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Elie

Elie Suida

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  • The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella (Twilight Saga)

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Stephenie Meyer
    • Narrated By Emma Galvin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1100)
    Performance
    (399)
    Story
    (407)

    Fans of The Twilight Saga will be enthralled by this riveting story of Bree Tanner, a character first introduced in Eclipse, and the darker side of the newborn vampire world she inhabits. In another irresistible combination of danger, mystery, and romance, Stephenie Meyer tells the devastating story of Bree and the newborn army as they prepare to close in on Bella Swan and the Cullens, following their encounter to an unforgettable conclusion.

    Jeanie Jenkins says: "Surprisingly involving and touching"
    "Caught me right up"
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    Would you listen to The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner again? Why?

    Yes, and I did. I enjoyed the perspective from an outside party view...Bree. It was facinating to hear what went on in Seattle.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Bri but maybe Fred. I will wonder what happened to him


    What about Emma Galvin’s performance did you like?

    She was as good as Ilyana Kadushin. Very good


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

    The Wasting of Bree


    Any additional comments?

    I liked it as I did with all the books. I want more. What about Fred? What about new characters with other gifts. The gifts are fun to read about. More please!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Cuckoo's Calling

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Robert Galbraith
    • Narrated By Robert Glenister
    Overall
    (4799)
    Performance
    (4370)
    Story
    (4380)

    After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: his sister, the legendary supermodel Lula Landry, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man.

    Tracey says: "Unbelievable debut mystery set in London"
    "Really good "who dun it""
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    If you could sum up The Cuckoo's Calling in three words, what would they be?

    descriptive, curious, surprising


    What other book might you compare The Cuckoo's Calling to and why?

    Not necessarily a book but a TV show, Columbo!


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

    Warmth of character, I could see every movement and facial tick.


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

    No, I had to stop to go to the bathroom.


    Any additional comments?

    Loved the lead characters, could see it as a movie, wondering who will play the parts.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By William Davis
    • Narrated By Tom Weiner
    Overall
    (1554)
    Performance
    (1332)
    Story
    (1314)

    Since the introduction of dietary guidelines calling for reduced fat intake in the 1970s, a strange phenomenon has occurred: Americans have steadily, inexorably become heavier, less healthy, and more prone to diabetes than ever before. After putting more than two thousand of his at-risk patients on a wheat-free regimen and seeing extraordinary results, cardiologist William Davis has come to the disturbing conclusion that it is not fat, not sugar, not our sedentary lifestyle that is causing America’s obesity epidemic—it is wheat.

    Stacey says: "The program works, but the listen is technical"
    "Good read, a little scary"
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    What was one of the most memorable moments of Wheat Belly?

    Learning I need to try this and see if it is do-able


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

    The reader kept an at times technical book interesting.


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

    It scared me for my grandchildren.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • On the Island

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Tracey Garvis Graves
    • Narrated By Heidi Baker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (349)
    Performance
    (322)
    Story
    (327)

    When 30-year-old English teacher Anna Emerson is offered a job tutoring T.J. Callahan at his family's summer rental in the Maldives, she accepts. T.J. Callahan has no desire to leave town, not that anyone asked him. Anna and T.J. are en route to join T.J.'s family in the Maldives when the pilot of their seaplane suffers a heart attack and crash-lands in the Indian Ocean. Their life jackets keep them afloat until they make it to the shore of an uninhabited island. Now Anna and T.J. just want to survive and they must work together to obtain water, food, fire, and shelter.

    Kim says: "Loved this book!"
    "Liked the story!"
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    What did you like best about this story?

    I could picture the Island and the story vividly in my mind. It kept my interest even driving on the Interstate!


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Heidi Baker?

    Not sure but would have picked someone who could distinguish voices of the characters better.


    What would have made this romance irresistible?

    It was irresistable


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hexed: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Kevin Hearne
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6768)
    Performance
    (6052)
    Story
    (6063)

    Atticus O’Sullivan, last of the Druids, doesn’t care much for witches. Still, he’s about to make nice with the local coven by signing a mutually beneficial nonaggression treaty when suddenly the witch population in modern-day Tempe, Arizona, quadruples overnight. And the new girls are not just bad, they’re badasses with a dark history on the German side of World War II. With a fallen angel feasting on local high school students, a horde of Bacchants blowing in from Vegas, and a dangerously sexy Celtic goddess of fire vying for his attention, Atticus is having trouble scheduling the witch hunt.

    Adam says: "Authenticity, Humor and Brilliant Writing"
    "Loved it Loved it Loved it"
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    What did you love best about Hexed?

    I have a horrible commute to and from work, 45 minutes in heavy traffic...Road rage bonifided if you can't think of anything else. I enjoyed listening to this book so much that I lost track of time. It is mind candy. It takes you to another place and suddenly...I'm home. I wanted to sit in my car and keep listening. The narrator was great. He kept all the characters in voice and made them believeable. I'm from Phoenix so it made the story even better but I would have liked the humor and wit if the city was New York! Starting the 3rd book tomorrow!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Hexed?

    Leif, the vampire with a latte, speaking home boy


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Picturing Mrs MacDonagh face while thinking about Atticus in boxers


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

    Everything you have heard is real!


    Any additional comments?

    Loved it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • War Horse

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Michael Morpurgo
    • Narrated By John Keating
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (578)
    Performance
    (490)
    Story
    (482)

    In 1914, a beautiful foal with a distinctive cross on his nose is sold to the Army and thrust into the midst of the war on the Western front. But his heart aches for Albert, the farmer's son he left behind. Will he ever see his true master again?

    Julie says: "Great idea for reluctant readers!"
    "Totally enjoyable read"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of War Horse to be better than the print version?

    I love listening to books. It is my prefered reading method.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The horse. It was refreshing to hear the animals point of view. It made my humanity look inferior.


    Which character – as performed by John Keating – was your favorite?

    The horse Joey, and Top Thorn. Top Thorn is forever ingrained in my mind. Such a waste!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Emily walked into the house after loosing the horse. I could feel the pain of loss that you knew was gone forever.


    Any additional comments?

    I have not seen the movie yet as I know how sad it is throughout the book, I will eventually.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Jeannette Walls
    • Narrated By Jeannette Walls
    Overall
    (911)
    Performance
    (394)
    Story
    (390)

    Jeannette Walls's memoir The Glass Castle was "nothing short of spectacular" (Entertainment Weekly). Now, in Half Broke Horses, she brings us the story of her grandmother, told in a first-person voice that is authentic, irresistible, and triumphant.

    Kathryn says: "A BETTER BOOK THAN "THE GLASS CASTLE""
    "Sounds Like Home"
    Overall

    When I read this book I was told it was rich in verbal visuals. What I didn't know was that I came home. Living 33 years in Flagstaff I felt like I came home. Beautifully written and I'm amazed at what most now consider hardship as being basic necessities. It was the time of my grandparents. A world we could only read about now. Wonderful book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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