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Carol Clarke

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  • The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents Earth (The Audiobook): A Visitor's Guide to the Human Race

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Jon Stewart
    • Narrated By Jon Stewart, Samantha Bee, Wyatt Cenac, and others
    Overall
    (1805)
    Performance
    (870)
    Story
    (864)

    Where do we come from? Who created us? Why are we here? These questions have puzzled us since the dawn of time, but when it became apparent to Jon Stewart and the writers of The Daily Show that the world was about to end, they embarked on a massive mission to write a book that summed up the human race: What we looked like; what we accomplished; our achievements in society, government, religion, science, and culture - all in a lavishly produced audiobook.

    Lee says: "Good book, not great. But let me explain."
    "Earth by Jon Stuart is a lot of fun!!"
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    Would you listen to The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents Earth (The Audiobook) again? Why?

    The Audio has Stewart and some of his stuff from his show plus S. Weaver that read it. It's funny like his show and I think I will listen to it more than once. The only down side is I had to order a cheap book to look at the pictures from the book. Still listening is enjpyable and I laughed out loud a few tiimes while I worked on computer. It really was a fun look at the Earth.


    What other book might you compare The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents Earth (The Audiobook) to and why?

    I think if I had to compare it to another book I would have to go back to an old audio I have of the Hitchhikers to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. And yes it has that weird kind of humor while still passing alone information. Douglas would of loved Steward.


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

    Hitchhakers to the Galaxy or a Big Finnish production, Sorry I am a Sci Fi geek. But it's not science Fiction, It's a like his show.


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

    The parts where he explained things to a aliens set to invade the Earth, I was amuzed


    Any additional comments?

    It well done audio book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Winds of Fortune: Provincetown Tales, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Radclyffe
    • Narrated By Nicol Zanzarella
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    Dr. Bonita Burgoyne is pleased with the changes she's made in her life…she has a rewarding new job and is looking forward to renovating the historic sea captain's house she has just purchased. She's content, and that's all she needs to be, or so she thinks until she hires Deo to head up the renovations. They have nothing in common except a shared legacy of betrayal by those they'd trusted the most, and an impossible attraction they would both prefer to ignore.

    Carol Clarke says: "Radclyffe delieves a super novel in the P-Town"
    "Radclyffe delieves a super novel in the P-Town"
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    What did you love best about Winds of Fortune?

    As she continues the P-town series we get to know Tory and Reese better and Now she throws Tory's new partner Nina and Deo to fill out the residence of P-Town. Bree, Carolina and Ashley are along for the ride, So what's not to love. Even Sheriff Parker has a big bit of drama in this book. There is very little not to love about it. It is a Payton Place for lesbian with much nicer people.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I always love Tory and Reese best in the P-Town stories even though most of the book is about Nina and Deo, I still love Tory and Reese and am glad she is back from the war though I know the scars will stay with Reese for a long time.


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

    She has done all the P-town Book so far and they are all great, her voice really brings all the characters to life. I like the way she does the different voices and accents. Her reading really are the best,


    If you could take any character from Winds of Fortune out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    I think I would take Ashley she seems so nice and near seems to end up with a girlfriend just friends who are girls. And she sounds like she would be fun, kind caring and interesting Besides every one else is in a couple.


    Any additional comments?

    I think Radclyffe and her P-town tells are just awesome as is everything she writes. I am glad to see you have recorded book 6 and another of her books. As well as starting to record her Justice series. Along with her Honor series all of which are awesome books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Secrets and Shadows

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By L. T. Marie
    • Narrated By Erin Bennett
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (19)

    Retired Army Staff Sergeant Lee Winters is trying hard to adjust to civilian life. She was released from duty after a bomb in Ramadi injured her and killed her troops, the only people she ever considered her family. Living day-to-day with the knowledge that she was the only one left alive, she hits rock bottom, and an old army buddy persuades her into taking a bodyguard job.

    stephanie says: "Good story"
    "PTSD, Getting over war, A Rock Band needs guarding"
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    Would you listen to Secrets and Shadows again? Why?

    This is and existing book with lots of twist and turns leading up to one great love story. I don't which is richer the story of a vet getting over her PTDS and war scars or the love story between the vet and the sister of the lead sister of the band. It is a rich and many layered story. Showing the scars left over after the war and the just tender love between two woman when a professional arrangement keeps them apart and honor keeps them at bay.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The interaction between Joe and Lee (Both woman) I liked how they carefully constructed the love story, in slow tender little touches and almost invisible ways.


    What about Erin Bennett’s performance did you like?

    She had Joe's voice down perfect and really brought her to life. Lee to, showing her moments of PTSD perfectly and making it real for the listener.


