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Jackie Brown

Member Since 2014

  • 3 reviews
  • 459 ratings
  • 1046 titles in library
  • 32 purchased in 2015

  • Dark Lover: The Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By J.R. Ward
    • Narrated By Jim Frangione

    The vampire Darius fears for the life of his half-breed daughter, who is unaware of her unusual destiny. To oversee her transformation, Darius seeks help from Wrath, a dangerous loner and the world's only purebred vampire.

    Tracy says: "Amazing start to this awesome series!"
    "Go ahead and get the whole series"

    Jim Frangione really made this series for me. I had never read any of J R Wards books but decided to give it a try. I was so thoroughly entertained. I hope Jim will continue to narrate any of the Brother Hood series. The language was hilarious, the build up sensuous and the series intriguing.

    20 of 22 people found this review helpful
  • David Copperfield

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Based in part on Dickens's own life, it is the story of a young man's journey from an unhappy and impoverished childhood to the discovery of his vocation as a successful novelist. Among its gloriously vivid cast of characters, he e.ncounters his tyrannical stepfather, Mr. Murdstone; his formidable aunt, Betsey Trotwood; the eternally humble yet treacherous Uriah Heep; the frivolous, enchanting Dora; and one of literature's great comic creations, the magnificently impecunious Mr. Micawber.

    B. Kaluzny says: ""I am born.""
    "A perfect combination of Dickens and Vance"
    Would you listen to David Copperfield again? Why?

    You have to listen more than once. The story is so intricate that it is easy to miss something while you are laughing out loud.

    What did you like best about this story?

    This is a story about true life back in the those times. Hardships that are hard to imagine today, gut wrenching tragedy and hopelessness. Told with a sense of humor that was necessary to keep you from falling into depression.

    What about Simon Vance’s performance did you like?

    I could go on and on about Simon Vance forever plus two days. He is a true narrator. He is what every narrator should ascribe to be. So many voices to perfection. He brings characters to life so strongly, you see them, loving some and hating others just by the tone of his voice. Listening I feel so fortunate that this combination of Dickens and Vance exists.

    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Its hard to pick one moment. I laughed, I cried, I cheered and I jeered. So many great characters you never want it to end.

    Any additional comments?

    Greatest thing I find about getting older is that in a few months I can go back and listen to it again and it will be just as new to me as the first time! Ahhh senility isn't so bad after all.

    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

    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!"
    "Believe the hype."

    I don't tend to go for best sellers. In this case I waited way too long. It took me days to finish because I didn't want it to end. The raw honesty and great narration combine for an awesome listen.

    I didn't grow up in America and tend to forget the history from the not so distant past. This book serves to remind us about the foundation on which we now stand.

    I can't recommend this book enough. Is a glimpse into the south in the early 60"s and allows you to truly live out the lives of these maids and their employers. There is so much of life you don't think about because you haven't lived it. This book brings you right there up to the window pane.

    At times I was the crazy lady laughing out loud while out walking. Other times wiping away tears, Kathryn Stockett this is the book you were put on earth to write. Fortunately enough the perfect narrators were also here at the right time.

    This will forever be one of my favorites. I can't thank you enough.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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