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Cindi

Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada | Member Since 2008

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  • 15 reviews
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  • 17 purchased in 2014
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  • Second Sight: Arcane Society, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Amanda Quick
    • Narrated By Anne Flosnik
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (318)
    Performance
    (169)
    Story
    (172)

    In financial straits and on a sure path to spinsterhood, Venetia Milton thought her stay at the remote, ramshackle Arcane House, far from society's prying eyes, would be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to engineer her own ravishment. She was there to photograph the relics and artifacts collected by a highly secretive organization, founded two centuries earlier by an eccentric alchemist.

    Susan says: "Great storyline, too!!"
    "Formula Romance"
    Overall

    As someone who enjoys science fiction and the supernatural, this book sounded promising. However, I found it to be just another predictable romance novel. The supernatural elements of the storyline were secondary and a weak attempt at putting a unique twist on a formula storyline. I was disappointed and will not invest anymore time or money into this series.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Suspect

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Robert Crais
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3990)
    Performance
    (3563)
    Story
    (3559)

    LAPD cop Scott James is not doing so well, not since a shocking nighttime assault by unidentified men killed his partner, Stephanie, nearly killed him, and left him enraged, ashamed, and ready to explode. He is unfit for duty - until he meets his new partner. Maggie is not doing so well, either. The German shepherd survived three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan sniffing explosives before she lost her handler to an IED and sniper attack, and her PTSD is as bad as Scott’s. They are each other’s last chance.

    Jacqueline says: "Gripping Page Turner!!"
    "More please"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I am always a sucker for a good dog story and was pleasantly surprised when I got a great plot as well. I really hope Mr. Crais has more Scott and Maggie to bring to us in future.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • One Good Dog

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Susan Wilson
    • Narrated By Fred Berman, Christina Delaine
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (711)
    Performance
    (340)
    Story
    (340)

    Adam March is a self-made “Master of the Universe.” He has it all: the beautiful wife, the high-powered job, the glittering circle of friends. But there is a price to be paid for all these trappings, and the pressure is mounting—until the day Adam makes a fatal mistake. His assistant leaves him a message with three words: your sister called.

    Shelby says: "A cynic and a cynical dog - PERFECT!!"
    "A Good Read"
    Overall

    I did not expect much from this book but was pleasantly surprised. It was not brilliant writing and cannot be taken too seriously but it entertained me.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • 10th Anniversary: The Women's Murder Club

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1211)
    Performance
    (755)
    Story
    (758)

    Detective Lindsay Boxer's long-awaited wedding celebration becomes a distant memory when she is called to investigate a horrendous crime: a badly injured teenage girl is left for dead, and her newborn baby is nowhere to be found. Lindsay discovers that not only is there no trace of the criminals - but that the victim may be keeping secrets as well.

    cstardancer says: "Not as good as usual"
    "They're Back!"
    Overall

    I really enjoyed this instalment of The Women's Murder Club. The storyline and character's were interesting. This is not brilliant writing but it is a nice light read and I look forward to te next one.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Night Road

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Kristin Hannah
    • Narrated By Kathleen McInerney
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (626)
    Performance
    (418)
    Story
    (423)

    For 18 years, Jude Farraday has put her children’s needs above her own, and it shows - her twins, Mia and Zach, are bright and happy teenagers. When Lexi Baill moves into their small, close-knit community, no one is more welcoming than Jude. Lexi, a former foster child with a dark past, quickly becomes Mia’s best friend. Then Zach falls in love with Lexi and the three become inseparable. Jude does everything to keep her kids on track for college and out of harm’s way. It has always been easy - until senior year of high school. Suddenly she is at a loss.

    selena says: "Took awhile to get into but worth it"
    "An Unexpected Surprise"
    Overall

    I purchased this book as a filler until the book I was waiting for was released. However, to my surprise I was hooked from the first chapter. It may seem juvenile to some adults but as a parent who has not forgotten what it is like to be a teenager, it touched me. A pleasant surprise and a good read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Land of Painted Caves: Earth's Children, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (34 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Jean M. Auel
    • Narrated By Sandra Burr
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1213)
    Performance
    (722)
    Story
    (734)

    Ayla, one of the most remarkable and beloved heroines in contemporary fiction, continues to explore the world and the people around her with curiosity, insight, and, above all, courage. As the story opens, Ayla, Jondalar, and their infant daughter, Jonayla, are living with the Zelandonii in the Ninth Cave - a shelter of stone. Ayla has been chosen as an acolyte and has embarked on the arduous task of training to become a spiritual leader.

    phillip says: "Be careful what you wish for!"
    "That's it?"
    Overall

    I was so disappointed. I have been waiting for this book for 31 years and that was it? I expected so much more after all the built up expectations; it was repetitive and went nowhere. There were so many places this last book could have gone and the author did not take advantage. It is almost like she just wanted to get it done. Such a shame, it had great potential.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • A Dog's Purpose: A Novel for Humans

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By W. Bruce Cameron
    • Narrated By George K. Wilson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2074)
    Performance
    (1377)
    Story
    (1379)

    After a tragically short life as a stray mutt, Bailey is surprised to find himself reborn as a rambunctious golden-haired puppy. Bailey's search for his new life's meaning leads him into the loving arms of eight-year-old Ethan. During their countless adventures, Bailey joyously discovers how to be a good dog. But this life as a beloved family pet is not the end of Bailey's journey. Reborn as a puppy yet again, Bailey wonders, will he ever find his purpose?

