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KC

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  • Bloodsucking Fiends: A Love Story

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Christopher Moore
    • Narrated By Susan Bennett
    Overall
    (2199)
    Performance
    (1043)
    Story
    (1063)

    A striking red-head, 20-something Jody is attacked and transformed into a vampire while walking home one night in downtown San Francisco. Befriending 19-year-old Tommy, Jody tries to understand her new undead life, but trouble finds her when the cops start suspecting Tommy of being a local bloodsucking serial killer.

    SHEILA says: "Bloodsucking FUN!"
    "Kelly"
    Overall

    I just never developed a connection to any of the characters. Listened to the whole thing, and by the end did not really care what happened to any of them.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Crown Tower: The Riyria Chronicles, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Michael J. Sullivan
    • Narrated By Tim Gerard Reynolds
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2285)
    Performance
    (2128)
    Story
    (2135)

    Michael J. Sullivan garnered critical raves and a massive readership for his Riyria Revelations series. The first book in his highly anticipated Riyria Chronicles series of prequels, The Crown Tower brings together warrior Hadrian Blackwater with thieving assassin Royce Melborn. The two form a less-than-friendly pairing, but the quest before them has a rare prize indeed, and if they can breach the supposedly impregnable walls of the Crown Tower, their names will be legend.

    Tango says: "Delicious Icing on a Terrific Cake"
    "Took me awhile to get into this one"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I almost gave up, as it took listening to over 2/3 of the book before I finally cared about the characters in the book. Glad I listened to the whole thing and have already downloaded books 1.5 and 2 :)
    I gave it 3 stars for the whole thing and would give 4 stars for the last bit.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Brave New World

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Aldous Huxley
    • Narrated By Michael York
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2514)
    Performance
    (1792)
    Story
    (1808)

    When Lenina and Bernard visit a savage reservation, we experience how Utopia can destroy humanity.

    Cloning, feel-good drugs, anti-aging programs, and total social control through politics, programming, and media: has Aldous Huxley accurately predicted our future? With a storyteller's genius, he weaves these ethical controversies in a compelling narrative that dawns in the year 632 A.F. (After Ford, the deity). When Lenina and Bernard visit a savage reservation, we experience how Utopia can destroy humanity.

    Jefferson says: "“Oh, Ford, Ford Ford, I Wish I Had My Soma!”"
    "Not for me"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Aldous Huxley and/or Michael York?

    Yes- I like to try to listen/read classics. This just did not capture my attention.


    Any additional comments?

    I feel a bit unsophisticated because this is the 2nd classic in a row I could not finish. I did not care about the characters and the story was not interesting enough to keep me listening although I did like Michael York as the narrator.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Journey to the Center of the Earth: A Signature Performance by Tim Curry

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Jules Verne
    • Narrated By Tim Curry
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1128)
    Performance
    (945)
    Story
    (931)

    A Signature Performance: Tim Curry, the source of our inspiration, returns – this time, he captures the quirky enthusiasm of this goofily visionary adventure.

    Ramon says: "Feels like Jules Verne"
    "I wanted to like it"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What would have made Journey to the Center of the Earth: A Signature Performance by Tim Curry better?

    as it is a classic, but I could not make it to the end. Too much cave description, and whining by the narrator. Maybe one day I will finish it, but right now there are many other books to listen to in my library and on my wish list.

    I did like Tim Curry as the reader. It took me a little while to get used to his accent, but after awhile I enjoyed him, and that is probably how I listened to over half of the story. He could differentiate voices between characters a little better- that is my only complaint about his style.


    What was most disappointing about Jules Verne’s story?

    Monotony


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Short History of Nearly Everything

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Bill Bryson
    • Narrated By Richard Matthews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6702)
    Performance
    (2518)
    Story
    (2527)

    Bill Bryson has been an enormously popular author both for his travel books and for his books on the English language. Now, this beloved comic genius turns his attention to science. Although he doesn't know anything about the subject (at first), he is eager to learn, and takes information that he gets from the world's leading experts and explains it to us in a way that makes it exciting and relevant.

    Corby says: "Very informative, fun to listen to"
    "a great way to learn about history and science"
    Overall

    Although this book seemed a bit slow and boring in the beginning, by the end I wished there was more.
    It would be wonderful if science and history were made this interesting children are in grade school.
    I also learned to be grateful for the time we are given to live on this amazing, yet very precariously endangered planet.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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