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Linda

HOMESTEAD, FL, United States | Member Since 2015

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  • White Fang

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Jack London
    • Narrated By Bob Thomley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (188)
    Performance
    (166)
    Story
    (169)

    Jack London's classic adventure story about the friendship developed between a Yukon gold hunter and the mixed dog-wolf he rescues from the hands of a man who mistreats him. White Fang is a companion novel and thematic mirror to London's best-known work, The Call of the Wild.

    Linda says: "Another Great Classic!!"
    "Another Great Classic!!"
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    What did you love best about White Fang?

    I love that it comes from the dogs point of view.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of White Fang?

    When his final owner saves him from the "beast"


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

    Tom does a great job in making all the characters accents and voices. You can really get the feeling and the idea of all the different people that are involved.


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

    Life is tough when you're part wolf And they know it


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Revenge of Seven: Lorien Legacies, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Pittacus Lore
    • Narrated By Neil Kaplan, Devon Sorvari, Almarie Guerra
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (400)
    Performance
    (364)
    Story
    (363)

    The worst was supposed to be over. We were reunited after a decade apart. We were discovering the truth about our past. We were training and getting stronger every day. We were even happy. We never imagined the Mogadorians could turn one of our own against us. We were fools for trusting Five. And now Eight is lost forever. I would do anything to bring him back, but that's impossible. Instead, I will do whatever it takes to destroy every last one of them.

    Teddy says: "It's not done?"
    "Where's the next one...."
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    I am storming through this series and am getting worried I'll be done before the author finishes the last book. I hate when that happens.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Rise of Nine

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Pittacus Lore
    • Narrated By Neil Kaplan, Devon Sorvari, Marisol Ramirez
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (788)
    Performance
    (710)
    Story
    (722)

    Until the day I met John Smith, Number Four, I'd been on the run alone, hiding and fighting to stay alive. Together, we are much more powerful. But it could only last so long before we had to separate to find the others.... I went to Spain to find Seven, and I found even more, including a tenth member of the Garde who escaped from Lorien alive. Ella is younger than the rest of us, but just as brave. Now we're looking for the others - including John. But so are they....

    Christopher says: "Entertaining Story"
    "Another good book in this series"
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    The story starts off right where the last one ended. Thankfully nothing was left out. I loved the addition of new characters and guard members. The Moag leader is a real coward. I think he knows he will not win the war so he, in my opinion, cheats. The guards final decision to regroup is smart. The narrators are brilliant and I'm glad make doesn't have to read all of the girls parts and visa versa. Great job! Now on to the next one!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Power of Six

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Pittacus Lore
    • Narrated By Neil Kaplan, Marisol Ramirez
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1092)
    Performance
    (964)
    Story
    (977)

    I've seen him on the news. Followed the stories about what happened in Ohio. John Smith, out there, on the run. To the world, he's a mystery. But to me . . . he's one of us.

    Jose says: "Better than the first"
    "Great second book! Can't wait for book 3"
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    So far so good. I am really liking this series! It seems to keep me on my toes with the way the author swapping the characters point of view. Keep'em coming!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tomorrow, When the War Began: Tomorrow Series #1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By John Marsden
    • Narrated By Suzi Dougherty
    Overall
    (464)
    Performance
    (243)
    Story
    (247)

    While Ellie and her friends are away in the bush, the world changes. Suddenly they are in the toughest situations humans can confront, facing life and death decisions. They are thrown into a world where they find courage, initiative, spirit and wisdom, or they die.

    Bev says: "Listen, you won't be sorry..."
    "I so love this series. Great read"
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    This is my second time reading this series. It never gets old. On to the next book now. Great job to the narrator!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Les Misérables: Translated by Julie Rose

    • UNABRIDGED (60 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Victor Hugo, Julie Rose (translator)
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    Overall
    (1045)
    Performance
    (908)
    Story
    (916)

    One of the great classics of world literature and the inspiration for the most beloved stage musical of all time, Les Misérables is legendary author Victor Hugo’s masterpiece. This extraordinary English version by renowned translator Julie Rose captures all the majesty and brilliance of Hugo’s work. Here is the timeless story of the quintessential hunted man—Jean Valjean—and the injustices, violence, and social inequalities that torment him.

    Darwin8u says: "!"
    "Wonderful Tale! History lesson included!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, It is a rich tale with a touch of history! Keeps you interested.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Mr. Maddelin, Im not sure how to spell it but the main character is my favorite.


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

    No, I haven't listened to him before but he did an outstanding job on this book.


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

    Every part that the main character was able to pull himself, and others, out of a situation by digging deep and forcing himself to go on.


    Any additional comments?

    The entire book including the history lessons that intertwine are fasinating and mind capturing. You want to finish it in one sitting, which is impossible to do if you work or go to school or have a life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Insurgent: Divergent, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Veronica Roth
    • Narrated By Emma Galvin
    Overall
    (13978)
    Performance
    (12533)
    Story
    (12640)

    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"
    "OMGish, where is the next book!!"
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    If you could sum up Insurgent in three words, what would they be?

    Intelligent, Exciting, Enthralling


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Insurgent?

    Two moments I think caught me, the first was when her friend Al helped the other kids almost kill Tris. The second was finding out Tris's mother and father were also transfers. Especially that her mother was Dauntless and if I remember correctly Divergent too!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Two scenes a the very least, the first was when Tris's mother saves her but unfortunately dies doing so. The second was her rescue by Four and her brother Kalub.


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

    I absolutely loved every part that Tris beat the serums and caused the scenarios to turn around in her favor. This causing the leader on the other side aggravation. And I love the fact that Tris and Four finally got together as a couple!


    Any additional comments?

    Someone needs to tell the author to hurry up with the next book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Secret Garden

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated By Victoria McGee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (224)
    Performance
    (192)
    Story
    (198)

    Mary Lennox, a sickly and contrary little girl, is orphaned to dim prospects in a gloomy English manor - her only friend is a bed-ridden boy named Colin whose prospects may be dimmer than hers. But when Mary finds the key to a Secret Garden, the magical powers of transformation fall within her reach. A beloved classic of children's literature The Secret Garden tells an inspirational tale of transformation and empowerment.

    Matthew says: "Shockingly bad narration"
    "Great book but the reader sounded robot like."
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    If you could sum up The Secret Garden in three words, what would they be?

    Great Classic Read!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Secret Garden?

    I love Ms Mary. She has an awesome spirit!


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    I understand that the language itself was probably hard to do, but the performer I thought was very robot-like and just didn't sound right. Almost like a new reader in grade school. That's a bummer because I think sometimes that can make or break an audio book. Good for the author the storyline was wonderful! As expected in a classic!


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

    I love it when Ms Mary tells Collin off for being a bratt


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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