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Kathy

Choctaw, OK, United States | Member Since 2004

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  • A Dance with Dragons: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (49 hrs)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By Roy Dotrice
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13279)
    Performance
    (11654)
    Story
    (11701)

    Dubbed the American Tolkien by Time magazine, George R. R. Martin has earned international acclaim for his monumental cycle of epic fantasy. Now the number-one New York Times best-selling author delivers the fifth book in his spellbinding landmark series - as both familiar faces and surprising new forces vie for a foothold in a fragmented empire.

    Ryan says: "Enjoyable, but a lot of setup"
    "Martin Lost His Focus"
    Overall

    Loved the first four books. They are absolutely the best series I have read, but this book was not worth the wait. Over half way through and nothing much has happened. It just drones on.

    33 of 36 people found this review helpful
  • Codex

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Lev Grossman
    • Narrated By Jeff Harding
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (120)
    Performance
    (111)
    Story
    (111)

    About to depart on his first vacation in years, Edward Wozny, a hotshot young investment banker, is sent to help one of his firm's most important and mysterious clients. His task is to search their library stacks for a precious medieval codex, a treasure kept sealed away for many years and for many reasons.

    Phebe says: "Brilliant entry for Grossman's "Magicians" series"
    "Don't Waste Your Time!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    The only positive thing about the book is the narration. The story is plodding, unexciting, uneventful, pointless.....I could go on, but you get the idea. A complete waste of my time. I hung in there until the end thinking something had to happen to make the torture of the listening experience worth it. I was wrong.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By David Mitchell
    • Narrated By Jonathan Aris, Paula Wilcox
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1487)
    Performance
    (713)
    Story
    (714)

    In 1799, the artificial island of Dejima lies in Nagasaki Harbor as Japan’s outpost for the Dutch East Indies Company. There, Jacob de Zoet has come to make a fortune large enough to return to Holland and marry the woman he loves.

    Darwin8u says: "A NEAR Perfect Novel."
    "Puzzling"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I am baffled by the overwhelmingly positive reviews this novel has received. The writing style is very uneven. Much of the novel reads more like a screen play with stage direction then in slides into a novel and back again. The story plods along and just when you believe it might get interesting it fizzles out and is finished.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Zoo

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (498)
    Performance
    (419)
    Story
    (420)

    All over the world, brutal attacks are crippling entire cities. Jackson Oz, a young biologist, watches the escalating events with an increasing sense of dread. When he witnesses a coordinated lion ambush in Africa, the enormity of the violence to come becomes terrifyingly clear. With the help of ecologist Chloe Tousignant, Oz races to warn world leaders before it's too late. The attacks are growing in ferocity, cunning, and planning, and soon there will be no place left for humans to hide.

    TEDDET says: "Love Patterson, but this was just SILLY"
    "Entertaining Light Listen"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Nice entertaining listen. Not a terribly complex story, but it holds your attention. Interesting commentary on modern society.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rider: Spirals of Destiny: Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Jim Bernheimer
    • Narrated By Christine Padovan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (220)
    Performance
    (196)
    Story
    (200)

    A unicorn is not supposed to survive the death of its rider, but Majherri did. Now he is a pariah, mistrusted by the Greater Herd. To reclaim his lost honor and status, he will entrust the remnants of his life to a new human female while unraveling the mystery of his continued existence.

    Ruth says: "A Horse Lover's Book-- An Enchanting Fantasy"
    "Worst Performance By Narrator!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I bought this book for my grandkids, but fortunately I listened to it first. Padovan is abysmal as a narrator. I do believe a 5th grader out of any random school would have done a better job. The narration was so grating it was hard to follow the story. Buy the book if you want to follow this story.

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • A World Out of Time

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Larry Niven
    • Narrated By Tom Weiner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (395)
    Performance
    (355)
    Story
    (361)

    After more than two hundred years as a corpsicle, Jaybee Corbell awoke in someone else’s body and under threat of instant annihilation if he made a wrong move while they were training him for a one-way mission to the stars. But Corbell bided his time and made his own move. Once he was outbound, where the society that ruled Earth could not reach him, he headed his starship toward the galactic core.

