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Angie

Kalispell, MT, USA | Member Since 2008

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  • When You Are Engulfed in Flames

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By David Sedaris
    • Narrated By David Sedaris
    Overall
    (3924)
    Performance
    (1374)
    Story
    (1371)

    Once again, David Sedaris brings together a collection of essays so uproariously funny and profoundly moving that his legions of fans will fall for him all over again. He tests the limits of love when Hugh lances a boil from his backside, and pushes the boundaries of laziness when, finding the water shut off in his house in Normandy, he looks to the water in a vase of fresh cut flowers to fill the coffee machine.

    Kelley says: "Smokin'"
    "I guess I shoul have known the author."
    Overall

    I bought this audiobook because I was looking for comedy. I have a somewhat sarcastic, sardonic edge. I read the reviews and it seemed to fit. I was thouroughly dissapointed. The author, also the narrator, is not only sarcastic and sardonic, but also extremely blanddddd.....and incredibly ongoinggggggggggggggg!!! Oh, and just as a side note, I didn't know he was gay! I listened to the book for a couple hours before I caught on. At first I thought it may have been a female narrator with a slightly throaty voice. Then I imagiend it was a "store bought" narrator. The realization that it was the actual author narrating the audiobook gave me a creepy feeling. "What the hell"? I tried to keep listening but, even a frugal as I am, I cannot listen to another bland,frustrated, unkind, uncaring, sarcastic, and even sardonic word from what I assume (for I still do not even know the author) little man that apparently has enough money to make people want to pay attention to his life.

    2 of 30 people found this review helpful
  • Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By E. L. James
    • Narrated By Becca Battoe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14373)
    Performance
    (11784)
    Story
    (12413)

    When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.

    Kd says: "Really 2.5"
    "immature"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I recommended this book to my husband. He couldn't get past the first few chapters. Halfway through I insisted he join. He began listening as I was finishing the book. I told him not to bother finishing. He finished listening and was as disappointed as I had been.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Finish it. Complete it.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The male voice was idiotic, John Kerryish


    Was Fifty Shades of Grey worth the listening time?

    It was entertaining, but the ending defeated the experience. It wasn't worth it.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't start what you can't finish!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Trunk Music: Harry Bosch Series, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2174)
    Performance
    (1208)
    Story
    (1202)

    Back on the job after an involuntary leave of absence, LAPD homicide detective Harry Bosch is ready for a challenge. But his first case is a little more than he bargained for. It starts with the body of a Hollywood producer in the trunk of a Rolls-Royce, shot twice in the head at close range - what looks like "trunk music", a Mafia hit.

    Dan says: "Another Harry Bosch winner"
    "Great story, alot of twists and turns."
    Overall

    I need to read the others!!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Revival

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Max Yoho
    • Narrated By Cameron Beierle
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    Holy war in Epic, Kansas? You'd better believe it! It's Revival Week, and every man, woman, child, and cocker spaniel - if it looks Methodist - is expected to be there. There really is an Epic, Kansas but you won't find it on a map. Perhaps it's the very town where you grew up.

    Angie says: "Wonderful, beautiful insight into a boys mind"
    "Wonderful, beautiful insight into a boys mind"
    Overall

    This book was the closest I could ever be to understanding where my brother and his friends were as they were torturing me as a little girl. I appreciate the evil torment now with a bit of a giggle! Great book!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Murder, She Wrote: A Slaying in Savannah

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Jessica Fletcher, Donald Bain
    • Narrated By Cynthia Darlow
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (53)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (30)

    When Jessica receives a call that her old friend Tillie Mortelaine passed away, she is surprised to learn that Tillie bequeathed her a million dollars. All Jessica has to do is solve a decades-old mystery - the murder of Tillie's fiancé Wanamaker Jones. There is no shortage of suspects. Many in Savannah stand to benefit from Tillie's will or are looking to prosper from her death. With people opposing her at every turn in her investigation, will Jessica be able to solve the crime or will she fail her friend?

