LISTENER

Sara Miller

Manassas, VA
  • 4
  • reviews
  • 1
  • helpful vote
  • 26
  • ratings
  • Unstrung

  • An Unwind Story
  • By: Neal Shusterman, Michelle Knowlden
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 1 hr and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 460
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 435
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 434

How did Lev Calder move from an unwillingly escaped Tithe to a clapper? In this revealing short story, Neal Shusterman opens a window on Lev’s adventures between the time he left CyFi and showed up at the Graveyard. Pulling elements from Neal Shusterman’s critically acclaimed Unwind and giving hints about what is to come in the riveting sequel, UnWholly, this short story is not to be missed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good little warm up!

  • By Patricia Wiseman on 07-19-14

I'm confused.

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

Reviewed: 02-13-15

It leaves more questions than it answers..... Like, how and why did Lev make it to the graveyard?? Thought the point of the book was to clear that up?

Freakonomics audiobook cover art
  • Freakonomics

  • A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
  • By: Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner
  • Narrated by: Stephen J. Dubner
  • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,038
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,487
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,486

Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? Why do drug dealers still live with their moms? How much do parents really matter? What kind of impact did Roe v. Wade have on violent crime?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What it's really about

  • By Shaner on 10-26-05

More like "...the hidden side of black people"

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

Reviewed: 02-05-15

The book was quite informative. But its primary focus is black culture. I didn't realize this when I bought it.

  • Earth Abides

  • The 60th Anniversary Edition
  • By: George R. Stewart
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Connie Willis
  • Length: 15 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,707
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,058
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,076

A disease of unparalleled destructive force has sprung up almost simultaneously in every corner of the globe, all but destroying the human race. One survivor, strangely immune to the effects of the epidemic, ventures forward to experience a world without man. What he ultimately discovers will prove far more astonishing than anything he'd either dreaded or hoped for.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant, beautiful, sad, terrifying

  • By J. Rhoderick on 04-05-10

Good but not great

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

Reviewed: 01-21-15

The story was very slow at times, as was the reader. My mind tended to drift while listening in the car. But I do believe that this is an accurate depiction of what would happen if a major event were to annihilate most of the human race. And, if done well, this story could make a great movie.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Blood Red Road

  • By: Moira Young
  • Narrated by: Heather Lind
  • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 452
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 399
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 402

Saba has spent her whole life in Silverlake, a dried-up wasteland ravaged by constant sandstorms. The Wrecker civilization has long been destroyed, leaving only landfills for Saba and her family to scavenge from. That's fine by her, as long as her beloved twin brother, Lugh, is around. But when a monster sandstorm arrives, along with four cloaked horsemen, Saba's world is shattered. Lugh is captured, and Saba embarks on an epic quest to get him back.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazingtastic!

  • By Jennifer on 03-02-12

Enjoyable with some annoying parts

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

Reviewed: 07-24-14

Who was your favorite character and why?

I enjoyed Jack's character but hated how Heather made him sound the same throughout the entire book, as if his only personality was sly and/or flirty.

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

Her southern charm.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The cave scene between Saba and Jack, when he threw the torch down (you'll know what I'm talking about when you get there).

Any additional comments?

As mentioned before, Heather's interpretation of Jack was very annoying. As if he were flirting 24/7, even when they were fighting creatures or yelling. I think his voice would have sounded much differently to me had I read it myself. I also don't like how the main character acted so childish and got so offended, by everything, all the time. And her 'lust' for her brother made me think of Cersei and Jaime Lannister from Game of Thrones. Overall, though, the story was good, and I plan on reading (listening) to the next book in this series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful