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valerie s.

phoenix, az USA | Member Since 2009

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  • The Scorch Trials: Maze Runner, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By James Dashner
    • Narrated By Mark Deakins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1089)
    Performance
    (904)
    Story
    (913)

    Solving the Maze was supposed to be the end. No more puzzles. No more variables. And no more running. Thomas was sure that escape meant he and the Gladers would get their lives back. But no one really knew what sort of life they were going back to. In the Maze, life was easy... until Teresa triggered the end. In the world outside the Maze, however, the end was triggered long ago. Burned by sun flares and baked by a new, brutal climate, the earth is a wasteland....

    Paul says: "Fast pace, new twists and more mysteries"
    "2nd in Series is better than the First."
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    From page one you are drawn in. The twist and turns in this second in the series makes it a more enthralling read than the first. The first was something of Ender Wiggins meets Mad Max. This was deeper emotionally and faster paced. If you enjoyed the First of the series you will love the second.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Mushroom Hunters: On the Trail of an Underground America

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Langdon Cook
    • Narrated By Kevin Free
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (90)
    Performance
    (78)
    Story
    (77)

    Within the dark corners of America’s forests grow culinary treasures. Chefs pay top dollar to showcase these elusive and beguiling ingredients on their menus. Whether dressing up a filet mignon with smoky morels or shaving luxurious white truffles over pasta, the most elegant restaurants across the country now feature an abundance of wild mushrooms. Langdon Cook embeds himself in this shadowy subculture, reporting from both rural fringes and big-city eateries.

    valerie s. says: "Intriguing and full of fun!"
    "Intriguing and full of fun!"
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    What did you love best about The Mushroom Hunters?

    This book is full of mini adventures as the author meets all sorts of unusual people in search of mushrooms. Every stitch of the book is interesting and colorful. A wonderful read!


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Iron King: The Iron Fey, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Julie Kagawa
    • Narrated By Khristine Hvam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1361)
    Performance
    (1027)
    Story
    (1042)

    Something has always felt slightly off in Meghan’s life, ever since her father disappeared before her eyes when she was six. She has never quite fit in at school…or at home. When a dark stranger begins watching her from afar, and her prankster best friend becomes strangely protective of her, Meghan senses that everything she’s known is about to change. But she could never have guessed the truth--that she is the daughter of a mythical faery king and is a pawn in a deadly war.

    Arwen says: "I found this mediocre"
    "The Iron King was a bit depressing."
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    The premise of this book looked so promising! Chapter after chapter of really unhappy circumstances with out a true friend to be found! Really it gets tiring when there is not one happy minute in the book, not even in the end. Just terrible beings, doing terrible things. If the beings appear friendly or kind, it is only so they can get something out of the main character. Just not a happy book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Simply Sexy

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Carly Phillips
    • Narrated By Julie Fain Lawrence
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (157)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (35)

    What do women want? Newspaperman Colin Lyons needs to figure it out, fast! Because advice columnist Rina Lowell is waging a sexual campaign against him that he can't withstand for long. Not that he wants to. Rina is as irresistible to him as her column is to her readers. The problem? The newspaper's in the red, and all fluff pieces have to be cut. Still, faced with Rina's seductive powers of persuasion, Colin can't resist taking her to bed.

    LeftyMom says: "Summer read"
    "Horrbile"
    Overall

    This was painful to listen too, but I kept listening thinking at some point it would get interesting. I was wrong. Mundane characters with mundane lives. Just so boring!!!!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Good Omens

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Martin Jarvis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4009)
    Performance
    (2487)
    Story
    (2518)

    The world will end on Saturday. Next Saturday. Just before dinner, according to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, the world's only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655. The armies of Good and Evil are amassing and everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except that a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture. And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist.

    Lauren says: "Great voice adds to already amazing story"
    "As Good as it Gets"
    Overall

    True to Pratchett's gift for sly humor and Gaiman's gift of creating a tale that makes you feel good. Funny all the way through, engaging and just plain good.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Under the Dome: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (34 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Raul Esparza
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9789)
    Performance
    (4733)
    Story
    (4761)

    On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chester's Mill, Maine, the town is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and fall from the sky in flaming wreckage, a gardener's hand is severed as "the dome" comes down on it, people running errands in the neighboring town are divided from their families, and cars explode on impact. No one can fathom what this barrier is, where it came from, and when - or if - it will go away.

    Suzanne says: "The scare is in the human nature under stress."
    "Stephen King Does it Again."
    Overall

    While the premise is enticing and keeps you listening, the fact that there are no likeable characters and the majority of the characters are horrible people, makes the book was hard to slog through. Could have been so much better!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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