LISTENER

Bridget

Houston, TX, United States
  • 2
  • reviews
  • 0
  • helpful votes
  • 45
  • ratings
  • Fever 1793

  • By: Laurie Halse Anderson
  • Narrated by: Bailey Carr
  • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 128
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128

During the summer of 1793, Mattie Cook lives above the family coffee shop with her widowed mother and grandfather. Mattie spends her days avoiding chores and making plans to turn the family business into the finest Philadelphia has ever seen. But then the fever breaks out. Disease sweeps the streets, destroying everything in its path and turning Mattie's world upside down. At her feverish mother's insistence, Mattie flees the city with her grandfather. But she soon discovers that the sickness is everywhere, and Mattie must learn quickly how to survive in a city frantic with disease.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Good book, unbearable narration

  • By Maura on 07-29-18

wow

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

Reviewed: 11-13-18

Fantastic story , great narration I was heartbroken and overwhelmed throughout most of the book, then happy in the end.

  • Shadow of Eternity

  • Fallen Empires
  • By: Jeremy Spires
  • Narrated by: D.C. Newman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

Six thousand years ago, my ancestor fled the world that we had called home for millions of years because of a foolish war based solely on religious ideology, which should have long since faded into our past. We thought we had found peace among the stars, and instead, we found only enemies. Now war rages in the Orion arm of the galaxy, and while we have our back turned, an ancient and evil enemy has returned.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cannot wait for more.

  • By Bridget on 10-23-18

Cannot wait for more.

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

Reviewed: 10-23-18

Negative first. The narrator needs to work on tone and inflection to better portray the emotions of each moment. During the narrative he's fine, but the more emotional or comedic times not so much.
Given that this was Jeremy's first novel it's quite good. Even better than many novels I've read recently. I know his skills will continue to grow as he writes more, and I look forward to following along. I must add that Jeremy's military service shows through his writing. The lingo and fast paced action oozes with a real world feel and only embellished enough to show the differences in the genetically modified heroes and to make good SciFi. Give it a go, it's worth the time and money!