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Claire Wofford

Edgerton, OH
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  • The Magicians

  • A Novel
  • By: Lev Grossman
  • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
  • Length: 17 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15,056
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,255
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13,276

Quentin Coldwater is brilliant but miserable. A senior in high school, he's still secretly preoccupied with a series of fantasy novels he read as a child, set in a magical land called Fillory. Imagine his surprise when he finds himself unexpectedly admitted to a very secret, very exclusive college of magic in upstate New York, where he receives a thorough and rigorous education in the craft of modern sorcery.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not an average book

  • By Kyle on 04-30-11

BORING!!!!

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-12-11

It was very painful to finish listening to the book! The whole book is a lead in to the final chapters, which is where it starts to get good...but then it ends and it's over....not really worth the time if you ask me

4 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • The Help

  • By: Kathryn Stockett
  • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
  • Length: 18 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 36,273
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 22,280
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 22,299

In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another. A deeply moving novel filled with poignancy, humor, and hope, The Help is a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don't.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a great surprise!

  • By Jan on 12-02-09

The help

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-12-11

LOVED the book...one I will be reading (listening to) over and over again!! I just loved the characters! Now I cannot wait to see the movie!! I promise you that you will not be disappointed!!

  • How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,246
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,143
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,144

Even in Grundy, Alaska, its unusual to find a naked guy with a bear trap clamped to his ankle on your porch. But when said guy turns into a wolf, recent southern transplant Mo Wenstein has no difficulty identifying the problem.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good start to a new series.

  • By Ezinwanyi on 11-12-13

Laugh out loud funny!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-05-11

Molly Harper is my new favorite author....I just love her snarky humor and how nothing is perfect in the main character's life...it makes them more relatable. Although the book did feel a little like Twlight, like the romance between Bella & Jake and the whole werewolf thing....I was able to get over it, because the romance in this book is completely for adults only! And after listening to this book it makes me want to move to Alaska just to see if I find me one of those hunky werewolves, who apparently don't attack humans!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Jane Eyre

  • By: Charlotte Bronte
  • Narrated by: Josephine Bailey
  • Length: 20 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 200
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201

Initially published under the pseudonym Currer Bell in 1847, Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre erupted onto the English literary scene, immediately winning the devotion of many of the world's most renowned writers, including William Makepeace Thackeray, who declared it a work "of great genius."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Better then Any Movie!

  • By Patrick on 11-08-11

Loved it!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-08-11

I just love Jane and everything that the she went through...I could relate to her at just about every stage of her life. Love..mystery...and keeps you guessing along the way....and I truly believe that every girl should read (or listen to) this book!

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • And One Last Thing...

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,722
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,875
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,872

Lacey Terwilliger's shock and humiliation over her husband's philandering prompt her to add some bonus material to Mike's company newsletter: stunning Technicolor descriptions of the special brand of "administrative support" his receptionist gives him. The detailed mass e-mail to Mike's family, friends, and clients blows up in her face, and before one can say "instant urban legend", Lacey has become the pariah of her small Kentucky town and a media punch line....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • For me this was such a HOOT!!!

  • By d.e.matthews on 02-12-11

OMG this is freaking hilarious!!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-07-11

Ok, I'm not one for liking romantic books, especially those for adults, but this one is so laugh-your-butt-off-funny!!! I listened to it at work and on several occasions I had to stop what I was doing because I was laughing so hard that I had tears streaming down my face and I just wanted to share with the girls around me! I honestly though that I would not like this book just from reading the summary alone, but gave it a chance after reading what others had to say and I'm SOOOO glad I took a chance on it. And I'll be listening to more of Molly Harper's books!

30 of 33 people found this review helpful

  • Extraordinary

  • By: Nancy Werlin
  • Narrated by: Emily Baeur, Jennifer Van Dyck, Kate Reinders, and others
  • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 11

Phoebe finds herself drawn to Mallory, the strange and secretive new kid in school, and the two girls become as close as sisters... until Mallory's magnetic older brother, Ryland, shows up during their junior year. Ryland has an immediate, exciting hold on Phoebe - but a dangerous hold, for she begins to question her feelings about her best friend and, worse, about herself. Soon she'll discover the shocking truth about Ryland and Mallory....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Too predictable

  • By Claire Wofford on 05-07-11

Too predictable

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-07-11

This book is not at all what I was expecting! You learn right from the beginning that Mallory is just using Phoebi and when Ryland shows up, his actions are just as predictable and so boring. It's reading or listening at a 6th grade level, but some of the scenes are for 17 & up.

