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  • Unravel Me: Shatter Me, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Tahereh Mafi
    • Narrated By Kate Simses
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Juliette has escaped to Omega Point. It is a place for people like her - people with gifts - and it is also the headquarters of the rebel resistance. She's finally free from The Reestablishment, free from their plan to use her as a weapon, and free to love Adam. But Juliette will never be free from her lethal touch. Or from Warner, who wants Juliette more than she ever thought possible.

    Black Heart Reviews (formerly GingerRead) says: "With all that I hated, I still loved it."
    "Superhero meets whining Twit...."
    Any additional comments?

    Imagine the legally blond version of wonder woman. Except, without the humor. The story is fun, its interesting to see the characters developing into superheroes. They even have stretchy spandex costumes. The story is fun but, the main character is clueless. Even her buddies on the superhero squad tell her so. By the end of the second book I wanted to use her incredible strength to smash her face in a wall. I kept expecting her to wise up. There were so many opportunities for her to develop her character and to become more mature. I was disappointed, she just kept whining. There were "did I do that?" moments on every page. The problem is, without any growth it becomes difficult to continue to sympathize, or even like, her as a character. The good news, book two ends in a "did I do that" moment comparable to the gamma-ray creation of the incredible hulk. So, I hold out hope that our little darling will see the error of her idiocy and the third installment will provide a more mature, more superhero-y character.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By David Mitchell
    • Narrated By Jonathan Aris, Paula Wilcox
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    In 1799, the artificial island of Dejima lies in Nagasaki Harbor as Japan’s outpost for the Dutch East Indies Company. There, Jacob de Zoet has come to make a fortune large enough to return to Holland and marry the woman he loves.

    Darwin8u says: "A NEAR Perfect Novel."

    I'm not sure what couldn't catch my attention, but I simply couldn't get attached to the story. It was dull.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Angelology

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Danielle Trussoni
    • Narrated By Susan Denaker

    Sister Evangeline was just a girl when her father entrusted her to the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration. Now, at 23, her discovery of a 1943 letter from the famous philanthropist Abigail Rockefeller to the late mother superior of Saint Rose Convent plunges Evangeline into a secret history that stretches back a thousand years: an ancient conflict between the Society of Angelologists and the monstrously beautiful descendants of angels and humans.

    Angela says: "Very Pleasant Divine Suprise"
    "So promising - but not good"

    The story has the theme and plot and imagination to be a really great book. Though, if failed. It was so slow getting started and the heart and interest of the book happened in the last 20 min. The entire story and plot was centered on what really should have been accomplished in the first couple of chapters. I think that the author intended to set the story up for a sequel but the attempt was disappointing. In the end I was ready for the story to be over having only thought it was just so-so and as she was wrapping it up, the first really interesting thing in the whole book happened and then it was over. ugh. Not good.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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