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  • The Shell Collector

  • By: Hugh Howey
  • Narrated by: Samara Naeymi
  • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 557
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 498
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 501

The ocean is dying. The sea is growing warmer and is gradually rising. Seashells have become so rare that collecting them is now a national obsession. Flawless specimens sell like priceless works of art. Families hunt the tideline in the dark of night with flashlights. Crowds gather on beaches at the lowest of tides, hoping to get lucky.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Why Howey, why?!!!

  • By Michale on 05-03-15

Drivel

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

Reviewed: 08-26-15

Started out interesting but quickly plunged to the abyss of syrupy predictable romance novels. I am surprised the cover doesn't have a long haired man cradling a woman against his muscular, oily chest while she clutches onto a shell.

  • Finding Zach

  • By: Rowan Speedwell
  • Narrated by: Paul Morey
  • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 236
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 220
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 221

For five years, Zach Tyler, son of one of the world’s richest software moguls, was held hostage, tortured, and abused. When he is rescued at last from the Venezuelan jungle, he is physically and psychologically shattered, but he slowly begins to rebuild the life he should have had before an innocent kiss sent him into hell. His childhood best friend David has lived those years with overwhelming guilt and grief. Every relationship David has tried has fallen apart because of his feelings for a boy he thought dead.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Overcoming the impossible...

  • By Donald on 03-15-12

Surprisingly good

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

Reviewed: 04-26-12

I downloaded this book on a whim and was very surprised at how well written the characters were and how well characterized Zach was.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful