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B. Gerson

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  • Prince of Fire

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Daniel Silva
    • Narrated By Guerin Barry
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (509)
    Performance
    (290)
    Story
    (294)

    Now Allon is back in Venice, when a terrible explosion in Rome leads to a disturbing personal revelation: the existence of a dossier in terrorist hands that strips away his secrets, lays bare his history.

    Steven says: "great book, horrible audio"
    "Narrator detracts"
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    If you could sum up Prince of Fire in three words, what would they be?

    Gripping, as usual.


    Did Guerin Barry do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    The narration was the weakest part of the audiobook. The main character, Gabriel, was voiced slightly hoarse and almost monotonal. It seemed such a bad characterization that getting immersed in the book was very difficult. The characters were switched in some dialogue and the pronunciation of Hebrew names was amazingly bad.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Johnny and the Dead

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Richard Mitchley
    Overall
    (65)
    Performance
    (48)
    Story
    (48)

    Sell the cemetery? Over their dead bodies.... Not many people can see the dead (and not many would want to). Twelve-year-old Johnny Maxwell can. And he's got bad news for them: the council want to sell the cemetery as a building site. But the dead aren't going to take it lying down... especially since it's Halloween tomorrow.

    B. Gerson says: "Perfectly Pratchett"
    "Perfectly Pratchett"
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    What was one of the most memorable moments of Johnny and the Dead?

    When the dead realized they could go anywhere instead of waiting for Judgement Day.


    Any additional comments?

    Heart, humor, social commentary and compelling characters and stories - exactly what I expect from Sir Terry.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Black Sheep

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated By Barbara Leigh-Hunt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (289)
    Performance
    (177)
    Story
    (178)

    He had nothing to recommend him but his smile, and she was surely too old, and had too much commonsense, to be beguiled by a smile... Miss Abigail Wendover's efforts to detach her spirited niece Fanny from a plausible fortune-hunter are complicated by the arrival in Bath of Miles Caverleigh. The black sheep of his family, a cynical, outrageous care-for-naught with a scandalous past - that would be a connection more shocking even than Fanny's unwise liaison with his nephew!

    Roxalanne says: "Excellent entertainment"
    "Not a Happy Choice of Narrator"
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    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Barbara Leigh-Hunt has a grandmotherly voice that really detracts from the story, since it fits only the querulous older spinster characters.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Billy Bones: Tales from the Secrets Closet

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Christopher Lincoln
    • Narrated By Peter Bishop
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    High Manners Manor creaks and groans as old houses do-but this is no ordinary house. In the dark, specters hiss, ghosts grumble, and skeleton boy Billy Bones and his family file the Biglum family's deepest secrets in a locked and hidden closet. When Billy makes his first human friend, Millicent Biglum, the real adventure begins.

    B. Gerson says: "A great book for kids who like "not too spooky""
    "A great book for kids who like "not too spooky""
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    Would you listen to Billy Bones: Tales from the Secrets Closet again? Why?

    Sure. The main character is engaging, the narrator is very good and the story is a real original.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Billy, of course, but there are so many entertaining characters it's hard to pick. Okay, I'll go with a few - Billy's friend Millicent, Dame Biglum, and Glass-Eyed Pete the pirate. They are all feisty and fun.


    Any additional comments?

    Peter Bishop's reading is a dead ringer for Neil Gaiman, which is weird! His voice and accent are eerily like Mr. G's.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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