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A. Schafer

Aphisrose

Highland, Ca USA | Member Since 2013

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  • White Queen

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated By Susan Lyons
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1468)
    Performance
    (1266)
    Story
    (1283)

    They ruled England before the Tudors, and now internationally best-selling author Philippa Gregory brings the Plantagenets to life through the dramatic and intimate stories of the secret players: the indomitable women.

    FanB14 says: "Prep for Starz Drama"
    "Wonderful!"
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    Would you listen to White Queen again? Why?

    YES. I love this author, I love this time period and the sound of the readers voice was so beautiful!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The history of course. I am obsessed with british royal history and love learning more about this time period. I like how Gregory sticks to historical facts so closely. She waivers where she has to, but I like it. I like to think, with the way she tells the story that it is completely accurate.


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

    Her voice is beautiful! I felt like that is they way a queen would speak and since it was told from a Queen's point of view, it was perfect


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

    no, I had to break it up. Too long.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl on the Train: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Paula Hawkins
    • Narrated By Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, India Fisher
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (25252)
    Performance
    (20990)
    Story
    (20975)

    Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. "Jess and Jason," she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good? Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.

    L. O. Pardue says: ""Rear Window" Meets "Gone Girl""
    "Loved it!"
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    I love the British accents reading me this story. A fun read I couldn't put down! If you love Gone Girl, you'll love this.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Boleyn Inheritance

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated By Davina Porter, Bianca Amato, Charlotte Parry
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (434)
    Performance
    (383)
    Story
    (382)

    Anne of Cleves must literally save her neck in a court ruled by a deadly game of politics and the terror of an unpredictable and vengeful king. Her Boleyn Inheritance: accusations and false witnesses. Katherine Howard catches the king's eye within moments of arriving at court, setting in motion a dreadful machine of politics, intrigue, and treason that she does not understand. Her Boleyn Inheritance: the threat of the axe. Jane Rochford's name is a byword for malice, jealousy and twisted lust throughout Europe. Her Boleyn Inheritance: a fortune and a title in exchange for her soul.

    Teddy says: "Great Book"
    "Amazing!"
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    Performance
    Story

    The narrator or Catherine was especially good. Exactly what I pictured her to sound like. Love books from the Tudor era!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gone with the Wind

    • UNABRIDGED (49 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Margaret Mitchell
    • Narrated By Linda Stephens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3768)
    Performance
    (2663)
    Story
    (2698)

    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Literature, Margaret Mitchell's great novel of the South is one of the most popular books ever written. Within six months of its publication in 1936, Gone With the Wind had sold a million copies. To date, it has been translated into 25 languages, and more than 28 million copies have been sold. Here are the characters that have become symbols of passion and desire....

    dallas says: "not to miss audible experience"
    "My favorite book of all time"
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    Would you listen to Gone with the Wind again? Why?

    yes. I love this story. I loved the movie first, I loved the book even more.


    What other book might you compare Gone with the Wind to and why?

    It is incomparible to anything I've read, but if you like Civil War era or historical fiction, you'll love this story. If you love the movie, you'll LOVE this book.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The end, when she FINALLY realizes how much she loves Rhett


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

    Haha, this movie is a film!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Holiday Sparks: A Story from Naughty and Nice

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Shannon Stacey
    • Narrated By Savannah Richards
    Overall
    (1321)
    Performance
    (1160)
    Story
    (1179)

    'Tis the Season for Romance. Sparks fly when the lights go out in best-selling author Shannon Stacey's charming holiday romance.

    ~~ DARA ~~ says: "I Like Free! Thanks Audible!"
    "Makes a girl smile :)"
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    What made the experience of listening to Holiday Sparks: A Story from Naughty and Nice the most enjoyable?

    It was free was the first. I would have never picked it up other wise. I wished it was longer, but definitely made folding laundry, doing dishes and running errands more enjoyable!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Holiday Sparks: A Story from Naughty and Nice?

    Oh when they start to fall in love...that's expected though. Very predictable story but it made me smile and remember falling in love with my husband. It was a feel good story.


    Which character – as performed by Savannah Richards – was your favorite?

    The 2 main characters Lainie and Scott. They were both adorable.


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

    The mushy gushy stuff :)


    Any additional comments?

    cute, free, not too much to think about, and it makes you smile :) Worth the listen while doing chores for sure.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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