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Milton

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  • A Tale for the Time Being

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Ruth Ozeki
    • Narrated By Ruth Ozeki
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (401)
    Performance
    (362)
    Story
    (361)

    In Tokyo, 16-year-old Nao has decided there's only one escape from her aching loneliness and her classmates' bullying. But before she ends it all, Nao first plans to document the life of her great grandmother, a Buddhist nun who's lived more than a century. A diary is Nao's only solace - and will touch lives in ways she can scarcely imagine. Across the Pacific, we meet Ruth, a novelist living on a remote island who discovers a collection of artifacts washed ashore in a Hello Kitty lunchbox - possibly debris from the devastating 2011 tsunami.

    Karen says: "Engaging story beautifully read"
    "Ruth Ozeki (the author) is a SUPERB reader"
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    What made the experience of listening to A Tale for the Time Being the most enjoyable?

    The author's performance was superb. She did a nice job with the voices without going over the top. In particular her voicing of Nao vs. Ruth allowed the listener to distinguish the two without being overly dramatic.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The concept of finding a diary washed up on shore and working through the life of the diarist was really fun.


    What about Ruth Ozeki’s performance did you like?

    Voicing of the characters


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Laughed in many places. Kinda awkward sitting on a plane with headphones on and laughing out loud.


    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Steady Running of the Hour: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Justin Go
    • Narrated By Steve West
    Overall
    (26)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (23)

    In 1924, the English mountaineer Ashley Walsingham dies attempting to summit Mount Everest, leaving his fortune to his former lover, Imogen Soames-Andersson - whom he has not seen in seven years. Ashley's solicitors search in vain for Imogen, but the estate remains unclaimed. Nearly 80 years later, new information leads the same law firm to Tristan Campbell, a young American who could be the estate's rightful heir. If Tristan can prove he is Imogen's descendant, the inheritance will be his.

    Helen says: "Disapointing"
    "Highly recommended!"
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    They describe it as a quest novel. Nicely juxtaposed current day with 1916-1924 events. Superbly read by Steve West. I listen to books driving to and from work. This book, I found I would steal extra moments such as while doing wood work or vacuuming around the house, just to get the extra minutes in!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • George Washington's Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved America

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Brian Kilmeade, Don Yaeger
    • Narrated By uncredited
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (230)
    Performance
    (211)
    Story
    (210)

    From the cohost of Fox & Friends, the true story of the anonymous spies who helped win the Revolutionary War. Among the pantheon of heroes of the American Revolution, six names are missing. First and foremost, Robert Townsend, an unassuming and respected businessman from Long Island, who spearheaded the spy ring that covertly brought down the British

    kevin says: "Great Read"
    "Sorry, but I didn't like it much."
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    The narrator just wasn't a great reader. Often times, there were pauses in a sentence that you realized changed the meaning from what was expected. Certainly they were distracting. Kind of like the sentence was spread over two pages and it took too long to turn the page and find your place. Made it hard to listen to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Goldfinch

    • UNABRIDGED (32 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Donna Tartt
    • Narrated By David Pittu
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6852)
    Performance
    (6273)
    Story
    (6279)

    The Goldfinch is a haunted odyssey through present-day America and a drama of enthralling force and acuity. It begins with a boy. Theo Decker, a 13-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don't know how to talk to him, and tormented above all by his unbearable longing for his mother, he clings to one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the underworld of art.

    B.J. says: "A stunning achievement - for author and narrator"
    "Liked it but WORDY. Really W.O.R.D.Y."
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    Would you listen to The Goldfinch again? Why?

    Yes, but its so long and perhaps overwritten, I might go for the abridged version.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Great story that covers Theo's life and relationship to the painting. I liked the story build and the relationships developed between the characters.


    What does David Pittu bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Decent voices, great pacing and good emotion.


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

    When Theo appologizes to Hobbie


    Any additional comments?

    I found the prose a bit extreme. Lots of adjectives! Lots of descriptive material that felt over the top.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Inferno: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Dan Brown
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9371)
    Performance
    (8508)
    Story
    (8573)

    In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology, Robert Langdon, is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces: Dante’s Inferno. Against this backdrop, Langdon battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an ingenious riddle that pulls him into a landscape of classic art, secret passageways, and futuristic science. Drawing from Dante’s dark epic poem, Langdon races to find answers and decide whom to trust...before the world is irrevocably altered.

    linda says: "Well, I don't know what I was expecting"
    "Great follow-on to the Davinci Code books"
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    Would you listen to Inferno again? Why?

    Nice descriptive details about Florence architecture and art. Well done.


    What other book might you compare Inferno to and why?

    DaVinci Code


    Which scene was your favorite?


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


    Any additional comments?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Innocent: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
    Overall
    (3265)
    Performance
    (2720)
    Story
    (2735)

    Will Robie may have just made the first - and last - mistake of his career.... It begins with a hit gone wrong. Robie is dispatched to eliminate a target unusually close to home in Washington, D.C. But something about this mission doesn't seem right to Robie, and he does the unthinkable: He refuses to kill. Now, Robie becomes a target himself and must escape from his own people.

    Fleeing the scene, Robie crosses paths with a wayward teenage girl, a 14-year-old runaway from a foster home. But she isn't an ordinary runaway....

    andrea says: "I Hope There's a Sequel!!"
    "Didn't like the sound effects"
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    What did you love best about The Innocent: A Novel?

    Great story and good character development, but when they add in the sound effects of guns, etc...Unnecessary.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Deep Storm

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2072)
    Performance
    (682)
    Story
    (687)

    Former naval doctor Peter Crane is summoned to a remote oil platform in the North Atlantic to help diagnose a bizarre medical condition. But when he arrives, Crane learns that the real trouble lies far below on "Deep Storm", a stunningly advanced science-research facility built two miles beneath the surface on the ocean floor. The top-secret structure has been designed for one purpose: to excavate a recently discovered undersea site that may hold the answers to an ancient mystery.

    Tom says: "Must Read"
    "Liked it so much I listend twice"
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    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Figuring out how the marbles worked was interesting.


    Any additional comments?

    Interesting story that weaves together many scientific concepts.

    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
    (28614)
    Performance
    (21867)
    Story
    (22006)

    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"
    "Great reader - Good story"
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    Where does Catching Fire rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The entire Hunger Games Series is well done.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    All are good and well formed


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The start of the 75th games was well written


    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
    (26073)
    Performance
    (20020)
    Story
    (20204)

    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....

    Sue Schreiber says: "A very satisfying ending"
    "Well read - good story"
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    What other book might you compare Mockingjay to and why?

    Although this is considered a teen's book, I found it very enjoyable


    Which character – as performed by Carolyn McCormick – was your favorite?

    Great reading - all characters are well formed by the reader


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 14

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Peter Clines
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    Overall
    (10465)
    Performance
    (9504)
    Story
    (9521)

    There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment. Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don’t nag at him too much. At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela’s apartment. And Tim’s. And Veek’s.

    Magpie says: "Super solid listen!!"
    "Good but not superb"
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    What was one of the most memorable moments of 14?

    I liked the ending... it was expected, but well done. Also, the surprise when they do get to 14.


    Any additional comments?

    Dialog in the book made it difficult to listen to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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