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N. Male

Hawaii | Member Since 2009

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  • The Grand Sophy

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated By Sarah Woodward
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (619)
    Performance
    (553)
    Story
    (556)

    Resourceful, adventurous and utterly indefatigable, Sophy is hardly the mild-mannered girl that the Rivenhalls expect when they agree to take her in. Kind-hearted Aunt Lizzy is shocked; stern Cousin Charles and his humorless fiancée Eugenia are disapproving.With her inimitable mixture of exuberance and grace Sophy soon sets about endearing herself to her family, but finds herself increasingly drawn to her cousin. Can she really be falling in love with him, and he with her? And what of his betrothal to Eugenia?

    Carol says: "The Full Sophy"
    "Perfectly charming"
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    Some genres rarely interest me. When Audible offered The Grand Sophy as a Daily Deal, I decided to try this Historical Romance. I am glad that I did. By the second half I was hooked and couldn't stop listening -- the reader did a fabulous job. And by the end, of course I know how it was going to play out, but I couldn't stop smiling and thinking, "Perfectly charming."

    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
    (1688)
    Performance
    (1530)
    Story
    (1536)

    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"
    "Cliffhanger endings and action packed"
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    I agree with the other reviews. This series is a must read for Ender fans, but it stands on its own as darn good storytelling. I have read the second book in the series also, and each book ends with a cliffhanger. No fair -- I'm hooked anyway. Excellent narrators, fast paced, action packed. Can't wait 'til the next one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Breakfast with Buddha: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Roland Merullo
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (465)
    Performance
    (394)
    Story
    (396)

    When his sister tricks him into taking her guru on a trip to their childhood home, Otto Ringling, a confirmed skeptic, is not amused. Six days on the road with an enigmatic holy man who answers every question with a riddle is not what he'd planned. But in an effort to westernize his passenger---and amuse himself---he decides to show the monk some "American fun" along the way.

    Mary McCarthy says: "a thoughtful and often hilarious journey"
    "Not sure what to think"
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    Two individuals with two totally different perspectives. Can either learn from the other? They cannot "live in each other's shoes", only gain an understanding of each other's perspectives by really listening. So, I was taken on a road trip of the American culture vs. Eastern philosophy and listened. I am not sure that I gained a larger understanding of the two perspectives. I didn't stop listening tho', so I must have been interested enough to want to learn. And at the end of the book I feel just as unenlightened as I was in the beginning. Or maybe a seed was planted because I am still wondering why I kept listening.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Theft of Swords: Riyria Revelations, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Michael J. Sullivan
    • Narrated By Tim Gerard Reynolds
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5363)
    Performance
    (4936)
    Story
    (4932)

    Acclaimed author Michael J. Sullivan created instant best sellers with his spellbinding Riyria Revelations series. This first volume introduces Royce Melborn and Hadrian Blackwater, two enterprising thieves who end up running for their lives when they’re framed for the death of the king. Trapped in a conspiracy bigger than they can imagine, their only hope is unraveling an ancient mystery - before it’s too late.

    Magpie says: "Two books in one - keep listening!!"
    "Draws you in and keeps you there"
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    I haven't had this much fun in a long time. Michael Sullivan's writing style draws you in immediately and keeps you there. The narration by Tim Gerard Reynolds is solid -- even the female voices. This is my first Michael Sullivan book and it won't be my last.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Hounded: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Kevin Hearne
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10496)
    Performance
    (9378)
    Story
    (9354)

    Atticus O’Sullivan, last of the Druids, lives peacefully in Arizona, running an occult bookshop and shape-shifting in his spare time to hunt with his Irish wolfhound. His neighbors and customers think that this handsome, tattooed Irish dude is about twenty-one years old - when in actuality, he’s twenty-one centuries old. Not to mention: He draws his power from the earth, possesses a sharp wit, and wields an even sharper magical sword known as Fragarach, the Answerer. Unfortunately, a very angry Celtic god wants that sword, and he’s hounded Atticus for centuries....

    Chris says: "Finally, a modern day fantasy that really hits the"
    "Such High Ratings, I Don't Get It"
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    I really, really, really tried to get into this series. It ended up being the ultimate sleeping pill. Both Hounded and Hexed impressed me as being written for adolescent males. Due to the high ratings, lots of people out there really, really, really did get into it tho'. I guess I like a little more spiciness in a story line, like the Dresden Files.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Cinder: Book One of the Lunar Chronicles

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Marissa Meyer
    • Narrated By Rebecca Soler
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2147)
    Performance
    (1936)
    Story
    (1944)

    Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl.... Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle.

