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rena

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Singapore, Singapore | Member Since 2010

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  • 4 reviews
  • 22 ratings
  • 222 titles in library
  • 13 purchased in 2014
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  • Darkness Under the Sun

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 33 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz
    • Narrated By Steven Weber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (178)
    Performance
    (154)
    Story
    (159)

    There once was a killer who knew the night, its secrets and rhythms. How to hide within its shadows. When to hunt. He roamed from town to town, city to city, choosing his prey for their beauty and innocence. His cruelties were infinite, his humanity long since forfeit. But still... he had not yet discovered how to make his special mark among monsters, how to come fully alive as Death. This is the story of how he learned those things, and of what we might do to ensure that he does not visit us.

    rena says: "A story for dark nights and cocoa"
    "A story for dark nights and cocoa"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This is a typical Koontz book and I find them all a very good listening experience. This story did not hold many surprises for me as I could see where it would go but, despite the horror story itself, which was creepy, I did find it a relaxing listen and worth the effort.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Interface

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Neal Stephenson, J. Frederick George
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (557)
    Performance
    (396)
    Story
    (400)

    In this now-classic thriller, he and fellow author J. Frederick George tell a shocking tale with an all-too plausible premise. There's no way William A. Cozzano can lose the upcoming presidential election. He's a likable midwestern governor with one insidious advantage - an advantage provided by a shadowy group of backers.

    reena says: "Interface"
    "be prepared for political intrigue"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This reveiw will be biased as I am not a fan of Neal Stephenson. I know he writes well and has done his reaearch most thoroughly but I do find his books very long and take ages to actually get to the point. I tried to see if listening to it would be better and I am afraid that it still takes a long time to get anywhere. However, its a roller coaster ride and the characters are interesting and the humour very tongue-in-cheek and it is delivered expertly by the narrator, Oliver Wyman. If you like Stephensons books then you will certainly like this. He does write good adventureous stories even when based on political shenannigans. He also always has a point and it makes you think about it long after the book is finished. Which really is the point.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Bedbugs

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Ben H. Winters
    • Narrated By Elisabeth Rodgers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (363)
    Performance
    (328)
    Story
    (328)

    FOR RENT: Top two floors of beautifully renovated brownstone, 1300 sq. ft., 2BR 2BA, eat-in kitchen, one block to parks and playgrounds. No broker's fee. Susan and Alex Wendt have found their dream apartment. Sure, the landlady is a little eccentric. And the elderly handyman drops some cryptic remarks about the basement. But the rent is so low, it's too good to pass up. Big mistake.

    Amazon Customer says: "Fantastic narration! Good, creepy story."
    "Keep the calamine handy"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This was a good story and worth a listen. It is not only about bedbugs and the twist using these creatures was interesting. It has a rythm that makes you want to find out what happens next, so be prepared for a good long sit down. You will find it worthwhile

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Some Words With A Mummy

    • UNABRIDGED (43 mins)
    • By Edgar Allan Poe
    • Narrated By Noel B. Boon, Don Hohman, Gene Siegel, and others
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    When researchers, through a scientific accident, reanimate a mummy, they learn the limits of their science.

    rena says: "cant hear the words"
    "cant hear the words"
    Overall

    The story appears to be well read and a typical EA Po for fans. Unfortunately one cant hear it as the background music is too loud

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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