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M. clinkenbeard

bellingham,wa | Member Since 2012

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  • The Round House: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Louise Erdrich
    • Narrated By Gary Farmer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1020)
    Performance
    (868)
    Story
    (867)

    One Sunday in the spring of 1988, a woman living on a reservation in North Dakota is attacked. The details of the crime are slow to surface as Geraldine Coutts is traumatized and reluctant to relive or reveal what happened, either to the police or to her husband, Bazil, and 13-year-old son, Joe. In one day, Joe's life is irrevocably transformed. He tries to heal his mother, but she will not leave her bed and slips into an abyss of solitude. Increasingly alone, Joe finds himself thrust prematurely into an adult world for which he is ill prepared.

    Melinda says: "Heavy in My Heart"
    "visit a reservation"
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    Would you listen to The Round House again? Why?

    yes. almost need to read it more than once to absorb it all


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    the storyteller. like visiting with a friend as he shares his life.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    the "murder" scene was perfect when the friends are both involved.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    the "murder"scene


    Any additional comments?

    i knew gary farmer was a great actor but loved his reading of tiis book. could have listened to him all day and did!! erdrich is never disappointing as a writer. and you feel as if you visited a reservation and met a fascinating bunch of people.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection: No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Number 13

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated By Lisette Lecat
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (616)
    Performance
    (530)
    Story
    (532)

    Alexander McCall Smith’s No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series has become a worldwide phenomenon thanks to the appeal of endearing protagonist Precious Ramotswe and the author’s charmingly quirky prose. In this 13th installment, Mma Ramotswe’s attention is focused on a pesky disciplinary problem at her adopted daughter’s school - while Grace Makutsi adjusts to wedded bliss and the famed Clovis Andersen arrives in Botswana looking for more than bush tea.

    Rugbysmom says: "This series + this narrater = great entertainment"
    "charming"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    loved this story. don't know how mcall smith keeps doing it


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection?

    there were about 12 of them!!!


    What about Lisette Lecat’s performance did you like?

    she is perfect - period


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

    did both


    Any additional comments?

    bought it for my sister immediately

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Neon Rain: A Dave Robicheaux Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2974)
    Performance
    (1782)
    Story
    (1775)

    New York Times best-selling author James Lee Burke's Dave Robicheaux novels began with this first hard-hitting entry in the series. In The Neon Rain, Detective Robicheaux fishes a prostitute's corpse from a New Orleans bayou and finds that no one, not even the law, cares about a dead hooker.

    S. Sand says: "The perfect combination of author and narrator"
    "early burke"
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    Where does The Neon Rain rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    burke is in my top 5 always


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    burke is always tense and bare knuckled


    What does Will Patton bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    patton reads all voices with distinct accent and style that makes you know the people by the voice as if you were watching them perform on a movie screen


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    no it is too intense to read all at one time. it needs to settle for a while every few chapters


    Any additional comments?

    i have never listened to a better writer/reader combination than burke and patton

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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