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DeAnne

United States | Member Since 2012

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  • 18 reviews
  • 19 ratings
  • 282 titles in library
  • 51 purchased in 2014
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  • The Return of the King: Book Three in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated By Rob Inglis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3033)
    Performance
    (2737)
    Story
    (2791)

    The Return of the King is the towering climax to J. R. R. Tolkien’s trilogy that tells the saga of the hobbits of Middle-earth and the great War of the Rings. In this concluding volume, Frodo and Sam make a terrible journey to the heart of the Land of the Shadow in a final reckoning with the power of Sauron. In addition to narrating the prose passages, Rob Inglis sings the trilogy’s songs and poems a capella, using melodies composed by Inglis and Claudia Howard, the Recorded Books studio director.

    Natalie says: "Finally!"
    "brilliant end to a rich and riviting story"
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    Rob Inglis narration of this beautiful series ,with it's richly imagined characters and places ,the poetry, the songs, left me wishing for more. If you have only seen the movies this series is a must read,or in this case even better ,narrated with such skill the story becomes even more vivid.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Help

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Kathryn Stockett
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
    Overall
    (27315)
    Performance
    (13924)
    Story
    (13972)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: The most celebrated performance in all of Audible’s history, The Help has nearly 2,000 5-star reviews from your fellow listeners. We hear the print book’s not bad, either. In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another.

    Jan says: "What a great surprise!"
    "could not put it down"
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    Electrifying performance of a audio book that had me laughing ,crying,and exultant at the saga of women who struggled to break free of a life that seemed to be an unbreakable destiny. Do not miss this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Spider Woman's Daughter: A Leaphorn & Chee Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Anne Hillerman
    • Narrated By Christina Delaine
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (157)
    Performance
    (145)
    Story
    (146)

    Navajo Nation Police Officer Bernadette Manualito witnesses the cold-blooded shooting of someone very close to her. With the victim fighting for his life, the entire squad and the local FBI office are hell-bent on catching the gunman. Bernie, too, wants in on the investigation, despite regulations forbidding eyewitness involvement. But that doesn't mean she's going to sit idly by, especially when her husband, Sergeant Jim Chee, is in charge of finding the shooter. Bernie and Chee discover that a cold case involving his former boss and partner, retired Inspector Joe Leaphorn, may hold the key.

    rick says: "The slide continues"
    "brilliant ,could not wait to hear more!"
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    It is rare to have an author continue another authors series , and capture the characters and feel of place and time with such perfection. But to do it and add her own flavor to the story is a miracle. I have been to the four corners area many times, the descriptions of the land ,the sounds, took me there again. I hope there will be another book soon! What a lovely book filled with a deeper look at the complex feelings of all my favorite people in the Chee and Leaphorn series.The performance by Christina Delaine caught all the flavor of the players in a moving and sometimes intense story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Scourge of Muirwood: Legends of Muirwood, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Jeff Wheeler
    • Narrated By Kate Rudd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (183)
    Performance
    (171)
    Story
    (172)

    A devastating plague continues to rage through the land of Muirwood, and all hope is laid at the feet of the young woman Lia. Called as a magical protector, Lia volunteers to embark on one last quest to rescue the knight-maston Colvin - her great love - and his pupil, the alleged heir to the fallen kingdom of Pry-Ree. Undaunted by injuries, Lia sets off across land and sea warning the kingdom of the great plague that is upon them. The arduous journey leads her to the doors of Dochte Abbey, where her friends are supposedly held. However, a fallen enemy lies in wait for Lia, as well as an unbearable new truth.

    Zulu says: "Coming of Age Story"
    "satisfying conclusion that left me wanting more"
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    Will not spoil with anything except to say when do we get a continuation of the series!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Blight of Muirwood: Legends of Muirwood, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Jeff Wheeler
    • Narrated By Kate Rudd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (208)
    Performance
    (193)
    Story
    (195)

    Rising from her humble beginnings as a lost orphan, Lia is summoned to be Muirwood Abbey’s protector and special guardian for Ellowyn Demont, the lost heir of the fallen kingdom of Pry-Ree. After the death of the ruthless king at the battle of Winterrowd, the great Aldermaston and Abbey leader calls on Lia to use her mystical talents to save Muirwood from two new threats - a vengeful queen accusing the Abbey of her husband’s death and a deadly plague threatening to destroy the land.

