Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Unabridged audio, 7 cassettes
Oh my gosh! I loved this one. I am going to go look for every Terry Pratchett novel I can find and put the audios on my wishlist. I hope they all have the same reader, Stephen Briggs was great! Story of a 9 year old girl who discovers she is a witch after her brother disappears. He has been stolen away by the Queen of the Elves. Tiffany must rescue him with the help of the Wee Free Men.
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
I liked this one. I liked the idea of the story before I even read it because of the back cover notes. An abandoned child found by two thieves grows to be the downfall or is it the salvation of the kingdom of Abascar, a country where only the royal family is allowed the joy of color.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Unabridged Audio - 18CDs
Ok, I have to admit it, I love Jimmy Buffett, his music, his books, just everything. This is a really cute litte book. It is a story for children, but written in a way that adults will enjoy it too. It is the story of a small boy, his sister and their mom that moved into an upscale New York City hotel where mom is a pastry chef. They smuggle in the family pet, a pig named Rumpy and the fun begins.
Friday, July 18, 2008
Unabridged Audio - 6 cassettes
Koontz writes the scariest stories sometimes. My favorites are the ones like this one, a perfectly plausable, it could really happen tale of murder and mystery.
Billy Wilds gets off work one night to find a note on his windshield. If he does nothing, a young school teacher will be murdered. If he goes to the police, an elderly lady that likes to do charity work for the church will be murdered. His choice, what should he choose, this is no joke.
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Unabridged audio - 7CDs
Vassar Spore's life is all planned out. Everything from what college she will attend (Vassar of course) to winning the Pulitzer Prize. What she didn't plan on was spending the summer with her out of control grandmother on an expedition to Cambodia for the summer. The story was cute and had some unexpected twists to it. Overall, I enjoyed this one. It was a short, quick, listen to.
I like this one better than "Specials", but still not as much as the first two books in this series. Mind rain has reminded people that they were brainwashed during the time of the "uglies" and "pretties" . Now people are only concerned about how famous they are and rate themselves according to how many times their name is spoken on a live feed. Aya looks for a story that she can "kick" to her feed to make herself famous. She uncovers what she believes is a plot to destroy the world and Tally and Shea show up to help her uncover the truth. Overall a good story, but let's hope Westerfeld quits while he is still ahead.
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Runemarks by Joanne Harris
Unabridged audio - 14CDS
Ok, best book of the year so far. Maddie is born with a rune mark on her hand. She is feared by most of the small village she lived in. Her only friend is "one-eye" a wanderer who comes to the village on his travels. When he discovers her powers, inborn in her, he helps her uncover an opening to the underhill where she meets, Loki, the trickster, Hella, the lady of the dead, Skadi and a host of other lost Norse gods and legends. The story was awesome and since I am very interested in runes, it made it even more so.
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Whats a girl to do???
I really dread buying a new car (my husband and I take turns - buy one get it paid off, next person gets a new car, etc). My turn is coming up in March and I dread getting a new car because I don't know of any that have both a CD player and a cassette, which is EXACTLY what I want again. ALSO - if I listen to music, it is on my iPOD and rather than mess with trying to find a station that it comes in staticy on (at best), I use a blank cassette tape hooked up to the iPOD that allows it to use my car speakers and it sounds just like the radio or CD.