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

    I was on the edge of my sit for of the story. Between the stalker and the war time scars, and the love story it keep pinned to my sit.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a lovely story with a mystery, scars of war and a out and out love story. It is well crafted and I loved it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Beard

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Anne Eton
    • Narrated By Tillie Hooper
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    When tall, pretty Kelly interviews at Washington D.C.’s premier LGBT-centric lobbying firm, she claims she has a girlfriend. Nothing could be further from the truth; she’s never even kissed a girl. Kelly’s hired. However, a suspicious co-worker keeps inquiring about her girlfriend. To keep her lies straight, Kelly bases her fictional partner on Anna, an aggressive, gorgeous lesbian friend of a friend. But when the firm’s annual Christmas party looms, Kelly’s forced to produce her mysterious girlfriend.

    Bonnie says: "Cute story about A LIE"
    "The Beard is an amazing Book that makes you laugh"
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    Where does The Beard rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It ranks very high, not as high as Radclyffe, but almost up there with a B+ book grade. It makes you laugh out load so be careful where you listen to it, you will find yourself at least smiling wickedly if not busting a gut in some parts of the book. I totally enjoyed the Beard.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Kelly has to be my favorite character but the whole book centers around her, still you could make an argument for Anna to be the star character in the story, Anna is wickedly funny and bold beyond belief. Still it's Kelly that I find myself identifying with even though she starts out as straight, something that I have never been. Still her insecurities and her crazy ways I can understand. Her reaction to the office snoop Silvia and her just total reaction to things I can relate to.


    What about Tillie Hooper’s performance did you like?

    Her different voices, I loved the way she made Anna speak with a deep Southern Accent which worked well for her character. And I loved Kelly little voice that sounded so insecure as she went about her day.


    Who was the most memorable character of The Beard and why?

    I would say Anna was kinda hard to beat for her brassness. But Kelly was the star of the story. I loved the line at the end when she says, "I not sleeping on the coach am I?" You just have to give it a listen to find out what that means. It just cracked me up. And I just loved the story over all. And Kelly was a very strong character who had lots of hang ups that made her lovable.


    Any additional comments?

    Honestly I plan to listen to the Beard several times again just for the laughs, it really was funny and I don't think I got them all on just one run through. This is going to become one of my purple passion books I will pull out when I need a pick up.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Storms of Change: Provincetown Tales, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Radclyffe
    • Narrated By Nicol Zanzarella
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (20)

    Amidst war abroad and upheaval at home, Reese Conlon and Tory King face their gravest challenge to their life together. Can love and passion survive the unforgiving storms of change? In the continuing saga of the Provincetown Tales, Reese Conlon’s obligations to family and country are put to the test as war engulfs the Middle East, while her partner Tory King must chose between her career and motherhood when her family is disrupted.

    Carol Clarke says: "Radcyclyffe is always Awesome and this book is too"
    "Radcyclyffe is always Awesome and this book is too"
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    If you could sum up Storms of Change in three words, what would they be?

    AWESOME, AWESOME, AWESOME, The continuing story of Reese and Tory along with Bree and Caroline is moving but throw in Carter and Rita and you have a great new mix again the background of war and Reese being caught with her unit mobilized. So many returning characters who's life's we have come to love. It is a highly moving book.


    What other book might you compare Storms of Change to and why?

    Maybe Melissa Good Dar and Kerry novels Tropical Storm series and well you would have to be half as hooked on them as you are on Radclyffe's P-town series to get half the fun out of them. Radclyffe really sell's you on all the people in the story and makes them feel like long lost friends. Only other author I know who comes close is Good and only by half and she is not always written as well as Radcyclffe.


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

    I have been listening to her perform on the P-town book out on audio and so far she hasn't missed a step. She really does all the voices of each character so you know who is speaking and who is thinking. It is a wonderful performance on all 4 audio books.


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

    Moffia princess and state police woman stand against both sides to find love when it seems that every where they turn the world is out for blood. Meanwhile a small town Deputy Sheriff and her wife the town Doctor are almost torn apart by the wages of war when The Deputy/Marine Colonel goes missing behind enemy lines after an attack. The clock is ticking on both couples. Can fate or love save them?


    Any additional comments?

    It was an exciting book as all of Radclyffe's books are. They leave you wanting more. I just bought book 5 in the series hopeful it will be just as hot.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Distant Shores, Silent Thunder: Provincetown Tales, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Radclyffe
    • Narrated By Nicol Zanzarella
    Overall
    (28)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (24)

    No matter how much we plan, life - and people - have a way of surprising us. For Doctor KT O’Bannon, a near-fatal tragedy derails a career and disrupts everything she thought she knew about herself and her future. Battered and nearly broken, she turns for solace to the one woman who knows her best, her ex-lover Doctor Tory King. Their unexpected reunion in Provincetown uncovers old wounds, forges new bonds, and awakens long-buried passions.

