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salt

phila, pa | Member Since 2005

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  • 11 purchased in 2014
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  • The Enchantment Emporium

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Tanya Huff
    • Narrated By Teri Clark Linden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (193)
    Performance
    (109)
    Story
    (114)

    The Gale family can change the world with the charms they cast, and they like to keep this in the family. Alysha Gale is tired of having all her aunts try to run her life, both personally and magically. So when the letter from her Gran arrives willing her a "junk" shop in Calgary, Alysha jumps at the chance. It isn't until she gets there that she realizes her customers are fey. And no one told her there's trouble brewing in Calgary - trouble so big that even calling in the family may not save the day.

    HealingMaven says: "A good fun listen, but an uneven reader"
    "Narrator Kills Book"
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    Performance
    Story
    What disappointed you about The Enchantment Emporium?

    I could not get over the reader. Her delivery would sometimes be good, but mostly bad. There was is a constant struggle distinguishing between the narrator and the character that is speaking.
    The sole reason I listen to audible books is so that I could multitask while listening. This book demands that I do nothing but stay still and really focus on what the narrator is saying.
    For instance while driving and listing, you will find yourself with a distracting choice drive on muscle memory to your destination, or become dismissive of your safety because you realized you blanked out on the last 10 minutes and need to rewind. The book becomes too much work!
    The story sounds great but the reader kills it.


    Would you recommend The Enchantment Emporium to your friends? Why or why not?

    no


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    little distinction between characters. It felt like I was being read to by my fourth grade teacher. Not a bad thing but terrible for a multi-tasker.


    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
    (26097)
    Performance
    (20041)
    Story
    (20225)

    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....

    Sue Schreiber says: "A very satisfying ending"
    "Drew me in!!!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    1.) The story was good. 2.)The reader's performance was excellent. 3.) For a person who loves and needs long stories to listen to while performing menial task, This series was just what the doctor ordered!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Catching Fire: Hunger Games, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (28636)
    Performance
    (21886)
    Story
    (22025)

    Katniss Everdeen continues to struggle to protect herself and her family from the Capitol in this second novel from the best-selling Hunger Games trilogy.

    FanB14 says: "Dissent Rules"
    "Drew me in"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    1.) The story was good. 2.)The reader's performance was excellent. 3.) For a person who loves and needs long stories to listen to while performing menial task, This series was just what the doctor ordered!!!

    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
    (33892)
    Performance
    (25080)
    Story
    (25424)

    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"
    "This book drew me in."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    1.) The story was good. 2.)The reader's performance was excellent. 3.) For a person who loves and needs long stories to listen to while performing menial task, This series was just what the doctor ordered!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Anansi Boys

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated By Lenny Henry
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3813)
    Performance
    (1676)
    Story
    (1685)

    Returning to the territory he so brilliantly explored in his masterful New York Times best seller American Gods, the incomparable Neil Gaiman offers up a work of dazzling ingenuity, a kaleidoscopic journey deep into myth that is at once startling, terrifying, exhilarating, and fiercely funny, a true wonder of a novel that confirms Stephen King's glowing assessment of the author as "a treasure house of story, and we are lucky to have him."

    A. Hawley says: "Beautifully narrated"
    "Coming Together!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    When a good writer writes a good story ( they don't always do that) and the narrator draws you into the the story and makes you believe (they don't always do that), you have a masterpiece on your hands and you don't want the book to be over.

    That is this book.
    Many other audio books are created with a deficiency of one of the above mentioned. This one has none!!!!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Quantum Thief

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Hannu Rajaniemi
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (166)
    Performance
    (144)
    Story
    (147)

    Jean le Flambeur is a post-human criminal, mind burglar, confidence artist, and trickster. His origins are shrouded in mystery, but his exploits are known throughout the Heterarchy—from breaking into the vast Zeusbrains of the Inner System to stealing rare Earth antiques from the aristocrats of Mars. Now he’s confined inside the Dilemma Prison, where every day he has to get up and kill himself before his other self can kill him.

    Samuel Montgomery-Blinn says: "non-stop semi-hard sf heist novel & plenty of fun"
    "I see where it's trying to go"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    It's promising but hard to follow. I have been doing a lot of rewinds. I like a long book, but this one is lasting longer that I expected it to.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Anathem

    • UNABRIDGED (32 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Neal Stephenson
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman, Tavia Gilbert, William Dufris, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1763)
    Performance
    (775)
    Story
    (782)

    In celebration of the week-long, once-in-a-decade rite of Apert, the fras and suurs prepare to venture outside the concent's gates - opening them wide at the same time to welcome the curious "extras" in. During his first Apert as a fra, Erasmus eagerly anticipates reconnecting with the landmarks and family he hasn't seen since he was "collected". But before the week is out, both the existence he abandoned and the one he embraced will stand poised on the perilous brink of cataclysmic change.

    Richard says: "Tour de force"
    "arggh!!!"
    Overall

    wasted 2 credits!!! i would love my credits back.you need bread crumbs to find your way. it is to easy to get lost. and i mean that in a bad way!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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