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  • Code Name Verity

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Wein
    • Narrated By Morven Christie, Lucy Gaskell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1319)
    Performance
    (1195)
    Story
    (1191)

    Code Name Verity is a compelling, emotionally rich story with universal themes of friendship and loyalty, heroism and bravery. Two young women from totally different backgrounds are thrown together during World War II: one a working-class girl from Manchester, the other a Scottish aristocrat, one a pilot, the other a wireless operator. Yet whenever their paths cross, they complement each other perfectly and before long become devoted friends. But then a vital mission goes wrong....

    Suzn F says: "Haunting, Beautiful, Exquisite, Special Book"
    "Extraordinary story of courage and friendship"
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    Where does Code Name Verity rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It is one of my very favorite, both narrators are fantastic and the storytelling is great. The way the story unravels and the two parts fit together is makes it very interesting. I stayed up late and woke up early to finish it.


    What other book might you compare Code Name Verity to and why?

    The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society, because it is a story of WW2 told differently, more of a character study, and despite the tragic conditions there is humor and warmth.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I love the stories of Maddie & Julia's developing friendship, when they ride bikes into the countryside, and their adventures at the airbase before their mission.


    If you could rename Code Name Verity, what would you call it?

    The name is perfect!


    Any additional comments?

    While this is classified as a YA novel, as an adult I loved it. I highly recommend it!

    14 of 15 people found this review helpful
  • Allegiant: Divergent Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Veronica Roth
    • Narrated By Emma Galvin, Aaron Stanford
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7823)
    Performance
    (7175)
    Story
    (7248)

    What if your whole world was a lie? What if a single revelation - like a single choice - changed everything? What if love and loyalty made you do things you never expected? The explosive conclusion to Veronica Roth's #1 New York Times best-selling Divergent trilogy reveals the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of listeners in Divergent and Insurgent.

    Teddy says: "I hate it when this happens"
    "3 strikes and you're out!"
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    Would you try another book from Veronica Roth and/or Emma Galvin and Aaron Stanford ?

    I might give Aaron Stanford another chance, but I find Emma Galvin's voice annoying. Probably not Veronica Roth.


    Has Allegiant turned you off from other books in this genre?

    The first was great and then it just went downhill. She came up with this interesting premise in the first novel and just couldn't support it with the backstory and it's fallen apart.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Less whiny on the part of Emma Galvin


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment, Boredom, The pace was slow, the characters immature.


    Any additional comments?

    It began to be so unbelievable that these two teens are the center of everything. Also I cannot stand the word abnegation. I never want to hear it again. I skipped about 15 chapters in the middle. Skip to chapter 49 and you'll get the whole dramatic climax and twist (and the ridiculously short wrap-up).

    I can't understand why this still has such a high rating on audible.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Goodbye for Now: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Laurie Frankel
    • Narrated By Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (12)

    Sam Elling works for an internet dating company, but he still can't get a date. So he creates an algorithm that will match you with your soul mate. Sam meets the love of his life, Meredith. When Meredith's grandmother, Livvie, dies suddenly, Sam creates a computer program that will allow Meredith to have one last conversation with her grandmother. Mining from all her correspondence - email, Skype, texts - Sam constructs a computer simulation of Livvie who can respond to email or video chat just as if she were still alive. Meredith loves it, and the couple to wonders if this is something that could help more people through their grief.

    Bonny says: "Interesting, original, but slightly creepy idea"
    "Sad but sweet"
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    Where does Goodbye for Now rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    top 1/3


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Goodbye for Now?

    Sam & Meredith's conversations, yoga love scene


    Which character – as performed by Kirby Heyborne – was your favorite?

    Sam of course


    Any additional comments?

    Great writing, interesting premise, but this is a full box of kleenex novel!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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