In The Power, the world is a recognizable place: There's a rich Nigerian boy who lounges around the family pool; a foster kid whose religious parents hide their true nature; an ambitious American politician; a tough London girl from a tricky family. But then a vital new force takes root and flourishes, causing their lives to converge with devastating effect. Teenage girls now have immense physical power - they can cause agonizing pain and even death. And, with this small twist of nature, the world drastically resets.
I loved this book from start to finish. A very interesting story and amazing performance. The narrator does such a great job telling this story!
Rain Thomas is a mess. Seven years an addict and three difficult years clean. Racked by guilt for the baby she gave up for adoption when she was 16. Still grieving for the boy’s father who died in Iraq. Alone, discarded by her family, with only the damaged members of her narcotics anonymous meetings as friends. Them, and the voices in her head. One morning, on the way to a much-needed job interview, she borrows reading glasses to review her resume.
I love Jonathan Maberry's Joe Ledger so books thought I would try this one. It is OK, but I didn't race to finish it. The story is well told, but failed to win me over.
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Andrea Vernon always thought she would spend her life living in Paris writing thought-provoking historical novels all day and sipping wine on the Seine all night. But the reality is she's drowning in debt, has no prospects, and is forced to move back to Queens, where her parents remind her daily that they are very interested in grandchildren. Then, one morning, she is kidnapped, interviewed, and hired as an administrative assistant by the Corporation for UltraHuman Protection. Superheroes for hire, using their powers for good. What could possibly go wrong?
I know this was supposed to be a funny book, but it just fell flat. The characters are annoying and the story really does not go anywhere. I gave up.
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A New York Times best-selling author and multiple Bram Stoker Award winner, Marvel Comics writer Jonathan Maberry continues the story he began in Rot and Ruin. Six months have passed since Benny Imura and Nix Riley learned that flesh-eating zombies aren’t the scariest or most dangerous monsters around. Now, Benny’s brother Tom is training them in the art of zombie whacking. But as they plan to leave and find a better future, a zombie attack puts a crimp in their plans.
What did you love best about Dust and Decay?
The story itself is good. The narrator was somewhat annoying and ended each sentence on a downward lilt. This made each sentence the same and didn't play up any of the excitement.
What didn’t you like about Brian Hutchison’s performance?
He did not bring the story to life and treated each sentence the same, both for everyday conversation to fight scenes.
Romance - and murder - is in the air! Medical insurance fraud investigator Pauline Sokol likes to keep her feet firmly placed on the ground, but her new undercover assignment has the aero-phobic ex-nurse flying high and her stomach lurching! Compelled by her convictions of right and wrong, she takes off in order to ground a land-and-air ambulance company that's been doing some rather creative billing, and needs to crash and burn before they soak the insurance company for more.
What disappointed you about Dead on Arrival?
The story is thin and the love triangle is forced
Would you ever listen to anything by Lori Avocato again?
What about Amy Rubinate’s performance did you like?
She brought some life to the story
If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Dead on Arrival?
All the forced romance
Have you ever seen a planet invaded by rampaging space mutants from another dimension or Nazi dinosaurs from the future? Don't let this happen to you! Rifts happen, so you should be ready when universes collide. A policy with Stranger & Stranger can cover all of your interdimensional insurance needs. Rated "Number One in Customer Satisfaction" for three years running, no claim is too big or too weird for Tom Stranger to handle.
Where does The Adventures of Tom Stranger, Interdimensional Insurance Agent rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
This is one of my favorites!! Hilarious, great narrator and just a really fun story!
What was one of the most memorable moments of The Adventures of Tom Stranger, Interdimensional Insurance Agent?
Probably the new commercial in the end!
What about Adam Baldwin’s performance did you like?
Loved, loved how engaged he was throughout the story. He didn't only read the story, he was telling a great story! My new favorite narrator!
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Yes, I listed to it twice already!
Any additional comments?
When is the next one coming out? I will be first in line to listen to it!
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In The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo, Amy mines her past for stories about her teenage years, her family, relationships, and sex and shares the experiences that have shaped who she is - a woman with the courage to bare her soul to stand up for what she believes in, all while making us laugh. Down to earth and relatable, frank and unapologetic, Amy Schumer is one of us: She relies on her sister for advice, still hangs out with her high school pals, and continues to navigate the ever-changing boundaries in love, work, and life.
Would you listen to The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo again? Why?
Yes. Amy is so honest in this book and I loved what I took away as the message - "be a kickass girl" but be kind!
What other book might you compare The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo to and why?
I wanted to compare this to Tina Fey's book, but this book is so much more. The stories Amy Schumer shares is funny, but also so honest.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
Her chapter about her mom was particularly moving.
Born to a prominent Chicago judge and his stifled socialite wife, Mia Dennett moves against the grain as a young inner-city art teacher. One night, Mia enters a bar to meet her on-again, off-again boyfriend. But when he doesn't show, she unwisely leaves with an enigmatic stranger. With his smooth moves and modest wit, Colin Thatcher seems at first like a safe one-night stand. But following Colin home will turn out to be the worst mistake of Mia's life.
Would you try another book from Mary Kubica and/or the narrators?
Probably not. I thought the tempo of the book was slow and two of the narrators drove me nuts.
How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?
Too much back and forth between before and after - It would be better to do a more linear story
How did the narrator detract from the book?
The narrators for Eve and Gabe had very distinct voices that detracted from the story.
If this book were a movie would you go see it?
A vicious hit. A vengeful enemy. A drug-addled Colombian club owner. A sex-crazed Italian family. And the ever-powerful Lucky Santangelo has to deal with them all, while Max - her teenage daughter - is becoming the "it" girl in Europe's modeling world. And her Kennedyesque son, Bobby, is being set up for a murder he didn't commit.
If you could sum up The Santangelos in three words, what would they be?
Champions of the world
What did you like best about this story?
Returning characters from earlier books
Did the narrators do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?
Yes, it was nice having a different person read each characters point of view.
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A masterful, intensely suspenseful novel about a reader whose obsession with a reclusive writer goes far too far - a book about the power of storytelling, starring the same trio of unlikely and winning heroes King introduced in Mr. Mercedes. "Wake up, genius." So begins King's instantly riveting story about a vengeful reader. The genius is John Rothstein, an iconic author who created a famous character, Jimmy Gold, but who hasn't published a book for decades.
What other book might you compare Finders Keepers to and why?
The follow up to a previous SK book reminds me of Dr. Sleep. Also excellent!