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Merlyns Daughter

N.Y. USA | Member Since 2009

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  • 7 reviews
  • 9 ratings
  • 183 titles in library
  • 59 purchased in 2014
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  • Lost Souls

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Poppy Z. Brite
    • Narrated By Chris Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (63)
    Performance
    (45)
    Story
    (50)

    Three stylish vampires arrive in New Orleans just in time for Mardis Gras, and then disappear again. While in the city, the group's leader, Zillah, meets and impregnates an adolescent girl. Fifteen years later, the child of that pairing, a boy who calls himself simply "Nothing" is living with adoptive parents in the suburbs, where he – like so many other teens – feels isolated and out of place. The answer is, his father is a vampire, leaving Nothing hovering precariously between worlds.

    Melissie says: "Love Poppy"
    "One of my favorites"
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    Would you listen to Lost Souls again? Why?

    This is a story I come back to every few years.


    What other book might you compare Lost Souls to and why?

    It's not like other vampire books because it's much darker and way less romantic.


    Which character – as performed by Chris Patton – was your favorite?

    Ghost is my favorite character.


    Any additional comments?

    Great book. I highly recommend it. Beautiful language, very dark and capturing.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Summerland: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Michael Chabon
    • Narrated By Michael Chabon
    Overall
    (193)
    Performance
    (68)
    Story
    (69)

    It's summer, and the Clam Island fairies, or "ferishers," as the North American Fair Folk call themselves, are in grave peril. War is coming, another battle in an ancient conflict, a struggle against the Fell Smith and his power of Anti-life. He and his host of demon engineers, kobolds, and warriors have sought to destroy the fairies since time began. When the Clam Island band sends for a champion, they get an 11-year-old boy named Ethan Feld.

    A Reader says: "Unforgettable characters!"
    "One of my favorites"
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    If you could sum up Summerland in three words, what would they be?

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    Any additional comments?

    I fell in love with this book and listen to it every couple of years. It reminds me of the way The Chronicles of Narnia made me feel when I was a kid. I'm not a huge baseball fan, but I found myself thinking of the game more as a way of life as the book continued

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Blackwood Farm

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Anne Rice
    • Narrated By David Pittu
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (582)
    Performance
    (237)
    Story
    (242)

    A story of youth and promise, of loss and the search for love, of secrets and destiny, Blackwood Farm brings together the Vampire Chronicles and the story of the Mayfair Witches, and is Anne Rice at her mesmerizing best.

    K E Courchaine says: "She is back!"
    "Love this book"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This is one of my favorite Anne Rice books. Quinn is a lovable character and Blackwood Farm is a beautiful setting.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Serpent's Kiss

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs)
    • By Melissa De La Cruz
    • Narrated By Katie R. Schorr
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (95)
    Performance
    (88)
    Story
    (86)

    Crossover sensation Melissa de la Cruz created an instant New York Times best seller with the inventive Witches of East End. In this follow-up, everything is going smoothly in North Hampton now that Joanna and her daughters, Ingrid and Freya, are allowed to perform magic again. But chaos erupts with the arrival of Freya’s twin brother, Freddie, who’s finally escaped from Limbo. And Freddie’s convinced that Freya’s fiancé, Killian Gardiner, is the one who landed him there in the first place.

    Merlyns Daughter says: "good story"
    "good story"
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    If you could sum up The Serpent's Kiss in three words, what would they be?

    I first got The Witches of East End out of curiosity because I live on Long Island and I really enjoyed it. So I followed up with this second book and wasn't dissappointed. Good story, lots of interesting characters.


    What about Katie R. Schorr’s performance did you like?

    Katie has a pure tone. Intellegent, but also down to earth.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Bloodsucking Fiends: A Love Story

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Christopher Moore
    • Narrated By Susan Bennett
    Overall
    (2503)
    Performance
    (1322)
    Story
    (1350)

    A striking red-head, 20-something Jody is attacked and transformed into a vampire while walking home one night in downtown San Francisco. Befriending 19-year-old Tommy, Jody tries to understand her new undead life, but trouble finds her when the cops start suspecting Tommy of being a local bloodsucking serial killer.

    SHEILA says: "Bloodsucking FUN!"
    "Really funny and entertaining"
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    Where does Bloodsucking Fiends rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    A funny take on vampires. Christopher Moore is a great author. Whenever I want a book that doesn't have the potential to bore me I check out a new C.M. book. You never know where he's gonna go.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Discovery of Witches

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Deborah Harkness
    • Narrated By Jennifer Ikeda
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10281)
    Performance
    (7725)
    Story
    (7770)

    Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library.

    haesel says: "Where was this woman's editor?"
    "I was looking for something different"
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    Where does A Discovery of Witches rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I enjoyed this book. It's not the kind of book I typically read but I was looking for something different and was surprised.


    Any additional comments?

    It's a little too on the romantic side for me. But the characters are interesting and there's magic every where.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Practical Demonkeeping

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Christopher Moore
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (863)
    Performance
    (480)
    Story
    (491)

    In Christopher Moore's ingenious debut novel, we meet one of the most memorably mismatched pairs in the annals of literature. The good-looking one is one-hundred-year-old ex-seminarian and "roads" scholar Travis O'Hearn. The green one is Catch, a demon with a nasty habit of eating most of the people he meets.

    colleen says: "I named my cat after the demon Catch"
    "Funny"
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    Any additional comments?

    I first read this book in the library years ago and was happy when I found the audio version on audible. It's a funny story, and Christopher Moore has a style that always keeps you on your toes.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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