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Grace

East Windsor, CT, USA

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  • The Boy with the Cuckoo-Clock Heart: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Mathias Malzieu, Sarah Ardizzone (translator)
    • Narrated By Jim Dale
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (71)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (34)

    A fantastical novel, a wildly inventive tale—by turns poignant and funny, lusty and wrenching—about love and heartbreak. Edinburgh, 1874: Born with a frozen heart, Jack is nearly dead when his mother abandons him to the care of Dr. Madeleine—witch doctor, midwife, protector of orphans—who saves Jack by placing a cuckoo clock in his chest. It is in her orphanage that Jack grows up, amid tear-filled flasks, eggs containing memories, a man with a musical spine.

    Grace says: "Fantasticly Engulfing"
    "Fantasticly Engulfing"
    Overall

    From the free first chapter, until the last quiet moments of the end: wonderful. Beautifully written, touching story that is difficult to step away from. Jim Dale's narrative voice creates such well chosen character and depth to an already captivating tale. To say I thoroughly enjoyed this experience doesn't seem enough.. listening to it a second time to soak it in all over again! Why has this author not had more on Audible.com? :)

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • A Dirty Job

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Christopher Moore
    • Narrated By Fisher Stevens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4349)
    Performance
    (1622)
    Story
    (1633)

    People start dropping dead around Charlie, giant ravens perch on his building, and it seems that everywhere he goes, a dark presence whispers to him from under the streets. Strange names start appearing on his nightstand notepad, and before he knows it, those people end up dead, too. Yup, it seems that Charlie Asher has been recruited for a new job, an unpleasant but utterly necessary one: Death.

    colleen says: "I loved it!"
    "What a mistake!"
    Overall

    Sadly I purchased this book based on having heard the sound sample. The tidbit was entertaining and well narrated. As much as I love the voice the content was horrid. Didn't get past a few minutes of Part 2 (which is where i accidentally started listening after download) Had no idea the language was so vulgar and pointlessly crude! What could very well be an entertaining story was wrecked by overuse of f-bombs and sexual terms that only detracted from the listening experience. And this is on the Great First Listens list! Bad, bad impression of Audible.com as a result.

    12 of 24 people found this review helpful

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