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Jodi

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  • Poison Princess: Arcana Chronicles, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Kresley Cole
    • Narrated By Emma Galvin, Keith Nobbs
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (724)
    Performance
    (676)
    Story
    (683)

    She could save the world - or destroy it. Sixteen-year-old Evangeline 'Evie' Greene leads a charmed life, until she begins experiencing horrifying hallucinations. When an apocalyptic event decimates her Louisiana hometown, Evie realizes her hallucinations were actually visions of the future - and they're still happening. Fighting for her life and desperate for answers, she must turn to her wrong-side-of-the-bayou classmate: Jack Deveaux. But she can't do either alone.

    Katheryne says: "I have a crush on YA books"
    "Loved it!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Poison Princess the most enjoyable?

    The story was well written and left suspense, I hate when I can tell what is coming in the story line, but this definitely had its twists and turns.

    The narrator, Emma Galvin, does a great job at narrator, so much so that I chose to read another book because she is the narrator.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jackson, because he seems to be more defined as a character, plus, love those cajun boys.


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

    Keith Nobbs makes his character so creepy, you can feel the disgust roll down you.

    I love that Emma Galvin doesn't make "fake" voices and is just a natural.


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

    Yes, it was. It was done way too soon and was disappointed to find out that there aren't anymore out in this series yet.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Hounded: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Kevin Hearne
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10315)
    Performance
    (9213)
    Story
    (9188)

    Atticus O’Sullivan, last of the Druids, lives peacefully in Arizona, running an occult bookshop and shape-shifting in his spare time to hunt with his Irish wolfhound. His neighbors and customers think that this handsome, tattooed Irish dude is about twenty-one years old - when in actuality, he’s twenty-one centuries old. Not to mention: He draws his power from the earth, possesses a sharp wit, and wields an even sharper magical sword known as Fragarach, the Answerer. Unfortunately, a very angry Celtic god wants that sword, and he’s hounded Atticus for centuries....

    Chris says: "Finally, a modern day fantasy that really hits the"
    "Best Audio Book"
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    Where does Hounded rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Among the very top, the story was good, the narration was excellent, and the sense of humor of the author is wonderful!


    What other book might you compare Hounded to and why?

    No, I don't think I've read a book that was fantasy/humor and that is precisely how I would define this whole series.


    What about Luke Daniels’s performance did you like?

    I love the fact that he can successfully do different voices. His female voices could be improved, but that is to be expected. His variety of other voices is very well done! I am quite picky about narrators and would definitely try another book based simply on him being the narrator.


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

    No, but the humor of the book was wonderful. Caught myself one too many times laughing out loud at work.


    Any additional comments?

    If you like bad puns, mocking and/or comparing to current people/event/movies, I definitely recommend this book. Rarely do I find something that has a similar sense of humor as myself, as I am a lover of "bad" puns and this book was simply awesome in its sense of humor.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Beyond Religion: Ethics for a Whole World

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By His Holiness the Dalai Lama
    • Narrated By Martin Sheen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (766)
    Performance
    (672)
    Story
    (662)

    The Dalai Lama, at his most compassionate and outspoken, here elaborates and deepens his vision for the nonreligious way. Transcending the mere "religion wars", he outlines a system of secular ethics that gives tolerant respect to religion, those that ground ethics in a belief in God and an afterlife, and those that understand good actions as leading to better states of existence in future lives. And yet, with the highest level of spiritual and intellectual authority, the Dalai Lama makes a claim for what he calls a third way.

    TEDDET says: "An Easy and Informative Listen"
    "Loved it!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Beyond Religion to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read the print version, but the audio version is very nice to listen to. Martin Sheen does a wonderful job with the narration.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Beyond Religion?

    I love that the Dalai Lama doesn't talk down to you in this book, but instead provides rational reasoning to why would should find our human connections and how similar we all are.


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

    I haven't listened to any other of Martin Sheen's narrations, but I would be more inclined to purchase an audio book if he was the narrator.


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

    Nothing particular, but he makes very valid points on how to reach a reasoning in society that will work for everyone, regardless of religion or lack of it.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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