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J. Fisher

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  • Gone Girl

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Gillian Flynn
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (364)
    Performance
    (330)
    Story
    (332)

    Who are you? What have we done to each other? What will we do? Just how well can you ever know the person you love? These are the questions that Nick Dunne must ask himself on the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary, when his wife Amy suddenly disappears. The police immediately suspect Nick. Amy's friends reveal that she was afraid of him, that she kept secrets from him. He swears it isn't true. A police examination of his computer shows strange searches. He says they aren't his. And then there are the persistent calls on his mobile phone.

    Janie says: "Get Gone Girl soon!"
    "Brilliant book"
    Overall
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    Story
    Would you listen to Gone Girl again? Why?

    Probably, in a year or so.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Nick


    What about Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne ’s performance did you like?

    Definitely


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

    A definite reaction, but if I talk about it I will give away the suprise


    Any additional comments?

    Excellent story, kept me thinking all the time what would come up next. Very sorry when it was all over.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Casual Vacancy

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By J. K. Rowling
    • Narrated By Tom Hollander
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (195)
    Performance
    (175)
    Story
    (176)

    When Barry Fairbrother dies in his early 40s, the town of Pagford is left in shock. Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty facade is a town at war. Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils.... Pagford is not what it first seems. And the empty seat left by Barry on the parish council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen.

    Michael says: "Don't have expectations!"
    "Hated it!"
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    What disappointed you about The Casual Vacancy?

    It was miserable, depressing and too many characters in need


    What was most disappointing about J. K. Rowling’s story?

    The filthy language. I am not a prude, but this book is full of it.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Tom Hollander?

    He wasn't the problem


    What character would you cut from The Casual Vacancy?

    All of them they were so depressing


    Any additional comments?

    Sorry I even started to read it and certainly didn't finish it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Chasing Fire

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Rebecca Lowman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1761)
    Performance
    (1229)
    Story
    (1242)

    Little else in life is as dangerous as fire jumping. Flying past towering pillars of smoke, parachuting down to the edge of an all-consuming blaze, shoveling and sawing for hours upon hours, days at a time, all to hold the line and push back against the raw power of Mother Nature. But there’s also little else as thrilling - at least to Rowan Tripp. The Missoula smoke jumpers are one of the most exclusive firefighting squads in the nation, and the job is in Rowan’s blood: her father is a legend in the field. She’s been fighting fires since her eighteenth birthday.

    M. Davis says: "Another winner by Roberts!"
    "Good read"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to Chasing Fire the most enjoyable?

    It took a while for me to get into it but then the story line carried me through the whole book.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Chasing Fire?

    Discovering the culprit


    Which character – as performed by Rebecca Lowman – was your favorite?

    Rowan


    If you could take any character from Chasing Fire out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Can't say, would go out with all of them.


    Any additional comments?

    Good read

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Afterwards

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Rosamund Lupton
    • Narrated By Finty Williams
    Overall
    (24)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (22)

    There is a fire and they are in There. They are in there.... Black smoke stains a summer blue sky. A school is on fire. And one mother, Grace, sees the smoke and runs. She knows her teenage daughter Jenny is inside. She runs into the burning building to rescue her. Afterwards, Grace must find the identity of the arsonist and protect her family from the person who's still intent on destroying them. Afterwards, she must fight the limits of her physical strength and discover the limitlessness of love.

    Daryl says: "Definitely not as strong as "Sister""
    "Excellent reading"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of Afterwards to be better than the print version?

    I enjoy just listening while I knit so anything audio is better for me.


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

    Yes. Kept guessing the next bit, but I was mostly wrong


    Which character – as performed by Finty Williams – was your favorite?

    The Mum for sure


    If you could rename Afterwards, what would you call it?

    Between two worlds.


    Any additional comments?

    Highly recommend this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Born in Fire: Born In Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Fiacre Douglas
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1434)
    Performance
    (944)
    Story
    (942)

    Maggie Concannon is a glassmaker whose exquisite works are more than mere objects of beauty: they are reflections of her own true nature. One man has seen the soul in her art, and vows to help this complex woman build a lucrative career.

    Robbie says: "Ho hum"
    "Loved it"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Where does Born in Fire rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    As good as all the rest


    What other book might you compare Born in Fire to and why?

    I like all her books


    Which scene was your favorite?

    All of them


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

    Not really they were all good


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lone Wolf

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Jodi Picoult
    • Narrated By Natalia Payne, Louis Changchien, Nick Corder, and others
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (18)

    When Luke Warren is involved in a car accident that leaves him in a coma, his family face an impossible dilemma. His daughter, Cara, will fight everything and everyone to save her father's life. But his son, Edward, can't imagine that a man who once ran with wolves could ever be happy with a different life. Now they must choose: Do they keep Luke alive, hoping for a miracle? Or do they let him go?

