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Timara

Westerville, OH, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • 5 reviews
  • 10 ratings
  • 1 titles in library
  • 4 purchased in 2014
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  • Of Mice and Men

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By John Steinbeck
    • Narrated By Gary Sinise
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (742)
    Performance
    (640)
    Story
    (642)

    While the powerlessness of the laboring class is a recurring theme in Steinbeck’s work of the late 1930s, he narrowed his focus when composing Of Mice and Men (1937), creating an intimate portrait of two men facing a world marked by petty tyranny, misunderstanding, jealousy, and callousness. But though the scope is narrow, the theme is universal: a friendship and shared dream that make an individual’s existence meaningful.

    Jenny says: "The reader alone is worth it"
    "A story that never gets old!"
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    What did you love best about Of Mice and Men?

    It's a simple story that was easy to understand, yet provides a lot of thought provoking questions.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Gary Sinese did a wonderful job reading for George.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Lennie breaks Curly's hand


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

    I used this audiobook for my class with reluctant readers. Listening to it a chapter or two at a time always kept them wanting to come to class to hear more!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Scorpions

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Walter Dean Myers
    • Narrated By Peter Francis James
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (5)

    Lately everybody's messing with Jamal. His teachers, the kids at school, even his dad. And now that Jamal's brother Randy's in the slam, Crazy Mack has a crazy idea. He wants Jamal to take control of the Scorpions and run crack. All the gang jive - Jamal has no use for it. Unless, like some say, it's the only way to cop the bread for Randy's appeal.

    Marci says: "Too Slow!"
    "Excellent Story - Narration very slow."
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    What made the experience of listening to Scorpions the most enjoyable?

    Great storyline especially if you are from New York City.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It gave a good view of what the characters were like and what the main character was going through without being too "over the top" with the graphics and language. There was just enough action to keep young people interested in the story.


    Which character – as performed by Peter Francis James – was your favorite?

    The Narrator performed all of the characters well. I just wish he could have increased his pace when reading. It seemed very slow and dragged out.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Yes. I didn't expect anyone to actually die in the story!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bud, Not Buddy

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Christopher Paul Curtis
    • Narrated By James Avery
    Overall
    (228)
    Performance
    (100)
    Story
    (99)

    Bud, Not Buddy, a Newbery Medal winner, is full of laugh-out-loud humor and wonderful characters, hitting the high notes of jazz and sounding the deeper tones of the Great Depression.

    Robert says: "Bud, Not Buddy"
    "What a great story!!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Bud, Not Buddy to be better than the print version?

    Yes! The Narration is wonderful and I love the Jazz music that plays along in the background before and after the chapters.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The mood of the era is set well and the characters are well described. You could almost imagine what the scenes from each chapter would look like.


    What about James Avery’s performance did you like?

    Bravo Mr. Avery!! He really gave a good sense of the characters of the story. This along with the music that played, really makes the reader feel as if they are watching a movie.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This made me laugh,made me a little sad, and made me happy!!


    Any additional comments?

    My son enjoyed this book tremendously!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Raptor

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Paul Zindel
    • Narrated By L. J. Ganser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Out in the mountains, Zack and his friend, Uta, discover what they think is a large fossilized dinosaur egg. This could make their fortune! Zack takes it home to keep it safe. Only the egg isn't fossilized - it's hatching! And there's an angry mother dinosaur out there, who wants her baby back. Includes a full lenght fascinating interview with the author, Paul Zindel.

    Timara says: "Very interesting story"
    "Very interesting story"
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    What did you love best about Raptor?

    It was very descriptive. You could visualize every scene!


    What did you like best about this story?

    How new things were introduced when you least expected it.


    What does L. J. Ganser bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He made the book come alive!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Artemis Fowl: Artemis Fowl, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Eoin Colfer
    • Narrated By Nathaniel Parker
    Overall
    (1951)
    Performance
    (925)
    Story
    (929)

    Twelve-year-old Artemis Fowl is a millionaire, a genuis, and, above all, a criminal mastermind. But even Artemis doesn't know what he's taken on when he kidnaps a fairy, Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon Unit. These aren't the fairies of bedtime stories, they're dangerous! Full of unexpected twists and turns, Artemis Fowl is a riveting, magical adventure.

    JHawk 77 says: "Artemis Fowl (unabridged)"
    "Great story!!"
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    What did you love best about Artemis Fowl?

    I loved how smart and cunning the main character was


    What about Nathaniel Parker’s performance did you like?

    I loved his voice and inflection. I also loved the way his voice changed when reading for each character.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It did make me laugh at some of the characters in the story.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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