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Weston Youd

Utah | Member Since 2012

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  • Speaks the Nightbird

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Robert McCammon
    • Narrated By Edoardo Ballerini
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3084)
    Performance
    (2753)
    Story
    (2738)

    The Carolinas, 1699: The citizens of Fount Royal believe a witch has cursed their town with inexplicable tragedies -- and they demand that beautiful widow Rachel Howarth be tried and executed for witchcraft. Presiding over the trial is traveling magistrate Issac Woodward, aided by his astute young clerk, Matthew Corbett. Believing in Rachel's innocence, Matthew will soon confront the true evil at work in Fount Royal....

    aaron says: "Dark, Twisted Period Piece with GREAT Characters!"
    "Hoping for Pirates and I get Witches Instead"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I would recommend this book, but only to individuals that I know their preference in stories. I enjoyed how the story was narrated, and it helped keep my interest.


    What other book might you compare Speaks the Nightbird to and why?

    I think it's similar to some of Baldacci's books, without the government conspiracy elements.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I enjoyed the slave house scenes as well as the indian village scenes.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    It was good enough for me to quickly download the next in the series. It won't disappoint.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Queen of Bedlam: A Matthew Corbett Novel, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Robert McCammon
    • Narrated By Edoardo Ballerini
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1350)
    Performance
    (1224)
    Story
    (1214)

    Robert McCammon brings the hero of his previous novel, Matthew Corbett, to 18th-century New York, where a killer wields a bloody and terrifying power over a bustling city carving out its identity - and over Matthew's own uncertain destiny.

    The unsolved murder of a respected doctor has sent ripples of fear throughout a city teeming with life and noise and commerce. Who snuffed out the good man's life with the slash of a blade on a midnight street? The local printmaster has labeled the fiend "the Masker," adding fuel to a volatile mystery...

    Kathy says: "Addicting"
    "Book 2 is better than Book 1!"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Queen of Bedlam the most enjoyable?

    The narration performance of Edoardo Ballerini was great. I really thought that his ability to voice the characters was exceptional. The evolution of Matthew Corbett in this book from the first novel was well done and kept me interested.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Queen of Bedlam?

    The chapter involving the introduction of the new governor had me laughing out loud.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The chess match near the end of the book was very well done.


    If you could take any character from The Queen of Bedlam out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Greathouse


    Any additional comments?

    I can't wait for the next book to download and start listening!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sarum: The Novel of England

    • UNABRIDGED (45 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Edward Rutherfurd
    • Narrated By Wanda McCaddon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (461)
    Performance
    (395)
    Story
    (391)

    In Sarum, Edward Rutherfurd weaves a compelling saga of five English families whose fates become intertwined over the course of centuries. While each family has its own distinct characteristics, the successive generations reflect the changing character of Britain. We become drawn not only into the fortunes of the individual family members, but also the larger destinies of each family line.

    Gordon says: "Most enjoyable"
    "A long but, for the most part, enjoyable listen."
    Overall
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    With my long commutes, a book like this can make time on the road bareble. I would recommend it for folks that can dedicate the hefty time needed to complete these volumes.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Edward Rutherfurd? Why or why not?

    I would probably try another work by Rutherfurd. I would however try to have it less comprehensive, or more broken up.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Narration was adequate. The various voices and accents made the flow enjoyable.


    Do you think Sarum needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No. It is already comprehensive in its scope. You can't expect much more beyond a caveman to present day timeline.


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed the book. It has led me to learn more about the area and times covered in the work.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • On Stranger Tides

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs)
    • By Tim Powers
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (182)
    Performance
    (116)
    Story
    (115)

    On Stranger Tides follows the exploits of John Chandagnac, who travels to the new world after the death of his puppeteer father to confront his uncle, who has apparently made off with the family fortune. During the voyage, he befriends Beth Hurwood and her father, Benjamin Hurwood, an Oxford professor. Before they arrive at their destination, their ship is waylaid by Blackbeard and his band of pirates.

    Derek B. says: "I have waited for this audiobook for years!"
    "Nice book"
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    What made the experience of listening to On Stranger Tides the most enjoyable?

    Bronson Pinchot did a great job. Voices and accents were top notch


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

    Accents and tempo. Spot on.


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

    Sure


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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