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A. J. McConachie

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So.Calif.

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  • 26 reviews
  • 160 ratings
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  • 159 purchased in 2014
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  • Head in the Clouds

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Karen Witemeyer
    • Narrated By Nicole Poole
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (135)
    Performance
    (106)
    Story
    (108)

    Following the stunning success of her high-spirited debut, Karen Witemeyer delivers this compelling blend of humor and romance. When Adelaid Proctor finds herself stranded in 1883 Texas, she’s hired by a British-born sheep rancher as governess for a daughter still grief-stricken over her mom’s death. As Adelaid gently draws the girl out of her shell of silence, the governess and sheep rancher, at first, resist their mutual attraction.

    A. J. McConachie says: "Great Story"
    "Great Story"
    Overall

    Why this wonderful title by Karen Witemeyer only received one star is beyond me.
    I bought it because of the author and the reviews from Amazon. Also I sought out her web page.
    This is a peach of a story with lots of interesting happenings. Disappointments along with surprises for a young miss who thought she was to become the wife of a book peddler, only to discover to her mortification, he had different plans.
    But now great excitement is ahead, not to mention true and lasting love.
    Set in the Early American West... Texas of course.
    An aristocrat wealthy Englishman comes to Texas to set up a sheep ranch.
    One little girl who has not spoken a word since the death of her mother. (This is where our heroine comes in)
    A villainous uncle and a bit of skullduggery along with a bit of mystery, make this book a great read
    If you are a Christian you will love it. If not, well... I think you will find the story lovely. Pure true love and a wonderful experience for the listener
    The only thing lacking is graphic sexual scenes. Ahhh What a blessing to behold.

    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • A Carrion Death: Introducing Detective Kubu

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Michael Stanley
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (195)
    Performance
    (63)
    Story
    (62)

    Smashed skull, snapped ribs, and a cloying smell of carrion. Leave the body for the hyenas to devour - no body, no case. But when Kalahari game rangers stumble on a human corpse midmeal, it turns out the murder wasn't perfect after all. Enough evidence is left to suggest foul play. Detective David "Kubu" Bengu of the Botswana Criminal Investigation Department is assigned to the case.

    Robert says: "Hot and Arid"
    "A Carrion Death and Detective Kubu"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to A Carrion Death the most enjoyable?

    Exciting mystery


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Detective Kubu, He has a funny bone to tickle you, amongst the murders


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

    He is a genius. The different dialects are spot on. Makes this a thrilling and suspensful.


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

    The entire book was very good.


    Any additional comments?

    Looking forward in buying the next Book, and happy too hear more about Detective Kubu

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Islamic Antichrist: The Shocking Truth about the Real Nature of the Beast

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Joel Richardson
    • Narrated By Richard Powers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (68)
    Performance
    (56)
    Story
    (60)

    The Bible predicts that in the last days a charismatic leader will establish a global following in the name of peace. The Qur’an also predicts that a man will rise up to lead the nations, pledging to usher in an era of peace. The man in the Qur’an is called the Mahdi, or Islam’s savior. However, the man in the Bible is the Antichrist. Joel Richardson’s stunning research and analysis suggest that the Mahdi and the Antichrist are actually one and the same.

    Aaron says: "Interesting thesis"
    "This Is Not Fairy Tale"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    The Bible * The Mahdi * The Koran * Islamic World Domination * Jesus Christ.* The End Times.

    To say this book is a frightening read/ listen, is a mild statement.
    I wonder how many Christians really know just what Muslims believe and teach.

    The author has researched this with all due diligence.

    What an eye opener.

    11 of 17 people found this review helpful
  • Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs)
    • By Laura Hillenbrand
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12415)
    Performance
    (8329)
    Story
    (8370)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Seabiscuit was a runaway success, and Hillenbrand’s done it again with another true-life account about beating unbelievable odds. On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared.....

