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Kathleen & Michael Rogers

Madison, AL United States | Member Since 2005

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    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Carrie Jones
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (166)
    Performance
    (96)
    Story
    (95)

    Zara White suspects there's a freaky guy semi-stalking her. She's also obsessed with phobias. And it's true, she hasn't exactly been herself since her stepfather died. But exiling her to shivery Maine to live with her grandmother? That seems a bit extreme. The move is supposed to help her stay sane . . . but Zara's pretty sure her mom just can't deal with her right now.

    Parajunkee says: "Taken by surprise...in a good way."
    "Stupid Teen more warewolf/vampire crap"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    This was not my demographic. It was hard to empathise with a self-absorbed junior in highschool who seems to know what is going on, but seeks destruction at every turn.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Carrie Jones again?

    Hell no. This is crap.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Julia Whelan’s performances?

    Yes, great voice and characters.


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

    None. It is frustrating that the author drives the plot by having the heroine do the wrong thing, the stupid and dangerous thing at every turn.


    Any additional comments?

    Teeny bopper vampire crap.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Bone Season

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Samantha Shannon
    • Narrated By Alana Kerr
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1861)
    Performance
    (1695)
    Story
    (1700)

    The year is 2059. Nineteen-year-old Paige Mahoney is working in the criminal underworld of Scion London, based at Seven Dials, employed by a man named Jaxon Hall. Her job: to scout for information by breaking into people's minds. For Paige is a dreamwalker, a clairvoyant, and in the world of Scion, she commits treason simply by breathing.... It is raining the day her life changes forever. Attacked, drugged and kidnapped, Paige is transported to Oxford - a city kept secret for 200 years, controlled by a powerful, otherworldly race.

    Steph says: "Fabulous but mismarketed - its not Harry Potter"
    "Living in a teen's head with fake vampire's"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Samantha Shannon and/or Alana Kerr?

    No, this book is written for teenage girls. It is as close as you can get to vampires without actually calling them vampires.(They are aliens.)


    What was most disappointing about Samantha Shannon’s story?

    Our heroine was never sure who she could trust even though it seemed obvious. I got to live in her head way too much. She was so indecisive, the book would pause and mull her doubts constantly. It sucked and dragged. It was obvious to me who her friends were, but I guess she was supposed to be stupid.

    I was so eager for the book to be over that I stopped listening during the exciting conclusion and listened to music for a while. The authors effort to create suspense and tension created annoyance in me. I did finish the book later and I am glad to be done with it.

    This book is for teenagers, not grown ups.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    The narrator did a fine job.


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

    Can't think of any.


    5 of 8 people found this review helpful

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