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JANE

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  • The Professor and the Madman

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Simon Winchester
    • Narrated By Simon Winchester
    Overall
    (1558)
    Performance
    (742)
    Story
    (751)

    Part history, part true-crime, and entirely entertaining, listen to the story of how the behemoth Oxford English Dictionary was made. You'll hang on every word as you discover that the dictionary's greatest contributor was also an insane murderer working from the confines of an asylum.

    Jerry says: "Perfect example of a quality audible book."
    "A VERY DELIGHTFUL BOOK"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Professor and the Madman the most enjoyable?

    it is a very interesting story and well written.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Simon Winchester?

    Yes, but I did find his accent a little difficult to understand.


    Any additional comments?

    There is so much junk out there. How refreshing to listen to an very good story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Big Little Lies

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs)
    • By Liane Moriarty
    • Narrated By Caroline Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2956)
    Performance
    (2708)
    Story
    (2705)

    Pirriwee Public's annual school Trivia Night has ended in a shocking riot. One parent is dead. The school principal is horrified. As police investigate what appears to have been a tragic accident, signs begin to indicate that this devastating death might have been cold-blooded murder. In this thought-provoking novel, number-one New York Times best-selling author Liane Moriarty deftly explores the reality of parenting and playground politics, ex-husbands and ex-wives, and fractured families.

    Joanne M. McGowan says: "I didn't want to press the stop button!"
    "Awful.....reads like a reality TV show."
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Readers who like "gone girl", 50'shades of grey, reality TV shows


    What could Liane Moriarty have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Make it a short story. Too much gossip, bickering, backstabbing for a full book.


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

    I am not sure if I have heard her before. I think the narration. It is very good.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Big Little Lies?

    3/4 of the book. How many hours can you listen to a divorced mother complain about her child's stepmother and ex husband. ...the sad story of a single mother, the abused wife, bullying. On and on... No originality.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Light Between Oceans: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By M. L. Stedman
    • Narrated By Noah Taylor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1407)
    Performance
    (1236)
    Story
    (1216)

    In 1918, after four harrowing years on the Western Front, Tom Sherbourne returns to Australia to take a job as the lighthouse keeper on remote Janus Rock. To this isolated island, where the supply boat comes only four times a year and shore leaves are granted every other year at best, Tom brings a young, bold, and loving wife, Isabel.

    Sandra says: "Wonderful story.....terrible narrator."
    "I CANNOT UNDERSTAND THE NARRATOR"
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    I tried to to listen to this book three different times because I heard it is a very good book, but I cannot understand the narrator. What a shame!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Secret Keeper

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Kate Morton
    • Narrated By Caroline Lee
    Overall
    (3267)
    Performance
    (2807)
    Story
    (2829)

    England, 1959: Laurel Nicolson is 16 years old, dreaming alone in her childhood tree house during a family celebration at their home, Green Acres Farm. She spies a stranger coming up the long road to the farm and then observes her mother, Dorothy, speaking to him. And then she witnesses a crime.

    Maria says: "Kate Morton (and Caroline Lee) does it again!"
    "I loved this book!"
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    So much better than Gone Baby Gone. Not twisted ...... Just a great mystery!
    I wish there were more books like this on the market right now.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By David Sedaris
    • Narrated By David Sedaris
    Overall
    (3424)
    Performance
    (3130)
    Story
    (3112)

    From the unique perspective of David Sedaris comes a new collection of essays taking his listeners on a bizarre and stimulating world tour. From the perils of French dentistry to the eating habits of the Australian kookaburra, from the squat-style toilets of Beijing to the particular wilderness of a North Carolina Costco, we learn about the absurdity and delight of a curious traveler's experiences.

