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  • A Sunless Sea: William Monk, Book 18

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Anne Perry
    • Narrated By Ralph Lister
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (191)
    Performance
    (163)
    Story
    (162)

    As commander of the River Police, Monk is accustomed to violent death, but the mutilated female body found on Limehouse Pier one chilly December morning moves him with horror and pity. The victim’s name is Zenia Gadney. Her waterfront neighbors can tell him little - only that the same unknown gentleman had visited her once a month for many years. She must be a prostitute, but - described as quiet and kempt - she doesn’t appear to be a fallen woman. What sinister secrets made poor Zenia worth killing?

    A User says: "Riveting"
    "Riveting"
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    What made the experience of listening to A Sunless Sea the most enjoyable?

    I love the Monk books.


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

    Yes. This plot was interesting with many twists and turns.


    What about Ralph Lister’s performance did you like?

    Not a whole lot. Not my favorite performer.


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

    I did not have an extreme reaction to this book, unless you count surprise as an extreme reaction.


    Any additional comments?

    Anne Perry is one of my favorite writers. She is a master at twisting and turning a plot, and this book was no exception. I never saw the ending of this book coming.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Name of the Star

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Maureen Johnson
    • Narrated By Nicola Barber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (127)
    Performance
    (115)
    Story
    (119)

    The day Louisiana teenager Rory Deveaux arrives in London marks a memorable occasion. For Rory, it’s the start of a new life at a London boarding school. But for many, this will be remembered as the day a series of brutal murders broke out across the city - gruesome crimes mimicking the horrific work of Jack the Ripper in the autumn of 1888. Soon “Rippermania” takes hold of modern-day London, and the police are left with few leads and no witnesses. Except one. Rory spotted the man police believe to be the prime suspect.

    Melissa says: "London"
    "Not your normal Ripper story."
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    What did you love best about The Name of the Star?

    Overall story was very good, nothing specific stood out.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Rory. Because she is smart, and couragous, and she won't let anyone tell her what to do.


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

    no


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Yes, when the ripper and rory are in the abandoned tude station.


    Any additional comments?

    Even though this is a YA book, i found the story entertaining and compelling. This book kept me guessing and the suprise ending was amazing. I look forward to Maureen Johnson's next book involving the Shades.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Garment of Shadows: A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Laurie R. King
    • Narrated By Jenny Sterlin, Robert Ian Mackenzie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (436)
    Performance
    (374)
    Story
    (380)

    In a strange room in Morocco, Mary Russell is trying to solve a pressing mystery: Who am I? She has awakened with shadows in her mind, blood on her hands, and soldiers pounding on the door. Out in the hivelike streets, she discovers herself strangely adept in the skills of the underworld, escaping through alleys and rooftops, picking pockets and locks. She is clothed like a man, and armed only with her wits and a scrap of paper containing a mysterious Arabic phrase. Overhead, warplanes pass ominously north.

    Jeanette Finan says: "Be Careful What You Wish For"
    "Can't wait for the next installment."
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    If you could sum up Garment of Shadows in three words, what would they be?

    Spellbinding, intriguing, captivating.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Garment of Shadows?

    When Russell lost her memory, what happens when Holmes finds her, and whether or not they get away from thier kidnappers.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    My favorite scene takes place in the medival underground prison. As long as you are not claustrophobic, the scenes that take place underground are memorable and intense.


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

    Yes, i couldn't put this book down. I finished it in two days.


    Any additional comments?

    The Russell / Holmes books are some of my favorite. Being a Sherlock Holmes fanantic, I find these books fun and refreshing. I can't wait for the next one to come out.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Al Capone Shines My Shoes

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Gennifer Choldenko
    • Narrated By Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (42)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (26)

    It's 1935. Moose Flanagan lives on Alcatraz with his family, the other families of the guards, and a few hundred no-name hit men, con men, mad dog murderers and a handful of bank robbers too. And one of those cons has just done him a big favor. You see, Moose has never met Al Capone, but a few weeks ago Moose wrote a letter to him asking him to use his influence to get his sister, Natalie, into a school she desperately needs in San Francisco.

    Crystal says: "Another Good Book"
    "I would let al capone shine my shoes"
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    What did you love best about Al Capone Shines My Shoes?

    I liked the plot best, and the fact that it followed "Al Capone does my shirts" cronologically.


    What other book might you compare Al Capone Shines My Shoes to and why?

    I can't compare this book to any other I have read. It is a unique piece of historical ficton


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

    He brings the characters to life with the inflections of his voice. You cannot get this by just reading the book.


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

    This book made me laugh and cry. Parts of the book are very funny and others are very heart wrenching.


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed both Al apone books very much. I hope the author writes more of these books. Although these book are considered to be for young adults...I found this one hard to turn off.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Al Capone Does My Shirts

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Gennifer Choldenko
    • Narrated By Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (82)
    Performance
    (49)
    Story
    (52)

    Murderers, mob bosses, and convicts . . . these guys are not your average neighbors. Unless you live on Alcatraz. It's 1935 and 12-year-old Moose Flanagan and his family have just moved to the infamous island that's home to criminals like notorious escapee Roy Gardner, Machine Gun Kelly, and of course, Al Capone. Now Moose has to try to fit in at his new school, avoid getting caught up in one of the warden's daughter's countless plots, and keep an eye on his sister Natalie, who's not like other kids.

    Barbara says: "Not what I was expecting, but it was good"
    "Al Capone can do my shirts anytime."
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    Would you listen to Al Capone Does My Shirts again? Why?

    I would listen to this story again, even though it is a book written for young adults. Anyone who know an autistic person will find this story interesting and you find yourself routing for Moose and his sister.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Al Capone Does My Shirts?

    One of the most memorable moments was when Moose was in charge of calming his sister down.


    What about Kirby Heyborne’s performance did you like?

    Kirby did a great job, and found his choice of voices very interesting.


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

    Yes. Although i didn't listen to it all at once, i found it hard to put it down and listened to it in 3 parts.


    Any additional comments?

    I am planning on having my 10 year old son read the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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