Piscataway, New Jersey | Member Since 2014
I would happily recommend this audio book to a friend. Even though it's the third book of the quartet, they can work separately, and you can understand the characters stories just by reading each book. It's a lovely story, well-paced, full of magic and simple, but engaging.
I don't have any book to compare it to because it's so different from other books I've read.
The scene where he heals it all. It is so unexpected and full of grace.
Healing beyond reason.
The only thing that bothered me a little it that I thought the story could be longer.
Well, not the best but not the worst either. But it is the first I listen to concerning maternity and pregnancy. A good choice to start, but there are some things I wanted to find out about pregnancy and these things were not here.
This is an economy researcher getting the numbers out there for all pregnant women to see. She desmistifies what many people say about general pregnancy recommentations, such as: drink or not drink wine, coffee or having chocolate while pregnant? The author presents statistics with studies from various parts of the world and their babies, and also researches with mice.
A great, relaxing narration. I certainly would listen to another book narrated by her.
The part about natural birth and getting or not an epidural.
I thought I was going to find more information on detailed pregnancy here, but the author went after the science and the research. I can't blame her. I just need to find another book that satisfies my needs.
This a good book for the decision making process. Most of the times, pregnant women leave all the decisions to their doctors or husbands, but this book is an example on how to choose the correct way-as she describes it - to make decisions and take control of the " pregnat driver's seat"
I hope you enjoy it.
Yes, The narrator did a great job.
The fact that someone considered insignificant by others, can be a protagonist of such a great story.
And also how bullying can take place in such innocent lives.
No, this is a first timer.
Yes. I felt anger with Horace, Pain with Will, and Happiness too
Great book for teens and adults. I am certainly going to read the others.
Wonderful story. It is the movie version, but narrated.
Not yet, but I liked it and I will sure listen to Andi again if the chance comes up.
No, because I already knew the story.
The only pity is that I expected music to be present, but there was no music, and that was disappointing.
Yes, because I love all the characters.
My favorite book from the saga was 'The Son of Neptune'.
When Percy and Jason met KIM, and also when Jason took Piper to the rooftop and kissed her under the stars. I missed something memorable like that for Percy and Annabeth too, after all, they have become very dear to our hearts, and their end was so...blah...
I personally prefered Joshua Swanson. Why wasn't he the narrator for this book?
I don't know why, but Nick got worse on this book. He sounded better on 'The House of Hades'.
Yes, because I wanted to know how they were going to defeat gaea. However, Riordan made it very predicatable - maybe he felt guilty about all the past cliffhanders on other books or sth. Even if being in the middle of the book, you already knew what was going to happen in the end. Leo. Calypso. However, Festus? I didn't see it coming!
Gaea's ending could have been something more memorable. I thought it was a little dull. Good, but dull.
I started listening to this book because I had an assignment to do. I enjoyed it, but not immensely. This is not a dynamic book since it dwells on the narrator's conflict. It made me feel some anguish through most of the reading / listening. At times I didn't know if Rodya was conflicted or plain crazy.
It is a classic of Russian literature, and every literature student should read it, and learn to recognize the polyphony and dialogism in it.
Absolutely! I had an immensely enjoyable experience, and I am sure I wouldn't have had it if I had just read the print version.
None. I came looking for some theory in order to understand a little of literature, and I found archetypes, symbols and even some creative writing. This book teaches these elements of literature very well, so well I want to listen to it again. I just wish there could have been some more literary theory.
This is the first, but I will definitely look for more of his work. The narrator's performance got the so hooked I couldn't seem to be able to stop myself from listening, but I HAD to, because I had to digest every piece of new information.
Professor Lit and his stories
If you are looking for some literary theory, this might not be the book for you, but I learned a great deal from this book nevertheless. I highly recommend it.
This is a fantastic book, and I am sure it will stay close to my heart.
This is the story of a girl, Sorcha, whose sacrifice freed her brothers from a dark spell, but until you get to that part, you will feel as if suffering every minute.
She and her six brothers live in a place called Sevenwaters, and each brother has a role on this tale. Her mother died 6 hours after giving birth to her, but their resemblance to one another is uncanny. Maybe that's the reason why her father hardly ever speaks or pays attention to her.
One day Lord Collum, the father, decides to get married, and that's where the story changes. It is not just the beautiful stepmother getting in the way, for she is a witch, and she wishes to bear a child so this child can inherit Sevenwaters, and she will stop at nothing to accomplish this task. So, she casts a spell on the 6 brothers and turns them into swans, but Sorcha gets to run away, and so a life of agony, suffering and pain begins.
There are parts where you just have to speed the ap to 1.5x, such is the agony! Don't get me wrong, for the narrator is good, but it feels like the story is dragging along, and if you can do something about it, speed up the ap.
There is also a love story building up, very slowly, and it later gets to be the hook of the book :)
If you like tales and fantastic stories, you will like this one.
When I read Land of stories 1, I was still unsure of what I was getting myself into, but then I moved onto Land of Stories 2, and it got better, but now, with A Grimm warning, Chris Colfer left a cliffhanger that makes me itch! Very nice and unexpected ending! When is the next one out?
The author gives those beloved characters we know so well, a personality, interesting points of view, and most importantly, something to fight for.
It is very nice to see characters like Red, who is a spoiled brat, turning into a woman who wants to fight for something bigger than herself, and not having temper tantrums.
The author also presents new characters with very intriguing storylines for us to follow. Like I said, it keeps getting better and better. I can't wait for the fourth one.
5 stars to Chris Colfer's performance, which also keeps on improving each time!
If you are unsure about getting this book or not, take it. It is awesome, and like I said, better than the first two. You will not regret it.
Now, if you haven't read the first two, I suggest you do, otherwise you might not understand what is in store for you here.
Despite the fact that this book can make the reader (listener) a little confused, it brings a very interesting and unique perspective about love. Nowadays people don't really worry about loving someone for what they are, but for what they have. It is very easy to fall in love with the way one looks, but very hard to fall for what they truly are inside, and this book kind of forces us to reflect on that aspect of love, and also love without gender. Just love.
Another interesting thing to consider about the story is: would we be able to give up our own happiness so that others could be happy?
I truly liked this book, but if you are into happy endings or normal and convenient stuff, you might not appreciate this book.
If you are looking for some Sci-fi without all the fighting and bad - ET drama, this book is for you.
In this book, Josh, an ET and all his race are trying to befriend the people on earth, but because of their appearance and smell, which are completely different and even a little repellent (the smell), they have to find someone to mediate this encounter, more precisely, an agent, Tom.
Tom is one of the youngest and most successful agents in LA, and he has to deal with all the pressure of being an agent in Hollywood and having all these famous clients, especially one particular new movie star called Michelle Beck (who is very important to the story), and on top of that, being the agent of an entire race, which can't be easy.
I loved the book. It had very interesting twists. In the beginning you think you can predict where the plot is going, but then you just can't. It is a nice surprise.
Will Wheaton is a great narrator. I loved listening to him and I wish he could narrate more books. KUDOs! 5 stars well earned.
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