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C. Bolliger

Madam C

Boise, ID | Member Since 2011

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  • 12 reviews
  • 22 ratings
  • 130 titles in library
  • 11 purchased in 2014
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  • Follow the River

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By James Alexander Thom
    • Narrated By David Drummond
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (342)
    Performance
    (292)
    Story
    (293)

    Mary Ingles was 23, happily married, and pregnant with her third child when Shawnee Indians invaded her peaceful Virginia settlement in 1755 and kidnapped her, leaving behind a bloody massacre. For months they held her captive. But nothing could imprison her spirit. With the rushing Ohio River as her guide, Mary Ingles walked one thousand miles through an untamed wilderness no white woman had ever seen.

    Marie says: "Amazing tale of survival"
    "Amazing"
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    This book was more raw than I expected, some of the events that happened were so horrific that they were almost hard to listen to. As I listened to it I just couldn't help but marvel that this is based on a real story, what a strong woman! The narrator did a great job with the voices, especially an Irish woman's voice. I loved everything about it and would recommend it to anyone interested in a woman's struggle for freedom and respect.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Callis Rose

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Mark Tufo
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (343)
    Performance
    (322)
    Story
    (325)

    Callis Rose is a girl blessed with a gift from above or cursed with a ruthless power she barely understands; it's really just a matter of degrees. As her family life is turned asunder she is thrown into an indifferent Social Services program where she defends herself the only way she knows how. Callis is moved from home to home until she finally settles at the Lowries. As she starts her first day of high school she meets both her favorite and least favorite person. Both happen to be part of the same household.

    Teddy says: "I wanted Callis to have a happy ending but..."
    "A good listen, went by too fast"
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    I really liked this book and the narrator. I enjoy a story where the main character is neither good nor bad, black or white, but grey. Callis' struggles between good and crazy and the ending (no spoiler) was sad, but really the best way to end this type of story. The preppy girls were a bit stereotypical and some of the situations a bit extreme, I think the writer wanted to imply that Callis draws in the extreme, but they didn't really get into that. I don't remember if this was a young reader book or not, but there is some language and some graphic material and I am not sure how young would be ok to read it, I guess I read Flowers in the Attic when I was young and I am only mildly scared for life!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Night Circus

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Erin Morgenstern
    • Narrated By Jim Dale
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6381)
    Performance
    (5674)
    Story
    (5670)

    The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.

    Pamela says: "The circus of your dreams"
    "Magical"
    Overall
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    What a fun and creative story! The narration was perfect and it threw me into the depths of this amazing world without as much as a bump in the road. Not to give too much away, but the love story is one for the ages. I felt the pace of the story was perfect and the descriptions or the circus were well suited for the imagination. It is a bit heavy for young readers, I am not sure what a good age would be to read this, but for adults this is a must read (listen).

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Golden Compass: His Dark Materials, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Philip Pullman
    • Narrated By Philip Pullman, full cast
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5116)
    Performance
    (1620)
    Story
    (1641)

    When Lyra and her daemon Pantalaimon decide to spy on a presentation her uncle, the commanding Lord Asriel, is making to the elders of Jordan College they have no idea that they will become witnesses to an attempted murder, and even less that they are taking the first steps in a journey that will lead them into danger and adventure unlike anything Lyra's unfettered imagination has conjured up.

    Arnold says: "A Terrific Book"
    "I LOVE these audio books"
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    This series is amazing! I know it is young reader, but I just couldn't help myself. Even though these were written with a younger audience in mind I very much think that the story should be read by adults. I was entertained through and through. The world and the story are so fantastic! The narrator did an amazing job. Now that I've listened to all of the books I am a bit sad that they are over. I would and have recommended these books for young adult and adults young at heart.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By E. L. James
    • Narrated By Becca Battoe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15354)
    Performance
    (12675)
    Story
    (13316)

    When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.

    Amazon Customer says: "Holy Crap minus the Holy"
    "Ugh, glad it's over"
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    This book is so poorly composed, the writing is terrible! If I have to hear "My inner goddess" one more time I think I'll flip out. This overreaching soft core porn novel is overshadowed by any romance novel you can pick up in paperback. I am so tired of the "powerful" woman character that isn't powerful at all. Anastasia is everything I dislike about woman characters, seemingly intelligent yet drops everything for a handsome man. Here he is, suggesting horrible things and she thinks it's ok because of his handsome face. Sigh. Maybe the other books redeem her character, but there is no way I would ever spend my time listening to this back and forth romance of two people I could care less about. Maybe if it was written better, leave out some of the inner goddess BS and make her character have a bit more depth beyond "Oh my, he wants me?" and "don't buy me things, I am not a prostitute". The same dialog over and over and over. The sex scenes were ok and as any roman novel reader will attest to those are important, but the story supporting the sex scenes was just so annoying and felt very "high-schoolish". The narrator did a good job, I am having a hard time giving them good marks simply because it was so difficult to listen to the dialog. I do not recommend this book and I am not sure why it has so much popularity.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Grimm Tales for Young and Old

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Philip Pullman
    • Narrated By Samuel West
    Overall
    (44)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (38)

    In this enchanting selection of fairy tales, award-winning author Philip Pullman presents his 50 favourite stories from the Brothers Grimm in a 'clear as water' retelling, making them feel fresh and unfamiliar with his dark, distinctive voice.

