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  • The Wise Man's Fear (Part One)

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Patrick Rothfuss
    • Narrated By Rupert Degas
    Overall
    (319)
    Performance
    (296)
    Story
    (299)

    Sequel to the extraordinary The Name of The Wind, The Wise Man’s Fear is the second instalment of this superb fantasy trilogy from Patrick Rothfuss. This is the most exciting fantasy series since George R. R. Martin's A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE, and a must for all fans of HBO's GAME OF THRONES.

    Thorz says: "Part two of the masterpiece"
    "A fascinating new world - Refreshingly different"
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    What did you like about this audiobook?

    The reader is truly excellent. I read book two (rather than listenning to it) and it was simply not as good. The plot is original. I was entranced. hard to put down is the only problem.























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    How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

    Now i'm hanging out for book 3 (day 3) which appears is not yet written - gutted when i realised this.























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    Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?



    Yes





















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    What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?



    nothing





















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    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Life of Pi

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Yann Martel
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10515)
    Performance
    (5758)
    Story
    (5802)

    Pi Patel has been raised in a zoo in India. When his father decides to move the family to Canada and sell the animals to American zoos, everyone boards a Japanese cargo ship. The ship sinks, and 16-year-old Pi finds himself alone on a lifeboat with a hyena, an orangutan, a zebra with a broken leg, and a 450-pound Bengal tiger. Soon it's just Pi, the tiger, and the vast Pacific Ocean - for 227 days. Pi's fear, knowledge, and cunning keep him alive until they reach the coast of Mexico, where the tiger disappears into the jungle.

    Theresa says: "Best audio of the year for me"
    "Slow to start then a fascinating story & end"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Yes. its truly original and gets you thinking about a lot. If you can listen to the first 3.5 hours of narrative and the authors agenda on zoos and religion (which is interesting but not what you bought the book to hear about) it raises the opportunity for all sorts of thoughts and musings. then the journey itself is both harrowing and inspiring.

    Would have rated it a lot higher if the first 3.5 hours were cut back to 45 minutes and if there were a lot more of an epilogue or follow through of Pi's transition back to the inhabited world and how he created his life from there.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Pi of course. the only real character that is developed.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    imagining the island was like exploring a whole new world.


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

    I will but not sure i need to see it on the big screen. i cant imagine how they cover the first 3 1/2 hours - hopefully movie goes can avoid this.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • One Foot in the Grave: Night Huntress, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Jeaniene Frost
    • Narrated By Tavia Gilbert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3904)
    Performance
    (2784)
    Story
    (2798)

    You can run from the grave, but you can't hide. Half-vampire Cat Crawfield is now Special Agent Cat Crawfield, working for the government to rid the world of the rogue undead. She's still using everything Bones, her sexy and dangerous ex, taught her. But when Cat is targeted for assassination, the only man who can help her is the vampire she left behind.

    melrailey says: "Makes for a Short Commute"
    "Same again - good escapism"
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    Would you be willing to try another book from Jeaniene Frost? Why or why not?

    Yes, its a refreshing concept and interesting to see how it plays out. Not a lot new though, i'm on the 3rd book now, waiting for something original - some more depth or growth in the characters or an interesting twist would be great.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Tavia Gilbert?

    Anyone that can do a less annoying british accent for Bones's characer


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Your Brain at Work: Strategies for Overcoming Distraction, Regaining Focus, and Working Smarter All Day Long

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By David Rock
    • Narrated By Bob Walter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1543)
    Performance
    (1143)
    Story
    (1122)

    Meet Emily and Paul: The parents of two young children, Emily is the newly promoted VP of marketing at a large corporation while Paul works from home or from clients' offices as an independent IT consultant. Their lives, like all of ours, are filled with a bewildering blizzard of emails, phone calls, yet more emails, meetings, projects, proposals, and plans. Just staying ahead of the storm has become a seemingly insurmountable task.

    Lindblad says: "An amazing insight to the brain"
    "Hard to get into - disappointing"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    It feels like a whole lot of talking without a lot of insight. i've had a hard time getting into it, perhaps it will get better if i can persevere


    How could the performance have been better?

    a change in tempo to signal changes in aspect/approach may have helped.


    Any additional comments?

    Didnt live up to my expectations after it got such great reveiews.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mockingjay: The Final Book of The Hunger Games

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (26802)
    Performance
    (20668)
    Story
    (20867)

    Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena live, she's still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge....

    A User says: "Conflicting Emotions"
    "Disappointing but it gives you closure"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    You want to know how the saga ends, so its worth a read/listen but its not as satisfying as the other two books


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Have some more light moments, create moments of enjoyment amongst the strain and chaos to lift it. introduce another Cinna - a likeable ally.


    How could the performance have been better?

    the narrator's voice annoys me - i dont think it captures the characters at all


    Could you see Mockingjay being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Definitely. Amanda Peet would work in this role i think.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Catching Fire: Hunger Games, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (29306)
    Performance
    (22481)
    Story
    (22636)

    Katniss Everdeen continues to struggle to protect herself and her family from the Capitol in this second novel from the best-selling Hunger Games trilogy.

    FanB14 says: "Dissent Rules"
    "If only the voice were as good as the story!"
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    What did you like best about this story?

    Great to see the progression of the story. More action and introduction to a whole new world/arena.


    Any additional comments?

    Not a big fan of the narrator's voice and style unfortunately but it doesnt take away hugely from the adventure/story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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