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Patricia

I have always loved books and reading, and now I love listening to my books!

Manassas, VA, United States | Member Since 2005

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  • Gold: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Chris Cleave
    • Narrated By Emilia Fox
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (84)
    Performance
    (77)
    Story
    (76)

    Building on the tradition of Little Bee, Chris Cleave again writes with elegance, humor, and passion about friendship, marriage, parenthood, tragedy, and redemption. Gold is the story of Zoe and Kate, world-class athletes who have been friends and rivals since their first day of Elite training. They've loved, fought, betrayed, forgiven, consoled, gloried, and grown up together. Now on the eve of London 2012, their last Olympics, both women will be tested to their physical and emotional limits.

    Patricia says: "Very Good--but not great--"
    "Very Good--but not great--"
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    I enjoyed this new novel, but it did not end up being one of my favorites. I guess I was hoping for a little more of the sport/Olympic storyline than personal drama, but it is a novel after all! It was written and narrated very well. My ratings reflect how much I enjoy a particular book, and overall, Gold was not a bad way to spend my time and credit--

    2 of 2 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
    (9797)
    Performance
    (9115)
    Story
    (9115)

    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"
    "Totally Enjoyable Listen!!"
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    Ready Player One was the best Audible book I have listened to--probably ever! Strong praise, but totally honest. I am the mother of a child of the '80s, and am aware of the online gaming phenomenon, but know nothing more than that. I purchased it on a whim from a featured review in 2011 (before the free excerpt and solid ranking in the Tournament of Champions this year), and began listening on my daily commute and gym visits. The simple story, solid plot progression and the brilliant performance by Wil Wheaton kept me entertained for days--and I was sad when it came to an end. Books like this are why I have loved reading for many, many years. And thanks to Audible, and excellent productions such as this one, I continue to enjoy books--in all forms!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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