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Jamie

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  • Intertwined

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Gena Showalter
    • Narrated By Jessica Almasy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (267)
    Performance
    (142)
    Story
    (145)

    With no other family and a life spent in and out of institutions, Aden and the souls have become friends. But now they're causing him all kinds of trouble. Like, he'll blink and suddenly he's a younger Aden, reliving the past. One wrong move, and he'll change the future. Or he'll walk past a total stranger and know how and when she's going to die. He's so over it. All he wants is peace. And then he meets a girl who quiets the voices. Well, as long as he's near her. Why? Mary Ann Gray is his total opposite.

    C. Honohan says: "Intertwined"
    "Thouroughly entertaining"
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    I've enjoyed the start of Showalter's series Intertwined. Picked it up on a whim and thoroughly enjoyed it. But how could I not? Time travel, possession, psychics, zombies, werewolves and vampires as well as the usual high school politics, hormones and homework. A delicate balance that, if strayed but a little, may cause one to slip of the edge. However Intertwined delivers a story with good pacing that kept me engaged and wondering what would happen next. Can't wait to see what happens next.

    I also enjoyed Almasy's performance and what she brought to the characters, especially Riley. Too often when I'm reading and come across the phrase "he said gruffly" it is then added on as an afterthought. With Almasy's performance you got to hear Riley's rough nature and sense the animal even in times when he was being gentle, like his endearing sweetness to Mary Ann.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By E. L. James
    • Narrated By Becca Battoe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14403)
    Performance
    (11812)
    Story
    (12440)

    When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.

    Kd says: "Really 2.5"
    "I couldn't even finish"
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    It was my mistaking to listen to this book on a whim. I had been hearing the title mentioned a lot and seeing it in stores on stands. I decided to see what the hubbub was about myself with out actually seeing what the book was about. A few chapters in I was having the strangest sense of deja vu, like I'd heard this story before. That's when I looked the book up and discovered it was a twilight based story turned erotic. Not really my cup of tea. I didn't know it was possible for something to be worse than twilight, but this just might be it. Perhaps the story gets better but I wont be finding out. If I must suffer through Anastasia's inner dialogue I wont do it with Battoe's voice in my head. Her inflections were to pointed and obvious to make them feel genuine and it made me dislike the main character. Not the sort of thing you need in addition to the repetitive sentiment (how many times in the first chapter alone did she say how gorgeous Grey was - and in the same exact way. If you are going to repeat an idea over an over again at least mix it up a little for the reader. Don't just flat out say Oh he's so gorgeous or he's so beautiful. It makes the character seem unimaginative.) This mixed with overtly obvious attempts to make the character seem witty "I must be the color of the communist manifesto" just doesn't work. There may be some characters that could get away with thinking/saying this, but I don't think any of them exist in this story.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • One for the Money: A Stephanie Plum Novel, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Janet Evanovich
    • Narrated By C. J. Critt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2001)
    Performance
    (1742)
    Story
    (1737)

    You’ve lost your job as a department store lingerie buyer, your car’s been repossessed, and most of your furniture and small appliances have been sold off to pay last month’s rent. Now the rent is due again. And you live in New Jersey. What do you do? If you’re Stephanie Plum, you become a bounty hunter. But not just a nickel-and-dime bounty hunter; you go after the big money. That means a cop gone bad. And not just any cop. She goes after Joe Morelli, a disgraced former vice cop who is also the man that took her virginity....

    Pat H. says: "NOT THE GREATEST."
    "Fun"
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    Where does One for the Money rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Really good, I'm fairly easy to please though


    What was one of the most memorable moments of One for the Money?

    The car bombing


    Have you listened to any of C. J. Critt’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Right on par


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

    She'll get her man or die trying


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Looking Glass Wars

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Frank Beddor
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (244)
    Performance
    (132)
    Story
    (132)

    The "true story" behind Alice in Wonderland! Princess Alyss Heart is brutally cast out of Wonderland by her vicious Aunt Redd, who beheads Alyss' mother ("Off with her head!" she cries) and begins to rule over Wonderland with an iron fist. Alyss escapes and is exiled to another world entirely, Victorian London. At age 20, she returns to Wonderland to battle Redd, reclaim the throne, and lead Wonderland into its next golden age of imagination.

    Jessica Talbot says: "New Twist on Favorite Story"
    "Great"
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    Would you listen to The Looking Glass Wars again? Why?

    Really interesting spin on Alice in Wonderland. Very imaginative.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Dodge, he stayed and fought even though everything was seemingly taken away from him. Granted he did tread a bit close to the deep end.


    Which character – as performed by Gerard Doyle – was your favorite?

    He did a great job on all the characters


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

    Forget what you knew about Wonderland


    Any additional comments?

    Great book

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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