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Ryanne

wappingers falls, NY, USA | Member Since 2010

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  • Ruins: Pathfinder, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki, Kirby Heyborne, Emily Janice Card
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1573)
    Performance
    (1397)
    Story
    (1418)

    When Rigg and his friends crossed the Wall between the only world they knew and a world they could not imagine, he hoped he was leading them to safety. But the dangers in this new wallfold are more difficult to see. Rigg, Umbo, and Param know that they cannot trust the expendable, Vadesh - a machine shaped like a human, created to deceive - but they are no longer certain that they can even trust one another. But they will have little choice. Because although Rigg can decipher the paths of the past, he can’t yet see the horror that lies ahead: A destructive force with deadly intentions is hurtling toward Garden.

    Anita St George says: "Disappointing sequel to Pathfinder"
    "Really Enjoyed this book!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Ruins the most enjoyable?

    Ok. So, this book was enjoyable because it picked right back up where book one left off. There was continuity of the story and even though the plot got a little muddied, I still found it immensely enjoyable.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I had a real fondness and connection to Rigg and the other characters too. But, Rigg, brought me to tears on several occasions when I didn't expect it. He was the kid I wanted to pat on the back and say; Go for it! You're doing great.


    Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have listenend to these narrators (Auditors, as I like to call them) before. I love the way they worked together and made the story pop. It really kept my interest when they do the voices for each character. In Chapter 11 there was a variance from the way the character was supposed to sound which caught me by surprise but it only happened once and so what.. No one is ever perfect. Not even when you have an editing team...


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

    I can see this being made into a movie. I have already addressed this in a previous review but I would like to see "fresh faces". I don't know of any actors / actress's who fit the description for these characters right now. However, my "tag line' would be: The World is bigger than you ever thought..


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • George Washington Carver: The Life of the Great American Agriculturalist

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 47 mins)
    • By Linda McMurry Edwards
    • Narrated By Roscoe Orman
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    George Washington Carver began life as a slave in the tumultuous world of pre - Civil War Missouri. After the war, the orphaned Carver worked as a farmer, a hotel cook, and a laundryman while pursuing an education. As a professor at the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute, Carver spearheaded the initiative to cultivate peanuts, soybeans, and sweet potatoes to revive the South's dismal agricultural economy. He is most remembered for the invention of peanut butter.

    Ryanne says: "I learned something today. This is a must read."
    "I learned something today. This is a must read."
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    I learned something about the Indelible American spirit in the face of adversity and obstacles. This book is a must read for anyone who considers themselves knowledgeable. You may be surprised what you didn't know.

    I really liked how the Author was true to the spirit of George Washington Carvers environment in the south during the late eighteen hundreds. The performance was very well done. The Auditor brought the characters to life with grace and breath.

    This was story of strength and quite ferocity. This man was able to get things done even when every door was closed to him. He found a window. This must be where the saying "no excuses" comes from because Mr. Carver was under constant threat of lynching, beatings, jailings and other atrocities visited upon this race of people in that era and yet he educated not only himself, but thousands of others. I had chills when I finished reading this book and though I have never been subjugated, I felt a call to action. "Each One SHOULD Teach One".

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Pathfinder: Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki, Kirby Heyborne, Don Leslie, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2969)
    Performance
    (2271)
    Story
    (2287)

    Rigg is well trained at keeping secrets. Only his father knows the truth about Rigg’s strange talent for seeing the paths of people’s pasts. But when his father dies, Rigg is stunned to learn just how many secrets Father had kept from him - secrets about Rigg’s own past, his identity, and his destiny. And when Rigg discovers that he has the power not only to see the past, but also to change it, his future suddenly becomes anything but certain.

    Paul from Washington says: "Story OK, Narration Mixed"
    "WOW! This was AMAZING and totally unexpected."
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    Wow! This was not a novel. This was a RIDE! I have never read Orson Scott Card before and was very pleasantly surprised. The plot, story line, flow and performance meshed beautiful. This book flows like a well played musical. It did start a little slow, but thats just to keep you from getting WHIP LASH. I loved the characters and at certain points in this book, they (the characters) moved me to tears.

