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Brian

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  • Star Trek: Strangers from the Sky (Adapted)

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 32 mins)
    • By Margaret Wander Bonanno
    • Narrated By George Takei, Leonard Nimoy
    Overall
    (33)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (24)

    In the distant future, horrible dreams torment Admiral James T. Kirk, dreams prompted by his reading of Strangers from the Sky, a book about that historic first contact. He dreams of an alternate reality where he somehow changed the course of history, and destroyed the Federation before it began.

    Yuriko says: "Nice"
    "Shafted"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    The book is not bad, the audio version is too short and cant possibly fit the book into 1 hour and 32 minutes.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Margaret Wander Bonanno? Why or why not?

    yes.


    Would you be willing to try another one of George Takei and Leonard Nimoy ’s performances?

    yes.


    Any additional comments?

    I would like to see an unabridged version.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Seventh Grave and No Body

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Darynda Jones
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (834)
    Performance
    (781)
    Story
    (778)

    Charley has more on her plate than a mob of testy hellhounds. For one thing, her father has disappeared, and the more she retraces his last steps, the more she learns he was conducting an investigation of his own, one that has Charley questioning everything she's ever known about him.

    Hassan says: "Funny As Always!"
    "LOVE, LOVE,LOVE!!!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I love the reader! I have several series that she reads. This series has it all: romance, as strong female lead, loyalty, and humor. This too is one of my "fall back" series if I can't pick a new one!!'

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs: Jane Jameson, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5799)
    Performance
    (4494)
    Story
    (4505)

    Maybe it was the Shenanigans gift certificate that put her over the edge. When children's librarian and self-professed nice girl Jane Jameson is fired by her beastly boss and handed $25 in potato skins instead of a severance check, she goes on a bender that's sure to become Half Moon Hollow legend. On her way home, she's mistaken for a deer, shot, and left for dead.

    Sandra Ross says: "Laugh-out Loud Funny"
    "Hilarious!!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Great story. Funny. Amanda does great as always! Highly recommend this series. Any time I need a pick me up I come back to this

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By Roy Dotrice
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (28412)
    Performance
    (22008)
    Story
    (22097)

    In a time long forgotten, a preternatural event threw the seasons off balance. In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. As the cold returns, sinister forces are massing beyond the protective wall of the kingdom of Winterfell. To the south, the king's powers are failing, with his most trusted advisor mysteriously dead and enemies emerging from the throne's shadow.

    DCinMI says: "Review of First 5 Books"
    "Game of padding"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about A Game of Thrones?

    Winter is coming. But after listening I'm still not sure why that is a big deal.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    the narrator was ok for the story.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    some laughable moments, or am i just sick.


    Any additional comments?

    I like the book series and HBO series. that being said, and here it comes, (BUT), it does have a-lot of paddiing in the story line that you could do without. just be ready for a looooong ride when you start the series.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Allison Hewitt Is Trapped: A Zombie Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Madeleine Roux
    • Narrated By Piper Goodeve
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (250)
    Performance
    (202)
    Story
    (203)

    One woman's story as she blogs about - and fights back against - the zombie apocalypse.

    Allison Hewitt and her five colleagues at the Brooks and Peabody Bookstore are trapped together when the zombie outbreak hits. Allison reaches out for help through her blog, writing on her laptop. It may also be her only chance to reach her mother. But as the reality of their situation sinks in, Allison's blog becomes a harrowing account of her edge-of-the-seat adventures.

    Daniel O. Buchholz says: "Book Lover seeking not to meet Zombie"
    "I would tell a friend."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up Allison Hewitt Is Trapped in three words, what would they be?

    Interesting story line.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    i liked how the story started with employees at a book store.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    i think the narrator fit the character quite well.


    Any additional comments?

    it was worth the credit and i would listen again.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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