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Maria Dolores Terneus-Hayes

Lock Haven, PA, PA United States | Member Since 2010

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  • The Shadow of the Wind

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Carlos Ruiz Zafon
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    Overall
    (1647)
    Performance
    (689)
    Story
    (701)

    Barcelona, 1945: Just after the war, a great world city lies in shadow, nursing its wounds, and a boy named Daniel awakes on his 11th birthday to find that he can no longer remember his mother's face. To console his only child, Daniel's widowed father, an antiquarian book dealer, initiates him into the secret of the Cemetery of Forgotten Books, a library tended by Barcelona's guild of rare-book dealers as a repository for books forgotten by the world, waiting for someone who will care about them again.

    Katherine says: "Great With One Exception"
    "Excellent book!"
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    What did you love best about The Shadow of the Wind?

    The story itself is very good. It is engaging, and it keeps you guessing all the way until the end. Very nicely written story, and an excellent translation from the Spanish.


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

    The voices for each character, and the way he pronounces the words with a very authentic Spanish accent.


    Who was the most memorable character of The Shadow of the Wind and why?

    Fermin is definitely the most memorable and mysterious character in the story. All the way until the end of the book there is a mystery about him that is never really solve. That leaves you wanting to read the sequel, in hopes you learn more about him.


    Any additional comments?

    Great book! I'd recommend it to anybody.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Ever

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Gail Carson Levine
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Oliver Wyman
    Overall
    (34)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (18)

    Falling in love is easy . . .. . . even for Kezi, though she knows her days are numbered. And head-over-heels, come-what-may love is inevitable if her heart's desire is Olus, the Akkan god of the winds. But accepting death is hard, especially when romance is new. Falling in love is easy for Olus if his beloved is Kezi, a beautiful mortal, a dancer and rug weaver from the city of Hyte. But facing Kezi's approaching death is unbearable....

    Maria Dolores Terneus-Hayes says: "Boring"
    "Boring"
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    Story
    What disappointed you about Ever?

    It was very difficult to follow. The story itself is lame.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Gail Carson Levine again?

    I love her stories. This one was lame.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Jenna Lamia and Oliver Wyman ’s performances?

    No, thanks.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Not really


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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