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Yvette Flores

Saint Paul | Member Since 2014

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  • 19 reviews
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  • 1984: New Classic Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By George Orwell
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4553)
    Performance
    (3049)
    Story
    (3082)

    George Orwell depicts a gray, totalitarian world dominated by Big Brother and its vast network of agents, including the Thought Police - a world in which news is manufactured according to the authorities' will and people live tepid lives by rote. Winston Smith, a hero with no heroic qualities, longs only for truth and decency. But living in a social system in which privacy does not exist and where those with unorthodox ideas are brainwashed or put to death, he knows there is no hope for him.

    Customer Bob says: "Great Book, With an Amazing Narrator"
    "Narration in this book is awesome!"
    Overall

    The narrator in this book is great! The drama and expression in his voice are fantastic. I have an hour drive one way to work and one day I was so engulfed in the book that I did not realize I had driven all the way home!
    This book is very well done and well worth the time. I highly recommend this to all listeners of audio books

    29 of 30 people found this review helpful
  • FREE: Classic Love Poems

    • UNABRIDGED (22 mins)
    • By William Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe, Elizabeth Barrett Browning
    • Narrated By Richard Armitage
    Overall
    (1340)
    Performance
    (1203)
    Story
    (1138)

    For anyone who's in love - or hopes to be - what greater celebration could there be than to hear the world's greatest love poetry read lovingly by Richard Armitage? With 15 poems by William Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and more, Classic Love Poems is a listening treat for Valentine's Day - or any day.

    vc says: "Wonderful recitation by Richard Armitage"
    "Love this mans voice but......"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I know this was free and I should not complain but it feels so rushed. I love his voice and wished this was just slowed down a bit.


    What was most disappointing about the authors’s story?

    All great works selected


    Would you be willing to try another one of Richard Armitage’s performances?

    In a heart beat.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from FREE: Classic Love Poems?

    None, I would slow down the pace so it was not so rushed.


    Any additional comments?

    Thank you for the free poems. Great selection just need to slow it down to savor the the words and voice.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ten Tiny Breaths: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By K. A. Tucker
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Louise
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (532)
    Performance
    (478)
    Story
    (480)

    Four years ago Kacey Cleary's life imploded when her car was hit by a drunk driver, killing her parents, boyfriend, and best friend. Still haunted by memories of being trapped inside, holding her boyfriend's lifeless hand and listening to her mother take her last breath, Kacey wants to leave her past behind. Armed with two bus tickets, Kacey and her 15-year-old sister, Livie, escape Grand Rapids, Michigan, to start over in Miami. Kacey's not worried. She can handle anything - anything but her mysterious neighbor in apartment 1D.

    Jordy says: "One of my Favorite Books this year!"
    "The end was disappointing..."
    Overall
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    Story
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Overall, it was an OK story. I figured out who Trent was right away so that was not a shock. It was a very formulaic story, not much thinking or depth to it.I am not a fan of romances and I listened to this to take a break away from my usual fantasy, horror, sci-fi books.


    Would you ever listen to anything by K. A. Tucker again?

    Probably not, romance is not my cup of tea.


    Which character – as performed by Elizabeth Louise – was your favorite?

    I just finsihed this book 10 minutes agao and already forgot the characters. The sister Livie was the best. She was not as broken as the rest of them.


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

    No, but I could see this turned into a silly sappy movie.


    Any additional comments?

    If you like the romance genre you will enjoy this. If you dont like predictable, sappy stories stay away.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Revival: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By David Morse
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2626)
    Performance
    (2396)
    Story
    (2413)

    In a small New England town, over half a century ago, a shadow falls over a small boy playing with his toy soldiers. Jamie Morton looks up to see a striking man, the new minister. Charles Jacobs, along with his beautiful wife, will transform the local church. The men and boys are all a bit in love with Mrs. Jacobs; the women and girls feel the same about Reverend Jacobs - including Jamie’s mother and beloved sister, Claire. With Jamie, the Reverend shares a deeper bond based on a secret obsession.

    Thug4life says: "Not fit for a King"
    "It was ok.."
    Overall
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    Story
    Would you try another book from Stephen King and/or David Morse?

    Yes,of course I would listen to another king book. I really liked the narrator.


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

    It was interesting watching the main character grow up. I was not expecting the last 2 chapters to be scary. Nothing up to chapter 13 hints at the scary piece. It did not fit the rest of the book.


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

    I loved how you could hear the main character mature over the ages. He did a great job transforming the character.


    Was Revival worth the listening time?

    Not sure.I will always buy a new King story. Just, not crazy about this one.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fuzzy Nation

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By Wil Wheaton, John Scalzi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4560)
    Performance
    (4028)
    Story
    (4028)

    In John Scalzi's re-imagining of H. Beam Piper's 1962 sci-fi classic Little Fuzzy, written with the full cooperation of the Piper Estate, Jack Holloway works alone for reasons he doesnt care to talk about. Hundreds of miles from ZaraCorps headquarters on planet, 178 light-years from the corporations headquarters on Earth, Jack is content as an independent contractor, prospecting and surveying at his own pace. As for his past, thats not up for discussion.

    Samuel Montgomery-Blinn says: "Short, sweet, and satisfying storytelling."
    "Awesome book. Would make a great movie"
    Overall
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    If you could sum up Fuzzy Nation in three words, what would they be?

