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Renate

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  • Dear Fatty

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Dawn French
    • Narrated By Liza Tarbuck
    Overall
    (115)
    Performance
    (61)
    Story
    (62)

    With a sharp eye for comic detail and a wicked ear for the absurdities of life, Dawn French shows just how an RAF girl from the west country with dreams of becoming a ballerina/bridesmaid/thief rose to become one of the best-loved comedy actresses of our time.

    Pamela says: "If you like Dawn French - You will love this book!"
    "Not what I expected"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Dawn French and/or Liza Tarbuck?

    No, I didn't find this book very interesting.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    I found the content boring


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

    No this was the first one


    Could you see Dear Fatty being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Hunger Games

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (34120)
    Performance
    (25277)
    Story
    (25620)

    Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning? In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by 12 outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

    Teddy says: "The Book Deserves The Hype"
    "Really enjoyed it"
    Overall
    Performance
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Hunger Games to be better than the print version?

    Haven't read the print version but I was very happy with the audible in conjunction with the movie


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Peeta - his strength and kindness in a brutal environment was refreshing


    What about Carolyn McCormick’s performance did you like?

    Her varied narrative kept the story flowing and never boring


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

    Yes I listened to the book whenever I could get a chance


    Any additional comments?

    I recommend this audible

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By E. L. James
    • Narrated By Becca Battoe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (429)
    Performance
    (364)
    Story
    (371)

    When literature student Anastasia Steele interviews successful entrepreneur Christian Grey, she finds him very attractive and deeply intimidating. Convinced that their meeting went badly, she tries to put him out of her mind – until he turns up at the store where she works part-time, and invites her out. Unworldly and innocent, Ana is shocked to find she wants this man. And, when he warns her to keep her distance, it only makes her want him more.

    Masha says: "Frustratingly bad read"
    "Oh My!!!!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you like best about Fifty Shades of Grey? What did you like least?

    It was something different and light entertainment but a little repetitive.


    Has Fifty Shades of Grey turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Not really


    Did Becca Battoe do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    She was quite good but perhaps a male voice for Christian would have been better


    Any additional comments?

    It was entertaining enough - a bit of a laugh - nudge, nudge, wink, wink

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • World Without End

    • UNABRIDGED (45 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By John Lee
    Overall
    (141)
    Performance
    (101)
    Story
    (103)

    On the day after Halloween, in the year 1327, four children slip away from the cathedral city of Kingsbridge. They are a thief, a bully, a boy genius, and a girl who wants to be a doctor. In the forest they see two men killed. As adults, their lives will be braided together by ambition, love, greed and revenge. They will see prosperity and famine, plague and war.

    Brodie says: "Astounding!"
    "Great listening, I love historical fiction"
    Overall
    Performance
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    Where does World Without End rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I haven't listened to too many audio books at this stage but I found it very enjoyable.
    Well narrated and fast paced.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Paper Life

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Tatum O'Neal
    • Narrated By Tatum O'Neal
    Overall
    (93)
    Performance
    (44)
    Story
    (43)

    At age 10, Tatum O'Neal became the youngest Oscar winner in history for her performance in the film classic Paper Moon. As the sidekick to her father, Ryan O'Neal, she became a fixture at the most glamorous Hollywood parties and counted celebrities among her childhood friends.

    Deb says: "started out strong, but ended weakly"
    "Interesting insight into Tatum O'Neal"
    Overall
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes this was the first audiobook I have ever bought. It was a great start. I was impressed that it was spoken by Tatum O'Neal herself. Sad story but great her story has been told.
    I couldn't stop listening.


    Have you listened to any of Tatum O'Neal’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No but I will definitely be buying her other book.


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

    Yes I felt sad for the O'Neal family that they were so dysfunctional.


    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoyed this book and will definitely be buying her other. Good luck to Tatum O'Neal

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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