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Oakland, OR, USA


  • Uglies: Uglies, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Scott Westerfeld
    • Narrated By Carine Montbertrand
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Tally Youngblood is quickly approaching her 16th birthday and the mandatory pretty-making surgery that accompanies it. But Tally isn't sure if she wants to be a placidly happy Pretty. When a top secret organization threatens her with remaining Ugly forever, she reluctantly spies on the rebels who have refused the surgery. They think it changes more than just looks and are working on a cure. But they need someone to become Pretty to test it out.

    Cather says: "Unexpectedly enjoyable"
    "Oh No! What's Next?"

    Wow, I was impressed! I downloaded this as "FICTION", but I really think is should be classified as "Kids & Young Adults", unless I'm wrong.
    It is a great action packed listen, and the ending leaves you expecting a sequel.
    I sure hope one is coming soon, and I hope that is just as long as the first.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Under the Dome: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (34 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Raul Esparza
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chester's Mill, Maine, the town is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and fall from the sky in flaming wreckage, a gardener's hand is severed as "the dome" comes down on it, people running errands in the neighboring town are divided from their families, and cars explode on impact. No one can fathom what this barrier is, where it came from, and when - or if - it will go away.

    Venita says: "Lenghtly but good, ending was rushed"
    "Hard to Listen to - Hope it Reads Better"

    I've listed to a few King books, and usually the narrator is entertaining, easy to listen to, but I find myself very distracted, and have a hard time with this one. I'm going to have to buy the hardback and see if it reads better, just very hard to hold in my hands.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Good Guy

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Timothy Carrier, having a beer after work at his friend's tavern, enjoys drawing eccentric customers into amusing conversations. But the jittery man who sits next to him tonight has mistaken Tim for someone very different and passes to him a manila envelope full of cash. "Ten thousand now. You get the rest when she's gone."

    Dawn says: "Dawn"
    "Good Guy=Great Book!"

    Koontz has done it again! The Good Guy is going to be a classic. You think Odd Thomas is a hit? The Good Guy is the next big thing. This is the only Koontz book I have read twice within a week, not to "get it" but because it is so good you can't put it down the first time through, and the second time you want to take it slow and easy.
    Can't wait for a sequel if there's to be one, if there's not, what a mistake!

    2 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

    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"
    "My Favorite Holiday Read"

    I love this book and listen to it every holiday season! I lightens my mood and I laugh and laugh...
    It's very adult and the author doesn't hold back in the conversations of the characters. If you like Koontz, you love this one.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Garnethill

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Denise Mina
    • Narrated By Katy Anderson

    Maureen O'Donnell wasn't born lucky. A psychiatric patient and survivor of sexual abuse, she's stuck in a dead-end job and a secretive relationship. She's about to end her affair with Douglas when she wakes up one morning to find him in her living room, with his throat slit.

    Adrienne says: "Something a little different"
    "Accent of narrator hard to understand"

    I would have loved to listen to this entire book, but the accent of the narrator made it very hard to understand. While authentic Scottish, her accent was just to thick to listen closely. Sounds like it may be a really good book though, I may buy it in print!

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Love Overboard

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Janet Evanovich
    • Narrated By C.J. Critt

    Stephanie Lowe decides Maine schooner captain and pirate descendent Ivan Rasmussen deserves to be called Ivan the Terrible. The house she just bought from him is falling apart and possibly haunted. He complains about her fish-eye stew and burnt chocolate chip cookies. He makes fun of her hair after she's had to comb it while using a toaster as a mirror. And on top of all that, he has the nerve to be charming, handsome, and overboard in love with her.

    A says: "Boo hoo"
    "Overbored? Read This!"

    Love Overboard is a quick, fun listen! Evanovich amazes me with the quality of the books she turns out. I do wish she would use a different narrator though, Critt's voice is annoying and difficult to take seriously.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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