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Scilla

If I'm not reading, I'm listening.

Port Orchard, WA, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • The Son of Neptune: The Heroes of Olympus, Book Two

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Rick Riordan
    • Narrated By Joshua Swanson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2141)
    Performance
    (1916)
    Story
    (1925)

    In The Lost Hero, three demigods named Jason, Piper, and Leo made their first visit to Camp Half-Blood, where they inherited a quest.

    Dana says: "Another great adventure from Rick Riordan!"
    "Par for the Course"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Any additional comments?

    Somehow they got a completely different narrator and this book still came out sound exactly LIKE the Percy Jackson series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Winter Prey

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By John Sandford
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (663)
    Performance
    (579)
    Story
    (581)

    Few writers have explored the human dark side with as much insight and power - and in Winter Prey, his shattering New York Times best-seller, Sandford tells his most ice-blooded tale of all. Minneapolis Lieutenant Lucas Davenport has tracked killers in cities across America. But even he may be unprepared to face the savage murderer hunting human prey in the Wisconsin woods this winter.

    Janet says: "... when Lucas met Winter ..."
    "Davenport...'nuff said"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of Winter Prey to be better than the print version?

    I love Mr. Ferrone's performance.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I love Weather


    Have you listened to any of Richard Ferrone’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I've only heard him as the narrator of this series and so far, I can't imagine another narrator.


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

    I found myself getting emotional when Weather described her parents and when the yellow haired girl ... (don't want to spoil it!)


    Any additional comments?

    Great. Can't wait for the next one.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Shadow of Night

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Deborah Harkness
    • Narrated By Jennifer Ikeda
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6272)
    Performance
    (5641)
    Story
    (5639)

    Now, picking up from A Discovery of Witches' cliff-hanger ending, Shadow of Night plunges Diana Bishop and Matthew Clairmont into Elizabethan London, a world of spies, subterfuge, and a coterie of Matthew's old friends, the mysterious School of Night that includes Christopher Marlowe and Walter Raleigh. Here, Diana must locate a witch to tutor her in magic, Matthew is forced to confront a past he thought he had put to rest, and the mystery of Ashmole 782 deepens. Deborah Harkness has crafted a gripping journey through a world of alchemy, time travel, and magical discoveries.

    Hallie says: "Even better than A Discovery of Witches"
    "Makes it feel real"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up Shadow of Night in three words, what would they be?

    Rich with Detail and meets all expectations


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Shadow of Night?

    I love Diana's encounter with Queen Elizabeth


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

    Wonderful accents. She does a fabulous job portraying the partially deaf Henry Percy


    Who was the most memorable character of Shadow of Night and why?

    Gallowglass. When I met him, I was ready not to like him, but he became a cog in the wheel.


    Any additional comments?

    Ms. Harkness has made 1590's Europe and time travel feel perfectly reasonable and realistic. The research she must have done to provide the level of detail is enviable and I kept dreading that the end of each chapter was the end to the book. Diana and Matthew's relationship and personalities become deeper and they really flesh out as characters. Love this book. Better than the first one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ghost Story: The Dresden Files, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By John Glover
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5685)
    Performance
    (4851)
    Story
    (4846)

    When we last left the mighty wizard detective Harry Dresden, he wasn't doing well. In fact, he had been murdered by an unknown assassin. But being dead doesn't stop him when his friends are in danger. Except now he has nobody, and no magic to help him. And there are also several dark spirits roaming the Chicago shadows who owe Harry some payback of their own. To save his friends - and his own soul - Harry will have to pull off the ultimate trick without any magic....

    Bill says: "Not the best audio book in the series"
    "Not James Marsters, but not bad"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Any additional comments?

    John Glover came into a bad situation. He took over reading a series that has been given life by James Marsters. James Marsters has become Harry Dresden. However, Mr. Glover did a really good job and I just kept reminding myself,

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Silence of the Lambs

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Thomas Harris
    • Narrated By Frank Muller
    Overall
    (734)
    Performance
    (657)
    Story
    (662)

    A serial murderer known only by a grotesquely apt nickname - Buffalo Bill - is stalking women. He has a purpose, but no one can fathom it, for the bodies are discovered in different states. Clarice Starling, a young trainee at the FBI Academy, is surprised to be summoned by Jack Crawford, chief of the Bureau's Behavioral Science section. Her assignment: to interview Dr. Hannibal Lecter - Hannibal the Cannibal - who is kept under close watch in the Baltimore State Hospital for the Criminally Insane.

    Parusski says: "Much more than the movie"
    "Frank Muller IS Hannibal Lector"
    Overall
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    What did you love best about The Silence of the Lambs?

    The narrator


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Hannibal. He's such a messed up dude.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Hannibal remembers back to killing the sailor.


    Any additional comments?

    Frank Muller made Hannibal a detailed, flesh and blood creature. As good as or better than Anthony Hopkins.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Dog Who Knew Too Much: A Chet and Bernie Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Spencer Quinn
    • Narrated By Jim Frangione
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (711)
    Performance
    (619)
    Story
    (607)

    Combining suspense and intrigue with a wonderfully humorous take on the link between man and beast, Spencer Quinn's exceptional mystery series has captured widespread praise since its New York Times best-selling debut, Dog on It. The Dog Who Knew Too Much marks the duo's triumphant return in a tale that's full of surprises.

    LINDA says: "Mystery from the canine point of vew"
    "You can't beat Chet"
    Overall
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    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yep, it's perfect for anyone.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Dog Who Knew Too Much?

    When Chet finds the gold nugget. I really wish he could speak.


    What about Jim Frangione’s performance did you like?

    He BECOMES Chet.


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

    When the kid finds out that his Dad had died.


    Any additional comments?

    A dog that thinks and helps solve crimes. Hell yes! Chet rules

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • It

    • UNABRIDGED (44 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Steven Weber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4775)
    Performance
    (3496)
    Story
    (3521)

    They were just kids when they stumbled upon the horror of their hometown. Now, as adults, none of them can withstand the force that has drawn them all back to Derry, Maine, to face the nightmare without end, and the evil without a name.

    Parola138 says: "I thought I was desensitized"
    "Better with age!"
    Overall
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    Would you consider the audio edition of It to be better than the print version?

    Yep! Although the print version made a big impression on me when I read it 24 years ago.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The development of the characters at two different points in time.


    Have you listened to any of Steven Weber’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Only as an actor-and he's a GREAT actor


    If you could take any character from It out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Richie Tozier. I think he would keep me laughing.


    Any additional comments?

    Steven Weber brought these characters and all of the peripheral characters to life. He doesn't just read the book, he acts it. The characters breathe.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 11-22-63: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Craig Wasson
    Overall
    (18278)
    Performance
    (16268)
    Story
    (16224)

    On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

    Kelly says: "I Owe Stephen King An Apology"
    "Masterful!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of 11-22-63 to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read the print version


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I loved Jake Epperly. He was a deep and complicated character.


    Any additional comments?

    I had forgotten how patiently and masterfully Stephen King builds characters. You don't just get rushed into a story-Slam! Bam! Thank You Sucker. It's a true character building. There is patience and detail in this book. It builds and builds and you have no idea how it's going to turn out and whether Jake will go through with his mission. Ultimately, you end up not caring whether or not Jake saves JFK. You just want him to be happy, have love, and you want it all to work. PLUS-I love the fact that Stephen King brought back Derry in the Summer of '58, just shortly after the Losers' showdown with IT. As soon as this book was over, I downloaded IT so I could see those landmarks and meet those characters again. The nostalgia just made the book all that much better.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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