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Debbie

The Woodlands, TX, USA | Member Since 2009

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  • Pastwatch: The Redemption of Christopher Columbus

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Scott Brick, Christopher Cazenove, Gabrielle de Cuir, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (610)
    Performance
    (310)
    Story
    (313)

    In a not-too-distant future that is not quite ours, there has been a major scientific breakthrough. It is a way to open windows into the past, permitting historical researchers to view, but not participate, in the events of the past.

    In one of the most powerful and thought-provoking novels of his remarkable career, Orson Scott Card interweaves a compelling portrait of Christopher Columbus with the story of a future scientist who believes she can alter human history from a tragedy of bloodshed and brutality to a world filled with hope and healing.

    Alaskak64 says: "Fascinating"
    "A New Perspective"
    Overall

    Card's ability to represent fiction with reason and fact makes this story so interesting. It really makes you think. The only issue I had with this book was that the ending what a little anti-climatic.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Secret Keeper

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Kate Morton
    • Narrated By Caroline Lee
    Overall
    (3270)
    Performance
    (2809)
    Story
    (2831)

    England, 1959: Laurel Nicolson is 16 years old, dreaming alone in her childhood tree house during a family celebration at their home, Green Acres Farm. She spies a stranger coming up the long road to the farm and then observes her mother, Dorothy, speaking to him. And then she witnesses a crime.

    Maria says: "Kate Morton (and Caroline Lee) does it again!"
    "meandering"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    needed to be shorter and more to the point. research for answers was too easy and lacked suspense most of the time. however, pleasant listen for the most part
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    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Divergent

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Veronica Roth
    • Narrated By Emma Galvin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18797)
    Performance
    (16997)
    Story
    (17137)

    In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue - Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is - she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

    Grant says: "It's not for me. Loved it anyway."
    "boring"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    pretty boring. listened for about 2 hours - sounded way too much like hunger games except more boring.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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