You no longer follow C. Faircloth

You will no longer see updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can re-follow a user if you change your mind.

OK

You now follow C. Faircloth

You will receive updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can unfollow a user if you change your mind.

OK

C. Faircloth

avid reader

Idaho | Member Since 2003

11
HELPFUL VOTES
  • 4 reviews
  • 53 ratings
  • 1 titles in library
  • 9 purchased in 2014
FOLLOWING
0
FOLLOWERS
0

  • Darwin's Children

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Greg Bear
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (247)
    Performance
    (70)
    Story
    (74)

    Eleven years have passed since SHEVA was discovered in human DNA, a retrovirus that caused mutations in the human genome and heralded the arrival of a new wave of genetically enhanced humans. Now these changed children have reached adolescence...and face a world that is outraged about their very existence. For these special youths are also ticking time bombs that could exterminate the "old" human race...

    Jim says: "Serious Science Fiction"
    "Didn't grab me..."
    Overall

    I couldn't get into this book. The premise was interesting and some of the characters were appealing but I felt like the story jumped around too much--and without enough transition from place to place or time to time. This gave the story a disjointed feeling for me.

    I kept listening to this one, because I was curious about the outcome, but it was something I had to make myself do. Usually I look forward to walking or going for a drive because of the story I'm 'reading' but this one didn't grab me and I had to force myself to keep going.

    I don't know how much of a difference it would have made to have read the other Darwin book (didn't realize there WAS a previous storyline) but if you haven't read it I don't really recommend this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Unlocked: A Love Story

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Karen Kingsbury
    • Narrated By Roxanne Hernandez
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (82)
    Performance
    (42)
    Story
    (43)

    Holden Harris is an 18-year-old locked in a prison of autism. He is bullied at school by kids who only see that he is very different. Ella Reynolds is part of the 'in' crowd. A cheerleader and star of the high-school drama production, her life seems perfect. Ella Reynolds is part of the 'in' crowd. A cheerleader and star of the high school drama production, her life seems perfect. When she catches Holden listening to her rehearse for the school play, she is drawn to him....

    Jenifer says: "AMAZING!!!!!"
    "OK, but slow and a bit preachy"
    Overall

    I'd actually like to give this two and a half stars. I kind of liked the basic storyline but so much of it consisted of characters praying and 'talking to god' and asking for miracles that it was kind of slow. I'm not against praying/religion/faith at all but it seemed like overkill - probably on every page in the print version. It made the characters seem one-dimensional.

    I did like to hear her interpretation of what might be going on inside the mind of an autistic boy, but won't probably listen to another of Kingsbury's book s

    1 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Timeline

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Michael Crichton
    • Narrated By John Bedford Lloyd
    Overall
    (2409)
    Performance
    (693)
    Story
    (706)

    Modern science meets feudal France...dinosaurs still walk the Earth...a secret world of killer gorillas...only in a Michael Crichton thriller! Check out our full selection in our Crichton store!

    Charles Stembridge says: "Narrator"
    "A MUST read!!!"
    Overall

    This is one of my favorite audiobooks ever!

    The reader does a great job with the various characters and I enjoyed his voice very much. The dual plot, with events happening both in the present and the past hooked me right away. As usual, Crichton explains his scientific background material in an easy-to-understand fashion.

    The characters are well-developed and interesting. This was a page-turner when I read it in print (more than once) and the audiobook kept me hooked (and I walked much farther and put in many more hours at the gym) while I was listening (again, more than once).

    The movie was such a disappointment. It didn't do justice to the story and, in fact, changed the story immensely. This is a must-read for anyone who enjoys history, anyone who enjoys action, and anyone who enjoys science-fiction.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Airframe

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Michael Crichton
    • Narrated By Frances Cassidy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (813)
    Performance
    (284)
    Story
    (286)

    Airframe is nonstop Crichton: the extraordinary mixture of super suspense and authentic information on a subject of compelling interest that has been a Crichton hallmark since The Andromeda Strain.

    Robert Solomon says: "Try it, you'll like it."
    "Kept me listening!"
    Overall

    This book was much different than Timeline, more along the lines of Disclosure. The book centers on one character who I found very engaging. I was rooting for her to overcome the conspiracy against her and solve the problem facing her!

    Crichton again includes lots of background info--scientific in nature--and he explains it in terms I was able to understand. For Crichton fans this is a must-read!

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

CANCEL

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.