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Kathleen

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  • Society's Child: My Autobiography

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Janis Ian
    • Narrated By Janis Ian
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (459)
    Performance
    (426)
    Story
    (426)

    Janis Ian was catapulted into the spotlight in 1966 at the age of 15, when her soul-wrenching song "Society's Child" became a hit. But this was only the beginning of a long and illustrious career. In Society's Child, Janis Ian provides a relentlessly honest account of the successes and failures - and the hopes and dreams - of an extraordinary life.

    Pamela says: "I know why this won the grammy"
    "Wonderful - Highly Recommend"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Society's Child to be better than the print version?

    How can you possibly beat a well-read autobiography about a musician when that artist performs the songs as she tells the story. Well-read, naturally beautifully performed.

    Just lovely.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Society's Child?

    When she described how she came up with her hit "At Seventeen."


    16 of 16 people found this review helpful
  • How Firm a Foundation: Safehold Series, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By David Weber
    • Narrated By Charles Keating
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (570)
    Performance
    (508)
    Story
    (517)

    The Charisian Empire, born in war, has always known it must fight for its very survival. What most of its subjects don’t know even now, however, is how much more it’s fighting for. Emperor Cayleb, Empress Sharleyan, Merlin Athrawes, and their innermost circle of most trusted advisers do know. And because they do, they know the penalty if they lose will be far worse than their own deaths and the destruction of all they know and love.

    William says: "Annoying Performance"
    "What is up with the changes in narrators?"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    THE NARRATOR!


    Would you be willing to try another one of Charles Keating’s performances?

    Great accent. Nice voice. Big "s" issue. Every "s" was disturbing.

    This was nothing more than a reading of the book. No acting. No attempts to develop character voices.

    Sorry. Boring.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • By Heresies Distressed: Safehold Series, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By David Weber
    • Narrated By Jason Culp
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (662)
    Performance
    (438)
    Story
    (442)

    Now the battle for the soul of the planet Safehold has begun.The Kingdom of Charis and the Kingdom of Chisholm have joined together, pledged to stand against the tyranny of a corrupt Church. The youthful Queen Sharleyan of Chisholm has wed King Cayleb of Charis, forging a single dynasty, a single empire, dedicated to the defense of human freedom.

    James says: "I want Oliver Wyman back"
    "Oliver Wyman vs Jason Culp. Sorry Jason."
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    Would you listen to By Heresies Distressed again? Why?

    Not until it's re-recorded (if ever!) by Oliver Wyman.


    What three words best describe Jason Culp’s voice?

    He's a good reader but not as good as Oliver Wyman. Can't stand the accent he chose for Caleb, a poor Scottish Burr that make the Emperor sound unintelligent.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Warbound: Book III of the Grimnoir Chronicles

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Larry Correia
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2832)
    Performance
    (2658)
    Story
    (2650)

    Only a handful of people in the world know that mankind's magic comes from a living creature, and it is a refugee from another universe. The Power showed up here in the 1850s because it was running from something. Now it is 1933, and the Power's hiding place has been discovered by a killer. It is a predator that eats magic and leaves destroyed worlds in its wake. Earth is next. Former private eye Jake Sullivan knows the score. The problem is, hardly anyone believes him.

    D says: "Started Strong-Finished Strong"
    "Fantastic end to a fantastic series!"
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    If you could sum up Warbound in three words, what would they be?

    A Maz Zing!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Oh, no question: Faye! While Jake, Heinrich, Lance and all the rest are amazing, Faye is the star of the series. That little Okie girl can kick @$$ and take names. Actually, she doesn't bother with the names.


    Which character – as performed by Bronson Pinchot – was your favorite?

    That's tough. Bronson Pinchot is really the best narrator for having different voices for each character. I'd have to go with Faye and the Iron Guard.


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

    There were a few "whoops" as a few twists and turns arose but there was only one tear-jerk moment. I know you're going to have to lose somebody in a war but, sob, why couldn't (no spoiler here!) have had a happy ending?!?


    Any additional comments?

    My only regret is that the series had to end. It was exciting, thought-provoking and emotional. This was a satisfying conclusion and it certainly lived up to the rest of the series. I didn't want it to end.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Caroline Kennedy (foreword), Michael Beschloss (introduction)
    • Narrated By Jacqueline Kennedy, Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., Caroline Kennedy, and others
    Overall
    (457)
    Performance
    (367)
    Story
    (364)

    In 1964, Jacqueline Kennedy recorded seven historic interviews about her life with John F. Kennedy. Now, decades later, these conversations can be heard in this digitally remastered eight-and-a-half-hour audio program. This audiobook includes the foreword written and read by Caroline Kennedy; introduction written and read by historian Michael Beschloss and the photos from the hardcover book, as well as complete annotations from Michael Beschloss, both in downloadable PDF format.

    Tim says: "Fascinating Listen"
    "Disappointing."
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I understand that Jacqueline Kennedy was fairly young and newly widowed when these tapes were made but, really, how snarky and nasty can even a 1950s high society wife be? This has significantly changed my opinion of Jacqueline Kennedy and not for the good. The historical background information and perspective, while clearly warped, is the only reason I continued after the first hour of the listening to her snarky, back-biting and mean-spirited comments about at least half of the people and situations.


    Was Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy worth the listening time?

    Maybe.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm not sure whether or not Caroline Kennedy should be commended for allowing her mother's words been heard without editing, nasty comments and all. I'm not sure I would have wanted her memory sullied by her own words. It's sad.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • One Bite With a Stranger: The Others Series

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Christine Warren
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (205)
    Performance
    (181)
    Story
    (181)

    When Regina's friends insist on setting her up a "Fantasy Fix" to help her get over her cheating ex, she dreams up some kinky out-of-this-world encounters that they could never possibly bring to life. But the next thing Regina knows, her friends have got her laced into a shiny black corset, tight leather pants, and a sexy pair of stilettos. It's time for some downtown vampire-fantasy fun...

    Erin says: "Don't judge the entire Others series by Book 1"
    "What story? What happened to the "Others" story?"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I've enjoyed the rest of the series but I'm only at about 1 1/2 hours into it but had to come back to see the other reviews. Yep. It's just erotica. So far there's not much of a story. I think I'll skip to the next book and I will read the reviews before I buy anymore of the series.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Christine Warren again?

    Yes, but I'll read the reviews first.


    What about Kate Reading???s performance did you like?

    She's great. Not sure how she could keep a straight face while doing the 'Dracula' voice.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Ship Who Won

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs)
    • By Anne McCaffrey, Jody Lynn Nye
    • Narrated By Constance Towers
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (1)

    Kathleen says: "REALLY BAD SOUND QUALITY"
    "REALLY BAD SOUND QUALITY"
    Overall

    Love the book, but this sounds like a copy, of a copy, of a copy....

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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