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Elishia Chave

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  • History Is All You Left Me

  • By: Adam Silvera
  • Narrated by: Tom Picasso
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68

OCD-afflicted Griffin has just lost his first love, Theo, in a drowning accident. In an attempt to hold on to every piece of the past, he forges a friendship with Theo's last boyfriend, Jackson. When Jackson begins to exhibit signs of guilt, Griffin suspects he's hiding something and will stop at nothing to get to the truth about Theo's death. But as the grieving pair grows closer, listeners will question Griffin's own version of the truth - in terms of both what he's willing to hide and what true love means.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent read (listen)

  • By A. Listener on 11-04-19

Honest and beautifully complex

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

Reviewed: 28-02-18

I’m so glad I found this author. I’m going through Adam Silvera’s work and adoring each new character, and each new wonderfully crafted perspective!

  • Yes Please

  • By: Amy Poehler
  • Narrated by: Amy Poehler, Carol Burnett, Seth Meyers, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,326
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,058
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,043

In Amy Poehler's highly anticipated first book, Yes Please, she offers up a big juicy stew of personal stories, funny bits on sex and love and friendship and parenthood and real life advice (some useful, some not so much).Powered by Amy's charming and hilarious, biting yet wise voice, and including a star-studded guest list of vocal appearances.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not the giggle fest I thought it would be...

  • By Laura Chambers on 07-06-15

What a brilliant woman!!

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

Reviewed: 16-06-15

I have loved listening to Yes Please. Amy Poehler is a wonderful, smart and hilarious woman :) She is down to earth and witty and it is like carrying a friend around on your phone, who will keep you company and the dullest moments of your day. I looked forward to my commute and my food shopping, just so I could listen to more.

Love, love, love :)

  • City of Bones

  • Mortal Instruments, Book 1
  • By: Cassandra Clare
  • Narrated by: Ari Graynor
  • Length: 14 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,001
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 850
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 850

Clary Fray is seeing things: vampires in Brooklyn and werewolves in Manhattan. Irresistably drawn towards a group of sexy demon hunters, Clary encounters the dark side of New York City - and the dangers of forbidden love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • cracking read

  • By Lisa on 27-05-10

Not all it's cracked up to be.

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

Reviewed: 25-05-15

I don't LOVE this book like everyone else seems to... And that might be that I'm more sci-fi/dystopia than fantasy.

The fantasy world is brilliantly imagined and runs directly alongside real life Manhattan. I loved the descriptions of the city mingling flawlessly with the imagined landscape of the narrative.

I liked the introduction of some diversity with a gay character. I mostly think it was dealt with sensitively and it's one of the stories I'm must intrigued by.

The story is good, I only had a half gasp moment towards the end... Mostly because I couldn't believe that the author has committed to an awkward to resolve storyline, but I'm super glad she did.

My main issue is that I didn't end the book feeling like I knew the characters. I dont feel like they're my best friends, or people I have to have in my life (maybe Simon as he's adorable), but I don't care massively about the individuals...

Although I'm not passionately obsessed there are things that I'd like to see work out. So, yes, I am going to continue listening. It's fun and easy and fills a dull moment, but I didn't listen to it non-stop.

  • Will Grayson, Will Grayson

  • By: John Green, David Levithan
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews, Nick Podehl
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 169
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 158

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.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not for me

  • By Jennie Lou on 20-08-18

Insightful and sensitive

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

Reviewed: 03-05-15

I think that this is a smart collaboration between two excellent authors.

I connected with both of the characters and loved how they grew throughout the novel.

The ending is touching in an insightful way, looking at how their relationships develop with their own personal growth. Both characters' eventual acknowledgment of their impact on others is what makes this book.

  • 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 end makes this book worth a listen.

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

Reviewed: 03-05-15

We Were Liars is an interesting story and the narrator's voice works well.

I was confused with the first third of the book, as I never connected enough with the characters individually, they all just became part of the backdrop. I don't think I even new the main character well.

Whether or not this was purposeful with an unreliable protagonist I don't know, because at the end I was able to understand the distance between myself, the protagonist and the other characters. However, I think this could have been achieved even if I had cared about the characters more.

Still, it was a good listen, even though I nearly abandoned it many times, I'm glad I didn't.

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  • Hate List

  • By: Jennifer Brown
  • Narrated by: Kathleen McInerney
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 10

Five months ago, Valerie Leftman's boyfriend, Nick, opened fire on their school cafeteria. Shot trying to stop him, Valerie inadvertently saved the life of a classmate, but was implicated in the shootings because of the list she helped create. A list of people and things she and Nick hated. The list he used to pick his targets. Now, after a summer of seclusion, Val is forced to confront her guilt as she returns to school to complete her senior year.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Respectful and insightful!

  • By Elishia Chave on 25-04-15

Respectful and insightful!

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

Reviewed: 25-04-15

It's a wonderful first person account of the aftermath of an awful tragedy; one that is a horrible reality too many American teenagers.

The author's approach deals with the misguided judgement that we all partake in and experience and how we can make amends and repair ourselves when it doesn't seem possible. A great job.