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review 2019-02-17 00:53
4.5 Out Of 5 STARS for The Girl in 6E by A.R. Torre
The Girl in 6E - A. R. Torre

 

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Psychological Suspense Thriller
Darkish Mystery
Homicidal Tendencies
Splash of Romance
Erotic Cyber Sex
Will Give You Insight Into the Life of A Cam-Girl 


 

With Audio Performed by Jorjeana Marie

 
 
 
 

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A very different kind of thriller about a twenty-something girl who believes she has homicidal tendencies just like her Mother had.  She also makes a living as a cam-girl on the internet.   Deanna Madden is unlike anyone I've ever read about, she is seriously disturbed, yet absolutely compelling.  The Author has not only researched her topics thoroughly she has also put in meticulous details, that make this story feel genuine.  From her tower of boxes that she has in her apartment from ordering everything she needs online, and having it delivered via UPS to the scandalous, yet oddly educational life of a cam-girl. 

There are two separate stories going on and eventually, they converge into one.  That convergence is when the story really gets interesting.  Jorjeana Marie is perfect for the voice of Deanna but they should have had a male narrator for the male voices, having Jorjeana voice the male parts also, just made this a bit hard to separate them from one another.  Overall, I actually really connected with this, and I wasn't sure that I would.  It is one of these most sexual books I ever read/listen without any actual sex.

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4.5STARS - GRADE=A-

 
 

๏ Breakdown of Ratings ๏

 

Plot⇝ 4.7/5
Narration Performance⇝ 4/5
Characters⇝ 4.3/5
The Feels⇝ 5/5
Pacing⇝ 5/5
Addictiveness⇝ 5/5
Theme or Tone⇝4.7/5
Flow (Writing Style)⇝ 5/5
Backdrop (World Building)⇝ 5/5
Originality⇝ 5/5
Ending⇝ 5/5 Cliffhanger⇝ "to be continued" 
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Book Cover⇝ Very fitting...
Setting⇝ Mostly Tulsa, OK
Source⇝ Audiobook (Library)
Series Continuation⇝ Yes, No, Maybe or Probably (already started on the 2nd book)
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review 2019-02-12 22:44
4 Out Of 5 STARS for No Exit by Taylor Adams
No Exit - William Taylor Adams

 

 

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Unrelenting Suspense
Nail-Biting Thriller
Stranded in a Snow Storm
Colorado Rockies
Totally Twisted

 
 

With Narration Performed by Sarah Naughton

 
 
 
 
 

 

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Stranded at a Colorado rest stop with a would-be child kidnapper...in a hella snow storm.  Turns out this makes for a crazy suspenseful story.  With so many twists and turns, it made for an un-stoppable listen.  Sadly, though...for me...I felt like it just went on and on, and I started to lose interest in the MC's struggle to survive.  So much so that I had to rewind and re-listen to the last part of the story to see how it all played out.  I mean, ultimately, I was still invested in the overall story.  I do, however, believe that this could make for an excellent movie.

 

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4STARS - GRADE=B+

 
 
 
 

๏ Breakdown of Ratings ๏ 

 

Plot⇝ 4/5 
Narration Performance⇝ 4/5
Main Characters⇝ 4/5
The Feels⇝ 4.2/5
Pacing⇝ 3.5/5
Addictiveness⇝ 4.3/5
Theme or Tone⇝ 4/5
Flow (Writing Style)⇝ 4/5
Backdrop (World Building)⇝ 5/5
Originality⇝ 4/5
Ending⇝ 4/5 Cliffhanger⇝ Nah...
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Book Cover⇝ Kind of overplayed...but it goes with the story, actually.
Setting⇝ Colorada
Source⇝ Audible Audiobook
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review 2019-02-08 22:20
3 Out Of 5 STARS for Freefall by Jessica Barry
Freefall - Jessica Barry

 

 

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Survivor Story
Airplane Crash
Mystery Suspense
Flashbacks
Dual POV's


 

 

With Narration Performed by Hilary Huber, Karissa Vacker and Macleod Andrews

 
 
 
 

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I couldn't really connect with the characters and I believe it's totally due to the narration...I don't know why this happens in audiobooks, but when a lot of the story is told in flashbacks, you need a way to let the listener know when you're changing from present to past...I'm not sure what needs to be done, sometimes a narrator can change their voice subtly to let you know...or at the least, you could have a significant pause before you jump from one to the other.  Whether this is the fault of the producer, the Author or the Narrator, something has to be done about this.  
 
