Call anytime(888) 283-5051
 

You no longer follow Henriette

You will no longer see updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can re-follow a user if you change your mind.

OK

You now follow Henriette

You will receive updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can unfollow a user if you change your mind.

OK

Henriette

ratings
7
REVIEWS
7
FOLLOWING
0
FOLLOWERS
0
HELPFUL VOTES
7

  • Cocaine Blues

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Kerry Greenwood
    • Narrated By Stephanie Daniel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (780)
    Performance
    (554)
    Story
    (556)

    It's the end of the roaring twenties, and the exuberant and Honourable Phryne Fisher is dancing and gaming with gay abandon. But she becomes bored with London and the endless round of parties. In search of excitement, she sets her sights on a spot of detective work in Melbourne, Australia. And so mystery and the beautiful Russian dancer, Sasha de Lisse, appear in her life. From then on it's all cocaine and communism until her adventure reaches its steamy end in the Turkish baths of Little Lonsdale Street.

    Barbara M. Sullivan says: "A series that just gets better"
    "I’m hooked and contagious"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This series is not PG-13 since life isn’t either. It is written in Australian English and not translated. As with all series I find some of the books more appealing than others. The author is knowledgeable in many areas and incorporates research into the stories making the books more sumptuous reading. The story of how the main character at her christening is not named after a Nymph as initially intended but after a courtesan nicely sums up her character and the authors skills in shaping characters with substance and depth. The books are detective stories with several plots developing simultaneously with interesting and surprising details. Several of the characters and their lives are carried on through more than one book wherefore they ought to be read chronologically. Who would have thought that the English aristocracy, Russian revolution, French cocaine and Australian abortion laws could be so exciting and make you chuckle? This author can write.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Flying Too High: A Phryne Fisher Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Kerry Greenwood
    • Narrated By Stephanie Daniel
    Overall
    (440)
    Performance
    (329)
    Story
    (323)

    Danger, excitement and love - this is how the glamorous Phryne Fisher is determined to live her life in her second enticing adventure. Walking the wings of a Tiger Moth plane in full flight ought to be enough excitement for most people, but not Phryne Fisher, amateur detective, woman of mystery, as delectable as the finest chocolate and as sharp as razor blades.

    Christy says: "Much better than the first one..."
    "Another Great Book"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    The lesson here is to be nice to children and don't be condesending to others. You will know that Phryne hit you - and why.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Coraline: An Adventure Too Weird for Words

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated By Dawn French
    Overall
    (71)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (33)

    Shortly after moving into an old house Coraline discovers a big, carved, brown wooden door at the far corner of the drawing room. And it is locked. Curiosity runs riot in Coraline's mind and she unlocks the door to see what lies behind it. Disappointingly, it opens onto a brick wall. Days later, after exploring the rest of the house and garden, Coraline returns to the same mysterious door and opens it again. This time, however, there is a dark hallway in front of her.

    Siri says: "Ah hahaha"
    "Eerie"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    A disconcerting book for an adult to read. An excellent book for a child who is contemplating the consequences of its wishes and actions.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Inimitable Jeeves

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
    Overall
    (330)
    Performance
    (167)
    Story
    (165)

    Wodehouse weaves his wit through a wide collection of terrifying aunts, miserly uncles, love-sick friends, and unwanted fiancés. Bertie gets into a bit of trouble when one of his pals, Bingo Little, starts to fall in love with every second girl he lays his eyes on. But the soup gets really thick when Bingo decides to marry one of them and enlists Bertie's help. Luckily, he has the inimitable Jeeves to pull him out of it.

    Kate says: "Brilliant!"
    "Humorous"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    These are nuttiest short stories. I should really try to find the film version of these books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Thank You, Jeeves

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Jonathan Cecil
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (11)

    Bertie Wooster has taken up the banjolele, but the manager of the building in central London has issued an ultimatum to either give up the music or clear out. Even the faithful Jeeves threatens to leave, so Bertie seeks refuge in the country.

    Henriette says: "There is a limit"
    "There is a limit"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    What may cause Jeeves to continuously leave his position? Marvelous performance. I truly enjoy this book. It is so quirky.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The 19th Wife

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By David Ebershoff
    • Narrated By Daniel Passer, Kimberley Farr, Rebecca Lowman, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (38)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (22)

    For the first time in six years, Jordan returns from California to Utah, to visit his mother in jail. As a young boy he was expelled from his family's secretive polygamous Mormon sect. Now his father has been found shot dead in front of his computer, and one of his many wives Jordan's mother is accused of the crime.

    Alex says: "Solidly written novel but no page turner"
    "Good intentions"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This book is a real struggle. The idea of combining historical accounts of pros and cons of early LDS polygamy with the challenge of being a gay boy in a modern Polyg family is intriguing. The stories related are interesting, but surely this book is a draft gone prematurely to the press. If not, this author does not have the gift of writing. Needles to say, I haven't finished this book - yet.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Fairy-Tale Detectives: The Sisters Grimm

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Michael Buckley
    • Narrated By L. J. Ganser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (712)
    Performance
    (509)
    Story
    (522)

    The recently orphaned Sisters Grimm find out from their Granny, who they thought was dead, that they're descendents of the legendary Brothers Grimm. Now they must take over the family responsibility of being fairy tale detectives in a town where fairy tales are real. Their first case: a giant is destroying the town and it may have something to do with a boy named Jack and a certain famous beanstalk.

    Tina says: "Funny twists"
    "Funny childrens book"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This is a book for children, and adults do not have to like it. The concept is funny and quirky. A nice and easy going book accessible to most children. And if they like it, there are more in the series which is a great gift idea.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

CANCEL

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.