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Mare

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  • 409 titles in library
  • 39 purchased in 2014
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  • Skulduggery Pleasant

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Derek Landy
    • Narrated By Rupert Degas
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (195)
    Performance
    (99)
    Story
    (98)

    Meet Skulduggery Pleasant: ace detective, snappy dresser, razor-tongued wit, crackerjack sorcerer, and walking, talking, fire-throwing skeleton, as well as ally, protector, and mentor of Stephanie Edgely, a very unusual and darkly talented 12-year-old. These two alone stand in the way of an all-consuming ancient evil.

    Keith says: "This is more than a 5star book"
    "New twist to favorite themes"
    Overall

    I will admit when I first starting listening to this book, I was a bit unsure I would like it. But Skulduggery and Stephanie quickly grew on me. The "bad guys" are really something and even some of the "good guys" are things I would want to avoid. I think boys would love this series b/c even though the main character is a girl, she fights like no boy I know. The battle/fight descriptions are detailed and graphic - Mr. Landy puts us IN the action. And girls will like this book because Stephanie/Val is such a strong character. Rupert Degas does a fine job as narrator, giving voice to each character. And I love the sounds, howls, screams and jiggling bones between sections.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Ruins of Gorlan: Ranger's Apprentice, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By John Flanagan
    • Narrated By John Keating
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1165)
    Performance
    (885)
    Story
    (893)

    Will is an orphan and a ward of the castle. He hopes to someday become a great hero. But he is a small boy, and only the biggest and toughest are selected as warriors. He has other talents though, and they catch the attention of the mysterious Ranger Halt. Will soon masters stealth and accuracy with the bow.

    Deborah says: "YA?"
    "Great Start to a Great Series!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about The Ruins of Gorlan?

    Flanagan has written a book that makes you care about the characters from the get go.


    What about John Keating’s performance did you like?

    Keating is the best at narrating these books. Only buy his versions!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, I almost did!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Clockwork Angel: The Infernal Devices, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Cassandra Clare
    • Narrated By Jennifer Ehle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2582)
    Performance
    (1976)
    Story
    (1984)

    When 16-year-old Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to find her brother, her destination is England, the time is the reign of Queen Victoria, and something terrifying is waiting for her in London's Downworld, where vampires, warlocks and other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets. Only the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons, keep order amidst the chaos.

    Sam says: "Fantastic book!!"
    "Gabriel Gets a Lisp"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to Clockwork Angel the most enjoyable?

    The smart banter between Will and Jem made the book truly enjoyable.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Jennifer Ehle’s performances?

    I was so disappointed that Jennifer gave Gabriel a lisp! I had to go back to the book to see if the character was supposed to have one and he wasn't. Did she run out of ways to do a male voice so she added the lisp to differentiate? Regardless, it was a bad move. I didn't notice that the other 2 books were narrated by others or I would have listened to them. Instead I read my daughter's nook versions.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Faceless Ones

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Derek Landy
    • Narrated By Rupert Degas
    Overall
    (105)
    Performance
    (72)
    Story
    (70)

    Valkyrie screamed, sprinting toward Skulduggery. He looked up and reached out to her, but it was too late. If you've read the other Skulduggery books by Derek Landy (and you really should have read them by now), you've seen it all before: Some bad guy wants to bring about the end of the world, and Skulduggery and Valkyrie fight valiantly to stop it from happening. A few people get hurt, sure, but everything's all right in the end. Well, not this time.

    Mare says: "Ready for the fourth book!"
    "Ready for the fourth book!"
    Overall

    Mr. Landy again brings magic, loyalty, treachery and surprise to the third Skulduggery Pleasant book. I'm ready for the next one and if you read it, you will be too.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • World of Warcraft: Stormrage

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Richard A. Knaak
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (341)
    Performance
    (204)
    Story
    (207)

    Many are the mysteries surrounding the Emerald Dream and its reclusive guardians, the green dragonflight. In times past, druids have entered the Dream to monitor the ebb and flow of life on Azeroth in their never-ending quest to maintain the delicate balance of nature.

    Spencer Porter says: "Mispronunciation Galore"
    "You mad bro?"
    Overall

    This book is over 9 thousand.

    inb4 belair.

    2 of 39 people found this review helpful

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