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Kelly Cochran Davis

Akron,OH | Member Since 2007

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  • The Mongoliad: The Foreworld Saga, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Neal Stephenson, Greg Bear, Mark Teppo, and others
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (461)
    Performance
    (405)
    Story
    (406)

    In the late nineteenth century a mysterious group of English martial arts aficionados provided Sir Richard F. Burton, well-known expert on exotic languages and historical swordsmanship, a collection of long-lost manuscripts to translate. Burton’s work was subsequently misplaced, only to be discovered by a team of amateur archaeologists in the ruins of a mansion in Treiste. From Burton's translations and the original source material, the epic tale of The Mongoliad was recreated.

    Daniel says: "Good story - but"
    "Expectations"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I found it to be written a little too much like they are expecting it to be a screen-play. I would have liked less predictable story lines and more developed characters.


    What was most disappointing about the authors’s story?

    How predictable it was. The foreshadowing was a little too complete. The book contains a grand concept delivered so simply that I was left wanting a lot more depth.


    What about Luke Daniels’s performance did you like?

    His performance was the only thing that kept me listening on a very long drive.


    Do you think The Mongoliad needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Well yes, the series is obviously incomplete.


    Any additional comments?

    I love the concept of the book. Many of its individual characters are very interesting, and I still think on their personalities and choices. I feel that some of the ethereal themes of the book were squeezed out of the way so it would appeal to the masses who watch Game of Thrones.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • The Host: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Stephenie Meyer
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5060)
    Performance
    (2675)
    Story
    (2712)

    Earth has been invaded by a species that takes over the minds of human hosts while leaving their bodies intact. But Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away.

    Keith says: "Great story in a genre only touched upon before"
    "Lovely story."
    Overall

    I enjoyed this very much. It was somewhat predictable, and feminine in style; meaning less technology, and more emotion. A delightful, heartfelt story. I stopped working sometimes, not to miss any action. I look forward to reading more of this author.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Top Performer: A Bold Approach to Sales and Service

    • ABRIDGED (1 hr and 52 mins)
    • By Stephen C. Lundin
    • Narrated By Carr Hagerman
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    In Top Performer, you'll meet Jim, a disciplined but uninspired sales manager. In London, on vacation, (his first in years) he meets Top Hat. In an engrossing conversation, Top Hat tells him about a legendary Dublin busker/street performer called the Rat Catcher, who engages his audience and effortlessly charms them into parting easily with their change. Top Hat then gives Jim an envelope to bring to the Rat Catcher as a form of introduction. Jim is incredulous, and even a bit suspicious.

    Jeff says: "missed the mark"
    "A delight."
    Overall

    I found this book utterly delightful. It was adept at being informative and entertaining. It is inspiring, and encouraging, especially if you are looking for a direction or encouragement for you life's path. It is well read, and wonderfully paced. I was delighted at the amount of information I got out of it, and still enjoyed myself doing it. I am sure the full depth of what I have learned will continue to come to me as I think on the impact it had on me.
    Thank you.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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