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 […]
Narrator: Julia Whelan
Read from November 02 to 03, 2013
Listened for Fun (Audible)
Tracking Books Read Review (Short)
Overall Rating: 5.00
Story Rating: 5.00
Character Rating: 5.00
Audio Rating: 4.50
First Thought when Finished: Terminated ended in a way that wrapped up the trilogy in the most perfect of ways! BRAVO! (Also there was a moment there that I was bit scared).
Read from October 29 to November 02, 2013
Listened/Read for Fun (Audible/Paperback)
Tracking Books Read Review (Short)
Overall Rating: 4.25
Story Rating: 4.00
Character Rating: 4.50
Audio Rating: 4.00 (not part of the overall rating)
First Thought when Finished: OH MY Two Week’s Notice was such a good listen! I am so glad I had Terminated ready to go when I finished.
Read/Listened for Fun (Audible/Kindle/Paper Copy)
Overall Rating: 4.00
Story Rating: 3.75
Character Rating: 4.25
Audio Rating: 3.75
First Thought when Finished: Wicked, Dark, and just a bit funny! I really enjoyed Working Stiff!