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melodious

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  • 9 reviews
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  • 120 titles in library
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  • The Six Wives of Henry VIII

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Alison Weir
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    Overall
    (317)
    Performance
    (282)
    Story
    (281)

    This acclaimed best seller from popular historian Alison Weir is a fascinating look at the Tudor family dynasty and its most infamous ruler. The Six Wives of Henry VIII brings to life England’s oft-married monarch and the six wildly different but equally fascinating women who married him. Gripping from the first sentence to the last and loaded with fascinating details, Weir’s rich history is a perfect blend of scholarship and entertainment.

    Amazon Customer says: "Good Narration, Great Historical Account"
    "Entertaining and Educational!"
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    I really enjoy listening to Alison Wier's books and this one was no exception. In addition to his wives I learned a great deal about Henry VIII as well. I love this period of history and Alison does a gives a very thorough account of King Henry and his wives.

    One complaint about the book is that there is a significant amount of repetitive content. Certain phrases and historical facts are given numerous times throughout. Sometimes it is hard to follow the chronology of events because it is not always clear when she is writing about the future, past or present.

    Overall, greatly informative and highly entertaining.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Golem and the Jinni: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Helene Wecker
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2570)
    Performance
    (2368)
    Story
    (2368)

    Helene Wecker's dazzling debut novel tells the story of two supernatural creatures who appear mysteriously in 1899 New York. Chava is a golem, a creature made of clay, brought to life by a strange man who dabbles in dark Kabbalistic magic. When her master dies at sea on the voyage from Poland, she is unmoored and adrift as the ship arrives in New York Harbor. Ahmad is a jinni, a being of fire, born in the ancient Syrian Desert. Trapped in an old copper flask by a Bedouin wizard centuries ago, he is released accidentally by a tinsmith in a Lower Manhattan shop.

    Tango says: "Enchanting Debut Novel - Delicious!"
    "Fantastic Book! Outstanding Narration!"
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    I LOVE this book. I found it mesmerizing, like I was transported into another time and place every time I got in my car to listen. The narration was outstanding and I plan to listen to more books narrated by George Guidall. I am eagerly anticipating Helene Wrecker's next book. I can't remember the last time I enjoyed listening to a book this much. I'm sorry it had to end.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Clan of the Cave Bear: Earth's Children, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Jean M. Auel
    • Narrated By Sandra Burr
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1355)
    Performance
    (781)
    Story
    (785)

    Here is the saga of a people who call themselves the Clan of the Cave Bear; how they lived; the animals they hunted; the great totems they revered. But mostly it is the story of Ayla, the girl they found and raised, who was not like them. To the Clan, her fair looks make her different - ugly.

    Terri says: "Clan of the Cave Bear"
    "Good, not great"
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    Performance
    Story

    I have enjoyed listening to this book. I find the story itself interesting but the writing is very plain and the narrator, as well as the sound quality of the recordings, could be much better.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Twilight: The Twilight Saga, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Stephenie Meyer
    • Narrated By Ilyana Kadushin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7445)
    Performance
    (2869)
    Story
    (2927)

    About three things I was certain. First, Edward was a vampire. Second, there was a part of him, and I didn't know how dominant that part might be, that thirsted for my blood. And third, I was unconditionally and irrevocably in love with him.

    Mitch says: "My Not-So-Guilty Pleasure"
    "annoying"
    Overall

    I saw the movie and in spite of the awkward dialog and acting, found myself drawn to watch it over again and see the sequels. Fascinated, I decided to listen to the first book and read the last 2. I did not like the narration and HATED the way the narrator said "Bella". Since her name is used repeatedly throughout it was very annoying. I can still hear the sound of her voice saying, "Bella", in my head. The writing is certainly not good and the writer's use of the English language is simplistic and unimaginative. Since I didn't dislike the last 2 books nearly as much I think it likely that the narration made the book even worse than it would have been had I read it on my own. I can't believe this book was 2 credits! What a waste!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Garden Spells

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Sarah Addison Allen
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (997)
    Performance
    (544)
    Story
    (549)

    The Waverleys have always been a curious family, endowed with peculiar gifts that make them outsiders even in their hometown of Bascom, North Carolina. Even their garden has a reputation, famous for its feisty apple tree that bears prophetic fruit, and its edible flowers, imbued with special powers.

