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Tyng

washington, Virgin Islands (U.S.) | Member Since 2009

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  • Howl's Moving Castle

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Diana Wynne Jones
    • Narrated By Jenny Sterlin
    Overall
    (1152)
    Performance
    (913)
    Story
    (923)

    A Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book and ALA Notable and Best of the Year in Young Adult Fiction, Howl's Moving Castle is by acclaimed fantasy writer Diane Wynne Jones amd was transformed into an Academy Award nominated animated motion picture by Hayao Miyazaki. On a rare venture out from her step-mother's hat shop, Sophie attracts the attention of a witch, who casts a terrible spell transforming the young girl into an old crone.

    Elisa says: "Howl's Moving Castle is Amazing!"
    "Stays with you for days"
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    This is a great book, read by a great narrator. I loved listening to the story unfold and could really feel the character development. I usually have to be working on something while listening to an audiobook, but I could just sit around with this and listen to it over and over again. The writing is funny, quick, and original, and Jenny Sterlin brings Sophie, Howl, and Calcifer to life. Especially Sophie; I loved her character tremendously. I'm about to make a bold statement and don't want to cause any controversy, but this is the kind of performance that makes the audio version better than the written one, and I mean that with full compliments to Diana Wynne Jones. A painting is only as good as the drawing underneath.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Code Name Verity

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Wein
    • Narrated By Morven Christie, Lucy Gaskell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1250)
    Performance
    (1134)
    Story
    (1128)

    Code Name Verity is a compelling, emotionally rich story with universal themes of friendship and loyalty, heroism and bravery. Two young women from totally different backgrounds are thrown together during World War II: one a working-class girl from Manchester, the other a Scottish aristocrat, one a pilot, the other a wireless operator. Yet whenever their paths cross, they complement each other perfectly and before long become devoted friends. But then a vital mission goes wrong....

    Suzn F says: "Haunting, Beautiful, Exquisite, Special Book"
    "Surprising and Lovely"
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    What made the experience of listening to Code Name Verity the most enjoyable?

    This book exceeded expectations. And from the hype, mine were high. All I'll say about the plot, aside from 'clever' and 'delightful' and 'heartbreaking', is that you'll want to go back to the beginning to appreciate the brilliance of what you now know that you know. The narration enhances the complex and interesting characters and the entertainment value of the story. I thought this book was listed as young adult, but now I'm not sure. It never made me wish I was reading print so I could cross my eyes and skim over weak areas. No awkward squirming in your chair for this one. Plenty of anticipatory squirming, though!

    Don't read anymore reviews. It's best to go into this book knowing only that you won't be disappointed.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Lies of Locke Lamora

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Scott Lynch
    • Narrated By Michael Page
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3150)
    Performance
    (2450)
    Story
    (2453)

    An orphan's life is harsh---and often short---in the island city of Camorr, built on the ruins of a mysterious alien race. But born with a quick wit and a gift for thieving, Locke Lamora has dodged both death and slavery, only to fall into the hands of an eyeless priest known as Chains---a man who is neither blind nor a priest. A con artist of extraordinary talent, Chains passes his skills on to his carefully selected "family" of orphans---a group known as the Gentlemen Bastards.

    Luke A. Reynolds says: "Stupendous, but be warned."
    "Bogged Down In Plot"
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    I ultimately gave this three stars because I would recommend it, but with a warning. Scott Lynch gets extremely embroiled in his plot, and while that is for the most part enjoyable, there were times when it was tiresome and unbelievable and I needed a break from the effort of listening and trying to care. I liked the overarching story and Locke's character, and I'm sure the second and third books are worth listening to, but I probably won't be using any of my credits on them anytime soon.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Goose Girl

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Shannon Hale
    • Narrated By Cynthia Bishop, the Full Cast Family
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (297)
    Performance
    (92)
    Story
    (95)

    Follow the adventures of Princess Anidori Kiladra of Kildenree as she struggles to regain not merely her crown, but her very name. Sweeping in its vision and enlivened by a huge cast of vivid characters, The Goose Girl has earned both rave reviews and an intensely loyal fan following.

    Amazon Customer says: "A Magical Listen"
    "Barely worth it"
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    I'm pretty sure I enjoyed the story. At times it was hard to tell if the plot was weak or if the narration was what was making me cringe. The "Full Cast Family" overacted or acted badly, which resulted in a very distracting performance. I generally find multiple narrators in a dialogue a burden to listen too. Rarely are they able to seamlessly flow between voices, and the unnatural pauses and hesitations yank me from the story that is being told.

    If I had read it on my own, I would have enjoyed myself more and probably given it three stars and might have mentioned it to a young person looking for a light, undemanding read. I gave it two stars instead of three because I would not recommend the audio version to anyone. If I had not been multitasking while listening, I likely would have abandoned it any moved on to something else.

    If you're looking for a great fantasy listen, do yourself a favor and look up "Howl's Moving Castle."

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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