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Shamarie

Love Sci-Fi Fantasy and all things metaphysical.

BLACKWOOD, Australia

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  • 8 reviews
  • 8 ratings
  • 52 titles in library
  • 8 purchased in 2014
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  • City of Bones

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Cassandra Clare
    • Narrated By Ari Graynor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (112)
    Performance
    (88)
    Story
    (89)

    Clary Fray is seeing things: vampires in Brooklyn and werewolves in Manhattan. Irresistably drawn towards a group of sexy demon hunters, Clary encounters the dark side of New York City - and the dangers of forbidden love.

    Moonglotexas says: "Magic!"
    "Excellent Easy Read"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Found the story an easy read that kept me on edge and couldn't put it down

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus: The Classic Guide to Understanding the Opposite Sex

    • ABRIDGED (1 hr and 33 mins)
    • By John Gray
    • Narrated By John Gray
    Overall
    (308)
    Performance
    (93)
    Story
    (95)

    Once upon a time Martians and Venusians met, fell in love, and had happy relationships together because they respected and accepted their differences. Then they came to Earth and amnesia set in: They forgot they were from different planets.

    Karen says: "Very Helpful"
    "Oldie but a Goodie"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This abridged version was short and sharp but I good all of the salient points in 1 hour.
    Brilliant!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Locust Effect: Why the End of Poverty Requires the End of Violence

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Gary A. Haugen, Victor Boutros
    • Narrated By Arthur Morey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (14)

    While the world has made encouraging strides in the fight against global poverty, there is a hidden crisis silently undermining our best efforts to help the poor. It is a plague of everyday violence. Beneath the surface of the world’s poorest communities, common violence—like rape, forced labor, illegal detention, land theft, police abuse and other brutality—has become routine and relentless. And like a horde of locusts devouring everything in their path, the unchecked plague of violence ruins lives, blocks the road out of poverty, and undercuts development.

    Shamarie says: "Challenging but worth it"
    "Challenging but worth it"
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    Performance
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    I found this book challenging to listen to not because of the narrator or how it was written but because of the content. However, I highly recommend this book to anyone who is truly interested in understanding the roots of corruption, sexual slavery and all the other things that go on in so called developing countries..

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Simon Sinek
    • Narrated By Simon Sinek
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1983)
    Performance
    (1544)
    Story
    (1539)

    Why are some people and organizations more innovative, more influential, and more profitable than others? Why do some command greater loyalty from customers and employees alike? Even among the successful, why are so few able to repeat their successes over and over? People like Martin Luther King Jr., Steve Jobs, and the Wright Brothers might have little in common, but they all started with why.

    Allan says: "Important Theme - Repetitive Presentation"
    "Why?"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    When my children were growing up I taught them basic questions to ask, What, Where, Who and Why. Why is a question that is always most interesting and yet often most neglected. I you want to refocus your life, get in touch with WHY

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Rise of Endymion

    • UNABRIDGED (29 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Dan Simmons
    • Narrated By Victor Bevine
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1212)
    Performance
    (692)
    Story
    (698)

    In the stunning continuation of the epic adventure begun in Hyperion, Simmons returns us to a far future resplendent with drama and invention. On the world of Hyperion, the mysterious Time Tombs are opening. And the secrets they contain mean that nothing - nothing anywhere in the universe - will ever be the same.

    Chad says: "Simmons' Magnum Opus"
    "Innovative Story Line"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    found this trilogy initially hard to get into but in the end I was hooked. The ending was a little cheesy but satisfying none the less

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Fall of Hyperion

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Dan Simmons
    • Narrated By Victor Bevine
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2163)
    Performance
    (1253)
    Story
    (1278)

    In the stunning continuation of the epic adventure begun in Hyperion, Simmons returns us to a far future resplendent with drama and invention. Onthe world of Hyperion, the mysterious Time Tombs are opening. And the secrets they contain mean that nothing - nothing anywhere in the universe - will ever be the same.

    Darwin8u says: "Hyperion is FALLEN, am I too to fall?"
    "kept fascinated right to the end!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This is a great story, what I have liked the most is that the story was never predictable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hyperion

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Dan Simmons
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor, Allyson Johnson, Kevin Pariseau, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3667)
    Performance
    (2218)
    Story
    (2240)

    On the world called Hyperion, beyond the law of the Hegemony of Man, there waits the creature called the Shrike. There are those who worship it. There are those who fear it. And there are those who have vowed to destroy it. In the Valley of the Time Tombs, where huge, brooding structures move backward through time, the Shrike waits for them all.

    aaron says: "A LESSON in How to Write Smart, Dark, ADULT SciFi"
    "A Difficult Start!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    When I first starting listening to this book, I thought OMG what have I purchased, this is terrible. However, I persevered through the first chapter and then it captured my attention and the story has grown on me. I am now enjoying the story. It is not however, the kind of story that I cannot put down.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    too many concepts that are simply not explained and so you begin to skim read gleaning the bare bones of the story, letting the rest go. This prevents me from becoming immersed in the story.


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

    I enjoyed the narrators


    Did Hyperion inspire you to do anything?

    no


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Memory of Light: Wheel of Time, Book 14

    • UNABRIDGED (41 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By Michael Kramer, Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4793)
    Performance
    (4360)
    Story
    (4407)

    Since 1990, when Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time® burst on the world with its first book, The Eye of the World, listeners have been anticipating the final scenes of this extraordinary saga, which has sold over 40 million copies in over 32 languages. When Robert Jordan died in 2007, all feared that these concluding scenes would never be written. But working from notes and partials left by Jordan, established fantasy writer Brandon Sanderson stepped in to complete the masterwork.

    Amazon Customer says: "End of one of my favorite fantasy series ever."
    "Excellent Conclusion after many many years"
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    What made the experience of listening to A Memory of Light the most enjoyable?

    I really love the whole experience of audio


    What did you like best about this story?

    This was the conclusion of a long love affair with The Wheel of Time. It is always sad when a story comes to an end and you say goodbye to the characters within the book. I have been following these particular characters over several years and through 14 books! It was a good ending!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When the dread lords were all turned to crystal. It was a bitter sweat moment.


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

    Free will is everything!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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