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Susan

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  • Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs)
    • By Laura Hillenbrand
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11101)
    Performance
    (7109)
    Story
    (7141)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Seabiscuit was a runaway success, and Hillenbrand’s done it again with another true-life account about beating unbelievable odds. On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared.....

    Anastasia Burke says: "Hillenbrand could make even laundry fascinating!"
    "Fascinating story"
    Overall
    Performance
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. It is a good mix of detail and action. However the book has a lot of unpleasant historical details and some may be too wordy for those looking for action, and too much for younger listeners. For me it was great.


    Did Edward Herrmann do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    I did not notice any attempts at accents, but the narration has been faultless. Mr Hermann has a very pleasant voice and has used just the right dramatic intensity versus sensitivity. I have not really noticed anything which is just how it should be. I feel like I am reading the story.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Prince of Tides

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Pat Conroy
    • Narrated By Frank Muller
    Overall
    (1968)
    Performance
    (1152)
    Story
    (1153)

    Spanning 40 years, this is the story of turbulent Tom Wingo, his gifted and troubled twin sister Savannah, and their struggle to triumph over the dark and tragic legacy of the extraordinary family into which they were born.

    Ella says: "A "Prince" amongst novels"
    "brilliant narration"
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    Performance
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    Would you listen to The Prince of Tides again? Why?

    Maybe. It is long but is intriguing.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters, the side stories, the imagery.


    What about Frank Muller’s performance did you like?

    Loved it. Could not fault voices, pace, intonation.


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

    No. It is very wordy and descriptive. I could digest it more in small chunks. I wanted to take my time with this story. I wanted to live alongside the characters for a while.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The House at Sea's End

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Elly Griffiths
    • Narrated By Jane McDowell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (146)
    Performance
    (124)
    Story
    (120)

    A team of archaeologists, investigating coastal erosion on the north Norfolk coast, unearth six bodies buried at the foot of a cliff. How long have they been there? What could have happened to them? Forensics expert Ruth Galloway and DCI Nelson are drawn together again to unravel the past. Tests reveal that the bodies have lain, preserved in the sand, for sixty years. The mystery of their deaths stretches back to the Second World War, a time when Great Britain was threatened by invasion.

    Susan says: "British style of modern mystery story"
    "British style of modern mystery story"
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    Story
    Would you listen to The House at Sea's End again? Why?

    I would happily listen to another story by the same author.


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

    It had enough twists and turns to keep me interested


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Narrator did a good job with the array of accents and otherwise did not outshine the story - which is the point.


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

    No


    Any additional comments?

    This was a comfort book. Nice every day tale of small British towns and the mud found underneath the surface.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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