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Norma

Bellaire, TX, United States | Member Since 2004

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  • 15 reviews
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  • 61 purchased in 2014
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  • Sheepfarmer's Daughter: The Deed of Paksenarrion, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Moon
    • Narrated By Jennifer Van Dyck
    Overall
    (1227)
    Performance
    (896)
    Story
    (908)

    Refusing to marry a pig farmer and joining the army, even if it means never seeing her family again, Paksenarrion begins an adventure that enables her to restore an overthrown ruler.

    Christopher says: "Intriguing start"
    "don't buy this if you ever read the books"
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    you'll just get hooked and buy the other 2 even with this narrator. Gets a little better but NOT MUCH later

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Dead Witch Walking

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Kim Harrison
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3170)
    Performance
    (2239)
    Story
    (2242)

    Rachel Morgan is a runner with the Inderland Runner Services, apprehending law-breakers throughout Cincinnati. She's also a witch, one of the many Inderlanders who revealed themselves after a genetically engineered virus wiped out 50 percent of humanity. Witches, warlocks, vampires, werewolves: the creatures of dreams and nightmares have lived beside humans for centuries, hiding their powers. But now they've stopped hiding, and nothing will be the same.

    Patti says: "wildly entertaining"
    "dumb and dumber"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I thought nothing could be worse than 'enchanted' well - this one is . Give it a pass, your ears and especially your mind will thank you.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Cat, the Quilt, and the Corpse: A Cats in Trouble Mystery, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Leann Sweeney
    • Narrated By Vanessa Johansson
    Overall
    (143)
    Performance
    (128)
    Story
    (127)

    Recently widowed Jillian Hart is rebuilding a life for herself and her three beloved cats - Chablis, Syrah, and Merlot - as a quilter in a small South Carolina town. The quilts she makes are for cats as smart, special, and sweet as her own, and business is thriving. But when she returns from an overnight quilting show, she discovers Chablis sneezing - and since Chablis is allergic to humans, that can only mean one thing: Someone has broken into her house. When she realizes her Abyssinian, Syrah, is missing, Jillian suspects catnapping. Spurred by Chablis and Merlot’s mournful meowing, she investigates - and discovers more missing cats and a murder.

    Linda says: "WONDERFUL AUTHOR, AND VERY GOOD STORY LINE."
    "Just doesn't make it"
    Overall
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    the people are just not done. also the reading does not help the book - no variety

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Cat, the Professor and the Poison: A Cats in Trouble Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Leann Sweeney
    • Narrated By Vanessa Johansson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (87)
    Performance
    (79)
    Story
    (79)

    Between her kitty quilt-making business and her three beloved cats, Jill has her hands full. That doesn't stop her from wanting to solve the mystery of the milk cow that's gone missing from her friend's farm. But imagine her surprise when a stolen cow leads to the discovery of 50 stray cats and one dead body - a victim of cold-blooded murder....

    Linda says: "WHAT A WONDERFUL STORY"
    "The book is too plodding, poor characters"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Almost fun so maybe that was why i was so disappointed. I so did want to like the book and the characters

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Chinese Shawl: Miss Silver, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Patricia Wentworth
    • Narrated By Diana Bishop
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (59)
    Performance
    (53)
    Story
    (53)

    Tanis Lyle was one of those passionate women who always get their own way. Her cousin Laura hated her. Most women did. But men found her irresistible and she used them mercilessly. So when Tanis was found murdered there seemed to be any number of suspects on hand. But Miss Silver had her own suspicions…

    Norma says: "Interesting"
    "Interesting"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    not really gripping like the Agatha Christie books of Miss Marple or Hercule P . Very good on character analysis of themselves just too shallow for some of the 'bad' guys. I did not like the book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Enchanted, Inc.: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Shanna Swendson
    • Narrated By Eva Wilhelm
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (874)
    Performance
    (782)
    Story
    (787)

    Katie Chandler had always heard that New York is a weird and wonderful place, but this small-town Texas gal had no idea how weird until she moved there. Everywhere she goes, she sees something worth gawking at and Katie is afraid she's a little too normal to make a splash in the big city. Working for an ogre of a boss doesn't help. Then, seemingly out of the blue, Katie gets a job offer from Magic, Spells, and Illusions, Inc., a company that tricks of the trade to the magic community. For MSI, Katie's ordinariness is an asset.

    ELSA says: "fun and interesting"
    "STUPID"
    Overall
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    i did not thinks something that sounded so funny would be so stupid but it is . do not waste your money

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Fatal Grace

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Louise Penny
    • Narrated By Ralph Cosham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1147)
    Performance
    (787)
    Story
    (786)

    No one liked CC de Poitiers - certainly none of the residents of the village of Three Pines, each of whom CC had managed to offend. Therein lies the challenge for the Inspector Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du Quebec, called in once again from Montreal to investigate murder in this hamlet. CC has been killed in an apparent electrical accident, and everyone in town has a motive, even the inspector's good friends.

    Patricia says: "Complex, but worthwhile...."
    "NOT what I was looking for as a mystery"
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    very mean spirited. I thought i was going to hear an entertaining inspector and instead got a negative story. This inspector might be okay and his wife interesting but the story was NOT what I like.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cocaine Blues

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Kerry Greenwood
    • Narrated By Stephanie Daniel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (813)
    Performance
    (584)
    Story
    (587)

    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"
    "Too Too Predictable"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Oh Missy just too quickly does she do her tricks and too easily does she get out of trouble. Drug sellers are just not quite that stupid no matter where you are .

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ashes of Victory: Honor Harrington, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By David Weber
    • Narrated By Allyson Johnson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (876)
    Performance
    (648)
    Story
    (654)

    The People's Republic of Haven made a tiny mistake when it announced the execution of Honor Harrington. It seemed safe enough. After all, she was already dead. Unfortunately, they were wrong. Now Honor has escaped from the prison planet called Hell and returned to the Manticoran Alliance with a few friends. Almost half a million of them, to be precise including some who know what really happened when the Committee of Public Safety seized power in the PRH. Honor's

    Jean says: "Ashes of Victory"
    "Stunningly fun to listen"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Yes, I read the book at least 2x I find the entire series fun and buying the audio has been worth not listening to teen music in the background at home or blaring whatever muzak is on nearby cars on the way to work.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 4:50 from Paddington: A Miss Marple Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Joan Hickson
    Overall
    (172)
    Performance
    (67)
    Story
    (68)

    For an instant, the two trains ran side by side. In that frozen moment, Elspeth McGillicuddy witnessed a murder. She saw the body crumple. Then the other train drew away. Everyone but Miss Jane Marple was willing to dismiss her friend's distraught report. Diligently studying train routes, timetables, and tracks, Miss Marple imagines where the body might be. Her detective genius includes playing the little-old-lady card and, ultimately, winning the challenge of wits.

    Carl Smith says: "Love Joan Hickson"
    "Great story and wonderful to listen ..."
    Overall
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    only problem i had is all the characters pretty much sounded the same... so
    i just modified my process as though the story were being told by 'Miss Marple'
    aka Joan Hickson.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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