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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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  • Flowers in the Attic

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By V.C. Andrews®
    • Narrated By Alyssa Bresnahan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (514)
    Performance
    (472)
    Story
    (470)

    This best-selling thriller has captivated over 4.5 million readers of all ages; V.C. Andrews’ fans know her mixture of vivid characters and ominous moods is highly addictive. Flowers in the Attic is the first book in a gripping series featuring the Dollangagers - a family haunted by a remorseless, demonic history. This tale of obsession, also made into a haunting movie, has made V.C. Andrews’ name synonymous with the best in dark suspense.

    Marthe says: "Awesome!"
    "I ENJOYED THIS BOOK IMMENSELY."
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    What made the experience of listening to Flowers in the Attic the most enjoyable?

    I ENJOY AUDIOBOOKS BETTER THAN WRITEN AS VISION IS A PROBLEM. ALSO IT IS MORE ENTERTAINING TO HAVE THE STORY READ TO ME.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    I READ THE STORY YEARS AGO SO I KNEW IT. BUT IT WOULD HAVE OTHERWISE. THERE WERE MANY PARTS OF THE BOOK THAT WERE SORT OF EERIE.


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

    FIRST OF ALL, SHE READ TO ME--THAT WAY I DON'T MISS A WORD. I LIKED HER READING TOO. IT WAS PLEASANT AND DONE WELL.


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

    WHEN CHRIS WENT DOWN INVESTIGATING THE HOUSE BY HIMSELF THE FIRST TIME. ALSO I FOUND THE ENDING WHEN CHRIS WAS EXPLAINING WHAT HE FOUND ON HIS LAST TRIP OUT OF THE LOCKED ROOM VERY INTERESTING AND IT EXPLAINED ANYTHING THAT WAS LEFT UNANSWERED.


    Any additional comments?

    I WISH THE OHTER BOOKS IN THE SERIES WERE AUDIO UNABRIDGED TOO.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Full Dark, No Stars

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Craig Wasson, Jessica Hecht
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2374)
    Performance
    (1126)
    Story
    (1122)

    "I believe there is another man inside every man, a stranger...." writes Wilfred Leland James in the early pages of the riveting confession that makes up "1922", the first in this pitch-black quartet of mesmerizing tales from Stephen King. For James, that stranger is awakened when his wife, Arlette, proposes selling off the family homestead and moving to Omaha, setting in motion a gruesome train of murder and madness.

    Parusski says: "Eerie, honest, frightening!"
    "ONE OF KINGS BEST"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Full Dark, No Stars to be better than the print version?

    I CAN'T READ ANYMORE. I ONLY HAVE READ THE AUDIO VERSION.


    What other book might you compare Full Dark, No Stars to and why?

    HARD TO SAY. IT WAS SEVERAL STORIES. THE FIRST STORY DID NOT APPEAL TO ME BUT THE OTHER ONES DID.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I LIKED THE SECOND STORY THE BEST.


    If you could rename Full Dark, No Stars, what would you call it?

    BEST NOVELLAS BY KING.


    Any additional comments?

    I BELIEVE THE SECOND NOVELLA COULD HAVE BEEN MADE INTO A FULL LENGTH BOOK. IT WOULD NOT DRAG. IT WAS VERY INTENSE.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Coma

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Robin Cook
    • Narrated By January LaVoy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    They called it "minor surgery", but Nancy Greenly, Sean Berman, and a dozen others - all admitted to Boston Memorial Hospital for routine procedures - were victims of the same inexplicable, hideous tragedy on the operating table. They never woke up...

    jaye says: "GREAT BOOK BUT TOO MUCH TECHNICAL STUFF."
    "GREAT BOOK BUT TOO MUCH TECHNICAL STUFF."
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    Would you listen to Coma again? Why?

    YES I WILL. I READ IT SEVERAL TIMES. I ENJOY THE STORY AS WELL AS THE MOVIE.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    YES, HOW? THE TENSION.


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

    I DON'T KNOW. I HAVE READ OVER 200 BOOKS ON AUDIBLE.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    NO BUT IT IS ONE I WOULD LISTEN TO IN A FEW SITTINGS.


    Any additional comments?

    THE TECHNICAL STUFF ONLY APPEALS TO DOCTORS AND NURSES. I DON'T UNDERSTAND IT AND DID NOT CARE FOR IT. BUT OVERALL, THE STORY WAS THE BEST ONE ROBIN COOK HAS WRITTEN. I AM GLAD AUDIBLE GOT THIS BOOK FINALLY!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Charm School

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Nelson DeMille
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1670)
    Performance
    (917)
    Story
    (910)

    Something very strange -- and sinister -- is going on in the Russian woods at Borodino. In a place called Mrs. Ivanova's Charm School, young KGB agents are being taught by American POW's how to be model citizens of the USA. The Soviet goal -- to infiltrate the United States undetected. When an unsuspecting American tourist stumbles upon this secret, he sets in motion a CIA investigation that will reveal horrifying police state savagery and superpower treachery.