    Sweet, fun and engaging


    What did you like best about this story?

    It grabbed me right away and I was hooked. Could not stop listining and found myself looking for opportunities to be alone and listen to my book.


    What about Wil Wheaton and John Scalzi (Introduction) ’s performance did you like?

    Will whaton does a great jon reading scalzi. I have enjoyed his reding in a couple of books. Does a great job with one particlular voice. Thats all i'll say. No spoiler here.


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

    If I could have done that yes. Very addicting.


    Any additional comments?

    I love scalzi's style. Just finished "Locked In" before reading Fuzzy Nation. I think he is my new favorite author.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Android's Dream

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By Wil Wheaton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3472)
    Performance
    (3075)
    Story
    (3073)

    A human diplomat creates an interstellar incident when he kills an alien diplomat in a most unusual way. To avoid war, Earth's government must find an equally unusual object: A type of sheep ("The Android's Dream"), used in the alien race's coronation ceremony. To find the sheep, the government turns to Harry Creek, ex-cop, war hero and hacker extraordinaire.

    James says: "Philip K Dick meets Douglas Adams"
    "Fun, fun, fun... Laugh out loud fun"
    Overall
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    If you enjoy, foar out concepts and sci-fi you will enjoy the book. It is so funny. Chapter one had me laughing out loud in the car on my way to work. Death by flatulence, yes juvenile, but once you understand the story and why it took place you will love it.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Android's Dream?

    Chapter one, great. but the entire book was a fun ride


    Which character – as performed by Wil Wheaton – was your favorite?

    All are good.


    Any additional comments?

    Fun, light and entertaining. If you just need something to lighten the load, kick your feed up, grab a glass of wine and listen. You will enjoy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lock In (Narrated by Wil Wheaton)

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By Wil Wheaton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2542)
    Performance
    (2378)
    Story
    (2377)

    Not too long from today, a new, highly contagious virus makes its way across the globe. Most who get sick experience nothing worse than flu, fever, and headaches. But for the unlucky one percent - and nearly five million souls in the United States alone - the disease causes "Lock In": Victims fully awake and aware, but unable to move or respond to stimulus. The disease affects young, old, rich, poor, people of every color and creed. The world changes to meet the challenge.

    Alexis says: "Fun! Things you might want to know:"
    "Awesome Book! fast paced and fun to read"
    Overall
    Performance
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    What made the experience of listening to Lock In (Narrated by Wil Wheaton) the most enjoyable?

    Scalzi is a great writer with a great sense of humor. So much fun to listen to his books.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Lock In (Narrated by Wil Wheaton)?

    Learning about the first lady and how people reacted to her as the first of her kind. Then the novela does a great job of adding depth to the rest of the story. Top notch


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When they watch the recording and learn of the truth about the suicide.


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

    It was all very good.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Under the Dome: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (34 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Raul Esparza
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10898)
    Performance
    (5751)
    Story
    (5796)

    On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chester's Mill, Maine, the town is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and fall from the sky in flaming wreckage, a gardener's hand is severed as "the dome" comes down on it, people running errands in the neighboring town are divided from their families, and cars explode on impact. No one can fathom what this barrier is, where it came from, and when - or if - it will go away.

    Venita says: "Lenghtly but good, ending was rushed"
    "Awesome!!!"
    Overall

    This book really took me by surprise. I was hooked and could not stop listening to it. I have my Ipod speakers in the kitchen and I actually found myself cooking and cleaning in order to get more listening time in!

    I found myself either loving the charachters or realy hating a couple of them. I became so attached to the charachter of Ollie the little boy, I was in tears! The ending is unusual and you will find it strange at first but if you think about this ending and discuss it with others you will find that it was truly fitting.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • UR

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Holter Graham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (651)
    Performance
    (268)
    Story
    (273)

    Reeling from a painful break-up, English instructor and avid book lover Wesley Smith is haunted by his ex-girlfriend's parting shot: "Why can't you just read off the computer like everyone else?" He buys an e-book reader out of spite, but soon finds he can use the device to glimpse realities he had never before imagined, discovering literary riches beyond his wildest dreams...and all-too-human tragedies that surpass his most terrible nightmares.

    doG ma says: "BRAVO!"
    "Not bad"
    Overall

    So, this book was good. It was nothing like Under the Dome(I loved that book), but it was good. Its only a couple of hours long, the time invested is easy and it is great for communting. Its a fun listen,short, and entertaining.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Just After Sunset: Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Stephen King, Jill Eikenberry, Holter Graham, Geor
    Overall
    (1115)
    Performance
    (451)
    Story
    (455)

    Just After Sunset - call it dusk, call it twilight, it's a time when human intercourse takes on an unnatural cast, when nothing is quite as it appears, when the imagination begins to reach for shadows as they dissipate to darkness and living daylight can be scared right out of you. It's the perfect time for Stephen King.

    J says: "King scores another coup"
    "Great listen"
    Overall

    I really enjoyed this book. I found two stories to be lame, but over all, it was great. I really enjoyed the last story. It was very detailed, it was so detailed, that it grossed out my husband who can stomach anything.
    If you like King, you will enjoy this book. I a going to buy the book version, its worth reading.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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