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Sue

PADBURY, Australia

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  • 10 reviews
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  • 205 titles in library
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  • Solomon's Song: The Australian Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    Overall
    (1486)
    Performance
    (972)
    Story
    (968)

    Here is the story of two families, branches of the Solomons, transported to an alien land. Both branches eventually grow rich and powerful. But through three generations, the families never, for one moment, relinquish their hatred for each other. This novel is also the story of Australia, from its beginnings to its coming of age as a nation.

    Anne says: "Breathtaking!"
    "An amazing tale with talented narration"
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    I thoroughly enjoyed this trilogy and devoured all 3 books consecutively. Humphrey Bower is an extremely impressive narrator. The characters he creates are charming and I am simply impressed at how he brings the tale alive.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Fortune Cookie

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    Overall
    (318)
    Performance
    (257)
    Story
    (249)

    It's the 1960s and the world of advertising is coming alive - and it's an exciting world to be part of. Simon Wong, a Chinese-Australian and promising young advertising executive, is sent to Singapore to establish an office. He finds himself thrust into an environment that is at once strangely familiar and profoundly different; one where the rules that govern behaviour - both in business and in personal life - differ wildly from what he is used to. And where all is not what it appears to be.

    Lia says: "Enjoyable easy listen"
    "Delightful character development and narration"
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    Courtenay presents a unique examination of a Eurasian character. I love the happy endings that Courtenay provides in his story - the guy gets the girl. The narrator is very skilled and provides a delightful telling of the story. Enjoyable and absorbing. This story did take a little longer to get into than previous stories (an hour or two) but was well worth it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Roseannearchy: Dispatches from the Nut Farm

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Roseanne Barr
    • Narrated By Roseanne Barr
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (96)
    Performance
    (56)
    Story
    (57)

    Roseanne Barr is a force of nature. Whether taking the sitcom world by storm, challenging accepted social norms, or battling the wild pigs inhabiting her nut farm in Hawaii, she is not to be trifled with. In this audiobook, Roseanne unleashes her razor-sharp observations on hypocrisy, hubris, and self-perpetuating institutions of questionable value - as well as menopause, pharmaceuticals, and her grandkids. And she's as controversial, original, and funny as ever.

    Amethyst says: "If "My Lives" left you wanting more......"
    "OMG, I so LOVE Roseanne"
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    Roseanne, you rock!! While sometimes the dialogue appears to be THC induced, I totally LOVE it. I admit I'm a fan from way back and Roseanne continues to do what she does best. She say what's on her mind, in black and white, with good humour, and a taste of ethics. I gulped down the audiobook and my hubby is intrigued too even though he didn't watch the TV series. I hope you do live to a ripe old age Roseanne to keep the world honest. Thanks for sharing your history with us and letting us to get to know you a little more. I admire you speaking openly about your mental health too. Thank you.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Irrationality

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Stuart Sutherland
    • Narrated By Kris Dyer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (147)
    Performance
    (68)
    Story
    (73)

    Why do doctors, generals, civil servants and others consistently make wrong decisions that cause enormous harm to others? Irrational beliefs and behaviours are virtually universal. In this iconoclastic book Stuart Sutherland analyses causes of irrationality and examines why we are irrational, the different kinds of irrationality, the damage it does us and the possible cures.

    Michael says: "Excellent"
    "Terrible narration and boring details"
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    The narration is terrible (high pitched and tense) and made the tedious details even harder to listen to.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Count of Monte Cristo

    • UNABRIDGED (47 hrs)
    • By Alexandre Dumas
    • Narrated By John Lee
    Overall
    (3812)
    Performance
    (2130)
    Story
    (2183)

    Dashing young Edmond Dantès has everything: a fine reputation, an appointment as captain of a ship, and the heart of a beautiful woman. But his perfect life is shattered when three jealous friends conspire to destroy him. Falsely accused of a political crime, Dantès is locked away for life in the infamous Chateau d'If prison. But it is there that Dantès learns of a vast hidden treasure.

    Prsilla says: "Really-REALLY Classic!"
    "SO VERY LONG AND SO VERY BORING"
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    I gave this audiobook a fair go but it failed to capture my attention. Three hours into the book and it got a bit interesting but, disappointingly, that died off shortly afterwards. Excellent storyline but terribly boring.

