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Tajmoni

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  • The Fall of Five: Lorien Legacies, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Pittacus Lore
    • Narrated By Neil Kaplan, Marisol Ramirez, Liam Aiken
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (477)
    Performance
    (440)
    Story
    (443)

    "I thought things would change when I found the others. We would stop running. We would fight the Mogadorians. And we would win. But I was wrong. Even though we have come together, we barely escaped from the Mogadorians with our lives. And now we're in hiding, trying to figure out our next move. The six of us are powerful - but we're not yet strong enough to take on their entire army. We haven't discovered the full extent of our Legacies. We haven't learned to work together. And there's still so much that we don't know about the Elders or their plan for us."

    Adedayo Makinde says: "Pretty horrible development"
    "Love it!!! But......"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes! First of all the author is a fantastic writer. They make you understand every thought of the character making you feel completely invested in each one of them. The battle scenes are very descriptive making it easy to picture the scene vividly. Secondly, the story line is very interesting. I love this series.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Honestly, I loved each character equally. They were developed nicely. Even Five. I understand his reasoning but at the same time frustrated at what he did. Nine was annoying but for really good reason. He is the only one of the group I believe other than Six, that takes things as serious as it is. He sensed some weakness in Five and was right to be on him so hard. Although in the end, he went a little to far. He didn't think things through, which is a common trait they all share and again it bit him in the butt.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by the narrators?

    Yes, but the one that was reading for Sam in the beginning puts me to sleep every time. If he was just reading for Sam that would be fine, but during his performances when he read for the others, and for Malcolm. He um....well needed to put some pep in his voice. Really his voice was hypnotic and in a dreamy put me to sleep sort of way. Thank goodness he doesn't read during the entire book. I couldn't have taken it.


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

    I can't say I laughed or cried. But I was annoyed somewhat. The guards are so not prepared for what they are up against. They really dont have a plan. They were given chests they still know nothing about. Honestly, I would love to see them come together with a plan. That was very frustrating. They can win, but they are so unprepared.


    Any additional comments?

    Oh, yes lots.1. What were the Original Guards thinking? They sent these children and cepans out with little knowledge. They gave them chests to help but no instructions. What they did is like giving a toddler weapons and say ok defend yourself and save the world. I can see why Five felt the way he did.2. I think there should be a book about the cepans. Because really they all proved to be ineffective. The only thing i can see that they did is protect them but training?? Not at all, they know so little about what do do....that is so frustrating. If there is a book, please tell me.3. Ok, Ella really needs to be explained more. The ending left me feeling sad the next book is not out yet. Hurry it up!4. They have to explain more about Pitticus Lore and they other Guards. There should be a book about them too.I really felt that as good as this book is written, it just left so many more unanswered questions.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ruins

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Dan Wells
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (269)
    Performance
    (249)
    Story
    (251)

    As the clock ticks closer and closer to the final Partial expiration date, humans and Partials stand on the brink of war. Caught in the middle, thousands of miles apart, are Samm and Kira: Samm, who is trapped on the far side of the continent beyond the vast toxic wasteland of the American Midwest; and Kira, now in the hands of Dr. Morgan, who is hell-bent on saving what's left of the Partials, even if she has to destroy Kira to do it.

    Milkwrapper says: "A Disappointing Finish To A Decent Series"
    "That's It?"
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    Any additional comments?

    I like the series but so much was left unexplained that I honestly hope there is a another book to this series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Time's Edge: The Chronos Files, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Rysa Walker
    • Narrated By Kate Rudd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (86)
    Performance
    (80)
    Story
    (81)

    To stop her sadistic grandfather, Saul, and his band of time travelers from rewriting history, Kate must race to retrieve the CHRONOS keys before they fall into the Cyrists’ hands. If she jumps back in time and pulls the wrong key - one that might tip off the Cyrists to her strategy - her whole plan could come crashing down, jeopardizing the future of millions of innocent people. Kate’s only ally is Kiernan, who also carries the time-traveling gene.

    Tajmoni says: "No Slump! This takes you full speed ahead!"
    "No Slump! This takes you full speed ahead!"
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    Any additional comments?

