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Miss L E Turvey

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  • Sweet Filthy Boy

  • By: Christina Lauren
  • Narrated by: Shayna Thibodeaux
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

One-night stands are supposed to be with someone convenient, or wickedly persuasive, or regrettable. They aren’t supposed to be with someone like him. But after a crazy Vegas weekend celebrating her college graduation - and terrified of the future path she knows is a cop-out - Mia Holland makes the wildest decision of her life: follow Ansel Guillaume - her sweet, filthy fling - to France for the summer and just…play.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • My least favourite Christina Lauren book

  • By Mich on 17-05-14

Not at all what I was expecting, and not in a good way

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

Reviewed: 12-04-19

I’d read autoboyography previously, and really liked it, so I tried this. There is no story. It’s just a repetitive description of whiny self obsessed girl having sex with an opaque bloke. Horribly narrated with lots of irritating quirks. The word ‘hand’ being one of them...and good lord does the word hand come up a lot in this book. Boring, dreadful, nonsense. Avoid.

  • Autoboyography

  • By: Christina Lauren
  • Narrated by: Deacon Lee, Kyle Mason
  • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50

Three years ago Tanner Scott's family relocated from California to Utah, a move that nudged the bisexual teen temporarily back into the closet. Now, with one semester of high school to go and no obstacles between him and out-of-state college freedom, Tanner plans to coast through his remaining classes and clear out of Utah. But when his best friend, Autumn, dares him to take Provo High's prestigious Seminar - where honor roll students diligently toil to draft a book in a semester - Tanner can't resist going against his better judgment and having a go.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A little bit heartbreaking

  • By Miss L E Turvey on 20-03-19

A little bit heartbreaking

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

Reviewed: 20-03-19

It took me a little while to get into the style of it but stick with it, because when you’re in, it’s really great.

The challenges in the book are heartbreaking - I really felt for the characters with the decisions and sacrifices they have to make. Beautifully told and narrated.

  • Strange the Dreamer

  • By: Laini Taylor
  • Narrated by: Steve West
  • Length: 18 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 507
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 474
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 471

The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around - and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he's been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance or lose his dream forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Strange the story

  • By Kindle Customer on 05-07-17

A difficult book to review - mixed feelings

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

Reviewed: 08-11-18

This really is a difficult book to review - it’s so long and varies from completely baffling and dull, to enrapturingly great, to utterly disappointing.

For the first two hours, at least, I had no idea what I was listening to, and what I did understand was grey and dull. In fact, I gave up at this point on my first attempt to listen.

Coming back to it again. I still found the first third of the book baffling and incredibly dull. Then it takes off and becomes like a totally different book. I was racing through middle towards the end and totally caught up in it all. This section makes it worth reading.

But then after hours and hours of perseverance, making sense of this bizarre and alien universe and becoming enraptured in the story... it ends on a ‘to be continued’. So to actually know how it ends you’d have to stop through an entire other book. This is not cool at all. Thoroughly disappointing. I actually feel really annoyed at this. I don’t want to have to read another book to know how this one ends. Consequently, I will probably google the real ending. Ludicrous.

And as an aside. The word ‘incredulous’ is over used to the point of distraction. So irritating.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • People Like Us

  • By: Dana Mele
  • Narrated by: Erin Spencer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

Kay Donovan has skeletons in her closet, but who doesn't? The past is the past, and now Kay's a star soccer player whose group of gorgeous, pedigreed friends run their private school with effortless popularity and acerbic wit. But when a girl's body is found in the lake, Kay's carefully constructed life begins to topple. The dead girl has left a memento, a computer-coded scavenger hunt, which, as it unravels, begins to implicate each of Kay's friends, until Kay herself is in the crosshairs of the murder investigation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nicely gripping story

  • By Miss L E Turvey on 11-10-18

Nicely gripping story

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

Reviewed: 11-10-18

Really well performed and a strong story that keeps you listening. It’s hard to follow the chronology on occasion and I had to rewind parts to figure out when things had happened. The motivation for Kay to do what she does feels a bit weak and I found it hard to believe that almost every girl at the school was gay or bi. Maybe I just went to the wrong school! Definitely worth a listen/read.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Rapture

  • Fallen 4
  • By: Lauren Kate
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52

The sky is dark with wings. . . .In 'Rapture', the highly anticipated fourth and final novel in the 'Fallen' series, Luce and Daniel are together . . . but for how long?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator really bad

  • By Marta Adler on 06-11-17

Procrastination and sex moans

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

Reviewed: 26-09-18

I wanted to complete the series and know what happened to Luce. But man did I have to work for it.

