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  • Elantris

  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Jack Garrett
  • Length: 27 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,456
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,307
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,361

Once the godlike rulers of the capital of Arelon, the inhabitans of Elantris have been imprisoned within themselves, unable to die after the city's magic failed years ago. But when a new prince falls victim to the curse, he refuses to accept his fate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What if your body could never heal?

  • By Lore on 09-12-13

Good story, but TERRIBLE narration.

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

Reviewed: 03-28-16

What did you like best about Elantris? What did you like least?

I love all things Sanderson, and the uniqueness of this story perfectly on par with all he does.

What didn’t you like about Jack Garrett’s performance?

He sounds like a used car sales man. Every sentence sounds like a pitch. He has no emotion other than smug.

  • Innocence

  • A Novel
  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,091
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,669
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,681

He lives in solitude beneath the city, an exile from society, which will destroy him if he is ever seen. She dwells in seclusion, a fugitive from enemies who will do her harm if she is ever found. But the bond between them runs deeper than the tragedies that have scarred their lives. Something more than chance - and nothing less than destiny - has brought them together in a world whose hour of reckoning is fast approaching.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Story dragged on and anti-climatic

  • By roz79 on 02-06-15

Thoughtful beginning, horribly unsatisfying ending

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

Reviewed: 01-30-14

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Bible literalists.

What was most disappointing about Dean Koontz’s story?

Dean had a great story from the beginning, filled with beautiful prose, interesting setup and well placed flash backs. But the ending was just so.... absurd. You really need to be a bible literalist for it to make even a bit of sense, creative license included. So many plot devices were just abandoned and so many characters were just... not used to their potential.

What does MacLeod Andrews bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

MacLeod Andrews voice really adds a lot to the youthful, jovial, innocent personality of the main character, he's a great match to this.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment, for sure. Though initially it was anger and sympathy for the main character.

  • Inferno: A Novel

  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 17 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 22,769
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,484
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20,559

Harvard professor of symbology Robert Langdon awakens in a hospital in the middle of the night. Disoriented and suffering from a head wound, he recalls nothing of the last 36 hours, including how he got there...or the origin of the macabre object that his doctors discover hidden in his belongings. Langdon's world soon erupts into chaos, and he finds himself on the run in Florence with a stoic young woman, Sienna Brooks, whose clever maneuvering saves his life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping, compelling

  • By Happy Woman on 09-15-16

A Good Listen...

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

Reviewed: 06-06-13

What did you like best about Inferno? What did you like least?

It's a good listen: suspense, mystery and history, just like the rest of the Robert Langdon series. And, unlike the rest of the series, Dan Brown slightly breaks from the cookie cutter plot lines that he formed in 'Angels and Demons' and reused in the subsequent 2 books.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

Break the mold a little more, Dan. Your books are too predictable.

What does Paul Michael bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

His baratone voice is very fitting for the Robert Langdon character, and he does a great job with accents for individual characters.

Do you think Inferno needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

The Robert Langdon character doesn't have enough backstory to make me need a "ever-after" kind of followup.

  • Happy for No Reason

  • The 7 Steps to Being Happier Right Now
  • By: Marci Shimoff, Carol Kline, Jack Canfield
  • Narrated by: Marci Shimoff
  • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 260
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125

Studies show that each of us has a happiness set-point: a fixed range of happiness we tend to return to throughout our life that's about 50-percent genetic and 50-percent learned. In the same way, you'd crank up the thermostat to get comfortable on a chilly day, you can actually reprogram your happiness set-point to a higher level of peace and well-being. This life-changing program shows you how!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book delivers!!

  • By A on 03-27-08

Everyone must read this

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-03-11

This book is awesome. I loved everything she had to say. I want to go out and buy a copy for every person I know so that I can be surrounded by "happy for no reason" people. She gives you actual things to try with quantifiable results. I just got the book 2 weeks ago and I'm still trying to implement the things she presents into my daily life, and I will continue to do so. It's that good.

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