Ellie Strand

Eau Claire, WI, United States
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  • Halfway to the Grave

  • Night Huntress, Book 1
  • By: Jeaniene Frost
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,369
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,518
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,535

Half-vampire Catherine Crawfield is going after the undead with a vengeance, hoping that one of these deadbeats is her father—the one responsible for ruining her mother's life. Then she's captured by Bones, a vampire bounty hunter, and is forced into an unlikely partnership. In exchange for help finding her father, Cat agrees to train with the sexy night stalker until her battle reflexes are as sharp as his fangs. She's amazed she doesn't end up as his dinner…are there actually good vampires?

  • 5 out of 5 stars

  • By BVerité on 11-16-11

Good plot, poor narration

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Reviewed: 12-05-12

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Frost's books are not enhanced or even given their due because of the narrator. Many times throughout the book I would be distracted by thinking of poor phrasing, inflection and accents--her Latino is at times almost non-existent and at others stereotypical. I enjoy Frost's plots and the interplay between characters, but it could be so much better with a different narrator, such as Lorelei King,Jennifer Ikeda, or Johanna Parker.

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  • Rebel Buddha

  • On the Road to Freedom
  • By: Dzogchen Ponlop
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Dzogchen Ponlop (introduction)
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 694
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 548
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 540

There's a rebel within you. It's the part of you that already knows how to break free of fear and unhappiness. This rebel is the voice of your own awakened mind. It's your rebel buddha - the sharp, clear intelligence that resists the status quo. It wakes you up from the sleepy acceptance of your day-to-day reality and shows you the power of your enlightened nature. It's the vibrant, insightful energy that compels you to seek the truth.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Buddhism for the Western World

  • By Glenn on 04-24-11

Great listening to an unusual Buddhist

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Reviewed: 12-19-11

What did you love best about Rebel Buddha?

Dzogchen Ponlop is one of the leaders in Westernizing Buddhism. Although born and trained in a traditional Tibetan style, he now lives in Seattle, starts his day with coffee and ends it with The Daily Show. This book provides teachings on the Buddhist path in a straightforward manner that is accessible to everyone. If you have wondered if Buddhism is for you, or are just curious about it, this book is a great beginning.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful