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gatetraveler

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  • 31 reviews
  • 72 ratings
  • 198 titles in library
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  • Gathering Blue

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Lois Lowry
    • Narrated By Katherine Borowitz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (465)
    Performance
    (370)
    Story
    (377)

    Kira, an orphan with a twisted leg, lives in a world where the weak are cast aside. She fears for her future until she is spared by the all-powerful Council of Guardians. Kira is a gifted weaver and is given a task that no other community member can do. While her talent keeps her alive and brings certain privileges, Kira soon realizes she is surrounded by many mysteries and secrets. No one must know of her plans to uncover the truth about her world and see what places exist beyond.

    Stephanie says: "Hard to stop listening!"
    "Once again Excellent"
    Overall

    Listen to all three books from Lois Lowry. Each of them will make you think twice about your own world. Is our society a setup that forces us to live the way we are now? Very thought provoking way of seeing things. the first book "The Giver" will set the pace for the following two books. Great listening that you won't want to stop.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • He's Just Not That Into You: The No-Excuses Truth to Understanding Guys

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Greg Behrendt, Liz Tuccillo
    • Narrated By Greg Behrendt, Liz Tuccillo
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (612)
    Performance
    (200)
    Story
    (200)

    He's Just Not That Into You, based on the popular episode of Sex and the City, educates otherwise smart women on how to tell when a guy just doesn't like them enough, so they can stop wasting time making excuses for a dead-end relationship.

    Jenny says: "A good basic message."
    "LOL...I really need to listen to Greg's advice."
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    Where does He's Just Not That Into You rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This listen was very funny. However, alot of it is very true in today's relationship. It would save alot of women from getting a broken heart.


    What did you like best about this story?

    In overall, the entire book was an excellent book to listen. I believe that EVERY girl and grown women be require to read or listen to this book before getting involve in a relationship.


    What does Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    They were able to deliver the message with good humor, but with the truth.


    What insight do you think you’ll apply from He's Just Not That Into You?

    I'm have decided to stay single and happy...LOL


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Kill Order: Maze Runner Prequel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By James Dashner
    • Narrated By Mark Deakins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (455)
    Performance
    (420)
    Story
    (425)

    The prequel to the New York Times best-selling Maze Runner series. Before WICKED was formed, before the Glade was built, before Thomas entered the Maze, sun flares hit the Earth, and mankind fell to disease. Mark and Trina were there when it happened, and they survived. But surviving the sun flares was easy compared to what came next. Now a disease of rage and lunacy races across the eastern United States, and there's something suspicious about its origin. Worse yet, it's mutating, and all evidence suggests that it will bring humanity to its knees.

    Nick says: "Read it first"
    "It killed ME!"
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    What disappointed you about The Kill Order?

    the whole plot story. This book was not for me at all. I was hoping that it would be interesting enough for the following book. There is nothing that held my attention in this book. Therefore, I can't say anything positive about it.


    What was most disappointing about James Dashner’s story?

    Nothing stands out. I really tried to back up and re-listen to certain points, but his story was not interested to me. This book was not for me.


    How could the performance have been better?

    A better plot. I don't even recall what the plot is really about, Headaches?


    What character would you cut from The Kill Order?

    All of them


    Any additional comments?

    I believe I said enough about this book-----next!

    1 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Blood of the Fold: Sword of Truth, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Terry Goodkind
    • Narrated By Buck Schirner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2154)
    Performance
    (1197)
    Story
    (1214)

    In a fantasy world as rich and real as our own, Richard Rahl and Kahlan Amnell stand against the ancient forces which besiege the New World - forces so terrible that when last they threatened, they could only be withstood by sealing off the Old World from whence they came. Now the barrier has been breached, and the New World is again beset by their evil power.

    Donald says: "Finally!!!"
    "Terry did it again!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Blood of the Fold to be better than the print version?

    I can't really say, since I have not read any of the print version. I enjoy listening to stories instead of reading them. I don't have time to read book as I am always on the road.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Zedd is so funny. I like him alot.


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

    I couldn't tell the who was who. His voice really didn't make much difference when changing from one person to another. I still perferred Sam Tsoutsouvas. He really made a difference.


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

    no. I had to go back a couple of time in order to know who was who talking. I had to put it down alot of times.


    Any additional comments?

    In overall, I still enjoyed the story line. Will go on to book 4 now!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wizard's First Rule: Sword of Truth, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (34 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Terry Goodkind
    • Narrated By Sam Tsoutsouvas
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4120)
    Performance
    (2505)
    Story
    (2539)

    In the aftermath of the brutal murder of his father, Richard Cypher encounters a mysterious woman, Kahlan Amnell, in his forest sanctuary. She seeks his help...and more. His world, his very beliefs, are shattered when ancient debts come due with thundering violence.

    A User says: "Better than the show"
    "very good story"
    Overall
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Wizard's First Rule to be better than the print version?

    I never read the print version. I usually buy audio because the only time I get to listen to a good story is while driving. This story was good.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Wizard's First Rule?

    The eating of the apple.


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

    The Narrator was super great. It was a great disappointment that this narrator is not in the following books. I thought he did a super job and would have like it if he has continued in the other series.


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

    There were a few places in the story that did make me laugh. It was very enjoyable.


    Any additional comments?

