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Cecilia

Lithonia, GA, United States

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  • 17 reviews
  • 33 ratings
  • 411 titles in library
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  • I Shall Wear Midnight

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Stephen Briggs
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1163)
    Performance
    (692)
    Story
    (704)

    Tiffany Aching has spent years studying with senior witches, and now she is on her own. As the witch of the Chalk, she performs the bits of witchcraft that aren't sparkly, aren't fun, don't involve any kind of wand, and that people seldom ever hear about: She does the unglamorous work of caring for the needy. But someone - or something - is igniting fear, inculcating dark thoughts and angry murmurs against witches.

    Rebecca says: "Another Treasured Pratchett"
    "One of the best of this series"
    Overall

    My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed all of this latest release. There were lots of good antics and philosophies of the macFeegles and a fresh plot.

    I enjoyed the insights into the everyday working life of Tiffany as she cares for her stedding. I also liked the introduction of two new characters with powers that can be part of future plots.

    As always, this read does a great job.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The 39 Clues, Book 5: The Black Circle

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs)
    • By Patrick Carman
    • Narrated By David Pittu
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (308)
    Performance
    (167)
    Story
    (169)

    Governments were toppled and rulers were killed during the last attempt to find the lost treasure Amy and Dan Cahill are searching for - do they even stand a chance?

    Jessica says: "39 Clues continues"
    "2nd best in series"
    Overall

    For me, this is the best book of the series since the first book. There seemed to be more in this book than just one hard spot to get out of after another. This book seemed to have a little more meat to it. However, this book does raise questions about the nanny that do not get addressed in this book. I can't say I am happy about that possible turn of events.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • So Much for My Happy Ending

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Kyra Davis
    • Narrated By Elenna Stauffer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (149)
    Performance
    (57)
    Story
    (59)

    When her boyfriend of three months, Tad Showers, proposes, 26-year-old April thinks that everything in her life is finally falling into place. Between her flaky, tree-hugging mother and her she-devil boss, marriage seems like the place she'll find love and security. Tad's exactly the kind of man April wants: smart, ambitious, and wildly romantic.

    TRACY says: "Good Book SoSo Narrator"
    "Heartening story, true to life"
    Overall

    The reader was not the best, but still I never found her annoying. The story however, was really great. Having had two friends in similar situations (finding out they were married to someone bipolar who destroyed their finances), this story rang true, making me wonder if it was a bit autobiographical. Also true to life is how we hide our big problems from our friends, not admitting that we made a mistake in the person we married.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lakeshore Christmas

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Susan Wiggs
    • Narrated By Joyce Bean
    Overall
    (91)
    Performance
    (50)
    Story
    (49)

    The prim librarian is finally getting her chance to direct Avalon's annual holiday pageant, and she's determined to make it truly spectacular. But it might just require one of those Christmas miracles she's always read about. The problem is her codirector is recovering former child star Eddie Haven, a long-haired, tattooed lump of coal in Maureen's pageant stocking. Eddie can't stand Christmas, but a court order from a judge has landed him right in the middle of the merrymaking.

    Jane says: "Christmas-in Wiggs Style"
    "Not quite up to Wiggs standards"
    Overall

    First, this is a nice Christmas story. However, I expected more of Susan Wiggs from previous books I had read by her. From the early parts of the story, I really expected the Chirstmas ghost/angel to have a bigger part in the outcome. This just didn't develop, leaving the predictable conclusion feeling empty. In other words, the ghost really could have been dropped without affecting the story, I think.

    I think I kept waiting for more throughout the whole book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Towers of Midnight: Wheel of Time, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (38 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By Michael Kramer, Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5617)
    Performance
    (3307)
    Story
    (3336)

    The Last Battle has started. The seals on the Dark One’s prison are crumbling. The Pattern itself is unraveling, and the armies of the Shadow have begun to boil out of the Blight. The sun has begun to set upon the Third Age. Perrin Aybara is now hunted by specters from his past: Whitecloaks, a slayer of wolves, and the responsibilities of leadership. All the while, an unseen foe is slowly pulling a noose tight around his neck....

