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Jessica

Cincinnati, OH United States | Member Since 2012

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  • Arcadia

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Lauren Groff
    • Narrated By Andrew Garman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (117)
    Performance
    (96)
    Story
    (95)

    Lauren Groff’s acclaimed debut novel The Monsters of Templeton was short-listed for the Orange Prize. Her second novel, Arcadia opens in the late 1960s with a group of young idealists forming a commune in western New York State. Into this group is born Bit, who grows into a quiet, distant man. Over the course of 50 years, Bit witnesses the utopia crumble and the world change in unimaginable ways.

    Kathleen says: "Luscious prose, intimate and realistic"
    "I Just Couldn't Get Into It"
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    Performance
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    Would you try another book from Lauren Groff and/or Andrew Garman?

    No, I don't think I would. I had a really hard time getting into this book. It jumped around and just felt slow to me. I tried and got almost half way through, but then just gave up.


    What could Lauren Groff have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    I don't know - it just never really got going for me and I wasn't ever looking forward to turning it back on and listening to it.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Nothing, overall I thought it was good.


    What character would you cut from Arcadia?

    None, really...


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Eclipse: The Twilight Saga, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Stephenie Meyer
    • Narrated By Ilyana Kadushin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5730)
    Performance
    (2160)
    Story
    (2198)

    As Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge, Bella once again finds herself surrounded by danger. In the midst of it all, she is forced to choose between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob - knowing that her decision has the potential to ignite the ageless struggle between vampire and werewolf. With her graduation quickly approaching, Bella has one more decision to make: life or death. But which is which?

    Kirsty says: "Continues to Please"
    "Couldn't Stop Listening"
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    What made the experience of listening to Eclipse the most enjoyable?

    The narration is great and I was so glad I listened to it before watching the movie.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • New Moon: The Twilight Saga, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Stephenie Meyer
    • Narrated By Ilyana Kadushin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5756)
    Performance
    (2171)
    Story
    (2215)

    For Bella Swan, there is one thing more important than life itself: Edward Cullen. But being in love with a vampire is even more dangerous than Bella ever could have imagined. Edward has already rescued Bella from the clutches of one evil vampire, but now, as their daring relationship threatens all that is near and dear to them, they realize their troubles may be just beginning.

    cmclien says: "Emotionally Painful..."
    "Loved It!"
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    What did you love best about New Moon?

    It's been awhile since I've torn through a book series like this. I find myself sitting in my driveway so I can listen to a couple minutes more!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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