    Angie says: "Cynthia Darlow, an extremely talented narrator."
    "Cynthia Darlow, an extremely talented narrator."
    Overall

    I listened to 'Some Wildflower in my Heart", by Jamie Langston Turner, and fell in love with Cynthia Darlow's reading. Looking for more of her work I found this book. I have been an ardent watcher of the T.V series and was intrigued to have the opportunity to listened to something I had viewed, narrated by somebody I wanted to hear more. The book was true to the show, and Cynthia was true to the actress/main character. Same person?? It took me quite a few minutes to discern any difference. I long to hear more good books read by this narrator.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By Roy Dotrice
    Overall
    (23651)
    Performance
    (17631)
    Story
    (17687)

    In a time long forgotten, a preternatural event threw the seasons off balance. In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. As the cold returns, sinister forces are massing beyond the protective wall of the kingdom of Winterfell. To the south, the king's powers are failing, with his most trusted advisor mysteriously dead and enemies emerging from the throne's shadow.

    DCinMI says: "Review of First 5 Books"
    "Waiting for the next book"
    Overall

    Loved it, longed for it, was dissapointed at the end. There was no closure!! I don't want to have to wait for the next book to be published. It's just not fair!!!

    3 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Honey Moon Part 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Susan Elizabeth Phillips
    • Narrated By Anna Fields
    Overall
    (136)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    It's the stuff dreams are made of. Hollywood discovers a South Carolina orphan, Honey Jane Moon, and makes her a star. She lives a roller-coaster life. Now, though, she's all grown up, a child star no longer, but still dramatic and passionate. Two men, Dash Coogan, a cowboy movie legend, and Eric Dillion, the town's bad boy, know how fiercely she loves and lives. What Honey wants is the family she never had. She'll take the man who latches onto her dreams and who can hang on for the ride!

    Marie says: "What Happened?"
    "Just too much."
    Overall

    It was good, entertaining, but just not plausible. The dark twists that continued to break up any sort of comfort the listener may have grasped hold of, were not quite emphasised. It seemed disjointed; love story, moral integrity, incest, molestation, religion, magic... Just too much in a single book. I would have liked to have each piece have it's own book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Life of Pi

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Yann Martel
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10313)
    Performance
    (5585)
    Story
    (5616)

    Pi Patel has been raised in a zoo in India. When his father decides to move the family to Canada and sell the animals to American zoos, everyone boards a Japanese cargo ship. The ship sinks, and 16-year-old Pi finds himself alone on a lifeboat with a hyena, an orangutan, a zebra with a broken leg, and a 450-pound Bengal tiger. Soon it's just Pi, the tiger, and the vast Pacific Ocean - for 227 days. Pi's fear, knowledge, and cunning keep him alive until they reach the coast of Mexico, where the tiger disappears into the jungle.

    Theresa says: "Best audio of the year for me"
    "couldn't get past the Zebra"
    Overall

    Sorry, maybe my faulty character, but I could not get past the hyena ripping the flesh off the defenseless zebra. The possible rescue of Pi could not have made it any easier. If this going to get any easier I may torture myself through this, but I haven't seen any hope yet. Too tough, too long, too graphic.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • God Said,'Ha!'

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 48 mins)
    • By Julia Sweeney
    • Narrated By Julia Sweeney
    Overall
    (264)
    Performance
    (106)
    Story
    (104)

    In one year Julia Sweeney got a divorce (amicable), bought a small bungalow in Hollywood, and looked forward to a life that said, "Here dwells a happily single young woman!" But then the axe fell. Her younger brother, Mike, was diagnosed with terminal cancer and moved in with her. Her parents came to be with Mike and moved in with her, too. Julia was now on seriously intimate terms with the people she had spent half a lifetime growing up away from.

    Haley says: "Resonated Big Time"
    "too short"
    Overall

    I need to know more... I love your family, I grieve your loss. I can't wait to hear more!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Some Wildflower in My Heart

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Jamie Langston Turner
    • Narrated By Cynthia Darlow
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (70)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (26)

    As manager of an elementary school cafeteria, middle-aged Margaret Tuttle is objective and self-contained. She has no interest in emotions or attachments to those around her. But when Birdie Freeman begins to work for Margaret, things begin to change. With her childlike, unselfish, Christian love, Birdie touches everyone she meets. Soon, Margaret's heart opens in spite of her resolve to remain aloof.

    Debra says: "This Author did it again!!!"
    "A part of my life."
    Overall

    My mind, my heart, my life has been opened by this audiobook. The narrator perfected the characters. It openend every emotion in me; fear, hatred, love, trust... The author envelopes proper language and the most improper social behavior to adhere the story to almost any reader. The most important piece, the Love of Jesus, is shadowed in most of the book. In the end the beauty of our saviour is shown in the enveloping and intertwining of all the characters. Beautiful!!!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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