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Tisbury

Seattle, WA, United States | Member Since 2009

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  • The Lighthouse: An Adam Dalgliesh Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By P.D. James
    • Narrated By Charles Keating
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (431)
    Performance
    (98)
    Story
    (100)

    Combe Island off the Cornish coast has a bloodstained history of piracy and cruelty but now, privately owned, it offers respite to over-stressed men and women in positions of high authority who require privacy and guaranteed security. But the peace of Combe is violated when one of the distinguished visitors is bizarrely murdered.

    jb says: "Outstanding!"
    "a bit slow at times"
    Overall

    a good mystery but a bit slow at times.The end was quite good though if you can make it throught the somewhat slow beginning. This was my first PD James novel so maybe I am not used to the writing style.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Invention of Wings: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Sue Monk Kidd
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Adepero Oduye, Sue Monk Kidd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4489)
    Performance
    (4090)
    Story
    (4082)

    From the celebrated author of The Secret Life of Bees, a magnificent novel about two unforgettable American women. Writing at the height of her narrative and imaginative gifts, Sue Monk Kidd presents a masterpiece of hope, daring, the quest for freedom, and the desire to have a voice in the world - and it is now the newest Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 selection. Hetty “Handful” Grimke, an urban slave in early nineteenth century Charleston, yearns for life beyond the suffocating walls that enclose her within the wealthy Grimke household. The Grimke’s daughter, Sarah, has known from an early age she is meant to do something large in the world, but she is hemmed in by the limits imposed on women.

    Jan says: "Historical Fiction - beautifully quilted!"
    "Interesting story told from different sides"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Invention of Wings the most enjoyable?

    I really loved the narration. It made the characters a lot more real


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story was told from the perspective of many people some slaves and some white slave owners. Really made you get into their heads and feel what they were going through


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    The way the narrator made each character come alive with subtle nuances


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Yes when the sisters talked about ending slavery, going from town to town speaking their minds about injustice when women at that time didn't speak in public much.


    Any additional comments?

    a great book well narrated makes you think a lot about what it was like in Charleston in the early 1800's and how different our country is today

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dead Eye: A Gray Man Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Mark Greaney
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1780)
    Performance
    (1589)
    Story
    (1603)

    Ex-CIA master assassin Court Gentry has always prided himself on his ability to disappear at will, to fly below the radar and exist in the shadows - to survive as the near-mythical Gray Man. But when he takes revenge upon a former employer who betrayed him, he exposes himself to something he’s never had to face before. A killer who is just like him. Code-named Dead Eye, Russell Whitlock is a graduate of the same ultra-secret Autonomous Asset Program that trained and once controlled Gentry.

    Adegoke A. Adeyemo says: "Finally found out about Kiev!!!"
    "Not what I expected"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you like best about Dead Eye? What did you like least?

    I thought the fast paced story line kept the reader engaged but the plot was a little too far fetched and unbelievable at times.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    I figured it would end something like that. No real surprises


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    I guess he did a good job considering the subject matter and faced paced action of the book I was engaged but felt at times the characters sounded too similar it was hard to differentiate between them


    Do you think Dead Eye needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Im sure there will be a sequel. This kind of book is set up for another one to come along with even more violence and shoot em out fast paced CIA operatives gone rogue..


    Any additional comments?

    A little too predictable! Reminded me of a blockbuster Hollywood movie where everything is blown up constantly and everyone is running for their lives. It was entertaining though and I did like the fact that it kept me engaged.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Police: A Harry Hole Novel, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Jo Nesbø
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (505)
    Performance
    (432)
    Story
    (434)

    The police urgently need Harry Hole…. A killer is stalking Oslo's streets. Police officers are being slain at the scenes of crimes they once investigated but failed to solve. The murders are brutal, the media reaction hysterical. But this time, Harry can't help.... For years, detective Harry Hole has been at the center of every major criminal investigation in Oslo. His dedication to his job and his brilliant insights have saved the lives of countless people. But now, with those he loves most facing terrible danger, Harry is not in a position to protect anyone. Least of all himself...

    Charles Atkinson says: "Simply the Best Detective Series In any Language"
    "Nesbo does it again!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Police the most enjoyable?

    The narration, Stan Lee is one of my favorites. The story was a nail biter as well kept you on your toes at all times


    What did you like best about this story?

    The deep story line. If you're a Nesbo fan and have listened to all the books or even some of them you will have a interest in certain characters and what happens to them. This book takes you on a journey with those characters in a very personal way.


    What about John Lee’s performance did you like?

    His narration is superb! Transforms each character so you don't even think about whose narrating ..The characters come alive on their own.


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

    No I listen while I work ..A few hours at a time. It makes me want to keep working!


    Any additional comments?

    Cant wait for the next Nesbo! Im hooked

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shantaram

    • UNABRIDGED (43 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Gregory David Roberts
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    Overall
    (3196)
    Performance
    (1538)
    Story
    (1540)

    This mesmerizing first novel tells the epic journey of Lin, an escaped convict who flees maximum security prison in Australia to disappear into the underworld of contemporary Bombay. Accompanied by his guide and faithful friend, Prabaker, Lin searches for love and meaning while running a clinic in one of the city's poorest slums and serving his apprenticeship in the dark arts of the Bombay mafia. The keys to unlock the mysteries that bind Lin are held by two people: his mentor Khader Khan, mafia godfather and criminal-philosopher; and the beautiful, elusive Karla, whose passions are driven by dangerous secrets.

    Jamie says: "Do Not Miss This"
    "could not put it down!"
    Overall
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    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of Shantaram to be better than the print version?

    just listened to the audio version


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Shantaram?

    there were so many..hard to choose. I think his time in the slum maybe


    Which scene was your favorite?

    again hard to choose but I did like the spiritual talks with Cader By he had about life


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

    No I broke it up over several weeks and listened only when I worked to savor the story bit by bit


    Any additional comments?

    Amazing story looking foreward to a sequel. Crazy that its a true story as well, at least most of it

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Star Island

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (856)
    Performance
    (267)
    Story
    (272)

    Meet 22-year-old Cherry Pye (nee Cheryl Bunterman), a pop star since she was 14 - and about to attempt a comeback from her latest drug-and-alcohol disaster.Now meet Cherry again: in the person of her undercover stunt double, Ann DeLusia. Ann portrays Cherry whenever the singer is too indisposed - meaning wasted - to go out in public. And it is Ann-mistaken-for-Cherry who is kidnapped from a South Beach hotel by obsessed paparazzo Bang Abbott.

    Suzn F says: "Laugh Out Loud"
    "Classic Hiaasen"
    Overall

    A great listen! Classic Hiaasen with all the quirky characters and the crazy plot. I highly recommend it if you are a fan and even if you aren't its just a funny read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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