to stand in her way. The boy: A/B has fallen hard for the perfect girl. Will he stay faithful to her while the band is on tour? Not if Kendall gets a say in it. The boss: Stella is so over the band's manager, Brian...sort of. Luckily there are plenty of distractions on tour. And if one of those distractions makes Brian jealous? More fun for everyone. The body: PR-stunt dates with boring actors; icky photo shoots; obsessed fans... Life in the spotlight is hot - and Wynn might get burned. Members Reviews: It's OK, she has written better each chapter of this book is written by an individual character, so you are going back & forth between 4 people. it takes a while to remember who does what in the band & what they're about. this is a "tween" book for sure. mildly entertaining, i was bored, but i'm not a tween. i like her novel "Swoon" which is why i chose to read this one. "Swoon" is 10x better. Courtesy of Teens Read Too 6X, the pop-rock band, have just released their first album and they want to do everything, but right now they have nothing lined up. So Brian, their manager, has them go on a shot tour, stopping at little places, to practice being on stage so that they can get a real tour lined up. After that they go to Europe and Asia so they can see their overseas fans. After giving a free concert, as with Chinese tradition, the people must give them one also. They have a world famous magician there and all the members of 6X must go up to be part of the magic tricks. Everything goes fine through the first three, but then it's Wynn's turn and the magician makes her disappear. Except he can't get her to reappear. A/B has finally found the girl of his dreams. Or has he? Stella falls in love with an up-an-coming rock star. Then one day she shows up late to a practice for the band. What has she been up to? Kendall is the voice and good girl of the band. Except for when she starts binging and purging. What makes her do things that she knows aren't good for her? The beginning of the book is a little slow but, as you can probably tell, there is always a lot going on and this book doesn't slow down until the final word of the last page. This is the sequel to6X: The Uncensored Confessions, so you might want to read that first if you haven't already! Reviewed by: Taylor Rector Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Somewhere Between Life and Death Audiobook by Lurlene McDaniel
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Somewhere Between Life and Death Audiobook by Lurlene McDaniel

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Somewhere Between Life and Death Author: Lurlene McDaniel Narrator: Vanessa Koppel Format: Unabridged Length: 3 hrs and 46 mins Language: English Release date: 04-16-13 Publisher: Audible Studios Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 6 votes Genres: Teens, Fiction & Literature Publisher's Summary: The celebration isn't supposed to end in tragedy. The night of their high-school drama group's cast party starts out as fun for sisters Amy and Erin. Their lives come crashing down when Amy takes the car to get more food and has a horrible accident. Erin and her family pray for Amy to awaken from her coma. But as the monitor bleeps and the respirator hisses, Amy lies somewhere between life and death. Erin and her parents must find the courage to accept the fact that Amy's life-support system will never bring her back. When she dies, can the family give some meaning to her senseless death? Can Amy's dying become the hope for someone else's living? Members Reviews: Very good! Would you consider the audio edition of Somewhere Between Life and Death to be better than the print version? I have not read the book, however the audible rendition was outstanding. Who was your favorite character and why? Amie Which character as performed by Vanessa Koppel was your favorite? Amie Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry? No Any additional comments? Great performance by Vanessa Koppel! She brings all the characters to life. Enthralling book and listen What did you love best about Somewhere Between Life and Death? The wonderfully realistic interaction between the two sisters - Erin and Amy What does Vanessa Koppel bring to the story that you wouldnt experience if you just read the book? Her clear delivery and voices for each character gets you vividly immersed in the story. Any additional comments? The narrator brings the story to life! Pleasure to listen to Would you consider the audio edition of Somewhere Between Life and Death to be better than the print version? Definitely, the narrator does a great job of not only bringing the words to life but enhancing them. What does Vanessa Koppel bring to the story that you wouldnt experience if you just read the book? The different voices for each character add a life to the story, and the narrator adds great subtext through her delivery that makes the whole story more complex and interesting. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Plan B Audiobook by Jenny O'Connell
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Plan B Audiobook by Jenny O'Connell

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Plan B Author: Jenny O'Connell Narrator: Audrey Fierberg Format: Unabridged Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins Language: English Release date: 05-31-13 Publisher: Audible Studios Ratings: 3 of 5 out of 4 votes Genres: Teens, Fiction & Literature Publisher's Summary: Coast through senior year. Graduate. Travel around Europe. Join boyfriend out East for college. That's the plan. Then the phone rings. Vanessa has the next year of her life pretty much figured out. Sure, there's some parental convincing to do but she and her celebrity-obsessed gal pal Taylor pretty much think their plan is airtight. Then Vanessa's parents get a mysterious phone call and drop a bombshell on her that she never could have imagined. She has a half-brother. And he's coming to live with them. If that wasn't bad enough, this half-brother is none other than Hollywood bad boy Reed Vaughn. He's famous. He's going to be a senior, too. And he's going to ruin Vanessa's life for sure.... Editorial Reviews: Jenny O'Connell's frothy tale follows high school senior Vanessa as her life and best-laid plans change with one simple phone call. Her dreams of traveling around Europe before going to college to be with her boyfriend are upended when a deep family secret gets revealed. Audrey Fierberg perfectly captures the teenage cadence and neuroses of Vanessa, a driven and meticulous young woman whose life gets turned upside-down with the appearance of her half-brother Reed, a Hollywood actor. Plan B is an entertaining story of a girl coming to terms with the facts of her new life. Members Reviews: Sweet Family Story Plan B is an unexpectedly charming, funny read. It was refreshing to read a novel focused on family instead of romance (though Vanessa does have a boyfriend, so romance factors in a little). Both Vanessa and Reed are fun characters with realistic, believable problems. I really liked how each of their expectations of each other are based on stereotypes, and yet both are wrong and end up helping each other grow as people. I found Jenny O'Connell's portrayal of Vanessa completely accurate for a teenage girl: entirely irrational. She constantly goes off on these flights of fancy about boys, college, etc. She makes mistakes and has to deal with the consequences, even if it takes her a while to admit she was wrong. I thought her growth as a character was extremely well done. One thing that did bother me a little: Vanessa's relationship with Patrick. I knew what was going to happen between Vanessa and Patrick from almost the first sentence that mentioned him. It was entirely predictable and almost a little cliche. However, since the romantic relationship was not the focus of the novel, it did not detract from my overall enjoyment. If you are searching for a fun, light read, you'll find it here! One of my favorites! I don't want to give too much away cause I know people check reviews before buying, but I really like the humor in this book! Not a huge fan of how it ends, but the rest is pretty close to perfect. It's not very predictable, which is great. I definitely recommend this for ages 16+ (there's sex in it). Fun, and Easy Read Great book, perfect for a laid back day. It will keep you curious, and happily caught up in the romance.

Lifted Up By Angels Audiobook by Lurlene McDaniel
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Lifted Up By Angels Audiobook by Lurlene McDaniel

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Lifted Up By Angels Author: Lurlene McDaniel Narrator: Kate Forbes Format: Unabridged Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins Language: English Release date: 05-21-13 Publisher: Audible Studios Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 5 votes Genres: Teens, Fiction & Literature Publisher's Summary: Leah is not happy about being stuck in the hospital for the holidays while her mother is thousands of miles away on a honeymoon with husband number five. Until she meets her hospital roommate, Rebekah, and her big family. Cynical 16-year-old Leah has never known people like this before. From Rebekahs handsome brother, Ethan, who can barely look Leah in the eye, to her kind older sister, Charity, the Amish family captivates Leah with its simple, loving ways. When Leah receives frightening information about her condition, her new friends show her that miracles can happen. And that sometimes angels appear in the most unexpected places. Members Reviews: Five Stars book was in excellent condition Three Stars Interesting somewhat oversimplified even for teens Five Stars Love this book!! Another great read by Lurlene McDaniel Another great story by Lurlene McDaniel. Her stories always touch my heart and although may have sadness, there is a greater meaning buried within. Lifted Up by Angels is no exception. Her main character, Leah, has finished her chemotherapy and is needing a vacation from her mother. She decides to go visit her Amish friend for the summer. Leah had become friends with Rebekah and her family as Rebekah was in the hospital when Leah was. She became close to Charity, Rebekah's older sister and had become enamored by Ethan, her older brother. But Leah was considered "English" by the Amish community, she wasn't one of them. But they liked Leah because she had helped Rebekah when they were in the hospital. Lurlene McDaniel has combined a beautiful love story with heart wrenching reality of life in another great novel. Great read!! Great READ This is book 2 in the Angels Trilogy. This book was yet another wonderful read by Lurlene. Leah gets through chemo and is cleared by doctors but still needs to be checked every few months to make sure the cancer is gone. Leah gets a summer job in the town where her Amish friends live. She learns more of the Amish way grows closer to Ethan. Then something happens that makes Leah doubt God and faith. Then soon after that Leah's faith grows even stronger then before. Can 2 people from different worlds become 1? Can she move on from the tragic stuff that keeps happening in her life? This book will make you laugh cry and your faith will be questioned as you find yourself wondering the same things Leah does. I give this book a 5 and I am already on book 3 in the Trilogy. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Song of the Quarkbeast Audiobook by Jasper Fforde
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The Song of the Quarkbeast Audiobook by Jasper Fforde

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Song of the Quarkbeast Author: Jasper Fforde Narrator: Jane Collingwood Format: Unabridged Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins Language: English Release date: 07-15-12 Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 11 votes Genres: Teens, Fiction & Literature Publisher's Summary: A long time ago Magic faded away, leaving behind only yo-yos, the extremely useful compass-pointing-to-North enchantment and the spell that keeps bicycles from falling over. Things are about to change. Magical power is on the rise and King Snodd IV of Hereford has realised that he who controls Magic controls almost anything. Only one person stands between Snodd and his plans for unimaginable power and riches. Meet Jennifer Strange, 16-year-old acting manager of Kazam, the employment agency for sorcerers and soothsayers. She may only have one functioning Wizard and her faithful assistant 'Tiger' Prawns to help her. But one thing is certain: she will not relinquish the noble powers of Magic to big business and commerce without a fight. Members Reviews: Fantastic. A brilliantly imaginative book which is a fantastic sequel to the last dragon slayer. It developers the story of Jennifer strange and increases your understanding of the world in which she lives. Jane Collingwood is a brilliant narrator and brings the story to life for the reader. Overall an amazing book and I can't wait for the final chapter in the trilology. Perfection What does Jane Collingwood bring to the story that you wouldnt experience if you had only read the book? Her voice is perfect for Jennifer; absolutely perfect, and her reading makes this book a joy to listen to. perfect once started I couldn't stop, amazing as always, Janes narration works perfectly and makes the books even more enjoyable The Song of the Quarkbeast, excellent! This book was a joy to listen to, I bought it for 2 of my 3 children and they thoroughly enjoyed it, listening twice! I would recommend it for boys and girls, aged 8 to 11, not full of fairies though! Definately good fun and excellent writing! Mrs. A. Rothwell, Dordogne, Fr Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Winter White Audiobook by Jen Calonita
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Winter White Audiobook by Jen Calonita

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Winter White Subtitle: A Belles Novel, Book 2 Author: Jen Calonita Narrator: Julia Whelan Format: Unabridged Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins Language: English Release date: 10-09-12 Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 29 votes Genres: Teens, Fiction & Literature Publisher's Summary: Isabelle Scott and Mirabelle Monroe are still reeling from the revelation that they share more than just the roof over their heads. The media has pounced on their story and the girls are caught up in a flurry of talk-show appearances and newspaper interviews. Theyve put on a happy public face, but someone is leaking their true feelings to the press. While it seems like the world is watching their every move, at least they have each other. But with cotillion season right around the corner, Izzie and Mira have barely had time to process their newfound sisterhood. Mira has always dreamed of making her debut in a gorgeous white gown - now if only she could find an escort. Izzie, meanwhile, is still struggling to find her place in Emerald Cove, and its seeming ever more impossible with EC mean-girls, young and old, doing their best to keep her down. As cotillion preparations heat up, though, there are dance steps to learn, manners to perfect - and secret initiations to complete. As if sophomore year wasnt hard enough! Its time for the gowns to go on and the gloves to come off. Jen Calonita certainly has the inside scoop on young Hollywood. A former senior entertainment editor at Teen People, she has interviewed everyone from Reese Witherspoon to Zac Efron. An entertainment journalist for the past ten years, she has written for TV Guide, Glamour, and Marie Claire. She lives in New York with her husband Mike, sons Tyler and Dylan, and their Chihuahua, Captain Jack Sparrow. Members Reviews: More of the same, if you like that sort of thing! Winter White wasnt badit was just more of the same. It felt a little pointless to me. The Belles are still at odds, and still wont work together. The family is still in turmoil and still cant manage to get ahead of the agents working against them. There are still more social events that have to be shopped for and both Belles are still having problems finding that perfect dress. Same old, same old. Im sure most readers who loved the first and love the rich girl drama genre will continue happily through Winter White and onto the third book. But I need change, I need progress, I need some character arcs and some plot development. I wont be continuing on with the series but, as I said above, there is clearly an audience for this book and I wish them all the best. Hooray for a series! Shortly after listening to "Belles" and proclaiming that I would like for it to be the first in a series, I discover that it is! If you enjoyed Belles then I definitely recommend Winter White. Again Julia Whelan does a great job with the narration. Entertaining read- not as exciting as 1st book Is there anything you would change about this book? More intrigue surrounding main character If youve listened to books by Jen Calonita before, how does this one compare? Not as exciting as 1st book in this series What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike? Performance was good Hooray for a series! Shortly after listening to "Belles" and proclaiming that I would like for it to be the first in a series, I discover that it is! If you enjoyed Belles then I definitely recommend Winter White. Again Julia Whelan does a great job with the narration. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Night of the Fireflies Audiobook by Beverly Lewis
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Night of the Fireflies Audiobook by Beverly Lewis

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Night of the Fireflies Subtitle: SummerHill Secrets, Volume 1, Book 4 Author: Beverly Lewis Narrator: Tavia Gilbert Format: Unabridged Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins Language: English Release date: 04-22-10 Publisher: christianaudio.com Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 10 votes Genres: Teens, Fiction & Literature Publisher's Summary: Join Merry Hanson, a very modern 15-year-old living in Pennsylvania's Amish country, as she faces the true-to-life struggles and heartfelt triumphs of growing up to be the best she can be in God's eyes. Susie Zook reminds Merry of her long-deceased twin, but the parallel becomes hauntingly similar in the wake of a terrible accident. Members Reviews: Night of the Fireflies Would you consider the audio edition of Night of the Fireflies to be better than the print version? Yes, it is all I can do to stop listening to it. What other book might you compare Night of the Fireflies to and why? They are all good. Have you listened to any of Tavia Gilberts other performances before? How does this one compare? Yes and they are all so good. Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry? cried and laughed Any additional comments? Just so good. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Queen of Everything Audiobook by Deb Caletti
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The Queen of Everything Audiobook by Deb Caletti

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Queen of Everything Author: Deb Caletti Narrator: Kate Rudd Format: Unabridged Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins Language: English Release date: 04-20-10 Publisher: Brilliance Audio Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 8 votes Genres: Teens, Fiction & Literature Publisher's Summary: High-school junior Jordan MacKenzies life was pretty typical: fractured family, new boyfriends, dead-end job. Shed been living with her father (the predictable optometrist) since her mother (the hippie holdover) had become too embarrassing to be around. Jordan felt that she finally had as normal a life as she could. Then came Gayle DAngelo. Jordan knew her father was dating Gayle and that Gayle was married. Jordan knew it was wrong and that her father was becoming someone she didnt recognize anymore, but what could she do about it? And how could she how could anyone have possibly guessed that this illicit love affair would implode in such a violent and disturbing way? Critic Reviews: "[C]aptivating details make this scandalous story seem all too real, and Jordan's magnetic voice marks Caletti as a writer to watch." (Publishers Weekly) Members Reviews: Couldn't stop listening!! Deb Caletti once again shows how amazing her storytelling skills are. This book fills you with a sense of foreboding from the start. The narrator says right off that a catastrophe has happened but she reveals just enough to keep you hanging on...not unlike an addict getting just enough to keep them going always looking for the next "fix" (the next clue of what is happening...the next level of getting into the characters). This book is riveting. Ms Rudd does a spectacular job reading this tale. Ms Caletti strikes again with another spellbinding, outstanding narrative! Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Labor of Love Audiobook by Rachel Hawthorne
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Labor of Love Audiobook by Rachel Hawthorne

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Labor of Love Author: Rachel Hawthorne Narrator: Emily Durante Format: Unabridged Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins Language: English Release date: 11-10-11 Publisher: HarperCollins Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Teens, Fiction & Literature Publisher's Summary: To Do: Members Reviews: Cute For Young Teens 3 Stars - A decent teen story of getting hurt by love and moving on without getting hurt. Dawn meets Brady in New Orleans where they are both there for 6 weeks to help rebuild houses. Dawn is bitter because her recent ex had cheated on her, but Brady is interested in her. Reluctantly she hangs out with him and eventually they agree to be together for the time they are in New Orleans. That way Dawn knows there is a definite ending and when it will be. She knows that Brady is really starting to like her and her feelings for him are getting deeper. Suddenly Dawn's ex shows up wanting to get back together. When Brady finds out he cuts off their relationship knowing she'll get back with her ex, just like his ex back home did to him. Dawn is able to convince him that she doesn't want her ex and they get back together. At the end of their time is New Orleans is over Dawn admits to Brady that she would like to continue their relationship. Annoying characters I guess you get what you pay for! I should have probably been suspicious when I was able to buy this book for $2. And maybe it's my own fault for not checking out this author more before buying the book. But I figured that I like chick lit and I go through a ton of books, so any time I can find a cheap one, it's all the better. Right? Maybe not. The first thing that I couldn't get past was that this was about 17 year old kids (though I shouldn't have been surprised if I had paid attention to the young adult tag). I'm can't quite figure out why it bothered me, but I apparently don't like teens in my chick lit. But what I hated more was the actual girls. I understand that Dawn had been hurt, but she was whiny and obnoxious. I actually found her even more annoying than I found Bella in Twilight (which I loved as a guilty pleasure despite despising the main character). Nice novel. Interesting book!! I liked the whole deal with the fortune teller and the fact that they were building homes for those who lost them in the hurricane. Nice cute lil story line. This is something that I noticed while reading romance these novels....the main character is always sad and depressed because they are all alone in the love department but while they are sulking in there sadness their best friends always seem to fall in love before they do. In a way this kinda sucks for the main character cuz while they are trying their hardest to be happy for there friends they cant help but be a lil jealous. Its like they are getting love thrown in there faces. I think alot of that happens in Rachel Hawthorne's novels. That doesnt mean that the book wasnt good cuz it was...i just think that maybe this one was lacking something. It didnt really go all the way for me. It still is a really cute romance novel. It comes recommended. hmm very well written,there are a few twists and turns here and there. totally fun to read, but it only take a few hours or days to finish(i was busy during the week i bought and read it) Awewsome Some of the pages of the book were folded but that's okay with me. The novel had a good plot, not sure if that's relevant. It was quick to ship, I think but I do not rememberer. Overal, I was pleased with my order. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Hit the Road Audiobook by Caroline B. Cooney
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Hit the Road Audiobook by Caroline B. Cooney

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Hit the Road Author: Caroline B. Cooney Narrator: Heather Henderson Format: Unabridged Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins Language: English Release date: 02-02-10 Publisher: Audible Studios Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 9 votes Genres: Teens, Fiction & Literature Publisher's Summary: Brit has had her drivers license only 11 days when her parents drop her off to stay at her grandmothers house for two weeks while they go on vacation. Little do they know Brit is headed for a three-state road trip with Nannie to pick up her college roommates, Florence, Aurelia, and Daisy, and bring them to their alma mater for their 65th and most likely final reunion. A reluctant recruit at first, Brit is anxious as well as annoyed when she finds herself responsible for her fragile passengers. But things change as she sits behind the wheel up front and listens to the girls in the backseat laugh and reminisce about their 65 years of friendship. Inspired by their lifelong loyalty, Brit is willing to do whatever it takes to get the former college roommates to their reunion safely. From best-selling author Caroline B. Cooney, a heartwarming look at friendship, both young and old. Critic Reviews: "Cooney masterfully combines nonstop, cleverly plotted action with heartfelt emotion." (Booklist) Members Reviews: Great Story on Several Levels In the style of Cooney, this book has many twists and turns. I love the perspective and insight into aging. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Fingerprints of You Audiobook by Kristen-Paige Madonia
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Fingerprints of You Audiobook by Kristen-Paige Madonia

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Fingerprints of You Author: Kristen-Paige Madonia Narrator: Audra Pagano Format: Unabridged Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins Language: English Release date: 10-29-13 Publisher: Audible Studios Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 4 votes Genres: Teens, Fiction & Literature Publisher's Summary: A teen embarks on the road trip of a lifetime in this authentic, beautifully written debut novel that Judy Blume says is "sure to appeal to both teens and adults." Lemon grew up with Stella, a single mom who wasn't exactly maternal. Stella always had a drink in her hand and a new boyfriend every few months, and when things got out of hand, she would whisk Lemon off to a new town for a fresh beginning. Now, just as they are moving yet again, Lemon discovers that she is pregnant from a reckless encounter - with a guy Stella had been flirting with. On the verge of revisiting her mother's mistakes, Lemon struggles to cope with the idea of herself as a young unmarried mother, as well as the fact that she's never met her own father. Determined to have at least one big adventure before she has the baby, Lemon sets off on a cross-country road trip, intending not only to meet her father, but to figure out who she wants to be. Lyrical and moving prose, from an original voice whose writing Judy Blume calls "luminous," deftly depicts the nuanced conflicts of early motherhood and the search for identity. Members Reviews: Incredible This is one of the best books I've ever read. Even with school and hours of homework each night I finished in in about a week. Every time I picked it up, it became impossible to put down. The past few years I haven't really been much of a reader but after reading this book all I want to do is read. I guess I managed to convince myself that reading is boring and a waste of time. Now after reading this I just finished reading Thirteen Reasons Why (which if you look at the reviews you should find another five star review from me) and I'm ready to continue reading. Reading this made me feel more sane in a weird way. Like I'm not the only person who likes the name Lemon. If only I found this book before. The author came to my school and talked about her two books. Overall, reading this was an experience I will never regret and I still have notes in my copy that only I will understand. An amazing character driven book I met the author at a publishing event and decided to read her book. I had no idea what it was about, but I thought it would be interesting to read her writing. It's always fun to read work by someone you either know or at least have met. It gives the work an immediacy and spice that you don't get from books by authors who are merely figments and fragments of a media persona. You wonder what inspired the author to write such a book. Did she live through experiences akin to what the characters in the book lived? Does she know people like the characters in the book? Or is it wholly fabricated? What inspired her to write this particular book? After reading the book, I have no definitive answers to those questions, but I know one thing: Kristen Paige Madonia can write. Fingerprints of You is a finely honed literary masterpiece. It is smart, insightful and touching. The hand-made prose is beautiful, smooth, and fluid, the work of an experienced, practiced craftswoman. Ms. Madonia makes it look easy, but if you have done any writing, you know how good she really is at what she does, and that a mountain of hard work went into the creation of this book. I also know that there is too much quality, from beginning to end, for this to be an example of beginner's luck (this is her first novel that I'm aware of).

The Milk of Birds Audiobook by Sylvia Whitman
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The Milk of Birds Audiobook by Sylvia Whitman

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Milk of Birds Author: Sylvia Whitman Narrator: Julia Farhat Format: Unabridged Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins Language: English Release date: 04-16-13 Publisher: Audible Studios Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 10 votes Genres: Teens, Fiction & Literature Publisher's Summary: This timely, heartrending novel tells the moving story of a friendship between two girls: one an American teen, one a victim of the crisis in Darfur. Know that there are many words behind the few on this paper.... Fifteen-year-old Nawra lives in Darfur, Sudan, in a camp for refugees displaced by the Janjaweeds trail of murder and destruction. Nawra cannot read or write, but when a nonprofit organization called Save the Girls pairs her with an American donor, Nawra dictates her thank-you letters. Putting her experiences into words begins to free her from her devastating past - and to brighten the path to her future. K. C. is an American teenager from Richmond, Virginia, who hates reading and writing - or anything that smacks of school. But as Nawra pours grief and joy into her letters, she inspires K. C. to see beyond her own struggles. And as K. C. opens her heart in her responses to Nawra, she becomes both a dedicated friend and a passionate activist for Darfur. In this poetic tale of unlikely sisterhood, debut author Sylvia Whitman captures the friendship between two girls who teach each other compassion and share a remarkable bond that bridges two continents. Members Reviews: Milk of Birds Is there anything you would change about this book? The letters were so repetitive and it ended up getting very boring What do you think your next listen will be? Not sure Which scene was your favorite? First 50 pages was good Did The Milk of Birds inspire you to do anything? No Any additional comments? No Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

A Curse Dark as Gold Audiobook by Elizabeth C. Bunce
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A Curse Dark as Gold Audiobook by Elizabeth C. Bunce

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: A Curse Dark as Gold Author: Elizabeth C. Bunce Narrator: Charlotte Perry Format: Unabridged Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins Language: English Release date: 11-01-10 Publisher: Scholastic Audio Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 32 votes Genres: Teens, Fiction & Literature Publisher's Summary: Gold thread promises Charlotte Miller a chance to save her family's beloved woolen mill. It promises a future for her sister, jobs for her townsfolk, security against her grasping uncle - maybe even true love. To get the thread, however, Charlotte must strike a bargain with its maker, the mysterious Jack Spinner. But the gleam of gold conjures a shadowy past - secrets ensnaring generations of Millers. And Charlotte's mill, her family, her love - what do those matter to a stranger who can spin straw into gold? This is an award-winning and wholly original retelling of "Rumplestiltskin." Critic Reviews: "A rich opening to Jane Austen's world for teens." ( School Library Journal) Members Reviews: Complex Retelling of Rumpelstilskin Only knowing it was a fairy tale kept me going at times, that, in spite of one misfortune and betrayal after another, in spite of mistakes and poor choices by the main characters, all would work out in the end. This story was entertaining on so many levels: a mostly authentic glimpse of history, delightful names of characters (that meant people's occupations, as our family names once did), romance and adventure with some witchcraft and supernatural occurrences woven in. It was fun to work out how the original fairy tale was interpreted as I listened. The narrator disappeared into the story, as the very best narrators do. Characters were easily identified. I want to read more from this author and listen to more from this narrator. Well done! A must read This audio was entertaining, very well written and delightful to listen to. Interesting take and twists on Rumpelstiltskin theme. It's my top book I've read this year Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Moby Dick Hörbuch von Herman Melville
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Moby Dick Hörbuch von Herman Melville

Hören Sie sich dieses volle Hörbuch kostenlos bei http://hotaudiobook.com/free Titel: Moby Dick Autor:: Herman Melville Erzähler: Rufus Beck, Felix von Manteuffel, Manfred Zapatka Format: Abridged Spieldauer: 8 hrs and 58 mins Sprache: Deutsch Veröffentlichungsdatum: 07-06-07 Herausgeber: Der Hörverlag Kategorien: Teens, Fiction & Literature Zusammenfassung des Herausgebers: Den großartigen Sprechern verdanken wir ein Hör-Ereignis der besonderen Art: die akustische Ausschiffung in eine fremde und fantastische Welt, die doch immer die unsere bleiben wird. Kontaktieren Sie mich für Fragen: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Language of Stars Audiobook by Louise Hawes
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The Language of Stars Audiobook by Louise Hawes

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Language of Stars Author: Louise Hawes Narrator: Katie Schorr Format: Unabridged Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins Language: English Release date: 05-31-16 Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 3 votes Genres: Teens, Fiction & Literature Publisher's Summary: Sarah is forced to take a summer poetry class as penance for trashing the home of a famous poet in this fresh novel about finding your own voice. Sarah has had her happy ending: She is at the party of the year with the most popular boy in school. But when that boy turns out to be a troublemaker who decided to throw a party at a cottage museum dedicated to renowned poet Rufus Baylor, everything changes. By the end of the party, the whole cottage is trashed - curtains up in flames, walls damaged, mementos smashed - and when the partygoers are caught, they're all sentenced to take a summer class studying Rufus Baylor's poetry...with Baylor as their teacher. For Sarah, Baylor is a revelation. Unlike her mother, who is obsessed with keeping up appearances, and her estranged father, for whom she can't do anything right, Rufus Baylor listens to what she has to say and appreciates her ear for language. Through his classes Sarah starts to see her relationships and the world in a new light and finds that maybe her happy ending is really only part of a much more interesting beginning. The Language of Stars is a gorgeous celebration of poetry, language, and love from celebrated author Louise Hawes. Members Reviews: ... finished the Language of Stars last night and feel like I just spent a week relishing poetry on a ... I finished the Language of Stars last night and feel like I just spent a week relishing poetry on a porch swing in North Carolina. I loved the summer-time pacing of the book and the very relatable character arcs and development. Sarah and Rufus will be staying with me for a long, long time! THE LANGUAGE OF STARS shows readers the true meaning of self-discovery THE LANGUAGE OF STARS, Louise Hawesâ first novel that includes poetry, is quite different from all of her other well-loved novels. Sarah is a soon-to-be high school senior and has gone from the âwrongâ group to the ârightâ group after she started dating the most popular guy in school. Her mother has Sarahâs future all planned out for her: she is to attend medical school and come out as a successful doctor. Everything seems to be going okay for Sarah until a party at Whale Pointâs only famous landmark turns into a large fire that burns down parts of the house, while other parts are trashed by partygoers. Those from families with power and money are let off the hook while the rest receive criticism from the small townâs population and summer lessons with Rufus Baylor, the legendary poet whose home they ruined. THE LANGUAGE OF STARS shows readers the true meaning of self-discovery and allows for the audience to enjoy nice poetry while trying to grasp the deeper meanings. I absolutely loved reading THE LANGUAGE OF STARS because I could relate to Sarah so well. Iâm still really unsure about what I want to pursue in the future. My parents wish for me to become a business lawyer, similar to Sarahâs momâs longing for her to be a doctor; and I also have similar struggles as Sarah does when contemplating which friend circle to stay in. Another reason why I enjoyed reading this is because Iâm a new fan of poetry. Iâve begun to enjoy reading as well as writing poetry on my own, so reading about a famous poet helping others find inspiration and teaching students to write poetry helped me as well.

Counting by 7s Audiobook by Holly Goldberg Sloan
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Counting by 7s Audiobook by Holly Goldberg Sloan

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Counting by 7s Author: Holly Goldberg Sloan Narrator: Robin Miles Format: Unabridged Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins Language: English Release date: 03-30-15 Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 2 votes Genres: Teens, Fiction & Literature Publisher's Summary: Willow Chance is a 12-year-old genius, obsessed with nature and diagnosing medical conditions, who finds it comforting to count by sevens. It has never been easy for her to connect with anyone other than her adoptive parents, but that hasnt kept her from leading a quietly happy life...until now. Suddenly Willows world is tragically changed when her parents both die in a car crash, leaving her alone in a baffling world. The triumph of this book is that it is not a tragedy. This extraordinarily odd but extraordinarily endearing girl manages to push through her grief. Her journey to find a fascinatingly diverse and fully believable surrogate family is a joy and a revelation to read. Critic Reviews: "Willow's story is one of renewal, and her journey of rebuilding the ties that unite people as a family will stay in readers hearts long after the last page." ( School Library Journal) "A graceful, meaningful tale, featuring a cast of charming, well-rounded characters.'" ( Booklist) Members Reviews: Beautifully written story. I love a well written story. This novel may have been written for a teenage audience, but a well written story surpasses age limits. Willow Chance is an uplifting protagonist. This story begins with the death of Willow's parents, but this story is far from depressing. This is a story about hope and change. I would recommend this book to anyone, from 10ish on up. Beautifully written, clean story. My favorite book I absolutely loved this book! In fact I think all other books will have trouble measuring up to this one. I usually avoid YA books, but I was deeply involved in the story the entire time I was reading it. Willow is an intelligent, beautiful character. I loved spending time with her and the other characters. So perfect In Jewish philosophy seven is equal to perfection, and there is much that is perfect about this book. Everyone needs a place to belong and a reason to get up in the morning and this book has the answer to each of those concerns. an excellent and heartwarming read... Written for young adults, this clever, interesting and insightful novel deals with what I call the lost and found -- that is, with the painful losses and (pro)found delights of family connections broken & remade. It especially concerns itself with intentional families, created by bonds of caring rather than blood. Bravo! I found it much more enjoy enjoyable than I thought I would. This book was surprisingly moving, despite being somewhat predictable. I don't know what I expected, but the characters were pretty great and it had its share of comic moments also. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

A Christmas Kerril Audiobook by Denise Jaden
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A Christmas Kerril Audiobook by Denise Jaden

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: A Christmas Kerril Author: Denise Jaden Narrator: Hannah Preisinger Format: Unabridged Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins Language: English Release date: 08-31-17 Publisher: Denise Jaden Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 7 votes Genres: Teens, Fiction & Literature Publisher's Summary: In this modern take on a holiday classic, high school junior, Kerril, faces her past, present, and future to be reminded of the good in others, and in herself. Haunted by the memory of the worst of her divorced parents' public Christmas blowouts, Kerril, will do almost anything to avoid the upcoming tinsel-filled season. Unfortunately, a teacher with a grudge casts Kerril as the lead in the school's holiday production. To add to the misery, she will star alongside ultra-awkward Adam as her love interest. Wanting to ditch the play, Adam, her parents, and Christmas altogether, Kerril accepts an invitation to take off to a cabin with her ultimate dream crush, Perry - only Perry may not be the guy she hoped he was, and it's not until she's left Adam behind to fend for himself onstage that she realizes he might just be the guy of her dreams. Members Reviews: An interesting take on an old tale. The narrator brings this book to the front. A good story and fun to listen to. I received this audio book for free at my request and voluntarily reviewed. What a great update of Dickens I love a Christmas Carol, and at t1, I know the history, the ins and outs, have read numerous reworks past, present future. But I never would have thought of a YA-contemporary version. And, Ive had a great time wanting to kick Perry, and grew to love the foible filled Kerrill. This was wonderful. A delightful story to get in the Christmas spirit This is a wonderful listen. The author has put her own spin on the classic Christmas story... She has made it her own.. She modernized it and put in some twists that added a lot of life to the tale.. A great read leading up the Christmas season. I really enjoyed this book. Fun Listen A Christmas Kerril is a modern re-telling of the classic A Christmas Carol, with a young girl named Kerril as the Scrooge character. A painful Christmas memory has Kerril hating the holidays and she's certain that this year will be no different. Can a school assignment and a quiet boy change her mind? I enjoyed this audiobook and liked that it was such a unique take on a classic. The characters were realistic and dealt with some very difficult problems, like divorce and a speech impediment. The narration was very well done and added to my enjoyment. I would recommend A Christmas Kerril. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. This review is my honest opinion. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Hide Behind the Moon Audiobook by Beverly Lewis
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Hide Behind the Moon Audiobook by Beverly Lewis

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Hide Behind the Moon Subtitle: SummerHill Secrets, Volume 2, Book 3 Author: Beverly Lewis Narrator: Tavia Gilbert Format: Unabridged Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins Language: English Release date: 04-22-10 Publisher: christianaudio.com Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 7 votes Genres: Teens, Fiction & Literature Publisher's Summary: Join Merry Hanson, a very modern 16-year-old living in Pennsylvania's Amish country, as she faces the true-to-life struggles and heartfelt triumphs of growing up to be the best she can be in God's eyes. When Merry gives in to Rachel Zook's pleas for a taste of forbidden fancy life, her friend begins making all kinds of crazy plans. Members Reviews: Five Stars Great teenager angst! Beverly Lewis is one of my favorite authors. Book in good condition. Hide behind the moon This was a great book. Rachel (an amish girl) starts to mess with the modern world. Merry does some things to help, like take her picture, something forbidden to the Amish. Now, find out if Merry can get her friend out of this mess? Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Family Secrets Audiobook by Catherine Marshall, C. Archer (adaptation)
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Family Secrets Audiobook by Catherine Marshall, C. Archer (adaptation)

