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Chad

Las Vegas, NV | Member Since 2009

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  • Spanish Phase 1, Units 1-30: Learn to Speak and Understand Spanish with Pimsleur Language Programs

    • ORIGINAL (16 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Pimsleur
    Overall
    (124)
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    (81)
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    (66)

    The Pimsleur® Method: the easiest, fastest way to learn a new language. Completely portable, easily downloadable, and lots of fun. You'll be speaking and understanding in no time flat!

    Sam says: "Great Program for Busy Professionals. Drive & Lean"
    "One of the best ways to learn a language"
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    Any additional comments?

    I used Pimsleur to learn Italian. When I decided to learn Spanish I decided I wanted to try something different. I spent two years trying multiple different methods and got no where. I finally went back to Pimsleur. I have learned and retained so much more with this first level than all of the other methods over two years. With this you have to make the commitment to study Spanish 30 minutes every day. If you do it this way, not only will you learn and retain vocabulary, but you will learn how to formulate your own sentences with appropriate grammar.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Must Love Hellhounds

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Ilona Andrews, Charlaine Harris, Nalini Singh, and others
    • Narrated By Johanna Parker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (61)
    Performance
    (58)
    Story
    (57)

    Follow paranormal bodyguards into Lucifer's realm in The Britlingens Go to Hell. Seek out a traitor in the midst of a guild of non-lethal vampire trackers in Angels' Judgment. Find out why the giant three-headed dog that guards the gates of Hades has left the underworld for the real world in Magic Mourns. Embark on a perilous search for the kidnapped niece of a powerful vampire in Blind Spot.

    Chad says: "Interesting Collection of Stories"
    "Interesting Collection of Stories"
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    What did you like best about Must Love Hellhounds? What did you like least?

    The first two stories were really good. Based on this book, I will read the series by Nalini Singh. I found it very interesting. It was nicde having a Sookie book without Sookie.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    I did not enjoy the second stories as well. They were well written and Johanna did a great job with the naration, they just were not what I enjoy.


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

    Ms Parker is such an excellent narrator. I first loved her with the Sookie Stackhouse series. She will always be the voice of Sookie for me. It was nice hearing her do other stories as well.


    Could you see Must Love Hellhounds being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    It would be hard to be made into a movie or TV series because it contains four short stories from established series. They could make a one-off True Blood movie off the Non-Sookie story.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Rosie Project: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Graeme Simsion
    • Narrated By Dan O'Grady
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1593)
    Performance
    (1459)
    Story
    (1456)

    Don Tillman, professor of genetics, has never been on a second date. So when an acquaintance informs him that he would make a "wonderful" husband, his first reaction is shock. Yet he must concede to the statistical probability that there is someone for everyone, and Don sets out to find the perfect partner. She will be punctual and logical - most definitely not a barmaid, a smoker, a drinker, or a late-arriver. Yet Rosie Jarman is all these things. She is also beguiling, fiery, intelligent - and on a quest of her own....

    Margaret says: "A fun listen"
    "A wonderful romantic comedy"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I have recommended this book to several friends. I completely enjoyed the book. It's a nice lighthearted novel. It was amusing and cleverly written.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved the interactions between Rosie and Don.


    What does Dan O'Grady bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Dan O'Grady does an excellent job narrating the story. It is easy to tell who is speaking by his clear changes in his voice.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Allegiant: Divergent Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Veronica Roth
    • Narrated By Emma Galvin, Aaron Stanford
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7816)
    Performance
    (7171)
    Story
    (7244)

    What if your whole world was a lie? What if a single revelation - like a single choice - changed everything? What if love and loyalty made you do things you never expected? The explosive conclusion to Veronica Roth's #1 New York Times best-selling Divergent trilogy reveals the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of listeners in Divergent and Insurgent.

    Teddy says: "I hate it when this happens"
    "Incredible Conclusion"
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    What other book might you compare Allegiant to and why?

    You cannot read the Divergent trilogy without being reminded of the Hunger Games. They are both Dystopian Series full of teenage angst.


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

    The ending of the novel was incredible. I loved how she finished the series. With other similar series they try to wrap everything up in a nice complete ending. This one is left incomplete but you understand why the series is finished.


