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Mary Evans

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HELPFUL VOTES
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  • The Dead Fathers Club

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Matt Haig
    • Narrated By Andrew Dennis
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (4)

    Eleven-year-old Philip Noble has a big problem. His dad has appeared to him as a member of the Dead Fathers Club, a club for "ghost dads" whose murders are unavenged. His father's road accident, it turns out, was no accident at all. Uncle Alan is responsible for his dad's death, and if Philip doesn't succeed in killing his uncle just before his dad's birthday, just 10 weeks away, his dad's spirit will never rest.

    Mary Evans says: "Unsatisfying Ending"
    "Unsatisfying Ending"
    Overall

    I really liked the style of writing. It reflected the 11 year old narrarator without being childish. However, I was left with a sense of incompleteness with this novel. It does not resolve Phillips problems.

    Overall, it is not a bad novel. I didn't think it was as funny as I was led to believe it would be, but the content was interesting, until the end. It reminds me of a book from a school required reading list. The kind that you have to sit and discuss the meaning and what the author meant.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Anansi Boys

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated By Lenny Henry
    Overall
    (4199)
    Performance
    (2029)
    Story
    (2043)

    Returning to the territory he so brilliantly explored in his masterful New York Times best seller American Gods, the incomparable Neil Gaiman offers up a work of dazzling ingenuity, a kaleidoscopic journey deep into myth that is at once startling, terrifying, exhilarating, and fiercely funny, a true wonder of a novel that confirms Stephen King's glowing assessment of the author as "a treasure house of story, and we are lucky to have him."

    A. Hawley says: "Beautifully narrated"
    "Fun"
    Overall

    This is the story of a man who finds that his dad was a God before he died. Not only is it fun to listen to, but the narrator does the BEST job on the voices.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Neverwhere

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated By Neil Gaiman
    Overall
    (6378)
    Performance
    (3151)
    Story
    (3174)

    Richard Mayhew is an unassuming young businessman living in London, with a dull job and a pretty but shrewish fiancée. Then one night he stumbles upon a girl lying on the sidewalk, bleeding. He stops to help her, and his life is changed forever. Soon he finds himself living in a London most people would never have dreamed of: a city of monsters and saints, murderers and angels. It is a world that exists entirely in a subterranean labyrinth of sewer canals and abandoned subway stations.

    Thomas says: "Neverwhere is Great"
    "I never get tired."
    Overall

    I love this book. Next to Good Omens, I have to say it is my favorite. I like how the whole concept of a world we see and ignore that has slightly magical edges to it. this is a great adventure.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Diamond Age

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Neal Stephenson
    • Narrated By Jennifer Wiltsie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3338)
    Performance
    (1367)
    Story
    (1384)

    Neal Stephenson, "the hottest science fiction writer in America", takes science fiction to dazzling new levels. The Diamond Age is a stunning tale; set in 21st-century Shanghai, it is the story of what happens what a state-of-the-art interactive device falls into the hands of a street urchin named Nell. Her life, and the entire future of humanity, is about to be decoded and reprogrammed.

    Tango says: "The rock could use a bit more polishing"
    "This was Great"
    Overall

    The first 30 minutes were a little slow, but interesting, but after that I hated putting it down. There was just so much and it all was new. I was actually sad when it ended. This was my first book by Stephenson, I will be readking more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Water for Elephants Part 2

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Sara Gruen
    • Narrated By David LeDoux, John Randolph Jones
    Overall
    (4113)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Some books are meant to be read; others are meant to be heard – Water for Elephants falls into the second group, and is one of the best examples we have of how a powerful performance enhances a great story. Nonagenarian Jacob Jankowski reflects back on his wild and wondrous days with a circus. It's the Depression Era and Jacob, finding himself parentless and penniless, joins the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth.

    Mary Evans says: "Entertaining"
    "Entertaining"
    Overall

    This book is realistic and entertaining. The story of a young man who winds up working for a circus and people he is not very fond of. the story itself is a good story. It has happy times and great conflicts. BUT the last 2 hours of this book make the story.

    0 of 0 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
    (4354)
    Performance
    (1625)
    Story
    (1636)

    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!"
    "Minty Fresh"
    Overall

    Liked it. I thought it was performed well. The story was weird adn funny at the same time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Can You Keep a Secret?

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Sophie Kinsella
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    Overall
    (1297)
    Performance
    (491)
    Story
    (493)

    Emma Corrigan has a long list of secrets, one of which is that she is afraid of flying. Coming back from a thoroughly ruinous sales trip to Glasgow, the plane she is on encounters some air turbulence, and she ends up spilling her guts to the handsome American sitting next to her. He gets to hear that she fibbed to get her current job and that she has never been able to satisfactorily find her G-spot. Then, the plane lands...and the American turns up in her life again. He's the CEO of her company....

    A says: "Enjoyable Chick Lit"
    "Keeping Secrets"
    Overall

    This is very light reading. I liked the fact that while most of the book was predictable, some important outcomes were not so obvious. It is definitely worth a try.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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