    Annie M. says: "Hillenbrand could make even laundry fascinating!"
    "Extraordinarily -Unputdownable- Superior Narrator"
    Overall

    Extraordinary ???Fear- Profound ???Rage- Unfathomable - Victorious -Veneration.
    These are just a few words that describe what I felt while listening to this stupendous book.
    In my long life, I have read thousands of books. Mostly all of them enjoyable.
    However there have only been four that have affected me deeply.
    1. The Bible
    2. The Power of One: (Bryce Courtney)
    3. Bonheoffer Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy: (Eric Mataxes)
    And now
    UNBROKEN
    Wonderfully written by Laura Hillenbrand.
    Expertly narrated by Edward Herrmann

    All I can say is if you never read anything else, these four books are a must read. Do yourself a favor and find out what I am talking about. It will be well worth your time and treasure.

    By the way all, of the above are available on audible.com

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • A Tailor-Made Bride

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Karen Witemeyer
    • Narrated By Nicole Poole
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (123)
    Performance
    (92)
    Story
    (94)

    A rising star in Christian fiction, Karen Witemeyer brilliantly blends humor and romance in this compelling debut novel. Texas liveryman Jericho “J.T.” Tucker wants nothing to do with the town’s new dressmaker, Hannah Richardson. He’s all too familiar with her kind - shallow, more devoted to fashion than true beauty. Except for her well-tailored clothing, however, she’s not at all what he expected.

    Candace says: "Very glad I checked this one out!"
    "Young author, Karen Witemeyer, has a real talent.."
    Overall

    ...for storytelling, and I hope that Audible will feature all of her books.
    Set in the old American West, A TAILOR-MADE BRIDE is quite a cute story and one wonders how our heroine, feisty, high spirited, Hanna Richards, an Artistic Dressmaker is going to overcome the abrupt and brusque manner of one Jericho ???JT??? Tucker. Owner of the local livery.
    Sparks fly and feelings get hurt, but...
    Love does conquer all, even a stinking old widower falls under the loving kindness of Hanna.
    Lots of adventures in this story, one you will want to add to your inspirational library.
    I really enjoy these wonderful books.
    You won't have to fast forward because of graphic sex or violence. A pure listening joy.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Cold Blooded

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Robert J. Randisi
    • Narrated By Kevin Foley
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    NYPD Detective Sergeant Dennis McQueen has his hands full with a very bizarre case. A series of dead bodies have been found, all frozen - killed by various methods, but disposed of in the same manner. Just a coincidence, or is there a serial killer at work? Things heat up when McQueen is sent to investigate a body found in the rubble of a fire and meets FDNY Fire Marshal Mason Willis. Willis is investigating it as an arson, but the medical examiner's report makes it obvious that this is a case for McQueen.

    A. J. McConachie says: "Twist and Turns Makes a Good Police Mystery"
    "Twist and Turns Makes a Good Police Mystery"
    Overall

    A pretty good read. Not a hang on to your seat for a bumpy ride kind of listen... However, plenty of twist and turns you do not expect. A bit of gallows humor added in, and a very impatient NYPD Detective Sergeant Dennis McQueen has two cases he and his team have to solve.
    If you are listening while driving home from work, you will probably go around the block a few times to get to the next chapter.
    Nice way to curl up by the fire and listen to a good mystery??? You will not guess ???who done it" until the end.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Kitchen House: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Kathleen Grissom
    • Narrated By Orlagh Cassidy, Bahni Turpin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7017)
    Performance
    (4973)
    Story
    (4963)

    Orphaned while onboard ship from Ireland, seven-year-old Lavinia arrives on the steps of a tobacco plantation where she is to live and work with the slaves of the kitchen house. Under the care of Belle, the master's illegitimate daughter, Lavinia becomes deeply bonded to her adopted family, though she is set apart from them by her white skin. Eventually, Lavinia is accepted into the world of the big house, where the master is absent and the mistress battles opium addiction.

