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Gary

Fairview, Ut, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • The Fall of Five: Lorien Legacies, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Pittacus Lore
    • Narrated By Neil Kaplan, Marisol Ramirez, Liam Aiken
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (464)
    Performance
    (427)
    Story
    (431)

    "I thought things would change when I found the others. We would stop running. We would fight the Mogadorians. And we would win. But I was wrong. Even though we have come together, we barely escaped from the Mogadorians with our lives. And now we're in hiding, trying to figure out our next move. The six of us are powerful - but we're not yet strong enough to take on their entire army. We haven't discovered the full extent of our Legacies. We haven't learned to work together. And there's still so much that we don't know about the Elders or their plan for us."

    Adedayo Makinde says: "Pretty horrible development"
    "A couple word change would make this a better read"
    Overall
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Yes this was time well spent, but I won't listen to it again.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Fall of Five?

    The most memorable moment for this book was the experience with Five at the tree however is was spoiled by the use of the "F" word.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I liked the protection and healing of Six.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    I still did not like the use of the "F" word in this book. It did not fit and the use of it was out of character with all of the books up to this point. There could have been a dozen other words used that would not be so offensive.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Nathaniel Philbrick
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (789)
    Performance
    (223)
    Story
    (223)

    From the perilous ocean crossing to the shared bounty of the first Thanksgiving, the Pilgrim settlement of New England has become enshrined as our most sacred national myth. Yet, as best-selling author Nathaniel Philbrick reveals in his spellbinding new book, the true story of the Pilgrims is much more than the well-known tale of piety and sacrifice; it is a 55-year epic that is at once tragic, heroic, exhilarating, and profound.

    John M says: "Fascinating book about a little-understood time"
    "Enjoyable"
    Overall
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes I would recommend this book because I like history and the way I think the time period covered by this book has influenced our own times and thinking.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm sure there is a lot more to the stories behind this book but I liked the positive outlook it presented.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • At First Sight

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Nicholas Sparks
    • Narrated By David Aaron Baker
    Overall
    (478)
    Performance
    (141)
    Story
    (145)

    There are few things Jeremy Marsh was sure he'd never do: He'd never leave New York City; never give his heart away again after barely surviving one failed marriage; and most of all, never become a parent. Now, Jeremy is living in the tiny town of Boone Creek, North Carolina, married to Lexie Darnell, the love of his life, and anticipating the birth of their daughter. But just as his life seems to be settling into a blissful pattern, an unsettling and mysterious message re-opens old wounds.

    Sarah says: "poor"
    "A Good Love Story"
    Overall
    Performance
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    What made the experience of listening to At First Sight the most enjoyable?

    The two different culture of the main characters.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Lexi was my favorite character because of her wisdom that she used in most of the situations.


    What three words best describe David Aaron Baker’s performance?

    A good job.


    If you could rename At First Sight, what would you call it?

    I think it is a good title because not everything is as it first seems.


    Any additional comments?

    As far a fiction goes it was a good listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Escape from the Land of Snows: The Young Dalai Lama's Harrowing Flight to Freedom and the Making of a Spiritual Hero

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Stephan Talty
    • Narrated By Shishir Kurup
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (8)

    On the evening of March 17, 1959, as the people of Tibet braced for a violent power grab by Chinese occupiers—one that would forever wipe out any vestige of national sovereignty—the 24-year-old Dalai Lama, Tibet’s political and spiritual leader, contemplated the impossible. The task before him was immense: to slip past a cordon of crack Chinese troops ringing his summer palace and, with an escort of 300, journey across the highest terrain in the world and over treacherous Himalayan passes to freedom.

    matthew says: "The courageous escape of a mystical icon"
    "Interesting effect of China on the world."
    Overall
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    What made the experience of listening to Escape from the Land of Snows the most enjoyable?

    This was an interesting listen with the personal drama of a day gone by with the effect recognizable today.


    What other book might you compare Escape from the Land of Snows to and why?

    The book reminded me of the


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

    No


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

    Yes, at the end when it looked at the time individuals spent suffering in prison and the crualty of China with respect to human life.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Water for Elephants

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Sara Gruen
    • Narrated By David LeDoux, John Randolph Jones
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13515)
    Performance
    (5918)
    Story
    (5994)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Some books are meant to be read; others are meant to be heard – Water for Elephants falls into the second group, and is one of the best examples we have of how a powerful performance enhances a great story. Nonagenarian Jacob Jankowski reflects back on his wild and wondrous days with a circus. It's the Depression Era and Jacob, finding himself parentless and penniless, joins the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth.

    Kindle Customer says: "Great Narration!!"
    "Worst book I've bought."
    Overall
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    Would you try another book from Sara Gruen and/or David LeDoux and John Randolph Jones ?

    No!!! I didn't even finish this one so why should I buy another of their books.


    What could Sara Gruen have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    This book was right down filthy. I'm supprised Sara would stoop this low.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Narrator was great.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Water for Elephants?

    I would cut the vulgar language and sexual scenes.


    Any additional comments?

    There should be a rating for audible books before purchase.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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