No one today writes a better historical mystery than Anne Perry, and no narrator does more justice to the books than Davina Porter.
As I read more of the Monk books, I'm beginning to find Oliver Rathbone a most interesting character. He is everything that Monk is not and yet they work together harmoniously.
I love Davina Porter's narration every time I head it. She evokes Dickensian London so perfectly in the Monk books that you think you've just seen a movie,
Together again - Monk, Hester and Rathbone! Does Hester make her choice yet?
I will read anything Anne Perry wants to write,
I don't usually listen to books more than once, so I don't think so.
Stoner, of course. I couldn't believe I was so taken with a lonely, plodding, accepting man's daily life.
In the first few sentences, I didn't think I was going to like Mr. Fields narration, but after the first minute, I was totally immersed. He doesn't try to do extreme voices but rather just tells the story.
The interactions Stoner has with his parents after he leaves home are so stiff and stilted and yet very touching. His parents are wonderfully drawn characters and yet they have only a very small part in the book.
Some of the most wonderful books I've read come to me through the Daily Deal, as did this one. I so enjoyed the book that I have had a hard time getting interested in another. That doesn't happen to me often.
Light, fun, interesting.
When Georgiana goes to the wedding with Darcy.
I loved Georgiana's meetings with the Queen. Courtly comedy and brown bread with tea. A lovely combination.
No, although the first meeting with her grandfather was sweet.
This isn't a terrific mystery, but it is a fun book and perfectly suited to summer. I won't read the rest of the series quickly, but it will definitely stay on my "to be read" list.
I read the book many years ago, but didn't appreciate it until this audible version.
The characters are all very well drawn and it's impossible to pick one.
I have always felt that a good narrator makes an audible book into a movie in my mind. Joe Barrett certainly did that. I could see everything so clearly.
Defiinitely yes, but I was also hoping I could make it last forever.
I always thought "Garp" was my favorite Irving book. Now I'm going to have to listen to the audible version of that one to see if it maintains first place. "Owen Meany" is a stand-out of a book and will be hard to beat.
No - as much as I love the Miss Silver books, they don't bear repeating.
If it had been a movie, I'd have enjoyed Tanis and Aunt Agnes
Diana Bishop is a consummate narrator. She saves many a book.
No extremes in a cozy!
I love the term "cozy". It describes exactly what these books are. When you need a break from some tough reads, it's nice to be bundled up in an English cozy. I retreat to Miss Silver quite often and she always calms me.
It was a "Daily Deal" so I didn't have a lot invested in it and that's a good thing. The story was okay, and the narrator was fine for the women characters. Unfortunately the men all sounded the same so it was sometimes hard to tell who was talking. They kind of reminded me of the Scarecrow from "Wizard of Oz" -- not the brightest bulbs, but I think that was because of the voice given them.
I haven't read any others and am not likely to in the future.
See above -- her male voices were all the same and the one voioe was not a good one.
I didn't use any points and I didn't spend a lot of money. Both good things as far as this book is concerned.
I've listened to so many good books during my time here, but this one is definitely in the top 3.
Once the story got started (it was a little slow for me), I felt like I was riding waves of action. Periods of relative quiet would be followed by action so thrilling that I sometimes found myself holding my breath.
Everything. The only complaint, and it's a minor one, is that his American voices sounded like they were either from Texas or Brooklyn. The characterization of Linc immediately made me think of Matthew McConaghy and I couldn't get his face out of my mind.
The Asian "Gone With the Wind".
I tried to read "Shogun" when I was much, much younger and had a difficult time with it. I'm so glad that Audible and John Lee have found a way to make James Clavell's books one of the most amazing reading experiences I've had.
Of course. The only thing better than seeing Garrison Keillor perform in person is having him read a book to you.
Keillor's almost monotone delivery enhances his wonderful sense of humor and gives so many real LOL moments. The ending should definitely be in a movie.
My favorite was not a scene; it was the conversations inside Barbara's head. Her mother may have been a wonderful character, but Barbara is the one I'd like to spend time with.
I wouldn't rename it.
I live near Lake Wobegon and love Garrison Keillor. I've followed him on the radio, on PBS, cassette tapes, CDs, books and now audiobooks. I think he and Fanny Flagg are two real American treasures and wish Audible had all of their books available. Please?
It was a well-told story with wonderfully drawn characters. Even the "bit players" had interesting storylines. It was one of the many great surprises I've found in the "Daily Deal" books which I impulse buy.
Both girls, especially as adults, were complex characters, each of which could have a book of her own.
I always prefer audiobooks, especially when read by a good narrator. It's like having a movie in your head.
I wouldn't rename it.
I was sorry that I couldn't find more books by Alex Marwood on Audible.
Not really, but I was thoroughly involved with the well-drawn characters.
Both Strike and Robin. I can't wait to read more about them.
I gave it a good try but eventually fell asleep (and then had to backtrack and find my place).
Just as with her other books, this one grabbed me and wouldn't let go. The lady is one talented writer and I'm so glad she's continuing to write.
Although I had concerns about the narration at the beginning, it was absolutely perfect for the book. So many voices done so well.
Not exactly on the edge of my seat, but definitely interested.
I have not listened to any Jeff Woodman/Bruce De Silva performances, so I had no expectations. Now I'm a definite fan.
I actually did that. It made for a sleepy Sunday, but worth it!
I don't know why I bought this book because it is definitely not my usual taste. It took me out of my reading comfort zone, but I'll be checking on other books by the same duo.
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