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Amanda

Life-long book lover. Mother, wife, graphic designer.

springfield, OH, United States

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  • 465 titles in library
  • 1 purchased in 2015
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  • The Red Church

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Scott Nicholson
    • Narrated By Aaron Tucker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (14)

    For 13-year-old Ronnie Day, life is full of problems: Mom and Dad have separated, his brother Tim is a constant pest, Melanie Ward either loves him or hates him, and Jesus Christ won’t stay in his heart. Plus he has to walk past the red church every day, where the Bell Monster hides with its wings and claws and livers for eyes. But the biggest problem is that Archer McFall is the new preacher at the church, and Mom wants Ronnie to attend midnight services with her.

    Amanda says: "Don't Bother"
    "Don't Bother"
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    This book is so far the worst written and narrated that I have had the displeasure of hearing.

    I have been a horror fan my entire life, and I am always on the look out for a new author in the genre. Scott Nicholson is not it. The story had great potential, but it is as if the writer gave up half way through. Characters jump to conclusions and the plot is full of holes.

    As for the narration, I don't believe a southern accent makes anyone appear stupid. For this book, the dialog is what makes everyone appear stupid. The narrator has just one voice for each female character, and one voice for male characters which becomes very confusing. It was a very torturous 9 hours. I kept hoping things would make sense, but it never happened.

    Don't waste a credit, money, or your time. Stay far away from this one.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Hunted: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Kevin Hearne
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4437)
    Performance
    (4125)
    Story
    (4122)

    For a 2,000-year-old Druid, Atticus O’Sullivan is a pretty fast runner. Good thing, because he’s being chased by not one but two goddesses of the hunt - Artemis and Diana - for messing with one of their own. Dodging their slings and arrows, Atticus, Granuaile, and his wolfhound Oberon are making a mad dash across modern-day Europe to seek help from a friend of the Tuatha Dé Danann. His usual magical option of shifting planes is blocked, so instead of playing hide-and-seek, the game plan is...run like hell.

    D says: "Another Serving of Hilari-tea"
    "Eh....."
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    My husband and I are very advid fans of the series. We are always excited when another book comes out. We were equally as excited when Hunted was released. That is, until we listened to it.
    Luke Daniels does an excellent narrative as always. His Oberon voice always makes me smile. But the narrative couldn't make up for the staleness of the story. Once again, Atticus is running from certain death. He is still harboring ill-feelings towards Leif. But for some reason Kevin Hern decided to narrate from Gronuail's p.o.v. . It has turned her into the female Atticus, not the Gronuail we came to love. It has been so difficult to get passed the first few chapters. Even two months later, I am still struggling to get passed them.
    I feel let down by this book in the series.

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Duma Key: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By John Slattery
    Overall
    (5257)
    Performance
    (1942)
    Story
    (1931)

    A terrible accident takes Edgar Freemantle's right arm and scrambles his memory and his mind, leaving him with little but rage as he begins the ordeal of rehabilitation. When his marriage suddenly ends, Edgar begins to wish he hadn't survived his injuries. He wants out. His psychologist suggests a new life distant from the Twin Cities, along with something else.

    Amazon Customer says: "Play the Book and Let the Book Play You"
    "John Slattery and Steven King...WOW!"
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    I have been a life long Stephen King fan, and I am used to some of his stories being better than others, but this! Wow. A very well written novel that kept me interested from the first chapter to the end.

    And John Slattery is possibly the best narrator I've ever heard. His talent is an amazing fit to this book as he takes on the role of Edgar seamlessly.

    Don't hesitate. This is a very good listen!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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