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Gina

If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again there is no use in reading it at all. Oscar Wilde

murrieta, CA, United States | Member Since 2011

ratings
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REVIEWS
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FOLLOWERS
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HELPFUL VOTES
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  • 44 Cranberry Point: Cedar Cove, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Debbie Macomber
    • Narrated By Sandra Burr
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (243)
    Performance
    (137)
    Story
    (138)

    "I love living in Cedar Cove, but things haven't been the same since a man died in our B and B. Turns out his name was Max Russell, and Bob had known him briefly in Vietnam. We still don't have any idea why he came here and - most important of all - who killed him. Because it now appears that he was poisoned. I sure hope somebody figures it out soon!"

    Gina says: "An enjoyable series"
    "An enjoyable series"
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    Would you listen to 44 Cranberry Point again? Why?

    Yes debbie macombers books are very good .


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Peggy Beldon she just seem to be interesting to me


    What does Sandra Burr bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I like her reading she has a very soothing voice helps to make you wan more


    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
    (1207)
    Performance
    (1120)
    Story
    (1119)

    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 first book"
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    If you could sum up Scarlet in three words, what would they be?

    Brave grieved level headed


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like that you get more insite to the story of how Cinder became what she is, but there was so much going on you had to keep track of what's going on.


    What does Rebecca Soler bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I think she did a good job, I felt she was able to help distinguish the voices of the different characters


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gone Girl: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Gillian Flynn
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16554)
    Performance
    (14715)
    Story
    (14759)

    It is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media - as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents - the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter - but is he really a killer?

    Teddy says: "Demented, twisted, sick and I loved it!"
    "Wow how crazy was that"
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    What did you love best about Gone Girl?

    It is a book that you keep wanting more from, will there be revenge, does he figure out his wife's mind, is he really a bad husband. The whole book is so twisted you cant put it down.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Gone Girl?

    This book is so twisted you cant pick one particular moment, soon as you finish one chapter your struck with something new so for me to pick one would be hard.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    I don't feel that he was able to give Nick true character. Nick was from Missouri and I didn't get that from him, and he really kind of had no feeling to his reading.


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

    Yes this book is such a rollercoaster of lies and betrayal that you just want to see where the author is going with it.


    Any additional comments?

    This book has gotten many mixed reviews I was hesitate to buy it, but when it went on sale I figured why not give it a try. I'm glad I did, I just hope the author will release a sequel to it because your left at the end with the feeling of really that's it .

    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
    (1890)
    Performance
    (1704)
    Story
    (1710)

    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"
    "mirror mirror"
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    What did you love best about Cinder?

    The modern day sci-fi version of Cinderella with an outer space twist.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The relationship between Kai and Cinder also Iko was just tooo adorable.n


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I love it when kai asks her to the ball while they were in the elevator


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    From cyborg to princess an out of this world fairytale


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Hangman's Daughter

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Oliver Pötzsch, Lee Chadeayne (translator)
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1344)
    Performance
    (1197)
    Story
    (1190)

    When a dying boy is pulled from the river with a mark crudely tattooed on his shoulder, hangman Jakob Kuisl is called upon to investigate whether witchcraft is at play in his small Bavarian town. When more children disappear and an orphan is found dead with the same mark, the mounting hysteria threatens to erupt. Before the unrest forces him to torture and execute the woman who aided in the birth of his children, Jakob must unravel the truth.

    goddess_of_pipework says: "Fascinating"
    "Very good story"
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    Where does The Hangman's Daughter rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The Hangmans daughter was an excellent story I think it was 5 stars. I would have to say it was right up there with guernsey literary and potato peel society . Definatly worth the credit.


    Have you listened to any of Grover Gardner’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No I have not listened to any of Grover Gardner's performances but I do think that he was very good.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Life went on dispite all the dying.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Bone Season

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Samantha Shannon
    • Narrated By Alana Kerr
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1442)
    Performance
    (1325)
    Story
    (1326)

    The year is 2059. Nineteen-year-old Paige Mahoney is working in the criminal underworld of Scion London, based at Seven Dials, employed by a man named Jaxon Hall. Her job: to scout for information by breaking into people's minds. For Paige is a dreamwalker, a clairvoyant, and in the world of Scion, she commits treason simply by breathing.... It is raining the day her life changes forever. Attacked, drugged and kidnapped, Paige is transported to Oxford - a city kept secret for 200 years, controlled by a powerful, otherworldly race.

    linda says: "Engaging, Room for Improvement"
    "Would have been better with another narrator"
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    What did you like best about The Bone Season? What did you like least?