    I think they should have kept the Sam Tsoutsouvas in all the series!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shatner Rules: Your Key to Understanding the Shatnerverse and the World at Large

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By William Shatner, Chris Regan
    • Narrated By William Shatner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (377)
    Performance
    (351)
    Story
    (349)

    Admit it. You want to BE William Shatner. This collection of rules, illustrated with stories from Bill’s illustrious life and career, will show you how Bill became WILLIAM SHATNER, larger than life and bigger than any role he ever played. Shatner Rules is your guide to becoming William Shatner. Or, more accurately, beautifully Shatneresque.

    colleen says: "I can't believe he's 80!"
    "Love me some Shatner!"
    Overall
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Why not listen to the man himself explain how the world works in his mind? I simply love to listen to his thoughts. He makes me laugh with his train of thoughts. If you need to have a
    to hear a second opinion to things, listen to Shatnerverse! You will end up liking your world better...LOL


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like that Shatner himself is narrating his own book. I like his voice!


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

    When we read books, we tend to insert tones and feeling to it. However, When the original writer reads it to you, you will "hear" what he really meant because it is "his tones and feeling" in the story. So listening to Shatner reading his own story helped me to understand what he really meant to say.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Gregory Maguire
    • Narrated By John McDonough
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4442)
    Performance
    (2106)
    Story
    (2138)

    Heralded as an instant classic of fantasy literature, Maguire has written a wonderfully imaginative retelling of The Wizard of Oz told from the Wicked Witch's point of view. More than just a fairy tale for adults, Wicked is a meditation on the nature of good and evil.

    Kathleen says: "It's not easy being green"
    "WOW I would have never thought!"
    Overall
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    What did you love best about Wicked?

    This story really helped change my thoughts on who wicked is. I love and feel sad for her. In the book "the wizard of oz", we only get to hear one side of the story, but now that I got to listen to the other side, I feel bad for the kind of life wicked had to endure through her whole life.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Wicked was my favorite character. Her whole life was painful, misunderstood, with little love.


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

    There are two side to a story!


    Any additional comments?

    I would recommend that instead of going to the play to see "Wicked" to listen to the audio book. You cannot transfer all the details into a play. I am going to wait a year, so that I can listen to it again. I say a year, because by than, most of it will be forgotten and it will feel fresh again to listen to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Create Unlimited Financial Abundance for Yourself

    • ORIGINAL (57 mins)
    • By Glenn Harrold
    • Narrated By Glenn Harrold
    Overall
    (191)
    Performance
    (51)
    Story
    (51)

    This superb high quality hypnotherapy program by the UK's best-selling hypnotherapist Glenn Harrold, combines powerful clinical hypnotherapy techniques with state of the art digital recording technology.

    Richard says: "Great Discovery"
    "Have no clue about the story."
    Overall
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    What did you love best about Create Unlimited Financial Abundance for Yourself?

    I like the idea that it helps me sleep all through the night. It does work. When he saids that I am going to sleep, I somehow do because the next thing I recall is the narrater telling me to wake up...LOL As to what he said in between the story, I have no clue....lolIn overall, I think that I have felt more positive and more empower to work my business. So It must be working. I gave it a 5 stars because any book that will help me to do better in my business, ever though I have no clue what he said, must be working for me. So I will continue to listen to it and see what's up with the car issue.


    Any additional comments?

    I would recomment this book to my friends that would need some good nite sleep.

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

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Pittacus Lore
    • Narrated By Neil Kaplan, Devon Sorvari, Marisol Ramirez
    Overall
    (712)
    Performance
    (642)
    Story
    (653)

    Until the day I met John Smith, Number Four, I'd been on the run alone, hiding and fighting to stay alive. Together, we are much more powerful. But it could only last so long before we had to separate to find the others.... I went to Spain to find Seven, and I found even more, including a tenth member of the Garde who escaped from Lorien alive. Ella is younger than the rest of us, but just as brave. Now we're looking for the others - including John. But so are they....

    Christopher says: "Entertaining Story"
    "Great story!"
    Overall
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    If you could sum up The Rise of Nine in three words, what would they be?

    Kept me going


    What other book might you compare The Rise of Nine to and why?

    This was an interesting read. I didn't really want to stop listening to it. It has to have an ending. What's going to happen to these kids? And there still one kid missing. So there must be another book in the making. Until then, I have no chose but to keep waiting.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Host: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Stephenie Meyer
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5300)
    Performance
    (2890)
    Story
    (2931)

    Earth has been invaded by a species that takes over the minds of human hosts while leaving their bodies intact. But Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away.

    Keith says: "Great story in a genre only touched upon before"
    "good and muchie"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    not really. it's a chick book. written for teenagers. The story could have been better.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    The narrator was good. She was just reading what was written. It was the story


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Business Success: Take Charge of Your Career: Hypnosis & Meditation

    • ORIGINAL (4 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Erick Brown
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Do you wish you had the confidence and courage to step up and really take charge of your career? Do need that extra “push” to start your own business or act on your great product idea? Create the confidence and motivation you need to create business success and a mindset for financial gain with this hypnosis program from Erick Brown.

    gatetraveler says: "it's okay"
    "it's okay"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Remove the loud bells ringing toward the end of the book. It will wake the dead!
    I tried to continue to listen to it for the 21 day duration, but the loud bells are too much to handle. Plus I don't like the sound of the ocean. It was just to loud and too busy to relax for me. It might work for others, but not for me.


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

    I can think of this having had any good qualities. I didn't benefit from it at all.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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