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gr1

Quincy, MA USA | Member Since 2012

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  • 91 ratings
  • 1 titles in library
  • 22 purchased in 2014
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  • Treasure Island!!!

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Sara Levine
    • Narrated By Emily Durante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    When a college graduate with a history of hapless jobs reads Robert Louis Stevenson's novel Treasure Island, she is dumbstruck by the timid design of her life. When had she ever dreamed a scheme? When had she ever, like Jim Hawkins, broke from her friends, raced for the beach, stolen a boat, killed a man, and eliminated an obstacle that stood in the way of her getting a hunk of gold? Convinced that Stevenson's book is cosmically intended for her, she redesigns her life according to its Core Values: boldness, resolution, independence and horn-blowing.

    Carol Meissner says: "A Hoot!!! But only for those over Thirty..."
    "First audible book I gave up on"
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    A friend recommended this book. I expected some story about a girl who changed her life in a good way based on reading a book. The story was just too ridiculous to me. I guess some parts were supposed to be funny but were not for me. I did not like the main character or any other character in the book. The book was not my cup of tea.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Daughter of Smoke and Bone

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Laini Taylor
    • Narrated By Khristine Hvam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1813)
    Performance
    (1621)
    Story
    (1639)

    Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky. In a dark and dusty shop, a devil's supply of human teeth grown dangerously low. And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherwordly war. Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real; she's prone to disappearing on mysterious "errands"; she speaks many languages - not all of them human; and her bright blue hair actually grows out of her head that color.

    Coffee says: "Amazing story & INCREDIBLE Narrator!"
    "Gave up"
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    I could not get through this book. I tried a few times to listen to it but the story was just too boring for me.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Angel's Game

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Carlos Ruiz Zafon
    • Narrated By Dan Stevens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (389)
    Performance
    (224)
    Story
    (224)

    In an abandoned mansion at the heart of Barcelona, a young man, David Martin, makes his living by writing sensationalist novels under a pseudonym. The survivor of a troubled childhood, he has taken refuge in the world of books and spends his nights spinning baroque tales about the city's underworld. But perhaps his dark imaginings are not as strange as they seem, for in a locked room deep within the house lie photographs and letters hinting at the mysterious death of the previous owner.

    bluebelle says: "My Favorite Book!"
    "Amazing and very touching book"
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    This is a beautiful book. Many times I had to rewind the story back to listen again to the beautiful language and metaphors of this book. Sometimes I had to stop and think.
    The only drawback of the book is that it is so good that many other books I listened to or read around the same time just feel "lame."

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Defending Jacob: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By William Landay
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3892)
    Performance
    (3317)
    Story
    (3314)

    Andy Barber has been an assistant district attorney in his suburban Massachusetts county for more than 20 years. He is respected in his community, tenacious in the courtroom, and happy at home with his wife, Laurie, and son, Jacob. But when a shocking crime shatters their New England town, Andy is blindsided by what happens next: his 14-year-old son is charged with the murder of a fellow student.

    Shauna says: "Defending Jacob"
    "Very slow with a predictable end"
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    I guess I might be spoiled by being used to plot twists - the end of the book was predictable for me. The book was very slow and if I read the printed version I would have been skipping paragraphs.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fool Moon: The Dresden Files, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7266)
    Performance
    (5338)
    Story
    (5315)

    Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden is Chicago's only openly practicing wizard. He is also dead broke. His vast knowledge and magical skills are unfortunately matched by his talent for making powerful enemies and alienating friends. With little more than his integrity left, he accepts an offer of work from Lt. Karin Murphy of Chicago's Special Investigations Unit. He wants to redeem himself in Murphy's eyes and make enough money to quiet his rumbling stomach.

    pterion says: "I'm liking Harry more and more"
    "Not as good as 'Storm Front'"
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    I really liked "Storm Front," the first in the Dresden Files series. I was disappointed with the Fool Moon. The story just could not catch my attention.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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