    If I could change anything about this novel, it would be the length. I wish it was longer. I felt that a little more detail would have been effective in lengthing the book. I can see this being made into a movie but I think the characters would call for several unknowns and or newbies coming to the acting world.

    Did I say I loved this story? I did? Well I'm saying it again. I loved this story!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Twelve: A Novel: The Passage Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Justin Cronin
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3059)
    Performance
    (2709)
    Story
    (2713)

    In the present day, as the man-made apocalypse unfolds, three strangers navigate the chaos. Lila, a doctor and an expectant mother, is so shattered by the spread of violence and infection that she continues to plan for her child’s arrival even as society dissolves around her. Kittridge, known to the world as "Last Stand in Denver", has been forced to flee his stronghold and is now on the road, dodging the infected, armed but alone and well aware that a tank of gas will get him only so far. April is a teenager fighting to guide her little brother safely through a landscape of death and ruin.

    Amanda says: "Expanding The Story In Every Direction"
    "Great Plot and Story Line but..."
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    What did you like best about The Twelve: A Novel? What did you like least?

    Well, I did it! I waited the year and some odd months for "The Twelve" by Justin Cronin to come out. The day Audible released the book, I fell upon my computer like a chicken hawk and locked my copy into my library. I downloaded it to my trusty IPhone, (while tapping my toe.. Could not wait!), popped in my earphones, closed my eyes and.... two hours in I'm thinking maybe I missed something. So, I re-listened to the first two hours. Hmm, OK. Maybe I should listen a little longer.. Welp. I finished the book, listened a second time.. and, it was agony. It's with great trepidation that I write this review. I really liked that some of the original Characters were still in the book. Even some that may have been thought to be lost and never to be found again. I also liked that the book was lengthy and had great bones..Now, What I really didn't like:"The Twelve" by Justin Cronin, did not give me the "rush" that only a very good scare can do. It did not "wow" me. I am rather underwhelmed and deflated. See, here's the thing, The Plot was great. The Story Line was EPIC. The execution was ehh, not so much...Justin lacked the ability to keep the story line and plot cohesive with the fist book. Characters and time frames seemed to be out of wack making "the reader" in this case, me; very frustrated. I'm not going to bash this book but it was not for me. I certainly expected more from Justin since his first book was a real butt-kicker. If he reprises the characters and does a branch off, (City of Mirrors in 2014) I will probably pick it up. I just won't be pee'ing my pants waiting for it...


    What was most disappointing about Justin Cronin’s story?

    Without giving to much away; I found it a great disappoint that Justin wrapped the story in a traditional, predictable way. I


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

    Scott Brick however, gets four thumbs up! He brought life, likability and realism to the Characters. I really felt them become solid at his vocal commands. He's an amazing Auditor.


    Could you see The Twelve: A Novel being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    I could see this book becoming a movie. I would hope if its being looked at for that purpose, Steven Speilberg should direct. I can see Jodelle Ferlind playing the young girl, Cicely Tyson as the nun (with a stunt double of course) and Jared Depadeu as the father figure.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Passage: The Passage Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (36 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Justin Cronin
    • Narrated By Scott Brick, Adenrele Ojo, Abby Craden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7202)
    Performance
    (3558)
    Story
    (3561)

    First, the unthinkable: a security breach at a secret U.S. government facility unleashes the monstrous product of a chilling military experiment. Then, the unspeakable: a night of chaos and carnage gives way to sunrise on a nation, and ultimately a world, forever altered. All that remains for the stunned survivors is the long fight ahead and a future ruled by fear—of darkness, of death, of a fate far worse.

    Nicole says: "You love it or you hate it..."
    "Simply A Must Read!"
    Overall

    I won't even call this a book. It was an adventure from the time I started listening until the last sentence was spoken, it was a roller coaster ride. Very well done. Great Plot. Kept my interest. More over, I hope another will be available soon. Justin Cronin surprised me utterly. I am a total Stephen King, Dean Koontz girl but there is definately a new sheriff in town.

    6 of 12 people found this review helpful

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