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Andrea M.

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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 8,920
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,233
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,278

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

Loved it!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-03-09

I enjoyed this audio probably more than I would have enjoyed reading the book. The narrator brings all the characters to life. I loved it and loved the characters and am hoping and waiting for a sequel.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Poison Study

  • By: Maria V. Snyder
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,797
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,432
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,443

About to be executed for murder, Yelena is offered an extraordinary reprieve. She'll eat the best meals, have rooms in the palace, and risk assassination by anyone trying to kill the Commander of Ixia. And so Yelena chooses to become a food taster.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fantasy, with a touch of romance.

  • By A on 12-03-05

5 to narrator 4 to book

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-10-09

The narrator's voice was good and she presented the story well.

The book itself was a good read, although it didn't quite deserve the 5 rating. Nevertheless, the author did a good job of bringing me in to her world, and I got enjoyment from the story. The whole poison aspect brought a whole new dynamic to the story, and she somehow presented the main character with a womanly strength when she at the same time required an antidote to servive daily. She had both strengths and weaknesses, as did everyone, which made things believable.

A fun read.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Stone of Tears

  • Sword of Truth, Book 2
  • By: Terry Goodkind
  • Narrated by: Jim Bond
  • Length: 38 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,786
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6,212
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,243

The veil to the underworld has been torn, and Rahl, from beyond the veil, begins to summon a sinister power more dreadful than any he has wielded before. Horrifying creatures escape through the torn veil, wreaking havoc on the unsuspecting world above.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book - Almost ruined by the narrator

  • By Bo Laughlin on 05-12-10

Mixed feelings

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-01-09

This series is one of my favorites. This is (I believe) the longest one in the series, and the beginning isn't as good as the last half. This narrator's voice took me a good 6 or 7 hours to get use to, otherwise I might have given this audio 5 stars. His version of Zed sounded like an Irish/frog-man/something else and so did several other voices. The first book and third book narrators are better, but this book is still worth the read/listen. Classic fantasy series!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Wizard's First Rule

  • Sword of Truth, Book 1
  • By: Terry Goodkind
  • Narrated by: Sam Tsoutsouvas
  • Length: 34 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,336
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,067
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,127

In the aftermath of the brutal murder of his father, Richard Cypher encounters a mysterious woman, Kahlan Amnell, in his forest sanctuary. She seeks his help...and more. His world, his very beliefs, are shattered when ancient debts come due with thundering violence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book is a blast

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 05-09-12

Classic Fantasy Series

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-27-08

Truly amazing characters, especially the idea of the confessors and Kahlan Amnel's character. The narrator of this book did good, especially with Zed's voice, although I will admit I laughed when I heard the night wisp's voice. That was a little strange. Overall, the reading was good, and this is one of my favorite medieval fantasy series. Side note: the series on television just isn't the same, but I'm watching it anyway.

24 of 38 people found this review helpful