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Amy

Cadiz, KY, United States | Member Since 2007

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  • Eyes Wide Open

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Ted Dekker
    • Narrated By Philip Hodges
    Overall
    (90)
    Performance
    (81)
    Story
    (81)

    Who am I? My name is Christy Snow. I'm 17 and I'm about to die. I'm buried in a coffin under tons of concrete. No one knows where I am. My heart sounds like a monster with clobber feet, running straight toward me. I'm lying on my back, soaked with sweat from the hair on my head to the soles of my feet. My hands and feet won't stop shaking. Some will say that I'm not really here. Some will say I'm delusional. Some will say that I don t even exist. But who are they? I'm the one buried in a grave.

    Ronda Snyder says: "Horrendous story - makes me angry I wasted money"
    "BORING!"
    Overall
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The narration was poor. The narrator was okay, but the volume went up and down, started and stopped, like there was a lot of background static.


    What could Ted Dekker have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Just not have written it. Sorry, Ted.


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

    Kind of irritated that I wasted a credit.


    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl with All the Gifts

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By M. R. Carey
    • Narrated By Finty Williams
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (613)
    Performance
    (569)
    Story
    (571)

    Melanie is a very special girl. Dr Caldwell calls her "our little genius". Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don't like her. She jokes that she won't bite, but they don't laugh. Melanie loves school. She loves learning about spelling and sums and the world outside the classroom and the children's cells. She tells her favorite teacher all the things she'll do when she grows up. Melanie doesn't know why this makes Miss Justineau look sad.

    Marci says: "It was good, not great"
    "Just wasn't interesting..."
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    Would you try another book from M. R. Carey and/or Finty Williams?

    Probably not.


    Has The Girl with All the Gifts turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No. Anyone disappointed in this title should check out Mark Tufo.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Finty Williams?

    It's not that she was a bad narrator, I was just distracted by the accent.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The ending was wrapped up well.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Sookie Stackhouse Companion

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Charlaine Harris
    • Narrated By Johanna Parker, Laurie Birmingham, Christina Moore, and others
    Overall
    (244)
    Performance
    (224)
    Story
    (224)

    Fans of Charlaine Harris’ best-selling Sookie Stackhouse novels will find much to enjoy in this companion to the immensely popular series. Included are a never-before-published novella and an exclusive interview with Alan Ball, creator of HBO’s True Blood. Sookie herself guides listeners on a tour of Bon Temps, gives them a peek at the werewolf and werepanther communities, provides a glimpse of her best friend Tara’s dress shop, and offers a look at Merlotte’s - the bar where Sookie earns her living.

    Daniel says: "Short story is OK. But this isn't worth a credit"
    "I needed a recap."
    Overall
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I liked the simple recap of the Sookie stories.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Sookie Stackhouse Companion?

    As I said, it's all a recap.


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

    I love Sookie. Her stories make me happy.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • So Cold the River

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Michael Koryta
    • Narrated By Robert Petkoff
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (421)
    Performance
    (199)
    Story
    (200)

    It started with a documentary. The beautiful Alyssa Bradford approaches Eric Shaw to unearth the life story of her father-in-law, Campbell Bradford, a 95-year-old billionaire whose childhood is wrapped in mystery. Eric grabs the job, even though the only clues to Bradford's past are his hometown and an antique water bottle he's kept his entire life. In Bradford's hometown, Eric discovers an extraordinary past.

    Vicki says: "Incredible!"
    "Enthralling read!"
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    Where does So Cold the River rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I really think this is one of my favorite books of all time. I have had it for quite a while, and I often go back to it to listen again. This story drew me in like no other has (except maybe Stephen King's The Cell or Mark Tufo's Spirit Clearing). I am very familiar with the setting of this story, and have stayed in both the West Baden and the French Licks hotels long before finding this novel. I always thought Pluto was a haunting creature, and you can feel the spirits among you.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Eric - He is totally convinced he knows what he is doing, and he forges through in spite of all the elements against him.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I loved the scene where the little old lady is taken captive. She's quit spunky.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, but it was way too long to listen in one sitting.


    Any additional comments?

    Get it. If you like entertaining, spiritual and supernatural elements, you will love it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Witness

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7317)
    Performance
    (6376)
    Story
    (6361)

    Daughter of a cold, controlling mother and an anonymous donor, studious, obedient Elizabeth finally let loose one night, drinking too much at a nightclub and allowing a strange man’s seductive Russian accent to lure her to a house on Lake Shore Drive. The events that followed changed her life forever. Twelve years later, the woman now known as Abigail Lowery lives alone on the outskirts of a small town in the Ozarks. A freelance programmer, she works at home designing sophisticated security systems.

