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aplahue

Nanaimo, BC, Canada | Member Since 2011

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  • Body of Evidence: A Scarpetta Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated By C. J. Critt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (543)
    Performance
    (449)
    Story
    (439)

    Late one night Beryl Madison turns off her burglar alarm, puts down her gun and opens her door to the man who has stalked and terrorized her for months. Hours later, her brutally mutilated body lies in the city morgue. As Scarpetta begins searching for the microscopic clues to the killer’s identity, one question keeps nagging her: why did Beryl let him in?

    Ryan says: "Annoying narrator"
    "Too slow....."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The performance/reading of the story takes away from the story line - it is slow and you can hear the intake of breath when the narrator is reading the story.


    What other book might you compare Body of Evidence to and why?

    I haven't had the experience with another book where the narration is so slow.


    What didn’t you like about C. J. Critt’s performance?

    Too long of pauses, sometimes I think my Kindle shut off, intake of breath very apparent when reading. And the overall reading is way too slow. As a result, the story line gets a bit boring.


    Could you see Body of Evidence being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Not really.


    Any additional comments?

    The performance of the book makes the story, even when it is a good story line, if the performance isn't great, it takes away from the book.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • French Silk

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Sandra Brown
    • Narrated By Renée Raudman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (745)
    Performance
    (544)
    Story
    (547)

    Like the city of New Orleans itself, Claire Laurent is a vibrant beauty laced with a mysterious elusiveness. The founder of French Silk, a fabulous lingerie company, she has fought hard to make it a worldwide success. Then a TV evangelist attacks French Silk’s erotic sleepwear as sinful. And when he is killed, Claire becomes the prime suspect. District Attorney Robert Cassidy knows Claire is damning herself with lie after lie about the murder, even as he feels her drawing him into her world and her very soul....

    OLIVIA says: "Sandra Brown at her Best!!"
    "Kept my attention"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about French Silk?

    I enjoyed the narration - the voices were good and certainly enhanced the story.


    Which character – as performed by Renée Raudman – was your favorite?

    Cassidy


    Any additional comments?

    Lots of great suspense and interesting story line.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Catching Fire: Hunger Games, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (31110)
    Performance
    (24095)
    Story
    (24284)

    Katniss Everdeen continues to struggle to protect herself and her family from the Capitol in this second novel from the best-selling Hunger Games trilogy.

    FanB14 says: "Dissent Rules"
    "Hard to stop listening"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of Catching Fire to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read the print, however the audio was fantastic and expressive.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Katniss - for her morale compass


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Story about how the Mockingjay pin was received and the meaning.


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

    Lots of moments, either of shock, sadness, or a chuckle.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Help

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Kathryn Stockett
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (27877)
    Performance
    (14456)
    Story
    (14509)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: The most celebrated performance in all of Audible’s history, The Help has nearly 2,000 5-star reviews from your fellow listeners. We hear the print book’s not bad, either. In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another.

    Jan says: "What a great surprise!"
    "awesome story! How sad society is...."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would definately recommend this book, due to the great writing and surprise ending. Loved the different voices.


    What other book might you compare The Help to and why?

    none to compare


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

    no


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

    lots of times I would shed a few tears... of heartache


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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