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staples

Portland, Oregon | Member Since 2013

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  • An Acceptable Time

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Madeleine L'Engle
    • Narrated By Ann Marie Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (53)
    Performance
    (36)
    Story
    (37)

    A flash of lightning, quivering ground, and, instead of her grandparents' farm, Polly sees mist and jagged mountains -- and coming toward her, a group of young men carrying spears.

    Why has a time gate opened and dropped Polly into a world that existed 3,000 years ago? Will she be able to get back to the present before the time gate closes -- and leaves her to face a group of people who believe in human sacrifice?

    staples says: "Annoying narrator, lackluster story"
    "Annoying narrator, lackluster story"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Both my 10 y.o. child and I tried to listen to this, having enjoyed the first 3 books in the quintet and it was sort of dull and meandering like the 4th book.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    It's an extremely dull plot, would be better to read than to listen to as an audiobook so you could skip around more readily.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Ann Marie Lee’s performances?

    No, her voice was really irritating


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

    No


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • George and the Big Bang

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Stephen Hawking, Lucy Hawking
    • Narrated By James Goode
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    George has problems. He has twin baby sisters at home who demand his parents’ attention. His beloved pig, Freddy, has been exiled to a farm, where he’s miserable. And worst of all, his best friend, Annie, has made a new friend whom she seems to like more than George. So George jumps at the chance to help Eric with his plans to run a big experiment in Switzerland that seeks to explore the earliest moment of the universe. But there is a conspiracy afoot, and a group of evildoers is planning to sabotage the experiment. Can George repair his friendship with Annie and piece together the clues before Eric’s experiment is destroyed forever?

    staples says: "Way less enjoyable than prior two"
    "Way less enjoyable than prior two"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Not sure


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    My 10 year old son really enjoyed the prior 2 Hawking books in the series, but this one seemed to be a much weaker story and narration.


    Would you be willing to try another one of James Goode’s performances?

    No, it was awful


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

    boredom


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Teacher's Funeral: A Comedy in Three Parts

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Richard Peck
    • Narrated By Dylan Baker
    Overall
    (29)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    The year is 1904, and Russell is 15. Though he dreams of leaving small-town Indiana to become part of a large farm crew in the Dakotas, he's forced to stay in school, where his sister Tansy has just become the new teacher.

    staples says: "Sort of boring"
    "Sort of boring"
    Overall
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    Story
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    no, tried listening to it with my 10 year old--both of us thought it was dull


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

    No


    Any additional comments?

    semi-sentimental depiction of rural life 100 years ago

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Silver Chair: The Chronicles of Narnia

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By C.S. Lewis
    • Narrated By Jeremy Northam
    Overall
    (1116)
    Performance
    (360)
    Story
    (372)

    Narnia is in peril, and only Eustace and Jill can help. Along with Puddlegum, a gloomy but valiant Marsh-wiggle, they are sent by the mighty lion Aslan to find Prince Rilian, heir to the throne. Their quest leads them past hungry people-eating Giants, and deep into the dark underground. But the true test for this noble band of friends comes when they face an evil witch and her deadly enchantments.

    book buyer says: "wonderful!!"
    "Our favorite audio book"
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    What did you love best about The Silver Chair?

    We've probably listened to about a dozen children's and young adult audio books (including the preceding Narnia ones, which were also great), and this is our favorite. The book is a children's classic no doubt, but the narrator Jeremy Northam does an extraordinary job of bringing all of the characters to life in a way that's interesting to both the children and adults listening to it.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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