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Cydni Perkins

cedar city, utah United States
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  • The Girl with All the Gifts

  • By: M. R. Carey
  • Narrated by: Finty Williams
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,355
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,740
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,745

Melanie is a very special girl. Dr Caldwell calls her "our little genius". Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don't like her. She jokes that she won't bite, but they don't laugh. Melanie loves school. She loves learning about spelling and sums and the world outside the classroom and the children's cells. She tells her favorite teacher all the things she'll do when she grows up. Melanie doesn't know why this makes Miss Justineau look sad.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hours in, restarted so husband could listen too!

  • By Pikay on 12-13-14

pays off in the end

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

Reviewed: 12-24-17

I really struggled to finish this one. Maybe because of the sense of dread with which the story is infused. But it becomes exciting in the last hour or two when everything starts happening.

  • Salem's Lot

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Stephen King
  • Length: 17 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,288
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,285
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,262

Ben Mears has returned to Jerusalem's Lot in the hopes that living in an old mansion, long the subject of town lore, will help him cast out his own devils and provide inspiration for his new book. But when two young boys venture into the woods and only one comes out alive Mears begins to realize that there may be something sinister at work and that his hometown is under siege by forces of darkness far beyond his control.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You can't go home again...

  • By David S. Mathew on 10-12-16

I just didn't like this one.

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

Reviewed: 10-26-17

The narrator was great, but the story just didn't touch me. I can see how the elements of devil worship and child sacrifice would terrify a 1980s audience but to me it all came across as silly.

  • The Secret of Chimneys

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,075
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 963
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 965

Little did Anthony Cade suspect that an errand for a friend would place him at the center of a deadly conspiracy. Drawn into a web of intrigue, he begins to realize that the simple favor has placed him in serious danger.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful to listen again and again.

  • By Bernard on 11-23-12

Too many secret identities

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

Reviewed: 07-20-17

It was a good story but I did get mixed up with all the secret identities.

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  • Partners in Crime

  • A Tommy and Tuppence Mystery
  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 334
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 301
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 303

Tommy and Tuppence Beresford are restless for adventure, so when they are asked to take over Blunt's International Detective Agency, they leap at the chance. Their first case is a success - the triumphant recovery of a pink pearl. Other cases soon follow - a stabbing on Sunningdale golf course; cryptic messages in the personal columns of newspapers; and even a box of poisoned chocolates. But can they live up to their slogan of "Any case solved in 24 hours"?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Blunt's Brilliant Detectives

  • By DJDecca on 07-11-14

So adorable

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

Reviewed: 03-05-17

it's a novel written in a series of short stories. I have no idea why it hasn't been made into a movie. Tommy and Tuppence are so funny and cute together, and this book is a ton of fun.

  • The Girl on the Train

  • A Novel
  • By: Paula Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, India Fisher
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132,933
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117,393
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117,268

Audie Award, Audiobook of the Year, 2016. Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. "Jess and Jason," she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good? Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Psychological Thriller Mystery

  • By Victor @ theAudiobookBlog on 01-23-18

Hated It

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

Reviewed: 01-16-17

The characters are all contemptible and they do the most incomprehensible things. the premise interested me enough to keep reading. A woman witnesses something when she is blackout drunk and struggles to put it back together. I read til the end but I wished I hadn't because the end was so implausible. I don't think the women especially would have done what they did. the narration was fantastic but the story itself made me mad because I hated it so much.

  • The Eaton

  • By: John K. Addis
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,236
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,154
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,153

Spanning over 100 years of mid-Michigan history, The Eaton tells the story of Sam Spicer, a young entrepreneur who purchases the dilapidated Michigan Central Railroad Depot in Eaton Rapids with the dream of opening a hot new martini bar. But when he and his friends discover an abandoned underground hotel directly beneath the property, they must discover what happened to the original guests—before their own time runs out.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Scary but explicitly gruesome

  • By AnnM on 10-09-16

Gripping Old School Horror

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

Reviewed: 10-14-16

If you could sum up The Eaton in three words, what would they be?

Beautiful, Poignant, Perfectly-Ended.

What did you like best about this story?

I really loved the hotel. I would be planning to move in and live there.

What about Jeff Hays’s performance did you like?

For awhile I was wondering if he was the one doing all the voices or if there were multiple female narrators there too. He doesn't just resort to using a falsetto voice to imitate the female characters. He voices each character differently, with different accents and quirks, and makes it more like a radio show than an audiobook.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

There is a scene toward the end that depicts needless torture of an animal. The scene does shed light on what is happening to the humans in the story, but I felt deeply horrified as it unfolded.

Any additional comments?

Overall, very strong work. I didn't like the way the point of view jumped around from character to character. But I feel like that's something the author could tidy up and make future efforts stronger.

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