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Family Secrets Subtitle: Christy Series, Book 8 Author: Catherine Marshall, C. Archer (adaptation) Narrator: Jaimee Draper Format: Unabridged Length: 2 hrs and 17 mins Language: English Release date: 07-16-10 Publisher: Oasis Audio Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 5 votes Genres: Teens, Fiction & Literature Publisher's Summary: Christy waltzed with Doctor MacNeill in an enchanted moment. Suddenly the sharp sound of gunshots shattered the pleasant calm. Bob Allen and many of the residents of Cutter Gap are upset because a black family has moved into the Cove. When a hostile shooting and a series of threatening incidents befalls the Washingtons, Christy steps in to help. But it's a clue in the Washington's family Bible that may hold the real key to peace and acceptance. Members Reviews: PRIDE GOES FOR A CRASH Did you ever check out your family tree? You may be in for some undesirable discoveries! There's an old Bible proverb that says, "Pride goes before a fall." Fortunately, for some of the characters in FAMILY SECRETS, the results of their discoveries caused Doctor Neil MacNeill, Granny Allen, and Mr. Barclay to make some difficult decisions. It involves an intense struggle with prejudice, concerning poverty and race. The teacher, Christy Huddleston,determines to encourage the mountain community of Cutter Gap to love one another. Her efforts take many a twist and turn before her goal is reached. Discover the secret of her success and try it on for size! Five Stars EXCELLENT series for teen girls and moms. Deja Vu, All Over Again. This book is actually by C. Archer, as are the 11 other titles in the Christy fiction series. They are based on the characters and events in Catherine Marshall's bestselling novel, Christy which, in turn, is based on the earlier life of her mother, Leonora Wood, a missionary to the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee after the turn of the century (1912, according to the book). El Pano is the fictional counterpart of Del Rio, Tennessee, and the real Cove up in the mountains near Del Rio can still be visited, with lots of signs leading the way. And Larry Myers, a descendent of one of the real people the book was based on, still lives there and welcomes visitors regularly. After reading the original 500-page novel of Christy, it gives the reader a very haunting feeling to visit the real locale it is based upon, as most of it has reverted back to nature at this point, with almost no one living there anymore. Back to this book - Family Secrets is a worthy addition (and edition) to this series, with the previous book (#7 / The Princess Club) being a bit of a letdown. In the book, Doctor MacNeill sells a parcel of his land to the Washingtons, a black family who wants to settle in Cutter Gap (a very white, "rednecky" backwoods mountain community) because their grandfather had always talked of someone there helping him escape slavery when he was young and of what a good place it was. However, they find the community to be anything but welcoming, with the book's main characters being the only ones not wanting to chase them out. Both the adults and the children are unfriendly and, at times, cruel to them. Of course, there is hope as the book goes on, with a few more of the characters deciding to give the Washingtons a chance, and even friendship. Standing on its own, this is quite a good book in the series - there are many lessons here about judging people by their outward appearance, standing up for what you know is right, and so on. However, another point about this book needs to be made. In the Christy television series, a new character is added to the cast in the second season.

Moby Dick Audio Libro por Herman Melville
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Moby Dick Audio Libro por Herman Melville

Escuche este audio libro completo gratis en http://hotaudiobook.com/free Título: Moby Dick Autor: Herman Melville Narrador: Pedro Montoya Formato: Abridged Duración: 2 hrs and 54 mins Idioma: Español Fecha de publicación: 09-19-05 Editor: Yoyo USA, Inc Calificaciones: 3.5 de 5 de 11 votos Categorías: Teens, Fiction & Literature Resumen del editor: This masterpiece has attracted readers since its publication. It is an exciting and fascinating work that does not have any literary parallel, and is considered among the greatest novels in world literature. Opiniones de los miembros: Buena historia Las voces que el narrador hace son muy extrañas y muchas veces no me gustaron. La historia es excelente!!! Contáctame para cualquier pregunta: inforeq17@gmail.com

La vie quand même un peu compliquée d'Alex Gravel-Côté Livre Audio par Catherine Girard-Audet
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La vie quand même un peu compliquée d'Alex Gravel-Côté Livre Audio par Catherine Girard-Audet

Écoutez ce livre audio dans son intégralité gratuitement sur http://hotaudiobook.com/free Titre: La vie quand même un peu compliquée d'Alex Gravel-Côté Auteur: Catherine Girard-Audet Narrateur: Jean-Philippe Robin Format: Unabridged Durée: 5 hrs and 31 mins Langue: Français Date de publication: 12-19-17 Éditeur: Audible Studios Genres: Teens, Fiction & Literature Résumé de l'éditeur: Je m'appelle Alex Gravel-Côté et, si j'écris un journal intime, c'est uniquement parce que j'ai perdu un pari contre ma grande sœur, et que madame s'est mis dans la tête de m'utiliser comme cobaye pour son cours de psychologie. Elle croit que le fait de me confier dans le vide m'aidera à ouvrir mon autoroute émotive (zzz), à me défaire du traumatisme causé par le divorce de nos parents alors que je n'étais qu'un enfant (double zzz) et à tomber follement amoureux d'une fille. Ce qu'elle ne comprend pas, c'est que je n'ai pas envie d'être en couple. C'est trop compliqué. Mais, comme je suis un gars de parole, j'embarque dans son jeu (d'autant plus que c'est ma seule option pour qu'elle me laisse tranquille). Heureusement que j'ai le hockey, le tourbillon familial, les crises répétitives de José et Maude, et l'apparition dans ma vie d'une mystérieuse Julianne et d'une charmante Léa Olivier pour agrémenter mon journal intime et le rendre un peu plus palpitant. Avec un peu de chance, j'arriverai bientôt à convaincre ma sœur que je me suis métamorphosé en délicate fleur bleue! Contactez-moi pour toute question: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Takers Audiobook by R.W. Ridley
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The Takers Audiobook by R.W. Ridley

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Takers Subtitle: Oz Chronicles, Book 1 Author: R.W. Ridley Narrator: John Anthony Davis Format: Unabridged Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins Language: English Release date: 09-25-13 Publisher: R.W. Ridley Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 2 votes Genres: Teens, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Publisher's Summary: Never say their name! If you do, they will find you! If they find you, they will eat you! Thirteen-year-old Oz Griffin knows it's his fault that the Takers are eating everyone in sight. He also knows that a comic book written by a neighborhood boy is the key to defeating them. But every time he and his band of survivors try to read the comic book, the Takers draw closer. Can they get to the end of the story before the Takers devour them? Members Reviews: An Excellent Example of "New Bizarro" Some of the most interesting work being done in fiction is in the older-middle-grade young YA category. And some of the best work there is from self-published and small press authors. This book is a great example of that type of New Bizarro work. The story starts out in a straightforward, if odd, fashion. Oz awakens from an illness to find that everyone is gone. He wanders his abandoned neighborhood and learns that some sort of evil entity has arisen and has "taken" everyone. He picks up a companion, and his dog, and goes into survival mode. We learn that the whole thing may be drawn from the comics written by a developmentally disabled boy, Steve, who committed suicide. So, we're down the rabbit hole at this point. Is this adventure going on in Oz's head; is it part of the neighbor boy's story somehow come to life; is it "real"? Don't know, and the author keeps you guessing. NO SPOILERS, but from there we follow Oz as he picks up an odd assortment of companions and fights to survive while he searches for answers. On the one hand you could fault this book for being less than professionally edited, for some awkward bits, and for being less than highly polished. Rubbish I say. I'm happy to skip over some errors and some rough patches in order to get a story with energy, raw imagination, creative honesty and novelty. I'm happy with the whole head trip approach. The author avoids quantum gobbleydegook, (although that can be fun too), and goes for a more mythical, fantasy, bent-reality approach. This doesn't get in the way of solid storytelling, it just gives the author freedom to spread himself and to violate some of the standard rules of plotting. This book has been compared to the "Wizard of Oz", and that's apt if you think of "Wizard..." as a sort of head trip, (did Dorothy really go to Oz?), that is a fantasy that feels real. Anyway, the book is fun. It's suspenseful and thrilling. There is some graphic violence, but nothing over-the-top. Oz is a well developed character. There is an undercurrent relating to Steve's suicide, and Oz's guilt over his treatment of Steve, that moves this beyond hack and slash zombie type stuff. The book closes with a reasonably satisfying ending, but leaves open a what if that points towards a sequel. (In fact, there are five more volumes that apparently get progressively weirder.) So, this is fine as a one-book trial or as a series opener. I count it as a happy find. (Please note that I found this book a while ago while browsing Amazon Kindle freebies. It is currently a kindleunlimited choice. I have no connection at all to either the author or the publisher of this book.) So Imaginative! The Takers starts off with a bang. The first 3 sentences have you hooked. "We killed the retarded boy. He took his own life, but we killed him just the same." R.W.

Want Audiobook by Cindy Pon
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Want Audiobook by Cindy Pon

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Want Author: Cindy Pon Narrator: Roger Yeh Format: Unabridged Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins Language: English Release date: 06-13-17 Publisher: Listening Library (Audio) Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 35 votes Genres: Teens, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Publisher's Summary: From critically acclaimed author Cindy Pon comes an edge-of-your-seat sci-fi thriller, set in a near-future Taipei plagued by pollution, about a group of teens who risk everything to save their city. Jason Zhou survives in a divided society where the elite use their wealth to buy longer lives. The rich wear special suits, protecting them from the pollution and viruses that plague the city, while those without suffer illness and early deaths. Frustrated by his city's corruption and still grieving the loss of his mother, who died as a result of it, Zhou is determined to change things, no matter the cost. With the help of his friends, Zhou infiltrates the lives of the wealthy in hopes of destroying the international Jin Corporation from within. Jin Corp not only manufactures the special suits the rich rely on but they may also be manufacturing the pollution that makes them necessary. Yet the deeper Zhou delves into this new world of excess and wealth, the more muddled his plans become. And against his better judgment, Zhou finds himself falling for Daiyu, the daughter of Jin Corp's CEO. Can Zhou save his city without compromising who he is - or destroying his own heart? Members Reviews: You shouldnât just WANT to read this book, you NEED to read this book An absolutely stunning novel set in future Taipei. This book has everything. Rich vs. poor. Destruction of corrupt systems. Environmental destruction. Corporate espionage. Found family. Super cute f/f side couple. Street urchin that loves knives. A lot. Daughter of a tech giant who is also a kind of badass. I read most of this book in one sitting. You NEED this book. Good hero, cardboard villains, black and white conflict, Mary Sue heroine I really wanted to like this book more. I liked the setting and the main character, Jason Zhou. I wish that we had more of him being poor, struggling to get by, before he was vaulted into the world of the super-rich. That would have added some depth to his character arc. The secondary characters were diverse but there was little character development for any of them, and almost no mention of their backgrounds. And unfortunately, the villains were so cardboard I could pack up my storage unit in them. The rich people--with the exception of Daiyu, who was Mary Sue perfect--were all decadent, selfish, greedy, etc. Jin Sr was eeeeeeevvvillllll. Corporations were corrupt. The conflict was completely un-nuanced (is that a word?). Sometimes, it felt like the overtly political message in this--about pollution being bad and the need to get environmental legislation passed--was being hammered into the reader to the detriment of the story. A thrilling, captivating story with refreshing diverse characters! Set in an alternate near future Taipei,ÂWant is the thrilling adventure that YA desperately needs right now. Readers will easily fall in love with the amazingly diverse characters that Cindy Pon has created, and their quest to bringing forth a better future for all of their people. This book easily reads as if you were watching a movie and I loved that. Cindy Ponâs description of this world immediately captivated me because it felt so alike to our present one. We donât know much about our main character, Zhou, when we first meet him so heâs a little mysterious at first. Quickly, we learn that heâs mei, the poor who live âbeneathâ the rich, known as the yous.

Mask of Shadows Audiobook by Linsey Miller
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Mask of Shadows Audiobook by Linsey Miller

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Mask of Shadows Author: Linsey Miller Narrator: Deryn Edwards Format: Unabridged Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins Language: English Release date: 09-01-17 Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 16 votes Genres: Teens, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Publisher's Summary: Gender-fluid Sallot Leon is a thief, and a good one at that. But Sal wants nothing more than to escape the drudgery of life as a highway robber and to get closer to the nobles who destroyed home. So when auditions to become a member of The Left Hand - the Queen's personal assassins - are announced, Sal jumps at the chance to infiltrate the court and get revenge. But a childhood as a common criminal hardly prepared Sal for the audition: a fight to the death filled with clever circus acrobats, lethal apothecaries, and vicious ex-soldiers. But Sal succeeds in the competition, winning the heart of an intriguing scribe at court, and, together, they begin to dream of a new life and a different future - a future that they can have only if they both survive.... Members Reviews: The story is so wonderfully constructed. A Queen who stopped a civil war by destroying the magic that allowed shadows to flay people alive. A Queen who was still working to hold her new kingdom together while one faction retreated to the mountains to plan their bloody return. Our Queens Left hand: Ruby, Emerald, Opal and Amethyst. The rings she wore on that hand. Also the names of her four personal guards/assassins. An audition for a new Opal, the previous one having been killed by the nobles in the mountains. Twenty-three possible new opals. Five invited due to reputation or nobility. The rest walk ons. Kill your competition without being caught or killed yourself. Survive combat, poisons, the competition. Sal (auditioneer number Twenty-Three) is the protagonist. One of the most brilliant characters I have ever encountered. Sal has a heart of rage because of what happened. Nacea, a peaceful land, was overrun by shadows created by mages who flayed people alive. The nobles let it happen by withdrawing all the troops to protect themselves and leave Nacea undefended. Sal saw the shadows destroy Nacea, person by person and was only one of two survivors. Sal has an adoration for the Queen who stopped the shadows and ended the war. Sal has a desire for a better life than a thief and fighter. Sal has motivation and mystery. The story is so wonderfully constructed. Sal takes the measure of his competitors. The entire court and the Opal auditions are like a huge puzzle Sal must make sense of. Piece by piece a plan develops, not only for Sal in the competition but for the Queen to deal with her unruly nobles. I loved all the characters. Even the side characters had depth to them and felt like real people, not like parts of the scenery. The action scenes were very well written. I could see them in my mind and did not get confused on who was where or had what weapon. Deryn Edwards does a fantastic job narrating. She creates a totally believable voice for Sal as well as the other members of the Queen's Hand and the contestants. Her speech is clear, her accents understandable, and her pacing perfect. The quality is fantastic. I am interested in checking out other books she has narrated. I ordered the hardback of Mask of Shadows I am excited to see what Ms. Miller does with Sal and the plot in the sequel. The world Ms. Miller has created in Mask of Shadows is rich and begs to be explored. I couldn't stop listening! It was easy to get sucked in and invested in the characters. Plenty of action and the romance isn't forced. The readers voice is lovely and she makes good character distinctions. Review This book was a hit and miss.

Unbreakable Audiobook by Kami Garcia
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Unbreakable Audiobook by Kami Garcia

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Unbreakable Subtitle: The Legion Author: Kami Garcia Narrator: Candice Accola Format: Unabridged Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins Language: English Release date: 10-01-13 Publisher: Hachette Audio Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 116 votes Genres: Teens, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Publisher's Summary: I never believed in ghosts. Until one tried to kill me. When Kennedy Waters finds her mother dead, she doesn't realize that paranormal forces are responsible - not until mysterious identical twins Jared and Lukas Lockhart break into her room and destroy a deadly spirit sent to kill her. Kennedy learns that her mother's death was no accident, and now she has to take her place in the Legion of the Black Dove - a secret society whose five members were all murdered on the same night, leaving the Legion in the hands of the next generation: a misfit group with unique skills. As the new members race to find the only weapon capable of destroying the demon, they use their individual talents to battle paranormal entities and earn their rightful place in the Legion - except for Kennedy. If she is truly the missing piece of the puzzle, can she stay alive long enough to find out - without losing her heart in the process? Protect Yourself. What you can't see CAN hurt you. Members Reviews: Enjoyed it So, I wouldn't say that this book is anything very original, but I still enjoyed it. I have re-listened to it quite a few times. You can definitely tell the author is a big fan of the show Supernatural and that it inspired this book. Overall though, I really liked the characters, the story was interesting to me (I love ghost stuff) and although some parts were predictable there was still plenty that kept me guessing. I did not care too much for Candice Accola as the narrator. I've liked her acting wise in things I have seen her in, but I felt she was very dull as a narrator. The 2nd book was really good, actually much better than the first, and I am hoping the 3rd book will be coming out eventually because it was left on such a cliff hanger! Very interesting story The story was well written and 4the characters held a very Life like quality to them. read it now I loved this book so frekin much not many times have I done this but I read this book from cover to cover in one sitting if your even having doubt's about reading this I suggest you get over it and read it right now!! keeps you wanting more it was a good book, will be reading the next on when i get it. Book good, voice actor... Boring! Liked the book, was not a fan of the dull voice actor. Looking forward to the next one in the series! Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Illusionarium Audiobook by Heather Dixon
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Illusionarium Audiobook by Heather Dixon

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Illusionarium Author: Heather Dixon Narrator: Ben Cummins Format: Unabridged Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins Language: English Release date: 01-12-16 Publisher: Snowglobe Studios Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 14 votes Genres: Teens, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Publisher's Summary: In a steampunk world full of airships and adventure, 16-year-old Jonathan lives a quiet life on a far north aerial city. But when his mother and sister fall ill with a mysterious and fatal disease, Jonathan must travel through an alternate London full of illusions and monsters to get the cure. But can he find it before his family dies...and before he turns into a monster himself? Members Reviews: Simply amazing I absolutely loved this book. All the suspense makes you a total addict of this book. The performance of Ben Cummins makes you feel like you're part of the story. Awesome work. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Vision Audiobook by Jessica Sorensen
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The Vision Audiobook by Jessica Sorensen

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Vision Subtitle: Fallen Star Series #3 Author: Jessica Sorensen Narrator: Shannon McManus Format: Unabridged Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins Language: English Release date: 03-08-16 Publisher: Tantor Audio Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 12 votes Genres: Teens, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Publisher's Summary: Gemma thought that she was trapped, that Stephan had finally won - but then time resets, and she's given another chance. The clock is ticking as Gemma tries to figure out how to change the vision that ends the world in ice. If she can, then maybe she can save the world from Stephan and give her and Alex a chance at a real future. But changing visions can be dangerous, and sometimes one small mistake can lead to disastrous results. Members Reviews: Fabulous Story!!! This book was so, so good. It answered alot of questions that I had. I wasnt ready for it to end though. I didnt want it to end the way that it did. I WANTED MORE!!!I am so happy there is one more book to this series. The storyline is still evolving. So thats a plus! This series isnt what I expected it to be. Its even better. I want to read more books by this author. She has done so good with this series. With the characters they are still very strong. Overcoming so many hurdles and obstacles. Tackling so many new adventures. Nicholas however is very strange to me, like he doesnt quite fit in with the gang. So I dont know how they will have him end up. Gemma, Alex, Laylen and Aislin I am curious how they will be by the end of the story. I do want to know more about Aislin and Laylen. They havent told too much of their background. I love the characters Gemma and Alex. They are just so strong, especially Gemma she has come along way with not being able to feel. With who she really is. I cant wait to start the next book to see how it will all end. Very Enjoyable, Great Storyline, Great paranormal young adult story. My first series by Jessica Sorenson and it has been so enjoyable!!!! Love this book I chose to give it all the stars because I love these books and I have read them all except the last one, The Promise. My kindle just said I can't get it because there is a a storm now and I accidentally pushed the cancel button, so now my kindle won't let me get the book. If only, of only. Love love love It's difficult to describe what I like and what I don't like about this book, or this series, cause nothing immediately comes to mind. Ok... Dislike... Nicholas... Let's face it he really IS simply annoying. The likes... Unfortunately there's just too many to name. I can feel what Gemma is going thru...I remember the feeling of that first "love at first sight" ... Alex confusing at first then you start to understand more and more than all Pd a sudden you realize he's been protecting her from day 1... I love this series and I think this is my 5th or 6th time reading it. And it seems I always find more... Things or tidbits... Yay I didn't notice before. I look forward to reading it again and again and again...forem... The Good, The Bad, and the Repetitive Note #1: I'll be posting this same review on this single book and the combined set, so anyone thinking of starting this series is forewarned. Note #2: I did end up really enjoying this series of books, and hence the 4 star review. However, if there were ANY way a future reader could skip the 1st book (which you can't, as it sets up the characters) I'd recommend it.

MirrorMask Audiobook by Neil Gaiman
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MirrorMask Audiobook by Neil Gaiman

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: MirrorMask Author: Neil Gaiman Narrator: Stephanie Leonidas Format: Unabridged Length: 1 hr and 18 mins Language: English Release date: 09-28-06 Publisher: HarperAudio Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 253 votes Genres: Teens, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Publisher's Summary: MirrorMask is a breathtaking film written by best-selling author Neil Gaiman and brought to life through the vision of acclaimed artist and director Dave McKean. This original audio novella is Helena's tale in her own voice, a stunning and magical journey. Editorial Reviews: Young British television actress Stephanie Leonidas reprises her film role as Helena Campbell, the daughter of circus performers who is cast into a dark realm that is part Alice in Wonderland part Wizard of Oz, and part Salvador Dali. In a moment of rebellion, Helena wishes her mother dead. Later that evening, her mother falls into a coma, and Helena soon falls into a bizarre fantasy world in which a Dark Queen tries to wipe out Helena's past and make her a Dark Princess. Leonidas reads with a rich, sweet voice but lacks the energy and emotional intensity of her on-screen performance. Still, her enticing accent coupled with Gaiman's off-kilter storytelling makes this a delightful, if at times spooky, family audiobook. Critic Reviews: "A delightful, if at times spooky, family audiobook." (Booklist) Members Reviews: Doesn't translate well to audio I love Neil and I love audiobooks. However, this is the only instance when I've heard one of his stories come off flat, and it's not the narrator's fault. There's just not much there. But, of course, if you've seen the movie, it's understandable that such beautifully strange visuals don't translate well into words. It seemed like there wasn't even an attempt to describe the "dream" sequence, and it feels hollow. Not typical Gaiman Greatness. Neil is a master writer with an astounding imagination. I recommend all of his other work, especially the ones he narrates himself. EXELENT MirrorMask was an extrordanary book. Even if it was a little short, it had me listening the whole time with eger anticipation. When the book ended, which I didn't want it to, I was very satisfied. Outstanding outstandingly wounderful book, and a very sweet sounding reader. I would recommend it to anyone. Mirror Mask Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why? This is a great book.The movie is basically the same,word for word.The story is good. Who was your favorite character and why? Helena,of course! What about Stephanie Leonidass performance did you like? I liked it. Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting? Yes. Any additional comments? Great book by one of the greatest authors of our time. fun book Any additional comments? this is a good book but if you like the story then you should see the movie its just as good as the book. it is the book as the book is not that long Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Noggin Audiobook by John Corey Whaley
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Noggin Audiobook by John Corey Whaley

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Noggin Author: John Corey Whaley Narrator: Kirby Heyborne Format: Unabridged Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins Language: English Release date: 04-08-14 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 73 votes Genres: Teens, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Publisher's Summary: Travis Coates has a good headon someone elses shoulders. A touching, hilarious, and wholly original coming-of-age story from John Corey Whaley, author of the Printz and Morris Award-winning Where Things Come Back. Listen - Travis Coates was alive once and then he wasnt. Now hes alive again. Simple as that. The in-between part is still a little fuzzy, but Travis can tell you that, at some point or another, his head got chopped off and shoved into a freezer in Denver, Colorado. Five years later, it was reattached to some other guys body, and well, here he is. Despite all logic, hes still 16, but everything and everyone around him has changed. That includes his bedroom, his parents, his best friend, and his girlfriend. Or maybe shes not his girlfriend anymore? Thats a bit fuzzy too. Looks like if the new Travis and the old Travis are ever going to find a way to exist together, there are going to be a few more scars. Oh well, you only live twice. Members Reviews: Noggin I would recommend this book to everyone this is the best book I've ever read and I don't like most books Loved It Great book. Some adult themes - beware if you plan to listen or read to your child, as you will need to explain some sexual items. Funny and very well written. Great Book loved it and inspirational. Recommend and with audible you can imagine it better. Great Book. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

A Planet of Blood and Ice Audiobook by A. J. Hartley
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A Planet of Blood and Ice Audiobook by A. J. Hartley

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: A Planet of Blood and Ice Subtitle: Cathedrals of Glass Series, Book 1 Author: A. J. Hartley Narrator: Emily Woo Zeller Format: Unabridged Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins Language: English Release date: 05-16-17 Publisher: Tantor Audio Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 13 votes Genres: Teens, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Publisher's Summary: Ten teenagers broke behavioral law. Sentenced to be reeducated on the moon of Jerem, they were placed in stasis on the automated ship Phetteron for their six day journey. They never reached their destination. Thrown off course by a computer malfunction, the Phetteron is damaged in an asteroid belt and crash lands on the uninhabited ice planet of Valkrys. Having spent their lives in temperature controlled environments, consuming nutrient supplements, and interacting with people mostly through the infonet, the teens are unprepared to depend on each other to face the harsh, hostile, and hellish landscape. Home will send a rescue party long before their meager supplies run out. Sola was a roamer. She wandered the city after curfew, reveling in the freedom of being disconnected from the techgrid and embracing the joy of physical activity. For those actions, Home declared her deviant. But on Valkrys, her deviance is an asset that may be the teens' only hope for survival. As Sola explores their strange new world, she discovers that she and her shipmates are linked by something more frightening than their subversive behaviors - and uncovers a truth about the planet the authorities at home wanted buried. Members Reviews: Liked it! Hope they get better though. The ideas in this book are great and I really only picked it up because of To the Stars and what Tom Delonge is doing with that project. The performance of the reader was slow going, but it kept the tension at times. I was hoping this book would be a little more involved like Sekret Machines, although I realize this is a young adult selection. I'm hoping that as these continue they get more involved and more intense. Still a great job and I think considering the intro by Delonge, this book is worth considering on the ideas alone. I look forward to the next one to see how this continues. Now on to Sekret Machines: Gods, Man and War. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Riddle Audiobook by Alison Croggon
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The Riddle Audiobook by Alison Croggon

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Riddle Subtitle: The Second Book of Pellinor Author: Alison Croggon Narrator: Eloise Oxer Format: Unabridged Length: 19 hrs and 10 mins Language: English Release date: 08-25-11 Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 76 votes Genres: Teens, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Publisher's Summary: Maerad is a girl with a tragic and bitter past, but her powers grow stronger by the day. Now she and her mentor, Cadvan, hunted by both the Light and the Dark, must unravel the Riddle of the Treesong before their fractured kingdom erupts in chaos. The quest leads Maerad over terrifying seas and vast stretches of glacial wilderness, ever closer to the seductive Winterking - ally of her most powerful enemy, the Nameless One. Trapped in the Winterking's icy realm, Maerad must confront what she has suspected all along: that she is the greatest riddle of all. Members Reviews: Just wish the one scene were in the right place Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why? There is one scene that was out of order. I wish that weren't the case... I doubt that it is the case in the print version. Otherwise, I think it was great. What did you like best about this story? Maerad is a deeply rich and complex character. I enjoyed listening to her thoughts and how they conflicted with one another. I think we all see the contradictions between the different roles in our lives and get frustrated and confused by them. The author mirrored the reality of that very well. Which scene was your favorite? I loved her flight from Arkon and Maerad's inner turmoil. Having gone through a divorce, I undestand the confusion and inner chaos. You still care about that person, but you know they are not good for you. They make you feel trapped, but also loved. It is a difficult situation to be in. Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting? No, but I listened to it many times. Any additional comments? Looking forward to listening to the next one. wonderful I absolutely loved this book. my only problem is that two of the chapters are mixed up. chapter 38 actually comes after chapter 40 I believe. By far my favorite narrator Chapters out of order If you could sum up The Riddle in three words, what would they be? Good book Any additional comments? Chapter 19 of section two is actually half ch. 19 and half chapter 21. It is confusing. worth the effort Author gives amazing descriptions of both beauty and whats not. A great example of narrator excellence!!! Wonderful, but skips, PLEASE FIX!!! Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why? I love these books and the story telling. However, toward chapter 29 it skips to the middle of the next chapter. It's very confusing... I tried to re download from my cloud and it did not help. If I didn't own the book and know the story well, it would have been very confusing. What could Alison Croggon have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you? Please make sure Audible has the chapters chronologically correct. You are a brilliant author. :) What about Eloise Oxers performance did you like? She was amazing! Any additional comments? Please fix this problem so others can enjoy it too. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Fireblood Audiobook by Elly Blake
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Fireblood Audiobook by Elly Blake

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Fireblood Subtitle: The Frostblood Saga, Book 2 Author: Elly Blake Narrator: Jennifer English Format: Unabridged Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins Language: English Release date: 09-12-17 Publisher: Hachette Audio Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 24 votes Genres: Teens, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Publisher's Summary: In this action-packed sequel to the New York Times best-selling Frostblood, Ruby must choose between her fiery homeland and the icy king who loves her. Against all odds, Ruby has defeated the villainous Frost King and melted his powerful throne. But the bloodthirsty Minax that was trapped inside is now haunting her kingdom and everyone she loves. The answers to its demise may lie to the south in Sudesia, the land of the Firebloods, and a country that holds the secrets to Ruby's powers and past.... Despite warnings from her beloved Arcus, Ruby accompanies a roguish Fireblood named Kai to Sudesia, where she must master her control of fire in a series of trials to gain the trust of the suspicious Fireblood queen. Only then can she hope to access the knowledge that could defeat the rampaging Minax - which grows closer every moment. But as sparks fly in her moments alone with Kai, how can Ruby decide whom to trust? The fate of both kingdoms is now in her hands. Critic Reviews: "Brimming with new adventures, Ruby's story shimmers and expands...a thrilling romp through an engrossing world. A sucker punch of escalating evil, sizzling romance, and a spitfire coming into her own." ( Kirkus Reviews) Members Reviews: A few Issues But Not Bad Overall, I enjoyed this story. There were a few moments where things just did not ring true for me, and I had to suspend disbelief a bit further than I wanted to, in order to continue to enjoy the story. However, that could have just been me. It's a decent follow up and has more action and plot than many 2nd books in a series. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Sunshine at the Academy Audiobook by MF Blake
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Sunshine at the Academy Audiobook by MF Blake

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Sunshine at the Academy Subtitle: Sunshine Series, Book 1 Author: MF Blake Narrator: Taylor Dalton Format: Unabridged Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins Language: English Release date: 09-11-17 Publisher: Sunshine Publishing Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 4 votes Genres: Teens, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Publisher's Summary: Every year, each of the humanoid planets in the United Universe selects two 17-year-old students to attend the Academy, a four-year program on a cruiser that travels through space. The students train with their humanoid peers to become Ambassadors tasked with ensuring the continued peace, harmony, and security of the known Universe. Sunshine Blue Mountain, from the planet Baatar, is one such student. Sunny is faced with the challenges of leaving home for the first time, navigating new relationships, and encountering unwanted trouble at every turn, all while training to be a model representative of her planet. A goal made even more challenging by the irresistible pull she feels towards the warrior-race boy with the striking blue eyes. This is the story of her first year at the Academy. Note that this is a young adult novel intended for audiences 13 years and older. Members Reviews: Loved Sunshine the Baatarian Huntress! I bought the audible version of Sunshine at the Academy to pass the time on a road trip with my teenage daughter. It was a hit with my daughter; she didn't want to get out of the car at rest stops as it meant pausing the story. As a middle aged adult listener, the story was light, entertaining and flowed well. I loved the character of Sunshine Blue Mountain with her internal battle between upholding her planet's conditioning of no violence and using her huntress skills to get herself out of trouble. My daughter loved all the different characters, creative descriptions of home worlds, the many action scenes and laughed when the Sunny accidentally took on the bad guys with efficient cold force. There are romantic connections between characters but nothing explicit. We are looking forward to the next book in the series. It Works as a Teen Novel Narration: 80% is spoken in a slow monotone. I kept hearing descriptions of things that should inspire urgency, repugnance, etc, but the tone was almost always the same. Occasionally the voice changed up for dialogue, but it's not enough, all the text has to feel interesting. Dalton doesn't have an unpleasant speaking voice, I just needed her to do more with it to hook my attention. Story: The story was okay. We have a 17 year old girl going off to some academy to learn.... stuff... Thinking back on the story this seems to me more of a coming of age story in a scifi costume because there were a lot of nuts and bolts missing from the world building. Examples: - So each intelligent 'humanoid' species can only choose 2 people a year to enter the academy, and they send one person who doesn't have enough money to buy basic supplies? Seems like being chosen for attendance with those kind of odds would come with some kind of sponsorship if for no other reason than to not make the race/species look bad. This would have made more sense if this were some kind of prep school and Sunny was the scholarship kid without a lot of money from home. - I know the description says the school is training them to be ambassadors of some sort, but I didn't get that from the text. Every subject seems to be about what race kicked what other race's ass, and why some other race succeeded or failed or some sort of physical activity. I'm not seeing the connection.

The Eleventh Plague Audiobook by Jeff Hirsch
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The Eleventh Plague Audiobook by Jeff Hirsch

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Eleventh Plague Author: Jeff Hirsch Narrator: Dan Bittner Format: Unabridged Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins Language: English Release date: 09-01-11 Publisher: Scholastic Audio Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 142 votes Genres: Teens, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Publisher's Summary: In the aftermath of a war, Americas landscape has been ravaged and two-thirds of the population left dead from influenza. Fifteen-year-old Stephen Quinn and his family were among the few that survived. But when Stephens grandfather dies and his father falls into a coma, Stephen finds his way to Settlers Landing, a community that seems too good to be true. There he meets strong, defiant, mischievous Jenny. When they play a prank on the town bullys family that goes horribly wrong, they find themselves in the midst of a battle that will change Settlers Landing forever. Members Reviews: Decent if somewhat formulaic YA novel Post-Apocalypse? Check. Love interest? Check Villains? Double check. Gritty universe full of difficult choices? Ehhhhh... It is obviously aimed at Young Adults so Cormack McCarthy's The Road this is not. It felt like the story could have been deeper and that there were some missed opportunities to stand out from the crowd of similar books. The characters never really had to do anything to far outside their moral codes. In some ways a zombie story without zombies. Great narration/performance. Fair to good story. Good story I thought The Eleventh Plague was a great book. The main character, Stephen, lived all his life as a scavenger, picking up and selling salvage left over after a horrific war that left the world pretty desolate. He's surprised when he stumbles across a functioning, intact community, with people eating regularly, kids going to school, and generally rebuilding life. It was more of a subdivision, but considering the rest of the world was in disarray, this little gated neighborhood was practically a borough. Stephen is welcomed by most of the community, but the most powerful family doesn't want strangers and makes things hard for Stephen. Not wanting to stir up trouble, Stephen decides to leave, but not before pulling a (really stupid) prank on the powerful family -- he actually did it because a girl told him to, not because he wanted to, the dummy. Bad things follow and Stephen runs around trying to fix his mistake. It was actually pretty good. Jeff Hirsch did a nice job of narrating. No weird voice changes or strange gulping habits. If you're a fan of dystopian fiction, you should definitely put The Eleventh Plague on your list of good reads. I Wish Dan Bittner Could Narrate all My Books! The Eleventh Plague was, to me, as much about trust and loyalty as the aftermath of an apocalyptic event. The audiobook drew me in immediately...thanks to both Hirsch's writing and Bittner's narration, which was fabulous! The book raising some great questions: How do you reestablish society after it has fallen? What things do you change? And when rebuilding society is such a precious and delicate process, what mistakes will you tolerate from others? I liked this book Would you listen to The Eleventh Plague again? Why? I like a book that has a good story line and good characters What did you like best about this story? The characters were great in the story Which character as performed by Dan Bittner was your favorite? The doctor was my favorite character Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you? No excellent post-apocalypse character study. This story takes place in a post-apocalypse America. The main character is a young man, (probably in his middle teens), who has lived a hard life, with a hard and mistrustful grandpa.

Royal Bastards Audiobook by Andrew Shvarts
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Royal Bastards Audiobook by Andrew Shvarts

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Royal Bastards Author: Andrew Shvarts Narrator: Brittany Pressley Format: Unabridged Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins Language: English Release date: 05-30-17 Publisher: Recorded Books Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 43 votes Genres: Teens, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Publisher's Summary: Being a bastard blows. Tilla would know. Her father, Lord Kent of the Western Province, loved her as a child but cast her aside as soon as he had trueborn children. At 16 Tilla spends her days exploring long-forgotten tunnels beneath the castle with her stablehand half brother, Jax, and her nights drinking with the servants, passing out on Jax's floor while her castle bedroom collects dust. Tilla secretly longs to sit by her father's side, enjoying feasts with the rest of the family. Instead she sits with the other bastards, like Miles of House Hampstedt, an awkward scholar who's been in love with Tilla since they were children. Then, at a feast honoring the visiting princess Lyriana, the royal shocks everyone by choosing to sit at the Bastards' Table. Before she knows it, Tilla is leading the sheltered princess on a late-night escapade. Along with Jax, Miles, and fellow bastard Zell, a Zitochi warrior from the north, they stumble upon a crime they were never meant to witness. Rebellion is brewing in the west, and a brutal coup leaves Lyriana's uncle, the Royal Archmagus, dead - with Lyriana next on the list. The group flees for their lives, relentlessly pursued by murderous mercenaries; their own parents have put a price on their heads to prevent the king and his powerful Royal Mages from discovering their treachery. The bastards band together, realizing they alone have the power to prevent a civil war that will tear their kingdom apart - if they can warn the king in time. And if they can survive the journey. Members Reviews: A great start to a new series This was a really good book that I thoroughly enjoyed through and through. It takes you through the unlikely story of the Kings royal bastards and kind of involves you in that community of all these other clan bastards that you wouldn't normally see and that you rarely hear about as listeners. The story kind of set me in mind of the TV show Vikings and I kind of felt like it unfolded under that landscape and background. It was also surprising to kind of be swept away by someone zombies in here as well remind me also if The Walking Dead. Can't wait for the next book in this series! Well, they are Bastards! Ok, I liked it and I want to know what happens next. The romance between Tilla and Zell was great. I loved it. I hate what happened to Jax. And I'd like to ring the neck of that DILLUSIONAL Miles. He irritated me the ENTIRE story. Love Love love love exciting and well written! I can not wait for the next book! still unsure Is there anything you would change about this book? The narrator. Her voice was good in the beginning, but i don't know if she got sick, or what but her voice is more gravely after several chapters and it grates on you the entire rest of the book. I'm on chapter 19 of 30 and unsure if I'll continue. What did you like best about this story? I like Tilla, Zel, and Lyriana (for the most part) Tilla and Zel are fun characters and seeing the two slowly warm up to each other has been enjoyable! I like Lyriana when she's not being preachy about her beliefs. What didnt you like about Brittany Pressleys performance? Her voice. I liked it in the begging but it changed several chapters in due to whatever circumstance, unfortunately it made the story hard to enjoy after that.

Proxy Audiobook by Alex London
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Proxy Audiobook by Alex London

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Proxy Author: Alex London Narrator: Andrew Sweeney Format: Unabridged Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins Language: English Release date: 06-18-13 Publisher: Listening Library Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 151 votes Genres: Teens, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Publisher's Summary: The adventure novel of the year! Inspired by The Whipping Boy and Feed, this adrenaline-fueled thriller will appeal to fans of The Hunger Games for its razor-sharp insights into the nature of human survival and its clever writing. Knox was born into one of the City's wealthiest families. A Patron, he has everything a boy could possibly want - the latest tech, the coolest clothes, and a Proxy to take all his punishments. When Knox breaks a vase, Syd is beaten. When Knox plays a practical joke, Syd is forced to haul rocks. And when Knox crashes a car, killing one of his friends, Syd is branded and sentenced to death. Syd is a Proxy. His life is not his own. Then again, neither is Knox's. Knox and Syd have more in common than either would guess. So when Knox and Syd realize that the only way to beat the system is to save each other, they flee. Yet Knox's father is no ordinary Patron, and Syd is no ordinary Proxy. The ensuing cross-country chase will uncover a secret society of rebels, test both boys' resolve, and shine a blinding light onto a world of those who owe and those who pay. Some debts, it turns out, cannot be repaid. A fast-paced, thrill-ride of novel full of non-stop action, heart-hammering suspense and true friendship - just as moving as it is exhilarating. Fans of Anthony Horowitz's Alex Rider series, James Dashner's Maze Runner, Patrick Ness's Chaos Walking series, and Marie Lu's Legend will be swept away by this story. Members Reviews: Skeptical but then enthralled. Any additional comments? Honestly, I just want Audible to hurry up and put the second book on here. Interesting idea, but not very realistic If you could sum up Proxy in three words, what would they be? Easy, fun, illogical What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting? The general idea of proxies is interesting, but there were many instances where things happened that simply would and could never happen. I mean, I'm all for suspension of disbelief in stories, but I like the story to stick to the rules it sets for its universe. There were moments during this book when I was actually saying, "oh, come ooonnn!" out loud. That being said, if you allow yourself to just get over these inconsistencies, this is certainly a fun listen. What does Andrew Sweeney bring to the story that you wouldnt experience if you just read the book? Andrew does a wonderful job. I always love listening to a book where the narrator is a guy (or girl), but I don't even notice when they are reading the characters who are the opposite sex. Andrew is one of those narrators. He creates a voice for each character, but none of them are so over the top that they distract from the story. Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting? There were a few times when I kept listening even after I got out of the car during particularly exciting parts. Any additional comments? This is an intriguing idea, and I did enjoy myself overall. One of my favorite things about this book is that the main character is gay but the story isn't about him being gay. His homosexuality is simply a part of who he happens to be. In that regard, this book is ahead of its time. Bury your gays trope *rings bell* Bury your gays! Bury your gays! (srsly tho if you are hoping for fun times with a gay protagonist lower your expectations. The romance is lame and does not have a happy ending.

Battle Magic Audiobook by Tamora Pierce
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Battle Magic Audiobook by Tamora Pierce

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Battle Magic Author: Tamora Pierce Narrator: Nancy Wu Format: Unabridged Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins Language: English Release date: 10-04-13 Publisher: Scholastic Audio Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 237 votes Genres: Teens, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Publisher's Summary: New York Times bestselling author Tamora Pierce returns to the magical world of Winding Circle. Set two years before the events of The Will of the Empress and Melting Stones, this adventure reunites plant mage Briar; his mentor, Rosethorn; and his young apprentice, Evvy, who has a talent for making stones...do things. The three journey eastward to the forbidding land of Yanjing, where they discover a danger that threatens the home temple of the Living Circle religion. Members Reviews: A delight to listen to What did you love best about Battle Magic? Nancy Wu's performance as Evvy is enthusiastic, youthful, and convincing as a 12 year old girl with immense magical abilities. What did you like best about this story? Tamora Pierce's cultural and political designs are realistic, and the descriptions are vivid. What does Nancy Wu bring to the story that you wouldnt experience if you just read the book? Evvy's excitement, rosethorn's maturity, and briar's adolescence. The characters all came completely to life; Nancy Wu's performance is nuanced and diverse. Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting? I did, and am listening a second time. Any additional comments? looking into Nancy Wu's other work, I enjoyed her narration and characters in particular! My patience paid off Who was your favorite character and why? I absolutely adore Evvi, while I knew her from a different book that takes place after this one she still captured my heart during this story. She is so headstrong and honest, isn't afraid to tell it how she sees it and damn the consequences. She also would teach young children that it is good to learn when to shut their mouth. It always makes me happy to see books with strong young women in them, and Evvi is definitely one of them. What does Nancy Wu bring to the story that you wouldnt experience if you just read the book? She finds a way to help set the scene that I have a harder time doing when I read. I normally can picture something fine when I read, but Nancy really helps to bring the scene to life. Who knows, maybe I just imagine things better when listening and not reading. My reason for knocking a star off is that all of the other books that have Briar and Rosethorn in them are done as Full Cast Audio and I definitely missed that here. Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you? The cats.... being an animal lover I loved Evvi's cats. And that is all I will say so that there are no spoilers. Any additional comments? While this book will make sense on its own I STRONGLY urge you to read or listen to a few other series first only so that you have the history of the characters. There is information in this book that will be spoilers for past ones. The series' that I would suggest are "The Circle of Magic" quartet and "The Circle Opens" quartet. Both follow Briar and his sisters before Battle Magic. It is totally possible to listen to "Melting Stones" before as well, but that follows after Battle Magic. However it doesn't give much away to this story. Tamora Pierce has a way of writing from many view points and building a world that is just amazing. Her worlds are always well-rounded and full, completely believable and they make you want to jump into the book and be a part of the story because of how well they are written.

Everfound Audiobook by Neal Shusterman
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Everfound Audiobook by Neal Shusterman

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Everfound Subtitle: Skinjacker Trilogy, Book 3 Author: Neal Shusterman Narrator: Nick Podehl Format: Unabridged Length: 13 hrs and 54 mins Language: English Release date: 05-03-11 Publisher: Brilliance Audio Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 194 votes Genres: Teens, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Publisher's Summary: As Mary Hightower slumbers in a glass coffin waiting to be reborn back into Everlost, her allies and henchmen begin to carry out her terrible mission. Marys army is joined by a newcomer: Jix, a spy for the Mayan King of Everlost. A furjacker who skinjacks great cats, Jix has his own agenda. Meanwhile, Mikey McGill desperately tries to rescue Allie the Outcast. At his side is Nick the Chocolate Ogre, who has become pure chocolate and hardly remembers himself at all. Mikey encounters a creature that scares even the mighty McGill: a scar wraith, whose touch can extinguish an Afterlight forever. It becomes clear that the outcome will determine not just the fate of Everlost, but the fate of the living world as well. Critically acclaimed author Neal Shusterman brings to a close the trilogy that Kirkus Reviews called beautiful and imaginative with this stunning final volume. Members Reviews: Great Trilogy Would you consider the audio edition of Everfound to be better than the print version? Yes, I read everlost in print form, and listened to everwild and everfound (part 2 and 3) on audio.The narrarated book was well read. What did you like best about this story? The story kept me interested and wondering what would happen next What does Nick Podehl bring to the story that you wouldnt experience if you just read the book? allowes the book to come to life because he makes the characters real. Neal Shusterman is a master storyteller, period. I couldn't stop listening! Shusterman can set up and play a scene so perfectly that I can listen to it over and over again and find something new each time I hear it. This is a top-notch story that ties up all the loose ends in the trilogy in a way that is very satisfying. I adored the new characters, especially Jix and his king. Mikey's relationship with Allie was sweet, funny and romantic. Milos turns into a tragic character. Mary's character continues to descend into something truly frightening, capable of some truly godawful acts. Jill redeems herself... barely, but enough that I was rooting for her. How does Shusterman do this? How does he take someone you should hate, and make you feel sorry for them? Or happy for them? Or merely understand them despite their bad behavior? Mr. Shusterman, I am in awe. Never heard of any book like this one--interesting Loved the different type of plot. I had read the other two books of this series and just had to find out how it all ended. It didn't disappoint. I couldn't put it down until the last word. The ending was unexpected too. But I liked it and would recommend it. An odd ending Neal Shusterman is one of my favorite authors - but this third and final entry into the Skinjacker Trilogy is a quirky misstep. Shusterman takes a huge leap down the dark rabbit hole of sinister children's fiction. It feels too very sudden, too overwhelming. I felt the abundance of plot lines boxed me into choosing one character to truly invest in and treat the rest as tangents. The decidedly more sinister tone felt like sandpaper at first. However, Nick Podehl's performance made the book very enjoyable for me and recaptured a lot of the tone of the first book (which I read and didn't listen to).

Hit Audiobook by Delilah S. Dawson
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Hit Audiobook by Delilah S. Dawson

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Hit Author: Delilah S. Dawson Narrator: Rebekkah Ross Format: Unabridged Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins Language: English Release date: 04-14-15 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 79 votes Genres: Teens, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Publisher's Summary: In order to save her mother, a teen is forced to become an indentured assassin in this sizzling dystopian thriller. No one reads the fine print. The good news is that the USA is finally out of debt. The bad news is that we were bought out by Valor National Bank, and debtors are the new big game, thanks to a tricky little clause hidden deep in the fine print of a credit card application. Now, after a swift and silent takeover that leaves 9-1-1 calls going through to Valor voicemail, they're unleashing a wave of anarchy across the country. Patsy didn't have much of a choice. When the suits showed up at her house threatening to kill her mother then and there for outstanding debt unless Patsy agreed to be an indentured assassin, what was she supposed to do? Let her own mother die? Patsy is forced to take on a five-day mission to complete a hit list of 10 names. Each name on Patsy's list has only three choices: pay the debt on the spot, agree to work as a bounty hunter, or die. And Patsy has to kill them personally, or else her mom takes a bullet of her own. Since yarn bombing is the only anarchy in Patsy's past, she's horrified and overwhelmed, especially as she realizes that most of the 10 people on her list aren't strangers. Things get even more complicated when a moment of mercy lands her with a sidekick: a hot rich kid named Wyatt whose brother is the last name on Patsy's list. The two share an intense chemistry even as every tick of the clock draws them closer to an impossible choice. Delilah S. Dawson offers an absorbing, frightening glimpse at a reality just steps away from ours - a taut, suspenseful thriller that absolutely mesmerizes from start to finish. Members Reviews: Hit asks more questions than it is prepared to ans What did you like best about Hit? What did you like least? Plot: The United States has sold its debt to the banks, and because no one cares about what they're signing, the banks have legally been killing the "weakest links" of society. What I liked the most about this concept is that it made me think, a lot. As a society, we no longer even consider documents without scribbling our John Hancock, so what's stopping anyone from abusing that power? While it started off as Patsy knocking off 10 people from a list of "deadbeats," she begins becoming more introspected and seeing her victims more as people instead of names on a page. I bought this one on a complete whim with no research so I had no idea that Hit was the first installment in a series. Be prepared to be scratching your head in confusion for a good chunk of this book. I found myself desperate for the bread crumbs of information that Dawson would throw the reader every now and then. Characters: Patsy has not known an easy life which explains how she can judge others for living in excess. While she felt completely devoid of emotion for the first half of the book, she did begin to open herself up to the reader eventually and speculate more about the human condition and society. I enjoyed her commentary on her situation and the tidbits of her past explaining how she came to be the person she is today. There is a boy-situation in this one which seems a bit unrealistic. When you're knocking off johns, I feel like your least concern should be some boy.

Eleventh Grade Burns Audiobook by Heather Brewer
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Eleventh Grade Burns Audiobook by Heather Brewer

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Eleventh Grade Burns Author: Heather Brewer Narrator: Kevin Pariseau Format: Unabridged Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins Language: English Release date: 08-20-10 Publisher: Brilliance Audio Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 95 votes Genres: Teens, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Publisher's Summary: Its another awful year at Bathory High for Vladimir Tod. Joss, a professional vampire slayer and Vlads former friend, has moved back to town. The powerful vampire Dorian has an overwhelming desire to drink Vlads blood. And his archenemy, DAblo, has brought Vlads Uncle Otis to trial for crimes against vampires. So much for dating. When the tables turn on Vlad, he has just enough time to return to Bathory for his final good-byes. Members Reviews: Best First Audio Book Well performed especially Otis and Joss. I currently have a concussion and am only allowed to read books I'm familiar with in audio form so I chose my favorite book series. I am so happy it was well done and well performed and would like to buy the rest of the series (even though I prefer reading!!!) awesome i love this series. once you start reading it its hard to stop. definetly recommend it. love this series. I loved the book and the recording. after hearing the book and the accents put in place by the narrorator just made me wan a keep listening Damn only 1 more book left What Happened? My family has loved listening to Heather Brewer's series on the way to and from school, but this book is lacking. This book takes Vlad from a coming of age vampire and turns him into an overly sensitive whimp. He laments over everything repeatidly. There were times when the pace picked up and we thought the story was on the mend, but it just wasn't in league with the others. The ending will have us listening to the last book just to see the series through, but not right away. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Slither Audiobook by Joseph Delaney
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Slither Audiobook by Joseph Delaney

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Slither Subtitle: The Last Apprentice, Book 11 Author: Joseph Delaney Narrator: Christopher Evan Welch, Angela Goethals Format: Unabridged Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins Language: English Release date: 01-22-13 Publisher: HarperAudio Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 275 votes Genres: Teens, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Publisher's Summary: "My name is Slither, and before my tale is finished you'll find out why." The dark is full of terrifying creatures. And Tom Ward - the seventh son of a seventh son, and the Spook's last apprentice - hasn't seen all of them. Far from the county, one named Slither has lived for hundreds of years, hunting blood. But a dying father binds the monster to a bargain. If Slither will take his two youngest daughters safely to their family in the south, then the eldest daughter, Nessa, is his. For Nessa the nightmare is just beginning. And when Slither and Nessa cross paths with the feared witch assassin Grimalkin, they will become unwitting players in the quest to stop the Fiend once and for all. The blood-curdling 11th volume of the Last Apprentice series. Members Reviews: Good story, but..... I love this series, and I enjoyed this book , but it barely tied into this series. It didn't have Thomas Ward or Alice in it at all. But, (again) I enjoyed this story, it could have easily been a stand alone book or in a series about Grimalkin. Another enjoyable character. So, my final opinion is that it is a really good story and I enjoyed it. I'm just looking forward to the next story furthering the situations with Alice and Tom. If you enjoy this series you'll know what I am talking about and if you haven't read the series, it is an interesting series, it's worth a try. I really like it. Im a fan, but this one is the one I'll return. Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not? I am a loyal Delaney fan, and these series are my latest addiction, but this book ruined it for me. I couldn't even get half way. And it wasn't because of the story or Christopher Evan Welch. I absolutely love Christopher Evan Welch. Great narrator. Love even his female performances.But I can't listen to Angela Goethals' performance. No offense and nothing personal. She just ruined it for me. Her performance is completely exaggerated, over dramatic and plain inappropriate for the character and theme. Is like she is reading some dramatic poetry, she tries waaaay too hard. Is just so unsettling and very hard to listen to. Her character is a young girl, and there's no way a young girl in the situation that she is, that anyone would talk like that. PLEASE, for future books, keep Christopher as the sole narrator. He does a great job and is hard to get used to a new (overdramatic and unsettling) new narrator when we are just used to him already. Everything was perfect up until they added Angela.I am returning this audiobook just because I can't take her narration. I just can't. Is ruined. How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable? Can't say much about the story. It was alright so far. Is the performance that ruined it, and I guess I'll never know unless I read it on paper. What aspect of Christopher Evan Welch and Angela Goethals s performance would you have changed? Just take off Angela Goethals altogether. Christopher Evan Welch does a superb job alone and we are used to him. Do you think Slither needs a follow-up book? Why or why not? I don't know. Couldn't finish it.