    The storyline was very intriguing, I think this was good for a first book. I'm looking forward to her sequel I like the mixture of sci-fy / romance.

    I really did not like the narrator she was hard to understand it was almost like she was mumbling. In order to enjoy this story I had to read the book version.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Alana Kerr?

    Carolyn Mccormick,, Amy Rubinate Juliet mills


    Could you see The Bone Season being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Yes I am looking forward to the movie...


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • I've Got Your Number: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Sophie Kinsella
    • Narrated By Jayne Entwistle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1213)
    Performance
    (1052)
    Story
    (1045)

    Poppy Wyatt has never felt luckier. She is about to marry her ideal man, Magnus Tavish, but in one afternoon her “happily ever after” begins to fall apart. Not only has she lost her engagement ring in a hotel fire drill but in the panic that follows, her phone is stolen. As she paces shakily around the lobby, she spots an abandoned phone in a trash can. Finders keepers! Now she can leave a number for the hotel to contact her when they find her ring. Perfect! Well, perfect except that the phone’s owner, businessman Sam Roxton, doesn’t agree.

    Erin says: "Pure fun"
    "A little predictable"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of I've Got Your Number to be better than the print version?

    Ya I did enjoy audio over printed version it gave if a little more flavor


    What did you like best about this story?

    The whole lost phone thing was charming


    What does Jayne Entwistle bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She brings the characters to life and puts you In the story


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Allegiant: Divergent Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Veronica Roth
    • Narrated By Emma Galvin, Aaron Stanford
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7488)
    Performance
    (6870)
    Story
    (6939)

    What if your whole world was a lie? What if a single revelation - like a single choice - changed everything? What if love and loyalty made you do things you never expected? The explosive conclusion to Veronica Roth's #1 New York Times best-selling Divergent trilogy reveals the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of listeners in Divergent and Insurgent.

    Teddy says: "I hate it when this happens"
    "An Odd Twist"
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    Where does Allegiant rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I feel this was a good book and Mrs Roth had many unexpected twists in the book. But unfortunately I was left empty after reading this.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    All I can say is wow.


    Have you listened to any of Emma Galvin and Aaron Stanford ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No ive not listened to them but they were a good duet.


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

    Ya I had a feeling of disappointment


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Christmas Cookie Collection

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Lori Wilde
    • Narrated By C. J. Critt
    Overall
    (24)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (22)

    There's a legend in Twilight, Texas. It says that if on Christmas you sleep with kismet cookies under your pillow and dream of your one true love, he will be your destiny. Carrie, Raylene, Christine, and Flynn are all members of the Christmas Cookie Club. Each has a story to tell, and each discovers the miracles of the season and the power of love.

    Nicole says: "A Jewel of a Collection"
    "Quaint Christmas collection"
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    Would you try another book from Lori Wilde and/or C. J. Critt?

    Yes I did enjoy her stories, I would like to try another of her books


    What three words best describe C. J. Critt’s performance?

    Funny likeable creative


    Do you think The Christmas Cookie Collection needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    I would like to see Lori wilde start a series with the characters in this book if she already hasnt


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Starry Night: A Christmas Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Debbie Macomber
    • Narrated By Rebecca Lowman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (100)
    Performance
    (88)
    Story
    (88)

    Carrie Slayton, a big-city society-page columnist, longs to write more serious news stories. So her editor hands her a challenge: She can cover any topic she wants, but only if she first scores the paper an interview with Finn Dalton, the notoriously reclusive author. Living in the remote Alaskan wilderness, Finn has written a mega best-selling memoir about surviving in the wild. But he stubbornly declines to speak to anyone in the press, and no one even knows exactly where he lives. Digging deep into Finn's past, Carrie develops a theory on his whereabouts.

    Sandra says: "Brings me back"
    "Debbies done it again"
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    Would you listen to Starry Night again? Why?

    Yes I really liked this book. The love story was so cute


    What does Rebecca Lowman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She is clear spoken and easy to listen to. She makes you want more


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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