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Annette

Liberty, UT, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • The Last Apprentice: Rage of the Fallen

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Joseph Delaney, Patrick Arrasmith
    • Narrated By Christopher Evan Welch
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (194)
    Performance
    (155)
    Story
    (155)

    Thomas Ward has served as the Spook's apprentice for three years. He has battled boggarts, witches, demons, and even the devil himself. Tom has enemies: The Fiend stalks him, waiting for a moment of weakness. The terrifying Morrigan, goddess of witches, warned him never to step foot on her homeland, Ireland.

    Donna says: "Be Warned!"
    "Scary but good"
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    Where does The Last Apprentice: Rage of the Fallen rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I could hardly wait to listent to this book every day. It kept me on the edge of my seat. I wanted to finish it, yet I didn't want it to end. I will buy more of the series. Great story, great narrator.


    What other book might you compare The Last Apprentice: Rage of the Fallen to and why?

    In some ways it was similiar to Harry Potter, only darker, with witches and bogarts and "the dark". Good versus evil. A young hero against the dark forces.


    What does Christopher Evan Welch bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He certainly made each character their own. He was amazing at individualizing each character's voice, they truly came alive


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

    Beware of the dark!


    Any additional comments?

    I loved this book. I am going to go back to the beginning and listen to the entire series. I find it hard to believe that this book is a "teen" book. It has some pretty scary, bloody stuff in it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Woman in White

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated By Josephine Bailey, Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (978)
    Performance
    (787)
    Story
    (786)

    One of the greatest mystery thrillers ever written, Wilkie Collins's The Woman in White was a phenomenal best seller in the 1860s, achieving even greater success than works by Charles Dickens. Full of surprise, intrigue, and suspense, this vastly entertaining novel continues to enthrall audiences today.

    David says: "Gripping novel, excellent production"
    "Victorian"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Woman in White to be better than the print version?

    Never read the print. Of course I love the narrators. Each did a fabulous job.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Not always, sometimes it really captured me and I couldn't wait to continue the story and sometimes it just went along.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    None really.


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

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    I found this book intriguing and tedious at the same time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Inkheart

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Cornelia Funke
    • Narrated By Lynn Redgrave
    Overall
    (1792)
    Performance
    (628)
    Story
    (631)

    Imagine it were possible to bring the characters from a book to life. Not like when you listen to an audiobook with such enchantment that the characters seem to jump off the pages and into your bedroom...but for real. Imagine they could actually climb out of the pages and into our world. Then imagine if those characters brought their world into ours.

    Cynthia says: "EXCELLENT!!"
    "This was a pleasure!"
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    If you could sum up Inkheart in three words, what would they be?

    Intriguing, captivating, thrilling


    What other book might you compare Inkheart to and why?

    ??


    Which character – as performed by Lynn Redgrave – was your favorite?

    All the characters were fantastic! I couldn't pick out a favorite. Lynn Redgrave was "spot on" for each character, but I think I could probably listen to her narrate the phone book!


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

    I was captivated by the story and couldn't wait to see what adventure would befall them next.


    Any additional comments?

    Lynn Redgrave is fabulous as a narrator. I hope she does more readings. I really enjoyed this book and hope that the sequels are just as good. I wouldn't recommended to very young people, the bad guys are REALLY bad.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Crown Tower: The Riyria Chronicles, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Michael J. Sullivan
    • Narrated By Tim Gerard Reynolds
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2294)
    Performance
    (2136)
    Story
    (2142)

    Michael J. Sullivan garnered critical raves and a massive readership for his Riyria Revelations series. The first book in his highly anticipated Riyria Chronicles series of prequels, The Crown Tower brings together warrior Hadrian Blackwater with thieving assassin Royce Melborn. The two form a less-than-friendly pairing, but the quest before them has a rare prize indeed, and if they can breach the supposedly impregnable walls of the Crown Tower, their names will be legend.

    Tango says: "Delicious Icing on a Terrific Cake"
    "Wow!"
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    If you could sum up The Crown Tower in three words, what would they be?

    Delightful, entertaining, captivating


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Crown Tower?

    There was so much action, it's hard to say which moment stood out the most. The beginning of the story captured me and wouldn't let me go!


    What about Tim Gerard Reynolds’s performance did you like?

    Everything. I think he did a splendid job on creating a personality for each character.


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

    Hang on to your seat, it's going to be a fast, fun ride!


    Any additional comments?

