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Jennean

Watsonville, CA, United States | Member Since 2008

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  • Play Their Hearts Out: A Coach, His Star Recruit, and the Youth Basketball Machine

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By George Dohrmann
    • Narrated By Emily Rose Speer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (25)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    The NBA has returned to prominence on the backs of phenoms like LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, and Kevin Garnett. The media promotes them, the shoe companies pay them, and America applauds. But how exactly do such players reach the pros? What do they give up to get there? And what happens to those who fall short?

    Randy says: "Amazing book, fantastic narration."
    "Narrator and long loud deep breaths"
    Overall

    OMG I can hear the narrator take a long heavy deep breath before reading every sentence! I wish I just bought the real book. Is this the narrators first book? She sound like she's 16 years old. I wish that I would listen to samples before buying! I get so excited when I find a book Im looking for available on Audible that I just go ahead and download it without listening to samples. My Bad!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Island Beneath the Sea: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Isabel Allende
    • Narrated By S. Epatha Merkerson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (584)
    Performance
    (232)
    Story
    (232)

    Born a slave on the island of Saint-Domingue, Zarit - known as Tt - is the daughter of an African mother she never knew and one of the white sailors who brought her into bondage. Though her childhood is one of brutality and fear, Tt finds solace in the traditional rhythms of African drums and in the voodoo loas she discovers through her fellow slaves.

    Madelaine says: "good story, ok narration"
    "Not as good as expected"
    Overall

    I expected more from Isabel Allende. Not enough plot. Too much history without enough plot to keep it intereseting. Over indulgent commentary make the listener cringe- knowing she just put that in there to make us feel bad for the the plight of the slaves. But if we are reading this book - we are already believers. The continuous tortuous examples of the slave owners brutality was unnecessary and weakend the story line.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Parable of the Sower

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Octavia E. Butler
    • Narrated By Lynne Thigpen
    Overall
    (212)
    Performance
    (144)
    Story
    (144)

    God is change. That is the central truth of the Earthseed movement, whose unlikely prophet is 18-year-old Lauren Olamina. The young woman's diary entries tell the story of her life amid a violent 21st-century hell of walled neighborhoods and drug-crazed pyromaniacs - and reveal her evolving Earthseed philosophy. Against a backdrop of horror emerges a message of hope: if we are willing to embrace divine change, we will survive to fulfill our destiny among the stars.

    David says: "A dystopian vision of collapsed America"
    "Ive been wanting this on audio for a long time!"
    Overall

    I loved the book when I read it, and I love listening to the audio book too! The narrator's voice is just like I imagined the author to sound. It is a very violent graphic novel, but it makes one think so much of our future and our world.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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