    Ok, if you are one of those thinkers who really has to have a firm grasp on timelines, this series is not for you. It is for pure entertainment! I'm not a time travel fan because it is very confusing but once I decided to just let the book tell the story and let go of trying to make sense of the timeline {because of course I am a linear thinker) the experience was suspenseful and so much fun! Great job Rysa! Kate is a great narrator! Lots of things that were touched on in Time's Echo are brought out in great detail in this book. It is so much fun and I can't wait until the next book. CRAZY, FUN, FANTABULOUS STUFF!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Unraveled: Crewel World Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Gennifer Albin
    • Narrated By Amanda Dolan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Things have changed behind the walls of the Coventry, and new threats lurk in its twisted corridors. When Adelice returns to Arras, she quickly learns that something rotten has taken hold of the world, and now Cormac Patton needs her to help him reestablish order. However, peace comes at a terrible price. As the Guild manipulates the citizens of Arras, Adelice discovers that she's not alone, and she must let go of her past to fight for mankind's future.

    Tajmoni says: "What??!!!!"
    "What??!!!!"
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    Any additional comments?

    I wasn't going to write a review about this but I am chomping at the bit about how it ends! WHAT!!??? Ok I get the ending, but does anyone else? I need to say it out loud. It hurts not to say it. If you read books 1 & 2 you must read this one. This was the most frustrating book I've ever read but I am happy I read it. Hope that makes sense. What and Wow is all I can say without giving anything away. Just read/Listen to it!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Rush: The Game, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Eve Silver
    • Narrated By Amy Rubinate
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (27)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (24)

    Miki Jones' carefully controlled life spirals into chaos after she's run down in the street, left broken and bloody. She wakes up fully healed in a place called the lobby - pulled from her life, pulled through time and space into some kind of game in which she and a team of other teens are sent on missions to eliminate the Drau, terrifying and beautiful alien creatures. There are no practice runs, no training, and no way out. Every moment of the game is kill or be killed, and Miki has only the questionable guidance of Jackson Tate, the team's alluring and secretive leader.

    Tajmoni says: "I'm in!"
    "I'm in!"
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    Would you listen to Rush again? Why?

    Yes, the narrator took some getting used to. She is breathy but you get used to it. I really enjoyed all the voices.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Rush?

    I enjoyed the cave. That is where a lot of the questions started to get answered. And the Committee part. I was on the fence about Jackson but he sold me.


    Which character – as performed by Amy Rubinate – was your favorite?

    Jackson and Luca equally


    Any additional comments?

    I must admit that the 1st 12 chapters were hard for me. I felt just as frustrated as Miki. Not knowing or completely understanding what was going on. But it lasted 12 chapters.....you have to just get passed that and you will love this book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Push: The Game, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Eve Silver
    • Narrated By Amy Rubinate
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    Miki Jones lives her life by her own strict set of rules, to keep control, to keep the gray fog of grief at bay. Then she's pulled into the Game, where she - and her team - will die unless she follows a new set of rules: Those set by the mysterious Committee. But rules don't mean answers, and without answers, it's hard to trust. People are dying. The rules are unraveling. And Miki knows she's being watched, uncertain if it's the Drau or someone - something - else.

    Tajmoni says: "Never a dull moment!"
    "Never a dull moment!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Push the most enjoyable?

    I loved the action, the characters, the Miki/Jackson relationship, Carly is much more likable, Luka's social life, the mystery and the game. The ending made me go " WOOOOOOW" with out trying. I just wish I could be like Jackson in my everyday life. I need book 3 now please!!!!


    Any additional comments?

    While I enjoyed this book, there were some parts where I had to "push pass the pain". The constant questions Miki asks. I get that she is still adjusting and there are lots of questions that need to be asked but her questions are repetitive. She asks a lot of the same questions that were asked and answered earlier. Miki seems like she is just not catching on. People will answer her question, she understands it and then a chapter later she is asking the same question and is surprised by the answer. Another annoying thing i noticed is that while she is able to figure things out in one instance, she is very slow to figure out the most obvious in your face situations. I get the constant questions in Rush, but in here they made her seem like she wasn't paying attention.

