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Kaladhein

Sandy, UT USA
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  • Mockingjay

  • The Final Book of The Hunger Games
  • By: Suzanne Collins
  • Narrated by: Carolyn McCormick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,821
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,544
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,802

Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena live, she's still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Conflicting Emotions

  • By Sumit G. on 08-28-10

Disappointing Ending

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-17-10

I was hoping for a great ending. Instead I got an half-assed effort of tying some plot holes. Suzanne Collins, your characters deserved better than this.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • New Spring

  • The Wheel of Time Prequel
  • By: Robert Jordan
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
  • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,482
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,188
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,193

For three days battle has raged in the snow around the great city of Tar Valon. In the city, a foretelling of the future is uttered. On the slopes of Dragonmount, the immense mountain that looms over the city, a child is born, an infant prophesied to change the world. That child must be found before he can be killed by the forces of the Shadow.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A+

  • By Dennis on 10-14-05

It's ok, but just that.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-07-09

Robert Jordan always talks about how hard it is to become Aes Sedai, but he never says what the test actually is. So he writes this book to try and explain it. He then throws in how Moraine and Lan meet and get together. There is some good information. I listened to this on after book 4, and I felt as if it was just Elaine and Nainieve being used to describe Morain and Suann. (sorry about spelling, I've never read the names, just listened to them) Jordan also introduces Cadsuane. It was an ok read, but wasn't as interesting as I thought it would be.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Crossroads of Twilight

  • Book Ten of The Wheel of Time
  • By: Robert Jordan
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
  • Length: 26 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,727
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,491
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,502

The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow. Let the Dragon ride again on the winds of time. Crossroads of Twilight is book ten of Robert Jordan's best selling Wheel of Time series.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The Lowest Point of the Entire Series

  • By Robert Eric Koch on 08-16-12

Possible spoiler

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-07-09

This is the most boring of the books so far. I'll be honest at this point they all seem more or less meshed together, but the only thing significant that happens in this book is the cleansing of Saidin and the introduction of a few new characters (daughter of the nine moons.) There is a little bit of plot advancement with some of the other characters, but nothing that couldn't ahve been written into another book. This entire volume could be summarrized in 5 minutes. If you've made it this far in the series, you're gonna listen to it, but be aware of the monotony.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • I Am Legend

  • By: Richard Matheson
  • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
  • Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9,527
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,032
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,050

In I Am Legend, a plague has decimated the world, and those unfortunate enough to survive are transformed into blood-thirsty creatures of the night. Robert Neville is the last living man on earth. Everyone else has become a vampire, and they are all hungry for Neville's blood. By day, he stalks the sleeping undead, by night, he barricades himself in his home and prays for the dawn.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Superb!

  • By Steven Casper on 01-24-08

It's good if you like it....

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-07-09

If you understand that this book was written in the 50's and you understand that time and how people thought, it's pretty interesting. It has some major low spots that are boring, but the story itself and the thoughts it provokes are good. It's different than anything I have read. It's not amazing but it was worth the $5 I paid for it when it was on sale.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Eye of the World

  • Book One of The Wheel of Time
  • By: Robert Jordan
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
  • Length: 29 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,809
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,671
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,698

When their village is attacked by trollocs, monsters thought to be only legends, three young men, Rand, Matt, and Perrin, flee in the company of the Lady Moiraine, a sinister visitor of unsuspected powers. Thus begins an epic adventure set in a world of wonders and horror, where what was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Your first step down a very long and winding road.

  • By Lore on 06-29-12

Slow, but intriguing

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-20-09

After the recommendation from half a dozen friends, I decided to pick tis up. It takes quite some time to get into, being quite boring in some parts. By the end you forget about that and are ready for book two. It feels like the first chapter of a really long book. I'm starting book two now, about 1/4 of the way through and it just keeps getting more interesting.

