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  • 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
    (3177)
    Performance
    (1357)
    Story
    (1356)

    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!"
    "HOW TRUE A ONCE IN A LIFETIME STORY! NOT REALLY!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Yes the storyline. What is the story besides a lot of gossip.


    What could Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Nothing or the book wouldn't exist.


    What didn’t you like about the narrators’s performance?

    They all sounded fine, but fine isn't enough.


    Could you see The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Ahh.......? No.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Discovery of Witches

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Deborah Harkness
    • Narrated By Jennifer Ikeda
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9523)
    Performance
    (7027)
    Story
    (7067)

    Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library.

    Tim says: "True Blood PG13"
    "FANTABULOUS!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to A Discovery of Witches the most enjoyable?

    The fantasy mixed with reality details. The narrator BRAVO! She brings each and every character to full life and most certainly as the author in visioned their existence.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Matthew and Dianna. They are the story. Though without all the others there would be no story would there?


    What does Jennifer Ikeda bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Her choices in how each character would contribute to the ife of the story. It's not often a book can bring forth tears nor laughter out loud. Jennifer is truly capable of bringing such emotion to a scene...I envy her greatly!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Opps! I guess I should have read ahead!


    Any additional comments?

    I can hardly wait for the third installment, I do hope the wait isn't too long. I am currently reading the second book and the two blend as though it had been one on going story and it is, as is life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Land of Painted Caves: Earth's Children, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (34 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Jean M. Auel
    • Narrated By Sandra Burr
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1237)
    Performance
    (747)
    Story
    (759)

    Ayla, one of the most remarkable and beloved heroines in contemporary fiction, continues to explore the world and the people around her with curiosity, insight, and, above all, courage. As the story opens, Ayla, Jondalar, and their infant daughter, Jonayla, are living with the Zelandonii in the Ninth Cave - a shelter of stone. Ayla has been chosen as an acolyte and has embarked on the arduous task of training to become a spiritual leader.

    phillip says: "Be careful what you wish for!"
    "A SAD ENDING TO THE SERIES"
    Overall

    Very disappointing. The editor messed too! Too many words spoken by the characters using today's English particularily noticiable in The Mother's Song. Very trite with the constant introductions, and repetiton of the poem from the future. There simply is not a story line. And the 'trip' experienced in the cave had far too many words trying to describe it, less is best. No impact, no awe, a very sad ending indeed...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Passage: The Passage Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (36 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Justin Cronin
    • Narrated By Scott Brick, Adenrele Ojo, Abby Craden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6963)
    Performance
    (3327)
    Story
    (3331)

    First, the unthinkable: a security breach at a secret U.S. government facility unleashes the monstrous product of a chilling military experiment. Then, the unspeakable: a night of chaos and carnage gives way to sunrise on a nation, and ultimately a world, forever altered. All that remains for the stunned survivors is the long fight ahead and a future ruled by fear—of darkness, of death, of a fate far worse.

    Nicole says: "You love it or you hate it..."
    "BETTER THAN MOST THINK"
    Overall

    The story is not about vampires, little time is spent even discussing the Virals. But it is the story of survival, humanity, and the need to move forward even at risk of losing all you hold dear including your very own life. The narrator is perfect for this story....though like many other narrators, when you switch from one listen to another you have to 'bond' with the now reader. Give it a fair listen it's worth it.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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