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Bloom

Encino, CA, United States | Member Since 2006

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  • 5 ratings
  • 1 titles in library
  • 12 purchased in 2014
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  • Extras

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Scott Westerfeld
    • Narrated By Carine Montbertrand
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (205)
    Performance
    (127)
    Story
    (127)

    The only thing that matters in the world is fame, and all people are constantly monitored as though they are contestants in a global talent competition. In the blink of an eye, absolutely anyone can suddenly become famous.

    Bloom says: "Same world different theme"
    "Same world different theme"
    Overall

    Really liked this book a lot....would have given it another half star if I could. It is a great new story and a follow up. I wasn't sure I was ready for another book in this world after the great trilogy (Uglies, Pretties & Specials)! It is different, the same.....but new and really well written and read. Some of the old characters emerge in this book but in a fun twist. If you were a fan of the trilogy, you'll love this one too!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • 11-22-63: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Craig Wasson
    Overall
    (17247)
    Performance
    (15320)
    Story
    (15273)

    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"
    "Masterfully Written and Read!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Craig Wasson's reading of Mr. King's time travel novel rivets the listener making one wish to spend even more time in the plane, train or automobile. King's descriptive prose makes the reader/listener feel a sensory connection to the story's time and place. Only a master like Stephen King could create this new spin on "time" worn subject. Amazing! Highly recommended.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • A Dance with Dragons: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (49 hrs)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By Roy Dotrice
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11468)
    Performance
    (9975)
    Story
    (10013)

    Dubbed the American Tolkien by Time magazine, George R. R. Martin has earned international acclaim for his monumental cycle of epic fantasy. Now the number-one New York Times best-selling author delivers the fifth book in his spellbinding landmark series - as both familiar faces and surprising new forces vie for a foothold in a fragmented empire.

    Ryan says: "Enjoyable, but a lot of setup"
    "A wait too long...."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    While Martin continues his story in the newest installment of A Song of Ice and Fire series, perhaps the continuity was lost or the performance was just so disjointed that I felt let down. The readers performance was by no means engaging though Martin's penchant for details sometimes disjoints the listeners tracking of the story which also detracts and calls note to the reader's lack of range from character to character.
    Yes, it is necessary listening for those who loved the previous installments of these books, but I was neither satisfied with the speed of story's progress nor with the reader's performance.


    What aspect of Roy Dotrice’s performance would you have changed?

    His range of voice differentiation was not easy to follow and it seemed that all characters had the same inflections and emotional capacity too. It was a reading, not a performance by someone who can project the characters as they have been written through so many books.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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