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Reuven Nisser

Garfield, NJ United States

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  • The Anti-Prom

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Abby McDonald
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    Popular girl Bliss Merino is ready to have the perfect prom. But when she catches her boyfriend making out with her best friend in the back of the limo, she has only one thought: revenge.... Bad girl Jolene Nelson is the last person anyone expected to see at prom. Yet here she is, dressed in pink ruffles and feeling like a fool for believing that he would actually show up.... Meg Rose Zuckerman is ready to stop being a wallflower and start experiencing life firsthand. But when her date stands her up, she finds herself on the outside yet again....

    Stav says: "A Mad Night"
    "A Mad Night"
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    First, I have to tell you that the author is wonderful and the narrator is perfect. Her work was really, reallly, admirable and I think she got her sole into this book. I have much to say about each of the three girls: I pittyed Bliss at least in the begining, admired Jolin, and loved Meg. The processes they delt with were very reall. But such things can not be solved in one night- mad as it might be. You can understand a few things, but not change completely. But again, even if the author made them change and find a way to get along, she did it in an almost realistic way. She created three original complecated carichtors. That was good. I stayed up all night to see what was going to happen. Highly recommended, and not only for teens.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Merchant of Venice

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 58 mins)
    • By William Shakespeare
    • Narrated By Michael Redgrave, Peter Neil
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (6)

    Award winning actor Sir Michael Redgrave leads a full-cast performance of Shakespeare's dramatic comedy.

    Jeanette says: "Tis a LIAR"
    "Moving But Quick"
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    This version of the play is wonderful and moving. However, at the begining, it took me time to get used to the pace of the acting. It is a bit too quick. But don't worry, you get used to it after a fiew minutes.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • King Richard III

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By William Shakespeare
    • Narrated By Kenneth Branagh, Geraldine McEwan, Nicholas Farrell, and others
    Overall
    (84)
    Performance
    (39)
    Story
    (39)

    Written in 1593, King Richard III is one of Shakespeare's earliest plays. This play differs from its predecessors, being amore structured piece, examining the development and motivations of a single character, Richard Duke of Gloucester, who will stop at nothing to gain control of the throne occupied by his brother Edward IV.

    Donald says: "Another NAXOS masterpiece!"
    "Out Of This World"
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    Out of all the plays I listened to, this was by far the best. This version is just perfect. It brings the play to life in an unbelieveable way. Some seens stuck in my head. The acters and actresses were great. I would just like to know who was who. Is there a way?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Anne Bronte
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson, Nadia May
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (150)
    Performance
    (78)
    Story
    (78)

    Just as Anne had to use a male pseudonym in order to publish, Helen Graham, the novel's protagonist and a battered wife, must assume an alias in order to gain freedom from her suffering. With her young child, Helen takes up residence at Wildfell Hall, shrouding her past in secrecy, yet earning the attentions of a young, unmarried country gentlemen.

    Joseph R says: "What if Darcy had gone over to the Dark Side?"
    "Recommended"
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    This book is briliant. This version adds much more to it. The narraters simply add another domention. They actualy made me understand the book differently. I loved it. I read it for a research project, in addition to my own personal interest in the book. This version helped me. I do hope you will choose this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wide Awake

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Shelly Crane
    • Narrated By Emily Durante, Sean Crisden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (12)

    A girl. A coma. A life she can't remember. When Emma Walker wakes up in the hospital with no knowledge of how she got there, she learns that she's been in a coma for six months. Strangers show up and claim to be her parents, but she can't remember them. She can't remember anyone. Not her friends, not even her boyfriend. Even though she can't remember, everyone wants her to just pick up where she left off, but what she learns about the 'old her' makes her start to wish she'd never woken up.

    Reuven Nisser says: "Has Some Flaws"
    "Has Some Flaws"
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    I gave this book 5 stars only because I read it in one sitting. However, when I come to think about it, there are a fiew flaws which I would like you to know before selecteng it. Emma can't remember her name at the begining. But she remembers that there is something called school which she would like to finish. She remembers what a boy friend is. Suddenly, out of no where, she gets the "correct" sence of right and wrong. It is nice for a book, but would never have worked in real life. Also, everything is extreme. Mayson always does the right thing, his brother is selfish, Emma's friends are bad... Mayson I can understand. But I wanted to know some of the others better. Her parents were very well presented. But they also had flaws. So when you select this book, I would like you to know that it is fine, but lackeslogic.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • If You Find Me

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Emily Murdoch
    • Narrated By Tai Sammons
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (154)
    Performance
    (138)
    Story
    (140)

    Fourteen-year-old Carey and six-year-old Jenessa have lived in the woods with their mother for as long as they can remember. Now abandoned, they must fend for themselves - until they’re found by Carey’s father and thrust into a bright and perplexing new world of comfort. Carey desperately wants to believe in this new reality but is held back by loyalty to her mentally ill mother, who gave Carey her violin and taught her to play the music that helps her survive.

    The Reading Date says: "Heartfelt and Harrowing"
    "Getting Used"
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    I want to give this story 4 and a half stars. It was gripping and sad. I cryed a lot. But it was too slow and full of questions for me. What will happen to Carrey now? Am I supposed to guess or is there a continuation in the making? I love open endings, but not when they are too opened. And I must say I found the plot rather expected. I wanted to see more every day life. That is, the first days took so much of the book. But again, it was an interesting story.
    I found it logical that the girls had book in the wood. Mom wanted to keep them busy somehow while she did what she did.
    Enjoy this ride.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Pretty Girl-13

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Liz Coley
    • Narrated By Nicola Barber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    In Liz Coley's alarming and fascinating psychological mystery, 16-year-old Angie Chapman must piece together the story of her kidnapping and abuse. Pretty Girl-13 is a disturbing - and ultimately empowering - pause-resister about accepting our whole selves, and the healing power of courage, hope, and love.

