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Marquita Martin

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Tucson, AZ United States | Member Since 2000

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  • Hunters of Dune

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (581)
    Performance
    (266)
    Story
    (267)

    At the end of Frank Herbert's final novel, Chapterhouse: Dune, a ship carrying a crew of refugees escapes into the uncharted galaxy, fleeing from a terrifying, mysterious Enemy. Hunters of Dune is the exotic odyssey of the crew as it is forced to elude the diabolical traps set by the ferocious, unknown Enemy.

    James says: "The lost dialog of Dune"
    "Hunters of Dune"
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    Would you listen to Hunters of Dune again? Why?

    As it tied into the series, yes. It helps to understand what happened in some of the other books


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

    It held my interest thru out.


    Any additional comments?

    Read the whole series, from the first one, to really understand and enjoy Dune.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Clan of the Cave Bear: Earth's Children, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Jean M. Auel
    • Narrated By Sandra Burr
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1400)
    Performance
    (822)
    Story
    (826)

    Here is the saga of a people who call themselves the Clan of the Cave Bear; how they lived; the animals they hunted; the great totems they revered. But mostly it is the story of Ayla, the girl they found and raised, who was not like them. To the Clan, her fair looks make her different - ugly.

    Terri says: "Clan of the Cave Bear"
    "Riveting!"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Clan of the Cave Bear the most enjoyable?

    Because the reader put their tones, emotions, etc. into their voices.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Clan of the Cave Bear?

    The second time Brog made her dead and she stood up and over him and taunted him and made him lose it and when his father told him that she had won and was more of a man than he was.


    Have you listened to any of Sandra Burr’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, this is my first time listenin' to her.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When the second earthquake came after she had been made dead, and the old shaman died in the cave, next to her mother.


    Any additional comments?

    I have read the whole series before in paper back, but I really love stories like that. Where ya see someone survivin' back in early age of mankind.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Seth Grahame-Smith
    • Narrated By Scott Holst
    Overall
    (6849)
    Performance
    (5223)
    Story
    (5303)

    While Abraham Lincoln is widely lauded for saving a Union and freeing millions of slaves, his valiant fight against the forces of the undead has remained in the shadows for hundreds of years. That is, until Seth Grahame-Smith stumbled upon The Secret Journal of Abraham Lincoln, and became the first living person to lay eyes on it in more than 140 years.

    Haden says: "My friends thought I was crazy."
    "A new side to Abraham Lincon"
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    If you could sum up Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter in three words, what would they be?

    What happens next??


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I think his name was Henry, the good vampire that was gettin' Abe to kill the bad ones.


    What about Scott Holst’s performance did you like?

    It was okay, but it took him awhile to get caught up in the emotions of it.


    If you could rename Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, what would you call it?

    Abe's revenge


    Any additional comments?

    Enjoyed it. It's definitely a new twist, with Booth bein' a vampire too.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sandworms of Dune

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (650)
    Performance
    (273)
    Story
    (276)

    Based directly on Frank Herbert's final outline, which lay hidden in two safe-deposit boxes for a decade, Sandworms of Dune will answer the urgent questions Dune fans have been debating for two decades: the origin of the Honored Matres, the tantalizing future of the planet Arrakis, the final revelation of the Kwisatz Haderach, and the resolution to the war between Man and Machine.

    Amazon Customer says: "You'll buy it anyway"
    "Sandworms"
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    What made the experience of listening to Sandworms of Dune the most enjoyable?

    Wantin' to know what was gonna happen next.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The way it tied into the series.


    Have you listened to any of Scott Brick’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Only the Dune series.


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

    I don't know.


    Any additional comments?

    Read the whole series in sequence, all 17 books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dune: House Harkonnen: House Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Kevin J. Anderson, Brian Herbert
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (505)
    Performance
    (335)
    Story
    (342)

    Returning to the vivid universe of Frank Herbert's Dune, this title continues the saga begun in Dune: House Atreides. As Shaddam sits at last on the Golden Lion Throne, Baron Vladimir Harkonnen plots against the new Emperor and House Atreides - and against the mysterious Sisterhood of the Bene Gesserit.

    Robert says: "Maybe better than original Audible production."
    "Part of the Dune series"
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    Would you listen to Dune again? Why?

    Probably, I would do the whole series again. It was very interestin' how it did relate to what's goin' on here on earth now, subtly.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The intrigue and plots.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    All the scenes were my favorite.


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

    Most definitely, if I didn't have to keep rechargin' my mp3 player.


    Any additional comments?

    Read the whole series from the first one. There's 17 books in it and my husband and I did them all. I mentioned it on facebook and found out that lots of others had also read the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dune: House Atreides: House Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (615)
    Performance
    (400)
    Story
    (402)

    Capturing all the complexity and grand themes of the original, this prequel to the Dune series weaves a new tapestry of betrayal, passion, and destiny into a saga that expands the tale written by Frank Herbert more than 30 years ago.

    Robert says: "Maybe better than original Audible production."
    "The Dune series"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, but I would tell them to read the series in sequence.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Hearin' what goes on in the different houses and how they relate to each other and the other houses.


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

    I kept listenin' til the battery needed rechargin' again several times.


    Any additional comments?

    Find the series and start with the first, then do them all in sequence. I under stood it lots better than I did the movie.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Four Purposes of Life

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Dan Millman
    • Narrated By Dan Millman
    Overall
    (39)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (31)

    The Four Purposes of Life was born from Dan Millman's decades-long search to make sense of life. He distills decades of experience into a concise map of the journey - the full scope of what we're each here to accomplish here on planet Earth. It puts together, for the first time, essential elements from the "peaceful warrior teachings" in their full and proper context --- providing a burst of clarity to bring our lives into sharper focus.

    Marquita Martin says: "Well worth readin more than once."
    "Well worth readin more than once."
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    What made the experience of listening to The Four Purposes of Life the most enjoyable?

    The way he outlined it, then when deeper into each one.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Socrates is my favorite as I read about him in the"The Peaceful Warrior", and I love sorcerers.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Dan Millman moved me when he relates to what he's been thru.


    Any additional comments?

    I have read almost all the Carlos Castenada series and Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman. He has a way of showin' thru his own life experiences, the knowledge he's learned.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Powers That Be: Petaybee Book 1

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Anne McCaffrey, Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
    • Narrated By Marina Sirtis
    Overall
    (72)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (33)

    Strange things are happening on the icy planet of Petaybee. Unauthorized, genetically engineered species have been spotted, and the company has reason to believe that the locals are deliberately hiding something, and perhaps even plotting rebellion. As a combat veteran and a medical retiree due to spend the rest of her days on this arctic world, Yana is the ideal person to get close to the natives.

    Amazon Customer says: "i will not buy abriged again"
    "It was an interesting book with a surprise ending."
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    What did you love best about Powers That Be?

    The way that it could relate to our government too.


    What other book might you compare Powers That Be to and why?

    To others of Anne McCaffrey, as they are always off world with heroine and hard superiors.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The way the people stuck together during hardship and been put there, not of their own accord. Also the scene in the pool.


    Any additional comments?

    I liked the book, how she is sent to spy and winds up helping the people. The magical animals and how she becomes pregnant but wasn't aware of it. It's not too long and was easy to read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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