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suzybertussi

With work, family, and my own aspirations at a future writing career, I find very little time for reading. I love audio-books because I can listen to books on my way to and from work.

United States | Member Since 2010

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  • 13 reviews
  • 30 ratings
  • 178 titles in library
  • 2 purchased in 2014
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  • Seventh Son: Tales of Alvin Maker, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Scott Brick, Gabrielle de Cuir, Stephen Hoye
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1079)
    Performance
    (482)
    Story
    (490)

    Born into an alternative frontier America where life is hard, and folk magic is real, Alvin is gifted with power, but he must learn to use his gift wisely. Dark forces are arrayed against Alvin, and only a young girl with second sight can protect him.

    Melissa says: "Great story, great reading"
    "Strange--even for Orson Scott Card"
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    I am an avid fan of Card, and this story was interesting, but did not reel me in quite like Ender's Game or Pathfinder. Overall, I enjoyed the story.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Jane Austen, Steve Hockensmith
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (737)
    Performance
    (455)
    Story
    (451)

    In this terrifying and hilarious prequel, we witness the genesis of the zombie plague in early 19th-century England. We watch Elizabeth Bennet evolve from a nave young teenager into a savage slayer of the undead. We laugh as she begins her first clumsy training with nunchucks and katana swords and cry when her first blush with romance goes tragically awry.

    Dawn says: "Fantastic Narrator for a Fun Story!"
    "A fun read for Austen and zombie fans alike!"
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    I enjoyed the book. I thought I might have mixed emotions, being a fan of Jane Austen, but imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and this was well done. The narrator was absolutely entertaining and hilarious!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Name of the Wind: Kingkiller Chronicles, Day 1

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Patrick Rothfuss
    • Narrated By Nick Podehl
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10154)
    Performance
    (7936)
    Story
    (8033)

    This is a tale of sorrow, a tale of survival, a tale of one man's search for meaning in his universe, and how that search, and the indomitable will that drove it, gave birth to a legend.

    Joanna says: "Wow!"
    "Addicting Adventure"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I loved following Kvothe and his adventures. The author was so hard on this poor kid when I was expecting the him to write Kvothe out of his sometimes devastating setbacks. It kept me interested to see how he would survive each difficulty. As a musician, I especially loved the musical references, to which I could relate. I purchased the second book right after finishing this one.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • 11-22-63: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Craig Wasson
    Overall
    (16022)
    Performance
    (14180)
    Story
    (14127)

    On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

    Kelly says: "I Owe Stephen King An Apology"
    "An entertaining read that makes one think"
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    This is a great story about time-travel and its consequences. I can't imagine the enormous amount of research that was involved in creating this story. It's filled with thought-provoking questions, the plot made more tender with the accompanying love story. It was a good opportunity for me to become reacquainted with King, as the last book I read of his was Bag of Bones. The narrator brings life to the characters and his voice is very pleasant, without making the female voices cheesy. I recommend listening all the way to the end to King's thoughts on the project. Politically, I'm polar opposites from King, but the book did not alienate me as one of his fans.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By Roy Dotrice
    Overall
    (21396)
    Performance
    (15503)
    Story
    (15557)

    In a time long forgotten, a preternatural event threw the seasons off balance. In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. As the cold returns, sinister forces are massing beyond the protective wall of the kingdom of Winterfell. To the south, the king's powers are failing, with his most trusted advisor mysteriously dead and enemies emerging from the throne's shadow.

    DCinMI says: "Review of First 5 Books"
    "Excellent. Hooked from the beginning."
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    Excellent writing, character development, and story. The language and graphic situations are shocking, and Martin does not hold back, which took some getting used to. The the thing that strikes me about Martin's writing is the fact that it doesn't matter how much you love a character, whom you may count among the "main" characters, they are not safe from being taken from his (Martin's) twisted world. I won't spoil the story, but I kept thinking, "How can he kill this person off?" The good guys don't always win; the bad guys don't always lose...but occasionally things might work out. Warning: Prepare to commit to the series. I'm in for the duration.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Feast for Crows: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By Roy Dotrice
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6666)
    Performance
    (6084)
    Story
    (6110)

    Few books have captivated the imagination and won the devotion and praise of readers and critics everywhere as has George R. R. Martin’s monumental epic cycle of high fantasy that began with A Game of Thrones. Now, in A Feast for Crows, Martin delivers the long-awaited fourth book of his landmark series, as a kingdom torn asunder finds itself at last on the brink of peace . . . only to be launched on an even more terrifying course of destruction.

    Pi says: "Jarring change in Dotrice's performance"
    "Love the series; not my favorite installment."
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    I agree with the other comments about the changes in pronunciation. Brienne's name changed several times in the story, and it was very distracting. I absolutely love Roy Dotrice's narrating, but he was off his game on this one. He changed the way Arya Stark spoke, making her sound like a little hag. She may have become a street-urchin, but she was a well-educated street-urchin. Narration aside, the story itself was actually tough for me to get through, but I feel like I'm in for the duration. I'm too attached to Tyrian, the Starks, and Daenerys to not get the next book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Hunger Games

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (32477)
    Performance
    (23806)
    Story
    (24130)

    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"
    "Great story, odd choice of narrator."
    Overall
    Performance
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    The book was highly entertaining. I had to get the next one right away to find out what happens next. It was strange getting used to the first-person style of Suzanne Collin's writing, but it did not detract from the entertainment value of the book. My only complaint is McCormick's narration. I think her voice sounds like a 30-something woman, when it should sound like a 16-year-old girl. That being said, I still purchased the whole audio-book trilogy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Catching Fire: Hunger Games, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (27127)
    Performance
    (20527)
    Story
    (20642)

    Katniss Everdeen continues to struggle to protect herself and her family from the Capitol in this second novel from the best-selling Hunger Games trilogy.

    FanB14 says: "Dissent Rules"
    "Entertaining story, wrong narrator"
    Overall
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    Although the narrator left a little to be desired (sounds too old for the young protagonist and has a strange inflection in her voice), the story held my interest and I've purchased all three of the trilogy. The second book of the trilogy has some unexpected twists. It would have to, considering the fact that I, as a reader, wondered how Katniss could get tangled up in the games again when she had already won them. You'll have to read/listen to find out.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Across the Nightingale Floor: Tales of the Otori, Book One

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Lian Hearn
    • Narrated By Kevin Gray, Aiko Nakasone
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5594)
    Performance
    (1780)
    Story
    (1779)

    A tour-de-force novel set in ancient Japan filled with passion, fantasy, and feuding warlords. The first volume in the highly anticipated Tales of the Otori trilogy.

    Jody R. Nathan says: "Wonderful epic story"
    "I paid for this? Good narrators, boring story."
    Overall
    Performance
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    There were only a few moments where the...yawn...story held my attention. I found myself looking forward to the end so I could start downloading something entertaining. The two stars I give it are for the very talented narrators. I thought the voices were very good...the story...not so much.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Elantris

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By Jack Garrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3598)
    Performance
    (2132)
    Story
    (2166)

    Legendary science fiction author Orson Scott Card calls Brandon Sanderson a writer to watch, and Publishers Weekly says his debut is "outstanding." Once the godlike rulers of the capital of Arelon, the inhabitans of Elantris have been imprisoned within themselves, unable to die after the city's magic failed years ago. But when a new prince falls victim to the curse, he refuses to accept his fate.

    Lore says: "What if your body could never heal?"
    "Very good."
    Overall
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    This was the first book I read by Sanderson. I like the way his brain works, and I am a new fan. The book is worth a credit and the length of the story makes you feel like you're not wasting a credit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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