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BATON ROUGE, LA, United States | Member Since 2006

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  • Insurgent: Divergent, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Veronica Roth
    • Narrated By Emma Galvin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12515)
    Performance
    (11327)
    Story
    (11425)

    One choice can transform you - or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves - and herself - while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.

    Lore says: "Decent but not as interesting as Divergent"
    "Waste of time"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    NOT EVER READING IT WOULD HAVE BEEN Better


    Has Insurgent turned you off from other books in this genre?

    no, I like the Hunger Games. But this book series was terrible!!


    What didn’t you like about Emma Galvin’s performance?

    it wasn't her performance, it was the books


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Not really. very formula


    Any additional comments?

    Don't WASTE YOUR TIME!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Book of Life: All Souls, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Deborah Harkness
    • Narrated By Jennifer Ikeda
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3160)
    Performance
    (2951)
    Story
    (2939)

    After traveling through time in Shadow of Night, the second book in Deborah Harkness's enchanting series, historian and witch Diana Bishop and vampire scientist Matthew Clairmont return to the present to face new crises and old enemies. At Matthew's ancestral home at Sept-Tours, they reunite with the cast of characters from A Discovery of Witches - with one significant exception. But the real threat to their future has yet to be revealed, and when it is, the search for Ashmole 782 and its missing pages takes on even more urgency.

    Patricia says: "Disappointed"
    "Got it done!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I liked the whole series--vampires, witches and demons. Narrator did voices well


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Diana is strong.


    What about Jennifer Ikeda’s performance did you like?

    She kept the votives clearly distinct through all three books


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Different but same.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Dead Shall Not Rest: A Dr. Thomas Silkstone Mystery, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Tessa Harris
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    Overall
    (94)
    Performance
    (88)
    Story
    (89)

    In 1780s London, it is not just the living who are prey to criminals and cutpurses. Corpses, too, are fair game - dug up from fresh graves and sold to unscrupulous men of science. Dr. Thomas Silkstone abhors such methods, but his leading rival, Dr. John Hunter, has learned of the imminent death of eight-foot-tall Charles Byrne and will go to any lengths to obtain the body for his research. Thomas intends to see that Byrne is allowed to rest in peace, but his efforts are complicated when his betrothed, Lady Lydia Farrell, breaks off their engagement without explanation.

    barbara says: "good but not as good as #1"
    "enjoyed every minute of it"
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    Performance
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    What made the experience of listening to The Dead Shall Not Rest the most enjoyable?

    As an anatomist and a person who loves medical history, I loved it.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    I really like John Hunter historical facts.


    What about Simon Vance’s performance did you like?

    engaging


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    get ready to be surprised.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Invitation to Die: An Emily Castles Mystery, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Helen Smith
    • Narrated By Alison Larkin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (11)

    Twenty-six-year-old Emily Castles is out of work…again. So when famous romance author Morgana Blakely offers her a job helping out at a conference in London, Emily accepts. Just as eagerly, American blogger Winnie Kraster accepts an invitation from Morgana to attend as a guest, not realizing she has, in effect, accepted an invitation to die. As a cast of oddball characters assembles at the conference hotel, grievances, differences, and secrets begin to emerge. When Winnie goes missing, and then is found murdered nearby, Emily begins to suspect that someone involved with the conference is responsible.

    Melanie says: "Hilarious, quirky, engaging mystery"
    "Boring"
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    What disappointed you about Invitation to Die?

    Too many characters. All of a sudden one dies. No depth. Hints at another story. Must gphave missed it. W


    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
    (8966)
    Performance
    (8193)
    Story
    (8283)

    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.

    Judy says: "What a let down!"
    "Don't bother, stick with the Hunger Games!"
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    What would have made Allegiant better?

    Not reading it. I really tried to like this trilogy... I read all three, but all were a waste of my time


    Has Allegiant turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Hunger Games superior!!


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Skip it! I wish I could get a refund for these three. What a waste

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Me Before You: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Jojo Moyes
    • Narrated By Susan Lyons, Anna Bentink, Steven Crossley, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3565)
    Performance
    (3232)
    Story
    (3250)

    Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life - steady boyfriend, close family - who has never been farther afield than her tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex-Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life - big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel - and now he's pretty sure he cannot live the way he is. Will is acerbic, moody, bossy - but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected.

