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Martin

Cary, New Caledonia | Member Since 2011

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  • Seven Wonders, Book 1: The Colossus Rises

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Peter Lerangis
    • Narrated By Johnathan McClain
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (72)
    Performance
    (66)
    Story
    (67)

    One boy: Jack McKinley is an ordinary kid with an extraordinary problem. In a few months, he's going to die. One mission: Jack needs to find seven magic loculi that, when combined, have the power to cure him. One problem: The loculi are the relics of a lost civilization and haven't been seen in thousands of years. Seven wonders: Because they're hidden in the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

    Douglas says: "A strong start for the series"
    "Wanted to like it so badly but..."
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    Would you ever listen to anything by Peter Lerangis again?

    I might listen to something else by Peter Lerangis but most likely not another in this series.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    the main characters are supposed to be 13 year olds but the narrator was obviously an adult trying to sound like a kid. It just didn't work.


    Any additional comments?

    I couldn't get through the book. The idea sounded cool when I read the synopsis but it didn't come through. When I saw the recommendation from Rick Riordan, I was hoping it would be at least of a similar quality. It seemed like there were quirky characters just for the sake of being quirky. I liked the 4 kids but couldn't get invested in them.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Dead Witch Walking

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Kim Harrison
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3022)
    Performance
    (2104)
    Story
    (2108)

    Rachel Morgan is a runner with the Inderland Runner Services, apprehending law-breakers throughout Cincinnati. She's also a witch, one of the many Inderlanders who revealed themselves after a genetically engineered virus wiped out 50 percent of humanity. Witches, warlocks, vampires, werewolves: the creatures of dreams and nightmares have lived beside humans for centuries, hiding their powers. But now they've stopped hiding, and nothing will be the same.

    Patti says: "wildly entertaining"
    "Great story but unlikable heroine."
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    What made the experience of listening to Dead Witch Walking the most enjoyable?

    The story and the humor were good. The narrator was a bit rushed at times and the voices tended to blend together too much.


    Any additional comments?

    I don't like Rachel. I find her to be one of the most selfish characters I've ever "met". She has no self awareness and doesn't think about the consequences of her actions. I root for her only so Jinx and Ivy don't suffer. I really like the stories though, so I overlook her blatantly self-destructive behavior, the adrenaline flowing in and out of her body like the tides and the constant affirmations of "I'm a White Witch". I love series with strong female lead characters like Eve Dallas or Anita Blake so it's refreshing to have a series with a main character who can't do it all.

    Don't get me wrong. I think the series is original and entertaining. When listening it's easier to hear how often her adrenaline gives her headaches.

    I will continue listening to the series.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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