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Yvonne

Austin, TX, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • Burial Rites: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Hannah Kent
    • Narrated By Morven Christie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (244)
    Performance
    (226)
    Story
    (225)

    A brilliant literary debut, inspired by a true story: the final days of a young woman accused of murder in Iceland in 1829. Set against Iceland's stark landscape, Hannah Kent brings to vivid life the story of Agnes, who, charged with the brutal murder of her former master, is sent to an isolated farm to await execution. Horrified at the prospect of housing a convicted murderer, the family at first avoids Agnes. Only Tóti, a priest Agnes has mysteriously chosen to be her spiritual guardian, seeks to understand her.

    Yvonne says: "One of the absolutely Best Books"
    "One of the absolutely Best Books"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Burial Rites to be better than the print version?

    Can not answer that


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Agnes is a individual who had me in gripping sadness. I realize life was much harder with weather and very few of the comforts we have now but the loss of a mother so young and the inability to have little rights of=r say on your future was reportedly heavy.
    How could one go on for so may years with little appreciation for one's work and kindness and never feeling safe or secure in knowing you have home and food is thought provoking.


    Any additional comments?

    The author gave a balanced review of Agnes's life and left me with many nights thinking of Agnes and her grief. I could not get this character out of my thoughts. How she endured her life sentence and how she offered kindness and life saving tactics while waiting for that last day. There was so much passion in the story as well as care in presenting many actual happenings from here historical investigations.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Mister Slaughter: A Matthew Corbett Novel, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Robert McCammon
    • Narrated By Edoardo Ballerini
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (882)
    Performance
    (807)
    Story
    (801)

    . Mister Slaughter opens in the emerging metropolis of New York City in 1702, and proceeds to take both Matthew and the reader on an unforgettable journey of horror, violence, and personal discovery. The journey begins when Matthew, now an apprentice problem solver for the London-based Herrald Agency, accepts an unusual and hazardous commission. Together with his colleague, Hudson Greathouse, he agrees to escort the notorious mass murderer Tyranthus Slaughter from an asylum outside Philadelphia to the docks of New York.

    Cheryl says: "Fantastic series!"
    "Disappointing"
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    Would you try another book from Robert McCammon and/or Edoardo Ballerini?

    I enjoyed the first two books in this series. This book was quite different the style of writing changed. He tried to write cliff hangers but 2 seconds later when the next chapter started you find it was just leading... I did not like the violence gruesome and at points unnecessary.


    What was most disappointing about Robert McCammon’s story?

    The side lineage of the sausage is too haunting. I will reframe for those who have not read of listened to it. I dreaded all the fighting scenarios. I found them boring and not very engaging.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Queen of Bedlam: A Matthew Corbett Novel, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Robert McCammon
    • Narrated By Edoardo Ballerini
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1165)
    Performance
    (1060)
    Story
    (1049)

    Robert McCammon brings the hero of his previous novel, Matthew Corbett, to 18th-century New York, where a killer wields a bloody and terrifying power over a bustling city carving out its identity - and over Matthew's own uncertain destiny.

    The unsolved murder of a respected doctor has sent ripples of fear throughout a city teeming with life and noise and commerce. Who snuffed out the good man's life with the slash of a blade on a midnight street? The local printmaster has labeled the fiend "the Masker," adding fuel to a volatile mystery...

    Kathy says: "Addicting"
    "Astonishing"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    The plots are very involved with many characters. Each character comes alive easily with the description the author gives and the details associated with their actions.
    Very interesting issues early in the 1700's and limitations that are removed from modern day habits.
    No instant e-mails or alerts we take for granted . In the novel crimes and detections are solved after many interviews and painstaking travel. No 911 calls or googling people's name to find out about background. Yet the main character uses his perception and life of reflection and incredible listening skills to find out what people are really saying/doing.

    Listen close for clues. There is a little jumping towards of resolutions.


    Any additional comments?

