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Rachel

MuntinlupaPhilippines | Member Since 2009

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  • 9 reviews
  • 25 ratings
  • 66 titles in library
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  • The Girl Who Played with Fire: The Millennium Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Stieg Larsson
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18826)
    Performance
    (8676)
    Story
    (8706)

    Mikael Blomkvist, crusading journalist and publisher of the magazine Millennium, has decided to publish a story exposing an extensive sex trafficking operation between Eastern Europe and Sweden, implicating well-known and highly placed members of Swedish society, business, and government. On the eve of publication, the two reporters responsible for the story are brutally murdered.

    David says: "irritatingly engrossing"
    "A Girl Who Loves Men Who Writes Great Books"
    Overall

    A thoroughly satisfying book in the second part of a fantastic trilogy. As usual Simon Vance is a genius. Only he could pull off reading this. Bravo! My only complaint is the third installment (here in Audible) is the abridged version. I will sit tight and wait for the unabridged one.

    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • The Graveyard Book

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated By Neil Gaiman
    Overall
    (520)
    Performance
    (309)
    Story
    (313)

    When a baby escapes a murderer intent on killing the entire family, who would have thought it would find safety and security in the local graveyard? Brought up by the resident ghosts, ghouls and spectres, Bod has an eccentric childhood learning about life from the dead. But for Bod there is also the danger of the murderer still looking for him - after all, he is the last remaining member of the family.

    Tim says: "Wonderful story, brilliant writing and narration"
    "A Magical Bon-Bon of a Story"
    Overall

    The Graveyard Book was a delight to listen to from start to finish. So rarely do I come across a book that grips me from the start --- but this did. It definitely is for the younger audiences but even those young at heart (I'm 34) can enjoy this as well. The author can have a second career as a narrator. He was simply brilliant and shone the characters in their proper light.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Touch of Dead: Sookie Stackhouse: The Complete Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Charlaine Harris
    • Narrated By Johanna Parker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1652)
    Performance
    (798)
    Story
    (789)

    New York Times best-selling author Charlaine Harris has re-imagined the supernatural world with her "spunky" (Tampa Tribune) Southern Vampire novels, starring telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse. Now, for the first time, here is every Sookie Stackhouse short story ever written - together in one volume. The stories include "Fairy Dust", "One Word Answer", "Dracula Night", "Lucky" and "Giftwrap".

    A User says: "Good read after Sookie's series"
    "Defnitely worth sinking your teeth into"
    Overall

    Even if you haven't read the Sookie Stackhouse novels or you don't watch the True Blood series this is a delightful collection of stories worth listening too. Narrator is absolutely fantastic.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl Who Chased the Moon

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Sarah Addison Allen
    • Narrated By Rebecca Lowman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (417)
    Performance
    (213)
    Story
    (220)

    In her latest enchanting novel, New York Times best-selling author Sarah Addison Allen invites you to a quirky little Southern town with more magic than a full Carolina moon. Here two very different women discover how to find their place in the world - no matter how out of place they feel.

    Anna says: "Lovely"
    "Must read for 2010!!!"
    Overall

    This is one of the best books of 2010!!! An "adult" story for those of us who still believe in magic. Enchantingly written and wonderfully narrated. This author is a breath of fresh air. I loved this book. Note to men: perhaps this book is more left for the female persuasion ;)

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Host: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Stephenie Meyer
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5264)
    Performance
    (2856)
    Story
    (2897)

    Earth has been invaded by a species that takes over the minds of human hosts while leaving their bodies intact. But Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away.

    Keith says: "Great story in a genre only touched upon before"
    "One fo the best audiobooks"
    Overall

    Stephanie Meyer gets 4 stars but the narrator gets 5 stars!!! Excellent. I could not believe how this book really gripped me. I like romance but not too much and sci-fi but not too much either...this was the perfect dosage of both. Bravo! I highly recommend this audiobook but I'm not sure if men would dig this.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Swan Thieves

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Elizabeth Kostova
    • Narrated By Treat Williams, Anne Heche, Erin Cottrell, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (806)
    Performance
    (256)
    Story
    (258)

    Psychiatrist Andrew Marlowe has a perfectly ordered life--solitary, perhaps, but full of devotion to his profession and the painting hobby he loves. This order is destroyed when renowned painter Robert Oliver attacks a canvas in the National Gallery of Art and becomes his patient. In response, Marlowe finds himself going beyond his own legal and ethical boundaries to understand the secret that torments this genius, a journey that will lead him into the lives of the women closest to Robert Oliver.

    Sara says: "Such Potential Wasted"
    "Calling all art lovers"
    Overall

    It was a slow start and the narrator's voice takes a little getting used to but once you are caught up in the history and romance of it all it is worth the time. Definitely for grown-ups only. If you love sci-fi/action then this is not for you. It did however make me want to sketch again.

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Breaking Dawn: The Twilight Saga, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Stephenie Meyer
    • Narrated By Ilyana Kadushin, Matt Walters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6710)
    Performance
    (3115)
    Story
    (3171)

    To be irrevocably in love with a vampire is both fantasy and nightmare, woven into a dangerously heightened reality for Bella Swan. Pulled in one direction by her intense passion for Edward Cullen, and in another by her profound connection to werewolf Jacob Black, she has endured a tumultuous year of temptation, loss, and strife to reach the ultimate turning point.

    Angie says: "I couldn't wait for the audio book"
    "Guilty Pleasure"
    Overall

    The books series, or rather audiobook, is fantastic!!! A million times more insightful than either of the Twilight movies out there. I also loved the narrator's voice. She made it so I couldn't put the audiobook "down". The movies I found boring but the audiobook series blew me away.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Eclipse: The Twilight Saga, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Stephenie Meyer
    • Narrated By Ilyana Kadushin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5962)
    Performance
    (2371)
    Story
    (2413)

    As Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge, Bella once again finds herself surrounded by danger. In the midst of it all, she is forced to choose between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob - knowing that her decision has the potential to ignite the ageless struggle between vampire and werewolf. With her graduation quickly approaching, Bella has one more decision to make: life or death. But which is which?

    Kirsty says: "Continues to Please"
    "Guilty Pleasure"
    Overall

    The books series, or rather audiobook, is fantastic!!! A million times more insightful and deep than either of the Twilight moveis out there. I also loved the narrator's voice. She made it so I couldn't put the audiobook "down". The movies I found boring but the audiobook series blew me away.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • New Moon: The Twilight Saga, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Stephenie Meyer
    • Narrated By Ilyana Kadushin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5991)
    Performance
    (2384)
    Story
    (2439)

    For Bella Swan, there is one thing more important than life itself: Edward Cullen. But being in love with a vampire is even more dangerous than Bella ever could have imagined. Edward has already rescued Bella from the clutches of one evil vampire, but now, as their daring relationship threatens all that is near and dear to them, they realize their troubles may be just beginning.

    cmclien says: "Emotionally Painful..."
    "Guilty Pleasure"
    Overall

    The books series, or rather audiobook, is fantastic!!! A million times more insightful and deep than either of the Twilight moveis out there. I also loved the narrator's voice. She made it so I couldn't put the audiobook "down". The movies I found boring but the audiobook series blew me away.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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