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Sojourner T

Suzzanne Schnabel

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  • Black Coffee

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By John Moffatt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (73)
    Performance
    (64)
    Story
    (65)

    Sir Claud Amory's formula for a powerful new explosive has been stolen, presumably by a member of his large household. Sir Claud assembles his suspects in the library and locks the door, instructing them that the when the lights go out, the formula must be replaced on the table - and no questions will be asked. But when the lights come on, Sir Claud is dead. Now Hercule Poirot, assisted by Captain Hastings and Inspector Japp, must unravel a tangle of family feuds, old flames, and suspicious foreigners to find the killer and prevent a global catastrophe.

    Kathi says: "A REAL TREAT for Poirot fans!"
    "Vintage AC and HP"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Emphatically yes, if you love Christie and the egg-shaped head detective this will not disappoint.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story takes twists and turns that keep your listening attention.


    What does John Moffatt bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    We listened to this book last weekend and thoroughly enjoyed the plot and the way this narrator brought HP to life. Good job in our opinion.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Black Coffee isn't just black coffee.


    Any additional comments?

    Please add the Susanna York recording of Pride and Prejudice to the audible library. It is on a par with the Nadia May version.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • NKJV Voice Only Audio Bible

    • UNABRIDGED (69 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Thomas Nelson, Inc.
    • Narrated By Bob Souer
    Overall
    (276)
    Performance
    (189)
    Story
    (178)

    Hear God's written Word spoken, period. Thomas Nelson introduces the NKJV Voice Only Audio Bible. Narrated by Bob Sourer, you can hear just the Word of God, from beginning to end, Genesis to Revelation, through the voice of a master storyteller. In Luke 4:4, Jesus said, "It is written, 'Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.'"

    Lisa says: "Great NKJV Bible - navigation is logical"
    "Navigation is impossible"
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    What did you like best about NKJV Voice Only Audio Bible? What did you like least?

    The reading is good. The scripture must be narrated according to punctuation - like all reading it's key to understanding. This recording is, for the most part, true to the punctuation. However, the primary fault is navigation -- selecting what you want to listen to. You really don't know where you are in the book. It's most annoying.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    This question is irrelevant to this book in my opinion.


    Which character – as performed by Bob Souer – was your favorite?

    Again, irrelevant IMO.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Yes, I've watched most of the Bible movies.


    Any additional comments?

    The reading is good.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Crooked House (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 46 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (17)

    With World War II at an end, Charles Hayward is finally free to marry the woman he loves, Sophia Leonides. However, she refuses - the unexplained death of her grandfather, wealthy businessman Aristide Leonides, draws her back to the suffocating environment of her family home. Charles follows, but his arrival coincides with the discovery that Aristide’s death was murder. The ensuing investigation drags Charles into the dark heart of the family, and its deadly secrets and dangers.

    Sojourner T says: "Loved it!"
    "Loved it!"
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    Where does Crooked House (Dramatised) rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is a dramatized version of the story, so if you're looking for the book -- it's not this one. but quickly add -- I enjoyed it immensely. I often listen to dramatized versions of Christie, Dickens, and other favorites when I am busy doing mindless work like laundry and cleaning. This one is a keeper, and what a surprised ending.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Crooked House (Dramatised)?

    The end of course; shocking! The recording is punctuated with post WWII era music which I liked as well.


    What does the narrator bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    These dramatized versions are second only to film.


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

    The killer was a shock, and more than that -- the reasons given for their commission.


    Any additional comments?

    Highly recommend for the long drive; very affordable entertainment in my view.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Christmas Carol [Blackstone Version]

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (55)
    Performance
    (36)
    Story
    (36)

    "Every idiot who goes about with 'Merry Christmas' on his lips should be boiled with his own pudding," says Ebenezer Scrooge. Mean old Scrooge despises Christmas until Christmas Eve, when a haunted voice from the past changes his life: overnight! Many know this story but few have experienced the true marvel of the tale.

    Jefferson says: "More Funny, Scary & Moving than the Movie Versions"
    "The Christmas Favorite"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Emphatically yes. In our home we read this story annually at Christmas, and this year we were privileged to listen to this most excellent recorded version.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Christmas Carol [Blackstone Version]?

    Simon Prebble is an excellent narrator; he reads so well and easily draws in listeners. I think even Dickens would be well pleased with this recording.


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

    Prebble is one of the best. I often look through his list to select an audio.


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

    This story always makes me reflect on the season and remember its Reason.


    Any additional comments?

    I highly recommend this one. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims: Time-Travel Adventures with Exceptional Americans

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Rush Limbaugh
    • Narrated By Rush Limbaugh
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (365)
    Performance
    (330)
    Story
    (334)

    Nationally syndicated radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh has long wanted to make history come to life for the children of his listeners. In this book, he travels back in time with fearless history teacher Rush Revere. With the help of his faithful talking horse, Liberty, Rush experiences American history as it happens, having adventure after adventure with exceptional Americans such as Paul Revere and George Washington.

    Rose says: "Great way of telling the history of Thanksgiving"
    "Rush reaches out to kids"
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    Would you try another book from Rush Limbaugh and/or Rush Limbaugh?

    I have books by both Rush and his brother David.


    What other book might you compare Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims to and why?

    I don't know that I would "compare" this book with another in the way I think the question suggests, but Liberty is certainly a hoot! Time travel and talking horses bring Narnia to mind for me.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    yes, but I caution -- this is a kid's story. Get some kids talking about this book - IMO.


    Was Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims worth the listening time?

    Yes, IMO this would be a great way to get the family around a book; winding down a Thanksgiving Day - making a memory and getting straight history to boot!


    7 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Jack: Straight from the Gut

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs)
    • By Jack Welch, John A. Byrne
    • Narrated By Mike Barnicle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (570)
    Performance
    (145)
    Story
    (151)

    Jack Welch lifted GE from a conglomerate with a market value of about $12 billion to one of the world's largest and most widely-admired companies, with a market value of more than $500 billion. In Jack, the author reveals the strategies and philosophies that put him at the top.

    Plato777 says: "Truly inspiring!"
    "The Hatchet Man......."
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    Would you try another book from Jack Welch and John A. Byrne and/or Mike Barnicle?

    Definitely not, I don't give a fig for Jack Welch's personal life. I expected to hear about how he made GE work better, not how he threw his family over because he grew apart from them, his sleeping habits with a woman much younger than himself, his mother and father, row home living , and how he was just a regular guy.
    HOW DID HE MAKE GE work better. IMO it wasn't there. Sounded to much like a "come clean and get all this off my chest" story instead of the get it done mechanics of making a bureaucratic intense organization -- that does stupid, cost inefficient things all the way up the food chain --work at the root.


    What aspect of Mike Barnicle’s performance would you have changed?

    Mr. Barnicle did a good job of reading,.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The parts that really talked to the very dramatic reorganization and restructuring of GE. Can't deny that part the guy got right and GE employees were the big winners; they had good jobs and were part of something great for awhile. But, I have to add -- I know an appliance repair man that wouldn't give a dollar for GE products; of course that's now -- not when "Hatch" was at the wheel.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Meet Nancy Astor: Inspirational Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (6 mins)
    • By Charles Margerison
    • Narrated By Hannah Davis
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Meet Nancy Astor! She was the first woman to take her seat in the British House of Commons, which was even more impressive given the fact she was an American. Witty and strong-minded, Nancy Astor fought convention and turned her stately home into a hospital during the First World War.

    Sojourner T says: "Don't do it!"
    "Don't do it!"
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    Would you try another book from Charles Margerison and/or Hannah Davis?

    This is somewhat misleading and I noticed to late that it was only 7 minutes long. Hey, she was an American in the British Parliament and a divorcee.
    At this point, I wouldn't try this author again. Just my opinion.


    What could Charles Margerison have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    This wasn't a book; and I noticed to late.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The reader did a fine job.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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