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WakeUpEvery1

I love books; reading them, writing them, and listening to them! Especially when I'm doing things I don't like, like dishes! ;-)

Rochester, NY | Member Since 2015

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  • Shatter Me

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Tahereh Mafi
    • Narrated By Kate Simses
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (980)
    Performance
    (888)
    Story
    (893)

    "You can't touch me," I whisper. I'm lying, is what I don't tell him. He can touch me, is what I'll never tell him. But things happen when people touch me. Strange things. Bad things. No one knows why Juliette's touch is fatal, but The Reestablishment has plans for her. Plans to use her as a weapon. But Juliette has plans of her own.

    Amanda says: "Don't let the sample fool you - So Good!"
    "Good story, but SO OVER DRAMATIC."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    If you are a tween/teen, yes. this book would be perfect for over emotional teenagers who need constant nonsensical metaphors to describe their feelings.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The kids powers are cool.


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

    Her voice fits Juliette; very breathy and whiney and wah wah wah, poor me, I have super powers and I can't appreciate them.


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

    It annoyed me to know end, because like I said, it was SOOOOO over dramatic. and she is CONSTANTLY using the slash through sentences style of writing and it makes it look freaking retarded. Mafi treats sentences like they're handicapped... This book is filled with over-saturated, painful metaphors like the following:

    "He says it with a small smile the size of Jupiter."

    "Every organ in my body falls to the ground."

    "There are 400 cotton balls caught in my windpipe."

    "My mouth is sitting on my kneecaps."

    "My jaw is dangling from my shoelace."

    "My stomach drops onto my knees."

    "I blush through my bones."

    "My spine is conducting enough electricity to power a city."

    "I am an old creaky staircase when I wake up."

    "Warner thinks Adam is a cardboard cutout of vanilla regurgitations."

    "I am not insane. I am not insane. I am not insane. I am not insane. I am not insane. I am not insane. I am not insane. I am not insane. I am not insane. I am not insane. I am not insane. I am not insane. I am not insane. I am not insane. I am not insane. I am not insane. I am not insane. I am not insane. I am not insane. I am not insane...."

    and that continues on for AN ENTIRE PAGE, and I'm pretty sure it was just filler so her word count was enough for publishing!!!

    Okay. There you have it.


    Any additional comments?

    If you want to keep the hair on your head, don't bother reading it. Or, if your maturity level is above those who read and loved 50 shades of grey, or any really BAD YA fiction. Read GOOD YA, like JOHN GREEN.

    23 of 25 people found this review helpful
  • Neverwhere [Adaptation]

    • ORIGINAL (3 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated By Christopher Lee, James McAvoy, Natalie Dormer, and others
    Overall
    (2133)
    Performance
    (2004)
    Story
    (1997)

    A BBC Radio six-part adaptation of Neil Gaiman's best-selling novel, starring James McAvoy as Richard and Natalie Dormer as Door. Beneath the streets of London there is another London. A subterranean labyrinth of sewers and abandoned tube stations. A somewhere that is Neverwhere....

    Gayle says: "Superb"
    "Great performance."
    Overall
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    What made the experience of listening to Neverwhere [Adaptation] the most enjoyable?

    The cast. The story alone was very good, but the range of characters made this a gem.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The angel of course. Who doesn't love Benedict Cumberbatch? LOL


    Any additional comments?

    I wish more Audible performances were like this one. I realize that's a tall order considering it couldn't have been cheap, but one can hope.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nightwing

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Martin Cruz Smith
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
    Overall
    (232)
    Performance
    (207)
    Story
    (211)

    A community in the southwestern United States falls prey to a plague of vampire bats with a virus which compels them to feed on everything in their path. Martin Cruz Smith, author of the best-selling novels, Gorky Park and Polar Star, mixes Indian mythology with virology in this masterful thriller.

    S. Burrows says: "Excellent book."
    "The narrator put me to sleep"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The real problem here was the narrator. He drew everything out and it almost sounded like he was drunk a few times.


    Would you recommend Nightwing to your friends? Why or why not?

    I would only because the story could have been good.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Richard Ferrone?

    Anyone who spoke a little faster and with a bit more inflection.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Confessions of a D-List Supervillain

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Jim Bernheimer
    • Narrated By Jeffrey Kafer, Talmadge Ragan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1206)
    Performance
    (1113)
    Story
    (1123)

    Exploding from the pages of Horror, Humor, and Heroes, Volume One - it’s the full length adventures of the one and only Mechani-Cal! So grab your battlesuit and prepare to get a little nasty.

    Creativecolor says: "Brillant!"
    "I feel like I missed something"
    Overall
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The names of the Heroes and Villains. They are awfully cheesy.


    Any additional comments?

    It almost felt like this was part of a series and that I had jumped into the middle of something.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Dragons of Dorcastle: The Pillars of Reality, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Jack Campbell
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews
    Overall
    (1256)
    Performance
    (1158)
    Story
    (1157)

    The Mechanics and the Mages have been bitter rivals, agreeing only on the need to keep the world they rule from changing. But now a Storm approaches, one that could sweep away everything humans have built. Only one person has any chance of uniting enough of Dematr behind her to stop the Storm, but the Great Guilds and many others will stop at nothing to defeat her.

    Katie says: "Huh....Well there are dragons. Kinda."
    "I wanted Dragons. I got a story of forbidden love."
    Overall
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    What would have made The Dragons of Dorcastle better?

    Dragons. Dragons would've made a book with Dragons in the title better.


    What could Jack Campbell have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    He could have titled it differently so that I wouldn't have wasted $17 on it.


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Off to Be the Wizard

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Scott Meyer
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3025)
    Performance
    (2821)
    Story
    (2829)

    It's a simple story. Boy finds proof that reality is a computer program. Boy uses program to manipulate time and space. Boy gets in trouble. Boy flees back in time to Medieval England to live as a wizard while he tries to think of a way to fix things. Boy gets in more trouble. Oh, and boy meets girl at some point.

    Charles says: "Fantastic"
    "Pleasantly surprised"
    Overall
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    If you could sum up Off to Be the Wizard in three words, what would they be?

    More than expected


    What about Luke Daniels’s performance did you like?

    Luke Daniels has to be one of my favorite narrators. I love the way he does so many voices, it really helps with visualizing all of the different characters.


    Any additional comments?

    I picked this gem up on a whim during a Daily Deal. I figured $4? Meh, no matter how bad it might be it would be worth it. Boy was I wrong. I absolutely loved this book. I laughed the entire time. The quick witted remarks and retorts flew around the entire time. Very well played Mr. Scott Meyer. My hat is off to you.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Storm of Swords: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (47 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By Roy Dotrice
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18494)
    Performance
    (14708)
    Story
    (14783)

    As opposing forces maneuver for the final titanic showdown, an army of barbaric wildlings arrives from the outermost line of civilization. In their vanguard is a horde of mythical Others, a supernatural army of the living dead whose animated corpses are unstoppable. As the future of the land hangs in the balance, no one will rest until the Seven Kingdoms have exploded in a veritable storm of swords.

    Troy says: "Chapter and part breaks are incorrect"
    "Spoiler Alert ... don't read if you haven't finish"
    Overall
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Storm of Swords?

    a lot


    Which scene was your favorite?

    i don't know. i liked a lot of them. but i love whenever Khaleesi burns men with her words. she is badass.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    no lol omg it's 2 days long


    Any additional comments?

    Can anyone tell me which part, it's broken up into 6 parts for the iphone Audible app, does Joffery die in?? Please?? nessasirfalas at yahoo is how you can contact me, if you want to. thanks ;-)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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