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Laura

Enderlin, ND, United States | Member Since 2008

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  • Evan Blessed

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (124)
    Performance
    (92)
    Story
    (89)

    Two weeks before the big day, Welsh Constable Evans is ready to be done planning for his wedding. Just as he's unloading the last boxes into the new home he and his bride, Bronwen, have chosen, he runs into a teenager whose girlfriend has gone missing on Mt. Snowdon. Despite his apprehensions about getting involved in a new case, Evans cannot resist helping the worried hiker.

    Laura says: "welsh accent"
    "welsh accent"
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    Would you listen to Evan Blessed again? Why?

    I read a lot of the reviews and they all said the narrations weren’t very good. As one said review said it didn’t sound very British. As a Welsh American I can tell you it sounds Welsh not everyone in Great Britain sound like some one out of London. The Welsh have their very own sound just like the Scottish and Irish. All Celtics sound different. I would hope that you would understand that Wales is its own country with its own language and customs. We are very proud of being welsh and we have worked very hard to keep those things that make us Welsh alive both in Wales and around the World. I feel the Narrator did an admiral job with the accent many well known actors say they have a hard time with the accent. So when you listen to this book please look at it as a way of also of a way of enjoying a beautiful country a people. Maybe learn a little about a country in the British Isle that doesn’t get written about in fiction at least on this side of the pond.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Story is set in Wales


    What about John Lee’s performance did you like?

    very good Welsh Accent


    14 of 14 people found this review helpful
  • Blowout

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Byron L. Dorgan, David Hagberg
    • Narrated By Peter Berkrot
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    America is on the brink of crisis. Unless we can curb our dangerous appetite for foreign oil, petroleum-rich countries and speculators will bring our economy to its knees… long before CO2 emissions will devastate our ecosystem. The President has answered the call with the Dakota District Initiative, a top-secret research team hidden deep in the Badlands of North Dakota.

    Laura says: "a review from North Dakota the setting of the book"
    "a review from North Dakota the setting of the book"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    While I'm not sure if they are against the oil fields out west (in western ND) sure. If they are getting a check (from the oil companies) no. If they are just looking for a book set here in North Dakota I would. So for me it all depends on the person.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?


    One thing is people do not stand out side in the middle of December in North Dakota with out coats on unless we have some kind of freaky warm winter. Since the writers stated there had been blizzards it's not that warm. Yes we will walk around with a jacket at 32 degree above 0 but Dorgan knows better how cold it can be. The wind chill alone would have given frost bite. He also knows what its like when we have winter storms up here.
    A little more realism would be nice when it comes to the environment and how the characters live in would be nice!

    The Posse has also been active in ND. There is a very famous case about it. They made a TV movie about it (not filmed here they had mountains in the background) Dorgan knows that as well.

    I would reduce the peachiness of anti oil. I like the idea of exploring alterative fuels so our oil here in ND will last longer.


    What about Peter Berkrot’s performance did you like?

    This was a good performance. I have in the past turned books off because the performances were so bad. I will look for Mr. Berkrot's performances in the future.


    Was Blowout worth the listening time?

    For me it was nice to here a book set in North Dakota there is very few especially thrillers or mysteries. If you are looking for something different. There are some twists and turns which was nice.


    Any additional comments?

    I am not sure how they will turn it a series the authors have come out with another book. I do plan to listen to that one just to see how it progresses.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Naughty in Nice: A Royal Spyness Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1762)
    Performance
    (1541)
    Story
    (1516)

    Lady Georgiana Rannoch has once again been called into service by Her Majesty the Queen. This time she's sent to Nice on a secret assignment that's nothing to sneeze at: recover the Queen's stolen snuff box. As much of an honor as it is to be trusted by Her Majesty, an even greater honor awaits Georgie in Nice - as Coco Chanel herself asks Georgie to model her latest fashion. But when a necklace belonging to the Queen is stolen on the catwalk, Georgie has to find two priceless items-and solve a murder. How's a girl to find any time to go to the casino?

    Lindsay says: "Lots of good fun"
    "Love this book"
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    Would you listen to Naughty in Nice again? Why?

    Yes, this was an enjoy listen, I usually figure out mysteries out but this one did keep me guessing for quite sometime. I loved the use of all the famous people as characters in the book


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

    to a point it's no Vince Flynn but for a light listen yes it does.


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

    I normally do not enjoy female readers, but I did enjoy her preformances. She is very good at all the accents which makes it nice to keep track of the characters. She does give each character their own voice a book I recently listened to was very hard to keep track of everyone because everyone sounded the same. This was a true preformance not just a reading of the book.


    Any additional comments?

    I have listened to the entire series and can't wait until the next one. I have also donated the book the hard cover version of the book to my local library (I live in a town of 800 our library need donations to help with buying books there isn’t a big budget) so that people can also discover this series of books. I plan to donate the entire series in hard cover.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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