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HARRISONBURG, VA, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • Ashes: Ashes Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Ilsa J. Bick
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (811)
    Performance
    (732)
    Story
    (740)

    An electromagnetic pulse flashes across the sky, destroying every electronic device and killing billions. Alex hiked into the woods to say good-bye to her dead parents and her personal demons. Now desperate to find out what happened after the pulse crushes her to the ground, Alex meets up with Tom, a young soldier, and Ellie, a girl whose grandfather was killed by the EMP. For this improvised family and the others who are spared, it's now a question of who can be trusted and who is no longer human.

    Aser Tolentino says: "Another Readable Story About the End of the World"
    "good book not so good narrator"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Would recommend book but not audio version.


    Any additional comments?

    This is my first review, I'm not writing so much to review the book because the book is actually good. This particular narrator is just generally not enjoyable to listen too. She makes the characters sound whiny and stupid. This is the first audiobook I've ever purchased that I have had to buy the paper version instead. So If you haven't listened to it do not waste your credit. Just get it on your kindle or nook, or buy the book outright. I am looking forward to the author's next book, but I will not get it from here.

    15 of 19 people found this review helpful
  • Spider's Bite: Elemental Assassin, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Jennifer Estep
    • Narrated By Lauren Fortgang
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2818)
    Performance
    (2175)
    Story
    (2184)

    They call me the Spider. I'm the most feared assassin in the South -- when I'm not busy at the Pork Pit cooking up the best barbecue in Ashland. As a Stone elemental, I can hear everything from the whispers of the gravel beneath my feet to the vibrations of the soaring Appalachian Mountains above me. My Ice magic also comes in handy for making the occasional knife. But I don't use my powers on the job unless I absolutely have to. Call it professional pride.

    Brian Rygaard Jensen says: "How I got to loathe the story"
    "Easy listen"
    Overall
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    What did you love best about Spider's Bite?

    Decent story, easy listen. Just a fun book.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Liked Cain, a little cliche but everyone likes the straight arrow who falls for the bad girl.


    What about Lauren Fortgangā€™s performance did you like?

    Good performance, male voices could have been better.


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

    Probably, can't find the time to listen to anything that long.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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