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Cindylee Ginter

potterygod

toledo, ohio | Member Since 2007

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REVIEWS
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HELPFUL VOTES
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  • The Drawing of the Three: The Dark Tower II

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Frank Muller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4457)
    Performance
    (2406)
    Story
    (2438)

    Stephen King returns to The Dark Towerin this second, mesmerizing volume in his epic series. After his confrontation with the man in black at the end of The Gunslinger, Roland awakes to find three doors on the beach of Mid-World's Western Sea, each leading to New York City but at three different moments in time. Through these doors, Roland must "draw" three figures crucial to his quest for the Dark Tower.

    Blair says: "I'm not a Frank Muller fan"
    "One great volume a masterpiece"
    Overall

    I was one of the King fans that didn't want to read a series, I hate suspense. Now you can hear everybook from start to finish with a couple of the best Narrators I have ever heard. The narrators bring these books to life in a way that surpass the simple read. I am glad I waited to read it, because it is his best book to date.
    Pulling in familiar characters, themes and their back stories was an extra bonus for loyal King readers.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Good Girl

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Mary Kubica
    • Narrated By Lindy Nettleton, Johnny Heller, Tom Taylorson, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (600)
    Performance
    (537)
    Story
    (543)

    Born to a prominent Chicago judge and his stifled socialite wife, Mia Dennett moves against the grain as a young inner-city art teacher. One night, Mia enters a bar to meet her on-again, off-again boyfriend. But when he doesn't show, she unwisely leaves with an enigmatic stranger. With his smooth moves and modest wit, Colin Thatcher seems at first like a safe one-night stand. But following Colin home will turn out to be the worst mistake of Mia's life.

    VanDelay says: "Cheap Trick"
    "Not comparable to Gone Girl at all"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What would have made The Good Girl better?

    This story's foreshadowing gave this story away in the beginning, and even the title. No unexpected twists or turns. The back and forth of the before and after seemed to be just a device to drag the story out longer than necessary. Though I finished the book, the expected ending was just a let down, and the characters were barely likeable. There was no tension in the book that I could fully believe.


    What was most disappointing about Mary Kubica’s story?

    the giveaway in the beginning of the book


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of the narrators?

    The narrators were ok, but the best narrator was the woman who read Mia.


    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Passage: The Passage Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (36 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Justin Cronin
    • Narrated By Scott Brick, Adenrele Ojo, Abby Craden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7087)
    Performance
    (3451)
    Story
    (3456)

    First, the unthinkable: a security breach at a secret U.S. government facility unleashes the monstrous product of a chilling military experiment. Then, the unspeakable: a night of chaos and carnage gives way to sunrise on a nation, and ultimately a world, forever altered. All that remains for the stunned survivors is the long fight ahead and a future ruled by fear—of darkness, of death, of a fate far worse.

    Nicole says: "You love it or you hate it..."
    "Suprising!"
    Overall

    This is an Epic, and while some state it is about "vampires" called "virals" in the book, I say the boogeymen in this book are more peripheral than the wonderful story, rich metaphors, and character development that remind me of Stephen King novels. This is a dystopia that has a thin thread of hope throughout to keep the reader's heart in the story.
    The ending sets the stage for a sequel I believe. Oh, and Scott Brick is absolutely the right narrator for this book. He was awesome as usual.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Cruelest Month: A Three Pines Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Louise Penny
    • Narrated By Ralph Cosham
    Overall
    (1297)
    Performance
    (934)
    Story
    (920)

    It's spring in the tiny, forgotten village; buds are on the trees, and the first flowers are struggling through the newly thawed earth. But not everything is meant to return to life. When some villagers decide to celebrate Easter with a séance at the Old Hadley House, they are hoping to rid the town of its evil - until one of their party dies of fright.

    Sara says: "Spring in Three Pines"
    "Suprisingly good! An intriguing who dunnit!"
    Overall

    I didn't really expect much when I first started listening, it started out a little slow, but when this story gets going, it's wonderful. I won't say that the who dunnit was a huge mystery, but the motivation behind the murder had a great psychological foundation.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Strangers

    • UNABRIDGED (29 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1402)
    Performance
    (638)
    Story
    (639)

    A handful of people. From different backgrounds, living in different towns and cities across America, they had nothing in common - except fear. Deep in the heart of a sprawling desert, a dark memory called out to them, drawing them to the Tranquility Motel - where the terrifying truth was waiting.

