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Glenn

glennk@aagroup.org

spokane, wa, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • 18 reviews
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  • 322 titles in library
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  • The Junkie Quatrain

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Peter Clines
    • Narrated By Christian Rummel, Therese Plummer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1119)
    Performance
    (1024)
    Story
    (1039)

    Six months ago, the world ended. The Baugh Contagion swept across the planet. Its victims were left twitching, adrenalized cannibals that quickly became know as Junkies. Civilization crumbled as people created isolated safe havens to hide from the infected... and the possibly infected. Now, as society nears a tipping point, lives will intersect and intertwine across two days in a desolate city.

    Tango says: "An awesome set of vignettes"
    "fun romp"
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    What a cool short listen ... my only complaint is that I wanted more when it was done.

    8 of 12 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
    (4163)
    Performance
    (3737)
    Story
    (3736)

    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.

    Amazon Customer says: "Spoiler-free review below - Amazing book!"
    "One of my new favorites"
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    Great spin on the zombie genre with good character development and an ending that honors itself. Great read for any preference!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Departure

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By A.G. Riddle
    • Narrated By Nicola Barber, Scott Aiello
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1201)
    Performance
    (1058)
    Story
    (1057)

    Harper Lane has problems. In a few hours, she'll have to make a decision that will change her life forever. But when her flight from New York to London crash lands in the English countryside, she discovers that she's made of tougher stuff than she ever imagined. As Harper and the survivors of Flight 305 struggle to stay alive in the aftermath of the crash, they soon realize this world is very different from the one they left. Their lives are connected, and some believe they've been brought here for a reason.

    Matthew says: "The start of a new series I suspect.."
    "Entertaining fast read"
    Overall
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    Interesting concept and mix of themes; action adventure sci-fi then romance! None of it remarkable in its own right but makes for fun romp.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Inheritance: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Christopher Paolini
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5097)
    Performance
    (4465)
    Story
    (4527)

    Not so very long ago, Eragon - Shadeslayer, Dragon Rider - was nothing more than a poor farm boy, and his dragon, Saphira, only a blue stone in the forest. Now the fate of an entire civilization rests on their shoulders. months of training and battle have brought victories and hope, but they have also brought heartbreaking loss. And still, the real battle lies ahead: they must confront Galbatorix. When they do, they will have to be strong enough to defeat him. And if they cannot, no one can.

    Robert says: "All the reviews had me worried for nothing!"
    "Good ending to good series"
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    Entertaining story with well conceived and crafted characters. Lovingly concluded with room for many further stories down the road. I look forward to more by the young Mr. Paolini

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The First Days: As the World Dies, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Rhiannon Frater
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (583)
    Performance
    (532)
    Story
    (529)

    The morning that the world ends, Katie is getting ready for court and housewife Jenni is taking care of her family. Less than two hours later, they are fleeing for their lives from a zombie horde. Thrown together by circumstance, Jenni and Katie become a powerful zombie-killing partnership, mowing down zombies as they rescue Jenni's stepson, Jason, from an infected campground.

    crazybatcow says: "I'd pick another series..."
    "Breathy romance novel goes all zombie"
    Overall
    Performance
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    So the dialogue is ridiculous, characters shallow and predictable, plot silly .... and I'll definitely read the next two! If your expectations are low enough, this can be a fun listen. Certainly helps to have the wonderful Cassandra Campbell narrating it.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Dead Ever After: A Sookie Stackhouse Novel, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Charlaine Harris
    • Narrated By Johanna Parker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3185)
    Performance
    (2891)
    Story
    (2903)

    Number-one New York Times best-selling author Charlaine Harris has won numerous awards for her Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire series, which has been adapted into the hit HBO show True Blood. In this 13th and final book, a murder rocks the town of Bon Temps and Sookie is arrested for the crime. After making bail, she sets out to clear her name - but her investigation only leads to more deaths.

    k says: "Bitter ending? Cleanse your palate."
    "And Sookie rides off into the sunset with a wimper"
    Overall
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    I'm glad Ms. Harris is letting this series end, she seems to have lost her energy for this story some time ago. And this last installment is pretty low energy as well. The main bright spot, as usual, is Johanna Parker's narration, which, over time, seems like a good friend telling me a long boring story. No matter the lack of plot or action, I just like hearing her talk to me. I think I'll wander over to the "Bloodhound" series so she can keep talking to me; who knows, maybe there will be a good story too ...

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Robin Sloan
    • Narrated By Ari Fliakos
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3286)
    Performance
    (2968)
    Story
    (2953)

    The Great Recession has shuffled Clay Jannon out of his life as a San Francisco Web-design drone - and serendipity, sheer curiosity, and the ability to climb a ladder like a monkey has landed him a new gig working the night shift at Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore. But after just a few days on the job, Clay begins to realize that this store is even more curious than the name suggests. There are only a few customers, but they come in repeatedly and never seem to actually buy anything....

    L. Calder says: "Nerdy, action filled romp through cyber space"
    "Fun read!"
    Overall
    Performance
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    Fun and light, well paced and well read. Not life changing literature but you got to like a good story told well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wool Omnibus Edition (Wool 1 - 5)

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Hugh Howey
    • Narrated By Minnie Goode
    Overall
    (1621)
    Performance
    (1474)
    Story
    (1470)

    This is the story of mankind clawing for survival, of mankind on the edge. The world outside has grown unkind, the view of it limited, talk of it forbidden. But there are always those who hope, who dream. These are the dangerous people, the residents who infect others with their optimism. Their punishment is simple. They are given the very thing they profess to want: They are allowed outside.

    Charles says: "Unique"
    "another great post-apocalyptic offering"
    Overall
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    Great story, sucked me in from the beginning and never let up ... and great ending. My only star off was that the reader did not do male voices very well and I found that every time one "spoke" I was distracted by that. Her performance of the story other than that detail was excellent.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • One Second After

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By William R. Forstchen
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6005)
    Performance
    (3926)
    Story
    (3960)

    Already cited on the floor of Congress and discussed in the corridors of the Pentagon as a book all Americans should read, One Second After is the story of a war scenario that could become all too terrifyingly real. Based upon a real weapon - the Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP) - which may already be in the hands of our enemies, it is a truly realistic look at the awesome power of a weapon that can destroy the entire United States.

    Sara says: "A terrifying story"
    "Scary!!"
    Overall
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    This is essential reading for those who wish to be extremely nervous. Normally I'm a pretty relaxed person ... currently I'm walking around in a panic at how vulnerable we all are. Great Book!! (?)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wendy and the Lost Boys: A Wendy Darlin Comedy Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Barbara Silkstone
    • Narrated By Nicole Colburn
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    When a deathbed promise to a friend leaves Wendy Darlin, feisty Miami real estate broker for billionaires, trapped on a super-yacht with Ponzi-king, Charlie Hook, she's forced to join him on a quest to recover his hidden treasure. Along for the danger-filled adventure are an undercover SEC investigator, who kindles a spark in Wendy with his "Johnny Depp" eyes and Hook's young female helicopter pilot who befriends Wendy as they sail the high seas, one step ahead of modern-day ruthless pirates.

    Tiffany A. Harkleroad says: "Wendy is Wonderful"
    "Ho hum at best"
    Overall
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    Story was a bit forced to fit the tale ... which it never did ... but the biggest offense was in the reading. It sounded mechanical and difficult to get through. Not an enjoyable listen for me.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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