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Deborah

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  • Dragon Keeper

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Robin Hobb
    • Narrated By Anne Flosnik
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (462)
    Performance
    (319)
    Story
    (324)

    After many years, dragons have hatched again outside the ancient city of Cassarick. But something is wrong with the creatures; each is inferior or weak in some way, and many die. Tending these stunted dragons has left the people of the surrounding area weary. The Traders Council, the city's leadership, fears that if the Rain Wilders stop providing for the young dragons, the hungry and neglected creatures will rampage and destroy Cassarick.

    Deborah says: "Read Live Ships first!"
    "Read Live Ships first!"
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    Where does Dragon Keeper rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Dragon Keeper is in my top 10% of the hundreds I've read/listened to.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Dragon Keeper?

    I don't do memorable moments - I like the entire story or else I don't like it, and I love this one.


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

    I had a hard time getting used to this reader in the Live Ships series, but have come to appreciate her excellent continuation of voices even in this series. She is talented, but different. Different is not negative.


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

    Yes - but sure couldn't!


    Any additional comments?

    I strongly suggest that potential readers listen to Hobb's Live Ships series first. The Dragon series is an indirect completion (or continuation?) of that first series and a greater understanding and appreciation will be the result of reading Live Ships first. The Live Ships series is one of the most inventive I've ever read. I don't think I would have appreciated this as much had I not already known the roots.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Lover Mine: Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By J.R. Ward
    • Narrated By Jim Frangione
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2052)
    Performance
    (1256)
    Story
    (1274)

    John Matthew has come a long way since he was found living among humans, his vampire nature unknown. Taken in by The Brotherhood, no one could guess what his true history was-or his true identity. Xhex has long steeled herself against the attraction to John Matthew. Until fate intervenes and she discovers that love, like destiny, is inevitable.

    Patsy G. says: "MMMMM WOW..."
    "The author keeps sucking me in!"
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    Where does Lover Mine rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's good; the series has been good because the author has developed characters very well. That is the only thing that is keeping me going with purchasing the books. I'm tired of the sex scenes since they are all the same, but the characters are all quite individual and it keeps drawing me in to find out what happens next to the people I now know. Probably like a soap opera I imagine.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I can't rate a single character. The author has managed to develop each character so well that I keep on wanting to continue to find out what happens with each one as I meet them.


    Which character – as performed by Jim Frangione – was your favorite?

    Not a relevant question given the above question.


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

    Xhex (don't know how to spell that) gave in to her ability (finally) to be willing to accept help. I identify with that.


    Any additional comments?

    This is primarily a comment on the series as far as I have read it, not on this individual book. The author knows how to keep a reader, and I'm still kept so far. However, in this particular book I was really sick of hearing the word "verily" and the other phrases that tried to indicate a different time period. I understand why, but "verily" was very much over-used. If this continues it will annoy me enough to give up. Maybe.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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