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Robert

Nauvoo, AL, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • The Hunger Games

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (35873)
    Performance
    (26877)
    Story
    (27261)

    Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning? In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by 12 outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

    Teddy says: "The Book Deserves The Hype"
    "Better than I ever could have expected"
    Overall

    I'm not into this genre all that much- but I wanted something to listen to and with the hype about a movie deal in the works- my partner and I decided to give this a go.
    It was absolutely enthralling. We listened to all three books within a week. And come to find out our son has read the first two books and was waiting on the third book to become available in his library.
    We're both 39 and our son in 13. So there is a lot of appeal all across the age spectrum. I highly recommend this series- but be ready to devote some time to it- because you're not going to want to put it down!!! I hope you enjoy it half as much as we did.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • NOS4A2: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Joe Hill
    • Narrated By Kate Mulgrew
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3276)
    Performance
    (3038)
    Story
    (3041)

    Victoria McQueen has an uncanny knack for finding things: a misplaced bracelet, a missing photograph, answers to unanswerable questions. When she rides her bicycle over the rickety old covered bridge in the woods near her house, she always emerges in the places she needs to be. Vic doesn't tell anyone about her unusual ability, because she knows no one will believe her. She has trouble understanding it herself.

    Jacqueline says: "Finish to Start Excellent is Novel This"
    "One of the best I've listened to"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to NOS4A2 again? Why?

    Absolutely.. It's a long book, but it was so enjoyable and I love, love. love the reader- Mrs.Kate Mulgrew.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story made me love, care, and hate the characters- just the right amount of information and backstory - the emotions came out of the reader's words - I found myself longing to hear more, hating to have to stop the story and looking forward to listen again.


    What about Kate Mulgrew’s performance did you like?

    The way her voice carried the emotion and painted a perfect picture of the cast of characters, the way she transitioned locations- perfect reader for this story.


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

    YES!!!! It's quite a book to listen to- almost twenty hours- but it never left me cold or wanting the story to pick up.


    Any additional comments?

    It's been a while since an audio book has grabbed me and satisfied me the way this have. It has restored a lull in my love for audio books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dead Ever After: A Sookie Stackhouse Novel, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Charlaine Harris
    • Narrated By Johanna Parker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3007)
    Performance
    (2734)
    Story
    (2749)

    Number-one New York Times best-selling author Charlaine Harris has won numerous awards for her Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire series, which has been adapted into the hit HBO show True Blood. In this 13th and final book, a murder rocks the town of Bon Temps and Sookie is arrested for the crime. After making bail, she sets out to clear her name - but her investigation only leads to more deaths.

    k says: "Bitter ending? Cleanse your palate."
    "A reminder of the feel-good from the early books!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up Dead Ever After in three words, what would they be?

    A little sad to see this final book come and go. It feels like a return to the magic that was the first books that grabbed me and made me feel really good.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Dead Ever After?

    The massive return or mention of characters spread across the entire series.


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

    She is the voice of Sookie to me- I love her and hope she can find another series to lay claim to. Absolutely one of the best narrators out there.


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

    I think HBO's True Blood has already laid claim to that concept- "Waiting Sucks"


    Any additional comments?

    Even if you've become unhappy with the series- give this one a chance and give Sookie the send off she deserves. You may not like the ending- but the book in it's entirety is a great read- and brings so much closure to the entire series. Thank you Charlaine for sharing Sookie's world and Bon Temps' secrets. It's been time well spent- and I may just have to re-listen again sometime, because I'm really going to miss you.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Vampire Zero: A Gruesome Vampire Tale

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By David Wellington
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (48)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (27)

    U.S. Marshal Jameson Arkeley, the country’s foremost authority on vampires, taught police investigator and vampire fighter Laura Caxton everything she knows about monsters. After a bloody war visited upon Gettysburg by an army of vampires, Arkeley gave up his own life to save others—except he didn’t exactly die.

    Robert says: "In-between"
    "In-between"
    Overall

    This is my least favorite of the series- but if you combine it and listen to the fourth book right after- the two combine and make magic. I'm also really pleased with the ending- and the setup for the fifth book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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