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Bryanna

New York, NY, United States | Member Since 2013

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  • The Spirit Eater

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Rachel Aaron
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (369)
    Performance
    (314)
    Story
    (315)

    With the pressure on after his success in Gaol, Eli Monpress, professional thief and degenerate, decides it’s time to lie low for a bit. Taking up residence in a tiny seaside village, Eli and his companions seize the chance for some fun and relaxation.

    Jessica says: "I wish the next one was offered as an audiobook"
    "Still amazing!"
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    What did you like about this audiobook?

    The narrator for this series is fantastic. Simply brilliant. He totally sucks you in with his performance.


    Do you have any additional comments?

    Now if only books 4 and 5 were available through Audible I would be so happy!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Code Name Verity

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Wein
    • Narrated By Morven Christie, Lucy Gaskell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2332)
    Performance
    (2091)
    Story
    (2091)

    Code Name Verity is a compelling, emotionally rich story with universal themes of friendship and loyalty, heroism and bravery. Two young women from totally different backgrounds are thrown together during World War II: one a working-class girl from Manchester, the other a Scottish aristocrat, one a pilot, the other a wireless operator. Yet whenever their paths cross, they complement each other perfectly and before long become devoted friends. But then a vital mission goes wrong....

    Suzn F says: "Haunting, Beautiful, Exquisite, Special Book"
    "A bit too boring for me..."
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    What disappointed you about Code Name Verity?

    Overall it was just too longwinded and boring for me. I know it was supposed to be "longwinded" in the fact that Verity needs to extend her tale as much as possible because she is a prisoner but there is only so much I can read about the different types of airplanes, controls, and flight patterns.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    The performance was great actually in that she nailed the accent to my ear at least, was easy to understand, and not annoying.


    Any additional comments?

    Overall I just couldn't get into it, and sadly quit about a quarter of the way through. It's just that every time I tuned into listen I would get bored, easily distracted and pulled from the story, and then need to rewind to figure out what was happening. Especially as the main character has so many names and jumps from time to time.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Doctor Who: Dead Air

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 12 mins)
    • By James Goss
    • Narrated By David Tennant
    Overall
    (1420)
    Performance
    (1226)
    Story
    (1220)

    This is an exclusive, original adventure for the 10th Doctor, read by David Tennant. Featuring additional music and effects, Doctor Who: Dead Air has never been previously published. Hot on the heels of a creature that exists through sound, the Doctor lands on a pirate radio station boat in the late 1960s. The creature has already killed some of the DJs, and the Doctor befriends the survivors. But then the lights go out, and a desperate race for survival begins.

    Paul says: "Brilliant story and well crafted audiobook"
    "Story's a bit lacking but it's David Tennant!"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    David Tennant as narrator is amazing, so definitely recommend-able!


    What could James Goss have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    It could have used a bit more fleshing out detail wise, but it was sufficiently creepy.


    Was Doctor Who worth the listening time?

    It was only about an hour long so definitely worth the time! I actually wish it had been more elaborate and thus longer.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Champion: Legend, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Marie Lu
    • Narrated By Steven Kaplan, Mariel Stern
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (707)
    Performance
    (643)
    Story
    (644)

    June and Day have sacrificed so much for the people of the Republic - and each other - and now their country is on the brink of a new existence. June is back in the good graces of the Republic, working within the government's elite circles as Princeps Elect while Day has been assigned a high level military position. But neither could have predicted the circumstances that will reunite them once again. Just when a peace treaty is imminent, a plague outbreak causes panic in the Colonies, and war threatens the Republic's border cities.

    Joki says: "Close of a Very Underrated Series"
    "One big ball of meh"
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    Would you try another book from Marie Lu and/or Steven Kaplan and Mariel Stern ?

    This is the 3rd book I have read by Marie Lu, the first two in this series were pretty great. Not quite sure what happened with this one.


    What was most disappointing about Marie Lu’s story?

    This book became all about politics. What happened to the action? The emotion? Sadly in a book that had a war going on, and major moral questions, all that the book really focused on the polical mechanations. Ew.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    The preformance of the narrator was okay I guess. It felt a bit flat, but a lot of that blame lays at the feet of the written material.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Catching Fire: Hunger Games, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (31889)
    Performance
    (24753)
    Story
    (24941)

    Katniss Everdeen continues to struggle to protect herself and her family from the Capitol in this second novel from the best-selling Hunger Games trilogy.

    FanB14 says: "Dissent Rules"
    "Horrible Narrator"
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    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator completely kills this book. I could only listen to half of the audio book before I quit and got a print copy from the library. She sounded like she was a 40 year old woman while she was narrating then like a breathy 13 year old girl when she was portraying Katniss. Ew. At first that was the only thing that annoyed me, but then her entire portrayal got to me. The way she read Katniss made her seem sooooo weak. Now don't get me wrong the dialog itself plays a big part of that but her inflection was always so whiney!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cloak & Silence: The League; Book 6 of First Generation

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Sherrilyn Kenyon
    • Narrated By Holter Graham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (234)
    Performance
    (217)
    Story
    (220)

    One of the fiercest soldiers the Phrixians have ever produced, Maris Sulle has been an outsider his whole life. He grew up with a secret that cost him everything - his birthright, his family, his military career. He's only ever had one love, and Maris has sacrificed that to see his best friend reunited with the woman he loves. His good deed done, he now feels lost and adrift. Even though his new family does its best to include him, he's once again on the outside looking in.

    Heather says: "Sherrilyn and Holter are back!"
    "A bit dramatic but so adorable!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Cloak & Silence to be better than the print version?

    With this book I think you could go either the audio or print route.


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

    Graham did a fantastic job of bringing the emotion to forefront of every scene. My only complaint was that the differences in the two main characters voices weren't different enough, so in dialogue heavy scenes I did find myself a bit confused as to who was saying what. Oddly enough thoug every other character was totally discernable!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    The adorableness of Ture's and Maris's interactions had me ahhhhh in almost continuously. Then again sometimes the OVER dramatics had me rolling me eyes as well!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hunted: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Kevin Hearne
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4747)
    Performance
    (4402)
    Story
    (4399)

    For a 2,000-year-old Druid, Atticus O’Sullivan is a pretty fast runner. Good thing, because he’s being chased by not one but two goddesses of the hunt - Artemis and Diana - for messing with one of their own. Dodging their slings and arrows, Atticus, Granuaile, and his wolfhound Oberon are making a mad dash across modern-day Europe to seek help from a friend of the Tuatha Dé Danann. His usual magical option of shifting planes is blocked, so instead of playing hide-and-seek, the game plan is...run like hell.

    D says: "Another Serving of Hilari-tea"
    "Great installment in a great series!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would definitely recommend this book as well as the rest of the series to anyone! The stories are fantastic and Luke Daniels does a fantastic job of bringing the characters to life in a very believeable and unique way.


    What did you like best about this story?

    This novel was definitely more of a filler novel plot wise in the Iron Druid series, as it does quite a bit to set up for the climax of the story arc, but seeing how Atticus, Granuaile, and Oberone have grown into a little family even while dealing with godly politics, assassins, and a serious loack of sausage in Oberone's opinion was awesome.


    Which character – as performed by Luke Daniels – was your favorite?

    Oberone will always be my favorite charcter just because of his personality but the addition of Mr. Daniels as his voice made me love the wolfhound even more!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    The books in this series always make me literally laugh out loud and this installment was no different!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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