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Mrs. L. Smith

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  • Divergent

  • (Divergent, Book 1)
  • By: Veronica Roth
  • Narrated by: Emma Galvin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,534
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,406
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,405

For 16-year-old Tris, the world changes in a heartbeat when she is forced to make a terrible choice. Turning her back on her family, Tris ventures out, alone, determined to find out where she truly belongs. Shocked by the brutality of her new life, Tris can trust no one. And yet she is drawn to a boy who seems to both threaten and protect her. The hardest choices may yet lie ahead…. A debut novel that will leave you breathless.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Easy reading

  • By Diane on 08-07-14

Fantastic book

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

Reviewed: 06-04-14

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

in line with Hunger games and The Host

Have you listened to any of Emma Galvin’s other performances? How does this one compare?

She is a fantastic narrator, no silly voices

Any additional comments?

Give it a go, you will soon be enthralled.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • All Over Creation

  • By: Ruth Ozeki
  • Narrated by: Anna Fields
  • Length: 15 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

Meet Yumi Fuller. A Japanese-American prodigal daughter, Yumi (aka Yummy) is returning home to the Idaho potato farm she ran away from 25 years earlier. Then a freewheeling hippie chick, Yumi is now a fairly responsible parent and a professor with a side gig selling lava lots in Hawaii. But can she possibly be prepared to face her dying father, her Alzheimer's-devastated mother, and Cass, the best friend she left behind?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • original and interesting

  • By V on 02-12-13

Lost

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

Reviewed: 27-01-14

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I have listened to most of this book, and still don't know what the point is. There are no peaks or troughs just one monotonic American voice winding along a road picking up characters. maybe in the last chapter it will all come together but I feel there is no point in wasting more time trying to find out

Did All Over Creation inspire you to do anything?

go to sleep

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Host

  • By: Stephenie Meyer
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 22 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 872
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 546
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 550

Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. Earth has been invaded by a species that takes over the minds of their human hosts while leaving their bodies intact, and most of humanity has succumbed. Wanderer, the invading "soul" who has been given Melanie's body, knew about the challenges of living inside a human: the overwhelming emotions, the too-vivid memories. But there was one difficulty Wanderer didn't expect.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Impressive

  • By indigodreamer on 14-11-11

Do not watch the Film

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-04-13

This book is outstanding, I did not want to turn it off!

The narrators voice was a little annoying but once the book drew you in her voice was secondary.



Please once you have listened to this book do not watch the film, it takes the main points from the book mashes them together and add a few new bits for the craic and to top it off the actors are more wooden than bill and ben!

  • The First Last Kiss

  • By: Ali Harris
  • Narrated by: Penelope Rawlins
  • Length: 17 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15

How do you hold on to a love that is slipping away from you? How do you cope when every kiss is a countdown to goodbye? The first time Molly kissed Ryan, she knew they'd be together forever. But now, six years later, when Ryan kisses her, Molly realises how many of them she wasted - because the future holds something which they never could have predicted....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Pointless

  • By Mrs. L. Smith on 09-04-13

Pointless

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-04-13

Not easy to follow if you listen to in sections as it darts backwards and forwards through their relationship.

I was debating to request a refund for the book but will give it the last download to redeem itself.

Save your credits, its doesn't pull at your heart strings and very predictable.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful