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Jere

Rock Springs, WY, USA | Member Since 2005

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  • The Sea of Monsters: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Rick Riordan
    • Narrated By Jesse Bernstein
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2787)
    Performance
    (1523)
    Story
    (1557)

    After a summer spent trying to prevent a catastrophic war among the Greek gods, Percy Jackson finds his seventh-grade school year unnervingly quiet. His biggest problem is dealing with his new friend, Tyson, a six-foot-three, mentally challenged homeless kid who follows Percy everywhere, making it hard for Percy to have any "normal" friends.

    BRWesty says: "great family fare"
    "Another wonderful Percy Jackson book"
    Overall

    A must read for all kids, and adults. My only problem is that it was too short.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Axis

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Robert Charles Wilson
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (762)
    Performance
    (320)
    Story
    (321)

    Lise Adams is a young woman attempting to uncover the mystery of her father's disappearance 10 years earlier. Turk Findley is an ex-sailor and sometimes-drifter. They come together when an infall of cometary dust seeds the planet with tiny remnant Hypothetical machines. Soon, this seemingly hospitable world will become very alien indeed - as the nature of time is once again twisted, by entities unknown.

    John says: "Spin off Axis"
    "Nothing like Spin"
    Overall

    Spin is a must read. Axis, not so much.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Lion Among Men: The Wicked Years, Volume 3

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Gregory Maguire
    • Narrated By John McDonough
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (516)
    Performance
    (286)
    Story
    (291)

    While civil war looms in Oz, a tetchy oracle named Yackle prepares for death. Before her final hour, a figure known as Brrr - the Cowardly Lion - arrives searching for information about Elphaba Thropp, the Wicked Witch of the West. Abandoned as a cub, his path from infancy is no Yellow Brick Road. In the wake of laws that oppress talking Animals, he avoids a jail sentence by agreeing to serve as a lackey to the warmongering Emperor of Oz.

    Michael says: "Gregory and John Together Again"
    "Not bad, but not good"
    Overall

    Not bad as a read, but no where near the quality or stories of Maguires first two Oz books.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Christopher Moore
    • Narrated By Tony Roberts
    Overall
    (1201)
    Performance
    (397)
    Story
    (398)

    Twas the night (okay, more like the week) before Christmas, and all through Pine Cove, California, people are busy buying, wrapping, packing, and generally getting into the holiday spirit.

    colleen says: "Another Pine Cove winner"
    "New Holiday Favorite"
    Overall

    Zombies, Santa, the Holidays, and a sunglass wearing, talking fruitbat, what else could one want in a holiday tale.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Time Traveler's Wife

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Audrey Niffenegger
    • Narrated By Fred Berman, Phoebe Strole
    Overall
    (4443)
    Performance
    (1786)
    Story
    (1811)

    Clare and Henry have known each other since Clare was six and Henry was 36. They were married when Clare was 23 and Henry was 31. Impossible but true, because Henry is one of the first people diagnosed with Chrono-Displacement Disorder: periodically his genetic clock resets and he finds himself misplaced in time, pulled to moments of emotional gravity from his life, past and future. His disappearances are spontaneous, his experiences unpredictable, alternately harrowing and amusing.

    Scott says: "Epic Drama & Love Story through Time Travel"
    "A must read"
    Overall

    It took me a while to finally get to time to read/listen to this book, and it was well worth the wait. It kept me wanting more as the book went on. The characters are so well developed, I felt that they were good friends of mine. I was not too sure about the time travel/jumping around, but Audrey Niffenegger made it seem seamless.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Fool: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Christopher Moore
    • Narrated By Euan Morton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2304)
    Performance
    (1108)
    Story
    (1123)

    Pocket has been Lear's cherished fool for years. So naturally Pocket is at his brainless, elderly liege's side when Lear demands that his kids swear to him their undying love and devotion. Of course Goneril and Regan are only too happy to brownnose Dad. But Cordelia believes that her father's request is kind of...well...stupid, and her blunt honesty ends up costing her her rightful share of the kingdom and earns her a banishment to boot.

    Michael says: "Mr Moore does it again."
    "Another glorious tome from the wordsmith Moore"
    Overall

    The language, the language, the language. Thanks to Christopher Moore for bringing back such beautiful language into our culture again. Oh, and the story is pretty good as well.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Deception Point: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Dan Brown
    • Narrated By Richard Poe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3052)
    Performance
    (1050)
    Story
    (1057)

    When a NASA satellite discovers an astonishingly rare object buried deep in the Arctic ice, the floundering space agency proclaims a much-needed victory, a victory with profound implications for NASA policy and the impending presidential election. To verify the authenticity of the find, the White House calls upon the skills of intelligence analyst Rachel Sexton. Accompanied by a team of experts, including the charismatic scholar Michael Tolland, Rachel travels to the Arctic and uncovers the unthinkable.

    Mark says: "Some people are too picky -- This is a must"
    "Must Read"
    Overall

    If you like a good suspence story, this one is for you. I think that Dan Brown shows how well of a writer that he is with this novel. This action/adventure story will hook you from the start, and keep your intrest until the very end. This is definitly a must read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters

    • ABRIDGED (12 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Gordon Dahlquist
    • Narrated By Alfred Molina
    Overall
    (135)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (27)

    It began with a simple note: a letter of rejection delivered to Miss Temple on her maid's silver tray. But for Miss Temple, her fiance's cruel rejection will ignite a harrowing quest for truth, plunging her into a mystery as dizzying as a hall of mirrors. Thus begins Gordon Dahlquist's spectacular literary debut, a novel of Victorian suspense that shatters conventions and seethes with danger and eroticism.

    Susan says: "Please Note This is Abridged!"
    "Do Not Bother Listening"
    Overall

    I had a great prospects for this book. From the summaries that I have read, I thought that this book would be a wonderful listen/read. I was wrong, greatly wrong. The book is all over the place. I thought that I was not paying attention as I listen, but I checked out the book from the library, and the problem was not me, it is the poor writing. In fact, I never finished the book, it was so bad. I do not recommend this book, unless you like bad writing and a jumpy storyline.

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful

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