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Summer

Summertyme

Nagoya, Japan | Member Since 2011

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  • 9 reviews
  • 38 ratings
  • 208 titles in library
  • 25 purchased in 2014
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  • Lord Sunday: The Keys to the Kingdom #7

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Garth Nix
    • Narrated By Allan Corduner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (183)
    Performance
    (82)
    Story
    (82)

    The house is falling apart, and when it is destroyed, all existence will be destroyed with it. Arthur Penhaligon and his friends Leaf and Suzy are caught in the chaos, separated by events but drawn together in their fight to survive. They must use every power at their disposal magical or practical to defeat the enemies attacking them from all sides.

    Summer says: "Interesting..."
    "Interesting..."
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    Hmm...I don't know what to say. As for the ending of a pretty cool series goes, this one felt really rushed. It was as if Garth got tired of writing in this universe and just wanted it to be over and done with as soon as possible.
    All in all, it was an ok ending and an ok book. I think I just expected more. I mean, when the poop hits the fan, you don't expect things to be quickly cleaned up. You want some wallowing in the muck as things, some casting blame on others, bitter fights, drama, all before things are figured out and cleaned up. Instead, I felt as if he swept it all up under a rug and said "There, I finished it. All is well." as he tries to smile convincingly and hopes nobody notices the smell.

    Overall, I'm left underwhelmed, yet satisfied (just barely).

    That is all :)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Spider's Bite: Elemental Assassin, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Jennifer Estep
    • Narrated By Lauren Fortgang
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2792)
    Performance
    (2152)
    Story
    (2159)

    They call me the Spider. I'm the most feared assassin in the South -- when I'm not busy at the Pork Pit cooking up the best barbecue in Ashland. As a Stone elemental, I can hear everything from the whispers of the gravel beneath my feet to the vibrations of the soaring Appalachian Mountains above me. My Ice magic also comes in handy for making the occasional knife. But I don't use my powers on the job unless I absolutely have to. Call it professional pride.

    Tony says: "Very Disappointed"
    "Well, that was surprising..."
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    ...surprisingly good that is! I have been putting this book off for months. One day, when I had no other book to read/listen, I decided it was finally time; I pressed 'play'.
    SURPRISE! I was quickly transported to the seedy world of Ashland and I didn't want to come back. Gin, Finn, and yes, even the brooding Donovan Caine kept me locked in this universe of vampire hookers, giant cops, dwarfs and elementals. I can't wait to start the next book in the series!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Name of the Wind: Kingkiller Chronicles, Day 1

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Patrick Rothfuss
    • Narrated By Nick Podehl
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12944)
    Performance
    (10550)
    Story
    (10672)

    This is a tale of sorrow, a tale of survival, a tale of one man's search for meaning in his universe, and how that search, and the indomitable will that drove it, gave birth to a legend.

    Joanna says: "Wow!"
    "Fallen in LOVE"
    Overall
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    What more can I say, I have fallen in love with this book! You have a main character that is both a genius and an idiot, how can you not like that? Kvothe amazes me with his intellect and his actions...they just don't seem to coincide at times.

    I can't wait to read Day 2!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Macbeth: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By A. J. Hartley, David Hewson
    • Narrated By Alan Cumming
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1380)
    Performance
    (1146)
    Story
    (1143)

    Macbeth: A Novel brings the intricacy and grit of the historical thriller to Shakespeare’s tale of political intrigue, treachery, and murder. In this full-length novel written exclusively for audio, authors A. J. Hartley and David Hewson rethink literature’s most infamous married couple, grounding them in a medieval Scotland whose military and political upheavals are as stark and dramatic as the landscape in which they are played.

    Beverly says: "Narrator choice inspired"
    "Wonderful!"
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    I enjoyed just about every moment of the book! It painted a very clear picture in my mind as I listened and because of this, it was hard to turn it off at times. If you haven't, I HIGHLY recommend having a listen.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Kingdoms and the Elves of the Reaches

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Robert Stanek
    Overall
    (1076)
    Performance
    (90)
    Story
    (89)

    After the Great War that divided the peoples, the kingdoms of men plunged into a Dark Age that lasted 500 years. To heal the lands and restore the light, the great kings decreed that magic and all that is magical, be it creature, man, or device, shall be cleansed to dust. The cleansing raged for so long that no human could recall a time without it and it is in this time that the Dark Lord Sathar returned from the dark beyond.

    Lawrence says: "What the....?"
    "HATED IT!!!"
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    I'm SO mad >X This book was a complete waste of my money (I actually paid the full amount for it). I couldn't even finish it I was so bored. The reader was TERRIBLE. I don't know why he decided to sound as if he was trying to seduce someone while being slightly smug and over dramatic all at the same time. The story went NOWHERE and about half way through it I was lost as to who was who and what they were doing. Speaking of who's who, I didn't even like the characters. They had NO depth to them; didn't care if they lived or died.
    UGH! So mad!! Don't waste your time as I wasted mine. You have been warned.

    Ok, that is all :)

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • V for Vendetta

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Steve Moore
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    Overall
    (588)
    Performance
    (372)
    Story
    (369)

    Imagine a Britain stripped of democracy, a world of the not-too-distant future in which freedom has been surrendered willingly to a totalitarian regime which rose to power by exploiting the people's worst fears and most damning weaknesses.

    John says: "Visceral Vindictive Vicarious Vicissitudes?"
    "Greatness!"
    Overall
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    What more can I say about this book! I LOVED it from start to finish. The narrator invited my imagination into this gritty universe and held it there until the very end :)

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Secret Garden

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated By Vanessa Maroney
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (268)
    Performance
    (138)
    Story
    (143)

    This is the story of Mary and her friends and a garden which had been locked away for 10 years.

    Penny says: "Magical Storytelling"
    "Magical"
    Overall
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    My childhood favorite movie was only enhanced by the reading of this book. I adored it as it took me on its magical trip.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Jane Austen, Steve Hockensmith
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (803)
    Performance
    (513)
    Story
    (513)

    In this terrifying and hilarious prequel, we witness the genesis of the zombie plague in early 19th-century England. We watch Elizabeth Bennet evolve from a nave young teenager into a savage slayer of the undead. We laugh as she begins her first clumsy training with nunchucks and katana swords and cry when her first blush with romance goes tragically awry.

    Dawn says: "Fantastic Narrator for a Fun Story!"
    "Dreadfully Wonderful!"
    Overall
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    I LOVED every minute of this book! Katherine Kellgren performed it brilliantly! I couldn't have been more entertained!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Journey to the Center of the Earth: A Signature Performance by Tim Curry

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Jules Verne
    • Narrated By Tim Curry
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1244)
    Performance
    (1049)
    Story
    (1035)

    A Signature Performance: Tim Curry, the source of our inspiration, returns – this time, he captures the quirky enthusiasm of this goofily visionary adventure.

    Ramon says: "Feels like Jules Verne"
    "Boring!"
    Overall
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    I was bored almost to sleeping when listening to this book. I bought it because I saw that it was read by Tim Curry and even the awesome Mr. Curry seemed bored while reading. The reason I gave it all 2 stars is because the book is a classic and should be recognized.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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