    Patricia says: "Written for the young adult reader"
    "A Very Consuming Book"
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    Prity Girl 13 is a very very very good book. One of the best things about it is that you are left with unresolved questions. However, I feel compeled to warn you all that this is a very hard read. The book is sad. Not only Anjy's story. We don't see only Anjy's point of view. We see a little from those who are left behind- family and friends. I can give an outline of the events in the story. However, on some of them, you miss many ditales. I recommend this book to people with a strong heart who want to listen to a fabuless reading of a very good story by a very very smart author about a subject which they may not incounter on another place. I learned a lot from this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Earth Unaware

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card, Aaron Johnston
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki, Stephen Hoye, Arthur Morey, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1339)
    Performance
    (1216)
    Story
    (1220)

    The mining ship El Cavador is far out from Earth, in the deeps of the Kuiper Belt, beyond Pluto. Other mining ships, and the families that live on them, are few and far between this far out. So when El Cavador’s telescopes pick up a fast-moving object coming in-system, it’s hard to know what to make of it. It’s massive and moving at a significant fraction of the speed of light.

    El Cavador has other problems. Their systems are old and failing. The family is getting too big for the ship. There are claim-jumping corporate ships bringing Asteroid Belt tactics to the Kuiper Belt.

    Keith says: "Earth Unaware is a must listen for Ender fans"
    "Where's the rest of the story?"
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    I've liked the book but it's the first one for more to come. It does not stand for itself, it would have been great reading it and continue reading the "next" chapter in the next book.
    Yes, I very much recommend you will wait till the next one will be published.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Pushing the Limits

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Katie McGarry
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews, Tara Sands
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (170)
    Performance
    (156)
    Story
    (157)

    No one knows what happened the night Echo Emerson went from popular girl with jock boyfriend to gossiped-about outsider with "freaky" scars on her arms. Even Echo can't remember the whole truth of that horrible night. All she knows is that she wants everything to go back to normal. But when Noah Hutchins, the smoking-hot, girl-using loner in the black leather jacket, explodes into her life with his tough attitude and surprising understanding, Echo's world shifts in ways she could never have imagined. They should have nothing in common. And with the secrets they both keep, being together is pretty much impossible....

    Brooke says: "The Tough Stuff."
    "I couldn't stop"
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    This book is not easy to read. The things Echo and Noa deall with are hard, but the way they actualy came into their own was harder. It was hard to see echo starting to remember that night. It was hard to see her relationship with Ashley, the owman who was a mother to her almost until she marryed her father. Noa did some great things. He was really good at heart. I loved him and Echo together. They were not the usual tipe. They really loved each other. This is more than being in love. Noa's treatmont of his brother was indearing. I tiink the sistam has to learn something from this book. The carichtors were believeable. I loved it! I recommend it for people with strong heart! I cryed a lot, and laughed quite a few times.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Princesses of Iowa

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By M. Molly Backes
    • Narrated By Shelby Lewis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    Paige Sheridan had it all: looks, popularity, and an adoring boyfriend. But when a night of partying ended in an it-could-have-been-so-much-worse crash, everything changed. Now Paige’s friends treat her like an outsider, and even her boyfriend seems cold and distant. The only bright spot is her creative writing class, led by a charismatic new teacher. But when Paige’s old mistakes threaten to destroy even this, she must choose between living the privileged life of a princess or owning up to her mistakes.

    Reuven Nisser says: "More Than An Everage Teen Book"
    "More Than An Everage Teen Book"
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    Page is not good and pure. But I see her as a surviver. Lacey had a hard time... Right. She needed a friend. Right. But what if Page also had a hard time? What if she also needed a friend? Her mother abused her (at least mentaly) and her boyfriend and other ex-best friend were manipulating her. What if she was lost and confused and her former life fell apart? I was worryed about her. I wanted her to go the right way. I understood her. I even admired her some times. I am glad she found some reall friends. But she has a long way to go... The ending was wonderfuly realistic. It was not a banal love story. Please, if you are a teen or student or care giver, listen to this book. The narrator is just ausumn.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Gilt

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Katherine Longshore
    • Narrated By Jennifer Ikeda
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (17)

    When Kitty Tylney's best friend, Catherine Howard, worms her way into King Henry VIII's heart and brings Kitty to court, she's thrust into a world filled with fabulous gowns, sparkling jewels, and elegant parties. No longer stuck in Cat's shadow, Kitty is now caught between two men - the object of her affection and the object of her desire. But court is also full of secrets, lies, and sordid affairs, and as Kitty witnesses Cat's meteoric rise and fall as queen, she must figure out how to keep being a good friend.

    Shannon says: "Gilt-y (almost) Pleasure"
    "Good, but..."
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    The author is wonderful. Her wrighting stile is much better than many other books I read. She just had the tuch for her Kitty. However, two things bothered me:
    1. The facts which she used in the novel about Kittie's life do not match the facts I know. I won't list these facts here, because I feel it would spoil the book and I am not up to it.
    2. Kittie began to grow up... But then she grue up pritty ocwardly. In the end, she refused all help and set out alone. She is optimistic, but a woman- espeshally in the 16th century- could hardly dair to contemplate such a thing. Society wouldn't let her!
    The narrator is perfect. I really loved listening to her. And carichtors are very well presented (not only Cat.) They simply came to life for me: Cat, Alice, John, Mary, the duchess, Edmond, William, Thomas and sometimes even the king. If ms. Longshore will publish a second novel, I'll be among the first to read it and give an honest review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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