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katyb

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  • An Abundance of Katherines

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By John Green
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (642)
    Performance
    (471)
    Story
    (481)

    When it comes to relationships, Colin Singleton's type is girls named Katherine. And when it comes to girls named Katherine, Colin is always getting dumped. Nineteen times, to be exact. On a road trip miles from home, this anagram-happy, washed-up child prodigy has ten thousand dollars in his pocket, a bloodthirsty feral hog on his trail, and an overweight, Judge Judy-loving best friend riding shotgun - but no Katherines.

    FanB14 says: "John Green Fans will Enjoy"
    "Not his best"
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    Would you try another book from John Green and/or Jeff Woodman?

    I love John Green but this one fell flat. It also really bugged me how the reader kept pronouncing "Katherine" as "Kath-a-rine" especially since it was repeated so many times in the story!


    What was most disappointing about John Green’s story?

    It was both pretty unrealistic and fairly boring. It didn't have the emotional impact his other books have.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Jeff Woodman?

    probably not


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Retribution of Mara Dyer

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Michelle Hodkin
    • Narrated By Christy Romano
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (133)
    Performance
    (122)
    Story
    (123)

    Mara Dyer wants to believe there's more to the lies she's been told. There is. She doesn't stop to think about where her quest for the truth might lead. She should. She never had to imagine how far she would go for vengeance. She will now. Loyalties are betrayed, guilt and innocence tangle, and fate and chance collide in this shocking conclusion to Mara Dyer's story. Retribution has arrived.

    Phillip Matsler says: "raging disappointment"
    "Disappointing last book and AWFUL narrator"
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    Would you try another book from Michelle Hodkin and/or Christy Romano?

    Maybe by Michelle Hodkin but never by Christy Romano.


    Would you recommend The Retribution of Mara Dyer to your friends? Why or why not?

    I would recommend the first 2 books but I was very disappointed by this last one.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    She was just terrible. All her intonations were wrong and she kept mis-pronouncing words such as "contraindication" which she said as "con-train-diction." She broke up sentences in an odd way, had a terrible English accent, and really wrecked the listening experience for me.


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

    As a series, maybe.


    Any additional comments?

    It's too bad - I really liked the first 2 books (despite the narrator) and was looking forward to this one. I found myself rolling my eyes at too many spots.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Anthony Doerr
    • Narrated By Zach Appelman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7234)
    Performance
    (6341)
    Story
    (6355)

    Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where he works as the master of its thousands of locks. When she is six, Marie-Laure goes blind and her father builds a perfect miniature of their neighborhood so she can memorize it by touch and navigate her way home. When she is 12, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s reclusive great-uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might be the museum’s most valuable and dangerous jewel.

    Sandra says: "Be prepared to love the characters."
    "Beautiful beautiful book"
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    Where does All the Light We Cannot See rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the best books I've listened to.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    There are so many. The language is just beautiful and it permeates all the scenes.


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

    Definitely but it's long! I was sad it was over. I even got a little teary. I will miss the characters.


    Any additional comments?

    Just a wonderful deep beautiful book about the waste of war and so many other things. Just listen to it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Silkworm

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Robert Galbraith
    • Narrated By Robert Glenister
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5595)
    Performance
    (5092)
    Story
    (5087)

    When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, Mrs. Quine just thinks her husband has gone off by himself for a few days - as he has done before - and she wants Strike to find him and bring him home. But as Strike investigates, it becomes clear that there is more to Quine's disappearance than his wife realizes. The novelist has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen-portraits of almost everyone he knows.

    H James Lucas says: "A well-worn genre enlivened with fresh characters"
    "Can't wait for the next one"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Silkworm the most enjoyable?

    The reader is wonderful as is the writing. The characters are vivid and I cared about Cormoran and Robin.


    What about Robert Glenister’s performance did you like?

    He is wonderful with the different characters and doesn't mispronounce words like so many readers. He draws you into the story.


    Any additional comments?

    I am loving this series by J.K. Rowling. I am glad that she is succeeding in this new genre!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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