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Jamie

Sleeplady: lover of dogs, zombies and superheroes.

Mt Royal, NJ, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • 16 purchased in 2014
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  • Thirteen: Women of the Otherworld, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Kelley Armstrong
    • Narrated By Johanna Parker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (293)
    Performance
    (269)
    Story
    (270)

    A war is brewing - the first battle has been waged and Savannah Levine is left standing, albeit battered and bruised. She has rescued her half-brother from supernatural medical testing, but he's fighting to stay alive. The Supernatural Liberation Movement took him hostage, and they have a maniacal plan to expose the supernatural world to the unknowing. Savannah has called upon her inner energy to summon spells with frightening strength - a strength she never knew she had - as she fights to keep her world from shattering.

    itsallaboutthestory says: "LOVED IT!!"
    "A very solid ending to the Women of the Otherworld"
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    I have liked Armstrong's Women of the Otherworld series and this book was a very nice completion of the series. It was not an easy endeavor for Armstrong to wrap everyone's story up and give a complete and satisfying closure to the series without being to long or wordy but Armstrong accomplished her task. Parker's performance was just as solid as she has been with previous books in the series. A very enjoyable listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • House Rules

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Jodi Picoult
    • Narrated By Mark Turetsky, Nicole Poole, Andy Paris, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3039)
    Performance
    (1253)
    Story
    (1261)

    One of America’s most popular authors, Jodi Picoult has earned a reputation for crafting riveting, topical fiction. In House Rules she examines how being different can have dire consequences. Teenager Jacob Hunt has Asperger’s syndrome. A forensic science wizard, he follows his scanner to show up at crime scenes and give law enforcement officials his advice.

    Charlotte says: "Great book until the ending"
    "Where did the ending go?"
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    I have read and enjoyed many of Picoult's books and this one was not among my favorites. The narration was solid and fit the characters well. However, story progression and ending left me, to be perfectly frank, a little pissed off. I thought there would be more resolution. I thought there would just be more of something. The story theme of Autism was a strong and meaningful point and Picoult definitely makes you see what a tragic and difficult effect this disorder has on the person who suffers from it and the loved ones around that person. Unfortunately, the overall story seemed to wrap up like a slightly twisted episode of Three's Company. I wouldn't say don't buy this book but be warned the ending may be very unsatisfying.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Among the Living

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Timothy W. Long
    • Narrated By David DeVries
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (154)
    Performance
    (142)
    Story
    (143)

    The dead walk. Now the real battle for Seattle has begun. When a gas leak causes the National Guard to forcibly evacuate the neighborhood, Lester isn't going anywhere. The former dope pusher has a new clientele… the kind that require him to deal lead instead of drugs.

    Mark says: "Eagerly anticipated and did not disappoint"
    "Much better than BEYOND THE BARRIER but..."
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    I found the story and characters to be much more solid than one of Wong's other books "Beyond the Barrier" but it wasn't as strong as some of the other zombie books I've read. The main issue I had, without giving any spoilers, was that the end was very abrupt and extremely anticlimactic. I felt a little cheated. The main characters were reasonably likable and the story flow was decent. The narrator's performance was solid. Overall I'd rate it average. Not my favorite but definitely not the worst.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Beyond the Barriers

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Timothy W. Long
    • Narrated By Christian Rummel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (206)
    Performance
    (189)
    Story
    (187)

    The day the world ended, Erik Tragger escaped to the mountains. Cut off from civilization for five months, he returned to find a ruined city now ruled by the living dead. Tragger joins a group of survivors with a plan: make it to Portland where humanity is carving out a stronghold. But along the way they face opposition at every turn - the dead, rogue military forces, looters - and a new enemy more dangerous than any they have yet encountered. Among the stumbling, mindless zombies are... ghouls.

