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Catrina

Catrina

Irving, TX | Listener Since 2008

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  • Nowhere is a Place

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Bernice McFadden
    • Narrated By Robin Miles
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (169)
    Performance
    (144)
    Story
    (148)

    Nothing can mend a broken heart quite like family. Sherry has struggled all her life to understand who she is, where she comes from, and, most important, why her mother slapped her cheek one summer afternoon. The incident has haunted Sherry, and it causes her to dig into her family's past. Like many family histories, it is fractured and stubbornly reluctant to reveal its secrets. But Sherry is determined to know the full story. In a few days' time, her extended family will gather for a reunion, and Sherry sets off across the country with her mother, Dumpling, to join them.

    Brenda says: "Richly textured and captivating"
    "Loved this book! Awesome writer and narrator!"
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    Where does Nowhere is a Place rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This book is definitely in my top 10. I loved the imagery and the complexity of the characters. Even the antagonists had depth.


    What other book might you compare Nowhere is a Place to and why?

    I would compare this book to Cane River, another favorite, because of the use of imagery in both is so wonderful that the reader can imagine themselves there.


    What does Robin Miles bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Robin Miles is an expert at reading. You can see the expressions on the character's face just by emphasis Robin puts on certain words through her expert use of inflections and tones.


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

    Although I didn't cry, I was deeply moved.


    Any additional comments?

    This was a wonderful book that deals with the complexity of relationships, especially between mother and daughter. I highly recommend this book! Definitely worth the credit!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • WWW: Wonder

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Robert J. Sawyer
    • Narrated By Jessica Almasy, Marc Vietor, Oliver Wyman, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (929)
    Performance
    (598)
    Story
    (598)

    Webmind - the vast consciousness that spontaneously emerged from the infrastructure of the World Wide Web - has proven its worth to humanity by aiding in everything from curing cancer to easing international tensions. But the brass at the Pentagon see Webmind as a threat that needs to be eliminated. Caitlin Decter-the once-blind 16-year-old math genius who discovered, and bonded with, Webmind - wants desperately to protect her friend. And if she doesn't act, everything - Webmind included - may come crashing down.

    brendanstallard says: "Unmissable"
    "Wonder is Wonderful!"
    Overall

    Could not stop listening. I will definitely watch the tv series...there will be one...right?

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • WWW: Watch

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Robert J. Sawyer
    • Narrated By Jessica Almasy, Marc Vietor, Oliver Wyman, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1112)
    Performance
    (589)
    Story
    (588)

    Webmind is an emerging consciousness that has befriended Caitlin Decter and grown eager to learn about her world. But Webmind has also come to the attention of WATCH - the secret government agency that monitors the Internet for any threat to the United States - and they're fully aware of Caitlin's involvement in its awakening.

    Jerker says: "Nice idea driven sf"
    "Sawyer is fanfreekintastic!"
    Overall

    Loved this follow up to Wake! Just as good if not better than the first one. Definitely worth the credit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • WWW: Wake

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Robert J. Sawyer
    • Narrated By Jessica Almasy, Jennifer Van Dyck, A. C. Fellner, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1594)
    Performance
    (859)
    Story
    (863)

    Caitlin Decter is young, pretty, feisty, a genius at math - and blind. Still, she can surf the net with the best of them, following its complex paths clearly in her mind. But Caitlin's brain long ago co-opted her primary visual cortex to help her navigate online. So when she receives an implant to restore her sight, instead of seeing reality, the landscape of the World Wide Web explodes into her consciousness, spreading out all around her in a riot of colors and shapes.

    'Nathan says: "Fantastic."
    "Wonderful!"
    Overall

    Loved it! Kept listening over and over and found something different every time. Can't wait for the tv series....there is going to be one right?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Fifth Witness

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Peter Giles
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4588)
    Performance
    (2595)
    Story
    (2574)

    Mickey Haller has fallen on tough times. He expands his business into foreclosure defense, only to see one of his clients accused of killing the banker she blames for trying to take away her home. Mickey puts his team into high gear to exonerate Lisa Trammel, even though the evidence and his own suspicions tell him his client is guilty. Soon after he learns that the victim had black market dealings of his own, Haller is assaulted, too - and he's certain he's on the right trail. Despite the danger and uncertainty, Haller mounts the best defense of his career in a trial where the last surprise comes after the verdict is in.

    Bob says: "Compelling and difficult to put down"
    "Connelly does it again"
    Overall

    The complexity of the character and how he struggles with ethics makes this a very good book

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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