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  • Starters

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Lissa Price
    • Narrated By Rebecca Lowman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (128)
    Performance
    (114)
    Story
    (115)

    Sixteen-year-old Callie lost her parents when the genocide spore wiped out everyone except those who were vaccinated first - the very young and very old. With no grandparents to claim Callie and her little brother, they go on the run, living as squatters, and fighting off unclaimed renegades who would kill for a cookie. Hope comes via Prime Destinations, run by a mysterious figure known only as The Old Man. He hires teens to rent their bodies to seniors, known as enders, who get to be young again.

    Amy says: "A good listen but doesn't make sense"
    "Unique idea for a book"
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    What did you love best about Starters?

    The narration by Rebecca Lowman really made the book


    What did you like best about this story?

    I thought the idea for the story was unique. I agree with other reviewers who said there were some holes in it. Why would the older survivors hate the young "starters" so much? If people lived to be 200, why were all the "middles" who died in the 18 to 40 or 50ish range? It needed a little more development. I still liked the book enough to get book 2, though. It was enjoyable to listen to. I like the dystopian type books, and this one had enough action to keep me interested. I also liked that you could listen to this book with your teenage kids and not have to worry about cursing and sex scenes.


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

    She has a real talent for narration...She has such a soothing voice. She does different voices well, too.


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  • Dreamspell

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Tamara Leigh
    • Narrated By Mary Sarah Agliotta
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (19)

    Sleep disorders specialist Kennedy Plain has been diagnosed with a fatal brain tumor. When her research subject dies after trying to convince her he has achieved dream-induced time travel and her study is shelved, she enlists herself as a subject to complete her research.

    Claudia says: "Lovely clean romance"
    "Love Tamara Leigh!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Dreamspell the most enjoyable?

    Great story, great narration


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Kennedy...trying to fit into a time period 600 years in the past with her modern language/ actions


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

    I laughed and cried in several places.


    Any additional comments?

    Storyline kind of far fetched (time travel), but I LOVE this book and audio version. I read the book twice before getting the audio version. Love historical romance... This book has no cursing or explicit sex. It is just a lovely book...so sweet. Mary Agliotta does a great job with narration. I have now gotten all of the other books Tamara has written.

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