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M. Oyede

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  • The Black Key

  • The Jewel, Book 3
  • By: Amy Ewing
  • Narrated by: Laura Kirman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15

For too long, Violet and the people of the outer circles of the Lone City have lived in service of the royalty of the Jewel. But now, the secret society known as the Black Key is preparing to seize power. Now, after fighting so hard to escape the Jewel, Violet must do everything in her power to return - not only to save her sister Hazel, who has been taken by the Duchess of the Lake, but the future of the Lone City....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Unsettling parallels

  • By M. Oyede on 23-01-17

Unsettling parallels

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

Reviewed: 23-01-17

The more I read the book the more it felt like the diary of a radicalised extremist (with magic powers).
The main character is groomed and hardened by circumstances and by Lucian. She becomes alright with violent bombings and murder. She sets about converting others to her cause.
And then there was that very Martyr-like beheading.

Hmm. Unsettling ....

  • We Were Liars

  • By: E. Lockhart
  • Narrated by: Ariadne Meyers
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 216
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 196
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 199

A beautiful and distinguished family. A private island. A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy. A group of four friends - the Liars - whose friendship turns destructive. A revolution. An accident. A secret. Lies upon lies. True love. The truth. We Were Liars is a modern, sophisticated suspense novel from New York Times bestselling author, National Book Award finalist, and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart. Listen to it. And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The end makes this book worth a listen.

  • By Elishia Chave on 03-05-15

The most elegant metaphors -I could almost see them

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

Reviewed: 17-01-17

I really enjoyed the way this story played aloud and the use of words my the author
I really enjoyable listen
I had a tear in my eye the whole final chapter.

  • Bound Series Box Set, Books 1-3.5

  • Bound by Duty, Bound by Spells, Bound by Prophecy and Bound Together
  • By: Stormy Smith
  • Narrated by: Kristin James
  • Length: 29 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96

Amelia grew up in a world of half truths. She knows she's an Elder but has no idea what that means. Her father reminds her daily that she must maintain control, but he refuses to explain why. Even worse, she's betrothed to the prince of the Immortals and doesn't even know his name.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Just ruined by the accents

  • By M. Oyede on 08-01-17

Just ruined by the accents

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

Reviewed: 08-01-17

While I appreciate that voice acting is hard, especially with so many characters.
I just found the voices in this hard to like.
The worst was the prince who sounded like a Cockney pick-pocket and not a young man who (as described) had been to various European private schools. No private school would produce that accent.
It was distracting.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The One

  • By: Kiera Cass
  • Narrated by: Amy Rubinate
  • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52

The Selection changed the lives of thirty-five girls forever. Now, only one will claim Prince Maxon's heart… It's swoon meets the Hunger Games in the third installment of The Selection series! For the four girls who remain at the palace, the friendships they've formed, rivalries they've struggled with and dangers they've faced have bound them to each other for the rest of their lives. Now, the time has come for one winner to be chosen. America never dreamed she would find herself anywhere close to the crown - or to Prince Maxon's heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • By Kai on 01-04-18

A fun story

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

Reviewed: 31-10-15

A female lead that I thought was engaging to follow.
went through the entire series quickly.