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  • Tess of the d'Urbervilles

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Thomas Hardy
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (132)
    Performance
    (120)
    Story
    (116)

    Tess Durbeyfield has become one of the most famous female protagonists in 19th-century British literature. Betrayed by the two men in her life - Alec D’Urberville, her seducer/rapist and father of her fated child; and Angel, her intellectual and pious husband - Tess takes justice, and her own destiny, into her delicate hands. In telling her desperate and passionate story, Hardy brings Tess to life with an extraordinary vividness that makes her live in the heart of the reader long after the novel is concluded.

    Rebecca says: "Davina Porter makes this lovely book even better"
    "Great period piece"
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    Would you listen to Tess of the d’Urbervilles again? Why?

    It tore my heart out.. outstanding read if you like writing in this period,, Which I love.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I liked them all,, even the villain ..


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

    Davina Porter does an outstanding job, with male and female voices.

    I feel "listen" to books is different from reading books. I like both. Depends on my mood and eyes. :-)


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

    Numerous moments, but the end tore me up... Not sure if I can handle another Thomas Hardy book .. great writer .keeps you in suspense.


    Any additional comments?

    Good Read/listen

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Pickwick Papers

    • UNABRIDGED (29 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens
    • Narrated By Peter Batchelor
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    The Pickwick Club sends Mr. Pickwick and a group of friends to travel across England and to report back on the interesting things they find. In the course of their travels, they repeatedly encounter the friendly but disreputable Mr. Jingle, who becomes a continual source of trouble for all who know him. Pickwick himself is the victim of a number of misunderstandings that bring him both embarrassment and problems with the law.

    d op says: "A true classic! Dicken's characters come alive."
    "A true classic! Dicken's characters come alive."
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    Would you listen to The Pickwick Papers again? Why?

    Yes, I loved it, it is hysterical in parts..and I found myself wiping away tears on occasions. I love Dicken's Characters..I am Sorry this 29 hour book ended.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    It real is hard to separate them, as they all play off of each other..But I loved Mr.Pickwick, Sam and of course Mr. "V"eller.


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

    No, but I will, he did a fantastic job.


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

    Pickwick in debtor's prison, and when Sam would not leave MR. P


    Any additional comments?

    I love period pieces and the classics, there were a couple of times it got a bit dry, but picked up to fantastic hilarity in the next chapter. I LOVED Sam Weller' s tongue in cheek humor, you felt at times that he was stepping out of the novel just to say the quips to you, then stepped back in and continued on with his part. I feel this would be tough for a novice reader to take on, it is a hard read due to being written in many parts with the English that was traditionally used in the working class. Again, I loved it, I hope you will too.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Emma

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Jane Austen
    • Narrated By Jane Leclercq
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (39)
    Performance
    (36)
    Story
    (36)

    In rural 1800s England, things go bad for a young matchmaker after she finds a man for another woman. Emma is considered by many to be Austen's finest novel. The book has been adapted countless times to stage, film, and television.

    Amy says: "Performance Needs Editing!"
    "Technical issues"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No, you should not list this book. It has multiple errors on the narrators behalf in it and in one spot the narrator repeats at least three times before she feels she get's it correct and she even laughs at herself. I have listen over one hundred books and I have never heard anything like it. I think there was an error in posting it for distribution.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Jane Austen? Why or why not?



    Yes I already have, this has been my least favorite but I do believe it was the delivery of the book by the narrator.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Jane Leclercq’s performances?

    Jane's voice was fine but the errors in her reading where the most I have ever heard in any audible book. It makes one think that this particular book was not proofed "listened" to or they never would have posted it for sale. As said above, It has multiple errors on the narrators behalf in it and in one spot the narrator repeats at least three times before she feels she get's it correct and she even laughs at herself, I understand this but it should have been removed before posting. I have listen to over one hundred books and I have never heard anything like it. I think there was an error in posting it for distribution. One has to laugh!


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Probably


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fifty Shades Freed: Book Three of the Fifty Shades Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By E. L. James
    • Narrated By Becca Battoe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7744)
    Performance
    (6786)
    Story
    (6791)

    When unworldly student Anastasia Steele first encountered the driven and dazzling young entrepreneur Christian Grey it sparked a sensual affair that changed both of their lives irrevocably. Shocked, intrigued, and, ultimately, repelled by Christian’s singular erotic tastes, Ana demands a deeper commitment. Determined to keep her, Christian agrees. Now, Ana and Christian have it all - love, passion, intimacy, wealth, and a world of possibilities for their future. But Ana knows that loving her Fifty Shades will not be easy.

    SIMARA says: "We ate the dessert first..."
    "Beautiful story of healing"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Fifty Shades Freed to be better than the print version?

    I listened to the Triology, I did not read the print version.


    What other book might you compare Fifty Shades Freed to and why?

    I have not read any romance books let alone erotic fiction so I can't compare.


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

    Absolutely, it broke my heart.. and I held my breath most of the Triology praying Christian would not slip back into S & M. That he could allow himself to find healing and to be loved.


    Any additional comments?

    To me it is a wonderful love story about a broken, tortured young man that found real love for the first time and this love begins to heal him. And it is about a young woman that fell in love for the first time and the person she loves happens to be very broken. It shows her committment and fortitude to this person and shows how she refuses to give up on their relationship and how she is determined to make it work. Her attitude of stickto-itiveness is a lost art. I feel that the story shows that they are walking through their pain and darkness together into the light of a loving, trusting relationship. I have never read/listened to heavy romance novels, let alone an Erotic Fiction book before, but I am a child of the sixties so I was not ignorant of this world ; but knowledge and expertise are two different things, so I blushed a number of times needless to say, but then again, I also blushed (died) in the movie "The Graduate" when it first came out! Therefore there were too many sex scenes for me, but if you are into this kind of reading for the sex you should enjoy it. I did not consider this hard core S and M, or what I understood S and M to be. I would not recomend this reading for the young and the innocent.. TMI!! :-) Good luck in your read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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