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Tracy

Roswell, GA, United States | Member Since 2013

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  • Brain Trust: 93 Top Scientists Reveal Lab-Tested Secrets to Surfing, Dating, Dieting, Gambling, Growing Man-Eating Plants, and More!

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Garth Sundem
    • Narrated By Garth Sundem
    Overall
    (214)
    Performance
    (186)
    Story
    (182)

    How much better would your life be if you had an army of Nobel Laureates, MacArthur ‘geniuses’ and National Medal of Science winners whispering tips in your ear about your body language, or how to resist that impulse purchase you’ll regret tomorrow, or when to sell your car - or even helping you trick your spouse into doing the dishes?

    Kim says: "Sort of scattered"
    "Not ideal for Audio"
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    Would you try another book from Garth Sundem and/or Garth Sundem?

    Yes, but not an audio book!


    Any additional comments?

    This is a great book, but I think it would be more powerful had I read it. The ideas they shared would have me thinking so much that I would then miss the next topic. I will pick up a copy in the library to take my time with it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Curse of the Blue Tattoo: Bloody Jack #2

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By L. A. Meyer
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (959)
    Performance
    (629)
    Story
    (617)

    Jacky Faber, Bloody Jack, is back, and this time, she's facing a situation far worse than a ship full of murderous pirates. Curse of the Blue Tattoo, L. A. Meyer's sequel to the enormous popular Bloody Jack, is just as bawdy and entertaining as the original.

    William says: "Nice story, extremely well read!"
    "Love me some Jackie"
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    I really enjoy this character. She makes the most out of what's given to her, she's unreasonable, out of control, and the luckiest person around. I love even more that I just discovered her and there are many more adventures left to read!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Unhinged: Splintered Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By A. G. Howard
    • Narrated By Rebecca Gibel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (235)
    Performance
    (216)
    Story
    (218)

    Alyssa Gardner has been down the rabbit hole. She was crowned Queen of the Red Court and faced the bandersnatch. She saved the life of Jeb, the boy she loves, and escaped the machinations of the disturbingly appealing Morpheus. Now all she has to do is graduate high school. That would be easier without her mother, freshly released from an asylum, acting overly protective and suspicious.

    Jessica says: "Awesome!!!"
    "Solid Follow Up"
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    What did you love best about Unhinged?

    I started Unhinged immediately once I finished Splintered. It was good and exciting.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The Wonderland backdrop allows for great imagination.


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

    Yes - but I have to sleep sometime!


    Any additional comments?

    The story looses steam as the focus turns more to the Al/Jeb/Morph relationship and less to the action of Wonderland.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ensnared: Splintered, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By A. G. Howard
    • Narrated By Rebecca Gibel
    Overall
    (149)
    Performance
    (133)
    Story
    (134)

    After surviving a disastrous battle at prom, Alyssa has embraced her madness and gained perspective. She's determined to rescue her two worlds and the people and netherlings she loves, even if it means challenging Queen Red to a final battle of wills and wiles... and even if the only way to Wonderland, now that the rabbit hole is closed, is through the looking-glass world - a parallel dimension filled with mutated and violent netherling outcasts.

    Michelle says: "Amazing Series"
    "Frustrating End to a great series."
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The great story that started was watered down and overshadowed by the "love triangle". I found myself so annoyed by Alyssa and her "two sides are torn" crap that I was disappointed both guys didn't dump her and run away together. THAT would have been a fantastic ending.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    I was frustrated. For a series that starts with a girl growing up with a mom in an insane asylum, to just have the end wrapped up in a big pretty "happily ever after" bow was disappointing.


    What about Rebecca Gibel’s performance did you like?

    Loved her voices and she read with a lot of personality.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No - they would turn the movie into a "Twilight in Wonderland" and I would avoid it.


    Any additional comments?

    Highly recommend the first book, enjoyed the 2nd book, 3rd I finished because I am not a quitter.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By B. J. Novak
    • Narrated By B. J. Novak, Rainn Wilson, Jenna Fischer, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1187)
    Performance
    (1059)
    Story
    (1065)

    B.J. Novak's One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories is an endlessly entertaining, surprisingly sensitive, and startlingly original debut that signals the arrival of a brilliant new voice in American fiction. A boy wins a $100,000 prize in a box of Frosted Flakes - only to discover how claiming the winnings might unravel his family. A woman sets out to seduce motivational speaker Tony Robbins - turning for help to the famed motivator himself. A new arrival in Heaven, overwhelmed with options, procrastinates over a long-ago promise to visit his grandmother....

    Marci says: "It gets better, and better, and better, and better"
    "What a Great Surprise!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this to everyone. A great collection of stories that are funny and thought provoking.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the red shirt that kept popping up, and little details like that that make me feel like BJ and I are sharing an inside joke.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The heaven story. I have talked about that story to so many people already. It paints such an intriguing scene.


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

    I laughed. I thought about it when I wasn't listening to it.


    Any additional comments?

    Great collection. Get it and listen when you need something light and funny.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Woodcutter

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Kate Danley
    • Narrated By Sarah Coomes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (248)
    Performance
    (229)
    Story
    (229)

    Deep within the Wood, a young woman lies dead. Not a mark on her body. No trace of her murderer. Only her chipped glass slippers hint at her identity. The Woodcutter, keeper of the peace between the Twelve Kingdoms of Man and the Realm of the Faerie, must find the maiden’s killer before others share her fate. Guided by the wind and aided by three charmed axes won from the River God, the Woodcutter begins his hunt, searching for clues in the whispering dominions of the enchanted unknown. But quickly he finds that one murdered maiden is not the only nefarious mystery afoot....

    Charles says: "Pointless."
    "Great Escape"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I really enjoyed this book. This is a great escape book to listen to.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The Woodcutter, of course! He was everything a protagonist should be. Strong, silent, smart, loyal.


    Which character – as performed by Sarah Coomes – was your favorite?

    The Queen. her voice oozed evil.


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

    Part Dark Forest, Part Fairy Tale hero, all Woodcutter.


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed the story and how it pulled in other fairy tales, some were quite subtle and I found myself racking my brain to remember how the fairy tale ended so I could try to guess what the Woodcutter would do. Made me go back and read a few, especially the 12 Dancing Princesses.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Skinwalker: Jane Yellowrock, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Faith Hunter
    • Narrated By Khristine Hvam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3460)
    Performance
    (2969)
    Story
    (2975)

    Jane Yellowrock is the last of her kind-a skinwalker of Cherokee descent who can turn into any creature she desires and hunts vampires for a living. But now she's been hired by Katherine Fontaneau, one of the oldest vampires in New Orleans and the madam of Katie's Ladies, to hunt a powerful rogue vampire who's killing other vamps.

    Mobilis says: "How refreshing"
    "UGH"
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    What disappointed you about Skinwalker?

    Listening to the Beast talk was horrible. I made it through the first Beast part only to be lulled by a painful item by item inventory of a closet full of tea pots, then I thought I accidentally bought a cookbook, since I now have a recipe for undercooked oatmeal. The final straw however was when our heroine looked through a peephole, saw a man on the porch, got glimpse of a tattoo, and that was enough for her to declare it a "High Quality Tat" . I turned it off at that point, before he kissed her "thoroughly" as I would bet $1000 happens at least once in this book.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Luckily I have several options.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When I turned off the book and turned on the radio,


    What character would you cut from Skinwalker?

    All of them so far.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't bother.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Winter Garden: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Kristin Hannah
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (782)
    Performance
    (506)
    Story
    (501)

    Meredith and Nina Whitson are as different as sisters can be. One stayed at home to raise her children and manage the family apple orchard: the other followed a dream and traveled the world to become a famous photojournalist. But when their beloved father fails ill, Meredith and Nina find themselves together again, standing alongside their cold, disapproving mother, Anya, who even now, offers no comfort to her daughters

    Terri says: "Best of 100"
    "Stick With It"
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    What does Susan Ericksen bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The accents and voices are great for immersing me in the stories.


    Any additional comments?

    This book's first half is almost painful. The characters are annoying at best - spoiled, selfish, and I had no love. But the second half makes up for it. Wow. the story had me in tears more than once, and I could not stop listening. I know this story will stay with me a long time. It makes me want to seek out more stories from that time and place.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Bossypants

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Tina Fey
    • Narrated By Tina Fey
    Overall
    (23333)
    Performance
    (18237)
    Story
    (18176)

    Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update," before "Sarah Palin," Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV. She has seen both these dreams come true. At last, Tina Fey's story can be told....

    Warren says: "Tina Fey broke my new SUV"
    "Love me some Tina Fey"
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    Where does Bossypants rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This was one of the better books I have listened to. I was truly sad when it was over.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked hearing the rough side of Tina Fey. Hearing her struggle as she did, both with herself and with the world. I felt a connection.


    What about Tina Fey’s performance did you like?

    She knows herself well! I loved her comments that were "off camera" so to speak, almost mumbled, but still perfectly clear. It felt like I was having a conversation with a lousy listener.


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

    There was a scene with Oprah Winfrey and Tina is juggling a million things and Oprah comments on her schedule - Tina Fey says "When Oprah Winfrey thinks you are too busy, you REALLY need to look at your life".
    I have heard that in my head DAILY since then! Love it!


    Any additional comments?

    Not a book if you want to hear Tina Fey do stand-up, but a great book to get to know her as a person. A funny, wonderful, smart, passionate, imperfect person.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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