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aksblizzard

Listener Since 2010

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  • 4 reviews
  • 7 ratings
  • 102 titles in library
  • 0 purchased in 2014
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  • The Hunger Games

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (35653)
    Performance
    (26669)
    Story
    (27048)

    Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning? In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by 12 outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

    Teddy says: "The Book Deserves The Hype"
    "The Hunger Games - A Great Read!"
    Overall

    This page turner will keep you listening. Follow the female protagonist through a chilling tale of survival of the fittest. This novel will appeal to young adults as well as an older audience.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • River Marked: Mercy Thompson, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Patricia Briggs
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2809)
    Performance
    (2019)
    Story
    (2018)

    Car mechanic Mercy Thompson has always known there was something different about her, and not just the way she can make a VW engine sit up and beg. Mercy is a shapeshifter, a talent she inherited from her long-gone father. She's never known any others of her kind. Until now.

    Yuriko says: "Love it"
    "A Bit of a Disappointment"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Patricia Briggs and/or Lorelei King?

    Yes. I believe both are gifted storytellers.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Patricia Briggs again?

    Yes.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Nothing. Lorelei King does an excellent job and I've listened to many of her reads.


    Do you think River Marked needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No. The story was very unusual, difficult to follow and way too far-fetched. I was very disappointed in this book.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Red Kayak

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Priscilla Cummings
    • Narrated By Danny Gerard
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Brady loves life on the Chesapeake Bay with his friends J.T. and Digger. But developers and rich families are moving into the area, and while Brady befriends some of them, like the DiAngelos, his parents and friends are bitter about the changes.

    aksblizzard says: "Red Kayak not what I expected"
    "Red Kayak not what I expected"
    Overall

    Brady has a great, open relationship with his parents. He is able to talk to them without fear of punishment. He has a conscience and wants to help the family of the dead child overcome their loss. He is able to identify with the loss of this child because his little sister died as a toddler. Brady is a somewhat of a too-good-to-be-true character and, therefore, not completely realistic. I had a hard time getting beyond his corny, somewhat over the top goody-good boy persona. The book moves too slowly to keep my interest.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The House of the Scorpion

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Nancy Farmer
    • Narrated By Raul Esparza
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (235)
    Performance
    (148)
    Story
    (150)

    When El PatrĂ³n dies at the age of 146,14-year-old Matt escapes Opium with the help of Celia and Tam Lin, his devoted bodyguard who wants to right his own wrongs. After a near misadventure in his escape, Matt makes his way back home and begins to rid the country of its evils.

    Allison says: "Don't let the back dissuade you!"
    "House of the Scorpion-Excellent Read!"
    Overall

    My students loved listening to this audiobook as they followed along. Narrator does an excellent job or reading with prosody.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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