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Lisa

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Faifield, Australia | Member Since 2011

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  • Sweet Tooth

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Ian McEwan
    • Narrated By Juliet Stevenson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (129)
    Performance
    (112)
    Story
    (109)

    Serena Frome, the beautiful daughter of an Anglican bishop, has a brief affair with an older man during her final year at Cambridge, and finds herself being groomed for the intelligence services. The year is 1972. Britain, confronting economic disaster, is being torn apart by industrial unrest and terrorism and faces its fifth state of emergency.

    Christopher says: "Superb and surprising"
    "DON'T BOTHER!"
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    What would have made Sweet Tooth better?

    OMG the story was tedious and boring! It felt like it was not going anywhere and even the end wasn't exciting.


    What was most disappointing about Ian McEwan’s story?

    The whole story was disappointing..


    What character would you cut from Sweet Tooth?

    All of them! it was so long and boring!


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Fault in Our Stars

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By John Green
    • Narrated By Kate Rudd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12436)
    Performance
    (11398)
    Story
    (11464)

    Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten. Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning-author John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.

    FanB14 says: "Sad Premise, Fantastic Story"
    "whingy whiney and bleh"
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    Would you try another book from John Green and/or Kate Rudd?

    Ahh not after this. I expected something ... more?


    What was most disappointing about John Green’s story?

    The constant whinging and whining of the characters.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Kate Rudd?

    The narrator was fine.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Fault in Our Stars?

    the whole ordeal with the nuisance author in Amsterdam.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Wolf of Wall Street

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Jordan Belfort
    • Narrated By Eric Meyers
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (21)

    Stock market multimillionaire at 26, federal convict at 36, he partied like a rock star, lived like a king, and barely survived his rise and fall as an American entrepreneurial icon. By day he made thousands of dollars a minute. By night he spent it as fast as he could, on drugs, sex, and international globe-trotting.

    Lisa says: "Brilliant!!!"
    "Brilliant!!!"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Wolf of Wall Street the most enjoyable?

    The way it was written and presented was fabulous.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    The plot was always unpredictable.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator was great and was able to portray characters well.


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

    YES!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Zahir

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Paulo Coelho
    • Narrated By Bill Wallis
    Overall
    (45)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (11)

    One day a renowned author discovers that his wife, a war correspondent, has disappeared, leaving no trace. Though time brings more success and new love, he remains mystified -- and increasingly fascinated -- by her absence. Was she kidnapped, blackmailed, or simply bored with their marriage? The unrest she causes is as strong as the attraction she exerts.

    S says: "A Magical Journey - into awareness"
    "Started off slow."
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    Would you recommend The Zahir to your friends? Why or why not?

    Zahir is your typical PC book. It seemed a little tedious at the beginning but got better towards the end.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • This Charming Man

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Marian Keyes
    • Narrated By Caroline Lennon
    Overall
    (52)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (29)

    Lola has every reason to be interested in who Paddy de Courcy is marrying - because although she's his girlfriend, she definitely isn't the bride. Heartbroken, she flees the city for a cottage by the sea. But will her retreat prove as idyllic as she hopes? Not if journalist Grace has anything to do with it. Grace knew Paddy a long time ago. But why can't she forget him?

    Monica Raven says: "Amazing, thoroughly brilliant."
    "WONDERFUL!"
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    Would you listen to This Charming Man again? Why?

    I don't normally read a book twice but I would listen to this one!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I liked all the characters! They were all different and had their own really interesting personalities.


    Any additional comments?

    Brilliant!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Before I Go To Sleep

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By S J Watson
    • Narrated By Susannah Harker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (84)
    Performance
    (69)
    Story
    (72)

    As I sleep, my mind will erase everything I did today. I will wake up tomorrow as I did this morning. Thinking I'm still a child. Thinking I have a whole lifetime of choice ahead of me ...'Memories define us.So what if you lost yours every time you went to sleep?Your name, your identity, your past, even the people you love - all forgotten overnight.And the one person you trust may only be telling you half the story.Welcome to Christine's life.

