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jennifer

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leander, TX, United States | Member Since 2013

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  • Scorch

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Gina Damico
    • Narrated By Jessica Almasy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (289)
    Performance
    (258)
    Story
    (261)

    Sixteen-year-old Lex Bartleby is a teenage grim reaper with the bizarre ability to Damn souls. That makes her pretty scary, even to fellow Grims. But after inadvertently transferring her ability to Zara, a murderous outlaw, Lex is a pariah in Croak, the little town she calls home. To escape the townspeople’s wrath, she and her friends embark on a wild road trip to DeMyse. Though this sparkling desert oasis is full of luxuries and amusements, it feels like a prison to Lex.

    jennifer says: "Look Alive"
    "Look Alive"
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    Would you listen to Scorch again? Why?

    I will definitely rerun this book because the story was quite captivating. Plus, I love going back to see if I can find clues I missed prior.


    What other book might you compare Scorch to and why?

    Any this book holds up to any other Grimm tales that I have read. It was kind of nice to see this from a female's perspective,rather than, the usual male.


    Which character – as performed by Jessica Almasy – was your favorite?

    My favorite character is still Uncle Mort. Close second, Driggs


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

    Easy to get engulfed in the story.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Crown of Midnight: A Throne of Glass Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Sarah J. Maas
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Evans
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (507)
    Performance
    (469)
    Story
    (473)

    After a year of hard labor in the Salt Mines of Endovier, eighteen-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien has won the king's contest to become the new royal assassin. But Calaena is far from loyal to the crown. Keeping up the charade - while pretending to do the king's bidding - will test her skills in an entirely new way. And it certainly isn't the only point of confusion for the young girl. Because though she's made her choice between Dorian and Chaol, the ways of the heart are never simple...

    Falon says: "It got better!!!!"
    "Enthralling throughout!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Crown of Midnight the most enjoyable?

    The story arc through the entire book kept me captivated. Answers, answers, more questions....


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Crown of Midnight?

    The fight scene at the top of the clock tower, that ends in the library was my favorite. I enjoyed Celaena bonding with Dorian.


    What about Elizabeth Evans’s performance did you like?

    Excellent dramatic pitch changes that reveal exactly how the characters are feeling.


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

    The final goodbye between Dorian/Celaena and Westfall/Celaena was quite moving, and then it moved me AGAIN at the very end in a totally different way.


    Any additional comments?

    Can't wait for the next book in the series that comes out in March 2014. Woo!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Croak

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Gina Damico
    • Narrated By Jessica Almasy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (580)
    Performance
    (531)
    Story
    (536)

    Fed up with her wild behavior, 16-year-old Lex’s parents ship her off to upstate New York to live with her Uncle Mort for the summer, hoping that a few months of dirty farm work will whip her back into shape. But Uncle Mort’s true occupation is much dirtier than shoveling manure. He’s a Grim Reaper. And he’s going to teach Lex the family business. She quickly assimilates into the peculiar world of Croak, a town populated by reapers who deliver souls from this life to the next.

    Nick says: "Smarta** Reapers"
    "Unique and captivating."
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    What did you love best about Croak?

    Personally, I found it to be a refreshing take on life after death.


    What other book might you compare Croak to and why?

    I would compare it to Showtime's Dead like me. I know its not a book, but perfect comparison.


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

    Some of the sass that Lex has.


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

    Couldn't stop listening. Ran through all three books in less than two weeks.


    Any additional comments?

    Keep going with the series!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rogue

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Gina Damico
    • Narrated By Jessica Almasy
    Overall
    (234)
    Performance
    (208)
    Story
    (210)

    Lex, a teenage Grim Reaper, has the power to damn souls - and it’s getting out of control. Her boyfriend, Driggs, is dead - sort of. She’s a fugitive, on the run from the maniacal new mayor of Croak and the townspeople who want to see her pay the price for her misdeeds. Uncle Mort rounds up the Junior Grims to flee Croak once again, but this time they’re joined by Grotton, the most powerful Grim of all time. Their new mission is clear: Fix his mistakes, or the Afterlife will cease to exist, along with all the souls in it.

    Eric says: "Perfect trilogy ender"
    "It all ends here"
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    Would you listen to Rogue again? Why?

    I would listen to Rogue again because I always miss small things, that later turn out to be important. This book is full of


    What other book might you compare Rogue to and why?

    Comparatively, I think this book is much like the last book in the Divergent series, Allegiant.


    What about Jessica Almasy’s performance did you like?

    By book three, I felt that she was really comfortable with the recurring characters.


