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The Fault In Our Stars By John Green Audiobook Review

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The Fault In Our Stars

Written by: John Green

Narrated by: Kate Rudd

Length: 7 hours and 14 minutes

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date: January 10, 2012

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Overview
The Fault in Our Stars is John Green’s sixth novel and was published in January 2012. Hazel Grace Lancaster, a sixteen year old cancer patient narrates the story. It all starts with her parents forcing her into Literal Heart of Jesus, a support group that leads to her meeting Augustus Waters and falling madly in love with him. Augustus is an ex basketball player and an amputee. The title draws inspiration from Shakespeare’s play “Julius Caesar”, Act 1 Scene 2 where Cassius the nobleman tells Brutus “The fault dear Brutus is not in our stars but in ourselves that we are underlings”. Read the rest of this entry

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Pride and Prejudice – the 200th Anniversary Audio Edition

Written by: Jane Austen

Narrated by: Alison Larkin

Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins

Format: Unabridged

Release Date:10-31-13

Publisher: BMA and British Classic Audio

So we have another classic book here at the Audiobook Jungle. Quite a different work from The Brothers Karamazov, which was the last classic audiobook I reviewed. Let’s start with some expectation adjustment. Modern readers have certain expectations of books. The writing style, the plot structure, the themes are all done differently done nowadays than when the novel was first published in 1813. Heck, that was two full centuries ago! Even the language sounds different. This is my recommendation for everyone that is going to read Pride and Prejudice or classic literature in general – expect it to be different. Read the rest of this entry

Cassie Scot: ParaNormal Detective by Christine Amsden (Audioboook Review)

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Cassie Scot: ParaNormal Detective

Written by: Christine Amsden

Narrated by: Melissa Reizian Frank

Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins

Series: Cassie Scot, Book 1

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date: 09-20-13

Publisher: 2011

I guess it gets harder and harder for authors to come up with original paranormal fantasy stories as the genre becomes more saturated. Yet somehow, Christine Amsden manages to whip up an interesting magical fantasy world that combines the already well established tropes in an unusual and appealing way. Powerful magical families struggling for power, vampires hiding in plain sight and wrecking havoc in an otherwise relatively (para)normal town and amidst of it all – Cassie Scot, the ingifted sorcerers’ daughter trying to figure out life without her parents hanging over her shoulder. Read the rest of this entry

As you’ve probably guessed by now I’m primaraly an audiobook reader and naturally I browse through Audible’s catalog a lot. So it’s no surprise sometimes I stumble into things I didn’t expect (that’s the whole point). I’m not a romance reader but still I see lots of romance books in the catalog and the first thing I do is to judge them by the cover. Most of the time I find them to be either extremely cheesy and/or laugh-inducing, sometimes boring or simply weird. So, I decided to have some fun today (not that kind of fun you pervs :P) and tried to find as much audiobook covers that are actually sexy and/or romantic as possible. After going through the whole Romance section in the Audible catalog I chose 6 romance books that look good. Here they are in no particular order:

 

1. Return to Santa Flores by Iris Johansen, narrated by Emily Sutton-Smith

Return to Santa Flores by Iris Johansen, narrated by Emily Sutton-Smith

I like the overall feel of this one – delicate and soft. The model is good-looking and quite sexy but not like in-your-face type of sexy. I think comming up with a good romance cover is a hard task. There are lots of cliches one could get tangled in but this one turned out alright. Quite romantic and sensual, I think. Read the rest of this entry