And the main narrator's voice was just a tad annoying! If I were you, I'd skip this book or wait for it to go on sale!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Summerland

  • A Novel
  • By: Michael Chabon
  • Narrated by: Michael Chabon
  • Length: 14 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 212
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 88

It's summer, and the Clam Island fairies, or "ferishers," as the North American Fair Folk call themselves, are in grave peril. War is coming, another battle in an ancient conflict, a struggle against the Fell Smith and his power of Anti-life. He and his host of demon engineers, kobolds, and warriors have sought to destroy the fairies since time began. When the Clam Island band sends for a champion, they get an 11-year-old boy named Ethan Feld.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unforgettable characters!

  • By A Reader on 03-24-07

Not what I was expecting

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-26-11

OK....i LOVE fairytales and books based around fairytales...but not this one. The book was ok, but it was not what I was expecting at all....the author took fairytale creatures and gave them an all a new life, which is not what I'm use to and he also used a hodge podge creatures that really didn't make sense And since the book is meant for young readers (especially boys) the plot line was a little predictable. But I think young readers will this.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass

  • By: Lewis Carroll
  • Narrated by: Christopher Plummer
  • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 597
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 463
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 462

Since the publication of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland in 1865 and Through the Looking Glass six years later, Lewis Carroll’s nonsensical tales have delighted the world with wildly imaginative and unforgettable journeys. While charming children with a heroine who represents their own feelings about growing up, the Alice stories are also appreciated by adults as a gentle satire on education, politics, literature, and Victorian life in general.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Book, Wonderful Performance

  • By Eclectic Reader on 03-12-14

a little disappointed

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-18-11

I love the voice Christopher Plummer, but i thought he did such a dreadful job on reading.....and just as others have said.....his voice gets so quiet that you can barely hear what he is saying, so you turn it up and the next thing you know, your ear drums are being blasted out because he's now yelling. I also thought that the different voices he give the characters were very bad. In some parts he dramatized, not just a little, but a lot....to the point where I wanted to stop listening altogether, because it was hard to understand what he was saying, which made it hard to understand what was going on in the story. I had to force myself the finish this book.

If i could do it over, I'd one read by a different person......please do not let the sample fool, like it did me!

16 of 19 people found this review helpful

  • Mirrorscape

  • By: Mike Wilks
  • Narrated by: Paul English
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

Melkin Womper is thrilled to escape his dull future as a village weaver and develop his artis-tic talent when he's apprenticed to Ambrosius Blenk, one of Vlam's most famous masters. Mel is especially excited by the colors that he'll be able to use, since color is a very expensive Pleasure, strictly controlled by the sinister Fifth Mystery. Mel can't wait to enjoy the wonders of the grand city and begin his important work for Blenk. Instead, his dreams are quickly crushed by the reality of days filled with unimportant tasks and bullying by the other apprentices.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dragons, Monsters, & Beasts...OH MY!

  • By Claire Wofford on 04-13-11

Dragons, Monsters, & Beasts...OH MY!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-13-11

I just loved this book, even though it's geared towards younger readers. I think I was more drawn into because of my artistic background...the thought of having to pay high prices for color and it being controlled by powerful people intrigued me, because color is all around you and if you wanted to you could make your own...but not in Melkin Womper's world. This books makes me wish I was young again, just so I could have an imagination that hasn't been tempered with by growing up and being told is so in the world we live in.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dead Beautiful

  • By: Yvonne Woon
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Davies
  • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 125
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 60

After Renee Winters discovers her parents dead, her grandfather sends her off to Gottfried Academy in Maine. It’s here she meets Dante, to whom she feels inexplicably drawn. As they get to know each other better, Dante can’t seem to control his attraction either, and they being a complex and dangerous romance. Dangerous because Dante is hiding a frightening secret.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dead beautiful

  • By Robert on 10-17-10

Twilight meets Hogwarts

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-13-11

The book is not about vampires or wand welding teenagers, but it's more of the romance at an elite academy. I literally couldn't stop listening to this book...it's only took me two days to through!

Not many books make by cry, but at the end of this one I just couldn't help it.....there was just so much love....it made me wish that I was Renee!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful