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Pamela

I've always loved being told a good story....

Alta Loma, CA, United States | Member Since 2014

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  • The Fault in Our Stars

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By John Green
    • Narrated By Kate Rudd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13968)
    Performance
    (12754)
    Story
    (12823)

    Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten. Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning-author John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.

    FanB14 says: "Sad Premise, Fantastic Story"
    "...heartachingly real..."
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    As I get farther away from being a young adult, I find myself drawn more towards that time in my life to understand how I feel now. And John Green is my favorite author to stir up the emotions and perspectives that time in our lives holds. These characters brought joy and pain into my life as a person who has watched a loved one die from cancer, as a parent trying to shield their kids from pain, and as a flawed adult worried about the legacy I'll leave behind. Mr. Green does this without taking shortcuts or using the mystical or seeking easy answers. As reported by others, I could listen to Kate Rudd read a phone book and be happy. Fortunately this is quite far from that and only serves to make the best book I've heard in a long time even better. I think I owe Audible an extra "credit" for this one.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Ready Player One

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Ernest Cline
    • Narrated By Wil Wheaton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13791)
    Performance
    (12814)
    Story
    (12816)

    At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

    Travis says: "ADD TO CART, POWER UP +10000"
    "Not a child of the '80's and still loved it!"
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    I am half a generation older than the people this book pays homage to: in other words, I have probably only seen 2 or 3 John Hughes movies in my life - - and still loved this book. Pay no attention to complaints about the narrator - - Wil Wheaton is PERFECT as the protaganist, the nerd/loser/poor kid/rebel/hero/this-could-be-me character. The author has a foot in several genres and delivers on most of them. A great use of a credit.

    8 of 12 people found this review helpful

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