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michelle

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  • Switched: The Trylle Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Amanda Hocking
    • Narrated By Therese Plummer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (681)
    Performance
    (621)
    Story
    (624)

    When Wendy Everly was six-years-old, her mother was convinced she was a monster and tried to kill her. It isn't until 11 years later that Wendy discovers her mother might have been right. With the help of Finn Holmes, Wendy finds herself in a world she never knew existed - a world both beautiful and frightening, and Wendy's not sure she wants to be a part of it.

    Felicity Fairchild says: "Light and Fun!"
    "Just another "I can't take my eyes off him" book"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    No, it wasn't the worst book ever written, but the characters are lackluster, and the plot in not remotely gripping. The main character is actually a bit unpleasant.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Probably the epilogue, it almost made me purchase the next book, it seemed as if it might actually have a plot to it.


    Was Switched worth the listening time?

    No.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Wise Man's Fear: Kingkiller Chronicles, Day 2

    • UNABRIDGED (42 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Patrick Rothfuss
    • Narrated By Nick Podehl
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10093)
    Performance
    (8400)
    Story
    (8472)

    "My name is Kvothe. I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. I was expelled from the University at a younger age than most people are allowed in. I tread paths by moonlight that others fear to speak of during day. I have talked to Gods, loved women, and written songs that make the minstrels weep...."

    Geoff says: "I dig it."
    "This is one of the most incredible books!"
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    What did you love best about The Wise Man's Fear?

    The entire world. All the characters. Our hero! I love the way the author has made ALL of the characters special, usually the only girl of interest in the book is the one the hero falls in love with, in this book all of the are fascinating. He doesn't only have one friend but a bunch of them, and they are all well written characters. The author stays within the boundaries he has in his world, nothing in this book leaves me rolling my eyes thinking it doesn't make sense or that a character is acting out of character.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Wise Man's Fear?

    I love the time at the university, and all the moments with Elrond.


    Which character – as performed by Nick Podehl – was your favorite?

    Kotve, of course! Bast is also awesome. (Forgive my spelling of names, it's one of the hazards of LISTENING to a book!)


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

    This was a long book to listen to in one sitting, but I did manage it over 3 days.


    Any additional comments?

    Our hero! It pains me to wait for the final book to be released, and at the same time I am dreading this end of this magical world!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bloody Jack

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By L.A. Meyer
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1238)
    Performance
    (742)
    Story
    (736)

    Life as a ship's boy aboard HMS Dolphin is a dream come true for Jacky Faber. Gone are the days of scavenging for food and fighting for survival on the streets of 18th-century London. Instead, Jacky is becoming a skilled and respected sailor as the crew pursues pirates on the high seas. There's only one problem: Jacky is a girl. And she will have to use every bit of her spirit, wit, and courage to keep the crew from discovering her secret.

    Terry says: "Sometimes it clicks"
    "Hold on for a really sad beginning, but great book"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Bloody Jack to be better than the print version?

    Yes, Katherine Kellgren is one of audible's best! her singing is great, and she is so enthusiastic in her reading, especially when Jackie gets excited, that she is almost exhausting!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Our heroine is truly lovable, she is not perfect but completely good-hearted. She has a few moments in the book when she makes the decision that you want to scream at her not to, but mostly her character is pretty authentic.


    What about Katherine Kellgren’s performance did you like?

    All of it, she's a star. It's great when the narrator can sing!


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

    absolutely, I stayed in my car for an hour waiting to find a good stopping point, then just put on my headphones and cleaned the house so I didn't have to turn it off.


    Any additional comments?

    I don't like depressing books, and the first hour of the book had me ready to quit, but I'm really glad I held on. The whole series is great!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Allegiant: Divergent Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Veronica Roth
    • Narrated By Emma Galvin, Aaron Stanford
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7803)
    Performance
    (7159)
    Story
    (7232)

    What if your whole world was a lie? What if a single revelation - like a single choice - changed everything? What if love and loyalty made you do things you never expected? The explosive conclusion to Veronica Roth's #1 New York Times best-selling Divergent trilogy reveals the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of listeners in Divergent and Insurgent.

    Teddy says: "I hate it when this happens"
    "What The???? Ruined the ENTIRE series!"
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    What disappointed you about Allegiant?

    so much! you can't create a world in the first 2 books of a trilogy then rip the readers out of that one into a completely new world with new characters (because you kill off all the old ones) new drama, and new moral dilemmas. The characters, the problems, and choices had no chance to be explored, and by changing the factions basically into a Truman Show, the author completely cheapened what had happened in the previous books, and made me not really care what was happening to them in the current book (Which was a good thing because she barely talks about the characters.) SO many characters make COMPLETELY unbelievable choices, and it just grates on your ears to listen to them when they are so unrealistic.


    What could Veronica Roth have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Book 1 was great, book 2, eh, so so, but this was some of the worst writing I have seen. I am not just just speaking about the ending, which is an absurd ending for a young adult novel, the entire book pounded me with information on a world I just didn't care to get to know. the characters acted wildly out of character and selfish. Why should teenagers decide the fate of the world? Just ridiculous!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    There was nothing I liked about this book.


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

    DISAPPOINTMENT. What a waste of eagerly awaiting for these books to be released. Any listening would have been a better usage of time.


    Any additional comments?

    I am brave. I am selfish. That's how Tris started the series. She ended with I am self-righteous. I am judgmental. I am suicidal. I wish she had stayed true to her character.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Bad Beginning, A Multi-Voice Recording: A Series of Unfortunate Events #1

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Lemony Snicket
    • Narrated By Tim Curry, Full Cast
    Overall
    (794)
    Performance
    (324)
    Story
    (319)

    Like a car alarm, bagpipe music, or a doorbell ringing in the middle of the night, hearing this all-new audio edition of The Bad Beginning will only upset you. This unique multi-voice recording brings the first book in Lemony Snicket's alarming A Series of Unfortunate Events to such terrible life that no one should really have to experience it.

    Diana - Audible says: "Books Will Save You"
    "I just don't find child abuse entertaining"
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    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Just yuck, the book, and all the events in it totally creeped me out. However my 11 year old son loves these books


    What about Tim Curry and Full Cast ’s performance did you like?

    Tim Curry is spectacular, I didn't love the full cast method in this instance, I think it would have been better with just Tim. Count Olaf actually had a very nice soothing voice, which I thought was miscast, I would have preferred for him to sound much more treacherous!


    Do you think The Bad Beginning, A Multi-Voice Recording needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    If you wanna know what happens to these poor kids...


    Any additional comments?

    I know this is an incredibly popular book series, I just don't understand why... I love listening to children's books with my 9 & 11 year old, but I can't think of one moment I enjoyed in this book. Disgusted by the evil adults in it, and frustrated by the others that refuse to listen to the children.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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