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Anastasia

forest hills, NY, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • 10 reviews
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  • 163 titles in library
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  • Reached: Matched, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Ally Condie
    • Narrated By Jack Riccobono
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (759)
    Performance
    (680)
    Story
    (684)

    After leaving Society and desperately searching for the Rising Cassia and Ky have found what they were looking for, but at the cost of losing each other yet again: Cassia has been assigned to work for the Rising from within Society, while Ky has been stationed outside its borders. In this gripping conclusion to the Matched Trilogy, Cassia will reconcile the difficulties of challenging a life too confining, seeking a freedom she never dreamed possible, and honoring a love she cannot live without.

    Anastasia says: "Disappointed ..most likely will return this book"
    "Disappointed ..most likely will return this book"
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    What would have made Reached better?

    Less predictable and More action


    Any additional comments?

    As I listened to this book , I experienced waves of nausea every time love for Cassia was mentioned (every 5 minutes). The book was very predictable and annoying. Thanks God for return program.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • The Gemini Virus

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Wil Mara
    • Narrated By Wil Mara
    Overall
    (27)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (26)

    Bob Easton thinks he has a cold. Before he dies in agony, four days later, he infects dozens of people. Local health agencies become quickly overwhelmed by the sick and dying and beg the CDC for help. Dr. Michael Beck and Cara Porter, a member of the Epidemic Intelligence Service, race to identify the deadly bug. They can't cure it until they know what it is.

    Anastasia says: "Typical virus story but I enjoyed it."
    "Typical virus story but I enjoyed it."
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    Any additional comments?

    The best diet book on earth!! The story is very gruesome and the writer describes every virus symptom in great detail. Typical virus story. But if you are a fan of virus books, you would like it very much.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Inside Out

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Maria V. Snyder
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (261)
    Performance
    (164)
    Story
    (164)

    "I drew a deep breath. I’d spoken more in one burst to this stranger whose room I’d invaded than anyone else in weeks. And with a single word he could alert the Pop Cops and send me to the Chomper. We stared at each other for a few heartbeats. Before I could retreat he said, 'My name’s Riley Narelle Ashon. Any time you need peace, you’re welcome to use my hideaway.'"

    k says: "Interesting world"
    "OMG I just wasted 8 dollars!!"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Different narrator and a lot better story


    What could Maria V. Snyder have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    I do not think that she can do anything to make this story more enjoyable.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Amanda Ronconi’s performances?

    Her voice is not pleasant at all...If she mentions "pop Cop" one more time Im going to shoot myself lol


    Any additional comments?

    Try listening to Accross the Universe and A Millon Suns

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Hunger Games

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (35361)
    Performance
    (26404)
    Story
    (26781)

    Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning? In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by 12 outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

    Teddy says: "The Book Deserves The Hype"
    "Loved it! Couldn't put it down"
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    Would you listen to The Hunger Games again? Why?

    I would listen to it again for sure! The story is very unique and brings all of the emotions out of you.


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

    The main character was pissing me off lol Also there were few moments when i was feeling extremely sad


    Any additional comments?

    very well written!! You wouldnt want to turn your listening device off!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Help

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Kathryn Stockett
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
    Overall
    (27383)
    Performance
    (13993)
    Story
    (14040)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: The most celebrated performance in all of Audible’s history, The Help has nearly 2,000 5-star reviews from your fellow listeners. We hear the print book’s not bad, either. In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another.

    Jan says: "What a great surprise!"
    "OMG! One of the best books I ever listen to!!"
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    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Oh yes!!


    Any additional comments?

    This book made me experience all the emotions while listening to it...I felt like I'm pregnant all over again! One chapter I would be laughing and then next chapter would make me cry.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Delirium

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Lauren Oliver
    • Narrated By Sarah Drew
    Overall
    (1971)
    Performance
    (1673)
    Story
    (1676)

    "Ninety-five days, and then I'll be safe. I wonder whether the procedure will hurt. I want to get it over with. It's hard to be patient. It's hard not to be afraid while I'm still uncured, though so far the deliria hasn't touched me yet. Still, I worry. They say that in the old days, love drove people to madness. The deadliest of all deadly things: It kills you both when you have it and when you don't."