    Staaj says: "Surpised by how much I enjoyed it"
    "I'm hooked"
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    The ratings on Cinder intrigued me. Another Cinderella story (really?).... I was not expecting to like it so much. Even tho' I could predict the plot, I still was "glammed". Can't wait to get the next book and follow Cinder as she discovers just who she is.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fifty Shades Freed: Book Three of the Fifty Shades Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By E. L. James
    • Narrated By Becca Battoe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8277)
    Performance
    (7270)
    Story
    (7290)

    When unworldly student Anastasia Steele first encountered the driven and dazzling young entrepreneur Christian Grey it sparked a sensual affair that changed both of their lives irrevocably. Shocked, intrigued, and, ultimately, repelled by Christian’s singular erotic tastes, Ana demands a deeper commitment. Determined to keep her, Christian agrees. Now, Ana and Christian have it all - love, passion, intimacy, wealth, and a world of possibilities for their future. But Ana knows that loving her Fifty Shades will not be easy.

    SIMARA says: "We ate the dessert first..."
    "The best of the trilogy, but still mediocre"
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    I cannot understand how the ratings for this trilogy were 4.0 and above. I, too, gave in to the hype and struggled thru the entire trilogy in an effort to understand. Fortunately, I was able to secure the first two books from the library, so I was only out money for this 3rd book. The writing is mediocre at best, and Becca Battoe's narration is NOT engaging. "Oh my", please save me from this "kinky f-kery". I did not find the books worth my time. That said, if you must try this series, I would skip the first two books and just read this one -- it's the best of the lot.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The House of Silk: A Sherlock Holmes Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Anthony Horowitz
    • Narrated By Derek Jacobi
    Overall
    (1100)
    Performance
    (960)
    Story
    (965)

    Sherlock Holmes is the greatest detective in literary history. For the first time since the death of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, a new Holmes story has been sanctioned by his estate, whetting the appetites of fans everywhere. Information about the book will be revealed as deliberately as Holmes himself would unravel a knotty case, but bestselling novelist and Holmes expert Anthony Horowitz is sure to bring a compelling, atmospheric story to life.

    GP says: "A disapointment"
    "Didn't cut it on all levels"
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    As a Sherlock Holmes fan, I found this book to be disappointing on all levels -- the narrator and the story. I respect Derek Jacobi as an actor, but I think him a poor choice as narrator for Sherlock. The voice he chose for Holmes did not suit the charactor and I found it hard to listen to. Female voices were nonexistent -- everything sounded the same. On the story level, I didn't feel that I was listening to a Sherlock Holmes mystery. Sherlock did not behave as I would have expected. Where were the disguises? Where was the infiltration into the criminal network? I am 3/4 into the book and ready to return it -- I can't get past Sherlock Holmes' voice.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Atlas Shrugged

    • UNABRIDGED (55 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Ayn Rand
    • Narrated By Christopher Hurt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (838)
    Performance
    (703)
    Story
    (712)

    In a scrap heap within an abandoned factory, the greatest invention in history lies dormant and unused. By what fatal error of judgment has its value gone unrecognized, its brilliant inventor punished rather than rewarded for his efforts?

    Jennifer says: "Great story, not thrilled with production"
    "Hurt is best narrator; Book too long anyway"
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    I can't imagine Atlas Shrugged 5 hours longer by another narrator. It was way too long anyway, but at least Christopher Hurt kept the pace going. 40 hours in the story seemed finished and predictable. I perservered. The end of the story WAS predictable. This book could stand a good edit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Woman in White

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated By Josephine Bailey, Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1070)
    Performance
    (869)
    Story
    (871)

    One of the greatest mystery thrillers ever written, Wilkie Collins's The Woman in White was a phenomenal best seller in the 1860s, achieving even greater success than works by Charles Dickens. Full of surprise, intrigue, and suspense, this vastly entertaining novel continues to enthrall audiences today.

    David says: "Gripping novel, excellent production"
    "Intrigue Until The Very End"
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    Just when I thought the story was predictable, the revelations started coming and didn't stop until the very end.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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