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S. Kreed

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  • 4 reviews
  • 11 ratings
  • 1 titles in library
  • 6 purchased in 2014
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  • The Marriage Bureau for Rich People

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Farahad Zama
    • Narrated By Tania Rodrigues
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (211)
    Performance
    (163)
    Story
    (160)

    Farahad Zama's debut novel transports listeners to faraway India for a story brimming with endearing characters, homespun wisdom, and blossoming love. After Mr. Ali retires, he launches a matchmaking service that helps an array of clients arrange marriages. But he's unaware of his able assistant's dire need for his marriage bureau.

    Lorriee says: "The Marriage Bureau for Rich People"
    "Made me smile"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about The Marriage Bureau for Rich People?

    The feeling of being in a story book land


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Marriage Bureau for Rich People?

    The theft of a flower


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

    I have not


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

    When Rama came to get the girls


    Any additional comments?

    This was a sweet yet smart romance. Very enjoyable.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Rosie Project: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Graeme Simsion
    • Narrated By Dan O'Grady
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1351)
    Performance
    (1231)
    Story
    (1231)

    Don Tillman, professor of genetics, has never been on a second date. So when an acquaintance informs him that he would make a "wonderful" husband, his first reaction is shock. Yet he must concede to the statistical probability that there is someone for everyone, and Don sets out to find the perfect partner. She will be punctual and logical - most definitely not a barmaid, a smoker, a drinker, or a late-arriver. Yet Rosie Jarman is all these things. She is also beguiling, fiery, intelligent - and on a quest of her own....

    Margaret says: "A fun listen"
    "What a recorded book should be"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to The Rosie Project the most enjoyable?

    The combination of the story line and the excellent reader


    What did you like best about this story?

    The oddball's search for love.


    What about Dan O'Grady’s performance did you like?

    Everything. Good pacing, Excellent voicing


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

    Rosie. I want to know what she is like and what drew her to Don


    Any additional comments?

    This is what an audio book should be like. I have countless books in my library that I could not listen to due to overly smooth inflections or ridiculous over-enunciation. If I could get past the voice, the problems with the story are often too much for me. The Rosie Project combined an entertaining story with a light heart and excellent voicing. I will be searching a long time before I find another one of these.

    9 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Cetaganda: A Miles Vorkosigan Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1174)
    Performance
    (542)
    Story
    (552)

    When the Cetagandan empress dies, Miles Vorkosigan and his cousin Ivan are sent to Cetaganda for her funeral as diplomatic representatives of Barrayar. Upon arrival, the two men are inexplicably attacked by a servant of the late empress. When the same servant turns up dead the next day, Miles and Ivan find themselves in the middle of a mystery.

    Bronwyn Soell says: "Miles and Ivan on a mission!"
    "Kind of sedate for Miles"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about Cetaganda?

    The baroque culture of the world


    What other book might you compare Cetaganda to and why?

    Although there are no galactic invasions in this one, Cetaganda stands up well in the series. Miles Vorkosigan is a vortex of chaos seemingly in spite of himself.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I loved it when Ivan described his handling of being drugged


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

    I heartily enjoy listening/watching Miles operate.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Empress of Mars

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Kage Baker
    • Narrated By Nicola Barber
    Overall
    (195)
    Performance
    (179)
    Story
    (179)

    When the British Arean Company founded its Martian colony, it welcomed any settlers it could get. Outcasts, misfits, and dreamers emigrated in droves to undertake the grueling task of terraforming the cold red planet - only to be abandoned when the BAC discovered it couldn't turn a profit on Mars. Mary Griffith and her struggles and triumphs are at the center of it all, in her bar, the Empress of Mars.

    Dave says: "I love this book."
    "little guy v. conglomerate"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up The Empress of Mars in three words, what would they be?

    Dust, wind, and people. Even in the harsh environment of Mars, people are people everywhere. Great characters, nice twist at the end, excellent reader.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Ottarino Vespucci, the poor little rich boy with the serious Wild West fantasy obsession. In spite of being a loon, he was a caring and creative person who made life work for him the way he wanted it.


    What about Nicola Barber’s performance did you like?

    She made the characters come alive and didn't overpronounce any words.


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

    I enjoyed this story of the little guy in difficult circumstances pitted against the big inflexible conglomerate. There were some excellent plot twists that I did not see coming.


    Any additional comments?

    Great space western with women in some of the important roles.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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