    Nicole says: "Well read, intelligent, psychological thriller!"
    "started slow but moved on fast!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I actually thought this novel was going to be tedious but it was not. I have recommended the story to many other. To hea that it will be come a film next year is an exciting event.


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

    The book had a fantastic twist. I had guessed it initially but then second guessed myself. When it all came to an end I was still in shock.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gone Girl

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Gillian Flynn
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (374)
    Performance
    (339)
    Story
    (341)

    Who are you? What have we done to each other? What will we do? Just how well can you ever know the person you love? These are the questions that Nick Dunne must ask himself on the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary, when his wife Amy suddenly disappears. The police immediately suspect Nick. Amy's friends reveal that she was afraid of him, that she kept secrets from him. He swears it isn't true. A police examination of his computer shows strange searches. He says they aren't his. And then there are the persistent calls on his mobile phone.

    Janie says: "Get Gone Girl soon!"
    "shockingly brilliant!"
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    Would you listen to Gone Girl again? Why?

    LOVED Gone Girl and recommended it to six others to read.


    What other book might you compare Gone Girl to and why?

    I haven't experienced a book like this before with so many plots and twists.


    Any additional comments?

    Brilliant book. Well thought of, well written and well read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cloudstreet

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Tim Winton
    • Narrated By Peter Hosking
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (172)
    Performance
    (119)
    Story
    (119)

    Two rural families flee to the city and find themselves sharing a great, breathing, shuddering joint called Cloudstreet, where they begin their lives from scratch. For 20 years they roister and rankle, laugh and curse until the roof over their heads becomes a home for their hearts.

    Chrissie says: "Dysfunctional Families Australian Style"
    "An Aussie classic"
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    Would you listen to Cloudstreet again? Why?

    YES! it took a while to gel with the characters but once I felt them, it was hard to let them go at the end of the book.


    What about Peter Hosking’s performance did you like?

    The performance of the reader was good. He was easy to listen to and his voices were suitable and funny.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Girl Walks into a Bar...: Comedy Calamities, Dating Disasters, and a Midlife Miracle

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Rachel Dratch
    • Narrated By Rachel Dratch
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1244)
    Performance
    (1154)
    Story
    (1154)

    Anyone who saw an episode of Saturday Night Live between 1999 and 2006 knows Rachel Dratch. She was hilarious! So what happened to her? After a misbegotten part as Jenna on the pilot of 30 Rock, Dratch was only getting offered roles as "Lesbians. Secretaries. Sometimes secretaries who are lesbians." Her career at a low point, Dratch suddenly had time for yoga, dog- sitting, learning Spanish - and dating. After all, what did a forty-something single woman living in New York have to lose?

    Jeanine says: "Could not stop listening"
    "Fast and Funny"
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    What did you love best about Girl Walks into a Bar...?

    I liked the quirkiness of the author and the descriptions of herself.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Girl Walks into a Bar...?

    When she find out she is pregnant!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Great Gatsby

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By F. Scott Fitzgerald
    • Narrated By Jake Gyllenhaal
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (161)
    Performance
    (145)
    Story
    (145)

    F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic American novel of the Roaring Twenties is beloved by generations of readers and stands as his crowning work. This new audio edition, authorized by the Fitzgerald estate, is narrated by Oscar-nominated actor Jake Gyllenhaal (Brokeback Mountain). Gyllenhaal's performance is a faithful delivery in the voice of Nick Carraway, the Midwesterner turned New York bond salesman, who rents a small house next door to the mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby. There, he has a firsthand view of Gatsby’s lavish West Egg parties - and of his undying love....

    Jorge Curiel Lopez says: "Nice voice, terrible voice acting."
    "Fabulous Glamour!"
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    If you could sum up The Great Gatsby in three words, what would they be?

    Love lust life


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Loved the Great Gatsby. He was fabulous and strong. He was assertive and passionate about how he got to where he was.


    What about Jake Gyllenhaal’s performance did you like?

    Sensational!


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

    YES!!!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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