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I first looked for this book because of Suzanne Collins. I thought I would listen to something similar to the Hunger games, since most reviews point toward that direction. However, it is a completely different story, with a quest which includes people from different species and beliefs even, and I would listen to it again, but this is NOT similar to The Hunger Games.
I love teen literature, and I feel most passionately about it, so I can say I liked this book very much. The story is envolving, engaging, but I didn't feel like when I read the Hunger Games. That sort of emotion you won't find with Gregor.
You will find, though, sense of family, belonging, care, tenderness, struggle and lots of adventures lived by Gregor, an 11-year- old boy who misses his father, who has disappeared for more that two years, and also, by mistake "falls" into the underland with his two-year-old sister, gets to know amazing creatures and have unimaginable experiences.
Boots, The little embassador, who loved with no distiction and such sweetness, that is it impossible not to love her.
Surprizingly, he struck me most when performing Boots. If you can perform like a child so well, you can do anything.
An amazing adventure through the underland.
Read this book with an open heart and mind.
I really enjoyed listening to this book. It is a mixture of horror story with a touch of psychological thriller. The author keeps you hooked until the very end. I listened to it in only two sittings!
Mike is a top notch writer, and Mark narrates this book awesomely!
Allan and Cynthia are this ordinary couple living their ordinary lives, until Cynthia is almost raped by a hiker, and that is when this supposedly uneventful story takes a very unexpected turn, and their lives start being psychologically tortured and tormented!
What would happen if you committed a crime, and became slave of behaviors in order to hide this crime from society? Well, this is what happened to Allan and Cynthia's lives.
Want to know more? I am sure you will enjoy this book as much as I have. I highly recommend it!
This is a fascinating book.
This book talks about the reality of the dangers of ingesting gluten.
The first book about the harm gluten can bring to one's life I read is called wheat belly, and that one emphasizes the digestory system and illnesses that can be caused by gluten in general. Very informative.
Grain Brain, however, also talks about this reality and more, because it alerts us about what gluten and carbs can do to our brain. It brings so many shocking things that I felt like I was reading a horror book. If you want to keep living long, healthily and with a lucid brain,
I'd advise you to read this one. You will be amazed at what you will discover. And if a gluten free reality is also yours, you might as well read this one too in order to find out about the latest researches in the field.
I highly recommend it.
This is the story of a young couple and their 5-month-old daughter, Natasha, whose sweet little face doesn't give away what she has inside.
This is the first horror story I got the chance to stumble across and finish, and I only did because it hooked me from the beginning and I felt it was a great, "unputdownable" story.
Neil and Annie got married very soon, since Neil was around 20 and Annie 19. Neil wanted her to make an abortion, but she refused to do so, and the only choice left was marriage. An unwanted one, as well as the baby, for Neil, that is. Strange things have happened in this home, and the father started blaming everything bad that happened on sweet little Natasha. I was so captured that I wanted to know whether Neil was crazy, Annie was paranoid or if the baby was really evil, which you only get to find out at the very end of the story.
As a horror story, it is also funny and intriguing. Even if you are not big on horror like me, you will enjoy this one very much. I highly recommend it.
This is the story of Bruno and his oblivious life during the holocaust. Bruno used to live in Berlim, and because of his father's job, he was forced to move to a new house. He suddenly found himself friendless, with a very annoying sister.
Being the son of a commandant, he was given everything in life, and even though he lived in a house across from the fence where a concentration camp was located, he had no idea about what was going on. That is where he finds a new friend, a Jewish boy, although he didn't know what a jew was at the time.
He became friends with that boy, but didn't really understand what went on on that side of the fence.
This is a very say story. The ending was very disappointing, not because it was sad, but because the author left a lot of things and details left to imagination.
This is the true story of Sara Tuvel during WWII.
Saying these were hard times is putting it mildly according to Sara. She is a Jewish who tells us about her true story before, while and after World War II and how these were times of intense pain and suffering for Jews, and consequently for her family and herself.
This story is told with richness of detail, and when possible, with a little wit (one knows how hard it is to be witty in times of danger, pain and suffering).
Before I got my hands on this audiobook, I could not believe how one could be so intense and have such thirst for life. When I heard her narrative about everything she suffered during WWII I couldn't help but wonder if I would have given up on life or if I would have kept on going, hoping for the war to be over.
I found myself crying so many times.
Wanda McCaddon doesn't care much for doing voices of characters, but she does a wonderful job while portraing Sara's emotions and everyone else's too.
If you would like to know more about how Jews suffered during the holocaust, this is the book to read, but prepare yourself for some very tough reading, because this is not for the soft-hearted.
Other than that, I highly recommend this beautiful story of family, companionship, friendship and survival.
Great character building. This book is about the journey Charlie goes as teenager, and how his character is built with every experience he has while in high school, how his friendships are made and kept, his relationship with his family... You might think this is a boring book by what I described, but it really is not. It makes us reflect upon our own experiences as teenagers and how they might have been different, thus, how we might have turned up to be whole other people. If you live around teenagers, this book might help you open your eyes to some quiet teenager who might have a hurricane going on in his mind. It is fast paced and very emotional at times.
The narrator does an excellent job.
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.
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