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R. Jones

Indianajones

Indianajones | Member Since 2006

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  • Phoenix and Ashes: Elemental Masters

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Mercedes Lackey
    • Narrated By Michelle Ford
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (171)
    Performance
    (115)
    Story
    (118)

    In this dark and atmospheric rendition of the Cinderella fairy tale, an intelligent young Englishwoman is made into a virtual slave by her evil stepmother. Her only hope of rescue comes in the shape of a scarred World War I pilot of noble blood, whose own powers over the elements are about to be needed more than ever.

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    If you could sum up Phoenix and Ashes in three words, what would they be?

    interesting, thought-provoking, brilliant


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved the feel of it, the overall sense of realness WW1 brings to the story.


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

    the accents, if you are not a British citizen than the rhythm of the dialog wouldn't be present as vividly.


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

    to avoid any spoilers, I would just say that the entire journey of hard won Freedom was very moving and a very dear concept.


    Any additional comments?

    This story is a great retelling of Cinderella, with WW1 as a back drop. That said it is very difficult to say you can't see the ending coming... but this is definitely a book that proves, it's not the destination but the journey that matters. You will enjoy a new landscape as you travel down a fresh path into an old tale. It may even open your eyes to the thought that Fairy Tales may come in, at first glance, ordinary packages.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Brainrush, a Thriller: Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Richard Bard
    • Narrated By R. C. Bray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (568)
    Performance
    (496)
    Story
    (504)

    When terminally ill combat pilot Jake Bronson emerges from an MRI with extraordinary cognitive powers, everyone wants a piece of his talent including Battista, one of the world s most dangerous terrorists. To save his love and her autistic child, Jake is thrust into a deadly chase that leads from the canals of Venice through Monte Carlo and finally to an ancient cavern in the Hindu Kush Mountains of Afghanistan, where Jake discovers that his newfound talents carry a hidden price that threatens the entire human race.

    Jill says: "BRAINRUSH an exciting, thrilling, adventure!"
    "Novice writter"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I really don't know. It is probably a good book for someone who needs a pallet cleanser...


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I don't know, I haven't found anything new yet. hoping Orson Scott Cards new mithermages book...


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of R. C. Bray?

    Actually the narrator was the best part. he did a excellent job bringing a half star book to a two star.


    What character would you cut from BRAINRUSH, a Thriller?

    um, probably replace the villain with someone scary, the heroine with someone worth saving, and the hero with someone heroic. the rest of the cast where decent.


    Any additional comments?

    I just could barely stand the repetitiveness of the dialogue. When the thought sentences of main characters use the same subject for three sentences in a row, just saying it differently... example; "...how could I have been so wrong? it was clear to me now that I never understood his goals. I couldn't have been more wrong." that is a direct quote of three sentences... IN A ROW! -sigh- the book actually made me tired.

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