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Beverly

Dexter, NM, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • Deadweather and Sunrise: The Chronicles of Egg, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Geoff Rodkey
    • Narrated By Fred Berman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    It's tough to be 13, especially when somebody's trying to kill you. Not that Egg's life was ever easy, growing up on sweaty, pirate-infested Deadweather Island with no company except an incompetent tutor and a pair of unusually violent siblings who hate his guts. But when Egg's father hustles their family off on a mysterious errand to fabulously wealthy Sunrise Island, then disappears with the siblings in a freak accident, Egg finds himself a long-term guest at the mansion of the glamorous Pembroke family and their beautiful, sharp-tongued daughter Millicent.

    Holly says: "My boys (age 10 and 8) loved it!"
    "Great Boy book for Middle Grade Readers"
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    Where does Deadweather and Sunrise rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the best Middle Grade reads.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Larger than life characters. All of them.


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

    His narration serves Egg's dry wit.


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

    No extreme reation, but very funny in places.


    Any additional comments?

    It's a little dark, but the characters are so exaggerated that the darkness adds to the caricature.
    Fast moving book with lots of action and adventure.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Seeds of Rebellion

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Brandon Mull
    • Narrated By Jeremy Bobb
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (396)
    Performance
    (355)
    Story
    (359)

    The second epic installment of Brandon Mull’s #1 New York Times bestselling fantasy series!After the cliffhanger ending of A World Without Heroes, Jason is back in the world he’s always known - yet for all his efforts to get home, he finds himself itching to return to Lyrian. Jason knows that the shocking truth he learned from Maldor is precious information that all of his friends in Lyrian, including Rachel, need if they have any hope of surviving and defeating the evil emperor.

    Katherine says: "Solid sequel"
    "Great second book"
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    Would you listen to Seeds of Rebellion again? Why?

    I would listen to this novel again, because the story is good but also there are gems of dialogue that inspire.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Seeds of Rebellion?

    When Ferrin wonders if he can be trusted. He wonders if he is completely corrupt.


    What about Jeremy Bobb’s performance did you like?

    Deliver was clear and enthusiastic without being corny.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Jason wonders what role he should play and if his work isn't finished. He asks this through out the book and it becomes an internal quest.


    Any additional comments?

    Thanks to Brandon Mull for a good read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fire

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Kristin Cashore
    • Narrated By Xanthe Elbrick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (375)
    Performance
    (232)
    Story
    (236)

    She is the last of her kind...It is not a peaceful time in the Dells. In King City, the young King Nash is clinging to the throne, while rebel lords in the north and south build armies to unseat him. War is coming. And the mountains and forest are filled with spies and thieves. This is where Fire lives, a girl whose beauty is impossibly irresistible and who can control the minds of everyone around her.

    Allison says: "Totally Different from Graceling"
    "Interesting Plot Twists, but not Graceling"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Maybe if they were searching for something and had read and liked Graceling.


    Would you recommend Fire to your friends? Why or why not?

    Probably not. I would and have recommended Graceling, but this book needed about three more edits before being published.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Oddly I can't remember any.


    Do you think Fire needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    I think Fire needs to be tightened and re-written. Having the graceling in the book didn't add much and I found it especially cheap to throw in his point of view. Fire is an interesting character, but she is never fully fleshed out. She is not truly a monster and seldom much more than a ditzy gal. I'd like to care much more for her than I did in the end.The world Cashore creates and the affinity of mankind to monsters is an interesting theme and possibly another great book, but as for Fire herself, I'm done with her.


    Any additional comments?

    The author hammers home some personal views regarding sex and women's liberties that truly interfere with the actual story and I thing the characters would actually be more real to me if the author let them have true relationships. Again many of the men are weak and silly, and the women overbearing and tyrannical though I don't believe that is what the author intends. As for motherhood, I was disappointed but thought it probably character appropriate in Graceling, but with Fire, I think she would have had children by her prince and forcing the liberated woman's POV on Fire is disingenuous.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Graceling

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Kristin Cashore
    • Narrated By David Baker, Chelsea Mixon, Zachary Exton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (716)
    Performance
    (465)
    Story
    (462)

    Set in a world where some people are born with a Grace - a unique, sometimes uncanny, gift - this is the story of Katsa, whose Grace, demonstrated at an uncomfortably early age, is for killing. This makes her a perfect tool for her uncle, King Randa But Katsa chafes at the way she is being used - and even more at the injustices she sees around her.Then she meets Prince Po, who has a Grace to match hers...

    Kari says: "Outstanding first novel!"
    "Great debut Fantasy Novel"
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    What did you love best about Graceling?

    The characters were complex and well drawn. The book is clean, no foul language or gratuitous sex. The fantasy idea is fresh and delightful and the world building seamless.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Graceling?

    When Katsa stands up to her uncle the king.


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    The narrator's voice was clear and easy to follow. This was the first full cast book I've listened to and though Bitterblue's voice was a little jarring at first the overall listen made the book come to life.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Katsa realized she was Bitterblue's protector.


    Any additional comments?

    Overall good YA fantasy read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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