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  • Lure of the Dead: The Last Apprentice, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Joseph Delaney, Patrick Arrasmith
    • Narrated By Christopher Evan Welch
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (123)
    Performance
    (116)
    Story
    (119)

    Thomas Ward is the seventh son of a seventh son, and apprentice to the local Spook. He has battled boggarts, witches, and the most powerful evils of the Dark. But his most trying task is yet to come. When Tom and the Spook are deceived by one they trust, they find themselves in the most terrifying danger yet. Blood-hungry creatures have invaded a sleepy village. Tom can save the Spook - and the whole county - but only by betraying one of his greatest allies. With everything on the line, Tom must have the courage to stand and fight, and to face a choice that could break his heart.

    knachy says: "Still brilliant"
    "Still brilliant"
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    Where does Lure of the Dead rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is a great book. Still one of my favorite series to listen to. Way more intense than most my other selections


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Lure of the Dead?

    I love the suspense and mind tricks. You never know what's happening


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

    I LOVE HIM. he is probably my favorite readers. Great change of voice for characters.


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

    Can't spoil it. But the love between some characters, surpass the intense gore that slpa you in the face


    Any additional comments?

    JUST GREAT

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Genie Within: Your Subconscious Mind - How It Works and How to Use It

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Harry W. Carpenter
    • Narrated By Matt Stone
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (128)
    Performance
    (115)
    Story
    (113)

    Your subconscious mind is powerful and will work for you without effort. It also works against you based on programs and concepts learned in childhood. Learn how to reprogram your mind to override these immature programs.

    Diana says: "Fast, Clean, Effective explanation and techniques"
    "HORRIBLE Narration... Not terrible book"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I don't know to be honest. From the beginning, the author admits most of the book wasn't really his work, but mostly his research based on many other books and websites.

    With that said, is nice to have someone do the work for you, so I was still curious, and as always, I kept an open mind and gave it a chance.

    But this narrator is just HORRIBLE!

    IS LIKE LISTENING TO TOSH.0 READING ABOUT CONSCIOUSNESS!

    He reads too fast at time, and chuckles to himself!
    He changes voices when there's a quote, but not only is he changing it to an extreme but almost sounds like he makes fun of the voice!
    He would be better reading a funny fiction book, or a teen comedy book.

    Is just way distracting, and ruins the material entirely. Is ok to be casual, but this type of book shouldn't have the feel of a comedian.

    RUINED. Can't get through it. Too upsetting.


    If you’ve listened to books by Harry W. Carpenter before, how does this one compare?

    Haven't listened to any other, but if they have the same narrator, I won't be listening to them.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Matt Stone?

    ANYONE serious about the subject.


    Do you think The Genie Within: Your Subconscious Mind - How It Works and How to Use It needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Can't say. Can't finish it. Will return.


    Any additional comments?

    Hope this narrator reads the reviews and learns to read according to the subject of the books. Is really frustrating and a waste of time and money for everyone.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lightworker: Understand Your Sacred Role as Healer, Guide, and Being of Light

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Sahvanna Arienta
    • Narrated By Sheila Book
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (37)
    Performance
    (36)
    Story
    (35)

    Are you a Lightworker? It is the Lightworkers' mission to lend their light energy to a planet heavy with fear and negativity. But Lightworkers aren't all well known spiritual gurus. They are musicians and artists, shopkeepers, accountants, stay-at-home moms, and people you pass on the street. They share their gifts by speaking out for those who have no voice and they create glorious works of art that beautify our planet or write music that elevates our spirits.

    johanna says: "great information, mechanical narration"
    "It was okay"
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    What made the experience of listening to Lightworker the most enjoyable?

    The writing is good. The author seems to know what she's talking about and comes off very natural. I did think there was more (example) stories than actual information. I suppose that's not terrible, as many of us learn better with examples, but I was left a bit hungry for more information.

    It wasn't so much about "Understand Your Sacred Role as Healer, Guide, and Being of Light" but more like "Examples of Psychic encounters for me and my family." To be fair, she does explain many things at first, but again, most of the book was about examples and stories from her life.

    I did not love the narrator. Is the second time I'm not happy with her reading. No offense to the narrator at all. I just didn't think her narrating matches the book. It got old quick. It was too bad, because I was interested in listening to the end.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The way the author communicates to her audience


    Did Sheila Book do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    There wasn't many "characters" but she wasn't my favorite narrator ever.


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

    I don't think you can make a movie for this book. Unless it was a documentary...I guess the title of the book would work.


    Any additional comments?