    0 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Tandia

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1181)
    Performance
    (644)
    Story
    (644)

    Tandia is a child of all Africa: half Indian, half African, beautiful and intelligent, she is only sixteen when she is first brutalized by the police. Her fear of the white man leads her to join the black resistance movement. With her in the fight for justice is the one white man Tandia can trust, the welterweight champion of the world, Peekay. Now he must fight their common enemy in order to save both their lives.

    Thomas Andrews says: "Thanks for this wonderful collaboration"
    "Amazingly powerful story & outstanding narration"
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    Thank you for the powerful story. I continue to be impressed with the characters that Bower creates. Bower is an extremely talented narrator who captures the emotion and uniqueness of each character which enhances the skilfully written novel.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Poisonwood Bible

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Barbara Kingsolver
    • Narrated By Dean Robertson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3175)
    Performance
    (1979)
    Story
    (1997)

    The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them all they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it - from garden seeds to Scripture - is calamitously transformed on African soil.

    Lynda Rains Bonchack says: "A long time coming..........."
    "Narration lacks charm is a let down"
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    I purchased this audiobook as it received fairly high ratings and sounded interesting. The narration lets down an otherwise possibly interesting tale down. The narrator uses the same voice for all characters, which makes the story hard to follow, lacks charm, and fails to hold my interest. In contrast, I've justed finished listening to Bryce Courtenay's Australian trilogy and the narrator, Humphrey Bower, creates a unique voice for each character (e.g., Tommo & Hawk). He's extremely talented and brings the book alive, which unfortunately is not done in The Poisonwood Bible.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • I Can Read You Like a Book

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Gregory Hartley, Maryann Karinch
    • Narrated By Gregory Hartley, Maryann Karinch
    Overall
    (36)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (11)

    I Can Read You Like A Book features a system for scanning and interpreting anyone's body language, enabling you to figure out what they are really saying or feeling.

    Ray says: "Delivers As Promised"
    "Great concepts but poor narration"
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    The theory in the book seems to be solid, however, the narration is distracting. The male and female author speak alternately with the male narrator speaking most. He speaks too fast and it needs to be slowed down to pick up the concepts discussed. It was distracting listening to the voices switch between male and female and they also had different paces. Would love to listen again with a re-recording.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Halfway to the Grave: Night Huntress, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Jeaniene Frost
    • Narrated By Tavia Gilbert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5465)
    Performance
    (3788)
    Story
    (3806)

    Half-vampire Catherine Crawfield is going after the undead with a vengeance, hoping that one of these deadbeats is her father—the one responsible for ruining her mother's life. Then she's captured by Bones, a vampire bounty hunter, and is forced into an unlikely partnership. In exchange for help finding her father, Cat agrees to train with the sexy night stalker until her battle reflexes are as sharp as his fangs. She's amazed she doesn't end up as his dinner…are there actually good vampires?

    Stephenie says: "Great series. Worth every credit."
    "This series is awesome!!"
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    Excellent novels and excellent narration. I'm impressed with the narration - well done.

    When will the rest of the Night Huntress series be available on audiobook? I devoured Books 1-3 and am now starting on the second series. Can't stop listening. I hope to buy books 4-7 on audiobook soon. I love Cat and Bones - great characters.

    Love from Australia

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Pursuit of Perfect: How to Stop Chasing and Start Living a Richer, Happier Life

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Tal Ben-Shahar
    • Narrated By Eric Conger
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (207)
    Performance
    (79)
    Story
    (77)

    Applying cutting-edge research in the field of positive psychology - the scientific principles taught in his wildly popular course at Harvard University - Ben-Shahar takes us off the impossible pursuit of perfection and directs us to the way to happiness, richness, and true fulfillment. He shows us the freedom derived from not trying to do it all right all the time and the real lessons that failure and painful emotions can teach us.

    Ghassan says: "Life changing"
    "Comprehensive and good listen"
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    The author discusses perfectionism within a number of contexts. I particularly liked the discussion of perfectionism within relationships. The narrator is good also.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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