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Sally

Parap, Australia

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  • The Hunger Games

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (34524)
    Performance
    (25644)
    Story
    (26002)

    Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning? In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by 12 outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

    Teddy says: "The Book Deserves The Hype"
    "A fabulous ride"
    Overall

    What a "page turner". Best audio book I've listened to in a long time. Simple enough so you can multi-task a bit, but at the same time thoroughly enjoyable and engrossing. (I'd give it 4.5 stars but don't seem to get the option of half stars)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ender's Game: Special 20th Anniversary Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki, Harlan Ellison, Gabrielle de Cuir
    Overall
    (21927)
    Performance
    (13363)
    Story
    (13500)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: It’s easy to say that when it comes to sci-fi you either love it or you hate it. But with Ender’s Game, it seems to be you either love it or you love it.... The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Enter Andrew "Ender" Wiggin, the result of decades of genetic experimentation.

    Kapila says: "6 titles in the series so far"
    "Great fun"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    A great tale that hasn't dated at all. I found the end a bit unsatisfying but the journey was fab.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Insurgent: Divergent, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Veronica Roth
    • Narrated By Emma Galvin
    Overall
    (10641)
    Performance
    (9643)
    Story
    (9717)

    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"
    "Disappointing"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Disappointing. Divergent was great, trashy fun. Insurgent is sappy and dull. There's a good storyline in there somewhere, but it's lost amongst excessive teenage angst and sappy romance. I didn't finish it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • No Way to Treat a First Lady

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Christopher Buckley
    • Narrated By Tim Matheson
    Overall
    (156)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (36)

    On trial for assassinating her husband, the President of the United States, Beth MacMann hires an old flame from law school as her defense attorney. In this hilarious send-up of both politicos and lawyers, Buckley reestablishes himself as one of today's premiere satirists.

    Anthony says: "Excellent Word Play"
    "Underwhelming"
    Overall

    Enjoyable, but predictable and forgettable. Not in the league of recent others I've listened to eg Water for Elephants and The Hunger Games.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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