    Jacob says: "Doesn't wrap as nicely as Gathering Storm"
    "Repetitive but exciting"
    Overall

    This is a "must read" for anyone who has been following this series. A lot of what we have been waiting to happen finally takes place.

    As another listener has mentioned, this book does have a lot of repetition in it and these began to feel like filler to make the book bigger (The inner conflicts of some of the characters as well as the number of times Matt didn't open that letter).

    In spite of that, the story continues towards the end of the series in much the same fashion that I believe Jordan intended.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Shop on Blossom Street

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Debbie Macomber
    • Narrated By Linda Emond
    Overall
    (218)
    Performance
    (74)
    Story
    (72)

    There's a little shop on Blossom Street in Seattle called A Good Yarn. You go there to buy knitting supplies and patterns, and now it's offering a knitting class. The first lesson: how to knit a baby blanket.

    Christine says: "Shop on Blossom Street"
    "Enjoyable, lighthearted read"
    Overall

    I don't mind having a book that is a bit predictable since it is still interesting to read how it gets to its end.

    Not everything in the novel was predictable, however. I really enjoyed the story and didn't want to stop listening. I was well entertained and that is one of the biggest reasons I read/listen to books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Queste: Septimus Heap, Book Four

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Angie Sage
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (722)
    Performance
    (376)
    Story
    (379)

    There's trouble at the Castle, and it's all because Merrin Meredith has returned with Darke plans for Septimus. More trouble awaits Septimus and Jenna in the form of Tertius Fume, the ghost of the very first Chief Hermetic Scribe, who is determined to send Septimus on a deadly Queste. But Septimus and Jenna have other plans - they are headed for the mysterious House of Foryx.

    Jacqueline says: "Listening to it over and over again"
    "Best in this series"
    Overall

    Sometimes books in a series are never as good as the first one, but I thoroughly enjoyed "Queste". I think this is the best so far.

    I was sorry to come to the end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Second Wave: Acorna's Children, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Anne McCaffrey, Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
    • Narrated By Cassandra Morris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (27)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (13)

    It is difficult growing up in the shadow of heroes revered throughout the galaxy. But Khorii became a hero in her own right as she fought to save the universe from a mysterious, deadly plague that not even the healing powers of the Linyaari could stop.

    Cecilia says: "a bit disappointing"
    "a bit disappointing"
    Overall

    I have loved most of the books written by Anne McCaffrey, but this one didn't live up to my expectations.

    For one thing, I needed notes to try to keep up with the multiple characters, places, ships, etc. There are also several sub-plots that are left hanging until the next book or two.

    I also felt the story jumped around in locations and I found it hard keeping track of the separate stories within the story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Summer's Path

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Scott Blum
    • Narrated By Diane Ray
    Overall
    (862)
    Performance
    (252)
    Story
    (252)

    Summer's Path is the remarkable story of Don Newport, an engineer that comes face to face with his personal destiny under extraordinary circumstances. After losing his job and his health insurance, Don learns he has a terminal disease with only a few months left to live. On his death bed, he meets Robert, a brazen angel of death that promises to help Don with a graceful exit.

    ArtC says: "A bad new-age after-school special"
    "More of a lesson than a story"
    Overall

    I don't know if it was the reader or the content, but much of this book sounded like a bad play.

    Much of the "conversations" are a presentation of a philosophy the author wants to put present. The story presented in the book is stretched to fit what the author wants to say.

    This book didn't have an ending and it seems it will be continued in another book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Arrows of the Queen

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Mercedes Lackey
    • Narrated By Carole Edie Smith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (420)
    Performance
    (226)
    Story
    (234)

    Talia has always known that she isn't suited for the life her elders have chosen for her. As part of a small, conservative community, she's never been allowed beyond the boundaries of her father's lands. Her only window to the outside world has been the few books she's been allowed to read, but this only fuels her desire to know more.

    Amazon Customer says: "Highly Recommend"
    "Great book - "mad" reader"
    Overall

    I read this book ages ago and was thrilled to see this appearing on audible.

    I agree with others about the reader, however. She sounds harsh and mad. I imagined she was throwing each word at me. I eventually adjusted to it and managed to usually ignore the reader and enjoy the story.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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