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  • The Girl with All the Gifts

  • By: M. R. Carey
  • Narrated by: Finty Williams
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,608
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,969
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,973

Melanie is a very special girl. Dr Caldwell calls her "our little genius". Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don't like her. She jokes that she won't bite, but they don't laugh. Melanie loves school. She loves learning about spelling and sums and the world outside the classroom and the children's cells. She tells her favorite teacher all the things she'll do when she grows up. Melanie doesn't know why this makes Miss Justineau look sad.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hours in, restarted so husband could listen too!

  • By Pikay on 12-13-14

thoroughly enjoyed this book

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

Reviewed: 08-22-15

What made the experience of listening to The Girl with All the Gifts the most enjoyable?

The characters

What other book might you compare The Girl with All the Gifts to and why?

I stay away from zombie so I don't have anything to compare it to.

What about Finty Williams’s performance did you like?

I liked the narrator very much. I always knew who was speaking and her voice was easy to listen too.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I found it emotional. But like how it ended. Life finds a way.

Any additional comments?

I can't wait for more novels from this author.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Spellbound

  • Book II of the Grimnoir Chronicles
  • By: Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 16 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,029
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,464
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,455

Dark fantasy goes hardboiled in Book II of the hard-hitting Grimnoir Chronicles by the New York Times best-selling creator of Monster Hunter International. The Grimnoir Society’s mission is to protect people with magic, and they’ve done so - successfully and in secret - since the mysterious arrival of the Power in the 1850s, but when a magical assassin makes an attempt on the life of President Franklin Roosevelt, the crime is pinned on the Grimnoir.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spellbound is Pure Magic

  • By Paulette on 02-12-14

Fun read

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

Reviewed: 09-13-13

What made the experience of listening to Spellbound the most enjoyable?

I love Bronson Pinchot. He is fabulous with the voices. The story was entertaining. Larry Correia definitely has a good series with these books.

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

Definitely

Any additional comments?

Totally good and fun read.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Cabinet of Curiosities

  • A Novel
  • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Marosz
  • Length: 17 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,172
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,878
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,874

In an ancient tunnel underneath New York City a charnel house is discovered. Inside are 36 bodies all murdered and mutilated more than a century ago. While FBI agent Pendergast investigates the old crimes, identical killings start to terrorize the city. The nightmare has begun. Again.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • DrBB

  • By Lois on 01-26-13

Clever Special Agent Pendergast

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

Reviewed: 09-13-13

Would you listen to The Cabinet of Curiosities again? Why?

No, I enjoyed it but it wasn't great.

What did you like best about this story?

The mystery. I also liked learning a little about the cabinets of curiosity.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

I did not like the narrator. His voice bothered me and his various voices were not that good.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

You never know what you'll find.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Twenties Girl

  • A Novel
  • By: Sophie Kinsella
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 15 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,095
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 836
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 839

When the spirit of Lara's great-aunt Sadie - a feisty, demanding girl with firm ideas about fashion, love, and the right way to dance - mysteriously appears, she has one last request: Lara must find a missing necklace that had been in Sadie's possession for more than 75 years, and Sadie cannot rest without it. Lara, on the other hand, has a number of ongoing distractions.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • My first Kinsella

  • By Marie on 05-03-13

Not one of my favorite Kinsella novels

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

Reviewed: 09-13-13

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

It did have its moments but all in all I could have missed this one.

If you’ve listened to books by Sophie Kinsella before, how does this one compare?

Below par.

Which scene was your favorite?

Any scene in public and she is talking to her Aunt Sadie and everyone thinks she is crazy. Smart to use the phone to cover up.

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

No, I just didn't love the characters.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Grave Peril

  • The Dresden Files, Book 3
  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,349
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 18,478
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,400

Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden has had a rough couple of weeks. As the only openly practicing professional wizard in the Chicago area, he has squared off against a multitude of supernatural bad guys. Harry has won the day against demons, poltergeists, sorcerers, trolls, vampires, werewolves, and even an evil faerie godmother. You might think nothing could spook him. You would be wrong.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spike makes good

  • By Lakejewel on 03-22-10

Dresden books are entertaining

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

Reviewed: 09-13-13

What made the experience of listening to Grave Peril the most enjoyable?

James Marsters - He has such a good voice.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

The story was good and just when you think you have it, it turns in another direction. Some might find it predictable but it is totally entertaining.

Which character – as performed by James Marsters – was your favorite?

Harry Dresden

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

Yes

  • Swan Song

  • By: Robert R. McCammon
  • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
  • Length: 34 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,916
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,140
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,174

Facing down an unprecedented malevolent enemy, the government responds with a nuclear attack. America as it was is gone forever, and now every citizen - from the President of the United States to the homeless on the streets of New York City - will fight for survival. In a wasteland born of rage and fear, populated by monstrous creatures and marauding armies, earth's last survivors have been drawn into the final battle between good and evil, that will decide the fate of humanity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simply an Amazing Story

  • By Amanda H. on 06-21-12

Terrifying look at what could be

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

Reviewed: 07-06-13

Where does Swan Song rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This was a long book. It was well written. The author took you on a trip similar to King`s The Stand. Only it wasn't disease but nuclear. Great characters. Definitely ranked high on my list for a good read.

What did you like best about this story?

The diversity of the characters and the reality that good trumps evil.