Sadly, I was constantly trying to figure out what was going on, and this could have been something I really would have liked otherwise...as it is...I thought it was an okay listen.  Despite this, the other two narrators (Vacker and Andrews) were fairly good. But overall, this lacked something for me...from the lackluster mystery to the overly slow reveals, I just wasn't that into it...
 

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3STARS - GRADE=C

 
 
 
 

๏ Breakdown of Ratings ๏ 

 

Plot⇝ 3.5/5
Narration Performance⇝ 3/5
Characters⇝ 3/5
The Feels⇝ 2/5
Pacing⇝ 2.7/5
Addictiveness⇝ 3/5
Theme or Tone⇝ 3/5
Flow (Writing Style)⇝ 3.5/5
Backdrop (World Building)⇝ 3.7/5
Originality⇝ 4/5
Ending⇝ 3.8/5 Cliffanger⇝ Nope. 
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Book Cover⇝  It's Blue...I like Blue and if you look closely you can see some clouds.  I like the cover more than the story...
Setting⇝ The Rocky Mountains, California, and Maine
Source⇝ Audiobook (Library)
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review 2019-02-08 20:20
4.5 Out Of 5 STARS for All Is Not Forgotten by Wendy Walker
All Is Not Forgotten - Wendy Walker

 

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Unreliable Narrator
A Story w/Layers
Mystery Thriller
Rape/Dark Themes
Betrayals
 

With Narration by Dylan Baker




 
 
 
 

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Wow, this one was difficult to listen too...especially in the beginning.  It paints the picture of a horrendous rape...both sickening and heart-breaking.  But if you can get past that, you should be able to listen to the entire story...and what a fucked-up story it is.  A multi-layered story that is so much more than what it appears to be, with all these loose ends waiting to be tied up.

I was wondering before I even started this, why does it have a male narrator...I thought it was from Jenny's pov...but it's not.  You should have a guess of who the narrator is fairly quickly...and if you don't, it is revealed by the end of Chapter 5.  This book made me feel...all sorts of feels, actually.  From disgust to sadness, to hope and to something like incredulity, the ending was really something.

 

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4.5STARS - GRADE=A-

 
 
 
 

๏ Breakdown of Ratings ๏ 

 

Plot⇝ 4.3/5
Narration Performance⇝ 5/5
Main Characters⇝ 4.5/5
Secondary Characters⇝ 4/5
The Feels⇝ 5/5
Pacing⇝ 4.2/5
Addictiveness⇝ 4.5/5
Theme or Tone⇝ 4/5
Flow (Writing Style)⇝ 4/5
Backdrop (World Building)⇝ 4.3/5
Originality⇝ 4.5/5
Ending⇝ 4.5/5 Cliffhanger⇝ Nope.
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Book Cover⇝ It's Perfect for the story.
Setting⇝ Fairview, CT
Source⇝ Audiobook (Library)
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review 2019-02-03 20:27
3 Out Of 5 STARS for Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama
Monstrous Beauty - Elizabeth Fama

  

 

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Present Day Interspersed With Historical Flashbacks
Pilgrims of Plymouth History
Mermaids
Cursed Ghosts
An Evil Sea Hag
Doomed Romance
 
 
 

With Narration by Katherine Kellgren

 
 
 

 

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I'm fairly certain the reason I was never able to fully immerse myself in this story is due to the narration by Katherine Kellgren.  I didn't like her accent, it felt all wrong to me and I couldn't tell if the story was in the present tense or the past tense, most of the time. 

The story feels like it is well researched as far as the history of the pilgrims and the religious beliefs of the time, and I enjoyed that aspect as well as dark themes and the violent outcomes.  Sadly, though, I didn't feel the connection/romance between Ezra and Syrenka or Ezra and Hester...and maybe that's due to the narration or maybe it's not.  This could be one of those books that would be better to read rather than listening.

 

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3STARS - GRADE=C

 
 
 
 

๏ Breakdown of Ratings ๏ 

Plot⇝ 3/5 
Narration Performance⇝ 2/5
Main Characters⇝ 3/5
Secondary Characters⇝ 3/5
The Feels⇝ 2/5
Pacing⇝ 3/5
Addictiveness⇝ 3/5
Theme or Tone⇝ 3.8/5
Flow (Writing Style)⇝ 2.8/5
Backdrop (World Building)⇝ 3/5
Originality⇝ 4/5
Ending⇝ 3.5/5 Cliffhanger⇝ Nah...
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Book Cover⇝ Eerily Beautiful
Setting⇝ Plymouth, MA
Source⇝ Audiobook (Library)
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