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Susan Curewitz Arthen

WORTHINGTON, MA, US
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  • Lock In (Narrated by Wil Wheaton)

  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,871
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,082
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,058

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun! Things you might want to know:

  • By Alexis on 08-29-14

provacative<br /><br />

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

Reviewed: 02-15-19

great story and characters that can seem predictable but you will be surprised and entertained. provacative because of the questions it raises about power and morality

  • The Lies of Locke Lamora

  • By: Scott Lynch
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 21 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,655
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,176
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,149

An orphan's life is harsh---and often short---in the island city of Camorr, built on the ruins of a mysterious alien race. But born with a quick wit and a gift for thieving, Locke Lamora has dodged both death and slavery, only to fall into the hands of an eyeless priest known as Chains---a man who is neither blind nor a priest. A con artist of extraordinary talent, Chains passes his skills on to his carefully selected "family" of orphans---a group known as the Gentlemen Bastards.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stupendous, but be warned.

  • By Luke A. Reynolds on 11-30-09

Amazing! A story line that is unique.

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

Reviewed: 10-13-18

Well, I am sure someone will post other books with a similar plot line; so what! This was one of the first books (and series) that had enough substance to support the premise of the Gentlemen Thieves. Great attention to detail was part of that support, as well as believable character development. Most fiction requires some suspension of belief and I happily yielded to it; and did get right on line to read the next books. I was not disappointed. And yay for some fierce female characters. They helped shape the action and kept our hero on his toes.

  • Foundlings

  • By: Richard Levesque
  • Narrated by: Steven Jay Cohen
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6

Derek Chandler had it all, but a tragic accident changed everything, and his life now stands in ruins. Haunted by the ghosts of what might have been, Derek tries to lose himself in his new job, but what begins as a minor academic mystery soon unravels, leaving him with the burden of a second truncated life: that of long-vanished science-fiction writer Kichiro Nakamura. Convinced that finding Kichiro is somehow the key to finding his own peace, Derek is drawn into a frantic search of modern and post-war Los Angeles.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful mystery about a rarely mentioned time

  • By Margaret on 10-15-18

Captivating to the very end

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

Reviewed: 10-13-18

I read about 200 books a year and listen to maybe 25. Foundlings was smooth writing from beginning to end. The characters developed nicely, the transitions from the present to the 1940's flowed easily and I was even surprised by events in the story a few times. I mention this because there are some predictable spots in the story, but I always find some since I read so much, so it might just be me. I only listen to audiobooks in the car and found myself sitting in the driveway for just "a few more minutes" of listening. As the narrator, Steven Jay Cohen nails it. A flawless performance, and good "voices". I have long enjoyed his work and just looked on Audible to see if there were other books by Levesque narrated by Cohen. Oh happy day, the answer is yes.

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