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Bountiful, UT, United States | Member Since 2013

  • 9 reviews
  • 14 ratings
  • 663 titles in library
  • 16 purchased in 2015

  • Silence: Queen of the Dead, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Michelle Sagara
    • Narrated By Alexandra Bailey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    It began in the graveyard.... Ever since her boyfriend Nathan had died in a tragic accident, Emma had been coming to the graveyard at night. During the day she went through the motions at her prep school, in class, with her friends, but that’s all it was. For Emma, life had stopped with Nathan’s death. But tonight was different. Tonight Emma and her dog were not alone in the cemetery. There were two others there - Eric, who had just started at her school, and an ancient woman who looked as though she were made of rags.

    glowbugs says: "An imaginative new approach to a series"
    "Liked the story, but the "F" words ruined it."
    Would you try another book from Michelle Sagara and/or Alexandra Bailey?

    I really liked Michelle's Chronicles of Elantra series. I had high hopes for this series too. However, I find vulgar language as an attack on my senses. The same emphasis can be made with intelligent writing. I started her last series because of reviews that stated that such language was missing. I'm so sad that she has succumbed to the prevalent "now" language. I wish Audible would add content in their ratings.

    13 of 58 people found this review helpful
  • The Infinite Sea: The 5th Wave, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Rick Yancey
    • Narrated By Phoebe Strole, Ben Yannette
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    How do you rid the Earth of seven billion humans? Rid the humans of their humanity. Surviving the first four waves was nearly impossible. Now Cassie Sullivan finds herself in a new world, a world in which the fundamental trust that binds us together is gone. As the 5th Wave rolls across the landscape, Cassie, Ben, and Ringer are forced to confront the Others' ultimate goal: the extermination of the human race.

    GLENNO says: "Not much action; no resolution"
    "Why all the "F" bombs in a YA book"
    What does Phoebe Strole and Ben Yannette bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Loved Phobe's voice, but it was much the same with different characters. Still easy to follow.

    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Story was great and interesting. However one reason I try to stay with YA is because bad language is offensive to me.

    Any additional comments?

    Please give us a way to edit out poor language. It would then be a great listen.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Cast in Silence: The Chronicles of Elantra, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Michelle Sagara
    • Narrated By Khristine Hvam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    A member of the elite Hawk force that protects the City of Elantra, Kaylin Neya has sacrificed much to earn the respect of the winged Aerians and immortal Barrani she works alongside. But the mean streets she escaped as a child aren't the ones she's vowed to give her life guarding. Those were much darker....

    Nina says: "Never disappoint!"
    "Great story but foul language of one character"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    NO! I got into this series because Ms Sagara seemed to go out of her way not to use of bad language. Loved the first four books. This one was shocking to my senses. I realized that she was trying to setup a character that was uneducated and had lived under terrible conditions, but, to me, the distraction to the audio book was immense. I may never listen to another one of her books, at least not without reviews that indicate that that she has used much better ways to describe such conditions without using the "F" word in such a liberal way. Sorry MIchelle, people may talk that way, but I don't have to listen.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Blood Bound: Mercy Thompson, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Patricia Briggs
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Mechanic Mercy Thompson has friends in low places - and in dark ones. And now she owes one of them a favor. Since she can shapeshift at will, she agrees to act as some extra muscle when her vampire friend Stefan goes to deliver a message to another of his kind. But this new vampire is hardly ordinary - and neither is the demon inside of him.

    Deborah says: "Blood Bound"
    "Thank you "Vivian""

    I just read the review from Vivian who complained there wasn't any swearing and sex never got past first base. That this is a 4+ star book without garbage "is" the reason I downloaded this and will now listen to it. I love great stories without having to flinch because of coarse and crude expressions that add nothing to the work except to irritate the inner senses. I hope it is as good as Vivian says! Love to get into new series and authors.

    9 of 14 people found this review helpful
  • Spin

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Robert Charles Wilson
    • Narrated By Scott Brick

    One night when he was 10, Tyler stood in his backyard and watched the stars go out. They flared into brilliance, then disappeared, replaced by an empty black barrier. He and his best friends, Jason and Diane Lawton, had seen what became known as the Big Blackout. It would shape their lives.

    Robert says: "A Classic"
    "Good book except for language"

    A very interesting book for as far as I got. But I just could not get past all the "F" words. Wish I could see how it ends but...

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Enchantment

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki

    As one of the most consistently exciting writers to emerge in the last 25 years, Orson Scott Card has been honored with numerous awards, while immersing readers in dazzling worlds only he could create. Now, in Enchantment, Card works his magic as never before, transforming the timeless story of Sleeping Beauty into an original fantasy brimming with romance and adventure.

    Annette says: "Enchanting"
    "Second time as good as the first."

    Bought this when it came out and loved it. Very easy listen and great for the gym. Decided to listen again and I really enjoyed it a second time. An interesting take on a fairy tale that was easy to listen and enjoy during workouts. I wish he wrote more of this type.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Gateway

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Frederik Pohl
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman, Robert J. Sawyer

    When prospector Bob Broadhead went out to Gateway on the Heechee spacecraft, he decided he would know which was the right mission to make him his fortune. Three missions later, now famous and permanently rich, Robinette Broadhead has to face what happened to him and what he a journey into himself as perilous and even more horrifying than the nightmare trip through the interstellar void that he drove himself to take!

    Ryan says: "A human-focused SF classic"
    "Really enjoyed the book in printed form"

    The story is quite interesting. I read this years ago and loved the series. However, in audio form, I found I really did not like the language. I guess that in printed form, I could skip over it, but ...
    The narrator was okay, but I would have chosen different.

    3 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Gregor the Overlander: Underland Chronicles, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Paul Boehmer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    When Gregor falls through a grate in the laundry room of his apartment building, he hurtles into the dark Underland, where spiders, rats, and cockroaches coexist uneasily with humans. This world is on the brink of war, and Gregor's arrival is no accident. A prophecy foretells that Gregor has a role to play in the Underland's uncertain future. Gregor wants no part of it, until he realizes it's the only way to solve the mystery of his father's disappearance.

    Joey says: "Second best book series in print"
    "Really good series"

    I guess I just like kid books. At least I never have to worry about the language. It is easy listening for the gym and makes the time go so fast.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • The Gathering Storm: Book Twelve of the Wheel of Time

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By Michael Kramer, Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Rand al'Thor, the Dragon Reborn, struggles to unite a fractured network of kingdoms and alliances in preparation for the Last Battle. As he attempts to halt the Seanchan encroachment northward - wishing he could form at least a temporary truce with the invaders - his allies watch in terror the shadow that seems to be growing within the heart of the Dragon Reborn himself.

    D. Ramirez says: "I normally wouldn't, but..."
    "Please hurry with the last two books."

    I have enjoyed this series a lot, and had started over listening to the books before The Gathering Storm came out. On day one of the new release, I downloaded it, but decided to continue listening to the rest of the series, so that it would not be as long before book thirteen to be released. However, my son-in-law read this one and said he liked it even better than the other eleven. I decided to listen to it and I have to agree with him. What an incredible book! If only we didn't have to wait another couple of years to get to the conclusion. Great job, Brandon!

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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