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Angela

Eloy, AZ, United States | Member Since 2014

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  • Good Omens

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Martin Jarvis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5089)
    Performance
    (3482)
    Story
    (3513)

    The world will end on Saturday. Next Saturday. Just before dinner, according to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, the world's only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655. The armies of Good and Evil are amassing and everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except that a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture. And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist.

    Lauren says: "Great voice adds to already amazing story"
    "What???HuH??"
    Overall

    This was such a disapointment. I am a big Neil Gaiman fan, but this book was so difficult to follow. Sometimes I think some books do not translate well to Audio, and for me this book is a prime example.

    0 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Wit'ch Fire: The Banned and the Banished, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By James Clemens
    • Narrated By Jennifer Van Dyck, Kevin Pariseau
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (57)
    Performance
    (55)
    Story
    (55)

    On a fateful night five centuries ago, three mages made a desperate last stand, sacrificing everything to preserve the only hope of goodness in the beautiful, doomed land of Alasea. Now, on the anniversary of that ominous night, a girl-child ripens into the heritage of lost power. But before she can even comprehend her terrible new gift, the Dark Lord dispatches his winged monsters to capture her and bring him the embryonic magic she embodies.

    Angel says: "An Amazing Journey"
    "Fantasy Vitamix"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Possibly anyone that has not already listened to: The Hobbit, Mistborn, Game of Thrones, World of Time. This story is the result of if you take all of the books listed and put them in a blender.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Think I'll listen to some music for a while to clear my mental palate


    What didn’t you like about Jennifer Van Dyck and Kevin Pariseau ’s performance?

    The intonation of the characters were to exgerated


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Can't think of any


    Any additional comments?

    I downloaded all three books....they were on special. I just reminded myself why I do not listen to an author that has low reviews unless I have listened to other books by the author and of course liked them.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Leaving Time

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Jodi Picoult
    • Narrated By Rebecca Lowman, Abigail Revasch, Kathe Mazur, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3690)
    Performance
    (3274)
    Story
    (3269)

    Refusing to believe that she would be abandoned as a young child, Jenna searches for her mother regularly online and pores over the pages of Alice's old journals. A scientist who studied grief among elephants, Alice wrote mostly of her research among the animals she loved, yet Jenna hopes the entries will provide a clue to her mother’s whereabouts. Desperate to find the truth, Jenna enlists two unlikely allies in her quest.

    Jan says: "Pickiest Reader Would Be Willing to Give 6 Stars"
    "Finally"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, because like friends are special so is this story


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Leaving Time?

    The end of the book which would be cruel to reveal


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

    Yes, and as always they are exceptional


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

    All of the tales of the elephants


    Any additional comments?

    I listen to 1 to 2 books a week. I have a farm and there is alot of tedious chores that need to be done, and my mp3 player gets me thru the tedium. Some times I listen to books that just pass the time, some are good, and occasionally like this one they are transporting that I will stop my just to listen. If you are an animal lover this book will resonate with you, dont pass it by

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cop Town

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Karin Slaughter
    • Narrated By Kathleen Early
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1060)
    Performance
    (891)
    Story
    (900)

    Atlanta, 1974: It's Kate Murphy's first day on the job, and the Atlanta Police Department is seething after the murder of an officer. Before the day has barely begun, she already suspects she's not cut out to be a cop. Her male uniform is too big, she can't handle a gun, and she's rapidly learning that the APD is hardly a place that welcomes women. Worse still, in the ensuing manhunt she'll be partnered with Maggie Lawson, a cop with her own ax to grind.

    Ronna says: "Women cops in bigoted 1974 Georgia"
    "Series???"
    Overall
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Cop Town to be better than the print version?

    Dont read no-mo. I can clean horse stalls, drive to Phoenix whilst I listen to my books.Plus it doesn't hurt my eyes or give me a headache. MP3 Audio books are the best thing since See's chocolates.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Cop Town?

    The interaction between the 3 female cop leads


    What about Kathleen Early’s performance did you like?

    Smooth very smooth...just keeps you rolling along


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Laugh out loud at some of the euphemisms


    Any additional comments?

    Definitely going to list to more of Ms Slaughters books

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl with All the Gifts

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By M. R. Carey
    • Narrated By Finty Williams
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3674)
    Performance
    (3304)
    Story
    (3306)

    Melanie is a very special girl. Dr Caldwell calls her "our little genius". Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don't like her. She jokes that she won't bite, but they don't laugh. Melanie loves school. She loves learning about spelling and sums and the world outside the classroom and the children's cells. She tells her favorite teacher all the things she'll do when she grows up. Melanie doesn't know why this makes Miss Justineau look sad.

    Amazon Customer says: "Spoiler-free review below - Amazing book!"
    "So Special"
    Overall
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    If you could sum up The Girl with All the Gifts in three words, what would they be?

    So very special


    What did you like best about this story?

    What was not to like. The story was well crafted and original. I listen to so many books and some are interesting, some are torture and some like this one are so very special. This book has moved into my top ten along with American Gods, Gollumn and the Jennie, Middlesex, The Magician series. Yep they are all different type of books but they all have one thing in common. They all were books that lingered, and remained with you so much that I re-listened to all of them at least twice


    What about Finty Williams’s performance did you like?

    Narration added to the specialty of this book


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

    Would not recommended it for a movie...somehow it would be transformed to fast food..which at first sounds good but you always end up regretting it


    Any additional comments?

    This book is well worth your time and credit, get it you will not regret it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Silent Sister: Riley MacPherson, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Diane Chamberlain
    • Narrated By Susan Bennett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2856)
    Performance
    (2456)
    Story
    (2451)

    In The Silent Sister, Riley MacPherson has spent her entire life believing that her older sister Lisa committed suicide as a teenager. Now, over twenty years later, her father has passed away and she's in New Bern, North Carolina cleaning out his house when she finds evidence to the contrary. Lisa is alive. Alive and living under a new identity. But why exactly was she on the run all those years ago, and what secrets are being kept now?

    Patti Fulmer says: "Excellent story line"
    "Where is book Two"
    Overall
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    What did you like best about this story?

    Author crafts her story with great characters, which move the storyline with ease. Author is in the same club with Jodi P., Ann P., She also doesn't use needless sex for page fillers


    What about Susan Bennett’s performance did you like?

    She is the Authors Voice that brings this book to life


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

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    Where is book two?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Buried: Department Q, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Jussi Adler-Olsen
    • Narrated By Steven Pacey
    Overall
    (59)
    Performance
    (51)
    Story
    (54)

    Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Buried, the fifth installment of the Department Q series by Jussi Adler-Olsen, read by Steven Pacey. More than three years ago, a civil servant vanished after returning from a work trip to Africa. Though he is missing and presumed dead, the man's family still want answers. It is one of the many unsolved crimes left for Department Q, Denmark's cold-case unit headed up by Detective Carl Morck.

    Amazon Customer says: "Marco Effect"
    "Buried Marco Effect"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up Buried in three words, what would they be?

    Marco Effect re-done


    What other book might you compare Buried to and why?

    Marco Effect


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

    His characters are very distinct


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    laugh


    Any additional comments?

    This book is the same book as Marco Effect. Different name different narrator. It was interesting to see how the two narrator portrayed the characters. I downloaded this in error thinking that audible made a typo with it listed also being book fiveof dept Q. I could have returned it but did not. I am a fan of Dept Q. Very unique group of investigators. Assad and his camel colloquialisms make me laugh out loud.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Between the Bridge and the River

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Craig Ferguson
    • Narrated By Craig Ferguson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (261)
    Performance
    (245)
    Story
    (243)

    Two childhood friends from Scotland and two illegitimate half-brothers from the deep South suffer and enjoy all manner of bizarre adventures that, it turns out, are somehow interconnected and, even more surprisingly, meaningful. The eclectic cast of characters features Socrates, Carl Jung, and Tony Randall, along with an ex-television evangelist with a penchant for booze, prostitutes, and uncomfortable knitwear who gets mugged in Miami by an almost pure-blooded Watusi warrior - and sets off on a road trip in a stolen motor home.

    C. Ubik says: "Crass, hilarious, and surprisingly touching"
    "Dont Give up your day job CF"
    Overall
    Performance
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Teenage Boys


    What was most disappointing about Craig Ferguson’s story?

    The lack of continuity for the use of all the sexual reference. It reminded me of young boy that is fascinated by the use of swear words and body parts.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Craig Ferguson’s performances?

    NO NO NO


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Between the Bridge and the River?

    Would not have published it. The only reason that it was published was because he is CF


    Any additional comments?

    I was really disappointed in this book. I watch the late show (not anymore) and considered CF to be a pretty witty fellow. But this book is horrible, the ramblings, the constant reference to body parts. The man is obsessed with pr**ks, and t**t. This is the 3rd book in 3 years I have not finished and I read 1 to 2 books a month.

    3 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Soulless: An Alexia Tarabotti Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Gail Carriger
    • Narrated By Emily Gray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3428)
    Performance
    (2585)
    Story
    (2614)

    Victorian romance mixes seamlessly with elegant prose and biting wit—and werewolves—in Gail Carriger’s delightful debut novel. Soulless introduces Alexia Tarabotti, a parasol-wielding Londoner getting dangerously close to spinster status. But there are more important things than finding a husband. For Alexia was born without a soul, giving her the ability to render any vampire or werewolf completely powerless.

    Pamela I Greene says: "Amelia Peabody has competition"
    "Sookie Stackhouse with a parasol"
    Overall
    Performance
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    Any additional comments?

    This book could be Sookie Stackhouse (True Blood series) went thru a time warp and stepped out in the 19th century, and her southern accent was replaced with an upper crust english accent. Haven't decided if I want to continue the series, just as in TB this book has sex scene that just really are not necessary to the story.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Night Circus

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Erin Morgenstern
    • Narrated By Jim Dale
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7668)
    Performance
    (6813)
    Story
    (6821)

    The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.

    Suzn F says: "Dreamlike Experience to Savor"
    "Shell Game"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Erin Morgenstern and/or Jim Dale?

    Jim Dale Yes
    Erin M No


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The creation of the performers of the nite circus, Didn't care for the love story


    Have you listened to any of Jim Dale???s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes, fantastic as usual


    Could you see The Night Circus being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Nothing I would watch


    Any additional comments?

    I could see this book appealing to romantic readers, which I guess makes me not one

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Dragon Reborn: Book Three of The Wheel of Time

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Robert Jordan
    • Narrated By Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6615)
    Performance
    (4179)
    Story
    (4226)

    The Wheel of Time returns, and Ages come and pass. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow.

    Karl Knight says: "Top Quality Audio Entertainment"
    "Okay waiting for liftoff"
    Overall

    I'm on to book four, yep, I'm invested into this series, book 3 is defenetly worth listening to book 2. The first two books are just a launching point for the series. I don't think the series really sets its own tone until book three, which I enjoyed.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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