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Alissa

ROYAL OAK, MI, United States | Member Since 2011

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    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Lissa Price
    • Narrated By Rebecca Lowman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (126)
    Performance
    (112)
    Story
    (113)

    Sixteen-year-old Callie lost her parents when the genocide spore wiped out everyone except those who were vaccinated first - the very young and very old. With no grandparents to claim Callie and her little brother, they go on the run, living as squatters, and fighting off unclaimed renegades who would kill for a cookie. Hope comes via Prime Destinations, run by a mysterious figure known only as The Old Man. He hires teens to rent their bodies to seniors, known as enders, who get to be young again.

    Amy says: "A good listen but doesn't make sense"
    "Another chilling addition to YA Dystopias"
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    I suppose dystopia is a bit of a misnomer, no one in this world think's it's ideal, but they cope as they can and do their best to ignore the uncomfortable truths of their tragic society. Callie, the desperate protagonist, will do whatever it takes to provide for her young, sick brother, Tyler. And let me tell you, she does. Now, if you don't get chills at the end of the book, you need to go back and listen to it again (I plan to anyways, because what's revealed at the end makes you question everything!). Rebecca Lowman does a truly great performance, very well paced and I just love how she makes every character so distinct. I recommend it to any fan of Divergent or Uglies, this book is a start of a very good (two book) series.

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  • The Cuckoo's Calling

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Robert Galbraith
    • Narrated By Robert Glenister
    Overall
    (7049)
    Performance
    (6414)
    Story
    (6423)

    After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: his sister, the legendary supermodel Lula Landry, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man.

    Tracey says: "Unbelievable debut mystery set in London"
    "The Amazing Robert Glenister"
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    The varied voice acting of Robert Glenister made this a real winner in my book! From the gruff protagonist to the chirpy secretary to the oh so evil... well, I won't spoil it, because it's a real kicker. Jo Rowling (under the pseudonym of Robert Galbraith) writes another great detective mystery, akin to the page-turning, take-your-breath-away, I-can't-believe-I-missed-that! mysteries oh her other famous series. The Cuckoo's Calling has a real pull, and if you aren't turned away by some of the rough language, I think you'll just love it.

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