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Leah Psimer

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Dunwoody, GA United States | Member Since 2010

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  • 126 titles in library
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  • Beautiful Creatures: Beautiful Creatures, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl
    • Narrated By Kevin T. Collins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3635)
    Performance
    (3067)
    Story
    (3086)

    Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she's struggling to conceal her power and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town's oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them.

    FanB14 says: "Adequate for Adults"
    "Story good - horribly over produced rendition"
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    What did you love best about Beautiful Creatures?

    The story line was interesting and had some good twists. The dialogue was witty and fun.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Beautiful Creatures?

    I liked hearing about the house and funny interactions between main characters.


    What didn’t you like about Kevin T. Collins’s performance?

    I've lived in the South all of my life and it was PAINFUL to hear the over produced and exaggerated accents the narrator used. He's obviously a skilled performer, so I blame the director for his performance. It TOTALLY detracted from the story and there were times I wanted to stop listening because of that.


    Any additional comments?

    I cannot say enough of how over produced this performance way. The music, the sound effects, the exaggerated accents. If I was the author of this book I would be pissed at how this performance detracted from the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Abyss Beyond Dreams: Chronicle of the Fallers, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Peter F. Hamilton
    • Narrated By John Lee
    Overall
    (983)
    Performance
    (884)
    Story
    (888)

    The year is 3326. Nigel Sheldon, one of the founders of the Commonwealth, receives a visit from the Raiel - self-appointed guardians of the Void, the enigmatic construct at the core of the galaxy that threatens the existence of all that lives. The Raiel convince Nigel to participate in a desperate scheme to infiltrate the Void. Once inside, Nigel discovers that humans are not the only life-forms to have been sucked into the Void. The humans trapped there are afflicted by an alien species of biological mimics.

    C. Hartmann says: "Intersection of the Void and Commonwealth - Super"
    "Was a bit slow in places but awesome as usual"
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    I like anything Peter Hamilton writes and this book was a wonderful spin off to get to know Nigel Sheldon (one of characters from other books). Hamilton spins complex stories so it's often difficult to follow. Listening to his books especially by such a great narrator makes it more enjoyable for me. I highly recommend listening to this book and can't wait for the next installment.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Rift Walker: Vampire Empire, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Clay Griffith, Susan Griffith
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    Overall
    (268)
    Performance
    (254)
    Story
    (257)

    Set in a postapocalyptic world, this tale of courage, sacrifice, and heroism takes place against the backdrop of an age of steam and rational humanism, where the social elite have rejected religion and spiritualism as nothing more than quaint superstition. Brutal Vampire Clans rule half the world, keeping human herds for food, and Princess Adele, heir to the throne of Equatoria, is faced with grim choices. War is imminent and her marriage to the odious Senator Clark of America will cement an alliance uniting the Equatorian Empire and the American Republic.

    Roberta says: "Buzzy and Marsters Hit Another Homerun!"
    "Typical Middle of the series"
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    James Marsters excels as usual in the performance of this book. I bought the book because he was the narrator, but the story is excellent as well. Great plot, very interesting and I'm really looking forward to the final installment. The first book was more interesting of course as it usually happens. This is the usual middle installment that sets the stage for the end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Feast for Crows: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By Roy Dotrice
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12453)
    Performance
    (11327)
    Story
    (11389)

    Few books have captivated the imagination and won the devotion and praise of readers and critics everywhere as has George R. R. Martin’s monumental epic cycle of high fantasy that began with A Game of Thrones. Now, in A Feast for Crows, Martin delivers the long-awaited fourth book of his landmark series, as a kingdom torn asunder finds itself at last on the brink of peace . . . only to be launched on an even more terrifying course of destruction.

    Pi says: "Jarring change in Dotrice's performance"
    "My least favorite of the series"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Yes because I wanted to find out what happened next, but it was incredibly slow and not much really happened.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Meh


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    While I am impressed with Mr. Dotrice's performance of the men voices, he SUCKS at performing Brienne, Danerys, Sansa and Arya. Every woman sounds like an old irish grandmother, which really detracts from the story.


    Did A Feast for Crows inspire you to do anything?

    no


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Vampire Empire - The Greyfriar

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Clay Griffith, Susan Griffith
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    Overall
    (492)
    Performance
    (470)
    Story
    (467)

    1870. A time known as The Great Killing. The vampire clans arose and slaughtered humanity with unprecedented carnage in the northern parts of the world. Millions perished; millions were turned into herd animals. The great industrialized civilizations of the world were left in ruin. A remnant fled south to the safety of the ever present heat which was intolerable to vampires. There, blending with the local peoples, they rebuilt their societies founded on human ingenuity, steam and iron.

    Diana says: "The Greyfriar Rocks!"
    "Great story - fantastic narrator"
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    What did you love best about Vampire Empire - The Greyfriar?

    I loved that it was creative and new and wasn't another book glorifying vampires. The characters are fresh and vibrant.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Vampire Empire - The Greyfriar?

    The scene in the library at edinburgh


    Which character – as performed by James Marsters – was your favorite?

    Gareth. I bought the book solely based upon Marsters being the narrator. He's my favorite.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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