    I don't know exactly what makes the narration annoying. Again, is too bad, because I will listen to one more book by Sahvanna, and I saw it has the same narrator... :/Hope it has less examples and less exaggerated narration

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • 11:11 the Time Prompt Phenomenon: The Meaning Behind Mysterious Signs, Sequences, and Synchronicities

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Marie D. Jones, Larry Flaxman
    • Narrated By Sheila Book
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Is it happening to you? You wake up at night, look at the clock, and notice that it is 11:11 p.m. This happens again the next night, and the next. You think it is a coincidence, but what if you were to discover that it was happening to others - possibly millions of others--all over the world? And that it meant something...something important? The reports of people noticing strange and repeated associations with the number 11 are on the rise, prompting theories connecting this phenomenon with the coming Mayan calendar end date of 12/21/2012.

    Chelsee says: "Very Thought Provoking"
    "What a disappointment"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    If the book would've been more than personal experiences, but more of a study and conclusion. Not just a bunch of stories when X person saw 11:11


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Something SERIOUS and actually studied.


    What didn’t you like about Sheila Book’s performance?

    I didn't like ANYTHING. She was way too cheery for this *kind* of book, and she reads as if she wants to be over with it. Way too fast and too (fake) happy.


    What character would you cut from 11:11 the Time Prompt Phenomenon?

    Ugh. It was all bad


    Any additional comments?

    I'm returning this.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • I Am Alice: The Last Apprentice, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Joseph Delaney, Patrick Arrasmith
    • Narrated By Angela Goethals
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (90)
    Performance
    (83)
    Story
    (83)

    I must be brave. I must do what has to be done. I am Alice. Alice is the most powerful witch the county has ever seen. She may one day be the most evil. But Alice is also the best friend - and true love - of Tom Ward. Together they work to defeat the Fiend - the world's greatest evil - once and for all. They have nearly everything they need, all except a blade hidden in the Dark, the Fiend's domain. So Alice ventures there to find it. She faces the most terrifying creatures in existence. And she once again battles old enemies who bear grudges: Bony Lizzie, Bloodeye, and more.

    Bill says: "Good Story, Terrible Performance"
    "Great story. Terrible narrator. Ruined it"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of I Am Alice to be better than the print version?

    It would've been but no. The narrator is just terrible. I couldn't finish "Slither" thanks to her. She is NOT a good narrator for these books. Way over dramatic and boring. Changed the character entirely. I am extremely disappointed because Alice is such an important character, why ruin her? Please NEVER use Angela for these books again. PLEASE listen/read the ratings. We are the ones who buy. We are the ones who love or hate the audiobooks. Don't ruin it for us anymore. It was such a great book series.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    It's Alice, because she's just a great character. But the narrator is the worse thing that could've happened to Alice. RUINED


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Angela Goethals?

    Christopher Evan Welch. He did great with all the other books. You know a narrator is bad if people prefer a MAN reading as a girl instead of a WOMAN. He was great. PLEASE don't have her ever again in this series.


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

    Yes. I wanted to cry when I found out Angela was reading this book. I never finished Slither and even returned it thanks to her. So audible is losing money thanks to her terrible narration.


    Any additional comments?

    PLEASE DONT LET HER NARRATE ANY MORE OF THESE BOOKS!!!!!!!!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Slither: The Last Apprentice, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Joseph Delaney
    • Narrated By Christopher Evan Welch, Angela Goethals
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (99)
    Performance
    (91)
    Story
    (91)

    The dark is full of terrifying creatures. And Tom Ward - the seventh son of a seventh son, and the Spook's last apprentice - hasn't seen all of them. Far from the county, one named Slither has lived for hundreds of years, hunting blood. But a dying father binds the monster to a bargain. If Slither will take his two youngest daughters safely to their family in the south, then the eldest daughter, Nessa, is his.

    Dana says: "Good story, but....."
    "Im a fan, but this one is the one I'll return."
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I am a loyal Delaney fan, and these series are my latest addiction, but this book ruined it for me. I couldn't even get half way. And it wasn't because of the story or Christopher Evan Welch. I absolutely love Christopher Evan Welch. Great narrator. Love even his female performances.But I can't listen to Angela Goethals' performance. No offense and nothing personal. She just ruined it for me. Her performance is completely exaggerated, over dramatic and plain inappropriate for the character and theme. Is like she is reading some dramatic poetry, she tries waaaay too hard. Is just so unsettling and very hard to listen to. Her character is a young girl, and there's no way a young girl in the situation that she is, that anyone would talk like that. PLEASE, for future books, keep Christopher as the sole narrator. He does a great job and is hard to get used to a new (overdramatic and unsettling) new narrator when we are just used to him already. Everything was perfect up until they added Angela.I am returning this audiobook just because I can't take her narration. I just can't. Is ruined.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Can't say much about the story. It was alright so far. Is the performance that ruined it, and I guess I'll never know unless I read it on paper.


    What aspect of Christopher Evan Welch and Angela Goethals ’s performance would you have changed?

    Just take off Angela Goethals altogether. Christopher Evan Welch does a superb job alone and we are used to him.


    Do you think Slither needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    I don't know. Couldn't finish it. Huge turn off by female narrator.


    Any additional comments?

    Please keep Christopher Evan Welch alone.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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