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L. Biscay

California | Member Since 2012

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  • 6 reviews
  • 41 ratings
  • 223 titles in library
  • 38 purchased in 2014
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  • Safe Haven

    • ABRIDGED (7 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Nicholas Sparks
    • Narrated By Rebecca Lowman
    Overall
    (92)
    Performance
    (58)
    Story
    (56)

    When Katie appears in the small North Carolina town of Southport, her sudden arrival raises questions about her past. Beautiful yet self-effacing, Katie seems determined to avoid forming personal ties until a series of events draws her into two reluctant relationships: one with Alex, a widowed store owner with a kind heart and two young children; and another with her plainspoken single neighbor, Jo. Despite her reservations, Katie begins to let down her guard, putting down roots in the close-knit community.

    Courtney says: "A Different Spin on Nicholas Sparks!"
    "Classic Sparks, In my experience"
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    This is my third Sparks novel and I’m becoming a big fan. I say it's a classic Sparks’s novel because it’s based in a small town in North Carolina, there is a heroine you can relate to and feel for, a strong hero, and a nasty villain. I really enjoyed this storyline and just recently I saw a preview for a movie, which is no surprise that yet another Sparks novel will be translated to fit on the big screen. I felt the narration was very well done and I enjoyed her range of characters.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Before I Fall

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Lauren Oliver
    • Narrated By Sarah Drew
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (867)
    Performance
    (692)
    Story
    (691)

    Samantha Kingston has it all: the world's most crush-worthy boyfriend, three amazing best friends, and first pick of everything at Thomas Jefferson High—from the best table in the cafeteria to the choicest parking spot. Friday, February 12, should be just another day in her charmed life. Instead, it turns out to be her last. Then she gets a second chance. Seven chances, in fact.

    Bluemoon says: "Great story... but not for kids!"
    "A good YA novel, with a good message!"
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    Any additional comments?

    I have enjoyed other Lauren Oliver novels so I thought I might like this one. It's not my first YA novel but it is one of the younger ones. It's about a girl who relives the same day over and over for one week. It has a good message where as the more days she repeats the more she realizes what's really important. Kind of like the seven stages of grief. I would recommend it for a YA but don't forget the author's description, prepare yourself for the plot.
    I don't want to spoil it for anyone so if you want to be completely surprised, stop reading now..................Even though you know the outcome of that last day you find yourself hoping the author found a way to change her fate. You end of hoping for it and being a little disappointed, but at the same time, the end result was for a good reason.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Stealing Kathryn: Gatherers Series #2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs)
    • By Jacquelyn Frank
    • Narrated By Xe Sands
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (150)
    Performance
    (136)
    Story
    (138)

    Sandman. Angus. Morpheus. He is known by many names, except his true one, Adrian. When he departs his world, it is to enter the sacred space of sleep, and he is not there to sow sweet dreams. Adrian's mission is to reap the dark energy of nightmares, work that has twisted his soul as well as his once-handsome face. Now, he lives only to await the day darkness finally overcomes him...and to collect exquisite reminders of what he's lost. But there is one treasure that stands apart. Having risked everything to obtain her, Adrian soon realizes his mistake. For Kathryn has a wholly unexpected power over him,

    Kathy says: "Another great Book!!"
    "My first Frank novel, and I loved it!"
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    I had just finished the Fifty Shades trilogy and realizing I enjoyed erotic romance novels I wanted to give this one a try. I was not disappointed in the least! I enjoyed the storyline very much with this slight supernatural twist. In my opinion it is very well written with intricate details and descriptions that help shape the imagination. The main characters are strong and charismatic, and to be honest the love scenes are hot! The ending left me satisfied but still wanting more, which is the goal of many writers.
    This is the first Xe Sands performance I've heard and I wasn't sure in the first few moments but as the story went on, I couldn't imagine the voices any other way. I think she did a fantastic job.
    I would definately recommend Jacquelyn Frank and Xe Sands to others.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Pandemonium

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Lauren Oliver
    • Narrated By Sarah Drew
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1275)
    Performance
    (1146)
    Story
    (1152)

    I’m pushing aside the memory of my nightmare, pushing aside thoughts of Alex, pushing aside thoughts of Hana and my old school, push, push, push, like Raven taught me to do. The old life is dead. But the old Lena is dead too. I buried her.I left her beyond a fence, behind a wall of smoke and flame. Lauren Oliver delivers an electrifying follow-up to her acclaimed New York Times bests eller, Delirium. This riveting, brilliant novel crackles with the fire of fierce defiance, forbidden romance, and the sparks of a revolution about to ignite.

    Emily - Audible says: "Remarkably Mature for YA"
    "Great sequal to Delirium"
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    Where does Pandemonium rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The Delirium/Pandemonium series rank in my top five.


    What other book might you compare Pandemonium to and why?

    The Delirium/Pandemonium series is similar to The Hunger Games or Divergent series in that they are placed in an alternate future (dystopian), but that's really where the similiarities end.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I enjoyed watching (in my mind) to Lena and Julian's relationship develop in the holding room.


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

    Definately. I think I listened to it off and on, but finished in one day. Didn't want to turn it off. Then of course, we're stuck waiting for the third and final book in the series.


    Any additional comments?

    I love reading/listening to series, but if you're not the patient type, you might want to wait until the series is complete before buying them.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Delirium

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Lauren Oliver
    • Narrated By Sarah Drew
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2007)
    Performance
    (1705)
    Story
    (1709)

    "Ninety-five days, and then I'll be safe. I wonder whether the procedure will hurt. I want to get it over with. It's hard to be patient. It's hard not to be afraid while I'm still uncured, though so far the deliria hasn't touched me yet. Still, I worry. They say that in the old days, love drove people to madness. The deadliest of all deadly things: It kills you both when you have it and when you don't."

    Joyce E McBride says: "Wonderful"
    "Really enjoyed it!"
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    Would you listen to Delirium again? Why?

    Yes, however I found the first several chapters hard to get past. I have read other dystopian series and they grab you right from the first 1-2 chapters. Delirium took 4-5 chapters to draw me in. I enjoyed it very much and was disapointed in the ending but I understand the cliff hanger that was needed to lead to the next book.


    What other book might you compare Delirium to and why?

    Delirium is similar to The Hunger Games or Divergent series in that it's an alternate future (dystopian). But, that's really where the similarities end.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: The Millennium Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Stieg Larsson
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (23664)
    Performance
    (10250)
    Story
    (10331)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: How do you one-up a book that’s already a global literary phenomenon? Hire Simon Vance to (flawlessly) interpret the loves, lives, and murders of Sweden’s cold and secret-filled world. A spellbinding amalgam of murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue. It's about the disappearance 40 years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden.

    Pamela Murphy says: "COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN"
    "Great story - Intriging, but hard to follow"
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    What did you love best about The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo?

    This is a great story, suspenseful, intriging, but somewhat horrifying. This is the first drama of it's kind that I've listened to. A bit stressful, but I enjoyed it very much. However, once I'm done with the series I'm going to have to change genres.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I enjoyed watching the relationship between Lisbeth and Blomkvist develop.


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

    Since the book revolves around Swedish names and locations, I found it a bit difficult to follow at times. I had to listen only when I could concentrate on it.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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