I was not familiar with this author, but the 5 star reviews prompted me to listen. I was not disappointed. This will top the list of my all-time favorite audibles. The story is profound and Cynthia Darlow's reading brings the cast of unforgettable characters vividly to life. I'll be looking for more books by Jamie Langston Turner.
This is an old fashioned who-dunnit, with the twists and turns of plot and colorful characters. Ulli Birve's ability to make each character, including 15 yr. old "Terrible TImothy," sound like you imagine them to be, makes this a wonderful audible.
Bill O'Reilly's narration of his own book was so distracting to me that I had to grit my teeth to concentate on the fascinating story. The details of WW II battles and the military intrigue between ego-battling leaders gave interesting insights into strategies and outcomes of the war. Unfortunately, the late Ed Hermann, my favorite narrator, is no longer able to give O'Reilly a tutorial on reading. He reads too fast, stumbles over words, and mispronounces ordinary words. He still called "cavalry" calvary, as he did in "The killing of LIncoln." I give the book a thumbs up, but the narration a thumbs down. Sorry.
When I loriginally loaded "Boys in the Boat" I did so only because I wanted to listen to another wonderful Edward Hermann narration. I really had no knowledge or interest in crewing or it's history, but just wanted to hear Hermann read. However, this book has captived me and I'll be listing it as one of my all-time favorites, up there with "Unbroken" and "The Johnstown Flood."
"Boys in the Boat" is full of human interest, historical context, and fascinating technical facts about shell construction and physics of lumber. and water.
Itt may sound boring, but believe it or not, it is intriguing. I want to find a regatta somewhere and cheer on some amazing boys.
Chris Rowe's narration is superb and the story is captivating as the mystery unravels. The plot gradually moves toward a crescendo of resolution and the ending is a brain stretcher.
As an enthusiastic fan of Nevil Shute, I was surprised and disappointed with "Round the Bend." The only words I can find to describe my reaction are "Is this story never going to end?" It was tedious and very boring compared to his others. There was scarcely any plotline. I kept waiting for something to happen, but it didn't.
Julie Maisey is an amazing narrator, bringing all the characters, whether English, Australian, or Czech to life vividly. The story is lovely with colorful depictions of post-war Australian lifestyle attempting to adapt to the influx of Europe's displaced persons. Interesting and touching..
This is an unforgettable story about an ordinary man who becomes extraordinary during war time. Nevil Shute has become one of my favorite authors.
I enjoy Jodie Thomas's characters from the little Texas town of Harmony. The stories are fun, sometimes suspenseful, and well written. However, unlike the first books in the series, the recent books in the series have too many explicit sexual encounters to suit me. The romance lines are fine, but please leave out the graphics, Miss Thomas.
This is probably the worst book I've read on audible. It had been highly recommended by someone, so I ventured into this daunting, 4 part epic, over 30 hrs, that I had been led to understand was WW II genre, which it was not really. The book was disappointing on so many levels, the most egregious was the verbosity. The plot took many chapters to enter and the entire story could have been told in under 8 hours, not 30. The excess of description was downright annoying, with long, drawn-out pining over the hero's love, the mother of pearl buttons on her shimmering blouse, ad nauseum. I'm as romantic a woman as most, but this guy's superfluity of emotion was like wading thorough maple syrup. I kept fast forwarding, hoping to find something substantial as to the plot line. It was gooey wading.
I bought this book because Juliet Stevenson is such a good reader. The book is well read, but I kept skipping chapters and didn't seem to get anywhere with the story. It dragged on and on. I never did read the last chapter because I just couldn't bear any more. Not recommended.
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