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Cyd

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  • Cleopatra’s Sister

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Penelope Lively
    • Narrated By Wanda McCaddon
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (8)

    Paleontologist Howard Beamish is flying to Nairobi when his plane is forced to land in Callimbia. Journalist Lucy Faulkner, on assignment to write a travel piece for a Sunday magazine, is on the same flight. What happens to Howard and Lucy in Callimbia is one of those accidents that determine fate, that bring love and take away joy, and that reveal the precariousness of our existence. With intelligence, grace, and gentle irony, Penelope Lively illuminates the age-old dance of myth and reality.

    Cyd says: "An excellent reading of a difficult book"
    "An excellent reading of a difficult book"
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    This book has several stories and multiple themes being developed simultaneously, yet Wanda McCaddon reads it so well that all is clear and one is compelled to keep listening. I hope Audible will increase its catalogue of books like this.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Frenchman's Creek

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Daphne du Maurier
    • Narrated By John Castle
    Overall
    (88)
    Performance
    (47)
    Story
    (48)

    Seeking peace of mind, Lady Donna de Colomb flees the stews of London and the Restoration court for remote Navaron. There she finds the boundless passion her spirit craves - daring to love the pirate hunted by all Cornwall.

    Tara says: "Spellbinding...I loved every moment!"
    "Better than Expected!"
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    The narration was wonderful and suited to the writing. The writing was so much more lyrical than I expected and made me want to hear every word. I will listen to this again. The story/plot is not complicated or complex but the writing makes you want to keep listening and the ending is not what I expected. Both du Maurier fans and romance readers will love this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Five Bells and Bladebone: A Richard Jury Mystery, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Martha Grimes
    • Narrated By Steve West
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (55)
    Performance
    (49)
    Story
    (50)

    When a dismembered corpse is found in the compartments of an antique secretaire a abattant, Marshall Trueblood, recipient of the precious piece of furniture, is the first to protest: "I bought the desk, not the body, send it back" Who would want to kill Simon Lean, the greedy nephew of the wealthy Lady Summerston? Leave it to Superintendent Richard Jury of Scotland Yard to suggest a connection to the murder of brassy Limehouse lady named Sadie Driver, found dead near Wapping Old Stairs.

    Cyd says: "Great Narration"
    "Great Narration"
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    Steve West has really captured the voice of Richard Jury and associates. This is a wonderful narration and I really hope that he continues to narrate the rest of the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Accused: Rosato & DiNunzio, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Lisa Scottoline
    • Narrated By January LaVoy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (223)
    Performance
    (191)
    Story
    (191)

    New York Times best-selling and Edgar Award-winning author Lisa Scottoline revolutionized crime fiction when she introduced her all-female law firm of Rosato & Associates, thrilling listeners with her twisty, fast-paced plots and capturing their hearts with her cast of strong and relatable female characters. Now Bennie Rosato, Mary DiNunzio, Judy Carrier, and Anne Murphy are back with all cylinders firing in Accused.

    Gerald B. Holzman says: "Getting old"
    "Great Story - overdone narrative"
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    This is a great story, fantastic plot and some great insights into people and relationships. BUT, the narrator overdoes the reading of some of the characters making them parodies of themselves, especially Mary's mother. If you are a Lisa Scottoline fan I recommend it anyway. I wish I had a Mary Di Nunzio!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Company You Keep

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Neil Gordon
    • Narrated By Donald Corren, Hillary Huber, Kirby Heyborne, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (34)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (23)

    Set against the rise and fall of the radical antiwar group the Weather Underground, The Company You Keep is a sweeping American saga about sacrifice, the ecstatic righteousness of youth, and the tension between political ideals and family loyalties. When Jason Sinai, one of the last Vietnam-era fugitives still wanted on murder charges for a robbery gone wrong in 1974, encounters a young newspaper reporter in search of a story, he must abandon years of safe underground life for the dangerous life of the road.

