Audiobook Review: Dreamcatcher by Stephen King

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Title: Dreamcatcher

Author: Stephen King

Release Date: March 20th, 2001

Page Count: 896

Start Date: October 19th, 2022

Finish Date: October 28th, 2022


Story: I buddy read this book with someone important to me. Then we watched the movie together. It’s definitely a King special. I really enjoyed it. It also makes me realize just how little of Stephen King I actually read. He’s a family favorite author. I’ll definitely have to read more of his book. I have many of them. Just haven’t read them. I’m also convinced he helped put the movie together. It was almost spot on with the book. Almost.

Characters: I love that this book flips points of view. You get the group of boys. Past and present. Then you get the military units. You also even see the “evil” point of view. It’s pretty creative.

Critiques: None

Narration: Perfect for the story!

Final Thoughts: We all absolutely loved reading this book and watching the movie together. It was just as creepy and gory as a lot of Stephen King books. I sometimes wonder what goes through his mind when he has the ideas he has for the books he creates. I’ve read some Joe Hill books. He’s just as intense as his father. If not more so! I’m glad I finally got around to reading this. Somebody I know has read this more than once!

Audiobook Review: Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Title: Luckiest Girl Alive

Author: Jessica Knoll

Release Date: May 12th, 2015

Page Count: 353

Start Date: September 15th, 2022

Finish Date: September 19th, 2022


Story: So, I actually won this book years ago in a Goodreads giveaway. I was so happy about it because I just knew that it was a book I’d want to read. I didn’t know a thing about the book. I went purely on the cover of the book and the title. They were both so attention grabbing. I lost many of my books due to a tragic event. Including this book. I never got a chance to read it. So, when I started seeing advertisements of the movie adaptations, I felt like it was a sign. I bought myself and my mother a copy of the book and we read it together in less than a week. It was so good! Way better than I thought it would be. There came to be a certain point in the book that I started seeing signs of what was about to be a big part of the story. Especially the big event.

Characters: Anni is our main character. It takes place in present day and during her high school years when she was just fourteen years old. She’s a new girl to a private school and she finds herself unsure where she fits in. I’m not going to get into more due to the fact that I either share too much or not enough.

Critiques: Nothing

Narration: The narrator was really great. She has a lot of talent. I personally think there should have been two narrators for this piece though. Just to help with the aesthetics of the whole thing. One to narrate the adult point of view and the other to narrate the teenager point of view.

Final Thoughts: There were things that I didn’t expect to happen in this book. It’s one of the small down sides of going into books blindly. I had a completely different idea what it was going to be about. I judged the potential main character before I even read the book. I was completely wrong with my judgement. I’m so glad that I finally got around to reading this book. I can’t wait to watch the Netflix adaptation of this!

Audiobook Review: His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Title: His Majesty’s Dragon

Author: Naomi Novik

Release Date: March 28th, 2006

Page Count: 384

Start Date: September 12th, 2022

Finish Date: September 17th, 2022


Story: I really enjoyed this book very much. I can’t say that I was in love with it in all honesty. I also had to restart it a few times because I wasn’t really retaining anything. I’m not sure if that’s because of the narration or the story itself. I’ll have to listen to something else by the narrator and go back and actually read this book. Novik has written another book that I enjoyed very much. That didn’t dawn on me until I was prepping to write the review. I am looking forward to give the rest of the series a chance. Somebody very important to me really loves this book.

Characters: I didn’t retain enough names to fully give a solid review here. I don’t think it would be helpful where I’m like “That one guy was really amazing. He was so humble and kind.” and so on. There were some very trustworthy and humble and kind. I wanted to root for them every step of the way. There were also ones that you just kind of wanted to force to leave the story!

Critiques: None that I can think of.

Narration: I really loved the narrators accent. It was very prim and proper. I think his voice was just a bit too soothing for me. I could see myself using this audiobook to fall asleep if I’m being honest. Please note that is about the soothing sounds of his voice. I am not saying that he’s boring.

Final Thoughts: I really did enjoy this book. Even though I wasn’t in love with it from page one, it was a very intriguing story. I think part of my problem was that I was trying to push myself through in a certain amount of time if I’m being completely honest. Next time I read it, I’ll take my time through it. I do recommend everybody who is into this genre to give this book a chance.

Book Review: Game On by Janet Evanovich

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Title: Game On

Author: Janet Evanovich

Release Date: November 2nd, 2021

Page Count: 288

Start Date: August 13th, 2022

Finish Date: August 27th, 2022


Story: This book was one of the more playful books of the series in my opinion. I guess I shouldn’t be too shocked. It did involve Diesel. I get the feeling that Stephanie seems to be having a change of behavior. She seems to be more… I’m not sure the word for it. Serious is (ironically) too serious for it. Maybe settling down is more accurate. I was kind of shocked that Morelli didn’t have more of a role in the book. Especially since he and Stephanie seem to be together currently. I also noticed changes in Lula in this book as well.

Characters: I feel like I gave all my thoughts on the characters in the story area here.

Critiques: None

Final Thoughts: This book felt different to me. Not in a bad way. Kind of in a way that somebody had lost their way for a bit but found it. Maybe even improved upon it. I’m not saying that any of this series was bad. It just felt like it wasn’t the same as it was in the beginning. I have loved every single book in this series. I’m looking forward to the next one!