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S. Crivello

ShelCrivel

Stockton, CA USA | Member Since 2010

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  • Gone Girl: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Gillian Flynn
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15372)
    Performance
    (13623)
    Story
    (13655)

    It is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media - as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents - the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter - but is he really a killer?

    Teddy says: "Demented, twisted, sick and I loved it!"
    "New Favorite Book"
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    What other book might you compare Gone Girl to and why?

    If there were a book written about Scott Peterson, this would be comparable


    Which scene was your favorite?

    All of them - how weird Amy was. Loved it.


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

    You betcha! I think my husband wanted those earbuds out!


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • We Are Water: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Wally Lamb
    • Narrated By Wally Lamb, George Guidall, Maggi-Meg Reed, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (950)
    Performance
    (863)
    Story
    (863)

    After 27 years of marriage and three children, Anna Oh - wife, mother, outsider artist - has fallen in love with Viveca, the wealthy Manhattan art dealer who orchestrated her success. They plan to wed in the Oh family’s hometown of Three Rivers in Connecticut. But the wedding provokes some very mixed reactions and opens a Pandora’s Box of toxic secrets - dark and painful truths that have festered below the surface of the Ohs' lives.

    Suzn F says: "Lamb writes Fine Literature/What a Book!"
    "Loved, loved, loved"
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    If you could sum up We Are Water in three words, what would they be?

    Top of my list


    What was one of the most memorable moments of We Are Water?

    Annie's break through


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

    At first I didn't think I would enjoy the different narrators but I ended up loving all of them.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Winds of War

    • UNABRIDGED (45 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Herman Wouk
    • Narrated By Kevin Pariseau
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2571)
    Performance
    (2161)
    Story
    (2166)

    Herman Wouk's sweeping epic of World War II stands as the crowning achievement of one of America's most celebrated storytellers. Like no other books about the war, Wouk's spellbinding narrative captures the tide of global events - and all the drama, romance, heroism, and tragedy of World War II - as it immerses us in the lives of a single American family drawn into the very center of the war's maelstrom.

    Arken says: "Great storytelling"
    "Best WWII book EVER"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Winds of War the most enjoyable?

    Kevin Pariseau did an excellent job telling THE most complete book of WWII. I have read a lot of books on this subject but none have been as complete and Winds of War. I loved how Herman Wouk made every segment of the war come alive... from Germany, Poland, Italy, to the Pacific... it seemed as though ever country involved in the war had it's story told. This is a long book..... but very worth listening. At the end I was disappointed not to know what happened to Natalie so now I'm listening to the sequel and enjoying it as much as this one. Herman Wouk is a an excellent author.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Natalie - the adventures she took and risks.
    Pug Henry - because he was such a man.
    Rhoda Henry - because she was so flighty.


    Which character – as performed by Kevin Pariseau – was your favorite?

    Natalie's uncle - Aaron Jastro


    If you could take any character from The Winds of War out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Pug Henry - he's calm, cool and collected man who met a lot of the players in the war. He was so impressive, yet unimpressed by himself.


    Any additional comments?

    If you enjoy WWII, this is a must read.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Count of Monte Cristo

    • UNABRIDGED (47 hrs)
    • By Alexandre Dumas
    • Narrated By John Lee
    Overall
    (3645)
    Performance
    (1980)
    Story
    (2027)

    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!"
    "Top of my list"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Count of Monte Cristo to be better than the print version?

    I think I would rather read than listen if I had to do it again.... or maybe listen and read.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Mercedes - such an innocent victim.


    Which character – as performed by John Lee – was your favorite?

    Sinbad


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

    When Edmund got out of prison.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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