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Tammy

Tasmania, Australia

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  • The Book Thief

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Markus Zusak
    • Narrated By Dennis Olsen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (198)
    Performance
    (185)
    Story
    (187)

    It is 1939, Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. By her brother's graveside, Liesel's life is changed when she picks up a single object, partially hidden in the snow. It is The Gravedigger's Handbook, left there by accident, and it is her first act of book thievery. So begins a love affair with books and words, as Liesel, with the help of her accordion-playing foster father, learns to read. Soon she is stealing books from Nazi book-burnings.

    HDJ says: "Ignore the teen classification!"
    "Fantastic read"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, a really engaging story with great naration


    What other book might you compare The Book Thief to and why?

    The Street Sweeper


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

    No, I enjoyed it in several chapter pieces


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Winter Garden: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Kristin Hannah
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (778)
    Performance
    (502)
    Story
    (497)

    Meredith and Nina Whitson are as different as sisters can be. One stayed at home to raise her children and manage the family apple orchard: the other followed a dream and traveled the world to become a famous photojournalist. But when their beloved father fails ill, Meredith and Nina find themselves together again, standing alongside their cold, disapproving mother, Anya, who even now, offers no comfort to her daughters

    Terri says: "Best of 100"
    "Better than anticipated"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to Winter Garden again? Why?

    maybe, but I rarely read the same book more than once, unless they are part of a series


    What did you like best about this story?

    the characters, really well developed and I identified with their struggles


    Which scene was your favorite?

    the cafe in Alaska, I could almost taste the food


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    The pain of the past defines our future


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Jane Austen, Steve Hockensmith
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (848)
    Performance
    (555)
    Story
    (556)

    In this terrifying and hilarious prequel, we witness the genesis of the zombie plague in early 19th-century England. We watch Elizabeth Bennet evolve from a nave young teenager into a savage slayer of the undead. We laugh as she begins her first clumsy training with nunchucks and katana swords and cry when her first blush with romance goes tragically awry.

    Dawn says: "Fantastic Narrator for a Fun Story!"
    "About as good as I thought it would be"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read the print version, but this version was a bit of fun


    Would you be willing to try another book from Jane Austen and Steve Hockensmith ? Why or why not?

    Probably not, it reminded me that I'm really not a Jane Austin fan (even with Zombies)


    Have you listened to any of Katherine Kellgren’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    The dead are back, and they haven't brought their manners!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sapphire Battersea: A Hetty Feather Book

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Jacqueline Wilson
    • Narrated By Finty Williams
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (6)

    Hetty Feather was given her name when she was left at the Foundling Hospital as a baby. But she always longed to be named after her incredible sapphire-blue eyes. When she is reunited with her mother, she hopes her new name, Sapphire Battersea, will also mean a new life. But things don’t always go as planned.... Follow the twists and turns of Hetty’s adventures as she begins work. She longs to be reunited with her dear Jem, but also finds a new friend, Bertie the butcher’s boy.

    Tammy says: "Loved it!"
    "Loved it!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Sapphire Battersea the most enjoyable?

    Jacqueline Wilson delivers again, in an imaginative way


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved not having to learn about a new character again, with just enough recap to remember the last book without it being a rehash


    Which character – as performed by Finty Williams – was your favorite?

    Sapphire/Hetty, she pulls off petulant girl very well!


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

    No, just an enjoyable ride


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Catching Fire: Hunger Games, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (32281)
    Performance
    (25083)
    Story
    (25277)

    Katniss Everdeen continues to struggle to protect herself and her family from the Capitol in this second novel from the best-selling Hunger Games trilogy.

    FanB14 says: "Dissent Rules"
    "Great for Adults too"
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    Story
    Where does Catching Fire rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I like to stay abreast of what my kids are reading, and never cease to be amazed at the quality of what is being written for this age group now - far better than a lot of the rubbish I was served as a child! This is a well crafted and well executed novel, and the narrator does a great job conveying all the myriad emotions in the story.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Catnis, everything I wish I had been at her age, smart, loyal and logical


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When the games ended, and how Catnis concludes them (no spoiler here!)


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Dont do it! The film was rubbish.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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