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Jennifer Bailey

@tryjen

South Carolina | Member Since 2011

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  • Practical Demonkeeping

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Christopher Moore
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (862)
    Performance
    (479)
    Story
    (490)

    In Christopher Moore's ingenious debut novel, we meet one of the most memorably mismatched pairs in the annals of literature. The good-looking one is one-hundred-year-old ex-seminarian and "roads" scholar Travis O'Hearn. The green one is Catch, a demon with a nasty habit of eating most of the people he meets.

    colleen says: "I named my cat after the demon Catch"
    "Witty as Always"
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    Would you try another book from Christopher Moore and/or Oliver Wyman?

    Yes, and I have!


    What other book might you compare Practical Demonkeeping to and why?

    It's like a far less witty Discworld book easy on the Britishisms.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Skinner the dog. I would listen to Skinner's inner monologue forever!


    Any additional comments?

    Overall, I enjoyed this book, but didn't love it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Unlucky 13: Women's Murder Club

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
    • Narrated By January LaVoy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (854)
    Performance
    (746)
    Story
    (747)

    The Women's Murder Club is stalked by a killer with nothing to lose. San Francisco Detective Lindsay Boxer is loving her life as a new mother. With an attentive husband, a job she loves, plus best friends who can talk about anything from sex to murder, things couldn't be better. Then the FBI sends Lindsay a photo of a killer from her past, and her happy world is shattered. The picture captures a beautiful woman at a stoplight. But all Lindsay sees is the psychopath behind those seductive eyes.

    Jennifer Bailey says: "Pointless Waste Of Time"
    "Pointless Waste Of Time"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I... don't think anybody will enjoy it more. Someone reading book #13 in a series will be reading it to continue the story. This book was so boring it invented new ways to be boring I had no idea could even exist. By book 13, either know your characters well enough to write them well, or know your audience well enough to understand how the reader will react to a void in the story we've been reading for 12 enjoyable novels. This contained no character development, no suspense, no surprise, nothing to connect with the listener and no reason to exist at all. Brady is a major player in this book, but we still know nothing more about him than we did before, other than a totally impulsive and out of the blue decision at the beginning of the book. Everybody else remains entirely the same, in the same kind of situation, with the same struggles, the same jobs... nobody even seems to have aged - even baby JULIE. Man. Just... huge waste of time.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    The performance was fine; Ms. LaVoy turned in good character representations as per her usual.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Mary Roach
    • Narrated By Emily Woo Zeller
    Overall
    (1469)
    Performance
    (1299)
    Story
    (1309)

    Best-selling author Mary Roach returns with a new adventure to the invisible realm we carry around inside. Roach takes us down the hatch on an unforgettable tour. The alimentary canal is classic Mary Roach terrain: The questions explored in Gulp are as taboo, in their way, as the cadavers in Stiff and every bit as surreal as the universe of zero gravity explored in Packing for Mars. Why is crunchy food so appealing? Why is it so hard to find words for flavors and smells? Why doesn’t the stomach digest itself? How much can you eat before your stomach bursts?

    Kirstin says: "Mary Roach Does Not Disappoint!"
    "Mary Roach Makes Hilarity out of the Disgusting"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I recommend everything every written by Mary Roach. Science+Hilarity=WIN. From teenager to senior citizens, I've never met a person who didn't love a Mary Roach book


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Gone Girl: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Gillian Flynn
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (20851)
    Performance
    (18694)
    Story
    (18762)

    It is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media - as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents - the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter - but is he really a killer?

    Teddy says: "Demented, twisted, sick and I loved it!"
    "This Book Has Been Kidnapped by Hype"
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    What did you like best about Gone Girl? What did you like least?

    I saw "the big twist" coming nearly immediately, and so while I liked that part the least, watching how the author would pick the threads out of that knot to form a nice yarn was entertaining.


    If you’ve listened to books by Gillian Flynn before, how does this one compare?

    I've listened to two other G. Flynn audiobooks. Both are worth reading more than this one.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    This is one of the first books I've listened to with more than one narrator, and I didn't altogether love that experience. Not only did it make it different to align with the internal picturescape that one naturally forms while reading, but it was... distracting. The female narrator overplayed the main role so far that she landed on caricature, looped around cartoonish, and shot back around to narrator under the power of her own unintentional irony.


    Was Gone Girl worth the listening time?

    Sure. It was entertaining, if transparent.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Joyland

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Michael Kelly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3288)
    Performance
    (3036)
    Story
    (3037)

    Set in a small-town North Carolina amusement park in 1973, Joyland tells the story of the summer in which college student Devin Jones comes to work as a carny and confronts the legacy of a vicious murder, the fate of a dying child, and the ways both will change his life forever. Joyland is a brand-new novel and has never previously been published.

    Cozy Reader says: "The sweest and creepiest coming of age story!"
    "King of the Raconteurs"
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    What did you love best about Joyland?

    Like so many of King's works, it's the non-horror books (Green Mile, The Body, 11.23.63) which are often the best STORIES. This one is not an exception. A wonderful yarn, beautifully read. The voice actor, Michael Kelly, was a perfect choice for this story - just the right edge of aimless teen getting to know the man he'll one day be, and the man he became reflecting on the teen he once was.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 11-22-63: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Craig Wasson
    Overall
    (18655)
    Performance
    (16607)
    Story
    (16567)

    On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

    Kelly says: "I Owe Stephen King An Apology"
    "Perfect"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    When one says "Stephen King" one automatically thinks words like macabre, horror, or terror. Such its not the case with this really surprising and refreshing work. Time travel, a love story, history with a twist... It's beautiful.


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

    Saving Camelot and ruining the world, one man's quest for love.


    Any additional comments?

    This audiobook was beautifully acted. The very last handful of seconds add a detail which make the audiobook one million percent better than the printed version: music. Just the tiniest but of music during the crucial closing seconds makes all the difference in the world. I cried!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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