    Amazon Customer says: "A great book"
    "Really enjoyed this book"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would, because it keeps you guessing the whole time. I found myself always braced for something horrible to happen to Abigail.


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

    The main character's teenage rebellion.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Driving Mr. Dead

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3561)
    Performance
    (3239)
    Story
    (3235)

    Miranda Puckett has failed at every job she’s ever had. Her mother just wants her to come home, join the family law firm, and settle down with Jason, the perfect lawyer boyfriend. But when Jason turns out to be a lying cheater, Miranda seizes on a job that gets her out of town: long-distance vampire transportation. Her first assignment is to drive vampire Collin Sutherland from Washington to sleepy Half Moon Hollow without incident—no small feat for a woman whom trouble seems to follow like a faithful hound dog!

    Ducky says: "Molly Harper can't write fast enough for me!!!!"
    "Enjoyable and fun"
    Overall
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    Would you listen to Driving Mr. Dead again? Why?

    Yes, I like Molly Harper and her entertaining twist.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Driving Mr. Dead?

    The "car boobs" incident.


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

    Probably not. My "internal voice" isn't as entertaining as Ananda Ronconi's.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Spirit Clearing: A Michael Talbot Adventure

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Mark Tufo
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (397)
    Performance
    (370)
    Story
    (373)

    After a horrific accident Mike wakes to find himself blind in one eye. He now sees things that others can't, and nobody will listen to him. That is, until he meets Jandilyn Hollow. Will she be able to pull him out of the depths of his despair? Can love transcend even death?

    Amanda says: "Spiritually deep and moving"
    "Wow! Excellent read!"
    Overall
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    Would you listen to The Spirit Clearing again? Why?

    I would. I adore Mike Talbot, and I find the narrator to be completely enthralling.


    Which character – as performed by Sean Runnette – was your favorite?

    Mike Talbot. You must read this. It is entertaining from start to finish. I can think of no boring or slow parts through the whole book.


    If you could take any character from The Spirit Clearing out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Mike Talbot. I absolutely love his attitude.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bitter Blood: Morganville Vampires, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Rachel Caine
    • Narrated By Angela Dawe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (167)
    Performance
    (149)
    Story
    (153)

    Thanks to the eradication of the draug, the vampires of Morganville have been freed of their usual constraints. With the vampires indulging their every whim, the town's human population is determined to hold onto their lives by taking up arms. But college student Claire Danvers isn't taking sides, considering she has ties to both humans and vampires.To make matters worse, a television show comes to Morganville looking for ghosts, just as vampire and human politics collide.

    Angie B says: "Good book ... Bad narrator"
    "Save a credit! Read an online review and be done!"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No. The series is done, should not be revived. Let it go.


    What was most disappointing about Rachel Caine’s story?

    All of it...


    Did Bitter Blood inspire you to do anything?

    Yes, never read this series again.


    Any additional comments?

    Save your credit, friends! Read something new and let this worn out series go.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Hidden: A House of Night Novel, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By P. C. Cast, Kristin Cast
    • Narrated By Caitlin Davies
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (458)
    Performance
    (394)
    Story
    (400)

    Neferet’s true nature has been revealed to the Vampyre High Council, so Zoey and the gang might finally get some help in defending themselves and their beloved school against a gathering evil that grows stronger every day. And they’ll need it, because Neferet’s not going down without a fight. Chaos reigns at the House of Night.

    Mary says: "Getting tired, but still entertaining."
    "Total Snoozefest."
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    Performance
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I have no idea what could improve this book. The characters are engaging, but the series has gone on far too long. End it already and call it good.


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

    No of this genre, but deffinately of this author.


    What about Caitlin Davies’s performance did you like?

    Great voice.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Hidden?

    Sadly, all of it.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't waste a credit on this.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3064)
    Performance
    (2799)
    Story
    (2785)

    Iris Scanlon, Half-Moon Hollow's only daytime vampire concierge, knows more about the undead than she'd like. Running all their daylight errands - from letting in the plumber to picking up some chilled O neg - gives her a look at the not-so-glamorous side of vampire life. Her rules are strict; relationships with vamps are strictly business, not friendship - and certainly not anything else. But then she finds her newest client, Cal, poisoned on his kitchen floor, and only Iris can help.

    yasmine32068 says: "Once again this should have disclaimers"
    "Totally Funny!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires to be better than the print version?

    Haven't read the print version, though I imagin the audio version would be better.


    What other book might you compare The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires to and why?

    I have read everything Molly Harper has written. They are all really happy, uplifting, and free spirited.


    What about Amanda Ronconi’s performance did you like?

    She has an excellent voice, beautiful cadence.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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