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Steven

Campbell, CA, USA | Member Since 2001

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  • Mrs. Pollifax and the Lion Killer

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Dorothy Gilman
    • Narrated By J. Charles
    Overall
    (59)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (36)

    In response to a desperate SOS, Kadi Hopkirk flies to the African country of Ubangiba, where her childhood friend, Sammat, is soon to be crowned king. Mrs. Pollifax, reluctant to allow the girl to venture alone into what she fears may be grave danger, crashes the party.

    Steven says: "I miss Babara Rosenblat"
    "I miss Babara Rosenblat"
    Overall

    This was an adequate reading, but I somehow felt that the reader was condescending to the characters.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows
    • Narrated By Paul Baymer, Susan Duerden, Roselyn Landor, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3114)
    Performance
    (1294)
    Story
    (1292)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: The best book club you’ve never heard of – but will be eager to join, courtesy of a full cast of true characters. January 1946: London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Who could imagine that she would find it in a letter from a man she's never met, a native of the island of Guernsey, who has come across her name written inside a book by Charles Lamb....

    Kent says: "MUCH better than I ever expected! Give it a try!"
    "Witty, touching, informative"
    Overall

    Each letter writer in the book has a different voice. This adds to a really well-written book. Both my wife and I loved this book. We didn't know anything about the occupation of the Channel Islands.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The English American

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Alison Larkin
    • Narrated By Alison Larkin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (962)
    Performance
    (315)
    Story
    (319)

    When Pippa Dunn, adopted as an infant and raised terribly British, discovers that her birth parents are from the American South, she finds that "culture clash" has layers of meaning she'd never imagined. Meet The English American, a fabulously funny, deeply poignant debut novel that sprang from Alison Larkin's autobiographical one-woman show of the same name.

    Michael says: "Outstanding"
    "Can't stop listening"
    Overall

    I am halfway through this book and I can't stop listening. The reader is perfect. The writing makes me giggle.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • A Thread of Grace

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Mary Doria Russell
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (180)
    Performance
    (51)
    Story
    (51)

    It is September 8, 1943, and Claudette Blum is learning Italian with a suitcase in her hand. She and her father are among the thousands of Jewish refugees scrambling over the Alps toward Italy, where they hope to be safe at last, now that the Italians have broken with Germany and made a separate peace with the Allies. The Blums will soon discover that Italy is anything but peaceful, as it becomes, overnight, an open battleground.

    Michelle says: "I loved the story and the narrator"
    "A wonderful book"
    Overall

    Unlike the other reviewers I thought the narrator did a wonderful job. The accents helped to give the flavor of the mix of cultures coming togeter. She was clear and easy to understand.

    Mary Doria Russell is among my very favorite authors.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • April Fool Dead: A Death on Demand Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Carolyn Hart
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    Overall
    (40)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (12)

    To celebrate an April Fool's Day appearance by the island's most famous mystery author, Death on Demand bookstore owner Annie Darling creates a unique promotion. Offering a free book to anyone who can solve a series of clues about popular whodunits, Annie and husband Max pass out their flyers all over town. But an April Fool prankster is distributing a counterfeit flyer, complete with not-so-vague accusations of murder.

    Steven says: "When a fluffy mystery is just what you want"
    "When a fluffy mystery is just what you want"
    Overall

    The only trouble with the audio version is that you want a pen and paper to write down all the mystery authors and books that she mentions.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Girl with a Pearl Earring

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Tracy Chevalier
    • Narrated By Ruth Ann Phimister
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (405)
    Performance
    (145)
    Story
    (143)

    After earning a graduate degree in creative writing from the University of East Anglia, Tracy Chevalier was immediately recognized for her literary talent. In Girl with a Pearl Earring, she recreates the 17th-century world of Johannes Vermeer.

    Elizabeth says: "A Masterpiece"
    "I only wish it were longer"
    Overall

    I listened to the book after seeing the movie. I was not disappointed. The book adds depth to the pictures I had in my mind from the moview

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Locked Rooms

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs)
    • By Laurie R. King
    • Narrated By Jenny Sterlin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (691)
    Performance
    (320)
    Story
    (323)

    New York Times best-selling author Laurie R. King has won sweeping critical acclaim and an impressive collection of awards for her writing. Although other writers have tried, no one has matched King's ability to capture the allure of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's legendary sleuth, Sherlock Holmes.

    Melanie says: "Don't miss this jewel!"
    "I love this series."
    Overall

    Unlike the previous reviewer, I like the narration. I have both read and listened to the whole series. This is the voice I have come to associate with the main character. The amnesia is believable, in light of the previous books.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Curious Affair of the Third Dog

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs)
    • By Patricia Moyes
    • Narrated By Nadia May
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    Steven says: "A nice cozy mystery"
    "A nice cozy mystery"
    Overall

    Nadia May's narration suites this English setting. I have liked all of Patricia Moyes mysteries. The characters are likeable, the plot sufficient, and the ending is always explained.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Enchanted April

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Elizabeth von Arnim
    • Narrated By Nadia May
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (295)
    Performance
    (135)
    Story
    (137)

    This is a journey of both escape and discovery for four exquisitely different women, a month of bliss and privacy for four weary souls. Their refuge on the Italian Riviera provides the perfect backdrop for a story about the search for spiritual harmony within and without.

    Amazon Customer says: "Excellent book, excellent narrator"
    "If you loved the movie, the book is even better"
    Overall

    I have seen the movie and the play. The book is the best of the three. It is hard to believe that it was written in 1922. Nadia May, the narrator, as always is lovely to listent to.

    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • The Reduced Shakespeare Company Radio Show, Volume 1

    • ORIGINAL (58 mins)
    • By Adam Long, Reed Martin, Austin Tichenor
    Overall
    (57)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    The Reduced Shakespeare Company was born in California in 1981, when three young men who had watched too many hours of Bugs Bunny cartoons began performing half-hour versions of Hamlet in the street, alleys, and rubbish bins of San Fransisco. The resulting mixture of classic theatre, left-wing literary analysis, and punk-rock sensibility proved exhilarating, as the company members rejected traditional approaches to theater and began bouncing props off audiences' heads.

    Doug says: "The boys are back!"
    "Bad like a junior high skit"
    Overall

    This was really bad.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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