I got hooked on audiobooks after a hospitalization and I've never gone back to print books.
I loved the writer's concept, but he seemed to run out of steam in the last quarter of the book. I was really caught up in the story but the ending was so sudden. It left me with some questions about previous sections of the story.
A good reader makes the story seem like a movie in your mind. Dylan Baker is an amazing reader. I love it when a reader is so good that you forget who he is and see only the characters.
I think "Sutton" was an apt name.
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.
Beautiful, Mesmerizing, Thoughtful
I loved everything about the story, but the narration was stellar.
Michael York has a voice like velvet.
I read the book many years ago, but my own voice in my head didn't come close to the story that Michael York told me.
Even if you've read the book, listen to this version. I will definitely listen again and am thinking of gifting friends with this book.
Definitely not Joanne Fluke and a big maybe to Suzanne Toren.. I can't decide if the narrator made the book bad or the book made the narrator bad, but the combination is a snooze.
Not necessarily the genre, but definitely this author.
Maybe - something by a different author.
Hard to tell because the plot moved so slowly there weren't many scenes in the half that I read.
I bought this as a daily special, and I got what I paid for.
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,
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