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Mercedes

Graphic designer and University professor. I love comics and to be always learning something new!

Quilmes, Argentina | Member Since 2014

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  • 43 reviews
  • 71 ratings
  • 142 titles in library
  • 6 purchased in 2015
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  • InterWorld

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Neil Gaiman, Michael Reaves
    • Narrated By Christopher Evan Welch
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (546)
    Performance
    (234)
    Story
    (233)

    Joey Harker isn't a hero. In fact, he's the kind of guy who gets lost in his own house. But then one day, Joey gets really lost. He walks straight out of his world and into another dimension. Joey's walk between the worlds makes him prey to two terrible forces: armies of magic and science who will do anything to harness his power to travel between dimensions.

    Gurmukh says: "A good listen"
    "great entertainment!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of InterWorld to be better than the print version?

    because of the things that are complicated to explain on paper like sounds and bleeps


    What was one of the most memorable moments of InterWorld?

    HUE! loved Hue!


    What about Christopher Evan Welch’s performance did you like?

    great job, good performance


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

    I ate it up in 3 days


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Earth Afire

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card, Aaron Johnston
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye, Arthur Morey, Stefan Rudnicki, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1741)
    Performance
    (1578)
    Story
    (1587)

    One hundred years before Ender's Game, the aliens arrived on Earth with fire and death. Earth Afire by Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston is the story of the First Formic War. Victor Delgado beat the alien ship to Earth, but just barely. Not soon enough to convince skeptical governments that there was a threat. They didn’t believe that until space stations and ships and colonies went up in sudden flame. And when that happened, only Mazer Rackham and the Mobile Operations Police could move fast enough to meet the threat.

    DocJim says: "This is a GREAT adventure Sci-Fi Book. Masterful!"
    "Maser ROCKS!"
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    Despite the narrative is a little bumpy trying to fill the blanks if you didn't read the 1st book... Whean action hits the ground MOPS AND maser are great characters and loved the kid too! Listening to the 3rd book right now!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Earth Unaware

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card, Aaron Johnston
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki, Stephen Hoye, Arthur Morey, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1964)
    Performance
    (1769)
    Story
    (1780)

    The mining ship El Cavador is far out from Earth, in the deeps of the Kuiper Belt, beyond Pluto. Other mining ships, and the families that live on them, are few and far between this far out. So when El Cavador’s telescopes pick up a fast-moving object coming in-system, it’s hard to know what to make of it. It’s massive and moving at a significant fraction of the speed of light.

    El Cavador has other problems. Their systems are old and failing. The family is getting too big for the ship. There are claim-jumping corporate ships bringing Asteroid Belt tactics to the Kuiper Belt.

    D says: "The beginning- or a plot filler"
    "Nice and fluid stroytelling"
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    He rocks scifi writing! Gonna listen all I can from this saga! Book one leaves you on the edge, need book 2 right now!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • How We Learn: The Surprising Truth About When, Where, and Why It Happens

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Benedict Carey
    • Narrated By Steve Kramer
    Overall
    (136)
    Performance
    (107)
    Story
    (108)

    From an early age, it is drilled into our heads: Restlessness, distraction, and ignorance are the enemies of success. We’re told that learning is all self-discipline, that we must confine ourselves to designated study areas, turn off the music, and maintain a strict ritual if we want to ace that test, memorize that presentation, or nail that piano recital. But what if almost everything we were told about learning is wrong?

    Mercedes says: "really well documented and powerful book!"
    "really well documented and powerful book!"
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    Would you listen to How We Learn again? Why?

    No, because it's informative, I did take notes though! great studying tips!


    What other book might you compare How We Learn to and why?

    There a lot of books talking about how the brain works... this one FOCUS on studying and remembering and quotes/explains a lot of past experiments


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Yes, although it got kind of tedious for some moments


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

    nop, but it did surprise me some points!


    Any additional comments?

    EXCELLENT RESEARCH

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Will Grayson, Will Grayson

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By John Green, David Levithan
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews, Nick Podehl
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1304)
    Performance
    (1074)
    Story
    (1085)

    One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, two teens—both named Will Grayson—are about to cross paths. As their worlds collide and intertwine, the Will Graysons find their lives going in new and unexpected directions, building toward romantic turns-of-heart and the epic production of history’s most fabulous high school musical.

    FanB14 says: "Another John Green Hit"
    "another AMAZING light listening book"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend it of course because is sincere and beautiful!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Will Grayson, Will Grayson?

    the first trip to the city where the Graysons encounter!


