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Charlotte

HONOLULU, HI, United States

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  • The Moonstone

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated By Patrick Tull
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (536)
    Performance
    (280)
    Story
    (283)

    No, the "Moonstone" isn't a celestial relic, it's a gigantic yellow diamond of unearthly beauty that was given to Rachel Verinder as a present on her 18th birthday - and stolen that very night! Betteredge, one of the most beloved butlers in English literature, is the focus of this seminal detective novel, which examines how one family's life is turned upside-down by the theft. And find out why the answers to all of life's problems can be found in the pages of Robinson Crusoe.

    Catherine says: "One of the best readings ever"
    "UGH!!!!!"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A new narrator.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Wilkie Collins again?

    Maybe, I can't get to the story because I dislike the narrator so much.


    What didn’t you like about Patrick Tull’s performance?

    His over blown accents, the way his voice kept changing volume. It was just plain bad.


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

    I don't know, I could not get past the narrator.


    Any additional comments?

    Does Audible have people who vet these books?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Dancing Floor

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs)
    • By Barbara Michaels
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    For years, Heather Tradescant had dreamed of the journey she and her father would take to England, a pilgrimage to the great gardens of history. Now that her father is dead, Heather is determined to fulfill his dreams.

    Charlotte says: "Why the abridged?"
    "Why the abridged?"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Yes, I would not have bought it had I known it was abridged, I thought it was going to be a short story.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    None, I disliked all of them , it's a lame romance story. It's not for knowledge seeking, it's just fun. Hated the son, what a rude, self centered child.


    What about Barbara Rosenblat’s performance did you like?

    She is great, she manages to make any story good.


    Could you see The Dancing Floor being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    NO


    Any additional comments?

    GET THE UNABRIDGED AND GIVE US ALL OUR CREDIT BACK TO BUY IT.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Mayan Secrets: A Fargo Adventure, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Clive Cussler, Thomas Perry
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (672)
    Performance
    (592)
    Story
    (593)

    Husband-and-wife team Sam and Remi Fargo are in Mexico, when they come upon a remarkable discovery - the skeleton of a man clutching an ancient sealed pot, and within the pot, a Mayan book, larger than anyone has ever seen. The book contains astonishing information about the Mayans, about their cities, and about mankind itself. The secrets are so powerful that some people would do anything to possess them - as the Fargos are about to find out. Before their adventure is done, many men and women will die for that book - and Sam and Remi may just be among them.

    A User says: "Best Fargo Book ever!!!"
    "Too slow and repetitive"
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    What disappointed you about The Mayan Secrets?

    The first time the husband and wife team escaped death it was fun, the second time, not so much, the third time, boring. And the book was basically them meeting death and escaping...time and time again. BORING.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Do not know.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    None


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Mayan Secrets?

    I would have asked for a rewrite, and I lot Clive Cussler a lot so that's a strong statement.


    Any additional comments?

    This book probably appeals to a certain type of person, I was just bored with all the guns fights and inane, improbable conversations.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Secret Rooms: A True Gothic Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Catherine Bailey
    • Narrated By Stephen Rashbrook
    Overall
    (79)
    Performance
    (72)
    Story
    (71)

    In April 1940, the ninth Duke of Rutland died in mysterious circumstances in one of the rooms of his family estate, Belvoir Castle. The mystery surrounding these rooms holds the key to a tragic story that is played out on the brutal battlefields of the Western Front and in the exclusive salons of Mayfair and Belgravia in the dying years of la belle époque. Uncovered is a dark and disturbing period in the history of the Rutland family, and one which they were determined to keep hidden for over 60 years. Sixty years on, The Secret Rooms is the true story of family secrets and one man’s determination to keep the past hidden at any cost.

    EJJ says: "Well Worth A Listen"
    "So deadly flat a reading, I fell asleep."
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    What disappointed you about The Secret Rooms: A True Gothic Mystery?

    I love Gothic Mysteries, I could not tell you what this one is about as the reading of it is so bad I simply could not stay with the story. I tried Three times to listen to this and never made past a few chapters, of which I slept through most.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    No idea.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Flat, toneless, no inflection, no life.


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

    I wish I knew, the reader was so bad I couldn't stay with it.


    Any additional comments?

    I would love to hear this book with a different reader.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Coldheart Canyon: A Hollywood Ghost Story

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Clive Barker
    • Narrated By Frank Muller
    Overall
    (35)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (34)

    Hollywood has made a star of Todd Pickett. But time is catching up with him. After plastic surgery goes awry, Todd needs somewhere to hide away for a few months while his scars heal. As Todd settles into a mansion in Coldheart Canyon - a corner of the city so secret it doesn't even appear on a map - Tammy Lauper, the president of his fan club, comes to the City of Angels determined to solve the mystery of Todd's disappearance.

    april franklin says: "Soft Porn"
    "Lower your expectations!!!"
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    Where does Coldheart Canyon rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's among my top 10 favorites. It's bizarre enough to appeal to me.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Tammy. She evolved into a real person. letting go of her obsession and her no good husband.


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

    I like the way he reads, I know it's not for everyone, but he has an ironic note to his reading that fit this book to a tee.


    If you could take any character from Coldheart Canyon out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Jerry. I would grill him...what was the payoff for setting this up? Would you do it again? Was it worth it?


    Any additional comments?

    Crazy book. Not what I expected but I grew to like it a lot. Like i say...it's fiction...not for education or enlightenment...just for fun.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Adventures of Harry Nile, Box Set 1, Volumes 1 - 6 (Dramatized)

    • ORIGINAL (6 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Jim French
    • Narrated By Jim French, Larry Albert
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (15)

    On New Year's Day, 1976, radio listeners were introduced for the first time to a former Chicago cop turned hard-luck private detective named Harry Nile, the brainchild of mystery fan Jim French, who created the 1950s-era character for a one-time-only broadcast. But audiences wanted more, and so began 26 years of episodes. Here are 17 new adventures of Harry Nile, starrying Larry Albert as Harry.

    Michael Bisig says: "Mystery thriller for all ages"
    "A fun blast from the past!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I'd recommend this book to a friend. It's easy to listen to, has good sound affects and simple story lines.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Jim French? Why or why not?

    Jim French's voice is pleasing to my ear, medium range and doesn't get to high. I have sensitive hearing so that's important to me. I usually listen to this at night to go to sleep.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    There are 6 short stories, none of them are better than the other, they are all of the same caliber.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    There are no extreme highs or lows in this book, it's a very simple old fashioned detective series set in the 50's.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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