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  • Emma

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Jane Austen
    • Narrated By Jane Leclercq
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (41)
    Performance
    (38)
    Story
    (37)

    In rural 1800s England, things go bad for a young matchmaker after she finds a man for another woman. Emma is considered by many to be Austen's finest novel. The book has been adapted countless times to stage, film, and television.

    Amy says: "Performance Needs Editing!"
    "Performance Needs Editing!"
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    Would you try another book from Jane Austen and/or Jane Leclercq?

    I love Jane Austen and have listened to others that were very good. Jane Leclercq is ok, definitely not my favorite.


    How could the performance have been better?

    There are so very many mistakes here it ruined the listening experience. The amount of line re-readings alone makes this a terrible performance. It is not the narrators fault these weren't edited out, but I wish I would have purchased a more expensive version so I could have actually enjoyed it.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Emma?

    None.


    Any additional comments?

    The narrator uses exactly the same voice for every character. Even though I have read this book many times, it made it difficult to follow.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • 'Towards Zero' and 'Ordeal by Innocence'

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Hugh Fraser
    Overall
    (67)
    Performance
    (59)
    Story
    (58)

    Towards Zero: What is the connection among a failed suicide attempt, a wrongful accusation of theft against a schoolgirl, and the romantic life of a famous tennis player? To the casual observer, apparently nothing. But when a house party gathers at Gull’s Point, the seaside home of an elderly widow, earlier events come to a dramatic head. Ordeal By Innocence: According to the courts, Jacko Argyle bludgeoned his mother to death with a poker. The sentence was life imprisonment.

    Jackie says: "Another enjoyable listen"
    "Two Good Agatha Christies"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. Towards Zero is one of my favorites, and Ordeal By Innocence is interesting also.


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

    I think it shows that Hugh Fraser is familiar with the material and does it justice.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Body in the Library: A Miss Marple Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Stephanie Cole
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (67)
    Performance
    (59)
    Story
    (60)

    It's seven in the morning. The Bantrys wake to find the body of a young woman in their library.She is wearing an evening dress and heavy makeup, which is now smeared across her cheeks. But who is she? How did she get there? And what is the connection with another dead girl, whose charred remains are later discovered in an abandoned quarry? The respectable Bantrys invite Miss Marple to solve the mystery... before tongues start to wag.

    Amazon Customer says: "A classic Christie"
    "Very Good Christie Reading"
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    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I love Miss Marple, so I guess she was my favorite.


    Any additional comments?

    Very decent example of an Agatha Christie audiobook.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The 7th Month: A Detective D. D. Warren Story

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 47 mins)
    • By Lisa Gardner
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter
    Overall
    (2428)
    Performance
    (2048)
    Story
    (2054)

    In Lisa Gardner’s first-ever short story following thirteen bestselling novels, The 7th Month takes listeners between the books and into a day in the life of Boston Detective D. D. Warren. In her seventh month of pregnancy, D.D. should be taking it easy. Instead, she accepts a small consulting role on the set of a serial killer film shooting in Boston.

    Kristi Richardson says: "A great short detective mystery!"
    "Not Good"
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    What disappointed you about The 7th Month?

    The story was just terrible. There was nothing to it. There was a crime, then it was solved. The end. Actually, it wasn't solved, it was confessed to, so...


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    The narration was okay. The tone of the story was pretty lame, so I guess the narrator did an ok job.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The 7th Month?

    How about all of them?


    Any additional comments?

    Really not even worth free.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dracula [Audible Edition]

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Bram Stoker
    • Narrated By Alan Cumming, Tim Curry, Simon Vance, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2384)
    Performance
    (2177)
    Story
    (2203)

    The modern audience hasn't had a chance to truly appreciate the unknowing dread that readers would have felt when reading Bram Stoker's original 1897 manuscript. Most modern productions employ campiness or sound effects to try to bring back that gothic tension, but we've tried something different. By returning to Stoker's original storytelling structure - a series of letters and journal entries voiced by Jonathan Harker, Dr. Van Helsing, and other characters - with an all-star cast of narrators, we've sought to recapture its originally intended horror and power.

    N. Houghton says: "Gothic Horror Never Sounded So Good"
    "Excellent"
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    If you could sum up Dracula [Audible Edition] in three words, what would they be?

    Best Audiobook Ever


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

    Being narrated by a full cast made the audiobook unique, exciting, and easy to follow.


    Any additional comments?

    Great story with a great narration. The best I have listened to. The structure of the story begs to be read by a full cast and this does not disappoint. Definitely recommend!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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