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MARILYNAMA

HUNTINGTON STATION, NY, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • 5 reviews
  • 8 ratings
  • 131 titles in library
  • 23 purchased in 2014
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  • 14

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Peter Clines
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11545)
    Performance
    (10491)
    Story
    (10512)

    There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment. Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don’t nag at him too much. At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela’s apartment. And Tim’s. And Veek’s.

    Magpie says: "Super solid listen!!"
    "Boring...don't bother"
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    Story
    What would have made 14 better?

    more interesting story line...very superficial.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Peter Clines again?

    no - he reads too fast and very monotone


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    monotone voice


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    I never finished it....could not tolorate this after listening to 3/4 of the book. So boring.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Some Kind of Fairy Tale: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs)
    • By Graham Joyce
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (291)
    Performance
    (261)
    Story
    (260)

    Twenty years ago, 16-year-old Tara Martin disappeared from a small town in the heart of England. Now, her sudden return and the mind-bending tale of where she’s been will challenge our very perception of the truth. For 20 years after Tara Martin disappeared, her parents and her brother, Peter, lived in denial of the grim fact that she was gone for good. Then suddenly on Christmas Day, the doorbell rings at her parents’ home, and there, dishevelled and slightly peculiar looking, Tara stands. It’s a miracle, but alarm bells are ringing for Peter. Tara’s story just does not add up.

    Amanda says: "Extremely Well Done"
    "I WOULD GIVE THIS 10 STARS IF I COULD"
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    Story
    What did you love best about Some Kind of Fairy Tale?

    awesome - really gets you involved in the story


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    you were never really sure if she was telling the truth or not.


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

    Great story teller


    Who was the most memorable character of Some Kind of Fairy Tale and why?

    Cannot say without giving away the story -


    Any additional comments?

    If you still have a great imagination - pick up this book. I can't say enough about it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Quest: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Nelson DeMille
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (521)
    Performance
    (450)
    Story
    (451)

    From the locked archives of the Vatican to the overgrown jungles of Ethiopia, an unlikely trio begins a deadly search for the Holy Grail. Two journalists and a beautiful photographer are traveling together in a broken down Jeep while covering the 1975 Ethiopian civil war. Both men fall in love with the woman and that complicates things. When the trio winds up lost in the jungle, in the no man's land between the fighting factions, they take cover and dig in for the night. In their hiding place, they encounter a dying man who tells them an amazing and quite unbelievable story. But for some reason - one that they grapple with for the rest of their journey - that night they believe.

    Andy says: "The Quest to make money"
    "NELSON HAS SOLD OUT"
    Overall
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    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Such a horrible book - boring, dated and very confusing. Please go back to writing those great books you were known for.


    What could Nelson DeMille have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Nothing could have saved this book


    Would you be willing to try another one of Scott Brick’s performances?

    Love scott brick but too drama


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    nothing redeeming about this book


    Any additional comments?

    Please Nelson - stick to what you are good at, Your last two books were terrible.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • The Cuckoo's Calling

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Robert Galbraith
    • Narrated By Robert Glenister
    Overall
    (6963)
    Performance
    (6341)
    Story
    (6350)

    After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: his sister, the legendary supermodel Lula Landry, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man.

    Tracey says: "Unbelievable debut mystery set in London"
    "BORING"
    Overall
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    What disappointed you about The Cuckoo's Calling?

    I found the narrator to be very blah monotone. I actually would fall asleep after 10 minutes of listening. Also found it to have too many uninteresting characters.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Something by Stephen King


    How could the performance have been better?

    not sure


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    I was never a Harry Potter fan and I guess that being one would be a plus for listening to this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Inferno: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Dan Brown
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10292)
    Performance
    (9326)
    Story
    (9405)

    In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology, Robert Langdon, is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces: Dante’s Inferno. Against this backdrop, Langdon battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an ingenious riddle that pulls him into a landscape of classic art, secret passageways, and futuristic science. Drawing from Dante’s dark epic poem, Langdon races to find answers and decide whom to trust...before the world is irrevocably altered.

    Livia says: "Formulaic and Hard to Finish...."
    "I expected better"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What disappointed you about Inferno?

    From beginning to end all they did is run, hide, run, hide again, run some more. I was exhausted just reading this. No story - absolutely NO story. Just run, hide, run..


    Has Inferno turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Not really


    What aspect of Paul Michael’s performance would you have changed?

    very nice reading voice


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Anger - I really expected better from Dan Brown


    2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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