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Lysa Garcia

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  • 14 reviews
  • 124 ratings
  • 575 titles in library
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  • The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Christopher Moore
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    Overall
    (767)
    Performance
    (451)
    Story
    (459)

    The town psychiatrist has decided to switch everybody in Pine Cove, California, from their normal antidepressants to placebos, so naturally - well, to be accurate, artificially - business is booming at the local blues bar. Trouble is, those lonely slide-guitar notes have also attracted a colossal sea beast named Steve with, shall we say, a thing for explosive oil tanker trucks.

    Chris Robbins says: "Very funny, but perhaps not for everyone"
    "Read it!"
    Overall
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    What made the experience of listening to The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove the most enjoyable?

    The crazy funny storyline


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The lust lizard, he's just cool


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

    The inflections and the perfectly timed humor


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

    The whole thing


    Any additional comments?

    Read Moore!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Resurrectionist

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Jack O'Connell
    • Narrated By Holter Graham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (112)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (23)

    Sweeney is a druggist by trade; Danny, his son, is in a persistent coma, the victim of an accident. Hoping for a miracle, they have come to the Peck Clinic, a fortress-like haven in a post-industrial city overrun by gangs. Doctors there claim to have resurrected two patients who were similarly lost in the void.

    Andrew says: "Perfect in every way."
    "Unique read"
    Overall
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    A very unique book, a great read, I've read nothing like this before or since. Recommend!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Red Queen: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated By Bianca Amato
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (868)
    Performance
    (548)
    Story
    (558)

    Heiress to the red rose of Lancaster, Margaret Beaufort never surrenders her belief that her house is the true ruler of England and that she has a great destiny before her. Her ambitions are disappointed when her sainted cousin Henry VI fails to recognize her as a kindred spirit, and she is even more dismayed when he sinks into madness.

    Karin says: "Good book, unsympathetic heroine"
    "A good story"
    Overall
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Red Queen to be better than the print version?

    Of course, you have to have the English accent!


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Less whining!!


    Which character – as performed by Bianca Amato – was your favorite?

    The main character...for her constant whining


    Who was the most memorable character of The Red Queen and why?

    The main character...for her constant whining


    Any additional comments?

    A good book, I mean it's Phillipa Gregory! But the whining...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Timeline

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Michael Crichton
    • Narrated By John Bedford Lloyd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2502)
    Performance
    (778)
    Story
    (794)

    Modern science meets feudal France...dinosaurs still walk the Earth...a secret world of killer gorillas...only in a Michael Crichton thriller! Check out our full selection in our Crichton store!

    Charles Stembridge says: "Narrator"
    "Wow!"
    Overall
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    If you could sum up Timeline in three words, what would they be?

    Compelling, amazing, provoking


    What other book might you compare Timeline to and why?

    A true sci-fi


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The whole book


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

    Yes, very captivating


    Any additional comments?

    This bends your world, the whole concept...and the science is real...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gideon's Sword

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By John Glover
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1163)
    Performance
    (739)
    Story
    (739)

    At 12, Gideon Crew witnessed his father, a world-class mathematician, accused of treason and gunned down. At 24, summoned to his dying mother's bedside, Gideon learned the truth: His father was framed and deliberately slaughtered. With her last breath, she begged her son to avenge him. Now, with a new purpose in his life, Gideon crafts a one-time mission of vengeance, aimed at the perpetrator of his father's destruction. His plan is meticulous, spectacular, and successful.But from the shadows, someone is watching. A very powerful someone, who is impressed by Gideon's special skills.

    James says: "How much disbelief are we expected to suspend?"
    "A great book!"
    Overall
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    A nice departure for Preston & Child. I liked the book, it was tight and compelling. The follow-up was very disappointing!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ice Cold

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Tess Gerritsen
    • Narrated By Tanya Eby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1639)
    Performance
    (980)
    Story
    (971)

    Something terrible has happened in the snowbound village of Kingdom Come, Wyoming, where 12 eerily identical houses stand dark and abandoned. Meals remain untouched on dining room tables, cars are still in garages, and the town's residents have vanished into thin air. This is the disturbing setting where vacationing medical examiner Maura Isles and her traveling companions find themselves trapped during a ferocious snowstorm.

    Babs says: "Intelligent people behaving stupidly"
    "A good read"
    Overall
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    Story

    Not her best book but a fairly good read. The reader's performance was done well. Not one I would read again though.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Micro: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Michael Crichton, Richard Preston
    • Narrated By John Bedford Lloyd
    Overall
    (813)
    Performance
    (696)
    Story
    (709)

    In a locked Honolulu office building, three men are found dead with no sign of struggle except for the ultrafine, razor-sharp cuts covering their bodies. The only clue left behind is a tiny bladed robot, nearly invisible to the human eye. In the lush forests of Oahu, groundbreaking technology has ushered in a revolutionary era of biological prospecting. Trillions of microorganisms, tens of thousands of bacteria species, are being discovered; they are feeding a search for priceless drugs and applications on a scale beyond anything previously imagined.

    Amanda says: "Honey, I Shrunk Your I.Q."
    "A great read"
    Overall
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    Story
    What made the experience of listening to Micro the most enjoyable?

    The great story


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Hard to tell


    What about John Bedford Lloyd’s performance did you like?

    Very well done


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

    The whole book moved me


    Any additional comments?

    A great book from two of my favorite writers!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bag of Bones

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Stephen King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2614)
    Performance
    (1205)
    Story
    (1212)

    Even four years after the sudden death of his wife, best selling novelist Mike Noonan can't stop grieving, nor can he return to his writing. He moves into his isolated house by the lake, which becomes the site of ghostly visitations, ever-escalating nightmares, and the sudden recovery of his writing ability. What are the forces that have been unleashed here - and what do they want of Mike Noonan?

    Amazon Customer says: "My Favorite King Novel"
    "A long uninspired story"
    Overall
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    No, it was the longest book I wish I had never read


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Something good by King


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

    King should stick to writing


    Do you think Bag of Bones needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No, please, no!


    Any additional comments?

    Very disappointing to a long-time fan

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cell: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Campbell Scott
    Overall
    (3432)
    Performance
    (1158)
    Story
    (1169)

    The cause of the devastation is a phenomenon that will come to be known as The Pulse, and the delivery method is a cell phone. Everyone's cell phone. Clay and the few desperate survivors who join him suddenly find themselves in the pitch-black night of civilization's darkest age, surrounded by chaos, carnage, and a human horde that has been reduced to its basest nature...and then begins to evolve.

    chris says: "Entertained"
    "Campy horror"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Beginners of horror


    What was most disappointing about Stephen King’s story?

    Not up to his usually excellent story telling


    What three words best describe Campbell Scott’s voice?

    Dull, bland, uninspired


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    The campy writing


    Any additional comments?

    Not for the typical King fan

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Island of the Sequined Love Nun

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Christopher Moore
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (829)
    Performance
    (515)
    Story
    (511)

    Take a wonderfully crazed excursion into the demented heart of a tropical paradise - a world of cargo cults, cannibals, mad scientists, ninjas, and talking fruit bats. Our bumbling hero is Tucker Case, a hopeless geek trapped in a cool guy's body, who makes a living as a pilot for the Mary Jean Cosmetics Corporation.

    Benjamin says: "redeeming light thriller"
    "Don't let the title scare you off!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    It's a laugh out loud read


    What other book might you compare Island of the Sequined Love Nun to and why?

    There is no comparison


    What about Oliver Wyman’s performance did you like?

    His overall enthusiasm


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Laugh until you cry


    Any additional comments?

    A funky, funny, exceptional novel!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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