    B.J. says: "Good, but with reservations"
    "Another Depressing Slave Drama"
    Overall

    I realize the slavery epoch was blight on American History??? However???
    Is there any hope that during the slave era, someone was nice and kind? Were all the slave owners contemptible, malicious and cruel? : Stupid vapid women and malevolent Overseers? Did all the wives drink or get hooked on laudanum because their husband despoiled the slave women and fathered many of the black women???s children?
    Well just once, I would like to read something a little more pleasant and have a successful conclusion during early America. Still the narration was excellent.

    4 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Parnassus on Wheels

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Christopher Morley
    • Narrated By Nadia May
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (13)

    Parnassus on Wheels is the story of a marvelous man, small in stature, wiry as a cat, yet Olympic in personality. Roger Mifflin is part pixie, part sage, part noble savage, and all God's creature. With his traveling book wagon, named Parnassus, he moves through the New England countryside of 1915 on an itinerant mission of enlightenment. Mifflin's delight in books and authors is infectious. With his singular philosophy and bright eyes, he comes to represent the heart and soul of the book world.

    A. J. McConachie says: "A Jewel of a Novella"
    "A Jewel of a Novella"
    Overall

    Let me ask you this... Are you tired of Listening to graphic sex. foul language, The crippling or mutilation, even murder of another person?
    While these do have their place, I would urge you to sit back and enjoy
    Parnassus on Wheels.
    What a delight to hear. There is everything you could want in this little Gem.
    Romance + Adventure + Mystery + Humor, and a wee bit of the blarney... You will love it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Sophie Is Seven

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 31 mins)
    • By Dick King-Smith
    • Narrated By Bernard Cribbins
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    Ever since she was four years old, Sophie has wanted to be a lady farmer. She has been collecting animals, and so far her menagerie consists of snails, centipedes, a white rabbit, a black cat, and a puppy named Puddle. Now Sophie is saving money in her piggy bank to buy her own farm, but when she adds it up she only has $12.60. She must think of ways to raise more funds!

    A. J. McConachie says: "A lot has happend to Sophie"
    "A lot has happend to Sophie"
    Overall

    Just curl up with the children and listen with them, you won’t want to miss a single word.
    I have more or less written the same review for all of the sophie stories. I can't urge you enough to get them all. each and every one is sheer delight. Always read by good old Bernard Cribbins.

    What a treasure Trove of listening delights in the entire series of Sophie Stories by the incomparable Dick King Smith, writer of children’s stories.
    Each story when read brings you to such a happy feel good, wonderful conclusion of this special little girl Sophie, who is so determined, with hair that looks like she has been through a hedge row backwards. and her entire family including her beloved Octogenarian Aunt Al who lives in the Highlands of Scotland on a most desired farm!(with PONIES of course.)
    You and your kiddiewinkies are in for a real treat when you listen to the wonderful heart warming stories, read by Bernard Cribbins who has that special voice that puts us all at ease.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Sophie's Tom

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 7 mins)
    • By Dick King-Smith
    • Narrated By Bernard Cribbins
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    Sophie is small but very determined. She loves animals and is going to be a lady farmer when she grows up. On her fifth birthday, she gets a model farm and lots of toy animals. What she wants most of all, though, is a real animal - like a cat.

    Tina says: "A real firecracker child!"
    "This is a delighful story.."
    Overall

    What a treasure Trove of listening delights in the entire series of Sophie Stories by the incomparable Dick King Smith, writer of children’s stories.
    Each story when read brings you to such a wonderful Happy feel good conclusion of this special little girl Sophie, (She can sure wangle her daddy into letting her have a lot of animals)who is so determined, with hair that looks like she has been through a hedge row backwards. and her entire family including her beloved Octogenarian Aunt Al who lives in the Highlands of Scotland on a most desired farm!(with PONIES of course.)
    You and your kiddiewinkies are in for a real treat when you listen to the wonderful heart warming stories, read by Bernard Cribbens who has that special voice that puts us all at ease. Sophie's Tom awaits you with a special surprise ending.
    Just curl up with the children and listen with them, you won’t want to miss a single word.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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