    Jim "The Impatient" says: "Do you know how people get old?"
    "Vintage Niven"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Entertaining look at the future of the world through the eyes of Niven. Much of the story involves the interaction of the main character with the computer he shares his shop with. This could get stale, but Niven keeps the story moving.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Map of the Sky: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Felix J. Palma
    • Narrated By James Langton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (95)
    Performance
    (84)
    Story
    (87)

    A love story serves as backdrop for The Map of the Sky when New York socialite Emma Harlow agrees to marry millionaire Montgomery Gilmore, but only if he accepts her audacious challenge: to reproduce the extraterrestrial invasion featured in Wells's War of the Worlds. What follows are three brilliantly interconnected plots to create a breathtaking tale of time travel and mystery, replete with cameos by a young Edgar Allan Poe, and Captain Shackleton and Charles Winslow from The Map of Time.

    Jim N says: "What a Disappointment!"
    "Interesting Twist"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    The story moved very slowly at first and so it took me awhile to get into it. I almost gave up, but it does pick-up and develops into a good story. It is an interesting take on the work of H G Wells. If you are a fan of Wells stick with the story. It is worth it in the end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Roots of the Olive Tree

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Courtney Miller Santo
    • Narrated By Karen White
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (11)

    Meet the Keller family, five generations of firstborn women - an unbroken line of daughters - living together in the same house on a secluded olive grove in the Sacramento Valley of Northern California. Anna, the family matriarch, is 112 and determined to become the oldest person in the world. An indomitable force, strong in mind and firm in body, she rules Hill House, the family home she shares with her daughter Bets, granddaughter Callie, great-granddaughter Deb, and great-great-granddaughter Erin. Though they lead ordinary lives, there is an element of the extraordinary to these women.

    MissSusie66 says: "Great story & narration"
    "Baffled By the Positive Reviews"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I am truly baffled by the postive reviews. I found the story plodding and totally unengaging. None of the characters are in anyway compelling. It is difficult to believe that they could live to such great ages with maturing. In a word boring.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Secret Keeper

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Kate Morton
    • Narrated By Caroline Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3224)
    Performance
    (2768)
    Story
    (2789)

    England, 1959: Laurel Nicolson is 16 years old, dreaming alone in her childhood tree house during a family celebration at their home, Green Acres Farm. She spies a stranger coming up the long road to the farm and then observes her mother, Dorothy, speaking to him. And then she witnesses a crime.

    Maria says: "Kate Morton (and Caroline Lee) does it again!"
    "Another Great Tale from Morton"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I have read all of Morton's novels and loved them, but I admit I had trouble getting wrapped-up in this story to begin wth. None of the characters drew me to them. Each seemed to be deeply flawed. Don't give-up if you feel the same. It takes awhile but in the end Morton does not disappoint.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Among Others

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Jo Walton
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (766)
    Performance
    (661)
    Story
    (663)

    Startling, unusual, and yet irresistably readable, Among Others is at once the compelling story of a young woman struggling to escape a troubled childhood, a brilliant diary of first encounters with the great novels of modern fantasy and SF, and a spellbinding tale of escape from ancient enchantment.

    Eoin says: "Subtle Character Piece"
    "Complete Drivel!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What disappointed you about Among Others?

    I could not recommend the story or the narrator. The story is essentially a teenage girl reading her diary as she writes it. Despite the fact that it is a teenage girl the narrator manages to make her sound like an old woman. The story is about as interesting as an real teenage girl's diary. None of the characters are engaging and really nothing happens. You get a lot of reviews of older science fiction works since the main character has a penchant for SF, and sad to say that is actually the most interesting part of the book. Save your credit and go elsewhere.


    What could Jo Walton have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Actually having a story would have been interesting.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The narratorstries so hard to have a Welsh accent that she ends up sounding like the old witch the main character claims her mother is.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Nope.


    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Theft of Swords: Riyria Revelations, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Michael J. Sullivan
    • Narrated By Tim Gerard Reynolds
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5367)
    Performance
    (4940)
    Story
    (4936)

    Acclaimed author Michael J. Sullivan created instant best sellers with his spellbinding Riyria Revelations series. This first volume introduces Royce Melborn and Hadrian Blackwater, two enterprising thieves who end up running for their lives when they’re framed for the death of the king. Trapped in a conspiracy bigger than they can imagine, their only hope is unraveling an ancient mystery - before it’s too late.

    Magpie says: "Two books in one - keep listening!!"
    "An Engaging Pair of Thieves!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Two of the most engaging characters I have come across in a while. Engaging and fun. Can't wait to read more in the series.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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