Piscataway, New Jersey | Member Since 2012
Temple Grandin is one of the most influential people in the world, elected by Times magazine in 2010. If you want to get information about autism, this is the first book you should read. It is a wonderful book. Another thing you should know is that you will not absorb everything in one listening / sitting. You will have to listen to it at least three times. It contains a lot of useful and clarifying information. I highly recommend it!
The first time I've heard of Mike Wells was on Twitter, when he gave me the first ebook volume of Lust, Money and Murder. I read the first one and couldn't stop reading it. That's when I found out there was the audiobook version for the trilogy. I bought it and couldn't stop listening. It took me two days to finish the whole thing. WOW!
The first one is basically the story of Elane Brogan and how she started on the secret service. The second one is about how she was used and how her life was turned around by other people. She was a good person and an honest agent. How could she have fallen into this web of lies and deceit? And the third one is the story of Girgio Cattaretti and his empire, and of course, the great ending to this intertwined, fast paced, well written thriller!
Sue Sharp, the narrator, does a top notch job on the voices of the characters, especially in the ones with the Italian accent. Magnifico!
I highly recommend it.
I bought this audiobook just because of Diana Gabaldon, who wrote VIRGINS. This is the story of Jamie, some years before he met Claire, and his adventure with Ian.
Even though Gabaldon is my favorite author, The plot is ok, but I expected a little more (maybe because Jamie and Claire have such attractiveness to the reader/ listener that you expect them to embark upon another adventure, but there's no such thing here. I'd thought that having only Jamie Fraser in a book would be enough... Well, it's not...
I did not listen to the other stories yet, but eventually I will, so I'm only reviewing Gabaldon's story here.
I do recommend it, but I wouldn't go to eager.
And if you are expecting Davina to narrate this one too, well, you're in for some disappointment. The guy who does it, doesn't do a good a job as Davina. I can't even remember his name. I think he was so worried about doing the accent right that at times, some passages lacked emotion. Pity. It could have been a better listen.
This book brings the view of the author towards early American inhabitants, who were taken by Indians and adopted into the tribe. These children, later returned to the white people, longed to go back to their Indian families, and this conflict is well written in a very involving manner here.
This book brings many reflections upon our moral values, and the hypocritical world in which we live today.
I just feel as if the protagonist's story was left incomplete. Disappointing.
This is the 4th time I have read this book, but now, I have had the audible experience, and Ron Rifkin made it really enjoyable for me. Great job.
This is the story of a 12-year-boy who lives in a supposedly perfect society, who has to follow the assignment that has been given to him - the most honorable one - the receiver of memories. It is not very clear for him what this assignment entails, but he is about to discover what this assignment will do for him, for his society, and for his future, and how his life will be turned around.
The author really engages the reader in the experience because she makes you live and experience everything along with Jonas.
This book is a page turner. I highly recommend it.
This book was inspired in a Mexican parable, which means that it brings lots of teachings about moral values, and especially, about what wealth can do to us all.
I read this book for a lit class. It is not a happy book, so if this is what you are looking for, turn around and find a happier book. However, if you want to teach someone about money, ethics and moral values, this might be a good place to start.
When I saw the raving reviews about this one I thought I might give it a try.
Do I regret it? Maybe because I could have used this credit on a different book.
This is a Sci-fi YA work. This was a good book. Enjoyable, but not great. There is some suspense, and a boy crush along the way, but it all could have been better developed. I think the author intended to add a cliffhanger at the end, but he just let space for a book 2... disappointing because I was waiting for something to make me eager to read the next one, and I kept waiting for something that could open my jaw, but nothing did. I might read a book 2 from this series, but I won't go running anxious toward it. I recommend it, but not highly.
This book was the longest for me to listen to. Diana Gabaldon and Davina Poter are surely a hit, a guaranteed success. However, there were some many twists, turns and things you never see coming, that sometimeS I had to stop listening to recover from the shock of recent events heard! That is why I took longer to finish this book.
I trust that only fans of the series will get this far, given that this is the fourth book.
If you want to fall in love with the series, This should not be the first book to be read. Readers should read Outlander first.
That being said, I highly recommend this book to those who want to continue this adventure with Claire, Brianna, Roger, and Jamie (sexiest grandpa ever!). By the way, Lord John is here too.
This book is about the adventures and struggles of a mother of three autistic girls.
It presents some scientific facts, but it is not a scientific book.
If you have autistic kids or want to know more on what an autistic kid's parent's life is like, read this book. This book is different from the other ones because it is like I am reading from Kim Stagliano's diary itself. The experiences told here are so alive and full of humor and truth, because Kim is able to hook the readers in a witty way, and she tells the stories she and her family have gone through with such a positive view point that you have no choice but to love her. She also describes her married life and how this couple handles their every day situations (let's face it, it is not easy to raise three kids, let alone ones with autism).
So, if you want to laugh and have a real life situation view of life with autism, read this book. You won't regret it.
I already saw the movie, so I am sure the story is good. As for the narration? OH, MY GOSH! It sounds like this woman has some kind of egg in her mouth as she speaks. I just couldn't connect with the story because of her narration! SOOOO ANNOYING! I'm definitely buying the print version, but I am not listening to this narrator anymore.
But don't worry fellow listeners who are fans of the series. This person doesn't narrate the other books. I checked.
I had so many reasons to dislike this book. It was a real disappointment for me. I just kept going because I wanted to the what end V.R. had given to this amazing story(in the beginning). Below are some of the reasons why I didn't like it:
1st - not at all what I expected. For the end of a trilogy you want the grand finale to be really grand, magnificent, and it WASN'T! AT ALL! It was small and not creative. I would give it 1,5 stars because half way through the book I couldn't stop listening. I was curious about the end - and then, disappointed.
2nd - The author spent so much time making Tobias, my favorite character, whiny and petty, that I started disliking him. Tobias spent half the book crying whining about something pointless. In the first two books he was so strong, so confident... In this one he is so immature and so teenage like that I disliked him so many times I cannot even count.
3rd - TOO LONG! An abridged version could have done the job just fine.
4th - Too much contradiction for one book.
5th - Explanations given throughout the book + the end make me think that ALL the suffering was in vain because of the constant contradiction. Plain pointless.
6th - I know that sometimes you must kill off a character so there is more emotion to the plot and the story, but you don't kill off the main character and make it seem like the sacrifice was in vain.
7th - V.R. should have ended this book with Insurgent. Alliegiant didn't have a real reason to exist. If you get around to finishing the book you will see why.
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