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Nina Snorra

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  • Dying for a Living Boxset: Books 1-3 of Dying for a Living Series

  • By: Kory M. Shrum
  • Narrated by: Hollie Jackson
  • Length: 27 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 34

On the morning before her 67th death, it is business as usual for Jesse Sullivan: meet with the mortician, counsel soon-to-be-dead clients, and have coffee while reading the latest regeneration theory. Jesse dies for a living, literally. As a Necronite, she is one of the population's rare two percent who can serve as a death replacement agent, dying so others don't have to. Although each death is different, the result is the same: a life is saved, and Jesse resurrects days later with sore muscles, new scars, and another hole in her memory.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • nice intro

  • By mrs c howe on 19-12-16

So boring

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

Reviewed: 18-05-18

This book has it's interesting bits but it's just so boring! The idea is good but man oh man, the story is not gripping, I had no interest in the characters, even the exciting parts were boring because everything is so over analysed and drawn out.

I did like that the characters sexual preference didn't define the characters with typical stereotype or making it all about that.

I finished the first book and most of the second and didn't enjoy one bit of it. When I was dreading to go back to listening I just abandoned it and will not finish.

  • La Belle Sauvage

  • The Book of Dust, Volume One
  • By: Philip Pullman
  • Narrated by: Michael Sheen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,701
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,266
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,258

Philip Pullman returns to the world of His Dark Materials with this magnificent first volume of The Book of Dust series. Eleven-year-old Malcolm Polstead and his dæmon, Asta, live with his parents at the Trout Inn near Oxford. Across the River Thames (which Malcolm navigates often using his beloved canoe, a boat by the name of La Belle Sauvage) is the Godstow Priory where the nuns live. Malcolm learns they have a guest with them - a baby by the name of Lyra Belacqua....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping Story, Great Narrator

  • By Lorenzo on 21-10-17

Great book and I look forward to the next one!

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

Reviewed: 02-02-18

If you could sum up La Belle Sauvage in three words, what would they be?

Quietly captivating tale

What other book might you compare La Belle Sauvage to, and why?

Of course the Golden Compass series, that goes without saying.

Which character – as performed by Michael Sheen – was your favourite?

Alice. She's strong, independent and fierce but also so vulnerable and kind.

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

Yes! The thing is though, this book isn't very exciting. If I stopped I wasn't particularly eager to get back to it sort of thing.

Any additional comments?

The book is slow to start but it doesn't feel boring as the plot is building up and characters are introduced. It feels a lot like Lord of the Rings-all that sailing with a few mishaps and then all is well. I think it's a great start to a trilogy but it's clearly a start, there is little plot or meaning other than introduce the world and characters with a few splashes of excitement along the way. But I did like it!

After reading the reviews I expected the narrator to be phenomenal but while he was very good, he wasn't all that extraordinary. But very good all the same-just not AS good as the reviews had me thinking.

  • A Witch's Path Box Set

  • Books 1 - 3: Witch for Hire, A Witch's Path, A Witch's Trial
  • By: N. E. Conneely
  • Narrated by: Soundbooth Theater, Jeff Hays
  • Length: 22 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121

Most witches don't work for police departments, but Michelle isn't your average witch. She's clanless, looking for a warlock who isn't offended by her lack of family connections, and in danger of losing her job if she can't find the eight escaped trolls before they start eating the local residents. Trolls, angry police, and misbehaving spells are the least of her problems. Statues attacking homeowners might be problematic for your average witch, but to Michelle it's another day at the office.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • brilliant story and superbly read!

  • By English Speech And Pronunciation on 03-12-17

So bad! Waste of credit and time

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

Reviewed: 02-02-18

This book...I gave it a chance for 5 hours but it was just too much!
Characters are stupid and annoying, there are a million things going on so it's very hectic, the writing is awful. ugh, it's just so bad.

Two narrators. The male one is fine, he does his best but unfortunately he doesn't have much to go on. The female narrator is bad, harsh, clipped and her voice just grated my nerves.

