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ktkat1949

ktkat49

BC CANADA | Member Since 2013

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  • Snuff: Discworld, Book 39

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Stephen Briggs
    Overall
    (336)
    Performance
    (302)
    Story
    (305)

    It is a truth universally acknowledged that a policeman taking a holiday would barely have had time to open his suitcase before he finds his first corpse. And Commander Sam Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch is on holiday in the pleasant and innocent countryside, but not for him a mere body in the wardrobe. There are many, many bodies and an ancient crime more terrible than murder. He is out of his jurisdiction, out of his depth, out of bacon sandwiches, and occasionally snookered and out of his mind, but never out of guile. They say that in the end all sins are forgiven.

    phillip says: "An eye popper of a title to google - "Snuff"!"
    "Every new book from Terry Pratchett is a gift"
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    I love every one of Terry Pratchett Discworld books.I am an addict and admit it. Knowing of Terry's precarious health I treat everyone of his new books as gift to be savoured. Too soon there will be no more new ones. I have all of his books in hard copy and all of his audio books in both abridged and unabridged versions. I enjoy Stephen Briggs narrative but to be frank I much prefer Tony Robinson's. His voices, I suppose because he is an comic actor, are so much better. I try to explain my love of these books to friends but they just don't get it. Until I heard a play on BBC radio of Guards Guards I never had heard of him. Once I heard the play I was hooked. I have even bought the few videos that are available of his books and wish they would make more of them.
    Snuff has all my favourite characters in it including Death , Haverlock and Nobby. The relationship between Sam and Lady Sybil has grown and deepened and romantic that I am I can't help wishing they would have a daughter.
    The ever resourceful Willikins has a much larger part in this book and
    his back story made it possible to understand his various skills. I am hoping that in Sir Terry's next book we find a goblin on the Watch. A very satisfying read for every Discworld addict.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Spider Light

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs)
    • By Sarah Rayne
    • Narrated By Diana Bishop
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Antonia Weston has come to the sleepy market town of Amberwood in search of peace and anonymity after a shattering and all-too public tragedy in her life. Shortly after her arrival, a series of disturbing incidents occur eerily echoing the past she is trying to forget. She becomes fascinated by the macabre local history surrounding the disused watermill, Twygrist, and the now vanished Latchkill Asylum.

    Madeleine says: "Flawed but Entertaining"
    "Disappointed"
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    Would you try another book from Sarah Rayne and/or Diana Bishop?

    Yes I enjoy her books and I find that Diana Bishop is the only female narrator that I really enjoy listening to on audio.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    I did not finish the book. I heard it until the 8th Chapter and then quit and returned the book. I have read other of this writer's works and really enjoyed them. I am sure I will be judged as prudish but the graphic sex scenes especially the rape was very offensive to me and therefore I did not finish it.


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

    Excellent voice impersonations. Good clear diction.


    Was Spider Light worth the listening time?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    If this had been an actual physical book I could have skipped over the sexual aspect much easier than with the audio book. I choose to return the book rather than finish it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • City of Darkness and Light: A Molly Murphy Mystery, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated By Nicola Barber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (116)
    Performance
    (100)
    Story
    (103)

    Molly and Daniel Sullivan are settling happily into the new routines of parenthood, but their domestic bliss is shattered the night a gang retaliates against Daniel for making a big arrest. Daniel wants his family safely out of New York City as soon as possible. In shock and grieving, but knowing she needs to protect their infant son, Liam, Molly agrees to take him on the long journey to Paris to stay with her friends Sid and Gus, who are studying art in the City of Light.

    Robert says: "great story and great narrator--the saga continues"
    "Not the Molly I know"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No. The narrator is very poor. Very girlish and fake Irish accident. She does not sound like the feisty character she is in the books. Also to be honest too much crying and screaming and worrying about the child to be interesting. This will probably be the last of this series I will read. It was much better when she wasn't married.


    What didn’t you like about Nicola Barber’s performance?

