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Camilla

Looking for characters to fall in love with and stories that will blow my mind!

Recife, Brazil | Member Since 2013

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  • Gone Girl

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Gillian Flynn
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (316)
    Performance
    (287)
    Story
    (288)

    Who are you? What have we done to each other? What will we do? Just how well can you ever know the person you love? These are the questions that Nick Dunne must ask himself on the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary, when his wife Amy suddenly disappears. The police immediately suspect Nick. Amy's friends reveal that she was afraid of him, that she kept secrets from him. He swears it isn't true. A police examination of his computer shows strange searches. He says they aren't his. And then there are the persistent calls on his mobile phone.

    Janie says: "Get Gone Girl soon!"
    "A bit disappointing"
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    Would you try another book from Gillian Flynn and/or Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne ?

    Probably. And the performance by Heyborne and Whelan was REALLY good. I believe they really did absorb the essence of the characters.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Gillian Flynn? Why or why not?

    I would. She can write, I'll give her that, her story here is pretty clever, but I found the characters quite real and at the same time they're like the worst people with the worst character you can find, well, I didn't find that appealing, people are pretty messed up as it is. Moreover, I'd probably try another book because Flynn seems to really be good at writing, I just hope to see some characters the you could empathise a little bit more.


    What does Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    They make it sound a lot more real, they make you think of the characters as if they were real people. Their performance was excellent, I guess that's one of the reasons I kept on going with the audiobook.


    Was Gone Girl worth the listening time?

    Not really, but it wouldn't be fair to say that there was nothing to it. I guess it made me think a lot about how we behave, how we try to be accepted(or not), how we play cool, just to fit in, or to think it is the only way we can be loved; and a lot more concerning behaviour, acceptance, deception...


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  • Dewey the Library Cat: A True Story

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Vicki Myron, Bret Witter
    • Narrated By Laura Hamilton
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (13)

    Abandoned in a library book-drop slot in the dead of winter, the small kitten who came to be known as Dewey Readmore Books miraculously endured the coldest night of the year. When librarian Vicki Myron found him in the morning, she wrapped him in her arms, gave him his first bath, and then introduced him to his new home: the library. Dewey charmed Spencer, Iowa’s library-goers, young and old, with his ability to know just which visitors needed a friend.

    Camilla says: "Sweet story that will make you wanna have a cat!"
    "Sweet story that will make you wanna have a cat!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Dewey the Library Cat to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read the print version.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Yes, I would not humanize Dewey, I mean, the parts where the author pretends Dewey is talking as if he were saying something to her. I'd use more what I thought he was supposedly thinking.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The one where he(Dewey) finally climbs on Cristal's wheelchair and for the first time in years, this handicapped girl is able to express something, she "squeals", as the author describes, in joy and she gets this expression on her face, it's like she finally was able to express something that has been inside her forever. It is amazing what that cat did for the people.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The one I mentioned above.


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  • The Fault in Our Stars

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By John Green
    • Narrated By Kate Rudd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9513)
    Performance
    (8715)
    Story
    (8769)

    Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten. Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning-author John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.

    FanB14 says: "Sad Premise, Fantastic Story"
    "Lovely Story!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely! Hazel, is a clever young girl, and the way she thinks and sees her condition and how she describes how other people react to her disease, is just fascinating. I truly empathized with the characters and fell in love with some of them.


    What did you like best about this story?

    How Hazel manages to carry on with her life through her disease and still, make people around her feel better, even though it might take a lot from her, since sometimes she's not so well herself.


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

    Oh, Yes! :o)


    Any additional comments?

    If you like characters and stories with which you can relate and empathize, this is a good one. Other than that, Kate Rudd did an AMAZING job narrating this book(except when she tried to impersonate a dutch speaking(bad) english, dutch actually speak english very well), I feel she really captured the characters' feelings.

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