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Franchesca Havas

Seattle, Wa USA
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  • Artemis

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: Rosario Dawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62,089
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57,952
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 57,808

Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent. Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A ferrari with no motor

  • By will on 11-18-17

Smart ass heros, ftw!

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

Reviewed: 11-25-17

Smart ass young woman hero, about time she came out with smarts coming out of the ying yang. Can't wait for Andy's next book! :)

  • Wonder Women

  • 25 Innovators, Inventors, and Trailblazers Who Changed History
  • By: Sam Maggs
  • Narrated by: Jodelle Ferland
  • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

In Wonder Women, author Sam Maggs tells the stories of the brilliant, brainy, and totally rad women in history who broke barriers as scientists, engineers, mathematicians, adventurers, and inventors. Also features interviews with real-life women in STEM careers, an extensive bibliography, and a guide to women-centric science and technology organizations - all to show the many ways the geeky girls of today can help to build the future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love the history!

  • By Franchesca Havas on 11-15-17

Love the history!

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

Reviewed: 11-15-17

The speaker is overly enthusiastic. Hearing her voice in that heightened mode was difficult to listen to.

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 208,297
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 194,474
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194,069

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’m sorry I waited so long to read this book.

  • By Julie W. Capell on 05-27-14

Home, this took me home!

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

Reviewed: 10-11-17

I loved this book. It was clever, well paced, stirring, and so magical. I forgot that I knew so many 80's gaming info. It was like waking up a part of my brain that laid dormant for so long.
Now, I am going to go for a walk outside. :)

  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

  • By: Alexander Freed
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,315
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,065
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,058

As the shadows of the Empire loom ever larger across the galaxy, so do deeply troubling rumors. The Rebellion has learned of a sinister Imperial plot to bring entire worlds to their knees. Deep in Empire-dominated space, a machine of unimaginable destructive power is nearing completion. A weapon too terrifying to contemplate...and a threat that may be too great to overcome.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Better than the movie!

  • By Acts238preacher on 12-19-16

A proud story about a proud woman

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

Reviewed: 01-01-17

This is a story about war. It shows us a side that we knew was there but never really saw in the Star Wars world. I look forward to more stories about our hidden heros of the rebellion.

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  • Catalyst (Star Wars)

  • A Rogue One Novel
  • By: James Luceno
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,907
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,281
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,259

The must-have prequel novel to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - the upcoming film, set before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope, that reveals the untold story of the rebel effort to steal the plans to the Death Star!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Setup for Upcoming Movie

  • By dunagrad on 12-15-16

Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 12-12-16

Great story. The speaker seemed to struggle with the changing tones for each of the characters.

  • The Mysterious Island

  • By: Jules Verne, Jordan Stump - translator
  • Narrated by: Berny Clark
  • Length: 19 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,408
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,280
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,283

Based on the true story of Alexander Selkirk, who survived alone for almost five years on an uninhabited island off the coast of Chile, The Mysterious Island is considered by many to be Jules Verne’s masterpiece. “Wide-eyed mid-nineteenth-century humanistic optimism in a breezy, blissfully readable translation by Stump” (Kirkus Reviews), here is the enthralling tale of five men and a dog who land in a balloon on a faraway, fantastic island of bewildering goings-on and their struggle to survive....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful novel, mediocre translation

  • By Tad Davis on 03-26-12

It was a grand story!

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

Reviewed: 11-02-16

This makes me wish that I had read it more carefully when I was young. Now that I am older and more experienced I understand more of its content than ever before.
This is the ultimate survivalist reading.

  • Star Wars: A New Hope: The Princess, the Scoundrel, and the Farm Boy

  • By: Alexandra Bracken
  • Narrated by: Marc Thompson, Rebecca Soler
  • Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 779
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 711
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 706

The galaxy is at war. Although the Rebel Alliance has won a few battles against the Empire, hope is fading. The Empire is about to finish building the greatest weapon the galaxy has ever seen - the Death Star. The rebels' only chance to defeat it now lies in the unlikely hands of a princess, a scoundrel, and a farm boy....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • GREAT retelling of the original story

  • By go1den3ye on 09-28-15

Tatooine, the beginning of our journey

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

Reviewed: 10-17-16

She did an incredible job of capturing our memories. I felt I was really there on Tatooine. As the twin suns set causing a golden glow across the sand dunes you can feel their warmth on our cheeks.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Star Wars: Bloodline - New Republic

  • By: Claudia Gray
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,732
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,053
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,028

From the New York Times best-selling author of Star Wars: Lost Stars comes a thrilling novel set in the years before the events of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fantastic

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-08-16

Riveting!

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

Reviewed: 05-28-16

I loved every minute! Listening to it again. To see Lea in her element is just intoxicating. I can't wait for the rest of the story. :)

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

  • By: Alan Dean Foster
  • Narrated by: Marc Thompson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,971
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,203
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,185

More than 30 years ago, Star Wars burst onto the big screen and became a cultural phenomenon. Now the next adventures in this blockbuster saga are poised to captivate old and new fans alike - beginning with the highly anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And alongside the cinematic debut comes the thrilling novel adaptation by New York Times best-selling science fiction master Alan Dean Foster.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Adds a bit to the Movie

  • By Brad on 12-22-15

I laughed, I cried, I learned so much more!

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

Reviewed: 02-02-16

It was a great listen. Although it felt like the speed of the recording had been showed down just a couple of milliseconds too much.
Still, it was so worth getting and listening to. Highly recommended!

  • Dragonsong: Harper Hall Trilogy, Volume 1

  • By: Anne McCaffrey
  • Narrated by: Sally Darling
  • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,851
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,181
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,202

Dragonsong is the spellbinding tale of Menolly of Half Circle Hold, a brave young girl who flees her seaside village and discovers the legendary fire lizards of Pern. All her life, Menolly has longed to learn the ancient secrets of the Harpers, the master musicians of Harper Hall. When her stern father denies her the chance to make her dream come true, Menolly runs away from home. Hiding in a cave by the sea, she finds nine magical fire lizards who join her on a breathtaking journey to Harper Hall.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Grandma tells a story

  • By Trisandra Lunanova on 07-22-16

Quality of recording is low

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

Reviewed: 11-09-15

It was difficult to hear her pronounce the "s" in the word "she".
Either the recording quality is a copy of a copy of the settings for transferring the data to this format was not correct.
When she spoke in multiple character voices the quality was so much better.