    Very girlish. All the women sounded like they were 12 years old. No one sounded confident or like an adult. Bad accents


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

    Nope. There are other books in the series that would make much better movies than this one.


    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • A Bright and Guilty Place: Murder, Corruption, and L.A.'s Scandalous Coming of Age

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Richard Rayner
    • Narrated By Brett Barry
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (13)

    In A Bright and Guilty Place, an exhilarating tale of murder in L.A., Richard Rayner finds the source of the city's darkness in real-life events that unfolded in the 1920s, when the booming early years of L.A. started to shade into the Depression, and the city of sunshine revealed the hidden darkness and corruption at its heart.

    ktkat1949 says: "Excellent audio book"
    "Excellent audio book"
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    What made the experience of listening to A Bright and Guilty Place the most enjoyable?

    This is a side of L.A. that I had never heard of before. I remember hearing that it had been very corrupt in the 20s and 30s but not to this extent. It was totally fascinating to read about the history of the city and its people. Amazing what went on in the town. I love
    history and really enjoyed this book.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Bright and Guilty Place?

    When 'the' murder was committed. I was actually very surprised at the about total about face of the person involved. Money is corrupting no matter what.


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

    Have not heard this person before but I was pleased with his performance. I much prefer male narrators. I feel they do a better job than women in narrating audio books. It is a factor for me as to whether I will purchase a book.


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

    Yes I wish I could have listened to it all at once as I really had to tear myself away from it to get anything else done. That is how I know it was a great book!


    Any additional comments?

    I had no idea that oil had been such a huge thing in Cal. and the money involved was incredible when you think that they paid very little taxes in those days. The house built by the oil tycoon for his son and daughter in law was beyond belief both in extravagance and cost. It actually surpasses anything that today's billionaires have done.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Christmas Story: The Book That Inspired the Hilarious Classic Film

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Jean Shepherd
    • Narrated By Dick Cavett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (286)
    Performance
    (146)
    Story
    (150)

    The holiday film A Christmas Story, first released in 1983, has become a bona fide Christmas perennial, gaining in stature and fame with each succeeding year. Its affectionate, wacky, and wryly realistic portrayal of an American family's typical Christmas joys and travails in small-town Depression-era Indiana has entered our imagination and our hearts with a force equal to It's a Wonderful Life and Miracle on 34th Street.

    Paul says: "Its not the movie but its still good"
    "Totally wrong narrator for this book"
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    I guess I am too used to the movie where the narrator is the author Jean Shepherd. The book needed someone with a warm deep voice and Cavett's is too light and almost 'girly'.I never got the impression he enjoyed what he was doing and there was never any change in his inflection no matter what was happening in the story. I had my doubts before I bought and I should have stayed with my instincts and not purchased this. If you are a real fan of the movie don't buy this. You will be disappointed. I gave up after the first chapter.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Blood on the Moon: The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Edward Steers
    • Narrated By William Coon
    Overall
    (32)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (27)

    The assassination of Abraham Lincoln is usually told as a tale of a lone deranged actor who struck from a twisted lust for revenge. This is not only too simple an explanation; Blood on the Moon reveals that it is completely wrong. John Wilkes Booth was neither mad nor alone in his act of murder. He received the help of many, not the least of whom was Dr. Samuel Alexander Mudd, the Charles County physician who has been portrayed as the innocent victim of a vengeful government.

    Alan says: "Terrific listen."
    "Extremely Detailed Not historical fiction"
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    I am not a US citizen but I have always been interested by the life of Mr. Lincoln. Any
    previous books that I had read seemed to be filled with inaccuracies that even I recognized.
    This book has been meticulously researched and for a true history lover it is a real treat.
    Many things I had never heard before and the things I had heard turned out to be
    completely false. It is a long read but very enjoyable and having just finished it I am
    going to listen to it again as it was so interesting the first time. I would highly recommend this book to anyone interested in the president and any history lover. I enjoyed the
    narrator very much. Some people may complain about the amount of detail ie ranks of soldiers and their units etc but I think it added to the narrative.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Long Earth

