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Andrea

Linz, Austria | Member Since 2007

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  • The Story of Beautiful Girl

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Rachel Simon
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (269)
    Performance
    (195)
    Story
    (195)

    It is 1968. Lynnie, a young white woman with a developmental disability, and Homan, an African American deaf man, are locked away in an institution: the School for the Incurable and Feebleminded, and have been left to languish, forgotten. Deeply in love, they escape, and find refuge in the farmhouse of Martha, a retired schoolteacher and widow. But the couple is not alone - Lynnie has just given birth to a baby girl. When the authorities catch up to them that same night, Homan escapes into the darkness, and Lynnie is caught.

    FanB14 says: "Beautiful Attempt"
    "overly dramatic"
    Overall

    Despite the sad theme its a very predictable love story. The novel starts out pretty intense and with some surprising twists but the further it progresses the more it levels out to a story with happy end.
    An extra star for the excellent narration: well done!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Best Victim

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Colleen Thompson
    • Narrated By Emily Sutton-Smith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (28)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (27)

    The ugly words delivered online finally hit their mark. The younger sister of web security specialist Lauren Miller took the taunts to heart - and took her own life. Devastated, introverted Lauren has nowhere else to turn but the arms of a man who shares a similar pain…and a burning need for vengeance. FBI agent Brent Durant is determined to unmask the Troll King, a vicious Internet stalker he suspects of preying on the weak, goading his victims into suicide.

    Lia says: "Fantastic book and under $5 WOW!"
    "disappointing"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    The book suffers from quite a number of flaws: Unlikeable characters, not character development, either brutal or cheesy with no immediate effect on the story but just for the sake of it. The plot drags on and on with no real highlight and has a predictable end. Also, the frequently used IT terms got on my nerves. - It’s an author’s job to do research but I don’t want to read about it in the finished book.
    I liked the narration a lot and it definitely helped me to finish the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Big Boy Too the Whole Story

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 5 mins)
    • By Carl East
    • Narrated By Lucy Malone
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    Tommy has the world at his feet, although some might say it's nearer his crotch. He's unemployed but having the time of his life, and when an opportunity to improve his life comes along he grabs it with both hands. Enjoy!

    Andrea says: "nothing too exciting"
    "nothing too exciting"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Well equipped young man and many, many women. There is not much more to say.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hamlet, Prince of Denmark: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By A. J. Hartley, David Hewson
    • Narrated By Richard Armitage
    Overall
    (230)
    Performance
    (218)
    Story
    (217)

    It is a tale of ghosts, of madness, of revenge - of old alliances giving way to new intrigues. Denmark is changing, shaking off its medieval past. War with Norway is on the horizon. And Hamlet - son of the old king, nephew of the new - becomes increasingly entangled in a web of deception - and murder. Beautifully performed by actor Richard Armitage ("Thorin Oakenshield" in the Hobbit films), Hamlet, Prince of Denmark takes Shakespeare’s original into unexpected realms, reinventing a story we thought we knew.

    Robert says: "Fantastic whether you like Shakespeare or not!"
    "excellent"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Interesting and highly entertaining interpretation of Shakespeare’s play. No comparison to the lines we all had to read in school!
    Richard Armitage’s reading is phenomenal: Listening to him is a sensual experience.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • A Case of Redemption

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Adam Mitzner
    • Narrated By Kevin T. Collins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1473)
    Performance
    (1269)
    Story
    (1281)

    A high-profile attorney in the middle of a leave of absence following a personal tragedy is drawn back into the legal arena amidst a media firestorm when he agrees to represent a popular rap artist accused of brutally murdering his pop star girlfriend. With its powerful voice, pause-resisting tension, and strong cast of characters, Adam Mitzner’s novels are reminiscent of such best-selling authors as Scott Turow and John Grisham.

    cristina says: "Excellent"
    "good but predictable"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    The plot starts out quite well and having listened to “A Conflict of Interest” only recently I could easily get into the story or rather its setting. However, the characters remained mostly superficial and it was soon predictable who the bad guys were. As long as the plot was tightly woven with turns and twists this wouldn’t be too bad, however, there was not much unforeseeable twisting and turning here.
    Don’t get me wrong: It is still an enjoyable listen, but Mitzner set the bar with “A Conflict of Interest” so high that I am actually disappointed. I’m missing depths and character development in this story, it seems as if the author was in a hurry to produce a sequel to his first hit.
    As to the narration: It was no comparison to David LeDoux’s excellent performance in “A Conflict of Interest.” Collins performed rarely in favour of the story but more often he overdid it which made it strenuous to liste to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Conflict of Interest: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Adam Mitzner
    • Narrated By David LeDoux
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2056)
    Performance
    (1668)
    Story
    (1682)

    Alex Miller is a criminal defense lawyer leading the life he always imagined. At thirty-five, he is the youngest partner at New York City's most prestigious law firm, with a beautiful wife and a perfect daughter. When Alex's father suddenly passes away, Alex is introduced to Michael Ohlig, a rich and powerful man who holds an almost mythical place in his family lore. But Alex is surprised when Ohlig admits that he's in serious legal trouble, accused of crimes involving hundreds of millions of dollars.

