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Melanie

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada | Member Since 2005

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  • An Advancement of Learning

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Reginald Hill
    • Narrated By Brian Glover
    Overall
    (49)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (11)

    Superintendent Dalziel had a somewhat cynical view of what college administrations spent his taxes on. But when he and that over-educated Sergeant of his, Pascoe, were sent to investigate a disinterred corpse at Holm Coultram College, he hadn't reckoned on a rash of fresh killings. While Pascoe rekindled an old flame on the staff, protesting students identified Dalziel as a 'fascist pig'. The Superintendent smiled with satisfaction...if that's how they wanted to play it.

    Maggie says: "Advancement of Learning"
    "Disappointing"
    Overall

    I usually love everything by Hill but I couldn't get past the narration to decide it I liked this one! Turned it off within 10 minutes. I would much rather listen to Colin Buchannan.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Secret Life of Bees

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Sue Monk Kidd
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1099)
    Performance
    (653)
    Story
    (643)

    Sue Monk Kidd's ravishing debut novel has stolen the hearts of reviewers and readers alike with its strong, assured voice. Set in South Carolina in 1964, The Secret Life of Bees tells the story of Lily Owens, whose life has been shaped around the blurred memory of the afternoon her mother was killed.

    Laura says: "It's hard to stop listening..."
    "Wonderful"
    Overall

    One of the best books I've ever read or listened to! Couldn't turn it off!!!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Windup Girl

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Paolo Bacigalupi
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3191)
    Performance
    (1612)
    Story
    (1620)

    Anderson Lake is a company man, AgriGen's Calorie Man in Thailand. Under cover as a factory manager, Anderson combs Bangkok's street markets in search of foodstuffs thought to be extinct, hoping to reap the bounty of history's lost calories. There, he encounters Emiko...Emiko is the Windup Girl, a strange and beautiful creature. One of the New People, Emiko is not human; instead, she is an engineered being, creche-grown and programmed to satisfy the decadent whims of a Kyoto businessman.

    Marius says: "Al Gore nightmare meets Blade Runner."
    "The Windup Girl"
    Overall

    It started a little slow but built into a fantastic listen! I will definitely recommend this book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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