    C. Bolliger says: "A fun listen between big books"
    "A fun listen between big books"
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    I enjoyed listening to these between breaks listing to other bigger books. I thought the narration was fun and enjoyed the way the stories were read very much. I do not like all of the Grimm Tales and most of them I think I've heard one place or another, but the narration and the new twist on an old classic has made this a recommend.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • 11-22-63: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Craig Wasson
    Overall
    (17887)
    Performance
    (15904)
    Story
    (15861)

    On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

    Kelly says: "I Owe Stephen King An Apology"
    "Stephen King style without the Stephen King Horror"
    Overall
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    I am an avid reader of anything Stephen King, not that I like all of his work, but I do like most of it. For some reason I wasn't interested in the premise of the book, it seemed to fluffy or something. In any case I gave it a chance, is it the best Stephen Kig book, no, but I am glad that I listened to it.

    What I found most fascinating was the little fact tidbits that one wouldn’t normally think of, like the smell of the 1950s due to a lack of regulation on car emissions and factories. I like the tiny details in this book and the overlying plot was something that kept me going from chapter to chapter.

    The love story became a bit daunting a times, but the ending of the book made those lulls worthwhile. Most importantly I think it ended well, which is always a little nerve racking with these types of stories. I liked the characters and the narration of these characters and I enjoyed where they all ended up at the end of the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Unwind

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Neal Shusterman
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    Overall
    (969)
    Performance
    (823)
    Story
    (825)

    Conner's parents want to be rid of him because he's a troublemaker. Risa has no parents and is being unwound to cut orphanage costs. Lev's unwinding has been planned since his birth, as part of his family's strict religion. Brought together by chance, and kept together by desperation, these three unlikely companions make a harrowing cross-country journey, knowing their lives hang in the balance.

    SoCalBonnie says: "It won me over completely"
    "I just loved this book"
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    I will not get too wordy with my review. The story is very unique and haunting. There are a few scenes in the story that are eerie and I knew where it was going, but couldn't stop listening.

    At first the narration seemed a little too yelled instead of spoken, but after a few minutes I was so enthralled with the story that the narration no longer bothered me.

    Overall I would recommend this story to anyone that likes post apocalypse tales about a government gone sour and heroes in unlikely places.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • I, Zombie

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Hugh Howey
    • Narrated By Paula Christensen, Lucien Dodge, Mozhan Marno, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (53)
    Performance
    (49)
    Story
    (49)

    This book contains foul language and fouler descriptions of life as a zombie. It will offend most anyone, so proceed with caution or not at all. And be forewarned: This is not a zombie book. This is a different sort of tale. It is a story about the unfortunate, about those who did not get away. It is a human story at its rotten heart. It is the reason we can't stop obsessing about these creatures, in whom we see all too much of ourselves.

    Mike Naka says: "why you DON'T want to be a zombie!"
    "Wow...."
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    All I can say is wow, what a gruesome and grotesque story. I loved it, so unique and captivating. When it ended I just sat there for a minute and contemplated what had just happened. I am not the world’s biggest zombie aficionado, but this perspective and the performances - whew - amazing. Props goes to all the men and women who read the story, it must have been quite the undertaking. This book is not recommended for the queasy. VERY graphic VERY sadistic VERY explicit.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Good Omens

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Martin Jarvis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4212)
    Performance
    (2680)
    Story
    (2710)

    The world will end on Saturday. Next Saturday. Just before dinner, according to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, the world's only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655. The armies of Good and Evil are amassing and everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except that a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture. And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist.

    Lauren says: "Great voice adds to already amazing story"
    "This is an OK book"
    Overall
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    I found the synopsis of the story to be very intriguing and I did enjoy the narration, however towards the last ¼ of the book I was bored with it. I didn’t care what happened to the characters and just wanted whatever was going to happen to happen so I could listen to something else. I think the satire was very fun and enjoyed the back and forth that the characters had with each other. I would say that if you have credits to burn, try this story, maybe you will enjoy it all the way to the end, however I wouldn’t waste any extra money on it and I would not recommend to a friend.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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