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Kimberly

Manchester, NH, United States | Member Since 2012

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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
    Overall
    (3217)
    Performance
    (2706)
    Story
    (2720)

    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"
    "A great super natural experience !"
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    If you could sum up Beautiful Creatures in three words, what would they be?

    dark, light, creative


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed Kevin T. Collins' performance a lot.
    I loved the detail in the story that made you feel like you were right there in the action.
    I am excited to listen to the whole series !

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Clan of the Cave Bear: Earth's Children, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Jean M. Auel
    • Narrated By Sandra Burr
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1329)
    Performance
    (757)
    Story
    (759)

    Here is the saga of a people who call themselves the Clan of the Cave Bear; how they lived; the animals they hunted; the great totems they revered. But mostly it is the story of Ayla, the girl they found and raised, who was not like them. To the Clan, her fair looks make her different - ugly.

    Terri says: "Clan of the Cave Bear"
    "One of my favs now an audio book !"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Jean M Auel transports you to another world, and yet, it is our world, just 1000's of years ago. There is a great story line as well as scientific based information about how the first humans survived and thrived. I would recommend this book to my friends.


    What three words best describe Sandra Burr’s performance?

    Well read, consistent but often too fast.


    Any additional comments?

    While the narration is well done, the speed of the reading is very fast. Also, there is little or no break between paragraphs or story changes which makes it difficult to follow the story sometimes.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The River King

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Alice Hoffman
    • Narrated By Laural Merlington
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (28)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    For more than a century, the small town of Haddan, Massachusetts, has been divided, as if by a line drawn down the center of Main Street, separating those born and bred in the village from those who attend the prestigious Haddan School. But one October night, an inexplicable death thrusts the two worlds together, and the town's divided history is revealed in all its complexity.

    Kimberly says: "The narration speed was horrible !"
    "The narration speed was horrible !"
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    Would you try another book from Alice Hoffman and/or Laural Merlington?

    Alice Hoffman is one of my favorite authors. She has a wonderful way of bring stories to life with just the right touch of supernatural. I have read almost all of her books and was excited to listen to this older book by her. Her newer titles are read by other narrators, including Nancy Travis who I really enjoy. The narration by Laural Merlington was horrible here. The speed was impossibly fast. I would have listened to it at 1/2 speed but the sound was so distorted that way. There were no pauses at the end of paragraphs or chapters. In the end, I gave up on listening to this book and only listened to a few chapters in. I was very disappointed in this audiobook.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Laural Merlington’s performances?

    Probably not.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Once: An Eve Novel, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Anna Carey
    • Narrated By Tavia Gilbert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (167)
    Performance
    (148)
    Story
    (148)

    For the first time since she escaped from her school many months ago, Eve can sleep soundly. She's living in Califia, a haven for women, protected from the terrifying fate that awaits orphaned girls in The New America. But her safety came at a price: She was forced to abandon Caleb, the boy she loves, wounded and alone at the city gates. When Eve gets word that Caleb is in trouble, she sets out into the wild again to rescue him, only to be captured and brought to the City of Sand, the capital of The New America.

    Andrew says: "Great Book, Dumb Main Character..."
    "The first book in the series was much better !"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    This book was just so so for me.


    If you’ve listened to books by Anna Carey before, how does this one compare?

    I was disappointed in the story of this second book in the Eve series by Anna Carey. I did enjoy the first book quite a bit but this one felt like it was stuck in one place in the story for much too long. Not enough action. While it wasn't fantastic, I am still intrigued enough to check out the next book in the series.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    I am not crazy about Tavia Gilbert as a narrator. She tends to add too much drama to her voice at times. This can get annoying.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Possibly.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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