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Miamigrrl

Miami, FL United States | Member Since 2014

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  • Insurgent: Divergent, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Veronica Roth
    • Narrated By Emma Galvin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15563)
    Performance
    (13839)
    Story
    (13943)

    One choice can transform you - or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves - and herself - while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.

    Lore says: "Decent but not as interesting as Divergent"
    "Not as much fun as the first book"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Veronica Roth and/or Emma Galvin?

    A lot of the charm of the first book was in setting up the "world" of the Factions and the characters. This continuation was almost a soap opera of the interaction of the characters.


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

    Not enough visual to make a movie; maybe a tv series.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth: What Going to Space Taught Me About Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Chris Hadfield
    • Narrated By Chris Hadfield
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (438)
    Performance
    (403)
    Story
    (406)

    Colonel Chris Hadfield has spent decades training as an astronaut and has logged nearly 4000 hours in space. During this time he has broken into a Space Station with a Swiss army knife, disposed of a live snake while piloting a plane, and been temporarily blinded while clinging to the exterior of an orbiting spacecraft. The secret to Col. Hadfield's success - and survival - is an unconventional philosophy he learned at NASA: prepare for the worst and enjoy every moment of it.

    Ann says: "Bought this three times, worth every penny"
    "Understandable and entertaining"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth the most enjoyable?

    Interesting story and great narration


    What did you like best about this story?

    Hadfield's "aw shucks, ma'am" attitude


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

    I don't think he's narrated any others


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

    "Canada Nice" in outer space


    Any additional comments?

    Very understandable (my eyes glazed over in parts of "The Martian" and entertaining.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Not a Match: My True Tales of Online Dating Disasters

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Brian Donovan
    • Narrated By Ax Norman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1207)
    Performance
    (1062)
    Story
    (1068)

    Forty million people in the US have tried Internet dating, which means 40 million people have probably gone on some pretty crappy dates. Not a Match: My True Tales of Online Dating Disasters is about one guy who experienced more than his fair share. Brian Donovan, a writer and comedian whose work has appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, NPR, and Chapelle's Show, has been on over 100 Internet dates in a genuine search for love and happiness.

    Erin - Audible says: "Dating in New York is a Horrible Crapshoot."
    "Funny and informative"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to Not a Match again? Why?

    I would listen to this again - both to hear about the author's dates and to refresh myself on his online dating tips.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I liked the author because he seemed to be aware of his drawbacks but realized that it wasn't those that were causing the strange behavior in some of his dates.


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

    The narrator brought just the right touch of nerdy voice to the story line.


    What did you learn from Not a Match that you would use in your daily life?

    I learned that it's standard practice for people to be less than truthful in their dating profiles.


    Any additional comments?

    I would strongly suggest that anyone considering (or currently engaged in) online dating read or listen to this book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Fault in Our Stars

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By John Green
    • Narrated By Kate Rudd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14775)
    Performance
    (13457)
    Story
    (13532)

    Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten. Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning-author John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.

    FanB14 says: "Sad Premise, Fantastic Story"
    "Teens who talk like scriptwriters"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from John Green and/or Kate Rudd?

    This was a very engrossing story. I learned a lot about cancer and one is, of course, sad that this happens to teens. The characters were not very realistic; while they were entertaining, one doesn't feel devastated at a bad outcome (trying not to spoil plot).


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

    Teen patois


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Yes


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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