    Mike Naka says: "much better than expected"
    "Sadly, Just not very good"
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    Sadly, I really didn't enjoy this book at all and I love end of the world zombie stories. I had listened to another of Long's book's and it wasn't bad, so I decided to purchased this one. Honestly, it was a terrible waste of my audible credit. The main character Eric is not engaging, he doesn't seem to have much of a personality, and he makes really stupid choices. Granted this is a zombie apocalypse story so I could overlook the idiotic choices as "shock" from the destruction of Eric's world as he knew it. However, the constant repetition of thoughts as if you are just starting to listen to the book at the beginning of every paragraph was throughly unbearable. FYI Eric felt very protective of Katherine (another weak character) which he mentions like 100 times. I felt as if Long took breaks while writing this and forgot what he had already written. I actually couldn't wait for this book to be over by the time I reached Part 2. I finished the book because I kept thinking the story was going to get better...it didn't. The narrator did a good job but his strong performance couldn't save the book from it's lack of plot and toxic use of repetition.

    ***Spoiler*** This book has a cliffhanger ending.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Memory of Running

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Ron McLarty
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2822)
    Performance
    (1021)
    Story
    (1012)

    In late 2003, in his column in Entertainment Weekly, Stephen King called The Memory of Running "the best novel you won't read this year." This glowing endorsement of the audiobook resulted in Ron McLarty receiving a $2 million two-book deal from Viking Penguin. Also, Warner Brothers has shelled out big bucks for the movie rights to The Memory of Running, for which McLarty will write the script.

    Neal says: "Funny and Fascinating, A Wonderful Book"
    "Wonderful story, great audiobook"
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    It took me a little while to get into this book. At the very beginning the narrator's breathing seemed distracting to me and I thought I would have to give up on listening. All I can say is thank goodness I kept listening! This is by far one of the best books I have come across. The narrator (also the author) is actually perfect and soon I couldn't figure out why I had been annoyed by him in the beginning. The story is endearing and the characters are vivid. I felt such a rapport with the main character, Smithy, that I didn't want the book to end. Smithy is average, ordinary and perfectly likable. I think I still miss him a little bit. The book touches on mental illness and the effect it can have on a family, it explores the sometimes unbreakable aspects of family bonds and it shows that sometimes we can heal ourselves by just letting go. This is an excellent book and I would highly recommend it to everyone.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Monster Hunter Alpha

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Larry Correia
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3778)
    Performance
    (3415)
    Story
    (3433)

    Earl Harbinger may be the leader of Monster Hunter International, but he's also got a secret. Nearly a century ago, Earl was cursed to be a werewolf. When Earl receives word that one of his oldest foes, a legendarily vicious werewolf that worked for the KGB, has mysteriously appeared in the remote woods of Michigan, he decides to take care of some unfinished business.

    Nicholas says: "Unexpectedly Enjoyable"
    "Some butt kicking and a little romance"
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    I was a little hesitant after reading some of the less than stellar reviews but I really liked this book. Earl is a interesting character and this book provides a great deal of his backstory. The narrator is the same as the Monster Hunter International books and he is easy to follow. This book could easily stand alone but would be more entertaining as a read in order with the rest of the MHI series. I enjoyed this book and look forward to the next MHI installment.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Ex-Patriots

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Peter Clines
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder, Khristine Hvam, Mark Boyett, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1808)
    Performance
    (1609)
    Story
    (1617)

    It’s been two years since the world ended. Two years since the dead rose and the plague of ex-humanity decimated mankind. For most of that time, the superhero called St. George, formerly known to the world as the Mighty Dragon, has protected the people of Los Angeles at their film-studio-turned-fortress, The Mount. Together with his fellow heroes, he’s tried to give the survivors hope and something like a real life. But the swollen population of The Mount is becoming harder and harder to sustain....

    Ryan David Bedford says: "Best worst book ever!"
    "A must read for any lover of comics and zombies"
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    How could I not love a book that combines Superheroes and Zombies?!! This book has strong characters, an interesting plot and is well written. The narrator has a pleasant voice and delivery. I very worthwhile read. **Note**This book is a sequel to Ex-Heros and I think if you haven't read/listened to that first you may not get the full effect of the book.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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