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Jade

Lyndhurst, OH, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • The Third Kingdom: Richard and Kahlan, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Terry Goodkind
    • Narrated By Sam Tsoutsouvas
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (632)
    Performance
    (578)
    Story
    (585)

    "Three knives were buried up to their brass cross guards in the man's chest. Richard recognized the knife handles. All three were the style carried by the men of the First File. He looked from those blades that should have killed the big man, up to his face. That was when he realized the true horror of the situation, and the reason for the unbearable stench of death." Sequel to the #1 New York Times best seller The Omen Machine.

    Nimue says: "Good story, too much rambling"
    "Terry Goodkind does it again!"
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    I am always a fan of Terry Goodkind; this book is no exception. I am ecstatic to again be on a journey with Kahlan and Richard. True to form, the storyline is fantastic and full of stimulating philosophical undertones. The character development is superb. A definite must read! I couldn't put it down and can't wait for the next in the series.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Enchanter Heir

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Cinda Williams Chima
    • Narrated By Robert Ramirez
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (47)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (40)

    They called it the Thorn Hill Massacre - the brutal attack on a once-thriving Weir community. Though Jonah Kinlock lived through it, he did not emerge unscathed: like the other survivors Jonah possesses unique magical gifts that set him apart from members of the mainline guilds.

    Jennifer says: "It sucks you in and makes you want more."
    "Cinda Chima does it again"
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    Where does The Enchanter Heir rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I've listened to some truly great audiobooks, and Chima's work is at the top. I loved both the Demon King series and her Heir series. I was excited when I heard she was continuing with the Heirs and can't wait to read the next.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I fell in love quickly with both of the main characters. Jonah the misunderstood assassin with a heart of gold. And Emma, the talented misfit with spunk. Wonderful character development and interaction. It was nice to see familiar characters weaved throughout the story, even though they were not the focal point this time around.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I was enthralled with the image of Jonah captivated the first time he heard Emma play. It was a magical, ethereal moment. It makes me smile just thinking of it.


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

    I could barely put this one down and nearly did it all in one sitting.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Champion: Legend, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Marie Lu
    • Narrated By Steven Kaplan, Mariel Stern
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (578)
    Performance
    (530)
    Story
    (531)

    June and Day have sacrificed so much for the people of the Republic - and each other - and now their country is on the brink of a new existence. June is back in the good graces of the Republic, working within the government's elite circles as Princeps Elect while Day has been assigned a high level military position. But neither could have predicted the circumstances that will reunite them once again. Just when a peace treaty is imminent, a plague outbreak causes panic in the Colonies, and war threatens the Republic's border cities.

    Joki says: "Close of a Very Underrated Series"
    "A must read series"
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    Marie Lu did a great job with character development and story line. Her stars were both relatable and likable; they interacted well with one another. The plot line was captivating. There were surprises along the way, but they added depth, not disappointment. In the post-apocalyptic science fiction category, I would put these treasures right below The Hunger Games, which is awesome.

    1 of 1 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
    (8715)
    Performance
    (7971)
    Story
    (8057)

    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!"
    "Worst Ending Ever"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I don't think many who enjoyed the first two books will appreciate this one.


    What could Veronica Roth have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    It could have had a better ending most obviously, but it also could have had a better developed plot line: one that was more consistent with the first two books. I loved the first two books and couldn't wait for the third. I am massively disappointed. If you have read the first two books, expect a huge let down in this one. If you haven't read the first two books, don't pick them up; the third makes the trilogy a complete waste.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When I think of favorite scenes, my mind goes immediately to the first two books; I can think of none from Allegiant.


    What character would you cut from Allegiant?

    Peter


    Any additional comments?

    Terrible. This book is only getting a 2 off the strength of the first two books and how much I loved some of the characters.

    12 of 17 people found this review helpful
  • Stray: Shifters, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Rachel Vincent
    • Narrated By Jennifer Van Dyck
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1297)
    Performance
    (674)
    Story
    (677)

    "I look like an all-American grad student. But I am a werecat, a shape-shifter, and I live in two worlds. Despite reservations from my family and my Pride, I escaped the pressure to continue my species and carved out a normal life for myself. Until the night a Stray attacked."

    Alexis says: "Loved it!"
    "Pleasantly Surprised"
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    I was pleasantly surprised by this book series. It has an entertaining storyline, with a strong feminine heroine. I love shifter/supernatural books. It seems that sometimes adult series in this genre focus so much on the romance/sex that they lose track of the most important aspect of storytelling. Not true for this series. It has a good blend. And I found myself appreciating and respecting the main character, although I'm not generally a fan of characters with her attributes. That takes talent. :)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Life of Pi

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Yann Martel
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10926)
    Performance
    (6123)
    Story
    (6172)

    Pi Patel has been raised in a zoo in India. When his father decides to move the family to Canada and sell the animals to American zoos, everyone boards a Japanese cargo ship. The ship sinks, and 16-year-old Pi finds himself alone on a lifeboat with a hyena, an orangutan, a zebra with a broken leg, and a 450-pound Bengal tiger. Soon it's just Pi, the tiger, and the vast Pacific Ocean - for 227 days. Pi's fear, knowledge, and cunning keep him alive until they reach the coast of Mexico, where the tiger disappears into the jungle.

    Theresa says: "Best audio of the year for me"
    "Left Disappointed"
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    I'm generally a fan of philosophy type books, and I always prefer to read before I watch. The movie previews for this title looked great, so I thought I would listen to the book. I was sorely disappointed. The story was slow, which would have been okay if it eventually took me somewhere. I couldn't wait for the end; not because I was excited for the ending; I was excited it was over, and I could move on to something else.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Pride Mates

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Jennifer Ashley
    • Narrated By Traci Odom
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (415)
    Performance
    (369)
    Story
    (370)

    To most, they are animals—even when in human form. They are to be collared and kept on the fringes of society, scorned because they are feared, hated for their extraordinary powers. And attorney Kim Fraser has to go right into the heart of their lair. It’s her job to defend those in need. But there’s absolutely nothing defenseless about Liam Morrissey. His soft Irish lilt and feline grace can’t disguise his sheer strength.

    Karen says: "Disappointed"
    "Average Series with Predictable Outcomes"
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    I was looking for a great shifter / supernatural romance. This one was only mediocre. The story lines throughout the series were okay, but very predictable. And the romance scenes... I was like seriously? I'm more about the story than the sex, so perhaps this series just wasn't a good selection for me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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