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Susan Delaney

Love audio books! Been listening since they first came out on tape. What a vast improvement technology has provided!

Newmarket, Ontario Canada | Member Since 2008

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  • 444 titles in library
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  • The Seduction of Water

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Carol Goodman
    • Narrated By Christine Marshall
    Overall
    (73)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (30)

    For Iris, he sudden impulse to write a piece about her mother leads to a shot at literary success. The piece recounts an eerie Irish fairy tale her mother used to tell her at bedtime - and nestled inside is the sad story of her mother's death, a strange, untimely end in a fire 30 years ago. When Iris returns to the remote Hotel Equinox in the Catskills, the place where she grew up, to write her mother's biography and search for her mother's missing manuscript, she unravels a haunting mystery that threatens to envelope her.

    Susan Delaney says: "Disapointing"
    "Disapointing"
    Overall

    This book seemed to have great promise, but never really followed through. There was no character development and as a result, instead of being caught up by the story, I felt like I was on the outside looking in, always waiting for something to happen. It was confusing in parts and I struggled to finish.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Hominids: The Neanderthal Parallax, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Robert J. Sawyer
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis, Robert J. Sawyer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1074)
    Performance
    (435)
    Story
    (441)

    Neanderthals have developed a radically different civilization on a parallel Earth. A Neanderthal physicist, Ponter Boddit, accidentally passes from his universe into a Canadian underground research facility. Fortunately, a team of human scientists, including expert paleo-anthropologist Mary Vaughan, promptly identifies and warmly receives Ponter. Solving the language problem and much else is a mini-computer, called a Companion, implanted in the brain of every Neanderthal. But it can't help his fellow scientist back in his world, Adikor Huld, when the authorities charge Adikor with his murder.

    Scott says: "Scicen Fiction Can Be Literature"
    "Interesting Premise but very poorly written"
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    Performance
    Story

    Sounded like it would be such an interesting book but it was so disapointing. I found it insulting to the intelligence in places and very hard to finish. The characters were never developed and their actions within the story line were at most times completely ludicrous. After a supposed discovery of this magnitude, the author then wants us to believe that these scientists are more concerned with Bbq and hooking up, than in a parallel universe. The accents were atrocious - if you can't do a Jamaican or French Canadian accent, then don't try - very confusing.
    Unfortunately, this rating system dosen't allow for minus stars because this book is definate candidate. If your looking for a great book, wonderfully written and read, skip this and try Day of the Triffids - superb.

    7 of 12 people found this review helpful

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