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Danelle

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  • The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Naoki Higashida
    • Narrated By Tom Picasso
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (900)
    Performance
    (800)
    Story
    (801)

    Written by Naoki Higashida, a very smart, very self-aware, and very charming thirteen-year-old boy with autism, The Reason I Jumpis a one-of-a-kind memoir that demonstrates how an autistic mind thinks, feels, perceives, and responds in ways few of us can imagine. Parents and family members who never thought they could get inside the head of their autistic loved one at last have a way to break through to the curious, subtle, and complex life within.

    Janice says: "Cracking the code"
    "Skeptical a 13 year old wrote this, but still good"
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    Any additional comments?

    I highly doubt a 13 year old boy wrote this book, the insights and descriptions were much more adult than that. However, having said that, the information was very insightful about autism and I gained a better understanding of the condition which will allow me to be more sensitive to those I interact with.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Blind Assassin

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs)
    • By Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated By Margot Dionne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (865)
    Performance
    (299)
    Story
    (296)

    With The Blind Assassin, Atwood proves once again that she is one of the most talented, daring, and exciting writers of the time. Like The Handmaid's Tale, this Book Prize-winner is destined to become a classic.

    Sarah says: "The Best!"
    "Poor quality recording"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    the quality of the recording was very poor. From the beginning of the book, I had a difficult time listening because of the background noise/static. That noise made it vet y difficult to get through.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Margot Dionne’s performances?

    No, I did not prefer Margot's performance, however my opinion could be because of the poor recording.


    Did The Blind Assassin inspire you to do anything?

    No


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Siddhartha Mukherjee
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2681)
    Performance
    (1809)
    Story
    (1809)

    Written by cancer physician, researcher, and award-winning science writer Siddhartha Mukherjee, The Emperor of All Maladies is a stunning combination of medical history, cutting-edge science, and narrative journalism that transforms our understanding of cancer and much of the world around us. Mukherjee examines cancer with a cellular biologist's precision, a novelist's richness of detail, a historian's range, and a biographer's passion.

    Paul Krasner says: "Spectacular!"
    "Great information, but too long"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Yes, it was time well spent, the information was extremely useful and the history of cancer in the medical profession was very educational. However, I felt it was too long and the medical terminology started to blur together for me. I found myself waiting for it to be over so I could get on to a book with a story.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Casual Vacancy

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By J. K. Rowling
    • Narrated By Tom Hollander
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3159)
    Performance
    (2770)
    Story
    (2797)

    When Barry Fairweather dies unexpectedly in his early 40s, the little town of Pagford is left in shock. Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty façade is a town at war. Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils.... Pagford is not what it at first seems. And the empty seat left by Barry on the town's council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen.

    cristina says: "I was surprised by how much I liked it"
    "Disappointing"
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    What disappointed you about The Casual Vacancy?

    I was stoked to read what JK would provide to an adult audience, but I was bored with the story and the characters did not pull me in. I just didn't get the point/theme of the story.


    What three words best describe Tom Hollander’s performance?

    good, emotional, engaging


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    disappointment


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Rise of Nine

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Pittacus Lore
    • Narrated By Neil Kaplan, Devon Sorvari, Marisol Ramirez
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (799)
    Performance
    (720)
    Story
    (733)

    Until the day I met John Smith, Number Four, I'd been on the run alone, hiding and fighting to stay alive. Together, we are much more powerful. But it could only last so long before we had to separate to find the others.... I went to Spain to find Seven, and I found even more, including a tenth member of the Garde who escaped from Lorien alive. Ella is younger than the rest of us, but just as brave. Now we're looking for the others - including John. But so are they....

    Christopher says: "Entertaining Story"
    "Love this series!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes, it's a great story and series.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Six was my favorite character in this book, her personality and background was more developed.


    Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

    I like John's character the best.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A History of the World in 6 Glasses

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Tom Standage
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1618)
    Performance
    (1384)
    Story
    (1387)

    Throughout human history, certain drinks have done much more than just quench thirst. As Tom Standage relates with authority and charm, six of them have had a surprisingly pervasive influence on the course of history, becoming the defining drink during a pivotal historical period. A History of the World in 6 Glasses tells the story of humanity from the Stone Age to the 21st century through the lens of beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea, and cola.

    Stoker says: "Fun and Informative"
    "Great info, dry delivery"
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    Would you try another book from Tom Standage and/or Sean Runnette?

    I would try another book by Tom, but not narrated by Sean. Sean's delivery is very monotone and dry.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love all of these beverages, so hearing the history of them and how they affected our world was a pleasure!


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Sean Runnette?

    I am not as familiar with the variety of narrators, but the delivery was very monotone and dry. This topic should be sparked with enthusiasm, so any narrator with a bit more passion in his/her voice would have been better. Still worth the listen.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    can't see this book as a movie at all


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 1Q84

    • UNABRIDGED (46 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Haruki Murakami, Jay Rubin (translator), Philip Gabriel (translator)
    • Narrated By Allison Hiroto, Marc Vietor, Mark Boyett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4426)
    Performance
    (3856)
    Story
    (3830)

    The year is 1984 and the city is Tokyo.

    A young woman named Aomame follows a taxi driver's enigmatic suggestion and begins to notice puzzling discrepancies in the world around her. She has entered, she realizes, a parallel existence, which she calls 1Q84 - "Q" is for "question mark". A world that bears a question....

    Dr. says: "Slow, Strange, and (ultimately) Satisfying"
    "Incredibly unique story"
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    Very long book, but Murakami keeps your interest throughout. The story is very unique with interesting characters and crazy plots!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 11-22-63: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Craig Wasson
    Overall
    (19575)
    Performance
    (17418)
    Story
    (17378)

    On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

    Kelly says: "I Owe Stephen King An Apology"
    "Wonderful twist on a story involving real history"
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    Stephen King does it again with his amazing storytelling and writing style. This book is a unique twist on time travel which involves an actual historical event. 11-22-63 will NOT disappoint you!

    0 of 0 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
    (19582)
    Performance
    (16254)
    Story
    (16865)

    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.

    Susan says: "Fifty Shades of Bad Writing"
    "WOW"
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    All I have to say is be careful where you are reading this, hopefully there is a pool or cold shower close by - you may need to cool yourself off!

    3 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Housekeeping

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Marilynne Robinson
    • Narrated By Becket Royce
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (257)
    Performance
    (95)
    Story
    (96)

    A modern classic, Housekeeping is the story of Ruth and her younger sister, Lucille, who grow up haphazardly, first under the care of their competent grandmother, then of two comically bumbling great-aunts, and finally of Sylvie, their eccentric and remote aunt. The family house is in the small Far West town of Fingerbone, set on a glacial lake, the same lake where their grandfather died in a spectacular train wreck and their mother drove off a cliff to her death.

    dm says: "Beautiful"
    "I just didn't get it, too boring"
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    I was waiting for the point of this book, but it never came. The story was so blah and uninteresting that I had to listen to parts multiple times because it didn't keep my attention. And believe me, I didn't WANT to listen multiple times! The writing was the only decent thing about the book.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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