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Joyce

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  • The Good Earth

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Pearl S. Buck
    • Narrated By Anthony Heald
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1891)
    Performance
    (1048)
    Story
    (1061)

    This Pulitzer Prize-winning classic tells the poignant tale of a Chinese farmer and his family in old agrarian China. The humble Wang Lung glories in the soil he works, nurturing the land as it nurtures him and his family. Nearby, the nobles of the House of Hwang consider themselves above the land and its workers; but they will soon meet their own downfall. The working people riot, breaking into the homes of the rich and forcing them to flee. When Wang Lung shows mercy to one noble and is rewarded, he begins to rise in the world, even as the House of Hwang falls.

    Marv says: "a masterpiece!"
    "Wonderful for a long trip"
    Overall

    Classic good book well read and great for a long road trip.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Fiery Cross

    • ABRIDGED (8 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Diana Gabaldon
    • Narrated By Geraldine James
    Overall
    (1047)
    Performance
    (300)
    Story
    (304)

    The Fiery Cross is Diana Gabaldon's fifth novel in her award-winning Outlander series, featuring 18th-century Scotsman Jamie Fraser and his 20th-century time-traveling wife, Claire Randall.

    Debra says: "Waiting for Davina"
    "Love this series"
    Overall
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    Story
    If you’ve listened to books by Diana Gabaldon before, how does this one compare?

    I don't like the reader of this one as much. I was used to the other and this one reads a bit too fast for me!


    Would you be willing to try another one of Geraldine James’s performances?

    Rather not!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Processes: Ask and It Is Given, Volume 2

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Esther Hicks, Jerry Hicks
    • Narrated By Jerry Hicks
    Overall
    (385)
    Performance
    (100)
    Story
    (104)

    Ask and It Is Given, by Esther and Jerry Hicks, which presents the teachings of the nonphysical entity Abraham, will help you learn how to manifest your desires so that you're living the joyous and fulfilling life you deserve.

    Beth says: "Disappointing"
    "Hard to listen to!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    maybe but not in audio


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    his monotone and reading so fast in parts of it made me almost forget about listening


    Any additional comments?

    He constantly refers to printed material that is not available, very annoying!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • An Echo in the Bone: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (45 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Diana Gabaldon
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5442)
    Performance
    (3636)
    Story
    (3640)

    Jamie Fraser knows from his time-traveling wife Claire that, no matter how unlikely it seems, America will win the Revolutionary War. But that truth offers little solace, since Jamie realizes he might find himself pointing a weapon directly at his own son - a young officer in the British army. And Jamie isn't the only one with a tormented soul - for Claire may know who wins the conflict, but she certainly doesn't know whether or not her beloved Jamie survives.

    Charles says: "Read all of Gabaldon's stuff before this one"
    "45 hours and she left us hanging!!"
    Overall
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    yeah, there would not be a cliffhanger at the end!


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

    If the next book had been out I would have loved it, waiting years to find the rest of the story was a big disappointment


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

    Yes, she is always a delight to listen to


    Did An Echo in the Bone inspire you to do anything?

    scream!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Shawn Achor
    • Narrated By Shawn Achor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1547)
    Performance
    (859)
    Story
    (845)

    Conventional wisdom holds that if we work hard we will be more successful, and if we are more successful, then we’ll be happy. If we can just find that great job, win that next promotion, lose those five pounds, happiness will follow. But recent discoveries in the field of positive psychology have shown that this formula is actually backward: Happiness fuels success, not the other way around. When we are positive, our brains become more engaged, creative, motivated, energetic, resilient, and productive at work.

    Roy says: "Very Informative Application of Positive Psycholog"
    "Waste of credit"
    Overall
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    Would you try another book from Shawn Achor and/or Shawn Achor?

    No


    Has The Happiness Advantage turned you off from other books in this genre?

    I thought it was a Wayne Dyer type of book. I wrongly assumed "at work" meant in action and not at your job! I will just be more careful in choosing next time.


    Did Shawn Achor do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    It was mostly boring statistics and no new ideas


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

    taught me to choose more carefully. If you are very pessimistic, it might be what you need to start your journey toward being more optimistic?


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Casual Vacancy

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By J. K. Rowling
    • Narrated By Tom Hollander
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2800)
    Performance
    (2460)
    Story
    (2476)

    When Barry Fairweather dies unexpectedly in his early 40s, the little town of Pagford is left in shock. Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty façade is a town at war. Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils.... Pagford is not what it at first seems. And the empty seat left by Barry on the town's council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen.

    cristina says: "I was surprised by how much I liked it"
    "Enjoyed the listen"
    Overall
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    Where does The Casual Vacancy rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It was a good listen. Not as good as Harry Potter and I wish some of the language were not so crude. But the subject matter was such that type of language would be used.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I didn't really have a favorite. They all made assumptions and acted on them, took things way to personally. Generally they all needed therapy! But it was still a fun listen. She did a great job with her first Adult book and I would listen to the next one!


    Any additional comments?

    I would have preferred it to have been in US so the politics and slang would be easier to understand.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The End of the Affair

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Graham Greene
    • Narrated By Colin Firth
    Overall
    (90)
    Performance
    (77)
    Story
    (78)

    Graham Greene’s evocative analysis of the love of self, the love of another, and the love of God is an English classic that has been translated for the stage, the screen, and even the opera house. Academy Award-winning actor Colin Firth (The King’s Speech, A Single Man) turns in an authentic and stirring performance for this distinguished audio release.

    Amazon Customer says: "So good I might have to listen again"
    "Just couldn't listen to more than a couple of hour"
    Overall
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    What would have made The End of the Affair better?

    It was so negative and the characters were so whiny and pathetic


    Any additional comments?

    Really didn't like this but Colin Firth's reading was wonderful, otherwise I couldn't have listened for almos 3 hours before I decided I just could not stand it any longer!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • State Fair: A Benni Harper Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Earlene Fowler
    • Narrated By Johanna Parker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (34)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    Following the tradition she began in Fool’s Puzzle and has continued through Tumbling Blocks, Fowler crafts a tale as enthralling as the quilting pattern she selected for the title. As Benni becomes embroiled in a new mystery, listeners can be sure she won’t rest until she corrals the truth and hog-ties the culprits.

    Sheryl says: "love it!"
    "Ms Fowler did it again"
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    Would you listen to State Fair again? Why?

    Yes, even though they are mysteries I love to revisit these books. I am a big fan of this author and love her descriptions of life in small town California.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Benni Harper, I loved her from the first book


    What about Johanna Parker’s performance did you like?

    all good


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Thirteenth Tale: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Diane Setterfield
    • Narrated By Bianca Amato, Jill Tanner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4751)
    Performance
    (1637)
    Story
    (1646)

    All children mythologize their birth... So begins the prologue of reclusive author Vida Winter's beloved collection of stories, long famous for the mystery of the missing thirteenth tale. The enigmatic Winter has always kept her violent and tragic past a secret. Now old and ailing, she summons a biographer to tell the truth about her extraordinary life: Margaret Lea, a young woman for whom the secret of her own birth remains an ever-present pain.

    PA Law says: "Haunting and beautiful tale"
    "Creepy"
    Overall
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    Story
    What did you like best about The Thirteenth Tale? What did you like least?

    The writer was very descriptive and I love that. On the down side was the subject was just a bit weird to me.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Yes


    Was The Thirteenth Tale worth the listening time?

    probably!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Water for Elephants

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Sara Gruen
    • Narrated By David LeDoux, John Randolph Jones
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13267)
    Performance
    (5695)
    Story
    (5767)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Some books are meant to be read; others are meant to be heard – Water for Elephants falls into the second group, and is one of the best examples we have of how a powerful performance enhances a great story. Nonagenarian Jacob Jankowski reflects back on his wild and wondrous days with a circus. It's the Depression Era and Jacob, finding himself parentless and penniless, joins the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth.

    Kindle Customer says: "Great Narration!!"
    "Great story"
    Overall
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Water for Elephants to be better than the print version?

    I didn't read the print one but the performance really added to my enjoyment.


    What does David LeDoux and John Randolph Jones bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I loved their voices and don't know if I would have envisioned that part with just reading!


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

    Yes! But it gave me something to look forward to!


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

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Scott Sowers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3481)
    Performance
    (1199)
    Story
    (1218)

    An innocent man is about to be executed. Only a guilty man can save him. Travis Boyette is such a man. In 1998, in the small East Texas city of Sloan, he abducted, raped, and strangled a popular high-school cheerleader. He buried her body so that it would never be found, then watched in amazement as police and prosecutors arrested and convicted Donté Drumm, a local football star, and marched him off to death row.

    Suzn F says: "I confess, I loved it!"
    "Good but not my favorite Grisham"
    Overall
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Yes, it was suspenseful enough to keep me interested and make the time fly by.


    Would you recommend The Confession to your friends? Why or why not?

    Yes, it was a good recommendation to get rid of the death penalty.


    Was The Confession worth the listening time?

    Yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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