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connie

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  • Flight Behavior

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Barbara Kingsolver
    • Narrated By Barbara Kingsolver
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1586)
    Performance
    (1386)
    Story
    (1397)

    Dellarobia Turnbow is a restless farm wife who gave up her own plans when she accidentally became pregnant at 17. Now, after a decade of domestic disharmony on a failing farm, she encounters a shocking sight: a silent, forested valley filled with what looks like a lake of fire. She can only understand it as a cautionary miracle, but it sparks a raft of other explanations from scientists, religious leaders, and the media.

    Marcia says: "Tough Message Delivered in Silk"
    "More about propoganda than a story"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Narrator was fine


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    boring, just a story to talk about enviromental issues and not a particularly good story


    Any additional comments?

    Have always liked most kingsolver books but not this one

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Mary Roach
    • Narrated By Sandra Burr
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1376)
    Performance
    (767)
    Story
    (774)

    The study of sexual physiology has been a paying career or a diverting sideline for scientists as far-ranging as Leonardo da Vinci and James Watson. The research has taken place behind the closed doors of laboratories, brothels, MRI centers, pig farms, sex-toy R&D labs, and Alfred Kinsey's attic.

    Mary Roach, "The funniest science writer in the country", devoted the past two years to stepping behind those doors. In Bonk, Roach shows us how and why sexual arousal and orgasm can be so hard to achieve and what science is doing to slowly make the bedroom a more satisfying place.

    Gurmukh says: "Absolutely Wonderful!"
    "I pretty much like all of Mary Roach's books"
    Overall
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    It is great humor with some real learning.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bonk?

    Mary getting her husband to participate in research


    Which character – as performed by Sandra Burr – was your favorite?

    There really are not characters


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

    Not extreme but definately laughing


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Dance with Dragons: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (49 hrs)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By Roy Dotrice
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12988)
    Performance
    (11382)
    Story
    (11427)

    Dubbed the American Tolkien by Time magazine, George R. R. Martin has earned international acclaim for his monumental cycle of epic fantasy. Now the number-one New York Times best-selling author delivers the fifth book in his spellbinding landmark series - as both familiar faces and surprising new forces vie for a foothold in a fragmented empire.

    Ryan says: "Enjoyable, but a lot of setup"
    "I thought it was great"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to A Dance with Dragons the most enjoyable?

    I have listened to all of the Game of Thrones books and enjoyed them all. If you have listened to one and enjoyed it you will probably enjoy another. The voices the reader uses for each character does change some from book to book but there are so many characters and then new added characters in each book...how could they not change.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Walter Moers
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
    Overall
    (102)
    Performance
    (87)
    Story
    (89)

    Playful enough for young adult readers, yet as intricate and engaging as any work of literary fiction, The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear has the plot of a novel and the spontaneity and humor of a vintage comic book, making it already an instant cult classic.

    Paul says: "Hillarious and fantastic book and great listen"
    "Absolutely loved this story..."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes...but this is light fun listening. probably written for kids but lots of fun to me


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Of Course Blue Bear


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

    His tone and voice really bring out Blue Bear as the unfazed little bear that he is...even death is matter of fact...to be avoided but not the end of the world.


    If you could take any character from The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Um Blue bear.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Map That Changed the World: William Smith and the Birth of Modern Geology

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Simon Winchester
    • Narrated By Simon Winchester
    Overall
    (322)
    Performance
    (142)
    Story
    (143)

    In 1793, William Smith, the orphan son of a village blacksmith, made a startling discovery that was to turn the science of geology on its head. While surveying the route for a canal near Bath, he noticed that the fossils found in one layer of the rocks he was excavating were very different from those found in another. And out of that realization came an epiphany: that by following these fossils one could trace layers of rocks as they dipped, rose and fell, clear across England and clear across the world.

    reggie p says: "Geology made interesting"
    "Great story!...if not a tiny bit boring on and off"
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    Where does The Map That Changed the World rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I really enjoyed this book but it was very dry and gets down right boring at times but the story is worth the trouble to listen to if you have any interest in maps.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Hunger Games

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (35361)
    Performance
    (26404)
    Story
    (26781)

    Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning? In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by 12 outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

    Teddy says: "The Book Deserves The Hype"
    "Good entertainment..."
    Overall
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Sure this is a nice listen...but I can't say that I am drawn to read or listen to the next in the series...but if I were in 7th grade I am sure I would be reading the whole series. While I enjoyed this book I enjoy more adult Literature more.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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