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Marissa

Toronto, ON, Canada

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  • Underworld

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Don DeLillo
    • Narrated By Richard Poe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (128)
    Performance
    (109)
    Story
    (108)

    Nick Shay and Klara Sax knew each other once, intimately, and they meet again in the American desert. He is trying to outdistance the crucial events of his early life, haunted by the hard logic of loss and by the echo of a gunshot in a basement room. She is an artist who has made a blood struggle for independence.

    Ruth Ann Orlansky says: "CYBEX burned into my eyes"
    "I loved it."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about Underworld?

    I loved this complex interwoven story; the well developed charaters and how real life and all its strangeness is captured. It's a portrait painted with words. The narrator's voice suits the material perfectly.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • This Is Where I Leave You

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Jonathan Tropper
    • Narrated By Ramon de Ocampo
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1223)
    Performance
    (898)
    Story
    (900)

    The death of Judd Foxman's father marks the first time that the entire Foxman family - including Judd's mother, brothers, and sister - have been together in years. Conspicuously absent: Judd's wife, Jen, whose 14-month affair with Judd's radio-shock-jock boss has recently become painfully public. Judd joins the rest of the Foxmans as they reluctantly submit to their patriarch's dying request: to spend the seven days following the funeral together.

    glamazon says: "A Metrosexual Picaresque"
    "Relatable Family - weak story"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I did relate to the dysfunctional family and liked some of the interactions but other interactions and scenarios were just a little too far-fetched. Overall an enjoyable, light read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • State of Wonder: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Ann Patchett
    • Narrated By Hope Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4399)
    Performance
    (3199)
    Story
    (3200)

    Research scientist Dr. Marina Singh is sent to Brazil to track down her former mentor, Dr. Annick Swenson, who seems to have disappeared in the Amazon while working on an extremely valuable new drug. The last person who was sent to find her died before he could complete his mission. Plagued by trepidation, Marina embarks on an odyssey into the insect-infested jungle in hopes of finding answers to the questions about her friend's death, her company's future, and her own past.

    F. B. Herron says: "Do yourself a favor and listen to this book!"
    "Interesting Story - not so interesting characters"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I found the main character highly annoying and ridiculously naive. The plot was based around an interesting concept that wasn't fleshed out as well as it couldve been. It was hard to like any of the charcaters. The narrator's voice was so-so. Took some getting used to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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