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jaye

AUDIBLE MAKES READING POSSIBLE AND EASY FOR ME...I AM VISUALLY IMPAIRED. I WISH THEY HAD ALL THE BOOKS I WANT I WOULD SNAP THEM UP!

GREENWICH, CT, United States | Member Since 2012

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FOLLOWING
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  • The Postman Always Rings Twice

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By James M. Cain
    • Narrated By Stanley Tucci
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (103)
    Performance
    (49)
    Story
    (50)

    An amoral young tramp. A beautiful, sullen woman with an inconvenient husband. A problem that has only one, grisly solution; a solution that only creates other problems that no one can ever solve.

    Darryl says: "Cain always good"
    "pretty good book"
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    If you could sum up The Postman Always Rings Twice in three words, what would they be?

    scheeming, deceitful, lowlifes


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    i felt it was too rushed. that there could have been more details in the last part of the book. it was ok i guess.


    Which character – as performed by Stanley Tucci – was your favorite?

    nick


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

    all the lying and scheeming sort of made me wonder what did the two protagonists see in each other anyway?


    Any additional comments?

    the book was not as good as the movie. i rarely say this. but it was enjoyable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mildred Pierce

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs)
    • By James M. Cain
    • Narrated By Christine Williams
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (138)
    Performance
    (58)
    Story
    (57)

    Mildred Pierce had gorgeous legs, a way with a skillet, and a bone-deep core of toughness and determination. She used those attributes to survive a divorce in 1940s America with two children and to claw her way out of poverty, becoming a successful businesswoman. But Mildred also had two weaknesses: a yen for shiftless men and an unreasoning devotion to her monstrous daughter.

    P. Giorgio says: "Mildred -- you pierce my heart"
    "GOOD STORY HAT KEPT MOVING."
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    Would you listen to Mildred Pierce again? Why?

    YES I WOULD. BECAUSE I ENJOYED IT. I LIKED THE PLOT, I OFTEN READ BOOKS OVER AND OVER AGAIN IF I LIKE THEM. THIS IS ONE OF THEM.


    What other book might you compare Mildred Pierce to and why?

    SISTER CARRIE. I GUESS BECAUSE SHE MADE HER WORLD FOR HERSELF. I ADMIRED BOTH PROTAGONISTS.


    What about Christine Williams’s performance did you like?

    YES I LIKED HER READING. CLEAR AND PLEASANT.


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

    IT GAVE ME SATISFACTION. I LIKED THE ENDING VERY MUCH. THE WHOLE BOOK WAS ENGROSSING.


    Any additional comments?

    I READ THIS WITH MY SIG OTHER MIKE. WE BOTH LOVED IT.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Big Little Lies

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs)
    • By Liane Moriarty
    • Narrated By Caroline Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (458)
    Performance
    (424)
    Story
    (422)

    Pirriwee Public's annual school Trivia Night has ended in a shocking riot. One parent is dead. The school principal is horrified. As police investigate what appears to have been a tragic accident, signs begin to indicate that this devastating death might have been cold-blooded murder. In this thought-provoking novel, number-one New York Times best-selling author Liane Moriarty deftly explores the reality of parenting and playground politics, ex-husbands and ex-wives, and fractured families.

    Marci says: "Great story. Genius writing"
    "THIS COULD BE A FIVE STAR BOOK."
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Big Little Lies to be better than the print version?

    I NEVER READ PRINT VERSION.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Big Little Lies?

    I LIKED THE WAY THE BOOK ENDED. IT JUST ALL TIED TOGETHER.


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

    GOOD READER. I ENJOYED THE BOOK MORE BECAUSE OF HER.


    Who was the most memorable character of Big Little Lies and why?

    I CAN'T SAY.THEY ALL WERE EQUAL. AND ALL WERE IMPOTANT TO THE BOOK.


    Any additional comments?

    THE FIRST 15 CHAPTERS WERE BORING, I WAS READY TO GIVE UP ON THE BOOK BUT I AM GLAD I DIDN'T. IT BEGAN TO PICK UP AND IT WAS A GREAT READ. I WOULD EDIT THOSE CHAPTERS THO IF I WERE THE AUTHOR.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • This Perfect Day

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Ira Levin
    • Narrated By Kevin T. Collins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (12)

    Considered one of the great dystopian novels - alongside Anthony Burgess's A Clockwork Orange and Aldous Huxley's A Brave New World - Ira Levin's frightening glimpse into the future continues to fascinate listeners even 40 years after publication. The story is set in a seemingly perfect global society. Uniformity is the defining feature; there is only one language and all ethnic groups have been eugenically merged into one race called "The Family".

    jaye says: "THIS WAS JUST NOT A BOOK FOR ME"
    "THIS WAS JUST NOT A BOOK FOR ME"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    YOUNGER PEOPLE MIGHT. I COULDN'T GET THRU THIS BOOK. I AM GOING TO RETURN IT.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Ira Levin again?

    I ALREADY HAVE. I READ ROSEMARY'S BABY, GOOD STORY WELL READ BY MIA FARROW AND KISS BEFORE DYING A VERY BAD BOOK THAT WAS A WASTE.


    What three words best describe Kevin T. Collins’s voice?

    TOO AWARE OF THE READING...SORRY MORE THAN THREE WORDS.


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

    FRUSTRATION AND BOREDOM.


    Any additional comments?

    THIS BOOK MITE APPEAL TO SOME PEOPLE. I DID NOT CARE FOR IT OR THE READING EITHER. IT WAS READ CLEAR BUT I DID NOT LIKE THE VOICE FOR SOME REASON.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Hypnotist's Love Story

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Liane Moriarty
    • Narrated By Tamara Lovatt Smith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (576)
    Performance
    (521)
    Story
    (517)

    Ellen O’Farrell is a bit unusual. She’s a hypnotherapist. She’s never met her father. And she can’t seem to keep a relationship going. (Okay, that’s more normal that we want to admit.) When Ellen meets Patrick, she’s hopeful nevertheless. But when he says he needs to tell her something, she fears the worst. When Patrick reveals that his ex-girlfriend is stalking him, Ellen thinks, "Is that all?" She’s more intrigued than frightened. She’d love to meet her. What she doesn’t know is that she already has.

    S says: "a twisted love story...so interesting!"
    "ENJOYABLE READ."
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Hypnotist's Love Story to be better than the print version?

    I HAVE ONLY READ THE AUDIO VERSION.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Liane Moriarty? Why or why not?

    MAYBE. I THINK THE STORY WAS INTERESTING. DEPENDS ON THE STORYLINE.


    What about Tamara Lovatt Smith’s performance did you like?

    SHE WAS EASY TO LISTEN TO.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    TWO DIFFERENT VIEWS


    Any additional comments?

    I FOUND SASKIA TO BE A SYPATHETIC CHARACTER AND SHE MADE THE BOOK MOST INTERESTING.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • If I Can't Have You:: Susan Powell, Her Mysterious Disappearance, and the Murder of Her Children

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Gregg Olsen, Rebecca Morris
    • Narrated By Laural Merlington, Kevin Pierce
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (117)
    Performance
    (113)
    Story
    (110)

    The tragic story of Susan Powell and her murdered boys, Charlie and Braden, is the only case that rivals the Jon Benet Ramsey saga in the annals of true crime. When the pretty, blonde Utah mother went missing in December of 2009 the media was swept up in the story - with lenses and microphones trained on Susan's husband, Josh. He said he had no idea what happened to his young wife, and that he and the boys had been camping in the middle of a snowstorm.

    Kippoe says: "The Coward and the Angels"
    "ENJOYED THIS STORY VERY MUCN"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of If I Can't Have You: to be better than the print version?

    I DON'T KNOW. NEVER READ IT. CAN'T READ ANYMORE.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of If I Can't Have You:?

    I DON'T KNOW IF THERE WERE WHAT YOU CALL MEMORABLE MOMENTS IN THIS BOOK. I GUESS WHEN THE QUIRKS IN JOSH'S AND STEVES PERSONALITIES STARTED BEING REVEALED.


    What does Laural Merlington and Kevin Pierce bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    THEY READ CRISPLY AND CLEARLY.


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

    I FOUND IT HARD TO BELIEVE THAT STEVE COULD BE SUCH A WIERDO. JOSH WAS TOO--A VERY ODD FAMILY.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • White Lines

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Tracy Brown
    • Narrated By Allyson Johnson
    Overall
    (386)
    Performance
    (332)
    Story
    (339)

    Jada left home at the age of sixteen, running from her own demons and the horrors of physical abuse inflicted by her mother’s boyfriend. She partied hard, and life seemed good when she was with Born, the neighborhood kingpin whose name was synonymous with money, power, and respect. But all his love couldn’t save her from a crack addiction. Jada goes from crack addict and prostitute to survivor and back again before she finds the strength to live for herself and come out on top.

