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Divergent by Veronica Roth Audiobook Review

Divergent by Veronica Roth Audiobook Review

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Divergent

Written by: Veronica Roth

Narrated by: Emma Galvin

Length: 11 hours and 11 minutes

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date: May 3, 2011

Publisher: Harper Audio

Overview
A dystopian future version of Chicago is Beatrice Prior’s world where society is divided into five factions. Each one of them is dedicated to cultivating a specific virtue. There is the Candor faction which cultivates honesty, Abnegation which revolves around selflessness, Dauntless for bravery, Amity for peace and Erudite which cultivates intelligence. Every year there is an appointed day where all teens aged sixteen select the faction they want to devote all their lives to. Beatrice is torn between staying with her beloved family or breaking out and being herself and unfortunately she cannot have both. The choice that she makes surprises everyone around her including herself! Read the rest of this entry

The Fault In Our Stars By John Green Audiobook Review

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The Fault In Our Stars

Written by: John Green

Narrated by: Kate Rudd

Length: 7 hours and 14 minutes

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date: January 10, 2012

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Overview
The Fault in Our Stars is John Green’s sixth novel and was published in January 2012. Hazel Grace Lancaster, a sixteen year old cancer patient narrates the story. It all starts with her parents forcing her into Literal Heart of Jesus, a support group that leads to her meeting Augustus Waters and falling madly in love with him. Augustus is an ex basketball player and an amputee. The title draws inspiration from Shakespeare’s play “Julius Caesar”, Act 1 Scene 2 where Cassius the nobleman tells Brutus “The fault dear Brutus is not in our stars but in ourselves that we are underlings”. Read the rest of this entry

The Waves by Jen Minkman Audiobook Review

The Waves: The Island, Book 2

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The Waves: The Island, Book 2

Written by: Jen Minkman

Narrated by: Matthew Mickenberg

Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins

Series: The Island Series, Book 2

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date: 03-28-14

Publisher: Jen Minkman

The Waves is the second book in The Island series by Jen Minkman (review of the first audiobook here). Curious to see (more like hear) what new adventures await our young protagonists, I dove straight into the second installment of the series which is almost double the length of the previous audiobook. Read the rest of this entry

The Island by Jen Minkman (Audiobook Review)

audiobook review of The Island by Jen Minkman

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The Island: The Island Series, Book 1

Written by: Jen Minkman

Narrated by: Coco Bell

Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins

Series: The Island Series, Book 1

Format: Unabridged

Release Date:02-06-14

Publisher: Kemah Bay Marketing LLC

The Island is a short, two and a half hours long novella that surprised me with some clever writing and after finishing it I found myself wanting to see more, to know what happens to the characters next. That was quite a different outcome from my sneaking suspicions when I got it at first – here we go, just another Young Adult book. Not the case it turns out.

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Cassie Scot: ParaNormal Detective by Christine Amsden (Audioboook Review)

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Cassie Scot: ParaNormal Detective

Written by: Christine Amsden

Narrated by: Melissa Reizian Frank

Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins

Series: Cassie Scot, Book 1

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date: 09-20-13

Publisher: 2011

I guess it gets harder and harder for authors to come up with original paranormal fantasy stories as the genre becomes more saturated. Yet somehow, Christine Amsden manages to whip up an interesting magical fantasy world that combines the already well established tropes in an unusual and appealing way. Powerful magical families struggling for power, vampires hiding in plain sight and wrecking havoc in an otherwise relatively (para)normal town and amidst of it all – Cassie Scot, the ingifted sorcerers’ daughter trying to figure out life without her parents hanging over her shoulder. Read the rest of this entry

The Vampire Diaries Audiobook Review Book 1: The Awakening, UNABRIDGED Written by L. J. Smith, narrated By Rebecca Mozo, series: Vampire Diaries, Book 1

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The Vampire Diaries, Book 1: The Awakening

Written by: L. J. Smith

Narrated by: Rebecca Mozo

Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins

Series: Vampire Diaries, Book 1

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date: 10-27-09

Publisher: HarperAudio

Personally, I’m not very fond of love story books but this one isn’t that bad. The Vampire Diaries: The Awakening is the first The Vampire Diaries audiobook in a series and if I’m not mistaken it doesn’t follow the story from the TV show. I’ve caught glimpses of it but never actually got to watching it, but if you have you’re still going to enjoy the audiobook because it’s practically a brand new storyline with your favorite characters. Read the rest of this entry

A review of Mockingjay audiobook by Suzanne Collins

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Mockingjay: The Final Book of The Hunger Games

Written by: Suzanne Collins

Narrated by: Carolyn McCormick

Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins

Series: Hunger Games, Book 3

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date: 08-24-10

Publisher: Scholastic Audio

Despite everything being against her, Katniss Everdeen survived the hunger games, again. This time, though, she had a bit of help. Because the 75th anual hunger games were winding down, full-scale revolution broke over the impoverished districts, and Katniss was taken away from the arena. Her defiant actions inside the arena spoke to the people, and influenced them in such a way she could never have imagined. Currently, like it or not, she is just the figurehead of the revolution; her mockingjay a symbol of a brighter future and freedom for the oppressed. Read the rest of this entry

A review of The Host Audiobook by Stephenie Meyer

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The Host: A Novel

Written by: Stephenie Meyer

Narrated by: Kate Reading

Length: 23 hrs and 5 mins

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date: 06-09-08

Publisher: Hachette Audio

There’s no doubt – The Host is superior to the Twilight Series, probably given it is designed for adults, rather than teens, and I fall in that first category.

Quite interesting insights into a genre that hasn’t been explored much. Take Robert Heinlein’s “The Puppet Masters” or maybe ABC Televesion’s recently unsuccessful series “Invasion”, jump 3 years after some symbiotic aliens have successfully crushed Earth and many of its human population then tell  a story from the point of view of a good alien introduced right into a hostile host then you have the beginning of The Host. Read the rest of this entry

Catching Fire Audiobook Review

A review of the Catching Fire audiobook by Suzanne Collins

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Catching Fire: Hunger Games, Book 2

Written by: Suzanne Collins

Narrated by: Carolyn McCormick

Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins

Series: Hunger Games, Book 2

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date: 09-01-09

Publisher: Scholastic Audio

The Catching Fire audiobook is the second book from the young adult series, The Hunger Games, and the story begins right where it left us biting our nails in the first book. Read the rest of this entry

A review of The Rithmatist audiobook by Brandon Sanderson

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The Rithmatist

Written by: Brandon Sanderson

Narrated by: Michael Kramer

Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date: 05-14-13

Publisher: Macmillan Audio

Brandon Sanderson is really one of the best fantasy authors. So far, each and every one of his books that I’ve read was astounding in so many ways and The Rithmatist was no exception.

When I read the blurb of this book I didn’t entirely get it to be honest. I got the book anyway simply because it’s Sanderson after all, and I don’t regret my decision whatsoever.

In a nutshell, The Rithmatists are individuals who can protect and attack by drawing creatures and bringing them to life (This should clear up any confusion about the title). Read the rest of this entry