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Danielle

REDFORD, MI, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • Gold: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Chris Cleave
    • Narrated By Emilia Fox
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (93)
    Performance
    (85)
    Story
    (84)

    Building on the tradition of Little Bee, Chris Cleave again writes with elegance, humor, and passion about friendship, marriage, parenthood, tragedy, and redemption. Gold is the story of Zoe and Kate, world-class athletes who have been friends and rivals since their first day of Elite training. They've loved, fought, betrayed, forgiven, consoled, gloried, and grown up together. Now on the eve of London 2012, their last Olympics, both women will be tested to their physical and emotional limits.

    Patricia says: "Very Good--but not great--"
    "Really enjoyable"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes---overall it was great.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Tom--- because he had to be the steady sensible person juggling his three athletes.


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

    No first time


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

    Tom to hear the stories he must have to tell.


    Any additional comments?

    No

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 1Q84

    • UNABRIDGED (46 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Haruki Murakami, Jay Rubin (translator), Philip Gabriel (translator)
    • Narrated By Allison Hiroto, Marc Vietor, Mark Boyett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4267)
    Performance
    (3729)
    Story
    (3698)

    The year is 1984 and the city is Tokyo.

    A young woman named Aomame follows a taxi driver's enigmatic suggestion and begins to notice puzzling discrepancies in the world around her. She has entered, she realizes, a parallel existence, which she calls 1Q84 - "Q" is for "question mark". A world that bears a question....

    Dr. says: "Slow, Strange, and (ultimately) Satisfying"
    "I want to buy the book now"
    Overall
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    Story
    What did you love best about 1Q84?

    Everything


    What did you like best about this story?

    The layers


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

    no


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

    yes but its too long to do so


    Any additional comments?

    I LOVED this book. Very refreshing. Would love to see it in a movie.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Suitable Boy (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (5 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Vikram Seth
    • Narrated By Full Cast
    Overall
    (57)
    Performance
    (30)
    Story
    (30)

    A Suitable Boy is Vikram Seth's epic love story set in India. Funny and tragic, with engaging, brilliantly observed characters, it is as close as you can get to Dickens for the twentieth century. The story unfolds through four middle class families: the Mehras, Kappoors, Khans, and Chatterjis. Lata Mehra, a university student, is under pressure from her mother to get married. But not to just anyone she happens to fall in love with.

    Devi says: "A wonderful drama"
    "Not what I expected"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    This was not a typical audio book. I was unclear as to what a dramatised recording was.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    1Q84


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Full Cast?

    One of the women in the cast; not sure of her name. I didn't listen to most of the recording. It was difficult to follow for me.


    What character would you cut from A Suitable Boy (Dramatised)?

    Don't remember the names.


    Any additional comments?

    no

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Shack

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Wm. Paul Young
    • Narrated By Roger Mueller
    Overall
    (4066)
    Performance
    (1694)
    Story
    (1748)

    Mackenzie Allen Philips' youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later in the midst of his Great Sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend. Against his better judgment he arrives at the shack on a wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare.

    Renato says: "much more than I expected"
    "Did not enjoy"
    Overall
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    What disappointed you about The Shack?

    The overall story line just wasnt in my taste.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    1Q84


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Anticipating what he would find when he first discovered the shack.


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

    All of the above


    Any additional comments?

    My coworker enjoyed this book very much. So its a matter of taste.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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