    Blythe says: "Best dog book ever!"
    "For all dog lovers"
    Overall

    I loved this book. If I wasn't laughing, then I was crying. This is a book written with a unique perspective of humanity. Refreshing.

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

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Emma Donoghue
    • Narrated By Michal Friedman, Ellen Archer, Robert Petkoff, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4503)
    Performance
    (1979)
    Story
    (1970)

    To five-year-old Jack, Room is the entire world. It is where he was born and grew up; it's where he lives with his Ma. Room is home to Jack, but to Ma, it is the prison where Old Nick has held her captive for seven years. Through determination, ingenuity, and fierce motherly love, Ma has created a life for Jack. But she knows it's not enough...not for her or for him. She devises a bold escape plan, but what she does not realize is just how unprepared she is for the plan to actually work.

    Kathleen says: "A truly memorable read"
    "Jack Captured my Heart"
    Overall

    From the first sentence, this book pulled me into the Jack’s world. The premise is brilliant and the execution (especially in audio) was superb. I fell in love with this little boy. I cheered him on when he was being a "superhero" and cried with him when he was scared. He reminded me of the resilience, strength, adaptability and unconditional love we were capable of as children and seem to lose in adulthood.

    I have listened to hundreds of audio books and place this one is in my top five for narrative. The characters in the story were vivid and the narrative made it feel real when you listened.

    It has been awhile since I have come across a book that left me feeling like I had just finished a good piece of writing but this book did it for me. I would highly recommend.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Passage: The Passage Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (36 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Justin Cronin
    • Narrated By Scott Brick, Adenrele Ojo, Abby Craden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6851)
    Performance
    (3220)
    Story
    (3225)

    First, the unthinkable: a security breach at a secret U.S. government facility unleashes the monstrous product of a chilling military experiment. Then, the unspeakable: a night of chaos and carnage gives way to sunrise on a nation, and ultimately a world, forever altered. All that remains for the stunned survivors is the long fight ahead and a future ruled by fear—of darkness, of death, of a fate far worse.

    Nicole says: "You love it or you hate it..."
    "Confused"
    Overall

    I really wanted to love this book. In my opinion, Stephen King’s “The Stand” was his best book and this book had promise of being a respectable imitation. I enjoyed the amount of time invested in developing the plot and although somewhat predictable, I still enjoyed the character development.

    However, when I finished the book I was stunned; I thought I had lost the final part to the story or something went wrong with the download as it just ended. I understand leaving a few things open to allow room for a sequel but the author left huge gaping holes in the story. It left me with the impression that the author just got tired of the story and gave up.

    I must assume that the author intends to write a sequel to this book but I think the first instalment could have been tied off more eloquently as many readers like me may not be willing to invest that much time in a second instalment if it means another poor ending.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • WWW: Watch

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Robert J. Sawyer
    • Narrated By Jessica Almasy, Marc Vietor, Oliver Wyman, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1094)
    Performance
    (574)
    Story
    (574)

    Webmind is an emerging consciousness that has befriended Caitlin Decter and grown eager to learn about her world. But Webmind has also come to the attention of WATCH - the secret government agency that monitors the Internet for any threat to the United States - and they're fully aware of Caitlin's involvement in its awakening.

    Jerker says: "Nice idea driven sf"
    "Even better than the first"
    Overall

    The second instalment is even better than the first. However, you would not want to read this one without having read the first; you would never be able to grasp the depth of the storyline. Can't wait for the third!

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • WWW: Wake

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Robert J. Sawyer
    • Narrated By Jessica Almasy, Jennifer Van Dyck, A. C. Fellner, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1566)
    Performance
    (835)
    Story
    (837)

    Caitlin Decter is young, pretty, feisty, a genius at math - and blind. Still, she can surf the net with the best of them, following its complex paths clearly in her mind. But Caitlin's brain long ago co-opted her primary visual cortex to help her navigate online. So when she receives an implant to restore her sight, instead of seeing reality, the landscape of the World Wide Web explodes into her consciousness, spreading out all around her in a riot of colors and shapes.

    'Nathan says: "Fantastic."
    "A pleasant surprise"
    Overall

    When I bought this book, I expected a light “young adult” read that I might be able to recommend to my teenage daughter. I was pleasantly surprised when I became entrenched in a story that was quite thought provoking. The narration was beautifully done and enhanced the story even more. Overall a great read and I am looking forward to the next.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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