Do not recommend!

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Mogworld

  • By: Yahtzee Croshaw
  • Narrated by: Yahtzee Croshaw
  • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,725
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,574
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,569

In a world full to bursting with would-be heroes, Jim couldn't be less interested in saving the day. His fireballs fizzle. He's awfully grumpy. Plus, he's been dead for about 60 years. When a renegade necromancer wrenches him from eternal slumber and into a world gone terribly, bizarrely wrong, all Jim wants is to find a way to die properly, once and for all. On his side, he's got a few shambling corpses, an inept thief, and a powerful death wish. But he's up against tough odds....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic story and narration after first hour.

  • By Kieran on 17-11-12

Very funny and entertaining

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

Reviewed: 14-11-16

What made the experience of listening to Mogworld the most enjoyable?

Funny, punny and clever

Who was your favorite character and why?

Jim-obviously! He tries so hard to be the anti hero he can't help ending up as a hero-every time!

Which scene did you most enjoy?

When the graveyard was resurrected-oh how I laughed!

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Not that kind of book really-but it did give me giggles and laughter.

Any additional comments?

I wasn't sure about this book. It had been floating around in my recommendation list and although the cover intrigued me (yes, I totally judge books by their covers!) I never really felt like it would be funny, not knowing a thing about the author. Oh I was wrong!

The story is original, the characters are all entertaining (how often I wanted to kick that priest tho!), the book moves pretty fast along, there are seldom dull moments, puns and jokes everywhere.

Sometimes the jokes fall flat but that's OK-because there are so many of them! I got a Terry Pratchett kind of vibe sometimes-and that's the highest praise I can give anyone!

It kinda got boring towards the end, on the mountain, but the journey there was oh so worth it. The book may have it's downfalls but I just didn't care, it's entertaining and let me tell you-working as a security guard in a mortuary, it's just wrong to be laughing about a zombie who want's to die for good :D

The author really performs the book well too.

I immediately went and bought another book by him-Jam- because this man knows his funny!

  • Starliner

  • The Intergalactic Investigation Bureau, Book 1
  • By: John P. Logsdon, Christopher P. Young
  • Narrated by: Jus Sargeant
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

Two robotic deaths and a grouping of terrorist attacks have just happened on the biggest incorporated entity in the galactic empire. As large as a massive city, the corporate flotilla crawls through space ever-searching for more customers to add to its bottom line. But with the recent turn of events, the very existence of the station and all of its inhabitants are at risk of losing everything. The #1 suspect? A new robotic religiosity that calls itself Starliner.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Made my commute so enjoyable

  • By harriet on 15-05-16

Bought it for the narrator-stayed for the story

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

Reviewed: 14-11-16

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

Definitely! That narrator, Jus Sargeant, is a genius!

Who was your favorite character and why?

That cowboy/young male duo usually cracked me up.

What does Jus Sargeant bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

He gives soul to this book! I'd have never read it if he hadn't been narrating it! He is amazing!

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

Yes, it's short, funny and easy to follow though, so it was never hard to get back in there.

Any additional comments?

I don't usually like space, aliens, crimes or mystery. Somehow this all made it worked together and I liked it all-because it's funny!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Full Moon Event

  • Tales from the Land of Ononokin, Volume 2
  • By: John P. Logsdon, Christopher P. Young
  • Narrated by: Jus Sargeant
  • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 20

Paulie Vergen is your average, everyday vampire. He's short, overweight, and balding, and he's a bit lacking in the realm of self-confidence. Life was what it was for Paulie until the day that a newly infected werewolf landed on his doorstep. That day launched the one (and only, to this point) adventure that Paulie had ever had ... and it was a doozy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very entertaining

  • By Nina Snorra on 14-11-16

Very entertaining

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

Reviewed: 14-11-16

Would you listen to The Full Moon Event again? Why?

Probably. It's a short story and an easy listen. It's very easy to follow and funny.

