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T

Charlotte, NC, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • Boleyn Inheritance

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated By Davina Porter, Bianca Amato, Charlotte Parry
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (346)
    Performance
    (310)
    Story
    (308)

    Anne of Cleves must literally save her neck in a court ruled by a deadly game of politics and the terror of an unpredictable and vengeful king. Her Boleyn Inheritance: accusations and false witnesses. Katherine Howard catches the king's eye within moments of arriving at court, setting in motion a dreadful machine of politics, intrigue, and treason that she does not understand. Her Boleyn Inheritance: the threat of the axe. Jane Rochford's name is a byword for malice, jealousy and twisted lust throughout Europe. Her Boleyn Inheritance: a fortune and a title in exchange for her soul.

    Teddy says: "Great Book"
    "If history class had been half as entertaining!"
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    Outstanding narration that really puts the listeners in the period. Fabulous story that inspired me to do further research into Henry VIII. I'm hooked on Gregory! What a fabulous story-teller!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Neverwhere

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated By Neil Gaiman
    Overall
    (6285)
    Performance
    (3069)
    Story
    (3091)

    Richard Mayhew is an unassuming young businessman living in London, with a dull job and a pretty but shrewish fiancée. Then one night he stumbles upon a girl lying on the sidewalk, bleeding. He stops to help her, and his life is changed forever. Soon he finds himself living in a London most people would never have dreamed of: a city of monsters and saints, murderers and angels. It is a world that exists entirely in a subterranean labyrinth of sewer canals and abandoned subway stations.

    Thomas says: "Neverwhere is Great"
    "Absolutely captivating!"
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    Neil Gaiman's performance of his own novel is absolutely captivating. Gaiman brings all of his unique characters to life not only through his brilliant prose but also through his fabulous performance. The story itself is a beautiful tale exquisitely woven with Gaiman's genius. I didn't want it to end, yet I adored the ending. This is one Audible not to be missed!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Helen Fielding
    • Narrated By Samantha Bond
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (341)
    Performance
    (310)
    Story
    (312)

    Bridget Jones, the iconic character who sold 15 million books worldwide, inspired a major motion picture franchise, and became beloved as a Chardonnay-swilling everywoman, is back in this hotly anticipated third installment.

    Marci says: "Love this book for exactly what it is"
    "Tolerable ... at best"
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    What disappointed you about Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy?

    Ugh! How old is Bridget? Twenty? More like sixteen? I'm sorry, but her character as a 50 yo widow is simply ridiculous. Ugh! I adored Bridget as a scattered singleton, but as a widow w/even less sense than she had in her twenties, it's difficult spending time with her.


    What could Helen Fielding have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    I wish Fielding hadn't kept Bridget as a scattered singleton. Her character was implausible as a 50 yo widow. She's childish and ridiculous. Sorry, Helen.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Considering what she had to work with, I think she did a splendid job.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    I was elated when I heard that there was another addition to the Bridget series. That excitement soon dwindled within the first few chapters. It was an utter disappointment.


    Any additional comments?

    Pass on this. I started listening two weeks ago and have stopped to listen to two other books in between. I know I'll return to it, but only because I want to know how it ends.

    4 of 5 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
    (20079)
    Performance
    (17978)
    Story
    (18041)

    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!"
    "19 hours with seriously horrible people"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    One ... just one ... likeable character would be a start.


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

    I adore mysteries, but this is one truly warped story.


    Which character – as performed by Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne – was your favorite?

    The performers were outstanding, but I couldn't stand any of the characters.


    Did Gone Girl inspire you to do anything?

    Finish this horrible story as quickly as possible. I just wanted it to end!


    Any additional comments?

    Boo to the ending!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Rachel Joyce
    • Narrated By Jim Broadbent
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3173)
    Performance
    (2823)
    Story
    (2830)

    Meet Harold Fry, recently retired. He lives in a small English village with his wife, Maureen, who seems irritated by almost everything he does, even down to how he butters his toast. Little differentiates one day from the next. Then one morning the mail arrives, and within the stack is a letter addressed to Harold from a woman he hasn't seen or heard from in 20 years. Queenie Hennessy is in hospice and is writing to say goodbye. Harold pens a quick reply and, leaving Maureen to her chores, heads to the corner mailbox. But then Harold has a chance encounter, one that convinces him that he absolutely must deliver his message to Queenie in person.

    FanB14 says: "Wonderful Walkabout"
    "Destined to be a classic"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry the most enjoyable?

    Jim Broadbent's interpretation of this beautiful novel is exquisite and pitch-perfect.


    What other book might you compare The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry to and why?

    It reminded me a little of "The Legend of Bagger Vance" due to the revelations made by the characters.


