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Borre

Walnut Creek, CA, United States

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  • 1Q84

    • UNABRIDGED (46 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Haruki Murakami, Jay Rubin (translator), Philip Gabriel (translator)
    • Narrated By Allison Hiroto, Marc Vietor, Mark Boyett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (83)
    Performance
    (70)
    Story
    (72)

    The year is 1984 and the city is Tokyo.

    A young woman named Aomame follows a taxi driver's enigmatic suggestion and begins to notice puzzling discrepancies in the world around her. She has entered, she realizes, a parallel existence, which she calls 1Q84 - "Q" is for "question mark". A world that bears a question....

    Sonia says: "Imagine if you were a character within a book..."
    "Fascinating story, excellent narrators"
    Overall
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    Story
    What did you love best about 1Q84?

    The magical world of Murakami pulls you in. I found myself looking up at the sky, searching for that second moon.


    What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The narrators gave life and depth to each of the characters in a way that made the story come to life.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Umbrella

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Will Self
    • Narrated By Mike Grady
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Could modernity be an illness? Umbrella follows the story of Audrey Dearth, who fell victim to the encephalitis lethargic sleeping sickness epidemic at the end of the First World War and has been in a coma ever since. Arriving at the asylum she still lingers in, maverick psychiatrist Zack Busner becomes involved in an attempt to bring her back to life - with wholly unforeseen consequences.

    Borre says: "Probably a great story, but needs better narration"
    "Probably a great story, but needs better narration"
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    Any additional comments?

    A confusing cast of characters and a story line that jumps back and forth in time and place really requires a narrator that can give life to people and places. That did not happen here, so while I see glimpses of brilliance in the story, I am repeatedly confused about where/when we are...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Night Eternal: Book Three of the Strain Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Guillermo Del Toro, Chuck Hogan
    • Narrated By Daniel Oreskes
    Overall
    (1076)
    Performance
    (963)
    Story
    (971)

    It’s been two years since the vampiric virus was unleashed in The Strain and the entire world now lies on the brink of annihilation. There has been a mass extermination of humans orchestrated by the Master - an ancient vampire possessed of unparalleled powers. The future of humankind lies in the hands of a ragtag band of freedom fighters - Dr. Eph Goodweather, Dr. Nora Martinez, Vasiliy Fet, and Mr. Quinlan, the half-breed offspring of the Master who is bent on revenge. It’s their job to overturn this devastating new world order.

    Melinda says: "When Good Ghouls Go Bad"
    "Great vampire tale"
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    Any additional comments?

    If you are interested in vampire tales with a new twist, you will like this one. Definitely worth a listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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