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  • The Humans: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Matt Haig
    • Narrated By Mark Meadows
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (120)
    Performance
    (105)
    Story
    (107)

    The critically acclaimed author of The Radleys shares a clever, heartwarming, and darkly insightful novel about an alien who comes to Earth to save humans from themselves. When an extraterrestrial visitor arrives on Earth, his first impressions of the human species are less than positive. But as time goes on, he starts to realize there may be more to this weird species than he has been led to believe. Eventually, the narrator sees hope and redemption in the humans' imperfections and begins to question the very mission that brought him there.

    cristina says: "Adorable alien story"
    "Dumb"
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    What disappointed you about The Humans?

    Too much description about someone/something coming into the human world, while at the same time incredibly knowledgeable. It didn't gel.


    What about Mark Meadows’s performance did you like?

    The narrator was saddled with a difficult story and did a great job.


    Any additional comments?

    I waited too long to listen to the book and couldn't return it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Snow Child

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Eowyn Ivey
    • Narrated By Debra Monk
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1818)
    Performance
    (1586)
    Story
    (1575)

    Debut novelist Eowyn ivey’s experience living in the Alaskan wilderness brings a palpable authenticity to The Snow Child. Alaska in the 1920s is a difficult place for Jack and Mabel. Drifting apart, the childless couple discover Faina, a young girl living alone in the wilderness. Soon, Jack and Mabel come to love Faina as their own. But when they learn a surprising truth about the girl, their lives change in profound ways.

    Bonny says: "Magical, realistic and well worth listening to"
    "Mindset in the 1920's"
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    Would you listen to The Snow Child again? Why?

    This was a magical story with a lot of layers of mythology and psychology. I would probably gain more insights with another listen.


    What about Debra Monk’s performance did you like?

    The narration was interesting with the inflections of the voice to be direct, precise and forceful. I don't know if that's the way they behaved in the '20's, but there were times that I thought the emphasis was not in the right place. It seemed awkward.


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

    I really loved this book and didn't want it to end. I loved the connection the girl had with the elements, and the fact that I never figured some of it out. It's still a mystery....as it should be.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Child: An Audible Drama

    • ORIGINAL (6 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Sebastian Fitzek
    • Narrated By Rupert Penry-Jones, Jack Boulter, Emilia Fox, and others
    Overall
    (488)
    Performance
    (454)
    Story
    (448)

    My name is Simon. I’m 10 years old. I’m a serial killer. Robert Stern (Rupert Penry-Jones), a successful defense attorney, doesn’t know what lies in store for him when he agrees to meet a new client in a derelict estate on the outskirts of Berlin. Stern is more than surprised, when his old love interest and professional nurse Carina (Emilia Fox) presents him a ten year old boy as his new client. Simon (Jack Boulter), a terminally ill child, who is convinced he has murdered many men in a previous life.

    Rolando says: "Disappointing"
    "This was a Production!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Child to be better than the print version?

    This was like a radio production that was acted out with sounds of footfalls, doors closing, and ..... hmmmm things I couldn't identify like coats coming off, maybe lighting a cigarette.. Anyway, it was a different audible experience that I thoroughly enjoyed.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Everything that happened was a surprise. I never knew what was going to happen next, nothing was predictable.


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

    The interesting thing about this book is that I liked the characters more as they liked each other more. There was definitely a progression. All of the sound effects and everything that happens pulled me into that bizarre world.


    Any additional comments?

    A couple of times I could not hear some of what was said as the actors were too far from the mic. It didn't hurt the story much, but there wasn't a consistent sound level, as if the actors were moving around a stage and their voices projected differently.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Lost Ark

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By J. R. Rain
    • Narrated By Clay Teunis
    Overall
    (29)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (27)

    In a lonely bar in eastern Turkey, ex-National Geographic photojournalist Sam Ward is hired to find an eccentric professor who disappeared high atop Mount Ararat, fabled resting spot of Noah's Ark.

    A User says: "Ho Hum"
    "Indiana Jones meets Jason Bourne"
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    Would you recommend The Lost Ark to your friends? Why or why not?

    There was a lot of humor in the book, almost to the point of overdoing it, but I did laugh
    aloud quite a bit. It was adventure packed, but the comical sarcasm kept me grounded. Would I recommend it? Yes, it is very entertaining.


    Which character – as performed by Clay Teunis – was your favorite?

    I loved all the characters I was supposed to, with the possible exception of the old man professor. When the story line shifted to him, time sort of happened around him and he wasn't a part of it. Very creative writing that was.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Goldfinch

    • UNABRIDGED (32 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Donna Tartt
    • Narrated By David Pittu
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11568)
    Performance
    (10497)
    Story
    (10524)

    The Goldfinch is a haunted odyssey through present-day America and a drama of enthralling force and acuity. It begins with a boy. Theo Decker, a 13-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don't know how to talk to him, and tormented above all by his unbearable longing for his mother, he clings to one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the underworld of art.

    B.J. says: "A stunning achievement - for author and narrator"
    "A book about Drugs not Art..."
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I don't know who I could recommend this book to. The plot or point to the story was terribly mundane. I thought there would be more discussions on paintings, there was some on furniture restoration that was interesting, but nothing on paintings. There was too much drug usage that had an unlikely outcome: main characters were not affected, but other teens ended up in rehab....go figure. This is a 36 hour book that I kept waiting for something to happen. I was glad when certain characters died or fell away....that was something I guess.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Donna Tartt again?

