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Loni

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  • The Hollow: Sign of Seven, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Marie Caliendo
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (553)
    Performance
    (281)
    Story
    (280)

    For Fox, Caleb, Gage and the other residents of Hawkins Hollow, the number seven portends doom - ever since, as boys, they freed a demon trapped for centuries when their blood spilled upon The Pagan Stone.

    Josaphine says: "Great Story...but"
    "Book and story is great, but narrator is not"
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    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to The Hollow the most enjoyable?

    the story is great. I love Nora Roberts books and I also love the supernatural, this book has the best of both worlds.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the mystery of Anne Hawkins, Giles, and Hester's story, along with the suspense of where the group of six falls into their line. The "demon" is also something to wonder about.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    She seemed to be reading the story for the first time. Drawing out the first syllable of each sentence as if she were stalling for time to read the emotion supposed to be put into this sentence. It's annoying, and amateur. There are also obvious flubs throughout the reading where she mispronounced or started to say the wrong word, then quickly righted it mid-word. If I were someone listening to an audiobook for the first time, this would have been my last.


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

    parts made me laugh, parts made me cry but only because I was able to get past the horrible narration and view it from my mind's eye.


    Any additional comments?

    I'll never listen to another audiobook read by Marie Caliendo, even if it is a great book. I'd rather buy the written book and read it aloud to myself.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Blood Brothers: Sign of Seven, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (624)
    Performance
    (330)
    Story
    (334)

    Every seven years, on the seventh day of the seventh month, strange things happen. It began when three young boys - Caleb, Fox, and Gage - went on a camping trip to the Pagan Stone. And 21 years later, it will end in a showdown between evil and the boys who have become men - and the women who love them.

    Rick says: "Frequent Listener"
    "Love it!"
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    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to Blood Brothers the most enjoyable?

    As always, the story is the most enjoyable part. I also enjoy the freedom to do other things while listening to the book. I listen to it at home, on my way to and from work, and at work.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like the plot of the story. An unknown entity wreaking havoc on a small town, but a band of "brothers" do what it takes to keep the town safe.


    Which character – as performed by Phil Gigante – was your favorite?

    Gage. I liked how he made this "badass" character have a deep monotone voice. It's fitting for his description. However it was funny to hear the narrator portray a female voice when he has somewhat of a deep voice himself.


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

    I can never get enough of Nora Roberts' books, including this one. It makes me sad when they end, and even sadder when the series ends. I would read or listen to this book all day if I could.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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