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Lori

bedford, MA, United States | Member Since 2013

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  • Hidden: A House of Night Novel, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By P. C. Cast, Kristin Cast
    • Narrated By Caitlin Davies
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (453)
    Performance
    (390)
    Story
    (396)

    Neferet’s true nature has been revealed to the Vampyre High Council, so Zoey and the gang might finally get some help in defending themselves and their beloved school against a gathering evil that grows stronger every day. And they’ll need it, because Neferet’s not going down without a fight. Chaos reigns at the House of Night.

    Mary says: "Getting tired, but still entertaining."
    "Ok book, annoying audio"
    Overall
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    Story
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I enjoyed many of the other books, but hearing it on audio made it a poor experience. Pehaps much younger kids would enjoy iy.


    Has Hidden turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Yes


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    empashasis on words seemed innapropriate. Distracting. Tone seemed off. Pacing seemed off. It really distracted from the book. I did not like the narrator.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Annoying.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ender's Game: Special 20th Anniversary Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki, Harlan Ellison, Gabrielle de Cuir
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (21977)
    Performance
    (13411)
    Story
    (13550)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: It’s easy to say that when it comes to sci-fi you either love it or you hate it. But with Ender’s Game, it seems to be you either love it or you love it.... The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Enter Andrew "Ender" Wiggin, the result of decades of genetic experimentation.

    Kapila says: "6 titles in the series so far"
    "Solid Sci-fi. Lord of the Flies meets Star Trek"
    Overall
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    Any additional comments?

    Really Solid book. Written well. Moved along well. Lord of the Flies meets Star Trek. Although it's a childrens focus, it was entertaining, smart and had good details about creating a world - like Michael Crighton.
    Entertaining and worth reading.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Piper Kerman
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2572)
    Performance
    (2337)
    Story
    (2351)

    With a career, a boyfriend, and a loving family, Piper Kerman barely resembles the reckless young woman who delivered a suitcase of drug money 10 years ago. But that past has caught up with her. Convicted and sentenced to 15 months at the infamous federal correctional facility in Danbury, Connecticut, the well-heeled Smith College alumna is now inmate #11187-424 - one of the millions of women who disappear "down the rabbit hole" of the American penal system.

    Mark says: "My favorite book of the year, so far"
    "Orange is never the new black"
    Overall
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    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Solid book. A little long and drawn out. At times I even thought I was reading the same page over again. like deja vu. Perhaps prision is like that. I thought it was a good read. An interesting story. Seemed honest. Should have been condensed


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The most interesting is hearing about women's expreience in jail. The groups and cliques. Like high school, only more Oz.
    The ingenious nature of the women cooking and contraband items.


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

    No. too drawn out.


    Any additional comments?

    It's an interesting book with an interesting perspective, but too drawn out.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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