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  • Until I Die

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Amy Plum
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (104)
    Performance
    (95)
    Story
    (97)

    I wish there was only today, just right now, and no forever. It seems fitting that I fell in love in Paris, the most beautiful city in the world. And if I pretend, I can almost believe that my life is normal and everyone I care about is safe. But as long as I’m with Vincent, “normal” doesn’t exist. Gorgeous, charming, and witty, he’s everything you could ask for in a boyfriend - but his destiny is so much more. Even more terrifying than his destiny are his dangerous enemies, enemies who will kill for immortality.

    Tabitha says: "Interesting Second Book"
    "I'm left hanging and dying to know what happens..."
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    What did you love best about Until I Die?

    Amy Plum's books are filled vivid imagery of wonderful scenery and deep characters that you get attached to. I waited and waited for book 2 to be released as an audio book. Yes it's a love story, but it's no twilight. This is a wonderful journey into a world of other beings, never seen before. No Vampires and Werewolves here.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters. They are not a copy of anything I've read/listened to before. Fabulously creative.


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

    Each new character is distinct of the rest with the voices she uses. It gives the book a depth that other narrators have fallen short on.


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

    If only my work day was longer...


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Allegiant: Divergent Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Veronica Roth
    • Narrated By Emma Galvin, Aaron Stanford
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8723)
    Performance
    (7980)
    Story
    (8066)

    What if your whole world was a lie? What if a single revelation - like a single choice - changed everything? What if love and loyalty made you do things you never expected? The explosive conclusion to Veronica Roth's #1 New York Times best-selling Divergent trilogy reveals the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of listeners in Divergent and Insurgent.

    Judy says: "What a let down!"
    "Counting chickens before they hatch, Ms Roth?"
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    What disappointed you about Allegiant?

    I really felt that in this whole third book, the writer was done with series. I got a movie deal, this book doesn't matter. Spoiler: Killing off your main character felt like the writer wanted to write about Four the whole time, then she should have. Waiting til the 3rd book to switch up view points was an insane, horrible idea. The book itself was boring. I've heard they paln to make this into 2 movies, HOW??? Those will be some boring movies. There isn't enough action and putting all that friction between the love interests didn't help, they should have come together and relied more on each other and that would have been a better book. I didn't like much about this book.


    What could Veronica Roth have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Not have counted her chickens before they hatched. I could just tell that she had a hard time finishing this book. It was not up to par. Where were her editors? Why didn't they say this is crap?


    Have you listened to any of Emma Galvin and Aaron Stanford ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Their performances were good for the boring material they had. I really like Emma Galvin's narration.


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

    I wish I could say yes. It was choppy, poorly put together, and doesn't flow with the other stories. I guess it wrapped it up, but so disappointing.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • If I Should Die: Revenants, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Amy Plum
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (106)
    Performance
    (94)
    Story
    (95)

    Vincent waited lifetimes to find me, but in an instant our future together has been shattered. He was betrayed by Violette, someone we both called a friend, and I lost him. Now Violette is determined to rule over France's immortals, and she's willing to wage a war to get what she wants. It shouldn't be possible, none of it should be, but this is my reality. I know Vincent is somewhere out there, I know he's not completely gone, and I will do anything to save him.

    Kelly says: "Great Conclusion to the Trilogy"
    "Addictive until the very end."
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    Would you listen to If I Should Die again? Why?

    Yes I would. I enjoyed this whole world that Amy Plum has created. I love the Paris setting, the adorable characters and the new spin with something other than vampires and werewolves. Julia Whelan is an exceptional narrator. She has different voices for all her characters which really brings them to life. All three books are well narrated and well written.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    So hard to choose... I love Jules, but that's the artist in me.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Spoiler Alert... When they finally figure out how to bring Vincent back.


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

    Pretty darn close to crying at the beginning of the book, but that would be strange since I'm at work. Later, I sat at my desk going I knew it, I KNEW IT!!!!


    Any additional comments?

    I recommend this book for all to enjoy. I listen to all sorts of bookgenres, and this series was one of the best that I have listened to lately.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Get Out of My Life: But First Can You Drive me and Cheryl to the Mall?

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Anthony E. Wolf
    • Narrated By Anthony E. Wolf
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (14)

    In 1991, the first edition of Get Out of My Life became an enormous success, selling over 300,000 copies. The words of Dr. Wolf were so on target that parents wondered if he had placed tape recorders around their homes. But the world has not stood still - in fact, it is changing faster than ever. And while the classic struggles between parents and teenagers still remain, societal changes have brought about many new ones that parents of earlier generations never dreamed of.

    Henry Foss says: "Required Reading for Parents of Teenagers"
    "Teenagers can be hard..."
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    What was one of the most memorable moments of Get Out of My Life?

    I found this book to be informative in whats going on with my teenagers. It covered lots of topics from attitudes to sex and gave helpful, insightful ways to discuss these topics with your own children.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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