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Jeremy

Mr. Middle Earth

United States | Member Since 2011

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  • 8 reviews
  • 17 ratings
  • 299 titles in library
  • 45 purchased in 2014
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  • Life After Death

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Damien Echols
    • Narrated By Damien Echols
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (288)
    Performance
    (268)
    Story
    (270)

    The definitive memoir by Damien Echols of the "West Memphis Three", who was falsely convicted of committing three murders. Hear this unforgettable account of his 18 years on death row.

    Courtney says: "A compelling story-worthwhile listen."
    "This is a MUST READ"
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    What did you love best about Life After Death?

    A gut-wrenching story of a tragedy comprised among tragedies... and Damien manages to not only keep his sanity, but he even grows as a human being among animals would-be gods.


    Any additional comments?

    Damien Echols spent 18 years on death row for a crime he (and his friends) did not commit. See how this happened in our "justice" system, and do what you can to keep it from happening again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke: 1937-1999 (Unabridged Selections)

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Arthur C. Clarke
    • Narrated By Arte Johnson, Stefan Rudnicki, Harlan Ellison
    Overall
    (612)
    Performance
    (154)
    Story
    (161)

    From early stories like "Breaking Strain," to classics like "The Nine Billion Names of God" and "The Sentinel" (kernel of the later novel and movie, 2001: A Space Odyssey), all the way to later groundbreaking works such as "The Hammer of God" and "Transit to Earth," this volume encapsulates one of the great science fiction writing careers of all time.

    Charles Gousha says: "Know what you're getting"
    "Some real gems in here!"
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    Would you listen to The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke again? Why?

    Yes. The stories are interesting enough to warrant re-reads.


    Any additional comments?

    Worth the download and time. Wish there were more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Go Ask Alice

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Anonymous
    • Narrated By Christina Moore
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (162)
    Performance
    (79)
    Story
    (77)

    Life at 15 isn't easy for a girl if she's shy and hates the way she looks. Each day is heaven or hell, depending on who talks to her, or who doesn't. So when she's finally accepted by a group, she doesn't refuse their party games, even if it means taking LSD. Soon she's taking little pills to wake up and others to go to sleep, and the days begin to blur. Based on a 15-year-old's diary, Go Ask Alice is the intimate account of one girl's fatal journey into the world of drug addiction.

    Sharron says: "WE WERE ALL LIED TO. THIS IS FICTION PEOPLE!!!"
    "Very Compelling, Very Interesting, A Sad Story"
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    Any additional comments?

    The story will leave you feeling sad and feeling sorry to the surely millions of teens/females that experience lives such as the young dairy writer of the story.

    You want to be able to wake her up from her addiction, until you realize it's just that... addiction. She can't be brought out of it, save intense therapy surrounded by familial support, etc... which would take years.

    This is a good read, but beware: there are some very adult things that happen to this teen, sexually, emotionally, and abusively.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Paper Towns

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By John Green
    • Narrated By Dan John Miller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1005)
    Performance
    (837)
    Story
    (850)

    Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs back into his life - dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge - he follows.

    FanB14 says: "John Green Fans Will Enjoy"
    "Green is Always Good, But Paper Towns Not Best"
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    Any additional comments?

    It was an entertaining read, with very likable and even funny characters. Though I found it very readable, and it did keep my interest, at times it just sorta ... disappointed. I was let down by what the search for Margot meant... and very disappointed with how it all cashed out in the end.

    The book has a very fun story line, and some GREAT characters that truly get you laughing out loud, but the ending was, to my mind, a bit anti-climatic.... a bit of a let down.

    Definitely not John Green's best work. His best is The Fault in Our Stars, which is a masterpiece. 2nd would be Looking for Alaska.

    12 of 12 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
    (11828)
    Performance
    (10844)
    Story
    (10906)

    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"
    "Had Me in Tears Over and Over Again- Superb!"
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    John Green amazes yet again. A story told in honesty, simplicity, beauty, and deep insight. Anyone with a beating heart will be moved by this story. Tragic, yet immersed in that beauty that "chiefly comes from the sadness" as Tolkien says.

    Green manages to avoid cliche and the expected, delivering a story that remains captivating, and entertaining, even as it taps upon the door of existential meaning.

    If there is any element to the story that I didn't appreciate it's a subtle and sometimes not so subtle castigation of religious/Christian practice/belief.

    Please read this book. Live, and learn, today.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Delirium

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Lauren Oliver
    • Narrated By Sarah Drew
    Overall
    (1961)
    Performance
    (1663)
    Story
    (1666)

    "Ninety-five days, and then I'll be safe. I wonder whether the procedure will hurt. I want to get it over with. It's hard to be patient. It's hard not to be afraid while I'm still uncured, though so far the deliria hasn't touched me yet. Still, I worry. They say that in the old days, love drove people to madness. The deadliest of all deadly things: It kills you both when you have it and when you don't."

    Joyce E McBride says: "Wonderful"
    "Superb YA Writing! Delirium Exceeds Expectations!"
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    If you could sum up Delirium in three words, what would they be?

    Exceptional, Singular, Moving


    What other book might you compare Delirium to and why?

    This book's writing puts it at the TOP of my YA fiction list. Hunger Games, and Twilight, must come in at a distant second and third. Delirium by Lauren Oliver has set a new standard for what YA writing can be, and what it ought to be.


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

    Sarah Drew delivers with a superb performance! She's believable, not over-the-top, while being emotional and deft in the nuances that Lauren Oliver weaves into her words.


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

    This book made me cry in several places. A truly singular work- the most impressive YA book I've read in several years.


    Any additional comments?

    Curious about YA fiction, or a die-hard YA reader, you will be floored by this novel; truly it's the best the genre has to offer.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Reader

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Bernhard Schlink
    • Narrated By Campbell Scott
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (583)
    Performance
    (193)
    Story
    (197)

    When he falls ill on his way home from school, 15-year-old Michael Berg is rescued by Hanna, a woman twice his age. In time she becomes his lover--then she inexplicably disappears. When Michael next sees her, he is a young law student, and she is on trial for a hideous crime. As he watches her refuse to defend her innocence, Michael gradually realizes that Hanna may be guarding a secret she considers more shameful than murder.

    Ella says: "Dysfunctional"
    "One of the best books I've read in months"
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    A thoughtful, brilliantly written, powerful story. True to life, mesmerizing- it utterly draws you in.

    What begins as a coming of age sexual adventure, turns into a story both rich and complex, endearing and tragic.

    I cannot recommend it enough.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Free Excerpt: Star Wars: Heir to the Empire - Behind the Scenes

    • UNABRIDGED (21 mins)
    • By Timothy Zahn, Betsy Mitchell (editor)
    • Narrated By Timothy Zahn, Betsy Mitchell
    Overall
    (461)
    Performance
    (411)
    Story
    (401)

    Star Wars: Heir to the Empire: Behind the Scenes is a special recording that features new commentary by author Timothy Zahn and editor Betsy Mitchell, written for the 20th anniversary edition of Heir to the Empire, read by Zahn and Mitchell. Included here is audio from that new unabridged recording to enhance their comments.

    Asta says: "When a Sample Works"
    "Very interesting, but far too short!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Free Excerpt: Star Wars: Heir to the Empire - Behind the Scenes to be better than the print version?

    There is no print version (that I know of). I found it fascinating and could have easily listened to it for hours more. It's only 20 minutes long, at least an hour of content would have been great.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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