    Char says: "Incredibly Good"
    "GOO BOOK BUT DRAGGED IN PARTS."
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Charm School to be better than the print version?

    NEVER READ THE PRINT VERSION.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Charm School?

    WHEN THEY WISKED THIER WAY INTO THE EMBASSY.


    What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

    SCOTT BRICK ALWAYS DOES A SUPERB JOB.


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

    WHEN I FOUND OUT GREG WAS DEAD IT SADDENED ME. BUT THERE WERE MANY OTHER MOMENTS. GREG WAS AN INNOCENT PERSON WHO JUST GOT CAUGHT UP IN SOMETHING BY CHANCE.


    Any additional comments?

    I DON'T LIKE THE LOVE SCENES IN THIS BOOK. IT JUST DISTRACTED ME FROM THE STORY. I LIKE THE TENSION AND DON'T LIKE THE INTERRUPTION OF SOMEONE'S LOVE LIFE.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mean Streak

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Sandra Brown
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (671)
    Performance
    (597)
    Story
    (610)

    Dr. Emory Charbonneau, a pediatrician and marathon runner, disappears on a mountain road in North Carolina. By the time her husband Jeff, miffed over a recent argument, reports her missing, the trail has grown cold. Literally. Fog and ice encapsulate the mountainous wilderness and paralyze the search for her. While police suspect Jeff of "instant divorce," Emory, suffering from an unexplained head injury, regains consciousness and finds herself the captive of a man whose violent past is so dark that he won't even tell her his name.

    KC in Lexington says: "Ms. Brown's book far exceeds usual quality."
    "COULD HAVE BEEN A GREAT BOOK BUT..."
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    What made the experience of listening to Mean Streak the most enjoyable?

    THE THRILLING MOMENTS. THERE WAS LOTS OF TENSION.


    Would you recommend Mean Streak to your friends? Why or why not?

    I DON'T KNOW. I ENJOYED THE BOOK BUT IT GOT SILLY IN PARTS. THEN IT GOT GOOD AGAIN. BUT I DID NOT REALLY THINK THE BOOK WAS WELL THOUGHT OUT.


    What about Jonathan Davis’s performance did you like?

    GOOD JOB READING THE BOOK. ENJOYED THE READING.


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

    THE TENSE MOVEMENTS KEPT ME RIVETED.


    Any additional comments?

    WHY WRITE SUCH A GREAT BOOK WITH A FEW LAME PARTS THAT KIND OF RUINED THE BOOK AS A WHOLE. IT WAS NOT A WASTE OF TIME BUT I DOUBT I WOULD READ IT AGAIN EITHER.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Three Wishes

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Liane Moriarty
    • Narrated By Heather Wilds
    Overall
    (192)
    Performance
    (172)
    Story
    (172)

    In this wise, witty, hilarious new novel, we follow the Kettle sisters through their 33rd year, as they struggle to survive their divorced parents' dating each other, their technologically savvy grandmother, a cheating husband, champagne hangovers, and the fabulous, frustrating life of forever being part of a threesome.

    Jen says: "It's Still Moriarty!"
    "ANOTHER GREAT NOVEL FROM LIANE MORIAARTY"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Three Wishes to be better than the print version?

    I HAVE ONLY HEARD THE BOOK.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Three Wishes?

    THE THREE PROTAGONISTS.


    Which character – as performed by Heather Wilds – was your favorite?

    ALL WERE DONE VERY WELL.


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

    I LIKED ALL THE DRAMATIC MOMENTS IN THE BOOK. AND I ENJOYED WHEN THE TREE PROTAGONISTS INTERACTED TOGETHER.


    Any additional comments?

    EVERY SINGLE BOOK BY LIANE HAS BEEN WONDERFUL. I WILL TRY HER NEXT BOOK WITHOUT QUESTION. I WILL READ THIS BOOK AGAIN.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Disposable Income: A True Story of Sex, Greed, and Im-purr-fect Murder

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Tammy Mal
    • Narrated By Michael Kramer
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (9)

    Factoryville warmly welcomed their new neighbors, who seemed eager to fit in - at first. Soon, however, the Homeyers' pleasant disposition began to change. Anna, once highly visible and engaging, was rarely seen at all anymore, and Charles, who was always kind and neighborly, became distant and withdrawn. Local residents were baffled by their behavior. But their curiosity soon turned to suspicion when Anna Homeyer suddenly disappeared, leaving the town with a number of unanswered questions.

    jaye says: "VER GOOD ENTERTAINING BOOK"
    "VER GOOD ENTERTAINING BOOK"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Disposable Income to be better than the print version?

