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Tom P

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  • The 5th Wave

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Rick Yancey
    • Narrated By Brandon Espinoza, Phoebe Strole
    Overall
    (764)
    Performance
    (710)
    Story
    (716)

    After the first wave, only darkness remains. After the second, only the lucky escape. And after the third, only the unlucky survive. After the fourth wave, only one rule applies: Trust no one. Now, it's the dawn of the fifth wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth's last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie's only hope for rescuing her brother - or even saving herself.

    FanB14 says: "Not Your Typical YA Dystopian Fare"
    "this man needs an editor"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What disappointed you about The 5th Wave?

    This book could have easily been cut down by half. The characters are prone to speechifying. Cassie, especially, seems to be saying the same thing over and over again (and it's rarely interesting enough to merit saying once).


    What could Rick Yancey have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Make it shorter. Also, make Cassie a little more likeable.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    The narration was fine. The male narrator was generally less obtrusive.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    It sparked several eye rolls in our car, as well as a few questions about why Cassie can't seem to focus on what's important in a given situation (e.g., danger rather than the body of whatever man happens to be in the room).


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Graveyard Book

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated By Neil Gaiman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6733)
    Performance
    (3496)
    Story
    (3517)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Gaiman’s not just an award-winning author, but a narrator who earns rave reviews – and fields requests from other authors to perform their books, too! Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn't live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead....

    Guillermo says: "Masterful Fantasy for the Jaded Heart"
    "Excellent"
    Overall

    a great story and wonderfully read by the author.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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