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Cindy

Pinson, TN, United States | Member Since 2009

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  • Habits of the House

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Fay Weldon
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (149)
    Performance
    (133)
    Story
    (131)

    As the Season of 1899 comes to an end, the world is poised on the brink of profound, irrevocable change. The Earl of Dilberne is facing serious financial concerns. The ripple effects spread to everyone in the household: Lord Robert, who has gambled unwisely on the stock market and seeks a place in the Cabinet; his unmarried children, Arthur, who keeps a courtesan, and Rosina, who keeps a parrot in her bedroom; Lord Robert’s wife, Isobel, who orders the affairs of the household in Belgrave Square; and Grace, the lady’s maid who orders the life of her mistress.

    Cindy says: "A Downtonlike story read by my favorite narrator?"
    "A Downtonlike story read by my favorite narrator?"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I found it a light, fun tale. Just what I needed!


    Would you be willing to try another book from Fay Weldon? Why or why not?

    I plan to check in to her other offers.


    What about Katherine Kellgren’s performance did you like?

    I was saddened to read a poor review by someone else which prompted me to write one myself! I LOVE Katherine Kellgren and since falling in love with her Bloody Jack characters have searched her out and will continue listening and enjoying her narration! Keep up your excellent work Katherine, I enjoy you SOOOOO!


    Do you think Habits of the House needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Sure.


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Going Home: The Survivalist Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By A. American
    • Narrated By Duke Fontaine
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1276)
    Performance
    (1169)
    Story
    (1173)

    If society collapsed, could you survive? When Morgan Carter's car breaks down 250 miles from his home, he figures his weekend plans are ruined. But things are about to get much, much worse: the country's power grid has collapsed. There is no electricity, no running water, no Internet, and no way to know when normalcy will be restored - if it ever will be.

    Randall says: "A page turner, if. . ."
    "Lord help us all! This all sounds so possible..."
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    What made the experience of listening to Going Home the most enjoyable?

    I could relate so well to many of the characters. How human kind will react in certain situations. Human nature and less humane nature are found in us all at times.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Action kept me tuned in and wanting to know what's next.


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

    I enjoyed his narration and thought he did an excellent job. He sure fit the bill!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Today you can be almost anywhere in hours but to get home you must first survive.


    Any additional comments?

    Purchasing book 2 now!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Swordspoint: A Melodrama of Manners

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Ellen Kushner
    • Narrated By Ellen Kushner, Dion Graham, Katherine Kellgren, and others
    Overall
    (714)
    Performance
    (634)
    Story
    (637)

    On the treacherous streets of Riverside, a man lives and dies by the sword. Even the nobles on the Hill turn to duels to settle their disputes. Within this elite, dangerous world, Richard St. Vier is the undisputed master, as skilled as he is ruthless--until a death by the sword is met with outrage instead of awe, and the city discovers that the line between hero and villain can be altered in the blink of an eye.

    Stacy says: "What a beautiful book..."
    "Warning for those who are uneasy with same sex sex"
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    What disappointed you about Swordspoint?

    None of the reviews I read mentioned same sex sex scenes.


    Has Swordspoint turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Only if they have same sex sex scenes.


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

    Haven't listened much - chapter 7 or 8 so far and I've enjoyed the performance style.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Swordspoint?

    I wouldn't say any need to be cut for those who aren't bothered by same sex sex. It just unsettles me and I wish there was a warning so I could move on...


    Any additional comments?

    I'd like a refund!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Edward Kelsey Moore, Edward Kelsey Moore
    • Narrated By Adenrele Ojo, Pamella D'Pella
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (196)
    Performance
    (180)
    Story
    (177)

    Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat is home away from home for this inseparable Plainview, Indiana, trio. Dubbed "The Supremes" by high school pals in the tumultuous 1960s, they weather life’s storms together for the next four decades. Now, during their most challenging year yet, dutiful, proud, and talented Clarice must struggle to keep up appearances as she deals with her husband’s humiliating infidelities. Beautiful, fragile Barbara Jean is rocked by the tragic reverberations of a youthful love affair. And fearless Odette engages in the most terrifying battle of her life....

    Margaret says: "An AMAZING audible book..."
    "I love me some fun on memory lane!"
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    If you could sum up The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat in three words, what would they be?

    Historical, Entertaining, Enchanting


    What other book might you compare The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat to and why?

    The Help, because of the historical relevance.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Hard to say because I found myself laughing out many times.


    If you could take any character from The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Odette of course! I love a gal with some spunk!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Unraveled

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Gena Showalter
    • Narrated By Jessica Almasy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (190)
    Performance
    (124)
    Story
    (124)

    Since coming to Crossroads, Oklahoma, former outcast Aden Stone has been living the good life. Never mind that one of his best friends is a werewolf, his girlfriend is a vampire princess who hungers for his blood, and he's supposed to be crowned Vampire King - while still a human! Well, kind of.

    Brandon says: "Love it!"
    "I tried several times but just couldn't get it..."
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    What would have made Unraveled better?

    The story just didn't grab me. I couldn't relate to any of it though I tried several times!


    Would you ever listen to anything by Gena Showalter again?

    mmmmmmmm I always hate saying never...


    Would you be willing to try another one of Jessica Almasy’s performances?