    Barry F. Stinson says: "Brilliant"
    "narrator speed"
    Overall

    I was having trouble with the Narration at first, but I changed the speed on my Ipod to the quickest and it made all the difference!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Talisman

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs)
    • By Stephen King, Peter Straub
    • Narrated By Frank Muller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3707)
    Performance
    (1749)
    Story
    (1758)

    On a brisk autumn day, a 13-year-old boy stands on the shores of the gray Atlantic, near a silent amusement park and a fading ocean resort called the Alhambra. The past has driven Jack Sawyer here: His father is gone, his mother is dying, and the world no longer makes sense. But for Jack everything is about to change. For he has been chosen to make a journey back across America - and into another realm. One of the most influential and heralded works of fantasy ever written, The Talisman is an extraordinary novel of loyalty, awakening, terror, and mystery.

    Swad says: "Still Good"
    "The Narrator is GREAT!"
    Overall

    I believe the narration of this book is wonderful. The narrator has narrated other King novels, and I understand why King picks him, he gives the flavor that King is looking for in his books, a flare for the dramatic, sense of humor and an underlying sense that the work doesn't take itself too seriously. Perfect!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Outlaw Demon Wails

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Kim Harrison
    • Narrated By Gigi Bermingham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1937)
    Performance
    (1144)
    Story
    (1147)

    To save the lives of her friends, Rachel did the unthinkable: she willingly trafficked in forbidden demon magic. And now her sins are coming home to haunt her. As Rachel searches for the truth behind a terrifying murder, an even greater menace threatens, for the demon Algaliarept will stop at nothing to claim her, and the discovery of a shocking family secret throws Rachel's entire life into question.

    Carol says: "Horrible Narration Take 2"
    "The new narrator only a little annoying"
    Overall

    I read that the new narrator mispronounced words etc. and she does, but the story has so many suprises that will blow your mind, you have to read it to keep going with the story. Loved it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Neverwhere

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated By Neil Gaiman
    Overall
    (6182)
    Performance
    (2971)
    Story
    (2992)

    Richard Mayhew is an unassuming young businessman living in London, with a dull job and a pretty but shrewish fiancée. Then one night he stumbles upon a girl lying on the sidewalk, bleeding. He stops to help her, and his life is changed forever. Soon he finds himself living in a London most people would never have dreamed of: a city of monsters and saints, murderers and angels. It is a world that exists entirely in a subterranean labyrinth of sewer canals and abandoned subway stations.

    Thomas says: "Neverwhere is Great"
    "Lacking in Detail"
    Overall

    I found the most disappointing part of this book was a lack of plot development and description. It is a fast paced read, just like Dean Koontz used to be when he started. However, the rich detail of Steven King and the Current Dean Koontz is not there, and so the book from the perspective of a fan of those two, left me with visual gaping holes. The plot had many holes to fill in also, but if you are into the swift storytelling style, this is a good read. I thought the author made a good narrator.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Road

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Cormac McCarthy
    • Narrated By Tom Stechschulte
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5883)
    Performance
    (2483)
    Story
    (2517)

    America is a barren landscape of smoldering ashes, devoid of life except for those people still struggling to scratch out some type of existence. Amidst this destruction, a father and his young son walk, always toward the coast, but with no real understanding that circumstances will improve once they arrive. Still, they persevere, and their relationship comes to represent goodness in a world of utter devastation.

    Darwin8u says: "My wife says he's that Cold Desert Writer I love."
    "You have to be in the mood"
    Overall

    The reason you have to be in the mood to read the Road, is because the subject matter is about relentless suffering and what I term a slow moving chase book. McCormac definetely captures the tough decisions about suffering and deciding to live a quality life. It is a depressing dilemma as it is, so if you are in the mood for apocolyptic suffering...I would rate this book a 5. As for me, I could barely stand it.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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