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martha

Atlanta, GA, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • 8 reviews
  • 168 ratings
  • 563 titles in library
  • 26 purchased in 2014
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  • Sacre Bleu: A Comedy d'Art

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Christopher Moore
    • Narrated By Euan Morton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1142)
    Performance
    (994)
    Story
    (1005)

    In July 1890, Vincent van Gogh went into a cornfield and shot himself. Or did he? Why would an artist at the height of his creative powers attempt to take his life... and then walk a mile to a doctor's house for help? Who was the crooked little "color man" Vincent had claimed was stalking him across France? And why had the painter recently become deathly afraid of a certain shade of blue? These are just a few of the questions confronting Vincent's friends who vow to discover the truth of van Gogh's untimely death.

    Melinda says: "Is Nothing is Sacre'?"
    "Love Love Love"
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    Well written, art and fantasy. It made me buy more from this author. Is there any better praise. I loved his other book also.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Phoenix Rising: A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Pip Ballantine, Tee Morris
    • Narrated By James Langton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (684)
    Performance
    (611)
    Story
    (604)

    Evil is most assuredly afoot - and Britain’s fate rests in the hands of an alluring renegade... and a librarian. These are dark days indeed in Victoria’s England. Londoners are vanishing, then reappearing, washing up as corpses on the banks of the Thames, drained of blood and bone. Yet the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences - the Crown’s clandestine organization whose bailiwick is the strange and unsettling - will not allow its agents to investigate. Fearless and exceedingly lovely Eliza D. Braun, however, with her disturbing fondness for dynamite, refuses to let the matter rest...

    Suzanna says: "Great Steampunk - worth a listen"
    "Steampunk with Outrageous Escapades"
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    So glad I wasn't swayed by a few poor reviews written by people who apparently don't understand Steampunk. The enjoyable nature of Steampunk is that it is made up of satire, outrageous escapades and wondrous steam operated machines such as in Captain Nemo adventures. This book was enjoyable and entertaining. I found the main characters lovable and campy beyond description. Everything I love about Victorian Steampunk.I have been following Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris via Podcasting for years and I hope to see this series become a roaring success.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Imager's Challenge

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By L. E. Modesitt Jr.
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (556)
    Performance
    (362)
    Story
    (369)

    Still recovering from injuries received in foiling the plots of the Ferran envoy, Rhenn is preparing to take up his new duties as imager liaison to the Civic Patrol of L'Excelsis. No sooner has he assumed his new position than he discovers two things. First, the commander of the Civic Patrol doesn't want a liaison from the infamous Collegium and soon has Rhenn patrolling the streets of the worst district in the city.

    Lydia says: "interesting concepts"
    "A Book I Could Put Down"
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    It is an interesting concept. Maybe a good juvenile "read" but I don't need concepts explained to me every paragraph and the dialog was infantile. A book I could and did put down.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Daughter of Smoke and Bone

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Laini Taylor
    • Narrated By Khristine Hvam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1835)
    Performance
    (1641)
    Story
    (1659)

    Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky. In a dark and dusty shop, a devil's supply of human teeth grown dangerously low. And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherwordly war. Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real; she's prone to disappearing on mysterious "errands"; she speaks many languages - not all of them human; and her bright blue hair actually grows out of her head that color.

    Coffee says: "Amazing story & INCREDIBLE Narrator!"
    "Great if you like Romance"
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    Wasn't my cup of tea but if you like romance novels you will enjoy it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Seth Grahame-Smith
    • Narrated By Scott Holst
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6684)
    Performance
    (5076)
    Story
    (5156)

    While Abraham Lincoln is widely lauded for saving a Union and freeing millions of slaves, his valiant fight against the forces of the undead has remained in the shadows for hundreds of years. That is, until Seth Grahame-Smith stumbled upon The Secret Journal of Abraham Lincoln, and became the first living person to lay eyes on it in more than 140 years.

    Haden says: "My friends thought I was crazy."
    "SCI-FI and HISTORICAL FICTION"
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    Would you listen to Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter again? Why?

