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Donna Tribe

Listener Since 2003

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  • 5 reviews
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  • 236 titles in library
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  • Death in the Devil's Acre

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Anne Perry
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    Overall
    (309)
    Performance
    (192)
    Story
    (193)

    Acclaimed author Anne Perry delivers another installment of the Charlotte and Thomas Pitt mystery series. Two dead bodies have been discovered, both similarly mutilated. As Inspector Thomas Pitt examines one body, he recognizes the man from a previous case. With the help of his perceptive wife Charlotte, Thomas intends to solve this gruesome crime.

    Nina says: "DEFINITELY worth listening to"
    "Boring with a capital B"
    Overall

    Not badly written if you enjoy hearing judgmental pronouncements of the correct and acceptable manner in which one is expected to sit, move, walk and talk in the Victorian era's pathetically class-conscious society. I enjoy historical novels when they are written so that you learn something of the history (in addition to the acceptable behavior in various social situations of that time). Oh well, some parts of it were entertaining but most of it was just so much social pretension to wade through! I would not recommend this book. Even as your basic murder mystery it was a sleeper!

    3 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • The Light Between Oceans: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By M. L. Stedman
    • Narrated By Noah Taylor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7190)
    Performance
    (6426)
    Story
    (6389)

    In 1918, after four harrowing years on the Western Front, Tom Sherbourne returns to Australia to take a job as the lighthouse keeper on remote Janus Rock. To this isolated island, where the supply boat comes only four times a year and shore leaves are granted every other year at best, Tom brings a young, bold, and loving wife, Isabel.

    Sandra says: "Wonderful story.....terrible narrator."
    "Really enjoyed this novel!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This novel grabbed my attention almost from the beginning. If you like a bit of romance with your mystery as well as some serious drama, you will enjoy this book. The story moved along at a nice pace, and I thought it had all the elements a good novel should have. This is a moving, emotional book and it had me in tears at the end. In summary, I loved it.

    And, contrary to a previous reviews, I thought Noah Taylor did a wonderful job of narrating. His Aussi accent was believable and he was able to change his voice for the various characters. Personally, I thought Noah Taylor really enhanced the book and my listening experience.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • State of Wonder: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Ann Patchett
    • Narrated By Hope Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6496)
    Performance
    (5078)
    Story
    (5072)

    Research scientist Dr. Marina Singh is sent to Brazil to track down her former mentor, Dr. Annick Swenson, who seems to have disappeared in the Amazon while working on an extremely valuable new drug. The last person who was sent to find her died before he could complete his mission. Plagued by trepidation, Marina embarks on an odyssey into the insect-infested jungle in hopes of finding answers to the questions about her friend's death, her company's future, and her own past.

    F. B. Herron says: "Do yourself a favor and listen to this book!"
    "I thoroughly enjoyed this novel by Ann Patchett"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Mind you, I have yet to find a novel by Ann Patchett that I have not thoroughly enjoyed! She is a gifted writer producing truly entertaining and thoughtful books.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Angela's Ashes

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Frank McCourt, Jeannette Walls - introduction
    • Narrated By Frank McCourt, Jeannette Walls - introduction
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6264)
    Performance
    (4734)
    Story
    (4739)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: There’s no gentle way to put this – Frank McCourt’s performance of Angela’s Ashes is just better than the Pulitzer Prize-winning book. Frank McCourt shares his sometimes heartwarming, sometimes heartbreaking story of growing up poor, Irish, and Catholic in the Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir Angela's Ashes.

    Karen says: "A classic book *and* a classic audiobook"
    "Delightful and entertaining!!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I read this book many years ago and I recall enjoying it so much that I thought I would listen to the Audible version. I found listening to this memoir now every bit as entertaining and delightful as the first time around! In particular, Frank McCourt's narration brings an added feel of it being very true to life and genuine. As the reader/listener, I almost felt like I was there witnessing events in person. McCourt's narration brings this memoir to life and especially enhances the terrific humour throughout the book..

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • No Defense: A Barbara Holloway Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Kate Wilhelm
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
    Overall
    (251)
    Performance
    (86)
    Story
    (87)

    Barbara Holloway is a trial lawyer who tends to take on difficult cases, but this time it seems there's no defense at all. It appears that Vinny Jessup died when his car rolled over on a bad curve on Lookout Mountain. Then the sheriff finds the gunshot wound. With a large insurance policy as her motive, could his much younger wife have staged the death?

    Kay M says: "Terrific Plot"
    "Enjoyable & entertaining"
    Overall

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I too am from the area known as the Pacific Northwest, albeit the Canadian side of the border, and I agreed with the ready from Idaho - these editors need to get their pronounciations right - so that place names are pronounced correctly.

    In spite of that, I found the locale and general georgraphy a refreshing change from most American courtroom dramas.

    It was interesting and entertaining reading and I, for one, enjoyed the dimension added by this narrator - I thought she did a terrific job. In sum, I would recommend this book to friends.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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