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter
    • Narrated By Michael Fenton Stevens
    Overall
    (122)
    Performance
    (114)
    Story
    (113)

    The Western Front, 1916. Private Percy Blakeney wakes up. He is lying on fresh spring grass. He can hear birdsong, and the wind in the leaves in the trees. Where have the mud, blood, and blasted landscape of No Man's Land gone? Madison, Wisconsin, 2015. Cop Monica Jansson is exploring the burned-out home of a reclusive - some said mad, others dangerous - scientist when she finds a curious gadget: a box containing some wiring, a three-way switch and a potato. It is the prototype of a life-changing invention....

    Amy W says: "World and not Character Building"
    "Was expecting a lot more"
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    Like Shirley I own all of Terry's books. I was very disappointed in this one. Way too long and draggy. Did not live up to the advance publicity or even what I thought it was going to be about. I would not recommend nor will I bother with the rest of the series. I will wait patiently for the next Discworld novel to arrive.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • When The Dancing Stopped: The Real Story of the Morro Castle Disaster and Its Deadly Wake

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Brian Hicks
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    Overall
    (108)
    Performance
    (48)
    Story
    (48)

    In the best-selling tradition of The Devil in the White City, award-winning author Brian Hicks tells the explosive story of the Morro Castle, the elegant luxury liner that burned off the coast of New Jersey on September 7, 1934. The captain died under mysterious circumstances seven hours before his ship caught fire off the New Jersey coast.

    Susan says: "Gripping account of a needless disaster."
    "Superb book"
    Overall

    I was looking for something that combined two of my interests true crime and history. I am not much
    for present day crime but this looked good. It was fantastic! I sat down at 6.00 p.m. and was still
    awake at 3.00 a.m. listening to it. (on a work night yet!) I couldn't wait to hear the end. One reviewer comments on technical difficulties but I hear none.I was not aware of this shipwreck but I am now
    doing research and finding the layout of the ship etc makes it so much more real. Truly fascinating
    book with twists and turns you will never believe and it is all true! Highly recommended! I am going
    to buy the paper book now.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Turkish Gambit

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Boris Akunin
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    Overall
    (88)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (25)

    It is 1877, and war has broken out between Russia and the Ottoman Empire. The Bulgarian front resounds with the thunder of cavalry charges, the roar of artillery, and the clash of steel on steel during the world's last great horse-and-cannon conflict. Amid the treacherous atmosphere of a 19th-century Russian field army, former diplomat and detective extraordinaire Erast Fandorin finds his most confounding case.

    Svetlana says: "Third Book of Erast Fandorin Series"
    "Vavaryan Goes To War?"
    Overall

    Very disappointing after Winter Queen and Leviathan. Gave up after chapter 10 as I didn't care what happened to anyone in the book. Way too much of a spoiled stupid immature child and very little of the supposed hero of the series. Even after supposedly nursing the dead and wounded in war she still comes across as vapid and self obsessed. What was the writer thinking when he wrote this??
    I am not sure I want to continue reading the series if this is the way it is going.If I could give it zero stars I would.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Venus In Copper

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated By Anton Lesser, Anna Madeley
    Overall
    (56)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (23)

    In the heyday of the Roman Empire, a small accounting error has left Marcus Didius Falco sharing a cell with a large rat. But the Empire's most hard-done-by investigator is finally bailed out, and promptly accepts a commission to help a family of freed slaves fend off a professional bribe.... A third instalment of the Marcus Didius Falco mysteries set in first century Rome, starring Anton Lesser.

    ktkat1949 says: "another great entry in the Falco series"
    "another great entry in the Falco series"
    Overall

    I highly recommend Anton Lesser as Falco. The books are excellent and he sounds just the way I picture Falco.The BBC broadcasts of these books were the first things I bought when I joined Audible.com and I go back to them constantly for the pure enjoy of relistening to them all.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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