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E. Start

planetelaine

USA | Member Since 2010

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  • The Christmas Tree and the Wedding: A Fyodor Dostoyevsky Short Story

    • UNABRIDGED (21 mins)
    • By Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    • Narrated By Deaver Brown
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    "The Christmas Tree and the Wedding" is a bittersweet story written in 1848, the year of revolutions throughout Europe. The story has an undercurrent reflecting the tumultuous changes of that year. The narrator, attending a Christmas party with the Christmas tree referenced in the title, sees the Guest of Honor take an undue interest in a young girl, the daughter of his host....

    Michael says: "Don’t buy this story!"
    "Misleading title."
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    What disappointed you about The Christmas Tree and the Wedding?

    The story diid not interest me. Misleading title. No Christmas message.


    Has The Christmas Tree and the Wedding turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Deaver Brown?

    No


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Christmas Tree and the Wedding?

    None., it is a short story


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Dance with Dragons: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (49 hrs)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By Roy Dotrice
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11949)
    Performance
    (10419)
    Story
    (10462)

    Dubbed the American Tolkien by Time magazine, George R. R. Martin has earned international acclaim for his monumental cycle of epic fantasy. Now the number-one New York Times best-selling author delivers the fifth book in his spellbinding landmark series - as both familiar faces and surprising new forces vie for a foothold in a fragmented empire.

    Ryan says: "Enjoyable, but a lot of setup"
    "Out of sequence"
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    Would you listen to A Dance with Dragons again? Why?

    No


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

    Didn't finish it. I new the ending already. This was because book 4 and 5 where reversed in sequence.


    What aspect of Roy Dotrice’s performance would you have changed?

    He changes to voices of the characters from book to book


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

    No. Too long


    Any additional comments?

    I think this should be book 4 and book 4 should be book 5. The story regressed. Very annoying.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Mortal Terror

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By James R. Benn
    • Narrated By Peter Berkrot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (35)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (30)

    Two officers from the American troops stationed in Caserta, Italy, not far from Naples, have been found murdered. The MOs are completely different, and it seems like the officers had no connection to each other, but one frightening fact links the murders: each body was discovered with a single playing card: the Lieutenant, the 10 of hearts; the Captain, the jack of hearts. The message seems to be clear: If the murderer isn't apprehended, the higher ranks will be next.

    E. Start says: "Different Narrator"
    "Different Narrator"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    The narrator changed. While he may be very good I was confused. The charecters that I knew didn't sound the same. I couldn't follow the story because of this. I didn't listen to more than 2-3 chapters.


    What was most disappointing about James R. Benn’s story?

    I didn't follow the story because Billy Boyle wasn't the same.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Keep the original narrator.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    No. I couldn't follow the story and didn't finish the book.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs: Jane Jameson, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5477)
    Performance
    (4198)
    Story
    (4210)

    Maybe it was the Shenanigans gift certificate that put her over the edge. When children's librarian and self-professed nice girl Jane Jameson is fired by her beastly boss and handed $25 in potato skins instead of a severance check, she goes on a bender that's sure to become Half Moon Hollow legend. On her way home, she's mistaken for a deer, shot, and left for dead.

    Denise says: "What a HOOT!!!!!!!"
    "Fun listen"
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    Where does Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Good fun. Like the How to _ _ _ a Naked Werewolf better though.


    Would you recommend Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs to your friends? Why or why not?

    No. Would recommend the werewolf series first.


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

    Yes


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

    No


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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