    But anyway, if you can push pass that, you will really enjoy this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Idols

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Margaret Stohl
    • Narrated By Therese Plummer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (19)

    Dol, Ro, Tima, and Lucas are the four Icon Children, the only humans immune to the Icon's power to stop a human heart. Now that Los Angeles has been saved, things are more complicated - and not just because Dol has to choose between Lucas and Ro, the two great loves of her life. As she flees to a resistance outpost hidden beneath a mountain, Dol makes contact with a fifth Icon Child, if only through her visions.

    Tajmoni says: "The Hunt Begins"
    "The Hunt Begins"
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    What about Therese Plummer’s performance did you like?

    She is a fantastic reader. I loved it.


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

    That ending!!!!!! Both spectacular, typical, and shocking or surprising. I haven't decided but wow!!


    Any additional comments?

    In this book you learn more about why they aliens chose earth, why the embassy's exist, and how the Icon children came about. In between that there is a small journey. The Icon children are being hunted and have very little resting time.

    CHARACTERS


    I hate that Tima was pushed in the back ground. I would love to learn more about her. In the book she was just..... um ......sweet. Everyone but Lucas seems to be getting stronger and developing their abilities. Not sure what is going on with him. He just seems like a boy in love in this book and really nothing more. Ro, what can I say about him? I just like him plain and simple. Ball of fire! The story is still from Dol point of view. She is very descriptive in her feelings but in my opinion I was a little tired of hearing about her feelings after a while. Usually by that time though something exploded or imploded or whatever so I was back into the book. She is becoming braver and that I like. I was a little frustrated by a few things. One was the fact that they hadn't devoured the book about them yet. Honestly, if they really wanted to know more about themselves, that would have been the first thing they should have been doing. You learn so much more about Fortis and believe me it is a story!!!!

    OVERALL

    To me this book was entertaining but at the same time a really light read. Not sure if that makes any sense but that is how i can describe it. I enjoyed the story, although I really wasn't sure where it was taking me, the ride was fun and...... um.....scenic. There are still a lot of questions left so I am curious as to how this will all end. Especially since things haven't worked out the way everyone planned.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Meridian: Arclight, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Josin L. McQuein
    • Narrated By Tara Sands, Tristan Morris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    The Arclight refugees thought they were the only survivors. But they were wrong. More people are out there, somewhere. But so are more terrifying dangers. The Fade - the creatures that destroyed civilization - are not finished. They thought she was their last hope. And they might be right. Marina may be the one who can save them. If she doesn't lead them straight into disaster. The Arclight has secrets. The base is supposed to keep them safe, but it is hiding secrets darker and older than Marina and her friends realize.

    Tajmoni says: "Great Sequel"
    "Great Sequel"
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    Any additional comments?

    First of all, you have to listen to Archlight before this book. You will understand things more.
    Second, this book is a thriller. Not a lot of action but quite a bit of mystery.
    Third, this book is a dual narrative with Marina speaking in one chapter and Tobi speaking in the other. The Narrators are fantastic!

    I like the idea and I love Rue and his crew! Personally I think the story is very interesting but I was frustrated in certain areas because in my head I was yelling, "Will you just hurry up and stop talking!" If you want to be entertained a slight mystery and a thriller, this is the book. If you want non stop action, you will be disappointed. PS.....I'm on team Rue!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Don't Know Jack: The Hunt For Reacher Series #1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Diane Capri
    • Narrated By Kelley Hazen, StorytellerProductions
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (70)
    Performance
    (66)
    Story
    (64)

    It's been a while since we first met Lee Child's Jack Reacher in Killing Floor. Fifteen years and sixteen novels later, Reacher still lives off the grid, until trouble finds him, and then he does whatever it takes, much to the delight of listeners and the dismay of villains. Now someone big is looking for him. Who? And why? Hunting Jack Reacher is a dangerous business, as FBI Special Agents Kim Otto and Carlos Gaspar are about to find out.

    Harry Boyle says: "I maybe in the minority but I liked the concept"
    "The Narrating is unbearable!!!!"
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    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I couldn't even listen to the story. I tried 1 chapter and that was it. She sounds like a robot. I honestly don't believe that is a person reading but some electronic program. That is in fact the most horrible reading I ever heard.


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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