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Maritza

Beaverton, OR, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • 6 reviews
  • 14 ratings
  • 125 titles in library
  • 16 purchased in 2014
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  • Fifty Shades Freed: Book Three of the Fifty Shades Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By E. L. James
    • Narrated By Becca Battoe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8386)
    Performance
    (7373)
    Story
    (7394)

    When unworldly student Anastasia Steele first encountered the driven and dazzling young entrepreneur Christian Grey it sparked a sensual affair that changed both of their lives irrevocably. Shocked, intrigued, and, ultimately, repelled by Christian’s singular erotic tastes, Ana demands a deeper commitment. Determined to keep her, Christian agrees. Now, Ana and Christian have it all - love, passion, intimacy, wealth, and a world of possibilities for their future. But Ana knows that loving her Fifty Shades will not be easy.

    SIMARA says: "We ate the dessert first..."
    "there's is hope even for the most damaged among us"
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    Would you listen to Fifty Shades Freed again? Why?

    Yes, because I liked it


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Fifty Shades Freed?

    Reading the first chapter from Christian's perspective


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Christian's view point (at the very end of the book)


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When he realized that what happened between him and Mrs Robinson was wrong


    Any additional comments?

    Great series, I wouldn't mind reading it again but doing it from his perspective

    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Fifty Shades Darker: Book Two of the Fifty Shades Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By E. L. James
    • Narrated By Becca Battoe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9424)
    Performance
    (8219)
    Story
    (8233)

    Daunted by the singular tastes and dark secrets of the beautiful, tormented young entrepreneur Christian Grey, Anastasia Steele has broken off their relationship to start a new career with a Seattle publishing house. But desire for Christian still dominates her every waking thought, and when he proposes a new arrangement, Anastasia cannot resist.

    Tracy L says: "I CAN'T LISTEN ANY LONGER! I'M BUYING THE BOOK."
    "if you enjoyed FSOG, you won't be disappointed"
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    What did you love best about Fifty Shades Darker?

    The development of the characters (they evolve before you)


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Both Christian & Ana


    What about Becca Battoe’s performance did you like?

    She was consistent


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    This is the story the Bronte sister would create if they were alive today


    Any additional comments?

    Is the psychoanalysis of our beloved Christian

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By E. L. James
    • Narrated By Becca Battoe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16227)
    Performance
    (13488)
    Story
    (14113)

    When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.

    Amazon Customer says: "Holy Crap minus the Holy"
    "sex scenes or not, the story is a good one!"
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    Would you listen to Fifty Shades of Grey again? Why?

    Yes, it's easy to become attached to the characters in the story


    What other book might you compare Fifty Shades of Grey to and why?

    Brittish classical literature meets today's sex scene


    Have you listened to any of Becca Battoe’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, couldn't tell you


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No extreme reaction, I have both read the books and listen to them on audible and while the characters voices sounded different in my head I think the story was told well and it's a fair representation of the times we live in.


    Any additional comments?

    "Wuthering Heights" meets "Jane Eyre" in modern times....this is probably the kind of stories the Bronte sisters would be writting if they were alive today!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail (Oprah's Book Club 2.0)

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Cheryl Strayed
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3595)
    Performance
    (3165)
    Story
    (3176)

    At 22, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother's death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life: to hike the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State - and to do it alone. She had no experience as a long-distance hiker, and the trail was little more than “an idea, vague and outlandish and full of promise.” But it was a promise of piecing back together a life that had come undone.

    FanB14 says: "Glad I Took the Trip"
    "the healing process of a raw and open wound"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, this is another example of what doesn't kill you will make you stronger


    What did you like best about this story?

    It's rawness


    What about Bernadette Dunne’s performance did you like?

    It was earnest


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Cheryl missing her mother's death


    Any additional comments?

    The author's brave exposure of her vulnerability and flaws is truly something to appreciate

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Hunger Games

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (35885)
    Performance
    (26889)
    Story
    (27273)

    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"
    "classic literature meets ultimate survivor"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Hunger Games to be better than the print version?

    It depends on your preference


    What other book might you compare The Hunger Games to and why?

    Greek classics


    Have you listened to any of Carolyn McCormick’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Can say that I have


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

    ....I don't have that kind of time therefor I don't think in those terms


    Any additional comments?

    This is the hook to a great story depicting human nature

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mockingjay: The Final Book of The Hunger Games

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (28303)
    Performance
    (22042)
    Story
    (22260)

    Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena live, she's still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge....

    GS says: "Conflicting Emotions"
    "truth unvailed..."
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    If you could sum up Mockingjay in three words, what would they be?

    Show yourself!


    What other book might you compare Mockingjay to and why?

    Greek classics, because the heros have to blindly follow a faith they don't truly understand


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The ending--I found it appropriate


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When she found herself grieving along side the cat


    Any additional comments?

    A modern classic

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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