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Judy

Valencia, CA, United States

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  • Whodunnit?: Murder in Mystery Manor

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Anthony Zuiker
    • Narrated By Gildart Jackson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1340)
    Performance
    (1235)
    Story
    (1231)

    Ten excited guests arrive at the Westlake Estate, expecting a lavish retreat. They are the winners of a sweepstakes to "Live Like a Billionaire for a Week." But what was supposed to be a promising escape soon turns into a horrific nightmare. Within hours of arrival, the guests sit down for an extravagant dinner. When they pull their party poppers as instructed, a loud chorus of bangs resounds, followed by earsplitting screams as the guest seated at the head of the table bursts into flames and slumps to the floor.

    Judy says: "Creepy in a bad way"
    "Creepy in a bad way"
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    Though my husband and I love the TV series which is kooky but not actually lethal, we did not like the book. The book has the butler still cracking his terrible punny jokes, but the people are actually dying. There is not saving grace for any of the characters. The end is abrupt and, again, has no saving grace. Frankly, it creeped me out!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Magicians: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Lev Grossman
    • Narrated By Mark Bramhall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2461)
    Performance
    (1749)
    Story
    (1753)

    Quentin Coldwater is brilliant but miserable. A senior in high school, he's still secretly preoccupied with a series of fantasy novels he read as a child, set in a magical land called Fillory. Imagine his surprise when he finds himself unexpectedly admitted to a very secret, very exclusive college of magic in upstate New York, where he receives a thorough and rigorous education in the craft of modern sorcery.

    Ki says: "Not an average book"
    "Disappointing"
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    Being an adult superfan of Harry Potter, I was disappointed with this story. There were times when I wanted to scream, "Why don't any of them ever use any magic?" All they did was drink and complain and bore me. When they reached Fillory there was at least some action, but even that was filled with teenage angst that did not reflect any college graduate I have ever met. And, please, don't tell me these story lines weren't pilfered unsuccessfully from every successful fantasy novel ever written. The only novel idea was the flight to Fillory South. That was interesting.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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