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Judy

PERRY, GA, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • Joyland

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Michael Kelly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3662)
    Performance
    (3377)
    Story
    (3377)

    Set in a small-town North Carolina amusement park in 1973, Joyland tells the story of the summer in which college student Devin Jones comes to work as a carny and confronts the legacy of a vicious murder, the fate of a dying child, and the ways both will change his life forever. Joyland is a brand-new novel and has never previously been published.

    Cozy Reader says: "The sweest and creepiest coming of age story!"
    "Fantastic"
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    Where does Joyland rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I've been a Stephen King fan for years and haven't been that thrilled with a lot of his past books. Jpyland is right up there in my favorites


    What did you like best about this story?

    .The way you see Dev grow up, his relationship with Mike


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

    I have never listened to him before, but I certainly would again.


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

    Parts made me laugh and cry. When Mike is talking about his illness I cried


    Any additional comments?

    This reminds me of older Stephen King. I LOVED it!!!!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Crime Classics: True Crime Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By PDQ Audiobooks
    • Narrated By Elliott Lewis
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    Created, produced, and directed by radio actor/director Elliott Lewis, the program was a historical true crime series, examining crimes and murders from the past. It grew out of Lewis' personal interest in famous murder cases and took a documentary-like approach to the subject, carefully recreating the facts, personages, and feel of the time period. Comparatively little dramatic license was taken with the facts and events, but the tragedy was leavened with humor, expressed largely through the narration.

    Judy says: "Not worth it"
    "Not worth it"
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    What disappointed you about Crime Classics: True Crime Stories?

    The narrative was grated on my nerves. I'm going to try again it tomorrow, but I only lasted half and hour today.


    What could PDQ Audiobooks have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    I think the whole process of the narrative is wrong.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Elliott Lewis?

    I don't think it's the narrator. I believe it's just the set up


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Revival: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By David Morse
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3281)
    Performance
    (2975)
    Story
    (2995)

    In a small New England town, over half a century ago, a shadow falls over a small boy playing with his toy soldiers. Jamie Morton looks up to see a striking man, the new minister. Charles Jacobs, along with his beautiful wife, will transform the local church. The men and boys are all a bit in love with Mrs. Jacobs; the women and girls feel the same about Reverend Jacobs - including Jamie’s mother and beloved sister, Claire. With Jamie, the Reverend shares a deeper bond based on a secret obsession.

    Thug4life says: "Not fit for a King"
    "Gets you thinking!"
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    If you could sum up Revival in three words, what would they be?

    You never know


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes! You wondered when they would run into each other again, the different "after effects" and just how would this end.


    Which character – as performed by David Morse – was your favorite?

    Jamie


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    This WILL become a Stephen King classic, must read!

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Casual Vacancy

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By J. K. Rowling
    • Narrated By Tom Hollander
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3258)
    Performance
    (2859)
    Story
    (2887)

    When Barry Fairweather dies unexpectedly in his early 40s, the little town of Pagford is left in shock. Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty façade is a town at war. Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils.... Pagford is not what it at first seems. And the empty seat left by Barry on the town's council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen.

    cristina says: "I was surprised by how much I liked it"
    "A pretty good read"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Casual Vacancy the most enjoyable?

    Getting to know all of the characters and how relationships, whether close or in passing, effect each person.


    What other book might you compare The Casual Vacancy to and why?

    I don't really know


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

    He is very talented. You could tell which character was which at any part of the story.


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

    I thought it was pretty good.


    Any additional comments?

    In a way I felt that in trying to move from what was considered "kid's" stories, Harry Potter, she over used vulagar language. I am by no means a prude, but sometimes the vulgarity seemed forced.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Coldheart Canyon: A Hollywood Ghost Story

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Clive Barker
    • Narrated By Frank Muller
    Overall
    (58)
    Performance
    (56)
    Story
    (55)

    Hollywood has made a star of Todd Pickett. But time is catching up with him. After plastic surgery goes awry, Todd needs somewhere to hide away for a few months while his scars heal. As Todd settles into a mansion in Coldheart Canyon - a corner of the city so secret it doesn't even appear on a map - Tammy Lauper, the president of his fan club, comes to the City of Angels determined to solve the mystery of Todd's disappearance.

    Charlotte says: "Lower your expectations!!!"
    "The book that never ends"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A better plit, more believable characters and a lot less of the explict sexual stuff.


    What could Clive Barker have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Ended it sooner and once again tune down the orgt, references to everyone's bodyily parts.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The beginning of the book. I really thought he had something there. Talking about whay actos and actresses behave


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    I would have to say revolsion


    Any additional comments?

    I could even get to the very end of the book. I just couldn't deal with the stupidy of the characters.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Cuckoo's Calling

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Robert Galbraith
    • Narrated By Robert Glenister
    Overall
    (9100)
    Performance
    (8204)
    Story
    (8220)

    After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: his sister, the legendary supermodel Lula Landry, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man.

    Tracey says: "Unbelievable debut mystery set in London"
    "Great story"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Cuckoo's Calling the most enjoyable?

    The background of private detective and all the things they do to get information.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Cuckoo's Calling?

    Discovering who the killer was! I didn't see that coming


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Strike gives the details of the murder


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

    Yes! I wish I could have


    Any additional comments?

    I really loved this book and would enjoy a series!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Odd Apocalypse: An Odd Thomas Novel, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz
    • Narrated By David Aaron Baker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2712)
    Performance
    (2400)
    Story
    (2400)

    Once presided over by a flamboyant Hollywood mogul during the Roaring ’20s, the magnificent West Coast property known as Roseland is now home to a reclusive billionaire financier and his faithful servants. And, for the moment, it’s also a port in the storm for Odd Thomas and his traveling companion, the inscrutably charming Annamaria. In the wake of Odd’s most recent clash with lethal adversaries, the opulent manor’s comforts should be welcome. But there’s far more to Roseland than meets even the extraordinary eye of Odd, who soon suspects it may be more hell than haven.

    D says: "Odd Apocalypse; Oddly Great"
    "Talk like regular people"
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    Would you try another book from Dean Koontz and/or David Aaron Baker?

    I'm debating about it.


    Any additional comments?

    I was a fan a long time ago, but with descriptions that sometimes seemed to be pages long, I quit reading any of his work. I listened to the first Odd Thomas and could deal with the at times lengthy descriptions, but the dialogue is annoying. I'm not asking to write in a way that appears I never finished primary school, but not in a pompous style.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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