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RJ

Army wife, mother of two and member of ZΦB Sorority. I ♥ all geeky goodness. I love a great book..I'll settle for a good book. :-)

Wahiawa, HI, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • The Fairy Godmother: Tales of the Five Hundred Kingdoms, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Mercedes Lackey
    • Narrated By Gabra Zackman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (307)
    Performance
    (274)
    Story
    (279)

    Elena Klovis was supposed to be her kingdom's Cinderella - until an accident of fate left her with a completely inappropriate prince! Determined not to remain with her stepfamily, Elena set out to get a new job - and ended up becoming the Fairy Godmother for the land. But "Breaking with Tradition" was no easy matter. True, she didn't have to sleep in the chimney, but she had to deal with arrogant, stuffed-shirt princes who kept trying to rise above their place in the tale.

    Captain Skurvy says: "An excellent start to a new series"
    "The reading was not what I expected"
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    What did you love best about The Fairy Godmother?

    The story was such an interesting take on the world of Fairy Tales.


    What other book might you compare The Fairy Godmother to and why?

    The overall theme of the book made me compare it to Lackey's Phoenix and Ashes from the Elemental Master's Series. In truth with the exception of the common basic theme, the two books are incredibly different, but this was my introduction to the 500 Kingdoms series and I did not know that going in.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    I found that Gabra Zackman has a very level voice throughout, which lagged the slower parts of the book and I craved variance.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I did like the introduction of the romantic lead.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Michael Scott
    • Narrated By Denis O'Hare
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2194)
    Performance
    (1081)
    Story
    (1101)

    Nicholas Flamel was born in Paris on September 28, 1330. Nearly 700 years later, he is acknowledged as the greatest alchemist of his day. It is said that he discovered the secret of eternal life. The records show that he died in 1418. But his tomb is empty. The legend: Nicholas Flamel lives, but only because he has been making the elixir of life for centuries. And Sophie and Josh Newman are about to find themselves in the middle of the greatest legend of all time.

    Allison says: "High Fantasty in a modern world setting"
    "Loved it!"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Alchemyst the most enjoyable?

    the story is very fast paced. I imagine that had I read it myself I would have been done in less than a day.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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