    Michael says: "Who or What defines Quality of Life?"
    "Extremely glad I read this"
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    Where does Me Before You rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    right up there


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Me Before You?

    the final decisions she had to make


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

    seemed to be more deeply moving toward "their" insight, that reading wouldn't have given me


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    What decision would you make????


    Any additional comments?

    This book is going to be on my recommended list to our book club due to the theme. I think it lends itself to discussion post read with intelligent people.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Orphan Train: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Christina Baker Kline
    • Narrated By Jessica Almasy, Suzanne Toren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4811)
    Performance
    (4294)
    Story
    (4303)

    Penobscot Indian Molly Ayer is close to "aging out" out of the foster care system. A community-service position helping an elderly woman clean out her home is the only thing keeping Molly out of juvie and worse.... As she helps Vivian sort through her possessions and memories, Molly learns that she and Vivian aren’t as different as they seem to be. A young Irish immigrant orphaned in New York City, Vivian was put on a train to the Midwest with hundreds of other children whose destinies would be determined by luck and chance.

    Kathi says: "Moving story of sharing and transformation."
    "enjoyed every minute of it"
    Overall
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    If you could sum up Orphan Train in three words, what would they be?

    good enter-twining book


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Orphan Train?

    I liked the picking of the orphans--very life like


    Which character – as performed by Jessica Almasy and Suzanne Toren – was your favorite?

    the more modern orphan


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

    cry. You want to help the orphans, but there is a limit to my ability


    Any additional comments?

    This book does a good job weaving past and present. I am glad I read it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Lowland

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Jhumpa Lahiri
    • Narrated By Sunil Malhotra
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (609)
    Performance
    (526)
    Story
    (536)

    Born just 15 months apart, Subhash and Udayan Mitra are inseparable brothers, one often mistaken for the other in the Calcutta neighborhood where they grow up. But they are also opposites, with gravely different futures ahead. It is the 1960s, and Udayan - charismatic and impulsive - finds himself drawn to the Naxalite movement, a rebellion waged to eradicate inequity and poverty; he will give everything, risk all, for what he believes. Subhash, the dutiful son, does not share his brother’s political passion; he leaves home to pursue a life of scientific research in a quiet, coastal corner of America.

    Simeen says: "My least favorite of all her work."
    "Not the best book this year, but up there"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Lowland the most enjoyable?

    I was glad I listened to the book, for foreign language books have terms I can't pronounce and it makes a difficult read for me.


    What did you like best about this story?

    the back and forth nature of the story


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

    pronunciation for sure!


    If you could rename The Lowland, what would you call it?

    wouldn't--the name was perfect for the area.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Signature of All Things: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Gilbert
    • Narrated By Juliet Stevenson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1410)
    Performance
    (1282)
    Story
    (1294)

    In The Signature of All Things, Elizabeth Gilbert returns to fiction, inserting her inimitable voice into an enthralling story of love, adventure and discovery. Spanning much of the 18th and 19th centuries, the novel follows the fortunes of the extraordinary Whittaker family as led by the enterprising Henry Whittaker - a poor-born Englishman who makes a great fortune in the South American quinine trade, eventually becoming the richest man in Philadelphia.

    Molly-o says: "Don't miss this one"
    "very knowledgeable about the era"
    Overall
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    What made the experience of listening to The Signature of All Things the most enjoyable?

    I enjoyed the time frame.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The main character was confused and I wanted to say to her "get out" get on your own!!


    Which character – as performed by Juliet Stevenson – was your favorite?

    the nurse


    If you could take any character from The Signature of All Things out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    I would take the main character out and tell her there was a life outside of her father


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dream Dark: A Beautiful Creatures Story

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl
    • Narrated By Kevin T. Collins
    Overall
    (668)
    Performance
    (606)
    Story
    (609)

    When Link joined his best friend, Ethan Wate, on a quest through a mysterious network of underground passageways endlessly crisscrossing the South, he knew the journey would be dangerous. But returning home to Gatlin, South Carolina, was just the beginning.... In this never-before-seen short story by New York Times best-selling authors Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, listeners will witness Link's heart-racing transformation.

    KathyDB says: "Awesome story, but way to short"
    "waste of time"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What would have made Dream Dark: A Beautiful Creatures Story better?

    Why did I even start this?
    Waste of time


    What was most disappointing about Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl ???s story?

    tiring


    How could the performance have been better?

    by not being written


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Dream Dark: A Beautiful Creatures Story?

    I would get rid of the annoying song


    0 of 3 people found this review helpful

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