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Adam

Started to enjoy listening to books after a far too long break from reading nothing but scientific books.

Lund, Sweden | Member Since 2014

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  • Journey to the Center of the Earth: A Signature Performance by Tim Curry

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Jules Verne
    • Narrated By Tim Curry
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1200)
    Performance
    (1011)
    Story
    (996)

    A Signature Performance: Tim Curry, the source of our inspiration, returns – this time, he captures the quirky enthusiasm of this goofily visionary adventure.

    Ramon says: "Feels like Jules Verne"
    "Never really drawn into the story"
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    What did you like best about Journey to the Center of the Earth: A Signature Performance by Tim Curry? What did you like least?

    The mix of adventure and science was invigorating, however the differences of the nature in the book as compared to reality was one of the things I liked the least (I realize it was written in the 19th century and I'm unaware of the knowledge in the subject of that time). Also the constant description of distances in miles/yards/foots, which unless you are used to it, is fairly annoying (mostly since it was mentioned quite regularly).


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    No real reaction and that was the problem, I enjoyed the story somewhat but I was rarely drawn into the story in such a manner that I couldn't stop listening.


    Did Journey to the Center of the Earth: A Signature Performance by Tim Curry inspire you to do anything?

    Not really. I like the mix of adventure and science and will perhaps try to find other books in that genre.


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  • PhiLOLZophy: Critical Thinking in Digestible Doses

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Chrissy Stockton, Sarah Heuer
    • Narrated By Theresa McCarthy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (420)
    Performance
    (371)
    Story
    (377)

    A popular question in philosophy is "How do I know I exist?" That seems really boring, though. How about, "How can I use logic to get over my ex?" If you really love wisdom, you love it in all situations - you don't need to be spoon fed unsolved problems in philosophy, because you're already analyzing the US Weekly you’re reading or your kinda significant other. Sarah Heuer and Chrissy Stockton are writers living in Minneapolis who are determined to do something more interesting with their philosophy degrees than talk about dead white guys.

    John B. Hayes says: "The Worst Example of Critical Thinking I've Seen"
    "A try to generalize a personal story to everyone"
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    What disappointed you about PhiLOLZophy?

    The authors told their personal story and experience, sometimes namedropping philosophers and theories, and made it sound like all life was like theirs. Drew conclusions based on this and tried to tell them as facts.


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

    I might still read about philosophy, but not in this form of self experience philosophy.


    Any additional comments?

    Got this book on a promotion for free and noticed halfway through that it was mostly written for women. I would however not recommend this book to anyone since it is mostly a collection of personal experiences mixed with some blaming on religion and boy/girlfriends and trying to fit situations like religion and partners into simplified compartments.

    0 of 0 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
    (27351)
    Performance
    (21166)
    Story
    (21373)

    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"
    "An end worth telling"
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    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Katniss will always be my favorite character with Peeta as a close second. Apart from these main characters I really like Finnick, who gets a larger part in this book.


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

    Yes, simple yes. Without spoiling anything, this book surely makes you feel in all ways imaginable.


    Any additional comments?

    I would highly recommend the series to anyone that likes these kind of adventure stories! Even if you have already seen the movies they still makes a great listening. Not to mention the fact that you get to know the end of the series one and a half years before the final movie is planned to launch in November 2015.

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  • Catching Fire: Hunger Games, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (29787)
    Performance
    (22913)
    Story
    (23083)

    Katniss Everdeen continues to struggle to protect herself and her family from the Capitol in this second novel from the best-selling Hunger Games trilogy.

    FanB14 says: "Dissent Rules"
    "Suzanne Collins continues to excel"
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    What made the experience of listening to Catching Fire the most enjoyable?

    The way the story unfolds and the narration of Carolyn McCormick.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Catching Fire?

    Katniss and Peeta stood for the most memorable moments, I really enjoy their charm, charisma and development during the series.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Really enjoyed the third quarter quell and the "Hunger Games" part of the book. I think I would have enjoyed it even more if I had not already seen the second movie of the series before starting to read the books. However this should not stop anyone from reading the trilogy just because they have seen the movies, both are excellent!


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  • The Hunger Games

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (35035)
    Performance
    (26096)
    Story
    (26466)

    Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning? In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by 12 outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

    Teddy says: "The Book Deserves The Hype"
    "Recommended to anyone for a great read!"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Hunger Games the most enjoyable?

    Spent a lot of time walking while listening to this book, enjoying a great story in my earphones while strolling around in the city and in parks really made it an awesome experience.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Love the alternative futuristic environment together with Katniss's development and character. I read the series after watching both the first and the second Hunger games movies and always had the face of Jennifer Lawrence and her fantastic acting in mind while listening, which I feel only strengthened the books. Now after finishing the trilogy I look forward to the last two movies depicting the last book.


    What about Carolyn McCormick’s performance did you like?

    After listening to all of the books I can surely say that I loved Carolyn McCormick's performance even though it took me one or two chapters of the first book to get used to her voice instead of Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss.


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

    Suzanne Collins has managed to tell a story which envelopes you in it and really makes you want to know more and to explore more of the world of Panem.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Allegiant: Divergent Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Veronica Roth
    • Narrated By Emma Galvin, Aaron Stanford
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7992)
    Performance
    (7322)
    Story
    (7397)

    What if your whole world was a lie? What if a single revelation - like a single choice - changed everything? What if love and loyalty made you do things you never expected? The explosive conclusion to Veronica Roth's #1 New York Times best-selling Divergent trilogy reveals the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of listeners in Divergent and Insurgent.

    Teddy says: "I hate it when this happens"
    "An ending not for everybody.."
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    Would you listen to Allegiant again? Why?

    Probably not, however I might still watch the movie series when they air.


    What about Emma Galvin and Aaron Stanford ’s performance did you like?

    I took a time getting used to Aaron Stanford's addition to the narration, but once that had settled I started to enjoy yet another solid performance next to Emma's greatness.


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

    The end of a trilogy is almost always moving and this was no exception. Even though not moving in the way I wanted it to be.


    Any additional comments?

    Veronica Roth's way to end the series was very different from the way I wanted it to play out. The entire last book is an almost complete change from the first two and I feel a bit cheated on what could have been a great trilogy. Instead I'm left with two great books followed by a disappointing downfall of the characters and the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Insurgent: Divergent, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Veronica Roth
    • Narrated By Emma Galvin
    Overall
    (11453)
    Performance
    (10366)
    Story
    (10454)

    One choice can transform you - or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves - and herself - while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.

    Lore says: "Decent but not as interesting as Divergent"
    "Solid continuation of the series"
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    What did you like best about this story?

    I really enjoyed the development of Tris and her life in this more chaotic continuation of the series.


    Which character – as performed by Emma Galvin – was your favorite?

    Tris is my favorite character performed by Emma, but with that said I really think she made a great job with all characters!


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

    I would say that the ending of the book was the moment that made the most impact.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Divergent

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Veronica Roth
    • Narrated By Emma Galvin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (17512)
    Performance
    (15836)
    Story
    (15961)

    In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue - Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is - she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

    Grant says: "It's not for me. Loved it anyway."
    "Wonderful start of a series"
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    What made the experience of listening to Divergent the most enjoyable?

    The way Emma Galvin performed the story and the way Veronica Roth put forth that story really made me enjoy it. Many thanks to both of them.


    What other book might you compare Divergent to and why?

    The Hunger Games, without a doubt there are many similarities in the books, but even so this is a great series that earns its audience.


    Which character – as performed by Emma Galvin – was your favorite?

    I loved Emma Galvin's performance, especially for Beatrice. She made the book and the story come alive and I would much enjoy to listen to more of her narratives.


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

    I actually started the book on a Friday and bought the second book in the series on Sunday, so not entirely in one sitting but almost.


    Any additional comments?

    First audible book I listen to and it really made me continue with all the books in both this series and others.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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