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Caleb Van Bloem

SLC, Utah
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  • Hatred Day, Book 1

  • By: T.S. Pettibone
  • Narrated by: Joe Calarco
  • Length: 14 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

In the year 2052, it's not love but hate that unites the world. Humanity is unified against the Inborns, an extraterrestrial species with godlike intelligence and abilities, whose arrival on Earth caused an environmental and biological crisis. Enslaved and despised even by her own Inbornkind, 18-year-old Snofrid Yagami reawakens to the world after having her memories stolen and is certain of only one thing: She will do anything to ensure her freedom.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A fantastic book read by a slow narrator

  • By Elle Kay on 07-29-16

Great story!

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

Reviewed: 02-18-17

The story is great. A middle ground between simplistic YA and Adult fiction. Violence and world is gritty enough but not over the top. The reason I have the narrator 4 stars is pacing. The voices were great, sound effects and music did not interfere or distract, but rather enhanced the story. That said his pacing was so slow toward the middle. This was remedied by running the story at 1.15 speed and toward the middle at 1.2 speed.

  • The Green Ember

  • By: S. D. Smith
  • Narrated by: Joel Clarkson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,664
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,376
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,369

Heather and Picket are extraordinary rabbits with ordinary lives until calamitous events overtake them, spilling them into a cauldron of misadventures. They discover that their own story is bound up in the tumult threatening to overwhelm the wider world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not Just for The Elementary Age Group

  • By Chelle on 08-27-15

8 year old loved it

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

Reviewed: 12-12-16

Our 8 year old says "Best book in history." From adult perspective it was a 7 out of ten.