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  • Altered

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Jennifer Rush
    • Narrated By Casey Holloway
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Everything about Anna's life is a secret. Her father works for the Branch at the helm of its latest project: monitoring and administering treatments to the four genetically altered boys in the lab below their farmhouse. There's Nick, solemn and brooding; Cas, lighthearted and playful; Trev, smart and caring; and Sam...who's stolen Anna's heart. Reserved and always controlled, Sam does everything with purpose. When the Branch decides it's time to take the boys, Sam stages an escape, killing the agents sent to retrieve them.

    Amazon Customer says: "Loved the suspense!"
    "Good story, but the narrator was terrible"
    Would you try another book from Jennifer Rush and/or Casey Holloway?

    Jennifer Rush, yes. Casey Holloway, no.

    What didn’t you like about Casey Holloway’s performance?

    She sounded like the automated voices that companies have tried to make sound human, but they're obviously not. She over-enunciates every word, and she had several unnatural breaks in EVERY SENTENCE! It's was so distracting that I couldn't really lose myself in the story, which is rare for me. I listened to samples of other books she narrated, and they weren't quite as bad, but they were still grating. I really hope they get another narrator for any sequels.

    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Sure, it seems like it would make a good film.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Allegiant: Divergent Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Veronica Roth
    • Narrated By Emma Galvin, Aaron Stanford
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    What if your whole world was a lie? What if a single revelation - like a single choice - changed everything? What if love and loyalty made you do things you never expected? The explosive conclusion to Veronica Roth's #1 New York Times best-selling Divergent trilogy reveals the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of listeners in Divergent and Insurgent.

    Judy says: "What a let down!"
    "Very disappointing. *MILD SPOILERS*"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    If the third book had even a fraction of the same tone as the first two. It was slow and boring, and really just villainised some of the previously great characters. And the ending was complete rubbish.

    What could Veronica Roth have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Where to begin? First off, and most importantly, the death at the end was bunk. Then there was the major personality shift of most of the characters. Also, the whole GD vs. GP thing was really lame, and it came out of nowhere. It was like she was writing the ending to a completely different series.

    Have you listened to any of Emma Galvin and Aaron Stanford ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Aaron Stanford, no. Emma Galvin, yes. I like her voice, she reminds me of Holly Hunter. He was alright, but he tended to be rather soft spoken throughout the whole book, even during the action scenes, which made it hard to hear sometimes.

    Any additional comments?

    Honestly, I wish I had never read this book and had just been left with the cliffhanger of Insurgent.

    13 of 16 people found this review helpful

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