Audiobook Monday | July.17.2017

Monday is the day I get my life together … cleaning the house, grocery shopping, you know … all the boring adulting type things. So needless to say … I don’t get a lot of reading time in. Luckily I have a bit of an obsession with audiobooks which happen to be the perfect way to read and adult at the same time! This is where I post about my audio-reads on Mondays when I can.

So, what am I listening to this Monday?

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Audiobook Monday | July.10.2017

Monday is the day I get my life together … cleaning the house, grocery shopping, you know … all the boring adulting type things. So needless to say … I don’t get a lot of reading time in. Luckily I have a bit of an obsession with audiobooks which happen to be the perfect way to read and adult at the same time! This is where I post about my audio-reads on Mondays when I can.

This Monday however, I will actually be heading back home from a week-long vacation in Florida (sigh … goodbye beautiful beaches … I will miss you!). So I will be spending at least 8 hours in the car and what better way to pass the time than audiobooks!

So, what am I listening to this Monday?

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Audiobook Monday | June.26.2017

Monday is the day I get my life together … cleaning the house, grocery shopping, you know … all the boring adulting type things. So needless to say … I don’t get a lot of reading time in. Luckily I have a bit of an obsession with audiobooks which happen to be the perfect way to read and adult at the same time! So I have decided to start posting about my audio-reads on Mondays when I can.

So, what am I listening to this Monday?


Our Dark Duet by Victoria SchwabOur Dark Duet (Monsters of Verity #2) by Victoria Schwab

Narrated by: Therese Plummer

Release Date: June 13, 2017

Duration: 10:32:00

(Goodreads Synopsis possible series spoilers): THE WORLD IS BREAKING. AND SO ARE THEY.

KATE HARKER isn’t afraid of monsters. She hunts them. And she’s good at it.

AUGUST FLYNN once yearned to be human. He has a part to play. And he will play it, no matter the cost.

THE WAR HAS BEGUN.

THE MONSTERS ARE WINNING.

Kate will have to return to Verity. August will have to let her back in. And a new monster is waiting—one that feeds on chaos and brings out its victims’ inner demons.

Which will be harder to conquer: the monsters they face, or the monsters within?


Thoughts

I started this audiobook yesterday and I AM HOOKED OMG! I just finished a re-read of This Savage Song a few days ago and fell in LOVE with the audio in this series. I also have this book as an e-book and might be switching back and forth between the formats, but today I am audio-ing it.


 

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Audiobook Monday | June.19.2017

Monday is the day I get my life together … cleaning the house, grocery shopping, you know … all the boring adulting type things. So needless to say … I don’t get a lot of reading time in. Luckily I have a bit of an obsession with audiobooks which happen to be the perfect way to read and adult at the same time! So I have decided to start posting about my audio-reads on Mondays when I can.

So, what am I listening to this Monday?


The Distance Between Us by Kasie WestThe Distance Between Us by Kasie West

Narrated by: Jorjeana Marie

Release date: October 2, 2014

  • Duration: 06:42:15

(Goodreads Synopsis possible series spoilers):

Seventeen-year-old Caymen Meyers studies the rich like her own personal science experiment, and after years of observation she’s pretty sure they’re only good for one thing—spending money on useless stuff, like the porcelain dolls in her mother’s shop.

So when Xander Spence walks into the store to pick up a doll for his grandmother, it only takes one glance for Caymen to figure out he’s oozing rich. Despite his charming ways and that he’s one of the first people who actually gets her, she’s smart enough to know his interest won’t last. Because if there’s one thing she’s learned from her mother’s warnings, it’s that the rich have a short attention span. But Xander keeps coming around, despite her best efforts to scare him off. And much to her dismay, she’s beginning to enjoy his company.

She knows her mom can’t find out—she wouldn’t approve. She’d much rather Caymen hang out with the local rocker who hasn’t been raised by money. But just when Xander’s attention and loyalty are about to convince Caymen that being rich isn’t a character flaw, she finds out that money is a much bigger part of their relationship than she’d ever realized. And that Xander’s not the only one she should’ve been worried about.


Thoughts

Well … I don’t hate it … so there’s that. I did think about DNFing it a time or two though.

Honestly I just can’t stand how many times the MC says the word “rich”  … which is to say “aweful”. It is obvious that there is a prejudice thing going on here and it is driving me a bit insane. I think the concept is fine … for me it is literally coming down to the quantity of times the whole rich thing is brought up. It is basically every other sentence. It’s too much. Tone it down ok. Thanks.

If that was toned down, I think I would enjoy this book a lot more. It is cute and I like this Kasie West book a lot better than By Your Side.


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Audiobook Monday | June.12.2017

Monday is the day I get my life together … cleaning the house, grocery shopping, you know … all the boring adulting type things. So needless to say … I don’t get a lot of reading time in. Luckily I have a bit of an obsession with audiobooks which happen to be the perfect way to read and adult at the same time! So I have decided to start posting about my audio-reads on Mondays when I can.

So, what am I listening to this Monday?


Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

everything everything by nicola yoonNarrated by: Bahni Turpin, Robbie Daymond

Release Date: September 9, 2015

Duration: 06:44:00

(Goodreads Synopsis):

My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.

But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.

Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster.  


Thoughts

I started this book around the early part of this past week. So far it has been a decent read. I feel like I know where this is going but I am interested to find out. I don’t think this is going to be a 5 star read for me because I don’t feel super connected, but the narration is really well done. The main problem I have with this as an audiobook is that apparently this book has several graphics of notebook entries and such which does not translate into audio well. I actually find these breaks in the audio to be distracting and fragmenting to the story. I might pick up the physical book at some point to see the illustrations as they were intended.

I am very interested to see how this book translates into the new movie though. Anyone see it yet? Thoughts?


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Audiobook Monday | June.5.2017

Monday is the day I get my life together … cleaning the house, grocery shopping, you know … all the boring adulting type things. So needless to say … I don’t get a lot of reading time in. Luckily I have a bit of an obsession with audiobooks which happen to be the perfect way to read and adult at the same time! So I have decided to start posting about my audio-reads on Mondays when I can.

Still toying with the name of this section though. Listening Monday? Multi-tasking Monday? What Are You Reading Audiobook Edition? I would love suggestions in the comments if you have any witty name ideas?


The Magicians by Lev GrossmanThe Magicians (The Magicians #1) by Lev Grossman

Narrated by: Mark Bramhall

Release Date: August 11, 2009

Duration: 17:25:36

(Goodreads Synopsis): Like everyone else, precocious high school senior Quentin Coldwater assumes that magic isn’t real, until he finds himself admitted to a very secretive and exclusive college of magic in upstate New York. There he indulges in joys of college-friendship, love, sex, and booze- and receives a rigorous education in modern sorcery. But magic doesn’t bring the happiness and adventure Quentin thought it would. After graduation, he and his friends stumble upon a secret that sets them on a remarkable journey that may just fulfill Quentin’s yearning. But their journey turns out to be darker and more dangerous than they’d imagined.”

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