    Which character – as performed by Jim Broadbent – was your favorite?

    They were all perfection! Of course, his performance of Harold Fry was the most prominent.


    Any additional comments?

    I kept stopping the recording in order to look up beautiful quotes from the story. This is truly one of the most beautiful stories I've read in a long time. The story, characters, and message will stay with me for a long time. I loved every second!

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows
    • Narrated By Paul Baymer, Susan Duerden, Roselyn Landor, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3313)
    Performance
    (1483)
    Story
    (1484)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: The best book club you’ve never heard of – but will be eager to join, courtesy of a full cast of true characters. January 1946: London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Who could imagine that she would find it in a letter from a man she's never met, a native of the island of Guernsey, who has come across her name written inside a book by Charles Lamb....

    Kent says: "MUCH better than I ever expected! Give it a try!"
    "I'm in love!"
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    Much like Juliet, I too fell in love with Guernsey and the Literary and Potato Pie Society. This is a beautiful story that takes you back to another period in time. The narrators tackle their roles brilliantly and ensure that listeners don't leave without needing a tissue. Truly marvelous on all counts!

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Thérèse Raquin

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs)
    • By Emile Zola
    • Narrated By Kate Winslet
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (907)
    Performance
    (829)
    Story
    (818)

    Once upon a time, a teenaged Kate Winslet (The Reader, Titanic, Revolutionary Road) received a gift that would leave a lasting impression: a copy of Emile Zola’s classic Thérèse Raquin. Six Academy Award nominations and one Best Actress award later, she steps behind the microphone to perform this haunting classic of passion and disaster.

    FanB14 says: "Wonderful Winslet, Satisfactory Story"
    "Wonderful reading, but long ... boring story"
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    Kate Winslet delivers an outstanding reading of Thérèse Raquin. However, the story is so dark, repetitive, and long that it eventually becomes tiring. I enjoyed it at first, but the final chapters were painful. You know how this sad tale will end and by those last chapters, you just wish it would!

    16 of 17 people found this review helpful
  • Macbeth: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By A. J. Hartley, David Hewson
    • Narrated By Alan Cumming
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1380)
    Performance
    (1146)
    Story
    (1143)

    Macbeth: A Novel brings the intricacy and grit of the historical thriller to Shakespeare’s tale of political intrigue, treachery, and murder. In this full-length novel written exclusively for audio, authors A. J. Hartley and David Hewson rethink literature’s most infamous married couple, grounding them in a medieval Scotland whose military and political upheavals are as stark and dramatic as the landscape in which they are played.

    Beverly says: "Narrator choice inspired"
    "Shakespeare is applauding!"
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    This adaptation is absolutely BRILLIANT! Hartley and Hewson make Macbeth extremely readable and accessible. I wish this outstanding book had been available when I studied Macbeth in high school. Alan Cumming brings the characters to life - he's remarkable! Overall, this is a "can't stop listening" kind of book. I look forward to listening to it all over again.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Then Came You

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Jennifer Weiner
    • Narrated By Karen Ziemba, Aya Cash, Jenni Barber, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (590)
    Performance
    (432)
    Story
    (443)

    Jules Strauss is a Princeton senior with a full scholarship, acquaintances instead of friends, and a family she's ashamed to invite to Parents' Weekend. With the income she'll receive from donating her "pedigree" eggs, she believes she can save her father from addiction.

    Ella says: "Good in between book"
    "Boring and predictable"
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    Once again, Jennifer Weiner, whose earlier works I adored, has let me down. Yet another one of her superficial studies of women. I actually didn't finish this one because frankly, I couldn't stand the thought of wasting one more minute w/any of these ladies; every one of them from Annie to Julia to India to Bettina - very sad and predictable creatures. I wish Jennifer Weiner would return to her fun early days. The last few books she's put out have been nothing but dull, predictable duds. C'mon Jen, give us another "Goodnight Nobody?" We need more characters like that! And yes, Janey DOES make it to this one, but I barely recognized her. On the bright side of this recording are the readers. Each actress brings the character to life. It's just a pity that they have such pathetic material to read.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Fly Away Home: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Jennifer Weiner
    • Narrated By Judith Light
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (557)
    Performance
    (160)
    Story
    (160)

    From the number-one New York Times best-selling author, a novel about three very different women who become friends while seeking refuge in an old beach house.

    Jayne Greeley says: "Loved it!"
    "Meh!"
    Overall

    Thankfully, Jennifer Weiner didn't spend TOO much time talking about the main character's weight, but it's still pretty much the same whining Weiner. Very predictable, very shallow characters, and very boring story that leaves you wondering why you care. I long for another "Goodnight, Nobody."

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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