    Ted says: "Twistier Than A Twizzler"
    "Amazing listen"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I enjoyed this one a lot, in fact I stopped early at red lights to make sure I could listen a bit longer! Some of the plot was foreseeable but there where many minor twists and turns that kept the book at a very good pace. It’s not a thriller in the typical sense, but that’s nice for a change, and you get more character development here. Looking forward to the next book from this author.
    Excellent narration.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Forever Us

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Sandi Lynn
    • Narrated By Felicity Munroe, David Benjamin Bliss
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (216)
    Performance
    (197)
    Story
    (197)

    The story of Connor and Ellery Black continues in the last installment of the Forever Black Trilogy, Forever Us. You took Connor and Ellery's journey of love, courage, and strength as Ellery's illness threatened their future in Forever Black. You continued their journey through the eyes of Connor Black in Forever You as you watched them get their happily-ever-after through marriage and planning for their first child. Join Connor and Ellery once again as they face the challenges of parenthood.

    Eran says: "Oh, could we all just have a love like this!!"
    "sweet ending to the series"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I enjoyed the last instalment of the series even more than the first one. I skipped the second book due to the reviews here and which obviously is really not necessary to be read. Again, the narrative style of using two characters helps a lot to keep the - admittedly simple romantic story - interesting.
    Narration is well done.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • More Than a Kiss

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Stacey Joy Netzel
    • Narrated By Christy Lynn
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    All reporter Sadie Barton wants is to be taken seriously and judged on her own merits, not her stepfather's money. She and her actress sister left Wisconsin to get out from under his controlling thumb and leave behind the malicious whispers that they're no better than their gold-digging mother. But California isn't all sun and fun, and paying the rent while trying to prove herself is harder than she ever imagined. about Sadie drew self-made millionaire Zach Robinson - and it wasn't just the amazing kiss they shared as impromptu actors in his company's commercial....

    Andrea says: "disappointing"
    "disappointing"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Thin plot, poor narration style and a weak narrator: I was happy when the book finally ended. Can’t recommend this one.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Forever Black

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Sandi Lynn
    • Narrated By Felicity Munroe, David Benjamin Bliss
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (440)
    Performance
    (398)
    Story
    (398)

    When Ellery moved to New York with her boyfriend, she thought they’d live happily ever after in their small New York apartment. She never thought he’d pack his bags and leave because he “needed space”. With her newfound single status and fear of being alone, Ellery buries herself in her artwork and paintings until one night she helps a mysterious intoxicated stranger get home safely. Little did she know the mysterious stranger is none other than CEO and millionaire Connor Black.

    Mary says: "Boring, predictable …"
    "one of the better romance novels"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    However, at times the female lead character got on my nerves, she did some childish things. That made him the more so a loveable hero though.
    Narration is OK but not outstanding.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Tangled: The Tangled Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs)
    • By Emma Chase
    • Narrated By Sebastian York
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1081)
    Performance
    (1006)
    Story
    (1007)

    Drew Evans is handsome and arrogant, he makes multimillion dollar business deals and seduces New York’s most beautiful women with just a smile. So why has he been shuttered in his apartment for seven days, miserable and depressed? He’ll tell you he has the flu. But we all know that’s not really true. Katherine Brooks is brilliant, beautiful and ambitious. When Kate is hired as the new associate at Drew’s father’s investment banking firm, every aspect of the dashing playboy’s life is thrown into a tailspin.

    CAC says: "Brilliant!!!!"
    "highly recommendable"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Enjoyed this one a lot. The male point of view makes for a nice twist, gives more room to experiment.
    Narration is excellent. - Looking forward the next book in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dragonfly Dreams

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Stacey Joy Netzel
    • Narrated By Dana Barbato
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (3)

    Forced to sell precious family heirlooms to pay for her mother's cancer medications, Loral Evans swallows her pride when handsome antique dealer Jake Coburn offers her one thousand dollars for a dragonfly brooch they both know is fake. She simply can't afford to walk away. On the brink of bankruptcy, Jake is taking a huge risk on Loral's costume jewelry. Then again, it's Christmas, and he hasn't been able to resist her since the first time she entered his shop.

    Andrea says: "perfect for Christmas"
    "perfect for Christmas"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Lovely plot of two people who haven’t be that fortunate recently and fall in love around Christmas time. Short but entertaining with good narration.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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