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Michelle

United States | Member Since 2015

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  • The Hunt

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Andrew Fukuda
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (194)
    Performance
    (170)
    Story
    (174)

    Don’t Sweat. Don’t Laugh. Don’t draw attention to yourself. And most of all, whatever you do, do not fall in love with one of them. Gene is different from everyone else around him. He can’t run with lightning speed, sunlight doesn’t hurt him and he doesn’t have an unquenchable lust for blood. Gene is a human, and he knows the rules.

    Michelle says: "This had me on my toes from start to finish."
    "This had me on my toes from start to finish."
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    What made the experience of listening to The Hunt the most enjoyable?

    This book constantly made me feel tense and nervous. Everything would seem perfectly calm in one moment and then suddenly everything would change the next moment. At first, it felt predictable, but after a while I was going minute by minute, never knowing what to expect.


    What other book might you compare The Hunt to and why?

    It shares some elements with other dystopian books, especially "The Hunger Games", but all-in-all, it was a pretty unique experience. It was far more thrilling than THG, though they both focus the element of survival.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    At first, I wasn't happy with the narrator, but as the story went on I came to realize that his style fit the main character's moods perfectly. He was a little dull, but when the story picked up he racked up the suspense well.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I think my most extreme reactions were the couple of times that I was literally yelling in frustration when there was something very bad happening and it seemed like the characters
    weren't thinking things through. That was how much I grew to care about the main character. I was literally talking to him, sympathizing with him and gasping when he makes a new realization.


    Any additional comments?

    Overall, this was a great story and I can't wait for more.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • This Is an AudioBook

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Demetri Martin
    • Narrated By Demetri Martin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (92)
    Performance
    (70)
    Story
    (67)

    Demetri's first literary foray features longer-form essays and conceptual pieces (such as Protagonists' Hospital, a melodrama about the clinic doctors who treat only the flesh wounds and minor head scratches of Hollywood action heroes), as well as his trademark charts, doodles, drawings, one-liners, and lists (i.e., the world views of optimists, pessimists and contortionists), Martin's material is varied, but his unique voice and brilliant mind will keep listeners in stitches from beginning to end.

    Michelle says: "This just doesn't work as an audio book..."
    "This just doesn't work as an audio book..."
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    Any additional comments?

    This was really boring and awkward. I love Demetri Martin, but it's just not like his show/standup. It might have been better in text. His narration was drab and uninspired.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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