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Lynn

I enjoy knitting while I listen. Science fiction and historical fiction are my favorite genre'. Also like some horror, especially vampires.

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  • Callahan's Legacy

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Spider Robinson
    • Narrated By Spider Robinson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (211)
    Performance
    (67)
    Story
    (70)

    It's more than 20 years since Spider Robinson revealed the existence of Callahan's Crosstime Saloon, and the original bar is gone. Mike Callahan is gone, too, but his spirit lives on in the new bar, named Mary's Place for his daughter. On this particular day, nothing seems to be going right for Jake Stonebender, proprietor of Mary's Place.

    melody333 says: "What Fun!"
    "Hysterically funny"
    Overall

    There are so many puns, palindromes and lyrics I could hardly keep up! I would love to visit Mary's Place and have a round or two with the client?le. Don't start this in the evening if you have to get up the next morning - you won't want to stop until the end! I can't wait to listen to it again and may end up buying a print copy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Restorer: The Graveyard Queen, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Amanda Stevens
    • Narrated By Khristine Hvam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (394)
    Performance
    (356)
    Story
    (358)

    My name is Amelia Gray. I'm a cemetery restorer who sees ghosts. In order to protect myself from the parasitic nature of the dead, I've always held fast to these rules passed down from my father…until now. Detective John Devlin needs my help to find a killer, but he is haunted by ghosts who shadow his every move. To warn him would be to invite them into my life. I've vowed to keep my distance, but the pull of his magnetism grows ever stronger even as the headstone symbols lead me closer to truth and to the gossamer veil that separates this world from the next.

    Ducky says: "WOW!!! What a series~"
    "Main character has many Interesting talents"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Though there were parts that ran on a big too slowly in my opinion, I like the premise of the story, the characters and the suspense. It's good as a stand-alone story but easily leads me to look forward to the next book. Certainly got me to thinking what I'd do if I could see ghosts the way she does. Now that would be an interesting super power!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Restorer?

    I keep coming back to how she feels so drained of energy when she's been around HIM.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I enjoyed the scene where they are in the tomb and discover the entrance to the hidden room. Now THAT was CREEPY.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    She sees ghosts and they know it.


    Any additional comments?

    This could easily become an HBO mini-series like True Blood.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Thirteenth Tale: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Diane Setterfield
    • Narrated By Bianca Amato, Jill Tanner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5248)
    Performance
    (2083)
    Story
    (2101)

    All children mythologize their birth... So begins the prologue of reclusive author Vida Winter's beloved collection of stories, long famous for the mystery of the missing thirteenth tale. The enigmatic Winter has always kept her violent and tragic past a secret. Now old and ailing, she summons a biographer to tell the truth about her extraordinary life: Margaret Lea, a young woman for whom the secret of her own birth remains an ever-present pain.

    PA Law says: "Haunting and beautiful tale"
    "Best so far this year!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Had my attention from the first sentence! Colorful characters, mystery, insanity, family, big old houses, amazing gardens, and I found myself relating to the multiple characters as the story unfolded. I did cry and I did laugh and I found myself thinking I'd figured it all out only to listen a bit more and discover I had it all wrong. A great beginning and an even better ending. I'll re-listen again soon to see which bits I missed. This would make a fantastic movie or mini-series!


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked having two narrators for the two main characters. The phrasing and pace are perfect.


    Which character – as performed by Bianca Amato and Jill Tanner – was your favorite?

    It is difficult to choose between the two characters. They are both amazing story-tellers!


    If you could take any character from The Thirteenth Tale out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    I'd like to have dinner with Aurelius and we could discuss what it was like to be a foundling but only if he'd let me try some of his desserts!


    Any additional comments?

    I'm eager to see what other novels Ms. Setterfield has published. I hope there are many!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kindred

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Octavia E. Butler
    • Narrated By Kim Staunton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (678)
    Performance
    (429)
    Story
    (427)

    Having just celebrated her 26th birthday in 1976 California, Dana, an African-American woman, is suddenly and inexplicably wrenched through time into antebellum Maryland. After saving a drowning white boy there, she finds herself staring into the barrel of a shotgun and is transported back to the present just in time to save her life. During numerous such time-defying episodes with the same young man, she realizes she's been given a challenge.

