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  • Soundless

  • By: Richelle Mead
  • Narrated by: Kim Mai Guest
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 130
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 114

For as long as Fei can remember, there has been no sound in her village, where rocky terrain and frequent avalanches prevent residents from self-sustaining. Fei and her people are at the mercy of a zipline that carries food up the treacherous cliffs from Beiguo, a mysterious faraway kingdom. When villagers begin to lose their sight, deliveries from the zipline shrink, and many go hungry. Fei's home, the people she loves, and her entire existence are plunged into crisis, under threat of darkness and starvation.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Misleading description of the book

  • By Michael Ngo on 01-22-16

Richelle Mead can do a lot better than that.

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

Reviewed: 12-12-15

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

suspense

Have you listened to any of Kim Mai Guest’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Was my first time listening to Kim

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

Disappointment, since I know Richelle Mead wrote many really great books.

  • Silent Scream

  • By: Karen Rose
  • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
  • Length: 16 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 391
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 317
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 317

When a teenage girl dies in a suspicious fire, Detective Olivia Sutherland is assigned to track down the arsonist. Then she discovers something more sinister—a vicious blackmailer who preys on young people and murders without hesitation. Making her work even harder is sexy firefighter David Hunter. He’s not only sharing the case but sparking memories of their long-ago night of passion, when feelings were left unspoken and hearts were broken.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Wish I knew it was a series

  • By Ann on 07-26-12

Bad Narration

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

Reviewed: 10-03-15

Would you consider the audio edition of Silent Scream to be better than the print version?

No

How could the performance have been better?

Another Narrator - Marguerite Gavin draws out the words in the middle and at the end of every sentence. It is really annoying. I am about 10 minutes into the book and already want to stop.

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  • Die for Me

  • By: Karen Rose
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 17 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 417
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 280
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 279

The first victim is found in a snow-covered Philadelphia field. Detective Vito Ciccotelli enlists the aid of archaeologist Sophie Johannsen to determine exactly what lies beneath the frozen ground. Despite years of unearthing things long buried, nothing can prepare Sophie for the matrix of graves dug with chilling precision. The victims buried there haunt her. But the killer isn't done yet. He is cold and calculating, the master of a twisted game. Even with Vito and Sophie hot on his trail, he will not stop.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Sorry, Karen

  • By Kelley on 12-19-08

Good book, bad narrator

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

Reviewed: 01-18-15

Would you consider the audio edition of Die for Me to be better than the print version?

No, since I really didn't like the Narrator

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

Yes, because I was really worried about the main character

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Tavia Gilbert?

Yes, that is for sure.

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

Concerning the book - yes, but the narrator made it difficult for me.

Any additional comments?

Tavia is easy to understand BUT she reads so slow and her voices all sounds the same. I couldn't even decide if she was reading about a man or woman at many times. I really think she needs to practice a lot more. Take some lessons from Emily Shaffer. Listening to her you know immediatly what character she is doing at any point.