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Amy

dragonlovers

Salisbury, NC, United States

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  • Starling: The Starling Saga, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Lesley Livingston
    • Narrated By Lesley Livingston
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (17)

    Mason Starling is a champion fencer on the Gosforth Academy team, but she's never had to fight for her life. Not until the night a ferocious, otherworldly storm rips through Manhattan, trapping Mason and her teammates inside the school. Mason is besieged by nightmarish creatures more terrifying than the thunder and lightning as the raging tempest also brings a dangerous stranger into her life: a young man who remembers nothing but his name - the Fennrys Wolf. His arrival tears Mason's world apart, even as she feels an undeniable connection to him.

    William says: "Disappointed"
    "Can't wait for the next title in this series!"
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    If you could sum up Starling in three words, what would they be?

    Complex and surprising.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Starling?

    The scene where Fenn dicovers his armory and likens himself to a ninja:) After reading the previous series (Wonder Strange), I really love this new redeemed Fennrys.


    Which character – as performed by Lesley Livingston – was your favorite?

    Heather - because she seems to be one of the biggest surprises and there is serious potential in her character. Also really like how Lesley portrays her through the reading.


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

    yes!


    Any additional comments?

    Can't wait till the next book in this series comes out. If Lesley will be reading that one too, I will be delighted to purchase that audiobook as well.

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  • Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By John J. Medina
    • Narrated By John J. Medina
    Overall
    (1603)
    Performance
    (903)
    Story
    (905)

    Most of us have no idea what's really going on inside our heads. Yet brain scientists have uncovered details every business leader, parent, and teacher should know - such as the brain's need for physical activity to work at its best. How do we learn? What exactly do sleep and stress do to our brains? Why is multi-tasking a myth? Why is it so easy to forget - and so important to repeat new information? Is it true that men and women have different brains?

    Beenre says: "My favorite book for students."
    "Brain Rules RULES!!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Every one would truly benefit from "reading" to this work. Not only is the material fascinating, but the narration by the author is captivating! I have taken one of his rules to heart, and listen to about three chapters and then listen to the same ones again. The material and the reading are so well presented that retention is easier for what may be dense information to those new to neurobiology, and neuropsychology.


    What other book might you compare Brain Rules to and why?

    Magnificent Mind at Any Age. Again great easy to grasp info on how our minds work, the different parts of our brains, how things like exercise impact our cognitive functioning.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Haven't decided.


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

    No, even the author would, I beleive, recommend against listening to it in one sitting. Better absorbed in small chunks.


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  • In His Steps

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Charles Sheldon
    • Narrated By Rob Gregory
    Overall
    (41)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (12)

    An all-time best seller, this timeless classic, written at the turn of the century, has blessed millions of people who have asked the vital question, "What does it really mean to be a Christian?" As a young minister, and before becoming editor of the Christian Herald, Sheldon disguised himself as an unemployed printer and tramped the city streets with others in that same plight. He was shocked by the indifference of the Christian community. From that experience he wrote this novel.

    Amy says: "Redundant and sappy"
    "Redundant and sappy"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The language might have been appropriate when the book was written, but reminds me too much of a Disney movie from the 60s with it's sappy story and message.


    What was most disappointing about Charles Sheldon’s story?

    Found it too hard to keep interest with the redundancy of the message over and over.


    Do you think In His Steps needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Yes, one that uses more realisitc and current interactions between the characters.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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