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Jess Russell

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

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  • Shatter Me

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Tahereh Mafi
    • Narrated By Kate Simses
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (831)
    Performance
    (753)
    Story
    (759)

    "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.

    Jess Russell says: "Good story, but SO OVER DRAMATIC."
    "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.

    17 of 18 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
    (15897)
    Performance
    (12392)
    Story
    (12462)

    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"
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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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