    HDJ says: "Save your time and money!"
    "What you have come to expect from Jodi Picoult"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to Lone Wolf the most enjoyable?

    The expectedness of the story line


    What did you like best about this story?

    the intergration of wolf and human life


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

    The variation of voices for each character made it an even better listen.


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

    If I could I would


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sarah's Key

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Tatiana de Rosnay
    • Narrated By Laurence Bouvard
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    Paris, July 1942: Sarah, a ten year-old Jewish girl, is arrested by the French police in the middle of the night, along with her mother and father. Desperate to protect her younger brother, she locks him in a cupboard and promises to come back for him as soon as she can. Paris, May 2002: Julia Jarmond, an American journalist, is asked to write about the 60th anniversary of the Vel' d'Hiv'--the infamous day in 1942 when French police rounded up thousands of Jewish men, women and children.

    J. Fisher says: "Wonderful Book"
    "Wonderful Book"
    Overall
    Performance
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    Would you listen to Sarah's Key again? Why?

    Yes, to capture all that I may have missed the first time


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Sarah - for her bravery


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

    No


    If you could take any character from Sarah's Key out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Sarah - to find out more of what it was like for her


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Night Road

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Kristin Hannah
    • Narrated By Kathleen McInerney
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (648)
    Performance
    (439)
    Story
    (444)

    For 18 years, Jude Farraday has put her children’s needs above her own, and it shows - her twins, Mia and Zach, are bright and happy teenagers. When Lexi Baill moves into their small, close-knit community, no one is more welcoming than Jude. Lexi, a former foster child with a dark past, quickly becomes Mia’s best friend. Then Zach falls in love with Lexi and the three become inseparable. Jude does everything to keep her kids on track for college and out of harm’s way. It has always been easy - until senior year of high school. Suddenly she is at a loss.

    selena says: "Took awhile to get into but worth it"
    "Loved it"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to Night Road the most enjoyable?

    The story was captivating and I didn't want to stop listening


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Night Road?

    Can't say as it will spoil the story


    What about Kathleen McInerney’s performance did you like?

    Yes, very well done


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

    If I could have I would have


    Any additional comments?

    Highly recommended.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Silence of the Lambs

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Thomas Harris
    • Narrated By Thomas Harris
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (10)

    There's a killer on the loose who knows that beauty is only skin deep, and a trainee investigator who's trying to save her own hide. The only man that can help is locked in an asylum. But he's willing to put a brave face on, if it will help him escape.

    J. Hansen says: "Abridged and ruined"
    "Not what I expected"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Yes. It was alright for a casual read


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Bit of anticlimax


    What about Thomas Harris’s performance did you like?

    Good reading


    Do you think The Silence of the Lambs needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Not sure.


    Any additional comments?

    This was advertised in other places as being one of the best books ever written, and I had been warned not to read it alone and at night, but none of it was a terrifying as advertised.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Autobiography of Black Hawk

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Black Hawk
    • Narrated By Brett Barry
    Overall
    (1216)
    Performance
    (1044)
    Story
    (1037)

    This story is told in the words of a tragic figure in American history - a hook-nosed, hollow-cheeked old Sauk warrior who lived under four flags while the Mississippi Valley was being wrested from his people. The author is Black Hawk himself - once pursued by an army whose members included Captain Abraham Lincoln and Lieutenant Jefferson Davis. Perhaps no Indian ever saw so much of American expansion or fought harder to prevent that expansion from driving his people to exile and death.

    Darwin8u says: "A NO HOLD BARRED and unflinching narrative"
    "Didn't like it at all"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What would have made The Autobiography of Black Hawk better?

    Nothing


    Would you ever listen to anything by Black Hawk again?

    No


    What didn’t you like about Brett Barry’s performance?

    Didn't listen long enough to have an opinion


    What character would you cut from The Autobiography of Black Hawk?

    Don't know


    Any additional comments?

    Didn't listen long enough to give a proper ipinion

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Born in Ice: Born in Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Fiacre Douglas
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (838)
    Performance
    (551)
    Story
    (555)

    In winter, Brianna Concannon's bed-and-breakfast is a cold and empty place. And that's fine with Brianna. She enjoys the peace and quiet, even when icy winds howl at her window. This year, though, she's expecting an unusual guest: mystery writer Grayson Thane, from America. And sometimes a fire can be born in ice.

    Sara says: "Great book! The narrator is amazing...."
    "Excellent series"
    Overall
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    If you could sum up Born in Ice in three words, what would they be?

    Most enjoyable listening


    What other book might you compare Born in Ice to and why?

    All the other Nora Roberts books I have read so far.


    What about Fiacre Douglas’s performance did you like?

    At first I found his reading a little too fast, but after a while I got used to it and his accent was perfect for the story.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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