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Holly R. Lagasse

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  • The Serpent's Shadow: The Kane Chronicles, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Rick Riordan
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren, Kevin R. Free
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1373)
    Performance
    (1223)
    Story
    (1239)

    When young magicians Carter and Sadie Kane learned how to follow the path of the Ancient Egyptian gods, they knew they would have to play an important role in restoring Ma’at (order) to the world. What they didn’t know is how chaotic the world would become. The Chaos snake Apophis is loose and threatening to destroy the Earth in three days’ time. The magicians are divided. The gods are disappearing, and those who remain are weak. What are a couple of teenagers and a handful of young trainees to do?

    Shelly Manus says: "A very satisfying *almost* conclusion to the story"
    "Excellent third book, perfect narration."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I absolutely recommend this book and the two prior ones in this series (The Kane Chronicles). Very entertaining and beautifully narrated by two highly talented voice actors.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Serpent's Shadow: The Kane Chronicles, Book 3?

    Sadie's consternation after she learned what became of Walt, and the emotions she went through as she worked through it in her head. Very well acted by Ms. Kellgren.


    What does Katherine Kellgren and Kevin R. Free bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    They are so good at various dialects and voice modulations that they make each character really come to life.


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

    If I'd had the time, I would have listened to it non-stop. As it was, I had to stop after a few chapters and then I would be anxious to start listening again.


    Any additional comments?

    Another series narrated by Katherine Kellgren - "Bloody Jack" - is worth checking out. Ms. Kellgren is AMAZING in that series!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Killer Spirit: The Squad, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Jennifer Lynn Barnes
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (44)
    Performance
    (30)
    Story
    (29)

    Saying Toby Klein is an unlikely cheerleader is like saying Paris Hilton might be into guys - understatement of the year. But as a Bayport High cheerleader and an undercover government operative, she's living a life that's anything but typical. Being on the Squad has its benefits, but just as Toby is getting the hang of protocol and pep rallies, fate kicks things up a notch.

    Holly R. Lagasse says: "Engrossing and very entertaining"
    "Engrossing and very entertaining"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Killer Spirit to be better than the print version?

    I've never seen the print version of this book, but I can say that the various vocal characterizations were terrific in the audio version and made it extremely entertaining.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Character conflicts


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

    One other (the prequel to this book). Both were top notch.


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

    Absolutely.


    Any additional comments?

    I wish the publisher would request a third book in this series!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Squad: Perfect Cover

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Jennifer Lynn Barnes
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (75)
    Performance
    (59)
    Story
    (60)

    Bayport High's Varsity cheer squad is made up of the hottest of the hot. But this A-list is dangerous in more ways than one. The Squad is actually a cover for the most highly trained group of underage government operatives the United States has ever assembled. They have the perfect cover, because, beyond herkeys and highlights, no one expects anything from a cheerleader.

    stass says: "Dork Turn Popular Cheerleader With A Twist Of Spy!"
    "Very entertaining and fast paced"
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    What did you love best about The Squad: Perfect Cover?

    Interesting premise and excellent follow-thru


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Toby - main character who was really smart and willing to admit that her preconceptions of others could sometimes be wrong.


    Which character – as performed by Amanda Ronconi – was your favorite?

    Lucy


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

    Definitely


    Any additional comments?

    Even my son, who hates anything girly, thought this book was a good listen!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Dragon's Keep

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Janet Lee Carey
    • Narrated By Bianca Amato
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (73)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (32)

    On Wilde Island, Rosalind and her mother live their lives in exile, awaiting the time they can reclaim their rightful place on the throne. And there is reason to hope - a 600-year-old prophesy has decreed that they will do just that. But little do they know, their destinies hinge on Rosalind's amazing, shameful secret. Beneath her gold gloves, the fourth finger of her left hand is in truth a dragon's claw.

    Corinne says: "Get ready to be whisked away!"
    "Everybody dies"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I could have lived without this book, as it was frequently extremely depressing. I absolutely would not recommend it for a student who is at all prone to melancholia. The story was good, but the was far too much emphasis on people dying, etc. I think the book could have been just as good without all the gore.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Transition of the heroine from a useless princess to a savior.


    What about Bianca Amato’s performance did you like?

    I think Ms. Amato did an admirable job with this book, and it must have been difficult with all the overly gory descriptions. She kept me engrossed when I wasn't fast-forwarding thru that gross parts.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Lion in the Valley: The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Peters
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    Overall
    (774)
    Performance
    (450)
    Story
    (442)

    Amelia Peabody, archaeologist and woman extraordinaire, should have greeted the approaching excavation with transports of joy. Nothing in the world could compare with exploring the muddy, musty corridors of some bat-infested pyramid. And at Dahshoor, to which she was headed, there existed some particularly fine specimens.

    Coffee Lover says: "A Delicious Confection"
    "Hilarious, engrossing, and maybe even educational"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Lion in the Valley to be better than the print version?

    I love these books, as they are light mysteries set at the turn of the LAST century, mostly in Egypt, and the main characters are fantastic. Very enjoyable, silly, and I've even learned a bit about turn-of-the-century manners, dress, etc and about Egypt, both ancient and not so ancient.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love the contrasts between the main characters and their contemporaries. The main characters are very unusual for their time, and are not at all ashamed of their differences. In fact, they think the rest of England should come around to their way of thinking.


    What about Barbara Rosenblat’s performance did you like?

    Ms. Rosenblat does such a wonderful job with the voices of the characters, that I sometimes forget she's just one person. She reads Amelia so well that I can imagine there was once a lady just like her.

    I will not buy this books in this series that are read by other people - nobody could do it better than Ms. Rosenblat.


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

    This book made me giggle quite often, and roar with laughter a few times, as well. Very fun and interesting!


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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