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Christy

Mount Vernon, OR, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • Girl with Glasses: My Optic History

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Marissa Walsh
    • Narrated By Margie Lenhart
    Overall
    (521)
    Performance
    (441)
    Story
    (456)

    Being a Girl with Glasses isn't just a style choice; it's a way of life. If you've ever had your specs steam up when walking into a bar, squinted into the sun on the soccer field, or laid eyes on a new haircut only after your locks are strewn across the floor, you know what it's like to be a GWG. Marissa Walsh has worn glasses since third grade. Now - 10 pairs of glasses, one pair of prescription sunglasses, and endless pairs of contacts later - she has fully embraced her four-eyed fate.

    CG says: "I could not finish!"
    "WARNING: THIS BOOK IS NOT SUITABLE FOR KIDS."
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    What would have made Girl with Glasses better?

    If it had a warning label or rating system. I am adult but I am very careful about the books I read, I personally, don't like stories that contain cursing or sexual content. I wasn't expecting it, and had to stop the book it got so bad. I generally stick with G and PG things and this was PG14 or Perhaps R. Not my cup of tea


    What was most disappointing about Marissa Walsh’s story?

    It started out so good! Then... downhill.


    What three words best describe Margie Lenhart’s voice?

    Good Narration, Friendly girl -next store.


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

    The Narrator.


    Any additional comments?

    It would be great if Audible had a rating system like they do for movies G,PG, PG -13. MA ect...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • These Broken Stars

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner
    • Narrated By Cynthia Holloway, Johnathan McClain, Sarge Anton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (207)
    Performance
    (192)
    Story
    (193)

    It's a night like any other on board the Icarus. Then, catastrophe strikes: the massive luxury spaceliner is yanked out of hyperspace and plummets into the nearest planet. Lilac LaRoux and Tarver Merendsen survive. And they seem to be alone. Lilac is the daughter of the richest man in the universe. Tarver comes from nothing, a young war hero who learned long ago that girls like Lilac are more trouble than they're worth. But with only each other to rely on, Lilac and Tarver must work together, making a tortuous journey across the eerie, deserted terrain to seek help.

    Katheryne says: "Mesmerizing!"
    "Great begining, downhill from there."
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    This book started off well, it had a great premis, interesting characters and was well read. The story is fictional but belivable- for the first half. Even sci-fi needs to feel grounded. The second half of the book then went into the relm of weird and kind of creepy unbelivability. I would not recamend this book for children or even teens - Once upon a time young adult science fiction meant you were safe to listen as a family this story unfortunatly followed twilight into a place that no one really likes.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Scarlet: The Lunar Chronicles, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Marissa Meyer
    • Narrated By Rebecca Soler
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2031)
    Performance
    (1834)
    Story
    (1835)

    Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling installment of the best-selling Lunar Chronicles. She's trying to break out of prison - even though if she succeeds, she'll be the Commonwealth's most wanted fugitive. Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit's grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn't know about her grandmother or the grave danger she has lived in her whole life.

    Jennifer says: "Not sure if fault lies in performance or story"
    "Not as good as the first book but still fun."
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    Performance
    Story

    Good story,
    ** Spoiler Alert!*** This story changes perspectives several times among several different characters so the story was not as smooth as it was in Meyer's first book. The addition of the second protagonist and her fairytale retelling felt a little twilight-y and was disappointing after reading Cinder, the first book in the series. I did enjoy hearing more about Cinder's story and I am excited to read the third book. Overall it was pretty good!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cinder: Book One of the Lunar Chronicles

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Marissa Meyer
    • Narrated By Rebecca Soler
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3264)
    Performance
    (2928)
    Story
    (2936)

    Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl.... Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle.

    Staaj says: "Surpised by how much I enjoyed it"
    "New twist on a fairytale classic."
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    If you could sum up Cinder in three words, what would they be?

    Surprisingly, very good.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like cinderella re-tellings but they can be very similar to one another. This was by far one of the most original cinderella stories I have heard. Dystopia meets fairytale.


    What about Rebecca Soler’s performance did you like?

    Her inflections. I really enjoyed this narrators performance she was very easy to listen to and told the story well.


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

    Definitely!


    Any additional comments?

    The book sounds weird and I read over the description a couple of times and thought this book sounded stupid but It appeared on a 'teen classics' for teachers so I took a chance. Glad I did! I couldn't put it down, it was a fun listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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