Thursday 1 January 2015

Mini Reviews, Audiobook Edition, Part One!

I've listened to 18 Audiobooks in the last 3 months and since I don't always get the time to write a complete review for them I'm going to paste the Audible reviews below. I'll do 3 at a time because 18 is a lot!!! Anyway lets start with the first audio I listened to.

    Divergent | [Veronica Roth]
  • Written by: Veronica Roth
  • Narrated by: Emma Galvin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins 
  • Unabridged Audiobook

  • Release Date:05-03-11
  • Publisher: Harper Audio

  • In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue - Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is - she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.
  • During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles to determine who her friends really are - and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes infuriating boy fits into the life she's chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves.... or it might destroy her.
    Debut author Veronica Roth bursts onto the literary scene with the first book in the Divergent series - dystopian thrillers filled with electrifying decisions, heartbreaking betrayals, stunning consequences, and unexpected romance.

My Thoughts : 

"Amazing Book."

Would you consider the audio edition of Divergent to be better than the print version?
Both are equal but I do think that the audio book gives a little extra something to the story.

Who was your favorite character and why?
I love Four. He is such a strong character but yet he has a soft part.

Which character – as performed by Emma Galvin – was your favorite?
Tris because Emma portrayed her really well.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
Not really but I did get goose bumps when Tris and Four met and at a certain other part!!

Any additional comments?
Divergent is an amazing book. I've read the book loads of times and know I will listen to the audio book more because it's one of those books that never get old.

A Time Of Demons I reviewed on the blog, which can be found HERE

    A Time of Demons: Before the End | [Kathryn Meyer Griffith]
  • Written by: Kathryn Meyer Griffith
  • Narrated by: Wendy Tremont King
  • Length: 18 hrs and 4 mins 
  • Unabridged Audiobook

  • Release Date:09-24-14
  • Publisher: Kathryn Meyer Griffith

  • Since Cassandra Graystone was a child and her family perished in a fire she knows and sees things other people don't - when someone will die or that a demon lurks beneath a human skin. She sees phantoms. Yet she craves a simple life singing out with her musician brother, Johnny, and caring for her elderly aunt and uncle; to be with her friends, Sarah, a psychic, and Walter, a clown in a carnival circuit. But when Sarah sees apocalyptic events in her tarot cards and demons are everywhere, Cassandra fears she's going insane or something terrifying is happening in the world.
    Rayner, an ancient blood demon, lodges next door. He becomes obsessed with her. Never having felt pity or affection for a human before he believes he loves her, would die to protect her. “The demon realm gathers for the final confrontation between us,” Rayner warns. “The apocalypse comes. You and your friends must prepare.”
    Cassandra flees that knowledge until an angelic being, Manasseh, appears. “Your powers will grow. You must fight for humanity's survival after the first wave is taken. Seek out others like you. Persuade them to join the battle. Only these can see and challenge the demons until the end when all eyes see them.” She doesn't want her life to change; doesn't want to be a nomad who battles demons. Doesn't want to be anyone's protector. Until a tornado flattens Sarah's house. Johnny's apartment. There are monsters maiming and killing everywhere. Demons persecute her and those she loves burn down her home and force her family and friends onto the road, as everywhere cataclysmic weather and signs of the end days make things hellish for humans. Cassandra and her friends can no longer deny their destinies.
    ©2010 Damnation Books (P)2014 Kathryn Meyer Griffith

  • "Angels v Demons."

    Would you listen to A Time of Demons again? Why?
    Yes I think I would because I really enjoyed the story.

    What does Wendy Tremont King bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
    I loved the narrators voice, she really brought the story to life and changed her tone to match the situation. Her voice was pleasant to listen too and she really drew you into the story.

    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
    The end times are coming, are you ready?

    Any additional comments?
    Overall I enjoyed the book. It's an age old tale of the end times but the author made it her own. I loved all the characters, even Raynor!! The plot was well written and fast paced and it really makes you think. I can't wait for the next installment.

  • Night of the Purple Moon was also reviewed for the blog, found HERE

    • Night of the Purple Moon | [Scott Cramer]
    • Written by: Scott Cramer
    • Narrated by: Deanna Moffitt
    • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins 
    • Unabridged Audiobook

    • Release Date:08-19-13
    • Publisher: Scott Cramer

    • Abby Leigh is looking forward to watching the moon turn purple, unaware that deadly bacteria from a passing comet will soon kill off older teens and adults.
    • The lightning-fast epidemic sweeps across the planet when the germs attack the hormones produced during puberty.
    • On a small island off the coast of Maine, Abby must help her brother and baby sister survive in this new world, but all the while she has a ticking time bomb inside of her - adolescence.

    • ©2012 Scott Cramer (P)2013 Scott Cramer

    • "A Unique Story."

      Would you listen to Night of the Purple Moon again? Why?
      Definitely. I loved the idea of the purple moon and how it came about and the story is sufficiently fast paced to read again. I also loved the narrators voice.

      What was one of the most memorable moments of Night of the Purple Moon?

      The way the children banded together.

      Have you listened to any of Deanna Moffitt’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

      I haven't listened to any by her before but I definitely will again.

      Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
      Yes. I think I listened to 4 hours straight one day because it was so good.

      Any additional comments?
      A great story and I really enjoyed listening to it. I hope the rest get turned into audio books because I definitely want to listen to them.

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