This Dark Endeavor: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein Audiobook by Kenneth Oppel
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This Dark Endeavor: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein Audiobook by Kenneth Oppel

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: This Dark Endeavor: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein Author: Kenneth Oppel Narrator: Luke Daniels Format: Unabridged Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins Language: English Release date: 08-23-11 Publisher: Brilliance Audio Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 193 votes Genres: Teens, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Publisher's Summary: Victor and Konrad are the twin brothers Frankenstein. They are nearly inseparable. Growing up, their lives are filled with imaginary adventures... until the day their adventures turn all too real. They stumble upon The Dark Library, and secret books of alchemy and ancient remedies are discovered. Father forbids that they ever enter the room again, but this only peaks Victor's curiosity more. When Konrad falls gravely ill, Victor is not be satisfied with the various doctors his parents have called in to help. He is drawn back to The Dark Library where he uncovers an ancient formula for the Elixir of Life. Elizabeth, Henry, and Victor immediately set out to find assistance in a man who was once known for his alchemical works to help create the formula. Determination and the unthinkable outcome of losing his brother spur Victor on in the quest for the three ingredients that will save Konrads life. After scaling the highest trees in the Strumwald, diving into the deepest lake caves, and sacrificing one's own body part, the three fearless friends risk their lives to save another. Members Reviews: Chilling and oddly poignant Oppel, who I knew previously from his delightful Matt Cruse adventure series, takes a decided turn into true darkness with this imaginative and appropriately frightening prequel to Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Do you have to have read the original to appreciate this book? Not really. Although I think some things may hit a reader a bit more if they know exactly what is to come later in the lives of the characters. In Oppel's vision of young Viktor Frankenstein, he is a complex boy who feels both great love and great jealousy for his twin brother Konrad. This conflict is a driving force in much of what he does, wanting to be better and better loved. His brother's mysterious illness spurs him to pursue the study of alchemy, in spite of their father's warnings that it will all come to no good. Of course, the greatest conflict between brothers is their beautiful cousin Elizabeth. As in the Matt Cruse books, the female lead is much more than an object of desire; she joins Viktor in his dangerous quest to gather the ingredients for an elixir that will supposedly save his brother's life. The last third of the book is particularly frightening, mostly because of how it shows how obsession can drive someone to do the most extreme things in the name of love. If you like a dark adventure story with memorable characters, then this is just the book for you. Awesome awesome awesome! Oppel's best book yet. Would you listen to This Dark Endeavor: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein again? Why? I would listen to this book again because the gradual change of the main characters personality and passion is very well written. Bring on Frankenstein A great story of the Frankenstein boys and how they became the men of the future. No surprise...there is a sequel. Fantastic prequel and wonderful narration This was an amazing book. I have loved Frankenstein (the original) for many years. So to see a prequel intrigued me. The quotation on the back hooked me..."There is a passion in you that scares me." The writing is amazing and, though I haven't reread Frankenstein in several years, the tone matches really well. Oppel does a wonderful job creating a back story that reveals the drive and obsession that Victor possesses.

The Gathering Audiobook by Kelley Armstrong
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The Gathering Audiobook by Kelley Armstrong

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Gathering Author: Kelley Armstrong Narrator: Jennifer Ikeda Format: Unabridged Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins Language: English Release date: 04-12-11 Publisher: HarperAudio Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 832 votes Genres: Teens, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Publisher's Summary: Strange things are happening in Maya's tiny Vancouver Island town. First, her friend Serena, the captain of the swim team, drowns mysteriously in the middle of a calm lake. Then, one year later, mountain lions are spotted rather frequently around Maya's home and her reactions to them are somewhat . . . unexpected. Her best friend, Daniel, has also been experiencing unexplainable premonitions about certain people and situations. It doesn't help that the new bad boy in town, Rafe, has a dangerous secret, and he's interested in one special part of Maya's anatom - her paw-print birthmark. Members Reviews: Not a full story. This book wasnt for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more? Stories, even if they are a part of a series, have certain structural components that identify them as COMPLETE stories. It's OK to leave a few strings dangling that tie the book to the next, but this thing practically ends in the middle of a sentence. Nothing, not one single thread gets resolved. In retrospect, there isn't even a single character that gets fully developed. Any additional comments? I liked the read and the story right up to the end when I realized that I had been sold a book that was incomplete. You don't create a trilogy by taking a book and indiscriminately ripping it into three parts. Enjoyable but doesn't give any answers. I enjoyed this book and liked getting to know the characters, but it's obviously the beginning of a series. We are given lots of mysteries (like, how did Maya's best friend really die? What's the mystery the medical testing facility is hiding? Why are the high schoolers being investigated? etc.) There's also lots of intriguing information given about the characters and a good build-up of romantic tension between Maya, her best friend, and the new bad boy, but there's absolutely no resolution to any of the questions posed in this book - only further mysteries and questions. I'm with the other reviewer. It's probably best to wait until the other books are out so you can get some answers. Better but not great First, context. I'm a fan of Kelley Armstrong's adult Otherworld books. I enjoyed Armstrong's first three books in the Darkest Powers series, although I found many of the characters irritating. They were almost caricatures in many cases. Just a little too goody two-shoes too, in many cases. Now for the Gathering, which is the first book in the Darkness Rising trilogy. The narrator is great. I liked the characters in this book a great deal more than in Darkest Powers. They feel more realistic to me. This may be related to their age -- Darkest Powers are 9th grade students, or thereabouts, whereas Rising students are more like 11th grade. Certainly, the relationships are more sexually mature. Sure, all there's been is making out clothed lying down, but there's a lot less blushing and hand holding, and when the main couple make out, there's some real passion. However, the plot moves very slowly, and the book ends on a cliffhanger with nothing resolved. I don't know when the next book is scheduled to come out.

Hexbound Audiobook by Chloe Neill
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Hexbound Audiobook by Chloe Neill

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Hexbound Subtitle: Dark Elite, Book 2 Author: Chloe Neill Narrator: Mary Kane Format: Unabridged Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins Language: English Release date: 02-07-13 Publisher: Audible Studios Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 90 votes Genres: Teens, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Publisher's Summary: Lily Parker is new to St. Sophia's School for Girls, but she's already learned that magic can be your best friend - or your worst enemy. That's why Lily has to learn how to control her newly discovered paranormal abilities while fighting the good fight with her best friend Scout as they take on Chicago's nastiest nightlife - including the tainted magic users known as Reapers.... Members Reviews: Enjoyable story, but too short for the price In her Chicagoland Vampires and Vail series we were normally treated to ten hours or more of solid story telling. With this series we are receiving an average of little more than 6 hours of story for the same price. Yes I know that this is a young adult level book but if you are going to lower in quantity of pages shouldn't you equally lower the book price. Or don't young readers deserve the same bang for their buck that the more mature readers get? As for Mary Kane, I am sure that she is doing her best - but I often had problems telling when she was changing characters and there were time when I caught her reading. (The great Spencer Tracy is credited for having advised protégés to Never let [the audience] catch you [acting]) Pretty much un-listenable This book wasnt for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more? I think the story is great. Its just that the high pitched voice, and character voices not being separated enough make it very hard to listen to. Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Mary Kane? Anyone Hathaway What character would you cut from Hexbound? Too high and annoying voice pitch for the main character that didn't change enough to distinguish characters, unless it was a male, and the same with them. All girls the same, all guys the same. Any additional comments? I believe that if there was another narrator, this book would have many listeners. I think it has a great story line. But you would almost have to be reading the book along with it to follow. Please understand that I believe that narration must be hard and I don't know if I could have done better myself? I am not quick to run and pass judgement or to write negative comments. I feel bad for the writer, I believe the audio version does not do her writing justice. Hexbound Not crazy about the narrator! The reading was WEIRD! The speed and to was off. Robotic Narrator While the story is decent, the narrator reads almost robotically with pauses in the wrong spots and incorrect tone and inflection. It's very distracting. I suggest purchasing the book and reading it instead. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Destructive Bliss Audiobook by Abel Ozuna
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2018-04-13 12:41:43 UTC 03:56:00
Destructive Bliss Audiobook by Abel Ozuna

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Destructive Bliss Subtitle: Destructive Series, Book 1 Author: Abel Ozuna Narrator: Julie Campling, Punch Audio Format: Unabridged Length: 3 hrs and 56 mins Language: English Release date: 06-16-16 Publisher: AOIV Network Genres: Teens, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Publisher's Summary: In the world of the fae, there's an order to things. There are light fae and there are dark fae. It's been that way as long as anyone can remember - at least, that's what Aria Whitelace has been told. Her 16th birthday is fast approaching and to the fae, that means it's almost time for her reckoning. On every fae's 16th birthday, they're forced to choose in between going dark or going light. Once a decision has been made, their powers are fully intact and their true nature comes forth. Aria was born into a light family and until she met him, she was positive she'd stay with them. If she chooses to stay light, she'll never be able to be with the boy she loves. If she chooses to go dark, she'll be cut off and exiled from the light fae's community - losing her relationship with her parents and siblings. When she is forced to choose between her family and her future, what will she choose? Members Reviews: A must read!!! This book keeps you Turing the pages! This book has a few new twist to this genre so if are looking for a good read this is definitely it. Great book! Book is amazing.. Book is amazing ... Can't wait to see what comes next in book 2! Didn't want the story to finish. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Deviants Audiobook by Maureen McGowan
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Deviants Audiobook by Maureen McGowan

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Deviants Subtitle: The Dust Chronicles, Book 1 Author: Maureen McGowan Narrator: Tara Sands Format: Unabridged Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins Language: English Release date: 11-10-12 Publisher: Brilliance Audio Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 144 votes Genres: Teens, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Publisher's Summary: The end of the world has come and gone. The Earth is buried in asteroid dust that mutates human DNA, and 16-year-old orphan Glory and her brother are among those affected. Glorys got a secret: once she loses control of her emotions, the intensity of her gaze can kill. If her Deviant ability is discovered, shell be expunged - kicked out of the dome to be tortured and killed by the sadistic, scab-covered Shredders who are addicted to the lethal dust covering the planet. But no matter how much Glory wants to be rid of her unique ability to kill with her emotions, no matter how much she wishes she could be with Cal, a newly turned spy for the authorities, Glory will protect her younger brother at all costs. After Glorys brother is discovered, shes determined to get him to safety, but escaping the domed city thats been her entire world is no easy task...even for a Deviant. Members Reviews: I'm hooked I really enjoyed listening to this book. It was recommended to me since I love Divergent. It said the two were alike. I see some similarities. Sometimes I got annoyed at the impulsiveness of Glory. Its played off like she is protecting her brother but really it just seems stupid and irresponsible. Not a typical response. I do love the way the bad boy was portrayed he kept me hooked. It seems they are getting more popular (Divergent, Shadow & Bone, Shatter Me). That appeals more to me than the perfect good boy lead male. I will be looking forward to the next book in the Dust Series. Decent But Unoriginal Dystopian I liked Deviants more than I thought I would: despite treading very well-worn ground in the dystopian genre, some frustrating character issues, less-than-grounded world building, and the inevitable love triangle. At its core was heart and a strong female character. Glory exists on the fringes of their domed society in a world devastated by an asteroid collision that spread a strange dust across the landscape. Her brother is mutating - a deviant - as well as being paralyzed and therefore categorized as a parasite in the community. She hides him as well as her own latent deviant ability (to see into physiology and kill someone). But she and her band of friends are stretched thin - with precious food and other resources needed to survive. Then a young man arrives, claiming to be from outside the dome and telling her that her father is alive after all. Thus starts a cat and mouse game and Glory must get her brother to safety outside of the dome before he is discovered and sent to the hospital (a place from which no one returns). And Glory must learn to separate fact from fiction in her corporate run world. There is plenty of tension and despite a lot of whiney introspective woe-is-me, Glory's journey ended up interesting. I was greatly reminded of the Deuce character in Ann Aguirre's The Horde series: young but action oriented. As well, we didn't really have instalove in the triangle (though the reason for keeping her from either of the boy interests were kind of thin and manufactured). At heart, this is a survival story both within and outside of the dome. Fortunately, most of the action takes place inside the civilization and some much needed answers about the world are provided near the end. Although I didn't love the book, I did decide to stick with it through the second book, Compliance.

A World Without You Audiobook by Beth Revis
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A World Without You Audiobook by Beth Revis

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: A World Without You Author: Beth Revis Narrator: Sarah Naughton, P.J. Ochlan Format: Unabridged Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins Language: English Release date: 09-27-16 Publisher: Tantor Audio Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 20 votes Genres: Teens, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Publisher's Summary: What if finding her means losing himself? Seventeen-year-old Bo has always had delusions that he could travel through time. When he was 10, Bo claimed to have witnessed the Titanic hit an iceberg, and at 15, he found himself on a Civil War battlefield, horrified by the bodies surrounding him. So when his concerned parents send him to a school for troubled youth, Bo assumes he knows the truth: that he's actually attending Berkshire Academy, a school for kids who, like Bo, have "superpowers". At Berkshire, Bo falls in love with Sofia, a quiet girl with a tragic past and the superpower of invisibility. Sofia helps Bo open up in a way he never has before. In turn, Bo provides comfort to Sofia, who lost her mother and two sisters at a very young age. But even the strength of their love isn't enough to help Sofia escape her deep depression. After she commits suicide, Bo is convinced that she's not actually dead. He believes that she's stuck somewhere in time - that he somehow left her in the past, and now it's his job to save her. Critic Reviews: "A story that's both heartbreaking and hopeful." (Publishers Weekly Starred Review) Members Reviews: "Page" Turner At first i was dragging to get in this story. after pushing through I was hooked. this story kept me guessing what was true. I started to recommend it before I was even done. Really great read for me. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Glitch Audiobook by Ramona Finn
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The Glitch Audiobook by Ramona Finn

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Glitch Subtitle: The Glitches Series, Book 1 Author: Ramona Finn Narrator: Genevieve Kaplan Format: Unabridged Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins Language: English Release date: 03-21-17 Publisher: Relay Publishing Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 26 votes Genres: Teens, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Publisher's Summary: On the brink of extinction, being human means more than just surviving. In Lib's world, it's dangerous to deviate from the norm. In fact, for someone who doesn't live up to the Artificial Intelligence's standards, it's practically a death sentence. Lib learns this the hard way when she wakes up in a barren wasteland, with her memories erased, and only one thought lodged in her mind: "It's all my fault." Lib is a Glitch - an imperfect human component of the utopian world called the Norm. Now she's thrown out, Lib will be forced to team up with two other Glitches, Skye and Raj, and the mysterious Rogue Wolf and his clan to survive. Wolf only cares about the survival of his group, but Raj thinks they can hack the A.I. and change the Norm for the better. Now, Lib will have to decide which path to choose - whether to go with striking loner Raj or stay with Wolf and his tight-knit group. Her heart is drawn to both, but she's carrying a deadly secret that could jeopardize them all. Will she be able to save her newfound family and stop the A.I. before it's too late? Members Reviews: Interesting YA story I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this YA dystopic, sci-fi story of a fight to survive in an inhospitable world where the controlling AI wants to destroy everything that doesnt live up to its standards. I found the concept of this world to be fascinating, a bit reminiscent of a ya version of the Matrix meets Mad Max. The plot is not overtly complex but it still has enough intrigue, twists, and action to keep your attention. The narration in the audiobook brought the characters to life, you could feel Libs confusion, indecision and frustration, Rajs hate of being away from the Norm, Skyes uncertainty and her need for friendship, and Wolfs struggle over his attraction to Lib vs his obligation to put the Clans needs first. The romantic aspect of the story was a bit strained in its development and it would have been better if Wolfs character had been explored a bit more so that the reader could have seen more depth and a softer side to him. There were some glimmers of a love triangle in the story and I was happy the author didnt head in that direction, as that has been flogged to death in so many other ya books. Birds character was fascinating and contradictory. Her struggle to interpret her visions caused her to flip back and forth between being friend and foe; it kept her interesting and unpredictable. I liked the slow development of Libs character as she went from having no memories of her past, to understanding who she is and making her own decisions as to what road her life will take. Overall, I enjoyed this interesting audiobook and will look forward to hearing the others in the series. I received this audiobook as a gift from the author in exchange for an honest review. This in no way influenced my opinion or my review. .YA Dystopian Fantasy heaven ! What did you love best about The Glitch? Lib wakes up in a desert ,barren land with hardly any memories and a deep feeling of fault and responsibility .The world she is in is a YA dystopian , sci-fi dream come true as is the story of Lib as we discover it throughout the book.Lib meets Sky who is a Glitch and lib is taken to Sky's clan.There she must decide who to go with Raj or Wolf .

