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Hamish

United States | Member Since 2011

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  • 3 reviews
  • 28 ratings
  • 126 titles in library
  • 10 purchased in 2014
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  • The Poisonwood Bible

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Barbara Kingsolver
    • Narrated By Dean Robertson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3323)
    Performance
    (2104)
    Story
    (2121)

    The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them all they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it - from garden seeds to Scripture - is calamitously transformed on African soil.

    Lynda Rains Bonchack says: "A long time coming..........."
    "Most enjoyable"
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    I enjoyed this book so much I didn't want it to finish. The story was amazingly in depth and very well researched.
    Telling the story from the different female characters gave you an opportunity to become part of the book by relating to those characters as they grew and changed. You got to understand each character, and also how others saw them. The narator did a great job of differentiating between all the characters and this made it easy to immerse yourself into those individuals.

    I loved it and contemplating listening again and bound the get more out of it second time around

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • House Rules

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Jodi Picoult
    • Narrated By Mark Turetsky, Nicole Poole, Andy Paris, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3159)
    Performance
    (1366)
    Story
    (1372)

    One of America’s most popular authors, Jodi Picoult has earned a reputation for crafting riveting, topical fiction. In House Rules she examines how being different can have dire consequences. Teenager Jacob Hunt has Asperger’s syndrome. A forensic science wizard, he follows his scanner to show up at crime scenes and give law enforcement officials his advice.

    Charlotte says: "Great book until the ending"
    "A good read, but...."
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    Really enjoyed my second Picoult book, lots of detail and she has certainly done her homework on disabilities. Having different narrators made it more believable, ie not a woman reading from a mans perspective. Yes it was repetative in places but I felt that helped build the image of what their life was like.
    but..........................
    the ending or as someone else wrote 'what ending'. It was like she had run out of paper to write on, or ideas or something. I was totally disappointed in the ending, however I really enjoyed the journey up to the end, hence my 3/5 for story and not 4/5 for the story

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest: The Millennium Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Stieg Larsson
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18260)
    Performance
    (8425)
    Story
    (8462)

    Lisbeth Salander—the heart of Larsson’s two previous novels—lies in critical condition, a bullet wound to her head, in the intensive care unit of a Swedish city hospital. She’s fighting for her life in more ways than one: if and when she recovers, she’ll be taken back to Stockholm to stand trial for three murders. With the help of her friend, journalist Mikael Blomkvist, she will not only have to prove her innocence, but also identify and denounce those in authority.

    B.J. says: "Perfect."
    "Fantastic"
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    After the first 2 books, I couldn't put this one down till I had finished it, everything I did, I did with earphones on.
    The detail of these books is amazing right down to the cheese, coffee and bread bought at the corner shop, and certainly makes you feel like you are in the storjy, with the writer. I enjoyed the reader and his different accents, very entertaining.
    If you haven't read the first 2 books then you should.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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