    connie says: "Audiobook of the Year"
    "Excellent"
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    This audio version was wonderfully done. Using the multiple narrators echoed the book's written structure. I listened to it even after seeing the movie and reading the book, and it warrants multiple listens to completely follow all that is occurring in the various threads of the story.
    I wish Neil Gordon's other 2 books which I have also already read could be recorded. They are all excellent

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Dirty Duck: A Richard Jury Mystery, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Martha Grimes
    • Narrated By Steve West
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (89)
    Performance
    (80)
    Story
    (82)

    The Dirty Duck is a pub in Shakespeare's beloved Stratford, and in this pub Miss Gwendolyn Bracegirdle of Sarasota, Florida, fresh from a performance of As You Like It, takes her last drink. A few minutes later she is slashed ear to ear, the only clue: two lines from an unknown poem printed across a theater program. And Scotland Yard Superintendent Richard Jury, just passing through Stratford for a glimpse of the intriguing Lady Kennington, instead takes a crash course in the bloodier side of Elizabethan verse.

    Kathi says: "Martha Grimes--great mysteries"
    "Miss the old narrators"
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    I love that you are doing Martha Grimes early books - love them all. But I do miss the narrating skills of Donada Peters and John Lee.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Fortune of War: Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    Overall
    (297)
    Performance
    (149)
    Story
    (143)

    Captain Jack Aubrey, R.N., arrives in the Dutch East Indies to find himself appointed to the command of the fastest and best-armed frigate in the Royal Navy. He and his friend Stephen Maturin take passage for England in a dispatch vessel, but the War of 1812 breaks out while they are en route. Bloody actions precipitate them both into new and unexpected scenes where Stephen's past activities as a secret agent return on him with a vengeance.

    Lawrence says: "Fabulous Narration"
    "Not a good place to start"
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    If you start here, you miss too much of the continuity of the story. If you're listening to them in order, after you hear Book 5, you won't be able to wait to hear this one. I couldn't. Book 5 is also 5 stars and you just can't stand it that it ends where it does. ps I am American

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Cloister Walk

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Kathleen Norris
    • Narrated By Debra Winger
    Overall
    (28)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (9)

    Mark Bolgiano says: "Wonderful"
    "Poor Reading"
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    I was surprised at the poor quality of the reading. I have read the book and liked it. But, for some reason, even though I love Debra Winger this reading was off. It was hurried and flat. It needs to be re-done.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Deep Blue Good-By: A Travis McGee Novel, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs)
    • By John D. MacDonald
    • Narrated By Robert Petkoff
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1238)
    Performance
    (1041)
    Story
    (1050)

    He's a self-described beach bum who won his houseboat in a card game. He's also a knight errant who's wary of credit cards, retirement benefits, political parties, mortgages, and television. He only works when his cash runs out, and his rule is simple: he'll help you find whatever was taken from you, as long as he can keep half.

    Michael Cavacini says: "An Entertaining Start To A Classic Series"
    "excellent in almost every way"
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    Truly very good. My only complaint is that Audible is so anxious to tell you that it is an audible production that you have no time to think about the last sentence. There should at least be a pause of a few seconds!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Swan Thieves

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Elizabeth Kostova
    • Narrated By Treat Williams, Anne Heche, Erin Cottrell, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (802)
    Performance
    (254)
    Story
    (256)

    Psychiatrist Andrew Marlowe has a perfectly ordered life--solitary, perhaps, but full of devotion to his profession and the painting hobby he loves. This order is destroyed when renowned painter Robert Oliver attacks a canvas in the National Gallery of Art and becomes his patient. In response, Marlowe finds himself going beyond his own legal and ethical boundaries to understand the secret that torments this genius, a journey that will lead him into the lives of the women closest to Robert Oliver.

    Sara says: "Such Potential Wasted"
    "wonderful!"
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    the reading is beautifully done, and even though it is a complicated story, there is never any confusion between racters, time or place. i also liked the musical segues. i will certainly listen to it again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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