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HELPFUL VOTES
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  • The Opal Deception: Artemis Fowl, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Eoin Colfer
    • Narrated By Nathaniel Parker
    Overall
    (1199)
    Performance
    (491)
    Story
    (494)

    After his last run-in with the fairies, Artemis Fowl had his mind wiped of his memories of the world below ground. Any goodness he had grudgingly learned is now gone, and the young genius has reverted to his criminal lifestyle.

    Kindle Customer says: "I Love Fairy Technology!!"
    "incomprehensible"
    Overall

    My kids were looking forward to this book, but we gave up when they simply couldn't understand what was being said.

    0 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Lost Memory of Skin

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Russell Banks
    • Narrated By Scott Shepherd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (151)
    Performance
    (122)
    Story
    (124)

    Suspended in a strangely modern-day version of limbo, the young man at the center of Russell Banks’s uncompromising and morally complex new novel must create a life for himself in the wake of incarceration. Known in his new identity only as the Kid, and on probation after doing time for a liaison with an underage girl, he is shackled to a GPS monitoring device and forbidden to live within 2,500 feet of anywhere children might gather. With nowhere else to go, the Kid takes up residence under a south Florida causeway, in a makeshift encampment with other convicted sex offenders.

    Ellen says: "Amazing "Must Read" Tale of (In)Justice in America"
    "the story drew me in, like gawking at an accident"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you like best about this story?

    The story drew me in, in a sick sort of way, like gawking at an accident.


    Which character – as performed by Scott Shepherd – was your favorite?

    "The kid" is a sad sack, who never really got a fair chance in life, but you can't help rooting for him and hoping he'll get a break. The narration over all was excellent.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I couldn't stop listening, carried along by curiosity and the beautiful descriptions of characters and settings, but my heart ached for them all.


    Any additional comments?

    The tale starts out almost believable, but slowly devolves into a series of vignettes of weird caricatures, and (unfortunately) "the professor" and his story become convoluted beyond recognition. I'm not sure if I exactly recommend this book, but it is certainly a memorable experience and well-crafted in many, but not all, respects.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Transmission

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Hari Kunzru
    • Narrated By Hari Kunzru
    Overall
    (133)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (18)

    Transmission, Hari Kunzru's new novel of love and lunacy, immigration and immunity, introduces a daydreaming Indian computer geek whose luxurious fantasies about life in America are shaken when he accepts a California job offer.

    Don says: "Thoroughly Enjoyable"
    "great narration; colorful characters; weak finish"
    Overall

    This clever yarn dives into the subculture of computer-obscessed programmers (and other lives affected by them), and is beautifully narrated by the author. The colorful characters are all larger than life, but the author can't seem to untangle the elegant web he weaves, and cops-out with weak ending that just doesn't match.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Looking for Alaska

    • ABRIDGED (12 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Peter Jenkins
    • Narrated By Peter Jenkins, Rebekah Jenkins
    Overall
    (123)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (29)

    Looking for Alaska is Peter's account of eighteen months spent traveling over twenty thousand miles in tiny bush planes, on snow machines and snowshoes, in fishing boats and kayaks, on the Alaska Marine Highway and the Haul Road. Hearing and living the amazing stories of many Alaskans from Barrow to Craig, Seward to Deering, and everywhere in between, Peter gets to know this place in a way that only he can.

    KPS says: "good yarn, poor delivery"
    "good yarn, poor delivery"
    Overall

    This wonderful glimpse of life in Alaska is ruined by the author's unbearably dull narration. I gave up before finishing it.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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