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Nicole

Worth, IL, United States | Member Since 2009

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  • 4 reviews
  • 18 ratings
  • 204 titles in library
  • 23 purchased in 2014
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  • The Mark of Athena: The Heroes of Olympus, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Rick Riordan
    • Narrated By Joshua Swanson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1789)
    Performance
    (1610)
    Story
    (1636)

    Annabeth is terrified. Just when she’s about to be reunited with Percy - after six months of being apart, thanks to Hera - it looks like Camp Jupiter is preparing for war. As Annabeth and her friends Jason, Piper, and Leo fly in on the Argo II, she can’t blame the Roman demigods for thinking the ship is a Greek weapon. With its steaming bronze dragon figurehead, Leo’s fantastical creation doesn’t appear friendly. Annabeth hopes that the sight of their praetor Jason on deck will reassure the Romans.

    Jm says: "Felt like an episode of a weekly tv series..."
    "Narrator is improving"
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    What about Joshua Swanson’s performance did you like?

    I did not like his performance in the first book of this series, but I think he has really improved.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes! It was very good!


    Any additional comments?

    Fantastic story line. I loved seeing both Anabeth's and Percy's point of view.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Ender's Game: Special 20th Anniversary Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki, Harlan Ellison, Gabrielle de Cuir
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (23151)
    Performance
    (14490)
    Story
    (14638)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: It’s easy to say that when it comes to sci-fi you either love it or you hate it. But with Ender’s Game, it seems to be you either love it or you love it.... The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Enter Andrew "Ender" Wiggin, the result of decades of genetic experimentation.

    Kapila says: "6 titles in the series so far"
    "Very Gripping story!!!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would highly recommend this audiobook. I loved the interview with the author at the end and he states that this book was meant to be read aloud. And I agree. The story was brilliant and absolutely gripping. I'm so glad I decided to choose this book. I'm very picky about science fiction and this book is so well done.


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    The narrators were amazing and very talented. When I first read the description, I wasn't sure I would like it. I imagined a radio drama type of performance where the characters go back and forth. But it wasn't like that at all. I enjoyed the performances of all the narrators.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Classical Mythology

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Elizabeth Vandiver
    Overall
    (512)
    Performance
    (454)
    Story
    (448)

    These 24 lectures are a vibrant introduction to the primary characters and most important stories of classical Greek and Roman mythology. Among those you'll investigate are the accounts of the creation of the world in Hesiod's Theogony and Ovid's Metamorphoses; the gods Zeus, Apollo, Demeter, Persephone, Hermes, Dionysos, and Aphrodite; the Greek heroes, Theseus and Heracles (Hercules in the Roman version); and the most famous of all classical myths, the Trojan War.

    Matt says: "Very Informative and Entertaining"
    "Great lectures!"
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    What did you love best about Classical Mythology?

    Very interesting material. I learned so much. Professor Vandiver was an excellent speaker and made the subject come to life.


    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • The Heroes of Olympus, Book One: The Lost Hero

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Rick Riordan
    • Narrated By Joshua Swanson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2493)
    Performance
    (1613)
    Story
    (1635)

    After saving Olympus from the evil Titan lord, Kronos, Percy and friends have rebuilt their beloved Camp Half-Blood, where the next generation of demigods must now prepare for a chilling prophecy of their own.... In a brand-new series from blockbuster best-selling author Rick Riordan, fans return to the world of Camp Half-Blood. Here, a new group of heroes will inherit a quest. But to survive the journey, they'll need the help of some familiar demigods.

    Matthew says: "Great Book, The Narrator Was Alright"
    "Great story-Awful narrator"
    Overall

    I loved the reader of the last series. And I know it takes some time to get used to a new one. But seriously, this guy is so awful. He over-enunciates words and it is so irritating. I don't know what it is with the word "to" and this guy. I have never criticized a narrator before. Even when others have, I was always fine with the narrator. But my goodness!! It's hard to enjoy the story with this guy.

    8 of 11 people found this review helpful

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