    Carol Clarke says: "Distant Shores, Silent Thunder is Awesome!"
    "Distant Shores, Silent Thunder is Awesome!"
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    Where does Distant Shores, Silent Thunder rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Right at the top, the voice carries the compelling story of Reese, Tory and K.T. and Pia and the town of Providence Mass, And all the side characters like Bree. Caroline, Ally and Sheriff Parker. It is a well rounded book that keeps you interested and the vocal of the reader is perfect for all the parts,


    What did you like best about this story?

    How the book keep a carful balance between the relationship of Tory and Reese, K.T. and Pia, Tory and K.T. Bree and Ally, Bree and Caroline without letting you miss-out on the story. Some of the relationships were just friends, others lovers, others ex lovers, All complexed relationships always adding to the story.


    Which character – as performed by Nicol Zanzarella – was your favorite?

    Tory King sounds just like I image her sounding in my head, She is my favorite. But Nicol does a good job with all the character making a different voice for each one.


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

    If I had the time I would have loved to have sat an listened to it in one sitting but I did not have that kind of time! Anyway it was also ok to listen to in small pieces and start it back up and listen to that way, But I plan to listen to many times again, over and over.


    Any additional comments?

    This is some of Radcyffe's best writing: Coupled with a beautiful reading, there is no way to go wrong?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kitty Steals the Show: Kitty Norville, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Carrie Vaughn
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (334)
    Performance
    (301)
    Story
    (304)

    Kitty has been tapped as the keynote speaker for the First International Conference on Paranatural Studies, taking place in London. The conference brings together scientists, activists, protestors, and supernatural beings from all over the world - and Kitty, Ben, and Cormac are right in the middle of it.Master vampires from dozens of cities have also gathered in London for a conference of their own. With the help of the Master of London, Kitty gets more of a glimpse into the Long Game than she ever has before.

    Christopher says: "Mostly set up"
    "Book 10 is as good as book 1 with a lot of growth"
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    What made the experience of listening to Kitty Steals the Show the most enjoyable?

    I have read all 10 of Carrie Vaughn novel and loved them all. She mixes humor with fun Urban Fantasy. The voice of the reader sound just like I pictured Kitty sounding in my head. I want to listen to the next one in the series. I also bought the book for my kindle because it was so good I wanted to read it as well. The trip to London made the city come alive for me. Yet held the air of a con or convention. The all tied up with too many people feel. I loved the story.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Kitty Steals the Show?

    Kitty interaction with Cormac and how his sprit guide she is also coming to grips with and the fact she has a healthy relationship with Ben and of coarse the point of the novel, TALK first before acting Kitty secret weapon is talking. Love that.


    Which character – as performed by Marguerite Gavin – was your favorite?

    Kitty rocked and Maquerite had her down pat. She made Kitty come alive also Cormac and Emilia inside Cormac.


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

    It made me Laugh out load. And I listen to the whole story in a long day on the computer working I didn't want to leave the story for a minute.


    Any additional comments?

    Just listen and let it blow your mind at how good it is.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Skinwalker: Jane Yellowrock, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Faith Hunter
    • Narrated By Khristine Hvam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2501)
    Performance
    (2105)
    Story
    (2105)

    Jane Yellowrock is the last of her kind-a skinwalker of Cherokee descent who can turn into any creature she desires and hunts vampires for a living. But now she's been hired by Katherine Fontaneau, one of the oldest vampires in New Orleans and the madam of Katie's Ladies, to hunt a powerful rogue vampire who's killing other vamps.

    Mobilis says: "How refreshing"
    "Faith Hunter is Awesome. First in Series."
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    What made the experience of listening to Skinwalker the most enjoyable?

    The voice of the reader is just how I pictured Beast talking in my head. And also Jane. Faith Hunter put together one of the best Urban Fantasy novel ever with her Jane Yellowrock stories.


    What other book might you compare Skinwalker to and why?

    She is in the ballpack of Carrie Vaughn and Laurel K Hamilton without the sex, Also Patricia Briggs who writes the Mercy Thompson skinwalker series. Hunter is as good as any of the three. .


    What about Khristine Hvam’s performance did you like?

    She got Jane's voice down pat and also Beast,


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

    The blending of Urban Fantasy with Cherokee legend, and Jane's hang ups.


    Any additional comments?

    Just listen to it, It's great!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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