    FanB14 says: "Devout Fan Disappointed"
    "Started out great....but fizzled"
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    This book starts out funny and witty in wonderful Sedaris style, but then gets very political. I turn off the TV to get away from all the different view points. I barely made it to the end.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Aviator's Wife: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Melanie Benjamin
    • Narrated By Lorna Raver
    Overall
    (654)
    Performance
    (572)
    Story
    (580)

    For much of her life, Anne Morrow, the shy daughter of the U.S. ambassador to Mexico, has stood in the shadows of those around her, including her millionaire father and vibrant older sister, who often steals the spotlight. Then Anne, a college senior with hidden literary aspirations, travels to Mexico City to spend Christmas with her family. There she meets Colonel Charles Lindbergh, fresh off his celebrated 1927 solo flight across the Atlantic. Enthralled by Charles’s assurance and fame, Anne is certain the celebrated aviator has scarcely noticed her. But she is wrong.

    Audrey says: "The Megalomaniac's Wife"
    "GREAT READ!"
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    I enjoyed the historical aspect of this book. The choice of the narrator did not fit the the story. I highly recommend this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fifty Shades Darker: Book Two of the Fifty Shades Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By E. L. James
    • Narrated By Becca Battoe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9424)
    Performance
    (8219)
    Story
    (8233)

    Daunted by the singular tastes and dark secrets of the beautiful, tormented young entrepreneur Christian Grey, Anastasia Steele has broken off their relationship to start a new career with a Seattle publishing house. But desire for Christian still dominates her every waking thought, and when he proposes a new arrangement, Anastasia cannot resist.

    Tracy L says: "I CAN'T LISTEN ANY LONGER! I'M BUYING THE BOOK."
    "AWFUL"
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    This book is boring, poorly written,.....dreadful.
    There are so many other good audio books out there, I happily ordered some others.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • At Home: A Short History of Private Life

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Bill Bryson
    • Narrated By Bill Bryson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2702)
    Performance
    (1414)
    Story
    (1420)

    Bill Bryson and his family live in a Victorian parsonage in a part of England where nothing of any great significance has happened since the Romans decamped. Yet one day, he began to consider how very little he knew about the ordinary things of life as he found it in that comfortable home. To remedy this, he formed the idea of journeying about his house from room to room to “write a history of the world without leaving home.”

    Tina says: "Another wonderful Bryson"
    "Finally, a GOOD BOOK!!!"
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    Would you listen to At Home again? Why?

    I would listen to this again because there are a lot of interesting facts to take absorb.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the topic and how the past affects the future.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I liked every part of the book.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    not sure


    Any additional comments?

    The author does a great job as the narrator!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Seating Arrangements

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Maggie Shipstead
    • Narrated By Arthur Morey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (129)
    Performance
    (112)
    Story
    (109)

    Winn Van Meter is heading for his family's retreat on the pristine New England island of Waskeke. Normally a haven of calm, for the next three days this sanctuary will be overrun by tipsy revelers as Winn prepares for the marriage of his daughter Daphne to the affable young scion Greyson Duff. Winn's wife, Biddy, has planned the wedding with military precision, but arrangements are sideswept by a storm of salacious misbehavior and intractable lust: Daphne's sister, Livia, who has recently had her heart broken by Teddy Fenn.

    Annie M. says: "A Great Authorial Debut"
    "Funny, easy listen."
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    Any additional comments?

    This book is enjoyable is if you know that it is just light and silly. But the truth is that there are real people like the characters in the book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Gone Girl: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Gillian Flynn
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (20845)
    Performance
    (18688)
    Story
    (18756)

    It is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media - as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents - the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter - but is he really a killer?

    Teddy says: "Demented, twisted, sick and I loved it!"
    "Starts out great.....goes from boring ...to BAD."
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    Would you try another book from Gillian Flynn and/or Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne ?

    I would have to read ALL the reviews very carefully before I would read another book by Flynn. This had great ideas, but it was just so boring....like a bad FX TV show. The dialogue drops the F bomb so many times it becomes distracting.Getting to the end of the book was pure torture. The worst book I have read in years.


    Has Gone Girl turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No...but hopefully they won't have so many twists and turns....it made me dizzy. I love a good suspense novel.


    5 of 8 people found this review helpful

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