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Beverly

LAKE OSWEGO, OR, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • Boundless: An Unearthly Novel, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs)
    • By Cynthia Hand
    • Narrated By Samantha Quan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (206)
    Performance
    (189)
    Story
    (190)

    The past few years held more surprises than part-angel Clara Gardner ever could have anticipated. Yet through the dizzying high of first love to the agonizing low of losing someone close to her, the one thing she could no longer deny was that she was never meant to have a normal life. Since discovering the special role she plays among the other angel-bloods, Clara has been determined to protect Tucker Avery from the evil that follows her...even if it means breaking both their hearts.

    Brooke says: "Love Triangle from Hell."
    "Fun Read"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to Boundless again? Why?

    Not so soon. But I want the next book!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Too hard to pick between them.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Many.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    This series is easy to listen to, interesting and inspiring messages, exciting. even if you are not a teen! Loved it. Thank you to the author.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tell Me, Pretty Maiden

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated By Nicola Barber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (172)
    Performance
    (153)
    Story
    (155)

    It’s wintertime in New York, and for the first time since Irish immigrant Molly Murphy started her early-twentieth-century detective agency, she is completely snowed in with work. While she’s proving to be quite the entrepreneur and is very much in demand by some of Broadway’s brightest stars and Fifth Avenue’s richest families, she has to grudgingly admit that if she’s going to work more than one case at a time, then she’s going to need some help.

    Beverly says: "Light and Entertaining"
    "Light and Entertaining"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to Tell Me, Pretty Maiden the most enjoyable?

    I love how Molly is fearless and how fate always steps in.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Tell Me, Pretty Maiden?

    The interactions with her "girl" Jessica and the horrors of the Insane Asylum.


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

    She makes me believe whether a man's or woman's voice. Great accents.


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

    How they used the people in the Insane Asylum experimentally by injecting with typhoid. How they treated them like they were criminals instead of "confused".


    Any additional comments?

    Molly Murphy mysteries are light hearted and fun and great for those times when you want to escape from deep thoughts and just play a bit. I have enjoyed all of Rhys Bowen's books even though I am normally a SCI FI reader/listener.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • River Marked: Mercy Thompson, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Patricia Briggs
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2540)
    Performance
    (1773)
    Story
    (1773)

    Car mechanic Mercy Thompson has always known there was something different about her, and not just the way she can make a VW engine sit up and beg. Mercy is a shapeshifter, a talent she inherited from her long-gone father. She's never known any others of her kind. Until now.

    Yuriko says: "Love it"
    "Light Fun"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of River Marked to be better than the print version?

    Don't know


    What was one of the most memorable moments of River Marked?

    NA


    Which character – as performed by Lorelei King – was your favorite?

    NA


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

    no


    Any additional comments?

    I like the book, but tire of women always being so tied to a relationship. The relationship between Mercy and Adam is distracting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Dance with Dragons: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (49 hrs)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By Roy Dotrice
    Overall
    (11235)
    Performance
    (9763)
    Story
    (9795)

    Dubbed the American Tolkien by Time magazine, George R. R. Martin has earned international acclaim for his monumental cycle of epic fantasy. Now the number-one New York Times best-selling author delivers the fifth book in his spellbinding landmark series - as both familiar faces and surprising new forces vie for a foothold in a fragmented empire.

    Ryan says: "Enjoyable, but a lot of setup"
    "Gorey But Can't Put It Down"
    Overall
    Performance
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Not sure, depends on their tastes.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Tyrion, he is clever, inventive, kinda moral, caring and funny.


    Which character – as performed by Roy Dotrice – was your favorite?

    Tyrion


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Almost, but broke due to Gore!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Etiquette & Espionage: Finishing School, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Gail Carriger
    • Narrated By Moira Quirk
    Overall
    (1033)
    Performance
    (950)
    Story
    (957)

    Fourteen-year old Sophronia is the bane of her mother's existence. More interested in dismantling clocks and climbing trees than proper etiquette at tea - and god forbid anyone see her atrocious curtsy - Mrs. Temminnick is desperate her daughter become a proper lady. She enrolls Sophronia in Mademoiselle Geraldine's Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality.

    But little do Sophronia or her mother know that this is a school where ingenious young girls learn to finish all right - but it's a different kind of finishing.

    Lynne Phelps says: "Fans of the Parasol Protectorate, Rejoice!"
    "Fun!"
    Overall
    Performance
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    What did you love best about Etiquette & Espionage?

    Great detective adventure with super writing and love that voice.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Of course the main girl character was the best, love how inventive she was


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

    Her accent is great and she does a good job. She could back down on the professor a bit but she was great.


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

    Was just fun.


    Any additional comments?

    Love this author. Can't wait for more

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Timeless: The Parasol Protectorate, the Fifth

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Gail Carriger
    • Narrated By Emily Gray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (994)
    Performance
    (906)
    Story
    (902)

    Alexia Tarabotti, Lady Maccon, has settled into domestic bliss. Of course, being Alexia, such bliss involves integrating werewolves into London High society, living in a vampire's second best closet, and coping with a precocious toddler who is prone to turning supernatural willy-nilly. Even Ivy Tunstell's acting troupe's latest play, disastrous to say the least, cannot put a damper on Alexia's enjoyment of her new London lifestyle.

    Leanna says: "So long but not goodbye?"
    "Fun and delightful"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of Timeless to be better than the print version?

    Yes, the narrator make the whole book take on a wonderful English tone.


    What other book might you compare Timeless to and why?

    Gail Carriger's other books are the only ones I have found like this so far. Love her work.


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

    No but will look for them.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No. but was sad when it was over.


    Any additional comments?

    Funny and smart escape book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Feast for Crows: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By Roy Dotrice
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7971)
    Performance
    (7305)
    Story
    (7332)

    Few books have captivated the imagination and won the devotion and praise of readers and critics everywhere as has George R. R. Martin’s monumental epic cycle of high fantasy that began with A Game of Thrones. Now, in A Feast for Crows, Martin delivers the long-awaited fourth book of his landmark series, as a kingdom torn asunder finds itself at last on the brink of peace . . . only to be launched on an even more terrifying course of destruction.

    Pi says: "Jarring change in Dotrice's performance"
    "Tougher read"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to A Feast for Crows again? Why?

    Yes because I am following the series but this read was particularly dark.


    If you’ve listened to books by George R. R. Martin before, how does this one compare?

    Darker


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

    Personality.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    The whole series is dark and bloody but love the dwarf's humor, thankful for it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Storm of Swords: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (47 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By Roy Dotrice
    Overall
    (14637)
    Performance
    (11236)
    Story
    (11297)

    As opposing forces maneuver for the final titanic showdown, an army of barbaric wildlings arrives from the outermost line of civilization. In their vanguard is a horde of mythical Others, a supernatural army of the living dead whose animated corpses are unstoppable. As the future of the land hangs in the balance, no one will rest until the Seven Kingdoms have exploded in a veritable storm of swords.

    Troy says: "Chapter and part breaks are incorrect"
    "Gore"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from George R. R. Martin and/or Roy Dotrice?

    Maybe


    What was most disappointing about George R. R. Martin’s story?

    I am growing tired of all the gore and negativity towards women. Was hoping that the people beyond the wall might be evolved away from Violence! Geeze Why do Sci Fi writers never think that intelligent civilizations MIGHT evolve away from the typical gore and violence.

    The books were fun at first but now I am growing tired of everyone being the same. Cruelty is not that prevalent in life, these books show man as cruel, heartless and stupid.


    Which character – as performed by Roy Dotrice – was your favorite?

    Bran, John Snow


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    I am done.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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