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Brooke

Melbourne, FL, United States

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  • 7 reviews
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  • 531 titles in library
  • 44 purchased in 2014
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  • The Red Knight

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Miles Cameron
    • Narrated By Matthew Wolf
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (619)
    Performance
    (560)
    Story
    (570)

    Twenty-eight florins a month is a huge price to pay for a man to stand between you and the Wild. Twenty-eight florins a month is nowhere near enough when a wyvern's jaws snap shut on your helmet in the hot stink of battle, and the beast starts to rip the head from your shoulders. But if standing and fighting is hard, leading a company of men - or worse, a company of mercenaries - against the smart, deadly creatures of the Wild is even harder. It takes all the advantages of birth, training, and the luck of the devil to do it.

    Amazon Customer says: "A New Favorite in the Epic Fantasy Biz"
    "Great story a bit of everything you want"
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    Story
    What made the experience of listening to The Red Knight the most enjoyable?

    Laying in bed on sat morning listening


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Red Knight?

    Thing is there are plenty. But the narration is some of the best.


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

    He does such a good job with a wide variety of characters. Almost as good as Marsten with the Dresden files


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Catch: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Taylor Stevens
    • Narrated By Hillary Huber
    Overall
    (54)
    Performance
    (49)
    Story
    (48)

    In the wake of going head-to-head with international sex traffickers in The Doll, Munroe has retreated to Djibouti, where, while passing as a man, she finds work as an interpreter for a small, private, maritime security company. Pressed into duty at sea by her boss, Leo, Munroe discovers she is part of a gunrunning operation and she wants no part in protecting the crew or cargo. When the ship is attacked by pirates off the Somali coast, Munroe escapes and takes the unconscious captain with her to get answers.

    Brooke says: "Another adventure in an unknown land"
    "Another adventure in an unknown land"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up The Catch in three words, what would they be?

    Beguiling, intense, human


    What other book might you compare The Catch to and why?

    The other three in the series


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Michael explains during the process of story telling-how she experiences Africa and it's unique cultures.


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

    Crushing isn't for everyone


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 14

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Peter Clines
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11940)
    Performance
    (10850)
    Story
    (10874)

    There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment. Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don’t nag at him too much. At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela’s apartment. And Tim’s. And Veek’s.

    Magpie says: "Super solid listen!!"
    "What enthralling fun!"
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    Would you listen to 14 again? Why?

    Yes. Had a great time and it was refreshingly orginal.


    What other book might you compare 14 to and why?

    In orginallit, American Gods but more fun and somewhat lighthearted.


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

    Sorry but the nerd voice. But I like nerds. Loved the torchwood reference!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I just spent a week touring the Baltic states and listened to this book as we sat on the bus. It was great. Wondered if there was a RUssian version of Cavendish House.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Informationist: A Vanessa Michael Munroe Novel, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Taylor Stevens
    • Narrated By Hillary Huber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1373)
    Performance
    (773)
    Story
    (786)

    Vanessa “Michael” Munroe deals in information - expensive information - working for corporations, heads of state, private clients, and anyone else who can pay for her unique brand of expertise. Born to missionary parents in lawless central Africa, Munroe took up with an infamous gunrunner and his mercenary crew when she was just fourteen. As his protégé, she earned the respect of the jungle's most dangerous men, cultivating her own reputation for years until something sent her running. After almost a decade building a new life and lucrative career from her home base in Dallas, she's never looked back. Until now....

    Denise says: "UGH!!!"
    "This book was fantastic"
    Overall

    This book was fantastic. I listen to a lot of books, it is rarer and rarer to find a book so unique. I am a geographer the locations and culture in this read where thrilling and disturbing. There are plenty of reviews to sift through so I won't write much but this book doesn't disappoint. The main character is smoky and exciting, the storyline in-thralling, and setting mysterious and captivating. Can't wait for the next one.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Book Thief

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Markus Zusak
    • Narrated By Allan Corduner
    Overall
    (8998)
    Performance
    (7086)
    Story
    (7123)

    It's just a small story really, about, among other things, a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak's groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can't resist: books.

    Amazon Customer says: "Word Thief"
    "fantastic"
    Overall

    I have hundreds of read books, this is a favorite. I may require it for my summer reading class. The tale is imaginitive, prose rythmic and story engrossing. I must also compliment the narration in this case. I didn't realize that it was written as a young adult novel until I started to seek other novels by the same author. Anyway, not your usual WWII Nazi Germany story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Water for Elephants

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Sara Gruen
    • Narrated By David LeDoux, John Randolph Jones
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13598)
    Performance
    (5992)
    Story
    (6073)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Some books are meant to be read; others are meant to be heard – Water for Elephants falls into the second group, and is one of the best examples we have of how a powerful performance enhances a great story. Nonagenarian Jacob Jankowski reflects back on his wild and wondrous days with a circus. It's the Depression Era and Jacob, finding himself parentless and penniless, joins the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth.

    Kindle Customer says: "Great Narration!!"
    "WOW"
    Overall

    Been a member of Audible for years and this is by far one of the best. Couldn't stop listening...Fanastic storytelling and pure enjoyment

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • American Gods

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5348)
    Performance
    (2216)
    Story
    (2230)

    For the three years Shadow spent in prison, all he wanted was to get back to the loving arms of his wife and stay out of trouble for the rest of his life. But days before his release, he learns that his wife has been killed in an accident, and his world becomes a colder place.

    Joseph says: "Amazing, powerful book about America."
    "Sorry to see it end"
    Overall

    Once again it's midnight and I can't sleep, but then again I haven't slept since starting this audiobook. I own literally 100+ audiobooks in various formats and I bought this in hardcopy after listening to it. This and Lonesome Dove are the only ones. It is unique in it's concepts and defining in it genre. But, what is it genre since it crosses so many lines. It's like driving on a 8 lane freeway at 85 miles an hr. and weaving in and out of traffic and each car passed is has its own ...............

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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