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Jason A. Beineke

Blackstone Series

OMAHA, NE, United States

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  • The Raven Boys

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Maggie Stiefvater
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (692)
    Performance
    (633)
    Story
    (636)

    It is freezing in the churchyard, even before the dead arrive. Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them - not until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks directly to her. His name is Gansey, and Blue soon discovers that he is a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble. But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can't entirely explain.

    C. ALLINGER says: "Stiefvater does it again!"
    "Extremely Pleased!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Raven Boys to be better than the print version?

    Yes, due to Will Paxton's great narration.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Raven Boys?

    Adam's pressing charges against his abusive father. The other was learning the truth about Noah.


    What about Will Patton’s performance did you like?

    Everything. Paxton is one of my favorite dramatic performers and he nailed this book.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, but I had to force myself to split it into two sessions at work.


    Any additional comments?

    While I was somewhat disappointed with the suddenness of the ending, I highly recommend this book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The City & The City

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By China Mieville
    • Narrated By John Lee
    Overall
    (859)
    Performance
    (442)
    Story
    (444)

    When a murdered woman is found in the city of Beszel, somewhere at the edge of Europe, it looks to be a routine case for Inspector Tyador Borlof the Extreme Crime Squad. But as he investigates, the evidence points to conspiracies far stranger and more deadly than anything he could have imagined. Borl must travel from the decaying Beszel to the only metropolis on Earth as strange as his own.

    James says: "Interesting Premise"
    "A Silly Premise"
    Overall

    The premise that one can suspend disbelief to such a degree as the author asks of his readers/listeners was a bit much. Only in Europe would one find the idiotic idea of two cities occupying the same patch of land, not in multiple dimensions, but in the really, really real world. The overlord policing organization "Breach" has unrealistic powers, abilities and weapons. For the most part it is a rather simple murder mystery that the author tried to make original by tossing the whole premise into a blender and expecting the frappe to be astonishing and amazing. For the life of me, I cannot understand why this book is such the buzz in the sci-fi and fantasy cliques.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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