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Laura

Boise, Idaho | Member Since 2012

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  • 7 reviews
  • 13 ratings
  • 53 titles in library
  • 12 purchased in 2014
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  • The Importance of Being Earnest

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 59 mins)
    • By Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated By James Marsters, Charles Busch, Emily Bergl, and others
    Overall
    (836)
    Performance
    (711)
    Story
    (708)

    This final play from the pen of Oscar Wilde is a stylish send-up of Victorian courtship and manners, complete with assumed names, mistaken lovers, and a lost handbag. Jack and Algernon are best friends, both wooing ladies who think their names are Ernest, "that name which inspires absolute confidence." Wilde's effervescent wit, scathing social satire, and high farce make this one of the most cherished plays in the English language.

    Tad Davis says: "Delightfully silly"
    "I laughed so hard I cried."
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    Where does The Importance of Being Earnest (Dramatized) rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Very high on the funny list of audiobooks I've listened to.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jack is more


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

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    The scene in Jack's garden with the two brothers eating muffins kept getting funnier as it went along. I was crying so hard I had to pause twice to get a Kleenex. This play reminds me so much of not only Monty Python, but the banter between the brothers, Niles and Fraiser Crane.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Veronica Mars: An Original Mystery by Rob Thomas: The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Rob Thomas, Jennifer Graham
    • Narrated By Kristen Bell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1291)
    Performance
    (1222)
    Story
    (1215)

    The first book in an original mystery series featuring 28-year-old Veronica Mars, back in action after the events of Veronica Mars: The Movie. With the help of old friends - Logan Echolls, Mac Mackenzie, Wallace Fennel, and even Dick Casablancas - Veronica is ready to take on Neptune's darkest cases with her trademark sass and smarts.

    Alison says: "Mars Attacks, succeeds!"
    "Just like the TV show"
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    This book continues the story of Veronica Mars after she's gone to college and come back to Neptune. The characters are older, but their personalities are intact. Kristen Bell is the voice of Veronica Mars, so that's great. Some of the voices she uses for the other characters are not the best. Since we know what most of the characters sound like, that made it hard to ignore. The pace, smart dialog and compelling mystery to solve are all there. A book worth listening to especially for fans of the show.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Kingmakers: Vampire Empire Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Clay Griffith, Susan Griffith
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (123)
    Performance
    (117)
    Story
    (118)

    The epic Vampire Empire trilogy rushes to a heart-wrenching conclusion of honor and love, hatred and vengeance, sacrifice and loss. A war to the death. Empress Adele has launched a grand crusade against the vampire clans of the north. Prince Gareth, the vampire lord of Scotland, serves the Equatorian cause, fighting in the bloody trenches of France in his guise as the dashing Greyfriar. But the human armies are pinned down, battered by harsh weather and merciless attacks from vampire packs.

    Margaret says: "Amazing end to a wonderful series."
    "Great Ending to a Wonderful Series"
    Overall
    Performance
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    The first two books were very well written and narrated. I was concerned the third one would let me down; not so at all. The ending was very satisfying as it tied up all loose ends and I cannot say anymore without spoiling the next dear reader. Suffice it to say, this is good story telling and James Marsters puts his whole heart into his performance. There's enough material in this series for a few seasons of compelling television.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Shred Diet Made Simple: Concise Guide to Ian K. Smith's Six Week Cycle Diet Plan

    • UNABRIDGED (57 mins)
    • By Betty Johnson
    • Narrated By Julie Eickhoff
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Switching to a heart-healthy diet may not sound appealing at first, but there are many ways that you can substitute foods in your diet so you can stay healthy and still enjoy the foods that you eat. By substituting foods high in cholesterol and fat for healthier options, you can have a positive impact on your heart health. Before you pick up that next bacon cheeseburger, consider these quick and easy foo substitutions that will be kind on your heart and your waistline.

    Laura says: "A Simple Overview"
    "A Simple Overview"
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    This is an overview of what the Shred Diet is about in very broad strokes. The only purpose I can see for this book is to convince someone who isn't on the actual diet, like a relative for example, that you are on a healthy plan. That way, your friends and relatives will cheer you on. As someone already on the Shred Diet, this does not help me at all. The Shred diet is great and you should go buy that book. Dr. Smith could come up with an audio book version which could explain the concept of the diet, but reading the day to day plan wouldn't make much sense. An app would be better.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Macbeth

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 59 mins)
    • By William Shakespeare
    • Narrated By James Marsters, Joanne Whalley, Josh Cooke, and others
    Overall
    (92)
    Performance
    (89)
    Story
    (88)

    Infamously known as the cursed Scottish play, Macbeth is perhaps Shakespeare’s darkest tragedy. When General Macbeth is foretold by three witches that he will one day be King of Scotland, Lady Macbeth convinces him to get rid of anyone who could stand in his way – including committing regicide. As Macbeth ascends to the throne through bloody murder, he becomes a tyrant consumed by fear and paranoia.

    Monika says: "Enjoyable all-cast performance"
    "All hail this Macbeth!"
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    I felt sad when each character died including Macbeth and Lady M which is a testament to the actors. Macbeth was courageous to the end; a true warrior who got greedy and caused so much chaos that he had to be stopped. This production tells this story believably. It is acted well, the sound is clear and special effects add to the experience. Upon further listenings, the lesser lines of the play rise up to the surface. This is a recording that deserves to be played more than once.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • She Stoops to Conquer: Mistakes of the Night

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 51 mins)
    • By Oliver Goldsmith
    • Narrated By Rosalind Ayres, Adam Godley, Julian Holloway, and others
    Overall
    (32)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (30)

    Starring James Marsters, this classic comedy of manners from 1773 is still widely performed and studied. Love, lies, and dysfunctional families. Sound like your last family gathering? Try this one on for laughs. Two randy young gents, Charles and George, set out to woo the alluring and upper-crust Kate and Constance. But inexperienced Charles is shy and clumsy around upper-class ladies, so it’s the barmaid who catches his eye. But is she really who she seems?

    MillenniumMike says: "Wonderful performances and production. Fun story!"
    "Delightful!"
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    If you could sum up She Stoops to Conquer in three words, what would they be?

    Funny, classic, romantic.


    What did you like best about this story?

    For a play that debuted in London in 1773 it is still funny and easy to follow.


    Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

    Charles Marlow was my favorite.


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

    This recording made me laugh.


    Any additional comments?

    All the actors did a great job transporting the listener to that place in time.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Your First Listen

    • ORIGINAL (4 mins)
    Overall
    (22430)
    Performance
    (9069)
    Story
    (9283)

    Your Audible adventures begin right here.

    aareal says: "It was great"
    "Supposed to be funny, but made me sad."
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    What did you like best about Your First Listen? What did you like least?

    Steve Martin was great, but the story hit too close to home. I've been on both sides of this situation and neither side is fun. Steve Martin's reading of it was perfect, though.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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