Whenever anything is about to happen, you then have to wait for half an hour’s worth of overly descriptive, tedious build up. It’s an often cringe worthy and sometimes ludicrous story. What made it all the more painful, was the incredibly awful ability of the reader to make a sex moan at the end of almost every word she reads. It’s must have been knackering to record. I felt exhausted for her. Such a limp, embarrassing story. Really terrible in every way.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • P.S. I Still Love You

  • By: Jenny Han
  • Narrated by: Laura Knight Keating
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142

Lara Jean didn't expect to really fall for Peter. She and Peter were just pretending. Except suddenly they weren't. Now Lara Jean is more confused than ever. When another boy from her past returns to her life, Lara Jean's feelings for him return too. Can a girl be in love with two boys at once?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very good lsiten

  • By Karan on 02-10-18

Good

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

Reviewed: 20-09-18

Generally a good read. Lara-Jean’s behaviour seems a bit thoughtless and out of character in places and the intro of the old lady in the nursing home feels unnecessary. But otherwise a sweet story.

  • Girls Burn Brighter

  • By: Shobha Rao
  • Narrated by: Soneela Nankani
  • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

An electrifying debut novel - the story of the unbreakable bond between two girls driven apart, and their journeys across continents to find each other again. Poornima and Savitha, born in poverty, have known little kindness in their lives until they meet as teenagers. When an act of devastating cruelty drives Savitha away, Poornima leaves behind everything she has ever known to find her friend.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Should be great but meanders and labours unnecessarily painfully

  • By Miss L E Turvey on 21-08-18

Should be great but meanders and labours unnecessarily painfully

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

Reviewed: 21-08-18

The reader sounds pained throughout. It’s a difficult story, sure, but hearing just one emotion solidly - especially when describing food (which is at least 30% of the story and is a problem in itself) and becomes unbeatably irritating. You go through some really dark stories and I don’t feel like there’s sufficient return for that. It feels like there’s a whole missing section. Hearing a man we don’t know tell a story about people we don’t know, for ages when the protagonist can’t even understand the language he’s talking in was just frustrating. The whole story is so laboured that what i found out took place over four year - I was certain was about 15. Too much description, too meandering and nothing of what I wanted to hear about at the end. A real shame and a bit of a waste.

  • Am I Normal Yet?

  • By: Holly Bourne
  • Narrated by: Charlie Sanderson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46

All Evie wants is to be normal. And now that she's almost off her meds and at a new college where no one knows her as 'the girl who went nuts', there's only one thing left to tick off her list...a boyfriend. But relationships can mess with anyone's head - something Evie's new friends, Amber and Lottie, know only too well. The trouble is, if Evie won't tell them her secrets, how can they stop her making a huge mistake?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • mental health brought to life

  • By Lori Murdie on 18-09-17

Really didn’t like this

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

Reviewed: 13-08-18

Audio reader is awful - really offputting voice. And the story itself feels cringy and unreal for teenagers.

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  • Leah on the Offbeat

  • By: Becky Albertalli
  • Narrated by: Shannon Purser
  • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 105

When it comes to drumming, Leah Burke is usually on beat - but real life isn't always so rhythmic. An anomaly in her friend group, she's the only child of a young, single mum, and her life is decidedly less privileged. And even though her mom knows she's bisexual, she hasn't mustered the courage to tell her friends - not even her openly gay BFF, Simon.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good book, bad followup.

  • By Conner N on 03-06-18

Great

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

Reviewed: 06-08-18

Really great! Nice follow up to Simon. Works being from Leah’s perspective. A very quick listen! Hope there’s another instalment coming.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August

  • By: Claire North
  • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
  • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,522
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,398
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,399

Harry August is on his deathbed. Again. No matter what he does or the decisions he makes, when death comes, Harry always returns to where he began, a child with all the knowledge of a life he has already lived a dozen times before. Nothing ever changes. Until now. As Harry nears the end of his eleventh life, a little girl appears at his bedside. 'I nearly missed you, Doctor August,' she says.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Déjà vu all over again

  • By S. Kingston on 07-07-14

It’s ok

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

Reviewed: 05-06-18

But it tries to be a bit too clever and becomes a bit pompous and hard going. The story meanders before it really takes off, by which point you don’t care as much as you probably should. I wouldn’t have listened, if I’d have known, but once I’d started I felt I should continue.