    I usually do not re-listen but I might just for the historical fiction aspect. Seth Grahame-Smith really did his research on this. The interview with the author which is included is very interesting.


    What did you like best about this story?

    His early life you don't hear much about. And of course that is when he became a vampire hunter. :)


    Which character – as performed by Scott Holst – was your favorite?

    Good narration all around


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

    Makes you angry at all those mean vampires.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • To Say Nothing of the Dog: Or How We Found the Bishop's Bird Stump at Last

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Connie Willis
    • Narrated By Steven Crossley
    Overall
    (1832)
    Performance
    (1045)
    Story
    (1047)

    In this Hugo-winner from Connie Willis, when too many jumps back to 1940 leave 21st century Oxford history student Ned Henry exhausted, a relaxing trip to Victorian England seems the perfect solution. But complexities like recalcitrant rowboats, missing cats, and love at first sight make Ned's holiday anything but restful - to say nothing of the way hideous pieces of Victorian art can jeopardize the entire course of history.

    Amazon Customer says: "Sci-fi Comdey of Manners"
    "Loved it so much I bought it for a friend"
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    What made the experience of listening to To Say Nothing of the Dog the most enjoyable?

    Funny, satire, just enough sci-fi not to mention the cats and the dog.


    What other book might you compare To Say Nothing of the Dog to and why?

    I don't know if anything compares not even her other novels about time travel I also love. This one has so much humor.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Chasing the cat. You have to remember the character has never dealt with or seen a cat before since they don't exist in his time. Very funny.


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

    Laugh


    Any additional comments?

    Don't miss her other books on time travel "Blackout" and "All Clear"

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Blameless: An Alexia Tarabotti Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Gail Carriger
    • Narrated By Emily Gray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1262)
    Performance
    (1041)
    Story
    (1046)

    Gail Carriger’s best-selling Parasol Protectorate series reimagines Victorian England with vampires, werewolves, and a dash of steampunk. Blameless is the third in the series starring the parasol-wielding Lady Alexia Maccon, formerly Alexia Tarabotti. After news spreads of her delicate condition—a surprise to everyone since she’s married to a werewolf—Alexia is desperate to escape the London gossip. So she heads to Italy for a change of scenery.

    Leanna says: "When you're right, you're right!"
    "Can't Get Enough"
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    What did you love best about Blameless?

    Hilarious satire about the dress of the Victorian era.


    What other book might you compare Blameless to and why?

    It is a Steampunk Victorian version of Sookie Stackhouse.


    Which character – as performed by Emily Gray – was your favorite?

    The GRRR of the handsome sexy werewolf.


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

    YES and I got the rest of the series immediately and wanted more.


    Any additional comments?

    One of the best series I have listened to lately. Maybe ever and I listen a lot.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • City of Dragons: Volume Three of the Rain Wilds Chronicles

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Robin Hobb
    • Narrated By Anne Flosnik
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (278)
    Performance
    (253)
    Story
    (252)

    Once, dragons ruled the Rain Wilds, tended by privileged human servants known as Elderlings. But a series of cataclysmic eruptions nearly drove these magnificent creatures to extinction. Born weak and deformed, the last of their kind had one hope for survival: to return to their ancient city of Kelsingra. Accompanied by a disparate crew of untested young keepers, the dragons embarked on a harsh journey into the unknown along the toxic Rain Wild River.

    Tyler says: "Story was incomplete and felt rushed"
    "Disappointment"
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    Would you try another book from Robin Hobb and/or Anne Flosnik?

    Yes I have loved all her previous books on audible


    If you’ve listened to books by Robin Hobb before, how does this one compare?

    Yes and this one disappoints. The first help is a rehash of the the series so far. When it starts to get into new story lines it ends leaving you feeling cheated.


    Which character – as performed by Anne Flosnik – was your favorite?

    ?


    Could you see City of Dragons being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    yes I am not good at casting.


    Any additional comments?

    disappointed but waiting for more.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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