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Karen

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  • Cutting for Stone: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Abraham Verghese
    • Narrated By Sunil Malhotra
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4717)
    Performance
    (2125)
    Story
    (2134)

    Marion and Shiva Stone are twin brothers born of a secret union between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash British surgeon at a mission hospital in Addis Ababa. Orphaned by their mother's death in childbirth and their father's disappearance, bound together by a preternatural connection and a shared fascination with medicine, the twins come of age as Ethiopia hovers on the brink of revolution. Yet it will be love, not politics - their passion for the same woman - that will tear them apart.

    Audiophile says: "An Epic Medical Novel"
    "Disappointing"
    Overall

    The description was much more interesting than the book. I am sorry that I spent money on this. Very slow and boring. Ultimately, I quit listening. Save your money and buy something else.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Outlander

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Diana Gabaldon
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14594)
    Performance
    (8996)
    Story
    (8867)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: An all-time Audible favorite that mixes historic fiction, adventure, and romance with one of the most fascinating literary devices: time travel. Outlander introduces an exhilarating world of heroism and breathtaking thrills as one woman is torn between past and present, passion and love. In 1945, former combat nurse Claire Randall returns from World War II and joins her husband for a second honeymoon. But their blissful reunion is shattered....

    Lulu says: "The Reason for the Existence of Audio Books"
    "Great listen!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up Outlander in three words, what would they be?

    Interesting characters/plot


    What other book might you compare Outlander to and why?

    I cannot think of another book that reminds me of Outlander because it is a historical novel - romance - with a touch of science fiction.


    What about Davina Porter’s performance did you like?

    Porter's vocal characterizations added depth to the story.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Claire and Jamie realizing and then professing their love for each other.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Scattered Suns: The Saga of Seven Suns, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (683)
    Performance
    (279)
    Story
    (282)

    The war between the alien hydrogues and the faeros rages, reducing suns to blackened shells - including one of the fabled seven suns of the Ildiran Empire. Instead of protecting themselves, the Ildirans engage in bloody civil war and the many factions of humanity are bitterly divided. Can mankind and Ildirans overcome their own internal fighting to face a deadly new enemy that is ready to annihilate them?

    Joel says: "GREAT Series....Narrator change from Book 4 on"
    "Saga of the Seven Suns #4"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Kevin J. Anderson's saga continues in this terrific audio book.If you like characters that are strongly developed and a plot that has different story lines that intertwine in interesting ways, you will enjoy the entire Saga of the Seven Suns series. Listening to this while driving on vacation this summer, I found that the miles passed quite quickly and enjoyably. I highly recommend this book and the rest of the series! Thanks, Audible.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Well developed characters and story lines that intertwined in fascinating ways.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Please don't make a film of this series - - - I like the visual images I have formed in my mind.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Hunger Games

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (33912)
    Performance
    (25100)
    Story
    (25443)

    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"
    "Hungering for More"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Collins has written a story about a society gone amok. It's filled with interesting characters and a story line that kept me interested enough to have listened to this several times. Well worth the money.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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