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Ronda Del Boccio, The Story Lady

Ronda Del Boccio, The Story Lady

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  • 199 titles in library
  • 7 purchased in 2014
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  • Dimension of Miracles

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Robert Sheckley
    • Narrated By John Hodgman
    Overall
    (470)
    Performance
    (433)
    Story
    (428)

    Dimension of Miracles is a satirical science fiction novel first published by Dell in 1968. It's about Tom Carmody, a New Yorker who, thanks to a computer error, wins the main prize in the Intergalactic Sweepstakes. Tom claims his prize before the error is discovered and is allowed to keep it. However, since Tom is a human from Earth without galactic status and no space traveling experience, he has no homing instinct that can guide him back to Earth once his odyssey begins - and the galactic lottery organizers cannot transport him home.

    Ronda Del Boccio, The Story Lady says: "Hilarious! - Could have been written this year"
    "Hilarious! - Could have been written this year"
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    Would you listen to Dimension of Miracles again? Why?

    This book is such fun. Yes, it reminds everyone of Douglas Adams' Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy even though it was written before. I love the humor, fun characters, and especially the ending.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Dimension of Miracles?

    The whole part about creating a budget planet - EARTH. Absolutely hilarious. I laughed out loud HEARTILY many times.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The planet maker scnee was a blast. Loved the whole book.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I loved the resolution in the end. This isn't a "moving" type book, but that end satisfied me.


    Any additional comments?

    If you like humor and don't mind irreverent books, read tis one.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Doll: A Vanessa Michael Munroe Novel, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Taylor Stevens
    • Narrated By Hillary Huber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (80)
    Performance
    (71)
    Story
    (71)

    On a busy Dallas street, Munroe is kidnapped by an unseen opponent and thrust into an underground world where women and girls are merchandise and a shadowy figure known as The Doll Maker controls her every move. While trusted friends race to unravel where she is and why she was taken, everything pivots on one simple choice: Munroe must use her unique set of skills to deliver a high-profile young woman into the same nightmare that she once endured, or condemn to torture and certain death the one person she loves above all else.

    Ronda Del Boccio, The Story Lady says: "Fabulous, riveting!"
    "Fabulous, riveting!"
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    Would you listen to The Doll again? Why?

    The only hesitation regarding would I read it again is that there are SO many books I want to read. I'm voracious. But this whole series is among books I might read again if I had another life which let me double my reading!


    What other book might you compare The Doll to and why?

    If you liked The Informationist, Stevens' first book, you will like this one a lot.


    Have you listened to any of Hillary Huber’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Huber does a great job with this series. If I were writing a suspense book, I'd want her reading it.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I appreciate the anguish and decisions the main character, Vanessa, goes through in trying to master her darker nature and overcome her deep wounds.


    Any additional comments?

    This book is as good as The Informationist. I felt the second one slipped just a bit, but now we're back up to a thrilling read.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Dreaming Void: Void Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Peter F. Hamilton
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1995)
    Performance
    (1177)
    Story
    (1197)

    AD 3580. The Intersolar Commonwealth has spread through the galaxy to over a thousand star systems. It is a culture of rich diversity with a place for everyone. A powerful navy protects it from any hostile species that may lurk among the stars. For Commonwealth citizens, even death has been overcome.

    Ethan M. says: "Solid Hamiltonian Space Opera"
    "Good performance - didn't like the book"
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    What disappointed you about The Dreaming Void?

    The audio performance was fine. I thought this would be a good book, but I just could not bring myself to finish it.


    Has The Dreaming Void turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No it hasn't.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Power vs. Force: The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Dr. David R. Hawkins
    • Narrated By Dr. David R. Hawkins
    Overall
    (417)
    Performance
    (175)
    Story
    (172)

    The publication of Power vs. Force by Sir David R. Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D., reveals to the general public secret information heretofore only shared by the author with certain Nobelists and world leaders. Analyzing the basic nature of human thought and consciousness itself, the author makes available to everyone the key to penetrating the last barrier to the advancement of civilization and science and resolving the most crucial of all human dilemmas.

    Greg says: "Good book – poor narrator"
    "Great Book - but don't let him read his own work"
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    Would you listen to Power vs. Force again? Why?

    OK here's the thing...I LOVE the book. But I can't listen to more than a few minutes. Please DO yes yes record his other books...but hire a narrator. His voice has a soporific effect on me even though I am VERY interestd.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Power vs. Force?

    The ways to verify truth so objectively and accurately are priceless!


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Dr. David R. Hawkins?

    I don't know the readers well enough to say, but definitely NOT the author. Sorry! I have HUGE respect for the author!


    Any additional comments?

    I really want his other books to be available on Audible so I can read them. I'm mostly blind and print isn't an easy option for me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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