What did you like best about this story?

That the authors are so effortlessly funny. The book starts right away-there is no boring build up of characters, just keeping it simple and yet you feel like you know these characters.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

I don't really recall one that really stood out, I just enjoyed it all over.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Not that kind of book BUT I have to say that rape scenes are never funny-not even when it's a bad guy. That kinda threw me off and is the reason for loss of a star.

  • A Quest of Undoing

  • Tales from the Land of Ononokin, Volume 1
  • By: John P. Logsdon, Christopher P. Young
  • Narrated by: Jus Sargeant
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46

A drunk wizard. A lizard starting a nudie magazine. A former apprentice seeking revenge. After hundreds of years of wizardry, Master Whizzfiddle wants nothing more than to sit back and relax for the rest of his cursedly long life. His vindictive ex-apprentice has other plans. With a legal challenge out for his cushy guild membership, Whizzfiddle has 30 days to undertake a near-impossible quest....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Terry Pratchett was, and always will be, Amazing! But I think these guys are definitely worthy successors!

  • By Matt on 04-03-16

A fun little story

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

Reviewed: 13-11-16

Where does A Quest of Undoing rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It's up there! It's funny, it's entertaining. It doesn't have dull moments, the story flows really well and there are laugh-out-loud moments in there!

What did you like best about this story?

The jokes come naturally, they don't feel forced. Insides jokes all over the place and it's just an overall fun book!

What about Jus Sargeant’s performance did you like?

Give that man an Oscar! I listen to A LOT of audiobooks and this man is a MASTER! I have never listen to such a good performance! He absolutely makes this story great!

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It had a few laugh out loud moments and a lot of "exhaling air through my nose real fast" moments :D

  • The Radleys

  • By: Matt Haig
  • Narrated by: Mark Meadows
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 347
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 300
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 301

Meet the Radleys: Peter, Helen and their teenage children, Clara and Rowan, live in a typical suburban English town. They are an everyday family, averagely dysfunctional, averagely content. But, as their children have yet to find out, the Radleys have a devastating secret. In this moving, thrilling and extraordinary portrait of one unusual family, The Radleys asks what we grow into when we grow up, and explores what we gain - and lose - when we deny our appetites.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I expected

  • By C. Campbell on 11-08-15

Did not like it at all

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

Reviewed: 05-08-16

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Not really, this book was just not to my taste. It's slow, veeery slow. I quit 5 hours in and nothing remarkable had happened. I thought the story would get started when they discover the secret but no, after a exciting two minutes it all went back to dull, dull, dull. I decided to rather spend my time on some other book.

What could Matt Haig have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Have something happen! The book itself is very well written, I must give him that! It seems effortless for him to write, the dialog is perfect and he never seems to be trying to hard (to be funny/dramatic/quirky/whatever) but man it's boring!

What about Mark Meadows’s performance did you like?

I did like it! The voices were never strained (of course, there are not that many character) and it just flows out of him.

Was The Radleys worth the listening time?

If you are into drama, angst and absolutely nothing happening in a very long time then go for it! This is NOT a vampire book-it's a family conflict with some vampires in the background. Of course I haven't listen to all of it so maybe something spectacular happens right at the end-but I doubt it will be worth waiting 9 hours for it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dolores Claiborne

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Frances Sternhagen
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 232
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 212
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 211

Dolores Claiborne has a confession to make.... She will take her time. Won't be hurried. Will do it her way, sparing neither details nor feelings. Hers or anyone else's. This is the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Truth that takes you to the edge of darkness. Dolores Claiborne has a story to tell, and you'd better pay attention - or else.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stephen King might just be my favourite author.

  • By Andy on 24-05-16

Absolutely a great read!

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

Reviewed: 21-06-16

This is my favorite SK book. The story is amazing and the audiobook's actress brings Dolores to life! Not so much horror element as in so many Kings books, other than the horror some people show others in cruel and mean ways. I love it!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful