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Celia Annette

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  • The Age of Innocence

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Edith Wharton
    • Narrated By Laural Merlington
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (123)
    Performance
    (68)
    Story
    (71)

    Newland Archer, Wharton's protagonist, is charming, tactful, enlightened - a thorough product of this society. He accepts its standards and abides by its rules, but he also recognizes its limitations. His engagement to the impeccable May Welland assures him of a safe and conventional future, until the arrival of May's cousin Ellen Olenska.

    Darwin8u says: "Masterpiece of literary construction"
    "Choose a Different Narrator"
    Overall

    I purchased this during a sale. The narrator sniff and smacked and read over mistakes. Choose a different narrator -- any narrator.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • 11-22-63: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Craig Wasson
    Overall
    (17846)
    Performance
    (15870)
    Story
    (15826)

    On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

    Kelly says: "I Owe Stephen King An Apology"
    "If You Would Rather Die than Read Stephen King"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I will not read Stephen King. I prefer not to be horrified. Not everyone is like that. If you enjoy that feeling, you have probably read every book, short story or forward he has ever written and own several special dvd collections. Not me. I've managed to avoid them all. If I know the plot of a Mr. King novel or movie, I know it because he is a cultural phenomenon, not because I have ever read one of his books.

    Caught as I was by the title, I read the description of 11-22-63 without noticing the author. When I did notice who wrote it, I took it out of my cart and looked for something else. Frankly, after two days of looking for an alternative, I reluctantly looked at it again and relented. It did not look horrifying.

    Surprise! I'm glad I read it. 11-22-63 is an excellent read for those with prejudices like mine. It is perfectly suspenseful and well written, without creepiness, except some at the end and you know it is coming by the time it arrives. Mr. King spins a tale with a new twist on time travel that is well-presented. The narrator captures the characters well. The characters show humor and humanity. Oh, go on and try it. I still get a great night's sleep.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Plum Lucky

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Janet Evanovich
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (650)
    Performance
    (226)
    Story
    (224)

    Janet Evanovich is at it again! This time, Diesel makes an appearance just after Valentine's Day in order to turn Stephanie's world upside down. Filled with all the characters you know and love from the Burg, including Lula, Grandma Mazur, Connie, Ranger, Joe, Tank, Valerie, and Albert Kloughn, Plum Lucky is a can't-miss bestseller for Janet Evanovich's legion of fans.

    S says: "very entertaining"
    "Plum Lucky"
    Overall

    Ms. Evanovich significantly improved her between-the-numbers series with Plum Lucky. Our favorite bounty hunter does battle with Gramma Mazur, Diesel, and a toad-like Mafia lunatic in wholly improbable and entertaining circumstances. Even Ranger and Morelli make appearances. A naked Leprechaun and Connie as a sniper round out the performance with 'Burg class. You'll enjoy it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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