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Marian

St. Johns, NL, Canada | Member Since 2011

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  • Annabel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Kathleen Winter
    • Narrated By Tandy Cronyn
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (45)
    Performance
    (40)
    Story
    (42)

    Kathleen Winter’s poignant debut novel was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. In it, Winter explores society’s views of gender identity through the eyes of a child born with male and female sex organs. At their doctor’s urging, the Blakes decide to raise their child as a boy, Wayne, giving him hormones to suppress his feminine physical traits. But after discovering the secret about his body, Wayne decides to stop taking his medication and lets his body develop naturally.

    Lindsay Crown says: "Lovely"
    "Great Read"
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    What made the experience of listening to Annabel the most enjoyable?

    Read the book thought the listen would be more exciting.


    What did you like best about this story?

    That it could be a true story based on the lifestyles of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator was not in character and I believe readers should at least have the accent of Newfoundlanders and learn to pronounce the names correctly, especially the "Newfoundland" name which by the way rhymes with "understand".


    If you could take any character from Annabel out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    I would have to take out Tredway and convince him to be honest with his feelings and consider others feelings too. Tell him to talk more to his family honestly.


    Any additional comments?

    Having listened to many books I really enjoy catching the accents of the readers and love the local twist of hearing how people sound during their escapades.

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  • Tricked: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Kevin Hearne
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6696)
    Performance
    (6187)
    Story
    (6173)

    Druid Atticus O’Sullivan hasn’t stayed alive for more than two millennia without a fair bit of Celtic cunning. So when vengeful thunder gods come Norse by Southwest looking for payback, Atticus, with a little help from the Navajo trickster god Coyote, lets them think that they’ve chopped up his body in the Arizona desert. But the mischievous Coyote is not above a little sleight of paw, and Atticus soon finds that he’s been duped into battling bloodthirsty desert shape-shifters called skinwalkers.

    Nicholas says: "Hooked in an Instant"
    "Lost in Magical Moments"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Tricked to be better than the print version?

    With a print version there is no capturing of dielect or sound, Luke Daniels was awesome in his job as narrator and captured my interest from the first word of the first book.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Oberon the dog, It's facinating to think that a dog can carry a conversation with his master and he's funny without knowing it.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I don't particularly like the fight scenes but I love when Abicus will get the upper hand of the gods or trick them into doing his bidding.


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

    A druid of modern times.


    Any additional comments?

    Kevin Hearn is a great writer and I can't wait for his next book.

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