    Generations of Waverleys tended this garden. Their history was in the soil. But so were their futures.

    Together again in the house they grew up in, the Waverley sisters realize they must deal with their common legacy - if they are ever to feel at home in Bascom - or with each other.

    Joihelene says: "I so want to give it 5 stars...!!!!"
    "Elementary"
    Overall

    Story line is simplistic, predictable and the writing is very plain and uninteresting. Not sure why this has gotten such good reviews.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Every Last One

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Anna Quindlen
    • Narrated By Hope Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (978)
    Performance
    (259)
    Story
    (267)

    In this breathtaking and beautiful novel, the #1 New York Times best-selling author Anna Quindlen creates an unforgettable portrait of a mother, a father, a family, and the explosive, violent consequences of what seem like inconsequential actions.

    Kimberly says: "Almost Unbearably Sad, Completely Wonderful"
    "Well written, gripping, excellent narration"
    Overall

    Very well written and interesting. The narrator was very good as well. Disturbing story.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Count of Monte Cristo

    • UNABRIDGED (47 hrs)
    • By Alexandre Dumas
    • Narrated By John Lee
    Overall
    (3780)
    Performance
    (2099)
    Story
    (2152)

    Dashing young Edmond Dantès has everything: a fine reputation, an appointment as captain of a ship, and the heart of a beautiful woman. But his perfect life is shattered when three jealous friends conspire to destroy him. Falsely accused of a political crime, Dantès is locked away for life in the infamous Chateau d'If prison. But it is there that Dantès learns of a vast hidden treasure.

    Prsilla says: "Really-REALLY Classic!"
    "Good Narrator, Slow paced story"
    Overall

    Narration was good and enjoyable. The overall story is good but for me it was so slow paced I could barely stand it. The pace didn't pick up until the last 2 parts. It took me even longer to get through it because I kept getting distracted (it just didn't hold my attention very well) and would have to rewind.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Comanche Moon

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Larry McMurtry, Frank Muller
    • Narrated By Frank Muller
    Overall
    (568)
    Performance
    (300)
    Story
    (302)

    We join Texas Rangers August McCrae and Woodrow F. Call as they are just beginning to deal with the perplexing tensions of adult life -- Gus, and his great love, Clara Forsythe, Call and Maggie Tilton, the young whore who loves him -- when they enlist with a Ranger troop in pursuit of Buffalo Hump, the great Comanche war chief; Kicking Wolf, the celebrated Comanche horse thief; and a deadly Mexican bandit king with a penchant for torture.

    Robert E. Scarcelle says: "Even for those that don't like Westerns"
    "Just OK"
    Overall

    I was initially very disappointed with the narrator. After listening to Lonesome Dove, this reader left a lot to be desired. Most characters sound the same. Gus sounds wimpy and winy.

    The story itself is OK. The last few chapters were pretty boring without much going on. I don't think I'll continue with the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lonesome Dove

    • UNABRIDGED (36 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Larry McMurtry
    • Narrated By Lee Horsley
    Overall
    (3165)
    Performance
    (1634)
    Story
    (1663)

    Larry McMurtry's American epic, set in the late 19th century, tells the story of a cattle drive from Texas to Montana, a drive that represents not only a daring foolhardy adventure, but a part of the American Dream for everyone involved.

    Richard Delman says: "A masterpiece. An epic western story."
    "Great Book, Great Narrator"
    Overall

    I loved this book and didn't want it to end. The narrator was fantastic and really brought the characters to life. I wish Lee Horsely narrated the rest of the series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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