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Waive

Lenexa, KS, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • The Countess

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Lynsay Sands
    • Narrated By Sarah Coomes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (466)
    Performance
    (370)
    Story
    (372)

    The fairy tale courtship did not turn into a happily-ever-after. Not until her husband dropped dead, that is. He had been horrible enough to Christiana during their short marriage, and she was not going to allow the traditional period of mourning to ruin her sisters' debuts as well. So she decides to put him on ice and go on as if nothing's happened.... Until the real earl appears.

    DARA says: "Entertaining!"
    "A bit slow."
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I would ask for more of a sense of suspsense. I found myself looking forward to the story being over so I could go on to something else.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    It was as expected and ordinary as the rest of the book.


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

    She did a good job of creating the personalities of each of the characters.


    Did The Countess inspire you to do anything?

    No


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Persimmon Tree

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1586)
    Performance
    (1147)
    Story
    (1136)

    The Persimmon Tree opens in Indonesia in 1942 on the cusp of Japanese invasion and the evacuation of Batavia (Jakarta) by the Dutch. Seventeen-year-old Nicholas Duncan is on holiday there, in pursuit of an exotic butterfly known as the Magpie Crow. It's an uncertain, dangerous time to be in Indonesia, and Nick's options of getting out are fast dwindling. Amidst the fear and chaos he falls in love with Anna, the beautiful daughter of a Dutch acquaintance, and she nicknames him 'Mr Butterfly'.

    Corinne says: "An excellent sequel"
    "Fantastic!!!"
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    One of the best books I have listened to in quite a while. This is a wonderful story of the enduring strength of the human spirit. I found myself anxiously waiting for the next time I could listen.

    It is a love story as well as a historical war story. This author puts a very human face on the war in the South Pacific and you get a peek at the clash of cultures that went on during WWII.

    I loved the characters and finished the book wishing for more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cinder: Book One of the Lunar Chronicles

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Marissa Meyer
    • Narrated By Rebecca Soler
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1706)
    Performance
    (1533)
    Story
    (1543)

    Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl.... Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle.

    Staaj says: "Surpised by how much I enjoyed it"
    "Inventive take on the Cinderella story."
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    Performance
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    What did you love best about Cinder?

    Cinder is a good person who has remained true to herself even though she is treated badly by the culture she lives in.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The mystery of who Cinder really is.


    Which character – as performed by Rebecca Soler – was your favorite?

    Cinder


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

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    I am really looking forward to the next installment of Cinder's story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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