    Dornetta says: "A very compelling story"
    "NO CHARACTER IN THIS STORY WAS WORTHWHILE"
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    What would have made White Lines better?

    IF THE BOOK DID NOT TRY TO MAKE YOU LIKE THESE WORTHLESS PEOPLE. THE HYPOCRISY WAS SO THICK.


    Has White Lines turned you off from other books in this genre?

    GENERE? IF YOU MEAN STORIES ABOUT DRUG DEALERS. I THINK SO. UNLESS THE BOOK IS HONEST. THIS ONE ISN'T.


    What about Allyson Johnson’s performance did you like?

    O I LOVED THE PREFORMANCE. AS WELL AS THE SOUND EFFECTS. IT WAS THE ONE BRIGHT SPOT IN THE BOOK.


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

    DISBELIEF. AND FINALLY I JUST DRAGGED THRU THE LAST HOUR OF TTHE BOOK. IT WAS PRETENTIOUS. I CAN NOT SEE HOW ANY AUTHOR COULD MAKE ME LIKE THESE PEOPLE. ALL OF THEM WERE LOW LIFES.


    Any additional comments?

    I REALLY LOVED THE SOUND EFFECTS...GUNS SHOOTING. DOORS KNOCKING, DOORBELLS RINGING. I WISH MORE BOOKS DID THIS. IT REALLY MADE IT AUDIO! BUT THE STORY WAS WORTHLESS AND I WON'T READ ANOTHER BY THIS AUTHOR.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Descent into Hell: The True Story of an Altar Boy, a Cheerleader, and a Twisted Texas Murder

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Kathryn Casey
    • Narrated By Gillian Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (71)
    Performance
    (58)
    Story
    (59)

    Bright, attractive, and both from good families, University of Texas college student Colton Pitonyak and vibrant redhead Jennifer Cave had the world at their beckoning. Cave, an ex-cheerleader, had just landed an exciting new job, while a big-money scholarship to UT's prestigious business school lured Pitonyak to Austin. Yet the former altar boy had a dark, unpredictable streak. When Jennifer failed to show up for work on August 18, 2005, her mother became frightened. Sharon Cave's search led to Colton's West Campus apartment, where Jennifer's family discovered a scene worthy of the grisliest horror movie.

    Sharon says: "Not my cup of tea."
    "NOT THE BEST TRUE CRIME CASE BUT IT WAS WELL DONE."
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    Where does A Descent into Hell rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    NOT VERY HIGH. IT WAS PASSABLE. NOT BECAUSE OF THE WRITING, BUT I FOUND THE STORY NOT THAT INTERESTING.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Kathryn Casey? Why or why not?

    YES. I WILL WANT TO BE SURE THE TRUE CRIME CASE IS MORE INTERESTING.


    Have you listened to any of Gillian Vance’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    DEADLY LITTLE SECRETS. IT WAS A MORE INTERESTING BOOK.


    What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

    REALLY, I DON'T THINK YOU PICK UP TIDBITS READING TRUE CRIME.


    Any additional comments?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Don't Go

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Lisa Scottoline
    • Narrated By Jeremy Davidson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (172)
    Performance
    (148)
    Story
    (143)

    When Dr. Mike Scanlon is called to serve as an army doctor in Afghanistan, he’s acutely aware of the dangers he’ll face and the hardships it will bring his wife, Chloe, and their newborn baby. And deep inside, he doesn’t think of himself as a hero, but a healer. However, in an ironic turn of events, as Mike operates on a wounded soldier in a war-torn country, Chloe dies at home in the suburbs, in an apparently freak household accident. Devastated, he returns home to bury her, only to discover that the life he left behind has fallen apart.

    laall says: "Annoying"
    "THIS AUTHOR KNOWS HOW TO RUIN A REAL GOOD STORY"
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    What did you like best about Don't Go? What did you like least?

    I LIKED THE PLOT VERY MUCH. I DID NOT LIKE THE WAY THINGS GOT WRAPPED UP IN THE END. IT RUINED THE WHOLE BOOK.


    What was most disappointing about Lisa Scottoline’s story?

