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Noelle Campbell

Saving the world, one person at a time, starting with me.

Houston, TX USA | Member Since 2006

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  • 7 reviews
  • 20 ratings
  • 213 titles in library
  • 12 purchased in 2014
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  • Tolkien's Ordinary Virtues: Exploring the Spiritual Themes of The Lord of the Rings

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Mark Eddy Smith
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (36)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (24)

    Each of us, even the most simple, is called to a journey. We may be asked to leave behind everything we have grown dependent on. And when this is the case, the tale of Frodo and his friends offers hope that we will be given the strength and the help we need to overcome every obstacle and defeat every foe. This book is meant to help you find the way.

    Katherine says: "Insightful"
    "Touching, Memorable, Inspiring"
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    Where does Tolkien's Ordinary Virtues rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    What a touching tribute to Tolkien. The author has imbued this book with quotes from the series and infused it with uplifting values through the eyes of a reverent disciple of Tolkien. If I had twelve books like this, I would read one a month and never feel the ground under my feet.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • A Kiss Before the Apocalypse: A Remy Chandler Novel, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Thomas E. Sniegoski
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (162)
    Performance
    (99)
    Story
    (97)

    Boston P.I. Remy Chandler has many talents. He can will himself invisible; he can speak and understand any foreign language (including the language of animals); and if he listens carefully, he can hear thoughts. Unusual, to say the least—for an ordinary man. But Remy is no ordinary man—he’s an angel. Generations ago, when he was known as the angel Remiel, he chose to renounce heaven and live on Earth.

    Christopher says: "Great story worth the listen!"
    "Engrossing"
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    If you could sum up A Kiss Before the Apocalypse in three words, what would they be?

    Three words: Angels, Demons and Men


    What other book might you compare A Kiss Before the Apocalypse to and why?

    I would compare this book to the series Supernatural, though a little more gritty and in depth with more of a love of angels and dogs.


    Have you listened to any of Luke Daniels’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Luke Daniels never lets me down, even if the story does.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Every interaction with Remmy and his wife gets to me. I can't think of a person, male or female, who wouldn't think: I hope it's like that for me...


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • True Grit

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Charles Portis
    • Narrated By Donna Tartt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1856)
    Performance
    (1026)
    Story
    (1032)

    Mattie Ross, a 14-year-old girl from Dardanelle, Arkansas, sets out to avenge her Daddy who was shot to death by a no-good outlaw. Mattie convinces one-eyed "Rooster" Cogburn, the meanest U.S. marshal in the land, to ride along with her. In True Grit, we have a true American classic, as young Mattie, as vital as she is innocent, outdickers and outmaneuvers the hard-bitten men of the trail in a legend that will last through the ages.

    Tommygaus says: "So worth it!"
    "Classic read by someone who obviously loves it"
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    What did you love best about True Grit?

    It's harder (practical, realistic) than the movie, which is a shock in a way. I don't generally like endings that aren't happy, and this sort of ends neutral.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The performance was excellent.


    What does Donna Tartt bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    A love of the story that comes across in the narration.


    If you could rename True Grit, what would you call it?

    A spinsters childhood


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • People Who Eat Darkness: The True Story of a Young Woman Who Vanished from the Streets of Tokyo - and the Evil That Swallowed Her Up

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Richard Lloyd Parry
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (365)
    Performance
    (312)
    Story
    (312)

    Lucie Blackman - tall, blond, 21 years old - stepped out into the vastness of Tokyo in the summer of 2000 and disappeared. The following winter, her dismembered remains were found buried in a seaside cave. The seven months in between had seen a massive search for the missing girl involving Japanese policemen, British private detectives, and Lucie’s desperate but bitterly divided parents. Had Lucie been abducted by a religious cult or snatched by human traffickers? Who was the mysterious man she had gone to meet? And what did her work as a hostess in the notorious Roppongi district of Tokyo really involve?

    La Becket says: "The best audiobook I have ever heard -- hands down"
    "Facinating Study of Another Culture"
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    Would you listen to People Who Eat Darkness again? Why?

    I would listen and will be listening to this story again. It is a great read, besides being a fascinating look inside a culture that is hardly ever exposed to us in the states.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of People Who Eat Darkness?

    The blood money.


    What about Simon Vance’s performance did you like?

    Loved Simon's read.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Who are the people who eat darkness?


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Grimoire of the Lamb: An Iron Druid Chronicles Novella

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Kevin Hearne
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1617)
    Performance
    (1507)
    Story
    (1502)

    When he’s not vanquishing villainous gods or dodging demons, 2,000-year-old Druid Atticus O’Sullivan can be found behind the counter of Third Eye Books and Herbs in modern-day Tempe, Arizona, literally minding his own business. But when an evil sorcerer - and amateur shoplifter - snatches an ancient Egyptian tome of black magic, The Grimoire of the Lamb, Atticus is not sheepish about pursuing him to the ends of the earth...or at least to the Land of the Pharaohs.

    breckoz says: "Novella, Side Adventures Before Book 1"
    "Luke Daniels always makes this series shine"
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    If you could sum up Grimoire of the Lamb in three words, what would they be?

    egypt blood goats


    Would you recommend Grimoire of the Lamb to your friends? Why or why not?

    I would recommend it if they have read the other Iron Druid stories, and I would recommend any of those because they are entertaining, fun, cheesy in a purely modern urban fantasy way. Unique and not tired full of cliches or tired old plot lines. Innovative and lively.


    What does Luke Daniels bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I love the way he reads this. I'd rather he read it to me than I read it to myself!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Never trust a rich witch.


    Any additional comments?

    Oberon rocks.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs: Jane Jameson, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5408)
    Performance
    (4130)
    Story
    (4145)

    Maybe it was the Shenanigans gift certificate that put her over the edge. When children's librarian and self-professed nice girl Jane Jameson is fired by her beastly boss and handed $25 in potato skins instead of a severance check, she goes on a bender that's sure to become Half Moon Hollow legend. On her way home, she's mistaken for a deer, shot, and left for dead.

    Denise says: "What a HOOT!!!!!!!"
    "It's entertainment, but not much more"
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    Where does Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I like the girl parts, but when the narrator gets to male parts, they all have a whispery voice. It's kinda annoying. The story is so-so and almost stereotypically underdog girl proves she's the cinderella through pure wit, but it isn't entertaining enough on it's own to not feel jarring every time the narrator reads a male part. The quips get a little old too. I know it's a southern thing, but... it gets old.


    Would you recommend Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs to your friends? Why or why not?

    Nah


    What three words best describe Amanda Ronconi’s performance?

    please don't try to pretend to be a man


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    wait for a man to read man parts

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Wise Man's Fear: Kingkiller Chronicles, Day 2

    • UNABRIDGED (42 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Patrick Rothfuss
    • Narrated By Nick Podehl
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9500)
    Performance
    (7842)
    Story
    (7911)

    "My name is Kvothe. I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. I was expelled from the University at a younger age than most people are allowed in. I tread paths by moonlight that others fear to speak of during day. I have talked to Gods, loved women, and written songs that make the minstrels weep...."

    Joe says: "Excellent, Imaginative, Beautiful, Page Turning!!!"
    "Severely disappointed"
    Overall

    This tale goes on and on without the joy and excitement that accompanied the first book. The adventures become quite unbelievably packed into a few seasons.

    7 of 11 people found this review helpful

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