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George

Rockvale, TN, USA

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  • Speaker for the Dead

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By David Birney, Stefan Rudnicki
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7795)
    Performance
    (4294)
    Story
    (4348)

    In the aftermath of his terrible war, Ender Wiggin disappeared, and a powerful voice arose: the Speaker for the Dead, who told the true story of the Bugger War. Now, long years later, a second alien race has been discovered by Portuguese colonists on the planet Lusitania. But again the aliens' ways are strange and frightening...again, humans die. And it is only the Speaker for the Dead, who is also Ender Wiggin the Xenocide, who has the courage to confront the mystery...and the truth.

    Joe says: "The Enderverse"
    "Great but..."
    Overall

    Great book but if you just want a typical mindless si-fi book you will be disappointed. I loved the whole idea of the "Speaker" talking about the white elephant in the living room makes it easier to deal it and move on.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dragon Rider

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Cornelia Funke
    • Narrated By Brendan Fraser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (562)
    Performance
    (174)
    Story
    (178)

    Firedrake, a young dragon, receives a frightening warning one night: Humans are planning to destroy the valley in which he lives! All the dragons must flee. Their only refuge is a place above the clouds called the Rim of Heaven, which may not even exist.

    Enid says: "EXCELLENT!!!"
    "Interesting story"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend it but with some hesitation. It would be way down my list.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The one voice the narrator did very well was the mountain Dwarf, Gravelbeard. His mumbleings cracked me up.


    What three words best describe Brendan Fraser’s voice?

    At first I thought Brendan Fraser sounded stoned when he read. There was no emotion in his voice. It was like he was bored and all the characters sounded bored too; even when the characters were excited. His voice did get more animated as the story went on but I think his performance lowered the my liking for the book.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Moby Dick

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Herman Melville
    • Narrated By Anthony Heald
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (556)
    Performance
    (192)
    Story
    (192)

    The outcast youth Ishmael, succumbing to wanderlust during a dreary New England autumn, signs up for passage aboard a whaling ship. The Pequod sails under the command of the one-legged Captain Ahab, who has set himself on a monomaniacal quest to capture the cunning white whale that robbed him of his leg: Moby-Dick. Capturing life on the sea with robust realism, Melville details the adventures of the colorful crew aboard the ship as Ahab pursues his crusade of revenge, heedless of all cost.

    Sarah says: "Gripping despite the minutiae"
    "Good but.."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Where does Moby Dick rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's not the best but it is ranked high


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, It gets long and has slow parts.


    Any additional comments?

    It's a classic that everyone should read. But there is a reason it was not popular in his life time, but is better as a historical account of the old whalers.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tiger's Curse

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Colleen Houck
    • Narrated By Annika Boras, Sanjiv Jahveri
    Overall
    (610)
    Performance
    (533)
    Story
    (531)

    The last thing teenager Kelsey Hayes thought she'd be doing over the summer was meeting Ren, a mysterious white tiger and cursed Indian prince! When she learns she alone can break the Tiger's curse, Kelsey's life is turned upside-down. The unlikely duo journeys halfway around the world to piece together an Indian prophecy, find a way to free the man trapped by a centuries-old spell, and discover the path to their true destiny.

    F. DesBouillons says: "Great Book!!!"
    "Too much harlequin romance"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Yes, the story is good but way too much time is spent on the harlequin romance type stuff. I got so bored with the ramblings of a teenage girl fixating on hot men and her low self esteem.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The battle scenes and the adventures.


    What does Annika Boras and Sanjiv Jahveri bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Not much but it is a good reading


    Could you see Tiger's Curse being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    It might be one of the few books that benefit from being a movie. They would cut out much of the internal struggles of a teenage girl with low self esteem.


    Any additional comments?

    It's like Emma meets Hungergames, but with too much of Emma.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ender's Game: Special 20th Anniversary Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki, Harlan Ellison, Gabrielle de Cuir
    Overall
    (21473)
    Performance
    (12950)
    Story
    (13080)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: It’s easy to say that when it comes to sci-fi you either love it or you hate it. But with Ender’s Game, it seems to be you either love it or you love it.... The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Enter Andrew "Ender" Wiggin, the result of decades of genetic experimentation.

    Kapila says: "6 titles in the series so far"
    "I should have read it years ago."
    Overall

    My wife has been telling me that I should read this for years. I finally did and love it. I listen in the car between appointments and I find myself not wanting to get out of the car.

    I wonderer if J.K. Roling read Ender?s Game before writing Harry Potter. I see many similarities. Kids playing an airborne game, the school is divided into teams, the teams live together in a dorm, the main character a has feelings of inadequacy, he is hated by the other kids and he is basically good but does struggle with the battle between good and evil.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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