Narrator: January LaVoy

Audiobook Quickie Reviews: Jacob Grimm, Sue Klebold, Melanie Karsak, Christopher Farnsworth

Audiobook Quickie Reviews: Jacob Grimm, Sue Klebold, Melanie Karsak, Christopher Farnsworth

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NOTE: These “reviews” are as simple as it gets (and mostly for tracking purposes)! They will have a rating, first thought, narrator thought (quick), and will officially be filed 🙂  Listened for Fun (Audible) Overall Rating: 4.00 Story Rating: 3.75 Character Rating: 4.25 Audio Rating: 4.00 (not part of the overall rating) First Thought when Finished: The Harvesting is a story that grew on me over the course of the story and I am very curious as to where it is heading! Quick Thoughts: This was a Dewey’s Read-a-Thon listen and I was scared in the beginning that I had selected wrong. I didn’t particular like the characters and quite frankly was hoping some of them would die (like major ones). However as the story progressed and the “world” got worse–the writing really hooked me. I can’t say that I love any of the characters but they are fitting for what is going on. This book took 3 turns that I didn’t expect and the end had me wondering where exactly they were going now. I will continue the series because I just have to know! Audio Thoughts Narrated By Kristin James / Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins I thought Kristin was a good fit for this story. She was able to bring the characters (and their flaws) to the surface. She was able to hook me into the story and keep me on the edge of my seat. I do really think her narration coupled with Melanie’s writing was a great match.     Listened for Review (Tantor) Overall Rating: 4.00 Story Rating: 4.25 Character Rating: 3.75 Audio Rating: 3.50 (not part of the overall rating) First Thought when Finished: Well I didn’t see that coming in the end but The Eternal World was a fascinating read/listen! Quick Thoughts: I am a fan of Christopher Farnsworth’s Presidential Vampire series. I know he can write really interesting worlds that are different yet familiar. You can almost see these things happening right under our noses. The Eternal World was another story that just made me go OMG that is brilliant yet scary. He took a pretty popular mythology and said well what if this happened? What would you do if you held the secret to ever lasting life? How would you treat it? What would it corrupt in you? How would you stop it? Needless to say this was part thriller, part thinker, and all really good! My personal answer? I am glad I am not responsible for that kind of power! Audio Thoughts Narrated By Tom Perkins / Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins I thought Tom was a good fit for most of the characters except for two: David and Shako. Overall though still an enjoyable listen and I would listen to Tom again.       Listened for Fun (Library) Overall Rating: 4.50 (only rating since non-fiction) Audio Rating: 5.00 (not part of the overall rating) First Thought when Finished: A Mother’s Reckoning was heartbreaking to listen […]

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Audiobook Review: The Drafter by Kim Harrison

Audiobook Review: The Drafter by Kim Harrison

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Read for Review/Listened for Fun (Edelweiss/Audible)
Overall Rating: 4.25
Story Rating: 4.00
Character Rating: 4.50

Audio Rating: 4.50 (not part of the overall rating)

Quick Thoughts: I am so glad that I listened to Sideswiped before The Drafter or I don’t think I would have enjoyed this one as much as I did.

Posted December 14, 2015 by Felicia S in 2015 Read, 4.25 Wine Glasses, Audiobook, Reviews / 7 Comments
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#30DaysOfThanks2015 Day 24 Narrator: January LaVoy

#30DaysOfThanks2015 Day 24 Narrator: January LaVoy

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January LaVoy

January landed on my listening list after Sideswiped and Drafter by Kim Harrison. OMG she did such a great job with those two that I went out and got The Accused by Lisa Scottline, The Diviners series by Libby Bray, and realized I had already listened to her as part of the fun cast of William Shakespeare’s Star Wars (those books were so darn fun). I am really hoping to squeeze my new gets by the end of the year but if not at the top of 2016! I just really like her narrative skills!

Posted November 24, 2015 by Felicia S in Month of Thanks / 4 Comments
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Audiobook Review: Sideswiped by Kim Harrison

Audiobook Review: Sideswiped by Kim Harrison

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Listened for run (Audible)
Overall Rating: 4.00
Story Rating: 3.75
Character Rating: 4.25

Audio Rating: 4.00 (not part of the overall rating)

Short Review for a Short Book: Sideswiped by Kim Harrison is the prequel to her new Drafter Trilogy and a good one too boot.

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Audiobook Review: The Jedi Doth Return by Ian Doescher

Audiobook Review: The Jedi Doth Return by Ian Doescher

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Listened for Review (Penguin Audio)
Overall Rating: 4.25
Story Rating: 4.00
Character Rating: 4.50

Audio Rating: 5.00 (Not part of the overall rating)

First Thought when Finished: You have to LISTEN to The Jedi Doth Return by Ian Doescher! The audio is BRILLIANTLY done!

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