LISTENER

K.Eid

  • 12
  • reviews
  • 2
  • helpful votes
  • 37
  • ratings
  • Shelter

  • A Novel
  • By: Jung Yun
  • Narrated by: Raymond Lee
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 190
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 174
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 175

One of The Millions' Most Anticipated Books of the Year (selected by Edan Lepucki). Kyung Cho is a young father burdened by a house he can't afford. For years he and his wife, Gillian, have lived beyond their means. Now their debts and bad decisions are catching up with them, and Kyung is anxious for his family's future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Heartbreakingly raw, real unresolved

  • By Sarah j on 06-01-16

A little over the top

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

Reviewed: 09-22-18

This book started out good but then quickly went a little over the top. The main character doesn't really act realistically and I found it hard to be drawn into his narrative. Towards the end I found myself rolling my eyes at some of his thoughts. Not the worst book I've "read" but if I could go back in time I would choose something else.

  • Andrea Vernon and the Corporation for UltraHuman Protection

  • By: Alexander C. Kane
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,930
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,718
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,711

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?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Normal Life in an Abnormal World

  • By Arthur D. Rich on 08-26-17

Silly and fun

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

Reviewed: 08-19-18

This was a cute book. Nothing mind blowing but still very enjoyable - like a guilty pleasure tv show or something. Easily digestible and good way to turn your brain off.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

  • By: Junot Diaz
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Staci Snell
  • Length: 16 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,406
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,903
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,921

Things have never been easy for Oscar, a sweet but disastrously overweight, lovesick Dominican ghetto nerd. Oscar dreams of becoming the Dominican J. R. R. Tolkien and, most of all, of finding love. But he may never get what he wants, thanks to the Fuku: the curse that has haunted Oscar's family for generations, dooming them to prison, torture, tragic accidents, and, above all, ill-starred love. Oscar, still waiting for his first kiss, is just its most recent victim.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous listen

  • By Kathleen on 04-26-08

cute

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

Reviewed: 08-19-18

This was cute - I didn't realize this was two books in one audiobook until the first book suddenly ended and I was only halfway through. The story was solid but some of the characters were a little annoying. Still, I enjoyed this and would read more by the author.

  • The Bees

  • A Novel
  • By: Laline Paull
  • Narrated by: Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,358
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,237
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,233

Flora 717 is a sanitation worker, a member of the lowest caste in her orchard hive, where work and sacrifice are the highest virtues and worship of the beloved Queen the only religion. But Flora is not like other bees. With circumstances threatening the hive's survival, her curiosity is regarded as a dangerous flaw, but her courage and strength are assets. She is allowed to feed the newborns in the royal nursery and then to become a forager, flying alone and free to collect nectar and pollen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Favorite Book of 2014

  • By Em on 12-07-14

so boring

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

Reviewed: 08-19-18

This book was extremely dull which was disappointing because the premise was so good. I found it dragging and wishing for it to be over.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Pachinko

  • By: Min Jin Lee
  • Narrated by: Allison Hiroto
  • Length: 18 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,100
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,627
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,615

Profoundly moving and gracefully told, Pachinko follows one Korean family through the generations, beginning in early 1900s Korea with Sunja, the prized daughter of a poor yet proud family, whose unplanned pregnancy threatens to shame them. Betrayed by her wealthy lover, Sunja finds unexpected salvation when a young tubercular minister offers to marry her and bring her to Japan to start a new life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • wonderful book

  • By erin on 12-11-17

LOVED this book

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

Reviewed: 08-19-18

This was SUCH a good book - I can't wait for another release by this author!!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Wonder

  • By: Emma Donoghue
  • Narrated by: Kate Lock
  • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,253
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,156
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,160

In Emma Donoghue's latest masterpiece, an English nurse brought to a small Irish village to observe what appears to be a miracle - a girl said to have survived without food for months - soon finds herself fighting to save the child's life.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Could not get past the narration

  • By Annie M. on 10-19-16

cute but a little overkill

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

Reviewed: 08-19-18

This was a good book but it could have been condensed into about half the size. A lot of similar passages which could have been skipped or done in different ways.

  • Doughnut

  • By: Tom Holt
  • Narrated by: Ray Sawyer
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 307
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 279
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 282

Things have been going pretty badly for Theo Bernstein. An unfortunate accident at work has lost him his job (and his work involved a Very Very Large Hadron Collider, so he's unlikely to get it back). His wife has left him. And he doesn't have any money. Before Theo has time to fully appreciate the pointlessness of his own miserable existence, news arrives that his good friend, a renowned physicist and Nobel laureate, has died. By leaving the apparently worthless contents of his safety deposit box to Theo, however, the professor has set him on a quest of epic proportions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fun world for scifantasy fans

  • By illgnosis on 06-19-13

I kept tuning out

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

Reviewed: 08-19-18

This was an okay book but I kept finding my mind wandering off while listening to it and tuning it out which doesn't usually happen for me when listening to audiobooks, so I'll leave that right there. If I could go back in time I would probably not get this again.

  • Locke & Key

  • By: Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez
  • Narrated by: Haley Joel Osment, Tatiana Maslany, Kate Mulgrew, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,719
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6,281
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,265

Based on the best-selling, award-winning graphic novel series Locke & Key - written by acclaimed suspense novelist Joe Hill ( NOS4A2, Horns) and illustrated by Gabriel Rodriguez - this multicast, fully dramatized audio production brings the images and words to life.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • don't waste your time/money

  • By Kyle Warren on 01-23-19

Good but could have been better

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

Reviewed: 08-19-18

The story for this was engaging, but the presentation was really terrible. I had a very hard time figuring out what was going on with the lack of description and just sound effects - sometimes the characters voices were hard to tell apart. A remake of this would probably be very good. Also some of the characters were melodramatic and annoying.

0 of 17 people found this review helpful

  • A Scone to Die For

  • Oxford Tearoom Cozy Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: H.Y. Hanna
  • Narrated by: Pearl Hewitt
  • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 902
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 818
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 809

When an American tourist is murdered with a scone in Gemma Rose's quaint English tearoom, she suddenly finds herself apron-deep in a mystery involving long-buried secrets from Oxford's past. Armed with her insider knowledge of the university and with the help of four nosy old ladies from her local Cotswolds village (not to mention a cheeky little tabby cat named Muesli), Gemma sets out to solve the mystery - all while dealing with her matchmaking mother and the return of her old college love, Devlin O'Connor, now a dashing CID detective.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ignore the cover and buy this cozy mystery

  • By Eddie Lynn on 10-01-16

Would continue series

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

Reviewed: 08-19-18

This is cute, not the most mind blowing story there is but a good listen while commuting or something. I enjoyed it and would continue the series.

  • Star Trek, Voyager: Mosaic (Adapted)

  • By: Jeri Taylor
  • Narrated by: Kate Mulgrew
  • Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171

Mosaic is the incredible life story of Captain Kathryn Janeway, commander of the Starship Voyager! Read by Kate Mulgrew and enhanced with sound effects and an original score.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Relaxing and enjoyable

  • By Ben on 08-22-04

Great character insight

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

Reviewed: 01-16-18

If you're a Voyager fan I 100% recommend listening to this. You get insight into Janeway's history and also Kate Mulgrew reads very well.