ALEXANDRIA, VA, United States
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  • Soundless

  • By: Richelle Mead
  • Narrated by: Kim Mai Guest
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 139
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 123

For as long as Fei can remember, there has been no sound in her village, where rocky terrain and frequent avalanches prevent residents from self-sustaining. Fei and her people are at the mercy of a zipline that carries food up the treacherous cliffs from Beiguo, a mysterious faraway kingdom. When villagers begin to lose their sight, deliveries from the zipline shrink, and many go hungry. Fei's home, the people she loves, and her entire existence are plunged into crisis, under threat of darkness and starvation.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • This review kills me to write

  • By Jesi Lea Ryan on 01-02-16

another terrible teen novel

2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-03-16

Generally I enjoy the melodrama of teen novels, but this book's characters and the dialogue are flat at best. I did not have high expectations. I've read other Richelle Mead books and this book did not even meet the low expectations that I had.

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  • The Bad Beginning, A Multi-Voice Recording

  • A Series of Unfortunate Events #1
  • By: Lemony Snicket
  • Narrated by: Tim Curry, Full Cast
  • Length: 2 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,698
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,927
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,924

Like a car alarm, bagpipe music, or a doorbell ringing in the middle of the night, hearing this all-new audio edition of The Bad Beginning will only upset you. This unique multi-voice recording brings the first book in Lemony Snicket's alarming A Series of Unfortunate Events to such terrible life that no one should really have to experience it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliantly miserable

  • By Lindsey on 06-05-05

Great children's novel

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-08-11

This is one of the best children's novels I have "read" in a long time. It is also the audiobook best audio book I have ever listened to. Having a full cast made it feel like an old radio show. It was wonderful.