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Dara

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  • Gears of War: Jacinto's Remnant

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Karen Traviss
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (140)
    Performance
    (88)
    Story
    (86)

    After a brutal 15-year war for survival, the Coalition of Ordered Governments is forced to destroy mankind's last city in a final bid to stop the Locust Horde. As the survivors flee Jacinto, they must contend with the last of the Locust, bent on vengeance, as they struggle to stay alive in an icy wilderness. Marcus Fenix, Dom Santiago, and their fellow Gears fight to get Jacinto's refugees to a safe haven but find themselves in a lawless new world - where the enemy is human.

    Tim says: "Terrific Sequel"
    "Love Traviss' Soldiers"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of Gears of War: Jacinto's Remnant to be better than the print version?

    Unknown


    What did you like best about this story?

    Traviss is able to write believable characters. These characters have their flaws, but remain likable. The characters are also not larger than life heros. They are seen to be impacted by the events they survive.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Yes! Traviss narrated the story often through the eyes of her characters. Each narration gave a slightly different image of the main cast, allowing the reader to develop their own opinions of the characters rather than being told "this is a cool character - like him."


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes. Fortunately I have a blue tooth and and iphone. I was able to listen to it while at work filing papers.


    Any additional comments?

    Traviss has great talent with war stories. I will continue to read more of her work.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Lick of Frost: Meredith Gentry, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Laurell K. Hamilton
    • Narrated By Laural Merlington
    Overall
    (456)
    Performance
    (246)
    Story
    (247)

    "I am Meredith Gentry, princess and heir apparent to the throne in the realm of faerie, onetime private investigator in the mortal world. To be crowned queen, I must first continue the royal bloodline and give birth to an heir of my own. If I fail, my aunt, Queen Andais, will be free to do what she most desires: install her twisted son, Cel, as monarch...and kill me."

    Dara says: "Getting back to the meat and potatoes!"
    "Getting back to the meat and potatoes!"
    Overall

    Way to go! For a while I thought that the books by Laurel K. Hamilton were slipping into a rut of nothing but sex and more sex. I thoroughly enjoyed that this book, while not light on the sex, was meatier plot. I felt it was much truer to the characters we fell in love with. I hope that the next books continue in this fashion!

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Rhett Butler's People

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Donald McCaig
    • Narrated By John Bedford Lloyd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (391)
    Performance
    (122)
    Story
    (123)

    Rhett Butler's People is the long-awaited novel that parallels the great American novel Gone with the Wind. Twelve years in the making, Rhett Butler's People marks a major and historic cultural event for millions of Gone with the Wind readers, complementing and adding new dimensions to its timeless story.

    Marie says: "Fiddle-dee-dee, this was fun!"
    "Okay to Good"
    Overall

    This book was an enjoyable read; it gave insight into certain attitudes expressed by the characters, as well as other activities in history at the time the narration takes place. Unfortunately, I do not think that this book captures perfectly the soul of the characters. Melanie writes that she is jaded by Scarlett?s behavior when in Gone with the Wind; the author goes through great lengths to express how na?ve and unquestioning Melanie is with her trust of Scarlet and Ashley. There are also some discrepancies in the writing of this book, which include the scene where Rhett declares the affair is over.

    I will not go into more detail about this, as I think it is still worth reading, however, if you are a true fan of Gone with the Wind, be forewarned.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Other Boleyn Girl: A Novel

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated By Ruthie Henshall
    Overall
    (400)
    Performance
    (67)
    Story
    (69)

    When Mary Boleyn comes to court as an innocent girl of 14, she catches the eye of Henry VIII. Dazzled by the king, Mary falls in love with both her golden prince and her growing role as unofficial queen. However, she soon realizes just how much she is a pawn in her family's ambitious plots as the king's interest begins to wane and she is forced to step aside for her best friend and rival: her sister, Anne. Then Mary knows that she must defy her family and her king, and take her fate into her own hands.

    Julie Gibson says: "ABRIDGED!!!"
    "I have really enjoyed this book"
    Overall

    I have really enjoyed this audiobook. I like the lady who does the reading I think she is a very good voice actress. After reading thid book I look forward to seeing the movie and to reading more works not only by the author but by the reader.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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