    I have never read anything by Donna Tartt before, and her prose in this book was repetitive and over descriptive. I didn't realize we would be spending sooooo much time (days) with Theo as a teen, and his narrative was more than one could expect from an academic person let alone a 13 - 15 year old boy. I will be choosing another author to listen to, rather than Donna Tartt.


    Any additional comments?

    The narrator, David Pittu, did an excellent job - I will seek out more of his work. I loved ALL of his character representations. He even made alcoholic Boris likeable and still I couldn't wait for him to fall off the planet!

    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
    (8539)
    Performance
    (7723)
    Story
    (7737)

    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"
    "Struggle to Finish"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The characters were not likeable, it was the same old private detective song and dance: broke, woman issues, depressed. I thought there might be a creative twist, but when it came, it was just so stupid and unbelievable.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Robert Galbraith again?

    I will give the next Robert Galbraith book a chance, but I won't struggle to finish it if it comes to that. I will just return it ASAP.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Decoding Your Dog: The Ultimate Experts Explain Common Dog Behaviors and Reveal How to Prevent or Change Unwanted Ones

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By American College of Veterinary Behaviorists
    • Narrated By Karen White
    Overall
    (89)
    Performance
    (76)
    Story
    (79)

    More than ninety percent of dog owners consider their pets to be members of their family. But often, despite our best intentions, we are letting our dogs down by not giving them the guidance and direction they need. Unwanted behavior is the number-one reason dogs are relinquished to shelters and rescue groups.

    Karen says: "I thought there was an agenda"
    "Not what I expected"
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    Would you try another book from American College of Veterinary Behaviorists and/or Karen White?

    No


    Has Decoding Your Dog turned you off from other books in this genre?

    I will continue to purchase these types of books. This book is too much for a person that has never owned a dog and in the market for one. The discussions are not a fan of rescue dogs, and the targeted audience appears to be too much towards purebred enthusiasts and looking for a dog with expected personality types.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Her voice inflections contained too much sarcasm and was distracting. I couldn't tell if the book was supposed to be funny or informative.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    I expected some information on why dogs behave the way they do. I did expect redundant information from other books, but was hoping for more. Sometimes just one more clue makes it all worth it. This book provided nothing like that.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • The Cruelest Miles: The Heroic Story of Dogs and Men in a Race Against an Epidemic

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Gay Salisbury, Laney Salisbury
    • Narrated By Barrett Whitener
    Overall
    (138)
    Performance
    (36)
    Story
    (37)

    The year is 1925. It is sixty degrees below zero. The wind sweeps tons of snow over the deep-frozen Alaskan landscape. The nearest railhead is seven hundred miles away. Airplanes cannot fly. The way to Nome is blocked by a treacherous frozen sound, an icebound port, and mountains to the west. But there is a diphtheria epidemic in Nome. The children need serum from the outside world if they are to survive. Their only hope is a few chosen Eskimo drivers and their teams of dogs.

    Susan Carter says: "The Cruelest Miles Makes Exciting Reading"
    "I Love this Story!"
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    If you could sum up The Cruelest Miles in three words, what would they be?

    Historically Informative, Edge of the seat Action, Compassionately Written.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Seppala and Togo first drove through Nome. They were a 20 dog team with bells on them. An Alaskan Santa Claus to the rescue was the visual I had from that scene.


    Any additional comments?

    I highly recommend this book. The delivery of the background information was fantastic, the setting of the stage was well done. I learned about diphtheria, eradicated in my life, but what a nasty bacteria! A truly enjoyable listen!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Amy Stewart
    • Narrated By Coleen Marlo
    Overall
    (124)
    Performance
    (105)
    Story
    (101)

    Beware! The sordid lives of plants behaving badly. A tree that sheds poison daggers; a glistening red seed that stops the heart; a shrub that causes paralysis; a vine that strangles; and a leaf that triggered a war. Amy Stewart, best-selling author of Flower Confidential, takes on over two hundred of Mother Nature's most appalling creations in an A to Z of plants that kill, maim, intoxicate, and otherwise offend.

    Julia says: "For the Casual Nerd"
    "Fascinating!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Wicked Plants the most enjoyable?

    I liked the way she described the chemical reactions to the human body for each type of plant. It amazed me about the effects of corn!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Wicked Plants?

    Who knew that Deadly Nightshade is related to the tomato? And nicotine from the tobacco leaf is a neurotoxin. This kind of information is absolutely invaluable.


    What about Coleen Marlo’s performance did you like?

    The narrator was very consistent as there is a specific format to each plant type. She was very engaging.


    Any additional comments?

    I had to have the hardcover and have bought several copies for friends. I highly recommend it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Discovery of Witches

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Deborah Harkness
    • Narrated By Jennifer Ikeda
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10777)
    Performance
    (8173)
    Story
    (8222)

    Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library.

    Tim says: "True Blood PG13"
    "Lots of Research done here!"
    Overall

    I am amazed at the amount of research that was done for this book. Deborah Harkness is truly the historian here - I will check out some of the reference books she listed on Amazon. The characters were likeable and mature. Some self-pitying occurred, but not for too long. The romance seemed juvenile, but what real romance isn't (at least it wasn't harlequin-type). She has a handle on the rules for being a witch and utilizing witchcraft vs. magick. The other creatures were developed enough for this story and I'm sure they will develop more in the subsequent book(s). I enjoyed the rich texture, scents and colors. The narrator did a fabulous job with the accents, voices, dialog and inflections. I gave it 4 stars because the storyline didn't move fast enough to keep me totally engrossed. I was able to not listen for a full day now and then.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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