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Melissa

San Diego, CA, United States

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  • The Hunger Games

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (33904)
    Performance
    (25093)
    Story
    (25437)

    Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning? In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by 12 outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

    Teddy says: "The Book Deserves The Hype"
    "Fantastic!"
    Overall

    This is a story about a dystopian society. It reminds me of the Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood. The characters are excellent. The story pulls you in immediately. I couldn't stop listening!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Room: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Emma Donoghue
    • Narrated By Michal Friedman, Ellen Archer, Robert Petkoff, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4482)
    Performance
    (1960)
    Story
    (1950)

    To five-year-old Jack, Room is the entire world. It is where he was born and grew up; it's where he lives with his Ma. Room is home to Jack, but to Ma, it is the prison where Old Nick has held her captive for seven years. Through determination, ingenuity, and fierce motherly love, Ma has created a life for Jack. But she knows it's not enough...not for her or for him. She devises a bold escape plan, but what she does not realize is just how unprepared she is for the plan to actually work.

    Kathleen says: "A truly memorable read"
    "Room is an excellent story"
    Overall

    The story of Room is completely engrossing. The narrators do a wonderful job. I couldn't stop listening! I listened to this book a couple of months ago and have not been able to stop thinking about it. It is an imaginative story, and yet you can completely picture the room and all of the characters.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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