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Holly

Clovis, CA, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • Cold Days: The Dresden Files, Book 14

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5846)
    Performance
    (5434)
    Story
    (5433)

    After being murdered by a mystery assailant, navigating his way through the realm between life and death, and being brought back to the mortal world, Harry realizes that maybe death wasn’t all that bad - because he is no longer Harry Dresden, Chicago’s only professional wizard. He is now Harry Dresden, Winter Knight to Mab, the Queen of Air and Darkness. After Harry had no choice but to swear his fealty, Mab wasn’t about to let something as petty as death steal away the prize she had sought for so long.

    Ethan M. says: "Thwarts Every Expectation - In a Good Way"
    "Go Harry Go!"
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    If you are a Harry Dresden fan, then this book rocks it! James Marster does his usual wonderful job making the fun and exhausting story come to life!
    Loved It!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Divergent

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Veronica Roth
    • Narrated By Emma Galvin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18482)
    Performance
    (16713)
    Story
    (16849)

    In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue - Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is - she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

    Grant says: "It's not for me. Loved it anyway."
    "Great author, great performance!"
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    Love, love, love Emma Galvin! She could make a cereal box interesting, but this time she has had great material written by Veronica Roth. Witty, interesting, and fun, I couldn't stop listening.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Indian Hill: Indian Hill, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Mark Tufo
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    Overall
    (1018)
    Performance
    (956)
    Story
    (950)

    Indian Hill is about an ordinary boy who grows up in relatively normal times but who finds himself thrust into an extraordinary position. Growing up in suburban Boston, Michael enjoys the trials and tribulations that all adolescents go through, from the seemingly tyrannical mother, to girl problems, to run-ins with the law. From there he escapes to college out in Colorado with his best friend, Paul, where they begin to forge new relationships with those around them. It is one girl in particular that has caught Michael's eye, and he alternately pines for her and laments ever meeting her.

    DCinMI says: "Get through this one because the next two are good"
    "Interesting idea, but rambles and goes nowhere"
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    This is not the worst book I have ever listened too, but it sure is near the bottom. The story rambles on and on and I never really cared if our hero survived or not. There is a whole secondary story of his friends that never goes anywhere. At first I wasn't sure if it was the performance (the delivery was so flat), but after the first couple of hours it became evident that the writing that was the real problem.

    I had read the reviews of others and kept waiting for the story and writing to improve, but it never did. I hate to say anything negative about a book, because I know that a writer pours his heart and soul into the work, but this time I just couldn't keep quiet.

    1 of 3 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
    (1976)
    Performance
    (1179)
    Story
    (1180)

    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"
    "If you love this series, then you might like this"
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    Story is wonderful, but had a hard time getting used to Gigi reading it. I LOVED Margarit and associated her with Rachel... I kinda felt sorry for Gigi. Couldn't some one at least told her how to pronounce the names correctly.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dead Witch Walking

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Kim Harrison
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3176)
    Performance
    (2244)
    Story
    (2247)

    Rachel Morgan is a runner with the Inderland Runner Services, apprehending law-breakers throughout Cincinnati. She's also a witch, one of the many Inderlanders who revealed themselves after a genetically engineered virus wiped out 50 percent of humanity. Witches, warlocks, vampires, werewolves: the creatures of dreams and nightmares have lived beside humans for centuries, hiding their powers. But now they've stopped hiding, and nothing will be the same.

    Patti says: "wildly entertaining"
    "Great Imagination, and wonderful performance."
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    If you love Dresden Files, then this is for you! Kim Harrison has a wonderful imagination and Marguerite Gavin reads this wonderfully! Super easy read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ghost Story: The Dresden Files, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By John Glover
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5788)
    Performance
    (4953)
    Story
    (4946)

    When we last left the mighty wizard detective Harry Dresden, he wasn't doing well. In fact, he had been murdered by an unknown assassin. But being dead doesn't stop him when his friends are in danger. Except now he has nobody, and no magic to help him. And there are also several dark spirits roaming the Chicago shadows who owe Harry some payback of their own. To save his friends - and his own soul - Harry will have to pull off the ultimate trick without any magic....

    Bill says: "Not the best audio book in the series"
    "Not as bad as I was expecting."
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    OK, just like everyone else I love John Marsters as Dresden! They were one and the same, and it took some getting used to John Glover's style. But by the middle of the book, I was hooked on the story and John Glover does do a very interesting and engaging reading. I was kinda expecting to hate it, but ended up liking this story as much as the last few. Of course having said that, I hope that John Marsters is available for the next one!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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