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Allison

Kensington, NH, United States | Member Since 2009

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  • Fire

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Kristin Cashore
    • Narrated By Xanthe Elbrick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (398)
    Performance
    (252)
    Story
    (257)

    She is the last of her kind...It is not a peaceful time in the Dells. In King City, the young King Nash is clinging to the throne, while rebel lords in the north and south build armies to unseat him. War is coming. And the mountains and forest are filled with spies and thieves. This is where Fire lives, a girl whose beauty is impossibly irresistible and who can control the minds of everyone around her.

    Allison says: "Totally Different from Graceling"
    "Totally Different from Graceling"
    Overall

    Unlike the some of the other reviewers, I actually enjoyed Fire more than Graceling. There are some big differences between these two books- they almost don't belong to the same series. However, I really liked Fire, the main character, because she wasn't as hot-tempered as Katsa. I really enjoyed the conflicts between the different parts of the Dells (the country). I found this book to be engrossing, exciting, and smoother overall than Graceling.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Sam Kean
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    Overall
    (2220)
    Performance
    (1425)
    Story
    (1430)

    Reporter Sam Kean reveals the periodic table as it’s never been seen before. Not only is it one of man's crowning scientific achievements, it's also a treasure trove of stories of passion, adventure, betrayal, and obsession. The infectious tales and astounding details in The Disappearing Spoon follow carbon, neon, silicon, and gold as they play out their parts in human history, finance, mythology, war, the arts, poison, and the lives of the (frequently) mad scientists who discovered them.

    Ethan M. says: "Excellent, if unfocused"
    "A bit too technical for the casual listener"
    Overall

    I took basic high school chemistry, but that's it. Although this book goes through a lot of background, I found that it was too technical for me to thoroughly enjoy. I did like all of the stories about elements being used throughout history, and I gleaned a lot of conversation starters from this book. However, when listening to this in the car, I had whole stretches of 15-20 minutes where I lost interest in the audiobook. There were some fun parts to this book, but I would recommend it to someone with a bit more chemistry background for it to be fully enjoyable.

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • The House of the Scorpion

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Nancy Farmer
    • Narrated By Raul Esparza
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (236)
    Performance
    (149)
    Story
    (151)

    When El Patrón dies at the age of 146,14-year-old Matt escapes Opium with the help of Celia and Tam Lin, his devoted bodyguard who wants to right his own wrongs. After a near misadventure in his escape, Matt makes his way back home and begins to rid the country of its evils.

    Allison says: "Don't let the back dissuade you!"
    "Don't let the back dissuade you!"
    Overall

    I was definitely not expecting to enjoy this book. The description was all about drug lords and clones and such, totally not my cup of tea. I was pleasantly surprised! This is a strange but interesting book about a boy coming of age. He is shunned by most of the people around him and treated like an animal because he is the clone of a very affluent and influential man (who just happens to be a drug lord). You'll be entranced once you start reading this futuristic book.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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