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Rene

San Marcos, US, Canada | Member Since 2005

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  • Xenocide

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Scott Brick, Gabrielle de Cuir, Amanda Karr, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4157)
    Performance
    (2055)
    Story
    (2078)

    Xenocide is the third installment of the Ender series. On Lusitania, Ender found a world where humans and pequeninos and the Hive Queen could all live together; where three very different intelligent species could find common ground at last. Or so he thought. But Lusitania also harbors the descolada, a virus which kills all humans it infects, but which the pequeninos require in order to transform into adults.

    David says: "full of passion"
    "An OK addition"
    Overall

    Out of all the Ender's series I've read up to this point have been by far supierior to this addition. Although it was interesting in many parts, the story seemed to lag on giving you information you really didn't care to read about.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Memoirs of a Geisha

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Arthur Golden
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3477)
    Performance
    (821)
    Story
    (823)

    In a voice both haunting and startlingly immediate, Nitta Sayuri describes her life as a geisha. Taken from her home at the age of nine, she is sold into slavery to a renowned geisha house. Witness her transformation as you enter a world where appearances are paramount, virginity is auctioned to the highest bidder, women beguile powerful men, and love is scorned as illusion.

    Stephanie says: "Best Book in a while"
    "Beautiful"
    Overall

    Beautifully created descriptions flow throughout the book as elegantly as traditional Japan itself. Great story, wonderful, well developed chracters!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Kite Runner

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Khaled Hosseini
    • Narrated By Khaled Hosseini
    Overall
    (6229)
    Performance
    (1581)
    Story
    (1601)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Never before has an author’s narration of his fiction been so important to fully grasping the book’s impact and global implications. Taking us from Afghanistan in the final days of its monarchy to the present, The Kite Runner is the unforgettable story of the friendship between two boys growing up in Kabul. Their intertwined lives, and their fates, reflect the eventual tragedy of the world around them.

    Joseph says: "A storyteller's story"
    "Compelling"
    Overall

    Beautifully written, the reader will be transported into the day and age of the main character. Couldn't put it down.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Vegetarianism in a Nutshell

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 7 mins)
    • By Bruce Friedrich
    • Narrated By Bruce Friedrich
    Overall
    (42)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (5)

    Bruce Friedrich, director of vegan outreach for PETA, argues that a vegetarian diet is the only diet that takes seriously the health and environmental implications of animal agriculture. He also discusses the impact of factory farming and slaughterhouse consolidation on worker safety, Third World poverty, and animal welfare.

    Brenda says: "Whoa -- too much information for a beginner!"
    "Great Briefing"
    Overall

    This is a wonderful introduction into Vegetarianism/Veganism. Easy for listeners to really get an understanding of the basics.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Fast Food Nation

    • ABRIDGED (8 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Eric Schlosser
    • Narrated By Rick Adamson
    Overall
    (1268)
    Performance
    (143)
    Story
    (142)

    To a degree both engrossing and alarming, the story of fast food is the story of postwar America. Fast Food Nation is a groundbreaking work of investigation and cultural history that may change the way America thinks about the way it eats.

    Bruce says: "Should be required reading for all"
    "Informative"
    Overall

    Anyone interested in the food that we consume should read this book. Not only does he give a great history of the fast food industry, but health, safety and other issues are brought into topic.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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