  • Angels and Demons

  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Richard Poe
  • Length: 18 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,938
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,150
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,176

World-renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to a Swiss research facility to analyze a cryptic symbol seared into the chest of a murdered physicist. What he discovers is unimaginable: a deadly vendetta against the Catholic Church by a centuries-old underground organization, the Illuminati. Desperate to save the Vatican from a powerful time bomb, Langdon joins forces in Rome with the beautiful and mysterious scientist Vittoria Vetra.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Trip Inside the Vatican

  • By Rachel on 06-02-04

Better in some ways, and worse in others

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-20-09

Like most people I only became aware of this story after having seen and read The Da Vinci code. This book is very suspenseful and the whodunnit/spoilers in this book beat those of the Da Vinci code. If you got used to his writing in the Da Vinci code, it is kind of annoying to go back to an earlier book where Brown uses a lot of cliche's regarding epiphones that Langdon has. It gets old having things' come to a stunning realization stronger than anything he had ever realized before." I think the cliche part is a little more noticeable because it is in audio form. Fantastic read though, 1000 times better than the movie.

15 of 17 people found this review helpful

  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

  • By: Douglas Adams
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,570
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 23,185
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,190

Seconds before the Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is plucked off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised edition of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy who, for the last 15 years, has been posing as an out-of-work actor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • HHTGH - Lightly Fried

  • By J. Medany on 05-08-05

Hilarious

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-20-09

I found myself laughing out loud multiple times throughout this book. Sometimes when I was trying to make myself not laugh. I loved it, and the quality of the recording was great as well.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Golden Compass

  • His Dark Materials, Book 1
  • By: Philip Pullman
  • Narrated by: Philip Pullman, full cast
  • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,710
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,791
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,809

When Lyra and her daemon Pantalaimon decide to spy on a presentation her uncle, the commanding Lord Asriel, is making to the elders of Jordan College they have no idea that they will become witnesses to an attempted murder, and even less that they are taking the first steps in a journey that will lead them into danger and adventure unlike anything Lyra's unfettered imagination has conjured up.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Terrific Book

  • By Arnold C. Macdonald on 01-28-04

How long does it take a book to 'get going?'

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-20-09

Listening to this book I felt as if I was constantly waiting for the story to 'get going.' You may be familiar with the idea forcing yourself through a few chapters of a book to before you get interested. I got that feeling through this whole book and most of the way through the second book. It's nothing special, and shouldn't be mourned if missed.

0 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Subtle Knife

  • His Dark Materials, Book 2
  • By: Philip Pullman
  • Narrated by: Philip Pullman, full cast
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,286
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,438
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,448

In this stunning sequel to The Golden Compass, the intrepid Lyra finds herself in a shimmering, haunted otherworld, Cittagazze, where soul-eating Specters stalk the streets and wingbeats of distant angels sound against the sky. But she is not without allies: 12-year-old Will Parry, fleeing for his life after taking another's, has also stumbled into this strange new realm.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful story

  • By Graham S. Stafford on 03-10-08

No less confusing than the first book.

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-20-09

After listening the first book I was left with a feeling of 'incomplete.' Not so much a cliffhanger as a stopping without finishing a complete thought. I figured by listening to the second book things would become clear. They never did. I finally felt like I knew who some of the characters really were halfway through this book, but some I never really got even by the end of the third. I got to really enjoy the voice acting, but I just don't like his writing. There wasn't enough that was tangible for me to hold onto as familiar. Everyone brings up his anti-religion views, and I found myself very frustrated that he never fully completes his argument(even by the end of the Amber Spyglass.) It was as if I was having an argument with a mentally deficient atheist. The best way I can describe his writing is a nonspecific commentary on how the world should be from a point of view that is difficult to understand due to it's incomplete nature. I tried to enjoy the series as just a story, but due to his incessant diatribes about the cruel unjust nature of the authority, this was impossible. He starts to pound the anti-religion aspect into the heads of the reader in this story. It gets to a point where he loses credibility. I never really felt like I could connect with any of the characters, except the ones he doesn't use often. I can't find much to really praise about these books. I feel as if the are only known due to their controversial nature vs their actual quality.