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Jeanne

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  • Night Sky

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Clare Francis
    • Narrated By Robert Powell
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (12)

    His secret could win the war for the Allies, unless the Nazis get to him first... In the brutal chaos of the Second World War, three people find their lives inextricably interwoven in a web of courage, betrayal and love: Julie Lescaux, the young Englishwoman caught up in one of the most dangerous operations of the French Resistance; Paul Vasson, vicious Paris pimp turned Nazi collaborator; David Freymann, German scientist caught up in unimaginable horror, destined to lose everything except his faith in his own discovery.

    Anna says: "Excitement & history stretched a tiny bit too far"
    "A fun, easy listen, very enjoyable"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    This isn't a great book. It's a Summer kind of read - fun, well-written, easy to listen


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

    I enjoyed his narration


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Dance to the Music of Time: First Movement

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Anthony Powell
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    Overall
    (458)
    Performance
    (263)
    Story
    (254)

    Anthony Powell's universally acclaimed epic encompasses a four-volume panorama of twentieth century London. Hailed by Time as "brilliant literary comedy as well as a brilliant sketch of the times," A Dance to the Music of Time opens just after World War I. Amid the fever of the 1920s and the first chill of the 1930s, Nick Jenkins and his friends confront sex, society, business, and art.

    jennifer says: "A Masterpiece on All Counts"
    "Utterly boring"
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    Would you try another book from Anthony Powell and/or Simon Vance?

    NO! This is a book about the vapid lives of the rich need-do-wells. I've listened for 2.5 hours and am bored, bored, bored. And Simon Vance's prissy, arrogant voice makes it even more tiresome.


    What could Anthony Powell have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    write a compelling story


    What didn’t you like about Simon Vance’s performance?

    His oh-so prissy voice


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Wolf Totem

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Jiang Rong
    • Narrated By Jason Culp
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (11)

    An epic Chinese tale in the vein of The Last Emperor, Wolf Totem depicts the dying culture of the Mongols - the ancestors of the Mongol hordes who at one time terrorized the world-and the parallel extinction of the animal they believe to be sacred: the fierce and otherworldly Mongolian wolf.

    Ellen says: "Thank you, Jiang Rong, for this story"
    "Why all the acclaim?"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Clearly, the Chinese, who have bought it in droves. It must speak to a Chinese cultural lore, like the Native Americans do for the US


    What could Jiang Rong have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    I listened for 4 hours and wasn't engaged at all. By that time, I would have expected to be captivated by the writing, the story,or the characters, but I wasn't by any of those.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Death Comes to Pemberley

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By P. D. James
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (784)
    Performance
    (652)
    Story
    (668)

    It is 1803, six years since Elizabeth and Darcy embarked on their life together at Pemberley, Darcy’s magnificent estate. Their peaceful, orderly world seems almost unassailable. Elizabeth has found her footing as the chatelaine of the great house. They have two fine sons, Fitzwilliam and Charles. Elizabeth’s sister Jane and her husband, Bingley, live nearby; her father visits often; there is optimistic talk about the prospects of marriage for Darcy’s sister Georgiana. And preparations are under way for their much-anticipated annual autumn ball.

    Elbara says: "The Worst of Everything"
    "Worst of PD James - don't spend money on this one"
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    Like many people, I thought, "What could be better? The great PD James' plots with Jane Austen's characters?" You will be supremely disappointed. PD James can't get Jane Austen's voice and characters (not surprising, after all, since nobody else but Austen can), and she abandons her own wonderful characters, giving us the worst of both authors in a book that is boring, stiff, and tiresome. There is next to no plot; she spends about 1/3 of the book repeated "Pride & Prejudice" lines so that you know that she's familiar with the characters, and you keep waiting for something new and interesting but it never happens. The narrator is all wrong for anything of Jane Austen's characters, as she reads in an imperious tone for nearly every character, but which suits only one, Lady Katherine. All in all, it's tremendously disappointing but yet another example of why sequels to classic works, don't work. Get it from the library if you must, but don't pay for this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • In the Woods

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Tana French
    • Narrated By Steven Crossley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4322)
    Performance
    (2394)
    Story
    (2394)

    As dusk approaches a small Dublin suburb in the summer of 1984, mothers begin to call their children home. But on this warm evening, three children do not return from the dark and silent woods. When the police arrive, they find only one of the children, unable to recall a single detail of the previous hours.

