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Rebel

Burleson, TX, United States

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  • 7 reviews
  • 143 ratings
  • 255 titles in library
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  • Odd and the Frost Giants

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 46 mins)
    • By Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated By Neil Gaiman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (277)
    Performance
    (155)
    Story
    (156)

    In a village in ancient Norway lives a boy named Odd, and he's had some very bad luck: His father perished in a Viking expedition; a tree fell on and shattered his leg; the endless freezing winter is making villagers dangerously grumpy. Out in the forest Odd encounters a bear, a fox, and an eagle - three creatures with a strange story to tell. Now Odd is forced on a stranger journey than he had imagined, a journey to save Asgard, city of the gods, from the Frost Giants who have invaded it.

    Oskar's Mom says: "My 4 and 6 year old loved! Mom too!!"
    "Cute Story, Good For Kids"
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    Story

    This shouldn't be compared to Gaiman's fantastic repository of work. Odd is a cute children's story, excellent for the entire family, a good short listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Time Traveler's Wife

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Audrey Niffenegger
    • Narrated By Fred Berman, Phoebe Strole
    Overall
    (4060)
    Performance
    (1441)
    Story
    (1463)

    Clare and Henry have known each other since Clare was six and Henry was 36. They were married when Clare was 23 and Henry was 31. Impossible but true, because Henry is one of the first people diagnosed with Chrono-Displacement Disorder: periodically his genetic clock resets and he finds himself misplaced in time, pulled to moments of emotional gravity from his life, past and future. His disappearances are spontaneous, his experiences unpredictable, alternately harrowing and amusing.

    Scott says: "Epic Drama & Love Story through Time Travel"
    "Touching and Heart Warming/Heart Wrenching Story"
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    This was my FIRST audible purchase. The only reason I dind't give Time Traveler's Wife 5 stars overall is the book's reminiscence of punk music genre throughout. I've never been a punk fan, and found it sometimes difficult to connect with those references. But the story as a whole was extremely touching. The loving relationship that develops between the primary characters is unique. His peculiar condition presents some most interesting scenarios, and I really like the way Niffenegger approached time travel. Making it a genetic mutation rather than a technical advance added a level of familiarity to the story, brought it to the level of us non-techies. Thoroughly enjoyable yet tragic story.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Pillars of the Earth

    • UNABRIDGED (40 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11956)
    Performance
    (4386)
    Story
    (4415)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Got 40 hours to kill? You’ll find the time when you start listening to Lee’s take on Follett’s epic – and widely celebrated – novel of 12th-century England. The Pillars of the Earth tells the story of Philip, prior of Kingsbridge, a devout and resourceful monk driven to build the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has known...of Tom, the mason who becomes his architect - a man divided in his soul...and of the beautiful, elusive Lady Aliena, haunted by a secret shame....

    Judith says: "Couldn't Take My Buds Out"
    "Epic and Heartfelt"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Some books this long are bogged down with boring descriptions or lengthy explanations. Not Follett's POTE! It is gripping throughout, never losing me as a "reader". I was anxious to get back into the story during every commute, and was sad to see the story end. I wholeheartedly recommend this book to anyone, particularly lovers of historical fiction.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Good Omens

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Martin Jarvis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3747)
    Performance
    (2245)
    Story
    (2274)

    The world will end on Saturday. Next Saturday. Just before dinner, according to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, the world's only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655. The armies of Good and Evil are amassing and everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except that a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture. And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist.

    Lauren says: "Great voice adds to already amazing story"
    "It just never caught on with me"
    Overall

    I am a HUGE Neil Gaiman fan. Stardust, Anansi Boys, American Gods, Neverwhere, The Graveyard Book, ALL of which I would recommend to my best friends. I purchased Good Omens on Gaiman's reputation alone. I can only determine that Terry Pratchett was the primary author of this book. This book was not entertaining for me. It was a difficult listen, the minutes seemed to drag on and on. I begged for some sort of climax. I got so bored with it, I listened to it on double speed just to hurry it along. I cannot in good faith recommend this book to any Neil Gaiman fan. Perhaps some hard core Douglas Adams fans will find some passing delight in Good Omens, but it certainly pales in comparison to Hitchhiker's Guide. Buyer beware!

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Book of Lies

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Brad Meltzer
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (669)
    Performance
    (149)
    Story
    (152)

    What does Cain, history's greatest villain, have to do with Superman, the world's greatest hero? And what do two murders, committed thousands of years apart, have in common? This is the mystery at the heart of Brad Meltzer's riveting and utterly intriguing new thriller.

    Jeremy says: "Don't Bother."
    "Quick and Thrilling Listen"
    Overall

    This was a neverending thrill ride that kept me on the edge of my seat, always anxious to get back to my audio player to see what happens next. Excellent listen, well worth it!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Red Tent

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs)
    • By Anita Diamant
    • Narrated By Carol Bilger
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1475)
    Performance
    (397)
    Story
    (407)

    Passionate, earthy, deeply affecting, The Red Tent combines rich storytelling with a valuable contribution to modern fiction: a vibrant new perspective of female life in the age that shaped present day civilization and values.

    If you like The Red Tent, try The Harlot by the Side of the Road, a recounting of some of the most startling and explicit writings from The Old Testament.

    R. S. Herron says: "The key word is 'fiction'"
    "Biblical Character from a Different Perspective"
    Overall

    This was an interesting story through the eyes of a lesser known Biblical character. The story of these ancient women was a bit captivating, but it didn't grab my attention. I didn't find myself longing to return to the listen.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Outrageous Fortune

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Tim Scott
    Overall
    (31)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    "Don't you hate it when this happens?" That's what the business card asks Jonny X67, dream architect to the rich and jaded. It's all the thieves who stole his house left behind. And as if that weren't bad enough, a saleswoman named Caroline E61 drops from the sky to sell him a set of encyclopedias and won't take no for an answer. Can his luck get any worse?

    Kamal says: "Dude...get over yourself"
    "A Fantastic Thrill Ride"
    Overall

    This is a fantastic novel about an unbelievable futuristic world where dreams and reality are stirred together. This was a very fun and thrilling listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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