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Kim Thomas

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Virginia | Member Since 2013

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  • People Who Eat Darkness: The True Story of a Young Woman Who Vanished from the Streets of Tokyo - and the Evil That Swallowed Her Up

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Richard Lloyd Parry
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (297)
    Performance
    (253)
    Story
    (252)

    Lucie Blackman - tall, blond, 21 years old - stepped out into the vastness of Tokyo in the summer of 2000 and disappeared. The following winter, her dismembered remains were found buried in a seaside cave. The seven months in between had seen a massive search for the missing girl involving Japanese policemen, British private detectives, and Lucie’s desperate but bitterly divided parents. Had Lucie been abducted by a religious cult or snatched by human traffickers? Who was the mysterious man she had gone to meet? And what did her work as a hostess in the notorious Roppongi district of Tokyo really involve?

    La Becket says: "The best audiobook I have ever heard -- hands down"
    "Far too slow"
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    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Richard Lloyd Parry and/or Simon Vance?

    Probably not from this author, but Simon Vance is as good as always.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Something upbeat.


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

    His accent is appealing and he always does a good job as narrator.


    Did People Who Eat Darkness inspire you to do anything?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    The story starts with Lucy disappearing, and then... nothing happens. Its more than halfway through the book before anything related to her disappearance starts to happen. I was not interested in the detailed back story of Lucy, her family, her boyfriend, her BFF and other people in the story. I also would have preferred if the story were chronological, instead of being told in chunks that go back and forth in time.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Zone One: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Colson Whitehead
    • Narrated By Beresford Bennett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (180)
    Performance
    (157)
    Story
    (155)

    In this wry take on the post-apocalyptic horror novel, a pandemic has devastated the planet. The plague has sorted humanity into two types: the uninfected and the infected, the living and the living dead. Now the plague is receding, and Americans are busy rebuild­ing civilization under orders from the provisional govern­ment based in Buffalo. Their top mission: the resettlement of Manhattan.

    Jeff says: "Not the next great american author I was hoping"
    "Couldn't keep track of what was going on"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Any additional comments?

    I couldn't past the first 15 minutes of the book, and I tried twice. It was too difficult to keep track of what was going on with the excessive descriptions of the most mundane things. I might try it in print form, but listening while driving was too confusing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Lauren Weisberger
    • Narrated By Megan Hilty
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (223)
    Performance
    (205)
    Story
    (204)

    The sequel you’ve been waiting for: the follow-up to the sensational number-one best seller The Devil Wears Prada. Andrea "Andy" Sachs is on top of the world, running her own very successful high-fashion bridal magazine. But she got there with the help of her rolodex - actually, the rolodex of Miranda Priestly, her former nightmare of a boss. As Andy's success grows, she realizes she'll soon have to face Miranda. Still, Andy can hardly anticipate the horrifying reality that’s approaching - a reversal so profound that she will be squarely in Miranda’s crosshairs once more.

    Ana says: "Very Disappointed!"
    "Not enough of Miranda"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Not really. I was expecting something more like Devil Wears Prada with the tension and colorful characters and Emily's snippiness. There is almost none of that here; the entire book is focused on Andi and her marriage and baby, with the constant threat of the magazine being sold. Miranda is hardly in the story, and I got tired of Andi's constant whining.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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