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Janelle

moree, Australia | Member Since 2014

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  • 30 reviews
  • 39 ratings
  • 763 titles in library
  • 6 purchased in 2018
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  • Art & Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By David Bayles, Ted Orland
    • Narrated By Arthur Morey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (917)
    Performance
    (787)
    Story
    (770)

    Art & Fear explores the way art gets made, the reasons it often doesn't get made, and the nature of the difficulties that cause so many artists to give up along the way. This is a book about what it feels like to sit in your studio or classroom, at your wheel or keyboard, easel or camera, trying to do the work you need to do. It is about committing your future to your own hands, placing free will above predestination, choice above chance. It is about finding your own work.

    zozobraswife says: "Amazing!"
    "Really,really good.Very helpful"
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    I teach art and this book consolidates what i have been trying to say for years
    That is -- just get in and do it

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • A Painted Smile

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Frances Fyfield
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Young, rich widow Diana Porteous has inherited a vast collection of paintings, but she feels without purpose again. Then her beloved stepgrandson comes up with the idea for an exhibition of portraits with the title A Question of Guilt. It starts as a joke, but soon they are preparing the huge wine cellar of the old schoolhouse by the sea, in spite of those with misgivings as to its suitability.

    Janelle says: "Banal"
    "Banal"
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    Disappointing story. As usual Sean Barratt was a great narrator. A bit silly really. Don't bother.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Old North Road

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr)
    • By Paul Finch
    • Narrated By Jonathan Keeble
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Ralph Drayton, a disgruntled writer in search of Green Man legends in the countryside, comes across the site of a car crash on the isolated Old North Road. The young couple in the car seem unhurt, but strangely, they resist his offers to help them to the nearby village. His chance encounter soon becomes more than he bargained for.

    Janelle says: "too short"
    "too short"
    Overall
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    I was just getting into the whole story. And....it ends. More please. what happens next?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Wanted Man: Jack Reacher 17

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Jeff Harding
    Overall
    (144)
    Performance
    (132)
    Story
    (131)

    When you're as big and rough as Jack Reacher - and you have a badly-set, freshly-busted nose patched with silver duct tape - it isn't easy to hitch a ride. But Reacher has some unfinished business in Virginia, so he doesn't quit. And at last, he's picked up by three strangers - two men and a woman. But within minutes it becomes clear they're all lying about everything - and then they run into a police roadblock on the highway. There has been an incident, and the cops are looking for the bad guys....

    Chris says: "Good to see Reacher is back"
    "Great"
    Overall
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    Story

    I love this series. Intricate plot. Fantastic characters. Great final twist. Jack Reacher Rules. O.K. More please Mr Child.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mindfield

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By William Deverell
    • Narrated By Steve Scherf, Maggie Scherf
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (63)
    Performance
    (58)
    Story
    (58)

    It is 20 below in Montreal, and for the first time in 25 years detective Kellen O’Reilly is going to pieces. Flashbacks frequently take him back to the psychiatric clinic of Coldhaven Manor and the terrifying experiments of Dr. Gregor Satorius.

    Marc says: "Fantastic narration for a great story"
    "Don't waste your money this is really bad!!!"
    Overall
    Performance
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    Sorry I could not listen for more than 10 minutes. Maybe the story was great but the quality was bad and the narration was even worse.

    2 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Police

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Jo Nesbo
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett
    Overall
    (151)
    Performance
    (138)
    Story
    (140)

    The police urgently need Harry Hole. A killer is stalking Oslo’s streets. Police officers are being slain at the scenes of crimes they once investigated, but failed to solve. The murders are brutal, the media reaction hysterical. But this time, Harry can’t help anyone. For years, detective Harry Hole has been at the centre of every major criminal investigation in Oslo. His dedication to his job and his brilliant insights have saved the lives of countless people. But now, with those he loves most facing terrible danger, Harry can’t protect anyone. Least of all himself.

    Joseph says: "Say it ain't so Jo"
    "Great great great"
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    Fantastic book , great series. Everything about this book is perfect. Well plotted. Enthralling .

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Secret Life of Words: English Words and Their Origins

    • ORIGINAL (18 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By The Great Courses, Anne Curzan
    • Narrated By Professor Anne Curzan Ph.D. University of Michigan
    Overall
    (768)
    Performance
    (694)
    Story
    (687)

    From new words such as "bling" and "email" to the role of text messaging and other electronic communications, English is changing all around us. Discover the secrets behind the words in our everyday lexicon with this delightful, informative survey of English, from its Germanic origins to the rise of globalization and cyber-communications. Professor Curzan approaches words like an archaeologist, digging below the surface to uncover the story of words, from the humble "she" to such SAT words as "conflagration" and "pedimanous."

    lute player says: "A must read."
    "Great fun"
    Overall
    Performance
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    All the strange stops and starts of the English Language explained succinctly, intelligently and with whimsy.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon: Book 14 in The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated By Adjoa Andoh
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (19)

    As Botswana awaits the familiar blessing of the rains and their eternal cycle, upheaval is taking place at the No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency. Not only is Mr J. L. B. Matekoni attempting to reform himself into a modern husband but, following her marriage to Phuti Radiphuti, Mma Makutsi has joyful news.With the arrival of an heir to the Double Comfort furniture empire and Mma Makutsi busy with motherhood, cobras and a senior aunt, Mma Ramotswe must grapple alone with tea-making, detective work and a new uncertainty.

    Canberra Dilettante says: "Another lovely visit with Mma Ramotswe"
    "Addictive"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I can't get enough of these books. So well written I feel I have known the characters all my life

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Black Country

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Alex Grecian
    • Narrated By Nigel Carrington
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    When members of a prominent family disappear from a coal-mining village - and a human eyeball is discovered in a bird's nest - the local constable sends for help from Scotland Yard's new Murder Squad. But Inspector Day and Sergeant Hammersmith have no idea what they're about to get into, and the more they investigate, the more they realise they may never be allowed to leave.

    Janelle says: "Atmospheric ingenious graphic"
    "Atmospheric ingenious graphic"
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    I listened to this book while driving between Brewarrina and Burke in outback NSW. The temperature was 46 degrees celcius and the no car ac. I loved the description of the cold and the snow.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Somebody Killed His Editor: Holmes & Moriarity, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Josh Lanyon
    • Narrated By Kevin R. Free
    Overall
    (575)
    Performance
    (538)
    Story
    (536)

    Thanks to an elderly spinster sleuth and her ingenious cat, Christopher Holmes has enjoyed a celebrated career as a bestselling mystery writer. Until now. Sales are down and his new editor is allergic to geriatric gumshoes. On the advice of his agent, he reinvents his fortyish, frumpy, recently dumped self into the sleek, sexy image of a literary lion, and heads for a Northern California writers conference to try and resurrect his career.

    Murphy Irene says: "Somebody Killed His Editor"
    "Even the gay sex is boring"
    Overall
    Performance
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    Boring banal. Trite silly sexy bits that add nothing to the plot. Silly plot , romance, and men looking into each others eyes like school kids. Even the murders were boring. AND God help the literary world- it's the first of a series.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Museum of Curiosity: Complete Series 5

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By BBC
    • Narrated By John Lloyd, Jimmy Carr
    Overall
    (36)
    Performance
    (30)
    Story
    (30)

    The Museum of Curiosity is hosted by the Professor of Ignorance at the University of Buckingham, Professor John Lloyd C.B.E. (of Not the Nine O'Clock News, Spitting Image, Blackadder and QI fame), and the comedian Jimmy Carr. The Museum invites three guests, a mixture of entertaining experts and expert entertainers, to donate one item each to the museum and explain why it deserves a place in the museum. Ever since someone gave the museum the Big Bang it's been expanding at an alarming rate, and now there's no looking back without the aid of a huge telescope.

    Janelle says: "Bloody fantastic !,,"
    "Bloody fantastic !,,"
    Overall
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    I came across this series completely by accident and love it. This is one of the most refreshingly interesting and funny things I have heard in years.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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