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Barb

Navarre, OH, United States | Member Since 2006

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  • 12 reviews
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  • Legends II, Volume Three: New Short Novels by The Masters of Modern Fantasy (Unabridged Selections)

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Neil Gaiman, Orson Scott Card, Robert Silverberg
    • Narrated By Jason Culp, Peter Bradbury, Michael Emerson
    Overall
    (66)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (16)

    Fantasy fans, rejoice! Years after writer and editor Robert Silverberg made publishing history with Legends, the acclaimed anthology of original short novels by some of the greatest writers in fantasy fiction, the third volume is here.

    Barb says: "2 out of 3 of these stories"
    "2 out of 3 of these stories"
    Overall

    Of the 3 stories in this book 2 were totally forgettable. The third was a better listen.

    0 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Doctor Sleep: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4674)
    Performance
    (4331)
    Story
    (4341)

    Stephen King returns to the characters and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, The Shining, in this instantly riveting novel about the now middle-aged Dan Torrance (the boy protagonist of The Shining) and the very special 12-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals. This is an epic war between good and evil, a gory, glorious story that will thrill the millions of hyper-devoted fans of The Shining and wildly satisfy anyone new to the territory of this icon in the King canon.

    D says: "The sequel to the book; not the movie"
    "It's like listening to the old Stephen King"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Any additional comments?

    I have been a cocstant and faithful reader of Stephen King, but some of the recent titles have been lacking. Dr. Sleep was like a welcome back! The story and plot were suspenseful without the graphic details. The characters were like old friends. I enjoyed this story and highly recommend it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • NOS4A2: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Joe Hill
    • Narrated By Kate Mulgrew
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2285)
    Performance
    (2124)
    Story
    (2127)

    Victoria McQueen has an uncanny knack for finding things: a misplaced bracelet, a missing photograph, answers to unanswerable questions. When she rides her bicycle over the rickety old covered bridge in the woods near her house, she always emerges in the places she needs to be. Vic doesn't tell anyone about her unusual ability, because she knows no one will believe her. She has trouble understanding it herself.

    Christopher Barnes says: "D*mn near flawless"
    "Poor narration"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The voices used by the narrator were disturbing and made it difficult to continue to listen. If the story hadn't been so intriguing I would not have been able to complete the book. I would have enjoyed it better if the narrator had simply read the book.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Zoo

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (454)
    Performance
    (382)
    Story
    (381)

    All over the world, brutal attacks are crippling entire cities. Jackson Oz, a young biologist, watches the escalating events with an increasing sense of dread. When he witnesses a coordinated lion ambush in Africa, the enormity of the violence to come becomes terrifyingly clear. With the help of ecologist Chloe Tousignant, Oz races to warn world leaders before it's too late. The attacks are growing in ferocity, cunning, and planning, and soon there will be no place left for humans to hide.

    James says: "Love Patterson, but this was just SILLY"
    "Good book, but..."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator had a good voice and read the story well, but his voice when reading the part of children detracted from the story. It would have been better if he had continued with his regular voice and not tried to impersonate a child. His tone, and inflection for children's voices grated on my nerves and made it hard for me to appreciate those characters.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Golden Compass: His Dark Materials, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Philip Pullman
    • Narrated By Philip Pullman, full cast
    Overall
    (4806)
    Performance
    (1339)
    Story
    (1358)

    When Lyra and her daemon Pantalaimon decide to spy on a presentation her uncle, the commanding Lord Asriel, is making to the elders of Jordan College they have no idea that they will become witnesses to an attempted murder, and even less that they are taking the first steps in a journey that will lead them into danger and adventure unlike anything Lyra's unfettered imagination has conjured up.

    Arnold says: "A Terrific Book"
    "Loved it!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Any additional comments?

    I can't wait to listen to book two! The story is suspenseful and well written. The narration is superb!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Matthew Dicks
    • Narrated By Matthew Brown
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (236)
    Performance
    (203)
    Story
    (208)

    Budo is lucky as imaginary friends go. He's been alive for more than five years, which is positively ancient in the world of imaginary friends. But Budo feels his age, and thinks constantly of the day when eight-year-old Max Delaney will stop believing in him. When that happens, Budo will disappear. Max is different from other children. Some people say that he has Asperger’s Syndrome, but most just say he’s "on the spectrum". None of this matters to Budo, who loves Max and is charged with protecting him from the class bully, from awkward situations in the cafeteria, and even in the bathroom stalls. But he can’t protect Max from everyone.

    Taryn says: "A Brilliant Book"
    "Very good-but..."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Any additional comments?

    This was an excellent story. As a teacher of young children with special needs, I found the story very true to real life. The only part that I didn't understand was the very end. What happened to Budo?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Good House

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Tananarive Due
    • Narrated By Robin Miles
    Overall
    (1116)
    Performance
    (536)
    Story
    (532)

    Tananarive Due, author of The Living Blood won the American Book Award and is praised as Stephen King's equal by Publishers Weekly. In The Good House, Due sets a story of ancient powers and modern retribution in a small Pacific Northwest town. When a young woman returns to her grandmother's empty mansion, she is pitted against demonic forces that have poisoned her family for generations.

    Rebecca says: "FABULOUS!"
    "Overall a decent story"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Probably


    What aspect of Robin Miles’s performance would you have changed?

    Good narrator


    Any additional comments?

    The story was good up until the final chapter. The end was cheesy- story would have been better if it ended without the last chapter.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Stories: All-New Tales

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Neil Gaiman (author and editor), Al Sarrantonio (editor), Joe Hill, and others
    • Narrated By Anne Bobby, Jonathan Davis, Katherine Kellgren, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (321)
    Performance
    (188)
    Story
    (188)

    The best stories pull readers in and keep them turning the pages, eager to discover more—to find the answer to the question: "And then what happened?" The true hallmark of great literature is great imagination, and as Neil Gaiman and Al Sarrantonio prove with this outstanding collection, when it comes to great fiction, all genres are equal.

    Diane says: "Tales of the Macabre"
    "Disappointing"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from the authors and/or the narrators?

    Probably not from the authors- definitely not from the narrators


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Unknown


    What didn’t you like about the narrators’s performance?

    Very poor accents that were mostly stereotypical and grated on my nerves.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Stories?

    Most of the stories. There were only a few that were good, and on them the narration was bad.


    Any additional comments?

    There were a few good stories, so I kept listening, but most were disappointing and some were really awful!

    3 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Under the Dome: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (34 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Raul Esparza
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9311)
    Performance
    (4287)
    Story
    (4313)

    On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chester's Mill, Maine, the town is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and fall from the sky in flaming wreckage, a gardener's hand is severed as "the dome" comes down on it, people running errands in the neighboring town are divided from their families, and cars explode on impact. No one can fathom what this barrier is, where it came from, and when - or if - it will go away.

    Suzanne says: "The scare is in the human nature under stress."
    "predictable"
    Overall

    This book took a long time to get started and never really got off of the ground. As a long time Stephen King fan, I found it predictable and to be a blend of previously written books. The basic good vs, evil of The Stand, blended with some of the alien invasion features of The Tommyknockers.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Shack

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Wm. Paul Young
    • Narrated By Roger Mueller
    Overall
    (3914)
    Performance
    (1563)
    Story
    (1605)

    Mackenzie Allen Philips' youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later in the midst of his Great Sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend. Against his better judgment he arrives at the shack on a wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare.

    Renato says: "much more than I expected"
    "not what I expected"
    Overall

    If I wanted a sermon I'd go to church.

    1 of 7 people found this review helpful

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