san diego, california, United States | Member Since 2007
I Love to LISTEN to the books although I frequently read them too.Audio enhances the story for me.
Of course the main character stands out. I really like the fact his character is consistent. I also like the references to his assistant back in Seattle she is a rock for him and does not press him to return she wants him to heal.
He is a really good narrator and brings his story to life with the voice inflections stressing the importance of the dialogue as he meant it to be.
I really like all the books by R.P.Evans most of the time I read them first then purchase the audio and "listen" listening makes the story come alive. I have listened to "The Sunflower" several times over the years . A good narrator really makes a difference too. Evans was great. Looking forward to the next installment!!
Another winner for Jacqueline Winspear. She is one of the best mystery writers around. I always enjoy the plots which are unpredictable,great character development and enough details to keep it interesting. Having been to London gives me added pleasure as I recognize many of the locations and descriptions. Everyone I know reads and loves Maisie Dobbs.
Orlagh Cassidy is the perfect narrator and her accent is polished and genuine. I guess I will have to wait a year for the next installment in the life of Maisie Dobbs.
I loved "The Shack" but this book by Paul Young this book is very different . It has an unexpected plot device but after you see where he is going with it, it works. There are some strange dialogue sequences and a little too much switching of narration of the various characters but I did like the premise of the story and the ending. The narrator was good.
This is quite an unusual book.It is about a woman named Martha Mason who spent @ 50 years in an iron lung after coming down with Polio in the early 50"s . She lived in a in a little town in the south. She graduated from college,ran a book discussion group and hosted dinners all while confined to an iron lung in her home. Her selfless loving father and mother supported her in a lifetime of achievement. The narration was perfect.Do not miss this inspiring life story.
What a delightful book! A wonderful peek back into New York City at the close of WW2.A must for those of us not born before the war. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and the inside look into the way Tiffany ran its exclusive store.
It is so well written that it took you right into the atmosphere of the department stores, Schraft's, and the Automat where the girls ate their lunch making you feel you were there too.
The narrator was excellent .Just the right tone for the youthful Marjorie a small town girl from Iowa, as she worked that last summer of the War in the bustling city.
I always enjoy any thing by Charles Martin. His books have great plots and are full of
memorable characters. The portrayal of " Unc" "Snoot" the little mute boy are heart warming. He keeps you guessing just long enough. He does not shy away from social issues but tackles them with sensitivity and love drawing you into the world of the outcast and making their lives very real .
Chasing Fireflies was sometimes heart wrenching but very good listen.
These classic books,long out of print, are such a welcome addition to Audible . Author D.E. Stevenson is often compared to Jane Austin and the Brontes. I was so pleased to find that Audible had acquired some of them on audio. I have been a long time fan of Stevenson I have almost every book she has written and these vintage stories from England only improve with listening.
D.E. Stevenson has over 50 books to her credit which were translated into many languages, transcribe into braille then made into "Talking books" The most famous books were the "Mrs Tim Christie" series that came out during WW2. I can only hope that someone will record these and Audible will acquire the rights to offer them here in the U.S.
.The only ones I did not like as much were the previously unpublished works " The Fair Miss Fortune" and" Peter West". These were her first novels and she did not feel they were up to her standards and did not allow them to be published while she was alive.
Anyone who likes Pastoral Settings in England and Scotland during the middle of last century will love these books.
I really like the "Maisie Dobbs" books . The mysteries are quite different... not some formula plot you can figure out on page 5. All of the books are worth listening to ,however its better to start at book 1 as the characters evolve .I started at book 4 found I liked to series so I went back to the first one and began again. I liked the narrator too... she was relaxing to listen to as she did not read to fast. Looking forward to this years addition to the series.Check out Maisie Dobbs for yourself.
This is the first book I have listened to by Randall Wallace.. I will watch for more by this author." The Touch" is an unusual story, complicated but easy to follow. It has a surprise ending . The narration is very good. Paul has a soft voice which is easy on the ears.I would listen to him again.
Here is another example of consistently good writing from a GREAT author. The Story is very well constructed, the character development outstanding and the descriptions of Keith's journey to find the "lost ship" very detailed and believable. This is the story of a "simple man" with meager means who did an extra ordinary thing to fulfill to the letter his duty as a trustee for his young niece upon the untimely death of her parents.
Of course the narration is top notch with Frank Muller at the helm.
Don"t miss this classic!
I bought this book because I LOVED Enchanted April .I found myself bogged down after the first disc HOW COULD ONE BOOK BE SUCH A GREAT ONE AND THIS ONE SO MEDIOCRE?I l really like Nadia May so I thought It would be a winner. The narration is fine its the story that fails to capture my attention. Nadia May narrated "The Childrens Hour" by Marcia Willett and it it excellent.I will still pay attention to anything narrated by Nadia May but hesitate about any more of Von Armins books.
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