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  • The Problem with Forever

  • By: Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • Narrated by: Amy Landon
  • Length: 14 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45

For some people, silence is a weapon. For Mallory "Mouse" Dodge, it's a shield. Growing up, she learned that the best way to survive was to say nothing. And even though it's been four years since her nightmare ended, she's beginning to worry that the fear that holds her back will last a lifetime. Now, after years of homeschooling with loving adoptive parents, Mallory must face a new milestone - spending her senior year at a public high school.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Loved

  • By LilleyLoohLah on 09-06-16

I loved this book.

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

Reviewed: 12-07-16

I loved the story of this book, a nice change to the normal YA romance. Found myself really growing attached to the characters and feeling exactly what they were feeling.
Lovely book, lovely story, fantastic narration. Now finding myself searching for similar books.

  • While My Eyes Were Closed

  • By: Linda Green
  • Narrated by: Emma Gregory, Maggie Mash, Gareth Bennett-Ryan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,817
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,664
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,662

Dare you close your eyes for even a few seconds? One, two, three... Lisa Dale shuts her eyes and counts to 100 during a game of hide-and-seek. When she opens them, her four-year-old daughter, Ella, is gone. Disappeared without a trace. The police, the media and Lisa's family all think they know who snatched Ella. But what if the person who took her isn't a stranger? What if they are convinced they are doing the right thing? And what if Lisa's little girl is in danger of disappearing forever?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Page turner

  • By Ms on 26-03-16

The Best Book I've Listened To.

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

Reviewed: 01-07-16

What did you like most about While My Eyes Were Closed?

Well what on earth can i say, i loved everythign about this book, the story was so compelling and drew me in instantly, *SPOILER* as soon as i heard the daughter be refferred to as Sparrow i audibly gasped and everything suddenly began to click. I feel like i was so emotionally invested in this book, at every opportunity i was willing Ella to somehow find a was to escape.

What was one of the most memorable moments of While My Eyes Were Closed?

Definitely when i discovered that Chloe was Sparrow and that is how these characters where connected. So cleverly done.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

I dont know whether 'enjoy' is the right word but the section where Murial (spelling?) finds ella with the diary and suffers what can only be described as a mental breakdown and halluccination, i even wound the book back to listen to it again, to make surwe i had heard it all correctly.

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

When Ella and Murial where in the graveyard (or the river i cant remember) and Ella said ' But your his mummy' and the way she reacted when Murial said he died because she loved him too much. I feel that her innocence of the situation she was in really shone and that despite everything she had experienced she could sympathise with Murial and reassure her it wasn't her fault Matthew died.

Any additional comments?

I think that Linda Green has wrote an incredible novel here, i loved the story, the characters were so well written, her ability to not confuse the listener with the constant switch between Murial seeing Ella and seeing Matthew was well done. The narration was excellent though Ella's voice did get grating in some parts where it came through quite loud in my headphones. A huge well done to both writer and the narrators for doing such a fantastic job. Thoroughly enjoyed this and will be sure to listen/read to more of her work.

  • Eleanor & Park

  • By: Rainbow Rowell
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman, Sunil Malhotra
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 320
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 296
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 295

Eleanor is the new girl in town, and she's never felt more alone. All mismatched clothes, mad red hair and chaotic home life, she couldn't stick out more if she tried. Then she takes the seat on the bus next to Park. Quiet, careful and - in Eleanor's eyes - impossibly cool, Park's worked out that flying under the radar is the best way to get by. Slowly, steadily, through late-night conversations and an ever-growing stack of mix tapes, Eleanor and Park fall in love. They fall in love the way you do the first time, when you're 16, and you have nothing and everything to lose.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Bittersweet first love romance

  • By Kaggy on 31-12-16

The greatest book I've listened to.

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

Reviewed: 20-04-16

I adored this book BUT PLEASE WHAT WERE THE 3 WORDS!? I miss you or I love you!?!?

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