    Twenty years later, the found boy, Rob Ryan, is a detective on the Dublin Murder Squad and keeps his past a secret. But when a 12-year-old girl is found murdered in the same woods, he and Detective Cassie Maddox find themselves investigating a case chillingly similar to the previous unsolved mystery.

    Barbara says: "A near-flawless audiobook (but for one thing...)"
    "absolutely wonderful"
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    Tana French's writing is so good that you don't care whodunit; you just don't want these people to leave your life. I have recommended this book to many because the writing and character development is so outstanding and they all had the same experience that I did, which is that we had to read the next two Tana French books, without pause. You can't stop at one. When you finish the third, Faithful Place, we all immediately searched the Internet to find out the date of her next book and are so disappointed that we have to wait several more months for it.

    Enjoy this gifted writer.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Martin Chuzzlewit

    • UNABRIDGED (35 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (87)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (29)

    Wealthy and old, Martin Chuzzlewit, Sr. is surrounded by greedy relatives hoping to obtain a portion of his estate upon his death. Of his two descendants, born and bred in the same heritage of selfishness, one, Martin Jr., has the good fortune to transform, while the other, Jonas, does not and receives a fatal penalty.

    Joseph says: "A favorite Dickens"
    "Wonderful reading!"
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    Dickens is at his best with this book and the reader brings each character to life! His rendition of "Mrs. Gamp" is unforgettable; his "Pecksniff" pitch perfect; and the American characters are hysterical. You will laugh your way through this marvelous reading of a great Dickens

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Little Dorrit

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens
    • Narrated By Robert Whitfield
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (183)
    Performance
    (47)
    Story
    (52)

    "Little Dorrit" is Amy, born in debtor's prison, the youngest child of debtor William Dorrit, an inmate of the Marshalsea. The two are befriended by a man whose wife hires Little Dorrit as a seamstress. When William Dorrit inherits a fortune, he escapes the Marshalsea, and the newly wealthy family travels to Italy.

    Meg says: "Little Dorritt"
    "outstanding narration!"
    Overall

    Robert Whitfield does an outstanding job as the narrator of this Dickens story. His voices and inflections are masterful. You will enjoy every minute.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Pickwick Papers, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens
    • Narrated By Patrick Tull
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (124)
    Performance
    (46)
    Story
    (43)

    Meet Mr. Samuel Pickwick, luminous presence, general chairman and member of the Pickwick Club, an organization devoted to meeting good friends, sharing good stories and spreading good cheer. Join Mr. Pickwick and his friends Mr. Snodgrass, Mr. Jingle and all the rest in Part One of their adventures, which include: the first day's journey, an old-fashioned card party, the action of Bardell against Pickwick, and Christmas.

    Amazon Customer says: "Pickwick Papers"
    "fabulous!"
    Overall

    If you like Dickens, you're gonna love this reading by Patrick Tull, who gives every character his/her own identity with a multitude of lively voices, making this rendition a wonderfully funny 'read'.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Help

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Kathryn Stockett
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (26027)
    Performance
    (12682)
    Story
    (12723)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: The most celebrated performance in all of Audible’s history, The Help has nearly 2,000 5-star reviews from your fellow listeners. We hear the print book’s not bad, either. In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another.

    Jan says: "What a great surprise!"
    "A moving, entertaining audiobook"
    Overall

    This story of "the colored" household help in the 50's and 60's provides a perspective on segregation that I hadn't read before, which are the everyday indignities that these domestic workers suffered, even as they tended to and loved many of the white children of their employers. The reader is struck by how much both blacks and whites lost under the system but this is a story of change and of human redemption. The book is highly entertaining despite the serious issues, and the excellent readers make it captivating.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Truman

    • UNABRIDGED (53 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By David McCullough
    • Narrated By Nelson Runger
    Overall
    (418)
    Performance
    (59)
    Story
    (60)

    The life of Harry S. Truman is one of the greatest of American stories, filled with vivid characters and dramatic events. In this riveting biography, acclaimed historian David McCullough not only captures the man, a more complex, informed, and determined man than ever before imagined, but also the turbulent times in which he rose, boldly, to meet unprecedented challenges.

    Erik says: "Thoroughly enjoyable"
    "outstanding biography"
    Overall

    I got this book because I think that David McCollough is a spectacular writer and because didn't know all that much about Truman and George W. Bush kept comparing himself to Truman so I wanted to learn more about him. This was a book I thought I should read; it turned out to be a book that I loved 'reading'. It's an outstanding biography, so well written that when Truman dies (as we all know he did), I was in tears for the loss of this great and ordinary figure.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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