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  • Dragon Keeper

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Robin Hobb
    • Narrated By Anne Flosnik
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (369)
    Performance
    (239)
    Story
    (243)

    After many years, dragons have hatched again outside the ancient city of Cassarick. But something is wrong with the creatures; each is inferior or weak in some way, and many die. Tending these stunted dragons has left the people of the surrounding area weary. The Traders Council, the city's leadership, fears that if the Rain Wilders stop providing for the young dragons, the hungry and neglected creatures will rampage and destroy Cassarick.

    Deborah says: "Read Live Ships first!"
    "Good but ended suddenly with no plot resolution"
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    What does Anne Flosnik bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The reader's voice took some getting used to, but was fine after a while. Would listen to her again.


    Any additional comments?

    There was no attempt to wrap up anything and the book ended suddenly in mid plot. Not even any subplots were tidied up. I think this would really piss off some readers. I found it annoying but I had already planned on getting the whole series anyway.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wool: Silo, #1; Wool, #1-5

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Hugh Howey
    • Narrated By Amanda Sayle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1059)
    Performance
    (978)
    Story
    (981)

    In a ruined and toxic landscape, a community exists in a giant silo underground, hundreds of stories deep. There, men and women live in a society full of regulations they believe are meant to protect them. Sheriff Holston, who has unwaveringly upheld the silo’s rules for years, unexpectedly breaks the greatest taboo of all: He asks to go outside.

    Michael G. Kurilla says: "Post-apocalyptic life in a silo"
    "Thought provoking and engrossing."
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    Any additional comments?

    A well thought out world all the more believeable for being so close to us in technological advancement. I found myself thinking about the world and the kinds of people in it every night, and for several days after reading.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Martian

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Andy Weir
    • Narrated By R. C. Bray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3005)
    Performance
    (2851)
    Story
    (2855)

    Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive—and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plainold ""human error"" are much more likely to kill him first. But Mark isn't ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills—and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit—he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?"

    Brian says: "Duct tape is magic and should be worshiped"
    "Lives up to the hype"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Martian the most enjoyable?

    Definitely the many international accents performed by the reader. It was distracting in a good way. I found myself wondering if he'd coordinated with the author on who was what nationality, or just guessed.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The sense of humor :)


    Which character – as performed by R. C. Bray – was your favorite?

    Well, they were all good, but I got a chuckle out of the timid Mars satellite lady. "Um...."


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Clockwork Angel: The Infernal Devices, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Cassandra Clare
    • Narrated By Jennifer Ehle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2125)
    Performance
    (1566)
    Story
    (1568)

    When 16-year-old Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to find her brother, her destination is England, the time is the reign of Queen Victoria, and something terrifying is waiting for her in London's Downworld, where vampires, warlocks and other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets. Only the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons, keep order amidst the chaos.

    Sam says: "Fantastic book!!"
    "Just too annoying to finish"
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    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    It would help if the main character realized it was weird to be completely mentally derailed by someone's good looks while in the middle of a life or death race for survival, or better yet just didn't get derailed in that fashion.


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

    The premise was interesting and the beginning was promising.


    Any additional comments?

    I was not able to finish it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Confederacy of Dunces

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By John Kennedy Toole
    • Narrated By Barrett Whitener
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1700)
    Performance
    (734)
    Story
    (738)

    The hero of John Kennedy Toole's incomparable, Pulitzer Prize-winning comic classic is one Ignatius J. Reilly, "huge, obese, fractious, fastidious, a latter-day Gargantua, a Don Quixote of the French Quarter". His story bursts with wholly original characters, denizens of New Orleans' lower depths, incredibly true-to-life dialogue, and the zaniest series of high and low comic adventures.

    Jon says: "Well Done"
    "Hilarious!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of A Confederacy of Dunces to be better than the print version?

    The print version might be great, but for me the accents, the timing, and the emotions of the reading were part of what made it so wonderful!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Hmm. Ignatius because of his huge ego :D But I also loved Jones for basically saying everything he was thinking (which somehow never got him in trouble), poor Mansuko for being so hard working, Myrna because of how absolutely crazy she drove Ignatius from afar (also addressing her love letters with "Sirs:", and Trixie for sticking to her guns.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    It was a super minor scene but I really enjoyed the picture of Myrna and Ignatius terrorizing that teacher and that college.


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

    It took me 3 days of listening with a break day among them. It wasn't a compulsive read for me, but quite enjoyable nonetheless.


    Any additional comments?

    I rarely find someone else with as messed-up a sense of humor as my own. And to think I found out about this book entirely by accident, because I heard a biographer talking about its author in a podcast!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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