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  • The Newsflesh Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Mira Grant
  • Narrated by: Paula Christensen, Jesse Bernstein
  • Length: 15 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,979
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,711
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,708

The year was 2014. We had cured cancer. We had beat the common cold. But in doing so we created something new, something terrible that no one could stop. The infection spread, virus blocks taking over bodies and minds with one, unstoppable command: FEED.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I laughed, I cried...

  • By susan on 04-07-11

I laughed, I cried...

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-07-11

I would like to thank everyone who was disappointed that this was not really a zombie story. I was not going to buy it until I read the reviews. Your disappointment gave me the encouragement I needed to take a chance on it. It was a great listen. I love the author's October Daye stories and this was just as good. She is a hard hitting story teller, and the idealism is a nice change not usually found in a distopian worlds. I don't want to provide any spoilers, but I will say none of my predictions for the conclusion was correct.

As for the reader's slight lisp, it helped make the characters more real for me.

I look forward to the next book, though I know I will have to steel myself to listen to it because of the emotional intensity.

36 of 36 people found this review helpful

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  • A Company of Swans

  • By: Eva Ibbotson
  • Narrated by: Patricia Conolly
  • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 134
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56

Nineteen-year-old Harriet Morton leads a dreary existence. Her ballet class is her only joy. When Father won't let her travel on a ballet tour to South America, Harriet creates a clever ruse that covers her escape and triggers an experience far beyond her dreams.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Treat

  • By James on 05-12-09

The best of rainy day books

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-13-08

A charming story in the classic mode told and read with the gentle irony that keeps it from being commonplace. Harriet is a perfect heroine in the long and honorable tradition of Sarah Carew. Like all of Ms Ibbotson's women she is triumphant because we must believe that kindness, humor and ability are rewarded by a just and well ordered universe. The best of rainy day books.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful