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Sara

Laguna Woods, CA, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • A Million Suns: Across the Universe, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Beth Revis
    • Narrated By Tara Carrozza
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (211)
    Performance
    (184)
    Story
    (188)

    It's been three months since Amy was unplugged. The life she always knew is over. And everywhere she looks, she sees the walls of the spaceship Godspeed. But there may just be hope: Elder has assumed leadership of the ship. He's finally free to enact his vision - no more Phydus, no more lies. But when Elder discovers shocking news about the ship, he and Amy race to discover the truth behind life on Godspeed.

    Brian says: "Male reader in mid 40's"
    "Hate it when there are different narrators"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of A Million Suns to be better than the print version?

    No, I think I would like to "hear it in my head" with my own version of Elder and Amy


    What did you like best about this story?

    different twist on the same old dystrophic love story


    Did Tara Carrozza do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Tara did a good job but the I didn't like the narrator for Elder, he sounded too old for a supposed 16yr old.


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

    Overall I liked the book and the narrator's weren't horrible but I liked the narrators from the 1st book


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • City of Heavenly Fire: The Mortal Instruments, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Cassandra Clare
    • Narrated By Jason Dohring, Sophie Turner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1149)
    Performance
    (1061)
    Story
    (1066)

    Darkness has descended on the Shadowhunter world. Chaos and destruction overwhelm the Nephilim as Clary, Jace, Simon, and their friends band together to fight the greatest evil they have ever faced: Clary's own brother. Nothing in this world can defeat Sebastian - but if they journey to the realm of demons, they just might have a chance.... Lives will be lost, love sacrificed, and the whole world will change. Who will survive the explosive sixth and final installment of the Mortal Instruments series?

    Lisa says: "Disappointing Narration for a beloved series."
    "NARRATION = HORRIBLE"
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    What did you like best about City of Heavenly Fire? What did you like least?

    I thoroughly enjoyed the story and similar to all her other books I like how parts of it ties in to the Infernal Devices series and sets up the story for the next series.
    HOWEVER....
    The narration is AWFUL! I don't understand how Cassandra Clare allows her books to be performed so incredible poorly. And it wasn't just this book where the narration was awful, the previous ones were pretty bad also, but I'd have to say this is the worse one. I am not even done listening to it and am considering giving it up. I read the book so I just don't know if I can finish listening.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Jason Dohring and Sophie Turner ?

    Anyone.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    yup, but as long as it was not like the CoB movie


    Any additional comments?

    To be fair, Sophie Turner was at least bearable but Jason Dohring was just plain awful. I don't like to be so mean with reviews but seriously can't find anything redeemable or good about his performance. His accents are awful (Raphael doesn't even have one!) and it sounds like he prepared by reading the night before he recorded. I felt like I was in 5th grade again and one of my classmates was reading out loud. Someone else compared it to someone reading to a bunch of 3rd graders and I definitely would agree with that analog as well.
    Please, Cassandra Clare...for the love of the Angel, pick some decent narrators!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Insurgent: Divergent, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Veronica Roth
    • Narrated By Emma Galvin
    Overall
    (11906)
    Performance
    (10784)
    Story
    (10877)

    One choice can transform you - or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves - and herself - while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.

    Lore says: "Decent but not as interesting as Divergent"
    "THE SAME NARRATOR!!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for using the same narrator. I hate listening to sequels of books that have a different narrator every time. This is probably one of my most favorite audio books of all times because of this simple fact.


    What other book might you compare Insurgent to and why?

    I honestly can't think of any book that comes anywhere near this amazing book


    Which character – as performed by Emma Galvin – was your favorite?

    I love Tris; for her strength, her bravery, her selflessness, she everything I strive to be


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

    "Be Brave"


    Any additional comments?

    Just another shout out thank you for keeping the same narrator :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Divergent

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Veronica Roth
    • Narrated By Emma Galvin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18083)
    Performance
    (16367)
    Story
    (16495)

    In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue - Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is - she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

    Grant says: "It's not for me. Loved it anyway."
    "THANK YOU MRS ROTH FOR KEEPING THE SAME NARRATOR"
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    What made the experience of listening to Divergent the most enjoyable?

    I love this story, and the fact that they keep the same narrator only made it that much more enjoyable. I read the books 1st and listening to them was just as amazing.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Tris...Tobias....Tris....Tobias...hard to say, I like each for different reasons....


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

    Her emotion


    Any additional comments?

    I WISH ALL SERIES WOULD TAKE A HINT FROM THIS SERIES AND KEEP THE SAME NARRATOR!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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