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  • The Fault in Our Stars

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By John Green
    • Narrated By Kate Rudd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9349)
    Performance
    (8570)
    Story
    (8620)

    Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten. Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning-author John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.

    FanB14 says: "Sad Premise, Fantastic Story"
    "A good solid "young adult" story."
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    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed this story. From the first pages it was obvious that no happy ending was going to be in store for the reader. But I enjoy reading/listening to characters with depth and character who actually evolve as the story proceeds. Well worth the time.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Heat Wave

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Richard Castle
    • Narrated By Johnny Heller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1171)
    Performance
    (734)
    Story
    (734)

    The title character from ABC's hit television series Castle kicks off his new series of books featuring tough and sexy New York police detective Nikki Heat with a bang.

    Patti says: "Good book terrible narrator"
    "About what I expected. Closely mimics the tv show"
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    This first book didn't really add anything to the TV story line. It was pretty much like listening to another episode on TV, and a run-of-the-mill one at that. It was sexually more explicity though. Couldn't buy all the blushes Kate Beckett had in response to the Rook (Castle) guy. I thought that was too out of character for her.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Year Zero: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Rob Reid
    • Narrated By John Hodgman
    Overall
    (1020)
    Performance
    (932)
    Story
    (931)

    Low-level entertainment lawyer Nick Carter thinks it's a prank, not an alien encounter, when a redheaded mullah and a curvaceous nun show up at his office. But Frampton and Carly are highly advanced (if bumbling) extraterrestrials. And boy, do they have news. The entire cosmos, they tell him, has been hopelessly hooked on humanity's music ever since "Year Zero" (1977 to us), when American pop songs first reached alien ears. This addiction has driven a vast intergalactic society to commit the biggest copyright violation since the Big Bang.

    Robert says: "Fantastic Performance by Hodgman"
    "Silly, Goofy, Shallow"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Tried, but couldn't finish.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Rob Reid again?

    It was the story, not the storyteller that was the problem for me.


    Did Year Zero inspire you to do anything?

    Yea, exchange for another book.


    Any additional comments?

    It wasn't the kind of silly that made me smile or laugh. More the self-indulgent kind of preposterous goofy.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Pontoon: A Novel of Lake Wobegon

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Garrison Keillor
    • Narrated By Garrison Keillor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (591)
    Performance
    (339)
    Story
    (341)

    Garrison Keillor's latest book is about the wedding of a girl named Dede Ingebretson, who comes home from California with a guy named Brent. Dede has made a fortune in veterinary aromatherapy; Brent bears a strong resemblance to a man wanted for extortion who's pictured on a poster in the town's post office. Then there's the memorial service for Dede's aunt Evelyn, who led a footloose and adventurous life after the death of her husband 17 years previously.

    A User says: "Brillliant but not lighthearted"
    "So-So"
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    What disappointed you about Pontoon?

    The story wasn't all that engaging


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

    No, I have enjoyed most of Keillor's books more than this.


    What three words best describe Garrison Keillor’s performance?

    Mr. Keillor's performance is alway reliable. I enjoy listening to him.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Pontoon?

    I don't know, just more of an engaging story I suppose.


    Any additional comments?

    There were some fun moments in this book, but not enough. I enjoyed his other books more than this and felt a bit let down by this one.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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