    DeAnne says: "the fun continues in a fast moving fantasy"
    "the fun continues in a fast moving fantasy"
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    Narration is very well performed,with great voice variation between players. Keeps a good story moving with excitement that is not over played.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Wretched of Muirwood: Legends of Muirwood, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Jeff Wheeler
    • Narrated By Kate Rudd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (300)
    Performance
    (284)
    Story
    (285)

    The Wretched of Muirwood, the opening novel in the Muirwood Trilogy, is the tale of the orphan Lia - who is part of a pariah caste known only as the "wretched", a people unloved, unwanted, and destined to a life of servitude. Forbidden to read or write, and forced to slave away in the Abbey kitchen, Lia is all but resigned to her fate. But when an injured squire named Colvin is abandoned at the Abbey kitchen, opportunity arises, and Lia conspires to hide Colvin and change her life forever.…

    CJ says: "Nice Surprise from Unknown Author"
    "fun, light listening"
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    Well performed, at times riveting story. Left me wanting the next book. .the world the story is set in, is well developed and believable, with enough characters to make it real.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Storm Warning: The Mage Storms, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Mercedes Lackey
    • Narrated By David Ledoux
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (92)
    Performance
    (82)
    Story
    (85)

    With her phenomenal Mage Winds trilogy, bestselling author Mercedes Lackey captivated fans across the country. Now in the first volume of the series sequel, she continues the same storyline, returning readers to a war-torn Valdemar in preparation to confront an ancient Eastern Empire - ruled by a monarch whose magical tactics by be beyond any sorcery known to the western kingdoms.

    ArtisticFool says: "Great story! Slow narration."
    "great fantasy"
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    Always enjoy stories about Valdemar. This one carries forward interesting characters into adventures in lands of new frontiers ,people, and places. Have ordered book two in the series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Murder on the Orient Express: A Hercule Poirot Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By David Suchet
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (112)
    Performance
    (100)
    Story
    (103)

    Just after midnight, a snowstorm stops the Orient Express dead in its tracks in the middle of Yugoslavia. The luxurious train is surprisingly full for this time of year. But by morning there is one passenger less. A "respectable American gentleman" lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside.... Hercule Poirot is also aboard, having arrived in the nick of time to claim a second-class compartment - and the most astounding case of his illustrious career.

    Jessica says: "An exquisite mystery"
    "wonderful classic story"
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    What a treat to have this read by the actor who portrays the character of Poirot in the TV series and film of Murder on the Orient Express.His performance is masterful.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Imager: The First Book of the Imager Portfolio

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By L. E. Modesitt Jr.
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (714)
    Performance
    (461)
    Story
    (468)

    Although Rhennthyl is the son of a leading wool merchant in L'Excelsis, the capital of Solidar, the most powerful nation on Terahnar, he has spent years becoming a journeyman artist and is skilled and diligent enough to be considered for the status of master artisan - in another two years. Then, in a single moment, his entire life is transformed when his master patron is killed in a flash fire and Rhenn discovers he is an imager.

    Timorell says: "I didn't love it"
    "excellent first title of an exciting new series"
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    very much enjoyed the narration of William Dufris. He manages to get the arrogance of the ruling classes by tone of voice perfectly. will be buying more titles in this series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Phoenix and Ashes: Elemental Masters

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Mercedes Lackey
    • Narrated By Michelle Ford
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (174)
    Performance
    (117)
    Story
    (121)

    In this dark and atmospheric rendition of the Cinderella fairy tale, an intelligent young Englishwoman is made into a virtual slave by her evil stepmother. Her only hope of rescue comes in the shape of a scarred World War I pilot of noble blood, whose own powers over the elements are about to be needed more than ever.

    R. Jones says: "One of the Best books offered on Audible"
    "Lackey at her best"
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    The horror and carnage of world war I is depicted in a way that brings it to a very personal level. The impact on the daily lives of all strata of British life and how they tried to cope with privation and loss is wrenching. Toss this all together with a wicked stepmother,two nasty stepsisters, and a cruelly treated stepchild. Then add magic good and sinister, a handsome young man and you have a whopping good story!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Serpent's Shadow: Elemental Masters

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Mercedes Lackey
    • Narrated By Michelle Ford
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (589)
    Performance
    (447)
    Story
    (453)

    From the magical mysteries of India to the gaslit streets of Victorian London, Mercedes Lackey's unique departure from her Valdemar series follows a young woman doctor as she searches for the secret behind the sorcery in her blood.

    CatBookMom says: "Very enjoyable"
    "Loved the written series, Audible makes it live"
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    Michelle Ford's wonderful narration brings this story of good and evil and a clash of cultures and their ridged lack of acceptance of strange new ideas.It is a story of overcoming adversity, delightful animal helpers, and staunch old and new friends.Throw in magic, what more could you want. I could barely put it down.

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful

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