    A definite surprise. I liked this book better than the first "Speaks the Nightbird. Trust the positive reviews. I'm going to get the next in this series. Stood in the kitchen not moving for the last two hours of the book... a little surprise towards the end. Great writing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Rosie Project: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Graeme Simsion
    • Narrated By Dan O'Grady
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1483)
    Performance
    (1350)
    Story
    (1349)

    Don Tillman, professor of genetics, has never been on a second date. So when an acquaintance informs him that he would make a "wonderful" husband, his first reaction is shock. Yet he must concede to the statistical probability that there is someone for everyone, and Don sets out to find the perfect partner. She will be punctual and logical - most definitely not a barmaid, a smoker, a drinker, or a late-arriver. Yet Rosie Jarman is all these things. She is also beguiling, fiery, intelligent - and on a quest of her own....

    Margaret says: "A fun listen"
    "Initially Entertaining then..eye opening"
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    If you could sum up The Rosie Project in three words, what would they be?

    If you know of children with Aspergers and adults this is a must listen to. I learned more how my family member thinks and feels or not feels. It provokes humor but that is really just the way you think because you do not have Aspergers. It is a glimpse into their world. One where we forget the way they feel is different yet very sensitive and real.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    It was a light and fun listen to. I have been listening to audio's driving and walking the dogs and I really did not want this one to end. The ending was done properly in my mind. I have recently listened to Holocaust audios and this was a wonderful change. My heart felt lifted and lighter . Dive in you will be glad for the purchase.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Book Thief

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Markus Zusak
    • Narrated By Allan Corduner
    Overall
    (8158)
    Performance
    (6328)
    Story
    (6353)

    It's just a small story really, about, among other things, a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak's groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can't resist: books.

    Shannon says: "Word Thief"
    "Excellent a Must Listen To"
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    Would you listen to The Book Thief again? Why?

    Yes I would definitely listen again. This is the second Best Audio Book I have heard. The story is very well developed and easily captures you with every chapter. The narrator secured my attention in such a manner that if I missed a sentence I would go back to listen again. I felt as if I was present with every situation.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The most mysterious character was the Mayor's wife. Her sense of sorrow and interest in the child would play a significant role in her life.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Storyteller

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Jodi Picoult
    • Narrated By Mozhan Marno, Jennifer Ikeda, Edoardo Ballerini, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3140)
    Performance
    (2737)
    Story
    (2748)

    Jodi Picoult's poignant number one New York Times best-selling novels about family and love tackle hot-button issues head on. In The Storyteller, Sage Singer befriends Josef Weber, a beloved Little League coach and retired teacher. But then Josef asks Sage for a favor she never could have imagined - to kill him. After Josef reveals the heinous act he committed, Sage feels he may deserve that fate. But would his death be murder or justice?

    Sue says: "Interesting...different than I thought it would be"
    "Gripping"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this book. The narration was done by very talented individuals.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The ending was surprising and not expected. So many details of the story kept you hanging on.

    Some authors try to capture an audience many adjectives and numerous descriptions that leave little for imagination; this often bores me. This author secured my attention with critical details and a provoking story. If you like to think while you listen and reflect consistently, this is the book for you.


    Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

    Mila, Her voice was so genuine. It never sounded as if she was reading text but revealing accounts as if they just happened. If was captured by her tone, pauses and her pitch. I have listened to this book twice and I'm about to start the third time.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Destiny of Souls: New Case Studies of Life Between Lives

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Michael Newton
    • Narrated By Peter Berkrot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (187)
    Performance
    (152)
    Story
    (150)

    In Destiny of Souls, 67 people just like you recall their life between lives through Dr. Michael Newton's personal work in spiritual hypnotherapy. Based on his groundbreaking research into the afterlife, this book is designed both for those new to afterlife case studies and for fans of Dr. Newton's best-selling first volume, Journey of Souls.

    Marilyn says: "Satisfying and Comforting"
    "Disappointed"
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    What disappointed you about Destiny of Souls?

    I was disappointed that the author read his notes from the various interviews. He would try and change his voice but did a awful job of making the listening reading sound like someone else. Very unconvincing and the real message was lost in the translation.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Michael Newton? Why or why not?

    nohis style of writing is not interesting.


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

    Disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    I stopped listening before chapter 6. This is a topic that is very dear to my heart. But I would not recommend this author.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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