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  • The Long Earth: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter
    • Narrated By Michael Fenton-Stevens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (640)
    Performance
    (564)
    Story
    (570)

    The Western Front, 1916. Private Percy Blakeney wakes up. He is lying on fresh spring grass. He can hear birdsong and the wind in the leaves. Where have the mud, blood, and blasted landscape of no-man's-land gone? For that matter, where has Percy gone? Madison, Wisconsin, 2015. Police officer Monica Jansson is exploring the burned-out home of a reclusive - some say mad, others allege dangerous - scientist who seems to have vanished. Sifting through the wreckage, Jansson find a curious gadget.

    colleen says: "A Different Pratchett"
    "What a stinker!"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    No one.


    Has The Long Earth turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, only books by Stephen Baxter


    What three words best describe Michael Fenton-Stevens’s voice?

    ok. ok. ok.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I bought it because I love Terry Pratchett. I can't believe he had any input into the book except for perhaps the "long earth" premise. Otherwise, nothing about it read like Terry Pratchett.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Deep Blue Good-By: A Travis McGee Novel, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs)
    • By John D. MacDonald
    • Narrated By Robert Petkoff
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1190)
    Performance
    (999)
    Story
    (1010)

    He's a self-described beach bum who won his houseboat in a card game. He's also a knight errant who's wary of credit cards, retirement benefits, political parties, mortgages, and television. He only works when his cash runs out, and his rule is simple: he'll help you find whatever was taken from you, as long as he can keep half.

    Michael Cavacini says: "An Entertaining Start To A Classic Series"
    "Phony"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Real characters


    What could John D. MacDonald have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    The characters were stereotypes of forced


    Which character – as performed by Robert Petkoff – was your favorite?

    I found the performance quite well done. All the characters were well- differentiated and believable.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The narrator was good. I would listen to him again.


    Any additional comments?

    I am really tired of wasting my credits on really bad books. I won't be buying anything new without doing some serious research. The reviews on your site just don't give an accurate picture of what is in the book.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Vaclav & Lena: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Haley Tanner
    • Narrated By Kirby Heyborne, Rebecca Lowman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (25)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (23)

    Vaclav and Lena seem destined for each other. They meet as children in an ESL class in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn. Vaclav is precocious and verbal. Lena, struggling with English, takes comfort in the safety of his adoration, his noisy, loving home, and the care of Rasia, his big-hearted mother. Vaclav imagines their story unfolding like a fairy tale, but among the many truths to be discovered in Haley Tanner's wondrous debut is that happily ever after is never a foregone conclusion.

    JGrace says: "Stilted Language"
    "Charming Love Story"
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    Vaclav & Lena is a sweet tale of young love that overcomes the ugliness that can destroy innocence. Very well read by Kirby Heyborne and Rebecca Lowman. Thoroughly enjoyable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • State of Wonder: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Ann Patchett
    • Narrated By Hope Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4145)
    Performance
    (2978)
    Story
    (2974)

    Research scientist Dr. Marina Singh is sent to Brazil to track down her former mentor, Dr. Annick Swenson, who seems to have disappeared in the Amazon while working on an extremely valuable new drug. The last person who was sent to find her died before he could complete his mission. Plagued by trepidation, Marina embarks on an odyssey into the insect-infested jungle in hopes of finding answers to the questions about her friend's death, her company's future, and her own past.

    F. B. Herron says: "Do yourself a favor and listen to this book!"
    "Very disappointing"
    Overall

    I find Ann Pachett's writing engaging and compelling She is able to portray people caught in unusual circumstances with an authentic and honest voice. This was the case with State of Wonder until the very end when, very abruptly, tthe relationships so sensitively developed through out the story take such a ridiculous turn that it soured the whole book for me. It made me seriously question her level of insight, or perhaps her own experiences that led her to such a shallow summation in the lives of her characters. I'm not sure I'll ever be interested her writing in the future.

    Hope Davis' narration was good, but perhaps a bit flat.

    13 of 19 people found this review helpful

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