    Kirsten says: "Octavia is awesome!!"
    "Better than expected"
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    Would you listen to Kindred again? Why?

    I have already listened to it three times!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Kindred?

    There are many memorable moments but one I found particularly so was when her husband went with her back in time.


    Any additional comments?

    I've recommended this book to many of my friends. Historical fiction is one of my favorite genre' as is Science fiction. This is a great combination of the two!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 1984: New Classic Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By George Orwell
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4560)
    Performance
    (3055)
    Story
    (3088)

    George Orwell depicts a gray, totalitarian world dominated by Big Brother and its vast network of agents, including the Thought Police - a world in which news is manufactured according to the authorities' will and people live tepid lives by rote. Winston Smith, a hero with no heroic qualities, longs only for truth and decency. But living in a social system in which privacy does not exist and where those with unorthodox ideas are brainwashed or put to death, he knows there is no hope for him.

    Customer Bob says: "Great Book, With an Amazing Narrator"
    "Downright Creepy"
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    What did you like about this audiobook?

    I didn't like it but once started I had to finish to see what would happen. This book gave me nightmares! This is truly a horror story. No ghosts or slashers but more terrifying than anything else I've read.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gone with the Wind

    • UNABRIDGED (49 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Margaret Mitchell
    • Narrated By Linda Stephens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3508)
    Performance
    (2439)
    Story
    (2474)

    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Literature, Margaret Mitchell's great novel of the South is one of the most popular books ever written. Within six months of its publication in 1936, Gone With the Wind had sold a million copies. To date, it has been translated into 25 languages, and more than 28 million copies have been sold. Here are the characters that have become symbols of passion and desire....

    dallas says: "not to miss audible experience"
    "Riveting story!"
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    If you could sum up Gone with the Wind in three words, what would they be?

    Definite Must Read


    What other book might you compare Gone with the Wind to and why?

    David Copperfield by Charles Dickens - both create a feeling of sadness upon reaching the end of the book, I just didn't want it to end. The characters and situations are written so that I felt I was right there.


    What does Linda Stephens bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    There are many parts where it sounds as if Ms Stephens was congested. That's the only thing that detracted from 100% enjoyment.


    Who was the most memorable character of Gone with the Wind and why?

    GWTW left me wanting a sequel and shaking my head in amazement at Scarlett's actions and thoughts. She's such a foolish, conceited and selfish person; I've known four-year-old children more mature than she. There's never a dull moment when she's around. She is the most colorful character but I found Melanie the most interesting, Ashley was pitiful and Rhett left me breathless!


    Any additional comments?

    Not only is this a romantic story woven around four people, it is a great depiction of Georgia before, during and after the Civil War. Now that I've listened, I'm going to watch the movie!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Reaper: Free Novella

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 52 mins)
    • By Rachel Vincent
    • Narrated By Anthony Haden Salerno
    Overall
    (693)
    Performance
    (228)
    Story
    (230)

    Tod Hudson was a typical teenager. He liked girls, sports, food and tolerated his younger brother, Nash. In fact, he had his whole life in front of him--and due to his bean sidhe heritage, it was going to be a very long life indeed. And then the car accident occurred.

    Dorothy says: "Reaper"
    "A drunk driver killed my 17 year old brother"
    Overall

    I was very quickly captured by this tale as I began to wonder if my late brother, had he been given the opportunity to work as a Reaper, would have done so. Being of Irish descent, I'm familiar with Banshee lore and was most intrigued by the characters Ms. Vincent portrayed. Upon finishing the listen, I immediately called my sister and recommended she find this title. We agree the ending was perfect and that there could easily be many more adventures for Todd. We look forward to finding him in future books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dr. Heidigger's Experiment

    • UNABRIDGED (25 mins)
    • By Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated By Jack Benson
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    Old Dr. Heidigger calls a few of his friends together to try a new "elixer of life" designed to make them all young again. The results are not what any of them had bargined for and, as is often the case with Hawthorne, the story teaches a valuable lesson.

    Lynn says: "Greedy Selfish People are SO immature"
    "Greedy Selfish People are SO immature"
    Overall

    I think the old doctor had a pretty good idea how his subjects would behave during his experiment and greatly enjoyed this short story. Gives new meaning to the phrase, "Don't drink the water." LOL

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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