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Jackie

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  • 2012: The War for Souls

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Whitley Strieber
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (259)
    Performance
    (57)
    Story
    (61)

    A mysterious alien presence unexpectedly bursts out of sacred sites all over the world and begins to rip human souls from their bodies, plunging the world into a chaos it has never before known. Courage meets cowardice; loyalty meets betrayal as an entire world struggles to survive this incredible end-all war. Heroes emerge, villains reveal themselves, and in the end, something completely new and unexpected happens that at once lifts the fictional characters into a new life and sounds a haunting real-world warning for the future.

    Patrick says: "Meh..."
    "Don't waste your credit on thi"
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    After listening to "The Grays" by Whitley Strieber, I was very excited to listen to another of his books but I was greatly disappointed by this novel. My biggest complaint is that this book has too many sci-fi elements that on their own or even put two of them together would have worked fine but with parallel dimensions, soul stealing, snake people, and Mayan calendars mixed together this story is a giant stew of crap.

    Also, none of the character's with the exception of General North are not likable or relatable and didn't care if they lived or died.

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  • Kindred

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Octavia E. Butler
    • Narrated By Kim Staunton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (533)
    Performance
    (294)
    Story
    (291)

    Having just celebrated her 26th birthday in 1976 California, Dana, an African-American woman, is suddenly and inexplicably wrenched through time into antebellum Maryland. After saving a drowning white boy there, she finds herself staring into the barrel of a shotgun and is transported back to the present just in time to save her life. During numerous such time-defying episodes with the same young man, she realizes she's been given a challenge.

    Kirsten says: "Octavia is awesome!!"
    "A great what if time travel story"
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    Story

    What would you do if you are black and traveled back in time to the Antebellum South? For many black people, the first thing you would think to do is to runaway or fight back. These options aren't easy for Dana who have to go back to save her ancestor to ensure her own survival. Octavia Butler writes a captivating story that makes you wonder what will Dana do next. The characters in the book are fleshed out, except Kevin, in spite of the simple writing style.

    One of the things I like best about the story is how Butler wrote about slave life from an outsider perspective and didn't romanticize the relationship slaves and masters or slaves with other slaves.

    The problem I had with the story is that it was too short. Its like the publisher told her the book had to be under 11 hours. Also, I felt that the ending was a little tacked on.

    About the writing: The story is written from Dana's first person perspective as if Dana is retelling the story or writing it down. Octavia Butler uses in a simple writing style which makes it accessible for different ages but it comes off as weird since Dana is suppose to be a professional writer.

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