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  • The Host

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephenie Meyer
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 23 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,208
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,502
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,548

Earth has been invaded by a species that takes over the minds of human hosts while leaving their bodies intact. But Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unique Perspective, Awesome job.

  • By Mighty_Cranium on 12-29-09

Better Than expected !!!

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

Reviewed: 01-14-13

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes I would and have. Stephanie Meyer did a good job with this genre of sci-fi. It reminds you of other movies and books but she did a great job of making it a unique story.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Host?

I particularly liked the way the dialogue was between the alien and the human host, very believable.

Have you listened to any of Kate Reading’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have not listened to Kate’s other performances and to be honest I really did not want to buy this book because the sample reading to me sounded robotic. But to give her some credit I already read the book in paperback and to listen to it was very different at first. But obviously I still bought because I didn’t have the time to read it again. Her performance overall was very good it suited the characters.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes I believe if I had not read the book before listening I would not have wanted turn it off.

Any additional comments?

I warn you now it takes a few hours to warm up but it’s worth the wait. This book is very fascinated and thrilling because it’s a different take on what we normally read about or see on TV of extraterrestrial activity. And Yes! It’s better than Twilight! Maybe not the whole saga but on its own very good and not what I was expecting of Meyer.

  • Clockwork Angel

  • The Infernal Devices, Book 1
  • By: Cassandra Clare
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ehle
  • Length: 14 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,515
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,541
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,564

When 16-year-old Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to find her brother, her destination is England, the time is the reign of Queen Victoria, and something terrifying is waiting for her in London's Downworld, where vampires, warlocks and other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets. Only the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons, keep order amidst the chaos.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A great listen but...

  • By Ariel on 09-29-10

Fantastic book!!

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

Reviewed: 09-06-10

Loved it!! If you liked the Immortal instruments you will love this book. Great plot, lots of interesting characters, I was a little worried because I didn’t think Cassandra Clare could make a book as good or better than the immortal instruments; but WOW this book was just as incredible. Full of adventure, mystery, romance and will make you laugh, and make you want to just keep listening. The reader did an exhalent job with the voices and accents, kudos Jennifer Ehle. I’m just disappointed I have to wait so long for the next book. However, this book was a great start to an intriguing series. So buy it! You won’t be disappointed =]

33 of 35 people found this review helpful

  • The Hunger Games

  • By: Suzanne Collins
  • Narrated by: Carolyn McCormick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52,111
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,227
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,658

Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning? In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by 12 outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Book Deserves The Hype

  • By Theodore on 03-27-12

A great book!

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

Reviewed: 07-29-10

This was the first book i ever read that i had dreams about ! its a great story and really makes you appreciate the life we have in this time and it has a love story in the middle of life and death...Good Job Suzanne Collins !! I cant wait for the MOVIE!