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Julia

Poway, CA, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • The Year of the Flood

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne, Katie MacNichol, Mark Bramhall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1433)
    Performance
    (930)
    Story
    (933)

    The times and species have been changing at a rapid rate, and the social compact is wearing as thin as environmental stability. Adam One, the kindly leader of the God's Gardeners - a religion devoted to the melding of science and religion, as well as the preservation of all plant and animal life - has long predicted a natural disaster that will alter Earth as we know it. Now it has occurred, obliterating most human life.

    Melinda says: "thought-provoking, engaging dystopic fiction"
    "Slow going at first, but gets better"
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    At first I thought the dystopic future was a bit unimaginative, but the story gripped me soon enough. I liked the way different narrators told different angles of the story. I'll definitely read it's companion book.

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  • Fall of Giants: The Century Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9619)
    Performance
    (6149)
    Story
    (6138)

    Ken Follett's World Without End was a global phenomenon, a work of grand historical sweep beloved by millions of readers and acclaimed by critics. Fall of Giants is his magnificent new historical epic. The first novel in The Century Trilogy, it follows the fates of five interrelated families - American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh - as they move through the world-shaking dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for women's suffrage.

    Keith says: "Ken Follett and John Lee / Audible's Dream Team"
    "Hooked!"
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    The narrator's mastery of all the accents and characters made the story come alive. The prose was not the greatest ever, but the story moved, and was captivating. I liked how the history was so seamlessly woven into the story. There were many times when a character or event was mentioned, and I went to look it up on the history to see how the actual event compared with the way the story portrayed it. You really do get connected to the characters, though some of them seemed two-dimensional. I think my only complaint was that the end of the book seemed to drag a bit. All in all I think it is a great book.

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