    NEVER READ THE WRITTEN BOOK


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

    VERY WELL READ


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

    TRUE CRIME HAS NOT TIDBITS.


    Any additional comments?

    IF I COULD GO TO DINNER WITH ANY CHARACTER IT WOULD BE THE CAT MICKY.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Shawshank Redemption

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Frank Muller
    Overall
    (874)
    Performance
    (573)
    Story
    (577)

    Based on a a novella from Different Seasons, this unabridged tale focuses on a man convicted of murder, who finds himself in a prison ruled by a sadistic warden and secretly operated by a clever convict.

    Eric says: "This makes the movie better"
    "THIS WAS ORIGINALLY A NOVELLA IN DIFFERENT SEASONS"
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    If you could sum up The Shawshank Redemption in three words, what would they be?

    MOVIE VERSION BETTER


    What did you like best about this story?

    THE FACT THAT ANDREW GOT OUT.


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

    GOOD READER


    If you could rename The Shawshank Redemption, what would you call it?

    ABRIDGED VERSION OF MOVIE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTIOON


    Any additional comments?

    I READ THIS STORY IN DIFFERENT SEASONS WHEN I COULD READ. THE STORY IS NOT AS GOOD AS THE MOVIE. STEVEN KING MUST WISH HE MADE IT A NOVEL INSTEAD OF A NOVELLA.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Clockwork Orange

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Anthony Burgess
    • Narrated By Tom Hollander
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (881)
    Performance
    (494)
    Story
    (498)

    A vicious 15-year-old droog is the central character of this 1963 classic, a frightening fable about good and evil, and the meaning of human freedom. In Anthony Burgess' nightmare vision of the future, where the criminals take over after dark, the story is told by the central character, Alex, who talks in a brutal invented slang that brilliantly renders his and his friends' social pathology.

    Steve says: "Great book, great narration, but not for everyone"
    "NOT A BOOK FOR EVERYONE"
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    If you could sum up A Clockwork Orange in three words, what would they be?

    NOT PLAIN ENGLISH


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I HAD NO FAVE.


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

    IT MUST BE HARD TALKING IN CODE ENGLISH. TOOK A WILE TO FIGURE THINGS OUT.


    If you could take any character from A Clockwork Orange out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    ALEX'S PARENTS AND ASK THEM WHAT IT WAS LIKE TO HAVE A SON LIKE ALEX THEY WERE AFRAID OF HIM.


    Any additional comments?

    IT WOULD BE MUCH MORE ENJOYABLE WITH PLAIN ENGLISH. IT WAS QUITE VIOLENT. I WOULD LIKE TO UNDERSTAND WHY THESE KIDS WERE SO SADISTIC.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Unwind

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Neal Shusterman
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1135)
    Performance
    (971)
    Story
    (977)

    Conner's parents want to be rid of him because he's a troublemaker. Risa has no parents and is being unwound to cut orphanage costs. Lev's unwinding has been planned since his birth, as part of his family's strict religion. Brought together by chance, and kept together by desperation, these three unlikely companions make a harrowing cross-country journey, knowing their lives hang in the balance.

    SoCalBonnie says: "It won me over completely"
    "FOR YOUNGER PEOPLE BUT A GOOD STORY JUST THE SAME"
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    What made the experience of listening to Unwind the most enjoyable?

    THERE WERE SOME TENSE MOMENTS THAT KEPT ME INTERESTED.


    What did you like best about this story?

    DIFFERENT MOMENTS IN THE STORY. NOT ONE PARTICULAR ONE.


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

    I DON'T KNOW. HE WAS A GOOD READER.


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

    THERE WERE SOME "MYSTERIES" THAT WERE REVEALED TOO SOON. JUST WHEN THEY GOT ME INTERESTED THEY REVEALED WHT THE MYSTERY WAS. STILL I AM NOT SORRY I READ THIS BOOK.


    Any additional comments?

    IT IS NOT A BOOK I RECOMMEND FOR EVERYONE. BUT YOUNG PEOPLE WOULD LOVE IT. IF YOU LIKE FUTURISTIC STUFF YOU WOULD PROBABLY LIKE IT TOO.

    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
    (143)
    Performance
    (63)
    Story
    (62)

    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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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