    Yes. I enjoyed the WWW series.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Got as far as chapter 7 but it just was not for me. Maybe someone else...


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • My Life as a White Trash Zombie

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Diana Rowland
    • Narrated By Allison McLemore
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1715)
    Performance
    (1595)
    Story
    (1594)

    Teenage delinquent Angel Crawford lives with her redneck father in the swamps of southern Louisiana. She's a high school dropout, addicted to drugs and alcohol, and has a police record a mile long. But when she's made into a zombie after a car crash, her addictions disappear, except for her all-consuming need to stay "alive".

    Marvin says: "New diet trend, become a zombie!"
    "Zombie's that can live among us... hmmmmmm"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of My Life as a White Trash Zombie to be better than the print version?

    Haven't read the print version.


    What other book might you compare My Life as a White Trash Zombie to and why?

    If I had to compare to another book it would be Pride and Prejudice and Zombies but the characters in this book are able to live among us!


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

    No. But she did a fine job.


    If you could rename My Life as a White Trash Zombie, what would you call it?

    The name is perfect and "made me look"...


    Any additional comments?

    I have already added the sequel to my wish list.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Clan of the Cave Bear: Earth's Children, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Jean M. Auel
    • Narrated By Sandra Burr
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1325)
    Performance
    (752)
    Story
    (754)

    Here is the saga of a people who call themselves the Clan of the Cave Bear; how they lived; the animals they hunted; the great totems they revered. But mostly it is the story of Ayla, the girl they found and raised, who was not like them. To the Clan, her fair looks make her different - ugly.

    Terri says: "Clan of the Cave Bear"
    "Revisited an old favorite!"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Clan of the Cave Bear the most enjoyable?

    I loved being transported back in time to an age when understanding was a new concept and tribe and obedience to the law was essential to life. Makes you think...


    What did you like best about this story?

    The heroine stood up for her beliefs and survived to prove her justice.


    What aspect of Sandra Burr’s performance would you have changed?

    She did a fine job. I have been spoiled to others abilities to really characterize.


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

    I pretty much kept my head phones on for hours and listened in my car every chance I got!


    Any additional comments?

    I read this series years ago after being told of it by a sibling. Several in my family enjoyed it and consider it a classic. I LOVE the Audible aspect of listening on my I-pod as I go about my day and was glad to revisit this old friend of a book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Song of Achilles: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Madeline Miller
    • Narrated By Frazer Douglas
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (395)
    Performance
    (363)
    Story
    (361)

    Greece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the kingdom of Phthia to be raised in the shadow of King Peleus and his golden son, Achilles. “The best of all the Greeks”—strong, beautiful, and the child of a goddess—Achilles is everything the shamed Patroclus is not. Yet despite their differences, the boys become steadfast companions. Their bond deepens as they grow into young men and become skilled in the arts of war and medicine—much to the displeasure and the fury of Achilles’ mother, Thetis, a cruel sea goddess with a hatred of mortals.

    Cariola says: "Didn't Expect to Like It, but I Was Swept Away"
    "PLEASE advise of sexual content!"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I only wish there had been even a HINT regarding the sexual content in this story so I wouldn't have used one of my precious credits on it. I should have read ALL the reviews instead of the first few. Will do that from now on!


    What was most disappointing about Madeline Miller’s story?

    I prefer heterosexual content.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    N/A


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Couldn't finish it...


    Any additional comments?

    There should be a sexual content rating system.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Lionboy

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Zizou Corder
    • Narrated By Simon Jones
    Overall
    (113)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (20)

    What do you do when you come home one day and discover that your parents have been kidnapped? Well, if you're a brave young guy named Charlie Ashanti, you go off in search of them. And since you happen to know how to speak Cat, your feline friends (the stray cats of the city and the caged lions on a magnificent, astounding floating circus) rally around you, bringing help, advice, and occasional special deliveries. Little do you know that in this search of yours, the fate of the world is at stake.

    Lanakila says: "Excellent!"
    "Cut me in two, would you?"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Yes. With a disclaimer that it stops just as the story is built and you need to go ahead and purchase part 2 or don't even start it.


    Would you recommend Lionboy to your friends? Why or why not?

    Same question?


    Did Simon Jones do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    I appreciate the skill it takes to create characters in audible form and he made it work here.


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

    As long as it didn't end where the book did...


    Any additional comments?

    On to part 2...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Julius House: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Charlaine Harris
    • Narrated By Therese Plummer
    Overall
    (270)
    Performance
    (136)
    Story
    (141)

    Love at first sight turns into newlywed bliss for former librarian Aurora Teagarden-until violence cuts the honeymoon short. Wealthy businessman Martin Bartell gives Roe exactly what she wants for their wedding: Julius House. But both the house and Martin come with murky pasts. And when Roe is attacked by an ax-wielding maniac, she realizes that the secrets inside her four walls - and her brand-new marriage - could destroy her.

    Linda says: "I LOVE AURORA!"
    "LOVE this series!"
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    Where does The Julius House rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Thank you Charlaine Harris for creating these stories for me to submerge in to. I enjoy your characters and appreciate sharing their lives without having to give advice or listen to their problems. I LOVE being in total control of my visits with them and that makes our times together most enjoyable!


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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