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Susan

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  • Royal Flush: A Royal Spyness Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2332)
    Performance
    (2034)
    Story
    (2002)

    With its posh clientele in the country for the summer, Georgie's housecleaning business has fizzled. So she tries hiring herself out as a dinner and theatre companion. But her first client has quite the wrong idea. To avoid further scandal, Georgie's shipped home to Castle Rannoch, where her summer plans include honoring a promise to Her Majesty to keep Castle Rannoch's divorcedhouseguest from seducing the Prince of Wales.

    A says: "Cute series"
    "Great light entertainment"
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    What made the experience of listening to Royal Flush the most enjoyable?

    It moves along at a good pace, was interesting but didn't require that I hear every word. There are some humorous moments as well.


    What about Katherine Kellgren’s performance did you like?

    She is easy to listen to...


    Any additional comments?

    This is a great book for a car trip where you need to pay attention to the road first and the book second. It isn't so complex that you get lost in the plot but it is fun and moves along. I have listened to several in this series and they are just "fun"!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Soulless: An Alexia Tarabotti Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Gail Carriger
    • Narrated By Emily Gray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3227)
    Performance
    (2405)
    Story
    (2431)

    Victorian romance mixes seamlessly with elegant prose and biting wit—and werewolves—in Gail Carriger’s delightful debut novel. Soulless introduces Alexia Tarabotti, a parasol-wielding Londoner getting dangerously close to spinster status. But there are more important things than finding a husband. For Alexia was born without a soul, giving her the ability to render any vampire or werewolf completely powerless.

    Pamela I Greene says: "Amelia Peabody has competition"
    "Just fun..."
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    What made the experience of listening to Soulless the most enjoyable?

    The narrator is terrific and it is a fun story that moves right along. Enjoyed it in the car while commuting.


    What other book might you compare Soulless to and why?

    The book compares a bit to the Amelia Peabody books in that the heroines carries a dangerous parasol and have passionate relationships with their incorrigible husbands.


    What about Emily Gray’s performance did you like?

    Emily has great accents - very easy to tell who is talking.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Broken Harbor: Dublin Murder Squad, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Tana French
    • Narrated By Stephen Hogan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2577)
    Performance
    (2214)
    Story
    (2202)

    In Broken Harbor, all but one member of the Spain family lies dead, and it’s up to Mick “Scorcher” Kennedy to find out why. Mick must piece together why their house is full of cameras pointed at holes in the walls and how a nighttime intruder bypassed all the locks. Meanwhile, the town of Broken Harbor holds something else for Mick: disturbing memories of a childhood summer gone terribly wrong.

    barbara says: "Stunned"
    "You feel like you are there."
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    Where does Broken Harbor rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Very good. The narrator is great at the accents and making clear who is talking. Really enjoyed listening to him. The story unfolds gradually and has twists and turns that ultimately become clear. It kept me very engaged.


    What about Stephen Hogan’s performance did you like?

    The accent!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hunting Season: An Anna Pigeon Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Nevada Barr
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (365)
    Performance
    (115)
    Story
    (113)

    When Park Ranger Anna Pigeon answers a call to historic Mt. Locust, once a producing plantation and inn on Mississippi's Natchez Trace Parkway, the last thing she expects to encounter is a naked and very dead man. His body bears what looks like the brutal scars of an S&M ritual gone terribly wrong. When the deceased turned out to be the brother of a candidate for the office of local sheriff, a host of cover-ups, hidden agendas, old allegiances, and buried secrets begins to emerge.

    Amazon Customer says: "Ranger with an attitude"
    "Very Fun Listen!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Hunting Season: An Anna Pigeon Novel the most enjoyable?

    I really enjoy the Anna Pigeon novels...they are great stories with lots of twists and turns.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Anna is my favorite character. I like that she is fallible and yet never gives up.


    What about Barbara Rosenblat’s performance did you like?

    Barbara Rosenblat was really good at the accents - and there were many. You could always tell who was talking.


    0 of 0 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
    (13663)
    Performance
    (6050)
    Story
    (6130)

    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!!"
    "Impressive"
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    Any additional comments?

    I was reluctant to read this book - passed it up in the airport over and over. I'm not sure why...perhaps felt it was too predictable. I was wrong. Finally, I got this audio version and just loved it. It really brought the story to life. The book is about a circus back during the depression. I am not familiar with that time and after I read this I felt like I had been part of it. Great story, sad at times but ultimately triumphant - great ending which I won't spoil.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Younger Next Year: A Guide to Living Like 50 Until You're 80 and Beyond

    • ABRIDGED (7 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Chris Crowley, Henry S. Lodge
    • Narrated By Don Leslie, Rick Adamson
    Overall
    (463)
    Performance
    (169)
    Story
    (168)

    Younger Next Year is about how to turn back your biological clock. How to become functionally younger every year for the next five to 10 years, and continue to live with vitality and grace into your 80s and beyond.

    A. Stephens says: "Excellent information"
    "A Must Read if You are over 50!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I plan to recommend this book to several friends because it tells you some very practical basic things to do to prepare for the last third of your life - to make it better, more meaningful and active. My husband and I enjoyed it in the car on a long drive and that day when we went to eat...we both were more conscious and ordered better options. I think this is a trend that will stick. The authors don't just say exercise more, eat less crap - they tell you why and make it meaningful!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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