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Alice Smith

Alice

Salt Lake City, Ut USA

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  • Neverwhere

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated By Neil Gaiman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5728)
    Performance
    (2538)
    Story
    (2558)

    Richard Mayhew is an unassuming young businessman living in London, with a dull job and a pretty but shrewish fiancée. Then one night he stumbles upon a girl lying on the sidewalk, bleeding. He stops to help her, and his life is changed forever. Soon he finds himself living in a London most people would never have dreamed of: a city of monsters and saints, murderers and angels. It is a world that exists entirely in a subterranean labyrinth of sewer canals and abandoned subway stations.

    Thomas says: "Neverwhere is Great"
    "Another Perfect Story by Neil Gaiman"
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    Would you listen to Neverwhere again? Why?

    I will definitely listen to Neverwhere again. It was a great story from beginning to end. Neil Gaiman is a fantastic story writer and story teller. The audiobook is made all the better by being narrated by the author himself.


    What other book might you compare Neverwhere to and why?

    Neverwhere is a story of it's own. There isn't a book I could compare it to.


    What does Neil Gaiman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Neil Gaiman's oration of his book was superb. Having the story read to you by the author ensures that the characters and story are expressed the way he saw it in his head. No one else could have narrated the story better.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    London Underground; Do You Know Whose Under Your Feet?


    Any additional comments?

    Neverwhere is a great book to read, but an even better story when it's read out loud by the author himself.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Bossypants

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Tina Fey
    • Narrated By Tina Fey
    Overall
    (16942)
    Performance
    (12850)
    Story
    (12787)

    Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update," before "Sarah Palin," Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV. She has seen both these dreams come true. At last, Tina Fey's story can be told....

    Warren says: "Tina Fey broke my new SUV"
    "Tina Fey is hilarious as usual"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend the book to most of my friends, however because there is some cussing that some might find offensive there are certain of my conservative friends who i would not recommend this book to.


    What about Tina Fey’s performance did you like?

    Tina was just funny, it was great listening to her narrate her own story. My sister and I listened to this book while we drove to Montana. We laughed together, and both couldn't wait to continue the story when we'd make stops. Which is a big thing, my sister and I never agree on books or movies or even interesting topics to talk about. And, actually thinking about it, this was the first road trip we've taken together where we didn't argue or get in a fight. So what did I like best about Tina Fey's performance? I like that she entertained two people who were completely different.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a super funny book, made all the better by being narrated by Tina Fey herself. It's an audiobook you have to hear, as long as you don't have any little kids around who you don't want hearing some cuss words here and there.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Serpent's Shadow: The Kane Chronicles, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Rick Riordan
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren, Kevin R. Free
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1371)
    Performance
    (1222)
    Story
    (1237)

    When young magicians Carter and Sadie Kane learned how to follow the path of the Ancient Egyptian gods, they knew they would have to play an important role in restoring Ma’at (order) to the world. What they didn’t know is how chaotic the world would become. The Chaos snake Apophis is loose and threatening to destroy the Earth in three days’ time. The magicians are divided. The gods are disappearing, and those who remain are weak. What are a couple of teenagers and a handful of young trainees to do?

    Shelly Manus says: "A very satisfying *almost* conclusion to the story"
    "A Fun Story For Kids & Adults"
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    Would you listen to The Serpent's Shadow: The Kane Chronicles, Book 3 again? Why?

    I would definitely listen to all three books in The Kane Chronicles. The story was exciting and engaging, the characters were easy to love, and it was fun learning about Egyptian gods and their religion and traditions.


    What other book might you compare The Serpent's Shadow: The Kane Chronicles, Book 3 to and why?

    I would compare the Kane Chronicles to the Harry Potter series and the Percy Jackson series, but not because it's a repeat of the same story or the characters are similar, because they're different stories all together. But each series invites the reader to enter a new world of magic and mystery thick with fables and old traditions.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Ok, I'm a Christian and for whatever reason I was drawing a lot of parallels between the way Sadie and Carter could channel the power of the gods and how when our will aligns with God we become more powerful as well. So my favorite part, or the part that I connected most with was at the end where the kids race to the pyramid where their uncle was channeling Set to battle the bad wizards and Sadie disagrees with Isis about destroying her uncle and she says something like "you can't share the mind of a god and have a disagreement, to be the eye you must act in perfect unison." Then to prove the point of her acting alone instead of with Isis' help Sadie is blasted into the magical history curtains. That's my favorite part because that's when i drew the connection between the way the kids channel the gods and the way I, or just everyday people, can become greater than ourselves by allowing God to enter our lives and aligning our will with His.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Do the Kane kids have what it takes to stop Apophis from swallowing the sun?


    Any additional comments?

    This is a great book, one I'm sure would be fun for parents and kids to read together. I plan to read them with my nephew when he gets a little older and if I have kids we'll read them together too.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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