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Kathy

Troy, IL, USA | Member Since 2008

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  • Up from Orchard Street

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Eleanor Widmer
    • Narrated By Lorna Raver
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (342)
    Performance
    (116)
    Story
    (117)

    Three generations of Roths live together in a crowded tenement flat. Long-widowed Manya is the family's head and its heart. But Manya is no soft touch, except, perhaps, where her granddaughter Elka is concerned. Precocious Elka is her closest companion and confidante. Through Elka's eyes we come to know the fascinating characters who move in and out of the Roths' lives.

    Sara says: "Tenement Life From a Child's Point of View"
    "Loved it!"
    Overall

    My favorite story is one that takes you right there as if you are in the room with the characters. This book is wonderful, the narrator is just right.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Charm School

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Nelson DeMille
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1672)
    Performance
    (919)
    Story
    (911)

    Something very strange -- and sinister -- is going on in the Russian woods at Borodino. In a place called Mrs. Ivanova's Charm School, young KGB agents are being taught by American POW's how to be model citizens of the USA. The Soviet goal -- to infiltrate the United States undetected. When an unsuspecting American tourist stumbles upon this secret, he sets in motion a CIA investigation that will reveal horrifying police state savagery and superpower treachery.

    Char says: "Incredibly Good"
    "Good but for 2 issues"
    Overall

    I am not sure if it was a man reading female dialog, but the main female character seemed very stupid and listening to her really got on my nerves. If you can tune her out, the book would be about 3 and 1/2 stars. If it wasn't for the very dark subject matter and charaters, I would have given this 4 stars. If you like spy stories and don't mind depressing subject matter, I think you will like this book. I don't usually read spy genre, but really enjoyed that aspect of this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tomb of the Golden Bird: The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 18

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Peters
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (466)
    Performance
    (244)
    Story
    (236)

    Convinced that the tomb of the little-known King Tutankhamen lies somewhere in the Valley of the Kings, eminent Egyptologist Radcliffe Emerson and his intrepid wife, Amelia Peabody, seem to have hit a wall. Having been banned forever from the East Valley, Emerson, against Amelia's advice, has tried desperately to persuade Lord Carnarvon and Howard Carter to relinquish their digging rights.

    says: "They're back"
    "Love the series"
    Overall

    If you like the series, you will love this book. New listeners/readers might wonder what all the fuss is about!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Carson McCullers
    • Narrated By Cherry Jones
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (658)
    Performance
    (253)
    Story
    (255)

    Carson McCullers was all of 23 when she published her first novel, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter. She became an overnight literary sensation, and soon such authors as Tennessee Williams were calling her "the greatest prose writer that the South [has] produced." The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter tells an unforgettable tale of moral isolation in a small southern mill town in the 1930s.

    Connie says: "Cherry Jones - 10"
    "depressing"
    Overall

    This book is good if you are interested in widening your literary knowledge, but it is pretty sad. I gave up 2/3rds of the way through, needed a break. I do care how it ends, so I will finish it after I have read/listened to something a bit lighter. The narrator is good.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Emma

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Jane Austen
    • Narrated By Nadia May
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (258)
    Performance
    (77)
    Story
    (82)

    First published in 1816 and generally considered Jane Austen's finest work, Emma is a humorous portrayal of a heroine whose injudicious interferences in the life of a young parlour-boarder in a neighboring village often lead to substantial mortification. Austen brings to life a myriad of engaging characters as she presents a mixture of social classes as she did in Pride and Prejudice.

    Kathleen says: "Wonderful!"
    "I just couldn't take it anymore"
    Overall

    If the mother in Sense and Sensibility (one of my favorites) got on your nerves, this book will kill you. This book is 3 or 4 times longer than it should be because it is filled with nonesense conversation. I tried!!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Middle of Nowhere: A Lou Boldt/Daphne Matthews Mystery #7

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Ridley Pearson
    • Narrated By Ridley Pearson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (94)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (20)

    The "blue flu" has struck the Seattle Police Force and the majority of officers are on an unofficial strike. Overworked and understaffed, detective Lou Boldt is committed to remaining on the job no matter what. But when a string of robberies and the brutal near-murder of a female cop descend on the city, the pressure of being a nearly one-man operation threatens Boldt's psyche and his marriage.

    Snoodely says: "Intricate plotting"
    "I could not stick with it...."
    Overall

    I thought this boring. I am disappointed as it was featured on Audible's main page as recommended by a famous author. It might be better in written form but I think the author reading it in this case is a mistake.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Twelve Sharp

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Janet Evanovich
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1638)
    Performance
    (506)
    Story
    (498)

    America's favorite bounty hunter, Stephanie Plum, is back in her twelfth best seller and sure to win more fans than ever before. Trenton, New Jersey's premier troublemaker is once again struggling with her tangled love life, her chaotic family, and her gift for destroying every car she drives. Not to mention her attempts to bring in the sometimes scary bail jumpers of Trenton and the sudden appearance of a mysterious female stalker, who turns out to have a close connection to Ranger.

    Ruth says: "Entertainment at its best!"
    "A lot of fun!"
    Overall

    Definatly worth a credit. I purchased this as a treat to myself while traveling for work and actually laughed out loud.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Seeing a Large Cat: The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Peters
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    Overall
    (664)
    Performance
    (393)
    Story
    (389)

    Best-selling mystery author Elizabeth Peters has captured the hearts of thousands of readers with her spunky Victorian Egyptologist, Amelia Peabody Emerson. In Seeing a Large Cat, Amelia must ensnare a modern-day killer, a bogus spiritualist, and a predatory debutante in the awesome Valley of the Kings. Someone is sending ominous messages: "Stay away from tomb Twenty-A!" Intrigued, parasol-wielding Amelia won't rest until she finds the forbidden burial site.

    Nancy J says: "Top -Notch Story & Performance"
    "Best of Historical Mysteries"
    Overall

    If you are a fan of historical mysteries, and can accept some, (okay a lot) of improbability in your mysteries for the sake of fun, listen to all of this series. NOTE: Make sure the narrator is Barbra Rosenblatt before you download. ALSO - the unabridged aggravate me - maybe they don't you....

    These books are so entertaining, fun and an escape from reality.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Lion in the Valley

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Peters
    • Narrated By Susan O'Malley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (35)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (10)

    The 1895-96 season promises to be an exceptional one for Amelia Peabody, her Egyptologist husband, Emerson, and their precocious eight-year-old son, Ramses. The much-coveted burial chamber of the Black Pyramid is theirs for the digging. But there is a great evil in the wind sweeping through Cairo. The brazen moonlight abduction of Ramses and an expedition subsequently cursed by misfortune and death have alerted Amelia to the presence of a notorious looter of the living and the dead.

    AJ says: "Terrible narration"
    "sooo disppointed it wasn't Barbara Rosenblatt"
    Overall

    I should have read the description better, if I had I would not have downloaded it. In this case the narrator is just as important as the author.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • He Shall Thunder in the Sky: The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Peters
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (671)
    Performance
    (365)
    Story
    (364)

    In her best-selling Amelia Peabody mysteries, author Elizabeth Peters has created an award-winning mixture of vivid archeological detail, finely-tuned suspense, and witty romance. This, the 12th Amelia Peabody mystery, opens in 1914. As the tides of war rise, Egypt is threatened by attacks. Espionage abounds, pulling in several members of the Peabody Emerson household even as they embark on a new archeological season.

    iphone reader says: "Excellent!"
    "Love this series"
    Overall

    I love these books and think Barbara Rosenblat is amazing. If you are attached to the characters in the series, this is one of the best of the bunch.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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