Endgame Audiobook by James Frey
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Endgame Audiobook by James Frey

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Endgame Subtitle: The Calling Author: James Frey Narrator: Sunil Malhotra Format: Unabridged Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins Language: English Release date: 10-07-14 Publisher: HarperAudio Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 128 votes Genres: Teens, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Publisher's Summary: Twelve thousand years ago, they came. They descended from the sky amid smoke and fire, and created humanity and gave us rules to live by. They needed gold and they built our earliest civilizations to mine it for them. When they had what they needed, they left. But before they left, they told us someday they would come back, and when they did, a game would be played. A game that would determine our future. This is Endgame. For ten thousand years the lines have existed in secret. The 12 original lines of humanity. Each had to have a Player prepared at all times. They have trained generation after generation after generation. In weapons, languages, history, tactics, disguise, assassination. Together the Players are everything: strong, kind, ruthless, loyal, smart, stupid, ugly, lustful, mean, fickle, beautiful, calculating, lazy, exuberant, weak. They are good and evil. Like you. Like all. This is Endgame. When the game starts, the Players will have to find three keys. The keys are somewhere on Earth. The only rule of their Endgame is that there are no rules. Whoever finds the keys first wins the game. Endgame: The Calling is about the hunt for the first key. And just as it tells the story of the hunt for a hidden key, written into the book is a puzzle. It invites readers to play their own Endgame and to try to solve the puzzle. Whoever does will open a case filled with gold. Alongside the puzzle will be a revolutionary mobile game built by Google's Niantic Labs that will allow you to play a real-world version of Endgame where you can join one of the lines and do battle with people around you. Will exuberance beat strength? Stupidity top kindness? Laziness thwart beauty? Will the winner be good or evil? There is only one way to find out. Play. Survive. Solve. People of Earth. Endgame has begun. Not all Endgame Contest clues are available in audio book format. A print copy or electronic book is required to access all clues necessary to solve the Endgame Contest puzzle. Members Reviews: Great Adventure Awesome book. can't wait to finish the series. the many voices of the narrators are great. Awesome book Keeps you at the edge all the time!! (o^^o) You get to know the players, fight with them, prerish with them... just awesome Loved it This is like the first book of hunger games but on steroids! Sprinkle some of that "I am number four" series flare and you'll have endgame. The reader too is fantastic. Amazing!! Absolutely loved the story! not to be confused AT ALL with Hunger games. Very unique story and characters. Multiple perspective is a plus! Narrator on point! Boring and uninteresting characters All of the characters in the book were 1 dimensional unredeemable characters. The plot was hacky and played out. I didn't know who to root for because I hated all the characters. The main character Sarah was so in love with her bf and yet 5 minutes later is completely in love with another dude with a "grill" in his teeth a few minutes later. If all the characters died at the end of the book I would have felt better about the story. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Broken World Audiobook by Lindsey Klingele
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2018-04-13 12:41:43 UTC 10:27:00
The Broken World Audiobook by Lindsey Klingele

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Broken World Author: Lindsey Klingele Narrator: Amanda Dolan Format: Unabridged Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins Language: English Release date: 08-29-17 Publisher: Harper Audio Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 4 votes Genres: Teens, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Publisher's Summary: An exciting sequel to The Marked Girl, filled with fantastical adventure and a quest to save two worlds.... In the fantasy world of Caelum, Liv, Cedric, and Kat attempt to defeat an evil traitor and his army to save their families and the kingdom. Meanwhile, Liv's best friend and Cedric's frenemy stick in LA to try to figure out how to fix Los Angeles. The city, thanks to the open portals between LA and Caelum, is breaking down: The sky is orange, gravity isn't working right, and earthquakes shake the ground every few hours. When the crew reunites in LA, it's a race against time to restore the balance of magic between the two worlds. The adventure that started in Lindsey Klingele's The Marked Girl concludes in The Broken World! Members Reviews: Great Story This sequel to The Marked Girl delivers on the plot elements introduced in the first book with a satisfying conclusion. Excellent read Great conclusion to this duology I really liked this series and wish more people seemed to know about it. The team is out to right the wrong the portals created. There are setbacks, battles, some love connections (but not over the top) and more. Definitely a great YA read Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Goblin Crown Audiobook by Robert Hewitt Wolfe
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The Goblin Crown Audiobook by Robert Hewitt Wolfe

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Goblin Crown Subtitle: Billy Smith and the Goblins, Book 1 Author: Robert Hewitt Wolfe Narrator: Corey Gagne Format: Unabridged Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins Language: English Release date: 11-15-16 Publisher: Audible Studios Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 9 votes Genres: Teens, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Publisher's Summary: Billy Smith is having a rough first day of high school. The new kid at exclusive Francis Drake Prep, Billy embarrasses himself in front of fiery, beautiful Lexi Aquino. He makes an instant enemy in Kurt Novac, the school's surly star quarterback. Then suddenly Billy, Lexi, and Kurt are mysteriously transported to an underworld teeming with goblins, strange animal hybrids, and powerful magic; the fact that they're stuck there is probably Billy's fault, too. With help from an unlikely goblin leader named Hop, the teens soon discover that goblins can be both fierce and friendly, with their own rich language, culture, and history - a history that foretells of a human arriving to claim the Goblin Crown and lead them to victory against the deadly, invading Hanorians. Could Billy, anxious, awkward Billy, be the mythical Goblin King? Could saving the goblin race be his destiny and the key to getting him, Lexi, and Kurt back home? Members Reviews: A world of wonders, a tale told beautifully Like Guy Gavriel Kayâs FIONAVAR TAPESTRY and Suzanne Collinsâ wonderful UNDERLAND CHRONICLES or C.S. Lewisâ CHRONICLES OF NARNIA, Robert Hewitt Wolfeâs THE GOBLIN CROWN, is a story of ordinary people suddenly thrust into an extraordinary, magical world. We know up front that this world is a dangerous place and that the stakesâwhatever they areâwill be real and that actions will have consequences for Billy, Lexi, and Kurt, as well as all they meet. Billy, our hero, is an outsider, a kid who has NEVER felt he fit in anywhere and who certainly doesnât expect that his high school experience is going to be any different. Billy is, a familiar enough character, but Wolfe nails him, bringing him to vivid life on the page. But pretty Filipina Lexiâwho really isnât very good at minding her own businessâand bullying jock Kurt are also three-dimensional and believable people. These characters are groundedâno, rootedâin reality and we believe they act in a way that has context. (Thereâs a lovely, magical moment when Billy meets all the freckle-faced, redheaded men who came before him and takes courage from the encounter. The magical creatures in this world, from Hob on down, also act out of recognizable motives and desires and dreams. This is not a book where a character is just evil âbecauseâ or âthe chosen oneâ because thatâs whatâs needed to tell the story. From the opening pages of this book, when a goblin is musing on the inevitable fate of those who are known by titles such as, âThe Dark Lady,â or âThe Emperor of Night,â readers will know theyâre in for a rare treatâa book that honors the tropes of fantasy but with an edge of intelligent humor that never lapses into the sometimes unfortunate hijinks found in works by Douglas Adams and Terry Pratchett. Itâs clear the author has a deep love for the genre and has put time and effort into creating the world of his story. His thoughtful epilogue about goblin naming traditions shows just how âdeepâ this world goes. (This is, huzzah, the first in a trilogy, so there are two more books we can look forward to with anticipation.) This is a wonderful read and destined, I think, to become a classic. Great Read For All Ages Hard to believe this is Robert Hewitt Wolfe's first novel. It is a great read.

Gaia Audiobook by Karen Ann Hopkins
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Gaia Audiobook by Karen Ann Hopkins

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Gaia Author: Karen Ann Hopkins Narrator: Michelle Ferguson, Aaron Abano Format: Unabridged Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins Language: English Release date: 10-07-16 Publisher: Audible Studios Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 16 votes Genres: Teens, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Publisher's Summary: Watchers and Angels are at war. Which side will Ember choose? Humankind is on the precipice of the apocalypse. As the Demons grow bolder and the walls between the planes of existence weaken, Ember is forced to develop her powers as quickly as possible, and she seeks out a powerful earth Watcher to continue her supernatural lessons. Her glimpse of the future demands she fight the dark forces spreading across the earth. But her new mentor has his own agenda, making her question everyone and everything she ever trusted. When Ember is thrust into the world of the Watchers, she learns of their plans - ones that defy the scripture and make them enemies of the Celestial Host. Ridding the world of evil gets complicated when it becomes impossible to take sides. As Ember struggles with morality, she soon discovers that there's something more frightening than anything she's faced before. Members Reviews: Gaia is as Entertaining and Compelling as Embers ~ Strongly Recommend! This second book in the Wings of War series, is just as entertaining and compelling as the first.Fortunately, I already had books one and two so I continued reading without stopping. Last night when I finished book two, I immediately downloaded book three. This series is amazing and extremely hard to put down. My only complaint is I haven't got a clue how the Bible scriptures fit the story, but so far, I've been more intrigued by the characters and story line to give the verses more than a passing read. Obvious twists failed to detract from an otherwise good sequel A great follow up to book 1. Although the focus of this book is the protagonist, Ember's burgeoning powers and her journey to find someone who can continue her education in how to control them (as a side note, I did find the naming of the main protagonist, Ember, a somewhat derivative and, considering the first elemental power that emerges, not very inspired name) the see-sawing romance between her and Sawyer enough of a distraction from the main plot line to keep both from being over played. There were few true surprises for me, and only one that made me reread a section. But, despite me being able to see almost every plot twist coming, almost like a ten-foot neon sign was hung over them, it was still a very enjoyable read, and has me looking forward to book 3. Four glittery stars Another great addition to this trilogy. While I didn't love this installment, it was a well written book nonetheless. Would recommend a read if you enjoy reading ya paranormal romance. âïâï Four glittery stars!ââ Great read! I really liked reading these books and can't wait to read the next book! Interesting ! I would definitely recommend reading the series! Excellent Sequel. Can't wait to read the third part! Ember started as an average girl who discovers she has special abilities and the reason she has them. In the end of the first book, she accepts she is no longer the regular girl, but a Watcher. In Gaia, Ember discovers that even in this new magic world, she is not the average Watcher, she can control more than one element. In this second book she learns how to control her earth power, and meets a Watcher that will become her mentor, Insepth. I'm not sure if the romanticism between them will escalade, but I will like to see if a loving triangle is forming here. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Far Far Away Audiobook by Tom McNeal
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Far Far Away Audiobook by Tom McNeal

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Far Far Away Author: Tom McNeal Narrator: W. Morgan Sheppard Format: Unabridged Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins Language: English Release date: 06-11-13 Publisher: Listening Library Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 158 votes Genres: Teens, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Publisher's Summary: Audie Award Finalist, Teens, 2014 It says quite a lot about Jeremy Johnson Johnson that the strangest thing about him isn't even the fact his mother and father both had the same last name. Jeremy once admitted he's able to hear voices, and the townspeople of Never Better have treated him like an outsider since. After his mother left, his father became a recluse, and it's been up to Jeremy to support the family. But it hasn't been up to Jeremy alone. The truth is, Jeremy can hear voices. Or, specifically, one voice: the voice of the ghost of Jacob Grimm, one half of the infamous writing duo, The Brothers Grimm. Jacob watches over Jeremy, protecting him from an unknown dark evil whispered about in the space between this world and the next. But when the provocative local girl Ginger Boultinghouse takes an interest in Jeremy (and his unique abilities), a grim chain of events is put into motion. And as anyone familiar with the Grimm Brothers know, not all fairy tales have happy endings.... Young adult veteran Tom McNeal (one half of the writing duo known as Laura & Tom McNeal) has crafted a novel at once warmhearted, compulsively listenable, and altogether thrilling - and McNeal fans of their tautly told stories will not be disappointed. Critic Reviews: "Whether readers connect more deeply with the suspense, the magical elements, or the gloriously improbable love story, they will come away with a lingering taste of enchantment." (School Library Journal) "Reminiscent of Hansel and Gretel, and rife with allusions to Grimm Brothers tales, this is a masterful story of outcasts, the power of faith, and the triumph of good over evil." (Booklist) Members Reviews: Delicious Modern Day Fairy Tale This young adult novel is page turner that had me hooked in minutes and is currently this adult's new favorite. Reminiscent of Neil Gaimen's writing ... it is simply brilliant. A playful weaving of past and present, Grimm's fairy tales and Disney's Snow White, green smoke and open oven doors, missing children and post cards from California, the popular and the awkward, children and parents, whispers and songs, salty tears and first kisses,... oh my goodness, there are layers and layers of complexity, flavors and red herrings hidden in this simple, straightforward dark and light fairy tale... filled with fairy tales. The narration is spot on perfect, the voice of Jacob Grimm's ghost as he shares his interactions with Jeremy Johnson Johnson... the boy who can hear him. I can't wait to study the Grimm Brother's and their fairy tales... then read it again. Awesome This was the first time I've ever read an almost 400 page book and it was amazing!!! As Real as Ghosts and as Magical as the Unexpected *****"Love it! An alluring tale filled with a unique fairy dust of Jeremy's, Ginger's, and Jacob's view and interaction in romance, humor, and the strength that binds them together! Reminding me that by believing in myself, all my worries and struggles can be vanished in an instant with a touch of four of the most important and necessary ingredients in life...LOVE JOY FAITH and PERSEVERANCE "***** one of my favorites loved the narrator, easy to listen got me engaged from the start.

Infinity Lost Audiobook by S. Harrison
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Infinity Lost Audiobook by S. Harrison

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Infinity Lost Subtitle: The Infinity Trilogy, Book 1 Author: S. Harrison Narrator: Penelope Rawlins Format: Unabridged Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins Language: English Release date: 11-01-15 Publisher: Brilliance Audio Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 199 votes Genres: Teens, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Publisher's Summary: In the near future, one corporation, Blackstone Technologies, has changed the world: no disasters, no poverty, and life-altering technology. Blackstone has the impunity to destroy - or create - as it sees fit. Infinity "Finn" Blackstone is the 17-year-old daughter of Blackstone's reclusive CEO - but she's never even met him. When disturbing dreams about a past she doesn't remember begin to torment her, Finn knows there's only one person who can provide answers: her father. After Finn and an elite group of peers are invited to Blackstone's top-secret HQ, Finn realizes she may have a chance to confront her father. But when a highly sophisticated company AI morphs into a killing machine, the trip descends into chaos. Trapped inside shape-shifting walls, Finn and her friends are at the mercy of an all-seeing intelligence that will destroy everything to get to her. With no hope of help, Finn's dream-memories may be the only chance of survival. But will she remember in time to save her own life and the lives of those around her? Members Reviews: What is this book about. I have tried for several months but just cannot see where this story is headed. And the title of the series uses infinity but why? Unless I am missing part of the plot, I cannot connect the story with its title. When I first found this series, I expected science fiction of some sort. Admittedly, I haven't researched to see where the plot finally gels and why and where. So my review is based on limited information. very meh It finally got interesting, and then abruptly ended. everything in the book except the end was all set up for the next book Awesome!!! This story is packed with action. It is told by a series of retrospective snapshots. It just keeps on getting better and better. AI (robots) and light sci-fi meets YA, but pass. Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not? No, for the most part it was a snooze, suffering from a confused plot. It did pick up at parts and catch my Attention but it was always short lived. What was most disappointing about S. Harrisons story? One word summary: unsatisfied. Everything about this book is unsatisfying... even as you read it you feel unsatisfied by the events happening, as if you're not getting the full experience of the event or some line or comment or detail was lost (but not in the "left out for suspense" kind of way). Which scene was your favorite? The only memorable scene was when Finn's friend dies, but isn't unnecessary death of a minor always memorable and tragic? Could you see Infinity Lost being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be? It might work with heavy adaption. Any additional comments? My experience reading was "okay... yawn... I might quit.. OH WAIT...never mind... boring boring... oh wait... never mind... meh... meh... is it over? Oh well maybe I'll... nah" great book on audible really entertaining story, loved the characters and flow of the story. can't wait for the next one Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Countdown Audiobook by Kimberly Derting
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The Countdown Audiobook by Kimberly Derting

