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Anna Rickey Montanez

mebane, NC, United States

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  • Chomp

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated By James Van Der Beek
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (216)
    Performance
    (191)
    Story
    (193)

    Wahoo Cray lives in a zoo. His father is an animal wrangler, so he's grown up with all manner of gators, snakes, parrots, rats, monkeys, snappers, and more in his backyard. The critters he can handle. His father is the unpredictable one.

    Janet says: "Performance"
    "Great summer reading"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    He is hilarious and his characters are unbelievable yet realistic and endearing little devils


    What did you like best about this story?

    The pure laugh out loud fun and crazy cast of characters


    What does James Van Der Beek bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I thought he did a great job and would recommend him again. I was pleasantly surprised.


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

    Just laugh and guffaw


    Any additional comments?

    I have read all his books, some twice. I would also recommend Tim Dorsey as another "off his rocker" Floridian, also my birth place, so crazy must be contagious...

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mockingjay: The Final Book of The Hunger Games

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (29044)
    Performance
    (22696)
    Story
    (22917)

    Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena live, she's still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge....

    GS says: "Conflicting Emotions"
    "The performance is the best part...."
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    If you could sum up Mockingjay in three words, what would they be?

    Really all three books had me biting my nails, yelling and throwing the book, crying and then cuddling the book again. I loved the mixed emotions that the author was able to pull out of me so easily. It gave substance that it otherwise wouldn't have had. The character depth was on another level. Brilliant. (oops, more than three words...)


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Finnick. He was so much more than he let others see.


    Which character – as performed by Carolyn McCormick – was your favorite?

    Effie Trinket - her voice was perfect and I could see her in my mind so clearly. and of course Haymitch.


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

    Both. I reminded me of the equally harsh and believable Japanese novel battle royale, which I believe was a screen play first.


    Any additional comments?

    I want to read and listen to all three again. The movies have been ok, not too off the mark so far...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wild Child: And Other Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By T. C. Boyle
    • Narrated By T. C. Boyle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (80)
    Performance
    (43)
    Story
    (43)

    In the title story of this rich new collection, T.C. Boyle has created so vivid and original a retelling of the story of Victor, the feral boy who was captured running naked through the forests of Napoleonic France, that it becomes not just new, but definitive: yes, this is how it must have been. The tale is by turns magical and moving, a powerful investigation of what it means to be human. There is perhaps no one better than T. C. Boyle at engaging, shocking, and ultimately gratifying his readers.

    Nicole says: "PRETTY GOOD"
    "Couldn't get into it..."
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    What disappointed you about Wild Child?

    Because I loved his other books, especially Drop City


    What could T. C. Boyle have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    I guess it isn't the fault of the author. I have a harder time with short stories. I usually love series or really LONG novels with articulately drawn characters.


    What didn’t you like about T. C. Boyle’s performance?

    Most of the time I prefer when the author does not read their own story. Very few authors can do that, and see their work with fresh eyes.


    What character would you cut from Wild Child?

    Didn't get that far...


    Any additional comments?

    Nope.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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