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Gina Murrow

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  • Scarlet: The Lunar Chronicles, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Marissa Meyer
    • Narrated By Rebecca Soler
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1449)
    Performance
    (1334)
    Story
    (1335)

    Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling installment of the best-selling Lunar Chronicles. She's trying to break out of prison - even though if she succeeds, she'll be the Commonwealth's most wanted fugitive. Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit's grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn't know about her grandmother or the grave danger she has lived in her whole life.

    Jennifer says: "Not sure if fault lies in performance or story"
    "Delivered a romping good story"
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    If you could sum up Scarlet in three words, what would they be?

    Entertaining, unpredictable, enjoyable


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters developed well and the plot twists kept me entertained. I looked forward to this installment for months, and it was as good as I'd hoped it would be.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    All of the train scenes


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Scarlet began to realize Wolf's identity, found her grandmother, & thought she was abandoned.


    Any additional comments?

    I read Cinder, Marissa Meyer's first book in this series, almost by accident. I enjoyed it a lot and waited impatiently for Scarlet to be published, hoping it would be as entertaining as the first book. It was. I love a well-written, thoroughly developed story that has enough twists to keep the reader surprised. Meyers delivers each time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gideon the Cutpurse

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Linda Buckley-Archer
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle
    Overall
    (269)
    Performance
    (138)
    Story
    (141)

    The year is 1763. Gideon Seymour, cutpurse and gentleman, hides in dense underbrush from the villainous Tar Man. Suddenly the sky peels away like fabric and from the gaping hole fall two curious-looking children. Peter Schock and Kate Dyer have fallen straight from the 21st century, thanks to an experiment Kate's father was running with an antigravity machine.

    Anne says: "Like Harry Potter, it's great lit for any age!"
    "This would be fun to read aloud with the family"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This was an excellent story, with enough depth and levels to the story to entertain a variety of ages. Though I read it alone, I think it would make a great read-aloud story with the family.


    What other book might you compare Gideon the Cutpurse to and why?

    Gideon the Cutpurse reminds me of books I loved in my youth. It's a complex and romping story, with plenty of good guys, bad guys, and some that are a little bit of both. I think it is rich enough to become a classic someday.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I loved the scenes where Kate and Peter had to deal with life in the 17th century, then they would fade and get a taste of the 21st century again.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    If you could go back in time, where would you go?


    Any additional comments?

    It's an excellent book and well worth the time to read, no matter what your age.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Overseas

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Beatriz Williams
    • Narrated By January LaVoy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (291)
    Performance
    (254)
    Story
    (253)

    When twenty-something Wall Street analyst Kate Wilson attracts the notice of the legendary Julian Laurence at a business meeting, no one’s more surprised than she is. Julian’s relentless energy and his extraordinary intellect electrify her, but she’s baffled by his sudden interest. Why would this handsome British billionaire—Manhattan’s most eligible bachelor—pursue a pretty but bookish young banker who hasn’t had a boyfriend since college?

    Cassie says: "I WANT ONE!!!"
    "Enjoyable and a little unexpected"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Where does Overseas rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Overseas started out rather predictable and a little confusing, but the action and surprise picks up from the middle onward. It's a fun read.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Overseas?

    It's a time traveling novel, and as the story unfolds, events that seemed inconsequential at the beginning, suddenly take on plot-thickening significance.


    Which character – as performed by January LaVoy – was your favorite?

    Julian. I love the way Ms. LaVoy did his voice.


    Who was the most memorable character of Overseas and why?

    Again, the hero, Julian. He was believable (o.k., and desirable, too)


    Any additional comments?

    It's a great summer read. If you're a little bored at the beginning, press on; you'll be glad you did.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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