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Melanie

White House, TN, United States | Member Since 2013

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  • The 5th Wave

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Rick Yancey
    • Narrated By Brandon Espinoza, Phoebe Strole
    Overall
    (472)
    Performance
    (440)
    Story
    (446)

    After the first wave, only darkness remains. After the second, only the lucky escape. And after the third, only the unlucky survive. After the fourth wave, only one rule applies: Trust no one. Now, it's the dawn of the fifth wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth's last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie's only hope for rescuing her brother - or even saving herself.

    FanB14 says: "Not Your Typical YA Dystopian Fare"
    "Enthralling read!"
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    Would you listen to The 5th Wave again? Why?

    Yes. I'm sure I missed things the first time around.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Couldn't wait to turn the page to find out what happened next to these characters.


    Which character – as performed by Brandon Espinoza and Phoebe Strole – was your favorite?

    Can't choose. Liked both equally.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Yes. I had an emotional attachment to these characters. I laughed at things Cassie said.


    Any additional comments?

    I read a lot and have enjoyed many books but this one has to be in my top 10. It was the most exciting book I've read since The Hunger Games Trilogy. Can't wait for the next in the series. And I'm 51 years old.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Fannie Flagg
    • Narrated By Fannie Flagg
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (568)
    Performance
    (509)
    Story
    (508)

    Mrs. Sookie Poole of Point Clear, Alabama, has just married off the last of her daughters and is looking forward to relaxing and perhaps traveling with her husband, Earle. The only thing left to contend with is her mother, the formidable Lenore Simmons Krackenberry. Lenore may be a lot of fun for other people, but is, for the most part, an overbearing presence for her daughter. Then one day, quite by accident, Sookie discovers a secret about her mother's past that knocks her for a loop and suddenly calls into question everything she ever thought she knew about herself, her family, and her future.

    MissSusie66 says: "New favorite!"
    "Good yarn from Fannie Flagg"
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    Would you listen to The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion again? Why?

    Probably not. I'd want to listen to a new book.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion?

    Learning about the WASP's (women fliers of WW2).


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The scene where Fritzi takes a nasty instructor up in the air and scares him.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I laughed through out and got teary eyed at the end. Ms. Flagg always make me laugh.


    Any additional comments?

    I had a hard time with the main character, Sookie, as she lets her mother walk all over her. She grows as the story progresses and she grew on me. However, sometimes I just wanted to shake her and tell her to grow a spine.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Stand

    • UNABRIDGED (47 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6157)
    Performance
    (5427)
    Story
    (5474)

    This is the way the world ends: with a nanosecond of computer error in a Defense Department laboratory and a million casual contacts that form the links in a chain letter of death. And here is the bleak new world of the day after: a world stripped of its institutions and emptied of 99 percent of its people. A world in which a handful of panicky survivors choose sides - or are chosen.

    Meaghan says: "My First Completed Stephen King Novel"
    "Worth the time!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Stand to be better than the print version?

    No but as a mom who spends a lot of time in the car, it was a great way to get to enjoy it.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Tom. He made me laugh.


    What does Grover Gardner bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His voices bring life to the characters.


    If you could rename The Stand, what would you call it?

    I don't think it could have a better name.


    Any additional comments?

    Had read the original book as a teen. Loved it then but got so much more out of it now that I'm in my 50's. Thought passages put back in made it a better book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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