    I have read all the books in the Riyria series and I have loved every one of them. I was so caught up in the characters, their lives, the adventure that I actually started listening to them in bed-- you could say I became a little obsessive about them. I hated to see this series come to an end.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Brainrush, a Thriller: Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Richard Bard
    • Narrated By R. C. Bray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (558)
    Performance
    (488)
    Story
    (495)

    When terminally ill combat pilot Jake Bronson emerges from an MRI with extraordinary cognitive powers, everyone wants a piece of his talent including Battista, one of the world s most dangerous terrorists. To save his love and her autistic child, Jake is thrust into a deadly chase that leads from the canals of Venice through Monte Carlo and finally to an ancient cavern in the Hindu Kush Mountains of Afghanistan, where Jake discovers that his newfound talents carry a hidden price that threatens the entire human race.

    Jill says: "BRAINRUSH an exciting, thrilling, adventure!"
    "Edge of your seat!"
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    If you could sum up Brainrush, a Thriller in three words, what would they be?

    When I started this book, I didn't think I would like it, but then POW! It kept me on the edge of my seat right up until the end. I couldn't wait to get in my car and listen. I thought this would make a great "action" film. Some was a little far-fetched, but who cares, it was fast and furious. The narrator did a fabulous job of creating individual characters. Would recomend to anyone who likes action/adventure/no-stop thrills.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The lead, Jake. He was a very well strong, clever and had a lot of hero qualities.


    What about R. C. Bray’s performance did you like?

    He did a great job. You knew who was who. He did a great job on accents, he made women sound like women, nothing falsetto.


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

    Not an extreme reaction, but I enjoyed it so much I getting the 2nd and 3rd book in the series.


    Any additional comments?

    Great thriller, not a lot of foul language, or sex, there was a lot of violence, but not graphic. Would listen to more by this author with the same narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Good Thief's Guide to Venice

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Chris Ewan
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (73)
    Performance
    (65)
    Story
    (64)

    After a particularly bad streak of luck in Vegas, Charlie has retreated to Venice, having vowed to give up a life of crime to write crime fiction full-time. But inspiration has yet to strike. And to make matters worse, Charlie's agent, Victoria, shows up at his door just as his prized first edition of The Maltese Falcon flies out the window with a femme-fatale burglar. Blackmailed into committing a dastardly crime in order to get his book back, Charlie is catapulted into yet another adventure, this one even more explosive than the last.

    Janels says: "A joy to the ears!"
    "Entertaining!"
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    Where does The Good Thief's Guide to Venice rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Loved this book! This is at the top of my list in my library. The action never stopped. You really wonder how Charlie could get himself into so much trouble. Of course it helps to have such a fabulous narrator. Simon Vance makes each character very individual, there is no doubt on who's who in the story. It was fun all around, a lot of humor and action. I am going to start at the first of this series!


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    I could hardly wait to see what happened to next to Charlie. The story just kept unfolding and unfolding. Brilliant!


    Any additional comments?

    This was an extremely fun listen. I would highly recommend it. Another thing that made this book so appealing to me was that it wasn't full of graphic violence, sex or foul language. Throughly enjoyed myself!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Christmas Carol: A Signature Performance by Tim Curry

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens
    • Narrated By Tim Curry
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3975)
    Performance
    (1791)
    Story
    (1788)

    A Signature Performance: Tim Curry rescues Charles Dickens from the jaws of Disney with his one-of-a-kind performance of the treasured classic. Our listeners loved this version so much that it inspired our whole line of Signature Classics.

    Nanci says: "Superb story and reading!"
    "Top Drawer"
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    What did you love best about A Christmas Carol: A Signature Performance by Tim Curry?

    Tim Curry is such a great performer. He put the "wow" in a Christmas classic! Would recommend this to all ages. I don't think I really knew the classic tale until I heard Mr. Curry narrate.


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

    The soul of Ebenezer.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a great listen for everyone. I highly recommend it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Watership Down

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Richard Adams
    • Narrated By Ralph Cosham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2656)
    Performance
    (1983)
    Story
    (1995)

    Fiver could sense danger. Something terrible was going to happen to the warren; he felt sure of it. They had to leave immediately. So begins a long and perilous journey of survival for a small band of rabbits. As the rabbits skirt danger at every turn, we become acquainted with the band, its humorous characters, and its compelling culture, complete with its own folk history and mythos.

    B. Cable says: "Still one of the best!"
    "Unexpected"
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    If you could sum up Watership Down in three words, what would they be?

    Chilling, sweet and sad


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Loved them all. Each one brought something to the story.


    What about Ralph Cosham’s performance did you like?

    He is one of the BEST!


    Any additional comments?

    This isn't a children's book. It is about life and liberty, challenges and defeats. It was brutal and loving. I laughed and I cried, but I couldn't stop.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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