    THE ENDING. IT WAS JUST TOO MUCH. THIS IS THE SECOND BOOK I READ BY THIS AUTHOR THAT WAS VERY ENJOYABLE THRU THE BOOK WHERE THE LAST FEW CHAPTERS MESSED THE WHOLE THING UP.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    THERE WERE MANY ENJOYABLE SCENES. I CANT PICK A FAVOITE.


    Was Don't Go worth the listening time?

    YES IT WAS EVEN THO I GAVE IT A POOR RATING. BECAUSE THRUOUT MOST OF THE BOOK IT WAS EXTREMELY ENJOYABLE.


    Any additional comments?

    THIS AUTHOR HAS SUCH POTENTIAL IN HER BOOKS. BUT I DOUBT I WILL BUY ANOTHER ONE BECAUSE THE PLOT WAS FINE UNTIL THEY COMPLICATED IT. ANOTHER BOOK WITH A MURDER IN IT THAT ADDED NOTHING TO THE STORY.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bitter Almonds: The True Story of Mothers, Daughters, and the Seattle Cyanide Murders

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Gregg Olsen
    • Narrated By Kevin Pierce
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (45)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (41)

    Stella Nickell's small-time world was one of big-time dreams. In 1986, her biggest one came true when her husband died during a seizure, making her the beneficiary of a $175,000-plus insurance payoff - until authorities discovered that Bruce Nickell's headache capsules had been laced with cyanide. In an attempt to cover her tracks, Stella did the unconscionable. She saw to it that a stranger would also become a 'random casualty' of cyanide-tainted painkillers.

    Scott says: "Page turner"
    "TOO MUCH REPETITION. BORING BORING BORING"
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    Would you try another book from Gregg Olsen and/or Kevin Pierce?

    I DON'T KNOW. I HAVE READ SEVERAL. THEY WERE OK BUT THIS ONE WAS REALLY POORLY WRITTEN. I HAVE ALREADY BOUGHT ONE MORE BY HIM AND AM NOT SURE I WANT TO READ IT BUT I WILL TRY IT.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Gregg Olsen again?

    AS I SAID ABOVE IT WAS VERY REPETATIVE. JUST TELL THE STORY IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER AND STOP REPEATING WHAT I ALREADY HEARD. IT COULD HAVE BEEN AT LEAST ONE THIRD SHORTER.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I REALLY CAN'T SAY. IT WAS SO CHOPPY THAT I COULD NOT FOCUS ON ONE SCENE.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Bitter Almonds?

    WHEN SOMETHING IS TOLD FOUR AND FIVE TIEMS IT SHOULD BE EDITED OUT THREE OR FOUR TIMES.


    Any additional comments?

    THIS WAS A GOOD CASE. I REMEMBER IT AND SAW A SHOW (SNAPPED) ON IT. IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN A GREAT BOOK. BUT IT WAS NOT.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • We Have Always Lived in the Castle

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Shirley Jackson
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (348)
    Performance
    (274)
    Story
    (278)

    Six years after four family members died of arsenic poisoning, the three remaining Blackwoods—elder, agoraphobic sister Constance; wheelchair-bound Uncle Julian; and 18-year-old Mary Katherine, or, Merricat—live together in pleasant isolation. Merricat has developed an idiosyncratic system of rules and protective magic to guard the estate against intrusions from hostile villagers. But one day a stranger arrives—cousin Charles, with his eye on the Blackwood fortune.

    jaspersu says: "The narration changed my interpretation"
    "THIS BOOK WAS A WASTE."
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    Would you try another book from Shirley Jackson and/or Bernadette Dunne?

    I DOUBT IT. DEPENDS ON THE SUBJECT. I HESITATED BUYING THE BOOK, BUT I BASED MY PURCHASE ON REVIEWS OF OTHER PEOPLE.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I AM LISTENING TO BITTER ALMONDS ABOUT STELLA NICHOLS THE EXCEDREN KILLER.


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

    SHE WAS NOT BAD. I FIND I LIKE MOST OF THE READERS.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    NO BUT IT MITE BE A GOOD MOVIE FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE -- LIKE MY COUSIN.


    Any additional comments?

    I AM NOT SAYING NOT TO BUY THIS BOOK. BECAUSE A LOT OF PEOPLE LIKED IT. I FOUND THE STORY STRANGE AND THE CHARACTERS UNDERDEVELOPED.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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