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Jill

New York, NY, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • 1038 titles in library
  • 51 purchased in 2015
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  • White Heat: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By M. J. McGrath
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (48)
    Performance
    (40)
    Story
    (37)

    Half Inuit and half outsider, Edie Kiglatuk is the best guide in her corner of the Arctic. But as a woman, she gets only grudging respect from the elders who rule her isolated community on Ellesmere Island. When a man is shot and killed while out on an “authentic” Arctic adventure under her watch, the murder attracts the attention of police sergeant Derek Palliser. As Edie sets out to discover what those tourists were really after, she is shocked by the suicide of someone very close to her.

    FernT says: "Wonderful story"
    "A must read/listen!"
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    Where does White Heat rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Now one of my favorites, White Heat plunges you into a foreign world for most of us...Inuit. On top of a stellar performance by both author and narrator, you get a book combined with mystery and anthropology. I didn't know much about Inuits, or "Eskimos" as I had referred to them before this read, and came away with a deep respect and fascination of their customs and thinking. Us "Southerns", as they call us, should read this book both for the fiction and the history lesson.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The main and supporting characters are all fascinating and all bring something to the book.


    Which character – as performed by Kate Reading – was your favorite?

    I guess the main character, Edie Kiglatuk, would have to be my favorite. Kate Reading does an amazing job voicing her and pronouncing the Inuit language.


    If you could rename White Heat, what would you call it?

    White Lies


    Any additional comments?

    A must read for any mystery lover!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Hausfrau: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Jill Alexander Essbaum
    • Narrated By Mozhan Marno
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (106)
    Performance
    (92)
    Story
    (93)

    Anna Benz, an American in her late thirties, lives with her Swiss husband, Bruno - a banker - and their three young children in a postcard-perfect suburb of Zürich. Though she leads a comfortable, well-appointed life, Anna is falling apart inside. Adrift and increasingly unable to connect with the emotionally unavailable Bruno or even with her own thoughts and feelings, Anna tries to rouse herself with new experiences.

    NMwritergal says: "Wonderful writing; pathetic, passive protagonist &"
    "A Masterpiece"
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    Such an amazing read and performance. A truthful account of one's life told with poetic ease. For a moment I could've been reading Of Human Bondage. This book will become a classic for future generations. A nice surprise, sehr gut!

    7 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Twist: Mageri, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Dannika Dark
    • Narrated By Nicole Poole
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (357)
    Performance
    (324)
    Story
    (328)

    Months after moving to the mysterious city of Cognito, Silver is developing her gifts as a Mage and learning how to live under new laws. She is forced to give up her old life and live in secret among the humans. There is finally hope of leading an ordinary life…until Logan Cross walks into it. Her chance meeting with Cross leads Silver close to discovering the identity of the nameless Mage who once stole her light and discovered the unique power she possesses.

    Raye says: "Powerful paranormal series!!!!"
    "Another great Dannika Dark novel!"
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    Absolutely love her work and Twist doesn't disappoint! Definitely a must read for fantasy lovers!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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