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  • Divergent

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Veronica Roth
    • Narrated By Emma Galvin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15138)
    Performance
    (13707)
    Story
    (13803)

    In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue - Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is - she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

    Grant says: "It's not for me. Loved it anyway."
    "Very enjoyable"
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    What did you love best about Divergent?

    Interesting story, fast moving


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

    The narrator really added some depth to the story, I really enjoyed her voice and the emotion she put into the story. I hope they continue to use her as the rest of the books are published


    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • A Dirty Job

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Christopher Moore
    • Narrated By Fisher Stevens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4132)
    Performance
    (1427)
    Story
    (1442)

    People start dropping dead around Charlie, giant ravens perch on his building, and it seems that everywhere he goes, a dark presence whispers to him from under the streets. Strange names start appearing on his nightstand notepad, and before he knows it, those people end up dead, too. Yup, it seems that Charlie Asher has been recruited for a new job, an unpleasant but utterly necessary one: Death.

    colleen says: "I loved it!"
    "hilarious"
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    This book had my laughing hysterically in my car on my way to work. It is really enjoyable and the narration is absolutely perfect for the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • How to Train Your Dragon

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Cressida Cowell
    • Narrated By David Tennant
    Overall
    (372)
    Performance
    (288)
    Story
    (284)

    Hiccup was a truly extraordinary Viking Hero, Warrior chieftain,awesome sword-fighter and amateur naturalist. He was known throughout Vikingdom as 'the Dragon Whisperer' on account of his power over these terrifying beasts. But it wasn't always like that.

    Hazel says: "Brilliant car-trip entertainment"
    "David Tennant is fantastic!"
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    You couldn't have found a more perfect narrator for this series. I wish it wasn't abridged, but the story still holds up. My boys really enjoyed it (as did my husband and I).

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Night Circus

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Erin Morgenstern
    • Narrated By Jim Dale
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6110)
    Performance
    (5425)
    Story
    (5423)

    The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.

    Pamela says: "The circus of your dreams"
    "lovely"
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    This was like hearing a beautiful painting. The prose in this is vivid that you can visualize, hear, and taste every scene. Highly recommend. The narration is very good.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ready Player One

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Ernest Cline
    • Narrated By Wil Wheaton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9795)
    Performance
    (9113)
    Story
    (9113)

    At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

    Travis says: "ADD TO CART, POWER UP +10000"
    "Super good fun for kids of the 80's"
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    This book was a hoot. It had a good story in itself, but also let me remember a whole bunch of things from my childhood that I had forgotten. Also, it was enjoyable to hear the narrator refer to himself in the text.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Eutopia: A Novel of Terrible Optimism

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By David Nickle
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (60)
    Performance
    (52)
    Story
    (48)

    The year is 1911. In Cold Spring Harbour, New York, the newly formed Eugenics Records Office is sending its agents to catalogue the infirm, the insane, and the criminal - with an eye to a cull, for the betterment of all. Near Cracked Wheel, Montana, a terrible illness leaves Jason Thistledown an orphan, stranded in his dead mother's cabin until the spring thaw shows him the true meaning of devastation - and the barest thread of hope.

    Abraca says: "Entertaining"
    "This is a horror story - not a distopian fiction"
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    I probably could have figured this out myself if I read more of the reviews ahead of time. But from the book description I thought this might be more of a look into a distopian society...but it was really just a Stephen King style horror story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Benjamin Hale
    • Narrated By Robert Petkoff
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (130)
    Performance
    (69)
    Story
    (69)

    Bruno Littlemore is quite unlike any chimpanzee in the world. Precocious, self-conscious and preternaturally gifted, young Bruno, born and raised in a habitat at the local zoo, falls under the care of a university primatologist named Lydia Littlemore. Learning of Bruno's ability to speak, Lydia takes Bruno into her home to oversee his education and nurture his passion for painting. But for all of his gifts, the chimpanzee has a rough time caging his more primal urges.

    Casey says: "Prepare To Be Dazzled!"
    "Mostly good, odd ending"
    Overall
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    The book was enjoyable up until Bruno ends up in New York. That whole section of the book was bizarrely disjointed from the rest of the narrative and really didn't fit in at all. On balance, it was enjoyable, but it ran a bit long given the long rambling in NY at the end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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