    What does MacLeod Andrews and Nick Podehl bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Loved the performance! they rock!


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

    made me kinda teary some moments... powerful teen love story, just the kind I love to hear because they are so naive...


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Yes Please

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Amy Poehler
    • Narrated By Amy Poehler, Carol Burnett, Seth Meyers, and others
    Overall
    (11262)
    Performance
    (9302)
    Story
    (9272)

    Amy Poehler is hosting a dinner party and you're invited! Welcome to the audiobook edition of Amy Poehler's Yes Please. The guest list is star-studded with vocal appearances from Carol Burnett, Seth Meyers, Michael Schur, Patrick Stewart, Kathleen Turner, and even Amy’s parents - Yes Please is the ultimate audiobook extravaganza.

    S.F. says: "Listen to this book for sure"
    "GREAT bioEPIC if you like her, now you'll LOVE her"
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    you wanna read this ASAP... It's witty and clever as hell! She delivers a whole book about creativity, HARD WORK and parenthood. I loved it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's 'Learned'

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Lena Dunham
    • Narrated By Lena Dunham
    Overall
    (1686)
    Performance
    (1452)
    Story
    (1459)

    For readers or listeners of Nora Ephron, Tina Fey, and David Sedaris, this hilarious, poignant, and extremely frank collection of personal essays confirms Lena Dunham - the acclaimed creator, producer, and star of HBO's Girls - as one of the brightest and most original writers working today.

    Brie Stoll says: "Eh"
    "Not THAT great"
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    I think it is not an amazing book although it represents her line of humor the writing is too repetitive, too full of herself for me..

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Martian

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Andy Weir
    • Narrated By R. C. Bray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (20958)
    Performance
    (19345)
    Story
    (19355)

    Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive—and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain old "human error" are much more likely to kill him first. But Mark isn't ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills—and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit—he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?"

    Michael G. Kurilla says: "Macgyver on Mars"
    "Great time! nice storytelling"
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    Although you kinda predict the end when you are half way thru it... It builds up really well the tension, desperation and you learn a lot about space. I know it's fiction but I REALLY liked it, great entertainment!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Silver Dream: An InterWorld Novel, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Neil Gaiman, Michael Reaves
    • Narrated By Alexander Cendese
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (88)
    Performance
    (83)
    Story
    (83)

    After mastering the ability to walk between dimensions, Joey Harker and his fellow InterWorld freedom fighters are now on a mission to maintain peace between the rival powers of magic and science who seek to control all worlds. When a stranger named Acacia somehow follows Joey back to InterWorld's base, things get complicated. No one knows who she is or where she's from - or how she knows so much about InterWorld.

    Jordan Collins says: "Another Stellar Book"
    "good sequel!"
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    a little less surprising than book one but still a good entertainment!!!! great characters.. If you like space, time and parallel worlds, this is your book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Goldfinch

    • UNABRIDGED (32 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Donna Tartt
    • Narrated By David Pittu
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11955)
    Performance
    (10837)
    Story
    (10860)

    The Goldfinch is a haunted odyssey through present-day America and a drama of enthralling force and acuity. It begins with a boy. Theo Decker, a 13-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don't know how to talk to him, and tormented above all by his unbearable longing for his mother, he clings to one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the underworld of art.

    B.J. says: "A stunning achievement - for author and narrator"
    "too long at the beginning but worth it!"
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    I gets too long the first 10 hours... But the story really captivates you and the final part has the best twists and writing of all the book. Quite a nice novel. Almost a whole life of the main character capture in full color on the pages.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Human Division

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1142)
    Performance
    (1022)
    Story
    (1034)

    The people of Earth now know that the human Colonial Union has kept them ignorant of the dangerous universe around them. For generations the CU had defended humanity against hostile aliens, deliberately keeping Earth an ignorant backwater and a source of military recruits. Now the CU’s secrets are known to all. Other alien races have come on the scene and formed a new alliance - an alliance against the Colonial Union. And they’ve invited the people of Earth to join them. For a shaken and betrayed Earth, the choice isn't obvious or easy.

    linda says: "A Middling Position"
    "Scalzi continues to amaze me!"
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    Not only this book works as separate chapters but he continues to develop this huge universe and exploring human culture and condition through adversity and exploring new entities. If you loved Ghost Brigades this book won't disappoint you!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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