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United States | Member Since 2010

  • 5 reviews
  • 13 ratings
  • 149 titles in library
  • 3 purchased in 2015

  • There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly

    • UNABRIDGED (5 mins)
    • By Simms Taback
    • Narrated By Stuart Binder

    An old favorite as you've never seen it before! Everyone knows the song about the old lady who swallowed a fly, a spider, a bird, and even worse - but who's ever heard what's going on inside the old lady's stomach?

    Charla says: "Awful narration"
    "My 3 year old loves this!"
    If you could sum up There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly in three words, what would they be?

    Funny; Simple; Classic

    What did you like best about this story?

    It's a classic story that is the perfect length for my three year old. Stuart Binder does a great job - it's the perfect tone for small children and keeps them engaged.

    Any additional comments?

    My daughter asks for this each time we get in the car. She can also recite the entire book by memory. Not just the book, but the tone and inflections that Stuart Binder gives in his performance.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Her Royal Spyness: A Royal Spyness Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren

    Georgie, aka Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie, cousin of King George V of England, is penniless and trying to survive on her own as an ordinary person in London in 1932. So far she has managed to light a fire and boil an egg... She's gate-crashed a wedding... She's making money by secretly cleaning houses... And she's been asked to spy for Her Majesty the Queen.

    Alice says: "Happy addition to a difficult genre"
    "An easy and entertaining listen"
    What did you love best about Her Royal Spyness?

    It was a very enjoyable story, with a good performance. It was uncomplicated, and kept me entertained throughout the entire book.

    Which character – as performed by Katherine Kellgren – was your favorite?

    Hands down - Georgie.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Diviner’s Tale: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Bradford Morrow
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    The Diviner’s Tale is at once a journey of self-discovery and an unorthodox murder mystery, a tale of the fantastic and a family chronicle told by an otherwise ordinary woman.

    S. Taylor says: "Engrossing!"
    "Interesting story, but very slow..."

    Overall, I liked the story and the concept, but it was so slow. And predictable. I like to listen to books when I run, walk and work out on the elliptical, and I prefer books that are faster paced. But, it wasn't a bad book, just not one of my favorites.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Let Me In

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By John Ajvide Lindqvist
    • Narrated By Steven Pacey

    Let Me In is the horrific tale of Oskar and Eli. It begins with the grizzly discovery of the body of a teenage boy, emptied of blood. Twelve-year-old Oskar is personally hoping that revenge has come at long last - revenge for all the bad things the bullies at school do to him. While Oskar is fascinated by the murder, it is not the most important thing in his life. A new girl has moved in next door. They become friends. Then something more. But there is something wrong with her, something odd.

    neil says: "Not for everyone"
    "Very Creepy and atmospheric...."

    It took me a while to get through this book, but after the half-way mark, I was hooked. It was very scary and I loved this take on the vampire lore. I literally ran to my house and fumbled with the lock after listening to a particularly scary part on my drive home late one night. I will definitely recommend it to friends, and now I can't wait to see both movies. I have heard that the Swedish film is the best. And I do believe that the Swedish backdrop is a very important character in the novel, so I'll be interested to see the American take.

    My only issue is with the disturbing descriptions regarding child prostitution at the beginning of the novel. I think that could have been left out and the story would have been fine. And for those who haven't read it - it's more disturbing that "graphic"...which any conversation about child prostitution and pedophiles should be considered disturbing because it is wrong. Don't let this deter you from reading this otherwise excellent novel.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Hunger Games

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning? In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by 12 outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

    Teddy says: "The Book Deserves The Hype"
    "Incredibly enjoyable"

    I'm a huge fan of sci-fi and fantasy, and this series has not disappointed. I was a little hesitant in starting the series since it's marketed as "young adult" (and I was basing my young adult reading experience on the twilight series- which I found tiresome), but I found the Hunger Games to be well-written, intelligent and incredibly enjoyable. I also really enjoyed the narrator. I'm almost finished with the third and final book in the series and all have been great.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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