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Hanako

Cornelius, OR, United States

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  • Green

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Jay Lake
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    Overall
    (225)
    Performance
    (144)
    Story
    (149)

    She was born in poverty, in a dusty village under the equatorial sun. She does not remember her mother, she does not remember her own nameher earliest clear memory is of the day her father sold her to the tall pale man. In the Court of the Pomegranate Tree, where she was taught the ways of a courtesanand the skills of an assassinshe was named Emerald, the precious jewel of the Undying Dukes collection of beauties. She calls herself Green.

    Jefferson says: "Gods, Cat People, Female Assassins, Whips--"
    "Wonderful, Pushing the Envelope"
    Overall

    There is nothing more annoying than a protagonist who is whiny, weak and indecisive. This book is none of that. The way a young girl is shoved into an adult world can be unsettling if you are a sensitive person, but this is life on the streets in all its brutal reality.
    As for "god possession" and "no such thing as sin", this is Sci-Fi not bible literature, what did you expect?
    Its actually a fairly short book, I was hoping for more, but that's how it is with all great stories. The author did a great job of wrapping things up. If you want a long book read Robert Jordan, that will put things in perspective.

    14 of 15 people found this review helpful
  • Shards, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Peter Prellwitz
    • Narrated By Lyssa Graham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    John Wyeth was a successful man. At 19, he graduated at the top of his class at a respected university. By the age of 22, he had survived three brutal years of warfare, serving as commanding officer for a behind-the-lines reconnaissance platoon. Now, at 31, he was the senior project leader for the super secret think tank NATech, and he was very good at what he did.

    Everyone knew and no one doubted that within a few years he would be the director. And then he was killed.... Sort of.

    Hanako says: "Excellent Read"
    "Excellent Read"
    Overall

    This book reminded me of Enders Game with some new twists. It has a plenty of intensity in one form or another, kept me interested enough to finish it in one sitting, although I was left wanting to know what happens next. One thing I really liked was the Protagonists ability to withstand and overcome, it really drives me nuts when an otherwise strong character acts like an idiot and repeatedly makes self destructive mistakes. The narrator did an awesome job, all the voices were distinct and consistent.

    The warbled effects in the beginning were kind of annoying, but they don't last long and the rest of the book more than made of for that with me.

    I really hope they release the next 3 books on audio soon.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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