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

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Rebecca Walker
    • Narrated By Janina Edwards
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    In this stunning debut novel, Rebecca Walker turns her attention to the power of love and the limitations of the human heart. When Farida, a sophisticated college student, falls in love with Adé, a young Swahili man living on an idyllic island off the coast of Kenya, the two plan to marry and envision a simple life together - free of worldly possessions and concerns. But when Farida contracts malaria and finds herself caught in the middle of a civil war, reality crashes in around them.

    Chad says: "A Poignant Coming of Age Love Story"
    "A Poignant Coming of Age Love Story"
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    If you could sum up Adé in three words, what would they be?

    Poignant Love Story


    What did you like best about this story?

    The overall story was beautiful. I'm glad that it ended the way that it did. I think any other ending would have been forced.


    Have you listened to any of Janina Edwards’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have not, but I would love to hear her perform other books.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Santiago the Dreamer in Land Among the Stars (Santiago el Sonadorentre las Estrellas)

    • UNABRIDGED (8 mins)
    • By Ricky Martin, Patricia Castelao (illustrator)
    • Narrated By Ricky Martin
    Overall
    (3)
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    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    When you reach for the moon…sometimes you land among the stars. Santiago's biggest dream is to perform on stage. But when he doesn't get the lead role in the school play, he can't help but doubt himself. Encouraged by his father's inspiring words, Santiago rebuilds his confidence and finds that with passion and dedication, you can achieve amazing things beyond your wildest imagination.

    Chad says: "A Nice and Inspiring Children's Story"
    "A Nice and Inspiring Children's Story"
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    What made the experience of listening to Santiago the Dreamer in Land Among the Stars (Santiago el Sonadorentre las Estrellas) the most enjoyable?

    It is a great story for small children. I especially love that Audible included both the English and Spanish versions of the story. This makes it a great way to practice Spanish too.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I enjoyed that Ricky Martin read the story himself.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    It is way too short for a favorite scene.


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

    The book is told twice, once in English, and once in Spanish, and only runs 8 minutes. It is very easy to listen to in a single sitting.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • What to Buy the Shadowhunter Who Has Everything (And You're Not Officially Dating Anyway): The Bane Chronicles, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 4 mins)
    • By Cassandra Clare
    • Narrated By Jordan Gavaris
    Overall
    (126)
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    (105)
    Story
    (112)

    Set in the time between City of Ashes and City of Glass, warlock Magnus Bane is determined to find the best birthday present possible for Alec Lightwood, the Shadowhunter he may or may not be dating. And he's also got to deal with the demon he's conjured up for a very irritating client.…

    Melissa says: "A man in love......maybe"
    "So Far, the Best of the Bane Chronicles."
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    What made the experience of listening to What to Buy the Shadowhunter Who Has Everything (And You're Not Officially Dating Anyway) the most enjoyable?

    Of all the stories, this is the first one that I completely enjoyed. It takes place during the Mortal Instruments. It is funny without being forced. It has nice pacing and the narrator does an excellent job.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Magnus Bane, because he is the most interesting character in the series.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Magnus summons a minor demon and has some rather funny conversations with him.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Cuckoo's Calling

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Robert Galbraith
    • Narrated By Robert Glenister
    Overall
    (6629)
    Performance
    (6029)
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    (6035)

    After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: his sister, the legendary supermodel Lula Landry, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man.

    Tracey says: "Unbelievable debut mystery set in London"
    "A Great Detective Novel"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Cuckoo's Calling to be better than the print version?

    I would say that they are equally as good. Robert Glenister did a fantastic job with the narration.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Cuckoo's Calling?

    I loved the scene when they are in the shop trying on the green dress trying to gather information.


    What about Robert Glenister’s performance did you like?

    Very easy to tell the characters apart. Great pacing of the narration.


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

    I did not have any extreme reaction, I just had to keep listening. It was written in a way that the detective work seemed very natural and as the story unfolded you became increasingly interested in knowing who did it. When everything is revealed at the end it is all very plausible and makes total sense.


    Any additional comments?

    As everyone knows this was really written by J.K. Rowling. I don't think I would have figured it out. It is definitely worth your time. I hope we see at least a few more Cormoran Strike novels.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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