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April

Phoenixvile, PA, United States

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  • Our Mutual Friend

    • UNABRIDGED (36 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens
    • Narrated By David Timson
    Overall
    (514)
    Performance
    (253)
    Story
    (247)

    A mysterious boatman on the Thames, a drowned heir, a dustman and his wife, and a host of other Dickens characters populate this novel of relationships between the classes, money, greed, and love. The 58 characters are presented with remarkable clarity by David Timson.

    A. Millard says: "A Masterpiece"
    "Excellent narrator"
    Overall

    I didn't realize until this book was finished that I had heard this narrator before in the Meaning of Night. Amazing voices and attitudes for ALL the characters, I can't imagine how he keeps them all straight while making these. I hope David Timson will be making more audiobooks like this one. As for the actual book, also fabulous. I love how social standing, wealth and friendships are all the same then as now. I found myself laughing outloud at points during the story. Enjoy!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Blade Itself: The First Law: Book One

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Joe Abercrombie
    • Narrated By Steven Pacey
    Overall
    (4298)
    Performance
    (3217)
    Story
    (3228)

    Inquisitor Glokta, a crippled and bitter relic of the last war, former fencing champion turned torturer, is trapped in a twisted and broken body - not that he allows it to distract him from his daily routine of torturing smugglers.Nobleman, dashing officer and would-be fencing champion Captain Jezal dan Luthar is living a life of ease by cheating his friends at cards. Vain and shallow, the biggest blot on his horizon is having to get out of bed in the morning to train with obsessive and boring old men.

    Steven says: "Steven Pacey is magnificient."
    "Waiting for Dances w/Dragons?"
    Overall

    OMG please George, finish the story!! This is actually George RR Martin worthy, loved the detail, characters, and I can't wait to listen and find out what is going to happen. Narration also very nice.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The War with the Mein: Book One of the Acacia Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (29 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By David Anthony Durham
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (876)
    Performance
    (426)
    Story
    (432)

    A deadly assassin sent from a race called the Mein, exiled long ago to an ice-locked stronghold in the frozen north, strikes at Leodan Akaran, ruler of the Known World, while the Mein also unleash surprise attacks across the empire. On his deathbed, Leodan puts into play a plan to allow his children to escape, each to his separate destiny. And so his children begin a quest to avenge their father's death and restore the Acacian empire, this time on the basis of universal freedom.

    Glen says: "Thumbs up!"
    "Loved it!"
    Overall

    I loved all the details, the characters, similar to George RR Martin style.

    Audible: please get Book Two!!

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Anna Karenina

    • UNABRIDGED (36 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    Overall
    (643)
    Performance
    (278)
    Story
    (282)

    This is the story of the unhappy family of Anna Karenina. The novel contains much concerning Tolstoy's spiritual crisis and his search for the meaning of life. But it is also chiefly about marriage, and the growth and death of love.

    AnnaH says: "Even Better Aloud"
    "Loved it!"
    Overall

    Loved the story and the narration! Highly reccomended!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Potato Factory: The Australian Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3516)
    Performance
    (2514)
    Story
    (2519)

    Always leave a little salt on the bread. Ikey Solomon's favorite saying is also his way of doing business, and in the business of thieving he's very successful indeed. Ikey's partner in crime is his mistress, the forthright Mary Abacus, until misfortune befalls them. They are parted and each must make the harsh journey from thriving nineteenth century London to the convict settlement of Van Diemen's Land.

    karen says: "Best audiobook of the year!"
    "Great Historical Fiction!"
    Overall

    I found myself immediatly attached to the characters and on-edge about their well-being!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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