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Ruth Adamson

Dallas, Tx | Member Since 2014

  • 4 reviews
  • 49 ratings
  • 147 titles in library
  • 9 purchased in 2015

  • Safe Haven

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Nicholas Sparks
    • Narrated By Rebecca Lowman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    When Katie appears in the small North Carolina town of Southport, her sudden arrival raises questions about her past. Beautiful yet self-effacing, Katie seems determined to avoid forming personal ties until a series of events draws her into two reluctant relationships: one with Alex, a widowed store owner with a kind heart and two young children; and another with her plainspoken single neighbor, Jo. Despite her reservations, Katie begins to let down her guard, putting down roots in the close-knit community..

    I. Nelson says: "Safe Haven"
    "Not Nicholas Sparks best, but ok"

    I normally love Nicholas Sparks book but this one was only so so. On the plus side, I really enjoyed the narrator's voice. She did a great job with the different characters. On the minus side, this book was predictable with a twist at the end that I really didn't care for. The Lucky One by Nicholas Spark touches on the same issue from a different perspective in a more interesting and creative way.

    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • Divergent

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Veronica Roth
    • Narrated By Emma Galvin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    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."
    "Wonderful Dystopian Novel"

    I was very surprised to find I liked this novel better than The Hunger Games. The manipulation of people is similar but I liked the fact that Tris was a fighter and was not afraid to be herself. The premise of the book was different too, although it had fighting and challenges, it was not the same arena style games that seem to be the theme in so many of dystopian books. I also ended up feeling like I knew Tris and 8 and understood why they were who they were. This author is amazing and I can hardly wait for the next book in the series.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • WWW: Wake

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Robert J. Sawyer
    • Narrated By Jessica Almasy, Jennifer Van Dyck, A. C. Fellner, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Caitlin Decter is young, pretty, feisty, a genius at math - and blind. Still, she can surf the net with the best of them, following its complex paths clearly in her mind. But Caitlin's brain long ago co-opted her primary visual cortex to help her navigate online. So when she receives an implant to restore her sight, instead of seeing reality, the landscape of the World Wide Web explodes into her consciousness, spreading out all around her in a riot of colors and shapes.

    'Nathan says: "Fantastic."
    "A Long Introduction"
    What disappointed you about WWW?

    I thought the premise of the story was fascinating but the book ended up being one long introduction without much of a plot. Near the end of the book, I understood why the separate stories in China and with the apes were brought up, but it was such a long road to get to minor points in the book. All in all, this book felt like one very long, tedious introduction. Although the performances were good, it did not save the story. I would guess (hope) that the next two books have more of a plot and storyline, but I'm just not willing to spend my money or time on them.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Her Daughter’s Dream

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Francine Rivers
    • Narrated By Stina Nielsen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    In the compelling conclusion to the New York Times best-seller Her Mother’s Hope, Christy Award-winning author Francine Rivers explores the sorrow that can tear families apart and the grace that can heal the deepest wounds. Just as Carolyn had formed a stronger bond with her Oma Marta than with her mother, so Carolyn’s daughter is drawn to her grandma more than to a mom who’s caught up in the 1960s counterculture....

    Alaina says: "Great book"
    "Really Painful Start...and doesn't get much better"

    Having read the first book, I was hoping this book would start off with a reconciliation but instead the next daughter born in this line of women was abused physically and emotionally, by friends, parents and clergy. If it was a physical book I would have thrown in against a wall after reading the first 1/3. Things get slighter better until a confrontation near the end when everything is tied up in a neat, tidy bow. I felt the extremes were unrealistic. I'm trying not to give away the end here, but I was just as irritated at the end as I was the begining. This doesn't begin to compare with Francine River's better works, 2 of which are my all time favorite novels.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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