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Countdown Subtitle: The Taking, Book 3 Author: Kimberly Derting Narrator: Tavia Gilbert Format: Unabridged Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins Language: English Release date: 05-10-16 Publisher: HarperAudio Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 59 votes Genres: Teens, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Publisher's Summary: In the concluding book in the otherworldly Taking trilogy, Kyra struggles to understand who she is as she races to save the world from complete destruction. Ever since Kyra was abducted by aliens and then returned to Earth, she has known there was something different about her. Now she knows the truth: She is an alien, too. Her alien captors replaced all her human DNA with their own - gifting her with supernatural powers like incredible healing, enhanced eyesight, and telekinesis. But when she's captured by an unexpected enemy, Kyra begins to wonder if her abilities are also a curse. And is she, as her enemies believe, meant to play some key role in helping an impending alien invasion? Is it programmed into her, something inescapable? Or can she fight that destiny? No matter what the truth is, Kyra is sure of one thing: She just rescued the love of her life, Tyler, and she is not going to stand by and let anyone hurt him or her friends. Whatever it takes, Kyra will do everything in her power to save the world...even if it means making the ultimate sacrifice. Members Reviews: Excellent ending Wonderful narrator & interesting story. The ending was bittersweet & satisfying. Some very annoying characters & some endearing ones. All the characters were believable. Read the series enjoyable listen Enjoyed the characters and the conflict. I thought the narrator did a good job and the twists in the story were not unique but still well done. The teenagers dialog sounded realistic and I enjoyed the bit of romance, could have used a bit more humor, but overall enjoyable. Keep your friends close This was an exceptional finish to the Taking Series. All the storylines converged in this book and were wrapped up very nicely. The author does a great job using new-age lingo and has many witty pop culture references thrown throughout the book. I quickly loved this series and it never disappointed. Kira and our band of "teenage" replaced were a very likeable bunch of characters. Friends become enemies, enemies become friends and the climax is only just the beginning. Whether you are rooting for Simon or Tyler there is a lot to enjoy in this final book. Just when you think you know what is going to happen, the author mixes in a curveball. I couldn't imagine the conclusion of this series ending any differently. And... what is more scary than a driving test other than aliens :) The narration is very well done and keeps consistent the entire way through this book and the series. It really brings the author's words alive. A job well done. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Dream of Me Audiobook by Quinn Loftis
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Dream of Me Audiobook by Quinn Loftis

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Dream of Me Author: Quinn Loftis Narrator: Nicholas Dressel, Kendra Chell Format: Unabridged Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins Language: English Release date: 08-11-15 Publisher: Audible Studios Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 51 votes Genres: Teens, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Publisher's Summary: The author who brought you the award-winning Grey Wolves and Elfin series now brings you a new series based on the human legend the Sandman. The truth of his nature is so much more than anyone could have ever imagined. Since the dawn of time, Brudair, otherwise known as the Sandman to the world, has faithfully lived out his purpose, faithfully performed his duties. He has never questioned his lot among the immortals until now, until her. Sarah Serenity Tillman, a consummate beauty both inside and out, is a high school senior five months from her graduation. She has great plans, dreams of leaving the small town of her childhood behind her forever. But destiny has other plans, and it's the Sandman's job to make sure those plans are fulfilled. The tall, muscular Sandman, known as Dair to his friends, dressed in black, wrapped in shadows, is more than a myth. And he has a job to do. His very existence makes him a creature of the night because dreams are indeed his specialty. But his purpose is more than just weaving dreams for sleeping children. No, his dreams are made to influence, made to ensure that certain special individuals, those individuals who would change the course of history, actually accept their chosen destiny. Little does Serenity know that she is Dair's next assignment. And the dream that he weaves for her, if she follows its influence, will change the course of not only her life but possibly the whole of history as well. But she isn't the only one being influenced. The beauty inside of her is weighing on the Sandman, lighting up the darkness that is his constant companion. Her light is warmth, it is life, and he doesn't understand how he has survived the previous millennia without it. Members Reviews: I paid to be preached too? I could not finish this book. I thought I liked Quinn Loftis, not any more. I was preached as to man is to take care of the woman while woman swoons as he will take care of her as he explained what the creator expected of man and woman and anything else is worthless and creator doesn't this and she should that and he would this and angels did that and ICKKKKK I couldn't tell if this was in today's political reviews or just another preacher since she spouted chapter and verse... literally. I am disappointed this was not advertised correctly. I thought I was buying a book not a sermon and a very poor sermon it was. narration whined which is not the same as an actual southern accent. This was nothing more than a political religious opinion with the perfect man constantly referring to his want to have carnal relationships, barely able to control his desires with a young virgin who had to throw a glass of water on him to break his "intent". His excuse being he was so deeply in love .ICKKKK offensive in soooo many ways. never again. I will not purchase another book by this author. amazig oh the cliffhanger! i can't wait for book number two! story line and scripture was amazing. looking forward to hearing the rest of the series a little bit lame i think i did several eye rolls throughout this. it was an ok listen. her other books were better because they were funny. Dream of Me This was such a beautiful story, one that I wanted to go on and on.

Bewitching Audiobook by Alex Flinn
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Bewitching Audiobook by Alex Flinn

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Bewitching Author: Alex Flinn Narrator: Casey Holloway Format: Unabridged Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins Language: English Release date: 05-16-13 Publisher: Audible Studios Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 34 votes Genres: Teens, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Publisher's Summary: Bewitching can be a beast.... Once, I put a curse on a beastly and arrogant high school boy. That one turned out all right. Others didnt. I go to a new school now - one where no one knows that I should have graduated long ago. Im not still here because Im stupid; I just dont age. You see, Im immortal. And I pretty much know everything after hundreds of years - except for when to take my powers and butt out. I want to help, but things just go awry in ways I could never predict. Like when I tried to free some children from a gingerbread house and ended up being hanged. After I came back from the dead (immortal, remember?), I tried to play matchmaker for a French prince and ended up banished from France forever. And that little mermaid I found in the Titanic lifeboat? I dont even want to think about it. Now a girl named Emma needs me. I probably shouldnt get involved, but her gorgeous stepsister is conniving to the core. I think I have just the thing to fix that girl - and it isnt an enchanted pumpkin. Although you never know what will happen when I start...bewitching. Members Reviews: Emma and Kendra I really enjoyed Emma's story but this book is way more about her than Kendra unlike the description. it's very good Wondeful Loved it! A wonderful mix of fairytale sand history and fiction! Can't wait to read more from Alex. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Graces Audiobook by Laure Eve
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The Graces Audiobook by Laure Eve

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Graces Author: Laure Eve Narrator: Claire Calverley Format: Unabridged Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins Language: English Release date: 07-18-17 Publisher: Audible Studios Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 4 votes Genres: Teens, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Publisher's Summary: When a glamorous family of teenage witches brings a mysterious new girl into their fold, they unwittingly nurture a powerful black magic that could destroy them all. This paranormal YA fantasy features intrigue, spells, and a devastating twist. In The Graces, the first rule of witchcraft states that if you want something badly enough, you can get it...no matter who has to pay. Everyone loves the Graces. Fenrin, Thalia, and Summer Grace are captivating, wealthy, and glamorous. They've managed to cast a spell over not just their high school but also their entire town - and they're rumored to have powerful connections all over the world. If you're not in love with one of them, you want to be them. Especially River: the loner new girl at school. She's different from her peers, who both revere and fear the Grace family. She wants to be a Grace more than anything. But what the Graces don't know is that River's presence in town is no accident. This fabulously addictive fantasy combines sophisticated and haunting prose with a gut-punching twist that listeners will be dying to discuss. Perfect for fans of We Were Liars as well as nostalgic classics like Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the 1996 movie The Craft, The Graces marks the beginning of a new wave of teen witches. Members Reviews: LOVE THIS BOOK LOVE THIS BOOK!!!! A fresh voice for YA!! Loved the twists and turns, the story was complex and not formulaic as I sometimes feel YA can be. Can't wait for the second book! thumbs up for me i found it really interesting and a different take on the whole witch concept. River got quite annoying sometimes with her internal conflict but the ending made up for this i think. i loved that it didnt have the very typical ending of happily ever after. i would recommend it. i was curious as to what happened to "it" after that one scene though and how exactly River had changed. DNF It The cover is stunning. The story; however, is stereotypical and problematic af at times that I finally gave up. Four Stars This book was great. Could notbput it down! Five Stars Loved this book! It kept me wondering almost to the end if they Graces were witches. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Classic Goosebumps: One Day at Horrorland Audiobook by R. L. Stine
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Classic Goosebumps: One Day at Horrorland Audiobook by R. L. Stine

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Classic Goosebumps: One Day at Horrorland Author: R. L. Stine Narrator: Tara Sands Format: Unabridged Length: 2 hrs and 35 mins Language: English Release date: 09-01-15 Publisher: Scholastic Audio Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 33 votes Genres: Teens, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Publisher's Summary: Discover the original bone-chilling adventures that made Goosebumps one of the bestselling children's books series of all time. Now with all-new bonus materials! Werewolf Village. The Doom Slide. The Coffin Cruise. These are just a few of the terrifying attractions that await Luke and Lizzy Morris at HorrorLand. Step right up and join the Morris family as they ride each ride - and scream each scream - for the very first time. Because it might also be their last. Members Reviews: I'm a big goosebumps fan I started with story when I started listening it's very interesting And I like Tara sands. one day at horrorland please do more, I'm hungry for goosebumps. I want the book phantom of the auditorium to be read Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Gatekeeper's Challenge Audiobook by Eva Pohler
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The Gatekeeper's Challenge Audiobook by Eva Pohler

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Gatekeeper's Challenge Subtitle: The Gatekeeper's Saga, Book Two Author: Eva Pohler Narrator: Debbie Andreen Format: Unabridged Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins Language: English Release date: 09-06-13 Publisher: Eva Pohler Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 50 votes Genres: Teens, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Publisher's Summary: Ten agonizing months have gone by since Therese faced off against her parents' murderer at Mount Olympus, and she suspects Thanatos's absence is meant to send her a message: go on with your life. She tries to return Pete's affections, but when Than shows up to take her hamster's soul, she sees him and becomes infuriated when he says he's "been busy." In cahoots with her new friend, Vicki, who's gotten in with the Demon Druggies at school, Therese takes a drug that simulates a near-death experience, planning to tell Than off so she can have closure and move on. But things go very, very wrong. Eventually she learns Than has been busy searching for a way to make her a god, and he's found it, but it requires her to complete a set of impossible challenges designed by Hades, who hopes to see her fail. Members Reviews: Great second book in the series What did you like best about this story? I enjoyed how the characters grew. Therese's character grew the most and she learned some very important lessons in this book. I loved how she took on the different challenges, faced them head on and came up with some inventive ways to succeed in her mission. Which character as performed by Debbie Andreen was your favorite? I enjoy Thanatos. Debbie captures the essence of him just the way I 'see' him in my mind. Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting? There were times where I couldn't turn it off until I knew Therese was safe. Ms. Pohler was able to have me on the edge of my seat several times throughout this book. Any additional comments? This was a great follow up to The Gatekeeper's Sons. Hades decides to give Therese and his son, Thanatos a chance to be together and gives Therese 5 challenges to complete. They seem almost insurmountable to start with but she comes up with some very clever ways to complete them. This book ends on a bit of a cliffhanger, so I immediately downloaded the 3rd book and started on it. I needed to find out what happened to Than and Therese. Awesome YA series!! Such a wonderful follow up to the first book in the series! Really solid read! I was not overly happy with the end of the first book and this one helped complete that story line! Yeah, mostly HEA! I have always been a fan of Therese and Thanatos!! They are such a great pair!! She really balances out his seriousness and makes him see more to the world than death! I really wanted them to work things out and hated that they might not be together because she showed compassion! This book catches up with doomed lovebirds. You really see how each struggles with letting go and also realizing that they can't because they have that rare thing called true love. Sigh. The challenges they mast face to be together definitely show that there love is real. I would hate for them to fall apart after all they have been through. Such great characters that make you want them to succeed! Again, I loved all the reference to Greek Myths I always loved. And seeing a bit more into the Gods and Godesses. Love the idea of Aphrodite and Aries actually being in love, sigh such a pair! I have also come back to loving Hades. He really was one of my all time faves! I did have some issues with her friend Jenn's story as more is revealed.

WARP Book 2: The Hangman's Revolution Audiobook by Eoin Colfer
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WARP Book 2: The Hangman's Revolution Audiobook by Eoin Colfer

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: WARP Book 2: The Hangman's Revolution Author: Eoin Colfer Narrator: Maxwell Caulfield Format: Unabridged Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins Language: English Release date: 06-24-14 Publisher: Listening Library Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 150 votes Genres: Teens, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Publisher's Summary: Young FBI agent Chevie Savano arrives back in modern-day London after a time-trip to the Victorian age, to find the present very different from the one she left. Europe is being run by a Facsist movement known as the Boxites, who control their territory through intimidation and terror. Chevie's memories come back to her in fragments, and just as she is learning about the WARP program from Professor Charles Smart, inventor of the time machine, he is killed by secret service police. Now they are after Chevie, too, but she escapes - into the past. She finds Riley, who is being pursued by futuristic soldiers, and saves him. Working together again, it is up to Chevie and Riley to find the enigmatic Colonel Clayton Box, who is intent on escalating his power, and stop him before he can launch missiles at the capitals of Europe. Members Reviews: Another Great Series from Eoin Colfer Would you listen to WARP Book 2: The Hangman's Revolution again? Why? Yes, I'm sure I could pick up on things I missed the first time What did you like best about this story? Eoin Colfer has a scewed vision of these worlds he creates, and they are fantastic! What about Maxwell Caulfields performance did you like? I bought into all of the characterizations, great interpretation of each character Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry? both Any additional comments? This is a great series, but if you haven't read Artemis Fowler, do it now! can't stop I love this series, I was asked to read the first book but it got me hooked and after finishing it I just had to read the second and it's just as thrilling as the first adventure through the smarthole. great book read along with it perfectly and not just great but an intriguing story to boot thanks Eion colfer for another magnificent book Cofler fan. Not my fav I gave this series two books before leaving it. I really enjoyed most fowls and thought that some of the charm was lost here. That's what happens when high standards are created. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Trial by Fire Audiobook by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
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Trial by Fire Audiobook by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Trial by Fire Subtitle: A Raised by Wolves Novel, Book 2 Author: Jennifer Lynn Barnes Narrator: Eileen Stevens Format: Unabridged Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins Language: English Release date: 05-20-13 Publisher: Audible Studios Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 91 votes Genres: Teens, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Publisher's Summary: Bryn is finally settling into her position as alpha of the Cedar Ridge Pack - or at least, her own version of what it means to be alpha when youre a human leading a band of werewolves. Then she finds a teenage boy bleeding on her front porch. Before collapsing, he tells her his name is Lucas, hes a Were, and Bryns protection is his only hope. But Lucas isnt part of Bryns pack, and she has no right to claim another alphas Were. With threats - old and new - looming, and danger closing in from all sides, Bryn will have to accept what her guardian Callum knew all along. To be alpha, she will have to give in to her own animal instincts and become less human. And, shes going to have to do it alone. Bryn faces both the costs, and the rewards, of love and loyalty, in this thrilling sequel to Raised by Wolves. Members Reviews: Great continuation I enjoyed this book even more that the first one. Of course you have to read the first one to get all the background but the continuation of the characters and how they further develop is wonderful. Still deciding if I like the way it ended. Commercial audio Would you try another book from Jennifer Lynn Barnes and/or Eileen Stevens? Yes. Reading her books is a pleasure but having to deal with the jumpy volume is a pain. Who was your favorite character and why? N/A What didnt you like about Eileen Stevenss performance? Volume control! Jumps so much from introspection to conversation it's painful. Could you see Trial by Fire being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be? N/A Any additional comments? no. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Rebel's Blade Audiobook by Frost Kay
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Rebel's Blade Audiobook by Frost Kay

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Rebel's Blade Subtitle: Aermian Feuds Series, Book 1 Author: Frost Kay Narrator: Em Eldridge Format: Unabridged Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins Language: English Release date: 01-09-18 Publisher: Tantor Audio Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Teens, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Publisher's Summary: War. Secrets. Betrayal. Tehl Ramses is drowning; crops are being burned, villages pillaged, and citizens are disappearing, leading to a rising rebellion. As crown prince, and acting ruler, Tehl must find a way to crush the rebellion before civil war sweeps through his beloved kingdom. Tehl will do whatever is necessary to save his people. Yet, his prisoner is not at all what he expects.... Fed up with the neglect and corruption of the crown, swordsmith Sage Blackwell steps forward to spy on the crown. She knows the risks of rebellion - imprisonment or death - and yet, she's still willing to take them to protect her family. But when plans unravel, Sage finds herself facing the devils themselves, her sworn enemies, the princes of Aermia. Members Reviews: Fantastic Debut novel from a new author When reading the first novel by an author, I am always a little worried I am going to get something that feels very formulaic. I am quite happy to say that is not the case here. This story is written from the point of view of Sage and Tehl. Sage, our heroine is a bit of a girl who seems to do everything she sets her mind to well - sword smith, fighter and Rebel. However when faced with harsh circumstances, she still has very human reactions. While the description of the book mentions the crown prince, Tehl, there are four characters depicting the side of royalty and all are three dimensional characters. These are not your cookie cutter royalty. They have flaws (like Tehl seems socially clueless at times) and make serious mistakes. Underneath it all they are good people who are struggling with some serious issues to the stability of their country and are forced to make some hard calls. My enjoyment of this book came from the interaction of the characters. Not just Sage and the royals, but with other minor characters as well. I particularly enjoyed the inclusion of Mira. Some explanations of why the country is facing such difficulty were dropped. However there are some sections that feel a bit incomplete or like teasers and are clearly there to set up the plot of the future novels. Given that a good deal of focus is on the Crown Prince, I feel like the Rebel side and motivations could stand more explanation other than times are tough, which is true, but I am not sure I understand why they are taking the approach they are. Hopefully this too will become more clear in future novels. There is some violence and abuse in this novel that could make it unsuitable for young teens. There is nothing sexually explicit however. It does end on a cliffhanger for those that do not like that sort of thing, but I consider it a mild one. Liked it enough to pre-order the second book l almost immediately liked Sage. She was tough as nails and I really loved to see her shine. She is a sweet girl with two personas. One good, dutiful daughter who is a skilled smith. The other, a tough as nails rebel who spits the face of danger. I also liked Tehl, though sometimes he needed to see the forest for the trees. If he had someone like Sage in his life, I'm pretty sure his bleak, self-deprecating, socially awkward self would have his mind blown. I don't know how I feel about Sam. I feel like he's just thrown in there sometimes for that love-triangle that fantasy authors are all so crazy about. I usually end up cheering for the wrong guy anyway. I loved the loopy old king.