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  • Catching Fire: Hunger Games, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (29290)
    Performance
    (22464)
    Story
    (22618)

    Katniss Everdeen continues to struggle to protect herself and her family from the Capitol in this second novel from the best-selling Hunger Games trilogy.

    FanB14 says: "Dissent Rules"
    "Enthralling and well read"
    Overall

    I didn't expect a trilogy for teens would grab my attention, but it grabbed it and keep it through all three books (Hunger Games is vol. 1; Catching Fire is vol. 2). This trilogy is called "young adult" or "teen" only because the main characters are teens; it could have easily been slotted as adult fiction.

    Teens forced to compete to the death on live TV and the evil political system behind it becomes frighteningly possible under the pen of Suzanne Collins. If you want to know just how bad it can get when the government grabs too much power, read this trilogy--you'll be looking for ways to relieve your governments of a lot of their power! I'm off to see what else Miss Collins has penned, though writing anything else as enthralling as the Hunger Games trilogy is not likely.

    The narrator, Carolyn McCormick, does a splendid job. She's a woman of many voices and her voices are all easy on the ear. A standing ovation to Miss McCormick!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs)
    • By Laura Hillenbrand
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11472)
    Performance
    (7455)
    Story
    (7490)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Seabiscuit was a runaway success, and Hillenbrand’s done it again with another true-life account about beating unbelievable odds. On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared.....

    Anastasia Burke says: "Hillenbrand could make even laundry fascinating!"
    "A Gem of a Story"
    Overall

    Well written, well narrated, captivating, and a true story, you'll learn your WWII history while being carried away by this marvelous book. Unbroken is a MUST. I'm a woman and not a WWII aficionado, but this is a book I will listen to many times.

    Those who have given it less than a full five stars were probably looking for something lighter, with less substance, and non-factual—maybe a shallow Dan Brown book.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Shadow Game: GhostWalkers, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Christine Feehan
    • Narrated By Tom Stechschulte
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (781)
    Performance
    (526)
    Story
    (535)

    A man and woman possessed of telekinetic powers. She is the doctor. He is the experiment. What comes between them is a terrifying secret history that could save them or destroy them.

    Lia says: "Sensual and Action Packed"
    "clichéd, clichéd, clichéd"
    Overall

    If you enjoy one sappy cliché after another, you'll get a kick out of this book. The narrator does a fine job, but the writing is amateurish and eye-rollingly poor.

    How did this thing get printed, let alone narrated? Why was it not edited? I smell nepotism or bribery.

    Two stars solely because the narrator did a good job.

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Mockingjay: The Final Book of The Hunger Games

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (26784)
    Performance
    (20650)
    Story
    (20848)

    Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena live, she's still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge....

    A User says: "Conflicting Emotions"
    "Enthralling and well read"
    Overall

    I didn't expect a trilogy for teens would grab my attention, but it grabbed it and keep it through all three books (Hunger Games is vol. 1; Catching Fire is vol. 2). This trilogy is called "young adult" or "teen" only because the main characters are teens; it could have easily been slotted as adult fiction.

    Teens forced to compete to the death on live TV and the evil political system behind it becomes frighteningly possible under the pen of Suzanne Collins. If you want to know just how bad it can get when the government grabs too much power, read this trilogy--you'll be looking for ways to relieve your governments of a lot of their power! I'm off to see what else Miss Collins has penned, though writing anything else as enthralling as the Hunger Games trilogy is not likely.

    The narrator, Carolyn McCormick, does a splendid job. She's a woman of many voices and her voices are all easy on the ear. A standing ovation to Miss McCormick!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated By Charlton Griffin
    Overall
    (2681)
    Performance
    (1806)
    Story
    (1822)

    First appearing in print in 1890, the character of Sherlock Holmes has now become synonymous worldwide with the concept of a super sleuth. His creator, Conan Doyle, imbued his detective hero with intellectual power, acute observational abilities, a penchant for deductive reasoning and a highly educated use of forensic skills. Indeed, Doyle created the first fictional private detective who used what we now recognize as modern scientific investigative techniques.

    David says: "mouth watering"
    "Wonderful stories, wonderfully read!"
    Overall

    I didn't expect to enjoy these stories, despite the high ratings. When I first loaded my mp3 player, I ignored this book for several days, preferring to listen yet again to two other books I've listened to many, many times (Catching Fire and Mockingjay, vols 2 & 3 of the Hunger Games trilogy).

    When I finally decided to see what all the fuss was about, I was very pleasantly surprised! The stories are interest grabbing and the reader is most excellent. Now I must get the rest in this series--and keep my eyes and ears open for the reader.

    Reader Charlton Griffen: Wow, you're good!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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