    Joyce E McBride says: "Wonderful"
    "Very Interesting book"
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    What did you love best about Delirium?

    Introduces a new concept..Makes you think how your life would change if you would do the procidure. Can you imagine not being able to love your child?!


    Any additional comments?

    Credit well spent..but a little bit too much romance for me

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Pandemonium

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Lauren Oliver
    • Narrated By Sarah Drew
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1248)
    Performance
    (1122)
    Story
    (1128)

    I’m pushing aside the memory of my nightmare, pushing aside thoughts of Alex, pushing aside thoughts of Hana and my old school, push, push, push, like Raven taught me to do. The old life is dead. But the old Lena is dead too. I buried her.I left her beyond a fence, behind a wall of smoke and flame. Lauren Oliver delivers an electrifying follow-up to her acclaimed New York Times bests eller, Delirium. This riveting, brilliant novel crackles with the fire of fierce defiance, forbidden romance, and the sparks of a revolution about to ignite.

    Emily - Audible says: "Remarkably Mature for YA"
    "Delirium was way better"
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    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    The ending going to blow your mind


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

    no..probably in three sittings lol


    Any additional comments?

    the book is very interesting but the first book a lot better. Also it was too much romance for me.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Orphan Master's Son: A Novel of North Korea

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Adam Johnson
    • Narrated By Tim Kang, Josiah D. Lee, James Kyson Lee, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1219)
    Performance
    (1052)
    Story
    (1062)

    Pak Jun Do is the haunted son of a lost mother - a singer “stolen” to Pyongyang - and an influential father who runs Long Tomorrows, a work camp for orphans. There the boy is given his first taste of power, picking which orphans eat first and which will be lent out for manual labor. Recognized for his loyalty and keen instincts, Jun Do comes to the attention of superiors in the state, rises in the ranks, and starts on a road from which there will be no return.

    Lisa says: "The most compelling listen I've ever owned"
    "Very Interesting Book!!"
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    Where does The Orphan Master's Son rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I listen to a lot of audiobooks..and this book would probably be in my top 7. But i wouldn't read it again anytime soon because of the horrors of North Korea that book describes in a very graphic way.


    If you could take any character from The Orphan Master's Son out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    All the hungry people


    Any additional comments?

    Give it a try...When you first start to listen to this book, you would probably think that its very boring and not interesting at all. Do not worry it gets a lot better after 6 chapters.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Under the Never Sky

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Veronica Rossi
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne Flagler
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (629)
    Performance
    (550)
    Story
    (551)

    Since she’d been on the outside, she’d survived an Aether storm, she’d had a knife held to her throat, and she’d seen men murdered. This was worse. Exiled from her home, the enclosed city of Reverie, Aria knows her chances of surviving in the outer wasteland - known as The Death Shop - are slim. If the cannibals don’t get her, the violent, electrified energy storms will. She’s been taught that the very air she breathes can kill her. Then Aria meets an Outsider named Perry. He’s wild - a savage - and her only hope of staying alive.

    Katheryne says: "Beware of the Triology"
    "It was just OK..I wouldnt waste my credit on it"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I would add more suspense and I would describe certain things more. Without it you lose emotional attachment with main character.


    Could you see Under the Never Sky being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    I see it being made into the cheap TV series on scifi channel.


    6 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Eve

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Anna Carey
    • Narrated By Tavia Gilbert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (355)
    Performance
    (313)
    Story
    (319)

    Sixteen years after a deadly virus wiped out most of Earth’s population, the world is a perilous place. Eighteen-year-old Eve has never been beyond the heavily guarded perimeter of her school, where she and two hundred other orphaned girls have been promised a future as the teachers and artists of the New America. But the night before graduation, Eve learns the shocking truth about her school’s real purpose - and the horrifying fate that awaits her. Fleeing the only home she’s ever known, Eve sets off on a long, treacherous journey, searching for a place she can survive.

    Amanda says: "Loved It! But heartbroken! Must read!!!"
    "very weak story ...expected a lot more from it"
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    What would have made Eve better?

    I think more suspense because it was way too predictable for me.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Anna Carey again?

    I would probably give it a try only if her books going to to be on a huge sale. I wouldnt waste my credit on it.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Eve?

    I wouldn't cut anything , but i would enhance certain parts to make it more interesting.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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