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Lynn Lopez

Fairfield, CA United States | Member Since 2008

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  • Something from the Nightside: Nightside, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Simon R. Green
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1233)
    Performance
    (697)
    Story
    (708)

    "Taylor is the name. John Taylor...My card says I'm a detective, but what I really am is an expert on finding things. It's part of the Gift I was born with as a child of the Nightside - the hidden heart of London where it's always three a.m., where inhuman creatures and otherworldly gods walk side-by-side in the endless darkness of the soul. Assignment: Joanna Barrett hires me to track down her teenage daughter, who decided to forgo the circus and run away to the Nightside."

    Angela says: "The Nightside"
    ""Just the facts, ma'am...""
    Overall

    I think some reviewers have missed the point. The deadpan, cheerless narration, the melodramatic writing - it's all part of the package. The tone is set at the very beginning, when the new client mentions the bullet hole in the door, and John says dryly, "Moths." It's tongue-in-cheek and atmospheric. I enjoyed it.

    19 of 20 people found this review helpful
  • Moonrise

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Cassandra King
    • Narrated By Jennifer James Bradshaw, Willow Hale, Elle Newlands
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (119)
    Performance
    (110)
    Story
    (112)

    When Helen Honeycutt falls in love with Emmet Justice, a charismatic television journalist who has recently lost his wife in a tragic accident, their sudden marriage creates a rift between her new husband and his oldest friends, who resent Helen's intrusion into their tightly knit circle. Hoping to mend fences, the newlyweds join the group for a summer at his late wife's family home in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.

    Philip Miller says: "Not sure what all the complaints are about..."
    "Having a hard time..."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you like best about Moonrise? What did you like least?

    I haven't finished the book yet. I'm struggling through the Tansy parts, which I find VERY irritating! Lilting one's voice up and down the scale does not equal expressive! I find the reader's performance overblown, with too many long, dramatic pauses, and so many vocal acrobatics that my ears have a hard time following the story.


    What three words best describe the narrators’s performance?

    Tansy reader: Overblown, sing-song, excessively dramatic.


    Any additional comments?

    Listen before you buy!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Help

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Kathryn Stockett
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (27654)
    Performance
    (14242)
    Story
    (14296)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: The most celebrated performance in all of Audible’s history, The Help has nearly 2,000 5-star reviews from your fellow listeners. We hear the print book’s not bad, either. In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another.

    Jan says: "What a great surprise!"
    "Excellent!"
    Overall

    What a great story! It kept me riveted from the first sentence, and the narrators made me feel as though I was right there with them in Jackson, Mississippi. As a white woman, I was horrified by some of the things I heard, and I had to ask myself if I would have behaved any differently if I had lived in that time and place. I highly recommend this story to anyone.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Sister Carrie

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Theodore Dreiser
    • Narrated By Rebecca Burns
    Overall
    (29)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (6)

    Sister Carrie is about a young country girl who moves to the big city, where she begins to realize her own American Dream by embarking on a life of sin rather than hard work and perseverance. At the time of its first publication, the novel caused a minor scandal, and Dreiser had difficulty finding a publisher for it. This was due to its blurred division between good and bad and the fact that, at the end, Carrie is rewarded rather than punished for her immoral life.

    CeeCee says: "Narrator ruined it"
    "Awful Narration!"
    Overall

    I have only listened to two hours of this version. The story has potential, but the narrator is killing me. I've downloaded a copy by another narrator. Don't waste your money on this version.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Night Watch

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Sarah Waters
    • Narrated By Juanita McMahon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (186)
    Performance
    (75)
    Story
    (76)

    New York Times best-selling author Sarah Waters received sweeping critical acclaim for her debut, Tipping the Velvet, and has been a finalist for the Orange and Booker Prizes. In The Night Watch she tells the riveting, intersecting tales of four Londoners during and after World War II. As these four people survive the devastation of war and experience the dizzying heights of life, their paths cross in ways none of them can foresee.

    AmazonShoppingQueen says: "may not work in audio"
    "Great book!"
    Overall

    A good narrator can make even a mediocre book come to life. When a great narrator meets wonderful writing, magic happens. To me, this book was such magic.
    A majority of the characters are gay, so if that bothers you, this is not the book for you. However, if you see people as people, and love as love, then I highly recommend it.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Morrigan's Cross: Circle Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (708)
    Performance
    (427)
    Story
    (435)

    Standing on the cliffs of 12th-century Ireland following the disappearance of his twin, Hoyt Mac Cionaoith is visited by the goddess Morrigan and is charged with the ultimate of tasks: saving his and all future worlds. His enemy, the beautiful but deadly vampire queen Lilith, has had over 2,000 years of experience in cruelly killing and changing humans into one of her own - including Hoyt's brother, Cian.

    Silke says: "Very enjoyable"
    "I can't finish it."
    Overall

    I hate to waste money by not finishing a book, but there are too many great books out there for me to spend time on ones I don't enjoy. I thought I'd try this one for $4.95, but the narrator is so irritating that the story is lost. I can't get more than halfway through, and the same narrator does the other two books in the series. Too bad.

    3 of 7 people found this review helpful

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