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Alan

Seattle, WA, United States | Member Since 2007

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  • Changeless: An Alexia Tarabotti Novel, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Gail Carriger
    • Narrated By Emily Gray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1583)
    Performance
    (1344)
    Story
    (1350)

    Gail Carriger created a fascinating steampunk vision of Victorian England in her “intoxicatingly witty” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) debut novel Soulless—the first in the best-selling Parasol Protectorate series. Changeless is the second in the series and finds Alexia Tarabotti, now the Lady Woolsey, quite put out after her werewolf husband goes missing. So, armed with her trusty parasol, Alexia boards a dirigible and heads for Scotland to find him.

    Leanna says: "Loved it!"
    "Hands down my favorite series!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I love this series! The steampunk, the monsters, the characters, the locations. All of it is perfect!


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved how she described how many woman feels about her love life. I love how she used monsters.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    *Spoiler* The wedding scene! Its a mix of old, new, borrowed, and vampire!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 'Who Could That Be at This Hour?'

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Lemony Snicket
    • Narrated By Liam Aiken
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (35)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (30)

    In a fading town, far from anyone he knew or trusted, a young Lemony Snicket began his apprenticeship in an organization nobody knows about. He started by asking questions that shouldn't have been on his mind. Now he has written an account that should not be published, in four volumes that shouldn't be read. This is the first volume.

    Alan says: "Lemony Leave Me Hanging"
    "Lemony Leave Me Hanging"
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    Any additional comments?

    I love all the books by Lemony Snicket, I just wish they would resolve. I really just want an ending where more than 50% of the loose ends are tied up...

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Sagan Diary

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 35 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By Stephanie Wolfe, John Scalzi
    Overall
    (766)
    Performance
    (660)
    Story
    (668)

    Jane Sagan: Soldier. Killer. Lover. Dreamer. In John Scalzi's best-selling Old Man's War series of science-fiction novels, we see this warrior woman as the other characters see her - silent and strong, from the outside. But now The Sagan Diary shows us Sagan from another point of view: her own, as she prepares to leave military life and join her new husband and adopted daughter on a colony world.

    Robert says: "Nothing like Scalzi's old man's war."
    "Made me want to know more"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Yes, it started in the middle and left me a little confused, but overall I really enjoyed it.


    What about Stephanie Wolfe and John Scalzi ’s performance did you like?

    I enjoyed the juxtapose.


    Any additional comments?

    I am interested in getting the rest of the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mistletoe and Margaritas

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Shannon Stacey
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews
    Overall
    (975)
    Performance
    (829)
    Story
    (832)

    Claire Rutledge still believes in love, despite losing her husband. So, after two years, she's not surprised by the steamy dreams telling her it might be time to start moving on. But she didn't expect her friend Justin to have the starring role.

    Phoebe E. Stell says: "Just one more reason Audible is the best!"
    "Worth a free read"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Not really, I got it free, enjoyed simply because it was free, not sure I would recommend any one buying it.


    Would you be willing to try another one of MacLeod Andrews’s performances?

    No, his women's voices were odd.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack: Burton & Swinburne, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Mark Hodder
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle
    Overall
    (1229)
    Performance
    (1095)
    Story
    (1099)

    Sir Richard Francis Burton and Algernon Charles Swinburne are sucked into the perilous depths of a moral and ethical vacuum when Lord Palmerston commissions Burton to investigate assaults on young women committed by a weird apparition known as Spring Heeled Jack - and to find out why werewolves are terrorizing London's East End.

    Robert says: "Fun Steampunk but on the outlandish side"
    "Steampunk, but not my favorite"
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    Where does The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I had no idea what to expect when I began this book. I simply choose it because it was "steampunk". I enjoyed the depiction of not-Victorian London and the monsters. I didn't enjoy some of the more violent scenes and the anger some of the characters experienced.


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

    His loss of sanity seemed forced and slightly not realistic. I may have changed how he descended into insanity.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Agatha H. and the Clockwork Princess: A Girl Genius Novel, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Phil Foglio, Kaja Foglio
    • Narrated By Angela Dawe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (210)
    Performance
    (195)
    Story
    (196)

    With the help of Krosp, Emperor of All Cats, Agatha has escaped from the massive airship known as Castle Wulfenbach. After crashing their escape dirigible, Agatha and Krosp fall in with Master Payne’s Circus of Adventure, a traveling troupe of performers dedicated to staging Heterodyne shows - dramatizations of the exploits of Bill and Barry Heterodyne and their allies - who are unaware of Agatha’s connection to the Heterodyne line.

    Alan says: "Read before seeing the comic"
    "Read before seeing the comic"
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    What made the experience of listening to Agatha H. and the Clockwork Princess the most enjoyable?

    I enjoyed it more than the comic because I was able to visualize the characters for myself. The comic depiction of the characters was different that the picture I had created in my mind.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I enjoyed Claus, because he is strong, but confused. He is controlling, controlled, and completely oblivious and I enjoyed that.


    2 of 2 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
    (28296)
    Performance
    (22035)
    Story
    (22253)

    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....

    GS says: "Conflicting Emotions"
    "Loved the series, happy with the ending"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I loved her narration, when I was camping and finished Catching Fire. I tried to just read the book, but as soon as I returned to cell service I got the audio version and finished the book.


    What about Carolyn McCormick’s performance did you like?

    I enjoyed how she helped bring this captivating story to life.


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

    It was frustrating her constant lack of self understanding, but that is also probably what I connected with the most.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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