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

    You Reap what you sow. Or do you?


    Any additional comments?

    Loved the ending.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Hounded: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Kevin Hearne
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10315)
    Performance
    (9213)
    Story
    (9188)

    Atticus O’Sullivan, last of the Druids, lives peacefully in Arizona, running an occult bookshop and shape-shifting in his spare time to hunt with his Irish wolfhound. His neighbors and customers think that this handsome, tattooed Irish dude is about twenty-one years old - when in actuality, he’s twenty-one centuries old. Not to mention: He draws his power from the earth, possesses a sharp wit, and wields an even sharper magical sword known as Fragarach, the Answerer. Unfortunately, a very angry Celtic god wants that sword, and he’s hounded Atticus for centuries....

    Chris says: "Finally, a modern day fantasy that really hits the"
    "Wowzers!"
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    Where does Hounded rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Thus far, one of my favorite series to follow. They are short, sweet, and funny. I only stumbled upon this one because it was a Daily Deal. Excited to see where the series takes me.


    What other book might you compare Hounded to and why?

    I don't have another reference to compare this to. It reminds me a lot of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV Series). Several lovable characters, and a variety of "bad guys" (Demons, Gods, Witches, etc...).


    Which character – as performed by Luke Daniels – was your favorite?

    Hands down, Oberon. The voice, the tone, everything, is perfect. Luke also has a great talent for accents. Each character is very distinct.


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

    This book made me laugh more than any other. The comic relief between Oberon and Atticus was unexpected, and appreciated.


    Any additional comments?

    On book three. So far, this series doesn't disappoint.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Divergent

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Veronica Roth
    • Narrated By Emma Galvin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (17963)
    Performance
    (16250)
    Story
    (16378)

    In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue - Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is - she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

    Grant says: "It's not for me. Loved it anyway."
    "Slowly, but surely, you will not be able to stop"
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    If you could sum up Divergent in three words, what would they be?

    Not Hunger Games.


    If you’ve listened to books by Veronica Roth before, how does this one compare?

    This was the first book of Veronica Roth that I listened to.


    Have you listened to any of Emma Galvin’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    At first, I found her voice to be a bit monotone. As I continued, I actually found it rather soothing. She brings more life to the characters throughout the series.


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

    I was pleasantly surprised when Tris jumped first. I didn't think she had it in her, but once she did, I gained new respect for her.


    Any additional comments?

    With only three books to the series, I highly recommend everyone taking the time to listen to all of them. It's worth it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Hammered: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Kevin Hearne
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7062)
    Performance
    (6412)
    Story
    (6415)

    Thor, the Norse god of thunder, is worse than a blowhard and a bully - he’s ruined countless lives and killed scores of innocents. After centuries, Viking vampire Leif Helgarson is ready to get his vengeance, and he’s asked his friend Atticus O’Sullivan, the last of the Druids, to help take down this Norse nightmare.One survival strategy has worked for Atticus for more than two thousand years: stay away from the guy with the lightning bolts. But things are heating up in Atticus’s home base of Tempe, Arizona....

    Hallie says: "Love this series!"
    "Action packed"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Needed more comic relief, and/or more Oberon. Although, the Morrigan's appearance always beings me giggles.


    Would you recommend Hammered to your friends? Why or why not?

    More action than the first two books in the series,and interesting new characters emerge.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The giant squirrel ride up a tree. Throughout the entire story, I enjoyed Atticus throwing others under the bus for his wrong doings.


    Could you see Hammered being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    This series has definite potential for a TV series on CW or SyFy.


    Any additional comments?

    Can't wait to get through the other books in the series!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Throne of Glass: A Throne of Glass Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Sarah J. Maas
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Evans
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (720)
    Performance
    (677)
    Story
    (682)

    After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.Her opponents are men-thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the king's council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she'll serve the kingdom for three years and then be granted her freedom.

    Fil says: "The World's Most Powerful Assassin is a Sap."
    "Hunger Games-ish, but overall still great!"
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    Would you listen to Throne of Glass again? Why?

    I will definitely listen to this book again. Once a series has a few more books in, and we know more information, I'd like to go back and get a new take on characters.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Although, there is a competition brewing, it story does not center around the activities. I liked that I was kept occupied by other things.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    I wish there could have more distinct character voices. At time, i was confused as to who was speaking.


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

    Yes. The premise of this was pretty enticing, and kept me wanting to know a bit more.


    Any additional comments?

    The additional book 2 segment at the end was excellent. I'll definitely be listening to that soon.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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